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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

27 April - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:39 pm MDT

Abadi warns Turkey against violating Iraqi sovereignty

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
The Baghdad government has condemned Turkish air strikes on Kurdish regions in northern Iraq and called the move as “the violation of international law and the Iraqi sovereignty”. According to Alsumaria News, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said Tuesday evening at a press conference in Baghdad addressing Turkish air strikes in northern Iraq: “Iraqi government […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet ship sinks after collision near Turkey’s Bosphorus

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
(TASS) The Russian Black Sea fleet’s research vessel Liman sank in the sea after it collided with another ship, with the vessel’s entire crew rescued, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. “The ship Liman sank from holes below the waterline. All the crew members of the Black Sea Fleet’s research vessel Liman are safe and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jaysh Al-Islam’s East Ghouta offensive flops within minutes

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) launched a new offensive in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus today, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the southern farmlands of Hawsh Dhawahra. However, within minutes of launching this offensive, Jaysh Al-Islam found themselves overwhelmed by the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Int’l Banker Blows Whistle, Admits He Was Ordered to Sacrifice Children at Parties for the Elite

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: banking]Once a member of the elite banking cartel, this former financial giant had a change of heart and is now coming forward with horrifying confessions.

Indigenous Power: Six Nations of Grand River lead the charge on green energy

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
When it comes to green energy, Six Nations development corporation CEO Matt Jamieson knows his stuff. “There are 2,307 solar panels on this roof,” he says with a grin. He’s standing atop the Oneida Business Park, in Ohsweken, Ontario. The solar project he’s talking about produces 500 kilowatts of power, but that’s just a fraction of Six Nations total green energy holdings. Jamieson’s First Nation is one of more than 120 that has signed a treaty alliance opposing oil sands expansion and pipelines across North America. Battle lines are being drawn in Vancouver over Kinder Morgan’s pl... more »

Trump's 100 days: US air campaign hammers Yemen with almost a strike a day

Jack Serle at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 11 hours ago
US jets and drones have carried out 85 strikes in Yemen since Donald Trump's inauguration, more than in all of 2015 and 2016 combined.

Russian Navy Intelligence Ship Has Has Sunk In The Black Sea After Hitting A Freighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*RT*: *Russian Navy reconnaissance ship sinks after collision in Black Sea* A Russian Navy reconnaissance ship has sunk after colliding with another vessel near the Bosporus, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The hull of ‘the Liman,’ a 1,560-ton reconnaissance ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, was breached below the waterline in the collision, the Defense Ministry said. The Turkish coast guard said it rescued 78 people from the Russian ship, which was later confirmed by the Russian authorities. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I am willing to bet that right now Russia is as... more »

The President and NATO

John F. McManus at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: the-president-and-nato] During his campaign for president, Donald Trump frequently employed the word “obsolete” to describe NATO. But NATO has never been “obsolete.” It has greatly aided its UN sponsor in the gobbling up of more aspects of national sovereignty.

Beyond Prisons – Episode 3: Are Prisons Obsolete? (YES!)

Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
Kim and Brian discuss Angela Davis' book, "Are Prisons Obsolete?"—an excellent handbook on prison abolition and the prison industrial complex. The post Beyond Prisons – Episode 3: Are Prisons Obsolete? (YES!) appeared first on Shadowproof.

Two U.S. Soldiers Killed Battling The Islamic State In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Two U.S. troops die battling Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan* Two U.S. service members were killed during operations against the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday. Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said the deaths occurred overnight in Afghanistan’s Nangahar province, where a small but virulent Islamic State cell poses a threat to Afghan and U.S. coalition forces. It was the third time this year that a member of the U.S. military has died in combat in Afghanistan. On April 8, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar... more »

The Pentagon Is Implementing A Solution To Eliminate 'Ghost Soldiers' In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Signal*: *The Pentagon Has a ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Problem* Since 2002, billions of U.S. tax dollars have been spent rebuilding Afghanistan after decades of war. A big chunk of that money pays Afghan soldiers and police. But it turns out a lot of those troops may not, in fact, exist. On “Full Measure,” we investigate how your tax money is being wasted on “ghost soldiers.” Here’s my interview with John Sopko, who is the inspector general watching over the U.S. taxpayer billions spent to rebuild Afghanistan. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* I am sure there are going to be situatio... more »

Josh Rogin's Lazy Tribute to Donald Trump

Jacob Heilbrunn at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Jacob Heilbrunn* *Politics, Americas* [image: Josh Rogin, Washington Post columnist. Flickr/Creative Commons/Hudson Institute] Rogin uncritically regurgitates administration talking points. That’s not reporting; it’s pandering. Josh Rogin is a talented reporter who has migrated from *Foreign Policy* to Bloomberg News to the *Washington Post*. Rogin has broken a number of stories over the years. Today, in a column in the *Post*, he comes up with what may be his most startling revelation to date: Trump is a thoughtful thinker about foreign affairs overseeing a careful and delibera... more »

Now Anyone Can Travel To The Heart Of North Korea (And Not End Up In a Prison Camp)

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* Thanks to technology. A Swedish startup has created the world’s first interactive virtual reality model of North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang. North Korea is one of the most exotic travel destinations in the world, but visiting has its risks. The U.S. Department of State “strongly urges” eager travelers to avoid venturing into North Korea, where foreign nationals have been detained for years for absurd crimes against the regime. Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who traveled to North Korea with a tour group, was sentenced l... more »

Trump's First 100 Days Sound A Lot like Bill Clinton's

Daniel McCarthy at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Daniel McCarthy* *Politics, Americas* [image: Donald Trump signs Executive Order 3961. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain] After one hundred days, the Trump White House is still an experiment in progress. The president had a rough first hundred days. His party controlled both houses of Congress, but he couldn’t pass major legislation. Immigration and health care proved to be tripwires. Many government posts went unfilled, and key appointees who did take office were controversial. The president’s family took on a policymaking role that struck critics as equal parts preposterous and... more »

The U.S. Military Has One Super Plane That Could Crush North Korea

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Asia* The B-2 Bomber. *Another reason to use the B-2 in lieu of other bombers is its payload. While the B-1 can carry a larger payload, the B-2 has the ability to retarget its weapons much more efficiently and accurately in flight. “Sure the B-1 can carry more, but the global comm structure is better suited for the B-2 in this regard because of their airborne mission transfer capability that can rapidly reassign each bomb's designation with a new mission load in the air,” the Air Force official said. “An airborne mission transfer allows you to avoid h... more »

Obama Harvests His Presidency

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
* The Great House on billionaire Richard Branson's private Caribbean island prior to a devastating 2011 fire (source). It has since been rebuilt (click for tour). Cost to rent: $60,000 per night. Branson recently hosted the Obama family there for a post-presidential getaway. * *by Gaius Publius* *My words fly up, my deeds remain below.Words without deeds never to heaven go.* —Barack, Prince of Denmark, Act III, Scene 3 This is a story I didn't want to produce, but fully expected to. For years I've been writing about Barack Obama and his legacy, the one he wants to have and th... more »

Does Actor Jeff Goldblum Have a Food Truck Called ‘Chef Goldblum’s’?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
The Jurassic Park star was handing out sandwiches as part of a promotion for an upcoming film project.

Did Bill Nye Say Gender is Determined ‘by Your Chromosomes?’

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
An image purportedly showing a still from an old episode of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" bears a completely invented caption.

Harvard teaching hospital to pay $10 million to settle research misconduct allegations

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and its parent healthcare network have agreed to pay $10 million to the U.S. government to resolve allegations it fraudulently obtained federal funding. The case, which involves three former Harvard stem cell researchers, dates back several years. In 2014, Circulation retracted a paper by Piero Anversa, Annarosa Leri, and Jan Kajstura, […] The post Harvard teaching hospital to pay $10 million to settle research misconduct allegations appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trump inaccurately blames the Ninth Circuit for shooting down his order to withhold funds from sanctuary cities, calls for it to be broken up.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of the Washington Examiner: *President Trump said Wednesday that he has "absolutely" considered proposals that would split up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where judges have blocked two of his executive actions. * *"Absolutely, I have," Trump said of considering 9th Circuit breakup proposals during a far-ranging interview with the Washington Examiner at the White House. "There are many people that want to break up the 9th Circuit. It's outrageous." * *"Everybody immediately runs to the 9th Circuit. And we have a big country. We have lots of other locations. But they... more »

Rapid Retreat Of Glaciers In Early 20thC

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood HH Lamb – Climate, History and the Modern World – p 262 Further to yesterday’s post about glaciers, it is worth noting what HH Lamb had to say on the matter. The above panels show how far some of Switzerland’s…

Is It Time to Repeal FATCA?

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: is-it-time-to-repeal-fatca] Many Republicans, led by Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, have expressed their desire to repeal FATCA. Indeed, Paul will be testifying alongside some of the victims of the law and may persuade his colleagues to end this Obama-era abuse.

Trump Orders Review of Federal Land Grabs

Michael Tennant at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: trump-orders-review-of-federal-land-grabs] President Trump issued an executive order Wednesday calling for a review of federal land grabs under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which President Obama used to seize hundreds of millions of acres.

CMP Releases Another Video Exposing Planned Parenthood

Raven Clabough at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: cmp-releases-another-video-exposing-planned-parenthood] The Center for Medical Progress has not been deterred by legal efforts to stop the group's agenda to expose Planned Parenthood and its executives. On April 26, CMP revealed another video, this one featuring the Planned Parenthood executive known as the "Lamborghini lady" after she was captured on camera joking that she was trying to earn enough money to buy a Lamborghini by selling fetal tissue. Tuesday's video is particularly damning as it disproves many of Planned Parenthood's claims defending the legality of its feta... more »

War on Press: Another UN Boss Seeks Criminal Charges for Reporter

Alex Newman at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: war-on-press-another-un-boss-seeks-criminal-charges-for-reporter] In violation of the unalienable rights to free speech and freedom of the press, yet another United Nations agency, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is again abusing the legal system in an attempt to bring criminal charges against a journalist over his factual reporting.

European Union Regulation of Internet Speech Demonstrates Its Secular Trend

Steve Byas at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: european-union-regulation-of-internet-speech-demonstrates-its-secular-trend] The European Parliament claims it wants to protect its citizens from videos that use so-called hate speech and incitement to violence, but in action it is banning Christian and conservative opinion.

X22 Report, “Do You Feel It, Something Just Changed”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
X22 Report, “Do You Feel It, Something Just Changed” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q70y23n0epQ

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

The Economy: “Have We Just Reached Peak Stock Market Absurdity?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Have We Just Reached Peak Stock Market Absurdity?”* by Michael Snyder “Have you ever wondered how tech companies that have been losing hundreds of millions of dollars year after year can somehow be worth billions of dollars according to the stock market? Because I run a website called “The Economic Collapse“, there are naysayers out there that take glee in mocking me by pointing out how well the stock market has been doing. This week, the Dow is flirting with 21,000 and the Nasdaq crossed the 6,000 threshold for the first time ever. But a lot of the “soaring stocks” that have been... more »

Concentrated solar power in the USA: a performance review

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Concentrated solar power in the USA: a performance review Posted on April 24, 2017 by Roger Andrews A review of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants operating in the US reveals that they are costly, heavily-subsidized, generally performing below expectations and no more efficient than utility-scale PV plants. The need to jump-start them in the morning […]

Labour's Jack Dromey evades answering straight questions

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Andrew Neil fails to get a straight answer from Labour's Jack Dromey aka Mr Harriet Harman. Why do politicians persist in not answering straight questions? Do they think we don't notice their evasiveness?

Robust relationship between solar wind speed and North Atlantic Oscillation discovered

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change Solar impacts on earth’s climate are most sensitive in polar and tropical Pacific regions and the monsoon activity plays a crucial role in the propagation of solar signal between different latitudes. CREDIT Ziniu Xiao INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS,…

“Unacknowledged” PROOF That Aliens Are Here!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New King James Version) 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for […]

Trump Now a Captive of the Deep State

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
Trump Now a Captive of the Deep State by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ When the gullible and insouciant American public and the presstitutes who participate in the deceptions permitted the Deep State to get away with the fairy tale that a few Saudi Arabians under the direction of Osama bin Laden, but without the support of any […]

1,000,000 Gazans in Need of Food Due to Israeli Siege

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
Published on Apr 25, 2017 1. The United Nations Relief Agency says a decade of Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip has left 1,000,000 people in need of food assistance. 2. Another protester has died in Venezuela’s rival pro and anti-government rallies bringing the death toll to 26. 3. Rohingya Muslims who have fled a […]

Strikes Near Damascus ‘in Line with Israel Policy to Stop Iran Arms Transfers’ – Israeli Minister

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
Published on Apr 27, 2017 Explosions have rocked the Syrian capital, Damascus, hitting an area near the city’s International airport. Syria’s state news agency says the blasts are the result of Israeli air strikes. RT’s Lizzie Phelan & Paula Slier have more. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8a26 end

MSM Ignores Massive Pedophila Investigation

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
Published on Apr 26, 2017 By all accounts the Trump Administration has waged a silent war due to the lack of any mainstream media coverage on the underbelly of a human trafficking network of pedophilia. Already arresting 1500 scumbags in 3 months compared to 400 by the Obama Adminstration in all of 2014. – Attorney […]

Japan Prepares For War As Trump Brings UN Security Council to White House

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
Published on Apr 25, 2017 Japanese citizens are clamoring for bomb shelters and air filters that trap radiation as Trump brings the UN Security Council to the White House on Monday and schedules a meeting with all 100 Senators later this week. end

On Earth Day, shots fired at building housing leading climate skeptic scientists

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Via email from Dr. Roy Spencer: Shots fired at Christy/Spencer building FYI, apparently sometime after a March for Science went past our building at UAH, 7 shots were fired and hit the floor John Christy is on. (I’m in a different part of the same building). No…

President Trump Has Given The Pentagon The Authority To Set Troop Levels In Syria And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. President Trump Donald (C) dellivers remarks after attending a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis (R) with Vice President Mike Pence at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Reuters:* *Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits* President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the real number of U.S. forces. The Pentagon, which... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Injured my shoulder this morning. I have now made it a routine to go to the gym early in the morning. This morning .... I overdid it. I am grateful that I did not dislocate my shoulder .... but it hurts like hell. Gym policy is that I had to go and get it check .... and I was lucky .... my stay in the hospital was short and the prognosis simple .... do not do any upper body exercises for the next few weeks. On a bright note .... my typing skills are not impeded. Blogging will resume in the next hour, and Military & Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted later ... more »

What The IPCC Said About Glaciers In 1990

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood When we talk about glaciers retreating, it is worth recalling what the first IPCC Report in 1990 had to say about the matter: http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/far/wg_I/ipcc_far_wg_I_full_report.pdf In other words, glaciers began receding in the second half of the 19thC, and…

Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats To Influence Policy

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: by Chris White A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data…

In an attempt to discredit Judith Curry, Gavin at RealClimate shows how bad climate models really are

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the “whoopsie, that’s not what I meant” department Guest essay by Thomas Wiita A recent poster here wrote that they had stopped looking at the Real Climate web site, and good for them. It has become a sad, inwardly focused group. It’s hard to see anyone in…

Robert Wenzel and Tom Woods Defend Ron Paul Against Absurd Attack

[image: undefined] Last week, someone posted at Twitter comments attacking Ron Paul. The comments absurdly labeled Paul — who has spent decades arguing for peace, free markets, and liberty — as adhering to “xenophobia” and promoting both “anti-trade conspiracy theories” and “a hideous corruption of libertarian ideas.” “So what?” you may ask. After all, ignorant or spiteful comments are posted on the internet all the time. An important difference is that the someone who posted the comment on Twitter in this case has the title of Vice President For Research at the Cato Institute, a l... more »

Robert Wenzel and Tom Woods Defend Ron Paul Against Absurd Attack

[image: undefined] Last week, someone posted at Twitter comments attacking Ron Paul. The comments absurdly labeled Paul — who has spent decades arguing for peace, free markets, and liberty — as adhering to “xenophobia” and promoting both “anti-trade conspiracy theories” and “a hideous corruption of libertarian ideas.” “So what?” you may ask. After all, ignorant or spiteful comments are posted on the internet all the time. An important difference is that the someone who posted the comment on Twitter in this case has the title of Vice President For Research at the Cato Institute, a l... more »

Robert Wenzel and Tom Woods Defend Ron Paul Against Absurd Attack

[image: undefined] Last week, someone posted at Twitter comments attacking Ron Paul. The comments absurdly labeled Paul — who has spent decades arguing for peace, free markets, and liberty — as adhering to “xenophobia” and promoting both “anti-trade conspiracy theories” and “a hideous corruption of libertarian ideas.” “So what?” you may ask. After all, ignorant or spiteful comments are posted on the internet all the time. An important difference is that the someone who posted the comment on Twitter in this case has the title of Vice President For Research at the Cato Institute, a l... more »

Robert Wenzel and Tom Woods Defend Ron Paul Against Absurd Attack

[image: undefined] Last week, someone posted at Twitter comments attacking Ron Paul. The comments absurdly labeled Paul — who has spent decades arguing for peace, free markets, and liberty — as adhering to “xenophobia” and promoting both “anti-trade conspiracy theories” and “a hideous corruption of libertarian ideas.” “So what?” you may ask. After all, ignorant or spiteful comments are posted on the internet all the time. An important difference is that the someone who posted the comment on Twitter in this case has the title of Vice President For Research at the Cato Institute, a l... more »

Cop Charged for Punching Elderly Bathroom Attendant Because “The Water Was Too Cold”

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: bathroom]A Rhode Island police officer hits a 73-year-old bathroom attendant and wants leniency from the courts — and it looks like he's going to get it.

The US is Aiding a Genocide by Mass Starvation in Yemen, Mainstream Media Silent

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: yemen]Mainstream media reports have failed to hold the U.S. government accountable for assisting in actions leading to genocide on the people of Yemen.

Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: The ITCZ is the central band of bright white clouds in this composite image [credit: NASA] This seems to add weight to the idea that the moving position of the ITCZ can be a useful indicator of natural climate change, in conjunction with other data sources. The tropical rain…

Schools are so desperate after Theresa May’s budget cuts they are sending begging letters to parents

Emily Apple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Schools are in crisis. This is not an exaggeration. This is the testimony of teachers and pupils across the country. Now a school in Bristol has become the latest to send begging letters to parents asking for money. But this is at an academy rated “outstanding” by Ofsted. It is one of the most popular and oversubscribed […] The post Schools are so desperate after Theresa May’s budget cuts they are sending begging letters to parents appeared first on The Canary.

A nurse exposes the state of the NHS under the Tories. And it’s heartbreaking. [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Everything’s fine in the NHS, right? That’s what the Conservative government keeps telling us, anyway. But that’s not exactly true. And one NHS worker just exposed the painful reality, live on air. “People cannot afford to live” The NHS is facing many challenges due to years of deliberate Tory underfunding and the legacy of calamitous Private Finance Initiatives. […] The post A nurse exposes the state of the NHS under the Tories. And it’s heartbreaking. [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

A doctor’s crucial work is fighting inequality in one of the toughest possible situations

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Dr Dhekra Annuzaili, a Yemeni doctor, is the first ever winner of the Women in Focus Exceptional Service Award. Her work on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Yemen is helping to save lives and combat the ingrained sexism in her country. Gender inequality in many countries often increases the danger posed by NTDs. The Women in Focus […] The post A doctor’s crucial work is fighting inequality in one of the toughest possible situations appeared first on The Canary.

NATO member slammed by the US after bombing ‘partners’ in the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 13 hours ago
After NATO member Turkey bombed anti-terrorist ground forces in Syria and Iraq on 25 April, the US Department of State released a statement of condemnation. This was a public dressing down. But so far, it appears to have had little impact. Condemnation A Department of State press statement by Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner read: This was a significant statement. […] The post NATO member slammed by the US after bombing ‘partners’ in the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq appeared first on The Canary.

Climate Evangelists Are Taking Over Your Local Weather Forecast

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: The battle by alarmists for hearts and minds is extending to many fronts, including recruiting family doctors, and in the case of this post, media weather reporters. Surveys have shown the meteorologists are not more convinced of global warming/climate change than is the American public (a slight majority). But efforts…

Untitled

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Future Atmospheric CO2 Scenarios by Euan Mearns Energy and climate watchers will be aware that growth in global fossil fuel (FF) combustion has paused. Real enthusiasts will also be aware that growth in cement production has paused too. Why then has atmospheric CO2 continued to rise? The starting point is to appreciate that FF+cement emissions are […]

A Visit To GSI

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 13 hours ago
GSI, the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, is a laboratory located near the town of Darmstadt, in central Germany, just a few miles away from the Frankfurt airport. The centre was founded in 1969, and has since then been a very active facility where heavy elements are studied (six rare heavy ones were in fact discovered there, including the one they named Darmstadtium!), and where a wide research plan of nuclear physics is carried out. read more

Extreme Weather 1971 Style

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? A walk back down memory lane, with one of my first posts in 2011! It’s still relevant. ? Is our climate becoming more extreme? There has been much discussion recently about “Climate Disruption” or “Global Weirding”. John Holdren has talked…

“Why I left Buzzfeed” goes viral, as ex-employees expose inner workings of listicle publication (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
[image: “Why I left Buzzfeed” goes viral, as ex-employees expose inner workings of listicle publication (Video)] Former BuzzFeed employees uses their viral skill to explain why they quit the company. The post “Why I left Buzzfeed” goes viral, as ex-employees expose inner workings of listicle publication (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Michael Flynn under Pentagon investigation. AP says he was warned “not to accept foreign government payments”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
[image: michael-flynn] Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments. The post Michael Flynn under Pentagon investigation. AP says he was warned “not to accept foreign government payments” appeared first on The Duran.

Maria Zakharova blasts Macron campaign for clear racism against Russian press

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
RT reporters were barred from accreditation for the first time despite having applied in advance and being promised access to Macron's HQ. The post Maria Zakharova blasts Macron campaign for clear racism against Russian press appeared first on The Duran.

The European Union’s stunning unemployment rates in one chart

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
[image: Euope] EU official year ending unemployment rate for 2016. The post The European Union’s stunning unemployment rates in one chart appeared first on The Duran.

NASA Crashes Cassini Plutonium Probe into Saturn

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
This video covers a news conference held in 1997 at the National Press Club in Washington opposing the launch of the Cassini space probe and was covered by CSPAN on cable TV. The news conference was organized by the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice where I worked for 15 years. The Florida Coalition was one of the founding members of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. NASA has just crashed Cassini with 72.3 pounds of plutonium-238 onto the surface of Saturn. Journalist Karl Grossman has written a story about this latest incident. You can find it *h... more »

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: An early clip from the text-in-itself!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017Part 4—The need to explain what you mean:* The alleged philosopher Jim Holt was off on a hero "quest." He set himself on the hero quest at the start of his ridiculous book, Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story. Inevitably, the book would be chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of the year. Alas! The silliest newspaper in the land never *doesn't* do this! What was this philosopher's quest? Inanely, he decided to jet around the upper-class world in search of three or four Einsteins. According to Holt, he would then "... more »

Pre-Charge delay

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
The Supreme Court today (*R. v. Hunt* 2017 SCC 25) upheld a lower court decision (*R. v. Hunt*, 2016 NLCA 61) which limited the effect of pre-charge delay to rare cases of prejudice. The Court below, cited by , stated: [81] Subject to a few specific exceptions, the laying of indictable criminal charges is not subject to limitation periods (*Rourke*). (See also *R. v. Finta*, 1994 CanLII 129 (SCC), [1994] 1 S.C.R. 701.) Limitation periods in criminal law are the province of parliament, subject to judicial scrutiny only for constitutional compliance and the ability of court... more »

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: By Walter E. Williams ~ Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions. In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel…

Terror arrest near Houses of Parliament per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
Here we go again... 'A man who was carrying knives near the Houses of Parliament has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. The man, in his late 20s, was arrested at 14:22 BST by armed police as part of an intelligence-led operation on Parliament Street. A witness described seeing two knives on the ground, one of which he described as a large bread knife. The Metropolitan Police said there were no injuries. The suspect is in custody in a south London police station. The police statement added: "The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon an... more »

Is Bill Clinton on His Death Bed in Arkansas?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
An unreliable web site's claim ignores the fact that Clinton is New York, making numerous public appearances.

Public health journal’s editorial board tells publisher they have “grave concerns” over new editor

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
First, an occupational health journal appointed a new editor with industry ties without consulting the editorial board. Then, with no explanation, it withdrew a paper by the previous editor that was critical of corporate-sponsored research — again, without consulting the editorial board. At that point, they’d had enough. Yesterday, the editorial board of the International Journal […] The post Public health journal’s editorial board tells publisher they have “grave concerns” over new editor appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Mosul Campaign Day 192, Apr 26, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
A market in Nabi Younis, east Mosul (Reuters) There were clashes in west Mosul, and the Hashd were advancing towards the Syrian border. The Golden Division was fightingin Zinjali, and the Federal Police were battling in Rifai, Harmat, and the Wadi Akab cemetery, both in the eastern section of the city. The Hashd on the other hand capturedfour towns, including the historical Hatra, west of Mosul. Hatra is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, and the Islamic State destroyed part of it after it was captured in 2014. In 2015 the group released a video of it smashing walls, shooting... more »

KIPP Calls for End of Debate and More Disposable Teachers

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
My response below to Mike Feinberg's op-ed in the Houston Chronicle: It's that time of year again when thousands of exhausted KIPP Model teachers are anticipating their final teaching days and hoping to recover from the regular traumas of working in "no excuses" charters like KIPP. In these schools, unsustainable hours, unending paperwork and meetings, impossible discipline and test score expectations, unbearable, unrelieved workloads, total compliance school cultures, autocratic administration, shortages of materials, the absence of textbooks, and an unbending and uncaring organiz... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Stolen Earth'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Post navigation ← Previous STOLEN EARTH Posted on April 27, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN April 27, 2017. The immigrants to great turtle island are conditioned to believe we are extinct. They help themselves to our land, resources and everything they can get their hands on. In 1302 Pope Boniface VIII claimed to own every human being, the planet and everything on it, through a

The One U.S. Submarine That Could Completely Destroy North Korea

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* The Ohio-Class is one tough sub. *In the event of a nuclear exchange, a boomer would likely receive its firing orders via Very Low Frequency radio transmission. While a submarine’s missiles are not pretargeted, like those in in fixed silos, they can be assigned coordinates quite rapidly. The first eight Ohio-class boats were originally built to launch the Trident I C4 ballistic missile—an advanced version of the earlier Poseidon SLBM. However, by now all of the boomers are armed with the superior Trident II D5 ballistic missile, which has 50 ... more »

Elon Musk Promises Human to Human (and to Machine) Telepathy with Neuralink

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has another outlandish plan for humanity. The post Elon Musk Promises Human to Human (and to Machine) Telepathy with Neuralink appeared first on Waking Times.

A proven way for Texas lawmakers to improve primary health care access

Content Multimedia - 15 hours ago
By Deane Waldman The shortage of primary care providers isn't just a rural issue. Shortages are found in major metropolitan areas and impact Texans of all coverage stripes — those with private insurance, no insurance, CHIP or Medicaid. A recent survey by Dallas-based Merritt Hawkins showed the nationwide average wait time to see a family practice physician in mid-sized cities was up to 122 days. That’s four months to find out if your belly pain is gas, an ulcer or cancer.

Google reveals new tools for avoiding fake news.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of the Guardian: *Google announced its first attempt to combat the circulation of “fake news” on its search engine with new tools allowing users to report misleading or offensive content, and a pledge to improve results generated by its algorithm. * *The technology company said it would allow people to complain about misleading, inaccurate or hateful content in its autocomplete function, which pops up to suggest searches based on the first few characters typed. * *It also said it would refine its search engine to “surface more authoritative pages and demote low-quality ... more »

Trump Changes Tune on Illegals

TNA Video at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: andy-ramirez-trump-changes-tune-illegals-dapa]VIDEO - In recent statements, President Trump has backpedaled on some of his stances which were cornerstones of his campaign platform. From both an interview with AP and at a news conference, Trump stated that only illegal immigrants who have committed crimes are going to be apprehended by Homeland Security. DHS expert Andy Ramirez reports on the subject.

The Real Problem with Diversity in Political Science

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
This is a guest post by Lee Ann Fujii, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, and currently a Member Scholar of the Institute for Advanced Study. This post is based on the keynote address she gave at ISA-NE in November 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. These days most political science department are discussing the need […]

Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign just received a decisive boost from an unlikely source

James Wright at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Tony Blair has refused to back Jeremy Corbyn in the general election, in a decisive boost to the Labour leader’s anti-establishment credentials. A decisive boost The flagship strategy of the Corbyn campaign is the “the establishment versus the people”. For the electorate, Blair sits firmly on the side of the former. Last year, 53% of Britons informed […] The post Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign just received a decisive boost from an unlikely source appeared first on The Canary.

Boris Johnson pelts Jeremy Corbyn with expensive words

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Just when we thought Boris Johnson had been sidelined, Mr ‘£350m-a-week’ came bumbling back. This time barraging Jeremy Corbyn with a deluge of words so expensive that only an Etonian would have the disposable income necessary to utter them. Pip pip The first insult came when Johnson called Corbyn a “mugwump” in The Sun – […] The post Boris Johnson pelts Jeremy Corbyn with expensive words appeared first on The Canary.

Boris Johnson came out of hiding to attack Corbyn. It didn’t go well for him.

Emily Apple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Boris Johnson has come out of hiding to make incomprehensible insults and repeat lies about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The misinformation was lapped up by the mainstream media. That is, until Johnson actually spoke to them directly, and then things began to fall apart. Writing in The Sun, Johnson claimed about Jeremy Corbyn: They watch his […] The post Boris Johnson came out of hiding to attack Corbyn. It didn’t go well for him. appeared first on The Canary.

Israeli forces enter Syria, build new border fence

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 45 P.M.) – Israeli servicemen, supported by three tanks, entered – yesterday morning – the Syrian territories in THE bordering province of Quneitra. Pro-rebels sources reported that three Israeli military tanks accompanied with several soldiers infiltrated the western edges of Koudneh village in the southern countryside of Quneitra. The same sources confirmed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

April’s end sees ISIL’s decline in Syria: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Two years ago, the Islamic State (ISIL) was wrecking havoc all over Syria, capturing large chunks of territory from all parties involved in this six year long conflict. However, the first four months of 2017 have proven to be a critical time frame in the war against ISIL, as the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

بالخريطة || الجيش السوري يسيطر على جبل و حقل الشاعر و يتقدم شمال حقل جزل بريف حمص

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
اكد مصدر عسكري لمراسل المصدر نيوز سيطرة الجيش السوري على حقل و شركة الشاعر للغاز مع عدد من الآبار المحيطة وذلك بعد معارك عنيفة مع ارهابيي داعش وجاءت السيطرة على حقل الشاعر بعد ان وسعت وحدات الجيش سيطرتها في التلال والجبال الحاكمة لحقل الشاعر , حيث بسطت وحدات الجيش سيطرتها الكاملة على جبل الشاعر الاستراتيجي […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Combat Footage: Syrian Army gains ground in Deir Ezzor

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:50 P.M.) – The self-proclaimed Islamic State continue to lose more grounds in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor as the government forces are engaged in a successful counter-offensive near the city’s airbase. The government troops, aided by pro-Army local fighters, manager to recapture Abou Hassan hill and a jihadist trench southwest of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UK may attack Syrian government if another chemical attack happens: Johnson

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, told BBC radio on Thursday that if the U.S. chooses to attack the Syrian government again, his regime may participate in the strike. “If the Americans were once again to be forced by the actions of the Assad regime … and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio captura base abandonada entre rápidos avances en el este de Homs

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS), dirigido por la 5ª Legión recientemente creada y ayudada por helicópteros rusos, asaltó las posiciones del ISIS en el Batallón Blindado abandonado, al norte de la base aérea T-4 el jueves por la mañana. Los enfrentamientos duraron hasta mediodía, cuando las Fuerzas Armadas sirias finalmente lograron capturar la base después […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian Army storms through Al-Qaboun suburb in east Damascus

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had another productive day in Damascus after resuming counter-insurgency operations in the embattled Al-Qaboun district on the eastern fringes of the capital. Led by the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division alongside the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, government forces captured a dozen […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army captures abandoned base amid swift advance in east Homs

Renato Velez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 PM) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), led by the recently created 5th Legion and assisted by Russian helicopters, assaulted Islamic State (ISIS) positions at the abandoned Armored Batallion, north of the T-4 airbase on Thursday morning. Clashes lasted until mid-day, when the Syrian Armed Forced finally managed to capture the base […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Rusya: Batının Esad saplantısı çıkmaza sürüklüyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
TASS haber ajasında yer alan habere göre Rusya Dışişleri Bakanlığı sözcüsü Maria Zaharova, batılı ülkelerin Suriye Devlet Başkanı Beşar Esad’ı devirme fikrine fazla odaklandıklarını ve ülkedeki siyasi çözümü çıkmaza sürüklediklerini ifade etti ve batı ülkelerinin ”Esad’ın gitmesi” konusundaki ısrarını “Bu çıkış yolu değil, bu çıkmaz” şeklinde değerlendirdi. Zaharova, Yahoo Global News’e verdiği röportajda, İdlib eyaletinde bu ayın başlarında […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Missile attack against Damascus Airport was conducted from Israeli-controlled areas

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:02 P.M.) – Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian militants and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes, Reuters reported. Video was released of the attacks against the airport that led to fuel […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

KDHC: Savaş istemiyoruz, ancak ABD emperyalistlerine karşı mücadele edeceğiz

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Birleşmiş Milletler (BM) Kore Demokratik Halk Cumhuriyeti Daimi Temsilciliği Çarşamba günü yaptığı bir açıklamada, ülkenin “ABD emperyalistlerine karşı ölüm kalım mücadelesinde bir zafer kazanmaktan geri durmayacağını” ifade etti. Açıklamada, “Barışsever sosyalist bir devlet olan KDHC, barışın devam ettirilmesine son derece değer veriyor ancak savaştan korkmuyor ve kaçınmak da istemiyor” ve “KDHC, kendini ABD’nin nükleer tehditlerinden korumak […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Mapa | ISIS queda atrapada en el corredor de Deir Ezor tras nuevas ganancias del EAS

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
A pesar del asedio yihadista que dura ya tres años, los contingentes de ISIS aún no han logrado sobrepasar completamente al Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) en la ciudad oriental de Deir Ezor. Tras avanzar 400 metros en el área del cementerio el jueves por la tarde, las tropas del gobierno sirio, apoyadas por miembros de […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

War Drums

LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
*Cause and Effect* We need to file this one under cause and effect. War on the Korean Peninsula is not inevitable, but we're not that far off, either. It all hinges on what the Norks do next. Another nuclear test is the trigger point for the US to remove the North Korean capacity to deploy missiles or use it's nuclear weapons. The Chinese signaled that they will allow that to happen without recourse to the US. If North Korea attacks the South, the US and South Korea will remove the regime with extreme prejudice. If North Korea uses nuclear weapons, the US will reciprocate -- and Ch... more »

The Extremists In The Freedom Caucus Have A Secret Weapon Undermining Healthcare: Tom MacArthur (R-NJ)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
A headline at *Axios* yesterday: GOP health care plan has momentum. This is the new plan where, aside from kicking 24 million people off health insurance, the Republicans gut protections for the sick (by eliminating protections for people with pre-existing conditions)-- and all to allow a tax cut for the super-rich. The far right extremists at the Freedom Caucus think it does enough damage to have earned their support. Whats known as the Meadows-MacArthur amendment allows states to waive a set of "essential health benefits" and a ban on charging sick people higher premiums in limi... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Government Schools + Anti-Gun Political Correctness = Child Abuse* Several years ago, I would regularly share horror stories about innocent kids being abused by politically correct government school administrators who overreacted to anything remotely resembling a gun. I even had a U.S. vs. U.K. stupidity contest that featured many examples of anti-gun lunacy, though Canada may actually win the prize for the most absurd case of political correctness. But I eventually stopped sharing these types of stories because it seemed there were so many and I felt like I was making the same p... more »

Pig Study Shows Dairy 'Excellent' Source Of Protein For Human Kids Too

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
In 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations propose using animals like pigs to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children. The researchers behind a new study calculated protein scores for eight sources of protein, derived from both plants and animals. Protein scores compare the amount of digestible amino acids in a food with a "reference protein," a theoretical protein which contains fully digestible amino acids in the proportions required for human nutrition at a particular stage of life. read more

Goodbye Mr. O'Leary

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 16 hours ago
With the news that Kevin O'Leary has pulled out of the running for the leader of Canada's Conservative Party, I thought that it was a great time to post this parting shot of the "Real Kevin": Goodbye Mr. O'Leary. Don't let the door hit you on the butt on your way back to Boston.

LET'S PLAY "SPOT THE RUBES"

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Larry Sabato's Center for Politics at the University of Virginia has just conducted a poll and focus group of swing-state Trump voters. As in many other recent polls, the Trump voters are, for the most part, still delighted with the president. Here are some of their statements of praise: "He went to work right away"! He's praiseworthy for "not wasting any time dragging his feet"! Yes, he leapt in with both feet and ordered a Muslim ban -- which was blocked twice. And he insisted on a quick replacement for Obamacare -- which everyone hates and no one wanted to vote on. America "sho... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Cold Comfort from Ice Core Records of Climate* *The attempt to defend Warmism below would appear to have solved a problem -- but not the problem they think it solved. The big problem for Warmists is to show synchrony between CO2 levels and temperature. There is so little synchrony in modern times that their only recourse has been to look at paleoclimate -- the climate of many thousands of years ago -- as estimated from ice-cores etc. And when they do that, they appear to find the synchrony they need. CO2 and temperature seem to go up and down roughly in tande... more »

The U.S. Military’s Master Plan to Fight Russia and China in a War Is Already Here

Dan Goure at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Dan Goure* *Security, * Fortunately, many capabilities for a credible third offset strategy already exist. When faced with adversaries who seemed able to match or counter U.S. military-technological superiority, the Department of Defense began an intensive effort to invest in a new generation of capabilities designed to restore U.S. military preeminence or overmatch. This effort was labeled the Third Offset Strategy in recognition of two prior technology investment strategies that had, or so it was asserted, successfully countered advances in Soviet military capabilities. The ... more »

Theresa May Is Cruising Toward Re-Election

Jacob Bojesson at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Jacob Bojesson* *Politics, * A done deal? British Prime Minister Theresa May’s popularity has reached historic levels as Conservatives are cruising toward a landslide victory in the general election June 8. May called a snap general election April 18 “to make a success of Brexit.” The announcement came as a surprise to many, but polls predict an easy road to reelection for the party. *(This first appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Website here.) * The Conservatives would receive 49 percent of the votes, according to an Ipsos MORI poll released Wednesday. The Labou... more »

The U.S. Navy Just Flight Tested a Missile That Might Be Able to Kill Just About Anything

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Using an "active seeker" technology, two SM-6 missiles were able to simultaneously track and destroy a single target, greatly improving the probability of a target kill. *The SM-6 is unique in several respects; the weapon uses what is called an "active" seeker, meaning it can send a signal or electromagnetic ping forward in addition to receiving them. This enables the weapon to better hit moving targets and fire in rapid succession.* The Navy is preparing an emerging Standard Missile 6 missile variant for combat by test-firing the weapon engineered wi... more »

Theresa May’s comments on rape are chilling and indefensible [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Just weeks from a general election, Theresa May has described rape as a lifestyle choice. The comments underscore her reputation for callous disregard of those facing the toughest life circumstances. The comments During Prime Minister’s Question Time, SNP MP Christopher Stephens asked the Prime Minister to think again about her rape clause policy. The government now requires […] The post Theresa May’s comments on rape are chilling and indefensible [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Thanks to the Tory housing crisis, you too could live in a shed for £350,000 [IMAGES]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
As housing moves up the general election agenda, one property for sale sums up the sorry state of the homes market in the UK. And it’s Conservative policies that are directly to blame for the current housing crisis. Wait, what…? Estate agents Foxtons are selling a one-bedroom property. Located in Bethnal Green, London, the “charming” studio […] The post Thanks to the Tory housing crisis, you too could live in a shed for £350,000 [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.

Donald Trump has a special red button on his desk to summon an emergency Coca Cola.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Mother Jones: *A man accustomed to wealth and its trappings, Trump has embraced life in the Executive Mansion, often regaling guests with trivia about the historic decor. With the push of a red button placed on the Resolute Desk that presidents have used for decades, a White House butler soon arrived with a Coke for the president.* You know some president's had an emergency hotline to other world leaders. But this idiot has a button specially designed for emergency thirst quenching. Oddly enough Trump has had a rather long love/hate relationship with Coke. Actually ... more »

What's Behind the Collapse of America's Manufacturing Sector?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
As we are all aware, Donald Trump is on a mission to bring jobs back to the United States. In large part, his plans include renegotiating trade deals that have led to job losses in what was once America's economic foundation; manufacturing. Here is a graph showing what has happened to manufacturing jobs in the United States since 1939: *At 12.392 million jobs, America's manufacturers have shed 7.161 million jobs from the peak of 19.553 million in June 1979, a decline of 36.6 percent.* As well, since March 2010 when manufacturing jobs hit their post-Great Recession nadir of 11.45... more »

"Andrew Neil Skewers Labour's Corbyn re 'Bargain Basement' Economy"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/BUmD9NWuSr8 Another Labour Party spokesperson shown up

O'Leary's Out

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Kevin O'Leary has dropped out of the Conservative leadership race because, he says, he can't get support in Quebec. That was obvious on the day he announced his candidacy. Even though he was born in Montreal, he never lived outside Quebec's Anglophone bubble. But, Paul Wells writes, there is another reason why O'Leary's candidacy failed: The lesson, which a lot of people seem slow to learn, is that conspicuous success over *here* does not constitute any kind of guarantee over *there*. Politics is its own set of skills and challenges. If you can’t speak in a way that inspires at le... more »

Brazil: Government Abandons Uncontacted Tribes to Loggers & Ranchers

White Wolf at White Wolf - 17 hours ago
All the government units currently protecting Brazil’s uncontacted tribes from invasion by loggers and ranchers could be withdrawn, according to information leaked to Survival International. The move would constitute the biggest threat to uncontacted Amazon tribes for a generation. Agents from FUNAI, the country’s indigenous affairs department, perform a vital role in protecting uncontacted territories from loggers, ranchers, miners and other invaders. Some teams are already being withdrawn, and further withdrawals are planned for the near future. Thousands of invaders are likely... more »

Extreme Weather 1971 Style

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A walk back down memory lane, with one of my first posts in 2011! It’s still relevant. Is our climate becoming more extreme? There has been much discussion recently about “Climate Disruption” or “Global Weirding”. John Holdren has talked about “increases in floods, wildfires, droughts, heat waves and hurricanes” […]

Fawn Rescued from Water and Reunited with Mother

White Wolf at White Wolf - 19 hours ago
This is the season of warm weather and newborn fawns. However, spunky fawns often find themselves in sticky situations and vulnerable to predators and fluke accidents. During the rescue the doe approached the group several times and was never far from her offspring. Once it was free, the wobbly-legged fawn ran straight to its mom and started nursing. Finding a Fawn: What To Do There is a strong probability that you did not find an abandoned fawn. Female deer hide their newborn fawns in tall grass or brush and move some distance away to feed to avoid drawing predators to their off... more »

Are 90 Year Old Vaccine Ingredient Safety Studies Valid Today?

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Teresa Conrick If you look on the CDC website you see things like this: "Aluminum gels or aluminum salts are vaccine ingredients that have been used in vaccines since the 1930s. Small amounts of aluminum are added to help...

Risk Of ASD 20% Higher For Child If Mother Has Flu Vaccine In First Trimester

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Not even Kaiser Permanente have been able to completely fudge the association between the vaccine and autism in this study, after exchanges with Brian Hooker and Donzelli et al. Here is the abstract:- JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jan 2;171(1):e163609. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3609....

Go ahead, tell me this wouldn't work.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
It would work. In fact something like this is probably all Trump can ever hope to actually get for all of his efforts to wall off America from Mexico. Instead of the Great Wall of China that he envisions he will probable have to settle for increased border patrols, drone surveillance, and stricter laws concerning undocumented immigrants. Though to be clear I think the invisible wall scam would work just as well.

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 20 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin This analytics firm uses one trillion Facebook and Twitter posts to predict stock movements French intelligence report says Assad forces are behind April sarin attack Shocking Exposé Reveals Trump Associates & ISIS-Linked Vigilantes Are Attempting Coup in Indonesia The amazing life of the Australian bungee-jump inventor now building an airship for Google co-founder Sergey Brin Sergey Brin is secretly building a massive zeppelin in a NASA hangar, report says Trump's top alternative media backers defend their controversial actions by saying they play 'characters'... more »

Tsai Packs the Courts?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*You can fish, but there are some rules....* President Tsai's office was forced to distance itself from the decisions of its judicial reform committee this week when it turned out the "reform" actually made things less democratic. The President's office dodged by saying that the Committee had made its decisions without informing the president... During a meeting of the committee on Monday a consensus was reached that the top level of the judiciary should be reduced by cutting the combined number of Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court judges from 94 to 21,* and granting ... more »

"A New Wave of Violence in the Valley"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"A New Wave of Violence in the Valley"* by Bill Bonner ‘Watch out, Bill. The originarios almost killed someone up the valley,’ our lawyer warned us. ‘He’s still in a coma.’ The latest news isn’t very encouraging. The originario problem was supposed to have calmed down. *Ranch invasion: *Last year, they invaded our ranch and blocked the roads. We called the police, who came and cleared them out. Then, a judge ordered them to back off. That’s where it stood for nine months. When the populist government in Buenos Aires was thrown out at the end of 2015, we thought the originarios wou... more »

"At That Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"There was a man here, lashed himself to a spar as his ship went down, and for seven days and seven nights he was on the sea, and what kept him alive while others drowned was telling himself stories like a madman, so that as one ended another began. On the seventh day he had told all the stories he knew and that was when he began to tell himself as if he were a story, from the earliest beginnings to this great and deep misfortune. The story he told was of a man lost and found, not once, but many times, as he choked his way out of the waves. And the night fell, he saw the Cape Wrath ... more »

"Korea, Asia's Great Cultural And Political Conundrum"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Korea, Asia's Great Cultural And Political Conundrum"* by JWMJR "North Korea and its petty, murderous, emotionally stunted and gravitationally challenged tyrant has been busy of late playing the old family game, threatening everyone around in hopes of securing tribute in the form of free food from the West and cut rate oil and coal from China to keep the neighborhood bully from acting even crazier. Unfortunately this third generation egomaniacal fool is not content with digging tunnels under the DMZ, blasting propaganda over loudspeakers, assassinating troublesome relatives or ex... more »

Why Volcanoes swell before an eruption

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 20 hours ago
Current models explaining the swelling of a volcano before eruption point to explanations involving an expansion of the magma chamber and an increase in magma volume Simple calculations presented here show that thermal expansion alone is quite sufficient to explain … Continue reading →

Fuente militar: Agresión israelí al aeropuerto de Damasco es un intento de elevar la moral a los terroristas

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Una fuente militar ha afirmado a la Agencia Árabe Siria de Noticias (SANA) que los ataques en el sur-oeste del aeropuerto internacional de Damasco de esta madrugada corresponden a una agresión israelí con varios misiles lanzados desde los territorios ocupados del Golán. La misma fuente ha confirmado que estos ataques han causado varias explosiones que han provocado […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Rusia: La obsesión occidental con Assad lleva a callejón sin salida

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
TASS informó que los países occidentales están demasiado centrados en la idea de expulsar al presidente sirio, Bashar al-Assad, y esto lleva a la solución política del país a un callejón sin salida, dijo la portavoz del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Rusia, Maria Zakharova, en una entrevista con Yahoo Global News. “En mi opinión, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia: Western obsession with Assad leads to dead end

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:12 A.M.) – TASS reported that Western countries are too focused on an idea of ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad and this brings the political settlement in the country to a dead end, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in an interview with Yahoo Global News. “To my mind, the main idea […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

North Korea: We do not want war, but we will struggle against the US imperialists

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:02 A.M.) – The North Korean Permanent Mission to the UN said in a statement on Wednesday that the country is not afraid to “win a victory in the death-defying struggle against the US imperialists.” “The DPRK (The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), as a peace-loving socialist state, highly values the sustaining of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia expresses concern about Turkish airstrikes in Syria, Iraq against Kurdish forces

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:07 A.M.) – Turkey’s airstrikes overnight to April 25 on areas of Iraq and Syria along the border trigger most serious concerns in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, TASS reported. “As the Turkish side declares, the strikes targeted positions of armed units of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia’s Federal Security arrests two ISIS members, find explosives in raid

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:07 A.M.) – Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested two ISIS-linked suspects in Sakhalin. Footage released Wednesday showed the arrest of two alleged ISIS. Homemade explosive devices were found during a raid at the suspects’ house, along with mobile phones containing instructions on how to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Sakhalin is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Like James Bond, Nature loves to walk a micron from the cliff

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Inconsistencies, like the death of 007, are often avoided by microns or "almost" miracles. Nature abhors arbitrary bans on "potentially dangerous" things.* If you are a realist and you watch a movie about James Bond or a similar film, you may be annoyed by some scenes that seem very unlikely. In the real world, you may argue, the hero would have died about 20 times throughout the movie. It's implausible that the hero could have survived so many lethal challenges. And if he has survived them, it would be much more likely that he escaped them an hour, and not a second, before the las... more »

Alien Covenant - massive global message - What Is Real analysis

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
okay, here's THE REAL SHIT about the Alien: Covenant message, and it's a message on a global scale... and it involved our once-sun Saturn and all the Cassini's final plummet into the Saturnian atmosphere. Expect sparks and brighter-than-usual impact characteristics. Real Saturnalia... *Note:* oh, is that Shaw drinking from the Holy Grail? Tee hee.... oh, and spoilers ahoy warning, as ever. *MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING:* in case you're thinking of going to the cinema to see Prometheus 2 i.e. Alien Covenant, in a few weeks' time and don't want to witness ANY spoilers, please don't ... more »

Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This aspect of global so called ownership is merely an artifact of our central banking system and ultimately almost meaningless. More it points to a key flaw in the whole arrangement. 1 It is a natural extension of the role of the king. Problem with that idea is that the king can plausibly augment a half dozen allies and really no one else. Those half dozen or so then have to go forth and augment theirhalf dozen to produce say three dozen of the well connected. And so forth to doubtful effect on the whole population. 2 In fact they are mere custodians holding queer idea... more »

New 'Mothman-Like' Encounter in Chicago

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This set of reports is particularly unique and simply fails to conform with known Earth based lifeforms. We have seen and heard of additional reports, but non so clear and specific as this. Not many though and the flapping wings and apparent aerial dexterity is intriguing. What is not described here is a feathered wing at all. It does appear to be a bat wing, yet clearly different from earth examples. It appears way too short yet unusually wide. What ever we are seeing here it is unique and much different from what we know. The eyes are at least noctu... more »

Scientists in Belgium find a surprising reason why Greenland's glacier is melting so fast.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This nicely explains why the Arctic can become several degrees warmer so easily. An excess of clouds are dumped into the Arctic and maintained through a positive feedback. Thus a small nudge provides a massive response. Where did the small nudge come from? Well in fact the northern Hemisphere has been simply warmer for the past four decades and this so far appears to be a cyclical shift from the southern Hemisphere and completely able to reverse. Possibly more heat from the gulf stream is now ending up in the Arctic which explains the rapid collapse of our sea ice as well. ... more »

The Kolbrin Bible - Introduction

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am posting the Kolbrin bible in segments as i work through the txts. This type of adventure is in search of historical insights that reflect our larger understanding of human history and the spiritual community as well. We start off with the introductory material. Having said that i also want to report that i have now read a number of channeled reports from the other side to produce a coherant body of work. This body of work is typically informed by any number of rather ordinary folks who passed ordinary lives and can answer ordinary concerns. Add in that the concepts are o... more »

MOSSAD NEWS

Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Pierrette Lalanne, mother of Marine Le Pen.* According to *Circus Maximus on Twitter* Marine Le Pen = Dating a Jew Marion Le Pen's Father = Mossad Putin's Daughter = Married to a Jew 4/5 Trump's Kids = Married/Dating Jews TRUMP HAS LINKS TO ISIS. Trump is German-Jewish, according to his late brother. Boris Johnson is part Jewish. Above, we see the boss of Mossad. Yossisis Cohen and a boy. ~~

Future Express | The Replication Crisis and Challenges to Progress

Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
In this episode, we have a free-ranging conversation that begins by discussing the modern replication crisis in psychology and other fields. We examine how this development might affect our views on the pace of progress generally. Amidst our many tangents, we consider the possibility of getting tech companies to share their proprietary data for the sake of science research and wonder if becoming an increasingly globalized society imposes coordination costs.

BREAKING: Possible Israeli airstrike starts large fire near Damascus airport

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 23 hours ago
[image: BREAKING: Possible Israeli airstrike starts large fire near Damascus airport] A large fire has broken out near Damascus airport after over-night attacks. The post BREAKING: Possible Israeli airstrike starts large fire near Damascus airport appeared first on The Duran.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#UPDATE Mexico, Canada and US plan to swiftly renegotiate NAFTA free trade deal, White House says https://t.co/MASuLUbvqz pic.twitter.com/p97Xg5moCa — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 27, 2017

Trump’s Unconstitutional Assault on the Judiciary

Robert Reich - 23 hours ago
One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts.... more »

Carl Sagan, “A Way of Thinking”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Carl Sagan, “A Way of Thinking” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1cNaFG1VII

"The Duty To Act..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

Physics of poo: Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time

Patricia Yang, Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Defecation duration is surprisingly similar throughout the mammal world. Elephant image via www.shutterstock.com. The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces. So did the Egyptians, the Greeks and nearly every ancient culture. Even today, your doctor may ask when you last had a bowel movement and to describe it in exquisite detail. Sure, it’s uncomfortable to talk about. But that’s where science comes in, because what we don’t like to discuss can still cause harm. Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease,... more »

Zapatistas -- Kagemusha: April is Also Tomorrow

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Marcos in Sonora photo by Brenda Norrell, Censored News Kagemusha: April is Also Tomorrow Subcomandante Insurgente GaleanoApril 12, 2017A few months ago, Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés gave me a more extensive and substantive summary of what he just told you.Perhaps unintentionally, he had detected a through line between the past and the storm that’s here now.Early this morning, after

Pentagon: Turkish Airstrike Against Kurds Put U.S. Soldiers In Danger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *Pentagon expands rebuke of Turkey over Iraq, Syria strikes* The Turkish government gave the United States less than an hour’s notice before conducting strikes on partner forces in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military said on Wednesday, stepping up its criticism of airstrikes the United States said endangered American personnel. Col. John Dorrian, a U.S. military spokesman, said the lead time failed to provide adequate notice to reposition American forces or warn Kurdish groups with whom the United States is partnering against the Islamic States. “That’s not enoug... more »

ISIS suicide attack kills scores of tribesmen in Egypt’s Sinai

At least 40 tribesmen loyal to the Egyptian government were killed in a suicide attack for the Islamic State in the northern Egyptian province of Sinai. According to the Islamic State’s official account on social media, a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle in a gathering for tribesmen fighters affiliated with the Egyptian Army in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video released of the alleged Israeli airstrike on the Damascus International Airport

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:16 A.M.) – Preliminary reports emerged hours ago that an Israeli air raid targeted the Damascus International Airport or its perimeters earlier this morning. Al-Masdar News has obtained video footage showing the alleged Israeli airstrike targeting the Damascus International Airport. The reports say that there were five airstrikes against the airport or its […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic pictures: ISIS militants capture, behead young Syrian soldiers near Palmyra

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 A.M.) – Amaq Agency published 11 gruesome images showing what appears to be a massacre comitted on captured Syrian soldiers, seemingly young conscripts, near the Palmyra Silos on Wednesday. According to the pictures, the ISIS raid saw four soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured and 8 soldiers killed. At least […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Reports that Israel air raid strikes Damascus International Airport

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:35 A.M.) – Preliminary reports have emerged that an Israeli air raid has targeted Damascus International Airport or its perimeters. This cannot be independently verified by Al-Masdar News at this moment however. Photos have emerged of burning fuel or gas at the international airport. Photo shows Burning of fuel or gas near Damascus […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army begins offensive to capture last rebel pocket west of Damascus

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:25 A.M.) – On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officially began an anticipated offensive targeting an Islamist enclave, known as the Beit Jinn pocket, on the provincial border between Quneitra and rural Damascus. Preluded by missile and artillery shelling, government troops attacked from two axes at the Al-Siyouf and Al-Hinnawi hills, advancing […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

New gains leave ISIS fighters trapped in corridor between Deir Ezzor and its airbase – Map update

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:35 P.M.) – Despite a three-year jihadist siege, ISIS contingents are yet to completely overrun the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern city on Deir Ezzor. After advancing 400 meters in the cemetery area on Thursday afternoon, Syrian government troops, supported by Sunni Al-Shaitat tribesmen, continued to storm and capture multiple nearby […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Rebel forces pay big price for gains in Daraa city – full report

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 A.M.) – Wednesday proved extremely costly for Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) destroyed a number of insurgent targets in the border city of Daraa. Relying mostly on artillery, missiles, Syrian choppers and Russian jets, the SAA pounded suspected militant positions […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Paratrooper Jump* A Greek paratrooper jumps from a Air Force C-130J Super Hercules during a static-line airdrop as part of Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV near Megara, Greece, April 22, 2017. Approximately 40 paratroopers performed the static-line jump from the height of 1,000 feet. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

As The Islamic State's Caliphate Collapses, Foreign Fighters Are Deserting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BBC *The Guardian*: *Isis faces exodus of foreign fighters as its 'caliphate' crumbles* *Exclusive: Two Britons and one US citizen are among dozens who have surrendered or been caught at Turkish border* Large numbers of foreign fighters and sympathisers are abandoning Islamic State and trying to enter Turkey, with at least two British nationals and a US citizen joining an exodus that is depleting the ranks of the terror group. Stefan Aristidou, from Enfield in north London, his British wife and Kary Paul Kleman, from Florida, last week surrendered to Turkish border police after ... more »

Could North Korea's Artillery Destroy Seoul?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*: *Could North Korea Annihilate Seoul with Its Artillery?* For most armies, artillery is just one component of an all-arms force consisting of infantry, armor and artillery. But North Korea’s curious strategic location, with the enemy capital within striking range, has turned the country’s arsenal of howitzers and rocket launchers collectively into a weapon of mass destruction, capable of reducing Seoul to rubble within days. Or does it? Has the threat to the capital by North Korea’s “King of Battle” been overstated? During the Cold War, North Ko... more »

Ohio Is All Gerrymandered Up-- And Of Course You Can Blame Arch Hypocrite John Kasich

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Want to understand Kasichism? Ohio Governor John Kasich has a new book out, *Two Paths: America Divided or United*, and you don;'t even have to read it because he's on a media blitz to push it. On *The View* Tuesday he addressed the reason-- a 2020 presidential run-- most people are paying attention to it: "A lot of people say, 'Well, he wrote this be 'cause he wants to run for office or whatever.' No, I wrote this book because, folks, we can't live fighting, even inside our own families." Later he was on Chris Hayes' show. It was so dull. Chris tried to make it interesting but K... more »

Should the giving styles of the rich and famous alarm us all?

Leslie Lenkowsky, Senior Counsellor and Professor Emeritus of Practice in Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis atPolitics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Tech billionaire Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra Lenas Parker are among today's youngest and most ambitious donors. Rich Fury/Invision/AP Photo In 1890, pioneer photojournalist Jacob Riis published a book, “How the Other Half Lives,” portraying the squalid lifestyles of the immigrant groups flooding into the slums of New York City. In “The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age,” writer, publisher and think-tank founder David Callahan examines a vastly different group, the ultra-wealthy, and how they are using their fortunes to try to change the world. These ... more »

One way Trump went big league in his first 100 days

Mark Major, Senior Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Trump signs the Waters of the United States executive order on Feb. 28, 2017. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Since FDR, a president’s first 100 days offer an important – if arbitrary – measure for evaluating success. While it is unlikely any executive will again match the productivity of Roosevelt, most scholars of the presidency agree that this period still matters for advancing an administration’s agenda. It has been an unruly 100 days since President Donald Trump took the oath of office. His administration has been plagued with scandals, protests and a critical media with a renewed sens... more »

Radicals Stop Coulter Speech at Cal-Berkeley

Steve Byas at rss - 1 day ago
[image: radicals-stop-coulter-speech-at-cal-berkeley] Once considered the champions of free speech, college campuses have emerged as its bitterest enemy.

Pre-pilot episode of new talk show "Muslims Talk Politics" with MD Alam

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
NEWS & VIEWS, Episode : 70, Millennium Tv Usa, Host: Md. Alam, Guest : Dr. Kevin Barrett- Wisconsion, Derron Black- Missouri, Mohammad Salim Akhtar- Chikago, IL, Eng. Ahad Ahmad- Warren, Michigan. If you are having trouble watching the video, click HERE.

Projects, Day 4: Victoria country weekender

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
So I told you the other day I’d give you some idea of some of the things I’ve been working on recently that have kept me away from blogging. This one is a small, inexpensive weekender on a tiny Victorian country street… [image: 16018-Perkins~19 - Picture # 1] [image: 16018-Perkins~19 - Picture # 3] [image: 16018-Perkins~19 - Picture # 4] [image: 16018-Perkins~FloorPlan-web] [image: 16018-Perkins~StreetFrontCutawayPlan-web] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Lessons from the Lack of White Cornerbacks in the NFL

MARCUS BRIGHT at Diverse - 1 day ago
The last time a White cornerback started in an NFL game was in the 2003 season. Let’s unpack some potential reasons for this and what lessons can potentially be applied to higher ed.

Hispanic Leadership Pipeline Proving Vital

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Programs that prepare Hispanic role models for executive leadership are of increasing importance, especially as Hispanic enrollment in community colleges, now at an all-time high, continues to grow.

Silvers Continues to Lead Way for Disabled

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Now completing her 50th year at San Francisco State University, Dr. Anita Silvers is a nationally prominent champion of disability rights.

Opponents Take Aim at Eliminating Department of Education

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Critics say a proposal to abolish the U.S. Department of Education in the name of saving taxpayer dollars is just a “shell game” that would not save any money but hurt millions of students.

Law School Dean Placed on Leave Sues University

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
CINCINNATI — The dean of the University of Cincinnati’s law school is suing the university, saying she was illegally placed on administrative leave. Jennifer Bard’s recently filed lawsuit alleges she was put on leave in retaliation after she responded to media reports about budget shortfalls at the law school and faculty responses to her efforts […]

Saudi Council Rejects Proposal for Female Sports Colleges

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women failed to win enough votes in the kingdom’s top advisory body, a council member who drafted the plan said Wednesday. The proposal needed 76 out of 150 votes in the Shura Council, but fell three votes short. It called for […]

Indiana State President Stepping Down After 9 Years in Post

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State University’s president plans to step down after leading the school for more than nine years and growing its enrollment by nearly one-third. The school announced Wednesday that President Daniel Bradley intends to leave office next January. Indiana State trustees chairman David Campbell says Bradley oversaw a period of unprecedented […]

Hungary Premier Dismisses University Fear as EU Takes Action

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
BRUSSELS — Hungary’s prime minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns about his country’s new higher education law after the European Union launched legal action amid fears the legislation is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. While insisting that Hungary remains committed to the European project, Viktor Orban also launched a […]

Yale Grad Students Pledge Hunger Strike to Press Union Bid

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table, including a vow by some graduate students to go on a hunger strike until talks begin. Graduate assistants in eight departments at the Ivy League school voted in February to […]

Coulter’s Berkeley Speech Canceled, Police Prep for Violence

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
BERKELEY, Calif. — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence, calling it “a dark day for free speech in America.” Police and university officials said they were still preparing for possible violence and protests whether Coulter comes to […]

Bundy Ranch Trial: Hung Jury in First of 3 Planned Trials for Multiple Defendants

William F. Jasper at rss - 1 day ago
[image: bundy-ranch-trial-hung-jury-in-first-of-3-planned-trials-for-multiple-defendants] FBI informant convicted, jury deadlocks on 50 of 60 counts for six defendants, judge declares mistrial and reschedules new trial for June 26.

These Unassuming Planes Are Playing A Key Role In The War AGainst Terror

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
USAF Special Operations PC-12 in Niger in 2012. Sputniktilt/wikicommons *The Drive:* *These Unassuming Planes Have Been Key Players in America's War on Terror* For years, the U.S. Air Force's 318th Special Operations Squadron's small PC-12 and C-145A aircraft supported secretive operations across five continents. A key element that makes the U.S. military so potent is its ability to start rushing troops anywhere in the world on short notice. Massive cargo aircraft, such as the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III, depositing troops and equipment into or near war zones is a common i... more »

Introducing Donald Trump's tax reform. (Psst, it's a tax cut, not tax reform.)

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
The @WhiteHouse tax plan: pic.twitter.com/l7xag1dE4Q — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 26, 2017 Nope, apparently there is NOT a page two. Just this. Which has inspired a fair amount of ridicule. JFC. This is their tax plan? My kid wrote a more detailed paragraph on dinosaurs last year. (h/t @kpomerleau)#TaxReform#WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/luwSXkjoHf — Holly #TheResistance (@AynRandPaulRyan) April 26, 2017 Here is what the New York Times had to say about it: *President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp reductions in both individual and corporate income tax rates, reducing the... more »

Scientists Create ‘Revolutionary’ Artificial Womb

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The researchers successfully tested the system on fetal lambs, but hope the technology can one day be applied to helping save the lives of critically preterm infants.

Is Paul Ryan ‘Out’ as Speaker of the House?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Ryan has no plans to voluntarily leave his influential post, and it's unclear if any serious effort to replace him is afoot.

Is the ‘Water Bending’ Squirrel Real?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
An image purportedly showing a squirrel appearing to magically avoid a stream of water is a composite of at least two different images.

Limitation does not run against tortfeasor who caused damages while tortfeasor is trying to fix problem

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Presidential MSH Corporation v. Marr Foster & Co. LLP, 2017 ONCA 325: [20] First, the cases suggest that a legal proceeding against an expert professional may not be appropriate if the claim arose out of the professional's alleged wrongdoing but may be resolved by the professional himself or herself without recourse to the courts, rendering the proceeding unnecessary. Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut

BREAKING: Trump climbs down on China, North Korea. No military action threatened

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
[image: donald kim] After weeks of threats of unilateral military action, joint statement by US Secretary of State Tillerson and US Defense Mattis appears to call that option off. The post BREAKING: Trump climbs down on China, North Korea. No military action threatened appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump puts on a show for US Senators–China is not amused

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 1 day ago
[image: North Korean soldiers carry flags and a photo of late leader Kim Il Sung as they march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)] Initial reports indicate the short meeting was more of a domestic demonstration of power than it was about serious foreign policy. The post Donald Trump puts on a show for US Senators–China is not amused appeared first on The Duran.

Full U.S. Senate Receive Briefing At The White House On North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN: **Senators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefing* (CNN)Nearly every US senator attended an unusual all-hands meeting on North Korea at the White House Wednesday, though afterward few said any new information emerged about the increasingly tense US standoff with Pyongyang. Nonetheless, members of both parties said they were reassured by the hour-long administration update, which President Donald Trump appeared at only briefly before handing the session off to his top national security aides. "It was a sobering briefing, and an important opportunity for th... more »

Time For The Democrats To Use Paul Ryan To Win Elections-- Montana

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
[image: Goal Thermometer]Paul Ryan's SuperPAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund, has continued spending immense sums of money to prop up weak Republican candidates. Ryan spent millions on ineffective, counterproductive attack ads in GA-06 even before the GOP had a candidate, spent several hundred thousand dollars in KS-04 and is rapidly approaching the million dollar mark in Montana. Today Ryan's sleazy corporate-financed SuperPAC announced it would pour *another $3.5 million* into GA-06, bringing the total to $6.5 million, the most any outside group has ever spent in a congress... more »

Declassified Intel Report Shows Obama’s Chemical Weapons Deal With Assad Was a Complete Failure

Russ Read at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Russ Read* *Security, Middle East* The results of the failed accord speak for themselves. In addition to the attack on Khan Sheikhoun, the report claims “there have been over 100 allegations” of the Assad regime’s use of sarin and chlorine gas. The Syrian government was supposed to relinquish its chemical weapons arsenal in 2014 under a deal promoted by the Obama administration, but a recently declassified French intelligence report has proven it to be an abject failure. France’s declassified “national evaluation” examined evidence gathered from a sarin attack, which killed mor... more »

Get Ready, North Korea: America's Missile Defenses are Getting Even Stronger

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Asia* The SM-3 is a kinetic energy warhead able to travel at more than 600 miles per hour; it carries no explosive, but instead relies on the sheer force of impact and collision to destroy an enemy target. *The SM-3 IIA can hit bigger targets, such as incoming enemy ballistic missiles, at longer distances than previous SM-3 interceptor missiles.* The Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon have configured the emerging SM-3 IIA missile with a more “sensitive” seeker and software designed to accommodate new threat information. The SM-3 IIA is a newer intercept... more »

Moonrise: The Next South Korean Leader and How He Will Govern

Tom Eck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Tom Eck* *Politics, Asia* Once in office as the twelfth president of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in will have his work cut out for him. In the 2012 South Korean presidential election, Moon Jae-in lost to Park Geun-hye. Now, a snap election has Mr. Moon positioned to be the next president. With the political right in disarray due to Park’s removal from office and the splintering of the political party she once led, the stage is set for the political left to take power again in the Republic of Korea. Why this will happen and what the likely short-term results will be on the K... more »

Ecuador and the Case of the Liberal Losers

Alvaro Vargas Llosa at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Alvaro Vargas Llosa* *Politics, * Left-wing populism is slowly but steadily declining in the Americas. The recent poison gas attack in Syria, America’s stepped up military activities in Afghanistan, a presidential power grab in Turkey and the clownish bellicosity of North Korea’s “leader” have overshadowed an important development closer to home: left-wing populism’s slow-but-steady decline in the Americas. Just a few years ago left-wing populism was on the rise, embraced in one form or another by Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela and ... more »

Want to Improve Border Security? Seek Better Relations with Cuba.

Ted Piccone at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ted Piccone* *Politics, * Conditionally improving relations with Havana could have tangible benefits for the American and Cuban people. As the Trump administration carries out its promised review of U.S. policy toward Cuba, it should think hard about the national and economic security implications of its next move. Three apparent courses of action—rolling back engagement and increasing punitive sanctions, continuing with normalization, or conditioning improved relations on further changes in Cuba—have distinct ramifications for the White House’s stated priorities to improve bor... more »

Is Donald Trump About to Launch an Operation in Southern Syria?

Jesse Marks at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Jesse Marks* *Security, Middle East* It's imperative that the president does not bring U.S. soldiers into open conflict with the regime. As coalition forces inch closer toward the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, increased U.S. military activity on Jordan’s northern border suggests that the fight against ISIS will soon expand to southern Syria. On April 6, President Trump authorized the launch of sixty cruise missiles from warships off the coast of Syria. On April 8, a Free Syrian Army political officer reported that U.S. forces were reportedly mobilizing to the Jordanian bor... more »

Finland Seeks Continued U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic

Kenneth Yalowitz, Stacy Closson at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kenneth Yalowitz, Stacy Closson* *Security, Asia* Could Russia's defenisve measures and other geopolitical tensions negatively impact the Arctic Council's cooperative efforts? Finland will assume the chairmanship next month of the eight-member Arctic Council at a time of heightened geopolitical tension. The council, which includes the United States, four other NATO members, Finland, Sweden and Russia, has so far succeeded in advancing cooperative environmental and scientific steps in the region, leading some people to regard the Arctic as one of the few areas for continued coope... more »

Rusya, hava gücünün yarısını Hmeymim hava üssünden çekti

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
Rusya hava kuvvetleri, bu hafta askeri komuta emirlerini takiben, uçaklarının yarısını Lazkiye’nin Ceble ilçesinde bulunan Hmeymim hava üssünden çekti. Rusya Genelkurmay Başkanlığı Ana Harekat Dairesi Başkanı Orgeneral Sergey Rudskoy, Uluslararası Güvenlik üzerine VI. Moskova Konferansı’nda yaptığı konuşmada, “Teröristlerin sayısı azaldı, bu da Hmeymim hava üssündeki uçakların neredeyse yarısını geri çekmemizi sağladı.” ifadelerini kullandı. Uçakların geri […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Peşmerge: PKK, Şengal bölgesinden ayrılmalı

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
Peşmerge Bakanlığının Medya Departmanı Başkanı Halgurd Hikmat, TSK’nın Peşmerge üssünü hedef aldığı ve bir dizi ölümle sonuçlanan saldırıdan PKK’yi sorumlu tutarak Şengal bölgesinden ayrılması konusunda PKK’ye çağrıda bulundu. Hikmat, PKK’nin duruşunu ”yeniden düşünmesi” gerektiğini ve Kürdistan Bölgesel Yönetimi’nin topraklarından ayrılması gerektiğini söyledi. Hikmat, ”PKK, Şengal’den ayrılmayı reddettiği takdirde, Irak hükümeti toprak egemenliğini koruyamadığı için hava […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lazkiye kırsalında onlarca cihatçı Suriye ordusuna teslim oldu

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
Lazkiye kırsalında yaklaşık 50 cihatçının, Suriye yönetimi tarafından çıkarılan af kararını kabul ettiği öğrenildi. Büyük bir kısmının ÖSO’ya bağlı 1. ve 2. Sahil Tümenlerinden olduğu bildirilen 50 civarı cihatçının Suriye ordusunun alan komutanlarıyla telsiz görüşmeleri neticesinde teslim olmaya karar verdikleri belirtiliyor. Buna ek olarak, Lazkiye vilayetinde faaliyet gösteren birkaç silahlı grubun İdlib’deki liderlerinden gelen emirlere […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian warplane drops massive parachute bombs on Al-Qaeda in rural Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Air Force has unleashed its largest campaign yet, conducting nearly 100 sorties alongside Russian jets over the provincial border between Hama and Idlib on a daily basis to systematically weaken Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). Brand new footage from the volatile rebel-held region shows a Syrian Su-22 warplane dropping […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

X22 Report, “The Stock Market Has Gotten So Big It Has Now Passed 2007 Market Bubble”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*X22 Report, * *“The Stock Market Has Gotten So Big It Has Now Passed 2007 Market Bubble”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoTVsklElr0

Unrest In Venezuela -- News Updates April 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NPR:* *Dueling Rallies Rack Caracas After Death Toll Inches Toward 30 In Venezuela* It has been just under a month since dissatisfaction with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro erupted into massive protests — but if Wednesday's street skirmishes in Caracas are any indication, the unrest is unlikely to end soon. Nearly 30 people have been killed in the demonstration since the end of March, when the pro-Maduro Supreme Court tried to nullify an opposition-dominated legislature — but then quickly backpedaled. Opposition leaders announced three of the deaths Wednesday, according to ... more »

Watch the moment Theresa May shows exactly why she’s too scared to face the British public [VIDEO]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 1 day ago
Not only has Theresa May ruled out participating in public debates. She also seems very reluctant to meet real people. But footage from Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) shows exactly why. And her failure to answer key questions will be of fundamental importance to some of the Conservatives’ most loyal fans – pensioners. It’s a simple […] The post Watch the moment Theresa May shows exactly why she’s too scared to face the British public [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Jeremy Corbyn managed to touch a public nerve with just one tweet [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 1 day ago
After the last Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) before the upcoming general election, Jeremy Corbyn made a very bold statement on Twitter. And it struck a chord with the public. Probably because it simply said what so many people think about the Conservative government. A clear message from Corbyn The Labour leader’s tweet was straightforward. But […] The post Jeremy Corbyn managed to touch a public nerve with just one tweet [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

The image that shows the Tories couldn’t be further from a ‘workers’ party’ if they tried [TWEETS]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 1 day ago
The Conservative Party has long tried to convince people that it’s “the real workers’ party”. But one recent image sums up the truth perfectly. That is, that the Tories couldn’t be further from a ‘workers’ party’ if they tried. Forget the fact that Theresa May’s party wines and dines millionaire donors, slashes corporation taxes, and lowers taxation for the highest earners. Or that it does […] The post The image that shows the Tories couldn’t be further from a ‘workers’ party’ if they tried [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Experts’ vision of an ice-free summer is already wrong & benefitting polar bears

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Polar bear populations in most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (CAA) must be booming, as they are elsewhere. That’s because the ‘experts’ were even more wrong in their predictions of future sea ice conditions than most people realize: they expected the CAA would remain choked with ice during a ‘nearly ice-free’…

Trump Caught Tweeting at Mar-a-Lago?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
An unflattering image purportedly showing President Donald Trump from sending a tweet from his Florida estate is a hoax.

"Trump Unveils Major Tax Overhaul"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Trump Unveils Major Tax Overhaul"* by Brian Maher "Saturday is the president’s 100th day on the throne. And Trump strikes us as a fellow sweating to get something done, against some sort of odds. His own party reformed health care reform into the wastebasket... Judges banned his travel ban… The big, beautiful wall remains a big, beautiful fantasy. But this afternoon the president’s released his latest tax reform proposal. A critical plank drops the U.S. corporate tax rate from a punishing 35% to a relaxed 15%. Trump says a 15% rate would take American business off its tether… li... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Tyler Rogoway, Drive*: *It's Far Too Soon For The Military Option When It Comes To North Korea* As war drums grow louder, the US and its allies are encircling North Korea with military might. Meanwhile, the White House is about to brief the US Senate as to its plans. The potential for a real showdown between the United States and North Korea seems to be manifesting itself via grand displays of force on and around the Korean Peninsula. The US is very publicly loading additional firepower into the region, and North Korea doesn't seem ready to tamp down on their own form of high-p... more »

Wednesday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Christian Cooper discusses how poverty is like a disease in its effect on a person's mental and physical well-being. And Andre Picard highlights the reality that in order to address the damage done by centuries of systematic discrimination against Canada's indigenous people, we need to start making up the gap with ambition rather than hesitation. - Meanwhile, the Guardian editorializes about the structural - and growing - inequities which are limiting opportunities for the younger generation in the UK. - Alan Broadbent and Elizab... more »

Our Turk Allies Just Attacked Our Kurd Allies - Whose Side Are We On?

Daniel McAdams at 1 day ago
Here's a perfect example of how convoluted our Middle East policy is: our Turkish NATO allies attacked our Kurdish anti-ISIS ground forces in Iraq and Syria this week, killing as many as 70 fighters. The Kurdish YPG fighters make up the bulk of the US-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces" who are leading the US fight against ISIS in eastern Syria. How will the Kurds respond to the fact that their chief sponsor's close ally keeps killing them? And how does the US expect the Kurds to take over Raqqa once it's "liberated" when the Turks keep killing them? And how will the Turks respond to ... more »

World News Briefs -- April 26, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A U.S. military commander (R) walks with a commander (C) from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) as they inspect the damage at YPG headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria. REUTERS/ Rodi Said *Reuters:* *Turkish army, Kurdish militia exchange fire across Syria border* Turkey's military outposts on the border with Syria came under fire from Kurdish militia across the frontier, the army said on Wednesday, a day after Turkish warplanes bombed groups in northeastern Syria and Iraq affiliated to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Pa... more »

TRUMP'S STRUGGLING TO GET THE WALL FINANCED -- WILL HIS VOTERS CARE?

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
The chair of the Republican National Committee says that the wall needs to be built or the GOP base will punish Republican candidates in 2018: Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said Wednesday that failing to fulfill Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a wall along the Mexican border will hurt the party in the 2018 midterm elections. "They're gonna lose the trust of our base if we don't keep our promises, our base is gonna walk away," McDaniel said when asked by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham about the possibly of the wall not being built or funde... more »

Musical Interlude: John Murphy, “Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
John Murphy, “Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQXVzg2PiZw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula, a star forming region toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). In the center, the three prominent dust lanes that give the Trifid its name all come together. Mountains of opaque dust appear on the right, while other dark filaments of dust are visible threaded throughout the nebula. A single massive star visible near the center causes much of the Trifid's glow. * Click image for larger size.* The Trifid, also known as M20, is only about 300,000 years old, making it among the youngest emission nebulae know... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Why Do That?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Why Do That?”* by Paulo Coelho “Nature is telling us: ‘Change!’ And those who do not fear the Angel of Good Fortune understand that they must go forward, despite their fear. Despite their doubts. Despite recriminations. Despite threats. They confront their values and prejudices. They hear the advice of their loved ones, who say: ‘Why do that? You have everything you need: the love of your parents, your wife and your children, the job it took you so long to get. Don’t run the risk of becoming a stranger in a strange land.’ Nevertheless, they risk taking a first step, sometimes out... more »

"The Vanishing Days..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The sunset on which we gaze is a sunrise on the other side of the world, and the vanishing days can take from us nothing that may not be restored by some day yet unborn.” - E.C. Hall