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Friday, January 25, 2019

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For Indigenous people, survival is at the heart of marking Australia Day

Just In - 9 hours ago
To many, Australia Day will always be a day of survival, and it's become a constant theme for festivals and ceremonies held on January 26 around the country. Here's what's on today.

Exhibition has blokes talking about mental health

Just In - 9 hours ago
Single dad becomes unsung hero of a photographic exhibition championing men's health that is making a difference

Is education a waste of time for married women? 1960s wives weigh in

Lara Lauth at Just In - 9 hours ago
The year is 1961 and there are two women duking it out on national television to debate a topical issue of the day — the ensuing debate is fierce, but all may not be what it seems, their descendants reveal.

Wealth managers' remediation costs set to soar

Stephen Letts at Just In - 9 hours ago
Australia's six big wealth managers currently have provisions for about $2.6 billion to fix the scandals that have emerged from the banking royal commission. That could be be woefully inadequate.

'There's always a turning point': Lucrative tourism boom could slow if Australia becomes complacent

Jason Fang at Just In - 9 hours ago
A tourism expert warns Australia not be complacent with the Chinese tourism market despite a boom in travellers from the Asian nation in recent years, adding that the country should upgrade its infrastructure if it wants to remain attractive.

Where do kangaroos come from, why do they hop, and should we kill them?

Anna Salleh at Just In - 9 hours ago
Love them or hate them, this national icon is unique. With their big teeth and big feet, kangaroos have come a long way since they climbed down from the trees.

Kevin Rudd had a cunning plan. And now Scott Morrison is dusting it off

Laura Tingle at Just In - 9 hours ago
With an opposition leader selling a vision of "stability", and frantic parachuting of candidates into marginal seats, this election year is feeling a lot like 2013, writes Laura Tingle.

Raising 'good men' takes work and I'm scared I'll slip up

Just In - 9 hours ago
To be a father when masculinity is being broken down and put back together is a daunting task. Just as I slip up in life, I'm worried I will slip up in fatherhood, writes Zac Seidler.

Australia Day can be a time for hope, not resentment

Stan Grant at Just In - 9 hours ago
We are told always to remember, but the world is torn apart by conflicts fuelled by the memory of past injustices. Perhaps forgetting is a necessary part of making a nation, writes Stan Grant.

Thirsty koala receives helping hand from golf course greenkeeper

Emma Siossian at Just In - 9 hours ago
As the hot weather continues, it isn't only people feeling the effects of the heat. A golf course greenkeeper has provided a drink for a thirsty koala, which was spotted sitting on the ground near sprinklers on one of the greens.

Socceroos knocked out of Asian Cup after defensive shocker

Simon Smale at Just In - 9 hours ago
The Socceroos have been knocked out of the Asian Cup after a horrible defensive error lead to a 1-0 defeat against hosts UAE.

An Update on Tesla in Advance of 4Q Earnings

admin at Coyote Blog - 9 hours ago
Yes, I am like an addict on Tesla but I find the company absolutely fascinating. Books and HBS case studies will be written on this saga some day (a couple are being written right now but seem to be headed for Musk hagiography rather than a real accounting ala business classics like Barbarians at the […]

Dangerous consequences in Venezuela regime change plan (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 9 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 66. The post Dangerous consequences in Venezuela regime change plan (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"It's Everybody..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"If you're going to care about the fall of the sparrow you can't pick and choose who's going to be the sparrow. It's everybody." - Madeleine L'Engle

‘Get Me Roger Stone’: What to Make of the ‘Dirty Trickster’s’ Indictment

SHennessey at Lawfare - 9 hours ago
The White House line throughout *L’Affaire Russe *has been that there was “NO COLLUSION” between the Trump campaign and Russia. Days before his inauguration, Donald Trump declared on Twitter, “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” In September 2018, he wrote, “Russian Collusion with the Trump Campaign, one of the most successful in history, is a TOTAL HOAX.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller has never flatly announced that this broad public contention is a lie. He has, rather, meticulously chipped away at it—one indictment at a time, one plea agreement a... more »

Video: Director Wray Addresses Shutdown Effects on FBI Workforce

mkahn at Lawfare - 9 hours ago
Credit: Matthew Kahn Amid an FBI Agents Association report and media accounts addressing the effects of the government shutdown on the FBI workforce and operations, FBI Director Christopher Wray released on Friday the following video addressing the shutdown and steps the bureau's leadership is taking to resolve it. Topics: - Federal Law Enforcement [image: Matthew Kahn] Matthew Kahn is an associate editor of Lawfare and a research analyst at the Brookings Institution. - @matthew_j_kahn More Articles Display Facebook comments: 1 FB Author Image URL: https://lawfare.s... more »

"The Unprofitably Incompetent"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Unprofitably Incompetent"* Those who can’t do, demand. by Robert Gore "Profit propels civilization. When a producer can make an item or provide a service at a cost lower than a customer values that item or service, and the customer has the means and the freedom to buy, the difference between what’s paid over cost is profit. That profit is the producer’s incentive to produce, and in turn funds the producer’s consumption, savings, and investment, which creates other producers’ profits. Profit is the necessary prerequisite for consumption, savings, investment, and consequently, ... more »

Analysis: EPA Ignored Scientific Research Showing Monsanto’s Glyphosate Causes Cancer

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 9 hours ago
A new analysis from the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe documents the diametrically different approaches the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization took when determining the cancer risk from exposure to Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate. The report shows that the EPA ignored a large number of peer-reviewed independent studies that link glyphosate […] The post Analysis: EPA Ignored Scientific Research Showing Monsanto’s Glyphosate Causes Cancer appeared first on Health Nut News.

Dog accidentally runs half-marathon after being let out for pee, finishes 7th

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 9 hours ago
I’ve never trained for any type of marathon…me and running aren’t that close, but I can’t imagine training to run 13.1 miles only to have a dog beat me! Although, maybe I wouldn’t be too upset. After all, how doggone cute is this pup?? Ludivine, the two-and-a-half-year-old Bloodhound got let out to use the bathroom […] The post Dog accidentally runs half-marathon after being let out for pee, finishes 7th appeared first on Health Nut News.

Police Release Video of Officers’ Fatal Struggle with Teen

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
"The autopsy raises serious questions about why such a high degree of force was used on an unarmed teenager on his own property who posed no threat to law enforcement or the public," one of the family lawyers wrote in an email.

Police: Woman Drove Drunk on Vanilla Extract

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
They say they detected an odor of vanilla on her breath, her speech was slurred and she was unable to answer basic questions.

Airport Disruptions Bring New Urgency to End Gov’t Shutdown

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Pressure is building among both parties to reopen agencies immediately and pay hundreds of thousands of beleaguered federal workers while bargainers hunt for a deal.

"And Yet, At The End..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected.” - Ben Okri

Building the Information Control Highway

Michael S. Rozeff at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] With the rise of internet social media, patronized by multi-millions of receptive people and supplied by a small number of companies that have achieved dominance, a path way to information control was cleared. To complete the highway, all that was required was its extension to and from Washington elites, neocon types, intelligence agencies and establishment types. These connections are being built now. They picked up speed in the last two years with the resistance to Trump and his agenda. Microsoft now uses NewsGuard to rate news sites via an optional browser add... more »

Trump, Pence, Pompeo Star in the Pirates of the Caribbean

George Galloway at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] You could scour the bowels of US imperial crimes, from the Mexican-American War to the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, and you won’t find a more brazen cynical act of gangsterism than that which is now underway against Venezuela. Not since Hitler justified blitzing Poland by claiming it had encroached on the frontier into Nazi Germany has a more blatant set of falsehoods been adduced as a pretext for conflict. In Venezuela, it will quickly become a civil war that will most likely draw in other countries from Cuba to Colombia and Brazil (as I previously predicted here... more »

No U.S. intervention in Venezuela!!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Medea Benjamin (CODEPINK) with a sign reading 'Don’t support a coup in Venezuela' interrupted an Organization of American States (OAS) meeting attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington DC on Thursday. Many of those in attendance applauded the woman dressed in pink while Pompeo gave a wry smile. Security eventually removed the woman from the meeting room as she shouted: 'Coups only create more violence.'

In turnaround, Pennsylvania governor exploring adult-use cannabis legalization

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 9 hours ago
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf opened the door to legalizing recreational marijuana in one of the nation’s most populous states with the announcement that a series of town hall-style sessions will be held on the issue. The two-term Democratic governor, a former opponent of adult use, recently changed his tune, saying the state should take a […] In turnaround, Pennsylvania governor exploring adult-use cannabis legalization is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Gene Editing May Soon Be Able To Remove Gluten Genes, Making Wheat Safe For Celiac Patients

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 9 hours ago
One to two percent of people have celiac disease, and the first thing they will tell you is that it is not a fad diet, no matter how many books of Dr. Oz segments tout gluten-free. To celiac patients, it is like poison and the replacements for gluten often contain extra sugar, extra fat, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose and xanthan gum. Science may soon be able to help. Gluten is a mixture of glutenin and gliadin proteins, which build a network that gives wheat bread itsproperties and quality. Most gliadins and part of the glutenins contain immunogenic epitopes, which are the actual t... more »

Smoking shown to make you age faster— much faster.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago
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Couple reveals how they lost 215LBS together in less than a year

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

McDonald’s Sweden launches ‘McFalafel’ as first vegan Happy Meal

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

Post Black Panthers Historic Oscar Nomination We Cant Help But Think About The Dark Knight

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

Natural History Museum’s epic sleepovers let you spend the night next to dinosaurs.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

The Latest Prostheses Take Orders Directly From Your Nerves

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

Nanotechnology enables engineers to weld previously un-weldable aluminum alloy

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

Is cursive writing important to child development?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

Richard Branson Expects Commercial Virgin Galactic Flights to Begin in Mid-2019

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

Roger Stone Indicted, Arrested

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 9 hours ago
Seriously, what the fuck is this, a federal probe or a Dick Tracy comic? More on this later. *Much* more.

Brexit: How many trade deals has the UK done?

bilaterals.org - 9 hours ago
25-Jan-2019 As a European Union member, the UK is part of about 40 trade agreements which the union has with more than 70 countries. If the UK leaves the EU in a no-deal Brexit on 29 March, it will immediately lose these deals.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani: 45,000 Security Personnel Killed Since 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani speaks during a plenary session at the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2019. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan) *BBC: **Afghanistan's Ghani says 45,000 security personnel killed since 2014* Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says more than 45,000 members of the country's security forces have been killed since he became leader in 2014. The figure is far higher than previously thought, with Mr Ghani saying late last year that 28,000 had been killed since 2015. "The number of international casualties is less tha... more »

UN and N.Y. Times Target Anti-Vaxxers, Push to End Exemptions

Alex Newman at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: un-new-york-times-target-anti-vaxxers-push-to-end-exemptions] The establishment just launched a full-blown attack against medical freedom and people concerned about the safety and efficacy of vaccines, with so-called “anti-vaxxers” and exemptions to mandatory vaccines in the crosshairs.

BREAKING: Roger Stone Arrested — Alex Newman Sounds Off

TNA Video at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: christian-gomez-alex-newman-roger-stone-arrested] VIDEO - Correspondent Alex Newman discusses the suspicious pretenses of Roger Stone’s arrest this morning. Newman, who has interviewed Roger Stone, questions the motives behind the arrest, and even argues that it’s the work of the deep state at hand.

Warren: Punish The Wealthy. They Deserve It.

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: warren-punish-the-wealthy-they-deserve-it] Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts who claimed to be Native American, has gone full socialist.

"In the Deep Mid-Winter"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"In the Deep Mid-Winter"* by James Howard Kunstler "Ill winds sweep across the fruited plain in the cruel heart of winter. America can resolve nothing. The state-of-the-union is a kind of hysterical nausea, and the nation hunkers into its crib of toxic diverse identities waiting for history to bitch-slap it back on its feet. History’s big sister, Reality, stands by, witnessing all. Spring… is… coming… Things break up in spring. Nature unlocks what was frozen. The bodies emerge from the melting ice and ripen. The air is electric and thunderbolts frighten the gathering mobs in the p... more »

January Arctic Sea Ice Volume Gain Second Highest On Record

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 9 hours ago
Arctic sea ice volume gain from January 1-23 has been second highest in the Danish Meteorological Institute record, just behind 2008. The November gain was the highest on record, by a wide margin. Spreadsheet Data The ice edge is very … Continue reading →

Where's Coyote?

admin at Coyote Blog - 10 hours ago
I know I have not been blogging serious topics much of late. In part this is due to just being busy -- holidays, end of year accounting closeouts for the business, and some geeky projects (a few raspberry pi things I will share soon). In part this is due to the fact that whenever I […]

Reuters Is Reporting That Russian Military Contractors Have Been Sent To Venezuela To Protect President Maduro

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters *Daily Mail:* *Russia sends 'around 400' mercenaries to Venezuela to protect President Maduro as US diplomats and their families flee the country* * US diplomats headed for airport amid power struggle between President Maduro and opposition leader * Juan Guaido declared himself interim President before slipping away amid speculation he would be arrested * Trump recognised him as leader and threatened military action but the Kremlin has stood by Nicolas Maduro * US President has openly... more »

Democratic Party “Name-Calling” – Desperate Response To Irrefutable Argument…

Tim Bolen at BolenReport - 10 hours ago
If You Are The Least Bit Conservative You Have To Have A Sense Of Humor To Deal With “So Serious” Liberals… How To Have Fun With Liberals – A Primer… Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen Everyone knows that Hillary Clinton ran her 2016 election campaign right out of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” handbook. … Continue reading Democratic Party “Name-Calling” – Desperate Response To Irrefutable Argument… The post Democratic Party “Name-Calling” – Desperate Response To Irrefutable Argument… appeared first on BolenReport.

Carbon tax economists profoundly ignorant and/or cynical

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 10 hours ago
BY MARK MATHIS: A bipartisan group of Nobel Prize-winning economists, former Federal Reserve chairs and top economic advisers to recent presidents has endorsed a carbon tax. Their reasons for supporting the tax demonstrate a profound obliviousness to energy reality. The post Carbon tax economists profoundly ignorant and/or cynical appeared first on CFACT.

"How Venezuela Reached the Edge of Chaos"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"How Venezuela Reached the Edge of Chaos"* By Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "We are living in an Era of Busted Dreams. The Bolivarian Revolution is just one of them. When we left you yesterday, it looked like the government of Venezuela was in a fight for its life. The Venezuelan economy is falling apart, with 1,300,000% inflation and a mass exodus of the population. And a political rival of President Nicolás Maduro has proclaimed himself the legitimate president and gotten almost immediate recognition from the U.S. This provoked a countermove by Maduro, who gave U.S. diplomats 72 hours... more »

World News Briefs -- January 25, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Venezuela crisis: US pulls out staff and tells citizens to 'strongly consider' leaving* Defence minister Vladimir Padrino accuses opposition, US and regional allies of launching attempted coup against Maduro The US state department has urged its citizens to “strongly consider” leaving Venezuela and ordered out non-emergency government staff as the head of the country’s armed forces warned of a civil war sparked by a US-backed “criminal plan” to unseat Nicolás Maduro. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* ISIL 'caliphate' in Syria* to be defeated within month: SDF chief... more »

It's Time to Acknowledge the PKK's Evolution

Michael Rubin at Test Feed Using Fields - 10 hours ago
*Michael Rubin* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Should the PKK’s insurgency and past Marxist ideology be a disqualifying factor today? A Marxist past shouldn’t disqualify U.S. partnership with Syrian Kurds On January 11, 2019, President Donald Trump began the drawdown of U.S. forces from Syria, making good on a promise tweeted shortly before Christmas. Trump’s tweets caused a firestorm within the Pentagon and foreign policy circles. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned after failing to convince Trump to change his mind. The abandonment of Syrian Kurdish groups fighting... more »

Does the Roger Stone Indictment Mean Trump Is in Jeopardy?

W. James Antle III at Test Feed Using Fields - 10 hours ago
*W. James Antle III* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] It’s the unknown unknowns that may determine the course of a presidency. Roger Stone was arrested at his Florida home early Friday morning, indicted on seven counts of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing a congressional investigation in the latest twist in the Trump-Russia saga. He was arraigned this morning in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. The indictment from Special Counsel Robert Mueller alleges that Stone served as a broker between WikiLeaks and the Trump presidential campaign to disseminate em... more »

LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - The 'New SDI' Must Be the SDE — Strategic Defense of Earth

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 10 hours ago
Strategic Defense Initiative Strategic Defense of Earth LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - The 'New SDI' Must Be the SDE — Strategic Defense of Earth Video of LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - The 'New SDI' Must Be the SDE — Strategic Defense of Earth Join us live at Noon Eastern. In light of President Donald Trump's call for an R&D program for spaced-based anti-missile defense systems based on new technologies, it is important to recall that, with the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia and the U.S. had serious preliminary discussions on collaboration on such research, not only for st... more »

Lebanese Army arrests most wanted terrorist in special operation

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The Lebanese Army’s intelligence units carried out a special operation on Thursday to arrest a wanted terrorist inside the Arsal Municipality. According to a military communique, the Lebanese Army arrested the notorious terrorist Mustafa Al-Hujayri (AKA “Mustafa Anis” after storming an area he was believed to be hiding. As the Lebanese […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Russian military contractors allegedly arrive in Venezuela

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – Russian private military contractors have allegedly arrived in Venezuela, today, in order to beef up the security for President Nicolas Maduro, the Reuters News Agency reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the Russian contractors, Reuters said that there was a whole contingent of military personnel that arrived in Venezuela […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish opposition urges Erdogan to cooperate with Syrian gov’t

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The Republican People’s Party (CHP) called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to cooperate with the Syrian government on fulfilling the 1998 Adana Agreement. According to a statement from the CHP Deputy Chairman, Unal Cevikoz, Erdogan should cooperate with Syria in order to combat terrorism, as this was a major […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian tribes release joint statement rejecting Turkish safe zone (PHOTOS)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – On Friday morning, thousands of tribesmen from Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon traveled to the town of Ithriya in northeastern Hama to meet with a large Syrian government delegation. During the meeting, the tribesmen and Syrian government reached a consensus on the upcoming Turkish military operation and their proposed safe zone. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hezbollah leader to be interviewed for first time this year

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is scheduled to be interviewed by Al-Mayadeen TV on Saturday at 8:30 P.M. (Beirut Time), the Lebanese television channel said in a statement this week. Saturday’s interview will mark the first time this year that the Hezbollah leader has spoken on live television. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Massive US military convoy enters eastern Syria from Iraq (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
A video which allegedly shows the US deploying trucks loaded with weapons and logistical equipment to Syria has emerged on the Internet. The authenticity of the footage has yet to be confirmed. Iran’s Press TV reported that in the video, a column of more than 100 vehicles ostensibly coming from Iraq’s Kurdistan Region enters Syria to the east of the Euphrates. According to Press TV, the weapons were deployed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

NATO claims US combat UAVs, ballistic defense target missiles ‘not in violation’ of INF

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
NATO believes that US strike drones and target missiles for ballistic defense do not violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. “These issues have been discussed for several years, the question of UAVs, ballistic and target missiles, which are used to test the ballistic defense. These systems […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Desperate ISIS terrorists use suicide attacks in eastern Euphrates counter-offensive

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a desperate counter-offensive in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley last night after a string of losses at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Using suicide attacks to crack the Syrian Democratic Forces’ lines near Baghouz Fouqani, the Islamic State allegedly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran’s large-scale ‘Eqtedar 97’ war drills kick off in Isfahan (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
Large-scale war drills, dubbed ‘Eqtedar 97’, kicked off in Iran’s central province of Isfahan on Friday. According to Deputy Commander of the Iranian ground forces Kiomars Sharafi, the drills “have begun in the Nasrabad district of Isfahan, with the participation of 12,000 forces of the Iranian army.” Footage shows various types of military equipment, including […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

"How It REALLY Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
• “How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy. In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age, we are looking backwards to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day, when we have time.” - Charles Caleb Colton, “Lacon” •

Roger Stone Arrested By FBI; Indictment Seems To Confirm Conspiracy; End Appears Near

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 10 hours ago
Finally, the self-proclaimed “dirty trickster”, Roger Stone, who helped bring us Nixon, Bush, and Trump was arrested early this morning … Continue reading →

California’s Calaveras County refunding nearly $1 million in fees to marijuana farmers

John Schroyer at Marijuana Business Daily - 10 hours ago
A California county that collected fees and taxes from marijuana farmers but then banned the industry has partly reversed course after voting this week to refund almost $1 million in fees to growers. According to Mymotherlode.com, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors decided on a 4-1 vote to return $940,000 in fees that were collected […] California’s Calaveras County refunding nearly $1 million in fees to marijuana farmers is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

‘Reckoning’ coming: Licensed cannabis cultivators, applicants near 1,000 in Canada

Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily - 10 hours ago
More companies than ever are lining up to be licensed cannabis cultivators in Canada despite an increasingly competitive market outlook, according to new data from the country’s regulatory body for cannabis producers. As of Dec. 31, 2018, almost 840 site applications were in the licensing pipeline, Health Canada told Marijuana Business Daily. That’s a 30% […] ‘Reckoning’ coming: Licensed cannabis cultivators, applicants near 1,000 in Canada is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Invasion Day 2019: Thousands expected to protest Australia Day legacy

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
Thousands of Australians are expected to protest on Saturday as a national holiday intended to celebrate the birth of modern Australia divides the country. Australia Day on Jan. 26 marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the "First Fleet" to Sydney Cove, carrying mainly convicts and troops from Britain. For many indigenous Australians, who trace their lineage on the continent back 60,000 years, it is "Invasion Day", the start of Britain's colonisation of aboriginal lands and their brutal subjugation. "Celebrating Australia Day on January 26th is offensive," said Joe Williams,... more »

On Duty Cop Shoots and Kills Fellow Off Duty Cop in Middle of the Night—Not Arrested

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: police]A St. Louis police officer was tragically killed this week and the person who killed her was a fellow cop. No arrests have been made as of yet.

Cop Hailed as ‘Hero’ Until Video Showed Him Shoot Man 13 Times in the Back, Stomp His Head

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: shoot]A cop was given the department's highest honor for the brutal slaying of a mentally ill man, but the video shows his actions were far from heroic.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
*JESSICA GUREVITCH|* has been named a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. Most recently, she was a visiting professor at New York University. Gurevitch received a bachelor’s in French from Cornell University, a master’s in French literature from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
*TORU SHIMIZU* has been named a fellow in the psychology section at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Currently, he serves as a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida. Shimizu received a bachelor’s in psychology from Keio University and a master’s and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Maryland.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
*LAUREN PHILBROOK* has been appointed professor of psychology at Colgate University. Prior to her new role, she was a visiting assistant professor of psychology at Williams College. Philbrook earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s and Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
*TIMOTHY ANDERSON* has been appointed associate vice president, business development & strategic partnerships at Whittier College. Most recently, he was chief development officer for San Francisco State University’s College of Business. Anderson earned a bachelor’s in economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
*SHERINE O. OBARE* has been named dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at the University of Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. Currently, she is associate vice president for research and professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University. Obare received a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia State University and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
*PAUL R. WATSON* has been appointed vice president of instruction at Kellogg Community College. Currently, he serves as dean of academic success at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Watson earned a bachelor’s degree from Houghton College, a master’s from Syracuse University, a master’s from the University of Rochester and an Ed.D. from Drexel University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
*SUPARNA RAJARAM* has been appointed a Distinguished Professor in Stony Brook University’s Department of Psychology. Rajaram earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Carmel College, a master's from Bangalore University, a master's from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from Rice University.

"The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness"* by Darius Foroux "For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy. Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? It’s to achieve happiness in some way. And I’m not the only person who believed that. In fact, if you look around you, most people are pursuing happiness in their lives. That’s why we collectively buy stuff we don’t need, go to bed with people we don’t love, and try to work hard to get approval of people we don’t like. Why do we do these things? To be honest, I d... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 25

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
1917 British attacked Ottoman positions along Hai River 1959 Gen Qasim legalized trade unions (Musings On Iraq interviewwith Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt) 1967 Pres Johnson met 5 Iraqi generals and Iraqi Amb Hani at White House and said that they would build closer ties 1981 Islamic Conference Organization created group to try to mediate end to Iran-Iraq War 1987 3rd War of the Cities ended (Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War) (Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper on Iran-Iraq War) (Musings On Iraq book revie... more »

The "Log Splitter Scandal" - BC Legislature corruption scandal Began when speaker was taken on boondoggle trip to Jolly Olde to meet with MI5

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*BC Legislature Speaker, Darryl Plecas* *Whistleblowers never have it easy* *...as the Greencrow once found out* Due to the USrael-backed regime-change anti-democratic coup going on in Venezuela, I've had to put this post on the back burner for the past week. If you read my previous post, you will be aware that I'm now the self-declared Prime Minister of Canada. And, like Venezuela's self-declared President Juan Guaido, I'm now posting from a "secure location". It's akin to a first year university course in political science, to study what's been going on in British Columbia over t... more »

Is the UN Being Undermined by a Demagogic Trump Administration?

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 25 (IPS) - The United Nations, which embodies the core principles of multilateralism since its creation more than 74 years ago, is being steadily and systematically undermined by a reactionary and demagogic Trump administration recklessly flaunting American imperialism at its worst. Read the full story, “Is the UN Being Undermined by a Demagogic Trump Administration?”, on globalissues.org →

U.S. Elites $$$ Funding Overthrow of Canadian Government Policy (by force and violence)

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 11 hours ago
A current example of disrupting lawful development activity in Canada is the illegal protests against the LNG pipeline in BC. Amy Judd writes at Global News RCMP arrest 14 at anti-pipeline protest in northern B.C. Excerpts in italics with my bolds. The RCMP say it has arrested 14 people Monday evening for allegedly violating the […]

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 25, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Screen capture from video showing the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi pointing to the empty reactor pit inside the Arak nuclear facility in Iran, January 22, 2019. (Memri) *Times of Israel:* *Iran’s nuclear chief: We bought spares for nuke equipment we agreed to destroy* Ali Akbar Salehi says supreme leader was convinced West would renege on 2015 pact, so replacement tubes for nuclear reactor were secretly purchased Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has detailed how Iran quietly purchased replacement parts for its Arak ... more »

Greek MPs pass Prespes deal with 153 votes in 300-seat House

The Duran at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Opinion polls indicate that most Greeks oppose the settlement, a fact which may not bode well for Tsipras in an election year. The post Greek MPs pass Prespes deal with 153 votes in 300-seat House appeared first on The Duran.

"The Choice Is Ours..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"If people who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and are aware of the imperative necessity to establish a constructive and critical debate, if these people are not ready to speak out, to be more committed and visible, then we can expect sad, painful tomorrows. The choice is ours." - Tariq Ramadan

"It Is Our Fate..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Well, it is our fate to live in a time of crisis. To live in a time when all forms and values are being challenged. In other and more easy times, it was not, perhaps, necessary for the individual to confront himself with a clear question: What is it that you really believe? What is it that you really cherish? What is it for which you might, actually, in a showdown, be willing to die? I say, with all the reticence which such large, pathetic words evoke, that one cannot exist today as a person – one cannot exist in full consciousness – without having to have a showdown with one’s sel... more »

"The State..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“The state - or, to make matters more concrete, the government - consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can’t get, and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time it is made good by looting ‘A’ to satisfy ‘B’. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a... more »

Weston A. Price Foundation Podcasts Cover Risks From 5G Exposure and Other Sources of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Countless communities in the U.S. and around the world DO NOT want 5G installed near their homes and throughout their communities for... more »

Intersectionality, multiculturalism, inclusion, and diversity--all except white men

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 11 hours ago
Before the Jews were rounded up and killed, there was first a campaign to demonize them--to depict them as less than human. Is the same thing happening to white men? Not that they will go to the gas chambers--they just won't be able to get a job.

How Neoliberal Pundits Like Bill Maher Encourage Americans To Support War

Rainer Shea at The Ghion Journal - 11 hours ago
Former CIA official John Stockwell said that “It is the function, I suggest, of the CIA, with its 50 de-stabilization programs going around the world today, to keep the world unstable, and to propagandize the American people to hate, so we will let the Establishment spend any amount of money on arms.” With the 2013 legalization of covert government propaganda within the American media, this has become more true than ever. And the dangerous disinformation… The post How Neoliberal Pundits Like Bill Maher Encourage Americans To Support War appeared first on The Ghion Journal.

"Let Them Eat Cake"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Let Them Eat Cake"* by Bob Moriarty "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way, in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for g... more »

Opinion: Brazil’s Bolsonaro and The (Not Very) Magic Mountain

Michael Royster at The Rio Times - 11 hours ago
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A century ago, Davos was the setting for Thomas Mann’s novel “The Magic Mountain”: it featured a cloister peopled with wealthy patients seeking a cure for tuberculosis. Today, Davos features a cloister peopled with wealthy “patients” seeking a cure for the world’s ills, or a pulpit […] The post Opinion: Brazil’s Bolsonaro and The (Not Very) Magic Mountain appeared first on The Rio Times.

Emba, Loofbourow get it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019No pointless event left behind:* For our money, Christine Emba does a decent job with a certain recent random event in today's Washington Post. Emba plays the Rashomon card as she discusses the recent interactions between the MAGA hat-wearing high school kids, the group of slur-slinging obvious crackpots and the Native American elder with the drum who, as the novelized matter turned out, *isn't* a Vietnam vet. Because they tend to be simple-minded and tribal, our journalistic elites had big fun with this peculiar random event. We think Emba basically gets... more »

Department of Lands and Forestry employees are lobbying the government to delay cleanup of Boat Harbour

Tim Bousquet at Halifax Examiner - 11 hours ago
News 1. Scott Brison Writes Jennifer Henderson: “Being the President of the Treasury Board is a bit like peeing in a dark suit,” chuckles Scott Brison.“It gives you a warm feeling, but nobody notices.” Brison, the Liberal Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, resigned his Cabinet post a couple of weeks ago and, after 22 years […]

Friends of St. Mary’s River say “NOPE” to Atlantic Gold

Joan Baxter at Halifax Examiner - 11 hours ago
For many years, when the St. Mary’s River Association (or SMRA) held meetings in Sherbrooke on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, the group members’ purpose was primarily to report on the headway they were making in their efforts to achieve their vision of “Health for our river, the Atlantic salmon and our community.” Members would gather […]

These five brands of dental floss may expose people to harmful chemicals, study finds

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
A new study has found that people may be absorbing toxic industrial chemicals, PFAS to be exact, from some brands of dental floss. Published on Tuesday in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, the study found that “women who said they flossed with Oral-B Glide floss had higher levels of a PFAS called perfluorohexane […] The post These five brands of dental floss may expose people to harmful chemicals, study finds appeared first on Health Nut News.

Reuters: Bayer asks California judge to suppress evidence in another Roundup cancer trial

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
According to Reuters, Bayer recently asked a California judge to “limit” or better said- suppress– evidence, by splitting an upcoming trial into two parts (something that had been successful with another judge). The company is in litigation (there are thousands of trials over Monsanto‘s Roundup on the dock) over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup. RELATED STORY: […] The post Reuters: Bayer asks California judge to suppress evidence in another Roundup cancer trial appeared first on Health Nut News.

110 Scale Border Barrier in Arizona as 10K “Migrants” Seek Mexican Visas

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: 110-scale-border-barrier-in-arizona-as-10k-migrants-seek-mexican-visas] As the latest “migrant caravan” continues its relentless push north to the U.S. border with Mexico, migrants are going over — and under — border barriers, and Mexico is handing out “humanitarian” visas as fast as they can print them.

Which Members Of Congress Will Lead The Impeachment Investigation?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Next stop Moscow?* This morning's little incident with Roger Stone has to serve as a warning that all of this year is going to be a rocky ride in Congress, the media and in our lives. Early this morning, in Florida, there came a knocking on Roger's door. Apparently Bob Mueller took quite literally, *Get Me Roger Stone*. Thursday, Stone had been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by Mueller, alleging that "the longtime Donald Trump associate sought stolen emails from WikiLeaks that could damage Trump's opponents while in coordination with senior Trump campaign officials," r... more »

Asia Times 3, The meager truth of China’s aid to the Philippines

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
* This is my third article in Asia Times, published last December 5, 2018. Beijing has stalled in delivering $24 billion in promised aid and investment to Manila. Considering the terms and conditions of the funding that may not be such a bad thing By BIENVENIDO S OPLAS JR MANILA, DECEMBER 5, 2018 7:08 PM (UTC+8) 3,014 17 When Chinese President Xi Jinping made a landmark visit to the Philippines last month, many expected the leader to make good on a previous reported pledge to deliver as much as US$24 billion in aid and investment on his host. Despite a slew of new signed agreement... more »

Make Every Cell in Your Body Awaken

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Waking Times* - Discover practices for aligning and activating your chakras so you can use them to energize and power every area of your life.

Trump Responds to Stone Arrest, Denies Collusion

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
President Donald Trump is responding to the arrest in Florida of longtime associate Roger Stone, tweeting that the special counsel's Russia probe is the "Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION!"

Bloomberg Says Trump, At This Point, ‘Cannot Be Helped’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
The former New York City mayor also described the partial government shutdown, now at a record 35th day, as "a complete failure of presidential leadership."

Sanders Says White House Wants Shutdown Deal

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
President Trump has suggested he would support a deal with a "down payment" on a wall along the border. Sanders would not detail how much Trump is looking for.

Bob Ward Spits His Dummy Out, After Losing Yet Another IPSO Complaint

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Bob Ward has thrown his toys out of the pram, after he had yet another complaint rejected by IPSO. This time he complained about Booker’s article in the Mail last summer about the heatwave. Below are the segments he complained about: Perhaps it is […]

Another shoe has dropped – letter to GOP Senators

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 12 hours ago
Another long time associate of the President has been indicted for lying to Congress. It is also painfully clear the President has difficulty with being truthful, which is unfortunate. Again, I ask you is this the man you want to … Continue reading →

How the F-22 and F-35 are Making This Old U.S. Fighter Jet a Real Killer

Dave Majumdar at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * No stealth included. *While the F-35 is a much more advanced and capable warplane than any version of the F-16, not every country needs a Joint Strike Fighter or is even cleared to receive the stealth fighter. In those situations, the F-16 Block 70 might be the most capable fighter aircraft available to those U.S. allies.* Lockheed Martin has received a massive $1.12 billion contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 advanced F-16 Block 70 Fighting Falcons for Bahrain. The “undefinitized contract action award” means that the Royal Bahraini Air... more »

Is China's Xi The 'Most Dangerous' Foe Of Free Societies?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*France 24: **Soros calls China's Xi 'most dangerous' foe of free societies* Billionaire investor George Soros on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping was "the most dangerous enemy" of free societies for presiding over a high-tech surveillance regime. "China is not the only authoritarian regime in the world but it is the wealthiest, strongest and technologically most advanced," he said, noting concerns too about Vladimir Putin's Russia. "This makes Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of open societies," Soros told a dinner audience on the margins of the World Economic For... more »

Julian Assange Sues Trump Administration To Reveal Charges Against Him; WikiLeaks Associates Being Interrogated

Aaron at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Last year in November the U.S. accidentally revealed sealed charges it had against WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange. Now Assange and his... more »

New Mexico Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Michael Maharrey On Jan. 24th, 2019, the New Mexico Senate unanimously passed a bill that would limit the warrantless use of stingray devices to... more »

King and Kennedy Families Speak Out on Assassinations

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By corbettreport Welcome back to #NewWorldNextWeek – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in... more »

Outspoken Gay Legislator Flees Brazil After Death Threats

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Brazil’s most outspoken gay legislator, Jean Wyllys, announced on Thursday through his social media that he was not coming back to Brazil due to threats against his life. Wyllis, who is currently out of the country, said that he was giving up […] The post Outspoken Gay Legislator Flees Brazil After Death Threats appeared first on The Rio Times.

Smiling while White

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 12 hours ago
A white male gaze is considered sexual assault or predatory behavior by some feminists. So if you follow that reasoning, pink hat feminists are outraged by the March for Life because it protects the lives of the preborn. Now follow me here. These White boys from the Catholic school were in town to participate in the March and by wearing a MAGA hat were fair game. You can see why a smile was interpreted as a smirk, but either one, combined with staring while White is cause for feminists who control today's news media to pounce. Sometimes you just have to diagram a sentence or analyze... more »

Japan: Court Upholds Sterilization Requirement Before Gender Change

Japan Today at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
Japan's supreme court upheld a law that requires transgenders to be sterilized before their gender can be changed on official documents. The court was trying to raise the barrier to legal recognition of gender contradiction.

Uncle Sam Wants Your DNA: The FBI’s Plan to Create a Nation of Suspects

Rutherford Institute at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
Those who were suspects at the time of arrest but were innocent of any crime will forever be linked to criminal databases. By accessing DNA, the government will have data on everyone's ancestry, appearance, medical history, and inclination to accept authority.

Covington Catholic Students Have Legal Options to Sue Media for Defamation

Fox News at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
Attorney Libby Locke, an expert in defamation law, says the Covington Catholic high school students can sue people in the media and on social media.

Venezuela: President Maduro’s Failed Dictatorship Has Killed 14 People in 3 days and Made Mass Arrests

Breitbart at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
Venezuela: Maduro is accused of having at least 14 people killed over the past three days and sending troops door-to-door to find individuals suspected of having participated in the recent anti-government protests. An estimated 200 people have been arrested without warrants.

Ron Paul Explains the Neocon Position for Regime Change in Venezuela

Ron Paul at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
US diplomats have not been withdrawn as demanded by Maduro, which could provoke Maduro to arrest them or resort to violence to prove that he still is in charge. That would become an excuse to to invade Venezuela, which is what the neocons desire. Neocons from both parties support Trump's move.

Venezuelan President Maduro Severs Diplomatic Ties with US After President Trump Supports Opposition Leader

CNN at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
The Brookings Institute forecasts that the number of Venezuelan refugees will grow to eight-million people! Earlier this month, Democrat Representative Darren Soto introduced HR 549 which would permit Venezuelans to have protected status as immigrants to America, prompting immigration to the US.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
*SAID IBRAHIM* has been named inaugural senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM). Ibrahim received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, a master’s at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
*CLARENCE MCKINNEY* has been appointed head football coach at Texas Southern University. Prior to his new role, he was associate head coach and running back coach at the University of Arizona. McKinney earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from University of Mary (N.D.) and a master's from Prairie View A&M University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
*KELLY ROUDEBUSH* has been appointed the first female chief of the Michigan State University Police Department. Prior to her new role, she served as deputy chief of the field services bureau in the department. Roudebush earned a bachelor’s in communication arts and sciences from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Western Michigan University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
*ANITA JONES THOMAS* has been named executive vice president and provost at St. Catherine University. Currently, she serves as dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. Thomas received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s and doctorate in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Brazil’s Airlines Transported Over 103 Million Passengers in 2018

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian airlines carried over 103 million passengers on domestic and international flights last year, according to the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). This volume represents an increase of 4.1 percent in relation to 2017, despite the fact that one of the country’s leading […] The post Brazil’s Airlines Transported Over 103 Million Passengers in 2018 appeared first on The Rio Times.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Google, Facebook and Microsoft Sponsored Conference that Promoted Climate Change Denial Federal Judge: Government Employees Can't Refuse to Work Unpaid During Shutdown Gannett Lays Off Journalists Across the Country Germany has picked new officers for a Baltic Sea force — another sign Europe is preparing for a potential clash with Russia Maduro Kicks Out US Diplomats As Video Of "Live Ammo" Clashes Emerges; Internet Blackout Across Venezuela Trump Delays State Of The UnionCountries Are Beginning To Stockpile GoldFormer Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond Arrest... more »

Mueller arrests Roger Stone on process crimes. Still no Trump-Russia collusion to be found (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 65. The post Mueller arrests Roger Stone on process crimes. Still no Trump-Russia collusion to be found (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

WATCH: Cop Covers Up His Body Cam to Hide Fellow Cops Beating Surrendering Man

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: body camera]Just as his fellow cop began to dole out street justice to a compliant and surrendering man, this cop covered up his body cam as not to document it.

Two Days Before Today's Raid On Roger Stone An MSNBC Panel Was Discussing Roger Stone That Included Some Who Were 'Threatened' By Him

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Power Line:** Inside the Mueller probe* This morning brings news that Roger Stone has been charged in a seven-count indictment handed up by the grand jury in the Mueller probe: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering. Stone was arrested by the FBI in Fort Lauderdale this morning. The New York Times has just posted Mark Mazzetti’s story here (accessible here via Outline). I have posted the indictment below via Scribd. It’s all about WikiLeaks and the path to senior officials in the Trump presidential ca... more »

Suddenly I'm hungry . . .

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 13 hours ago
It seems that the classic Cajun/Creole standby, gumbo, is changing with the times. Gumbo, long a fixture in restaurants here, has disappeared from many menus as new chefs arrive with different cuisines and ideas, catering to a population remade by the transplants who settled in the city after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in 2005. But the chefs who have stuck by the dish are using the moment to stretch its boundaries by adding ingredients that defy tradition, bringing it fresh relevance. Many of the innovations reflect global influences on New Orleans cooking, particularly from ... more »

Why Was CNN Tipped-Off That They Were Going To Raid Roger Stone's Home?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: If it is not on TV, it is not real.

Ben Shapiro begs people to vaccinate kids after his fully vaccinated child gets whooping cough (SMDH)

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
Back in 2015, Ben Shapiro’s shared a story with his listeners about his vaccinated daughter… “About a week ago, my daughter had started coughing and she was choking and turning blue. It was really terrible. She’d get in these coughing fits and couldn’t stop herself, couldn’t catch her breath. When we took our 13-month-old in, […] The post Ben Shapiro begs people to vaccinate kids after his fully vaccinated child gets whooping cough (SMDH) appeared first on Health Nut News.

Watch out for this potent tumor promoter, far more aggressive than you assume

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
The potential ramifications of unchecked exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation are immense. As explained in the featured interview with Martin Pall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences at Washington State University, the primary danger of EMFs — and what drives the processes of chronic disease — is the mitochondrial damage triggered […] The post Watch out for this potent tumor promoter, far more aggressive than you assume appeared first on Health Nut News.

Live: Socceroos take on host team UAE in the Asian Cup quarter final

Simon Smale at Just In - 13 hours ago
The Socceroos will have to contend with the passionate home support when they take on hosts UAE for a spot in the Asian Cup semi finals. Follow all the action and build up in our live blog.

Push back against Trump's 'offensive' space proposal

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Members of the UK's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament hold signs at their recent annual conference * Trump boasts that his latest proposal to station orbiting battle stations in space would enable the Space Command to pick-off any nuclear missile attack against the US. The new Trump space proposal is a key element in Pentagon first-strike attack planning sold to the public as ‘missile defense’. The system is not actually designed to protect the U.S. from every nuclear missile launched at us—that would be a mathematical impossibility. This Star Wars system would only work as the ... more »

DeVos Has A Hammer

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 14 hours ago
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been busy lately, making actual somewhat-public appearances and talking about all her favorites subjects. Thursday it was the 87th annual United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, and her remarks included many of her favorite points. But she's not just beating a drum; she's working with a big, heavy hammer. Bang bang bang. Here are some highlights: *Droll understatement:* "I was active in local politics and policy" sounds so much humbler than "I used to run the GOP in Michigan" and so much cleaner than flat-out admitting that you're bu... more »

Trump Associate Roger Stone Arrested, Faces Obstruction Charge

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel's Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe.

President Trump Associate Roger Stone Arrested For Making False Statements And Witness Tampering

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Trump ally Roger Stone arrested by Federal agents with GUNS DRAWN shouting 'FBI! Open the door!' in dramatic pre-dawn raid following indictment in Mueller's Russia probe on seven counts related to WikiLeaks hack of Democrats' emails during 2016 election* * Roger Stone, a former longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida * Facing seven charges including making false statements and witness tampering * He is due to make his first court appearance later on Friday, as Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is also set to app... more »

My Employment Law Predictions For 2019

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 14 hours ago
Honestly, I thought about skipping predictions this year, because what's happening with the president is unpredictable. However, I'll take my best shot. Here are my predictions for employment law in 2019: - *Florida might be more pro-employee*: Although our new governor was a Trump pick, I don't think that's the end of the story. He's already fighting to lift some legislatively-imposed restrictions on medical marijuana. His new Chief of Staff was also Charlie Crist's Chief. You might remember that Charlie, although a Republican at the time, was actually pretty goo... more »

U.S. Military Operational Activity in the Sahel

alichtenbaum at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
U.S. Army Special Forces soldier instructs a Senegalese soldier on small unit tactics during Flintlock 18, April 12, 2018 in Tahoua, Niger. (Source: Flickr/USAFRICOM) In the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Department of Defense announced a shift away from counterterrorism operations around the world to focus on major state power competition. One year on, as the United States seems poised to wind down its military campaigns against non-state actors in Syria and Afghanistan, it is worth examining if and how the Trump administration is implementing this realignment elsewhere. One... more »

5 Great Reasons Why You Should Not Take #Statins

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
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The Four Powers and Our Role

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 14 hours ago
[image: LaRouchePAC organizing in NYC. December, 2018 [Eli Santiago / LaRouchePAC]] Most of our fellow-citizens have not got the slightest idea of how the world has fundamentally changed. As Lyndon LaRouche had long forecast, and as he has fought ceaselessly to bring this about, the Four Powers of the United States, Russia, China and India are coming forward as a unity to lead human civilization forward, and must soon be able to snuff out the British Empire and the principle of empire—hopefully forever. Russian-Chinese conflict rose to the level of undeclared military clashes in 19... more »

The Evil Trio from McCarthy to Trump via Watergate, Reagan, Bush: Cohn-Stone-Manafort

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
Finally, the self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” who helped bring us Nixon, Bush, and Trump, and some additional bad things, was arrested … Continue reading →

U.S. Will Probably Pull-Out Of The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Next Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Defense News:* *With days to go before deadline, nuclear treaty seems doomed* WASHINGTON — A top American official today does not expect Russia will meet the demands of the Trump administration before a Feb. 2 deadline, when America will begin withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. Asked if she was optimistic Russia would meet the U.S. deadline, Andrea Thompson, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, was blunt: “I’m not.” The INF Treaty, signed between the U.S. and Russia in 1987, bans all land-based cruise missiles with a ra... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 14 hours ago
As I'm sure you know, Roger Stone was arrested this morning. Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel’s Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home on Friday and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe.... The indictment does not charge Stone with conspiring with WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website that published the emails, or with the Russian officers Mueller says hacked them. Instead, it accuses him of witness tampering, obstruction and false statements about his interactions related to WikiLeaks... more »

Where Is Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A composite image of Juan Guaidó (left), the Venezuelan opposition leader who declared himself interim president; and President Nicolás Maduro (right), who refused to step down. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters; Marco Bello/Reuters *Business Insider:* *Venezuela 'interim president' is in hiding — despite US backing — and appears to be failing one of his own 3 tests for securing power * * Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader who declared himself interim president, has disappeared from the public eye. * It comes as Venezuela's military leaders declared their support for embat... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago

Legal cannabis gifts lead to new business practice in Michigan

John Schroyer at Marijuana Business Daily - 15 hours ago
A legal loophole in Michigan that allows for individuals to give away marijuana free of charge has led to a new business model by some companies under which they sell products such as non-infused candy or art and add a free bit of cannabis as a “gift.” According to Michigan Daily, some entrepreneurs got the […] Legal cannabis gifts lead to new business practice in Michigan is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Cannabis business takeaways for week ending Jan. 25 (SLIDESHOW)

Lindsey Bartlett at Marijuana Business Daily - 15 hours ago
Florida’s governor wants to open the state’s medical marijuana market, New Jersey and Illinois offer cannabis as an alternative to opioids – plus other important news from around the marijuana industry. Cannabis business takeaways for week ending Jan. 25 (SLIDESHOW) is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

The Army Wants a 1,000 Mile Range Supergun to Sink China's Navy

Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol* *Security, * ...in the South China Sea? The Army is working on a supergun with a 1,000-mile range that could potentially hit targets in the South China Sea from a gun pit on land, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters on Wednesday. "You can imagine a scenario where the Navy feels that it cannot get into the South China Sea because of Chinese naval vessels, or whatever," Esper said during a media roundtable. "We can – from a fixed location, on an island or some other place – engage enemy targets, naval targets, at great distances and maintain ... more »

China's Now Has a Super Weapon America's Navy Lacks: Railguns

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * China's futuristic electromagnetic railgun may already be the most powerful cannon to ever roam the high seas — ahead of schedule. *This is a good sign for the future of the Navy's powerful supergun, true. But with the Haiyang Shan prowling the high seas — and tensions between the U.S and Chinese navies at a boiling point — this funding may simply be too little, too late.* China's futuristic electromagnetic railgun may already be the most powerful cannon to ever roam the high seas — ahead of schedule. In June, a U.S. intelligence assessment estima... more »

A Flawed Science Journalism Article Provides Good Education On How We Can Do Better

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 15 hours ago
Anti-science activists are having a field day on social media, happy that a rather poorly designed study can let them claim that human sperm is being damaged by modern pesticides, even though the study found nothing of the kind. read more

How corruption in forensic science is harming the criminal justice system

Jessica S. Henry, Associate Professor, Department of Justice Studies, Montclair State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
Forensic science is only as good as the equipment and the people who calibrate it, some high-profile cases indicate. Thousands of innocent people have been harmed. Here's how.

3 ways to make your voice heard besides protesting

Anna Amirkhanyan, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University School of Public Affairs at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
Showing up at school board meetings might not sound as exciting as marching in the streets. But it can be an effective way to change things at the local level.

In Haiti, climate aid comes with strings attached

Keston K. Perry, Postdoctoral researcher, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
Haiti is extremely vulnerable to climate change. It is also very poor. International donors have stepped in to help the country fund climate mitigation, but is the money going where it's most needed?

Are federal workers being forced into involuntary servitude?

Michael H. LeRoy, Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
In these cases, what matters is how much pressure an employer puts on their employee to do the work.


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*BRAZEN CASH FOR FAVOURS SCAM MAKES VOTE INVALID* *EPIC CORRUPTION TAKES PLACE IN PUBLIC ARENA* *SOROS AND TSIPRAS BUY KEY VOTES IN PUBLIC VIEW TO STRIP GREEK MACEDONIANS OF RIGHTS OVER CLAIMS TO THEIR HISTORY AND EVEN TERRITORY* *Alexis Tsipras has bought key votes to pass the Macedonia name deal by 153, according to media. * *The corruption of our democracy now so evident in Greece is evident also in the UK with Brexit, in the DR Congo and in Germany with Merkel.* *The FT's proposal for a rigged people's assembly and rigged referendum or poll is no substitute for functioning par... more »

‘Rio Matsuri’ Japanese Cultural Festival Comes to Riocentro

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, January 25th, to Sunday, January 27th, Riocentro events center, in Barra da Tijuca, will be awash with all the trappings of Japanese culture as the second edition of ‘Rio Matsuri’ arrives, filling the space with authentic gastronomy, dance, sport and cultural presentations. The […] The post ‘Rio Matsuri’ Japanese Cultural Festival Comes to Riocentro appeared first on The Rio Times.

History's Project Blue Book - The Lubbock Lights

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 15 hours ago
Well, I’m in a bit of a pickle here. I confess that I do like *History’s Project Blue Book*. When I look at it as entertainment with a bit of history thrown in, I find the show to be intriguing. However, when I look at it as a historical document, I see the many flaws in it… not in the story telling, but in the history that it is so loosely based on. I can, of course, point out the flaws in the Lubbock Lights tale from the beginning when we see a lone man in an airport control tower, to the end where we see Little Finger… I mean Hynek… along with Captain Michael Quinn, told the big... more »

Doofus Of The Day #1,035

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 15 hours ago
Today's award goes, jointly and severally, to the Washington D.C. City Council. The D.C. City Council voted 11 to 2 to override Mayor Muriel Bowser’s veto of their bill to decriminalize fare evasion on the metro on Tuesday, prompting the District to join the likes of California, Seattle, Portland and New York where such measures have already been enacted. “With today’s vote, the Council sent a clear message that it is committed to progressive criminal justice reform that dismantles the systemic racial and economic injustice that has only harmed our communities,” said Nassim Moshir... more »

Transporting Drugs Across the Southwest Border - Why A Border Wall Won't Work

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 15 hours ago
With the southern border of the United States gaining a very significant portion of news coverage especially when it comes to Donald Trump's proclamations that the border region is a source of crime in the United States, a brief look at the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment from the Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Agency gives us interesting insight into how a border wall could impact the flow of drugs across the Mexico - United States frontier. According to the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), Mexico is a key source of the following illicit drugs: 1.) Heroin ... more »

All The Money In The World

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Pretty and colorful as it is, that tweet from Professor Kelton isn't embedded as a decoration for the page. She's making an important point, more aggressively-- and beyond-- what Elizabeth Warren said in her famous first Senate campaign house-party, namely that "there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own; *nobody*. You built a factory out there; good for you. But I want to be clear-- you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe on your factory because of police forces and fore forc... more »

After university goes silent, diabetes journal retracts three papers

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A group of researchers based in Italy has had three papers retracted for likely using the same images to represent different experimental conditions. The retractions, in Diabetes, published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), follow expressions of concern for the papers in early 2018 and the launch of an investigation by the authors’ institution into … Continue reading After university goes silent, diabetes journal retracts three papers

New photos of Russian military exoskeleton used in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Russian media has released fresh photos of an advanced military exoskeleton, designed to help soldiers carry heavy mortars and fire 700 machine gun rounds without reloading. The devices have already been used in Syria. The images of the device were published earlier this week by RIA Novosti news agency. Their equipment is designed for army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey will create buffer zone in northern Syria if one is not established: Erdogan

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that if a buffer zone is not created in northern Syria, his nation will establish their own. “We expect a safe zone and buffer zone agreement to protect our country’s borders from terrorists within the next few months; otherwise, we will create this […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Arab tribes reject Turkey’s safe zone and military incursion in northern Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian government’s meeting with the Arab tribes of northern and eastern Syria began this morning inside the town of Ithriya, a military source in Aleppo city told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the government delegation, led by Syrian intelligence chief Ali Mamlouk, met with thousands of tribesmen from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Marzieh Hashemi speaks out after release from FBI custody (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor for Iran’s state-funded Press TV, was released from FBI custody on Wednesday after spending ten days as a witness in unspecified criminal case. She recalled her time in FBI jail in an interview with RT’s Afshin Rattansi, speaking in Washington on Thursday. Hashemi said she was flown to Washington DC after […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Mideast expert expects Turkey to heed Russia’s stance on buffer zones in Syria: TASS

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Erdogan won’t abruptly rush towards creating a buffer zone in the north of Syria without factoring in Moscow’s position, Vladimir Fitin, head of the Center of the Near and Middle East at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, told TASS on Thursday. “I think Turkey won’t make any abrupt and unexpected moves without consulting Russia. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US-backed rebels allegedly dismiss official after raping 10 year girl near Al-Tanf region

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The former spokesperson for the US-backed Mughawar Al-Thawra group, “Abu Jarah”, was allegedly dismissed from his role after he was caught raping a ten-year-old girl in the Rukban Refugee Camp near the Al-Tanf region, the former spokesperson for the New Syrian Army (NSyA) Mzahem Alsaloum tweeted this morning, citing a report from Liveuamap. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Pink Floyd frontman hopes to do more humanitarian missions in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has expressed hope that he would take part in more rescue missions after he helped reunite Felicia Perkins-Ferreira with her two children — sever-year-old Ayyub and eleven-year-old Mahmud. “It’s the first time, but I hope it won’t be the last”, Waters told the BBC. Referring to his rescue mission to bring two stranded foreign boys out of northern Syria and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

YPG to begin talks with Syrian gov’t in coming days: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The chief of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) told the Reuters News Agency on Thursday that talks with the Syrian government will begin in the coming days. “There are attempts to carry out negotiations … the Syrian government stance was positive,” the YPG commander Sipan Hemo told Reuters. “We […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily Brief 2019-01-24

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
This is a summary of 33 AMN articles on the following subjects: Syria, US, Idlib, Russia, Assad, Turkey, Damascus, Erdogan, Syra, Maduro, Venezuela, Israel, Lebanon, Sweden, Iran, Saudi, Yemen, IDF, Manbij, Deir_Ezzor, Euphrates, ISIS, IRGC, Netanyahu, Soleimani, Putin, Aleppo, Caracas, Marzieh. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem readership to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

‘That’s what socialism gets you!’ – Trump lambasts Venezuela

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
US President Donald Trump commented on the evolving situation in Venezuela during a cabinet meeting in Washington DC on Thursday, taking the opportunity to knock socialist ideology. “Well, it’s a very sad situation, that was the richest state in all of that area, that’s a big, beautiful area, and by far the richest. And now […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army uncovers mass grave filled with victims of ISIS in Palmyra

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Syrian military uncovered a mass grave containing the bodies of several soldiers and civilians in the Al-Amariyah District of Palmyra. According to a report from the Homs Governorate, the Syrian military found the mass grave while combing through the liberated neighborhoods of Al-Amariyah this week. The report said that the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish Army launches attack against Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Turkish Army carried out a new attack against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate last night. According to the state-owned Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Armed Forces attacked the YPG forces near the key town of Tal Rifa’at in northern Aleppo. “Howitzers […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iranian official blasts Russia for ‘inactive’ S-300 during Israeli attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – An Iranian official heavily criticized the Russian Federation on Thursday for leaving their S-300 system ‘inactive’ during the Israeli attack last Sunday. The head of Majlis (parliament) national security and foreign policy commission Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh said on Thursday afternoon that the Russian S-300 system, which is deployed in Syria, was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey in indirect contact with Syrian gov’t: FM

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Al-Khaber TV on Thursday that Ankara and Moscow were in agreement on most issues regarding Syria, except when it comes to the future of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. However, while Turkey wants Assad gone, Cavusoglu did say that Ankara is in indirect contact with Damascus. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi Coalition destroys Houthi training camp

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Saudi Coalition unleashed a heavy attack on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa last night after the Houthi forces fired several ballistic missiles into southern Saudi Arabia. According to local reports, the Saudi Coalition conducted several airstrikes over the Delmi military base that is located within the vicinity of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Keenan becomes second minister to announce departure from politics

Matthew Doran at Just In - 16 hours ago
Federal Human Services Minister Michael Keenan becomes the second Liberal MP to quit the Morrison Government in another major blow ahead of the federal poll.

Trump ally Roger Stone charged with offences including witness tampering

Just In - 16 hours ago
Roger Stone, a longtime ally of US President Donald Trump who advised his 2016 presidential campaign, is arrested and charged with seven counts, according to a grand jury indictment made public by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office.

Meet this year's Australia Day Honours recipients

Alina Eacott at Just In - 16 hours ago
Stars of the stage and screen, top athletes and dozens of local heroes are among the 1,127 Australians across a wide range of industries are being recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours list. Here's what some of the recipients had to say.

Moody's lifts WA credit rating outlook amid warning of threat from China trade war

Rebecca Turner at Just In - 16 hours ago
Moody's raises WA's credit rating outlook from stable to positive but there are warnings about the possible impact on the state's economy from the China-US trade dispute.

Detained Chinese-Australian writer gets first visit from consular officials

Just In - 16 hours ago
Officials make contact with Yang Hengjun, who had not been heard from since he flew to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou with his family last week.

Nitrogen oxide: Is it really that dangerous, lung doctors ask?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Tallbloke German scientists are fighting back against mainstream thinking about the health dangers of nitrogen oxide and particulates. From Deutsche Welle: How dangerous arenitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter really? Lung doctors have now joined the debate on driving bans in city centers, designed to enforce current […]

12 reasons why even low levels of glyphosate are unsafe

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 16 hours ago
By Zen Honeycutt, Founding Executive Director Mom’s Across America, Children’s Heath Defense Coalition Partner Proponents of GMOs and Glyphosate-based herbicides and staunch believers in the EPA have long argued that low levels of glyphosate exposure are safe for humans. Even our own EPA tells us that Americans can consume 17 times more glyphosate in our […] The post 12 reasons why even low levels of glyphosate are unsafe appeared first on Health Nut News.

AI wins at StarCraft 2: do humans suck at everything?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
If you missed it, in recent years, it became clear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is capable of beating humans in seemingly "human-like creative" games such as chess and Go. Yesterday, the media were full of the story that Deepmind, a sister company of Google's (also owned by Alphabet), has developed "AlphaStar" which just humiliated the world's best human players of StarCraft 2. Resistance is futile: Deepmind's AlphaStar AI hammers StarCraft II pros in world first That's a 20-year-old computer game, a strategy game somewhat similar to the Civilization of Sid Meier, where three ... more »

Greek business could lose right to name Macedonia under Soros name change deal, warns Chamber

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 16 hours ago
*The Central Macedonian branch of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece, warned regional food producers that they may not be able to use the Macedonia if the name deal is ratified. * *https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/24/experts-warn-macedonian-businesses-to-register-trademarks-now/* *Under the deal, the use of the term Macedonia could become the exclusive right of FYROM or Skopje, a Slavic country, which no historical relationship to the ancient homeland of the Greeks in northeastern Macedonia.* *FYROM lays claims, moreover, to the Greek region involving one Slavic language a... more »


Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 16 hours ago
Print the POLST form and read. http://www.cathmed.org/resources/polst/ Do not sign this form. Things are moving quickly. It was just 2012 that President Obama was still saying that marriage was between a man and a woman. Were President Trump to say that today it would be more shouts for impeachment. Polygamy demands were supposed to come after same sex marriage, or incest law revocation, but the transgender lobby jumped in to use up the coffers for the marriage fight and look how well they’ve done in a very short period of time. We now have unlimited numbers of gender and you ... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 16 hours ago
*Larisa ANEL MP Vasilis Kokkalis is among the MPs allegedly bribed by George Soros to vote for a potential civil war and war plot involving a name change to Macedonia.* *Buying votes for cash is a very serious allegation that needs to be investigated. If team patriot Greece use all the evidence my case Delta 15 218 at Larisa court, they can put Soros, Tsipras and and their corrupt judges in jail and clear the way for proper investigation into bribery allegations.* *Globalists need to note this applies especially if I am dead.* *The next show trial date is coming up on February 11th.... more »

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