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Thomas Paine

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Monday, June 4, 2018

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Turkey To Look For Alternatives If The U.S. Breaks The F-35 Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 minutes ago
Reuters file photo *Daily Sabah:* *Turkey to look for alternatives if US breaks F-35 deal, FM Çavuşoğlu says* Turkey will engage in diplomacy with other nations for fighter aircraft and increase efforts to build its own if the U.S. breaks the F-35 deal, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said late Monday. "There are currently no delays, cancellation regarding the sale and handover of F-35 fighter jets. Even though it's a very low probability, Turkey will look for alternative aircraft from other countries and accelerate efforts to build its own if the U.S. breaks F-35 deal," he said... more »

US Regime Change and its Armies of "Garbage"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 32 minutes ago
America's "color revolutions" are polished by the Western media to portray opposition as daring heroes. However, the truth is far less flattering, and even compromising. *June 5, 2018* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Had James Buchanan - writing for the Guardian in his article, "'This country has no freedom!': how Thailand's punks are railing against the junta" - told the truth about who Kitikea ‘Pure Punk’ Kanpim was and the subculture of substance abuse and woman-beating he represented - the article likely would never have been published. But telling the truth is not the business the... more »

British Navy and French Military to INFURIATE China by Launching South China Sea Mission

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
British Navy and French Military to INFURIATE China by Launching South China Sea Mission by CAITLIN DOHERTY, https://www.express.co.uk/ THE BRITISH Navy could follow the US and launch a mission into the South China Sea, an area of international waters China and a number of other Asian countries argue to have a claim to. – British and French […]

Jim Willie: Two Key Events Will Unleash Gold — The Global Currency Reset Has Already Begun

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
Jim Willie: Two Key Events Will Unleash Gold — The Global Currency Reset Has Already Begun by Jim Willie CB, GoldenJackass.com TIMBER!! That is the standard cry in the forest industry among loggers who cut down giant trees, the warning to step aside for the great impact. GET READY FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS BANKING CRISIS IN THE THREE […]

Time to End ‘Russia-Bashing’ – EU Commission Chief Juncker

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
Time to End ‘Russia-Bashing’ – EU Commission Chief Juncker by https://www.rt.com/ European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said it’s time for the EU to reconnect with Russia and stop “bashing” it, in surprising contrast to those in the West who have been piling blame and sanctions on Moscow. – Juncker spoke to an audience at a […]

‘Germany vs the Rest of Europe’ Trump Tariffs to Rupture EU with Backlash Against Merkel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
‘Germany vs the Rest of Europe’ Trump Tariffs to Rupture EU with Backlash Against Merkel by OLI SMITH, https://www.express.co.uk/ DONALD Trump’s tough tariffs could rupture the European Union’s united front, with one leading currency strategist predicting a scenario where it will be “Germany versus the rest of the EU”. – Europe hit back at the US after President […]

France, Britain to Sail Warships in Contested South China Sea to Challenge Beijing

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
France, Britain to Sail Warships in Contested South China Sea to Challenge Beijing by Liu Zhen, http://www.scmp.com/frontpage/hk Defence ministers tell security forum they are contributing to rule-based order. – France and Britain will sail warships through the South China Sea to challenge Beijing’s expanding military presence in the disputed waters, their defence ministers said on Sunday. […]

Putin Signs Law on Countermeasures Against US & Its Allies

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
RT Published on Jun 4, 2018 President Putin has signed into law counter-measures that will allow Russia to retaliate against any sanctions put on Moscow. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/96qr end

BOMBSHELL LEAK Proves “They” Are Here ….

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
Fallen angels and the Nephilim. secureteam10 Published on May 31, 2018 Report link: https://goo.gl/tTnDH1 secureteam10 Published on Jun 3, 2018 News story: https://goo.gl/Btj6UY end

‘Somebody STOLE Our Money!’ Italians Open to DITCH Euro to Stop ‘BOWING’ Heads to Germany

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
‘Somebody STOLE Our Money!’ Italians Open to DITCH Euro to Stop ‘BOWING’ Heads to Germany by CHARLOTTE DAVIS, https://www.express.co.uk/ ITALIANS have spoken out against remaining in the euro and fear there must be reform of the single currency or the country remains at risk of “bowing” its head to Germany. – Italy has faced a mounting debt […]

‘Europe Won’t Sacrifice Iran Deal for US or Israel’ – Political Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
RT Published on Jun 4, 2018 The Israeli Prime Minister is expected in Germany later in the day. Benjamin Netanyahu is on a three-day trip to Europe to drum up support for amendments to the Iran nuclear deal. But he may find it hard going, as European signatories to the agreement are determined to see it […]

Iran Leader Says Trump ‘Bullying’ Those in Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
Iran Leader Says Trump ‘Bullying’ Those in Nuclear Deal by https://www.telesurtv.net/ Iran’s foreign minister says that European signers to the nuclear deal need to salvage the pact and stand up to Trump. – Iran’s foreign minister says the world needs to stand up to Trump and save the nation’s nuclear deal after the U.S. exited last month. U.S. […]

127 Palestinians Killed by Israel Since March 30

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 42 minutes ago
PressTV Published on Jun 1, 2018 Israeli forces kill a female Palestinian paramedic in the Gaza Strip. end

Dijkgraaf, parameters, and omnipresent Šmoitian trolls

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 59 minutes ago
Robbert Dijkgraaf is the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey – he is the boss of Edward Witten and he would be a boss of Albert Einstein if Einstein avoided death in the 1950s. He's also a late co-father of matrix string theory (and once a co-author of mine). In the Netherlands, he's a rather well-known scientific talking head. So if you search for "Robbert Dijkgraaf" on YouTube, you will get videos from Dutch TV where Dijkgraaf talks about Einstein for an hour and stuff like that. Well, Dijkgraaf just posted the newest text at the Quanta Magazine... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Sixty-two dead in Guatemala volcano eruption: official https://t.co/plGEidBkMl pic.twitter.com/jAQlIZ56ji — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 5, 2018 North Korea's nuclear program is rooted in the decision by China in 1992 to normalize diplomatic relations with South Korea.https://t.co/muN7Zq4yFa — Nikkei Asian Review (@NAR) June 4, 2018 Iran to inform IAEA of start of process to boost uranium enrichment capacity: ISNA https://t.co/8YGliPWZYW pic.twitter.com/72hFELJylC — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 5, 2018 #UPDATE The US was joined by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico ... more »

Former 49ers Wide Receiver Dwight Clark Dead at 61

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
Clark, the author of one play simply known as "The Catch," died just more than one year after revealing he had ALS.

Robert Kennedy, improbable liberal hero

Ross Baker, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated 50 years ago, began his career as a conservative anti-communist. At the end of his life, he was transformed into a liberal who championed civil and workers' rights.

Turkey And The U.S. Have Agreed To A Plan To Remove Kurdish Fighters From Syria's Manbij

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Turkey and US agree on plan to remove YPG from Syria's Manbij* *Ankara says NATO allies decided on a timetable and method for withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the city.* Turkey and the United States agreed on a plan on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters considered "terrorists" by Ankara from the northern Syrian city of Manbij. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington, DC, on Monday. The two sides agreed on a joint work to end a bilateral dispute over the pr... more »

World’s First GMO Salmon with “Antifreeze Proteins” on a Crash Course with Your Dinner Plate

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 1 hour ago
When the genetically engineered salmon was first announced, it sparked a wave of controversy from countless organizations and members of civil society. Despite that, the salmon was approved anyway, and now faces daunting safety questions that still haven’t been adequately answered by both the FDA and Canadian health officials. The new salmon is designed to grow much faster and survive in difficult conditions compared with traditional salmon, and while the company behind it, AquaAdvantage, has promised to keep it contained, concerns of it escaping into the wild still remain. Now,... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A police officer and others run from a new pyroclastic flow spewed by Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes on June 4, 2018. Luis Echeverria / Reuters *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery ....* Photos From the Deadly Eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano* (The Atlantic).

"A Message From The Ministry Of Homeland Security, And H.L. Mencken"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. A democratic state may profess to venerate the name, and even pass laws making it officially sacred, but it simply cannot tolerate the thing. In order to keep any coherence in the governmental process, to prevent the wildest anarchy in thought and act, the government must put limits upon the free play of opinion. In part, it can reach that end by mere propaganda, by the bald force of its authority - that is, by making certain doctrines officially infamous. But ... more »

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Has Ordered Preparations For Enrichment Of Uranium Without Delay

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Khamenei says Iran set to boost enrichment capacity if nuclear deal founders* ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s top leader said on Monday he had ordered preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart after the U.S. withdrawal, and he vowed never to accept limits on Tehran’s ballistic missile program. Tensions between Iran and the West have resurged since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of world powers’ 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, calling it deeply flawed. European signatories are scrambling to save ... more »

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2018 : The amazing tales challenge Episode 20 “United ”

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 2 hours ago
Dear all, from 51 years ago on that day the world had changed forever … for worse I am afraid when Israel attacked and invaded Arab territories creating a bigger mess than the one it had originally made in 1948. Revising the history and what led to the defeat of the Six days war politically before militarily we know that that defeat did not happen because had military geniuses or better armies but rather number of factors including how the Arab countries were fighting each literality and figuratively speaking just like the heroes of our tale, the Amazing tales challenge. Divided, as ... more »

Trumpian Ambassador-- Making Friends And Influencing People

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
It would be impossible to imagine that any other president-- or Secretary of State-- wouldn't immediately fire Richard Grenell, U.S. ambassador to Germany after his Breitbart interview this weekend. If you've ever heard of him, it's probably because far right loons forced Mitt Romney to fire him as a spokesman for his 2012 presidential campaign when they found out he was gay. Trump, who likes him because he was a Fox contributor, forced Mike Pence to swear him in as ambassador last month which made him the highest-ranking openly gay official ever in a Republican administration. So... more »

Rio Police Search for Missing Norwegian Torkil Prytz Tyvold

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 3 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio police are searching for 60-year-old Norwegian, Torkil Prytz Tyvold, who has been missing since Friday, May 25th. Tyvold was last seen walking towards Ipanema beach wearing swim trunks and slippers and donning a CR Flamengo shirt. “On a recording from a surveillance camera in […]

Pentagon To Cut By Half Special Forces In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
An American Special Forces soldier training Nigerien troops during an exercise in April outside Agadez, Niger.CreditTara Todras-Whitehill for The New York Times *New York Times*: *Pentagon May Cut Commando Forces in Africa in Major Military Review* WASHINGTON — A sweeping Pentagon review of elite United States commando missions is likely to result in a sharp cut — by as much as half over the next three years — in Special Operations forces in Africa, military officials said. Ordered by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in recent weeks, the assessment of Special Operations units worldwi... more »

Is It Now Against the Law in California to Shower and Do Laundry on the Same Day?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
New water conservation legislation does not penalize individual California residents for specific water use.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky BLASTS American exceptionalism

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 3 hours ago
"Americans think the US is the Land of Milk and Honey - a Big Israel" More The post Vladimir Zhirinovsky BLASTS American exceptionalism appeared first on The Duran.

Watch: Syrian Army conducts special operation behind enemy lines in Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) conducted a special operation inside the Idlib Governorate recently that targeted a militant ammunition and weapons depot near the Abu Dhuhour Military Airport. The Syrian Army units reportedly slipped behind enemy lines north of the Abu Dhuhour Military Airport and then reached the militant ammunition […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey reveals date of F-35 delivery

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
Turkey expects the first delivery of US F-35 stealth fighter planes on June 21 this year, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding that the agreement between Ankara and Washington on jets remained in force. “We told [the United States] that we do not respond well to threats. As of F-35, we have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist rebels launch surprise attack in southern Aleppo

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a surprise attack inside the southern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Monday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the Khan Touman Storage area. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham began the attack by heavily shelling the Syrian Army’s positions at the Khan […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Scientific Objectivity

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 3 hours ago
It is a bit wierd that, so-called, scientists or academics have much to say about ideas that are practically abstractions or imaginals fabricated by the brain in its attempt to understand its existence and to explain how motion of what … Continue reading →

X22 Report, “It Has Begun, It’s Accelerating, It’s Just A Matter Of Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
X22 Report, “It Has Begun, It’s Accelerating, It’s Just A Matter Of Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDIgQtvFSHI *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Blackout Was Necessary, The Movement Begins, Dark To Light” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqFMUsxSHgw

The U.S. War Against Al Shabaab In Somalia In Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Al-Shabaab fighters *Washington Examiner*: *US kills nearly 50 suspected terrorists in quiet war in Somalia* * The U.S. military says it has killed 49 members of the militant group al Shabaab in three separate airstrikes over the past 12 days in Somalia. * The latest strike was conducted Saturday southwest of Bosasso, Somalia, in which 27 suspected terrorists were killed, according to the U.S. Africa Command. The U.S. military says it has killed 49 members of the militant group al Shabaab in three separate airstrikes over the past 12 days in Somalia. The latest strike was conducte... more »

Leslie Howard, British movie star

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 4 hours ago
“Britain's destiny, on the other hand, has been to uphold tolerance in religion, thought, speech, and race--the mainspring of democracy. We have still far to travel on the road to true democracy, but only the Germans have made no progress in this direction. Britain, with her great gifts and strange inconsistencies had helped populate five continents and shown that the white man and the colored man can live in peace together. We have also taken the Roman ideal of just administration, the Greek ideal of democracy and freedom of art, and the French tradition of the family unit, along ... more »

Race based hiring of air traffic controllers

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 4 hours ago
Everyone flies--Congress, moms, minorities, media personnel. You want competent controllers not based on race. Tucker Carlson is exposing Obama's warriors in the FAA for not hiring the best employees. First installment was Friday, second this evening. Activists decided diversity was more important than safety. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLu4ZKanQm4 Tonight it was revealed that minorities and women were bumped in favor of poor grades and unemployment.

Reason #283 Why Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 4 hours ago
Monday the Supreme Court made a narrow ruling that a Colorado baker’s religious rights were violated when the state civil rights commission showed zealous hostility towards the baker's religion after they refused to bake a cake for a rump ranger wedding. The reaction from the left was that the Supreme Court had taken a step towards legalized gay discrimination! (they didn't) I know, was shocked too. Liberals are usually so rational and even keeled. The decision was 7-2, meaning that 2 liberal Justices agreed with it. That poses a problem for the psyche of leftist. They care nothing... more »

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: June 4, 2018

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
By John Droz, Jr. The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information). A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for t... more »

Clapper: The U.S. Meddled In Foreign Elections And Conducted Regime Change In The “Best Interests Of The People”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Clapper: The U.S. Meddled In Foreign Elections And Conducted Regime Change In The “Best Interests Of The People” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Former head of US Intelligence James Clapper just admitted that the United States was simply looking out for citizens of various countries “when we tried to manipulate or influence elections or even overturned governments,” […]

Epic Meteorite Illuminates Skies Over China (VIDEO)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Epic Meteorite Illuminates Skies Over China (VIDEO) by https://www.rt.com/ A massive meteorite lit up the sky as it burst through the atmosphere over Yunnan in southwest China on Friday evening, shocking local residents with its fiery glow. The meteorite created a burst of white light over Yunnan’s Jinghong skyscrapers at about 9:41pm. The meteorite left a […]

THE PARTY IS OVER: Who Will Clean Up the Mess?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
ITM Trading Streamed live on May 30, 2018 Link to Slides and Sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/psm-t… Sounds starts a minute in. Sorry for the audio! In 2007 the financial crisis began to unfold as the US dollar crashed through the last long-term support level and rapidly plunged to lows never before seen and the USD carry trade was […]

America's Big Technology Firms Are Embracing The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Tim Johnson, McClatchy News: **Big Tech firms march to the beat of Pentagon, CIA despite dissension* WASHINGTON: A funny thing has happened to Google and Amazon on their path toward high-tech success: They have become crucial cogs in the U.S. national security establishment. Both companies are expanding teams of employees with security clearances to work on projects that include deploying artificial intelligence and building digital “clouds” to offering law enforcement facial recognition tools that can even read the mood of people caught on camera. The security establishment’s em... more »

Colorado Governor Vetoes Marijuana ‘Tasting Rooms’ Proposal

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Colorado's governor vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up "tasting rooms," dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces.

Trump Calls Off Eagles Visit over Anthem Dispute

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Trump says the team wanted to send a smaller delegation, but fans who planned to attend "deserve better."

Melania Trump Makes Appearance After 24 Days out of Sight

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Video posted on Twitter showed the first lady, who wore a black sleeveless dress, strolling into the East Room accompanied by President Donald Trump.

Meet the F-15K Slam Eagle, the Plane That Could Be Used to Assassinate Kim Jong Un

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* A powerful fighter jet that could do some serious damage. *The Slam Eagle, and its U.S. counterparts could therefore only hope to mitigate a ruinous North Korean bombardment over time, not eliminate the threat from the onset. No one should delude themselves into thinking a preemptive strike, or a rapid counter-strike, would contain the loss of life to an acceptable level. That doesn’t make the F-15K’s role any less vital. Indeed, should the worst come to pass, thousands of lives in South Korea and perhaps even on U.S. soil would be affected by... more »

Meet the Su-34, Russia's Supersonic Strike Aircraft NATO Fears

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, * The Su-34 will likely remain in service with the Russian Air Force for decades to come as a partial replacement for the Su-24 and the Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire bomber. Based on the Soviet Union’s potent Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker air superiority fighter, the Su-34 Fullback is the Russian Air Force’s long-range strike aircraft of choice. Though the new bomber, which has performed extremely well during the Kremlin’s campaign in Syria, was in development during the final days of the Soviet Union, the current iteration of the Fullback is in many ways a much more ad... more »

Trump Will Only Get Results If He Plays Hardball with North Korea

James Sturgeon, Ben Lowsen at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*James Sturgeon, Ben Lowsen* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korea's envoy Kim Yong Chol poses with U.S. President Donald Trump for a photo by an official photographer as he departs after a meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis] With the prospect of peace on the horizon, as well as the shadow of serious consequences, Kim should understand that the power to preserve his rule lies in cooperating with America. Let's hope the message gets through. When discussing the possibility of military action on the Korean Peninsula, it has long been an... more »

Washington’s Dangerous Fixation on Iran

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Middle East* [image: Members of the Iranian army pray while attending Friday prayers in Tehran April 17, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi] Perhaps the most problematic aspect of how America is haunted by Iran’s specter is that it forecloses serious domestic introspection about Washington’s Middle Eastern policies. United States President Donald Trump appears to worry a lot about Iran, a concern that is shared by his secretary of state and national security adviser. They were so worried about a nuclear Iran that they revoked the international agreement known... more »

America Should Treat North Korea Like Communist Poland

John A. Cloud at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*John A. Cloud* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in this May 9, 2018 photo released on May 10, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. KCNA/via REUTERS] If a miracle does happen, Washington should limit its economic activity with North Korea until it sees proof of the miracle and transformation. Perhaps policymakers should anticipate that the United States will want to make a fundamental, positive change in its relations with North Korea. If this is the case, they will hav... more »

America Is Not Ready for the Drone Threat

Jason Snead, John-Michael Seibler at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Jason Snead, John-Michael Seibler* *Security, Americas* [image: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Briar Purty tests Drone Killer Counter-UAS Technology during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 (ANTX-18) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 21, 2018. Picture taken March 21, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Rhita Daniel/Handout via REUTERS.] Drones are exploding in popularity, but if certain nefarious individuals have their way, drones may soon be actually exploding. Drones are exploding in popularity, but if certain nefarious individuals have their... more »

Germany and Russia Are Getting Closer—Here's Why

Nicholas J. Myers at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Nicholas J. Myers* *Security, Eurasia* [image: Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the hand of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they visit the Russian booth during a tour through the Hanover Messe on the first day of the industrial trade fair, in Hanover April 8, 2013. Russia is the partner country of the Hanover fair 2013, which runs from April 8 -12. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch] The dry spell of Russia’s diplomacy in Europe that set in after the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis in 2014 also appears to be the opening of a new chapter. Recently, Lyle J. Goldstein *wrote for **The... more »

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 154 – 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Lawsuit Seeks To End North Carolina Practice Of Revoking Driver’s Licenses If You Can’t Pay Tickets

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
The ACLU and SPLC are suing North Carolina for revoking poor residents' drivers licenses over their inability to pay fines and fees. The post Lawsuit Seeks To End North Carolina Practice Of Revoking Driver’s Licenses If You Can’t Pay Tickets appeared first on Shadowproof.

Southern University to Join Booming Legal Marijuana Industry

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge is set to make strides in Louisiana’s legal marijuana industry as the institution’s plan to launch a new medical marijuana program moved forward following a recent Board of Supervisors vote.

Another Privacy - Data Scandal Hits Facebook

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *REVEALED: Facebook let SIXTY companies, including Apple and Amazon, have 'deep access personal data about users and their friends - and the controversial deals are STILL in place'* * Facebook allowed cell phone makers deep user data access, says report Sunday * Companies such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Samsung were given access * The data of users' friends was reportedly shared even if they had opted out * Apparently contradicts what Facebook vowed after Cambridge Analytica fiasco * Facebook defends deals as consistent with policy and say no abuse occurred * Comp... more »

The Most Hated President Ever? Also The Most Loved

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Chances are, if you're a *DWT* reader, you're a Trump hater through and through. Unless you're a Republican. Rank-and file Republicans love Trump-- they really do. A recent poll shows that if Romney runs against Trump in 2020, the Republican primary would yield Trump 75% of the vote... and Romney just 1%. Sit down and take a deep breath. Señor T "commands the second highest 'own party' approval rating of any president at the 500 day mark since World War II, behind only President George W. Bush, after 9/11." He makes it "respectable" to be a racist, which-- let's face it-- has a lot... more »

June 5:

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
Here's a report the irving press is not likely to mention. http://theantimedia.com/un-report-condemns-us-creating-inequality/ ____________________________________________________________ I've mentioned before that the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, though commonly quoted as an independent news agency, is no such thing. It is a propaganda house - and here's the story on how it is funded by the British government. There's nothing independent about it. It, like the British government and the U.S., hates the Syrian majority - and it exists only to lie. That's well known by now. But ... more »

"What Great Thing Would You Attempt..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" - Robert H. Schuller

"Just Because Fate...

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Just because fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.” - Les Brown

The Rule of Law in the Demagogic Presidency, Part II: Giuliani’s Hypothetical of a Murder in the Oval Office

bbauer at Lawfare - 7 hours ago
The lawyering on behalf of this president has always been, in a word, unconventional. Setting aside matters of practice style—among other things, the inadvisability of loudly conducted privileged conversations in a public place—the legal team has adopted a crude form of constitutional argument in claiming sweeping presidential immunities. It is almost as if the lawyers have adapted to the president’s affection for Twitter, prizing the catchiest, most provocative, but substantively deficient, formulation of their case. It is hard to see in even their written communications with the ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 4, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has shuffled his senior military staff. Photo: Reuters/KCNA *Jim Michaels, USA Today*: *Kim Jong Un's firing of top military leaders could mean armed forces not happy about N. Korea denuclearization* Kim Jong Un’s overhaul of his top military leadership a week before a planned summit with President Trump may be a sign that the North Korean leader is worried about opposition from the country’s powerful armed forces as he heads into the talks, some analysts said Monday. All three of North Korea’s top military officials have been replaced, South Korea’... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Two Steps From Hell, “Evergreen Extended” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGYsq7cbVZA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“This rich starfield spans almost 10 degrees across the sky toward the northern constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus. On the left, heart-shaped cosmic cloud IC 1805 and IC 1848 are popularly known as the Heart and Soul nebulae. Easy to spot on the right are star clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 also known as h and Chi Perseii, or just the Double Cluster. Heart and Soul, with their own embedded clusters of young stars a million or so years old, are each over 200 light-years across and 6 to 7 thousand light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, they are part of a large, act... more »

Nick Robinson v Lord Adonis

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
To slightly adapt one of Lord Adonis's favourite Twitter hashtags, shall we tweet #BrexitBashingBroadcastingCorporation tonight? I only ask because Lord Adonis was on *Today *yet again this morning, and Nick Robinson let him get away with another falsehood... *Lord Adonis*: We always have to learn in politics Nick, and let's be clear: Devolution succeeded. Who in Scotland or Wales we now want to abolish it? It's overwhelmingly popular... *Nick Robinson*: *(interrupting) *But the Welsh voted for Brexit? *Lord Adonis*: But they are passionately in favour of their devolved government ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
The MAGA blog Zero Hedge published a post last night that's a textbook example of contemporary conservative rhetoric: It's alarmist, it foresees nationwide totalitarian doom -- and it's full of errors. The post ("Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog") is titled "It's Now Against The Law In California To Shower And Do Laundry On The Same Day." Emphasis is reproduced verbatim. Governor Jerry Brown is retiring but *not before he passes a few draconian laws as parting gifts for California.* Two bills were signed into law on Thursday of last week to *“help California be ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Into The Pool”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Into The Pool”* by Chet Raymo “Let's start with a bit of late-Victorian soft porn, “Hylas and the Nymphs”, painted in 1896 by the Pre-Raphaelite John William Waterhouse. (Click to enlarge.) Hylas is one of the Argonauts, sailing with Jason in quest of the Golden Fleece. While the ship is stopped at an island, he goes in search of fresh water. As he stoops to fill his jug at a woodland spring he encounters a bevy of naiads, who fall madly in love with the heartbreakingly handsome youth. They invite him into the pool- and he is never heard from again. Did he find with those immort... more »

Update: Powerful explosion near Abu Dhuhour Airbase explained

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The powerful explosion that was reported near the Abu Dhuhour Military Airport on Monday was due to overheating at a local ammo depot. No soldiers or civilians were hurt as a result of the explosion. This is the second major explosion to take place at a Syrian military installation as […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran: Those who attack Iran will be hit ten times harder – Khamenei

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that Iran had no intention of abiding by sanctions and giving up its nuclear activities, during a televised address in Tehran on Monday. “Statements made by some European states indicate that they expect the Iranian nation to both endure sanctions and to abandon their nuclear activities which […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world." - R. D. Laing "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Has Ivanka Trump’s Line Been Rebranded as ‘Adrienne Vittadini’?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
In June 2018, a year-old story about Ivanka Trump's line being rebranded circulated as new news.

Did the National Cancer Institute ‘Finally Admit’ That ‘Marijuana Kills Cancer’?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Viral stories falsely suggest that a NIH fact sheet was “quietly” amended to state that cannabis kills cancer cells.

Was a Texting Driver Found Still Clutching a Phone After a Fatal Car Crash?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A photograph of a car crash scene is real, but the accompanying story was evidently manufactured to dissuade people from texting while driving.

Did President Trump Donate His First-Quarter 2018 Salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
In keeping with his campaign promise to forgo a presidential salary, the White House announced in May 2018 that Trump is donating $100,000 to Veterans Affairs.

"Department Of Homeland Security Compiles List Of All Bloggers, Journalists, And "Social Media Influencers"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Is it something I said?" lol *"Department Of Homeland Security Compiles List Of All Bloggers, * *Journalists, And "Social Media Influencers"* by Michael Snyder "Many were hoping that once Barack Obama was out of office we would see less of this Big Brother surveillance nonsense, but instead it seems to be getting even worse. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security has just announced that it intends to compile a comprehensive list of hundreds of thousands of “journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.”, and collect any “information that could ... more »

World News Briefs -- June 4, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo *Reuters:** Khamenei says Iran set to boost enrichment capacity if nuclear deal founders* ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s top leader said on Monday he had ordered preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart after the U.S. withdrawal, and he vowed never to accept limits on Tehran’s ballistic missile program. Tensions between Iran and the West have resurged since President Donald ... more »

Supreme Court Gives Huge Victory to Baker Who Wouldn’t Make Same-sex “Wedding” Cake

Selwyn Duke at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: supreme-court-gives-huge-victory-to-baker-who-wouldnt-make-same-sex-wedding-cake] The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker persecuted by his state after refusing to craft a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Thank you, readers!

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 8 hours ago
Last Thursday I asked those who've read my books, particularly the Maxwell Saga, to give me their views on whether, and/or how, to continue that series, or replace it, or take another direction. As I write these words, there have been 40 comments on that post, and I've received 23 e-mails offering additional perspectives. That's a great response! Thank you all very much. The consensus seems clear. I'll include Steve Maxwell as a "visiting character" in other books and series, as he continues his rise up through the ranks in the Lancastrian Commonwealth Fleet, but I won't pursue... more »


Nichole Margarita Garcia at Diverse - 8 hours ago
As I learn how to say “no” every day, it does not go without care. I need to put my best foot forward and be the best possible version of myself. As difficult as it is to say “no” as women of color academics, I will as I #ReclaimMyTime.

Temple University Takes Comprehensive Approach to Serving Military-Connected Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
Temple University’s Military and Veteran Services Center was developed to not only be a safe space for the university’s military-connected students, but also a resource that positively impacts their entire higher education experience.

A Masterpiece Cakeshop Puzzle?

Mark Tushnet at Balkinization - 8 hours ago
According to Justice Kennedy in *Masterpiece Cakeshop*, the baker was "entitled to ... neutral and respectful consideration of his claims." But, in light of *Smith*, why? Consider a hypothetical opinion by the Colorado Commission that said, "We are deeply sympathetic to your claims, but -- in our view unfortunately -- the Colorado legislature has denied us the power to make an exception from the general rule that all business owners may not discriminate, and *Smith* informs us that such a blanket rule is constitutionally permissible." Now suppose that one member of the Commission a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Fremont, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

A Very English Cover Up

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
*A Very English Scandal* is a triumph for the BBC. Russell T Davies's dramatisation of the murderous conspiracy with former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe at its heart was one of the most gripping dramas I've seen in years. And that was despite the story and its (seeming) conclusion being well known. It's natural such a heavily trailed piece would also spark further interest in the Thorpe affair, including the first showing of Tom Mangold's *Panorama* canned in 1979 after Thorpe and co. were found not guilty. And it has also transpired that Andrew Newton, the putative hit man hired to... more »

Louise Benally of Big Mountain, live from Dine' CARE's Peoples Convention

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. Louise Benally of Big Mountain recorded live by Govinda, Spirit ResistanceRadio, Dine' CARE's Peoples Convention, Dilkon, Navajo NationJune 3, 2018Photo by Brenda Norrell, Censored NewsWatch video below

The Key Radio - Cannibal Ink Mix | May 2018

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 9 hours ago
Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

‘I Will Kill You’: Cops Hold Gun to Unarmed Man’s Head As They Beat Him on Video—No One Fired

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: kill] After their department failed to hold the officers responsible for holding down an unarmed man and threatening to kill him—while beating him—the taxpayers will now be liable. The post ‘I Will Kill You’: Cops Hold Gun to Unarmed Man’s Head As They Beat Him on Video—No One Fired appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Let Us Talk About Maple Syrup (My Personal Trade War Story)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:* *With maple syrup tariff, Canada-U.S. trade dispute spills beyond metals* TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s retaliation against U.S. President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs includes proposed duties on maple syrup, a nod to a national symbol and a powerful industry in the French-speaking province of Quebec that could hurt producers in Maine. While small in dollar value, the tariff shows how Canada’s retaliation has turned a dispute over metals into a broader conflict, touching many sectors. Quebec, Canada’s second-largest province by population, accounted for abo... more »

Massive NATO Exercise Has Begun In Poland And The Baltics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
US Army Europe squadron prepares for a tactical march through Poland as part of Saber Strike 2018. *CNN: **Massive NATO exercise starts in Poland and the Baltics* A massive US-led military exercise involving 18,000 soldiers from 19 nations, primarily NATO members, kicked off Sunday along the alliance's eastern border. Saber Strike 18 will take place until June 15 in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The multinational exercise, which is being held for the eighth time, "is the platform to validate our collective capability to rapidly respond to and reinforce allies in a time... more »

Mark Easton, Ilkla Moor Baht 'at, Morris Men in Somerset and BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Your everyday Somerset man (according to Mark Easton) And on it goes... Tonight's BBC One *News at Six *featured the latest Mark Easton report (presumably to be repeated later), and it took off exactly where he left off four years ago - promoting English regionalism to counter English nationalism. He began: Beneath the veneer of national identity, England is a rich tapestry of ancient allegiances and rivalries. So, yes, English national identity is a "veneer", apparently (well, according to the BBC's Mark Easton at least). And, given that four years ago I titled one of my pieces... more »

US Missiles To Germany - Defense Or Warmongering?

Daniel McAdams at 10 hours ago
Rumors continue to spread that the US is preparing to deploy its THAAD anti-missile system in Germany for the first time. What's the threat? Iran, we are told. Particularly as the US pulling out of the deal has increased tensions. But is this really about defense of Europe, as the US military claims, or is it more about keeping the big US defense contractors fat and happy? Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

President Bill Clinton on Monica Lewinsky And The #MeToo Movement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Sorry for what? Bill Clinton insists he doesn't owe Monica Lewinsky an apology for hijacking her life by seducing her while president – and says HE'S a victim because the legal fallout left him $16 million in debt* * Clinton rocked the political world during the 1990s when he was forced to admit an affair with young White House intern Monica Lewinsky * Now he insists he doesn't owe her a face-to-face apology for turning her life upside down and subjecting her to international ridicule * The former president says he's a victim of his own transgressions since he was $1... more »

Italy’s New Populist Government Pledges to Deport 500,000 Migrants

Warren Mass at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: italys-new-populist-government-pledges-to-deport-500-000-migrants] Italy’s new populist government, headed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and supported by two anti-immigration parties, is expected to deport 500,000 immigrants.

Another Roswell Witness - Sort Of

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 10 hours ago
Nearly thirty years ago John Keel, one of those self-styled UFO researchers that Ken Macdonald complained about in his June 2, 2018 AOL Newsribol article about Roswell, said that by the turn of the century (meaning in 2000), there would be hundreds of new witnesses clamoring for their place in the Roswell mythology. Turns out he was right (not about the mythology but about the new witnesses). People have been all over the place claiming to know something special or someone special or something important about the Roswell case. Macdonald writes about the Roswell story as if this is s... more »

Does Congress Need More Corporate Lawyers? Or More Working Class Heroes?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Inspiring post by Aida Chavez at *The Intercept* over the weekend, Out Of Poverty And Onto The Ballot: The New Wave Of Woking-Class Candidates Trying To Take Congress. I loved the comparison she started with between David Trone, who spent $13,414,225 of his own money trying-- unsuccessfully-- to buy a House seat in Maryland. He would have been a pathetic waste of a seat-- and how lucky are Maryland and America that he was beaten bt Jamie Raskin, one of the best members of Congress! This cycle Trone has turned his efforts to another district-- abandoned by another crappy self-fundin... more »

Defining issues for Democrats

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 10 hours ago
1. Abortion 2. Hate Israel 3. Open borders 4. Sanctuary cities 5. Destroy both the first and the second amendments 6. Reverse the 2016 national election 7. Humanize MS-13 8. Amputate male body parts or female body parts to reverse their sexuality 9. Increase taxes 10. Please fill this one in to make it tidy.

Comprehensive immigration reform?

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 10 hours ago
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It's really a philosophy for living on earth ...

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
... and explained here in just two minutes: . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

Get your tech news quickly, from these amazing sites

Melanie Dawn at start.me - 10 hours ago
Each day there are exciting new advances in technology. The well-informed consumer wants to be aware of what’s ahead so they can better allot a budget to their next big purchase or participate in topics of interest in the workplace. It’s exciting to follow tech news or to read about how our jobs can be… Read More Read More

Monsanto Relied on These ‘Partners’ to Attack Top Cancer Scientists

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 10 hours ago
This fact sheet describes the contents of Monsanto’s confidential public relations plan to discredit the World Health Organization’s cancer research unit, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in order to protect the reputation of Roundup weedkiller. In March 2015, the international group of experts on the IARC panel judged glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, to […] The post Monsanto Relied on These ‘Partners’ to Attack Top Cancer Scientists appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

H. L. Mencken, "I Propose..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“I propose that it shall be no longer *malum in se* for a citizen to pummel, cowhide, kick, gouge, cut, wound, bruise, maim, burn, club, bastinado, flay, or even lynch a [government] jobholder, and that it shall be *malum prohibitum* only to the extent that the punishment exceeds the jobholder’s deserts. The amount of this excess, if any, may be determined very conveniently by a petit jury, as other questions of guilt are now determined. The flogged judge, or Congressman, or other jobholder, on being discharged from hospital- or his chief heir, in case he has perished- goes before ... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 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

"A Complete Substitute..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life." ~ Andrew Brown

How I Freed Myself Spiritually with 3 Life Changes

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
When I decided to start making a conscious effort to develop my spiritual life, I was at a point when life’s biggest questions needed answers fast: Who am I? Why am I? What is God? What is the purpose of … Continue reading →

6 Health Benefits of Liver Cleansing

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Your liver is responsible for processing toxins in the body, so you’ll want to keep it working at its best. Sometimes, though, diet or lifestyle can catch up to us, and if that happens, a liver cleanse becomes necessary. With a cleanse, you’ll certainly … Continue reading →

The Age of Synthesis: Fluid Boundaries, Limitless Possibilities

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
“Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world. … Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Activation of Energy. Fluid Boundaries and Concrescence Concrescence for humanity is … Continue reading →

For Some Hard-To-Find Tumors, Doctors See Promise In Artificial Intelligence

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
A team at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore is developing a tumor-detecting algorithm for detecting pancreatic cancer. But first, they have to train computers to distinguish between organs. Artificial intelligence, which is bringing us everything from self-driving cars to … Continue reading →

Canola Oil Impairs Brain and Memory

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Canola Oil Increases Memory Loss Think your cooking oil is safe and healthy? Canola oil producers claim that it’s the healthiest oil you can use, but science begs to differ. Unless significant weight gain and diminished memory are your idea … Continue reading →

Age related BP targets for chronic kidney disease patients work better

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
A cautious approach to lowering blood pressure (BP) in elderly patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is recommended, said US-based researchers. Treatment of hypertension in younger patients with CKD can follow current clinical guidelines, they added. “Hypertension affects almost all … Continue reading →

Evolocumab plus statin potentially reduces atherosclerosis progression in GLAGOV study

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
The addition of evolocumab to statin therapy in individuals with angiographic coronary disease appeared to encourage coronary atherosclerosis regression, as demonstrated in the GLAGOV* trial presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA 2016) held in New … Continue reading →

Managing hypertension may prevent chronic kidney disease

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Health education combined with general practitioner (GP) training in managing blood pressure delayed decline of kidney function and lowered the risk of death from kidney failure in individuals with hypertension, according to an extended analysis of the COBRA* study. “Our … Continue reading →

Malay ethnicity, smoking, hyperlipidaemia predict risk of coronary calcification

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Malay ethnicity, male gender, smoking and having hyperlipidaemia are associated with an increased risk of coronary calcification, according to a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. “Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is … Continue reading →

What, how, when of using NOACs in practice

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Dr Chan Yi-Hsin When making practical decision on using non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), several factors should be considered such as age, renal function, and risk of bleeding, according to a presentation at the APSC Congress 2018. The Asia … Continue reading →

Mark Easton and the English Temple of Doom

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
And finally in today's tl;dr review of Mark Easton's preliminary overnight 'Englishness' spectacular, it's back to that main BBC TV report of his, first broadcast on last night's BBC News at Ten. This was somewhat subtler (bias-wise) than his *Today *report. (The programme reaches a wider, less 'Radio 4 audience' after all, so he doubtless tweaked it to reflect that, and its higher profile too). But, nonetheless, here was Mark, the BBC's home editor... ...(a) deliberately talking about "England's identities" rather than "England's identity"... ...(b) beginning at a near-pantomim... more »

"America Doesn't Know War"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"America Doesn't Know War"* by Philip Giraldi "Wednesday, May 30th, was Memorial Day in the United States. The commemoration began in 1868 shortly after the American Civil War, when townsmen in several communities came together to decorate the graves of the fallen on the last Monday in May. The practice began in the northern states but soon spread to the south and the annual remembrance ceremony soon took on the name Decoration Day. As wars proliferated in the twentieth century the commemoration eventually lost its association with the Civil War and was increasingly referred to na... more »

"Earth’s Crust In Turmoil – All-Time Record 500 Earthquakes Hit The Big Island As Rivers Of Lava Pour Out Of Volcanoes In Hawaii And Guatemala"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Earth’s Crust In Turmoil – All-Time Record 500 Earthquakes Hit The * *Big Island As Rivers Of Lava Pour Out Of Volcanoes In Hawaii And Guatemala"* by Michael Snyder What is causing our planet to shake so violently all of a sudden? Rivers of lava have been pouring out of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii for weeks, a massive eruption of Mount Merapi just a few days ago shot volcanic ash 38,000 feet into the air, and now rivers of lava are pouring out of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano. Overall, Volcano Discovery is reporting that a total of 34 volcanoes around the world are erupting right no... more »

Gay wedding cake? Supreme Court rules in FAVOR of Colorado baker

Jesse Dominick at The Duran - 11 hours ago
There’s some refreshing news from Washington, D.C. today, as the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who has endured several years of persecution from “the tolerant left” after he declined to bake a cake for a gay wedding in 2012. The gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, had been married […] More The post Gay wedding cake? Supreme Court rules in FAVOR of Colorado baker appeared first on The Duran.

5G Woefully Lacking In Safety Issues—Are FCC And ICNIRP To Blame?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich In the Abstract of the IEEE Access paper “Exposure to RF EMF From Array Antennas in 5G Mobile Communication Equipment”... more »

Helpful Guide to Stop 5G Small Cell Towers from Being Installed in Residential Yards Throughout Your Community

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By B.N. Frank The EMF Safety Network recently posted a very helpful guide for anyone NOT wanting 5G small cell towers being installed in their... more »

President Trump: 'I Have The Absolute Right To PARDON Myself, But Why Would I Do That When I Have Done Nothing Wrong?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018 *CNBC:* *Trump: 'I have the absolute right to PARDON myself'* * President Trump said "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself." * But he suggested he wouldn't do that because "I have done nothing wrong." * Trump's lawyers argued that the president holds ... more »

LaRouchePAC Monday Update - June 4, 2018

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
LaRouchePAC Monday Update - June 4, 2018 Video of LaRouchePAC Monday Update - June 4, 2018 Join us LIVE at 2:30pm Eastern with our host Matthew Ogden.

Enthusiasm, great: car handling . . . not so great

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 11 hours ago
Here's more bumps, bangs and bruises from the world of rallying. Some of them are spectacularly entertaining. Full marks to the drivers for effort, if not for results! Peter

More on Mark Easton

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Mark in the dark Further continuing with this first day's review of Mark Easton's 'Englishness' coverage and still looking in more detail at the three transcripts below, I'll home next on Mark Easton's chat with the sofa surfers at *BBC Breakfast*. *(Look out for Louise's Katty-Kay impersonation - "Wow!". It's uncanny!)* This wasn't as significantly biased as his two reports. Though Mark mangled his words at the start into incomprehensibility ("We asked different questions, and one of the questions was how strongly people felt English as opposed to pride") he soon regained his e... more »

Meet the Air Force's B-52 Bomber, the 'Old' Bomber That Keeps Getting More Deadly

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Like as in more bombing capacity. *Known for massive bombing missions during the Vietnam War, the 159-foot long B-52s have in recent years been operating over Afghanistan in support of military actions there from a base in Guam. The B-52 also served in Operation Desert Storm, Air Force statements said. “B-52s struck wide-area troop concentrations, fixed installations and bunkers, and decimated the morale of Iraq's Republican Guard,” an Air Force statement said.* The Air Force is also making progress with a technology-inspired effort to increase the w... more »

Recommended Reading

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Illuminating: Patrick Cockburn (2018, June 4). The Faked Assassination of Arkady BabchenkoCounterpunch. Available: https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/04/the-faked-assassination-of-arkady-babchenko/ The new cold war is accompanied by rising authoritarianism, as I've recently remarked. Rising authoritarianism is occurring globally, although certainly not homogeneously. The thing about authoritarianism is that its reactive because control is its central organizing logic. So, with rising authoritarianism we are going to see more irrational reactivity by organizations and instituti... more »

EPA Superfund Task Force Chief’s Trump-Russia-Republican Leadership Connection: Blavatnik Owns Large Ownership Stake In LyondellBasell Where Steven Cook Worked

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 12 hours ago
“In late December 2007, Basell AF S.C.A. (“Basell”), a Luxembourg entity controlled by Leonard Blavatnik (“Blavatnik”), acquired Lyondell Chemical Company … Continue reading →


Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago
JEREMY THORPE CONSPIRACY *Jeremy Thorpe who was offered the job of Home secretary, the cabinet minister responsible for the security service MI5.* *Jeremy Thorpe* (1929 – 2014) was once the leader of the UK's Liberal Party. According to T Stokes: *"Jeremy Thorpe had a taste for young street boys and runaway teenagers were often brought to him...* *"At his trial for the attempted murder of male prostitute Norman Scott, Thorpe threatened to expose the perversions of many members of government. * "Thorpe's threats worked; he was found not guilty and he got off as it was said 'Scott ... more »

More on the eternal presence of the ERA for tarification

Sandy Levinson at Balkinization - 12 hours ago
Is it unconstitutional for Congress to criminalize tax evasion (or even more certainly, lying to an F.B.I. agent as was done by Martha Stewart)? The answer is surely yes if, as a careful lawyer, one notes that the Framers, in their undoubtedly infinite wisdom, specified the three (and only three) actions that are subject to criminalization, i.e., counterfeiting, piracy, and treason. (Perhaps one can also defend courts martial and the jailing of service-oriented miscreants.) Why might they have done this? Because the Framers were well aware of the ability of the British state to ... more »

BREAKING: Offshoots concerning national scores!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018One lone pilgrim responds:* In response to last week's award-winning "Gaps in Chicago" report, Kevin Drum took a look at Naep scores from some big urban systems. To review his post, click here. Drum is the only person who ever considers such matters. That said, he seems to have made a pair of possible technical semi-errors in his post. Since we all want to know how to use Naep data, these apparent possible semi-errors are probably worth reviewing. *Nationwide, the black/white gap is actually smaller:* Looking at five major cities, Drum compared Naep results fr... more »

Russian President Putin Blames ‘Fierce’ U.S. Politics For Standing In The Way Of A Summit With President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS *Politico:* *Putin blames 'fierce' U.S. politics for delaying meeting with Trump* Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that “fierce domestic” politics in the U.S. have kept him from meeting with President Donald Trump, according to a Reuters report. “You have to ask our colleagues in the USA,” Putin told Austrian broadcaster ORF, in remarks that were picked up by Reuters, when asked why a meeting hadn't taken place. “In my view it is the consequence of the fierce domestic political contest in the United States.” The possibility of a Trump-Putin summi... more »

International Scientific Conference Deems Evolution A "Hoax"

Alex Newman at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: international-scientific-conference-deems-evolution-a-hoax] An international conference in Turkey sought to show that the theory of evolution was a sham and that the best evidence makes clear that everything was created by a Creator.

What Was the Actual Death Toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Puerto Rico officials set the death toll at 64, but a recent Harvard study based on a survey of Puerto Rican households estimates the number at closer to 5,000.

Did Tom Brady Say the NBA Finals Were Rigged?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A startling quote from the football player actually originated on a sports satire page.

Does this Executive Order allow Hanging Hillary?

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 12 hours ago
Does a seemingly focused and narrow Executive Order per Corruption allow the hanging (figurative) of Hillary and Soros? Continue reading →

Rebellion or Counter-Revolution: Made in US in Nicaragua?

Achim Rodner, Telesur - Many wonder if the United States is involved in the student protests of the past month in Nicaragua which attempted to destabilize the country. Western media writes nothing about the issue, while at the same time similar scenarios have played out in Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, Honduras, Bolivia and other countries in... (read more)

How some British supermarkets are using intensive beef farms for some of their products

Andrew Wasley at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 12 hours ago
The Bureau looks at how beef in the UK is marketed - and actually reared by some supermarket suppliers

How intensive beef-lot style farming is coming to the UK

Andrew Wasley at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 12 hours ago
How and why intensive beef farming is spreading throughout the UK

ABC: New Utah vaccine law – unvaccinated students will be expelled

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
For the extreme vaccine supporter, fear mongering and the elimination of choice are key factors. (What’s odd is that no one seems to understand what they are asking for is the effectual shredding of the Constitution.) Case in point, Utah’s new vaccine laws. In 2017, Governor Gary Herbert signed HB 308 into law: “Beginning in […] The post ABC: New Utah vaccine law – unvaccinated students will be expelled appeared first on Health Nut News.

Deadly brain swelling tick virus found in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
For the last decade, the CDC has been tracking the Human Powassan Virus (POW). While it is rare, some of the highest reported number of cases have been from Minnesota & Wisconsin. RELATED STORY: Forbes: New Jersey is dealing with a tick species that is new to America According to the CDC, once people are […] The post Deadly brain swelling tick virus found in Minnesota and Wisconsin appeared first on Health Nut News.

Questioning vaccines ought to be a ‘crime,’ according to a new bill by California Senator Richard Pan

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
California doctor and Senator, Richard Pan strikes again: he is planning to introduce a bill that would minimize the right to free speech under the guise of combating “fake news.” (Dr. Pan is the same man who drafted and pushed SB277, the bill that forced mandatory vaccinations for California schoolchildren.) The very idea of this […] The post Questioning vaccines ought to be a ‘crime,’ according to a new bill by California Senator Richard Pan appeared first on Health Nut News.

Message from The Man

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 12 hours ago
Dissidents: If you are too threatening, actually threatening and not protected, then you will be murdered. If you are too popular, then you will be character assassinated. If you confine yourself to properly "academic" expression and the pretext to fire you is too costly or risky, then you will not be censored. Only your web venues will be very very very s..l..o..o..o..w.

Mark Easton meets the young people

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Continuing with this first day's review of Mark Easton's 'Englishness' coverage and looking in more detail at the three transcripts below, I'll home in first on Mark's *Today *report, as this was where he put his point of view across most openly. Again we got the message from Mark (see previous post) that "Englishness divides the nation" (his exact words), and I suspect that this will prove to be the main message that Mark wants his BBC audience to take away from his new series of reports. His focus was on the three not-happy-to-be-called-English Cambridge University students fea... more »

Savage Garden - Fly You to the Moon and Back

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
Today is National Cheese Day! At least in the United States, and seeing as this is the internet and the servers hosting this blog are sat somewhere in California, it's apt to mark it as well. I'm also want of a place holder until I've written a blog for posting later. Therefore to let the world know my appreciation for all things cheese, here's a ditty the old earworm has long appreciated.

China – Sri Lanka FTA talks stalled

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
04-Jun-2018 Talks between China and Sri Lanka for a free trade agreement have hit a major hurdle as Beijing has rejected Colombo's demand for a review of the deal after 10 years.

Veolia loses ISDS case against Egypt – after six years and millions in costs

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
04-Jun-2018 Veolia has finally lost its claim against Egypt over a waste management contract dispute in which they claimed compensation for an increase in the minimum wage under a new labour law.

NAFTA has hammered rural communities

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
04-Jun-2018 NAFTA has hammered rural communities by aiding the consolidation of corporate power over agriculture by restricting choice and threatening our federal, state and local sovereignty over ag policy.

Need to review trade policy and treaties

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
04-Jun-2018 Trade deals cover many key issues besides trade and have huge implications for economic and social development, so they should also come under review by the new government.

ALENA : Trump suggère des accords commerciaux séparés avec le Canada et le Mexique

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
04-Jun-2018 Le président américain Donald Trump est prêt à remplacer l'Accord de libre-échange nord-américain, dont la renégociation avec le Canada et le Mexique semble s'enliser, par des ententes bilatérales distinctes avec chacun de ses deux partenaires

Accord de pêche UE-Maroc : le consentement du peuple du sahraoui est indispensable si son territoire est impliqué (WSRW)

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
04-Jun-2018 L'observatoire des ressources du Sahara Occidental a affirmé que le consentement du peuple du Sahara occidental dans tout accord commercial entre l'Union Européenne et le Maroc qui impliquerait son territoire est indispensable.

EU-Morocco fishing deal: Sahrawi people's consent indispensable if their territory is included (WSRW)

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
04-Jun-2018 The Western Sahara Resource Watch stressed that the Sahrawi people's consent is indispensable in any a trade agreement between the European Union and Morocco.

EU, Mercosur trade talks resume with renewed optimism

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
04-Jun-2018 The European Union and South America's Mercosur bloc begin a fresh round of trade talks with renewed optimism that negotiators may be nearing an accord after almost 20 years of talks.

CawRANT Events #65

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #65* Good morning everybody! It's grey, rainy Monday morning here on the Wet coast [we finally have some rain after the 'driest May' in recorded history]. I am almost fully recuperated from my exhausting stint of having house guests for three weeks straight during the month of May. However, it will be a while before I'm caught up on my regular activities, including wood carving and some other writing projects I've been trying to accomplish. I also had a "crisis" where one of my three small dogs, Daisy, broke her left front arm just below the shoulder. She had to... more »

WATCH LIVE! “Trust In Satoshi’s Vision” with Derek Magill of Nakamoto Studies Institute

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Vin Armani Watch Live at 1pm EST (10am PST). Italy wants out of the euro and Visa down in Europe. And Satoshi envisioned a... more »

Council on Foreign Relations Tells Gov’t They “Have To” Use Propaganda on Americans

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Jay Syrmopoulos The Council on Foreign Relations delivered an Orwellian presentation recently that unsurprisingly went unnoticed in the mainstream media, in which CFR’s Richard Stengel... more »

Mainstream Fake-News: The Devious Limited Hangout

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport Big media attacks “fake news.” Independent reporters rightly point the finger at big media as the predominant purveyor of fake news. Here... more »

Forget Agenda 21: UN’s 2030 Agenda Will “Transform the World”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Daisy Luther If you think Agenda 21 was bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait until you learn what the creepily utopian 2030 Agenda... more »

Cop Who Allegedly Held 10yo Boy at Gunpoint, Was Previously Fired for Excessive Force 

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
A police officer is being investigated for threatening for threatening to kill a young boy—but this is not the first time he has been accused of using excessive force or abusing a child. The post Cop Who Allegedly Held 10yo Boy at Gunpoint, Was Previously Fired for Excessive Force appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Council on Foreign Relations Tells Gov’t They “Have To” Use Propaganda on Americans

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: propaganda] A member of the Council on Foreign Relations insisted that the United States government must use propaganda on its own citizens. The post Council on Foreign Relations Tells Gov’t They “Have To” Use Propaganda on Americans appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Kim Jong Un Is Reportedly Demanding To Stay In The Fullerton Hotel During The Upcoming Singapore Summit With President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Fullerton Hotel Singapore *The Independent:* *Kim Jong Un reportedly demands to stay in Fullerton hotel during upcoming summit; Singapore might foot the bill if the US doesn’t* According to the Washington Post, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is demanding to stay at the 5-star Fullerton Hotel during his trip here to meet President of the United States of America (POTUS) Donald Trump at the highly anticipated summit between the two nations to be held on 12 June. The summit is expected to take place at the Capella Hotel at Sentosa, according to the Post. Located along the Singapore... more »

EIR Keynotes China Conference on Sino-American Relations under Trump

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
*EIR* Washington Correspondent Bill Jones was invited to give one of the keynote speeches at a conference on May 18-20 at Hangzhou's Zhejiang University. The conference consisted of about 40 Chinese scholars from mainland China, from Taiwan and from Hong Kong, who deal with various aspects of "Grand Strategy." The foreign speakers, including Jones, who were on the keynote panel, also included a senior fellow from the Royal Institute of International Affairs and John Glaser, the director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. While the other two speakers gave lackluster b... more »

Clapper: When We Interfere and Overthrow Governments, It Is for 'The People'

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
Former DNI James Clapper took the opportunity of an interview with Bloomberg Saturday to brag about his (and other Americans') role in interfering in foreign elections and overthrowing governments. Bloomberg's Tobin Harshaw asked: "Speaking of election interference, you write candidly in your book that the U.S. has long tried to sway foreign elections where it had an important national interest, and you even cite a study of 81 examples. How do you square the current outrage over Russian manipulation of social media — which is kind of a tame practice compared to some of the things ... more »

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