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Thomas Paine

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Monday, July 22, 2019

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"Is This What Has Got the Fed So Spooked?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 minutes ago
*"Is This What Has Got the Fed So Spooked?"* by Phoenix Capital "Just what exactly is terrifying the Fed? Over the last week, multiple Fed officials have surfaced to suggest the Fed needs to start cutting interest rates right now. Indeed, on Thursday, John Williams, who runs the NY Fed (the branch in charge of market operations) suggested the Fed needs to cut rates to ZERO again. Not 2%, or 1%, ZERO. This is happening at a time when economic data is rebounding, unemployment is below 4% and GDP growth is north of 3%. So what exactly is going on? What does the Fed know that has it so... more »

Food Fight: Democrat Style

PA Pundits - International at Food Fight: Democrat Style – PA Pundits – International - 3 minutes ago
Burt Prelutsky ~ On the 4th of July, Joe Biden said he wasn’t prepared at the second debate for Kamala Harris’s attack. If I’m not mistaken, with his usual gift for clichés, he said: “It came out of the blue.” It made me wonder just how many naps the guy takes. How was it … Continue reading Food Fight: Democrat Style

Patriot Humor – Racist

Racist!A Handy GuideRacist, Racist, RacistMedia FocusHero?Megan RapinoeMegan Rapinoe and Melissa StockwellThe CommitteeWhy We Dislike ThemFailRightsWhat It’s LikeDeep ThoughtsAged AOCJust In CaseA Grave FutureCartoons Read more excellent articles at The Patriot Post

Serious Question: Marco Rubio Knows EXACTLY What Trump Is-- Why Why Is His Head Still Up Trump's Ass?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 minutes ago
You don't usually see major newspapers calling sitting senior senators in their own cities a "reliable sycophant" in an headline. But Sunday, the *Miami Herald* decided an editorial about Marco Rubio and Señor Trumpanzee needed just that: As Trump’s reliable sycophant, Rubio drags us further into the president’s swamp. For all his huffing and puffing about Trump, Rubio rarely over votes against him. His Trump adhesion score is 90.9%, even higher than Rick Scott's! Besides Scott, Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Patrick Toomey (R-PA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chuck Grassley (R... more »

Lights out in NPARC communities last night. No cash to splash thanks to inadequate Telstra phone cabling

Editor, cairnsnews at cairnsnews.org - 46 minutes ago
Paradise takes on an ugly face from our northern correspondent A broken communications trunk cable near Coen in central Cape York Peninsula has caused chaos in northern communities preventing any eftpos transactions or telephone communication since Sunday morning. Locals who contacted a Cairns communications company by satellite phone on Monday were warned residents could be […]

CCTV shows van allegedly carrying $200m of ice smash into parked police car

Jonathan Hair at Just In - 56 minutes ago
Police charge a 26-year-old man after a van allegedly carrying 273 kilograms of methylamphetamine collided into a parked patrol car outside Eastwood Police Station.

'They can be misused': When homeowners are allowed to train spy cameras on you

Kathy Sundstrom And Robert Blackmore at Just In - 56 minutes ago
Safety versus spying: the legalities of using hidden cameras in a world were technology allows you to protect your home remotely.

Accused murderer 'thought he had President Trump's protection'

Just In - 56 minutes ago
A man charged with killing an alleged New York mob boss was deluded by internet conspiracy theories and thought he was helping US President Donald Trump defend democracy, his attorney claims.

Fatberg jingle released to flush out bad waste practices

Just In - 56 minutes ago
Water authorities in SA are sick of having to deal with masses of congealed waste made out of wet wipes, condoms and tampons — so they've released a jingle.

Sharon Alice's $175 loan turned into a $760 debt in 6 months, and it was totally legal

Oliver Gordon at Just In - 56 minutes ago
More payday lending practice stories are coming out of the woodwork as ASIC says it is "building a casebook" for a possible ban.

Senior bank bosses may have to wait seven years for their bonuses

Peter Ryan at Just In - 56 minutes ago
Top financial executives may soon have to wait seven years to claim all their bonuses, as the banking, insurance and superannuation regulator moves to align pay with long-term performance.

Search for missing Melbourne hiker to focus on alpine huts amid worsening weather

Just In - 56 minutes ago
The search for missing hiker Jeremy Boyden and his dog Rocky enters its fourth day, as rescue teams focus on searching the large network of alpine huts scattered across Victoria's high country amid worsening weather.

'Worst-ever love story': Dad's emotional plea as police hunt Australian's killer

Sarah Thomas at Just In - 56 minutes ago
Police release footage of Australian traveller Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese at a service station just days before their bodies were found on a Canadian highway.

I wanted to see the drought for myself. I didn't expect to see this

Michael Rowland at Just In - 56 minutes ago
This week I took a 900km trip through regional Australia to see for myself how bad the drought was. These are the five things I have learnt, writes Michael Rowland.

Recent studies of QE

Scott Sumner at Econlib - 1 hour ago
I see more and more academic studies confirming that Federal Reserve QE policies were effective during the Great Recession. Here is the abstract of a 2018 paper by Eric Swanson: I survey the literature on monetary policy at the zero lower bound (ZLB) and effective lower bound (ELB) to make three main points: First, the […] The post Recent studies of QE appeared first on Econlib.

Bipartisan Sellout of the USA: House Passed Bill to Turn US into Colony of India by Ending Green Card Country Cap, Thus Favoring Green Cards For India; Call US Senate To Oppose Senate Bill 386

Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : Contact and tweet your Senators, and as many other Senators as you can to Oppose Senate Bill 386: https://www.senate.gov/senators/How_to_correspond_senators.htm https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/386/cosponsors Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi – one of at least two members of Congress born in India (New Delhi born Tamil) – speaks on lifting the country caps, effectively opening the floodgates…

IG Report Delay, Declassification and Investigative Timeline…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 hour ago
With most DC speculation now placing the timing of the IG report on FISA abuse likely around September or October, this is a both a reminder of sorts and a warning of sorts. August 31st, 2020, shuts the historic window … Continue reading →

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls For $20 An Hour Minimum Wage

Evie Fordham at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Evie Fordham* *Politics, * Will it happen? Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib called for a federal minimum wage of up to $20 an hour at a “One Fair Wage” event in Detroit on Sunday. “Big fights like this one, $15. When we started it, it should have been $15. Now I think it should be $20 … It should be $20 an hour. $18-20 an hour,” Tlaib said in a video posted by America Rising on Monday. Tlaib and Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell participated in an event called “Server for an Hour” to support the Raise the Wage Act that passed the Democrat-controlled House of Representativ... more »

A-10 Warthogs Laid Waste to 23 Iraqi Tanks During the Operation Desert Storm

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Dario Leone* *History, Middle East* [image: By Senior Airman Matthew Bruch - https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1173912/fearsome-four-ship-188th-warthogs-train-razorback-range, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=56208988] This is their story. *In a fast and furious engagement, Solomonson and Marks took out eight more tanks, six with Mavericks and two with cannon fire.* The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support agai... more »

The Horrific Story of a SR-71 Blackbird Refueling Gone Wrong

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Dario Leone* *Technology, Americas* [image: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/756534/sr-71-lasre] Tragic. *“Out of nowhere, the nose gave a small pitch down and a hard pitch up. I pushed the stick quickly forward, but the nose and canopy struck the bottom of the tanker. The nose section was gone just forward of the cockpit and the canopy had caved in on me. I thought, ‘I’m inside the tanker; death is imminent!’* The SR-71 would be a very short-ranged aircraft were it not for air refuelling, limited to around 2,000 NM. Multiple air refuellings extended the range of the aircraft to ... more »

Iran's Navy Doesn't Have Battleships (But It Has a Ton of Fast Speed Boats)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* Are they any good? *In October 2016, an article by the Tasnim news agency reported that an Iranian company showcased the first-ever unmanned GEV vehicle ever in an exhibition, though the article was promptly taken down after posting and the exhibitors refused to speak with media afterwards. A new prototype was pictured atop a lovely Persian carpet.* Iran has fielded a variety of unusual weapons over the years: F-14 Tomcat fighters hotwired to fire Russian missiles, homemade mini-submarines, and remanufactured Cold War jets. In 2006, Ir... more »

Iran Delivers Shocking Blow to UK with Oil Tanker Seizure

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Duran Published on Jul 22, 2019 PLEASE SEE, the first part of our Iran analysis which covers Iran’s offer (later rejected) to the US to negotiate a new nuclear deal with the Trump White House. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I1qr… – Within a matter of hours Iran offered the US a nuclear deal compromise, and then seized …

Is US Already in a Recession? Dollar to Devalue

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT America Published on Jul 22, 2019 Ian Winer, investor, philosopher and author of “Ubiquitous Relativity: My Truth is not the Truth” joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the slowing growth of the US economy and whether a recession looms. He argues that the Fed and other US institutions appear to be “preparing for the worst.” …

The Clearing of North Sinai for the Palestinians? The Coming Fulfillment of Revelation 12:6,13-14

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Emphasis mine: The Clearing of North Sinai for the Palestinians? by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ North Sinai: Creating a new Egypt in Sisi’s image In the heart of Al-Arish, the capital of the North Sinai Governorate, Metito is building a desalination plant at the cost of $96 million. – The water group, which is headquartered in the UAE, …

Epstein the Satanist? Will Australia Ever Investigate Its Role? (Warning, Graphic Material)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Epstein the Satanist? Will Australia Ever Investigate Its Role? (Warning, Graphic Material) by https://www.veteranstoday.com/ Editor’s note: The articles and materials below, some of them unfit for children to see, depict what was done to children in Australia, the United States, Britain and is being done around the world. – This story alleges that the world …

Is UK Provoking Iran?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Press TV Published on Jul 21, 2019 A UK-flagged ship was seized for violating international maritime rules by Iranian authorities on Friday. Now London wants to impose sanctions on Iran. end

Israel Committing Genocide Against Palestinians, Says Commentator

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Israel Committing Genocide Against Palestinians, Says Commentator by https://www.presstv.com/ Political commentator, Paul Larudee, says the Israeli demolitions are part of the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in the occupied territories. end

‘Clear and Decisive Win’: Why Netanyahu Needs a War on Gaza More Than Ever Before

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
‘Clear and Decisive Win’: Why Netanyahu Needs a War on Gaza More Than Ever Before by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ Media reports of an impending Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip are now a regular occurrence. The frequency of these reports fluctuates based on Israel’s own political landscape. – Empirical experience has taught us that when Israeli …

John Bolton Pushing Trump into Another War in Middle East: Commentator

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Press TV Published on Jul 21, 2019 Political commentator, John Steppling, says US national security advisor John Bolton is pushing President Donald Trump into another war in the Middle East. end

Mayhem in Hong Kong: Armed Masked Men Brutally Assault Train Passengers. Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets as Protesters Target Chinese Govt Office

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT Published on Jul 22, 2019 READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9ykq A group of masked men in white T-shirts was filmed brutally assaulting train passengers with wooden sticks shortly after a massive opposition rally ended in Hong Kong. Some 45 people were injured, one critically. end

Spy Games: Iran Arrests 17 ‘CIA Agents’, Sentences Some to Death

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT Published on Jul 22, 2019 Tensions have escalated further between the US and Iran, after Tehran’s latest counter-intelligence sting. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9yl3 end

Israel Begins Destroying Palestinian Homes on Jerusalem al-Quds Outskirts

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Israel Begins Destroying Palestinian Homes on Jerusalem al-Quds Outskirts by https://www.presstv.com/ Israeli forces have begun destroying homes on the outskirts of the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, despite international condemnation and mass protests. – Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and police stormed Sur Baher early on Monday and declared the village a military zone, banning journalists from …

Iran Urges UK To Rein In ‘Deep State’; Germany Warns Of “Uncontrollable” Escalation

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Iran Urges UK To Rein In ‘Deep State’; Germany Warns Of “Uncontrollable” Escalation by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Iran’s ambassador in London warned on Sunday that the UK government must get its “domestic political forces” pushing for regime change under control or else the two countries will face dangerous escalation. The public statement came two days …

On The Importance of Past Civilizations

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 hour ago
Liberty can make people capable of mastering the natural world, but it’s not helpful for mastering one’s emotions, desires, and passions—for the latter you need a culture with a positive sense of history and philosophy that inspires people to lead the life of a moral, hardworking, aspiring, and caring man. Such a culture is developed through centuries of civilization. That is why the countries which enjoy a fairly good culture of liberty are generally an offshoot of the long-established civilizations; they have a strong sense of their own history and traditions. The nations that can... more »

What is an alarm bell?

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 hour ago
........................................... 1) 6-14-2019 * China* showcased how its education system started using facial recognition and AI in classrooms….in China parents and progressive teachers began immediately questioning the approach and called it “the jailification (in Chinese: 监狱化) of the classroom”. ……………………………….…………………….…… 2) 5-9-19 * Atawula* is one of around 34,000 Uyghurs in Turkey. She is unable to contact any of her relatives—via phone, WeChat, or any other app. “I feel very sad when I see other people video chatting with their families,” she says. “I thi... more »

The Just World Fallacy: Why People Bash Assange And Defend Power

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 hour ago
I write a lot about how important it is for political dissidents to research and understand cognitive biases, the large number of well-documented logical glitches in the way human brains process information. I do this because the science of modern propaganda has been in research […]

Anti-vaxxers / Ex-vaxxers: The New Blacklisted

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich It is with great respect and honest admiration I salute Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information...more »

House of Reps to sneak through billions to Israel, oppose BDS, etc

contact@ifamericansknew.org at If Americans Knew Blog - 2 hours ago
The House is expected to fast track three measures on behalf of Israel tomorrow: laws to give Israel a minimum of $38 billion and to sanction groups that support the Palestinian resistance, and a resolution expressing opposition to the global boycott of Israel (BDS)... Contains a link to contact Congress about the legislation... The post House of Reps to sneak through billions to Israel, oppose BDS, etc appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.

FBI Raids L.A. Department of Water and Power — Did it Miss the Real Crime?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Janet Phelan The FBI has declined to answer questions as to whether or not its raid on the Los Angeles Department of Water and... more »

Putting a Cap on Heat Hysteria

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: Joe Bastardi ~ It’s summer, it’s hot, and the climate-change agenda is turning up the heat on the weaponization of weather. So I thought some perspective may be in order. No question the last three Julys have been warmer than average for a large area of the…

Germany Electricity–Future?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood Adrian Kerton took a look at Germany’s generation mix on one day last year: Full post here. No doubt, the shortfall will be much worse in winter months, when demand is high and solar output low. As he…

Germany’s Energy Future Looks Bleak

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood Following Adrian’s analysis, I thought it worthwhile to look at the winter figures: ? http://energodock.com/germany/electricity-shares ? Nuclear accounted for 13% in January this year, with coal/lignite providing 34%. Solar, as in the UK, is pretty much worthless in winter months, with barely…

UHI May Account For Half Of Climate Warming In China

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? A new study by Nicola Scafetta shows that a considerable percentage of China’s global warming from 1940 to today is due to the phenomenon of urbanization. However, the models mistakenly associated this same warming to anthropogenic forcing: ? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092181811930102X?dgcid=author ?…

The Russians Never Hacked Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Server; Russian Collusion has Always Been a Hoax, it has all Been one Big Lie

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 2 hours ago
One thing progressives do unbelievable well is manufacture frauds and deceive the public at an enormous scale. All this was inspired by the principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more … Continue reading "The Russians Never Hacked Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Server; Russian Collusion has Always Been a Hoax, it has all Been one Big Lie"

No Evidence That Climate Change Causes Weather Extremes: (3) Hurricanes

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 2 hours ago
This third post in our series on the spurious links between climate change and extreme weather examines the incidence of hurricanes – powerful tropical cyclones that all too dramatically demonstrate the fury nature is capable of unleashing. Although the UN’s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has noted an apparent increase in the strongest (category … Continue reading "No Evidence That Climate Change Causes Weather Extremes: (3) Hurricanes"

1980s Science: Ice Cores Show CO2 Naturally Rose 200 ppm (65 ppm/100 Years) During The Early Holocene

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 2 hours ago
A few decades ago it was “consensus” science that CO2 levels had reached 400 ppm (and even up to 500 ppm) during the Early Holocene, with rising amplitudes of greater than 200 ppm and rates of 65 ppm in less than a century. Then the “consensus” opinion changed. In 1982 it was still quite acceptable … Continue reading "1980s Science: Ice Cores Show CO2 Naturally Rose 200 ppm (65 ppm/100 Years) During The Early Holocene"


Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 2 hours ago
Some parties and leaders recognize the stakes in determining how to manage a minority Parliament: I asked Mr. Duceppe what he thought would happen if the prime minister refused to accept such an ultimatum. He replied that a government defeat so soon after a general election meant the Governor General would have to turn "to one of us" to form a government. We both knew that meant Stephen Harper and his Conservatives. I asked Mr. Duceppe if he could accept such an eventuality. He was not only clear that he could, but he would. ... Realizing immediately the full magnitude of what was at... more »

John Solomon Outlines More Documented DOJ Corruption by Special Counsel Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 2 hours ago
John Solomon has an interesting report at The Hill documenting the special counsel attempting to leverage a Russian oligarch to deliver false testimony for their fabricated case against Donald Trump. What Solomon outlines is gross prosecutor misconduct. The basic elements … Continue reading →

Does Facial Recognition Technology Make You Grimace? New Website Offers Map of Where It’s Being Used by Law Enforcement and How to Get It Banned.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Think law enforcement using facial recognition technology to catch criminals isn’t a big deal? You may want to review new website –... more »

'They don't belong here': Skinned six-foot crocodile pulled onto a boat in the Murray River

Neda Vanovac at Just In - 3 hours ago
A Gold Coast electrician fishing on the Murray River on the NSW-Victorian border was startled to find that what he thought was a log, or a dead Murray cod, was in fact a partly-skinned freshwater crocodile, thousands of kilometres from its natural northern Australian habitat.

5G Is Millimeter Wave Technology. How The ACLU Weighs In On “Directed Energy Devices.”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By B.N. Frank 5G is millimeter wave technology. Despite growing widespread opposition, it continues to be promoted and installed even though The telecom industry has... more »

Trump and Ivanka Try Out the Faceapp

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 3 hours ago
Don't say I don't love you guys.

Out of sight, out of mind? Political accountability and Indonesia’s new capital plan

Iqra Anugrah at New Mandala - 3 hours ago
What happens when civil society, the media, and policymakers are based in different cities? The post Out of sight, out of mind? Political accountability and Indonesia’s new capital plan appeared first on New Mandala.

How Jokowi spends money better in a second term

Aichiro Suryo Prabowo at New Mandala - 3 hours ago
Indonesia needs evidence-based policy, not policy-based evidence. The post How Jokowi spends money better in a second term appeared first on New Mandala.

The remarkable midwife who gave birth while delivering another mum's child

Anita Butcher at Just In - 3 hours ago
Pauline Milich brought her 14th child into the world while helping another woman deliver a baby — life was different in the early 1900s.

Missing French submarine found after five decades

Just In - 3 hours ago
A French submarine that disappeared in the western Mediterranean in 1968 with 52 sailors on board is found, bringing comfort to the families of the missing.

Mack Horton in hot water with swim bosses after 'drug cheat' protest

Shaun Giles at Just In - 3 hours ago
Australian Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton will receive an official warning from world swimming bosses after refusing to stand on the podium with a rival he has labelled a "drug cheat".

Verizon Charges $650 Upfront and $85 Monthly for a 5G Hotspot Despite Anticipating Lawsuits, Few Subscribers, Bad Reviews, Widespread Opposition

Activist Post at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Verizon continues to promote and install 5G throughout the U.S. despite the fact that the telecom industry has provided NO scientific evidence... more »

Fact Check: China ‘Claims’ Massive Breakthrough in Stealth Technology

David Axe at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Here's why. Chinese scientists claim they have developed a new kind of material for making aircraft less detectable by radar. But the development probably is not the breakthrough that some observers claim it is. Prof. Luo Xiangang and colleagues at the Institute of Optics and Electronics, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chengdu, said they had created the first-ever mathematical model to precisely describe the behavior of electromagnetic waves when they “strike a piece of metal engraved with microscopic patterns,” according to *South China Mo... more »

Russia Is Jamming the Air Force's F-35s and F-22s near Iran

David Axe at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Middle East* [image: By U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo - http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/070212-F-2034C-110.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14532434] Why is Moscow helping Tehran? *The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations and Israeli Airports Authority in late June 2019 announced that many flights lost the GPS satellite signal while flying into or out of Ben Gurion International in Israel, Breaking Defense reported. There has been no risk to passengers, according to t... more »

Why No Enemy Would Dare Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Americas* [image: (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)] The response would be overwhelming. *Circumstances obviously matter for an attack on a U.S. aircraft carrier. An out-of-the-blue attack from a conventionally armed state actor would enjoy the highest levels of success, but would also have an impact on elite and public opinion in the United States that might drive calls for dire retribution. * Since the 1950s, the supercarrier has been the most visible representation of U.S. military power and maritime hegemony. Although supercarr... more »

Hawaii Gets Its First B-2 Stealth Bombers

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, Asia* [image: By U.S. Air Force / Master Sgt. Val Gempis - http://www.af.mil/News/Photos.aspx?igphoto=2000583707This Image was released by the United States Air Force with the ID 050404-F-1740G-001 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached] Now that's deterrence. *“The training with the Hawaii Air National Guard was invaluable,” Adcock said. “Together we refined and exercised multiple tactics that are crucial to the Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility.”* Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen completed their f... more »

Here's Why the MiG-25 Foxbat Never Could Touch the SR-71 Blackbird

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *History, Asia* [image: Clemens Vasters from Viersen, Germany [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]] We break it down. *The MiG-25 has presented as much an enigmatic image as the Blackbird, at times being reported as invincible, and at other times being dismissed as practically prehistoric in it’s approach to high speed and altitude flight.* In the late 1960s, the USSR revealed the existence of the aircraft that appeared to be the world’s deadliest fighter, the MiG-25 (NATO reporting name “Foxbat”). This aircraft could outrun any fighter in the a... more »

Pope Writes Syrian President, Urging Him to Protect Civilians, Seek Peace

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to put an end to his country's eight-year-long conflict and seek reconciliation for the good of the nation and its vulnerable people.

Is U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib Under Investigation for Election Fraud?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
It's hard to find a race in which the winning candidate had less of a need to resort to election fraud.

Deal Sealed on Federal Budget, Ensuring No Shutdown, Default

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement.

Venezuela Capital in the Dark Again after Massive Blackout

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
The lights have gone out across much of Venezuela, snarling traffic in the capital and stirring fears of a return of the blackouts that in March 2019 plunged the country into chaos.

Did This Car Evade Police By Swerving Under a Moving Truck?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Dashboard cameras have captured some crazy highway driving, that's for certain.

Trump Expands Fast-Track Deportation Authority across US

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
The Trump administration announced that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges.

Prosecutor: Cristiano Ronaldo Won’t Face Vegas Rape Charge

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Kathryn Mayorga had accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort in 2009.

The Freshmen: What About Jefferson Van Drew? Part II

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
I keep getting complaints that our early June episode of The Freshmen on New Jersey Blue Dog Jefferson Van Drew, didn't do him justice and was far from complete. He is, after all, the worst Democrat in Congress and deserves a more thorough look. I'm up for it. Back in June, we noted that he was among the half dozen Blue Dogs-- the others being Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Anthony Brindisi (NY), Joe Cunningham (SC), Kendra Horn (OK) and Ben McAdams (UT)-- voting most frequently against anything that smacks of progressivism and that his ProgressivePunch crucial vote score was a shockingly ... more »

Xinjiang's position along various BRI infrastructure projects

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 4 hours ago
* Researchers* have identified almost 100 suspected 're-education' camps and detention facilities across Xinjiang. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-22/camps-across-xinjiang-1/11330802 ....................................................................... 2-23-2019 *The* map above shows Xinjiang's position along various BRI infrastructure projects....China is estimated to have invested between $1 trillion and $8 trillion into the project, the Center for Strategic and International Studies said. Trade in goods between China and other countries along the BRI totalled... more »

Trump’s Propaganda Mill: State Department’s Recycled Lies About Iran

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 4 hours ago
*Stephen Lendman* | Trump's propaganda machine runs 24/7 - accusing its imperial adversaries of all sorts of things they had nothing to do with. This forms the jellow-like backbone of Washington's wayward foreign policy.

Fats - drying, hard, (poly)unsaturated - what's going on?

Unknown at Harmful Medical Lies Exposed - 4 hours ago
Fats are a very important component of human diet. However, there are two types of fats that are harmful for us - because thay form deposits in tissues and organs causing degeneration and diseases. Similarly to resins and fruit esters - polyunsaturated oils also called drying oils - accumulate and dry up in nerve tissue causing hormonal, immunological and cognitive deficiencies. Drying fats (i.a. linseed oil, hemp oil, polyunsaturated fractions of edible oils) cross-link (dry up) spontaneously or much more quickly when come into contact with lactic acid naturally found in tissues. ... more »

Putin, Russian, and UN Control - Behind the Deep State

TNA Video at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: behind-the-deep-state-alex-newman-putin-russian-un-control] VIDEO - In this episode, Alex Newman addresses the concern of Russia and Vladimir Putin. Some are reluctant to trust Putin, and others want to treat him as an ally. Alex sheds light on the subject, citing numerous sources which connect Putin and the UN toward the same goal.

Why be concerned about a Grand Solar Minimum?

Robert at Ice Age Now - 5 hours ago
For starters, how about starvation, plagues and collapse of empires? _____________ Why be concerned about a Grand Solar Minimum? J.H. Walker Europe experienced a Grand Solar Minimum (GSM) from 585 to 620 AD. That particular GSM was accompanied by a period of massive volcanic activity, including three widely spaced T6/T7 massive volcanic eruptions around the ... Read moreWhy be concerned about a Grand Solar Minimum? The post Why be concerned about a Grand Solar Minimum? appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Scotland’s Wind Myth

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? h/t Joe Public ? This story has been doing the rounds lately: ? Seeing countless renewable energy records broken and milestones passed has been a constant source of encouraging news for our planet. Now, we have yet another impressive stat…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 202 – 2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

NOAA on water vapor – 2019 edition

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: [click on image to enlarge] NOAA’s latest offering on this topic is here. Of course we’re pitched into the world of ‘greenhouse gas’ theory. But it seems to be a world of considerable uncertainty, if the phrases highlighted (by the Talkshop) are anything to go by. Most attention is…

New York Heatwaves Like This Week’s Are The Norm

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? The latest fake heatwave news from the BBC: ? Extremely hot weather has started to hit most of the United States, with temperatures set to peak over the weekend, meteorologists say. The heatwave could affect about 200 million people in major…

Lawyers: More Sexual Misconduct Victims, More Perpetrators at Morehouse College

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 5 hours ago
In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a Morehouse College administrator that lit up social media late last week, an attorney representing one of the young men said there appear to be numerous victims and perpetrators and accused the men’s school of ignoring complaints for years.

Study: Cutting Federal Graduate Loans Would Harm Black Students, HBCUs

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Cuts to federal student loans for graduate and professional students could be devastating to African-Americans and, in a ripple effect, historically Black colleges and universities, according to a study by the AccessLex Institute.

Texas Southern to Host Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidates will mix it up Sept. 12 and 13 in the party’s third set of primary debates, which are scheduled to take place at Texas Southern University’s Health & Physical Education Arena. The agreement between the historially Black university and ABC News – which is broadcasting the debate along with Univision – was […]

Police Probing Gun Threats Against Howard

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Howard University is sending a message to the campus community after some students allegedly issued threats of gun violence against the school via email and social media group chats, television station WJLA has reported. Numerous “life-threatening and dangerous messages” were posted on social media by students and submitted through emails and group chat, Howard administrators […]

The 40,000-Mile Volcano; What Warms the Oceans Warms the Atmosphere

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 5 hours ago
The riot of life coexists with springs hot enough to melt lead or the plastic windows of mini submarines. With extreme care, humans and robots have measured temperatures as high as 780 degrees. (Source) Understand the Oceans, Understand the Climate, NO CO2 Needed Please Like, Share, Subscribe, Re-Blog and Comment Advertisements

"The Man on the Mountain and Our Fair Share"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Man on the Mountain and Our Fair Share"* by Doug “Uncola” Lynn "At the onset of the apocalypse just as a fog settled into the valleys like lingering smoke from distant battlefields, a man struggled up the mountain to see what he could see. There, he found clarity above the clouds and while seeing the shadows below. He could also see other mountain tops in the distance and other climbers sending messages as if by firelight; or, rather, electronic reflections on flashing screens. In the upper elevations the air was cool and bright. The sun shone unhindered against a blue canopy... more »

The Health Benefits of Topical Virgin Coconut Oil for Preterm Infants – Studies Show Why You want to Massage Your Newborn Baby with Coconut Oil

AdminM at Health Impact News - 5 hours ago
Most of us who have reached maturity take our body's largest organ at face value, spending a staggering $300 billion on anti-aging globally and approximately $400 million U.S. dollars yearly on over-the counter acne solutions to put on a pretty face. But for the newest and most vulnerable among us, preterm and full-term infants, healthy skin is critical to their very survival, and here is where researchers think virgin coconut oil may be a major contributor in the fight to lower preterm infant mortality. Complications arising from preterm births are the leading cause of death globa... more »

Leading Obstetrics Journal Recommends Increased Drugs for Pregnant Women While Failing to Disclose Big Pharma Sponsors

Admin at Health Impact News - 5 hours ago
The inordinate undisclosed influence brought to bear by drug companies on medical practice is undermining the credibility of recommended medical practice. Case in point: new recommendations for the treatment of pregnant women would increase their ingestion of powerful drugs. Despite lack of adequate evidence of safety from serious risks of harm, the influential National Partnership for Maternal Safety, is promoting expanded indications for initiating treatment for depression and the prevention of thromboembolism (among other conditions) in pregnant women. The Partnership for Matern... more »

Texas Governor Saves Chicken Breast From Gay Hordes

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 5 hours ago
Religious Freedom and Free Speech are of the most important founding principles of this nation and are protected under the First Amendment. But as we all know, the entire first amendment is toxic to the left and in this case deemed hateful and dangerous to the sexual deviants of the State of Texas. But last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a bold move to protect religious liberty from gay bigots, publicly signed into law *Senate Bill 1978*, nicknamed the "Save Chick-fil-A" bill, that prohibits all government entities in Texas from taking "adverse actions" against any company or i... more »

A 3-Year-Old Gave Her Mom A 25-word Master Class On What Forgiveness Really Means

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 5 hours ago
How to forgive, right out of the mouths of babes. One night before bed, mama/blogger Mary Katherine Backstrom got in a knock-down, drag-out fight with her daughter Holland, as reported recently on her Facebook page. The altercation involved hotly contested stuffed animals and a lack of interest in bedtime preparation. (1) There were harsh words, […] The post A 3-Year-Old Gave Her Mom A 25-word Master Class On What Forgiveness Really Means appeared first on Health Nut News.

What Are Garbanzo Beans Good For?

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 5 hours ago
Written by Joseph Mercola, D.O., Ph.D. It’s been around 7,000 years since garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) appeared in Middle Eastern regions, but they weren’t cultivated until about 3,000 BC. By the 16th century, Spanish explorers had spread the love of this natural food’s nutty, buttery taste and slightly grainy texture beyond Rome and Greece. Today, […] The post What Are Garbanzo Beans Good For? appeared first on Health Nut News .

Musical Interlude: Suzanne Ciani, "Anthem:

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Suzanne Ciani, "Anthem"

Canadian police release footage of murdered Australian man and girlfriend

Sarah Thomas at Just In - 5 hours ago
Police release footage of Australian traveller Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese at a service station just days before their bodies were found on a Canadian highway.

How much toxic or reusable waste from the solar industry is going into landfill?

Emilia Terzon at Just In - 5 hours ago
There are no laws regulating the solar industry's waste, which experts predict could grow to a whopping 1,500 kilotons by 2050.

Cristiano Ronaldo won't face charges over Las Vegas rape allegation

Just In - 5 hours ago
Prosecutors say Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges in connection with a 10-year-old sexual assault allegation because the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

ASX to edge higher, Wall St lifts on tech earnings and bets on rate cut

David Chau at Just In - 5 hours ago
Australian shares are likely to edge slightly higher at the open, after Wall Street was boosted by technology stocks and expectations of a US interest rate cut.

Man charged with attempted murder of teenage Lockleys boy

Just In - 5 hours ago
A Lockleys man will face court today over the shooting of a 16-year-old boy yesterday morning.

New laws will exclude unvaccinated children from childcare and kindergarten from this week

Nicolas Perpitch at Just In - 5 hours ago
From this week, WA children who are not fully vaccinated can be excluded from enrolling in childcare and kindergartens under 'no jab, no play' laws, but there are a small number of exemptions.

No toilets, drinking water, seats or clubrooms: Welcome to Baldivis Districts Football Club

Jacob Kagi at Just In - 5 hours ago
Membership at a football club in Perth's south is ballooning, despite its facilities being so poor children have to go elsewhere to find a toilet — and don't bother looking for on-site drinking water either — but this story is far from unique among Perth's suburban sporting clubs.

Chris wants his grandchildren to have a job for life, just like he did

Laura Beavis at Just In - 5 hours ago
The community of George Town in Tasmania's north-east is bracing for the worst after signs one of its major employers could pull up stumps, but residents have seen it all before, and years of preparation has made them ready.

NSW Now: Boys who climbed AWA Tower cautioned, juveniles face court over violent riot

Just In - 5 hours ago
*MORNING BRIEFING:* A pair of boys are "met by their parents and spoken to by police" after climbing a 111-metre communications tower, and 21 people are charged after a violent riot and police siege at a youth detention centre.

'Best job in the world' winner, early viral media influencer now urges people to disconnect

Just In - 5 hours ago
Ten years after being Hamilton Island's winter caretaker in a popular campaign, its winner Ben Southall is calling on people to disconnect from their devices and reconnect with each other.

Hoarding can start in childhood and often runs in the family, research finds

Emma Nobel at Just In - 5 hours ago
Lifelong hoarders who have had difficulty discarding items since they were children say their clutter can become a prison, and researchers say hoarding can start earlier than we might think.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by chance has assumed this recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is some 1,500 light-years distant, embedded in the vast Orion cloud complex. *Click image for larger size.* About five light-years "tall", the dark cloud is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against the glowing red emission nebula IC 434. Stars are forming within the dark cloud. Contrasting blue reflection nebula NGC 2023, surrounding a hot, young star, is at the low... more »


Terry at 'Nox & Friends - 5 hours ago
NASA Announces All-Female Remake Of Staged Moon Landings ! As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of its fake moon landing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced a reboot of the staged event that fooled billions worldwide, only this time featuring an all-female crew. NASA officials confirm they will release a shot-for-shot remake of the meticulously concocted phony moon landing, originally filmed at an undisclosed soundstage 50 years ago this week. The rejuvenated hoax will follow in the footsteps of other recent all-female reboots like Ghostbusters and Ocean... more »

Chet Raymo, “Angling For Happiness”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Angling For Happiness”* by Chet Raymo “There is a concept in physics called angle of repose. Set an object, a book say, on a plank. Now slowly tip up one end of the plank until the moment when the book just starts to slide. The angle between the plank and the horizontal is the angle of repose, where the component of the gravitational force down the plank becomes greater than the maximum friction force holding the book at rest. Or, in more evocative terms - as I write I am lying on the couch with the laptop in my lap, in perfect repose. If you started tipping up the couch, at some... more »

Free Download: Jiddu Krishnamurti, “The Book of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti Freely download “The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti, here: - https://selfdefinition.org/krishnamurti/

"Know That It Is You..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“We look at the evil of others because we know evil through our own behavior. We never forgive those who injure us because we believe that we would never be forgiven. We tell painful truth to our neighbor because we want to hide it from ourselves. We show our strength so that no-one can see our fragility. That is why, whenever you are judging your brother, know that it is you who are on trial.” - Okakura Kakuso

“The Necessity of Disillusionment”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Necessity of Disillusionment”* by Timothy C. Trepanier “Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.” ~ Arthur Koestler “Our greatest illusion is to believe that we are what we think ourselves to be.” ~ H.F. Amiel “If we only knew what Illusion is, we would then know the opposite: what Truth is. This Truth would liberate us from slavery.” ~ Boris Mouravieff “The experience of disillusionment is one that is common to all. It is safe to say that at some time or another, every human being has had the experience of believing in something that turned out not to be true. T... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Thanks for stopping by!

President Trump and Prime Minister Imran Khan Hold Press Conference in Oval Office – Video and Transcript…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
Earlier today President Trump welcomed Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House. Prior to a bilateral meeting, the two leaders held a press availability in the Oval Office [Video and Transcript Below]. [Worth noting President Trump withdrew aid … Continue reading →

"How Congress Prepares for Battle"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"How Congress Prepares for Battle"* By Bill Bonner "We’ve made three major predictions in this space. Today, we add a fourth one. The Fed will never “normalize” interest rates (at least, not willingly). We were right. The Trump team will never go “Full Retard” in its trade war with China. So far, the trade war is still at half retard. We will see what happens. MMT, or Modern Monetary Theory, as crazy as it is, will become the new humbug creed of both Democrats and Republicans. MMT is gaining ground daily. Both parties are canoodling with it, even if they don’t admit it. And toda... more »

Many Shortfalls Of Wage Theft Enforcement For Migrant Workers

Michael Sainato at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
Migrant workers share stories of wage theft and retaliation by employers, and how there is little-to-no enforcement of state labor protections. The post Many Shortfalls Of Wage Theft Enforcement For Migrant Workers appeared first on Shadowproof.

Gotham City Digest: UnAmerican Gothic edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 6 hours ago
(Grant Wood never imagined this shit.) ------------------------------ Looking for a reason not to donate to Goodwill? Here's one. ------------------------------ Egomaniac who loves being quoted now says he's not happy crowd quoted him. ------------------------------ At last, some sanity in the criminal justice system. Epstein practically is the very definition of a flight risk. ------------------------------ This Stephen Colbert clip mocking Eric Trump may be the funniest thing you'll see all day. ------------------------------ Actually, $1.5 trillion tax cut ... more »

Cold War Crash: The Tale of a Soviet Su-27 Flanker Colliding with a Norwegian P-3 Orion

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *History, Europe* [image: By Dmitriy Pichugin - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia---Air/Sukhoi-Su-27SKM/1014282/L/, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17361534] A fascinating bit of history. *Tsymbal manoeuvred the fighter dangerously close to the Orion and the port fin struck the No. 4 propeller. The dielectric fin cap shattered immediately, but so did the propeller and the debris punctured the fuselage skin, causing decompression; the damaged propeller caused violent vibration, forcing the crew to shut down the engine. * The Sukhoi Des... more »

Mike Pompeo's Human Rights Problem

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] The obvious backdrop to anything the Trump administration pronounces about human rights is an administration foreign policy that gives short shrift to human rights. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been justly criticized for his creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights, with the mission of redefining human rights. The move appears designed to base the redefinition on religious doctrine that Pompeo infuses into his conduct of official business. The religious orientation is reflected in the membership of the commission,... more »

Hong Kong Enters China's Danger Zone

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] To Beijing, unruly citizens staging sometimes violent demonstrations on behalf of principles barred in the mainland are a great embarrassment and even a threat. The great game of international chicken that did not occur in the 1980s was the United Kingdom holding a referendum on Hong Kong’s future rather than negotiating with China. Territorial legislators generally opposed the handover to Beijing while London consciously refused to consult the residents. Had Hong Kongers voted for independence or continued UK control, then Deng X... more »

How to Start a War with Iran 101

Peter Harris at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Peter Harris* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] The tit-for-tat between Washington and Tehran has grown increasingly dangerous on Donald Trump’s watch. The Anglo-American “special relationship” might be at a low ebb, but events in the Persian Gulf have forced the British and U.S. governments to put aside their differences and cooperate against a common threat: Iran. For no matter how unpopular President Donald Trump might be in Britain—the Sir Kim Darroch affair and Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen each drew stinging rebukes from British politicians... more »

China's Chump: Why America Can't Trust Pakistan

Michael Rubin at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Michael Rubin* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] Will Donald Trump and the State Department take Imran Khan at his word or put wishful thinking ahead of reality? Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan hopes that his visit to the White House today will jumpstart relations with the United States after years of tension. Within the U.S. political context, President Donald Trump is a polarizing figure and his political opponents usually blame him exclusively for all ills on the international stage. When it comes to Pakistan, however, they should not. Pakistan’s problems are made in Paki... more »

Gatekeepers Galore! The Lunar Hoax is yet another "Litmus test" for Alternative blogs and media

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Litmus Test* This post will may well be the last in the series I've done lately regarding the *50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Hoax. *I hadn't planned to get so carried away with the topic, but it just got under my skin how the M*Z*M was hyping, blatantly and brazenly lying about the *Apollo BIG LIE..*.not just in my generations' face, not in our children's faces but *now in our grandchildren's faces. * At what point, I asked myself, will the tawdry, deliberately "grainy" photos and rinky-dink, duct-taped space equipment become an embarrassment to them? Not yet, obviously. ... more »

Did UK Conservatives Vow to ‘Cut All Homeless People in Half’?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A laudable goal ... that is, if worded right.

Is This Bill Clinton with Jeffrey Epstein?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had relationships with a number of high-profile people, including politicians.

Did AOC Refer to the U.S. and Its People as ‘Garbage’?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
The claim was one in a series of incendiary attacks against "the Squad" from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Tensions Rise After Attack Targeting Hong Kong Protesters

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
China harshly criticized the weekend demonstration, saying "central authority cannot be challenged."

What Killed Lesson Planning?

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 6 hours ago
Are lesson plans a big fat waste of time? Well, yes, and no. But is something currently killing them? Sadly, yes. *Why Lesson Planning Is Invaluable* I read this piece arguing against them and kind of dismissed it and forgot about it until Nancy Flanagan brought the subject up again (Do you follow Nancy Flanagan regularly? You should). As usual, I agree with most everything she said in defense of lesson planning-- but I think there's another factor that can make lesson plans a waste of blood, sweat and tears. The original piece is, well, bunk. In its six reasons, it starts with th... more »

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