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Thomas Paine

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Friday, June 30, 2017

30 June - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:33 pm MDT

Strings 2017 is over, next meeting in Okinawa

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
The annual Strings 2017 conference (videos) is over. The Friday afternoon was dedicated to an optional visit of the participants to the actual capital of Israel, i.e. Jerusalem. Well, you know, I don't want to be controversial. Instead, I am being loyal. Last month, the Czech Parliament recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and urged the government to stop funding UNESCO because of its anti-Israel activities. Meanwhile, TRF reader Roy Weinberg who lives in Tel Aviv had an easier job to visit the conference than I will have tomorrow when I go to give a talk about the contin... more »

Republican-led House Committee votes to strip Trump of power to declare war

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
From The Independent A House committee has earned a rare bipartisan round of applause for beginning to roll back the US president’s ability to wage war. The House Appropriations Committee recently approved an amendment to revoke the Authorization for Use of Military Force, which allows the president to undertake war against al-Qaeda and its affiliates […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago

Immigration's effects on housing in the UK

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
If you listen to the BBC and its fellow travellers on the left of British politics then every immigrant to the UK brings increased prosperity and no negative impacts at all. Oddly the facts are at variance with this: 'Nearly half a million immigrants have been given taxpayer-funded homes over the past decade. The revelation comes as the number of families on the waiting list for social housing hits a record 1.8million. Of the four million migrants who arrived between 2001 and 2011, 469,843 were allocated council or housing association properties. New figures reveal 469,843 of the 4... more »

Latest CNN Video features Associate Producer for “New Day” admitting CNN is ‘left-leaning’ network

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
CNN "selectively edited" panel focus group to discredit Donald Trump. The post Latest CNN Video features Associate Producer for “New Day” admitting CNN is ‘left-leaning’ network appeared first on The Duran.

Tennis Great John McEnroe Scolded by PC Police

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: tennis-great-john-mcenroe-scolded-by-pc-police] Retired tennis champion John McEnroe is the latest to fall victim to the Thought Police of the Left.

Nixon’s Populist Path

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: nixons-populist-path] Though President Richard Nixon exuded conservatism, he was really a populist president. He got the conservative votes, and in return he gave his constituents the cold shoulder.

In pictures: ISIS overwhelms Iraqi Army entrenchment in western Anbar

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – On Thursday afternoon, insurgents fighting under the Islamic State banner advanced on the border between Iraq and Syria, capturing an important outpost in the Jammounah area on the other side of the Al-Tanf border crossing. Pictures released by Amaq Agency show a large ISIS convoy heading towards the desert fortification […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israeli military launches fresh attack against Syrian Army troops in the Golan Heights

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a new attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Golan Heights, Friday, following allegations that the fired projectiles into the occupied territory. Unlike their previous attacks, the Israeli Israeli military targeted the Syrian Arab Army with artillery shells that they fired at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

EILMELDUNG: Großer Landgewinn gegen IS nahe Khanasser – neue Stationierung für Tiger Forces

Ali Tok at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMUSKUS, SYRIEN (14:29) – Die Syrische Armee unter Führung der Tiger Forces Eliteeinheiten, hat die vollständge Kontrolle über die Itriyah-Rusafa Straße erlangt und de facto mehrere Dörfer und Stellungen des IS belagert. Unseren Militärquellen zu Folge sind einige IS Kämpfer geflohen, es verschanzen sich jedoch weitere in diesem Gebiet. Die Operationen zur Verbindung der Straße […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

300 Al-Qaeda, ISIS members arrested after Lebanese Army cracks down on refugee camps

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:30 P.M.) – On Friday morning, the Lebanese Army raided two major refugee camps in the Jird Arsal area near the eastern border with Syria amid credible report they had been infiltrated by outlawed groups. During the large-scale crackdown, Lebanese security forces went from door-to-door in the Al-Nour and Al-Qaroyah camps and arrested […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Mapa: Ejército sirio rodea a los terroristas de ISIS en Khanasser, Alepo

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS), liderado por las Fuerzas Tigre, ha ampliado su zona de control sobre toda la carretera Ethiryah-Rusafa y ha sitiado a cualquier fuerza del ISIS que aún no se haya retirado de la región de Khanasser. Según una fuente militar, el EAS ha intentado repetidamente en la última semana forzar a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye Ordusu Hanasir’deki IŞİD militanlarını kuşattı

Umut Õzil at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEYRUT, LÜBNAN (14:29) – Kaplan Kuvvetlerinin öncülük ettiği Suriye Ordusu İtriya-Resafa yolunu tamamen kontrol altına alarak Hanasir’deki IŞİD militanlarını çembere aldı. Bir askeri kaynağa göre Suriye Ordusu, geçtiğimiz hafta örgütün Halep’te kontrol etttiği son bölge olan Hanasir bölgesindeki IŞİD militanlarını 20 kilometrelik bir koridoru açık bırakarak bölgeden çekilmeye zorladı.IŞİD militanlarının bölgeden çekilmemesi üzerine bu sabah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian Army on the roll in east Damascus after capturing highway junction

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intensified its offensive in Ayn Tarma, an outer suburb on the eastern fringes of Damascus. Due to several weeks of counter-insurgency operations, the SAA’s Republican Guards and Air Force Intelligence Directorate have thus far captured dozens of buildings and most notably the Ayn […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Udarna vest: Sirijska vojska okružila ISIS u Khanasser regionu

Davor M at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEJRUT, Liban (14:29) – Sirijska Arapska Armija (SAA) – na čelu sa elitnom jedinicom Tiger Force – proširila je svoju zonu kontrole nad čitavim autoputom Ethiriah-Rusafa i stavila pod opsadu sve ISIS snage koje se još uvek nisu povukle iz regiona Khanasser. Prema vojnom izvoru, SAA je tokom prošle nedelje, više puta pokušala da prisili […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Syrian Army encircles ISIS forces in Khanasser region

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:29 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) – led by the elite Tiger Forces – has expanded its zone of control over the entire Ethiryah-Rusafa highway and de facto besieged any ISIS forces that may have not yet retreated from the region of Khanasser. According to a military source, the SAA has, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

WATCH: A Dozen Cops Yank Man from Truck, Attack Him Like a Pack of Dogs

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: chase]A high-speed chase came to a violent end in an Indiana cornfield as more than a dozen cops swarmed a man and began to dole out punishment, potentially tainting the case.

Parents Shocked as School Cop Arrested for Kidnapping and Raping Student

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: school]A trusted cop in Durham, NC, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and raping a student from the school he ostensibly 'protected.'

US Congressman Pearce Pushing More Fracking in New Mexico Despite Risk of Sinkhole Collapse; Destabilization of Nuclear Waste Disposal Site

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
WIPP was built in a salt bed. Proximity of injection wells to WIPP Nuclear Waste disposal site risks not only … Continue reading →

US Senator McCain Blames Putin for Boris Nemtsov Murder; Culture of Impunity

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
Notice how carefully this is phrased. Putin may or may not have ordered directly ordered his assassination: “Putin may not … Continue reading →

Beijing Outraged Over U.S. Arms Sales To Taiwan And Sanctions On Chinese Banks With Ties To North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Taiwan arms sale, North Korea sanctions outrage Beijing in test of U.S.-China ties under Trump* BEIJING — Call it President Trump’s hamburger diplomacy. On Friday, U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and a clutch of American cattlemen in 10-gallon hats gathered at a chic hotel in Beijing to sip champagne and celebrate the return of American beef after 14 years. The cubes of U.S. cattle were the product of the 100-day plan negotiated when Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in April. Trump’... more »

BREAKING: 5th Israeli attack on Syria in 8 days

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The attack violates international law and gives effective aid to al-Qaeda. The post BREAKING: 5th Israeli attack on Syria in 8 days appeared first on The Duran.

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld mocks Sweden’s plan to rehabilitate ISIS fighters (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Greg Gutfeld ask, 'What happens when ISIS returns to Europe.' The post Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld mocks Sweden’s plan to rehabilitate ISIS fighters (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

The Duran to Press-TV: “Syria’s allies must stand up to US aggression”

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Russia sent a clear message to the US in recent statements. The post The Duran to Press-TV: “Syria’s allies must stand up to US aggression” appeared first on The Duran.

Maria Bartiromo DESTROYS John Podesta and his lies about Russia and Trump collusion

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
John Podesta tries to lie about not having stock in any Russian company. The post Maria Bartiromo DESTROYS John Podesta and his lies about Russia and Trump collusion appeared first on The Duran.

How the Climate Doomsters Are the Problem, Not the Solution They Claim to Be

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 15 hours ago
Climate alarmists are basically failed doomsday forecasters. For a few examples see here. They believe that the world as we know it will disappear, usually because of global warming, more recently renamed climate change, often in ten years or so. But they hold out one ray of hope. If the world greatly decreases emissions of […]

Could Chinese Hypersonic Missiles Sink America's Aircraft Carriers?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Asia* Is this really possible? The Air Force is aggressively accelerating its hypersonic weapons development effort, following findings from a recent service report identifying Russian and Chinese ongoing hypersonic weapons testing. A recent Air Force Studies Board report identified that the U.S. is not alone in its quest for this increased speed, an Air Force statement said. The statement went on to say that China and Russia are already flight testing hypersonic weapons, and several other countries have shown interest in pursuing many of the underlying... more »

CNN Producer: Voters “Stupid as Sh*t”– American Pravda: CNN Part 3

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Published on Jun 30, 2017 Project Veritas’ newest video from the American Pravda: CNN series exposes Jimmy Carr, the Associate Producer for CNN’s New Day attacking President Donald Trump and admitting that CNN has a left-leaning bias. When asked by an undercover journalist if CNN is impartial, Carr plainly responded, “In theory.” LEAKED ONE AND […]


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
I think Donald Trump will stay in office for the duration of his term -- he won't quit because he's obsessed with avoiding the appearance of weakness, and Senate Republicans wouldn't vote to convict if a post-2018 Democratic House managed to impeach him. I think Trump will run for reelection, and I think he could win. So I pondered this suggestion from *The Hill*'s Brent Bukowsky -- but I think it's a lousy idea: *Scarborough should run against Trump in 2020* Former Republican congressman and current MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ... should enter the GOP primaries and run against Tru... more »

Britain’s Progress On Climate Change Is Stalling, Say CCC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood When reality and fantasy collide: LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government’s climate advisers said in a report on Thursday. Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions are around 42 percent lower than in […]

Are America's Aircraft Carriers Becoming Obsolete?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The USS Gerald R. Ford Source: U.S. Navy *Bloomberg:* *How America’s Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete* Modern missiles make them vulnerable. A $13 billion price tag makes them expensive. New technology may make them unnecessary. President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission CVN-78, the USS Ge... more »

Is the new NRA ad suggesting that their members fight back against liberal protesters with bullets? Sorta looks that way.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Here is the transcript, just to spare your ears from this woman's poison: *They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse “the resistance.” * *All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia. To smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize th... more »

The Harder The GOP Pushes For TrumpCare, The Closer We Get To Medicare-For-All

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
So now Trump is agreeing with far right extremists, like Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), that the way forward is to just repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement, which the CBO says will mean 32 million Americans will lose their healthcare immediately. These are really horrible, horrible people. A wealth of polls this week all showed the same thing: no one likes the Senate's TrumpCare bill. The PBS/Marist poll shows approval for McConnell's tax-cut bill disguised as healthcare at 18%. Quinnipiac's poll shows a 16% level of support. But what about that USA Today/S... more »

They've Been Asleep

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Senate version of Trumpcare is nasty and cruel. It can't be called anything else. Then why, Paul Krugman asks, do the Republicans persist on pushing it? The answer, he writes, goes all the way back to Ronald Reagan: One way to understand this ugly health plan is that Republicans, through their political opportunism and dishonesty, boxed themselves into a position that makes them seem cruel and immoral — because they are. This story began with a politically convenient lie — the pretense, going all the way back to Ronald Reagan, that social safety net programs just reward lazy... more »

The Real Foreign-Born Terrorist Threat in America

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 16 hours ago
After months of legal wrangling, the U.S. travel ban on persons from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia will be implemented in an effort to "protect the homeland". A study by Alex Nowrasteh at the CATO Institute takes a statistical look at terrorism and immigration, looking at the role that foreign-born terrorists have played in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Here is a summary of the study's findings, looking at the data between the years 1975 and 2015 for terrorist attacks on the United States. 1.) *The number of foreign-born convicted terrorists* - Over the aforementi... more »

NY Times Just Admitted Key Component to Russia Hacking Narrative is FALSE

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: russia]The NY Times just quietly admitted that the linchpin to the Russia hacking story — spread by thousands of articles and outlets — was not true.

World News Briefs -- June 30, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring 'end of caliphate'* U.S.-backed Iraqi forces attacked Islamic State's remaining redoubt in Mosul's Old City on Friday, a day after formally declaring the end of the insurgents' self-declared caliphate and the capture of the historic mosque which symbolized their power. Dozens of civilians fled in the direction of the Iraqi forces, mostly women and children, some wounded by insurgents fire, thirsty and tired. Commanders of Iraq's CTS counter terrorism units cautioned that with the mostly non-Iraqi IS militant...more »

Inclusion of “personal correspondence” in evolution paper prompts retraction, new journal policy

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
Hearsay is not admissible as evidence in court — and it doesn’t seem to go very far in science, either. A pair of researchers in the field of human evolution have lost a paper which contained data from “personal correspondence” that the providing party apparently did not enjoy seeing in print. The article, “Early hominin […] The post Inclusion of “personal correspondence” in evolution paper prompts retraction, new journal policy appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Access The Ex-Boss's Email? Better Like Wearing Orange

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
In yet another example of the criminalization of employment law, a Tesla engineer was just convicted and placed on probation for accessing his ex-boss's email. On top of 5 years of probation, he has to provide restitution to the company, which claims it was damaged when he posted confidential information online. The charges were two felonies and one misdemeanor that could have resulted in 6 years of prison time. Bottom line is that there are some harsh laws that prohibit you from accessing any emails or computer information you aren't allowed to access. Once you're fired, you can't... more »

Denial Author Mark Blaxill at The Children's March for Humanity

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Age of Autism Editor-at-Large Mark Blaxill spoke at the Children's March For Humanity June 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Mark's daughter was diagnosed with autism in September 1998. Mark co-authored a new book from Skyhorse Publishing called "Denial: How Refusing...

We Know this Product Harms You - Take it Anyway.

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Can you imagine another product in the United States of America where doctors would know that it hurts people - and not just a handful of people- teens and young adults females - and yet they continue to bludgeon and...

The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/QGvxDxDLDvg The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix - not politically correct, but very funny...

“Yellen Against the Gods”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Yellen Against the Gods”* by Bill Bonner ‘Even God Himself could not sink this ship.’ – Titanic crewman…the ship sank four days later ‘It is our will that this state shall endure for a thousand years.’ – Adolf Hitler…10 years before the Reich was destroyed ‘Long-Term Capital Management’ – Hedge fund headed by Nobel Prize winner, bet against things that ‘couldn’t happen in a billion years’… Four years later, the fund blew up ‘I have returned from Germany with peace for our time.’ – Neville Chamberlain…11 months before the start of the Second World War ‘Argentina Plans to Offer 100-... more »

BUSTED: US State Department doesn’t care about false flag attacks (VIDEO)

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Is Heather Nauert now working for al-Qaeda? Hard to tell from her response which quotes the propaganda from pro-al-Aqaeda channels. The post BUSTED: US State Department doesn’t care about false flag attacks (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Germany moves to ban free speech online

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The law seeks to impose extremely punitive fines to social media network operators when users post what the German regime deems to be 'hate speech' or 'fake news'. The post Germany moves to ban free speech online appeared first on The Duran .

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard verifies death of ISIS leader al-Bagdhadi

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
A top Iranian cleric says there is "no doubt" Baghdadi is deceased. The post Iran’s Revolutionary Guard verifies death of ISIS leader al-Bagdhadi appeared first on The Duran.

DONETSK: confusion and worry after large blast and building collapse

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The authorities are currently investigating the cause of the collapse of a building in central Donetsk. The post DONETSK: confusion and worry after large blast and building collapse appeared first on The Duran.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 30, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Defense Tech*: *First Strike Against North Part Of South Korea’s Defense Strategy* The U.S. tends to avoid talk of a first strike against North Korea but pre-emptive action called the “Kill Chain” is part of the official and public national defense strategy of South Korea. The stark difference between Seoul and Washington on the ultimate form of deterrence against North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is an example of the many issues in dispute in the once-solid U.S.-South Korea alliance. Those differences will the subject of “frank and serious” discussions in White House talks betw... more »

Çöl Şahinleri’nin bölgeye ulaşmasıyla Suriye’nin merkezindeki savaş şiddetleniyor

Umut Õzil at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEYRUT, LÜBNAN(6:15) – Elit Çöl Şahinleri Tugay’ı (Liva Sukur Sahra) Halep savaşının ardından uzunca bir aradan sonra Hama’nın doğusuna konuşlandı. Çöl Şahinleri’nin bölgede mevzilenmesi, Kaplan Kuvvetleri’nin Halep – Rakka cephesindeki saldırılarından birkaç hafta sonra gerçekleşti. Salamiya bölgesinin doğusu için gerçekleşecek savaş Suriye’deki en yoğun ve zor savaşlardan birisi olacak gibi görünüyor.Savaşın bölgede bu kadar yoğunlaşmasının […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye Ordusu Golan Tepeleri’nde El Kaide’ye karşı saldırı başlattı

Umut Õzil at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEYRUT, LÜBNAN(6:00) –Cihatçıların Baas şehrine saldırısının ardından,Suriye Ordusu perşembe günü Golan Tepeleri’nde bir karşı saldırı başlattı. Roket müfrezelerinin öncülük ettiği saldırıda, Ordu Baas şehrinin batısındaki teröristlerin mevzilerini roket ve top atışlarıyla vurarak birçok kayıp verdirdi. Saldırı sonucunda Suriye Ordusu ve Ulusal Savunma Güçleri (NDF) Baas şehrinin batısındaki kontrol noktasını geri almayı başardı. Yukarıdaki linkte […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Global Warming and the Great Barrier Reef.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 18 hours ago
Bob Fernley-Jones Dear all, You have publicly asserted that human-caused global warming is a grave threat to the future survival of large parts of the GBR. However, the *underlying global warming trend* (Trend) in SST’s are less than 0.1 *0*C/decade which is relatively slight compared with the annual volatility. It is thus meaningful to analyse that volatility, and that is best done after *detrending* the data. *Figure A)* is derived from this BoM source and it removes the distraction of Trend, given that there is much evidence that the modest Trend is not adaptively stressful t... more »

Testimony: The Lies of U.S. War Making

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Very moving testimony by US soldier about the carnage created during the destruction of Fallujah in Iraq. Why doesn't the US ever get charged with war crimes?

Is The Russian Military Dangerous?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu provided details of Russia's latest snap exercise at the National Defence Control Centre in Moscow on 16 March Source: Russian MoD *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*:* Just How Dangerous Is Russia's Military?* The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new assessment of Russian military power—reviving a Cold War-era practice. The agency concludes that the modern Russian military builds upon its Soviet heritage but has modernized its capabilities and doctrine for the present day. “The Russian military has built on the military ... more »

Trump strikes at China with arms sales to Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*Crazy hot this weekend on the coast, but good riding.* The Trump Administration State Department released a large arms deal for Taiwan, something which has been long predicted but had been held up. According to Defense News, the deal was worth $1.3 on the surface, but will need Congressional approval and may end up below that figure. Lawmakers have 30 days to object, according to AP.... The State Department has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth a total of $1.4 billion, the first such deal with the self-governing island since President Donald Trump took office, officials said Thu... more »

Islamic State Forced To Try A New Strategy In Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) is shown in Raqqa, Syria, June 27, 2017. *VOA:* *Battered by US Airstrikes, IS Tries New Strategy in Raqqa* WASHINGTON — With Islamic State in disarray in Raqqa, its fighters are switching to small-scale suicide attacks to fend off a rapid offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and a stream of coalition airstrikes, SDF commanders say. Unlike past battles, when IS militants attacked SDF front lines with hundreds of fighters and car bombs, the terror group’s new strategy involves using small groups of su... more »

It seems like Secretary of State Tillerson is just about fed up with this administration.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Don't worry Rexi, your still my man. Courtesy of Politico: *Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s frustrations with the White House have been building for months. Last Friday, they exploded. * *The normally laconic Texan unloaded on Johnny DeStefano, the head of the presidential personnel office, for torpedoing proposed nominees to senior State Department posts and for questioning his judgment.* *Tillerson also complained that the White House was leaking damaging information about him to the news media, according to a person familiar with the meeting. Above all, he made clear that he... more »

Green Schism: Guardian Contributor Accuses Greenpeace of Misleading about Nuclear Power

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Eric Worrall If Greens want to decarbonise the economy to prevent climate change, why are they so opposed to nuclear power? A small but growing number of greens are also asking this question. Some of them accuse their fellow travellers of misleading the public. Climate…

HYPOCALYPSE NOW: why America’s mega-hypocrisy is dangerous to the world

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The death of millions in the Middle East is less important to the American mainstream media than making fun of plastic surgery. The post HYPOCALYPSE NOW: why America’s mega-hypocrisy is dangerous to the world appeared first on The Duran.

Dachel Wake Up: WaPo Pushes Autism Genetics in New Video

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Anne Dachel This two minute video on the WaPo site says it all. June 29, 2017 The genetics of autism, explained The secret to understanding autism lies largely in our DNA. Here's what you need to know about genetics...

A Look At The Former Super-Secret U.S. Navy Submarine USS Halibut (SSGN-587)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
View of Halibut (SSGN-587) departing San Francisco likely in the mid 1970's. Navsource.org *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest:* *How a Super-Secret U.S. Navy Submarine Tapped Russia's Underwater Communications Cables* In 1970, Halibut was again modified to accommodate the Navy’s deep water saturation divers. The following year, it went to sea again to participate in Ivy Bells, a secret operation to install taps on the underwater communications cables connecting the Soviet ballistic missile submarine base at Petropavlovsk on the Kamchatka Peninsula with Moscow’s Pacific Fleet headqu... more »

Fort Piute

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
There has been a lot of discussion on this blog of Olive Oatman, Hackberry, the Mojave Road, Ft. Mojave, Zzzyx and other stops along the road-less-traveled. One spot, frequently visited by Jeep clubs and the odd 4x4 out for a run is Ft. Piute, not far from the Colorado River. It was a dependent fort on Ft. Mojave (smaller garrison), but the US Army put it there to control the water. Even though the Colorado River is only about twenty miles east, the Indians liked camping here and it was occupied for a very long time. There is a standing sweet water lake/oasis at Ft. Piute, in the mi... more »


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/9txmNV-P10E HA Goodman with a fascinating update on one aspect of the Hillary Clinton email Scandal.

Where is the Mayor? Assembly puts Sadiq on notice

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'This Assembly notes that both Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson attended every single Transport Plenary to which they were invited during their respective Mayoralties. This Assembly therefore notes with dismay the current Mayor Sadiq Khan's absence from today's Plenary meeting and puts on record its strong desire that this is the last time he misses a London Assembly meeting to which he is invited.' More here https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/assembly/where-is-the-mayor-assembly-puts-sadiq-on-notice but don't expect any reporting of this unanimous decision. The BBC is in... more »

Thank You Chuka Umunna

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 21 hours ago
"We will scrap the Conservatives' Brexit White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that have a strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union - which are essential for maintaining industries, jobs and businesses in Britain. Labour will always put jobs and the economy first." There you go, clear as day. Labour's position from the 2017 manifesto on the Brexit negotiations. That nicely prefaces a look at Chuka Umunna's rebel amendment on retaining single market membership that was put to the Commons yeste... more »

Central Banks Are Now Colluding With Each Other To Trigger The Collapse?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Published on Jun 29, 2017 Get economic collapse news throughout the day visit http://x22report.com Moody’s warns that the private label credit cards are going to be in trouble as more and more retail stores close. Q1 GDP was revised to an incredible 1.4. What made GDP surge, the spending on recreational vehicles. Banks begin to buy […]

Plight of Palestinians Persists Under Israeli Occupation. Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Published on Jun 22, 2017 Friday marks the International Quds Day, an event that reiterates global support for Palestinians in their struggle to end Israel’s occupation of their land. As Press TV’s Mona Kandil reports from Ramallah, the Palestinians in the occupied territories continue to suffer because of Israel’s aggressive policies. They’re subject to daily […]

BREAKING: Pope’s Pedophile Network Imploding As His Top Aide Is Indicted For Child Rape

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Published on Jun 29, 2017 Pope Francis stands by one of his top aides as he is indicted for child rape, providing proof to those who see the longstanding links between the Catholic Church and pedophile networks across the world. end

CIA Insider: Pedophilia Is Only the Gateway, Vampirism Is The Destination

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Published on Jun 29, 2017 Alex Jones talks with CIA insider Robert David Steele about the insanity and depravity of the elite and what their end game is. end

Qatar May be Turning Its Back on the US Dollar — And We All Know What That Means

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Qatar May be Turning Its Back on the US Dollar — And We All Know What That Means by Darius Shahtahmasebi, http://theantimedia.org/ (ANTIMEDIA) — Late last week, Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that are involved in attempting to isolate Qatar sent the tiny Gulf nation a list of 13 demands. They are insisting that Qatar […]

Global Debt Is Now A Record $217 Trillion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Emerging market borrowing spree lifts global debt to record $217 trillion -IIF* Global debt levels have surged to a record $217 trillion, driven by a $3 trillion borrowing spree in the developing world, the Institute of International Finance said, warning of risks to emerging markets from short-term debt repayments. The IIF, one of the most authoritative trackers of capital flows, said in a note late on Tuesday that global debt amounted to 327 percent of the world's annual economic output (GDP) by the first quarter of 2017 and the rise was driven principally by emergi... more »

1000-year-old Glass Beads Provide First Evidence of Glassmaking Development in Sub-Saharan West Africa

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There is nothing so mobile as knowledge, especially when the output is valuable and that certainly describes glass. Thus it surely sprung up easily enough all over the developing world of its time. My own Saxon ancestors brought glass making into Slovakia during the thirteenth century although that surely meant that they produced charcoal and developed villages or what we know as homesteads in the forest. Amusingly, their town name was Neuhau which simply means new clearing. I had to be told this from a friend who understood German well enough to catch on. The original... more »

Kolbrin - Book of Scrolls - Chpt 29 - Sacred Registers Pt 29 Songs of Tantalip

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This song is of course the mirror image of the last song but from a male perspective. Again both are lovely songs expressing young love and may well have been part of a wedding feast. Thus their survival as part of a body of teaching used by the priesthood. All good. . *CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE * *THE SONGS OF TANTALIP * *One * *The night rolls back to reveal the promise of another day. The great sun comes up in the morning time and the lotus opens to reveal its shining heart displayed in devotion. You come and my heart leaps up from my breast to meet you. * *The wind blow... more »

Petition to Stop Fossil Fuel Extraction Near Nuclear Installations in the UK

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
To: Health and Safety Executive of the UK Stop Fossil Fuel Extraction Near Nuclear Installations In your role as protectors…

BWorld 141, Reducing system loss, Part 2

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last Wednesday. This is a follow up to a previous piece entitled, “Rule of law in Distribution system loss cap (June 7).” This sequel is prompted by three recent developments: (a) “NEA seeks expanded authority over electricity distributors (BusinessWorld, June 20),” (b) “DoE official backs NEA control over power distributors (BusinessWorld, June 21),” and (c) public hearing early this month by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to reduce the system loss cap of all distribution utilities (DUs). The ERC plans to allow higher cap (maximum rat... more »

Drugs war 7, Duterte first year, one year of impunity

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
Today is the first of the six-years term of President Rodrigo Duterte. His administration is known for drugs-drugs-drugs preoccupation and the series of deaths and murders by the thousands of suspected drug pushers and users. One year of official "drugs war" (unofficial drugs war and lots of murders from mid-May to June 29, 2016 when he was still a "President Elect"). One year of impunity. A disturbing article from interaksyon today. *"They were already dead... so why take them to hospital? An analysis of crime data from two of Metro Manila’s five police districts and interviews ... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
*Rihanna and Hassan Jameel.* Rihanna is part of a conspiracy? Rihanna's new love is Saudi *Toyota* dealership heir and Naomi Campbell's ex-beau Hassan Jameel. dailymail. ISIS has large numbers of brand-new *Toyota* trucks. *Rihanna is a mind controlled sex slave?* The US State Department arranged for fleets of *Toyota* trucks to be sent to the 'Free Syrian Army', which works alongside ISIS. The Mystery of ISIS' Toyota Army In 1956, there was a big conspiracy involving the UK, France and Israel. There was a joint plot to attack Egypt. BRITAIN TRIED TO HELP ISRAEL STEAL TERRI... more »

China, South Korea, Japan Summit ‘Postponed’ Over Tensions On The Deployment Of The U.S. Missile Defence Shield

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Image: Flickr/futureatlas.com. *South China Morning Post:* *China, South Korea, Japan summit ‘postponed’ amid missile shield row* *Talks planned for next month will not go ahead, sources say, with Beijing’s anger over Seoul’s deployment of a missile defence shield among the reasons.* A summit of top officials from China, South Korea and Japan has been postponed and will not be held next month as Tokyo had planned, according to diplomatic sources. China’s reluctance to attend partly prompted by the prolonged dispute between Beijing and Seoul over the deployment of a US-developed ... more »

Edible Trees: Foraging for Food from Forests

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Fall Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)] Without question, we have barely begun to properly exploit the food producing capacity of our trees. Even better we actually need those trees in order to enhance our open field agriculture in the best way possible. Here is a good intro to what we can squeeze from what we already have. I do observe that most leaves are generally bitter, yet this is a characteristic easily adjusted as well. Add fermentation and we have a lovely feed-stock to at least feed animals. In short, we have not barely begun to think it out. And simply h... more »

How One Man Got to the Other Side of the Veil – and Witnessed the Coming Shift

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
By now we have gained a pretty extensive knowledge and understanding of the other side. I also must admit that when i began my researches down this path, i had low expectations. Instead we have a rich library of reportage, much of it reflected through cultural expectations but all based on the physical reality of the spirit itself. After all, if a spirit is happiest imagining itself as Tyrannosaurus Rex, what does it matter to spirit? Most of us will find our community of souls, and we all will tend to associate with like and then perhaps accept guidance. What is interest... more »

Turska vojna ofanziva počinje ovog vikenda sa ciljem proterivanja Kurda sa severa Aleppa

Davor M at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Damask, Sirija (10:00) – Novi izveštaji o masovnom nagomilavanju turske vojske na severu Alepa pojavili su se nakon što su vojni izvori potvrdili da se priprema masovna ofanziva sa ciljem da se protera (SDF) sirijske demokratske snage iz Efrin regiona. Al Masdar novosti su pre dva dana otkrile da se desetine turskih tenkova sljeva u […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye Ordusu Kurtarılan Şehirleri Savunmaları İçin Kadın Polisleri Görevlendirdi (Fotoğraflar)

Melih Akilli at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
ŞAM, SURİYE – Perşembe günü, Şam Polis Akademisi’nde okuyan ve aylar süren kapsamlı bir eğitim alan kadın gruplar mezun olarak polis olmaya hak kazandılar. Fotoğraflarda, güvenlik operasyonları tatbikatlarında AK-47 (Kalaşnikof) kullanan kadın polisler yer almakta. Toplamda 50 kadın polis, göreve başlamak için gerekli başvuruları tamamladı. Yeni mezun olan kadın polisler eğitimlerini, özellikle yeni kurtarılan şehirlerde […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Battle hardened Desert Hawks gear up for vital offensive in central Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 A.M.) – The elite Desert Hawks Brigade (Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra) have recently deployed to the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate after taking a long hiatus following the battle of Aleppo. Their deployment to the Hama Governorate’s eastern countryside comes just weeks after the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces resumed their offensive […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army strikes back against Al-Qaeda linked rebels in the Golan Heights

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) struck back against the jihadist forces in the Golan Heights, Thursday, following a powerful assault that was launched by the latter near Al-Ba’ath City. Led by their rocket battalions, the Syrian Army rained several rockets and artillery shells on the enemy defenses west of Al-Ba’ath, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
Ten shocking conspiracy theories that were completely true - Sun ... 5 conspiracy theories that turned out to be true - Business Insider ... Some 'October surprise' conspiracies turn out to be true ~~

Grand Solar Minimum - atmospheric compression - impact on food production, location and energy

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 23 hours ago
NASA admits it's going to be a long-term sunspot activity minimum, but what does this really mean? Food impacted. Locations impacted. Energy production impacted. Basically, you'll pay more for less in the coming decades - and the Grand Chess Game economic game theory amoral corporate monsters KNOW THIS - the 2030s are gonna be a very interesting time, and we know what the Chinese say about 'interesting times'. *ADDITIONAL VIEWING:* for those who haven't already watched it, here's Henrik Svensmark's *The Cloud Mystery* mentioned by Adapt2030 in the featured video of this blo... more »

Paris mosque: Man held after 'trying to ram crowd with vehicle' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'A man has been arrested in Paris after trying to drive his vehicle into a crowd outside a mosque, police say. ... The suspect's motives remain unclear but Le Parisien newspaper reported that he was of Armenian origin and had said he wanted to avenge Islamist-linked attacks in Paris.' Europe's civil war moves on? More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40452264 at the BBC for whom this attack is headline news despite the report admitting that 'no-one was hurt.' And why was no-one hurt? 'The man was apparently thwarted by barriers put up to protect the mosque.' So i... more »

These Are The Key Men In Chinese President Xi's Inner Circle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Xi Jinping waits to meet Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after arriving in the city on Thursday. Photo: Reuters *South China Morning Post:* *All the president’s men – the key players at Xi Jinping’s side in Hong Kong* The handful of trusted officials include party big shots and close companions, such as the PLA’s top general, who are rarely seen during the leader’s trips. As President Xi Jinping landed in Hong Kong for the first time as the country’s top leader on Thursday, he and his wife were accompanied by a pool of officials in charge of Beijing’s policies for the ci... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/30/2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/30/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "A CNN producer and a top on air talent were both caught on hidden camera admitting the so-called Trump collusion story was a “nothing burger,” “pretty much BS” and was being followed “because of ratings.” Project VERITAS produced the videos that aired just after CNN was forced to retract and take down a false story on a Trump supporter and friend. A $100 million lawsuit was reportedly threatened, and the story was quickly taken down. Apologies were made by CNN after some involved with the story were forced to quit.... more »

Conspiracy Theory Confirmed: Federal Reserve Exposed Working as Arm of US Intelligence

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Rachel Blevins While some may have called it a conspiracy theory at one point, a new report is shedding light on the United States... more »

“I Was Wrong”: Judge Admits Jailing People for Pot “Haunts” Him After Cannabis Saved His Life

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Matt Agorist Prior to this year, the state of Florida was regarded as one of the worst possible states to be caught in possession... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
ICYMI: Watch the fight for Mosul from streets, rooftops, living rooms in this bone-rattling #360video. Full story: https://t.co/mKdOJYh5Xk pic.twitter.com/lAycviFvk7 — The Associated Press (@AP) June 29, 2017

Concerns That China's Newest Destroyer Can Match What The Japanese And The U.S. Navy Currently Have

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Ralph Jennings, Forbes:* *New Chinese Navy Destroyer Can Best Japan, India And Maybe The United States* The expansion of China’s military is no secret. Beijing raised the People’s Liberation Army budget by 7% this year, typical of its annual increases. Late last year it floated one aircraft carrier into the open Pacific and in April unveiled a domestically built aircraft carrier, its second in the fleet. On Wednesday the PLA navy announced it had finished work on a destroyer warship that can displace 10,000 tons, according to the state-run China Dail... more »

Barrett Brown Says Justice Department Subpoenaed The Intercept For Records On Him

Kevin Gosztola and Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
The in-house counsel for the Intercept received a subpoena from the Justice Department for all communications between journalist Barrett Brown and his editor. The post Barrett Brown Says Justice Department Subpoenaed The Intercept For Records On Him appeared first on Shadowproof.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the rain during a wreath-laying ceremony marking the anniversary of the Nazi German invasion in 1941, by the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An America First Korea Policy

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 1 day ago
[image: an-america-first-korea-policy] "The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly. President Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden this week. But how this is to be done "rapidly" is not so easy to see.

Ten Days in Hudson Bay

Originally posted on Science Matters: Hudson Bay is providing a great example how ice extents can change dramatically in such a relatively shallow basin near the Arctic circle. Last December 2016 some concerns were expressed about the lack of ice in Hudson Bay, which were suddenly overcome in ten days starting December 9. Watch: Polar…

China Has Built New Military Facilities On Islands In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Construction is shown on Mischief Reef, in the Spratly Islands, the disputed South China Sea in this June 19, 2017 satellite image released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to Reuters on June 29, 2017. MANDATORY CREDIT CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters*: *China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank* China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washingto... more »

Pelosi's DCCC Head, Ben Ray Luján, Is Under Investigation By The Ethics Committee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Ben Ray Luján is a pretty mediocre and unaccomplished congressman. For a guy in a perfectly safe seat, he sure has a nothing-burger of a voting record. Progressive Punch grades him a "D"-- better than an "F," but... come on. The district gave Obama a 57.5% to 38.7% win over Romney and even a weak candidate like Clinton managed a 51.8-36.7% win over Señor Trumpanzee. The PVI is D+8. Ben Ray's been in Congress since 2009 and hasn't accomplished anything at all. The former blackjack dealer's lifetime crucial vote score is around 80. He's never faced a difficult election battle... but... more »

CNN CEO Zucker Dodges Project Veritas’ Questioning

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 29, 2017 CNN is feeling heat ever since conservative activist and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe made public unverified videos of network employees saying CNN promotes stories about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to the detriment of other coverage. On Thursday, O’Keefe tried to get comment from CNN CEO […]

It Is the Presstitutes, Not Russia, Who Interfered in the US Presidential Election

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
It Is the Presstitutes, Not Russia, Who Interfered in the US Presidential Election by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ Unlike Oliver Stone, who knew how to interview Vladimir Putin, Megyn Kelly did not. Thus, she made a fool of herself, which is par for her course. – Now the entire Western media has joined Megyn in foolishness, or […]

LOL: Look At NY Times Try To Spin 0-5 Into A Winning Record!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
LOL: Look At NY Times Try To Spin 0-5 Into A Winning Record! by http://dcwhispers.com/ Five special elections, each one heralded by the media as backlash “referendums” against Donald Trump. – Mr. Trump and the Republicans won every single of those elections indicating that the only referendum the American voters have been indicating is FOR President […]

False claims from EPA

David Rothbard at CFACT - 1 day ago
EPA's claims about the lives its regulations "save" don't hold up to scrutiny. WATCH NOW.

Only 4 U.S. Intelligence Agencies Approved "Russia Hacking" Assessment. Not All

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
NYT quietly issued a huge correction: only 4 intelligence agencies approved "Russia hacking" assessment, not all 17https://t.co/b5OxCm3EB3 pic.twitter.com/5vtTFOHJLS — Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) June 29, 2017 *Consortium News:* *NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard* Exclusive: A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry. The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canard... more »

Latest ISIS propaganda video shows drones dropping bombs all over the Iraqi Army

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Islamic State released another propaganda video from Anbar province in western Iraq, this time covering recent raids conducted by land and air against the Iraqi Army. In addition, the footage showed a communication tower near the border with Syria being blown up while relatively primitive armed drones […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian Army employs women to defend liberated cities

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – On Thursday, a batch of female units graduated from the Police Academy in Damascus after undergoing extensive training in the past months. The female police officers could be seen wielding AK-47’s and training for security operations. In total, some 50 ladies signed up to for service with the Syrian police. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Just How Dangerous Is Russia's Military?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * A big threat or a paper tiger? The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new assessment of Russian military power—reviving a Cold War-era practice. The agency concludes that the modern Russian military builds upon its Soviet heritage but has modernized its capabilities and doctrine for the present day. “The Russian military has built on the military doctrine, structure, and capabilities of the former Soviet Union, and although still dependent on many of the older Soviet platforms, the Russians have modernized their military strategy,... more »

Here's Why the U.S. Navy Could Add 'Light' Aircraft Carriers to the Fleet

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * It might happen. The U.S. Senate Armed Service Committee (SASC) is inserting language in its markup of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would mandate that the U.S. Navy study a preliminary design for a new light carrier. The new ships would not replace the Gerald R. Ford-class (CVN-78) supercarriers, but rather if the new ships were built, they would be used to disperse naval aviation assets across a larger geographical area to help support amphibious ready groups and the like. “Authorizes $30 million for prelimin... more »

I Was U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. The Military Can't Fix This Mess Alone.

James Cunningham at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Cunningham* *Security, Afghanistan* [image: A woman walks past riot police outside a gathering in Kabul's stadium February 23, 2007. Some thirty thousand Afghans staged a gathering in Kabul on Friday to urge President Hamid Karzai to approve a bill that calls for blank amnesty for the country's twenty-five years of war criminals. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood] There is no guarantee that America can “win” in Afghanistan, but it is quite clear that it can lose. President Trump’s June 13 decision to delegate authorities on troop levels and operations in Afghanistan to Secretary of Def... more »

The North Korea Crisis Is Coming to a Boil. It's Time for Fresh Thinking.

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* The status quo no longer meets the security needs of both alliance partners. Presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in met for the first time in Washington. It was a pairing of opposites. President Moon is a serious person: son of refugees, served in the South Korean army, jailed for opposing the military dictatorship and human rights lawyer. President Trump is, well, Donald Trump. Their ideologies differ as well. The South Korean leader is a man of the left, critic of the Republic of Korea’s corporate-dominated economy, proponent of labor rights an... more »

What Happened to 'America First'?

Douglas Macgregor at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Douglas Macgregor* *Security, Americas* [image: President Barack Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump at inauguration ceremonies swearing in Trump as president on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria] If you hire the same architects behind past foreign-policy misadventures, you are are going to get the same results. Millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump because he promised a new national military strategy that would diverge sharply from the ideologically driven interventionism of the past twenty years. “We went ... more »

3 Books to Help You Slay Your Dragons and Find Your Purpose in Life

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dylan Charles* - Perhaps these books will work their powerful magic for others on a journey of personal transformation. The post 3 Books to Help You Slay Your Dragons and Find Your Purpose in Life appeared first on Waking Times.

X22 Report, “Central Banks Are Now Colluding With Each Other To Trigger The Collapse”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “Central Banks Are Now Colluding With Each Other To Trigger The Collapse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU1RWVVxvdk *Related followup report:* X22 Report, "The Silence Is Deafening, Indicators Point To An Event On The Horizon" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wac0WoviN7Q

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Uno"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, "Uno" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWVJjS-ieIU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Click image for larger size. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the loo... more »

"And Yet, At The End..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected.” - Ben Okri

German Chancellor Merkel Issues A Warning To President Trump Ahead Of Next Weeks' G20 Summit In Hamburg

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg*: *Merkel Takes On Trump and Brexit in Combative G-20 Preview* * Chancellor champions Europe, calls climate accord irreversible * Macron says it’s ‘pointless’ to try to isolate Trump at G-20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel championed Europe, dismissed Brexit and said efforts to fight climate change are irreversible in a combative speech ahead of the Group of 20 summit that’s shaping up to be a confrontation over the direction of global policy. Merkel, in a speech to lawmakers in Germany’s lower house of parliament on Thursday, noted that “the world has become less united... more »

Will women vote for women in 2018? It depends on if they're married

Kelsy Kretschmer, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
EMILY's List helps elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to office. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak The 2018 elections promise to be the “Year of the Woman,” with more women planning to step into local, state and federal elections than ever before. This represents a significant change. The United States has some of the lowest female political representation in the world. Only 24.8 percent of state legislature seats are occupied by women. As more women consider entering politics in response to Donald Trump’s sexist remarks during the election and the historic Hillary Clinton loss, ... more »

Morehouse Ready to Heal, Move Forward with Interim President Martin

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Morehouse College officially welcomed its newest interim president, Harold Martin, Jr., on Thursday. Securing permanent leadership has been a challenge for the 150-year-old institution.

24 Colleges Each Get $1M Grant to Boost STEM Programs

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Two Virginia universities — Radford University and Virginia Tech — are among 24 schools that have received individual $1 million grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to improve their science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Experts: Data Science and Analytics Skills Essential for Minority Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
By 2021, job candidates who possess skills in data science and analytics — or DSA — will be more than twice as likely to be hired as those who don’t.

2 Law Schools Seek to Erase Conviction in Probe of Dead Girl

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
CONSTANTINE, Mich. — Two law schools are asking a judge to overturn the perjury conviction of a man who was repeatedly hounded by police during an investigation of a girl’s killing in a small town in southwestern Michigan. Raymond McCann II pleaded no contest in 2015 and served 20 months in jail and prison. He […]

Williams College President to Step Down at End of Year

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The president of Williams College says he is stepping down to lead a philanthropic nonprofit group in New York. Adam Falk said he will leave his post Dec. 31 to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has been president of the prestigious liberal-arts college since 2010. Falk said he’s […]

Money Woes Forcing Oregon to Alter Community College Promise

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Promise may not be kept to students from wealthier families. The program approved by lawmakers two years ago allows students to attend community college for nearly free, after scholarships and grants are subtracted from the tuition bill. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports lawmakers have budgeted $40 million for the program over the […]

Arizona Regents Will Offer In-state Tuition to DACA Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
PHOENIX — The Arizona Board of Regents say it’ll continue to offer in-state tuition for eligible immigrants granted deferred deportation status while the issue is under court review. The Maricopa County Community College District board is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling last week that says those immigrants aren’t eligible […]

Supporters Stop Where Scholar Last Seen in Illinois

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois students and others from the wider community gathered at the Urbana-Champaign campus to show support for a Chinese scholar who disappeared three weeks ago. Thursday’s event started at the Krannert Center when participants walked to a bus stop where 26-year-old Yingying Zhang was last seen. She got into a […]

The Qatar Crisis -- News Updates June 29, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters: **Qatar working with U.S., Kuwaitis on response to Gulf demands: minister* Qatar said on Thursday it was working with the United States and Kuwait to respond to a list of demands presented by Arab states who have accused Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation that ignited a regional crisis between the U.S. allies. The feud erupted on June 5 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel links with Qatar, accusing it also of courting regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the allegations. *Read more* .... *The Qatar Crisis -- ... more »

Feisty Italian Lady, Maria Bartiromo, Drives John Podesta's Blood Pressure to Stroke Level...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*do not mess with Italian women. Just don't.* Like a typical libtard he deflects, denies, and boils over with outrage. He tries numerous times to turn the questions back to Maria. She's not buying it. That fool actually thought he was going to be interviewed by a powder puff. He was wrong.

The Poet: Czeslaw Milosz, "Hope"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Hope"* "Hope is with you when you believe The earth is not a dream but living flesh, That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie, That all things you have ever seen here Are like a garden looked at from a gate. You cannot enter. But you're sure it's there. Could we but look more clearly and wisely We might discover somewhere in the garden A strange new flower and an unnamed star. Some people say we should not trust our eyes, That there is nothing, just a seeming, These are the ones who have no hope. They think that the moment we turn away, The world, behind our backs, ceases to exist, A... more »

"The Fate of Psychopathic Eskimos"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Fate of Psychopathic Eskimos" by Duckman "An issue of the New Yorker Magazine featured a very interesting article about psychopathology. A psychopath (sometimes also called a sociopath) is a person without a conscience - one who lies, cheats, steals and in some cases rapes and murders without compunction. It is estimated that about 6% of the people are psychopaths, though degree of psychopathology is thought to vary among individuals. Being a psychopath is not a form of mental illness, since such people are in fact not delusional or cognitively impaired in the usual sense. Whe... more »

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Falsely Registering Dead People as Voters

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Andrew J. Spieles admitted to filling out eighteen fake voter registration forms.

Another Great Progressive Disaster: California

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 1 day ago
Cumulative net migration to and from California to other states from 2004 to 2013. The Sacramento Bee An even greater disaster for American progressivism than the state of Illinois is the not-so-golden state of California. California Is Hemorrhaging Population . . . As can be gleaned from the post’s theme image above, California is bleeding […]

NATO Agrees To Send More Troops To Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Europe to meet U.S. plea for more troops to Afghanistan* European allies pledged more troops to support Afghanistan's hard-pressed military on Thursday but left details on numbers vague until the United States clarifies its new strategy to break a stalemate with the Taliban. Despite public fatigue, Europe's latest offer for reinforcements underscores the West's determination to defeat Taliban fighters who harbored al Qaeda militants behind the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. It also reflects a growing realization that the United States and its allie... more »

The Republican War Against Science Moves Over To The Senate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Heitkamp & Manchin also voted to confirm Scott Pruitt to the EPA* Wednesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was tweeting about the dangers of the Senate passing a series of regulatory rollbacks that House conservatives already passed in January. Bob Goodlatte's predatory legislation was backed by every single Republican and 5 extremely corrupt and extremely vile Blue Dogs, Jim Costa (CA), Henry Cuellar (TX), Stephanie Murphy (FL), Collin Peterson (MN) and Kurt Schrader (OR), all widely-known for selling their votes to corporate special interest lobbyists and laughing at... more »

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis' Pushes For More NATO Troops In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*:* ‘What is the price of not fighting this war?’: Mattis makes his pitch to get more NATO troops in Afghanistan* BRUSSELS — Nearly three years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ended combat operations in Afghanistan, the 29-nation alliance will send troops once more into the country with hopes that the renewed surge will help the Afghan military beat back a resurgent Taliban. Speaking ahead of a defense ministerial meeting here Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said thousands of troops have been requested, but he did not say how many w... more »

Want a satisfying relationship? Don't present yourself as a sex object

Erin Hughes, Master's Student in Psychology, Villanova University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Is objectification bad – if you welcome sexualized attention? Lionsgate AMC When Joan Holloway – the bombshell office worker on the show “Mad Men” – enters a room, she knows she looks good and is going to turn heads. Every morning, Joan meticulously does her makeup and hair and puts on a skintight dress. The men in her office take notice and are quick with the catcalls and sexual comments. Rather than becoming embarrassed or angry, for the most part Joan finds the attention invigorating. Her hourglass figure is a source of power that she wields intentionally. Male attention is welc... more »

Teaching Local Cops to Kill

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
"Conditioned Response", a short film by Craig Atkinson and Field of Vision. For the past 20 years, ex-Army Ranger and “killology” expert Dave Grossman has been traveling across the US to train police officers on his philosophy of killing. Footage from one of Grossman’s seminars is juxtaposed with stark, brutal images of police brutality—including the shooting of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer. Directed by Craig Atkinson and Laura Hartrick See more from Field of Vision here: fieldofvision.org Craig Atkinson also filmed "Do Not Resist", a documentary about the mili... more »

WATCH: Hero Cop Stops a Knife Attack With Love & A Hug — NOT Violence

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: knife]A distraught man walked into a police station with a knife looking for suicide by cop. However, the cop showed him love and it ended in the most incredible way.

Apollo Zero Mash Up

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
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"The Frightening Math of 'Peak Debt'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Frightening Math of 'Peak Debt'”* by Brian Maher “Why does anyone bother to listen to economists anymore?” wonders Stephen Moore, former adviser to then candidate Trump. That very question tortures us in our private moments, and admittedly turns us to drink whenever the strain of it all proves too much. Why, after all, would anyone listen to bunglers whose annual growth estimates were off by an average 80% - for six straight years? Moore reminds us that government economists predicted 3.2–4.6% annual growth every year between 2010 and 2015. Of course it never exceeded 2.6% on... more »

"Cynicism Is Not Smart, Sophisticated or Detached... It’s a Cop-Out"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "Cynicism Is Not Smart, Sophisticated or Detached...* *It’s a Cop-Out"* by WashingtonsBlog "We have overwhelming numbers. If we worked together we would win. Why aren’t we? A large reason that we are failing is that people are copping out by adopting a cynical attitude. Many of us pretend that we are too smart to think anything can change. Too smart to get emotionally involved in the destruction of our prosperity or our liberties. “Cynicism is nothing but intellectual cowardice”. - Henry Rollins “Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because i... more »

Soulless Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes to the podium to actually defend Donald Trump's indefensible tweets directed at Mika Brzezinski.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
(The actions starts around the 6:04 mark) Here is a report from Think Progress: *During the White House press briefing Thursday afternoon, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t apologize on behalf of the president or try to walk back his tweets, which came after Brzezinski criticized him on her show. Instead, Huckabee Sanders defended Trump and portrayed the president and his staff as the real victims.* *“The president is pushing back against people who attack him day after day after day. Where is the outrage on that?” Huckabee Sanders said. “The only person that I... more »

Top Guidelines for Outcomes-Based Funding for Texas Universities

Content Multimedia - 1 day ago
By Trevor McGuire Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper on outcomes-based funding for universities, by Trevor McGuire, policy analyst with the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at TPPF. The paper, “Guidelines for Outcomes-based Funding at Four-year Universities,” outlines top four guidelines to implementing this funding model: adopt simplicity, leave room for error and experimentation, anticipate date limitations, and learn from others' experiences.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 29, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Michael Auslin, The Atlantic:* *Is It Time to Reassess the U.S.-South Korea Alliance?* *Washington's relationship with Seoul makes it a target for the Kim regime.* When South Korea’s President Moon Jae In greets President Donald Trump at the White House today, their warm smiles will do little to mask the fact that they meet at perhaps the most dangerous moment in the six-decade old U.S.-South Korean alliance. The failure of a quarter-century of diplomacy has left the North Korean dictatorship on the cusp of possessing a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile. For the fi... more »