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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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12:10 am MDT

Jesus shall reign, by Getty music

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 13 hours ago
https://www.gettymusic.com/ghs18 On Feb. 25, 2018, over a million Christians got together to sing a Watts’ hymn, Jesus shall reign. Really beautiful. 77 countries.

Welcome to 1930’s Germany; Overt Bigotry is Pushed by the Progressive Left and Wholeheartedly Embraced by Them

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City Continue Reading News Flash Progressives!!! The Quotes You Find Most Objectionable are found in the Old Testament, The Torah and The Quran, not the Christian New Testament. Not only are Progressives misguided, they are ignorant on a Biblical Scale. Please Like, Share, Subscribe and Comment Advertisements

Pruitt’s climate debate just got more likely

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
The departure of President Trump’s top energy aide might boost Scott Pruitt’s prospects for a climate science debate. Mike Catanzaro, who’s slated to leave the administration next week, is among the White House officials who have resisted the EPA chief’s plans for a “red team, blue team” debate aimed at challenging mainstream climate science. That … Continue reading "Pruitt’s climate debate just got more likely"


co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
PUTIN FUNDS AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT With all the attention being paid to Russian “collusion” these days, it is remarkable that there has been so much focus on Facebook ads while far more serious meddling by Vladimir Putin goes mostly unremarked. In particular, Russia’s subsidizing of U.S. environmental groups, specifically those who oppose development of U.S. … Continue reading "PUTIN FUNDS AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT"

NewsFlash Progressives!!! There are no Pro-Democracy, Pro-Bill-of-Rights, Pro-Freedom Marxists

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
His students beat him to death during the Cultural Revolution. The school called it a suicide The purges that defined the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution began 50 years ago, in August 1966. Youth mobs, buoyed by idolatry for Mao Tse-tung, threw themselves into a crazed campaign as Red Guards. In colleges and high schools throughout … Continue reading "NewsFlash Progressives!!! There are no Pro-Democracy, Pro-Bill-of-Rights, Pro-Freedom Marxists"

Russia warned the US where they could not bomb in Syria, and the US did not bomb in those locations.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of Sky News: *Russia has revealed it warned the US about "red lines" it should not cross before it launched airstrikes on Syria. * *Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is reported to have said that officials in Washington were contacted before last weekend's strikes by the US, UK and France. * *Mr Lavrov said: "There were military leadership contacts, between generals, between our representatives and the coalition leadership. * *"They were informed about where our red lines are, including red lines on the ground, geographically. And the results show that they did not cross ... more »

Review Fukuyama, Francis, America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
*Review Fukuyama, Francis, **America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy**, Yale University Press: New Haven and London, 2006* Neoconservatives were one of the main groups behind the 2003 invasion of Iraq providing much of the ideological justification for the war. The term was thrown around a lot in the media, yet few actually knew what it was about. For example, there was some talk about Leo Strauss and graduates from the University of Chicago where he taught, but what that meant in real terms or how it related to the Iraq war were largely left une... more »

Is A Permanent U.S. Aircraft Carrier Strike Group To Be Deployed To Europe To Keep A Check On Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman and its strike group conduct a composite training unit exercise. (MC2 Scott Swofford/U.S. Navy) *Defense News: **US weighs keeping carrier strike group in Europe as a check on Russia* WASHINGTON ―In a break with recent history, the U.S. military is weighing whether to withhold the Truman Carrier Strike Group from deploying to the Middle East, opting instead to keep the carrier in the Mediterranean and the European theater. Three defense officials with knowledge of the deliberations said the move would be a response to Russian activities in the ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 21

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1802 Wahabi army from Arabia sacked Karbala 2,000-5,000 killed 1917 Battle of Istabulat in Diyala started between British and Ottomans with the Turks being defeated 1926 Turks told British it no longer wanted Mosul just a stake in the province’s oil (Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq) 1941 Hitler told military aid to Iraq could only be delivered by air and that would require stop in Syria which would need approval of Vichy France 1941 Hitler got intel of large British forces in Iraq and more arriving so was skeptical ... more »

How Yulia and Sergei Skripal (and their cat) Saved the World! A Synopsis of the Attack on Syria.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Brett Redmayne-Titley Ah, the “Sorrows of Empire.” Its lies these days so easily exposed. Yet, too often ignored. This past Saturday morning, April 14,... more »

Don’t Count On Belize Giving Up Its Land To Guatemala Anytime Soon

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 13 hours ago
Although Guatemala recognized Belize’s 1981 independence over a decade later in 1992, it never dropped its claims to the southern half of this newly created country. The post Don’t Count On Belize Giving Up Its Land To Guatemala Anytime Soon appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

BREAKING: What Happened back in 2016?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018We outline one possible novel:* What actually happened in 2016, during that year's White House campaign? More specifically, what explains the conduct of James B. Comey, known then as "Comey the god" within the establishment press? A person could imagine the story any number of ways. Today, we offer the incomparable outline of one possible novel. This novel would turn on the idea that Comey is possibly just a bit "wack" in the general area of possible "moral vanity." As an example of what we mean, we offer this photo from Comey's Twitter account—a photo fr... more »

Neonics: Environmental Groups Get 219,000 On A Petition Against EPA Science

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 14 hours ago
A week after the Science March, environmental groups have turned up the heat on politicians, hoping to use the famous DDT strategy (ignore scientists, get a politician to do the work) to get a ban on a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (neonics), which are sprayed on seeds so that there is less environmental strain and food waste. read more

Ready For The Trump Version Of NAFTA?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was something that Reagan proposed in 1979 and was agreed on by George H.W. Bush with the heads of Mexico and Canada in 1992. Bush was unable to get it ratified by Congress and Bill Clinton promised (Wall Street) he would succeed where Bush failed. He added two bullshit amendments-- one on labor and one of the environment that everyone knew was just hot air. He also added Rahm Emanuel into the mix as a fixer and on November 17, 1993, it passed the House 234–200-- 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats. Three days later it passed in the Sena... more »

OPCW FINALLY on their way to Douma, Syria – 11 days late

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Russian authorities express distrust that the UN watchdog will be objective - as even supposedly non-Western press continues to malign Russia More The post OPCW FINALLY on their way to Douma, Syria – 11 days late appeared first on The Duran.

Two Cops Arrested After They Robbed Drug Dealers—Who Were Actually Undercover Cops

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: dealers] Two police officers are facing charges for transporting drugs and accepting money from drug dealers who were actually undercover officers. The post Two Cops Arrested After They Robbed Drug Dealers—Who Were Actually Undercover Cops appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Musical Interlude: Supertramp, “Take The Long Way Home”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Supertramp, “Take The Long Way Home” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpQx2Qip5cI

The Poet: David Whyte, "The Opening of Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"The Opening of Eyes"* "That day I saw beneath dark clouds The passing light over the water, And I heard the voice of the world speak out. I knew then as I have before, Life is no passing memory of what has been, Nor the remaining pages of a great book Waiting to be read. It is the opening of eyes long closed. It is the vision of far off things, Seen for the silence they hold. It is the heart after years of secret conversing Speaking out loud in the clear air. It is Moses in the desert fallen to his knees Before the lit bush. It is the man throwing away his shoes As if to enter heaven ... more »

US State Attorneys Push Back on Climate Lawsuits

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
A friend of the court brief has been filed by Attorneys for States of Indiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. They urge the federal Ninth District Court to dismiss the lawsuit against five major oil companies for claimed climate damages. Previous posts discussed the […]

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Quirks & Quarks examines the potentially devastating effects of a dilbit spill on British Columbia's coast. And David Climenhaga warns that Kinder Morgan is looking at NAFTA to provide it an alternate source of risk-free profits at public expense. - Mia Rabson reports on Canada's continued failure to come anywhere close to our already-insufficient emission reduction commitments. And Laura Kusisto and Arian Campo-Flores examine how oceanfront properly is beginning to lose its value as buyers recognize the impending effects of climate chan... more »

Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khan's London 'Like South Africa', Predicts 'Summer of Carnage'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
'London's crime wave will develop into "carnage" come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning ultra-violence in the capital is "the new normal". Dr Martin Griffiths, a consultant surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said soaring knife and gun crime has resulted in London "looking more like South Africa, or inner-city U.S." with regards to the rate of attacks. "If it was hot weather right now, it would be carnage. When it gets a few degrees warmer, it's going to be taxing. It's going to be difficult," he told The Times. The doctor, who earlier this month revealed some ... more »

Protests Grow In South Africa Over Corruption And Failing Services

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian/AFP:* *South Africa riots force president to leave Commonwealth summit* Cyril Ramaphosa travels to North West province where police have fired rubber bullets during protests over alleged corruption and failing services. South African police have fired rubber bullets at protesters as violent riots forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth leaders’ summit in London. Shops were looted, roads were blocked and vehicles set alight in North West province on Friday in unrest over alleged government corruption and poor public services. ... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Maria Bethânia and Zeca Pagodinho (Barra) – Two of the biggest names from the Brazilian music scene, Maria Bethânia and Zeca Pagodinho perform together this evening at the […]


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 14 hours ago
*The Washington Post* reports that the alt-right may have passed its peak. Eight months after a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville ended in the death of a counterprotester, the loose collection of disaffected young white men known as the alt-right is in disarray. The problems have been mounting: lawsuits and arrests, fundraising difficulties, tepid recruitment, widespread infighting, fierce counterprotests, and banishment from social media platforms. Taken together, they’ve exhausted even some of the staunchest members. One of the movement’s biggest groups, the Traditionalis... more »

"Know What's Weird?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon... everything's different." - Calvin, from "Calvin and Hobbes"

"Crabs in a Bucket"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"*Crabs in a Bucket"* by Sarah Robinson "When I was a little girl, I lived very close (an hour and fifteen minutes) to the Florida panhandle beaches. Which meant we spent a TON of time there. Early evening was one of my favorite times to walk the beach with my mom and my older brothers. We were all clean and fed and slightly sun weary but still desperate to be outside. So, we would grab flashlights, dip nets and a bucket and search the ocean’s edge for crabs. We would catch a bucket full in an evening and drag them back home where my mom or my grandmother would cook them up into so... more »

The BBC's coverage of Syria

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Him again Even Helen Boaden, the BBC's then Director of News, admitted that the Corporation had, at times, become too "over-excited" about the so-called Arab Spring and that some of the BBC's reporting, due to BBC reporters being "embedded" with the opposition, had "taken on the colour" of the protestors. The BBC's own impartiality report (which, of course, largely gave the BBC a clean bill of health), immediately after citing Ms. Boaden saying the above, then singled out Jeremy Bowen for *specific* criticism: On 29 January even Jeremy Bowen could be heard on the *Today* programme ... more »

Transcript of BBC News Channel, Newswatch, 20 April 2018

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
*SAMIRA AHMED*: Hello, welcome to *Newswatch* with me, Samira Ahmed. Has BBC News been too quick to accept the British Government's narrative of what is happening in Syria? And how does Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen face the challenge of getting to the truth about that country's civil war? Who is doing what to whom in Syria, and what the West can or should do about it, has been much argued over in the seven years since pro-democracy protests sparked the civil war there. The debate has been particularly impassioned since Saturday's air strikes by the US, the UK and France in reta... more »

"With a heavy heart I have to terminate my Labour Party membership"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Read this and try to understand why Jews are fearful. 'This week, after agreeing that there would be a meeting with the JLC and Board of Deputies to discuss antisemitism in the party and how to move forward, a number of people in the Jewish community from a whole host of contentious and mainstream organisations, received emails from the Leader's office inviting them to a round table to discuss the same thing the next day. By doing this, the Leader's office are trying again, as they previously had done with Jeremy Corbyn's attendance at the Jewdas seder, to turn the attention from ... more »

OPCW Fact Finding Mission Visits Douma, Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 21 April 2018 —* The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) *visited one of the sites in Douma, *Syrian Arab Republic today to collect samples for analysis in connection with allegations of chemical weapons use on 7 April 2018.* The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma. * The samples collected will be transported to the OPCW Laboratory in Rijswijk and then dispatched for analysis to the OPCW’s designated labs. Based on the analysis o... more »


Robert Reich - 15 hours ago
*CAN TRUMP FIRE SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER?* Yes, but at a huge cost to our system, and to Trump’s presidency. Begin with the law: Justice Department regulations issued in 1999, in the wake of Kenneth Starr’s investigation of Bill Clinton, say that only an Attorney General can remove a special counsel, and not just for any reason. Such a removal must be based on a finding that the special counsel was guilty of “misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies.” Attorney General Jeff Sessio... more »

Update: Large number of rebels and their families evacuated from Ar-Ruhaybah city in east Qalamoun – details

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – A large number of rebel fighters and their family members have been evacuated from the city of Ar-Ruhaybah in Syria’s eastern Qalamoun region during the last several hours. According to sources, this very first evacuation wave was transferred out of Ar-Ruhaybah on seventeen buses. The exact number of militants that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: Syrian Army armor, artillery and shock troops pulverize ISIL’s first line of defense in south Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:05 P.M.) – More video footage (below) has emerged of the Syrian Army’s ongoing offensive operation against Islamic State forces in southern Damascus. The footage shows the Syrian Army employing a tremendous amount of artillery (including rocket forces), armor and shock troops against ISIL in the districts of Yarmouk Camp and Hajjar al-Aswad. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Two Russian guided-missile warships head towards Syria – details

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Russian Navy’s Black Sea fleet is deploying two additional guided-missile warships to reinforce its grouping based at Syria’s port city of Tartus. According to observer sources based in the Bosphorus Strait, the two Russian warships have been identified as the 868 Pytilvyy Krivak-class frigate and the 870 Smetlivyy Kashin-class […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

WATCH: Russian airstrikes light up ISIS positions all across southern Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – Video footage (below) captured by military reconnaissance drones has been released showing the aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions across southern Damascus by Russian jets. Russian airstrikes against ISIS have targeted not just known tactical positions, but also mobilization areas, bases as well as troop and vehicle movements. The operation […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Update: Syrian Army captures 15 tanks from east Qalamoun rebels, likely to seize dozens more – details

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 P.M.) – Since beginning its operation in eastern Qalamoun, the Syrian Army has now seized at least fifteen battle tanks from surrendering rebel forces. Despite this already great number, dozens more are expected to be captured. According to military sources, at least fifty (50) tanks and other armored vehicles were claimed by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Dubai is getting these stunning $23 million floating villas that can withstand flooding Democratic Party files lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks — and it mirrors a move from the Nixon era One Student Injured In Florida High School Shooting; Suspect In CustodyThe Skripal Case: 20 New Questions That Journalists Might Like To Start AskingOver 95% Of World's Population Breathes Dangerously-Polluted Air, New ReportRussia And Iran Complete First Oil-For-Goods Transfer, Extend Agreement For A YearImran Awan's Father Transferred USB Drive To Ex-Head Of Pa... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy. They voice their belief, noisily or subtly, that their difficulties represent a unique kind of affliction that should not be and that has somehow been especially visited upon them, or else upon their families, their tribe, their class, their nation, their race or even their species, and not upon others. Problems do not go away. Th... more »

DumFox Snooze Nutwerks rallying around Sean Hannity

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 15 hours ago
They’re going to say exactly what their Masters tell them. Like their hysterical shrieks when any (non-white) immigrant is accused of any crime, but they’re forbidden to say anything about the Thousands of (for instance) prosecutions for DUI and Sex Crimes where the defendants are American Citizens who were born in America. That would take […]

Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money

Activist Post at Activist Post - 15 hours ago
By John Vibes Earlier this week, The Free Thought Project reported that Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters stopped a concert in Barcelona to warn the... more »

Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: white helmets] Pink Floyd's Roger Waters revealed that he was one of many celebrities who has been approached by a group working with the White Helmets and asked to participate in their propaganda campaign. The post Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Fans Jump Keanu Reeves Gate, But He Refused to Call the Cops, Invites Them in for Beer Instead

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: reeves] Two super fans jumped the gate to the home of Keanu Reeves and instead of calling 911 to report them, he invited them in to hang out and drink beer. The post Fans Jump Keanu Reeves Gate, But He Refused to Call the Cops, Invites Them in for Beer Instead appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Thousands of People in Only One State have Been in Jail for Over a YEAR and Never Proven Guilty

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
The Louisiana Sheriff's Association admitted that thousands of inmates have been sitting in jail, awaiting a trial for more than a year. The post Thousands of People in Only One State have Been in Jail for Over a YEAR and Never Proven Guilty appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Feel Good Intentions and Misguided Marxists are Behind Green Movement, not Accurate Science

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 15 hours ago
18 examples of the spectacularly wrong predictions made around the first “Earth Day” in 1970 Well, it’s now the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 18 years ago: How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970? … Continue reading "Feel Good Intentions and Misguided Marxists are Behind Green Movement, not Accurate Science"

"Weekly Fukushima Update, 4/21/18: 16,724.85 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated April 21, 2018: Fukushima Equals 16,724.85 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of April 21, 2018 - 2,593 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of *16,724.85 *Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is ... more »

Will U.S. Forces In Syria Confront Iran In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A US military convoy is seen on the main road in Raqqa, Syria July 31, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS/RODI SAID) *Al Jazeera:* *Will the US confront Iran's forces in Syria?* US officials have stated that they want to challenge Iranian influence in Syria, but how likely is a confrontation? Tensions between Iran and the United States over Syria are at the highest they have been since the country's civil war started in 2011. While Tehran and Washington have repeatedly voiced indignation about the other's presence in Syria, they have not reached the point of a military confrontation s... more »

Just in case you were wondering if Donald Trump was worried about the investigation targeting his private lawyer, the answer is "Oh hell yeah." Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will “flip.” They use.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018 A number of articles have been written about Trump's relationship with Maggie Haberman, and the fact that he has her on speed dial. But just in case you were not convinced. There’s little evidence Trump has ever even spoken to Haberman aside from the numerous o... more »

Weekend reads: A new publishing scam; reproducibility as a political weapon; prosecuting predatory publishers

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a neither-correction-nor-retraction that made no one happy, a debate over … Continue reading Weekend reads: A new publishing scam; reproducibility as a political weapon; prosecuting predatory publishers

Cluster Bombs Are Back—and America and Russia Can't Get Enough

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* A super weapon seems to be back. Cluster weapons—those mini-bombs that have cost many a civilian their foot or their life—are back. Russia has just unveiled what it describes as a stealth cluster bomb. This comes after the Trump administration scrapped a plan to eliminate cluster weapons by 2019, despite 103 nations signing on to an international agreement to ban production and use of such weapons. So far, 120 nations have joined the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, of which 103 have actually ratified it. Unfortunately, the two bigges... more »

The Battle of Iwo Jima Proves the U.S. Marines Are Unstoppable (and beyond Brave)

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* The real American heroes. “You know,” said Marine Maj. Gen. Clifton B. Cates to a war correspondent on the eve of Operation Detachment, the invasion of Iwo Jima, “if I knew the name of the man on the extreme right of the right-hand squad of the right-hand company of the right-hand battalion, I’d recommend him for a medal before we go in.” And for good reason. General Cates’s 4th Marine Division was tasked with conducting its fourth opposed amphibious landing on a heavily defended island. The 4th was the right flank division of General Ha... more »

U.S. General: Iran and North Korea Will Likely Have Hypersonic Weapons

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, North America* Yikes. It is extremely likely that Iran and North Korea will acquire hypersonic missiles, according to a senior U.S. general. Earlier this month, 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 about the risk that China and Russia’s hypersonic missile technology will be proliferated to countries like North Korea and Iran. “I assess that risk as extremely high,” Greaves responded. “I don’t see what will pr... more »

Is the F-35 Really Worth the $1,500,000,000,000 Price Tag?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, North America* Or a giant mistake? The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is estimated to be the most expensive weapons system in human history, based on its projected lifetime cost of $1.5 trillion dollars ($406 billion for the aircraft, the rest in lifetime operating costs)—and that’s before we factor in the endless cost overruns. One could argue there is a certain logic to this. The United States spends greater sums on the military than any other country (though some spend a greater percentage of GDP), and it has emphasized air power as its c...more »

Why Isn't Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Europe* A needed history lesson. Historically a land power, the Soviet Union grappled with the idea of a large naval aviation arm for most of its history, eventually settling on a series of hybrid aircraft carriers. Big plans for additional ships died with the Soviet collapse, but Russia inherited one large aircraft carrier at the end of the Cold War—that remains in service today. Although many of the problems that wracked the naval aviation projects of the Soviet Union remain today, the Russian navy nevertheless sports one of the more active aircraft...more »

Plato and Mimesis

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 16 hours ago
Mimesis, the most long-lasting theory of art in Western philosophical tradition, is heavily influenced by the writings of Plato, Aristotle and other ancient Greek thinkers. In *The Aesthetics of Mimesis*, Stephen Halliwell argues that Plato’s role as the founding father of mimeticism has not reaped enough appreciation because of the poorly grounded view of some writers that Plato held an unchanging and consistently negative attitude to the subject. Halliwell says that in Plato’s works we find several instances of mimesis terminology being deployed in a range of contexts—in connecti... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 16 hours ago
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Why Syria's Air Defenses Failed To Intercept A Single Incoming U.S.-Allied Missile During Last Week's Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Damascus sky lights up with surface-to-air missile fire. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP *USA Today:* *105 to 0: Why Syria's air defenses failed to intercept a single incoming missile* WASHINGTON — Syria’s once well-regarded air defense system completely failed to defend against the U.S.-led strike on the country's chemical weapons facilities last week, highlighting how far the regime's military has declined, according to the Pentagon and military analysts. The Syrians fired 40 interceptor missiles, but most of them didn’t even get off the ground until allied missiles had already ... more »

“Spring Arriving 26 Days Early”–BBC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The BBC has been up to its tricks again! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09yddxd The latest edition of Radio 4’s environmental programme, “Costing the Earth”, looks at how our springs are supposedly getting earlier. (Yes, I know springs start on 1st March!) The programme’s opening introduction by presenter Lindsey Chapman gives us a […]

Did The U.S. Government Try To Develop "Psycho-Electric" Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *Government Accidentally Releases Documents on "Psycho-Electric" Weapons* *They were mistakenly sent to a journalist.* The government has all kinds of secrets, but only a true conspiracy theorist might suspect that "psycho-electric weapons" are one of them. So it's odd that MuckRock, a news organization that specializes in filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with state and federal government bodies, received mysterious documents about mind control, seemingly by accident. Journalist Curtis Waltman was writing to the Washington State Fusion Cente... more »

Japan Wants Lockheed To Build A F-22/F-35 Hybrid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Reuters: *Exclusive: Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan - sources* TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft, two sources said. Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese defense ministry officials and will make a formal proposal in response to a Japanese request for information (RFI) after it receives permission from the U.S. government to offer the sensitive military technology, said the sources, ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*UC Berkeley Student Newspaper Moans That Students Voted For A Squirrel For The Student Senate* *Probably a prank by students sick of Lefist preaching* On Tuesday, The Daily Cal, the student newspaper of the University of California, Berkeley, convulsed in agitation that students on the campus didn’t take their votes in the ASUC election seriously enough, as 538 of them voted for a squirrel. The ASUC is the officially recognized student association at the university. The Daily Cal noted that on Monday, Chancellor Carol Christ sent a campus-wide email urging students to fight tuit... more »

Don't Believe It

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
California Governor Jerry Brown visited Ontario this week. He's worried that the province will back track on its promise to fight climate change. Tom Walkom writes: The governor has harnessed his power as a populist-environmentalist to lead the crusade against global warming — by pushing back against the climate-denier-in-chief in the White House. But he fears Donald Trump’s thinking is contaminating Ontario, just as the poison of carbon infects the province. “It would be a tragedy if Ontario attempts to go backward,” Brown warns in an interview. There is an obligation to “reduc... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Hurricanes slowing down in just about every ocean on Earth* Just a 10 percent slowdown doubles volume of local rainfall, a study shows *We have been told by Greenies for years now that global warming causes or magnifies hurricanes and other big wind events. But the research below says that tropical cyclones are slowing down. So that must indicate global cooling! Can you have your cake and eat it too? Greenies can!* A new study shows tropical cyclones are slowing down, a development that could carry huge implications for future flooding. That research was presented for the fir... more »

Here Are The Fighter Jets The U.S. Air Force Has In Service

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
An F-22 Raptor from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron over the Pacific Ocean, March 27, 2012.US Air Force Photo *Business Insider*: *These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force* The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain. The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came online in the past few years. In that period, the Air Force's fighters have operated all over th... more »

A Legacy Of The Second World War Ccn Still Be Seen On The Environment In Norway

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The Germans release a colossal smoke screen in an effort to hide their battleship Tirpitz, moored in Kaa Fjord, Norway, as it's attacked by a Lancaster on Sept. 15, 1944. (Credit: No. 5 Group RAF/IWM) *FOX News*: *How a bizarre Nazi military machine left a lasting mark on the environment* VIENNA —The Tirpitz was the Nazis' most imposing warship and the largest battleship ever built by a European navy. It should have been an easy target for bombers, but this massive vessel could hide in plain sight. Hitler's navy used a toxic artificial fog to conceal the ship when it was statione... more »

Ex-Forbes writer recalls how Donald Trump called him posing as "John Barron" and then lied to get on the Forbes 400 list.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
Courtesy of Mediaite: *“No one could imagine the unimaginable,” said writer Jonathan Greenberg Friday on CNN. “No one can imagine someone would do this, call as their own PR person.” * *But it happened, of course. And Greenberg was one of those duped by President Donald Trump into believing he was talking to The Donald’s PR flack, “John Barron” — when, in fact, he was talking to The Donald. Greenberg was reporting for Forbes in 1984, helping to compile the magazine’s Forbes 400 List. As part of a piece for the Washington Post Friday, Greenberg shared audio of his calls with Barro... more »

The Predatory Presidency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
*Forbes* made sure to include a caveat under contributor Harry Binswanger's name in their latest issue. Here's how Binswange describes himself-- no joke: "I am a philosopher who was an associate of the late Ayn Rand, and since 1986 I have been a member of the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute. I have taught philosophy at Hunter College (CUNY) and the University of Texas at Austin. My forthcoming book, *How We Know*," is on the theory of knowledge." He's also an heir to the Binswanger Glass Company, founded in 1872 by Samuel Binswanger, and a prominent Climate Change fan... more »

Doofus Of The Day #1,006

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
Today's award goes to an inebriated Estonian tourist in Italy. A DRUNK tourist had a very rough night after he got lost on his way back to his hotel and found himself climbing the Italian Alps. An Estonian tourist known as Pavel, has been enjoying a few drinks at Cervinia, a resort in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, when he decided to call it a night and head back to his hotel. However, it seemed that Pavel, 30, may have had a bit more to drink than he thought as his short walk back to his room soon turned into a mountain hike. According to Italian newspaper La Stampa, Pavel seemed not to n... more »

RICO Conspiracy, Trespass, Wiretap, Etc. Complaint Against Russia-Trump Campaign-Wikileaks et. al. By The DNC

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
This lawsuit is a very good idea, simply from the vantage of restoring American independence from foreign influence. The process … Continue reading →

If You Can't Take The Heat, Get OUT OF THE CLASSROOM

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
Note: Sometimes it's difficult to know which of our categories to use for posts. This one? Straight into NIGHTMARES. If you think teachers and paras are any less affected by the diminished neurology that is the hallmark of today's violence...

Tune in to Ktalk's Your Health Freedom Hour Featuring Guest Laura Hayes

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
Monday, April 23rd 9:00-10:00 am PST (10-11 MST, 11-12 CST, 12-1 EST) Ktalk Radio's "Your Health Freedom Hour" with Kristen Chevrier and guest Laura Hayes Join us for a lively and informative discussion on key health freedom issues! Listen live...

As the midterms approach Republicans retreat from all things Obamacare.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 20 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Republicans are retreating from calls to repeal ObamaCare ahead of this year’s midterm elections. * *Less than a year after the GOP gave up on its legislative effort to repeal the law, Democrats are going on offense on this issue, attacking Republicans for their votes as they hope to retake the House majority.* *ObamaCare’s favorability in polls has improved since the repeal push last year, with more now favoring the law than not. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll in March found that 50 percent of the public favors the law, while 43 percent holds an unfavorab... more »

Wind farms bring the Egyptian vulture to near-extinction in Andalusia

Viv at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 21 hours ago
Mark Duchamp, President, Save the Eagles International, reports on the killing of birds by wind turbines, in particular of the Andalusian population of Egyptian vultures. See: http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/new/an-extinction-in-progress.html


LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*Starbucks...* Starbucks is a national and international success story. The recent 'scandal', if you can call it that, simply underscores the "progressive" mindset. I don't go to Starbucks, primarily because they are the lode stones that lure progressives in. The coffee they sell in California causes cancer. Don't believe me, look at the signs. Should negros boycott Starbucks? Sure, why not? Ok, *unless* they plan to rob the place. That would tend to clarify things for Starbucks employees, and other progressives who frequent the place. *Robo-Calls* I don't like to receive rob... more »

Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses: The Saga Continue.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses: The Saga Continue | Health Times http://ushealthtimes.com/neurontin-and-lyrica-are-a-death-sentence-for-new-brain-synapses/ Advertisements

Missing Nazi Submarine Mystery Solved

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*CBS News:* *Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved* A museum in Denmark says it has solved the seven-decade mystery of a missing Nazi submarine. The Sea War Museum Jutland, in northern Denmark, says researchers found the German U-boat U-3523 on the seafloor just north of the country earlier this month. The submarine was sunk on May 6, 1945, the day after Nazi forces surrendered in Denmark, parts of Germany and the Netherlands in World War II, according to the museum. For years there has been speculation that the sub, which was one of Nazi Germany's most advanced U-boat... more »

“From Fake Boom to Real Bust”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“From Fake Boom to Real Bust”* by MN Gordon "More is revealed with each passing day. You can count on it. But what exactly the ‘more is of’ requires careful discrimination. Is the ‘more’ merely more noise? Or is it something of actual substance? Today we endeavor to pass judgment, on your behalf. For example, here in the land of fruits and nuts, things are whacky, things are zany. Last month, State Senator, Dick Pan, introduced Senate Bill (SB) 1424, which would require California based websites to utilize fact checkers to verify news stories prior to publishing them. Who exactly... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
How does the Deep State control the USA? According to the* New York Times: Israeli and other foreign intelligence have the goods on pedophile D.C. politicians.* Prostitution rings are providing young boys to top people in Washington. *These prostitution rings 'are selling information about their clients' sexual preferences to foreign intelligence services, a private investigator, Dale Smith, has testified.'* Dale Smith works for the New York State Senate's Select Committee on Crime. *Dale Smith learnt that Israeli and other intelligence services have bought information from sever... more »

Everything You Need To Know About “eSwatini”

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
The seemingly insignificant name change of a small African country surprisingly caught the attention of the global media, but few analysts have committed the time necessary to explain anything about this country’s geostrategic importance in counteracting the superficial description that most articles have provided about the state formerly known as Swaziland. The post Everything You Need To Know About “eSwatini” appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Rudy Joins trump's Legal Team

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is inspired. We now have the man on the team who is quite able to run off the Mueller circus along with all the legal sideshows that others want to perpetrate such as Stormy Daniels. It may not be the end of the ongoing harassment but it now sets a new tone that will be even more aggressive than Trump if that is possible. It will only take a couple of counter suits to put the meddlers in their place. It has taken time but what is slowly but surely emerging is a cohesive Trump Team that will intimidate everyone while been even cohesive. . *Giuliani says he is joining... more »

Five Scientific Discoveries Made in Dreams

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
*[image: Neils Bohr, ca. 1922 (R) and Albert Einstein.]* All good. What this confirms is that the subconsious will feed key concepts to the prepared mind. It actually happens all the time but with simpler tasks. Here what has often happened is that the problem has been studied already and a simple tip was not going to be good enough. Thus the sub consious took the extraordinary step of making it clear through his dream. My own contemplation regarding the sub atomic world were strongly encouraged by a freind's vision of that world which was completely contrary to anything that ... more »

How Communism Survived Thanks to Capitalist Technology

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I sort of knew this but i totally underestimated the actual contribution. You can not drive out the vested leadership and expect the asset to run without experienced talent. In the end that describes the whole of command communism. Even with hijacking almost the whole of German industry they soon enough ran out of talent and the necesary reinvestment. At the same time German industry simply rebuilt with new capital goods and soon recaptured all their markets. Without profits and management talent there is no way to discover the nature of your internal investment cycle. ... more »

Intelligence-augmentation device lets users ‘speak silently’ with a computer by just thinking

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Getting this right without all the internal chatter running interferance has been the challenge. From this, it appears that they may solve it. Obviously useful, though i do think it has to be locked to clear intent and then run in short bits to allow checking. Of course if it could identify wordblocks as thought it will be invaluable. After all we are constantly stopping to switch to keyboard mode. It does remain to be seen, but after thirty years this looks optimistic. *Intelligence-augmentation device lets users ‘speak silently’ with a computer by just thinking* *April 6, 2... more »

There Are Seventy-Two Submarines In The Russian Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Popular Mechanics:* *Here Are All the Submarines of the Russian Navy in One Infographic* One more than the United States. A new infographic shows the underwater might of the Russian Navy and its fleet of 72 submarines, one more than the U.S. Navy at the time of this writing. Split between nuclear missile submarines, cruise missile submarines, attack submarines, and unique special mission and test submarines, the Russian Navy is no slouch. Once again, the excellent website Naval Analyses (Twitter), creator of the United States Navy Submarines 2018 in... more »

LIGHTNING: Russian airstrikes crush ISIS to cover Syrian Army advance

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Russia struck ISIS positions in Yarmouk Camp, Al-Qadam, and Hajar Al-Aswad More The post LIGHTNING: Russian airstrikes crush ISIS to cover Syrian Army advance appeared first on The Duran.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*by Noah* The mass walkouts of American students protesting gun violence, particularly in their schools, came and went on Friday. As expected, Congress has done nothing to address the problem, well, nothing but stick more bribes from the NRA cash into their pockets. Their silence is for sale and blood remains on their hands. At least Lady MacBeth was capable of feeling guilt for a murder. I haven't heard of any politicians walking around saying "Out, out damn spot!" That will never happen; not in real life. So, we are left with the simple fact that a person as heinous as Lady Mac... more »

Tractor, paint, and what kids should learn about pi

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
Days ago, Czech kids who are 14-15 years old were trying to pass their high school entry exams designed by CERMAT, a centralized institution producing exams for schools. The most difficult problem was an exercise involving a tractor and a tube of paint in mathematics. This El Risitas parody got over 100,000 views. El Risitas' German counterpart, Adolf Hitler, was just a little bit less successful. *Zetor Major* The problem is the following: A tractor ran over a tube of paint. The tube exploded, paint was all around, and the tractor was leaving a mark on the road every 252 cent... more »

Protests In Nicaragua Turn Deadly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Riot policemen fire rubber bullets toward university students protesting over a controversial reform to the pension plans in Managua. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas *The Guardian:* *Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua * Fears unrest over social security reforms may grow as more demonstrators join in and the state responds with heavy hand. At least five people have died during three days of violent protests that have spread across Nicaragua in response to government reforms of the social security system. The violence follows the decision of the Sandinista Na... more »

Interplanetary Shock Wave Sparks Electric-Blue Auroras

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Surprising sight seen by airplane pilots and passengers on “red eye” flight Last night, April 19-20, a shock wave in the solar wind hit Earth’s magnetic field, sparking a moderately strong G2-class geomagnetic storm and rare “electric blue” auroras seen from airplanes in flight over Canada. Northern Lights…

Curious Circles in Arctic Sea Ice

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: NASA’s Operation IceBridge—the airborne mission flown annually over both polar regions—is now in its tenth year making flights over the Arctic. That’s a lot of flight hours spent mapping the region’s land ice and sea ice. But on April 14, 2018, IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag spotted something…

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ri Chun Hee is currently on North Korean TV reading the report about the end of nuclear and ICBM tests. pic.twitter.com/CPmkLTlCSi — Martyn Williams (@martyn_williams) April 21, 2018 North Korea says it is suspending nuclear and missile tests to shift the country's national focus and improve its economy https://t.co/WajBSBpLn1 pic.twitter.com/GKSDBzj32s — TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) April 20, 2018 10 years ago today, two Marines heroically gave their lives to stop a vehicle filled with 2,000 pounds of explosives. They were awarded the Navy Cross for their actions. pic.twitter.c... more »

Armenia Rocked By Protests Over The Appointment Of The President As Prime Minister

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Armenian opposition demands early election on eighth day of protests* YEREVAN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Armenian opposition supporters rallied on Friday for an eighth consecutive day against the appointment of ex-president Serzh Sarksyan as the new prime minister and demanded an early parliamentary election. Parliament voted on Tuesday to allow Sarksyan, who had served as president of the small ex-Soviet republic from 2008 until this month, to become premier, in a job switch his opponents say show he is clinging to power. Under a revised constitution approved ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The retro-train "Pobeda" (Russian for "Victory") arrived in Krasnodar on April 18. The train consisting of historical units is to make eight stops in the region prior to national Victory Day, celebrating Russia's victory in World War II. © Sputnik / Vitaliy Timkiv *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: April 14-20* (Sputnik)

US & Saudi Arabia Eye ‘Arab Troops’ in Middle East as Trump Promises Syria Withdrawal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Apr 20, 2018 A joint strike on Syria, led by the U.S., came not long after President Trump had been promising to pull American troops out of the country. However, there are now reports of a new ‘Arab force’ being assembled, in the event of a US withdrawal. Murad Gazdiev explains. end

The Debate: Palestinian Great March of Return

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Apr 20, 2018 In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has talked to Seyyed Mohsin Abbas, a London-based political commentator, and Maxine Dovere, a reporter and political commentator from New York, to discuss Palestinians’ fourth consecutive ‘Great March of Return’ staged against the decades-old Israeli occupation. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of […]

Russia: Douma Gas Attack was Fabricated with Help of UK Intelligence Agencies

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Apr 19, 2018 Russia says the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma was a provocation and Moscow has evidence to prove it. Moscow says the alleged gas attack was staged and an attempt to provide a pretext for an international military operation against Syria. Russia also says Syrian government forces […]

“Big Progress”: North Korea To Halt Nuclear, ICBM Tests; Dismantle Test Site; Pursue Peace

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Kim Jong Un, the Illuminist puppet, has finally decided that Trump is serious about a nuclear war with North Korea. He and his family will be the first to die. He has decided that self preservation is a better option than continuing to serve the western Illuminati. Thus, he is pursuing peace. – The western […]

Zionism & The Gatekeepers EXPOSED — Adam Green

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
SGTreport Published on Apr 19, 2018 So, who really pulls the strings in Washington DC and in many governments around the world? To a large degree, its a cabal of dual citizens of Israel and Zionists who are beholden to the Rothschilds, and yet some of the biggest names in the alt-media refuse to discuss this […]

The Great Bot Swarm of 2018

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
This month many of us in the pro-Taiwan community have made the unpleasant discovery that our Twitter accounts are flooded with passive bot followers. They have the same traits -- the account usually has no profile picture, and it was opened in April of 2018. Most of them do not tweet or retweet. Some like this one tweet only one thing again and again. Twitter has done little, and probably can do little, since the bots are simply rebooted every time they are deleted. If you look inside them, they typically follow pro-Taiwan (and human rights people working in Asia on other issues a... more »


LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. Researchers will use spectroscopy to determine a planet's mass, density and atmospheric composition. Water, and other key molecules, in its atmosphere can give us hints about a planets' capacity to harbor life. The satellite successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 on April 18, 2018. NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our sol... more »


Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
I’ve connected this site to my Facebook and Twitter feeds for those who use these services. Twitter is @HissinkLouis

CIA Director Pompeo Is Officially Short Of The Votes Needed To Clear The Senate Foreign Relations Committee To Be Secretary Of State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, has made a case to President Trump that Obama-era restrictions on drone strikes needlessly limit the United States’ ability to fight terrorism. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times *The Hill:* *Pompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel* CIA Director Mike Pompeo is officially short of the votes needed to clear the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Friday that “after carful consideration” he will oppose Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department. “I remain concerned that Director Pompeo will not cha... more »

Another Slimy "Ex" Republican In California Caught Lying, Pretending To Be A Democrat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Fake Democrat Butner and actual Democrat Campa-Najjar* Under normal circumstances, no one would be looking at as red a district as CA-50 (inland San Diego County) as flippable-- even in a wave election cycle. The PVI is R+11. Obama lost it both times (59-40% and 60-38%) and Trump thumped Hillary 54.6% to 39.6%. But Duncan Hunter is about to be indicted for stealing campaign cash and a Democrat has a chance to beat him. The progressive in the race, Ammar Campa-Najjar, was endorsed by the state Democratic Party. He's raised the most money in the race as well (as of the March31, FEC r... more »

Should the rich rule the schools in Philadelphia and beyond?

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
from the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools *The following column appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 20, 2018.* The story of how one wealthy man engaged in secret negotiations with officials to impose his will on one suburban high school became front-page news for days. Commentaries expressed outrage about the district’s rushed vote to rename Abington Senior High School in exchange for a $25 million gift from billionaire businessman Stephen Schwarzman, along with several other conditions, including changes in curriculum and technology. “Someone coming in with a... more »

Critics Slam Viral Stories Claiming Douma Chemical Attack Victims Died from ‘Dust’

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Journalists and experts says a widely-shared report about Syria from The Independent bolsters talking points for the Assad regime and the Kremlin.

Is a Mysterious Creature Terrorizing Argentina?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A photograph purportedly showing a mysterious 7-foot creature is actually a digitally manipulated image based on concept art for a 'Harry Potter' werewolf.

The Democratic Party Is Suing The Russian Government, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Campaign, And WikiLeaks For Conspiring During The 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters: **Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In its federal lawsuit in Manhattan, the Democratic National Committee said that top officials in Trump’s campaign conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and tilt the elec... more »

Musical Interlude: Neil H, “Tender Embrace”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Neil H, “Tender Embrace” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0BJFvSFA0I

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602. Surrounded by natal gas and dust, NGC 602 is featured in this stunning Hubble image of the region. * Click image for larger size.* Fantastic ridges and swept back shapes strongly suggest that energetic radiation and shock waves from NGC 602's massive young stars have eroded the dusty material and triggered a progression of star formation moving away from the cluster's center. At the estimated distance of the Small Magellanic Clo... more »

"The First Peace..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us." - Black Elk (1863-1950)

That healthcare thing

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 1 day ago
In more than a few surveys, the majority of Americans have noted that healthcare is a key dinner table issue. In several surveys, shoring up and stabilizing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is preferred by a smaller, but still majority … Continue reading →

"The Genius Of You Americans..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them we are missing.” - Gamel Nasser

Delingpole: Liberals Furious that New Head of NASA Is a Climate Change Skeptic

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
NASA’s new Administrator Jim Bridenstine is a climate change skeptic – and naturally the usual suspects are furious. Continue Reading Please Like, Share, Subscribe and Comment Advertisements

FDR on Public Service Unions; Progressives Support Policies They Know Will Destroy America

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
F.D.R. Warned Us About Public Sector Unions Public sector unions insist on laws that serve their interests — at the expense of the common good. The founders of the labor movement viewed unions as a vehicle to get workers more of the profits they help create. Government workers, however, don’t generate profits. They merely negotiate … Continue reading "FDR on Public Service Unions; Progressives Support Policies They Know Will Destroy America"

FDR on Welfare; Progressives Support Policies They Know Will Destroy America

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
But the stark fact before us is that great numbers still remain unemployed. A large proportion of these unemployed and their dependents have been forced on the relief rolls. The burden on the Federal Government has grown with great rapidity. We have here a human as well as an economic problem. When humane considerations are … Continue reading "FDR on Welfare; Progressives Support Policies They Know Will Destroy America"

Trump takes to Twitter to slam OPEC over ‘artificially high’ oil prices

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 1 day ago
However, it is Trump's diplomacy that is set to have some of the largest impacts on oil prices and availability More The post Trump takes to Twitter to slam OPEC over ‘artificially high’ oil prices appeared first on The Duran.

"The Wit And Wisdom Of Will Rogers"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash with Wylie Post, was probably the greatest political sage this country has ever known. Enjoy the following: 1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. 3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman . . . neither works 4. Never miss a good chance to shut up. 5. Always drink upstream from the herd. 6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. 7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket. 8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. T... more »

How Trump Could Stumble from a Trade War Into a Real War with China

Graham Allison at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Graham Allison* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump waves during joint statements with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter] The past five hundred years have seen sixteen cases in which a rising power threatened to topple a ruling power from its position of predominance. Twelve ended in war. Having just returned from a week in China in which I had the opportunity to talk directly—and listen!—to all of its leaders beneath President Xi Jinping, I came away even more worried about the... more »

Congress Can't Afford to Play Politics with Pompeo

James Jay Carafano at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Jay Carafano* *Security, Americas* [image: CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state on Capitol Hill in Washington] Pompeo is needed, in part, because the diplomatic dance with Pyongyang is just beginning. “I have a secret and dangerous mission. Send me a West Point football player.” So, Gen. George C. Marshall, America’s architect of victory in World War II, is alleged to have said. Himself a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Marshall was a shrewd judge of ... more »

Time to Show Russia a Military Parade—In Syria

Shalom Lipner at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Shalom Lipner* *Security, Middle East* [image: Syrians wave Iranian, Russian and Syrian flags during a protest against U.S.-led air strikes in Damascus,Syria April 14,2018.REUTERS] The Cold War is playing to sell-out crowds again. Putin’s audacious campaign to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election was just the trailer. “We’ll always have Paris,” Humphrey Bogart’s Rick tells his old flame Ilsa, played by Ingrid Bergman, in the 1942 classic, Casablanca. But President Donald J. Trump wants a piece of the action too. Returning from the City of Lights last sum... more »

Syrian Army’s elite division likely to deploy to southwest Idlib for offensive: source

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces are likely to be redeployed to the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Tiger Forces will lead the offensive to retake the strategic town of Jisr Al-Shughour, which has been under the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Last rebel areas in east Qalamoun to be surrendered to Syrian gov’t on Saturday

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – Jaysh Thuwar Al-Sham’s resistance in the eastern Qalamoun was short-lived, as they agreed to surrender their last positions to the Syrian government on Friday. According to a military source in Damascus city, the last towns under Jaysh Thuwar Al-Sham’s control in the eastern Qalamoun region will be handed over to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian media correspondent killed in Syria

A correspondent for Russian media company has been killed in Syria, head of Russia’s Chechen Republic head Ramsan Kadyrov reported on social media. A string correspondent for Russia’s Chechnya media company “Grozny” has been killed in Syria, according to the Republic’s head Ramsan Kadyrov reported in a social media post in Vkontakte. Syrian national Ihab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran warns Israel: ‘Our hands are on the trigger’

A senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) alerted Israel Friday that Tehran’s “hands are on the trigger and missiles are ready” to strike all Israeli air bases after a map of air bases in Syria believed to be controlled by Iran was shared with Israeli media earlier this week. In a bellicose […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia: ‘They bombed negotiations in Geneva’- Lavrov and de Mistura discuss Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – On April 14, the USA along with the UK and France “bombed not only the imaginary chemical facilities in Syria, but they bombed the negotiations in Geneva as well,” stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the joint press-conference with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Banks Will Modify Your Contracts During The Reset: Hyperinflation Part 2 of 4

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
ITM Trading Streamed live 2 hours ago Slides and Links: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/banks… The Most Important Number in the World What I’m going to show you today is the most likely trigger to blow the financial system up where it is NOT repairable and how the banks have the legal right to change YOUR contracts; mortgages, auto loans […]

Biggest Event in a Generation | Jim Willie on Metals & Markets

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
SilverDoctors Published on Apr 20, 2018 Jim Willie tells Elijah Johnson and James Anderson the launch of the gold and oil Yuan contracts is the most important financial event in a generation. The Chinese want their own place in global finance. No longer does the dollar have a monopoly on oil. “This is the end time […]

I Am A Syrian Living in Syria: “It Was Never a Revolution Nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your (USA) Government”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
I Am A Syrian Living in Syria: “It Was Never a Revolution Nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your (USA) Government” by Mark Taliano, https://www.globalresearch.ca/ Global Research, April 15, 2018, Global Research 9 September 2016 Two years ago, “Majd” wrote these words on a Facebook posting: – ” I am Syrian… living in Syria in the […]

ECB Is Now Preparing All Banks For The Economic Collapse?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
X22Report Published on Apr 19, 2018 The house of lords or pushing to overturn the BREXIT, the central bankers will not allow the BREXIT to happen and they will used everything they have to stop it. The Canadians just broke the old record for borrowing against their homes. This is happening as home prices are declining. […]

Syrian War Report – April 19, 2018: Journalists Find Boy Filmed in Staged Video of Chemical Attack in Douma — No Chemical Attack

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Syrian War Report – April 19, 2018: Journalists Find Boy Filmed in Staged Video of Chemical Attack in Douma — No Chemical Attack by https://southfront.org/ A group of Russian correspondents led by Evgeny Poddubny has found a boy filmed by the White Helmets in their video showing people “affected” by the alleged chemical attack in Douma […]

US Media’s Love Affair with War: Major Outlets Showed Zero Opposition to Syria Strikes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US Media’s Love Affair with War: Major Outlets Showed Zero Opposition to Syria Strikes by https://www.rt.com/ Media cheerleading for foreign conflict is nothing new. Coverage of President Trump’s latest airstrikes on Syria was no different, with no major newspaper’s editorial board opposing the strikes, according to a survey. – “Trump was right to strike Syria,” read the […]

Golden Rush-Out: Turkey Extracts Its Bullion Reserves From US

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Golden Rush-Out: Turkey Extracts Its Bullion Reserves From US by https://sputniknews.com/ The total volume of the Turkish Central Bank’s gold reserves, which were stored in the United States, stood at 220 tons; last month, Turkey’s gold reserves were worth about 25.3 billion dollars. – Local media cited government sources as saying that the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) […]

March of Return: Thousands Protest in Gaza

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Streamed live 11 hours ago Palestinians are protesting at the Gaza border in a six-week campaign called The Great Return March. Demonstrators are rallying against Israeli settlements on former Palestinian territory. end

North Korea Has Suspended Nuclear And Missile Testing (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *North Korean Leader Says ‘We No Longer Need’ Nuclear or Missile Tests* SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, announced early Saturday that his country no longer needed to test nuclear weapons or missiles and would close a nuclear test site. “The nuclear test site has done its job,” Mr. Kim said in an announcement carried by North Korea’s state media. Mr. Kim’s announcement came days in advance of a planned summit meeting with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and later with President Trump. It was the second time in two days that Mr. Kim m... more »

Did a Florida Sheriffs’ Deputy Die ‘Suspiciously’ After Criticizing David Hogg?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Several dubious web sites complained about a "media blackout" surrounding Jason Fitzsimons' death after he criticized a Parkland shooting survivor.

The B-1 Bomber Was Built to Nuke Russia

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, North America* The past, present and future of this amazing weapon of war—soon to be retired. Earlier this year, the U.S. Air Force announced plans to retire the B-1B Lancer (also known as the “Bone”) in favor of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber. The B-1B will remain in service for some time, but unlike its older cousin the B-52, its days are apparently numbered. The B-1B has served in a variety of capacities since the 1980s, demonstrating a remarkable degree of mission flexibility. *Origins of the B-1B* The B-1B evolved from the B-1A, which itself ... more »

China's DF-26 'Carrier-Killer' Missile Could Stop the Navy in Its Track (without Firing a Shot)

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* And that's just what Beijing might have in mind. This week Chinese state media reported that a new brigade of Beijing’s most advanced intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been “activated.” The newly commissioned brigade is armed with the Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM. According to the* Diplomat**,* “Video footage carried in Chinese state media showed at least 22 integrated six-axle DF-26 transporter-erector-launchers along with their crews.” What do we know about this missile? First, the basics. The Center for Strategic and International S... more »