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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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

10:00 pm MST

Henry Tye & pals: fermion masses from anti-naturalness of string theory

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Before I discuss the cute new paper by Tye et al., I must mention a SUSY paper Low-energy lepton physics in the MRSSM: \((g−2)_\mu\), \(\mu\to e\gamma\), and \(\mu\to e\) conversion by Kotlarski, Stöckinger, and Stöckinger-Kim, by a Polish, German, and German-Korean ;-) trio. They revisit the 2007 Kribs-Poppitz-Weiner model known as MRSSM. The acronym stands for the same thing as MSSM with the extra "R-symmetric" inserted in between. There's an extra \(U(1)\) R-symmetry in the model, the Standard Model particles are neutral but the superpartners are charged under it. They carry so... more »

Why No Nation Should Mess with India's Aircraft Carriers

Robert Farley at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * India has become one of the world’s pre-eminent naval aviation powers. *India has committed to carrier aviation, and has the resources and experience to develop a successful force. However, India still faces some big decisions, including the choice of a new carrier fighter and the design characteristics of its flagship class of fleet carriers.* *(This first appeared last year.)* With one large carrier in service and another on the way, India has become one of the world’s pre-eminent naval aviation powers. How did the program come about? Where is it g... more »

Tanya Joya

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Here's the transcript of Martha Kearney's interview with Tanya Joya for your information. It's as accurate as I could manage. MK You’ll have heard the home secretary vowing to do anything in his power to prevent people who went to Syria to join so-called Islamic State from returning to the UK. Shamima Begun who joined IS at the age of 15 has been appealing to the authorities to come back with her newborn baby. One woman who understands what that’s like is Tania Joya https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-former-first-lady-of-isis-now-loves-reform-jews-plans-to-visit-jerusalem/ who w... more »

Cutting energy use can help keep marijuana cultivation costs in line

Bart Schaneman at Marijuana Business Daily - 17 hours ago
Cultivators hoping to keep production costs down should consider one crucial component shaping their bottom line: energy consumption. Cutting energy use can help keep marijuana cultivation costs in line is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Elderly woman denies pushing husband into pool before he drowned

David Weber at Just In - 17 hours ago
Hazel Spenceley, 79, denies pushing her 80-year-old husband Peter into their backyard swimming pool with weights tied to his waist, as neighbours give evidence of the night of the incident.

Emergency warning issued for out of control bushfire in WA's South West

Just In - 17 hours ago
More than 90 firefighters are battling the out-of-control blaze, which is burning in a plantation in the Donnybrook-Balingup shire.

Why this white woman's yoga Meetup event was cancelled

Yasmin Jeffery at Just In - 17 hours ago
Pat Brown says she created the hoax Meetup event to "allow space for white women to gather in the name of yoga".

Inquest into 8yo drag racer's death told sport had 'almost flippant attitude' to safety

Nicolas Perpitch at Just In - 17 hours ago
A coronial inquest into the drag racing death of eight-year-old Anita Board hears allegations the sport has a sometimes lax attitude towards safety rules, often because of a fear of upsetting the "wrong parents".

Woman accusing former lord mayor of sexual misconduct wants apology from council

Stephanie Anderson at Just In - 17 hours ago
A woman at the centre of a sexual misconduct complaint against Robert Doyle, the former Melbourne lord mayor, is demanding answers about the council's handling of the case and wants an apology over further delays in finalising an independent report into the matter.

Controversial pediatrics researcher has 20-year-old paper retracted for misconduct

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
A journal has retracted a paper on a drug for a blood disorder 20 years after it was published — and 17 years after an author of the article was told to request the move by his university. The retraction is of a paper in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring by Gideon Koren and colleagues, then at … Continue reading Controversial pediatrics researcher has 20-year-old paper retracted for misconduct

Measles, Vaccination and Failure

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Hedda Get Better - a doll from the early 1960s owned by Kim Rossi's sister. By Teresa Conrick Measles. If you were born before 1957, you do not need to get a measles vaccination. That would be an MMR vaccine,... more »

NASA hides page saying the Sun was the primary climate driver, and clouds and particles are more important than greenhouse gases

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Repost from Jo Nova: The NASA site used to have a page titled “What are the primary forcings of the Earth system?“. In 2010 this page said that the Sun is the major driver of Earth’s climate, that it controls all the major aspects, and we may be on the cusp […]

AOC wants America to lead the world — backward

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 17 hours ago
Saturday Night Live could not have crafted a better parody of energy, economic and scientific reality than the Green New Deal. The post AOC wants America to lead the world — backward appeared first on CFACT.

Breaking: Two humanitarian corridors opened for refugees at Rukban Camp

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Two humanitarian corridors for refugees who wish to leave the Rukban refugee camp are open, the chief of Russia’s National Defense Control Center Mikhail Mizintsev said on Tuesday. “In accordance with the February 16 joint statement by the Russian and Syrian coordination centers on opening the humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of Syrians from the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of supplying Al-Qaeda with weapons in Iran

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Saudi Coalition has accused the Islamic Republican of Iran of supplying the Al-Qaeda terrorist group with weapons in Yemen. According to a statement on Monday, the Saudi Coalition said that their allied fighters found Iranian-made weapons in the recently captured areas in southern Yemen. These accusations by the Saudi Coalition come […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Armenian troops to Syria was PM’s decision

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The decision to send Armenian troops to Syria was Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s alone, the according to Irates publication said this morning. “It [sending a mission to Syria] was actually one person’s decision—in the person of [PM] Nikol Pashinyan,” Irates wrote, as quoted by News.AM. “But the MOD is attempting to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US forces at Al-Tanf are impeding fight against terrorism: Syrian official

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The political and media adviser to the Syrian President Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban said on Tuesday morning that the nations which claim to fight against terrorism – in particular, the United States of America – are the same countries that back terrorism in Syria in order to prolong the conflict. During […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Netanyahu to speak with PUti about increasing cooperation in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he plans to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on February 21 strengthening coordination between the two countries’ military on Syria. “On Thursday, I will meet in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. We will continue discussing enhancing coordination mechanism to avoid clashes between the Israeli […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Amazing disgrace

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Last Sunday I started to write a post about something that had been mystifying me for some time. Of course, I didn’t finish writing it because, life. Anyway, it turns out to have been spookily prescient. (Read your palm sir?) The piece started off by expressing my disbelief and incredulity about how certain Labour MPs could sit there behind Jeremy Corbyn and not quit. About a dozen names came to mind, but the only one from my little list that turned out to be amongst the* actual *secret seven was Luciana Berger. I’d completely forgotten about Chuka Ummuna and I was barely consciou... more »

No Way To Die: 5 Worst Submarine Disasters of All-Time

Dave Majumdar at Test Feed Using Fields - 19 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Even the highest technology nuclear submarines can end up on the ocean floor if the crew isn’t careful or the technology fails. *The submarine sank while it was conducting a dive to its test depth of about 1,300ft. Five minutes prior to losing contact with the vessel, the submarine rescue ship Skylark received a garbled UQC transmission (an underwater radio of sorts) that said Thresher was having some minor technical difficult. Skylark continued to receive garbled messages until the sonar picked up the sound of Thresher imploding.* Since the Second W... more »

‘End of free speech’: Maffick CEO, host slam Facebook’s unprovoked ‘censorship’ after CNN report

RT at The Duran - 19 hours ago
This is because of the political content that challenges the US wars. It is absolutely an act of censorship. The post ‘End of free speech’: Maffick CEO, host slam Facebook’s unprovoked ‘censorship’ after CNN report appeared first on The Duran.

Alec Baldwin suggests Trump threatened his family with 'retribution' tweet

Just In - 19 hours ago
One of Saturday Night Live's biggest stars raises concerns about US President Donald Trump calling "rigged" media "the enemy of the people", saying it could put him and his family in danger.

Senior bureaucrats send a message to the Government and the Opposition

Laura Tingle at Just In - 19 hours ago
A reading of evidence from Senate estimates yesterday paints a very different picture of the security implications of last week's debate about medevac legislation than the one generally reported, writes Laura Tingle.

End of Woolies $1 milk coincides, to the day, with closure of town's last dairy farm

Nicole Hegarty And David Dowsett at Just In - 19 hours ago
High costs, low prices and bank pressure has forced a Queensland dairy farmer to walk off his farm on the same day Woolworths announced an end to the sale of $1 milk.

Latest escalation in Victorian recycling crisis a sign of worse times to come, peak body warns

Dominic Cansdale at Just In - 19 hours ago
Sanctions have been placed on one of the state's biggest recyclers, forcing some councils to send recyclables directly to the tip. According to the industry's peak body, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Why is there so much hype about supermoons?

Lucia Stein at Just In - 19 hours ago
Some say supermoons are an "embarrassment to everything else we call super", but astrophysicist Brad Tucker reckons it's still a good excuse to go and have a look at the moon.

'Our climate has already changed': The $1.5b cost of Qld's 'summer of disasters'

Talissa Siganto at Just In - 19 hours ago
Queensland's "summer of disasters" is evidence of climate change and will take an economic toll on taxpayers of at least $1.5 billion, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.

Warsaw And Munich: Whistling Past NATO’s Graveyard

Tom Luongo at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Sanctions cut both ways. The post Warsaw And Munich: Whistling Past NATO’s Graveyard appeared first on The Duran.

Venezuela Under Washington’s Gun

Paul Craig Roberts at The Duran - 20 hours ago
It is discouraging to see Trump participate in the attempt to chase Maduro out of office. The post Venezuela Under Washington’s Gun appeared first on The Duran.

Why Pro-Family Programs in Eastern Europe Drive the Liberal West Mad

Strategic Culture Foundation at The Duran - 20 hours ago
When governments orient themselves to pro-tradition, pro-family, Illiberal positions we can actually see society begin to heal from the mental wounds of the “Sexual Revolution”. The post Why Pro-Family Programs in Eastern Europe Drive the Liberal West Mad appeared first on The Duran.

An Open Letter to the People of the United States from President Nicolas Maduro

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I am not too inclined to be any fan of Maduro or his predecessor who essentially wreaked his countries economy while promoting an anti USA foreign policy. It is completely possible to wreak your economy without making the USA an enemy ( Argentina ) or angering the USA without wreaking your economy ( Libya ). These geniuses managed to do both. At the present, they have hawked their oil to China and Russia who have obligingly sent warships to provide protection against a possible USA military intervention. Off course the DEEP STATE is attempting to take advantage of this opportuni... more »

Scans Show Female Brains Remain Youthful As Male Brains Wind Down

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The difference is about four years and may reflect the body's maintenance of child bearing status through to the early forties.Four years is real enough, but may actually be not particularly significant in terms of life span. 20 +/- 4 maters but not so much as 70 +/- 4.This was still unexpected and may somehow be important in terms of our thinking about pensions. It certainly justifies early retirement for a higher percentage of men.*Scans Show Female Brains Remain Youthful As Male Brains Wind Down* * February 4, 20194:29 PM ET * * Jon Hamilton * *A cross section of the human... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
by Noah Memes are, by nature, just a quick blast that conveys a message. Among the reasons that I started up the "Midnight Meme Of The Day!" was to pass the message on, provide context or expand upon the thought, create my own memes, see if anyone out there is paying attention... I've even been known to bait trolls. Once in a while though, a meme comes along and I find that someone has already expanded on the theme and done it gloriously. So, tonight, I'm just turning the commentary over to British film writer, producer, and director Nate White. He wrote what follows when asked, b... more »

Qanon The Black vote

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There is a lot of material here, but most of it is housekeeping. The machinations of the opposition continue to become weaker and less convincing. What is completely clear is that the DOJ is now firmly back in control and can protect themselves from internal nonsense. The FBI cannot be far behind as well. One interesting meme out there is that those 70,000 plus sealed indictments are been used to control and manage placeholders. This is not unreasonable because most were compromised by others in the first instance and it was part of the swamp culture. Also removing 70... more »

One World Religion: Pope Francis Signs Historic Covenant With Islam

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The elite are wedded to the concept of hierarchy which serves only them. It is my contention that it only works when informed through the rule of twelve. We do after all have thousands of years of the natural failure of Hierarchy. Marrying it to the electoral process has served to accomadate continous change to largely offset all the failures. It is mostly a random dance though. If anything the idea of a one world religion mediating your spiritual life is absurd. In fact it is important for the spirit world to guide you to a teacher that suits your needs. Accommodating that ... more »

“An Unavoidable Global Recession”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“An Unavoidable Global Recession: The Warnings Get * *Louder As Worldwide Economic Numbers Continue To Deteriorate"* by Michael Snyder "Economic numbers all over the world continue to get worse, and as you will see below, even New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is now warning of “an unavoidable global recession”. Unfortunately, most Americans still have absolutely no idea that this is happening. Most ordinary citizens are still under the impression that everything is going to be just fine, but the numbers suggest otherwise. The Baltic Dry Index just plummeted to the lowest leve... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Monday 18th February 2019

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 […]

The Dark Side Of Green Technology

By Ron Stein ~ When you consider the push for electrical vehicles (EVs) to replace gas and diesel combustion transports on our roadways, the carbon footprint valuation appears quite attractive. The batteries that power those EV’s are however dependent on exotic minerals to function which exposes the dark side of green technology. The mere extraction […]

Patriot Humor – Can You Even Math, Bro?

Can You Even Math, Bro?DebtUp In SmokeTom CottonNo ClueThe Joke’s on You!FauxcahontasMinimum WageMarked SafeStill Not RaidedPromisesThe MoonProtestPuppyCartoons Read more excellent articles at The Patriot Post

The Left Wants To Transform Our Election System. It’s A Recipe For 1-Party Rule.

By Jarrett Stepman ~ Democrats intend to save “democracy” by putting themselves in charge of elections. As absurd as that sounds, it really is a part of the inappropriately named “For the People Act of 2019,” or H.R. 1, moving through the House of Representatives. The Heritage Foundation created a list of the law’s provisions, […]

Bring It On Tom!

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 21 hours ago
Tom Steyer on Twitter: “If the New York Times wants to sponsor climate skeptics”

Discerning Global Warming – Like A Scientist

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 21 hours ago
Sixteen years ago, the climate experts at NCAR predicted the end of snow and cold in Boulder. This was basic climate physics. Warmer Winters Today was the second coldest February 18 on record in Boulder – about 30 degrees below … Continue reading →

Separation of cash and e-money is a creepy and useless ideology

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*It's a cure in search of an illness and a gesture to solidify the power and arrogance of the Big Governments* On Saturday in the press, Czech ex-president Václav Klaus, an economics professor, has attacked a self-evidently dangerous idea floated by the staff of the International Monetary Fund. See e.g. IMF Staff Floats Dual Money to Allow Much Deeper Negative Rates The idea of Mr Ruchir Agarwal (D.C., just 100 Twitter followers!) and Ms Signe Krogstrup (Denmark) is simple. All these people apparently take it for granted that it was great to lower the interest rates and to push them... more »

BHP's half-year profit drops 8 per cent to $5.66b

Nassim Khadem at Just In - 21 hours ago
Mining giant BHP's half-year earnings are hurt by operational issues including the forced derailment of a runaway iron ore train.

Human rights lawyer criticises Nauru's 'very crude attempt to stymie' Australia's medevac legislation

Dan Conifer at Just In - 21 hours ago
Within days of Federal Parliament's historic vote making it easier for refugees and asylum seekers to get medical help in Australia, Nauru creates new laws that prohibit transfers where patients seek assessment from an overseas-based doctor.

ASIC eyeing criminal prosecutions after royal commission

Stephen Long at Just In - 21 hours ago
The corporate watchdog is contemplating more than 40 court cases — including criminal prosecutions — in the wake of the banking royal commission as it adopts a litigate-first strategy.

Has Donald Trump wrecked his bromance with Shinzo Abe?

Philip Williams at Just In - 21 hours ago
At a time the US President needs as much support from his allies as he can muster, he has delivered Shinzo Abe embarrassment and humiliation. It won't be forgotten, writes Philip Williams.

Dead baby's injuries indicate she was likely murdered, inquest hears

Laura Beavis at Just In - 21 hours ago
The injuries to a two-and-a-half-month-old baby girl who died in northern Tasmania two years ago indicate she was likely murdered, an inquest hears.

Bushman who vanished into outback found weeks later, safe and resting under a tree

Matt Garrick at Just In - 21 hours ago
An experienced bushman who walked off into the middle of the remote Central Australian outback on February 1 is found resting under a tree, 66 kilometres from where he went missing.

What defending my home from a bushfire taught me about disaster reporting

James Dunlevie at Just In - 21 hours ago
Twice in his career, journalist James Dunlevie has switched from being a reporter covering a natural disaster to a resident dealing with it up close. Here he reflects on what it's like being on the other side of the news story.

'An affront to justice': Brisbane judge's ruling slammed by Family Court

Ashleigh Stevenson at Just In - 21 hours ago
Brisbane-based Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta's move to jail a man for contempt is decried as an "affront" and a "miscarriage of justice" in a Family Court ruling that overturns the decision.

Alleged backpacker rapist sacks defence team mid-trial

Rebecca Opie at Just In - 21 hours ago
The man accused of kidnapping and raping a European backpacker at his Meningie property sacks his lawyer. The judge tells the jury while "unusual" the situation is "not unheard of".

Anglican church recommends bishop be defrocked over 'do-nothing' approach to child abuse

Liz Farquhar at Just In - 21 hours ago
A former Newcastle Anglican assistant bishop has been found unfit to remain in Holy Orders for failing to act on child abuse allegations.

Tuesday’s gone with the wind redux

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 22 hours ago
One of my favorite songs from a hometown band called Lynyrd Skynyrd is “Tuesday’s gone.” Using the above song lyric, let me provide a wisp of several issues of the day. To convince all of us that the sky is … Continue reading →

China Might Lose El Salvador If Its New Populist Government Pivots To The US

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
The new Salvadoran president promised to reassess relations with China. The secretary general of President-elect Nayib Bukele’s New Ideas party told his countrymen that their new leader will reconsider his government’s relations with China, which it surprisingly recognized last August after breaking relations with long-term ally Taiwan in exchange for […] The post China Might Lose El Salvador If Its New Populist Government Pivots To The US appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

The Next Chinese Naval Threat: Robot Warships?

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 22 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * In the western Pacific, China already has advantage in ships numbers compared to the United States. If the Chinese fleet acquires large numbers of inexpensive robotic vessels, that advantage could grow. A Chinese company has revealed a design for a small robotic warship that could compete with unmanned warships the United States is developing. Unmanned ships could help to extend Beijing's regional naval advantage over the U.S. fleet. China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company at the IDEX-2019 trade show in Abu Dhabi showed off a model of an ar... more »

The Daily Brief 2019-02-18

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
This is a summary of 7 AMN articles on the following subjects: Canada, Daesh, Iraq, ISIS, Libya, Syria, Hama, Turkey, Russi, US, Idlib, Palestine, Yemen, Kosovo, Serbia, Saudi. 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 considered to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

‘Every intruder is an enemy’ – Assad (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad said any intruder in Syria would be considered an enemy, speaking in Damascus on Sunday. “Every inch of Syria will be liberated, and any intruder is an enemy. He will be treated as an occupation force, this is not a political opinion, but it’s a national and an indisputable opinion,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Erdogan blasts US allies over support for ‘terrorists’ in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated during a demonstration in the Turkish city of Burdur on Monday that the U.S. was still supporting ‘terrorists’ inside Syria. “Through Iraq, you (U.S.) sent around 23,000 trucks with weapons to terrorists,” Erdogan told the demonstrators, “But when we asked you [to purchase weapons], […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi Arabia to purchase Russian AK-103 assault rifles

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Saudi Arabia will soon receive a shipment of AK-103 assault rifles, Head of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation Sergei Chemezov said at the IDEX-2019 International Defense Exhibition. “The contract is in already in effect. The supplies are about to begin, all items are ready and we will ship them off soon,” he said. According to Chemezov, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army kills 4 jihadist in northwest Hama

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a deadly attack against a group of jihadist rebels in the Hama Governorate last night. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army carried out a heavy attack against a group of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham jihadists at the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey to receive Russian S-400 system by end of 2019

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Russia will complete the deliveries of advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey by the end of this year, CEO of Russia’s hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said at the 14th IDEX-2019 international defense show on Monday. “We have signed the contract and we will complete the deliveries by the end of this year. We […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Last ISIS terrorist refuse to surrender in eastern Euphrates region

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Hundreds of Daesh terrorists are refusing to surrender in the Syrian village of Baghouz, where they are making their last stand, despite being surrounded by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and facing inevitable defeat, The Hill reported on Monday. The SDF’s top commander commented on the situation, saying that Baghouz is one of the few […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#UPDATE Sixteen US states sue Trump's administration over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, saying the move violates the constitution https://t.co/AE415bo4TK pic.twitter.com/4OK9OY3Rb9 — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 19, 2019 U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign, to step down in March: official https://t.co/LwzfZ5l5jN by @SarahNLynch pic.twitter.com/UGMZBnsNIp — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 19, 2019... more »

February 19th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #761

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 →

Tuesday February 19th – 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 →

Former FBI Officials React to Andrew McCabe’s Soft Coup Admissions…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Kevin Brock, former FBI assistant director for intelligence, and Terry Turchie, former deputy assistant director of the counterterrorism division, discuss former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s admissions of intent to usurp the presidency. The Small Coup Group…

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Japan's first female Defence Minister Yuriko Koike (L, black suits) reacts to a salute from officers as she inspects a Japanese Maritime Defence Force naval base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo, 9 July 2007. Koike replaced former Defence chief Fumio Kyuma after his saying the 1945 nuclear attacks on Nagasaki and Hiroshima "couldn't be helped". © AFP 2018 / Jiji Press/Stringer *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery ....* Ladies Leading the Charge: Female Defence Ministers From All Around the Globe* (Sputnik).

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's Political Crisis Widens As Top Aide And Friend Resigns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CBC:* *Gerald Butts resigns as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's principal secretary * In a major shakeup to the highest ranks of the Prime Minister's Office, Gerald Butts resigned Monday as Justin Trudeau's principal secretary. The bombshell departure — Butts, along with chief of staff Katie Telford, are the two most senior staffers in Trudeau's inner circle — comes amid allegations that senior members of the PMO pressured former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to help Quebec-based multinational engineering firm SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution on bribery and fraud ch... more »

Trump-Kim 2, the second summit in Vietnam

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 23 hours ago
Vietnam as venue of the second Trump-Kim summit next week is perfect, good model for N.Korea transition: (1) VN is politically socialist but economically capitalist, (2) VN has no nukes yet politically secure, (3) VN was a former US enemy and later embraced the US as economic and military partner, (4) VN is an ASEAN member, the association is 3rd biggest consumer bloc in the world (about 650 M consumers) with many friends all over the world. Go Mr. Kim, you may remain politically socialist but embrace capitalism and globalization, embrace America and its huge entrepreneurial talent ... more »

Maya Maiz Conf March 1 Event: Yazmin Novelo & Online art auction

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 23 hours ago
The featured artwork today in support of the Maya Maiz Conference on April 24th-28th in Arizona is "Maizyolotl" by Mario Chacon. Chacon is an educator and a long time Chicano movement activist going back to the 1960s. After going to school at UCLA, he later moved to San Diego where he has been painting for many, many years. This particular piece pays homage to the sacred Maiz of this continent. It will also be the official poster for the first day of the conference at the University of Arizona on Thursday, April 25th. The piece is available for bidding on our online auction website ... more »

Kashmir: India-Pakistan Tensions Flare as More Soldiers Are Killed in Gun Battle

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Kashmir: India-Pakistan Tensions Flare as More Soldiers Are Killed in Gun Battle by https://news.sky.com/, 18 Feb 2019 Security officials say the latest fighting broke out after Indian troops surrounded a village and searched for militants. – Tensions in the disputed Kashmir region have escalated further after four Indian soldiers, three suspected militants, a police official and […]

BBC Producer Admits Syrian “Chemical Attack” Was Staged

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
BBC Producer Admits Syrian “Chemical Attack” Was Staged by Brian Becker, John Kiriakou, https://sputniknews.com/ On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Dr. Piers Robinson, the chairman of the politics, society, and political journalism department at the University of Sheffield and the author of “Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and […]

Is There an Agenda to Place a Democrat President in the White House Who Will Confiscate Guns by Executive Order

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
TruNews Published on Feb 18, 2019 Is There an Agenda to Place a President in the White House Who Will Confiscate Guns by Executive Order? end

TREASON, Deep State Coup, Very Serious — Wayne Jett

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Sarah Westall Published on Feb 18, 2019 Author of “Fruits of Graft”, financial Analyst, and publisher of the Classical Capital Newsletter, Wayne Jett, rejoins the program to discuss the treasonous coup that has been ongoing by the deep state against President Donald Trump. He also shares many of the accomplishments and actions by the Trump administration […]

‘Fancy’ Coups: US-Backed Workshops Exposed as Revolution Master Classes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on Feb 16, 2019 U.S. State Department funded youth workshops in Armenia last year – on the topic of how to conduct a coup. Some 150 young people from Eastern European countries attended. RT’s digging a little dipper. end

Militaries Fear Painful Images Can Sway Public Opinion on Wars They Sell – War Photographer

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on Feb 18, 2019 They say a picture is worth a thousand words – and that goes double for the works of war photographers. Is there catharsis to be found in the tragedy captured by a camera lens? We asked Zoriah Miller, who has documented the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, and many other […]

As US and EU Prove Unreliable Partners for Peace, Iran looks East

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
As US and EU Prove Unreliable Partners for Peace, Iran looks East by Pepe Escobar, https://www.mintpressnews.com/ Iran is already looking East – considering its top Asian energy clients and the close ties with the Belt and Road Initiative and the EAEU. Team Rouhani now knows, in realpolitik terms, they cannot trust the US; and the EU is […]

Defenders of raw milk focusing on liberty more than health in Tennessee

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
A narrative is rapidly emerging in Tennessee against Dr. Richard Briggs bill to close the cow-share loophole that makes raw milk sales legal that otherwise would be illegal. The Tennessee Senate Commerce and Labor Committee has yet to schedule a hearing on the Briggs bill, but what lawmakers are hearing is that Senate Bill (SB) 15... Continue Reading

Government’s Listeria test causes recall of Eat Smart kale bagged salad kits

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
For the second time in two months, kale salad kits packaged under the Eat Smart brand are under recall because government sampling testing returned positive results for Listeria monocytogenes. Canadian officials did not report how many individual salad kits are affected by the recall. They also did not report how many pounds total are included... Continue Reading

Romanian agency clamps down after Listeria in salmon recalls

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
The Romanian food safety agency has stepped up controls after repeated recalls of fish products because of Listeria. Eight recalls have been issued since the start of this year for Listeria in salmon involving retailers such as Auchan, Kaufland and Carrefour. The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) commissioned enhanced controls following the... Continue Reading

Authorities shutdown international wine fraud operation; three in Italy arrested

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
At least 11,000 bottles of red wine have been seized in Italy for containing a lower quality wine. Europol officials said criminal groups will counterfeit any beverage with no thought of the harmful consequences to human health as long as they continue to profit. Europol and the Italian NAS Carabinieri dismantled a criminal network involved in... Continue Reading

'Socially conscious' millennials needed for aged care workforce, commission hears

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 23 hours ago
The aged care sector needs to triple its workforce by 2050 as providers seek to attract "socially conscious" millennials to take up the task, the aged care royal commission hears.

Regional MP calls for Brexit-like separation from 'city-based overlords' in maiden speech

Richard Willingham at Just In - 23 hours ago
You may have heard of Brexit, but one regional MP is now on a mission to make his idea of "Rexit" a reality in Australia — with an RSL for Parliament House.

Prosecutors thought someone committed a crime over AWU raid tip-offs

Tom Lowrey at Just In - 23 hours ago
Labor is demanding answers after revelations federal prosecutors thought there was prima facie evidence a crime was committed when someone tipped off the media about raids on the AWU's offices.

Fears for two backpackers missing from NSW north coast beach

Luisa Rubbo at Just In - 23 hours ago
An air, water and land search continues for two young European tourists missing since Sunday from a NSW mid north coast beach, after personal items belonging to them were found.

'A total weather vacuum': Flood-ravaged Queenslanders urge BOM to fix radar 'black spots'

Kelly Butterworth at Just In - 23 hours ago
In the wake of the devastating flooding in Queensland's north-west, concerns have surfaced about a radar 'black spots' that may have hampered efforts to prepare for the once-in-a-century rainfall.

Any Canberran suspecting child sexual abuse must soon report it or face being charged

Jake Evans at Just In - 23 hours ago
ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay says the offence — with a penalty of up to two years in prison — would apply to all Canberrans, because child abuse did not only occur within institutions.

Accused serial killer's prior conviction for attack on woman revealed in court

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 23 hours ago
Prosecutors reveal Bradley Edwards had a conviction for attacking a woman six years before Sarah Spiers went missing from Claremont. They also allege at a pre-trial hearing that his DNA was taken from the third Claremont victim, Ciara Glennon, who was found with her neck cut.

Ex-cop avoids jail time after sharing explicit photos of arrested woman

Kathleen Calderwood at Just In - 23 hours ago
An ex-police officer narrowly avoids jail time after he shared explicit photos of a woman he had arrested in Sydney's west in a Facebook group chat with other police.

Cochlear, Seven West Media and Blackmores hammered as investors flee an earnings downturn

Stephen Letts at Just In - 23 hours ago
It has been a case of the good, the bad and the ugly on one of the busiest days in the ASX's February reporting season

Tired driver led 'blameless life' before fatal accident

Rebecca Opie at Just In - 23 hours ago
The family of a council worker killed by a tired driver urges others to assess their mental and physical state before getting behind the wheel, because life "can be gone in an instant".

Morrison's Pacific strategy could involve broadcasting Married At First Sight into the region

Jackson Gothe-Snape And Stephen Dziedzic at Just In - 23 hours ago
More details have emerged about the television programs the Australian Government hopes will improve its standing in the Pacific.

Great Australian Bight drilling report 'whitewashes' oil spill risk, Greenpeace says

Daniel Keane at Just In - 23 hours ago
A company proposing to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight releases its environment plan, but Greenpeace says it is downplaying the risk of a major spill.

Fears soup kitchen for homeless is bearing brunt of vigilante anger

Jesse Thompson And Georgia Hitch at Just In - 23 hours ago
The people behind a grassroots soup kitchen for Darwin's vulnerable fear they're being targeted by vigilantes angered by a recent spate of commercial break-ins.

Territory Labor Party loses another member as Scott McConnell quits

Jano Gibson at Just In - 23 hours ago
The Gunner Government loses its second member in less than a fortnight after exiled backbencher Scott McConnell quits the Labor Party.

Minister who called for Coles boycott over $1 milk owns Woolworths shares

Kath Sullivan And Anna Henderson at Just In - 23 hours ago
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud's calls for a boycott of Coles and Aldi until they stop selling milk for $1 per litre are brought into question by the discovery he owns shares in Woolworths.

Timing 'not ideal' as Andrew Gaze quits as Sydney Kings coach ahead of playoffs

Chloe Hart at Just In - 23 hours ago
Andrew Gaze confirms he will quit as the Sydney Kings coach after this year's National Basketball League playoffs — but he still has plans to coach somewhere else.

The deep irony behind Navratilova's smear against trans 'cheats'

Just In - 23 hours ago
There is a deep irony to Martina Navratilova's claim in a newspaper article that trans women have a physical advantage over "innocent" cisgender women, writes Noah Riseman.

Archibald Prize finalist, sons on trial for alleged murder of 81-year-old Katherine Panin

Jordan Hayne And Elizabeth Byrne at Just In - 23 hours ago
The mother-in-law of a prominent artist made an appointment to change her will just hours before she was allegedly murdered by the Archibald Prize finalist and two of her sons, a Canberra court has heard.

Steven Miller (And Trump) Want To Sell You A Bridge... While Status Quo Joe Biden Says He Wants To Build One

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Adam Schiff was on CNN yesterday, questioning questioning congressional Republicans' devotion to Congress as an institution (and the U.S. Constitution) in light of Trump's fake national emergency. "It will not be a separation of powers any more," he said, "just a separation of parties. So this is going to be a moment of truth for my GOP colleagues." When Republicans go on TV to discuss arguments they can't win-- like Trump's blatant lies about this or that or the other and all of the above-- they gravitate to their safe space: Trump TV. However, Steven Miller, one of the least sy... more »

Roger Stone Apologizes to Judge for Instagram Post About Her

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun.

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Hymn”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Hymn” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7fnZ-AQNE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Sunlight ripples through a dark sky on this Swedish summer midnight as noctilucent or night shining clouds seem to imitate the river below. In fact, the seasonal clouds often appear at high latitudes in corresponding summer months. Also known as polar mesospheric clouds, they form as water vapor is driven into the cold upper atmosphere. *Click image for larger size.* Fine dust supplied by disintegrating meteors or volcanic ash provides sites where water vapor can condense, turning to ice at the cold temperatures in the mesosphere. Poised at the edge of space some 80 kilometers above... more »

The Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "A Psalm of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A Psalm of Life" "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each tomorrow Find us farther than today. Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave. In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivoua... more »

The 'Boneyard' Is A Busy Place

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Planes from all five branches of the military, NASA, and the US Forest Service are stored at AMARG. (Fox News) *FOX News:* *'Boneyard' in the desert recycles, refurbishes over 3,000 military-grade planes from military, NASA* TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's nicknamed the Boneyard. It sits on 2,600 acres of desert land, with more than 3,000 military aircraft on the Air Force’s Davis-Monthan Base. It's more than a retirement home for planes from all five branches of the military, NASA, and the U.S. Forest Service. It's a sort of memorial with multiple uses. Many of the planes are scrapped for ... more »

"Why You Don't Know Your Own Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Why You Don't Know Your Own Mind"* by Alex Rosenberg "It is often said that we can never truly know the minds of others, because we can't "get inside their heads." Our ability to know our own minds, though, is rarely called into question. It is assumed that your experience of your own consciousness clinches the assertion that you "know your own mind" in a way that no one else can. This is a mistake. Ever since Plato, philosophers have, without much argument, shared common sense's confidence about the nature of its own thoughts. They have argued that we can secure certainty about... more »

A Clue in Today's Jeopardy!

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago

On the Cusp of the Next Grand Minimum?

Russ Steele at The Next Grand Minimum - 1 day ago
Definition — cusp: a point of transition between two different states The transition from the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age was punctuated by extreme climate events, intense storms, floods, and droughts according to Lynn Ingram and Francis… Continue reading →

SACRAMENTO Longest Walk 2019 Recognizes Indigenous Children in U.S. Prison Camps -- Photos Today by Bad Bear

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Longest Walk Recognizes Children in U.S. Prison Camps Photos by Western Shoshone Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson. Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Western Shoshone Photojournalist Carl Bad Bear Sampson said the Longest Walk 2019 runners and walkers made it 16 miles today, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. At the federal building in Sacramento, Long Walkers called for unity and

'He would fall to his death': Rocks 'thrown' at climbers from Kangaroo Point clifftop

Owen Jacques at Just In - 1 day ago
A Brisbane rock climber says he and a friend narrowly escaped death when large rocks were allegedly thrown toward them from the top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs on Monday night.

Teenager wakes from coma to find she's given birth to a surprise baby

Just In - 1 day ago
Ebony Stevenson had no baby bump, no morning sickness and had not missed a period. But she was still able to give birth to a baby girl, thanks to a rare medical condition.

'The world needs Huawei': Chinese tech giant's founder says US can't crush his company

Just In - 1 day ago
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei tells British media there is "no way the US can crush" his company, which he says is simply more advanced than its competitors.

16 US states sue Trump administration over border wall emergency declaration

Just In - 1 day ago
The California Attorney-General says the lawsuit will use Donald Trump's own words against him as evidence there is no national emergency to declare as the US President's battle to build a wall on the Mexican border rumbles on.

Semenya-IAAF legal showdown has begun, and the ramifications could be huge

Just In - 1 day ago
A landmark case begins in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, as Olympic champion Caster Semenya challenges new IAAF rules around athletes with hyperandrogenism.

Giant cabbage had grower and guests eating coleslaw for weeks

Georgie Burgess at Just In - 1 day ago
When Rosemary Norwood posted a photo of a giant cabbage from her garden on social media, she didn't expect it to be used by news outlets around the world.

'Stabbed in the back': China threatens 'double-faced' NZ with tourism 'stick' following Huawei ban

Tasha Wibawa at Just In - 1 day ago
Chinese state media claims Chinese tourists are abandoning New Zealand because of its Huawei ban, but analysts say China is not giving up on the country just yet.

Darwin whip maker pleads not guilty to shooting trespasser in the leg

Dijana Damjanovic at Just In - 1 day ago
An alleged sexual relationship between a well-known Territory whip maker and a 19-year-old woman ignited an incident that left a man with a bullet wound in his leg, the Northern Territory Supreme Court hears.

Man who confronted bodybuilder intruder had 'no sympathy' for thieves

Mark Reddie at Just In - 1 day ago
Online posts from a man who fought with an intruder, who later died, at his home in Sydney's south-west state that he has "no sympathy" for thieves.

Rescuers among 15 killed in double explosion in Syrian city

Just In - 1 day ago
Many of the casualties are reported to be emergency workers who rushed to the scene after the first explosion in the rebel-held city of Idlib.

Kissing sailor from iconic WWII photo dies at 95

Just In - 1 day ago
The photograph of George Mendonsa kissing a nurse in Times Square on the day Japan surrendered became one of the most well-known images of World War II.

'Pure anger': School zone changes have parents worried about property prices

Eugene Boisvert at Just In - 1 day ago
Parents and real estate industry experts fear property prices could fall in suburbs moved out of the zones for two of Adelaide's most sought after public schools.

The Kissing Sailor In Famous World War II Photo Dies At 95

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Navy veteran identified as "kissing sailor" in Times Square photo celebrating end of WWII dies at 95. https://t.co/5RILDcopWp pic.twitter.com/I1WtFKvuLR — NBC News (@NBCNews) February 18, 2019 *NBC:* *George Mendonsa, Navy veteran identified as 'kissing sailor' in WWII photo, dies at 95* *"He was very proud of his service and the picture and what it stood for," Mendonsa's daughter said Monday.* George Mendonsa, a World War II veteran whose claim of being a sailor kissing a nurse in an iconic image was verified using facial recognition technology, died early Sunday, his daughter ... more »

Report: DOJ Deputy Rod Rosenstein Expected to Depart by Mid March…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Fox News is reporting that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is anticipated to resign mid-March and be replaced by a hand-picked deputy by AG William Barr. Initial reporting is that Jeffrey Rosen will be the replacement. FOX – Deputy Attorney General … Continue reading →

The Warnings Get Louder As Worldwide Economic Numbers Continue To Deteriorate

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Michael Snyder Economic numbers all over the world continue to get worse, and as you will see below, even New York Times columnist Paul... more »

The Company That Makes the AK-47 Is Now Building Suicide Drones

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*David Axe* *Security, Europe* Super swarm: A Russian company is developing a propeller-driven "suicide drone" that could target enemy air defenses. A Russian company is developing a propeller-driven "suicide drone" that could target enemy air defenses. Kalashnikov Group, the same family of companies that produces Russia's iconic assault rifles, revealed the KUB-BLA drone at the IDEX-2019 trade show in Abu Dhabi in February 2019. It's unclear whether the Russian air force requested the drone's development, or Kalashnikov developed the type on its own for the domestic or foreign... more »

Can America Remain Number One?

Ali Wyne at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Ali Wyne* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] While it has become nearly axiomatic for observers of world affairs to contend that the U.S.-led postwar order is under growing, if not unprecedented, duress, there is little consensus about what architecture, if any, might replace it. While it has become nearly axiomatic for observers of world affairs to contend that the U.S.-led postwar order is under growing, if not unprecedented, duress, there is little consensus about what architecture, if any, might replace it. A recent assessment ventures that *the successor to the global s... more »

Russia Still Cannot Combat Color Revolutions

Nicholas J. Myers at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Nicholas J. Myers* *Security, Eurasia* [image: Reuters] Russia's new countermeasures against Color Revolutions do not seem to be succeeding. At least since the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the Russian Federation has planned to counter the “color revolutions.” These uprisings involved the overthrowing of post–Cold War dictators in Yugoslavia 2000, Georgia 2003 (rose), Ukraine 2004 (orange), and Kyrgyzstan 2005 (tulip). Since then, the term has become somewhat passé in the West, but Russia remains obsessed with them even in 2019. Given that all four of those case studies li... more »

What Kim Jong Un Really Wants, and How America Should Respond

Alexander Vuving at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Alexander Vuving* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] "Kim’s young age nearly forces him to make quick and ambitious achievements, but it also encourages him to think long-term about boosting the economy and improving his country’s place in the world, which will entail economic reform and geopolitical repositioning among the great powers and regional states." Building the “ultimate weapon” and behaving recklessly, North Korea has for decades been causing big headaches for the outside world. Due to its unique political system, dealing with North Korea hinges heavily on understandin... more »

16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The states include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia.

No Plan for Smollett to Do Follow-Up Police Interview

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault.

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