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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

27 January - Blogs I'm Following - 2 of 3

10:05 pm MST


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"It's fear of the unknown. The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that - it's all illusion. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it's unknown and it's plain sailing. Everything is unknown - then you're ahead of the game. That's what it is. Right?" - John Lennon

Djokovic hails Australian Open win over Nadal as 'truly a perfect match'

Luke Pentony at Just In - 9 hours ago
Novak Djokovic produces a breathtaking performance to blitz Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final but his record seventh crown seemed "highly unlikely" 12 months ago.

'Counting stars instead of money': Meet the Australians living on the road

David Claughton at Just In - 9 hours ago
For some Australians, travelling is more a lifestyle than a tourist trip, and their reasons for seeking an alternative way of life are varied.

'Have a crack at it': New generation of Indigenous students learn ancestral language

Cameron Gooley at Just In - 9 hours ago
The Gamilaraay language from northern New South Wales was nearly extinct a few decades ago, but thanks to restoration efforts, students like Tanya McEwan and Billy Williams are now studying the language of their people.

The Sims is a 'digital dollhouse' for a generation that can't afford to buy

Ariel Bogle at Just In - 9 hours ago
Alicia can't yet buy a house in Sydney. But she can in The Sims — the "weirdest" game that's enduring as its fans grow up.

'It's time to change': Japanese region breaks taboo on tattoos ahead of Rugby World Cup

Lauren Beldi at Just In - 9 hours ago
Once considered the hallmark of criminals and the mafia, attitudes to tattoos in Japan are slowly relaxing ahead of an influx of rugby fans and players.

Botox in the bush: The FIFO cosmetic clinics bringing beauty to the outback

Just In - 9 hours ago
Australia's billion-dollar cosmetics industry is making inroads into remote areas, bringing Botox to the bush, but health regulators are warning people to do their research.

Australian scientist and sister found dead in Argentina

Just In - 9 hours ago
Dr Lily Pereg and her sister Pyrhia Sarusi disappeared in Argentina more than two weeks ago after travelling to the South American country to visit Ms Sarusi's son.


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give." - E. O. Wilson

"What Is 5G? Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Newest Cell Phone Technology"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"What Is 5G? Here's Everything You Need To Know * *About The Newest Cell Phone Technology"* by Lisa Dunn Just the other day, I was sitting on my couch in North Carolina, face-to-face with my nieces, who were cuddling on their couch hundreds of miles away. They were breathlessly recounting, in the way children of a certain age do, how they spent their snow day. The usual: sledding, screaming, making snow angels. But just as my eldest niece was about to tell me her favorite part of the day, both her face and her voice shuddered and shut down. FaceTime had frozen. Suddenly the miles b... more »

‘Life-threatening’ ‘unprecedented’ cold to hit U.S. next week

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
Could affect nearly 200 million people Using words such as “life-threatening,” “dangerous,” “brutal,” and “unprecedented,” the National Weather Service is forecasting extreme cold for the U.S. next week. The upper Midwest and Great Lakes will plunge into life-threatening conditions, the weather service said Friday. The cold will be most intense from Tuesday through Thursday. Although ... Read more‘Life-threatening’ ‘unprecedented’ cold to hit U.S. next week The post ‘Life-threatening’ ‘unprecedented’ cold to hit U.S. next week appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Winter storm warning, blizzard warning, wind-chill watch – All for one area

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
Look out South Dakota! – Wind chills to 60 below zero possible. National Weather Service Aberdeen SD Sun Jan 27 2019 – WINTER STORM WARNING FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM THIS EVENING… BLIZZARD WARNING FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MONDAY… WIND CHILL WATCH FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT… Heavy snow and ... Read moreWinter storm warning, blizzard warning, wind-chill watch – All for one area The post Winter storm warning, blizzard warning, wind-chill watch – All for one area appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Alligators frozen in place with their snouts above the ice so they can breathe – Video

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
Second year in a row that this has happened in North Carolina swamp. 25 Jan 2019 – Freezing temperatures triggered at least 18 of the cold-blooded creatures to turn to brumation, a type of temporary hibernation specific to reptiles. “It’s a survival mechanism that they do in the event they need to breathe. They stick ... Read moreAlligators frozen in place with their snouts above the ice so they can breathe – Video The post Alligators frozen in place with their snouts above the ice so they can breathe – Video appeared first on Ice Age Now.

"When one country exchanges, in other words, when one country traffics with another, the whole of its advantage consists in the commodities imported. It benefits by importation, and by nothing else." #QotD

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*"The benefit which is derived from exchanging one commodity for another, arises, in all cases, from the commodity received, not from the commodity given. When one country exchanges, in other words, when one country traffics with another, the whole of its advantage consists in the commodities imported. It benefits by importation, and by nothing else. … That country, or, more properly speaking, the people of that country, have certain commodities of their own, but these they are willing to give for certain commodities of other countries. They prefer having those other commodities.... more »

The Russia Interference Narrative is McCarthyism Reborn in the 21st Century

Rainer Shea at The Ghion Journal - 9 hours ago
At least within the limits of its influence over public opinion, Russiagate has been very effective at propagating militaristic and authoritarian views. It’s been so effective because it’s exploited a crisis-the crisis of the Trump presidency-and turned much of liberal America’s attention towards fearing a manufactured foreign threat. As Glenn Greenwald recently wrote about this manipulation: “A new generation of Democrats, politically engaged for the first time as a result of fears over Trump, [are]… The post The Russia Interference Narrative is McCarthyism Reborn in the 21st Cen... more »

Free Willie – Former San Francisco Mayor Admits He Had Affair With Kamala Harris and Advanced Her Political Career….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 9 hours ago
It has been an open secret of sorts that Senator Kamala Harris began her political career by sleeping with San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown in exchange for him promoting her to political offices and enlisting donor support for her career … Continue reading →

President Trump Draws Attention to Border Crisis in Hildago County New Mexico…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 9 hours ago
Investigative reporter Chris Ramirez reported on the security crisis and crime on the southern border in New Mexico. He speaks with New Mexico border residents about the security challenges on the border, with one resident noting, “we have a crisis … Continue reading →

Misconceptions About Battery Storage

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood There is a very common misconception that battery storage can solve the problems of intermittency arising from renewable energy sources. For instance, there was this little exchange on the Telegraph article today about wind farms along the HS2 route to power the trains: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/01/26/wind-farms-could-built-along-route-hs2-confidential-government/ What the public […]

When you greet the morning Sun

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 9 hours ago
From the beginning the power of the Universal Spirit has sought to convey higher grace to all men. While man in many ages has earnestly sought to find deliverance from a host of problems and to unleash the secrets of nature within himself, he has also created a great deal of adversity by his self-erected barriers. These, being both mental and emotional, have prevented the great cosmic light from acting in his world. We stand ready and willing to shatter the forcefield of human delusion and to create in the consciousness of practical men and women of today an awareness of the divi... more »

Reduces homocysteine levels and acts as an Alzheimer’s bodyguard

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 10 hours ago
Like autism among children, Alzheimer’s among seniors has reached epidemic proportions, with no slowdown in sight. On the contrary, evidence suggests the trend is worsening. At present, Alzheimer’s affects about 5.4 million Americans and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 1 in 6 […] The post Reduces homocysteine levels and acts as an Alzheimer’s bodyguard appeared first on Health Nut News.

An Apache Pilot Tells Us What It's Like To Fly The Military's Most Heavily Armed Attack Helicopter

Task and Purpose, James Clark at Test Feed Using Fields - 10 hours ago
*Task and Purpose, James Clark* *Security, * [image: U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons] We have the story. Welcome to Confessions Of, an occasional series where Task & Purpose's James Clark solicits hilarious, embarrassing, and revealing stories from troops and vets about their job, billet, or a tour overseas. Are you in an interesting assignment and think you might have something to share? Email james@taskandpurpose.com with your story. "Nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish. Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helico... more »

The Week in Pictures

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
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the Law demands the circumscription of holy ideas and cosmic powers within a framework

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 10 hours ago
* the* Law demands the circumscription of holy ideas and cosmic powers within a framework carefully constructed so as to avoid senseless clashes between those who are working for the same causes, even though their personal philosophies may place them at opposite ends of the spectrum…. I tell you truly that the intricate ideas piled up in the memory body of humanity often become an oppressive weight which does not give wings to the hungry spirit yearning to soar. By a like token the dire threats that seem in the hands of impersonal nature to bode ill to humanity are only the accre... more »

Sunday Talks: Mick Mulvaney Discusses Border Security and Government Shutdown Fight…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 10 hours ago
It is a rather incredulous dynamic where President Trump is fighting to secure the southern border, while the Democrat speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, coordinates resistance bribes from Mexican cartels to stop him. I digress… In this … Continue reading →

Media, The Enemy of We The People…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 10 hours ago
Michael Isikoff highlighted how media is enmeshed within “Spygate” in February when he admitted his reporting was being used by the DOJ and FBI to advance the political objectives of the intelligence community. Additionally, FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI … Continue reading →

Why is it that in 45 years we haven’t gone back to the #Moon?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago
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Parents: let your kids fail. You’ll be doing them a favor

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

Feeling #Lonely? Scientists Are Developing a Pill to Fight Loneliness

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

These ‘Frozen’ #Alligators Aren’t Dead, They’re Displaying a Creepy Survival Strategy

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

Racial purity is “scientifically meaningless,” say 8,000 geneticists

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

It’s safer to #intubate critically ill patients without muscle relaxation.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

People Are Now Travelling Across The US to Deliberately Breathe Radioactive Air

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

Meet The Peculiar Fruit That Could Soon Become as Common as a #Strawberry

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

#Honey Explained in Details : Benefits and Bad Effects.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

5 Great Reasons Why You Should Not Take #Statins.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago

CENSORSHIP Wins This Round As YouTube Now Deems Conspiracy Videos “BORDERLINE CONTENT”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Press For Truth YouTube has gone to the next level of taking the role of gatekeeper over all information. Dan Dicks covers the latest... more »

“By hook or by crook.” Alexis Tsipras delivers North Macedonia agreement (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 69. The post “By hook or by crook.” Alexis Tsipras delivers North Macedonia agreement (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Russia’s foreign debt at decade low, as economy shifts away from neo-liberal order (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 68. The post Russia’s foreign debt at decade low, as economy shifts away from neo-liberal order (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

US Senator Markey Blasts Dangerous New Trump NRC Post-Fukushima Nuclear Safety Rule Which Is Even Worse Than The Obama One

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
Obama was bad; Trump is worse. For every bad in life, there can be a worse. Find out how close … Continue reading →

Who Is Roger Stone (To Trump)?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
Above, Roger Stone is located in the two right frames with Reagan-Bush. Original here: https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/sites/default/files/archives/audiovisual/contactsheets/c11150.jpg Stone and Manafort had a … Continue reading →

All-Time Record Cold At Dixon, Illinois?

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 11 hours ago
The forecast maximum temperature at Dixon, Illinois for Wednesday is 18F. Dixon, IL 10-Day Weather Forecast – The Weather Channel | Weather.com If the forecast is accurate, that would be the coldest afternoon on record at Dixon since 1895. The … Continue reading →

Finally Admitted! “New” Tech Can Beam Voices Directly Into Your Head

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Truthstream Media Wow has technology literally taken over society. I don’t think this would’ve flown even ten years ago and now they are openly... more »

“Surveillance Capitalism” Reveals How Businesses Sell User Data to Thrive – Kinda Like How A.I. Uses Human Bodies as Batteries to Thrive in “The Matrix”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By B.N. Frank It may be the most horrifying moment in film, The Matrix – Neo learns that humans are being grown – without their knowledge... more »

The British Empire that Jailed LaRouche 30 Years Ago is Same Apparatus Assaulting the Trump Presidency Today!

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
The People who Jailed LaRouche 30 yrs ago = The People attacking Trump Today Video of The People who Jailed LaRouche 30 yrs ago = The People attacking Trump Today Thirty years ago, on January 27, 1989, Lyndon LaRouche and a number of his associates were imprisoned, in a case described by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark as the worst example of government persecution he had ever seen. The networks responsible for this outrage are the same as those behind the regime change coup drive against President Trump, beginning with high level officials of British intelligence, who ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 27

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
1925 League of Nations Commission on Mosul arrived in province to protests Was to determine who would get Mosul Iraq or Turkey Commission interviewed hundreds of locals and mapped economy, land, trade routes, ethnicities (Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq) 1948 Communists called for more protests against Anglo-Iraq Treaty to topple govt (Musings On Iraq book review *Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam*) (Musings On Iraq Interviewwith Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party) 1948 Mass demonstration against Anglo-I... more »

Trump's Proposal Was Radical-- AOC And Elizabeth Warren Are Reformers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
I wish that crazy Trump would just settle down and go spend his days playing golf again so AOC could get Congress working on a sensible agenda. You know who's work I'm really enjoying? Eric Levitz at *New York* Magazine. Once a poetry lecturer at Johns Hopkins, this guy has been writing excellent essays on the nexus of where politics meets the world of finance. And this pinned tweet is pretty awesome too, don't you think? His latest, AOC Thinks Concentrated Wealth Is Incompatible With Democracy. So Did Our Founders, shows he still has a poetic heart. He's become a reliable defe... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: El Miraculoso SambaJazz @ Praia Vermelha (Urca) – This first event of the year for El Miraculoso SambaJazz invites everyone to Urca’s beautiful Praia Vermelha for a free session […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, January 27, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Meet Israel's Super Dolphin-Class Submarine (Armed with Nukes?)

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We take a look. *The second set of Dolphin submarines, Dolphin II, was ordered in the mid-2000s. These subs are virtually identical to the previous class except for the addition of a thirty-six-foot-long plug in the hull to accommodate an air independent propulsion (AIP) system, allowing the submarine to operate submerged for much longer periods than diesel electric subs without it. * Israel’s submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an a... more »

Stealth Can't Stop This: What Could Kill the F-35 Program (and Aircraft Carriers)

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * One word: deficits. *Politically and institutionally, it is hard to imagine the Pentagon halting flagship projects like the F-35. Nonetheless, with the federal deficit growing, the military is likely to see some lean years.* Is it worth sacrificing some F-35s and aircraft carriers to trim the federal budget deficit? *(This first appeared last month.)* That’s one option on the table, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO estimates that if current spending continues, the $779 trillion deficit in 2018 will double to $1.4 trillion by 202...more »

Here's How a Russian-Built Submarine 'Sunk' a U.S. Navy Nuclear Sub

Dave Majumdar at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * In a simulation... *The U.S. Navy’s global mission essentially mandates a vessel that can operate independently far from home waters for extended periods. Navies with a more localized mission can afford to operate short-range diesel-electric boats.* Is it possible that one of New Delhi’s Russian-built *Kilo*-class diesel-electric attack submarines managed to “sink” a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy* Los Angeles*-class attack submarine during exercises in October 2015? The Indian submarine INS *Sindhudhvaj* (S56) allegedly “killed” USS *City of Corpus Chr... more »

Green Energy Blues: Falmouth City Cautionary Tale

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 12 hours ago
A wind turbine loomed over the Craggy Ridge neighborhood in West Falmouth. JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF The story is by David Abel at Boston Globe January 24, 2019 ‘Green energy blues’ in a town that sought to do something about climate change. Excerpts in italics with my bolds. H/T Greenie Watch FALMOUTH — For nearly […]

Breaking: Israel recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as president

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday afternoon that his regime has recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s president. #BREAKING: Israel recognises Venezuela opposition leader as president: Netanyahu pic.twitter.com/cSEyRK6q7O — AFP news agency (@AFP) January 27, 2019 Netanyahu’s decision comes just ten years after Venezuela cut […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Venezuelan Army allegedly sends armored convoy towards Colombian border (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Venezuelan Army has allegedly sent an armored convoy towards the Colombian border as tensions inside the country continue to flare up. According to the Twitter user Already Happened, the Venezuelan Army sent an armored convoy of Russian-made self-propelled howitzer 2S19 MSTA-S to the Colombian border (video below). Venezuela forces, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Nasrallah: 14 yrs without finding tunnel is Israeli intel failure (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of the Lebanese resistance organisation Hezbollah, gave a live interview to Lebanese news agency Al-Mayadeen from an undisclosed location in Lebanon, on Saturday evening. Nasrallah mocked the Israeli failure to detect underground ‘resistance tunnels’ for up to 14 years as an “failure of Israeli intelligence,” stating that “this means the Israeli intelligence, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Battle for Yemeni-Saudi border heats up – map

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The battle for the Yemeni-Saudi border has recently intensified after the Saudi Coalition and their allies from the pro-government Yemeni Army stormed several areas inside the Sa’ada Governorate. Backed by heavy airstrikes, the Saudi Coalition has managed to capture a number of areas at the Kitaf front, including several mountains […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish Army attacks US-backed forces near Manbij

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Turkish Army, alongside their allied rebel forces, targeted the US-backed Manbij Military Council’s positions in the northwestern countryside of Manbij on Saturday, the Hawar News Agency reported, citing the Manbij Military Council’s statement. “The mercenaries of the Turkish occupation army targeted a number of populated villages north-west of Manbij, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Russian military shoots down armed drones over Hmeimim Airbase

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – At approximately 3:00 P.M. (local time), the Russian air defenses intercepted several drones that were flying over the Latakia Governorate city of Jableh near the Hmeimim Airbase. According to a source near the scene, the Russian air defenses shot down at least three of the armed drones, preventing them from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hariri, Jumblatt vow to confront Syrian aggression together

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the leader of the Progressive Socialist Party Walid Jumblatt agreed to confront the latest Syrian ‘escalation’ together. “They have agreed to coordinate, especially in the face of the Syrian escalation against them, and specifically after the Syrian regime’s claims that Hariri, Jumblatt and Lebanese […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

UN Syria Envoy Pedersen meets Arab League Cheif Gheit in Cairo (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
The UN’s recently appointed Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen met with the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit in Cairo on Sunday, as part of the envoy’s ongoing tour of the region. Pedersen is scheduled to hold talks with Arab League members and senior officials as well as Syrian exiles during his […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kurdish forces attack rebel base near Turkish border (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Afrin Liberation Forces carried out a powerful attack on a Turkish-backed rebel base in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on January 22nd. According to the Afrin Liberation Forces, their personnel launched an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) at a rebel base in the northern Aleppo town of Azaz […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia denies sending military personnel to Venezuela

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – During a press conference in Moscow on Sunday, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters that all reports of Russian military personnel being sent to Venezuela are false. According to Peskov, the recent media reports of some 400 Russian military personnel being sent to Venezuela were untrue, adding that Moscow is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army kills Turkish-backed rebel commander in northern Hama

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a heavy artillery attack against the Turkish-backed Jaysh Al-Izza forces in northern Hama on Sunday. According to a military communique, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a heavy barrage of mortar and artillery shells towards Jaysh Al-Izza’s position, scoring several direct hits on the Turkish-baked […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US, Canadian jets ‘identified’ Russian bombers in airspace near Canada – NORAD

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
On Saturday, the Russian Defence Ministry said that two Tu-160 strategic bombers had carried out a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, spending over 15 hours in the airspace. The ministry noted that all flights had been conducted in strict accordance with the international rules on the use of the airspace. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Aditya Chakrabortty discusses the belated recognition among the world's most privileged few that they can't but their way out of the fundamental issues facing humankind. And Branko Milanovic highlights the Davos set's lip service to combating inequality as long as it does nothing to affect the imbalances in their favour. - The London School of Economics points out Jonathan Mijs' work on the connection between social divisions and relative popular acceptance of inequality. And Polly Toynbee writes about the right's exploitation of that link: ... more »

Missing story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
I see staggering news that *Countdown*'s Rachel Riley has been given extra security in the light of her stand against antisemitism, especially in Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. I see that from countless news outlets online, including Sky News, *The Guardian*, the *i, The Sun*, *The Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Star, METRO, The Evening Standard, *etc. For some reason though the BBC News website hasn't shown any interest in the story, so far. Why not?


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Frank Bruni has found a potential presidential candidate he could enthusiastically support. Here's the problem: She's not running and no one except Bruni thinks she should run: I did it. I found a significantly accomplished, defensibly qualified Democratic officeholder who isn’t flirting with — and hasn’t fantasized about — a presidential run in 2020.... Her name is Gina Raimondo. She’s the governor of [Rhode Island]. She just began her second term after being re-elected by a margin of more than 15 percentage points, and you would think that this commanding victory plus her youth (... more »

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Green, garrulous and ready to transform America

Peter Murphy at CFACT - 13 hours ago
Is America ready for full-blown socialism? The post Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Green, garrulous and ready to transform America appeared first on CFACT.

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Rob Have you been missing Rob Burley here on a Sunday? Well, here's the Editor of BBC Live Political Programmes in action again and engaging with some of the delightful denizens of Twitter following this morning's *The Andrew Marr Show, *where government minister Matt Hancock was asked if it's true that the Government might impose martial law after a No Deal Brexit (yes, really): *Tim Poole*: Hi Rob Burley - may I ask why the @BBCPolitics account hasn't tweeted a clip of Hancock talking about martial law? Seems fairly significant. *Rob Burley*: I’m not sitting across the Twitter... more »

Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea and Iran: From Transformational to Transactional

rlitwakguest at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Photo Credit: Getty Images via The Independent *Editor’s Note: Iran and North Korea have posed thorny problems for multiple U.S. administrations. The Trump administration, however, is trying a new tack, hoping to transform the regimes and eschewing intermediate steps. Robert Litwak of the Wilson Center calls for a more transactional approach, working incrementally to decrease the danger these rogue regimes pose rather than trying, and probably failing, to fundamentally transform them.* *Daniel Byman* *** The Trump administration’s strategy toward North Korea and Iran—countries ... more »

Episode #265 – ‘Globalist Coup d’Grâce?’ hosts Basil Valentine, Mike Robinson, guest Vanessa Beeley

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 13 hours ago
*SUNDAY WIRE SHOW* | Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

Encounter re-encountered, with lessons for today

Stephen Kimber at Halifax Examiner - 14 hours ago
I must admit I was surprised — and delighted — to Facebook-find a group I’d never heard of that is staging an event this Thursday to sit around, watch excerpts from a 50-year-old NFB documentary and then discuss, with Councillor Lindell Smith, HRM planners, and others, “parallels between the development happening in the 1970s and the […]

Wind farms could be built along HS2 route under confidential Government plans

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Ian This will put the cat among the pigeons! Wind farms could be built along the route of HS2 in a major resurrection of onshore turbines in Britain, under confidential Government-commissioned plans. An official strategy document seen by The Sunday Telegraph proposes powering the controversial rail […]

Complaints, complaints

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Minoan labyrinth, apparently modelled on the BBC's complaint process I recently received an email from a reader who has battled the BBC's labyrinthine complaints process and won. It took a lot of perseverance, including a long exchange of letters with the BBC and an escalation to Ofcom, but, finally, out of the blue, the BBC capitulated and conceded the point of the complaint. So, if you're very patient and are prepared to jump through several BBC hoops, it *can *be done! Indeed, here are a couple more recent examples. The first made me smile, as - like the above complaint - it ... more »

ICYMI: Here Comes Another Arctic Blast Edition (1/27)

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 14 hours ago
So it's going to get cold again. But in the meantime there are useful things to read about education. Here's the list for this week-- remember to share what you think needs to be shared. *Denver's Portfolio Model School District is a Failure* Thomas Ultican breaks down some of the details in the long-running reform experiment in Denver schools. *Automation at Davos* This is pretty stark stuff. The difference between what the movers and shakers say about AI publicly (It will be great for workers) and what they say privately (We'll be able to fire 99% of our human workforce). *Succe... more »

10 ways to protect yourself from the third leading cause of death in this country

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
Vaccines have quickly become Big Pharma’s most lucrative profit center. Currently valued at more than $34 billion a year, the vaccine industry is projected to exceed $49 billion by 2022. There are several reasons for this rapid growth. Not only are vaccines priced much higher than pills, but governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are also […] The post 10 ways to protect yourself from the third leading cause of death in this country appeared first on Health Nut News.

Jersey Jazzman: Broken Promises: Camden's "Renaissance" Charter Sc...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Jersey Jazzman: Broken Promises: Camden's "Renaissance" Charter Sc...: Work in education policy long enough and you

Pastor Rich Nathan on why he opposes abortion

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 14 hours ago
Pastor Nathan lists 10 points, but I’m just showing #3. http://www.richnathan.org/article/10-reasons-why-i-oppose-abortion? *The Christian church throughout history has been pro-life.* The Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights argues that the Bible does not forbid abortion. It is absolutely true that there are no explicit verses in the Bible opposing abortion. The reason is because during the biblical era, Jews believed that abortion was unthinkable. They regarded abortion as a form of murder and laws against murder were considered to be sufficient to cover abortion. In the... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin The Illegal CIA Operation That Brought Us 9/11 Government "Tried to Bury" Its Own Alarming Report on Climate Change EU Adds Saudi Arabia to Draft Terrorism Financing ListThe former CEO of Starbucks will reportedly tell '60 Minutes' he's considering a run for president as an independent The world's oldest Nobel Prize winner, a 96-year-old physicist, says his new invention will give everyone in the world clean, cheap energy Maduro Urges Supporters To Hit Streets As Russian "Security Contractors" Arrive In VenezuelaUS Warships Again Enter Taiwan Strait, But This Time ... more »

Venezuela: Backing Guaido, Military Defection & Britian Refuses to Return Venezuela's Gold

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
* Canada’s own Chrystia Freeland was involved. Of course. * *PressTV * The political crisis which came to a head in Venezuela this week followed "weeks of secret diplomacy," including *a visit last month to the United States, Colombia and Brazil by opposition leader Juan Guaido.* *Guaido declared himself the interim president* earlier this week and won immediate recognition from the US, in a move denounced by President Nicolas Maduro and a number of countries as a coup. During a televised speech in Caracas on Friday, Maduro accused the self-declared president of working on behalf... more »

Sunday song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

Vale Sounds New Alarm to Evacuate More of Devastated Brazilian Town

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Sunday, warning sirens were once again issued by mining giant Vale around the town of Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, alerting residents to move to higher ground. The alert was given less than 24 hours after a dam broke killing at […] The post Vale Sounds New Alarm to Evacuate More of Devastated Brazilian Town appeared first on The Rio Times.

Lemon Stroopwafel: Sweet and Sour, Infused With Flower

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
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12 Plants For Your Bedroom That Will Improve #Sleep Quality And Treat #Insomnia.

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Desi #Butter Is Better: #ClevelandClinic Lists Three Benefits Of #Ghee, Says It’s Excellent For The #Belly

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Mark Wahlberg reveals his daily 4 a.m. workout routine

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Here’s What The Signs on Your Products Actually Mean

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20 Proofs That Coke Does Not Belong In The Human Body.

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#Suicide Rate Of #Doctors Is The Highest Of Any #Profession And DOUBLE That Of The General #Population.

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Stem Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth In 2 Months.

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New Study Shows Stethoscopes Carried By Doctors Are Loaded With Bacteria

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AofA Revisited: Where’s the Outrage? Vaccines and Aborted Fetal Tissue.

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 16 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson With abortion in the news earlier this week, I took some time to reread a few articles about the practice of using aborted fetal cell lines in pharmaceutical products. I also started to watch the deposition of... more »

The Marine Corps Might Have a New Way to Kill Chinese Warships (Thanks to the F-35)

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 16 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * The U.S. Marine Corps is practicing a new method of speeding firepower across a war zone. And that could have big implications for America's military strategy in the western Pacific. *The Marine Corps is considering buying a dedicated anti-ship missile for its HIMARS launchers. The Corps proved, in a fall 2018 demonstration in Arizona, that an F-35 stealth fighter can pass targeting data to a rocket battery, improving its accuracy. A Marine F-35B detected a metal container on the ground and passed the GPS coordinates via radio data-link to the HIMARS cre... more »

India is Building a Deadly Force of Nuclear-Missile Submarines

Sebastien Roblin at Test Feed Using Fields - 16 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* [image: Employees stand around the Indian Navy's first Scorpene submarine before being undocked from Mazagon Docks Ltd, a naval vessel ship building yard, in Mumbai April 6, 2015. Irked by India's status as the world's biggest arms importer, Prime Minister Narend] Pakistan's worst nightmare? On November 4, 2018, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that the Arihant, the Indian Navy’s first domestically-built nuclear-powered submarine, completed her first deterrence patrol. The Arihant, which means “Slayer of Enemies” in Sanskrit, uses ... more »

Paul Mason on Journalism and Fake News

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 16 hours ago
As readers should know by now, Politics Theory Other is essential listening. To mark the beginning of Red Hacks, a new PTO series hosted by Joana Ramiro, I'm reposting her interview with Paul Mason. In this Paul elaborates on his theory of the collapse of establishment journalism and locates fake news in a battery of elite strategies aimed at securing certain *sectional* bourgeois interests. An excellent and thought-provoking contribution.

The Worst Person In The World

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Friday, Michael Bloomberg was campaigning in front of the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia when he assailed Señor Trumpanzee for what he called "a complete failure of presidential leadership" and "totally incompetent management." Addressing the Trump-McConnell shutdown, he added that "The whole episode really is a cynical, political stunt, and, unfortunately, we’re the ones paying the price. You’ve gotten exactly what I described: This is a person who should not be the president of the United States, and I think we have to get serious. He is way in over his head." ... more »

…recent global warming is primarily a result of natural causes…”

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
Mao, Y.J., Tan, J.Q., Chen, B.M. and Fan, H.Y. (2019) The “Ocean Stabilization Machine” May Represent a Primary Factor Underlying the Effect of “Global Warming on Climate Change”. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 9, 135-145.https://doi.org/10.4236/acs.2019.91009 Contemporary references to global warming pertain … Continue reading →


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*The Rapid Growth of Homeschooling* Unfortunately, many children are trapped in schools where they’re not only unsafe, but also unable to access a quality education. Sure, there are plenty of great public and private schools, but shouldn’t parents have more say in where and how their children are educated than to be stuck in the public school they’re zoned for? Today there are plenty of stereotypical arguments against homeschooling, but the stigma that homeschooled children are introverted, narrow-minded, politically intolerant, or ill-prepared for college is being turned upside d... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*POLL: Most Americans Won’t Spend $10 A Month To Fight Climate Change* Most Americans are willing to chip in a buck each month to help fight climate change, but they draw the line at $10. A poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 57 percent of Americans would vote for a $1 fee added to their monthly electricity bill to “combat climate change,” but only 28 percent would agree to pay an additional $10 per month. “To combat climate change, 57 percent of Americans are willing to pay a $1 monthly fee; 23 percent are willing to pay a mon... more »

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