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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

30 September - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

The Economics of the Forever Wars

11:00 pm MDT

Is President Trump's Doctrine Focused On Fighting The World?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Image: U.S. President Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo *Doug Bandow, National Interest*: *America Is Determined to Fight the World* *Boosted by its victory in the Cold War, the United States has allowed hubris to dominate its foreign-policy decision making.* The United States sanctioned Beijing for purchasing Russian military equipment. Does the administration really believe th... more »

"The Stock Market Just Crashed In Italy, And Argentina Has Panic-Raised Interest Rates To 65 Percent"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"The Stock Market Just Crashed In Italy, * *And Argentina Has Panic-Raised Interest Rates To 65 Percent"* by Michael Snyder "In the 9th largest economy in the world, the financial markets are crashing, and in the 21st largest economy in the world the central bank just raised interest rates to 65 percent to support a currency that is completely imploding. While the mainstream media in the United States continues to be obsessed with all things Kavanaugh, an international financial crisis threatens to spiral out of control. Stock prices are falling and currencies are collapsing all ov... more »

Senator Murray Suggests Republicans Don’t Respect Women

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 12 hours ago
The real truth? Democrats express open resentment towards men, especially White Men. NO MORE MR. WHITE GUY (Source) Found this Interesting. Only 2 questions are asked in the Polygraph. The Polygraph was administered not to get to the truth, but to determine if Dr. Ford believes what she is claiming. Advertisements

The Kavanaugh Silver Lining; Blowback

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 12 hours ago
In a single video; Sexism, Racism, Ageism, and overt Bigotry The Truth: Matt Damon enabled MeToo’s Greatest Monster Things may be backfiring on the Democrats: Poll: Josh Hawley Takes Lead Over Claire McCaskill After She Announces Opposition to Kavanaugh (Source) Best Ad Ever! Trump mocks Dianne Feinstein for leaking Ford Documents to the Media.#2018Midterms#TrumpRally#ConfirmKavanaughNow pic.twitter.com/IFntNLMRsr … Continue reading "The Kavanaugh Silver Lining; Blowback"

Southampton From Marchwood & Hythe

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 12 hours ago
It was a lovely morning, today.to Marchwood I went on my slay.I took a few snaps, and then took a nap.And now I'm back in the hay....stack. Today I discovered that Hythe is so pretty. Looking forward... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
One of these names is not like the others: * Ollie North * Clarence Thomas * Brett Kavanaugh * Peter Strzok Anyone remember this from a few months ago? That was an angry, fiery, self-righteous monologue in a high-profile congressional hearing. But unlike Ollie North's Iran-contra testimony, Clarence Thomas's "high-tech lynching" monologue, and Brett Kavanaugh's enraged weepfest on Thursday, Strzok's testimony wasn't a game-changer -- he lost his FBI job and the president is still gunning for the Mueller investigation. When I watched Strzok in the summer, I assumed he was consc... more »

WATCH: NJ Weedman Tells Cops It’s Okay that He’s Selling Weed, Smoking a Joint and They Let Him

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: weedman] To illustrate the insidious nature of the war on drugs, NJ Weedman smoked and sold cannabis in front of cops and he was NOT arrested. The post WATCH: NJ Weedman Tells Cops It’s Okay that He’s Selling Weed, Smoking a Joint and They Let Him appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

California Divorce Courts Go to Dogs as Pets Gain Status

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A new law grants judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes.

Officials: White House Not ‘Micromanaging’ Kavanaugh Probe

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House is not "micromanaging" a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The New Me, a new meme—going around the internet

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 12 hours ago
THE NEW ME I used to think I was just a regular guy, but I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist & responsible for slavery. I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist because I plan & support myself. I went to HS, worked through college, got a degree & have held a job, & am here not because I earned it but because I was advantaged. I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobe. I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class & ally of big business. I am not a Muslim... more »

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 12 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Lana Payne offers a reminder (with reference to Lars Osberg's new book) that extreme and growing inequality is a choice rather than an inevitability - but that it also represents a self-reinforcing trend: “The Age of Increasing Inequality: The Astonishing Rise Of Canada’s 1%” doesn’t merely detail years of data about how inequality has grown in Canada, but argues why ever-increasing equality is so harmful to our democracy. Osberg has been saying that for some time. It is a predictable outcome. Those with money get more say and the more money... more »

BBC’s climate change ‘facts’ are fiction

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood In order to avoid giving ‘false balance’ to the climate alarmists at the BBC, I thought it would be a good idea to fact-check their new internal guidance on climate change. This is their totalitarian memorandum aimed at stamping out free scientific discourse, on the basis that certain facts are established […]

Kavanaugh And A Different Kind Of New Order

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Yesterday we featured a tweet by Frank Schaeffer on a class of elite, entitled, white males represented by Brett Kavanaugh: "They were the tears," he wrote, "of an entitled bully unused to getting caught. Brett Kavanaugh was as mad as a privileged white man can be at the prospect of losing a coveted seat on the US Supreme Court to a mere girl who wasn't part of his Georgetown Prep social circle." As soon as I saw the Tom Williams photo above, Frank's tweet popped right back into my mind. And then Matt Stoller's powerful tweet storm early Saturday morning on American artistocracy! ... more »

Episode #250 – ‘Quarter Century’ with guests Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett & Basil Valentine

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 13 hours ago
*SUNDAY WIRE SHOW* | Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

US-backed forces score big advance in southeast Deir Ezzor, new town entered

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) scored a major advance, today, after a fierce battle with the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) in the southeastern region of Deir Ezzor. Backed by U.S. and French artillery, the Syrian Democratic Forces managed to crack the Islamic State’s lines and enter the key town […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian FM says US failed to fulfill obligation regarding withdrawal from Tanf Zone

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations that the U.S. military has failed to fulfill their obligation regarding their withdrawal from the Tanf Zone in southern Syria. “We regret that the U.S. failed to meet its obligation to withdraw troops from Al-Tanf,” the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Peace talks stalled between Syrian gov’t, Kurds because of ‘American factor’ – Muallem

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Peace talks between the Syrian government and the kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were promising at first, but they later stalled “because of the American factor,” Foreign Minister Walid Muallem told RT on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Once the negotiations started, the US increased its military support for the rebels and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian, Bahraini foreign ministers speak for first time in years (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – For the first time since Syria was suspended from the Arab League, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and his Bahraini counterpart Khaled bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa shook hands on the sidelines of the United Nations. The two foreign diplomats were filmed shaking hands and speaking for a number of minutes before […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New S-300 system ‘enough’ to respond to Israel’s threats – Syrian FM

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Sunday that deliveries of Russian S-300 air defense systems were a “timely step.” “It is a system which is defensive in its nature rather than offensive, and it is intended for the defense of the Syrian airspace. If we analyze the importance of the Syrian airspace’s protection, we will see that it reflects security […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Faylaq Al-Sham says their forces have not withdrawn from Idlib buffer zone

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – Faylaq Al-Sham released a statement this afternoon denying reports that their forces withdrew from the Idlib buffer zone. The large rebel group said that their forces are still positioned at the front-lines in the Aleppo and Idlib governorates, adding that they have not agreed to withdraw. Faylaq Al-Sham is one […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US official calls Syrian gov’t ‘flopping cadaver of a regime’, threatens to make life miserable for them

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The new U.S. envoy for Syria Jim Jeffrey spoke to the Reuters News Agency on Friday regarding the creation of a new constitution. Jeffrey told Reuters that if the Syrian government does not comply with the U.S.’ demands, they will impose similar sanctions they used against Iran prior to the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The F-35's Combat Debut In Afghanistan A Terrible Waste Of Taxpayer Money?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
1st Class Isaac Berwick launches an F-35B Lightning II aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) in preparation for the F-35B's first combat strike, Sept. 27, 2018. US Navy *Paul Szoldra, Business Insider/Task & Purpose:* *The F-35's combat debut in Afghanistan was a terrible waste of taxpayer money* * The F-35B made its combat debut in Afghanistan on Thursday, dropping more than $40,000 worth of bombs on a mined weapons cache that ground forces were unable to clear. * For a target as insignificant as this, a Predator drone would've done just fine, or perhaps it could've been punted to an Afgh... more »

Grandfather and Grandsons Detained by Officer, Kicked Out of Park for Drinking Kombucha Tea

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: kombucha] After visiting the grave of their deceased father and son, a Virginia grandpa and his grandchildren were kicked out of a park for drinking Kombucha. The post Grandfather and Grandsons Detained by Officer, Kicked Out of Park for Drinking Kombucha Tea appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Paradigm Shift: After Arresting Thousands for It, Police Dept. Claims Officers Can Now Smoke Weed

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: officers] One local police department has decided to treat cannabis like alcohol or prescription drugs by allowing officers to use it outside of work. The post Paradigm Shift: After Arresting Thousands for It, Police Dept. Claims Officers Can Now Smoke Weed appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

WATCH: Student Says Because Abortion is Bad, He’ll Support Kavanaugh Even if He’s GUILTY

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: party] The power of the two party paradigm is so strong that people are willing to condone sexual assault just so long as it advances the party. The post WATCH: Student Says Because Abortion is Bad, He’ll Support Kavanaugh Even if He’s GUILTY appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Israel cries foul as Real Madrid hosts Palestinian icon

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 13 hours ago
Israel accuses Real Madrid of "embracing terrorism" after the Spanish football club awards Ahed Tamimi with a football jersey bearing her name

New KRG Elections Unlikely To Change Politics In Iraq’s Kurdistan

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
(Rudaw) The Kurdistan region is set to hold elections for its parliament on September 30. Early votingalready took place on September 28 for the security forces. The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are likely to maintain their monopoly on power since the opposition are weak and divided. In the May 2018 national elections the PUK and KDP maintain their hold over the four provinces of Kurdistan. The KDP won 10 of 11 seats in Dohuk, 8 of 15 seats in Irbil, and 1 seat in Sulaymaniya, while the PUK picked up 2 seats in Irbil and 8 of 18 se... more »

This Day in Iraqi History - Sep 30

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1924 Frontier Commission appointed to determine border between new nation of Turkey and Iraq 1958 Agrarian Reform Law issued by Gen Qasim in attempt to redistribute land from large landowners to peasants 1958 Pres Qasim removed Arif as Dep PM and Interior Minister because he was a threat to the govt 1980 Ayatollah Khomeini refused all talks with Iraq to end war Demanded Saddam step down Iraq had to admit it was aggressor and pay reparations Basra was to come under Iranian control until Iraq paid debt Referendum in Kurdistan or autonomy or joinin... more »

China's Defense Ministry Warns Against Forged Data And Plagiarism In Science And Technology Research

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*SCMP*:* Chinese military warns against forged data and plagiarism in science and technology research* *Academics have been put on notice to maintain ‘integrity of scientific research’ as rampant misconduct puts lives at risk* China’s military top brass have released research integrity guidelines urging leaders in charge of the country’s defence-related science and technology research to avoid forgery, plagiarism and other wrongdoing. The guidelines published on Friday are the first indication that China’s defence industry faces a forgery problem similar to that found in the acad... more »

Despicable Me, Me, Me

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 13 hours ago
What no one else is talking about is Brett Kavanaugh's toxic partisanship that was on full display during Thursday's hearings. He acknowledged his role as a right wing thug in the employ of Ken Starr and portrayed himself as a victim of backlash of unspecified "left wing groups" in supposed retribution for the Clintons. He also showed lots of pity for himself and none for Dr. Ford. These, plainly, are not traits that are enviable in a Supreme Court justice. Political partisanship, especially as vitriolic as Kavanaugh's obviously is, should be left outside the front door o... more »

“About Us, Without Us”: The Day The Munich Agreement Was Signed

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
Wake up people. This is a sort of prequel to the invasion of Crimea by Putin’s Russia. From: https://www.rferl.org/a/munich-agreement-80th-anniversary/29513509.html “‘About … Continue reading →

Russian Investigative Reporter Leaves Country Fearing Prosecution For Work

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
From: https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-investigative-reporter-leaves-country-fearing-prosecution-for-work/29516628.html “Russian Investigative Reporter Leaves Country Fearing Prosecution For Work September 29, 2018 19:59 GMT A Russian investigative journalist … Continue reading →

Watchdog: Journalists Jailed in Record Numbers Worldwide

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
From VOA News: “Watchdog: Journalists Jailed in Record Numbers Worldwide September 28, 2018 6:20 PM, by Margaret Besheer UNITED NATIONS … Continue reading →

Search and Destroy vs. Advice and Consent: A New Low in the War on Trump, but also a turning point—Organize!

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
New International Economic Order 20180929 michigan meeting Video of 20180929 michigan meeting Barbara Boyd addresses a Detroit LaRouchePAC meeting to argue that what we are not witnessing is not simply an attempt to pull off a cold coup against President Trump, but a fight against reason, truth, and the very nature of the United States.

Do China And The U.S. Really Know Each Other’s Intentions In The South China Sea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Mark J. Valencia, SCMP:* *South China Sea: how well do China and the US really know each other’s intentions?* Mark J. Valencia says Washington and Beijing both act as though they know what the other wants in the South China Sea, but may be falling victim to worst-case thinking that risks further conflict The visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia signals a new era of competition between the United States and China in Southeast Asia and the South China Sea. China critics in the US frequently warn of what they assume are China’s ... more »

Arctic Options: Why America Should Invest in a Future with China

Alison McFarland at Test Feed Using Fields - 13 hours ago
*Alison McFarland* *Security, Asia* [image: By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones - This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 090322-N-8273J-141 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyrig] America needs to increase its engagement in the Arctic’s rapidly-changing geopolitical environment because inaction could lead to Washington losing future opportunities in the area. In August, the Arctic’s oldest and thickest sea ice broke up, releasing water on Greenland’s northern ... more »

Russia Has “Tiger” Armored Cars, But How Good are They?

Charlie Gao at Test Feed Using Fields - 13 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Technology, Europe* [image: By Vitaly V. Kuzmin - http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/648, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48964848] A game-changer or waste of rubles? The 4x4 car is one of the most common vehicles in a military's arsenal. From moving troops to mounting crew-served weapons, the capabilities of these light vehicles can often determine whether soldiers live or die on the battlefield. Russia's modern 4x4 is the GAZ Tigr-M. But how good is it? How does it compare to foreign vehicles and its predecessors? The Tigr’s story begi... more »

Can International Humanitarian Law Restrain Armed Groups? Lessons from NGO Work on Anti-Personnel Landmines

mkonaev at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Photo Credit: Pierre Crom/Getty Images via Washington Post *Editor’s Note: The laws of war are written by and for states, but we want fighters in civil wars to treat civilians well, not use unconventional weapons, respect cultural heritage sites, and otherwise fight in a civilized way. But will fighting groups play by the rules? Margarita Konaev of Tufts and Tanisha Fazal of the University of Minnesota examine the global effort to ban land mines and argue that groups that seek international recognition and have a strong military capacity are more likely to respect international hu... more »

UK and US Now Overtly Honor Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Al Qaeda jihadists are now being invited, as ‘heroes’, to become UK citizens. Is that not enough? More than enough? Way too much? The post UK and US Now Overtly Honor Al Qaeda appeared first on The Duran.

Will Britain ever manage to leave “Hotel California”?

The Duran at The Duran - 14 hours ago
It is now just six months before Britain formally leaves the EU. This article details the economic and political issues, followed by a commentary on the tactics being deployed by all sides. The post Will Britain ever manage to leave “Hotel California”? appeared first on The Duran.

Patrick Buchanan: Dress Rehearsal for Impeachment

Patrick J. Buchanan at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Contrast how Kavanaugh, who has served his country with distinction for decades, was treated Thursday, and how Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was treated. The post Patrick Buchanan: Dress Rehearsal for Impeachment appeared first on The Duran.

Paul Craig Roberts: Where Does Our Attention Belong: Kavanaugh or Yemen?

Paul Craig Roberts at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The Saudis, with Washington’s GPS support, continue to target school busses, massacring children as an element of the terror assault against Yemen. The post Paul Craig Roberts: Where Does Our Attention Belong: Kavanaugh or Yemen? appeared first on The Duran.

Angela Merkel suffers stinging defeat in CDU vote (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 122. The post Angela Merkel suffers stinging defeat in CDU vote (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Feeling a rant coming on...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*until I read the Epistle for today.* It is my habit on Sunday to study the readings for today's Mass before attending. We have all experienced a most horrific week in the history of our great country. We are understandably angry and at the same time sad. To witness grown men and women act in such a despicable manner was shocking to many of us. Forcing a man of integrity to discuss his virginity and explain jokes about flatulence from his high school years was a moment of sheer lunacy. As my anger was bubbling toward the boiling point I read today's epistle and decided tomorrow ... more »

BWorld 253, Cheap, stable electricity vs climate alarmism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last September 24, 2018. Most electricity consumers have that single most important concern and “vested interest” — to have cheap, competitively priced and stable electricity supply. Meaning no brownout even for a minute and yet the price is affordable. The climate alarmism movement — less rain or more rain, less/no flood or more flood, less storms or more storms, less cold or more cold, people should send more money to many climate and environment agencies, local, national and multilateral — wants to defeat this simple desire by many energy co... more »

NASA: The chill of solar minimum is being felt in our atmosphere – cooling trend seen

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 14 hours ago
“We see a cooling trend,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.” (Source) Please Like, Share, Subscribe and Comment Advertisements

The Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, or hell by the left

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
I am reposting some fb comments by some American friends that I respect, September 28-30, 2018. *(1) Lawrence Reed* I'm watching the Kavanaugh hearing and several things come readily to mind: 1) Each of the shameless anti-Kavanaugh senators isn't half the human being that the Judge is; 2) Trying to make a Supreme Court nomination issue of a blurb in a 36-year-old high school yearbook is something that only a dirtbag would do; 3) The Judge, in spite of a spirited self-defense, is actually going easy on this bunch of Big Government thugs. When Durbin pressed him on calling now for ... more »

Senior French Intel: Head of Donetsk, Zakharchenko, Was Assassinated by Ukraine Intelligence, with Support from US, UK

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Like many in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko came out of the coal mines to defend the people in 2014 soon after the US sponsored coup in Ukraine that installed a puppet government controlled by Washington. The first thing the 'new Ukrainian government' did was to ban the speaking of Russian in the country which outraged the people (especially those living in the eastern side of the nation near the Russian border). The people held peaceful rallies and gathered signatures for a referendum saying they wanted a 'federated' Ukraine which meant they would be ... more »

U.S. Warship Sails Near Contested Islands In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Ships of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in formation during bilateral training in the South China Sea, Aug. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters) *CNN: **US Navy sails past contested islands in South China Sea amid U.S.-China tensions* The United States sailed a warship close to disputed islands in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move that is bound to draw the ire of Beijing and comes amid heightened US-China tensions over a broad range of issues. Two US officials told CNN that the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur sailed withi... more »

Trump Says FBI Has ‘Free Rein’ in Kavanaugh Investigation

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
"They have free rein. They're going to do whatever they have to do, whatever it is they do. They'll be doing things that we have never even thought of," Trump said.

India To Sign S-400 Missile Deal During Vladimir Putin’s Visit Next Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defence systems during the Victory Day parade, at Red Square in Moscow.(Reuters/File Photo) *Hindustan Times:* *Amid US sanctions, India set to sign S-400 missile deal during Vladimir Putin’s visit next week* India will sign the S-400 missile system deal with Russia during the annual summit between PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin next week, hoping for a US sanction waiver, and to prevent Russia from directly selling weapon systems to Pakistan if India says no to the deal. India will sign the S-400 missile system deal with Rus... more »

Hume’s Retelling of an Anecdote from Don Quixote

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
Don Quixote & Sancho Panza, by Gustave Doré David Hume, in his *Of the Standard of Taste*, retells an anecdote from Cervantes’s *Don Quixote* to bring clarity to his definition of delicacy of taste. In Part II, Chapter XIII, of *Don Quixote*, Sancho Panza narrates to Don Quixote an anecdote about his two kinsmen, who, he brags, are such sensitive judges of wine that they can detect the taint of iron and leather imparted to a hogshead by the presence in it of a key on a thong. Here’s Hume’s retelling of Sancho Panza’s anecdote: It is with good reason, says Sancho to the squire with ... more »

From Queen's Park To Jurassic Park

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Yesterday, in this space, I wrote about misogyny in the United States. But Ontarians shouldn't be smug. We suffer from the same disease. Jennifer Howlett was a candidate for office in a 47 seat Toronto City Council. But now that Doug Ford has slashed the size of the council to 25 seats, she has dropped out of the race. She writes in *The Globe and Mail*: At present, 32 per cent of Toronto’s city council is made up of women. The numbers drop significantly when we look at women of colour and/or LGBTQ councillors. There are also many systemic class barriers to elections. This is one ... more »

China's Economy Shows Signs Of Slowing Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*SCMP/Reuters*:* China economy shows fresh signs of cooling amid US trade war* Export orders drop at fastest rate in over two years, according to latest data that suggests US tariffs may be starting to bite. Growth in China’s factory sector stalled in September after 15 months of expansion, with export orders falling the fastest in over two years, a private survey showed on Sunday, suggesting US tariffs are starting to inflict a heavier toll on the Chinese economy. A separate, official survey confirmed a further weakening in Chinese manufacturing last month, with domestic and exp... more »

Can You Get Cancer from Deodorant?

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 15 hours ago
Yes, you can. The science is clear. A recent study in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health looked at some of the risks associated with toxic metals in cosmetics. This study found that “the probability of lifetime cancer risk resulting from dermal exposure to heavy metals from cosmetics exceeded the acceptable risk levels” (1). […] The post Can You Get Cancer from Deodorant? appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Not Just Catholics—Jehovah’s Witnesses Ordered to Pay $35 Million for Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: witnesses] A court found the Jehova’s Witnesses guilty of covering up child sexual abuse within the church, explicitly denying the involvement of police. The post Not Just Catholics—Jehovah’s Witnesses Ordered to Pay $35 Million for Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

F-35B Lands On A British Aircraft Carrier For The First Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
THREAD: The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. @HMSQNLZ is united with the F35B for the first time. pic.twitter.com/9bY2x3oBD3 — First Sea Lord (@AdmPhilipJones) September 28, 2018 *Defense One:* *F-35 Lands on New British Carrier for First Time* *The fighter jets are conducting trials with the ship off the U.S. east coast.* ABOARD THE HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN — The expansive flight deck of the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier is largely empty as it steams along the U.S. coastline on its first deployment. Two fighter jets, U.S.-made... more »

A Time Is Coming - A Quotation from St. Anthony

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*I think that perhaps that time has already arrived.* Saint Anthony the Great(251-356 AD) Saint Anthony (or Antony) the Great, "star of the wilderness" and "father of all Christian monks," is a greatly beloved figure of the ancient Christian world. Though he was certainly not the first Christian to leave the cities for a life of solitude in more remote areas, Antony stands prominently as the hugely popular father of the important Desert Father-Mother movement in upper Egypt. The movement soon spread this eremetic (hermit) and cenobitic (communal monastic) form of deeply meditativ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*DOJ civil rights investigation expands from Harvard to include Yale, Brown and Dartmouth affirmative action policy* The Department of Justice took a stand against prejudice last month when the department filed a complaint against Harvard College for discriminated against Asian American students. Now, the DOJ has taken this a step further by expanding their complaint to include three other universities known for discrimination in their admissions process. By expanding the scope of their complaint, the DOJ is reaffirming their commitment to justice and equality for all. The Wall ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The myth of a climate crisis* At the beginning of every autumn, as we approach the peak of the hurricane season and the lowest Arctic sea-ice extent, we have to endure a deluge of media hysteria and doom-laden reports about climate change. This year, for instance, one report, produced by the Global Commission on the Climate and Economy (GCCE), urged governments to spend $90 trillion over the next decade because ‘more frequent and more intense extreme weather events are becoming the “new normal”’ – a claim illustrated with the following chart: If it were a true reflection of the ... more »

Sunday morning music

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
Time to ring the changes again. How many of you remember the movie "The Last Valley"? It was made in 1971, and tells of a valley invaded and occupied by mercenary soldiers during the Thirty Years War in Germany. Despite superb acting performances, particularly from Michael Caine and Omar Sharif, it was a box office failure, probably because it reflected (accurately) the nihilism, confusion and pointlessness of those nightmare years across Europe. Wikipedia quotes George MacDonald Fraser, one of my favorite writers, as saying of it: "The plot left me bewildered - in fact the ... more »

Quarter Three Local By-Election Results

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 16 hours ago
Overall, 85,190 votes were cast over 57 local authority (tier one and tier two) contests. All percentages are rounded to the nearest single decimal place. For comparison you can view Quarter Two's results here. Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- Q2 +/- Q3 2017 Average +/- Seats Conservative 57 29,291 34.4% -2.0% +1.0% 514 -1 Labour 51 26,188 30.7% -4.4% -6.9% 513 -4 LibDem 44 14,638 17.2% -0.5% +5.3% 333 +2 UKIP 14 1,009 1.2% +0.5% -0.8% 72 -1 Green 29 3,706 4.4%... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Under Fog of Kavanaugh, House Passes $3.8 Trillion More in Tax Cuts Catholic Magazine Revokes Endorsement of Kavanaugh After Hearing Trump administration argues that Earth will inevitably be ruined by climate change, so we might as well keep using fossil fuels Bizarre, High Energy Particles Flying Out of Antarctica’s Ice Insiders Selling at Record Pace Belgium Sues Google For Refusing To Blur Military Sites On 'Street View', 'Maps' 1 In 4 Baltimore Hospital Admissions Are Babies Addicted To Opioids Watch: Japanese Rovers Record First Video Ever Shot On Asteroid's Surf... more »

Theresa May convinces Trump to NOT release FISA docs (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 121. The post Theresa May convinces Trump to NOT release FISA docs (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

VDH explains why and how Trump won in 2016

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 16 hours ago
If you listen to even 10 minutes of Victor Davis Hanson you'll have a better understanding of why Trump won and why (if you are a Democrat) you are still so puzzled and so angry. California professor Victor Davis Hanson and Canadian professor Jordan Peterson seem like brothers to me--anyone else see that? Erudite, calm, sensible, practical, rural backgrounds. If you are a conservative, you'll get a lot from the Q & A; but it would make the liberals squeamish. Being a classicist, VDH has a great sweep of history. And being a farmer in California, he has some interesting input on il... more »

More Sad; More Triage

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Paul Ryan's corporately-funded SuperPAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund has poured $1.8 million into WI-01 to defeat Randy Bryce with a campaign of vicious personal smears-- please help us respond here at IronStache Fund-- but because they are so obsessed with @IronStache and a handful of other progressives they want to keep out of Congress-- they no longer have the funds to help some of their own most vulnerable incumbents. As we pointed out in recent weeks, they've been practicing the art of triage on walking dead incumbents Keith Rothfus (PA), Chris Collins (NY), Barbara Coms... more »

Ex-BHP Chief: Scrap Paris Now

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
H/t hotscot News from Australia where ex BHP chief calls for the scrapping of the Paris Agreement: From Quadrant: Ex-BHP Chief: Scrap Paris Now The company he once led continues to pleasure the warmists by bowing and scraping before Gaia’s carbon-free altar, but ex-chief Jerry Ellis has had enough: the Paris accord is […]

Sunday song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago

Faylaq Al-Sham begins withdrawal from Idlib buffer zone: monitor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – A large rebel group has begun withdrawing from the agreed upon buffer zone in the Idlib Governorate, today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. According to the SOHR report, Faylaq Al-Sham “began pulling out of areas in the southern countryside of Aleppo and the western suburbs of Aleppo […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army liberates more areas from ISIS as they advance in southern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The battle for the strategic Al-Safa region of southern Syria as recently intensified after Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reinforcements poured into the Al-Sweida Governorate. Backed by the 5th and 9th divisions, the Syrian Arab Army continued their push up the rocky terrain of the Al-Safa region this morning. The Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US military builds new base near Syrian Army lines: Kurdish commander

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Xelil Şirvan, a commander of a group of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, told Sputnik that a US military base had been detected near the town of Al-Qa’im in northwest Iraq on the border with Syria. “According to our data, the United States has set up a new military base in the strategically important region of Al-Qa’im […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Houthis announces drone attack on Dubai International Airport

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Houthis Movement (var. Ansarallah Movement) announced this afternoon that their forces targeted the Dubai International Airport with their attack drones. According to the official statement from the Houthis Movement, their rocket battalion utilized a Samad-3 attack drone to strike the Dubai International Airport. The Houthis Movement did not specify […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Largest rebel group in southern Idlib rejects buffer zone agreement

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The largest rebel group in southern Idlib and northern Hama released an official statement on Saturday that rejected the buffer zone agreement that was established in Sochi last week. The Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh Al-Izza faction released a statement that announced their discontent with the Idlib agreement and their official […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military, US-backed rebels enter talks to return Tanf region to gov’t

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – The Syrian military and US-backed rebels have begun talks to return the Tanf region in southern Syria to the government, a source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News this morning. According to the source, a Syrian government delegation met with the US-backed Jaysh Mughawir Al-Thorah group and the tribes at the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist rebels launch overnight attack on Aleppo city

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched an overnight attack on the provincial capital of Aleppo, a military source told Al-Masdar News from the city this morning. According to the source, the jihadist rebels of Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki fired several artillery shells towards the western neighborhoods of Aleppo city, causing several explosions that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syria ready for ‘voluntary return of refugees’ – Muallem

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – All conditions are now present for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees who fled their country due to the conflict, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Saturday. Muallem said that “the government continues to rehabilitate areas destroyed by terrorists” with […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military kills one of the highest ranking ISIS commanders in Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Syrian military killed a high ranking Islamic State (ISIS) commander this weekend while continuing their field operations in the Al-Sweida Governorate of southern Syria. According to a Syrian military report, their air force struck a major Islamic State hideout this weekend in the Al-Safa region, killing and wounding scores […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Here’s what I found out when I spent the day with Israel’s most controversial journalist, Gideon Levy

Robert Fisk at The Truthseeker - 17 hours ago
You can see why not too long ago, writes Robert Fisk, Gideon Levy was given a bodyguard

You can actually be allergic to exercise.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 17 hours ago
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Six Powerful Home Remedies for Acne

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 17 hours ago

Andrew Marr v Theresa May

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
An awkward moment Well, well, well! With the exception of a few irreconcilable still talking about Mr Marr being "a Tory shill", the vast bulk of Left and the #FBPE crowd on Twitter have been positively brimming with praise for Andrew Marr this morning - though many of their comments have been caveat-laden variations on the theme of "For a change Marr did a good job. Surprised". They obviously really enjoyed Mr Marr's Paxmanesque questioning, Theresa May's car crash performance and the very awkward icy silence between her and Andrew as the credits rolled. I have no objections to ... more »

Municipal Government Vulnerability

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
Lost among the back-and-forth political battles between Ford and Toronto city council is that municipalities are not constitutionally protected as sovereign levels of government in Canada. As a federal state, Canada is a confederation of two co-equal levels of sovereign government: provincial and federal. But municipalities fall under the jurisdictions of provincial legislatures, so therefore have *no entrenched or constitutionally protected status*. Municipal governments are the closest to the people and to local communities and arguably have the biggest impact on the day-to-day li... more »

Lavrov: Vladimir Putin invites Donald Trump to visit Russia

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The Russian Foreign Minister noted that President Putin received an invitation from President Trump to visit the United States as well. The post Lavrov: Vladimir Putin invites Donald Trump to visit Russia appeared first on The Duran.

The Creator Writings: A Guiding Force

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 18 hours ago
Regardless of what takes place in the world around you, that will define how you move forward.

Do People Notice The Difference Between Strategic Kindness and Real Kindness?

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 18 hours ago
Psychologists at the University of Sussex have confirmed that the warm glow of kindness is real, even when there's nothing in it for you.

Ma: One Syllable, Two Letters, A Thousand Grateful Tears

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson Ronan said my name the other day. He was trying to get my attention, and boy, did he ever! He wanted his iPad while we were in the car, but it needed to be charged. As I...

Sunstroked Observations from the Orient

Linh Dinh at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
For an endlessly bullying, bombing and chest-thumping nation, the US has produced a staggering number of books and films about its own demise, writes Linh Dinh

Marijuana Legalization: What is the Social Impact?

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
We can only agree with Mike Stone who gives marijuana a thumb's down. We've also seen at first hand its negative impact and are not optimistic

Repost: George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S.

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
A reminder of who helped sponsor campaigns to legalise marijuana. If Soros is behind it you can be sure that the ultimate outcome won't be beneficial

Repost: Cannabis as Addictive as Heroin, New Study Finds

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
This is bad news for the tobacco giants. They had been banking on legalisation of pot opening up lucrative new markets

As Debt Rises, the Government Will Soon Spend More on Interest Than on the Military

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Which raises the trillion dollar question: who precisely is all this money being paid to?

Reddit Now ‘Quarantining’ Users Who Question 9/11—Direct Users to Gov’t Site Instead

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Reddit now working to censor and silence those who question the official version of 9/11

We were lied to! Secret document FCO 30/1048 kept truth about EU from British for 30 years

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Secret document from the early 70s advised that the British public be kept in the dark about what EU membership really entailed

Zakharchenko Was Assassinated by Ukraine Intelligence, with Support from US, UK

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
French intelligence officer reveals the West is involved in a proxy way with Russia in Ukraine.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, September 30, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Ponto Br @ Galpão Ladeira das Artes (Cosme Velho) – This Sunday is the last performance of the “Na Eira” tour in Rio de Janeiro. The supporting act for […]

The Army Wants to Teach Self-Driving Tanks to Hit Their Brakes

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 20 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Americas* [image: Wikimedia Commons] But can they? Self-driving cars make some people nervous, especially after a series of fatal accidents involving autonomous automobiles that didn't stop when they should have. But what happens when a robot tank fails to hit the brakes? Concerned about "the dangers of a malfunctioning robotic vehicle," the U.S. Army has launched a research project to develop emergency braking systems for autonomous vehicles. This is becoming particularly important as the Army develops kits that can transform supply trucks into self-dr... more »

The Life Of Beauty In An Ugly World

Fr. Stephen FREEMAN at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
Human beings are created for true personal existence. That existence is a relationship with everything around us. But we begin to move towards non-existence when we nurture relationships with lies. See the truth. Speak the truth. Be the truth. The post The Life Of Beauty In An Ugly World appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

"Wide-eyed, adolescent-style affection"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
The BBC's New York correspondent Nick Bryant is not pleased with Donald Trump. In a tweeted editorial, the opinionated BBC man is today accusing the US president of showing "wide-eyed, adolescent-style affection" for Kim Jong Un:

College campus free speech protected by US Constitution

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 20 hours ago
“UNC Wilmington, Professor Mike Adams was the star of a Thursday congressional hearing on the state of intellectual freedom in America. During his testimony, Adams spoke about issues he faced on his campus as a conservative Republican member of the faculty. … Continue reading →

Video emerges of close encounter between Iranian speedboats and US aircraft carrier

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – Iranian TV has broadcast footage showing a close encounter between speedboats belonging to the Revolutionary Guard and the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Strait of Hormuz on March 21. In the video, speedboats are seen closing in on the US aircraft carrier. The Strait of Hormuz is considered to be one […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

BBC opts against the term "second referendum"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Just under a week ago, a question... ...led me to half-complete a post. It originally ran as follows: Hmm. Checking TV Eyes for Radio 4 from 6-9am that morning [i.e. 24 September] and listing all the mentions of "referendum" by BBC reporters and presenters found the following: "another referendum" - 6 "a second referendum" - 3 "a further referendum" - 3 "a new referendum" - 2 So that's 3 uses of "second referendum" compared to 11 uses of the (non 'People's Vote') alternatives to "second referendum". Two of the uses of "a second referendum" came in a single sentence by Nick R... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Sunday Thoughts: We shouldn't be at all surprised now that the Republican Party has so loudly and proudly come out, in unison, as a party that thinks rape and any kind of sexual assault is really no big deal. It's not like we didn't already know. Misogyny, like racism, and a love or authoritarianism, have been qualifications for joining the Republican Party for the last 50 years. The Brett Kavanaugh hearings presented an opportunity for republicans to demonstrate their inner rapist on the biggest public stage, and they have seized that opportunity with every molecule of... more »

Sargon Of Akkad – On Black Bloc

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 22 hours ago
A video journalist explains some things about Antifa, Black Bloc, and more. Sargon of Akkad. Continue reading →

Regulator Finds Minorities Over-Represented on TV, Still Demands More Diversity

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
'White people and heterosexuals are underrepresented in the British television industry, an Ofcom audit has found — but the watchdog still insists there is "much more to do on diversity". The report came a couple of days after Ofcom declared increasing representation of minority groups was "a priority" for the regulator, warning broadcasters would face "disaster" without making diversity central to their work. ... While there was a data gap of 41 percent with regards to sexuality, the audit found 4 percent of people working in the TV industry identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexu... more »

Case Study: Subcortical Dementia Associated with Abnormal Calcium Deposition.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago
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Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
BREAKING: North Korea says it will never disarm nuclear weapons first without more trust in US. — The Associated Press (@AP) September 29, 2018 Indonesia tsunami: Rescuers dig through rubble for survivors https://t.co/m7DXh7xLyr — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 30, 2018 Macedonians will vote on whether to re-name their country North Macedonia in a bid to settle a long-running row with Greece and unlock its path to NATO and EU membership https://t.co/HijU3V5NlQ pic.twitter.com/oE2QNlt5UJ — AFP news agency (@AFP) September 30, 2018 Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, remain ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want." - Mr. Spock

Greg Hunter, "Economic Meltdown Worse Than Great Depression Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"**Economic Meltdown Worse Than Great Depression Coming**"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Renowned trends researcher Gerald Celente is making a big change to his 2018-2019 economic forecast. Celente says, “We believe we are setting up now for a market crash that will be the worst in modern American history. The fundamentals are the loan bubble. There is $250 trillion worth of debt out there. Let’s put this together. What did the Federal Reserve do last week? They raised interest rates. Now, we are looking at the Fed Funds Rate back to 2008 levels. What’s going on in the emergi... more »

Canadian Soldiers Can Now Grow A Beard And Smoke Marijuana When Not On Duty

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Canadian Armed Forces *Task & Purpose*: *You Can Now Grow A Beard And Get Stoned AF In The Canadian Military * The U.S. military dangles cash bonuses and post-military college money to entice recruits into the service. Meanwhile, the Canadian military has beards and weed. As Chad Garland of Stars & Stripes reports, a new rule took effect on Tuesday allowing all members of the Canadian military to rock a beard as long as they can grow more than just peach fuzz. “A member will … shave off unsuccessful attempts to grow a beard,” the policy says. The policy also says Canadian soldier... more »

September 30th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #619

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day 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 →

Sunday September 30th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day 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 →

Sheldon’s Folly – Chairman Chuck Grassley Requests Criminal Investigation of Kavanaugh Accuser Jeffrey Catalan…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Mr. Jeffrey Catalan accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of assaulting a woman on a boat in Rhode Island. Mr. Catalan first sent the accusation to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, one of the primary Democrat operatives who was helping to construct the attacks … Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Residents stand in front of a damaged shopping mall after an earthquake hit Palu, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia September 29, 2018. Antara Foto/Rolex Malaha via REUTERS *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Earthquake and tsunami devastate Indonesian island* (Reuters). More pictures can be seen from here .... *Aerial footage shows tsunami destruction in Sulawesi – in pictures* (The Guardian).

The Battle of Kharkov: How Nazi Germany Set a Deadly Trap for Russia

Daniel L. Davis at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *Security, Europe* [image: By baku13 - photo taken by baku13, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=646747] In 1943, two German generals helped turn could have been the destruction of the German ability to resist in the east into a stunning victory. In January 1943, the once-invincible German Wehrmacht was reeling, being pushed back across a 175-mile portion of the Russian front by the Red Army. Stalingrad had just fallen, along with its 600,000 men, to a brutal months-long battle. A two-pronged Russian army was threatening to surround a... more »

This Was Germany’s Last Victory of World War II

Daniel L. Davis at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *Security, Europe* [image: By Mark Pellegrini - Own work. Picture taken by myself, Mark Pellegrini, at the United States Army Ordnance Museum (Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD)., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2264930] Manstein had turned around what had been a route by advancing Russian armies and turned it into a victory of remarkable proportions. To the Russians, the plan to liberate Ukraine held out the possibility of destroying the heart and soul of the German army, and with luck, bringing an early end to the war. The Soviet High ... more »

America Is Determined to Fight the World

Doug Bandow at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Americas* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo] Boosted by its victory in the Cold War, the United States has allowed hubris to dominate its foreign-policy decisionmaking. The United States sanctioned Beijing for purchasing Russian military equipment. Does the administration really believe that China will cancel the deal because of ... more »

A Russia-Japan Peace Treaty?

Joshua W. Walker, Hidetoshi Azuma at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Joshua W. Walker, Hidetoshi Azuma* *Security, Eurasia* [image: Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, and Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, arrive for a working lunch at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. REUTERS/Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool] It could happen if Tokyo decides to become less deferential to Washington regarding what to do. While Russian president Vladimir Putin continues to wage Russia’s geopolitical offensive from Donbass to cyberspace, he has recently extended an olive branch in a surprise gesture to resolve his country’s s... more »

Arctic sea ice volume increasing

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 1 day ago
“Ten years ago, America’s leading Arctic experts said the climate had passed the tipping point, and the Arctic could be ice-free between 2013 and 2018. The exact opposite has happened. Arctic sea ice volume is up 30% over the past ten years.” … Continue reading →

Trump Sees McCarthy As The Most Easy Potential Minority Leader To Manipulate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
With Paul Ryan going into retirement-- thank you, Randy Bryce!-- three ambitious, careerist Republicans are running to be House GOP top dog, likely Minority Leader: *•* Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) *•* Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA) *•* Crackpot Freedom Caucus Molestation Enabler Jim Jordan (OH) All three are extremely right wing and all three are devoted Trump rubber-stamps. According to the 538 Trump Adhesion barometer, Scalise is one of the very few members of Congress who have voted with Trump 100% of the time, McCarthy has voted 98.9% of the time with Trump and Jord... more »

Our new Time-Share …

Robert at Ice Age Now - 1 day ago
“I’ll admit, with less than 240 square ft. of inhabitable space, it’s not exactly a mansion.” Our new Time-Share … … right on the shores of a big lake with beautiful scenery. Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser I’ll admit, with less than 240 square ft. of inhabitable space, it’s not exactly a mansion. But it suits our ... Read moreOur new Time-Share … The post Our new Time-Share … appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Indonesia Tsunami Disaster -- News Updates September 30, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Drone footage shows Indonesia tsunami devastation after 10ft wave wipes out a beach festival - sweeping away partygoers, obliterating two towns and killing 384* * WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Almost 400 are dead and 540 injured after a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday followed by a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake * Indonesia's disaster agency's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho withdrew an earlier warning to residents of a tsunami * But three hours later Indonesia's geophysics agency said there had been one, and hundreds have now died ... more »

The U.S. Army Wants a Super-Light ATV To Transport Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Image: Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Fries (U.S. Army) *FoxTrot Alpha*: *The U.S. Army Wants a Super-Light ATV to Ferry Troops on the Battlefield* The U.S. Army is looking for a new vehicle to quickly transport troops across the battlefield. Qualified applicants must carry nine fully-armed infantry soldiers, work after being pushed out of an airplane, and enjoy a road speed of 55 mph. And no armor either. Wait, what? The Army recently released a market survey for what it’s calling the Infantry Squad Vehicle, or ISV. The ISV is meant to be an ultra-light vehicle capable of hauling t... more »

China's Copy Of A Russian Jet Keeps On Crashing, And Russia Is Not Bothered By It

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A People's Liberation Army Navy Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark jet fighter. CCTV *National Interest:* *Russia Is Mocking China For Screwing Up The Fighter Jet They Stole * *Cheaters never prosper, says Russia.* Remember that Russian carrier-based jet that China copied without permission? Those airplanes are crashing, and Russia doesn’t seem too broken up about it. Though Russia and China are now friends, even holding joint exercises, Russia’s Sputnik News recently trotted out an article titled “Chinese Navy Short on Carrier-Based Fighters, Only Has Problem-Ridden J-15. ” The J-15 is ... more »

China Conducts 'Live Fire' Drills In The South China Sea

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Live-fire drills being carried out by Chinese fighter jets and bombers in the South China Sea, September 28, 2018. CCTV via People's Daily China/Twitter *Business Insider:* *Days after multiple US bomber flights, Chinese warplanes did 'live fire shooting drills' in the South China Sea as tensions in the region boil* * Chinese fighter and bomber aircraft carried out live-fire drills in the South China Sea this weekend, state media said. * The exercises come days after US bombers flew through the area with Japanese fighter jets — one of several recent overflights by US planes. * Act... more »

Fusion GPS Operator Glenn Simpson Refuses To Testify to Congress – Chairman Goodlatte Issues Subpoena…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Fusion GPS is a political research firm and network of political operatives who sell their mercenary services to anyone willing to pay. Fusion has resources inside and outside government and the capability to exploit FBI and NSA databases containing information … Continue reading →

China Moves To Develop Precision Nuclear Warheads That Are Unstoppable

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Sina.con.cn *SCMP: **China takes step towards precision warheads for unstoppable nuclear weapon, state media says* *Three hypersonic aircraft designs tested with adjustable speed, enabling better flight control and improved aiming accuracy.* China takes step towards precision warheads for unstoppable nuclear weapon, state media says Three hypersonic aircraft designs tested with adjustable speed, enabling better flight control and improved aiming accuracy Tests of three scaled-down models of “wide-speed-range vehicles”, which can fly at from hypersonic velocity to lower than the s... more »

Aggressive Kavanaugh Portrays Himself as Victim

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 1 day ago
Judge Brett Kavanaugh learned a lesson from his weak appearance on Fox News last week. Testifying at the September 27 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual assault allegations leveled against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh became belligerent and aggressive. Displaying outrage at the process, he portrayed himself as the victim and painted a... Read more »

Alcohol Is A Global Killer

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*ABC News Online:* *The country where a quarter of all deaths are due to booze (and how we compare)* If you thought Aussies hit the bottle a bit too hard, then spare a thought for the small country of Moldova. Nestled between Ukraine and Romania, this patch of Europe may be landlocked but its residents seem to have no problem finding ways to wet their whistle. In fact, it has the highest proportion of deaths relating to alcohol of any country in the world, according to the latest World Health Organisation report. More than a quarter — 26.1 per cent — of all deaths there in 2016 w... more »

HPSCI Votes To Release Transcripts of Investigation Witnesses….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Generally overlooked by overwhelming news surrounding SCOTUS nominee Judge Kavanaugh; the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) voted yesterday to release the transcripts of more than fifty witnesses who gave testimony during the 2017/2018 investigation into Russian election interference. … Continue reading →

China Working To Develop A Crack Anti-Terror Force That Can Operate At Home And Abroad

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President Xi Jinping presents a new flag to the "Falcon Commando Unit," an elite police counter-terror brigade under the the Special Police Academy of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force, in Beijing on Wednesday. [Photo/Xinhua] *Reuters*: *China eyes anti-terror force to protect overseas interests* BEIJING (Reuters) - China is working to develop a first-class, crack anti-terror force that can operate at home and abroad and protect the country’s overseas interests, a senior Chinese officer said in comments carried by state media on Saturday. In late 2015, China passed a new ant... more »

Here Is What Is Believed To Be The Only Joint US Special Forces-Russian Spetsnaz Combat Mission In History

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While the joint Russian-American mission was on patrol in Kosovo, they ran across some Swedish Rangers (Jaegers) one of which took this picture showing three ODA members (top left) and three Spetsnaz soldiers. The other soldiers are Swede. *Jack Murphy, Newsrep:* *US Special Forces and Russian Spetsnaz: Their first, and only, joint combat operation* Many books have been written and several movies made about America’s Green Berets, the Special Forces, but it is incredible how many stories about these warriors are obscure if not lost to history entirely. The history of Special Force... more »

Teacher Fired for Ignoring Insane School Policy Against Zeroes

Alex Newman at rss - 1 day ago
[image: teacher-fired-for-ignoring-insane-school-policy-against-zeroes] When students do not hand in an assignment, they get a zero pretty much everywhere in the world — but not at West Gate K-8 school in Port St. Lucie, Florida, apparently.

California Governor Vetoes “Fake News” Bill

Michael Tennant at rss - 1 day ago
[image: california-governor-vetoes-fake-news-bill] California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have created a state advisory group to study the dissemination of “fake news” on the Internet, deeming such a group “not necessary.”

Where Has Israel Hide Its Arsenal Of Nuclear Weapons?

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Reuters *Sebastien Roblin, National Interest:* *Israel Could Have As Many As 300 Nuclear Weapons. And This Is Where They Hide Many of Them.* *Many could be underwater. * A closer avenue for attack would lie in the Persian Gulf, but this would involve transiting the submarines through the Suez Canal (controlled by Egypt), around Africa (impractically far for the Dolphin-class), or stationing some at the naval base at Eilat, which faces the Gulf of Aqaba on the southern tip of Israel and is surrounded by Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In short, deploying Israeli submarines to Iran’... more »

Religion is about emotion regulation, and it’s very good at it.

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Bacchae In America

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Dorothy Reik* Last night I went to see Euripides’ tragedy *The Bacchae*. As is almost always the case you can take Greek tragedy, written around 200 BC, and apply it directly to today. As Euripides tells it, Dionysus returns to his hometown of Thebes to get revenge for the disrespect shown him by its young king, Pentheus, who denies that Dionysus is the son of the god Zeus. Sound familiar already? He leads the women of the town into the surrounding hills and lures them into drunkenness, debauchery and madness. Hmmm-- these women seem a bit like the Republicans following th... more »