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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

17 February - Blogs I'm Following - 3 of 3

10 pm MST

A simple solution to solve legislative gridlock

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 17 hours ago
BY JOHN DROZ, Jr.: Remove some of the powers that nationally unelected political party leaders now have. The post A simple solution to solve legislative gridlock appeared first on CFACT.

"Amazon Pays No Federal Taxes; $11 Billion In Profit; $100 Million Rebate!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Amazon Pays No Federal Taxes; * *$11 Billion In Profit; $100 Million Rebate!"* by IWB "Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year, according to group’s analysis. Amazon, the e-commerce giant helmed by the world’s richest man, paid no federal taxes on profit of $11.2 billion last year, according to an analysis of the company’s corporate filings by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a progressive think tank. Thanks to a variety of tax credits and a significant tax break available on pay handed out in the form of company stock, Amazon actua... more »

Vaccine Media Blitz

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson After our much-needed family getaway last week, it was time to get back to reality this week. For the kids, that meant catching up on homework and school projects. For me, it meant reading up on whatever... more »

The Echo Chamber....

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
Is 'Social Media an asset or an intrusive addiction? Is the ability to instantly access this stream of unfiltered information an asset or simply spreading misinformation? As someone who could be said to be addicted to the internet but is not 'on' any 'social media' I have mixed feelings about whether having the world in your hand is a good thing or a path to misinformation. With well over 90% of adult Canadians using the internet regularly in one form or another and about 80% of those 'on' Facebook or some similar platform it can be seen how quickly 'news' (good, bad, or simply wrong... more »

BBC producer admits Douma attack was false flag that nearly sparked Russia – U.S. hot war (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 176. The post BBC producer admits Douma attack was false flag that nearly sparked Russia – U.S. hot war (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

President Trump schools liberals with National Emergency declaration

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 18 hours ago
President Trump skillfully defeats Democrat naysayers, by increasing support for the border wall prior to declaring a National Emergency. The post President Trump schools liberals with National Emergency declaration appeared first on The Duran.

“This is America” reveals a shocking vision of the United States

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The Grammy Award winning Song and Record of the Year feature the very darkest vision of what America has become. The post “This is America” reveals a shocking vision of the United States appeared first on The Duran.

“'Biggest Drop In More Than Nine Years': America’s Retail Apocalypse Is Greatly Accelerating In The Early Stages Of 2019"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“'Biggest Drop In More Than Nine Years': America’s Retail* * Apocalypse Is Greatly Accelerating In The Early Stages Of 2019"* By Michael Snyder "All over America retailers are going bankrupt and closing stores. Of course, this has been happening for years, but as you will see below the numbers have dramatically escalated during the early portion of 2019. Our landscape is already littered with countless numbers of hollowed out stores and abandoned malls, and it is about to get a whole lot worse. Retailers were hoping that a strong holiday season would turn things around, but that d... more »

Did China Steal Iron Dome From Israel?

War Is Boring at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*War Is Boring* *Security, * [image: By Israel Defense Forces - Iron Dome Battery Deployed Near Ashkelon, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34382720] Chinese hackers allegedly grabbed missile defense plans. A cybersecurity firm reports that Chinese hackers have stolen technical data for the Iron Dome rocket-defense system from Israeli computers. Maryland-based Cyber Engineering Services detected the cyber burglary, according to cybersecurity writer Brian Krebs. “Between Oct. 10, 2011 and Aug. 13, 2012, attackers thought to be operating out of China hack... more »

The F-35 is Set to Receive the Deadliest (and Most Expensive) Software Patch in History

Sebastien Roblin at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * [image: By Samuel King Jr. - dvidshub.net, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70943300] If the Pentagon can get the money together.If the Pentagon can get the money together. Increasingly, software ranging from operating systems to word processors and computer games, is being sold as a subscription service, rather than a one-time purchase. On the upside, that can mean ongoing updates, expanded functionality, and bug and security fixes. On the downside, not only are those continual updates continually paid for, but softwa... more »

Biologically based models unfit for perchlorate risk assessment

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 19 hours ago
Clewell HH 3rd, Gentry PR, Hack CE, Greene T, Clewell RA. An evaluation of the USEPA Proposed Approaches for applying a biologically based dose-response model in a risk assessment for perchlorate in drinking water. Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology. 2019 Jan … Continue reading →

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Saturday 16th February 2019

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

Contemplating a Coup D’etat to Take Down Trump

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
Eight days in May — the government conspiracy to remove Donald Trump from office. ~ Mark Alexander ~ This week, after the Senate concluded its Trump/Russia collusion investigation determining there is not a shred of evidence of any collusion, there was a new bright light shed on the Clinton/DoJ/FBI conspiracy to entrap Donald Trump and expel him from office. Despite […]

Syrian Army launches new attack against jihadist rebels in northern Hama

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Sunday, targeting a number of areas controlled by both Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. Led by their 4th Division and Republican Guard units, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 30 Houthi fighters allegedly killed in fierce combat along Saudi border

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – The Houthi forces allegedly suffered heavy casualties inside the Hajjah Governorate on Saturday after a fierce battle with the Hajour Tribe along the Saudi-Yemeni border. According to local reports, the Houthi forces launched a new attack against a group of fighters from the Hajour Tribe in the northern part of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia says patience is running out on Idlib situation

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – During a speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the audience that his government’s patience is running out in regards to the situation in Syria’s Idlib Governorate. Lavrov said Russia’s patience is running thin regarding the Idlib situation while highlighting the importance of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hezbollah leader denies cells in Venezuela, accuses US of supporting Daesh

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
Marking its leading Martyrs’ Day, the Hezbollah Party held a ceremony in the towns of Jibshet, Nabi Shet, Tayr Debba and Mlita on Saturday, during which Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addressed a crowd of political figures, partisans, religious clerics and supporters, shedding light on recent developments in the region and the internal Lebanese situation. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey insists on safe zone in northern Syria, wants Turkish troops patrolling it

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Turkey wants to establish a safe zone in northern Syria that is patrolled by Turkish troops and absent of Kurdish-led militias, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday, as reported by the Anadolu News Agency. During his separate meetings with U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, U.S. special envoy to Syria […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Spain rejects Trump’s appeal for NATO troops in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell stated on Saturday that the U.S. appeal for NATO member-states to fill the void left by its impending pull-out from Syria was a surprise. “Requests between countries aren’t made in press releases or conference comments. Spain and the majority of countries aren’t prepared to step in for the US after a withdrawal that was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US aircraft delivers humanitarian aid to Venezuelan border (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
US military planes delivered tons of humanitarian aid to the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday. The cargo was delivered by two of three scheduled Air Force C-17 cargo planes from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida. The shipment, which reportedly included food and medicine, was part of a US pledge to send humanitarian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Trump urges allies to take back their Daesh fighters in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
US President Donald Trump on Saturday urged “Britain, France, Germany and other European allies” to take back the Daesh militants captured by the US in Syria, hinting at the release of the fighters if Washington’s EU allies refuse to put them on trial. In a Twitter post, Trump said that “the U.S. does not want […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily Brief 2019-02-16

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Assad, Syria, UK, Turkey, Daesh, Euphrates, ISIS, Palmyra, Idlib, Saudi, Yemen, Russia, Hama, Deir_Ezzor, Guaido, Venezuela, Colombia, Maduro. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem readership to a summarized daily brief, as the article by article format is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia https://t.co/5Z5FGEKLnl — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 16, 2019 In a recent poll, service members listed many national security concerns as more pressing than immigration, including cyberterrorism, Russia, China and North Korea.https://t.co/Snd76tGdXQ pic.twitter.com/y1aOvPuas5 — Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) February 15, 2019 Russian Newest KA-52K Helicopters http://t.co/S776IAYqc1 — English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) October 6, 2015 VIDEO: US and Thailand kick-off 'Cobra Gold,' the largest US-led military exe... more »

Settled Science Cosmology: where do these people go to school?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
this is the best question Don Scott of the Electric Universe 'natural philosophers' Group has ever asked, "Where do these people go to school?" and by 'these people' he means the imbeciles who religiously chant the same old cosmological collision/gravity sermon. Well, I'll tell you where they, they go to CIS or CORPORATE INDOCTRINATION S CHOOL, "Science is a religion," now with Papal Overlords, Grand Inquisitors and Public Executions of Dissenters. Nothing more. Nothing less. Here's some cso or *common sense obsrevation* about our Electric Universe and geomagnetic i.e. electrical, in... more »

US Constitutional Experts Express Concerns After Trump Declares State Of Emergency

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
“The important point is that the generals are going to have to decide immediately: Are they going to follow the … Continue reading →

The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
“The Posse Comitatus Act, enacted in 1878 and now codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1385, is perhaps the most tangible … Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
A B-2 Spirit bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on the flight line at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, January 30, 2019. US Air Force/Senior Airman Thomas Barley *WNU Editor*: The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Check out this amazing photo of a B-2 stealth bomber on the flight line in Hawaii *(Business Insider/Aviationist).

Glyphosate pesticide linked to cancer, heart disease, and birth defects

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 20 hours ago
A recent study found that glyphosate, a common pesticide used under the trade name RoundUp, is linked to a 41% higher risk of lymphoma, in the most exposed group. This should have the Bayer corporation quaking in their jackboots. They bought out Monsanto (Mon-Satan), the original manufacturer of Round-Up, a few years back. Sadly, Bayer owns […] The post Glyphosate pesticide linked to cancer, heart disease, and birth defects appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Take back your citizens caught fighting for Islamic State, Trump tells European nations

Just In - 20 hours ago
While heralding what he says is the imminent defeat of Islamic State in Syria, the US President calls on European allies to take back more than 800 of their citizens captured fighting for the militant group, threatening to release them if they don't.

Custer’s Last Stand: All Because of Gold?

Michael E. Haskew at Test Feed Using Fields - 20 hours ago
*Michael E. Haskew* *History, Americas* [image: Wikimedia Commons] The battle known as “Custer’s Last Stand” came about with the discovery of gold deposits in the Black Hills of South Dakota. During the Battle of the Little Bighorn, June 25 to 26, 1876, troopers of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer were massacred by Lakota Sioux, Arapaho, and Cheyenne braves led by Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and other prominent chiefs and visionary holy men, near the Little Bighorn River in central Montana Territory. The battle, which has come... more »

The F-14 Tomcat Is Making a Big Comeback (For Top Gun 2)

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 20 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * Highway to the danger zone? *The news that the film will feature an actual F-14 comes as a relief to those who were concerned that Top Gun: Maverick would be little more than a CGI dogfight extravaganza.* Since the sequel to the 1986 action flick (and wildly successful Navy recruitment tool) *Top Gun,* was announced, there's been a lot of speculation on what *Top Gun: Maverick* will be about when it premieres in June 2020. While the plot is still relatively unclear, we know Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitche... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Sunday Thoughts: Trump sees things. No, he's not a visionary, at least not in a positive, pro-humanity sense, but, he sees things. He sees big crowds at at his rallies that simply aren't there. Bigly crowds. Tremendous crowds. He doesn't see all those empty seats or all that empty space where people aren't standing. His weak mind won't allow for that, and neither will his cult. That's why they don't show wide-frame audience shots at his Chumps For Trump events. It was bad enough that he had Sean Spicer lying for him about the numbers in attendance at his inauguration, b... more »

Thieves make off with thousands of dollars worth of bonsai plants

Just In - 21 hours ago
NT Police appeal for witnesses after thieves break into a Darwin nursery and steal pots and bonsai plants, some of which are more than a decade old.

Intruder dies during home invasion in Sydney's south-west

Jean Kennedy And Paige Cockburn at Just In - 21 hours ago
A 44-year-old man wakes to the sound of his dog barking and finds a man in his loungeroom. A struggle ensues and the intruder dies in the Harrington Park home.

Renegades win BBL final after stunning Stars collapse

Just In - 21 hours ago
The Renegades take out the Big Bash League final with a 13-run win after the Stars stage a remarkable batting collapse at Docklands. Look back at the action in our ScoreCentre.

Dominic Lawson on Lord Hall's 'welching' on the deal

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Dominic Lawson has a splendid piece in today's *Sunday Times *about the BBC's bad faith over the 2015 licence fee settlement. That settlement saw Lord Hall & Co. agree to fund the licence-fee concession for over-75s whilst "in return" the corporation "got stuff it wanted": the licence fee to be adjusted in line with inflation for five years; the ability to charge the full licence fee to those who watched BBC programmes on devices other than a TV set; and a reduction in the BBC’s obligation to fund rural broadband. But now Lord Hall has changed his mind, and "having pocketed the ... more »

Greg Hunter, "Deep State Goal, MAGA Abandon Trump"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Deep State Goal, MAGA Abandon Trump"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "President Trump’s promised southern border wall is being built with his new emergency executive order that gives him a total of nearly $10 billion for construction costs. Maybe that’s why the globalists in Congress sent President Trump a veto proof bill this week that will make it harder to stop illegal immigration. Dr. Dave Janda from the popular radio show “Operation Freedom” explains what’s going on, “The wall is currently being built. From the wall side, I think he had a win here. However, from the proce... more »

U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert Withdrew Her Name From Consideration For The U.N. Ambassador Nomination

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Trump told reporters in December that he wanted Nauert, right, to be UN ambassador *FOX News:* *Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN ambassador nomination, State Department says* State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the U.N. ambassador nomination, the department said Saturday. “I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations," Nauer said in the statement. "However, the past two months have been grue... more »

A 'Newsnight' apology

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Katie Razzall, gritting her teeth Fans of BBC apologies can add this to their collection. It was read out by Katie Razzall on this Friday's *Newsnight*: On last Friday's programme, as part of a studio discussion concerning the current state of British politics, we interviewed Steven Woolfe MEP about the impact of the new Brexit Party. The discussion may have been understood as suggesting a Mr Richard Tice may have been the source or one of the sources of funding the Brexit Party. Since that interview, we have been contacted by Mr Richard Tice, a founder of Leave.EU and a founder a... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Fans of *Panorama*/*Newsnight* star reporter John Sweeney will doubtless already have seen this. But, for those who haven't, here's the freelance BBC man being ultra-non-PC. And, even better, he's being ultra-non-PC about an ultra-non-PC piece of behaviour by himself - yes himself! - many years ago in deepest, darkest Iran. The context? Well, in the new video John Sweeney is obviously as inebriated as a heavily-tanked-up great crested newt and is busy trying to impress a lady who he's evidently taken out on the lash (via the BBC licence fee payer of course) evidently in order... more »

Longest Walk 2019 Photos by Bad Bear

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
Photojournalist Carl Bad Bear Sampson Photos from Longest Walk 2019

"Knowing Your Limits: Energy to Spare"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Knowing Your Limits: Energy to Spare"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "There is power in knowing your personal limits - your willingness to accept these limits can give you the means to flourish. Every human life is defined, to some extent, by limits. No one person is capable of fulfilling every possibility. We are all born with unique aptitudes and sensitivities, and it is these qualities that largely determine the paths we will travel in life. What invigorates, excites, and inspires one individual may exhaust or overwhelm another. When we understand what we as individuals are ca... more »

Yellow Vests Protests Persist Three Months On

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*France 24:* *Yellow Vest protests persist, three months on* Thousands of "yellow vest" protesters marched across France Saturday, three months since the movement began and in a week that has seen growing international concern at police treatment of the protesters. Demonstrating for the 14th consecutive weekend, just over 41,000 people turned out across the country, according to the government, well down on the 282,000 peak during the protests' early weeks. An interior ministry statement said 41,500 people had demonstrated nationwide, 5,000 of them in Paris. Organisers of the m... more »

Japan's New F-3 Fighter: Why Not Just Buy More F-35s?

Charlie Gao at Test Feed Using Fields - 22 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Asia* [image: Wikimedia Commons] We have a look at what Tokyo is planning. In February 2019, Japan turned heads with its decision to proceed with the development of an indigenous stealth fighter jet. This came in the wake of the decision to purchase more than one hundred American F-35 jets, and the supposed cancellation of the Japanese X-2 stealth fighter prototype in 2018. The Japanese Ministry of Defense announced the move to develop the new fighter, currently named Future Fighter or F-3 as part of their Mid-Term Defense Program (MTDP) that lays out mod... more »

Redeveloped Repat to focus on rehabilitation and dementia

Just In - 23 hours ago
Less than 15 months after the controversial closure of Adelaide's Repat hospital, the SA Government unveils new plans for the reopened health precinct, with a focus on brain and spinal injury patients as well as dementia care.

Scientists fire harpoon on mission to eradicate space junk

Dannielle Maguire at Just In - 23 hours ago
It's technology based on the techniques of the whale hunters, but this could be the solution for cleaning up the tonnes of space junk orbiting the Earth.

Man allegedly eats drug stash while attempting to flee from police

Brittney Kleyn at Just In - 23 hours ago
A man has eaten a large quantity of the drug known as ice while trying to evade officers during a dramatic late-night pursuit north of Brisbane, police say.

Intruder dies during home invasion in Sydney's south-west

Just In - 23 hours ago
A 44-year-old man wakes to the sound of his dog barking and finds a man in his loungeroom. A struggle ensues and the intruder dies in the Harrington Park home.

Donald Trump's UN ambassador pick withdraws from race

Just In - 23 hours ago
Heather Nauert, President Donald Trump's top pick for the next US ambassador to the United Nations, withdraws from consideration saying it is in the best interest of her family.

Mother charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing teenage daughter

Lexy Hamilton-Smith at Just In - 23 hours ago
A 37-year-old woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her 17-year-old daughter, who is in hospital after being stabbed in the face, neck and back at Wynnum on Brisbane's bayside early on Sunday morning.

Smollett Says No Truth He Played Role in Attack

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the "Empire" actor played a role in an assault on him by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial slurs.

Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Assault Case Has ‘Shifted’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
Chicago police say “the trajectory of the investigation” into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the “Empire” actor.

February 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #759

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Sunday February 17th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Spain: 200,00 Protest Against The Trial Of Catalan Independence Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*DW: **Spain: Catalonia trial protests draw 200,000 people* The protesters have decried the trial of 12 Catalan separatists, saying "self-determination is not a crime." Prosecutors have accused the separatists of "rising up in a violent and public manner," allegations they deny. Spanish authorities on Saturday said around 200,000 protesters marched through Barcelona against the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders, calling for them to be released immediately. The march was led by a line of protesters holding a long banner that read "Self-determination is not a crime." Other ban... more »

Harrison Ford’s Climate Horror Story

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ NBC late-night comedian Seth Meyers recently dedicated one of his “comedy” diatribes to denouncing “scaremongering about socialism.” Liberals have a right to lecture us on some things, but scaremongering ain’t one of them. These are the same people that relentlessly scare-monger the American people about “climate change.” In […]

Easing The Logjam In Pipeline Infrastructure

By Craig Rucker ~ When many of us think of infrastructure, roads, rail lines and airports probably come to mind. Few of us, however, consider the vital role America’s pipeline and energy infrastructure plays in our daily lives. Ideally, the pipeline network brings energy resources from refineries to businesses. But in reality, in many places, […]

How CNN Led Facebook To Censor Pages Of Russia-Backed Video Company And Manufactured News Story

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 23 hours ago
CNN went in search for a story about a Russian-funded digital media project that produces viral videos aimed at undermining American democracy. When CNN journalists could not find what they were looking for, they effectively manufactured the news by giving Facebook a pretext for removing the project’s pages used to The post How CNN Led Facebook To Censor Pages Of Russia-Backed Video Company And Manufactured News Story appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trump's Brand Continues To Deteriorate In The Hotel Business

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Trump's idea to go into welfare residential hotels fails* After visiting the never officially opened Trump Tower hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan-- before criminals Trump had partnered with tried burning it down for insurance money-- I fancied myself an expert in Trump's shady hotel business. "Expert" in the sense that I try keeping up on further news about how the business has continued-- like his brand in general-- to fall apart. Yesterday, Steve Eder, Ben Protess and Eric Lipton brought *New York Times* readers up to date on the continuing collapse. The Trumps blame the "political clim... more »

Iran Foreign Minister Confirms Two Failed Satellite Launches. Alleges Possible U.S. Sabotage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
This February 6, 2019, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows an empty launch pad and a burn mark on it at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran's Semnan province. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP) *Times of Israel: **Iran confirms second failed satellite launch, alleges possible US sabotage* *Foreign Minister Zarif tells NBC the ‘same gang’ who pushed for Iraq War are ‘at it again’ by encouraging Trump administration to confront Tehran.* Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed that Tehran attempted a second satellite launch earlier this month despite ... more »

Rush to judgment, much?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 1 day ago
The Jussie Smollett "assault" case, submission #1: Submission #2: Submission #3: *Aaaaaannd* Submission #4: *Brothers say Jussie Smollett paid them to participate in alleged attack, source says* The two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are no longer suspects in the attack. They're now cooperating with police. A source close to the investigation confirms to CBS News the brothers told detectives Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack on January 29 and that they purchased the rope — which was found... more »

Representative Mark Meadows Discusses National Emergency Declaration for Border Security…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
House member Mark Meadows appears on Fox News to discuss the ramifications of President Trump using a national emergency declaration to secure the southern border: After declaring a national emergency, President @realDonaldTrump is briefed by U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, … Continue reading →

RIP AK-47?: Will Russia's Military Adopt a New Rifle?

Task and Purpose, James Clark at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose, James Clark* *Security, Europe* [image: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.life.ru%2Fposts%2F2018%2F12%2F1179952%2Fgr%2Fnorth%2F72f6ff95bcb2c99bbe16e7cca642b1af__1920x1080.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fstories%2FCAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtF] Is this possible? *To be clear, the Russian military isn't planning on completely phasing out the AK-74.* Brace yourselves: It looks like Kalashnikov Concern, the weapons manufacturer behind the iconic AK-47, will end up arming the modern Russian warfighter for future c... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Here's a story that got attention this week: ... a Wyoming lawmaker who helped defeat a bill to repeal capital punishment used the novel argument that Christianity was founded on the death penalty, in the sense that Jesus was crucified by the state as a criminal. “The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me,” State Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne, told the Casper Star-Tribune. “I’m grateful to him for our future hope because of this. Governments were instituted to execute justice. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no... more »

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Adiemus, “Adiemus” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL8kZ-iVk90&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot, a sharp composite of broad and narrow band filter image data from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea. Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. *Click image for larger size.* The bizarre-looking configuration could have been caused by the chance captur... more »

Chet Raymo, "Matters of Life and Death"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Matters of Life and Death"* by Chet Raymo "For the past few days I've passed this poor bedraggled creature on the sidewalk. I cannot help but think of that essay in Lewis Thomas' "The Lives of a Cell" called "Death In the Open." How rare it is, he writes, to see a dead wild animal. He mentions squirrels in particular. They teem in his backyard, he says, all year long, but he has never seen, anywhere, a dead squirrel. It is always a queer shock, part a sudden upwelling of grief, part unaccountable amazement. It is simply astounding to see a dead animal on the highway. The outrage... more »

"Homework Assignment"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Homework Assignment"* by James Howard Kunstler "Poor old Karl Marx, tortured by boils and phantoms, was right about one thing: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Thus, I give you the Roman Empire and now the United States of America. Rome surrendered to time and entropy. Our method is to drive a gigantic clown car into a ditch. Is anyone out there interested in redemption? I have an idea for the political party out of power, the Democrats, sunk in its special Okefenokee Swamp of identity politics and Russia paranoia: make an effort to legislate the Citize... more »

"So Tell Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In a room sit three great men, a king, a priest, and a rich man with his gold. Between them stands a sellsword, a little man of common birth and no great mind. Each of the great ones bids him slay the other two. ‘Do it,' says the king, ‘for I am your lawful ruler.' ‘Do it,' says the priest, ‘for I command you in the names of the gods.' ‘Do it,' says the rich man, ‘and all this gold shall be yours.' So tell me - who lives and who dies?" - George R.R. Martin

Free Download: Rainer Maria Rilke, “Letters to a Young Poet”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” - Rainer Maria Rilke Freely download “Letters to a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke here: - https://kbachuntitled.files.wordpress.com/ - http://www.carrothers.com/rilke8.htm

Live: Stars chasing 146 for victory against Renegades in Big Bash final

Just In - 1 day ago
The Renegades set the Stars a victory target of 146 in the Big Bash League decider at Docklands. Follow all the action in our live ScoreCentre.

Stolen Generations survivors are dying without being compensated

Shahni Wellington at Just In - 1 day ago
Not only would compensation help survivors move forward, but Eileen Cummings says the money is dearly needed to help the families of survivors pay for support services — with studies showing intergenerational trauma is a flow-on effect from the past atrocities.

Jet ski rider drowns, another man missing on Hawkesbury River

Just In - 1 day ago
A man dies in hospital after falling from a jet ski north-west of Sydney this morning, while police search the waterway for a 50-year-old man who was riding with him. Seven people were also rescued from a capsized boat in a separate incident on the same river today.

Manus Island and Nauru asylum seekers face fresh security and character assessments

Jane Norman at Just In - 1 day ago
Hundreds of asylum seekers will undergo fresh screening as the Government prepares for an "influx" of medical transfers in the wake of the so-called medevac bill, Attorney-General Christian Porter says.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Málaga, Andalucia, Spain. Thanks for stopping by!

"Life Is Inconvenient..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire – then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference." - Robert Fulghum

"An Old Farmer's Advice"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"An Old Farmer's Advice"* Author Unknown *"•* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong. *•* Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance. *•* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. *• *A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. *•* Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled. *• *Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. *•* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads. *•* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. *•* It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge. *•* You cannot unsay a cruel word. *•... more »

Deep Dive: FTC Negotiating Multi-Billion Dollar Fine For Facebook’s Privacy Scandals; Violating 2011 Accord

Aaron at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Aaron Kesel Facebook is being accused by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) of privacy violations and is in the midst of negotiating over a... more »

"You Better Decide..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“A wise man once said you can have anything in life, if you sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle you better decide how much you're willing to lose." - "Grey's Anatomy"

"All Right!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out.” - Theodore Roosevelt "At the beginning of his life, few would have predicted that Theodore Roosevelt even had a choice in the matter. He was sickly and fragile, doted on by worried parents. Then, a conversation with his father sent him driven, almost maniacally in the other direction. “I will make my body,” he said, when told that he would not go far in this world with a brilliant mind in a frail body. What followed was a montage of boxing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, swimming, bol... more »

Nigerian Presidential Elections Have Been Postponed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Nigerians react with anger and confusion after presidential elections postponed* Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)It had been a long election campaign, fiercely contested and marked by flashes of violence, but Nigerians were finally looking forward to casting their votes in what is the largest democratic exercise in Africa. But as they slept, the country's presidential and parliamentary elections were abruptly postponed early Saturday, hours before the polls were due to open. Polls were set to open at 8 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET) Saturday. Instead, the vote will take place in anothe... more »

Eli Rabett Makes Fool Of Himself

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? https://twitter.com/EthonRaptor/status/1084550985123614722 It did not take long for alarmist trolls to react to my hurricane paper. If Mr Rabett had bothered to read the rest of the Arizona Education factsheet, which he quoted from, he would have found this statement: Increasing Atlantic…

Antarctic Losing Tiny Amounts Of Ice (Or Maybe It’s Gaining Ice, NASA Is Not Sure!)

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? h/t AC Osborn ? Another mindbendingly naive piece by the Mail’s Joe Pinkstone: ? Antarctica is shedding ice at a staggering rate. Scientists have discovered global warming has caused the melting of the ice on the continent to increase sixfold since…

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