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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

25 July - Blogs I'm Following - 2 of 4

10 pm MDT

The Air Force Just Got Its Final, Powerful C-5M Super Galaxy Transport

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, Americas* [image: By Staff Sgt. Efren Lopez, U.S Air Force - This Image was released by the United States Air Force with the ID 050611-F-9171L-135 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Com] A very useful fleet. *The first operational C-5M was delivered to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, on Feb. 9, 2009.* On Aug. 2, 2018 at the company’s Marietta, Georgia, facility, Lockheed Martin delivered the 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport modernized under the U.S. Air Forc... more »

Proposed Law Would Allow Victims Of Crimes By Illegal Immigrants To Sue Sanctuary Cities

Shelby Talcott at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Shelby Talcott* *Society, * Will it pass? Republican North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd introduced a bill Thursday that would allow victims of crimes perpetrated by illegal immigrants to sue sanctuary cities if that is where the crime occurred. The Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act allows for victims of any crimes up until 10 years ago to file a lawsuit with a sanctuary city. Illegal immigrants with past criminal convictions made up about 74% of arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2018, according to Pew Research Center. “I’ve found that sanctuary cities’ fai... more »

U.S. Maximum Pressure on Iran Unsettles Syria's Kurds

Matthew Petti at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Matthew Petti* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] As tensions in the Persian Gulf ratchet up, it’s not clear whether the Kurds and their allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces are willing—or able—to be a part of any U.S.-led war against Iran. Hawkish factions in Washington tout the Syrian Kurdish forces as a way to block Iran from regaining the “land bridge” through the Middle East that it once had through its alliances in Iraq and Syria. Happy to receive protection from Turkey and the Syrian government, the majority Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have lo... more »

America Has Overplayed Its Hand in the Middle East

Ali Demirdas at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Ali Demirdas* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] If the political science definition of “power” is the ability of a state to coerce another state to change that state's policies, then the United States is increasingly losing its ability to do so and looking weak in the process. I vividly remember when President George H. W. Bush addressed Congress on Iraq on September 11, 1990. His self-assuredness was evident by the way he clearly stated the objectives of the impending military intervention as being “to defend the civilized values around the world and maintain America’s ... more »

Point Break: Is Iran Ready to Retaliate Against America?

Enea Gjoza at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Enea Gjoza* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] President Donald Trump’s recent visit to North Korea provided Iran with a stark contrast between how the United States treats actual nuclear states compared to aspiring ones. The United States and Iran remain locked in a tense standoff, punctuated by periodic escalations, that could easily transition into a full-blown conflict. Following the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, Iran has been subjected to crushing sanctions that have contracted its economy and put pressure on its leadership. Rather than concede, Iran has responded w... more »

Election 2020: Don't Make Campaign Promises About the Middle East

Olivia Giles at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Olivia Giles* *Politics, Americas* [image: Reuters] Donald Trump compromised U.S. security in order to fulfill his campaign promise—just like Barack Obama. What will the next U.S. president compromise? The history of U.S. presidential elections has long been characterized by campaign promises. Whether it be to lower taxes, create jobs, or even build a wall. The public loves campaign promises because they make it easy to measure a candidate’s success once that person is in office. However, campaign promises concerning Middle East policy have proven highly problematic. Both form... more »

Yemen Poses a Big Test for Iran

Ahmed Charai at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Ahmed Charai* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] If Iran grasps the olive branch in Sana'a, then it is possible that future negotiations can put an end to its conflicts. America’s allies are looking for peace in Yemen. The big question is: Will Iran seize this opportunity to end its war in the Arab world’s most desperate land? Yemen, a country perched on the southern tip of Arabian Peninsula, has more internal refugees than any other nation on Earth. More than one-quarter of its population has been forced from their homes by a civil war that pits the Iran-backed Houthi tr... more »

The World’s Biggest Lawsuit: Juliana v. United States

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 7 hours ago
"This case gives me hope that we will not continue to cooperate in our own destruction, and future generations will be able to rely on us to uphold the spirit of the law and purpose behind government" --Attorney

New Coalition Advocates for College Equity, Affordability

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 7 hours ago
A new collaborative, The College Affordability Coalition, has formed to advocate for needed federal investments and protections to promote more equitable outcomes within the U.S. higher education system as federal lawmakers work on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The group of 25 organizations – representing the voices of students, families, consumers, institutions and civil […]

A Diverse Shakespeare

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
W.E.B. DuBois would be proud of an ongoing effort to “translate” all 38 plays by William Shakespeare into an English intelligible to contemporary patrons of the stage. “I sit with Shakespeare,” DuBois wrote, “and he winces not.” DuBois was like Shakespeare: he took in all the world offered. He assimilated experiences to himself, not vice versa.

Rockland’s New Career Academy Programs Train for Middle-Skills Jobs

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 7 hours ago
A new program at Rockland Community College in New York provides training courses for middle skill-level jobs that require a high school education but not necessarily a college degree. Career Skills Academy, previously known as Middle Skills Academy, has piloted four programs and is planning to debut three more this fall.

Endless Exodus: Faculty of Color Leave the Academy in Search of Fulfillment

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 7 hours ago
Dr. Andre M. Perry is one of many academics of color who determined that the campus environment was no longer where they wanted to be. Although no agency appears to track the number of college faculty, particularly those of color, who exit the ivory tower, the transitions over time are significant because the disproportionately low numbers of faculty of color are stagnant or declining while students of color are increasing as a proportion of the nation’s colleges and universities.

DWP sanctions system discriminated against disabled people for a decade, figures show

John Pring at Disability News Service - 7 hours ago
The government’s mainstream benefit sanctions regime has been discriminating against disabled people throughout nearly the whole of the last decade, according to new figures secured by Disability News Service (DNS). The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures, obtained through a freedom […]

Police force admits agreement to share information about protesters with DWP

John Pring at Disability News Service - 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has admitted that it has a written agreement to share information about disabled people and other activists who take part in protests with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Disabled activists have expressed alarm at the confirmation, […]

Boris Johnson’s arrival as PM greeted with alarm, scepticism and appeal for engagement

John Pring at Disability News Service - 7 hours ago
Disabled people and their organisations have reacted to Boris Johnson becoming the new prime minister with alarm and scepticism, but also an appeal for “honest engagement”. Johnson (pictured) has already concerned many opponents – both within his party and among opposition parties […]

Mayor’s research finds 10 years of social security cuts hit disabled Londoners hardest

John Pring at Disability News Service - 7 hours ago
New research for the mayor of London has shown how 10 years of government welfare cuts and reforms have “discriminated” against disabled Londoners. The mayor of London has written to work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd to ask her to reverse a […]

Mother of Jodey Whiting displays her broken heart outside DWP HQ

John Pring at Disability News Service - 7 hours ago
The mother of a disabled woman who died as a result of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) failings stood outside its headquarters in Whitehall this week to remind civil servants and ministers how their actions caused her daughter’s death. Joy Dove, […]

Ionic Brands buys Zoots cannabis edibles firm for $11 million

John Schroyer at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
Ionic Brands paid $11 million for longtime marijuana edibles maker Natural Extractions, which does business as Zoots Premium Cannabis Infused Edibles. As part of the stock and cash deal involving two Washington state companies, Zoots’ owners receive $855,000 in cash and more than 9.6 million shares in Ionic Brands, according to a news release. Ionic, with […] Ionic Brands buys Zoots cannabis edibles firm for $11 million is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Florida seeks court review of medical marijuana licensing

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
A court challenge by Florida’s Republican governor likely will further delay the state’s lucrative medical cannabis market from opening up to new businesses. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration asked for a review of a recent appellate panel ruling that the state’s MMJ laws requiring vertical integration and imposing dispensary caps are unconstitutional. Here’s the latest, according […] Florida seeks court review of medical marijuana licensing is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

CBS: ‘Cooler filled with male genitalia’ found in raid of body-donation company

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
A nationwide criminal investigation led to an FBI raid on a Phoenix body-donation business where they discovered, among other unsettling things, a cooler filled with penises and a bucket of limbs. According to the Arizona Republic, the Biological Resource Center (BRC) offered families free pickup of the body of their deceased loved one in exchange […] The post CBS: ‘Cooler filled with male genitalia’ found in raid of body-donation company appeared first on Health Nut News.

'Obliteration' - Trump Threatens Iran With Nuclear Strike

Daniel McAdams at 7 hours ago
President Trump has threatened to "obliterate" parts of Iran if "anything American" is attacked by the country. This, combined with "all options on the table" clearly suggests the use of nuclear weapons. In an article in today's American Conservative, former US Marine and nuclear weapons inspector Scott Ritter shows how last year's US Nuclear Posture Review outlines scenarios that make this nightmare a possibility. Watch today's Liberty Report:

It's Urgent That Democrats Win Back The Virginia House In November-- Meet Progressive Democrat Eric Stamps

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
In less than 4 months the Virginia state Democratic Party needs to win 2 seats-- maybe just one now-- to flip the House of Delegates. The party and the DLCC have their status quo candidates in the easiest districts-- generally speaking the ones Northam won that are occupied by Republicans. They ignore the rest of the state-- in some ways a good thing for progressives. When progressives win seats that the establishment ignored, they owe the corporatist establishment nothing. The drawback, off course, is that they have to depend on grassroots fundraising since the party will give th... more »

Border Agents Collar Hit Man, a Sex Fiend, and a Father Who Doesn’t Know Best

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: border-agents-collar-hit-man-a-sex-fiend-and-a-father-who-doesn-t-know-best] Two of Border Patrol’s latest arrests were at least a little unique: a convicted hit man and a methamphetamine trafficker who showed up as an innocent family man.

Epstein,Lazard, the Bankers Inc. Edmond Safra (Russia/Browder/Magnitsky)

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*It’s being reported that Jeffrey Epstein was found injured in his cell-* *2am Epstein UPDATE: Jeffrey Found in Fetal Position - Tried to Hurt Himself Some Say via Nomadic Everyman* *Call me unsympathetic.* Sneaky "Uncle Epstein" hattip Scott*Vanity Fair has an interesting piece- The Mysteries of Jeffrey Epstein’s Financial Black Book* * Call me gobsmacked while experiencing a certain 'blast from the past' from a name dropped in the article, that got my wheels turning about the inter-connections between Mr Epstein and bankers, globally.* * It's a digression which will be expanded ...more »

Kodak Agfa presents : Aisha Fahmy’s Palace a.k.a Centre of Art

egyptianchronicler@gmail.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
I visited her niece’s palace in Alexandria and its style wowed me with its neoclassical style as well its content as a Museum. It was time to visit Aisha Fahmy’s Palace in Cairo after its re-inauguration as a state-owned cultural center in May 2017 following at least two decades of renovation. [image: Aisha Fahmy palace or Al-Gazira Centre of Arts] *Aisha Fahmy Palace in Zamalek *Just like any place in Egypt, it has its stories and legends starring its once-owners The Fahmys. The Aisha Fahmy palace was not initially built for once-Egypt’s-richest socialite and heiress Aisha Hanem Fahm... more »

The second floor hall in Aisha Fahmy's Palace [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: The second floor hall in Aisha Fahmy's Palace] The second floor's main hall in Aisha Fahmy Palace "Centre of arts" , Cairo.

Neoclassical painting in Aisha Fahmy's Palace [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Neoclassical painting in Aisha Fahmy's Palace] A neoclassical painting in a wall panel in Aisha Fahmy Palace "Centre of arts" , Cairo.

The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy's Palace [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy's Palace] The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy Palace "Centre of arts" , Cairo.

The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy's Palace [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy's Palace] The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy Palace "Centre of arts" , Cairo.

The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy's Palace [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy's Palace] The Japanese room in Aisha Fahmy Palace "Centre of arts" , Cairo.

Provincial budget update: increased surplus and debt reduction, but also large bills for cleaning up historic toxic mines and the Yarmouth ferry

Jennifer Henderson at Halifax Examiner - 8 hours ago
“You’re richer than you think” Scotiabank used to say in its marketing campaign to prospective customers. Today we learned the Province is in better financial shape than we were led to believe a year ago. Audited financial statements for the year March 2018–March 2019 show the province had a surplus of $120 million, four times […]

President Trump USA Worker Initiative Celebrates One-Year Anniversary – 3:30pm Livestream…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
The U.S. worker initiative is one of the least discussed success stories in the landscape of MAGAnomics. At the heart of the program is a new-era retraining program through a partnership between private companies and the education sector. There are … Continue reading →

President Trump Participates in Honors Welcome Ceremony at the Pentagon…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
Beautiful weather today in Virginia as President Trump and Vice President Pence participate in a military honors welcoming ceremony at the Pentagon to celebrate America’s new Secretary of Defense, Mark T. Esper. [Video and Transcript Below] . [Transcript] – THE … Continue reading →

Aftermath of Mueller….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
What happened yesterday with Robert Mueller’s testimony was a public fiasco. However, for those who have followed the construct of the scheme team assembly from the outset, it was not surprising. After watching how the special counsel couldn’t respond to … Continue reading →

Jim Jordan and Trey Gowdy Discuss Aftermath of Mueller…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
Appearing this morning to give their perspective on the testimony of special counsel Robert Mueller, Jim Jordan discusses: . Trey Gowdy is below: .

Watchdog submits ethics complaint on Rep. Omar

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 8 hours ago
Judicial Watchdog Submits Congressional Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Omar for Potential Perjury, Fraud Pictured above: Omar participates in a panel discussion during the Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy Conference and Presidential Forum on July 23 in Washington, D.C. Judicial Watchdog Submits Congressional Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Omar for Potential Perjury, Fraud Daily Signal Luke Rosiak July 23, 2019 Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a complaint with the House of Representatives’ ethics office asking for an investigation into possible crimes committed ... more »

Pentagon Wants 16-Year-Old Kids to Fight the Empire’s Wars

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By Kurt Nimmo The Pentagon is desperate. Far too many millennials are criminals, so luring them in to become the latest crop of bullet stoppers... more »

Colorado Police Say Remains Found of Girl Missing Since 1984

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
The remains were identified as those of Jonelle Matthews, who was last seen being dropped off at her home by a friend and a friend’s father.

House Dems Back Subpoenas for Ivanka, Jared Private Emails

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Rep. Elijah Cummings said the House Oversight Committee has obtained “direct evidence” that the president’s daughter, Kushner and other top aides were using personal accounts for official business in violation of federal law and White House policy.

Election Security Divides Congress After Mueller’s Testimony

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
The Senate already unanimously approved one bipartisan measure, which makes interference in elections a violation of immigration law. But Democrats say Congress must do more.

Female Bomber in Mogadishu Mayor’s Office Targeted UN Envoy

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A senior police officer said the female bomber walked into a security meeting and blew herself up a few yards away from the mayor.

2019.07.25: Vidarkliniken, Dan Larhammar och löjligheten

alicia hamberg at the ethereal kiosk - 8 hours ago
Vidarklinikens uppförande på sistone är verkligen för irriterande för att lämnas okommenterat. Klinikens stängning är alla andras fel. Den antroposofiska medicinens ställning (eller icke-ställning) är alla andras fel. Och så vidare. Insikt om att den egna argumentationen har varit för skral, att det är kliniken själv, inte VoF, som misskött journalföring och dragit blickarna till … Continue reading 2019.07.25: Vidarkliniken, Dan Larhammar och löjligheten →

Boris Johnson- any reason for optimism?

Alberto Mingardi at Econlib - 8 hours ago
The new British prime minister, Boris Johnson, is considered a dream politician by some conservatives, and a nightmare by many more. Boris is regarded as a messy organizer, a man affected by attention-deficit disorder, a beloved but not particularly effective mayor of London, an opportunist who chooses to be anti-EU not because of deep convictions […] The post Boris Johnson- any reason for optimism? appeared first on Econlib.

Fire couldn't destroy Notre Dame, but the European heatwave might

Just In - 8 hours ago
The searing temperatures gripping France and breaking records across Europe risk precipitating the collapse of Notre-Dame de Paris' fire-ravaged vaulted ceiling, the cathedral's chief architect says.

Leaked draft of the National Alcohol Strategy shows why Australia can't stop drinking

Katherine Gregory at Just In - 8 hours ago
The National Alcohol Strategy is supposed to tackle the health problem caused by alcohol, but experts are concerned it's been watered down after lobbying by the alcohol industry.

'The greatest place on Earth': Boris makes grand promise to UK in first parliamentary speech

Just In - 8 hours ago
The British Prime Minister tells parliament the United Kingdom can become Europe's largest economy by 2050 and the "greatest place on Earth", during his maiden speech.

VIDEO: Saudi-led Coalition Suffers Fresh Losses Against Yemeni Resistance

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 9 hours ago
*21WIRE + South Front * | Yemeni resistance forces making inroads into southern Saudi province.

Tulsi Gabbard Just Sued Google

Shelby Talcott at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Shelby Talcott* *Politics, * Why? 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is suing Google over allegations that the tech giant violated her right to “free speech.” The Democratic Hawaii Rep. alleged that Google censored her presidential campaign, according to a complaint filed Thursday. Google suspended her campaign’s advertising for several hours last month, The Hill reported, and Gabbard‘s complaint stated that it is a violation of free speech. Tulsi Now, Inc., the Hawaii Democrat’s campaign committee, is also suing Google for various violations under California... more »

Ruger American Pistol: The Gun Glock and Sig Sauer Fear Most?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We take a look. *Safety is a major consideration on the American Pistol. Unlike a Glock, the gun can be disassembled without pulling the trigger. It also features an internal automatic sear block to prevent accidental discharge, backed up by a trigger safety that requires the trigger to be pulled for the gun to be fired. Like most striker-fired pistols, it lacks a manual safety mechanism as standard feature although a safety is available where and when required. The pistol also has a loaded chamber indicator that tilts upward to alert the user a rou... more »

'Green New Deal': Gillibrand Releases $10 Trillion Climate Plan

Evie Fordham at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Evie Fordham* *Politics, * Can it work? Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand released her climate plan Thursday, which includes “immediate action to enact the Green New Deal.” “Saving our planet should be this generation’s moonshot,” the New York senator said in her plan, which included a lot of “I will” but not a lot of “how.” If she secures the presidency, Gillibrand said she would: - Spend $10 trillion in public and private money to achieve net-zero carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. - Implement the progressive New York Dem... more »

A Space New Deal: LaRouche's Fourth Law Makes Trump's Moon-Mars Mission a Necessity - LaRouchePAC Fireside Chat

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 9 hours ago
A Space New Deal: LaRouche's Fourth Law Makes Trump's Moon-Mars Mission a Necessity - Fireside Chat Video of A Space New Deal: LaRouche's Fourth Law Makes Trump's Moon-Mars Mission a Necessity - Fireside Chat We are at a turning point here in the U.S. following the collapse of aspects of the coup in Robert Mueller’s pathetic performance before the Congress on Wednesday. Reflect how the mainstream media greeted the anniversary of Apollo. While thousands thronged the National Mall in optimism and enthusiasm about Apollo and space exploration, the next frontier for mankind... more »

International arbitration newsletter - July 2019 | Regional overview: Europe

bilaterals.org - 9 hours ago
25-Jul-2019 Albania, European Union, Georgia, Italy, Slovenia, Spain

Spain: Ministry of Defense Declassifies UFO Cases Recorded in Alicante

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
Source: PLANETA UFO and www.diarioinformacion.com (News Item originally appeared on 10.25.2016) Date: 07.25.2019 Spain: Ministry of Defense Declassifies UFO Cases Recorded in Alicante An object plunging into the sea at Benidorm and others floating in the air just a few of the cases featured in the files. The Ministry of Defense has published digitized versions of 80 declassified reports – a total of 1900 pages of “UFO Files” throughout Spain, including sightings that occurred in the province of Alicante or recorded by air squadrons based in this location. Thus, the Alcoy-based Sq...more »

Epstein Is Found Injured in Jail Cell

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
New York Times story today reports: Mr. Epstein, the financier charged with trafficking minors for sex, had marks on his neck, and officials were treating the incident as a possible suicide attempt. Mr. Epstein, was taken into custody on July 6 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after a flight from Paris. An indictment unsealed on July 8 charged him with sex trafficking and conspiracy. Prosecutors said that between 2002 and 2005, Mr. Epstein and his employees paid dozens of underage girls to engage in sex acts with him at his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Epstein... more »

The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth

Phillip at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Chip Richards* - The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth and Development that author Michael Beckwith describes.

In Just One Decade, Corporations Destroyed 50 Million Hectares of Forest—An Area the Size of Spain

Phillip at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Jessica Corbett* - After promising to stop deforestation almost 10 years ago, corporations have destroyed nearly 50 million hectares of forest.

A blast from my motorsport past

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 9 hours ago
I've mentioned a few times that I used to do rallying in South Africa when I was (much) younger (and a lot less wise). I drove a Ford Escort Mk. 2 most of the time, with a two-door body and a 1,600cc engine with a manual transmission (stick shift, for Americans). It had a few components replaced with upgraded versions for sporting use, but basically it was pretty much the same vehicle you could buy off any Ford dealer's lot. It's probably long since been scrapped, but I remember it with fondness. I was therefore very happy to come across this video of Ford Escort Mk. 2's rallyin... more »

Peru – One of the most intense winters in almost 50 years

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
Colder than last year, which was already one of the coldest in almost 50 years. ___________ 25 July 2019 – Lima is going through one of the coldest winters in almost 50 years, surpassing even the same season of 2018, the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) confirms. According to engineer Lourdes Menis Álvarez of ... Read morePeru – One of the most intense winters in almost 50 years The post Peru – One of the most intense winters in almost 50 years appeared first on Ice Age Now.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"When Trump was voted into office, military spending stood at roughly $611 billion a year. In 2020, it will be $738 billion."

"The Reason Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“The reason is partly because of a glitch in human cognition known as the just world hypothesis or just world fallacy, which causes us to assume that if bad things are happening to someone, it’s because that person deserves it. Blaming the victim is more psychologically comfortable than seeing that we live in an unjust world where we could very easily become victim ourselves someday, and we select for that comfort over rational analysis. Like other cognitive biases, this one fundamentally boils down to our annoying psychological tendency to select for cognitive ease over cognitive ... more »

Kafka Does Christmas In July

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 9 hours ago
#Christmas planning has begun in the East Wing at the @WhiteHouse. I'm looking forward to sharing our final vision for this unique tradition in the coming months. The ominous phrase "Final vision," juxtaposed as it is with Donald Trump's caging of thousands of migrants and refugees on the Southern border, certainly does bring back memories of past traditions. Just not the pleasant memories and traditions that Melania Trump's public relations shop wanted to distract us with. But perhaps we should interpret her clumsy Tweet another way. Maybe she's getting started on Christmas wa... more »

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/25/2019

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 9 hours ago
By Lambert Strether of Corrente Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). As of July 24: Biden flat at 28.6% (28.6), […]

Who Knew?

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 9 hours ago
Andy P just informed me on YouTube that Heartland Institute is paying me – a lot. They must have the wrong address though, because the checks never show up in my mailbox. The good news though is that I just … Continue reading →

Ack! I Need Chocolate! The Science of PMS Food Cravings

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Certain parts of a woman’s menstrual cycle do seem to go hand in hand with the desire for chocolate ice cream and potato chips

Did Trump Deliver a Speech Next to an Altered Presidential Seal?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
The phrase "45 es un titere” translates to "45 is a puppet."

California Signs Deal with 4 Automakers to Raise Gas Mileage

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration's plan to freeze standards at 2021 levels.

Spain: 33 Years of UFOs in Cataluña

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and www.elpais.comDate: 07.25.2019An Article by Marc Rovira (Tarragona 1 Nov. 2016)* *Spain: 33 Years of UFOs in Cataluña* Ministry of Defense Allows Access to the 16 Files Under the Custody of the General Staff of the Army Noon, May 13, 1969. Optimal atmospheric conditions at the Reus aerodrome. The weather report says visibility is perfect 10 kilometers around the old military facility. The control tower is guiding the takeoff maneuvers of a Boeing 727 on its way to Germany’s Dusseldorf Airport. Reaching for his binoculars, the air traffic controller on d... more »

Russian Air Force unleashes heavy attack after jihadists target Mhardeh

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a powerful attack over the Idlib Governorate on Thursday following a jihadist artillery and missile barrage that targeted the Christian town of Mhardeh. According to a report from the Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force launched airstrikes from as far south as Khan Sheikhoun […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tunisian President dies at age 92

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has died at the age of 92, the president’s office reported on Thursday. “President of the republic Beji Caid Essebsi passed away on Tuesday morning, July 25, 2019, at 10 hours and 25 minutes in a hospital in Tunis,” the statement of the office was published on its official Facebook […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army spy films from militant HQ in west Aleppo

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) spy recently filmed from a militant stronghold inside the western part of the Aleppo Governorate. The Syrian Army spy reportedly filmed from the militant-held town of Al-Atareb, which used to be the stronghold for Harakat Noureddine Al-Zinki in western Aleppo. As shown in the video […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Report: After Fight With Workers, Sanders Takes On MSNBC

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: report-after-fight-with-workers-sanders-takes-on-msnbc] Bernie Sanders is now, apparently, fighting with his ideological brethren at MSNBC, saying the Pink Ladies over at MSNBC don’t tell the “gospel truth.”

What Makes a Good Risk Manager?

Leo Kolivakis at Pension Pulse - 10 hours ago
Mark Hughes, Retired Group Chief Risk Officer at the Royal Bank of Canada, wrote a nice white paper for the Global Risk Institute on what makes a good risk manager: The scope of the “risk manager” role has increased considerably over the last 20 years. The global financial crisis shone a spot light on the importance of sound risk management practices and as a result, risk managers have become an even more critical business partner. Today, traditional risk capabilities such as credit and market risk are still necessary, but with increasing regulatory demands, changes in technology ... more »

Carpenter with no children sends 33 strangers to college after amassing $3 million in savings

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 10 hours ago
An Iowa man who worked as a carpenter for 67 years sent thirty-three strangers to college following his death in 2005. Dale Schroeder quietly amassed $3 million in savings working at the same job. He set up a fund for students in Iowa who could not afford tuition. Now 14 years later, those funds have […] The post Carpenter with no children sends 33 strangers to college after amassing $3 million in savings appeared first on Health Nut News.

Executive Summary: Mueller’s Capstone Testimony

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 10 hours ago
“Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it.” ~ Mark Alexander ~ Special Counsel Robert Mueller provided what should be capstone testimony yesterday before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee. However, for Democrats, it could better be described as “tombstone testimony” regarding their political charade […]

The Left's Hero to Zero

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 10 hours ago
The Dems hoped that Robert Mueller had the *magic bullet* that would unseat Trump. But all he had was a denial that anything was "In his purview." And his gun was empty. All Mueller had was a cap pistol. With damp caps....... __________________________ *FPM*- It's hard to remember that not all that long ago, Robert Mueller was the great hope of the anti-Trump camp. The media described him as a fashion icon, a ruthless prosecutor, and a man who was on top of absolutely anything. Mueller was the man to put Trump away. T-shirts reading, "*It's Mueller Time*" were a fashion accessory ... more »

Oklahoma cannabis firm faces copyright lawsuit

John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily - 10 hours ago
A Canadian children’s entertainment company filed a lawsuit accusing a medical marijuana dispensary chain based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, of copyright infringement. Toronto-based Nelvana Enterprises’ suit, filed in federal court in Tulsa, alleges that Treehouse Dispensaries “willfully copied and is using a confusing similar imitation” of a logo it has employed in children’s television programming since […] Oklahoma cannabis firm faces copyright lawsuit is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

German opposition party seeks government clarification about CBD in food

Alfredo Pascual at Marijuana Business Daily - 10 hours ago
The German opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP) has submitted a parliamentary inquiry to the federal government regarding its stance on the legality of CBD food products, reflecting the group’s concern that the current policy could undermine the market for cannabidiol. With its parliamentary inquiry, the FDP wants to know, among other things: Why CBD was included […] German opposition party seeks government clarification about CBD in food is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Finally. Another writer has tackled the Nuttall/Korody Travesty of Justice

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
Amanda Korody and John Nuttall *Victims of Corrupt Police and so-called* "intelligence services" https://www.henrymakow.com/2019/07/Proof-Government-Cops-Are-Behind-Islamic-Terror.html I found this article on Thetruthseeker.UK this morning. It was written by Henry Makow who based it on a report by Canadian writer Tony Hall. Tony Hall is one of the first major writers in Canada to look at the Nuttall/Korody "Travesty of Justice" with the same eyes that I've looked at it for years over about a dozen posts on this blog. Here is a snippet of what Hall says about the crime. Please rea... more »

Nissan Announces 12,500 Layoffs As Profits Plunge

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Mac Slavo Nissan has announced that the company will layoff 12,500 people globally after their profits plunged 98.5%. The Japanese carmaker will cut production... more »

How To Inoculate Yourself From Establishment Bullshit

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 10 hours ago
In a recent interview with CBS This Morning host Gayle King, former First Lady Michelle Obama contrasted her husband’s presidency with that of his successor by claiming that unlike Trump, the Obama family had had “no scandal”. “I had to sit in [Trump’s inauguration] audience, […]


Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
This is a critical update from one of the best financial commentators I know, a good friend of ours, Mr. Tom Beck, who runs PortfolioWealthGlobal.com and we’re... more »

Voodoo Epidemiology: Now BPS Is Causing Obesity. Will The Public Fall For This Hype Again?

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 10 hours ago
Bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol F (BPF) are chemicals used in the lining of aluminum-canned food and drinks (to prevent spoilage). They were rolled out as a replacement for bisphenol A (BPA), a compound targeted by activists under claims it might statistically be an "endocrine-disrupting chemical." Exhaustive studies later found overwhelming scientific evidence that was not so. read more

Andrew Weissmann, Named as the Driving Force Behind the Mueller Witch Hunt, Has a History of Using His Office as a Weapon against Political Opponents

Washington Times and Mark Levin at Need To Know - 10 hours ago
Critics allege that Weissmann intimidated witnesses by threatening indictments, created crimes that do not exist, and withheld evidence that could have aided the accused.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘Not Familiar’ with Fusion GPS, Which Produced the Steele Dossier, the Key Evidence for His Investigation

Real Clear Politics at Need To Know - 10 hours ago
Congressman Louis Gohmert said that he believes Mueller's performance was partially an act, designed to run out the 5-minute clock to avoid answering more questions. He says Mueller intentionally drew out the investigation to affect the 2018 midterm elections.

Return of the Hockey Stick

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 10 hours ago
The story of the Modern Warming Spike (AKA the Hockey Stick) and its Rise and Fall is recounted in a previous post, reprinted later on. The news today is about a fresh initiative to reassert the discredited analysis using a new temperature reconstruction combining proxies stored by the PAGES2K network. In a recent post Marcel […]

Tradies hammered as work and profits dry up

Stephen Letts at Just In - 10 hours ago
A survey of small and medium businesses shows a sharp deterioration in the sector, with conditions, profits and orders down across all sectors and in most states.

Google-linked drone delivery service accused of profit shifting during world-first Australian trial

Jackson Gothe-Snape at Just In - 10 hours ago
The company claimed it will generate millions in Australian revenue, but now it is being accused of shifting profits offshore.

China is building a huge Cambodian resort that looks suspiciously like a naval base

Kathryn Diss at Just In - 10 hours ago
China says it is turning Cambodia's coast into a playground for tourists. But with a 3-kilometre airstrip, a deep-sea port and an industrial park, security analysts say it looks more like a military outpost.

These sisters were feared dead. Then their new husbands paraded them online

Siobhan Heanue at Just In - 10 hours ago
Hindu girls keep vanishing in Pakistan and re-emerging as the wives of Muslim men. Their parents say they have been kidnapped and forced into marriage, but local Muslim leaders say it is simply a case of forbidden love.

A millionaire coffee CEO offered to pay parents’ school lunch debt so their children wouldn’t be take by CPS, but the school board is refusing his offer.

Phillip at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Matt Agorist* - One PA school board is threatening to steal kids with CPS if their parents don't pay up.

Trees Communicate With One Another Through The “Underground Web”

Phillip at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*John Vibes* - Trees have entire ecosystems of nutrient transfer which support the whole forest.

No Accountability in Washington. The CIA Wants to Hide All Its Employees

Philip Giraldi at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] Government that actually serves the interests of the people who are governed has two essential characteristics: first, it must be transparent in terms of how it debates and develops policies and second, it has to be accountable when it fails in its mandate and ceases to be responsive to the needs of the electorate. Over the past twenty years one might reasonably argue that Washington has become less a “of the people, by the people and for the people” and increasingly a model of how special interests can use money to corrupt government. The recent story about how... more »

Husband and Wife Killed by State Trooper Recklessly Speeding Down the Highway

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: killed]A husband and wife were killed this week as a state trooper lost control of his vehicle and smashed into them on the highway.

Why We Should Impeach Now

Corey Brettschneider at Balkinization - 10 hours ago
My new piece for The Washington Post about why the Mueller hearings show impeachment needs to start now. "If the president is reelected and serves his full term, the five-year statute of limitations on obstruction of justice will run out before he leaves office. Thus, reelection would almost guarantee that Trump will never stand trial for his crimes. The only way Congress can ensure Trump is ever held accountable is to begin impeachment proceedings." https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/25/mueller-just-showed-why-impeachment-proceedings-should-begin-soon/?fbclid=IwAR09Zxa20... more »

5 Guns That You Should Never Consider Firing. Ever.

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Just all sorts of bad. *There is nothing worse than these guns. Period. * Handheld firearms have existed in one form or another since the 13th century. Despite their long history, there have been relatively few real, genuine clunkers in the world of handguns. The close engagement range of handguns—typically zero to twenty-five feet—means that a handgun operator will often have little or no chance to clear a jammed weapon, and therefore complete, absolute, unqualified reliability is a must. Nevertheless, some handgun clunkers became famous, popular, ... more »

Schiff ‘Not Convinced’ On Impeachment: 2020 'Only Way’ To Remove Trump From Office

Audrey Conklin at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Audrey Conklin* *Politics, * Here is what he is thinking. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that the only way President Donald Trump is leaving office is if he “gets voted” out in 2020. Schiff’s comments came during a Thursday interview on CNN’s “New Day” after former special counsel Robert Mueller testified Wednesday before two congressional panels, including Schiff’s committee, on his investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. “We do need to be realistic, and that is, the only way he’s leaving office, at leas... more »

Record Setting Heat Wave Threatens Notre Dame Collapse

Kyle Hooten at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Hooten* *History, * Can it be stopped? The architect responsible for restoring Notre Dame has warned that unprecedented temperatures may cause the cathedral to collapse. France has issued its highest possible level of weather alert as thermometers in Paris soar to 105 degrees amidst a record-setting European heatwave, according to the BBC. High temperatures have architect Philippe Villeneuve worried that the Notre Dame may collapse if its masonry becomes dehydrated. The Notre Dame Cathedral is currently undergoing repairs after a devastating fire in April. “My anxiety is... more »

Review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
*Rayburn, Joel, **Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance**, Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2014* *Iraq After America* is one of the best books to help understand post-Saddam Iraqi politics. Retired Colonel Joel Rayburn broke up the country’s political groups into three categories: authoritarians, sectarians, and the resistance. He starts with Nouri al-Maliki as the authoritarian who used his position as prime minister to centralize power and divide, conquer and arrest his opponents. The sectarians were split between the Shiite supremacists who wanted to assure t... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 25

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
1920 Karbala joined 1920 Revolt Tribal fighters beat British at Raranjiya (Musings On Iraq book review of *Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State*) 1961 Gen Qasim claimed Kuwait as part of Iraq for 2nd time 1985 Congress agreed to State Dept request to remove Iraq from list of states supporting terrorism Was part of Reagan’s move towards Iraq 1990 OPEC agreed to raise oil prices and follow quotas allaying Iraq complaints Kuwait and UAE overproducing and lowering prices 1990 Saddam met US Amb to Iraq Glaspie saying he wanted meeting to b... more »

After Two Straight Weeks of Protests, Puerto Ricans Force Governor to Resign

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Ángel Carrión The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, has resigned after two weeks of massive protests and intergenerational civil unrest. In the abscence... more »

"The Pentagon’s Reckless Spending Has Weakened America"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Pentagon’s Reckless Spending Has Weakened America"* By Bill Bonner "Uncle Sam has come to call , To take a bit from Peter to give to Paul . Drop by drop he’ll bleed you dry , It’s not cash, it’s stimuli." – Don Harper, film composer POITOU, FRANCE – "Bring out the confetti. Hang the red, white, and blue crepe. Strike up the band. Our Great Military has won another shazam victory! A parade is in order. Perhaps we should run it down the Dulles Corridor, where so many of our warriors are garrisoned. Their buddies could look out of the gleaming towers and salute them as they rode b... more »

Happy Birthday, Carol

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 11 hours ago
Happy 82nd birthday to my sister Carol who died in 1996 at 58. We still miss you. Photo is 1989 with her daughter and son. Last year we got to meet her great granddaughter who visited us at Lakeside with her grandparents. What a treat. Carol was the only one of my family with any fashion flair, and loved beautiful clothes, bright colors, stylish purses, shoes and jewelry. As an enterprising teen, she sold Avon products, and was one of the "number please" voices back when our home phone was 59-L. Although her primary career was in nursing with a degree from Goshen College, she did ow... more »

As SDGs Falter, the UN Turns to the Rich and Famous

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in trouble. United Nations officials are concerned and say so publicly. Secretary-General António Guterres joined in raising an alarm in mid-July when he introduced the most recent official UN report. Read the full story, “As SDGs Falter, the UN Turns to the Rich and Famous”, on globalissues.org →

Horn of Africa Drought Threatens Re-run of Famines Past

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - Humanitarian groups and the United Nations are warning of another drought in the Horn of Africa, threatening a repeat of the deadly dry spell and famine that claimed lives in Somalia and its neighbours eight years ago. Read the full story, “Horn of Africa Drought Threatens Re-run of Famines Past”, on globalissues.org →

Hidden in Plain Sight: Sex Trafficking in Canada

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. Human trafficking for sexual exploitation has been steadily increasing in Canada. The most recent statistics indicate that 2016 had the highest recorded rate of human trafficking, with one police-reported incident for every 100,000 people in Canada. Despite these staggering numbers, reported cases make up just a small part of a larger, secretive industry where most incidents of sex trafficking fall under the radar. Read the ... more »

Welfare reform caused child deaths, poor health and food poverty, inquiry hears

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
A key piece of government legislation that slashed social security payments to disabled people and families with children has led to infant deaths, poor health and severe food poverty, activists, policy experts and academics have told a parliamentary inquiry. The inquiry, being […]

Rates of pay set by councils ‘are so low that families struggle to recruit PAs’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
Rates of pay for personal assistants (PAs) are so low that local authorities could be in breach of their legal duties to families with disabled children, according to new research by Leeds University. Results of a survey of families found the average […]

MP suggests DWP lied over promise to introduce PIP assessment recording

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
An MP has suggested the government was “not telling us the truth” when it promised last year to allow all disabled people to record their personal independence payment (PIP) face-to-face assessments. The claim came in a week in which the Department for […]

The Sorry State of Cybersecurity Imagery

esugarman at Lawfare - 11 hours ago
Cybersecurity visualization example (Source: Hewlett Foundation Cyber Initiative) The state of cybersecurity imagery is, in a word, abysmal. A simple Google Image search for the term proves the point: It’s all white men in hoodies hovering menacingly over keyboards, green “Matrix”-style 1s and 0s, glowing locks and server racks, or some random combination of those elements—sometimes the hoodie-clad men even wear burglar masks. Each of these images fails to convey anything about either the importance or the complexity of the topic—or the huge stakes for governments, industry and ... more »

Ron Paul: Forget Russiagate, Look at FBI-gate Instead

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 11 hours ago
*21WIRE* | Former US Congressman highlights the deeper scandal now evident from the Russiagate fiasco.

Idaho – Hay price jump and short supply

Robert at Ice Age Now - 11 hours ago
20% increase and no guarantee of availability – Update from reader _____________ Hi Robert, It is hay-cutting season here. I just went down to buy 12 tons of hay. Last year I spent $100 per ton for good grass hay. Today, I was told that they could not even meet the obligation for the 60-ton ... Read moreIdaho – Hay price jump and short supply The post Idaho – Hay price jump and short supply appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Race to the Bottom: What to Expect as the Fed Eases

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Stefan Gleason How low will they go? With the Federal Reserve all but certain to cut interest rates multiple times in the months ahead,... more »

Are New Fungal Superbugs Emerging Thanks to Climate Change?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Candida auris fungus (source)* *by Thomas Neuburger* Normally humans are not much troubled by fungal infections (as opposed to bacterial and viral diseases, which are far more common). There are several reasons for this — a healthy human's immune system being one — but another is that the temperature of the human body is simply too high to support most fungal life. That seems to be changing, however, and the cause seems to be climate change — that increased global temperatures are forcing certain strains of fungi to adapt to warmer environments than they would normally find tol... more »

The CIA’s “Intelligence Authorization Act” Would Criminalize Whistleblowers and Reporters

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By MassPrivateI A CIA written Bill called the Intelligence Authorization Act (SB 3153) would criminalize whistleblowers and reporters. Section 733 Sense of Congress on WikiLeaks:... more »

Mueller Testimony Reveals Probe Was Effort to Get Trump, Not Seek Justice

Steve Byas at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: mueller-testimony-reveals-probe-was-effort-to-get-trump-not-seek-justice] Asking Mueller if his report exonerated Trump reveals that the probe was never about seeking justice, but rather about seeking a political advantage.

Once Again, Uncle Sam Shirks Fiscal Responsibility in Budget Deal

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: once-again-uncle-sam-shirks-fiscal-responsibility-in-budget-deal] If the last eight years have proven anything, it’s that nothing is more predictable than the spectacle of both parties making a deal to do away with the caps, at least “temporarily.”

Bilderberg’s “Ruling Class Journalists”

William F. Jasper at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: builderberg-s-ruling-class-journalists] Journalists in Big Media are hiding their active participation in bringing about a world government, through selectively reporting stories at the behest of the globalist entities they belong to.

Biden Increases RCP Lead, Despite Report Of Unfavorable “Signs”

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: biden-increases-rcp-lead-despite-report-of-unfavorable-signs] The latest leftist media narrative is that Joe Biden might just lose the Democratic nomination. Maybe, but other signs are that Biden is the preferred candidate among rank-and-file Democrats.

Google Whistleblower Confirms They Use Algorithms To CENSOR: “Algorithms Don’t Write Themselves”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Mac Slavo EDITOR’S UPDATE: Project Veritas has learned that Greg Coppola has been placed on administrative leave by Google. Senior Google software engineer, Greg... more »

“Earnings Recession” Is Here – Big Companies All Over America Are Reporting Disastrous Financial Results

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Michael Snyder If the U.S. economy really was “booming”, then corporate earnings would be rising. But that isn’t happening. In fact, we haven’t seen... more »

Justice Dept. Will Execute Inmates for First Time Since 2003

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Five inmates who have been sentenced to death are scheduled to be executed starting in December.

AP Source: Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured in NYC Jail Cell

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Epstein was treated and remains in custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.

What Comes After Mueller? Investigations, Lawsuits and More

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
It remains to be seen how the testimony will affect public views of Trump’s presidency and the push for impeachment.

Studies Show Anxiety Disorders May Be Caused By Exposure To Narcissistic Abuse

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
If you suffer from anxiety – or, chronic bouts of nervousness, fear, sweating, trembling, sleeping issues, and more (1) – you’re not alone. In fact, anxiety is the most common mental illness in the US (2), with 18.1% (40 million) of all adults suffering every year from various anxiety disorders, like generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety […] The post Studies Show Anxiety Disorders May Be Caused By Exposure To Narcissistic Abuse appeared first on Health Nut News.

Marriage and the "loaf of bread test"

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 12 hours ago
I was pleased to read an Australian article offering a fresh perspective on what makes a good, sound relationship. It may seem trite, but it echoes what I used to say to couples in marriage counseling (as a pastor) for many years. The Loaf of Bread Test was unwittingly invented by the husband of a friend. He made sandwiches for my friend and himself. There wasn't much bread left so he made his sandwich with the crusts and gave her the good slices. It was such a tiny gesture — mundane even. It's not Insta-worthy, you wouldn't put it on Facebook and tag your partner in it, and it's ... more »

Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured and “Nearly Unconscious” in His Jail Cell

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By John Vibes Details released Wednesday night indicate that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was found injured inside his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center... more »

Better Press Corps, Please (Mueller Edition)

Tom Hilton at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
Reactions to Mueller's testimony were all over the map, but at least there was consensus on the absolute worst tweet of the day: On substance, Democrats got what they wanted: that Mueller didn't charge Pres. Trump because of the OLC guidance, that he could be indicted after he leaves office, among other things. But on optics, this was a disaster. #MuellerHearings — Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 24, 2019 And there was dunking throughout the realm. "On substance, Hitler was a disaster. But on optics, those parades and captivating speeches were winners!" - Chuck Todd's grandfather, 19... more »

A sizeable iceberg beneath the surface

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
🚨🆕 PODCAST🚨Panorama’s John Ware on #LabourAntisemitism 1️⃣”livid” at Labour claim he’s “motivated to mislead” 2️⃣”sizeable iceberg beneath the surface” for Labour 🎧SOUNDCLOUD https://t.co/rpC3mJAS13 🎧APPLE https://t.co/bNQwsrjmJ1 🎧 SPOTIFY https://t.co/7MsiIKtiix pic.twitter.com/EwewrorzL8 — Jonny Gould’s Jewish State (@jonnygouldpod) July 24, 2019 You might be interested in downloading this podcast. Extra footage represents a "sizeable iceberg beneath the surface” according to John Ware. Legendary documentary maker John Ware talks to me about his findings and if he's changed ... more »

Inside Aisha Fahmy's dressing room [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 12 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Inside Aisha Fahmy's dressing room] Aisha Fahmy's dressing room in her Palace "Centre of arts" , Cairo.

Fernandez-Villaverde, Spain, and Gravity

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 12 hours ago
In a follow-up to yesterday’s post, I asked Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde two follow-up questions. My first question: “Suppose Spain had been in South America. Would the same policies still have worked nearly as well?” Jesus replied: “Yes if a free trade agreement with US and Canada had existed.” I then inquired: “So the gravity model just […] The post Fernandez-Villaverde, Spain, and Gravity appeared first on Econlib.

Why the focus on non-residential investment?

Scott Sumner at Econlib - 12 hours ago
I often see pundits separate investment spending into residential and non-residential categories. But I’m not sure why they do this. What makes residential investment so special? At times there seems to be a sort of unspoken assumption that residential investment is akin to consumption, and that non-residential investment is more healthy, or virtuous, or growth-oriented. […] The post Why the focus on non-residential investment? appeared first on Econlib.

“We Don’t Need No Regulation” – Biotech Bullies Want to Re-Engineer the Law

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 12 hours ago
Biotech developers in the EU are lobbying hard to rewrite or remove regulations intended to protect consumers and the environment. With a little ‘help’ from the White House and – thanks to an apathetic mainstream media – a lack of public awareness, they could succeed. Source: Beyond GM, By Pat Thomas Tied up in a […] The post “We Don’t Need No Regulation” – Biotech Bullies Want to Re-Engineer the Law appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

Epstein : Strike one

Terry at 'Nox & Friends - 12 hours ago
**BREAKING NEWS** Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found in his cell on Tuesday nearly unconscious with injuries to his neck after a possible suicide attempt, sources said. Epstein was discovered by guards sprawled out on the floor at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he’s being held without bail on sex-trafficking charges, according to law enforcement sources. The multimillionaire financier was taken to a nearby hospital. It’s unclear how Epstein suffered his neck injuries. Investigators believe Epstein may have done it to himself on purpose, possibly as a ploy to g... more »

Boris Johnson debuts as PM in Westminster, tells EU to bin the Irish backstop

Just In - 12 hours ago
Boris Johnson says the EU must scrap the Irish border backstop to reach a renewed Brexit deal in his maiden Westminster appearance as Prime Minister.

Australia breaks world record with relay gold in South Korea

Just In - 12 hours ago
It proved another golden night for Australia at the world swimming championships in South Korea, with gold and a world record in the women's 4x200 metres freestyle.

Heart Breaking Video Shows Cops Kill Dog for Barking At Them Putting a Dozen Lives at Risk

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: dog]A disturbing video was shared with the Free Thought Project showing Detroit police shoot and kill a dog for barking at officers.

Mesa Police Shoot and Kill Unarmed Man as He Had a Seizure During Traffic Stop — Lawsuit

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: mesa]A new lawsuit alleges Mesa police officers shot and killed an unarmed man during a traffic stop as he suffered from a seizure.

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