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Thomas Paine

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Monday, December 31, 2018

31 December - Blogs I'm Following - 3 of 3

10:00 pm MST

A New Year’s Resolution for Statocrats

Pierre Lemieux at Econlib - 17 hours ago
“Statocrats” is an old French word (statocrate) recycled by Bertrand de Jouvenel and meaning “a man who derives his authority only from the position he holds and the office he performs in the service of the state” (On Power: The Natural History of Its Growth, 1945 for the original French edition). I extend the term […] The post A New Year’s Resolution for Statocrats appeared first on Econlib.

Good question!

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
Seen on Gab yesterday: Judging by the behavior of far too many individuals (few of whom are readers of this blog, of course), and virtually all politicians, I can understand why! Peter

Map of Manbij after Syrian Army, rebel forces mobilize near city

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Over the last 72 hours, both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish-backed rebels have been amassing troops around the strategic city of Manbij. While neither side has made a move against the other, the two parties continue to raise suspicions about an impending battle over the future control of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

YPG says they will lay down their weapons after peace is made in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) will lay down their arms only after peace returns to Syria, the militia’s spokesman Nuri Mahmud said. Mahmud argued that the weapons supplied by the United States were used to combat terrorists, according to a Jordanian news channel, Al-Hadath. The YPG said it had handed over the northern city […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian Air Force rains overnight airstrikes on rural Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate last night, marking the first time in several weeks that they have targeted this province in northwestern Syria. Led by an air squadron from the Hmeimim Airport in Latakia, the Russian jets repeatedly struck the jihadist […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US warhawk senator says Trump is ‘reconsidering’ Syria withdrawal after lunch meeting

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters on Sunday that US President Donald Trump is “reconsidering” the planned pullout of troops from Syria after the two met for a two-hour lunch. Graham addressed reporters, telling them that he is feeling “pretty good about where we’re headed” in Syria after Trump had announced his decision to withdraw troops, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US Citizen detained by Russia’s FSB on suspicion of espionage

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The world awaits details on this incident, probably the first such arrest of a US citizen in Russia on espionage charges for quite some time. The post US Citizen detained by Russia’s FSB on suspicion of espionage appeared first on The Duran.

Why We Need A New Collider

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 17 hours ago
*[Disclaimer: due to my being on vacation, and completely in lazy-bum mode, the numerous links that should be provided in the text below have so far been omitted. I think the readers of this blog can anyway easily find any web resource they need and know the existence of, so I am not feeling guilty at all. Among the resources: you probably want to check one of the last posts at Backreaction, as well as the video I recently posted of the CepC project, the Amazon site if you wish to buy Sabine's new book (money very well spent if you ask me), and a couple of blog posts I wrote in the ... more »

2019: the International Year of the Periodic Table

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
In a few hours, the first TRF readers – probably starting with those in New Zealand – will make the transition from 2018 to 2019 = 3*673. The United Nations General Assembly didn't have a better idea. So it declared the new year to be the International Year of the Mendeleev Periodic Table. It's surely a better pick than a year celebrating e.g. invaders and terrorists who are flooding and decomposing Western Europe. Here you have the Czech verses that helped me memorize the periodic table. The year 2019 is a good choice for such a "chemical" year because on March 6th, 1869, i.e. ex... more »

Energy researcher up to 18 retractions

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
A researcher in Malaysia is up to 18 retractions, for faked peer review and a host of other sins. We first wrote about Shahaboddin Shamshirband, of the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, in early 2017, because Elsevier had pulled, or planned to pull, nine of his papers. Jeffrey Beall, known for his list of … Continue reading Energy researcher up to 18 retractions

It's the Last Day! 2018 is Down the Drain!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
By Kim Rossi Hello friends, and Happy New Year. I haven't written too much about my daughters since my Memoir All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa debuted 8 years ago. They have grown into young women, adults over... more »

Vaccingate: Two Articles from Il Tempo

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Below are two articles translated into English from Il Tempo regarding vaccine purity and reliability in manufacturing. Please refer to our article last week CORVELVA VACCINEGATE: GSK's Infanrix Hexa Exposed. It is an interesting development that Dr Bolgan, a graduate... more »

9/11: The Evidence. “Conclusive Evidence that Federal Crimes were Committed”. Grand Jury Breakthrough vested with Subpoena Power.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
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10 Examples of Artificial Intelligence You are Using in Daily Life

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

Could Two People Actually Repopulate Earth?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

When the internet was switched on

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

Chick-fil-A Is Now McDonald’s Biggest Threat

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

Emotional agility: Why you need to stop trying to be so positive.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

Richard Smith: Preventing a cholera epidemic among the Rohingya

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

Statin Side Effects: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Take Statins

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

‘Delhi, Los Angeles or Timbuktu, we all have to have water … that connection, of people to forests and to water, is the key’

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

Why Are Some People So Mean, Rude, And Disrespectful To Others?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago

"America, The Insolvent"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"America, The Insolvent"* by Chris Martenson "Watching the world these days, I’m experiencing the same fury that rises up from my gut when the driver in the car ahead me is weaving drunkenly, endangering everyone on the road. Fury is a normal and rational human response when threatened with unnecessary harm. Women who are groped (or worse) by a disgusting predator like Harvey Weinstein, pensioners whose funds are stolen by Wall Street shysters, everyone who is being fleeced by corporations in search of a few extra dollars this quarter - all have the right to be infuriated. It’s ... more »

Chuck Todd: Media Bias? We Fixed It! There’s Less Bias Than The ’50s!

By Tim Graham ~ A few days ago, we explored how NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd insisted in an interview with Jamie Weinstein at National Review that the difference between his networks (NBC/MSNBC) and Fox is his “always operate in a fact-based environment.” There was another jaw-dropping moment in the interview, where Todd […]

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Saturday 29th December 2018

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

Happy New Year 2019

By Yaakov Kirschen ~ Below is a panel from a Dry Bones cartoon welcoming 1978. It was the first use of this “Ring Master” character and the baby New Year. They appeared in a full page in December of 1977. We’re still going strong but we do need your help. Please click to support us: […]

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Let’s Do Follow The Climate Money!

By Paul Driessen ~ The climate crisis industry incessantly claims that fossil fuel emissions are causing unprecedented temperature, climate and weather changes that pose existential threats to human civilization and our planet. The only solution, Climate Crisis, Inc. insists, is to eliminate the oil, coal and natural gas that provide 80% of the energy that […]

UK gov. funded ‘think tanks’ to smear Jeremy Corbyn and spread anti-Russian propaganda (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 48. The post UK gov. funded ‘think tanks’ to smear Jeremy Corbyn and spread anti-Russian propaganda (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Three tourists and a toddler suffer heatstroke while bushwalking in 45C outback

Just In - 19 hours ago
Territory park rangers give a stark warning to people wanting to bushwalk during a Central Australian heatwave: "Postpone it or you may die."

Cane toads hitch ride on Monty the Python's back

James Maasdorp at Just In - 19 hours ago
A farmer in far north WA captures the bizarre sight of a knot of cane toads hitching a ride on a python in the middle of the night.

Rain fails to dampen Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations

Just In - 19 hours ago
Revellers around the country look to the sky as fireworks light up the night and mark the start of 2019, with 8.5 tonnes of pyrotechnics exploding over Sydney Harbour alone.

Star Citizen - campaign for a HUD-less interface - revel in the 3D beauty

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
ugly unreadable unhelpful Star Citizen is a pre-alpha multi-player online game in development at Cloud Imperium and as you can see from the image above has a hideous primary-colour 1990s fighter-type HUD or Heads Up Display. While this might work for the more story-driven single-objective single-player Squadron 42 game CI are co-developing, this kind of basic graphical overlay is UTTERLY UNREADABLE in the multi-player context and totally butchers the three-dimensional beauty of the CI game assets. This is a personal campaign to get CI to drop this gaming eyesore and adopt a HUD-le... more »

All about Ultima: New Horizons flyby target is unlike anything explored in space

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is coming up now. It also promises to be extremely interesting and i do hope that NASA letys us look at it in decent resolution. One of the corollaries of my cloud cosmology is that even planetoids may turn out to be viable habitats with an inner sun. This is a crazy concept to the mind educated through the lens of Newtonian physics and even to a relativist such as myself. Yet real evidence keeps slowly stacking up if you are looking. The outer surface may well be covered with a lot of elemental carbon in this particular case. Otherwise it should merely be broken ter... more »

Radical dimensions

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
It is my contention that space time describes the impressed geometry of existence rather well and is very important. Yet it does not describe existence itself. More simply, existence is an action that initiates a 3D pendulum that thus produces time. While mathematical continuity exists nicely enough in 3D, it does not at all along a proposed time axis. continuity is reflected internally instead and all objects occupy a different space through each step in time. Recall that photons are bundles of 2D space as well. All this tracks discontinuously through space. The point is th... more »

Trump Overhauled The Way We Prevent Wildfires And The Media Totally Missed It

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The bottom line is that all forests need to be actively managed under best practice rules that optimize the produced fiber. This includes particularly forest grooming and timely prescribed burns as well. such a forest produces a healthy diverse undercover as well. That does mean some form of title and forest farms along with hard maintenance rules. Today most everywhere we have non working wood lots that are part of farms. Addressing this though the local tax code at least would be a sound start to determine a scale and problems. In the meantime, shifting regulations is a ... more »

Breakthrough: Chinese Scientists Turn Copper Into 'Gold'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I do think that we are still dealing with copper, but we are working with nano-scale effects which are mostly poorly understood. If that it the case it is an important new tool as the catalytic aspects proves. I actually studied the behavior of nano scaled carbon particles and soon came to appreciate the potential even to the point of understanding that carbon could easily surpass zeolites in agricultural uses back in 1993. We discovered the existence of biochar in the literature in 2007. I am likely still the only chap who really understands them at all and what is going on.... more »

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Jim Mattis’ In His Own Words

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Secretary of Defense James Mattis meets with Lithuania's Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis at the Pentagon on Nov. 28, 2018. (Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith/DoD) *Military Times*: *Mattis’ two years at the Pentagon, in his own words* On his first day on the job, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spent four hours at the Pentagon. He had in-briefings, met with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford. He even had to take a urine test, like every other service member and civilian employee. He also sent out a carefully thought-out message to every... more »

When is MAD not MAD? ANSWER: Никогда

Richard Galustian at The Duran - 20 hours ago
As we enter the New Year, so will Putin enter his 20th year as President. The post When is MAD not MAD? ANSWER: Никогда appeared first on The Duran.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Well, here we are, New Years Eve. Happy New Year everybody! Another year of Republican Party infestation is about to go bye-bye, but the consequences will linger on and on. Tonight's meme is a very accurate depiction of the current Republican Party platform. Since it's Sunday, I'll just add one more thing that fits Republicans to a T: Praise the Lord, Ignore his teachings!

2019 Forecast: Mideast

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
Faced with so much uncertainty, the Mideast might initially come off as the most unstable region in the world today, but the fact of the matter is that Russia’s “balancing” strategy has brought a semblance of stability where there’d otherwise be none. The post 2019 Forecast: Mideast appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Faces of Food Safety: Meet Sheila McMillan of FSIS

U.S. Department of Agriculture at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Contributed Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission. In 1985, Sheila McMillan graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Two years later, working at varying jobs... Continue Reading

Complaints about ‘extraneous materials’ prompt nationwide sausage recall

News Desk at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Alabama’s R. L. Zeigler Company Inc. recalled more than 11,600 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry and meat sausage products Sunday after receiving consumer complaints about extraneous materials, specifically metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The company shipped the the sausage to retailers nationwide. Specific retailers will be... Continue Reading

Alcohol content doesn’t matter; raw eggs can spike your nog with Salmonella

U.S. Food and Drug Administration at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Contributed Editor’s note: This consumer advice column, by FDA staff working with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, was originally published on www.foodsafety.gov. Please remember, some premixed eggnog products sold in retailers’ refrigerated and frozen food departments are not made with pasteurized eggs and, like homemade eggnog, have been linked to illnesses. Raw... Continue Reading

"All That Is Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Children of Russian women accused of co-operating with ISIS return home

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Thirty Russian children left Baghdad International Airport headed for Russia on Sunday. They landed at Moscow’s Zhukovsky International Airport later the same day. The children were transferred from an Iraqi prison where they were being held alongside their Russian mothers who are accused of co-operating with Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL). All of the minors […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
#UPDATE Graham said that President Donald Trump promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of destroying the Islamic State group -- just days after announcing he would be withdrawing troops immediately https://t.co/5Qm2q6bnXW pic.twitter.com/FvWkFUcqJl — AFP news agency (@AFP) December 31, 2018 Bangladesh PM Hasina scores big election win, opposition claims vote rigged https://t.co/o7oT5AGSth pic.twitter.com/KuNmCK4Vhx — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 31, 2018 Brazil is about to experience its moment of truth with its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Tuesd... more »

Sydney New Year's Eve revellers camp overnight to nab best spots to view fireworks

Just In - 22 hours ago
It is the annual fireworks spectacular which promises one of the best shows in the world every year, but how long would you wait to see Sydney's iconic New Year's Eve show at the Harbour? For some, it's more than 24 hours.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Soldiers wait to rappel from UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters during an air assault course at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Sept. 20, 2018. Army photo by Spc. Rolyn Kropf *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Soldiers Conduct Rappelling, Ruck March During Air Assault Course in Germany* (US Department of Defense).

Two men injured after boat catches fire in South Australia's Riverland region

Just In - 22 hours ago
Two men will be transported to the Royal Adelaide Hospital after the boat they were travelling in caught fire on the Murray River this afternoon.

Performers ready to usher in a new year for Indigenous languages

David Sparkes at Just In - 22 hours ago
Indigenous culture will play a more prominent role at Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations, with UNESCO having declared 2019 a year to celebrate and protect the languages of first nations people around the globe.

'Nothing in life is free': Sydneysiders feel the pinch of ticketed NYE events

Kevin Nguyen And Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 22 hours ago
Lord Mayor Clover Moore slams ticketed events for New Year's Eve celebrations at Sydney Harbour as "outrageous". The Police Minister responds with "nothing in life is free".

Rugby league great Andrew Johns reveals he is being treated for seizures

Just In - 22 hours ago
After collapsing in a coffee shop, rugby league immortal Andrew Johns reveals he has been undergoing treatment for seizures over the last few years.

Police confirm identity of body found in a Cairns waterway after flash flooding

Just In - 22 hours ago
Police confirm the identity of the body found in mangroves after recent flash flooding is 28-year-old Rowan Kahn, who was last seen entering a creek canal on Saturday. Meanwhile, Ebony King, last seen trying to cross a fast-moving creek on Thursday*,* has not been found.

Escaped lion kills 22-year-old graduate who had worked at wildlife park for just two weeks

Just In - 22 hours ago
Staff shoot dead a lion after it gets loose from a locked area during a routine cleaning of an enclosure and kills a worker.

Western Media Takes Aim at China's OBOR

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*December 31, 2018* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - In recent months, American, Commonwealth and European media have taken aim at China. From fabricated stories of interment camps with "1 million" Uyghir Muslims being detained in them to a more recent New York Times article claiming to have "secret plans" revealing the military dimension of its One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR), the barrage has been heavy on innuendo and accusations but lacking concrete evidence. Considering the scale of each accusation, it would be assumed a huge wealth of evidence existed to accompany them. After all,... more »

December 31st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #711

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

Monday December 31st – Open Thread

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

U.S. Senator Graham: President Trump Is 'Slowing Down' Syria Withdrawal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *Lindsey Graham suggests Trump may have changed his mind on pulling troops out of Syria: 'I think the president's going to finish the job when it comes to ISIS'* * Senator Lindsey Graham may have changed President Trump's mind about pulling troops out of Syria. * "I think the president's going to finish the job when it comes to ISIS," Graham told reporters after meeting with President Trump Sunday. * Trump's decision earlier this month to order his staff to execute the "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of US military from Syria was met with harsh criticism from Repu... more »

Señor Trumpanzee: "We Must Maintain Efforts To Put Our Nation On A Fiscally Sustainable Course (So Let's Give Billionaires Tax Cuts And Make Workers Pay For It)"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A brand new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll indicates that just 22% of voters say they will "definitely" vote for Trump in 2020. Another 11% say that will "probably" vote for him. 33% said they would definitely vote for whomever the Democrats run against him and another 11% said they'd probably vote for the Democrat. Of course it's early and things can change. It's likely that Trump will continue behaving like a baboon and that his approval ratings will continue to sink. That 11% who said they will probably vote for him could dissipate. There is little doubt he will drag his whole party d... more »

Iraq Preparing For A Bigger Role In Syria After The U.S. Withdrawal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iraqi forces in the past pounded ISIL positions inside Syria after getting the green light from Syrian authorities [Reuters] *Reuters: **Iraq hints at bigger role in Syria after U.S. withdrawal* BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s prime minister said on Sunday that top security officials from Baghdad had met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, and hinted at a bigger Iraqi role fighting Islamic State militants as U.S. troops withdraw from Syria. “This issue has a lot of complications,” Adel Abdul Mahdi told reporters, referring to U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise announcemen... more »

Two men in hospital after drug overdoses at Victorian music festival

Just In - 1 day ago
Paramedics treat two men after they suffer drug overdoses at the Beyond The Valley festival, east of Melbourne, as another music festival warns revellers of an "extremely dangerous" pill in circulation.

Call for air-conditioners in cells after outback heatwave triggers prison riot

Matt Garrick at Just In - 1 day ago
Alice Springs prisoners are tear gassed during a riot sparked by their refusal to return to their cells during plus-40C temperatures.

Family mourn second child to die in US custody at Mexican border

Just In - 1 day ago
In a small, impoverished village called Yalambojoch in western Guatemala, villagers and the family of Felipe Gomez Alonzo mourn the death of eight-year-old who tried to cross into the US with his father.

China's youths brand themselves 'dirt-poor and ugly' as competition for good jobs soars

Holly Robertson And Bang Xiao at Just In - 1 day ago
A new Chinese character is taking off on social media that netizens are using not as an insult, but a depressing personal descriptor amid rising income inequality, particularly in cities.

New app teaches vital life skills to young people who have been in care

Helen Frost at Just In - 1 day ago
A new app, developed in the style of computer game SimCity, aims to help young people leaving foster care to learn life skills like renting a house and keeping a job.

Syria and Iraq news

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 day ago
12-28-18 in April 2018 Trump *added* that the US had gotten “nothing out of $7 trillion [spent] in the Middle East over the last 17 years.” …“Russia and the West are fighting to decide whether Syria will be run by Sunni Islamists backed by Saudi Arabia or Shiite Islamists backed by Iran,” *warns* Daniel Greenfield. Deciding whether to support Sunni or Shiite Muslims in a holy war is a *casus belli *devoid of any Just War morality. “This insane civil war has burned up countless lives, not to mention plenty of dollars, rubles, euros and pounds. The only certain winners of ... more »

Heavy snowfall in Japan

Robert at Ice Age Now - 1 day ago
Bullet train services suspended. Flights canceled. 29 Dec 2018 — The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of heavy snowfalls and blizzards in Hokkaido as well as areas along the Sea of Japan coast in northeastern and central Japan among other areas. According to Central Japan Railway Co., bullet trains were being forced to travel at ... Read moreHeavy snowfall in Japan The post Heavy snowfall in Japan appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Part 2 of the Saturnian Tale

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
This video adds to the ideas mooted in Osiris, Jesus and Venus. Needless to state that it’s early days for fleshing out the details of the past.

Happy New Year!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago

Training Jihad (Again): Pentagon Peace Deal Proposes “Job Opportunities” For Taliban

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Training Jihad (Again): Pentagon Peace Deal Proposes “Job Opportunities” For Taliban by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ How much worse can America’s eighteen year long “forever war” in Afghanistan get? This is not The Onion, but Pakistan’s major English language daily, The Dawn citing Pentagon reports: “Eager to persuade Taliban to join the Afghan peace process, the United States is offering them […]

Home Demolitions: An Ongoing Israeli War Crime

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Home Demolitions: An Ongoing Israeli War Crime by DAOUD KUTTAB, http://www.arabnews.com/ It was 1968. I was 13 at the time when Israeli soldiers surrounded our neighbors’ house in Bethlehem. The Shawria family was given a few hours to take their belongings before military engineers rigged up the house with explosives and blew it up. I remember that […]

Mainstream Media Now Openly Reporting on the Elite Lining Up to Ingest the Blood of Children

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Mainstream Media Now Openly Reporting on the Elite Lining Up to Ingest the Blood of Children by Matt Agorist, https://thefreethoughtproject.com/ What was once a conspiracy theory is now the subject of mainstream media reports as more and more of the elite begin lining up to ingest the blood of children. – Once the talk of conspiracy theorists […]

Palestinians Gather in Gaza Strip for Great Return March

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Dec 28, 2018 Palestinians have gathered in the Gaza Strip to stage their weekly protest known as the Great Return March. The protests which have been ongoing since March 30 call for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. end

Dave Janda: Hammer of Justice Falls in 2019

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Deep State is Deep Bottomless Corruption – Dave Janda by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Host of the popular radio show “Operation Freedom” Dr. Dave Janda comes on to talk about what has been going on and what’s coming in the fight with Deep State globalists to control America. Janda says before the indictments can happen, Trump […]

NBC’s Chuck Todd: “We’re Not Going To Give TV Time To Climate Deniers”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
NBC’s Chuck Todd: “We’re Not Going To Give TV Time To Climate Deniers” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ NBC host Chuck Todd kicked off a full hour of discussion about Climate change on Sunday by telling “Meet the Press” viewers that there would be no debate over the topic – as the “science is settled.” – “We’re not going to […]

Irony Alert: Firm that Warned Americans of Russian Bots…was Running an Army of Fake Russian Bots

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Irony Alert: Firm that Warned Americans of Russian Bots…was Running an Army of Fake Russian Bots by https://www.rt.com/ The co-founders of cybersecurity firm New Knowledge warned Americans in November to “remain vigilant” in the face of “Russian efforts” to meddle in US elections. This month, they have been exposed for doing just that themselves. – Ryan […]

The END Of The US Dollar! MORE Countries Swap Out Of World Reserve Currency!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
World Alternative Media Published on Dec 29, 2018 Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about the countless countries swapping out of the US dollar as the world reserve currency loses faith, the only thing keeping it from completely crashing and starting a domino effect around the world! The most recent news is […]

Justice Is Coming, Nothing Can Stop It, Cover Up Exposed, Fear, Panic

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
X22Report Published on Dec 30, 2018 Pelosi is preparing to go after Trump in the new year. The government shutdown continues, Trump tweets out that its the Dems fault. US troops withdraw from the base in Syria. Kurdistan map is erased on Google. The CenturyLink 911 outage is more than meets the eye. Justice is coming, […]

Turkey Sends Team to Russia to Talk Manbij and US Pullout from Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Dec 29, 2018 Top diplomats and high-ranking military officials from Turkey have agreed to co-ordinate with Russia on the Syria crisis after holding talks in Moscow. It comes after the situation in Syria escalated, following Donald Trump’s surprise decision to pull US troops out of the country. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9lfc end

Outrage After Swedish TV Downplays Gruesome ISIS Beheadings, Threatens Prison For Sharing Video

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Outrage After Swedish TV Downplays Gruesome ISIS Beheadings, Threatens Prison For Sharing Video by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Swedish state broadcaster SVT has outraged viewers after they ran an article claiming that the gruesome ISIS-inspired murder of two Scandinavian girls in Morocco “had nothing to do with Islam,” before warning Swedes that sharing a graphic beheading video of the incident […]

A Look At Asia's Flash Points And Arms Races In 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Diplomat:* *Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019* *Will 2019 see an increased chance for military confrontation in Asia?* The 2019 security outlook for Asia, as in past years, is dominated by a number of regional flashpoints that include the Korean Peninsula, the South and East China Seas, as well as the Taiwan Strait, all of which have the potential to trigger a military confrontation. Nonetheless, there appears to be a reduced risk for open military clashes in all of the four cases in the next 12 months. Simultaneously, 2019 will likely see an intensification of the ... more »

The Shocking Story of How the U.S. Assassinated the Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *History, * Some sixty-eight years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, America conducted an assassination of another kind. *Question: "Did Yamamoto’s death affect the war? His Pearl Harbor operation was audacious and brilliant, but his poor strategy at Midway six months later destroyed Japan’s elite aircraft carrier force (ironically, it was also U.S. codebreaking that set the stage for the Midway disaster)."* Some sixty-eight years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, America conducted an assassination of another kind. This time, the ... more »

F-35s, Aircraft Carriers and B-21 Bombers Share This 1 Enemy (Not Russia or China)

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Those who want to cut the growing budget deficit. Is it worth sacrificing some F-35s and aircraft carriers to trim the federal budget deficit? That’s one option on the table, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO estimates that if current spending continues, the $779 trillion deficit in 2018 will double to $1.4 trillion by 2028, which means the share of GDP eaten up by debt soaring 3.8 percent today to 4.8 percent. With numbers like that, hundred-million-dollar warplanes and $13 billion aircraft carriers become tempting targets for the... more »

Russia’s Poseidon Thermonuclear Torpedo Is No Aircraft-Carrier Killer

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * If the goal is to sink a U.S. carrier, couldn’t Russia saturate a carrier’s defenses with a volley of conventionally-armed hypersonic missiles like the Mach 5-plus Khinzal? Russia has begun underwater tests of its Poseidon thermonuclear torpedo. The Poseidon is an 80-foot-long nuclear-powered submersible robot that is essentially an underwater ICBM. It is designed to travel autonomously across thousands of miles, detonate outside an enemy coastal city, and destroy it by generating a tsunami. "In the sea area protected from a potential enemy’s reconnai... more »

Houthi forces unleash missile barrage in southern Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Houthi forces unleashed a massive attack on southern Saudi Arabia this evening after Arab Coalition warplanes hammered their positions in the border province of Hajah. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired at least four ballistic missiles towards the Qays Mountains of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Could North Korea and Iran Could Acquire Hypersonic Weapons?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *Zachary Keck, National Interest:* *Forget Russia: North Korea and Iran Could Acquire Hypersonic Weapons* *It is extremely likely that Tehran and Pyongyang will acquire hypersonic missiles, according to a senior U.S. general.* Hypersonic weapons for everyone? It is extremely likely that Iran and North Korea will acquire hypersonic missiles, according to a senior U.S. general. Back in April, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, the director of the Missile Defense Agency, testified to the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. During the hearing, Sen. Susan Collins asked Greaves a... more »

North Korea Continues To Develop Its Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during the long-range strategic ballistic rocket test launch. KCNA via Reuters *Daily Mail*: *North Korea continues to develop its intercontinental ballistic missiles, despite vowing to put a stop to launches as leader Kim Jong-un calls for more peace talks with the South* * Radio signals detected from North Korea are said to have come from an ICBM * Kim Jong-un previously called a halt to the nuclear programme in June this year * It comes as he penned a letter to South Korea asking for further peace talks North Korea has continued to deve... more »

Sunday Talks: Steve Scalise Discusses Government Shutdown and Border Security…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Incoming House Minority Whip Steve Scalise appears on Fox News to discuss the current status of the appropriations impasse and the non-essential government (non)shutdown. (tweet link)