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Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

27 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:15 pm MDT



A Number Of Russian Soldiers Killed And Wounded By ISIS Attack In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria war: Russians killed in militant raid in Deir al-Zour* At least four Russian combatants have been killed by militants in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zour. Two military advisers died when the Syrian army battery they were directing was attacked. Five other Russians were injured and two died later of their wounds, the defence ministry said. Syria's army took Deir al-Zour city last November but Islamic State fighters remain active in the province. Officially Russia has lost about 90 personnel in the Syrian civil war. Scores of military contractors have als... more »

The Noblesville School Shooting and the NRA’s Indiana Campaign Donations

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
*By Doug Martin* The day after a school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana left one teacher and a 13-year-old girl wounded, students and parentsprotesteda recruitment tent set up by the National Rifle Association at the Hoosier Armory gun shop in downtown Noblesville. That day, yesterday, May 26, demonstrators from Noblesville and students from Warren Central, Lawrence North, and Carmel schools also attended the We Live rally for gun control at the Indianapolis statehouse. According to the Noblesville gun shop owner, the NRA recruitment event was planned bef... more »

"Time Passes..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Time passes in moments. Moments which, rushing past, define the path of a life, just as surely as they lead towards its end. How rarely do we stop to examine that path, to see the reasons why all things happen? To consider whether the path we take in life is our own making, or simply one into which we drift with eyes closed? But what if we could stop, pause to take stock of each precious moment before it passes? Might we then see the endless forks in the road that have shaped a life? And, seeing those choices, choose another path?" - Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, "The X-Files"

GAZA BOMBINGS: Two Islamic Jihad members killed by Unprovoked Israeli Airstrikes

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:24 P.M)- Late night unprovoked Israeli Airstrikes kill two members of Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian resistance organisation primarily based in the Gaza Strip. At around roughly 11:00 P.M last night, Israeli F-16 war-planes took flight targeting sites surrounding Khan Yunis and Rafah, towards the South of the Gaza Strip. It is claimed that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US warships enter disputed South China Sea waters, Beijing slams move

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
The destroyer USS Higgins and the USS Antietam cruiser came near to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, Reuters reported, citing an anonymous US official. According to the outlet, the warships passed by the Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the Paracels. Another unnamed US official noted that the move was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

In-depth look into upcoming southern Syria offensive (map)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies are preparing to launch their biggest offensive of the year, with the primary focus being the southern provinces of Dara’a and Al-Quneitra. Units Involved: Syrian Army 4th Division 39th Brigade 40th Brigade 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) 5th Armored Division 15th Brigade 9th […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Yemeni Army has database of ‘Saudi economic targets’ – commander

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A major commander in the Yemeni Armed Forces was interviewed by the Tasnim News Agency on Sunday; he would discuss a number of topics, including the ongoing war and Saudi Arabia’s participation. Colonel Aziz Rashid told Tasnim that his forces have an entire database of Saudi economic targets, which could […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

More worthiness

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Talking of Radio 4 over-worthiness... Listening to this morning's *Sunday*, can you guess which angle Radio 4 chose to take when interviewing the new President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie van der Zyl? Yes, the feminist angle. (She's a woman!). Couldn't more be done? And when the Royal Wedding preacher Bishop Michael Curry was interviewed, some of the questions put to him were from the anti-colonialist angle (linking the British Establishment to slavery, etc). And, yes, the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid really was discussed from the... more »

Worthiness

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Worthiness is a fine quality but too much worthiness can become wearying - especially for others. I find that listening to too much Radio 4 can result in high levels of worthiness fatigue. Like Queen Victoria about Mr. Gladstone, I sometimes feel as if they speak to me as if I was a public meeting. Their worthy intent is so obvious, clunking even, as to be increasing off-putting - and off-switching. I know I'm not alone in that. Quentin Letts of *OMG The Daily Mail* famously fled Radio 4 to Radio 3 a few months back. And Daisy Waugh (yes, a member of *the* Waugh family - Evelyn, ... more »

Changing the culture

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Sheila Dillon, on today's *The Food Programme*, noted that the BBC Cook of the Year Award used to be called the Best Dinner Lady or Man Award. "We've got more PC since then", she added. *(I'll say!)* What struck me about the BBC Cook of the Year Award (from what I heard on this programme) was that it's not what I imagined it to be. It's a much worthier thing than being merely an award for great cooking. It's about "changing the culture" according to Sheila. And, thus, this year's finalists work with (1) prison inmates, (2) asylum seekers/refugees and (3) cancer sufferers - and lo... more »

Credible report alleges US relocates ISIS from Syria and Iraq into Russia via Afghanistan

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 12 hours ago
According to Russian and Chinese law enforcement agencies, militants fleeing by sea from Syria and Iraq follow a route from the Qasim port in the Pakistani city of Karachi to Peshawar, and are then distributed along the Nangarhar province in the east of the country. More The post Credible report alleges US relocates ISIS from Syria and Iraq into Russia via Afghanistan appeared first on The Duran.

Forget Kim. It’s time for a Trump-Putin Summit – NOW!

Jim Jatras at The Duran - 12 hours ago
In the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s cancellation of his scheduled June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, the gathering clouds of global conflict are getting thicker and darker. More The post Forget Kim. It’s time for a Trump-Putin Summit – NOW! appeared first on The Duran.

“Not Even Hurricane Season” Bogus News

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 12 hours ago
Is there a "hurricane season"? Does it land neatly on our calendar month boundaries? Is it right for the "news" programs to be banging on about how this latest Tropical Storm "Alberto" is happening when "It is not even hurricane season"? Continue reading →

A Beginner’s Guide to the Ketogenic Diet: An Effective Way of Optimizing Your Health

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 12 hours ago
Story at-a-glance This guide will tell you everything you need to know about a ketogenic diet – how you can apply it to your lifestyle and what positives you can reap from it Before coming up with an actual ketogenic … Continue reading →

Are the Elderly Really Taking Too Many Vitamins?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 12 hours ago
Story at-a-glance According to The New York Times, studies have linked high-dose vitamin E with a higher risk of prostate cancer. In reality, a single study found a very small increase in prostate cancer among those using synthetic vitamin E … Continue reading →

Could an independent vaccine safety group save the U.S. from government corruption?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 12 hours ago
It’s no secret that everything we’re told about vaccines by the mainstream media and major “health” organizations is a lie. Agencies like the CDC may be charged with protecting public health, but they continue to demonstrate that they are more … Continue reading →

Yoga diet: Healthy foods for yoga practice

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 12 hours ago
1/12 1 Diets to Improve Your Yoga Practice Most of us often wonder about the foods to eat before a yoga session. Especially, if you are a beginner, it is better to know what works and what doesn’t work as … Continue reading →

Is Monsanto going down like Big Tobacco? FAKE SCIENCE about to be exposed on a global scale

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 12 hours ago
Monsanto is showing some clear signs that they’re getting nervous as their dishonest practices come significantly closer to being brought to light on a grand scale. Last week, the peer-reviewed manuscripts of the pilot phase of a study known as … Continue reading →

Emails Show Cooperation Between EPA and Climate-Change Deniers

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
The newly-released emails reveal Environmental Protection Agency officials have worked to organize events and hearings with conservative groups such as the Heartland Institute.

American Imprisoned in Venezuela Returns to the United States After Two Years

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Joshua Holt went to Venezuela to get married in 2016, but was quickly jailed and branded a CIA spy by Venezuelan authorities.

All public forums should be open and uncensored

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 12 hours ago
Trump should embrace (and expand) the court ruling that his Twitter account is a free speech forum.

Jail Exposed for Punishing Inmates By Hanging Them with Handcuffs Like They’re on a Crucifix

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: jail] A county jail has been accused of using the practice of "crucifixion cuffing" as punishment and inciting race wars among inmates. The post Jail Exposed for Punishing Inmates By Hanging Them with Handcuffs Like They’re on a Crucifix appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Scientists, Funded By Crypto, Using Blockchain to Stop Monsanto from Taking Over Cannabis Industry

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: cannabis] A group of scientists is using blockchain technology to stop Monsanto from patenting cannabis strains. The post Scientists, Funded By Crypto, Using Blockchain to Stop Monsanto from Taking Over Cannabis Industry appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Two US Warships Sail Near South China Sea Islands Claimed By China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam. Source DoD The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Higgins. Reuters *Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move likely to anger Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued cooperation on North Korea. The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in... more »

THIS ISN'T GOING TO SOLVE ELIZABETH WARREN'S "POCAHONTAS" PROBLEM

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
CNN reported yesterday on Elizabeth Warren's efforts to "defang" the "Pocahontas" slur: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has quietly waged a months-long, behind-the-scenes effort to put "Pocahontas" in the past. President Donald Trump has used the slur since the 2016 presidential campaign to skewer her claims -- passed down through family stories, Warren says -- of Cherokee and Delaware ancestry. Warren delivered her most forceful rebuttal yet during a speech at the National Congress of American Indians in February. The speech opened a new chapter of Warren leaning into her heri... more »

Escaping Trump, Escaping Trumpism... Is It Possible?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Ted's right-- both on this tragic and shameful, heart-breaking specific and in a more general way. Everything in Trumpworld is sheer bullshit. Friday, Masha Gessen, writing for the *New Yorker* asserted, rather than questioned, that In the Trump Era, we are losing the ability to distinguish reality from vacuum. Never mind his and his odious regime-- does morality even apply to his supporters? Author of the award-winning book, *The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia*, she asked how is one to maintain sanity, decency, and a measure of moral courage? Decent membe... more »

How Conflicts (Don’t) End

renglishguest at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Photo Credit: via BBC *Editor’s Note: **May 22, 2018, marked the twentieth anniversary of referenda in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland that laid the groundwork for one of the most celebrated peace accords in the modern era* *—**the so-called "Good Friday" agreement that ended Catholic-Protestant violence in Northern Ireland and transformed the Provisional Irish Republican Army from terrorist group to political party. Richard English of Queens University Belfast reflects on this historic movement, drawing sober lessons on the limits of the peace and how to think about p... more »

#Ramadan Arabian Nights 2018 : The amazing tales challenge Episode 11 “Spiritual Seclusion”

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 13 hours ago
Sorry for the delay in posting this episode of our annual Ramadan Arabian Nights Podcast. Here is the 11th episode of our tale for this year, the Amazing tales challenge. You can refresh your mind and remember what happened last night by checking last night’s episode. Tonight’s episode is No.272 in the record of the Egyptian State radio’s One Thousands and One Nights show written by Taher Abu Fasha and created by Mohamed Shaaban. You can listen to the new episode after the break. Your browser does not support the audio element. [image: Ruins by Edmund Dulac] Ruins by Edmund Dulac*The ... more »

South Korean President Moon Jae-in Says North Korea Is Committed To A Trump Summit And 'Complete' Denuclearization

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *South Korea says North Korea committed to Trump summit and 'complete' denuclearization* SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to a planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday. In Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump signaled that preparations for a June 12 summit with Kim were going ahead, despite having called the meeting off last week. Moon and Kim agreed at a surprise meeting on Saturday that the possible Nort... more »

Syrian Army seizes large weapons cache in northern Homs (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has seized another large weapons cache that was left behind by the rebel forces in the northern countryside of the Homs Governorate. According to a military source in Homs, the Syrian Army uncovered this weapons cache while combing through the northern Homs town of Al-Ghanto, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia will maintain its naval grouping in Mediterranean

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
The Russian Navy will support the composition of the grouping in the Mediterranean Sea at an efficient and balanced level, the commander-in-chief of the Navy Vladimir Korolev told reporters after the ceremony of the Poltava’s launching. “The Navy will maintain the numerical strength of the grouping in the Mediterranean, which will be efficient and balanced,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Never before seen footage of Deir Ezzor’s liberation from ISIS

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M) – ANNA News Agency released never before seen footage of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) fierce battle to liberate the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor last year. The new film chronicles the Syrian Army’s battle that took place between October 24th and November 4th of last year. This operation was led […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces fire ballistic missile at gathering of Saudi-backed forces in western Yemen (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces fired another ballistic missile at a gathering of Saudi-backed forces, the group’s official media wing reported today. According to the Houthi report, their rocket battalion fired a Qaher-2M ballistic missile at a gathering of Saudi and UAE-backed troops in western Yemen, scoring a direct hit on their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran rebuffs US demands to withdraw from Syria, will remain in advisory role

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said that the country would preserve its “advisory presence” in Syria and proceed with support for resistance groups after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed a 12-point ultimatum against Tehran. Iran’s senior security official said that the country’s presence in Syria is restricted to an […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian choppers flies over Turkish military positions, demands militants surrender in Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, 3:45 P.M.) – In a strange move, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) airdropped thousands of leaflets over the militant-held towns of northern Idlib. The leaflets called on the militants in the towns of Sarmada and Al-Dana to lay down their arms and join the Syrian Army in their war on terror. While the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebel infighting in northeast Aleppo kills and injures scores

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – Heavy firefights ripped through the city of Al-Bab in northeast Aleppo in a demonstration of power among different rebel groups. The infighting involved militants from the Turkish-backed Sultan Murad Brigade and local fighters, killing three from both sides and injuring scores others including civilians. The reasons behind the infighting are […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Farewell ceremony for two Russian servicemen killed in Syria held near Chita

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
A farewell ceremony for the Russian first lieutenant and sergeant first class killed in Syria have been held in Russia’s Zabaikalsky Territory, a source, who was present at the ceremony, told Sputnik on Sunday. “Over 200 people came to the farewell ceremony, military and civilians. The sergeant will be buried at the central cemetery of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Construction nearly completed on important highway in central Syria (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The construction work on the imperative Hama-Homs Highway is nearly complete after several days of restoration services. According to a government source, the restoration process will take another estimated three weeks. Once the construction work is completed, the highway will be reopened to the public for the first time in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS executed two Shiite men while visiting Iraq for pilgrimage

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Two Shiite Iraqi men were savagely beheaded by Islamic Sate militants after being kidnapped for months in Iraq. Ahmad Hasseb and his nephew, two Swedish nationals of Iraqi origins, visited Iraq last December for pilgrimage but went missing ever since before ISIS released a video last month featuring the two men being brutally executed. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 40 improvised bombs destroyed at Syria’s Yarmouk Camp

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Syrian field engineers have destroyed 43 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the past 24 hours in the Yarmouk camp retaken from militants in southern Syria, Major General Yuri Yevtushenko, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, told reporters on Saturday. “Over the past 24 hours, 24 facilities have been […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Full field report from around Syria: Russian Centre

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Full field report from around Syria, courtesy of the Russian Reconciliation Centre: “Despite ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, some violations were conducted by illegal armed formations and have been registered in the provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Daraa. Situation in the southern suburbs of Damascus is being stabilized; people are returning to their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Netanyahu vows to prevent transfers of arms from Syria to Lebanon

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Sunday that his country will prevent any weapons from being transferred to Lebanon from Syria “All these weapons are meant to be used against Israel and it is our right, as part of the right to self-defense, to prevent its manufacture or transfer,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian church in ancient city to be restored after destruction by militants

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – The St. Tekla Orthodox Church in the ancient city of Ma’aloula will be fully restored within a month, the religious leader Father Elias told journalists this morning. “Everything was destroyed; we immediately began to recover, and now everything is ready,” Father Elias told journalists. “We only have to bring furniture […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

At least 43 ISIS terrorists killed in rural Deir Ezzor: report

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday afternoon that 43 Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists were killed in the Deir Ezzor countryside recently. According to the Russian MoD, the 43 ISIS militants were eliminated during the terrorist group’s latest attempt to reach the strategic city of Al-Mayadeen, which is fully […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Amazon Selling Face-Recognition Tech to PoliceRobots Fight Weeds in Challenge to Agrochemical Giants Sweden Distributes ‘Be Prepared for War’ Leaflet to All 4.8 Million Homes Inside The "New" Starbucks: Blood-Spattered Walls, Workers Pricked By Needles And More Bill Ryerson - Dealing With The Elephant In The Room: Overpopulation Secretive Russian Surface-To-Air Missile Test Is World's Longest Ever Nebraska Troopers Seize Enough Fentanyl To Kill 26 Million Americans One Billion Chickens May Die As Trucker Strike Paralyzes Brazil Moody's Puts Italy On Downgrade Review, Jun... more »

Colombians Go To The Polls Today To Elect A New President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Colombians vote for new president with peace deal, economy at stake* BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred fears the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels or derail the nation’s business-friendly economic model. In the first election since the peace deal was signed in 2016 with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), voters will decide on a replacement for President Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the five-decade-old conflict. Leadi... more »

Why you should never use Wikipedia

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The latest report about Wikipedia’s corruption comes from the great investigative journalist Craig Murray, who had been in the UK’s Foreign Service from 1984-2004 and who was forced out in 2004 because, having been since 2002 UK’s Ambassador to Uzbekistan, he decided to whistleblow instead of to accept the corruption by his own and Uzbekistan’s Governments. More The post Why you should never use Wikipedia appeared first on The Duran.

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Laura Basu discusses the media's role in accepting and perpetuating the corporatist ideology behind privatization campaigns: (R)esearch carried out by myself at Cardiff University has shown that while austerity has been controversial, trickle-down reforms like privatisation, deregulation and corporation tax cuts have been embraced by the media. In the sample of five UK mainstream media outlets, only one – the Guardian – took a more critical stance towards these reforms than a supportive one. Even that outlet contained almost as much favourab... more »

Something is Wrong With Yulia Skripal: Strange Text and Scar Running Down Neck Raises Eyebrows

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 15 hours ago
Russian TV talks to a chemical weapons expert about Yulia Skripal's recent video and a writer analyses the language she used

The Empire of Bluffing

Xymphora at The Truthseeker - 15 hours ago
Trump now says the Korean meeting is back on. Why the sudden turnaround? Has the North and South Korean summit exposed how the US is becoming irrelevant?

Families of MK Ultra Victims File Lawsuit Over Government Mind Control Experiments

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: ultra] Families of people who had their lives ruined by controversial MK Ultra mind control programs have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation and an apology from the government. The post Families of MK Ultra Victims File Lawsuit Over Government Mind Control Experiments appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

As 40% of Americans Can’t Pay $400 Bill, Pentagon Spends $1 BILLION Developing Killer Robots

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
An arms race for autonomous killing machines is on, as the United States is not the only country developing advanced military robots. The post As 40% of Americans Can’t Pay $400 Bill, Pentagon Spends $1 BILLION Developing Killer Robots appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Cops Beat Rookies With Dildos on Video, Pooped In Their Boots, Sodomized Them With Flashlights

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: bosses] Six police officers are filing a lawsuit claiming that they were the victims of rape, sadistic hazing, and corruption, at the hands of their bosses. The post Cops Beat Rookies With Dildos on Video, Pooped In Their Boots, Sodomized Them With Flashlights appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Sunday song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

There Is A Huge Bunker Complex Buried Deep Under The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Perhaps due to the swampy weather in DC lately. 😊 There’s a sinkhole in the North Lawn of the White House. 📸 @MarkWalzCNN pic.twitter.com/m5AeDRDsvn — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 22, 2018 *Warzone/The Drive:* *White House Sinkhole Is A Reminder Of The Bunkers That Are Buried Beneath It* Reporters gawking at the sinkhole on the White House lawn probably don't realize there is far more under there than just soaked dirt. A sinkhole has opened up along the North Lawn of the White House and the press and social media are having a field day with it. But the earthen anomaly can serve a... more »

Just a Common Soldier...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago

"How It Really Is For Far, Far Too Many"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"'Car Sleepers' the New US Homeless “* By Rajesh Mirchandani “Santa Barbara boasts a classic laidback California lifestyle, with uncongested beaches, wholesome cafes and charming Spanish-style architecture. Of course there's a hefty price tag: nestled between the gentle Santa Ynez mountains and the inviting Pacific Ocean are multi-million dollar homes. But in this sun-washed haven of wealth, many live far from the American dream. In a car park across the street from luxury mansions, the evening brings a strange sight. A few cars arrive and take up spaces in different corners. In... more »

Trump vs. Teddy Bears: The Battle For The Soul Of The Nation

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Unlike Republican President Teddy Roosevelt, for whom Teddy Bears are named, Trump-Zinke have no mercy. They want hunters to be … Continue reading →

Subtropical Storm Alberto Update (8 am May 27 2018): SLIGHTLY STRONGER ALBERTO MOVING A LITTLE FASTER NORTHWARD OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Alberto in relation to nuclear power stations-facilities. Click to enlarge. There is always a risk if offsite power is lost, … Continue reading →

Michael White on BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Michael White, former political editor and associate editor of *The Guardian*, makes a point this afternoon about BBC bias: I think he's spot on about that.

Free Download: Jiddu Krishnamurti, “The Book of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti Freely download “The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti, here: - https://selfdefinition.org/krishnamurti/Jiddu_Krishnamurt_The_Book_of_Life.pdf

Federal Bureaucracy Impedes Border Patrol’s Attempts to Keep Country Safe

James Murphy at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: federal-bureaucracy-impedes-border-patrol-s-attempts-to-keep-country-safe] Border Patrol agents have long complained about the bureaucratic nonsense entailed in doing their jobs. With the Interior and Forest Departments controlling a vast swath of land on the southern border, the Border Patrol is greeted with red-tape whenever they try to patrol these lands. And the Coyotes know exactly where agents cannot patrol or monitor.

Voting A B C

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
I'm voting ABC ….. Any But Conservative ! Whilst I have nothing against our local conservative MPP and actually liked our previous MPP of the same persuasion, one Bill Murdoch now retired after putting the local needs ahead of provincial politics for many years, the new 'leader' is something else. Frankly the thought of Ford in control of our province scares the living shit out of me, I am firmly convinced that he will do and say anything to gain power, nothing he says can be taken at face value, his figures (what few he has provided) do not add up and he even makes Wynne look almost... more »

Richard Goodwin

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Richard Goodwin died last week. I got to know who he was fifty years ago because I admired Robert Kennedy's eloquence. It was then I discovered that Dick Goodwin was the source of that eloquence. He came from a working class Jewish family, He was a brilliant student, went to Harvard Law, but never practised. Instead, he went to work for John F. Kennedy and then for his brother Bobby. It was Goodwin who wrote one of the younger Kennedy's most famous speeches. Along with Adam Walinsky, he crafted Kennedy's Day of Affirmation Speech, delivered in South Africa, in 1966: Each time a m... more »

More 'Freaky' Details Are Emerging About A UFO That Shocked The US Navy In 2004

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Warzone/The Drive:* *Detailed Official Report On Harrowing Encounter Between F/A-18s and UFO Surfaces* The paper recounts a course of bizarre events that occurred near the USS Nimitz while it was sailing off the Baja Peninsula in November 2004. Even though the 2004 encounter between an unidentified flying object nicknamed the 'Tic Tac' and U.S. Navy Hornets made headline news last Winter via its associated with a secretive Pentagon program to investigate UFO encounters, and possibly much more, the story had been talked about in detail among military aviation circles for years. Bu... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Unions ramp up attack on private schools for poor * In his extraordinary 2009 book The Beautiful Tree, James Tooley revealed how low-cost private schools were providing education to the poorest people in the world and changing their lives for the better. This remains the case, but not everyone is happy about it — including the local teacher unions. Recently and inexplicably, teachers unions in the UK and Australia have also started protesting against private schools for the poor in Africa, claiming they entrench inequality. Private schools in developing countries are almost all s... more »

"'Singularity': Poet Marie Howe’s Beautiful Tribute to Stephen Hawking and Our Belonging to the Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"'Singularity': Poet Marie Howe’s Beautiful Tribute to * *Stephen Hawking and Our Belonging to the Universe"* “Do you sometimes want to wake up to the singularity we once were?” by Maria Popova "When Stephen Hawking (January 8, 1942–March 14, 2018) was a young man, having already outlived the prognosis he had been given with ALS, he built on earlier theories about what happens to a dying star as it collapses to form a singularity - that tiny point of zero radius, infinite density, and infinite curvature of spacetime at the heart of a black hole. But then Hawking did something radic... more »

Welcome Retraction Decision from the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, and Hopefully Future Policy Revisions to Be Announced

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 16 hours ago
I have posted two times (here and here) about the deeply misguided decision by the editorial management team of the *Indian Journal of Medical Ethics* not to retract a fraudulent, obviously "antivaxx" propaganda piece, article*. *On invitation, I have also summarised my opinion on this matter at the *Daily Nous* philosophy blog. In all of these posts, I have strongly underscored the otherwise very promising track and strong reputation of this journal, the importance of this for the critical place of global health and developing country perspectives in bioethics scholarship, and my s... more »

Memorial Day Week-end

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 16 hours ago
This time of year on my walks along the lakefront I am treated to gorgeous vistas of flowers we miss in the summer when we’re here for weeks, but which I remember from childhood when no one planted annuals. The iris are in their glory. The tulips and daffodils are gone, but azalea and rhododendron are bursting and loving yesterday’s rain. Our own landscaping renovation has been delayed due to the bad storms of the past few weeks. Loretta can’t work her magic until Jason brings in some top soil and removes some old growth. Lots of yard sales—they bloom with the flowers. I bought... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Spurious Correlations in Climate Science* *Naive statistics underlie many causal claims in climate "science"* You know who Charles Darwin is of course but you may not have heard of his mad cousin Francis Galton who did the math for Darwin’s theory of evolution. Two of the many procedures Sir Galton came up with to help him make sense of the data are still used today and are possibly the two most widely used tools in all of statistics. They are ordinary least squares (OLS) linear regression and OLS correlation. [Soon after these amazing mathematical innovations, Sir Galton retired... more »

Killer Drones, Incendiary Kites, Sniper Rifles and Robot Machineguns Contribute to Gaza Bloodbath

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* A battle like no other. Protests and riots against America’s embassy move to Jerusalem have been ongoing for weeks, but reached their peak on May 14, the day the U.S. opened the new embassy. However, both the embassy-opening and the protests reflected the fact that May 14 was the day that Ben Gurion declared Israeli independence—a time of celebration on the Israeli side of the wall, or the *Nakba* (“Catastrophe”) in Palestinian historical memory, the moment in which Palestinians were destined to become a stateless people. The opening of... more »

Can Congress Save NATO's Technological Edge?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, North America* Maybe. NATO is falling behind in defense technology. But can Congress help? That's the question posed by a new Congressional Research Service (CRS) study. Even as Russia and China are developing advanced weapons, "some policymakers are increasingly concerned that NATO’s technological superiority is eroding," CRS warns. Today's NATO faces a different environment than the Cold War that spawned it, or the post–Cold War collapse of the Soviet Union. In addition to a revitalized Russian military fielding sophisticated tanks and missiles, the... more »

The Inside Story of What a Solider Feels and Thinks in Combat

Task and Purpose, Paul Szoldra at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Task and Purpose, Paul Szoldra* *Security, North America* War is hell. Heart pounding. Fear. Tunnel vision. These are just a few of the physical and emotional responses soldiers reported upon their first combat experience. Sure, there are hundreds of books, movies, and other multimedia that can give a sense of what it’s like to be shot at, bombed, or rocketed. Then there are the stories a soldier or Marine may be told by a senior leader on “what it’s really like.” But there’s also some hard data, thanks to a recent study carried out by Aaron Bazin at West Point’s Modern War I... more »

BBC’s Climate Change and Me Series Blasted By Booker

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Booker’s column today deals with the BBC’s lamentable series, Climate Change and Me, this week: In its drearily unscientific obsession with climate change, the BBC plumbed further depths last week when Radio 4 gave over its Book of the Week slot to a five-day series entitled “Climate Change and Me”, in […]

Energy firms on the brink of collapse, reveals report

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the Telegraph: Half of Britain’s energy suppliers face an existential risk after the “Beast from the East” tore through the balance sheets of the industry’s small players. Thousands of energy customers could be left in limbo due to a high risk that around 10 of the most fragile […]

On This U.S. Memorial Weekend, Here Are 10 Of America's Hidden Battlefields

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *10 of America's Hidden Battlefields* The armed history of the United States can be found in some unexpected places. There are scores of battles in American history, large and small, that unfolded in unlikely places that even locals may not know about. A savvy visitor can catch a glimpse of this past if they are armed with the right knowledge. This Memorial Day, take a moment to reflect on some of the forgotten battles in this nation’s history. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor: *I love this type of history. Where I live on the Island of Montreal I am not too f... more »

Sunday morning music

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
I've been working my trousers to the bone, editing and preparing the second and third volumes of my new "Cochrane's Company" trilogy for publication in June and July respectively, and formatting the first volume for print publication. It's an *immense* amount of work, not only to try to get their elements uniform across all three volumes, but trying to catch as many errors as possible and fix them before publication. (Sadly, in the first volume, "The Stones of Silence", I've already found - and/or been alerted to by readers - half a dozen mistakes. I've just corrected them all, ... more »

Donald Trump’s Kim summit yo-yo

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Donald Trump's dithering over whether to meet Kim Jong-un damages the US's leverage More The post Donald Trump’s Kim summit yo-yo appeared first on The Duran.

The F-35’s New Nickname Is “Panther”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The patch also features an F-35 and the unit's historic skull mascot. The yellow checkers match the Weapons School's iconic silk flying scarves. *The Warzone/The Drive*: *The Air Force's Elite Weapons School Has Given The F-35 A New Nickname* It's more common than not for U.S. military aircraft get unofficial nicknames that stick and that seems to have already occurred for the F-35. It's Viper for the F-16, Warthog for the A-10, Moose for the C-17, Rhino for the F-4, and the list goes on. The USAF, along with the other services, have long histories of giving their combat aircraft... more »

Dozens of Palestinians Wounded by Israeli Gunfire at Gaza Border

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
RT Published on May 25, 2018 Dozens of Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire and tear gas as hundreds of people demonstrated at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, Friday. The protests, known as the March of Return, were launched on March 30 to demand their right of return to their pre-1948 homes in historical […]

JCPOA Signatories Serious in Efforts to Keep Deal Alive

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
PressTV Published on May 26, 2018 Iran is calling for legal and political guarantees from the European signatories of the nuclear deal as they strive to come up with a package of cooperation with Tehran. Concluding an emergency Joint Commission session following the US withdrawal from the deal, the remaining signatories sent a unified message endorsing […]

US Threatens Syria With “Firm And Appropriate Measures” After New Airstrikes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
US Threatens Syria With “Firm And Appropriate Measures” After New Airstrikes by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Washington is once again concerned about Syrian government expansion inside… wait for it… Syria. – The United States threatened to take “firm and appropriate measures” against Syrian government forces, claiming repeat “ceasefire violations” and concerned over reports that the Syrian Army may be […]

Israeli Snipers May Be Encouraged to Shoot & Kill Protesters by Court’s Decision–Palestinian NGO

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
RT Published on May 26, 2018 Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld the military’s use of live ammunition against protesters in Gaza, ruling that lethal force is justified because the protesters are part of an “armed conflict” between Israel and Hamas. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/962q end

Iran Undecided About Participation in Nuclear Deal After US Exit – Minister

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Iran Undecided About Participation in Nuclear Deal After US Exit – Minister by https://sputniknews.com/ MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iran has not yet decided whether to stay in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after US withdrawal from the deal, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Friday, adding that Tehran’s decision would depend on the remaining […]

Jim Willie: Decline of the Dollar in Global Trade — The Petro-Gold-Yuan Contract

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Jim Willie: Decline of the Dollar in Global Trade — The Petro-Gold-Yuan Contract by Turd Ferguson, https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/ It’s another three-day US market holiday weekend so The Golden Jackass, Jim Willie, stopped by on Friday to discuss the present situation and look forward to what promises to be a volatile and unpredictable summer. – The primary topic that […]

Ireland Votes Pro-Choice... In A Landslide

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
The vote to repeal the harsh 8th Amendment to Ireland's Constitution-- which banned all abortion, even when rape was the cause of the pregnancy-- was expected a to be close, especially after American anti-Choice fanatics funneled campaign funds into the election. But it wasn't close. Ireland voted overwhelmingly to join the rest of the EU, just as they had voted to allow same sex marriage in 2015. And not unexpectedly, it was younger voters who led the way, nearly 80% of voters under 34 voting against the abortion ban. The only age cohort voting "No" was those over 65. The *Irish ... more »

Pascal On Philosophers and Human Affairs

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 17 hours ago
In *Pensees*, Blaise Pascal makes a rather irreverent observation about the attitude of the ancient Greek philosophers towards human affairs: We can only think of Plato and Aristotle in grand academic robes. They were honest men, like others, laughing with their friends, and when they wanted to divert themselves, they wrote the *Laws* or the *Politics*, to amuse themselves. That part of their life was the least philosophic and the least serious. The most philosophic [thing] was to live simply and quietly. If they wrote on politics, it was as if laying down rules for a lunatic asylu... more »

UK arms sales to Israel hit record high in 2017 – Guardian

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
United Kingdom’s defense contractors supplied Israel with record amounts of arms in 2017, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday. According to the figures provided by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), in 2017 the UK sold arms to Israel worth 221 million pounds ($294 million), indicating a huge increase from 86 million pounds in 2016 and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

SPECIAL EVENT: ‘Regeneration’ – June 2nd in Oceanside, California

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 18 hours ago
*Benny Wills* | Regeneration is a day long event in Southern California full of truth, talent, apeakers and artists - all aligned to open up some eyes.

Episode #235 – SPECIAL: Media On Trial – LIVE with guests

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 18 hours ago
*SUNDAY WIRE SHOW* | Special LIVE broadcast - earlier start times this week... more »

Wakanda.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
Wakanda | by Patrick Patterson https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/patrick-patterson-black-panther Advertisements

How to Protect Children and Young People from the Dangers of the World?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
How to Protect Children and Young People from the Dangers of the World? | religiaodedeus.org https://www.religiaodedeus.org/en/religion-part-our-daily-routine/how-protect-children-and-young-people-dangers-world

Palestinian official accuses Israel of working with ISIS, rebels to recover bodies of soldiers lost in 1982 battle

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) – An official from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) told Al-Mayadeen TV this week that Israel had worked with the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) and rebel forces in southern Damascus to recover the bodies of three soldiers killed during the Battle of Sultan Yaqoub in 1982. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Erdogan tells Turks ‘change dollars and euros to lira’

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks “hiding Dollars or Euros under pillows” on Saturday to change to Lira to help bolster the country’s flagging economy. Speaking from the eastern city of Erzurum, he told the crowd: “I’d like to say to those who have Dollar and Euros under […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS attack kills 4 Russian servicemen in Deir Ezzor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced this weekend that four Russian soldiers were killed after the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) carried out an attack in the Deir Ezzor countryside. “Two Russian military advisers who were in charge of a Syrian battery unit were killed on the spot, five more Russian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army uncovers vast network of tunnels under Yarmouk Camp (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
On May 22, the Russian Defense Ministry’s center for Syrian reconciliation stated that the Syrian army was finishing the liberation of the Yarmouk Camp District from Daesh terrorists. A video that was recently published by Syrian Arab News Agency shows the Syrian military uncovering a network of tunnels and headquarters used by the terrorists in the Yarmouk […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army shock troops amass in Daraa for upcoming offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) shock troops from the 9th Brigade and Republican Guard are amassing in the western part of the Dara’a Governorate, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar this morning. According to the source, the 9th Division has already deployed to the Dara’a Governorate, but the Republican […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Two killed in southern Gaza after large-scale Israeli attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Just hours after an airstrike on the Palestinian forces in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, Israeli military struck what they said was a Hamas target near Khan Yunis with tank fire Sunday morning. As a result two Gazans were killed in the attack, while another was critically injured, according to the Palestinian Health […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army pounds foreign jihadists along Turkish border (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Despite the recent deployment of the Turkish military near the strategic city of Jisr Al-Shughour, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out powerful assault against the foreign jihadists in this area. According to a military source in nearby Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army fired a large number of missiles towards […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey may purchase Russian Su-57 jets if delivery of F-35 is suspended

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Ankara is likely to buy Russian Su-57 fighter jets if Washington decides to suspend the delivery of F-35 jets in response to the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-missile systems, the Yeni Safak newspaper reported Sunday. According to sources, the Russian-Turkish cooperation on military software and technology exchange discussed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Battle for Daraa intensifies as rebel forces launch attacks against Syrian Army

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The battle for Dara’a is heating up after the rebel forces inside the province launched fresh attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Intense clashes broke-out on Saturday afternoon, when the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Southern Front Brigades began targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s positions inside the Dara’a Al-Mahata District. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kurdish refugees attacked at Lesbos’ Moria camp (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Tensions remain high at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos on Saturday, following Friday’s violent clashes between Arab and Kurdish asylum seekers. Greek authorities allegedly confirmed the information about confrontations between Arab and Kurdish migrants, at the same time they refuted reports claiming that at least three Kurds had been […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Guatemalan Indigenous woman shot dead by Border Patrol came to US seeking a job

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez traveled 1,500 miles to the United States, hoping to find a job and a better future. Shortly after she set foot in Texas, a Border Patrol agent shot and killed her. Gomez Gonzalez's shooting Wednesday drew international attention after a bystander posted video of the aftermath on Facebook Live, showing her lying on the ground, bleeding. Authorities changed their account of the incident, adding to the controversy at a time when the White House has cracked down on illegal immigration. The deadly encounter ended the journey Gomez Gonzalez started nearly... more »

It All Depends On Your Values

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
Pragmatism or moral considerations? The Saker considers Russia's options in dealing with the Anglo-Zionist Empire

What makes a woman? New documentary about Munroe Bergdorf seeks answers, per Boing Boing who clearly have a bias

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This line from this Boing Boing report on https://boingboing.net/2018/05/25/what-makes-a-woman-new-docume.html caught my eye: 'In 2017, Bergdorf was the subject of sustained online attacks after she was named a spokesmodel for L'Oreal, and internet trolls took issue with her social media comments about race and gender. She was eventually sacked.' Let that sink in: 'internet trolls took issue with her social media comments about race and gender. She was eventually sacked.' To remind you of what Munroe Bergdorf said that caused 'Internet trolls' to take issue: "Honestly I don't have... more »

Best of Cathy Jameson: Home Away

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Note: Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer here in America. Here's a best of from Cathy, who has a well deserved weekend "off." By Cathy Jameson We started talking about taking a summer family vacation several months...

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgdjnK6I2u0

"Knowing..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"Knowing can be a curse on a person's life. I'd traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth, and I didn't know which one was heavier. Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question, though, because once you know the truth, you can't ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now." - Sue Monk Kidd

“Molecular Moods”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Molecular Moods” * By Françoise Tibika “Close your eyes and imagine your body, immersed in a huge network of traveling information. Imagine your five senses- sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch- interfering with the information crossing this network. And imagine your brain as a device that sorts them and translates some of them in a language you know: colors, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures. So far this sounds quite easy to imagine. But does this translation signed by your brain end there? Do you receive information other than colors, shapes, sounds, tastes, smells, or t... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, May 27, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Cariocando na Wood’s (Leblon) – A fun-filled beach party in full Carioca style, Cariocando na Wood’s will even host beach games like altinha and futevôlei. DJ Pele will play […]

‘We have common roots with Russia,’ says French President

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 19 hours ago
In the course of a month, Macron has gone from denouncing Russia and aligning with Trump's agenda to reinvigorating Russian ties and slamming Trump's policies More The post ‘We have common roots with Russia,’ says French President appeared first on The Duran.

European Foreign Ministers to meet in Brussels, discuss future of Iran accord

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The foreign ministers of Europe come together to express their solidarity in opposition to the will of Washington on Iran and US sanctions More The post European Foreign Ministers to meet in Brussels, discuss future of Iran accord appeared first on The Duran.

"Just Another Mask..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“Paranoia is just another mask for ignorance. The truth, when you finally chase it down, is almost always worse than your darkest visions and fears.” - Hunter S. Thompson

"Fortunately, the Dying Do Die"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Fortunately, the Dying Do Die"* by Robert Gore at Straight Line Logic "It is deeply satisfying to see the New York Times headline: “The Last Days of Time Inc.” One dying mainstream media organ writing the obituary of another. What could be better? It illustrates two truisms that sometimes get lost in the shuffle: things change, and the dying eventually die. For those of us who want things to change—not incrementally, bit by bit, but radically—and see sundry people, practices, and institutions depart this vale of tears sooner rather than later, the headline is pure hope. Only 29 y... more »

Learning from the Council of Nicea

Fr. Lawrence FARLEY at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
Nicea is commemorated every year right after Pascha. But it is too important to be commemorated only then. In a sense we commemorate Nicea every time we say the Creed—i.e. at least every Sunday. For the Creed is not simply one item in the Liturgy, one piece of furniture within the ecclesiastical house. It constitutes the very walls of that house. The post Learning from the Council of Nicea appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Most programmers think like folks in humanities, not natural scientists

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Coders as a community ceased to be STEM people* A disagreement about the teaching of mathematics with several people – whom I noticed to be programmers of some kind – has led me to systematically revise my views about the "geeky and/or scientific character" of the generic coders. I came to the college in Fall 1992 – when Czechoslovakia was just being scheduled for dissolution and when the Internet started to penetrate to the Academia. So since Fall 1992, I was using e-mail, FTP, telnet, and gopher, among other services that sound partly obsolete today. In those times, my Alma Mat... more »

The Russian Military Wants An Ammo Backpack That Is Straight Out Of 'Predator'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Russian PKP being tested with a belt-feeding backpack [1199×758] - #army #military pic.twitter.com/4xVbruZnQx — Army Complex (@ArmyComplex) May 24, 2018 *Task & Purpose:* *Russia Is Eyeing A Minigun Ammo Backpack Straight Out Of ‘Predator’* Images have been circulating on Twitter of a Russian Spetsnaz soldier apparently testing out a PKM heavy machine gun with an unusual ammunition-feeding backpack that bears an uncanny resemblance to Jesse Ventura’s alien-perforating minigun from Predator. The backpack, known as the Scorpio, is a product of Front Tactical Systems — and according... more »

Sunday Sermonette

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*Saturday* - Lynrd Skynrd Concert with family/friends - Confederate flags fly, and none of the snoop-dog types showed up. I'm sure they would have felt welcome if they'd have attended, but it didn't happen. Strangely, the women at the concert did not wear pink cat hats and carry posters depicting their reproductive organs. I know, what's that about? There were a few Confederate Battle Flags, and that is kryptonite to old hippies. And trust me, the average age - well, you get it. There were a lot of veterans present, and it's the Memorial Day weekend when we honor those who offere... more »

If A Nuclear Attack Occurs, This Is How The Government Will "Calm" The Public

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Zero Hedge: **Here's How The Government Will "Calm" The Public If A Nuclear Attack Occurs* The government has already prepared some scripts to use on the terrified public should the United States ever be attacked with a nuclear weapon. The US government prepares for all sorts of threats, but none match the pomp and circumstance they’ll display in the event of a nuclear explosion. Prepared scripts for many disaster scenarios are already written ranging from biowarfare and chemical weapons to volcanoes and wildfires. The good news is that the Cold War is over and a limited nuclear s... more »

The Science Delusion – Rupert Sheldrake

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Biologist, author and researcher into the history of science, Rupert Sheldrake explains why the world-view of scientific materialism is flawed.

The Messiah in England

Israel Shamir at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Corbyn was the rare voice of reason during the Skripal madness. That’s why Organised Jewry wants to get rid of him; and antisemitism is their weapon of choice

Israel likely knew of Black Cube’s efforts to discredit Iran deal – report

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
The same shadowy Israeli intelligence company that Harvey Weinstein hired to suppress charges against him also sought to influence U.S. policy on Iran

Communism is ISIS on Steroids

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
According to Jury Lina, Communists make Nazis look like choir boys. Includes 2-hour documentary by the renowned Estonian author and researcher

Putin’s Peace Efforts Are Coming To Naught

Paul Craig Roberts at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Paul Craig Roberts argues that the White House is covertly trying to incite a terror offensive against Russia and China through former Soviet central Asian republics such as Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Orwellian Police arrest Tommy Robinson for journalism 25.5.2018

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
For reporting on the trial of an underage grooming gang Robinson's been sentenced to 13 months. While the corporate media has been completely silent

Tommy Robinson Jailed

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Tommy Robinson arrested and sentenced in 1 day for breaking the peace. 13 months jail time. Zero mainstream media coverage. Note that the commentator, Lauren Southern, has been BANNED from entering Britain

Maureen Lipman, 72, collapses live on stage during West End show

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'MAUREEN Lipman collapsed live on stage during a performance in the West End tonight.' More here in The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/6382159/maureen-lipman-faints-on-stage-west-end-stage-show/ On a completely unrelated matter, does anyone know where Jeremy Corbyn was last night?

Corbyn was ‘too stupid’ to tackle Labour Party anti-Semitism per NOT the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'Jeremy Corbyn was 'too unemotional or too stupid' to understand claims that he has failed to combat anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, it has been claimed. The Labour leader is described as 'bored, uninterested and condescending' in a leaked account of his meeting with Jewish leaders last month to discuss the issue. It suggests he lacks the 'emotional or intellectual ability' to comprehend their demands for more action to tackle the problem. By contrast, he sprang into life with a 'convulsion' when told that his support for a 'two state solution' in the rift between Israel and Pal... more »

China, Germany relate their common interests

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Germany and China are both facing the implementation of Trump's 'America First' foreign trade policy More The post China, Germany relate their common interests appeared first on The Duran.

India’s Modi and Russia’s Putin emphasize bilateral ties

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 21 hours ago
India seems to be keen on potentially doing business within the EAEU More The post India’s Modi and Russia’s Putin emphasize bilateral ties appeared first on The Duran.

TRUMP - JEWISH MAFIA

Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
*The Trump family is Jewish.* An Israeli-based pro-Trump company called *Inspiration*, run by former Israeli intelligence officers, *"had a plan for voter manipulation in US swing states."* *Trump - Jewish Patronage / The Countless Israeli Connections to Trump* Joel Zamel, the 'Israeli specialist in social media manipulation,' had an August 3, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York. In August 2016, 'Mossad agent' George Nader, had a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. Nader had a secret plan to destabilize the Iranian regime. Nader's partner Elliott Broidy, together with Sheldon... more »

VERY ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 21 hours ago
--> Our present-day *NOT abrupt* climate change. or how I learned that the alarmists are the true science deniers. --> Mountain Avens aka Dryas Octopetala This is a Mountain Avens aka *Dryas Octopetala*. Dryas from the Greek for Oak *drus *and *octopatala *or eight petals. (Mountain Avens is given some measure of protection in Northern Ireland under the Wildlife (NI) Order, 1985. LINK) Dryas Octopetala flourishes in cold conditions, As NOAA’s NCDC write: The Younger Dryas is one of the most well-known examples of abrupt change. About 14,500 years ago, Earth's climate began to s... more »

This Is What Happens To A Ship At Sea When A Trade War Breaks Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Peter Armstrong, CBC News:* *The weird zigzags of a ship trying to navigate the U.S.-China trade war* *Vessel loaded with U.S. sorghum headed to China, then Spain, now Singapore.* It's rare that a perfect illustration of a trade war comes along. But a ship full of an obscure crop called sorghum has become a token of what can happen. The ship has been zigging and zagging through the ocean for weeks, trying to navigate an ever-changing trade landscape as the U.S. and China exchange tit-for-tat tariffs. As Beijing and Washington heat up their rhetoric and actions against each oth... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* I haven't used a clip for The Midnight Meme Of The Day in a long time but I loved this parody of Simon And Garfunkel's classic "The Sound Of Silence." Satire is satire and parody is parody, but both can mirror the truth when done right. So I give you "Confounds The Science." Enjoy. It's the weekend. Oh, and, send this clip to a Republican (if you have the misfortune of knowing one).

Drone footage: Syrian jets pound rebel positions in north Hama

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:15 A.M.) – Syrian warplanes conducted several airstrikes against bases ad gatherings for rebel groups in northern Hama countryside in response to rebel rocket attack on a Christian town. The aerial bombardment precisely hit headquarters, armories and positions for Jaysh al-Izza rebel group; an FSA-affiliated faction that fights the Syrian government alongside jihadi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

International migration as an expression of inequality and global exclusion

bilaterals.org - 23 hours ago
27-May-2018 Guillermo Castillo Ramírez It can hardly be thought that the world of today is governed by a desire for justice and the values of respect and procuring a decent life for all people. What de facto is imposed is the idea of the production of wealth and its accumulation in a few hands, at all costs and regardless of human damages. There is the dramatic and undeniable eloquence of tens of millions of forced migrants and refugees who have been forgotten Contemporary migration in a structurally (...)

Today's Surprised Summit At The DMZ Was Covered Extensively By North Korea's Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
© Korea Summit Press Pool *Yonhap News Agency:* *N. Korea's media extensively report 2nd inter-Korean summit * SEOUL, May 27 (Yonhap) -- The surprise summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been extensively reported in the North's media targeting its own people. On Saturday, Moon and Kim met at the truce village of Panmunjom, reaffirming the goal of complete denuclearization and vowing to work together for a successful U.S.-North Korea summit and accelerate inter-Korean exchanges. The summit followed their historic April 27 meeting... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
(URGENT) Leaders of two Koreas agree to hold high-level talks on June 1: KCNA https://t.co/9Nkl8QVilP — Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) May 26, 2018 North Korea is not offering to disarm. https://t.co/WpfUBPS1lM — Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) May 27, 2018 #UPDATE North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un ‘expressed his intention to put an end to the history of war and confrontation through the success of the North-US summit and to cooperate for peace and prosperity,’ South Korea's President Moon says — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 27, 2018 Ireland votes by a landslide to ditch its str... more »

Putin and Abe agree to move forward on economic cooperation

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Putin seeks to deepen ties with the Pacific island nation More The post Putin and Abe agree to move forward on economic cooperation appeared first on The Duran.

Can Kim trust Trump? Surprise meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In reveals Kim skeptical about Trump’s trustworthiness

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 23 hours ago
America makes promises today and breaks them tomorrow More The post Can Kim trust Trump? Surprise meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In reveals Kim skeptical about Trump’s trustworthiness appeared first on The Duran.

Author who lied to journals about his identity slated to have four articles on vaccines retracted

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 23 hours ago
An author who has published four articles about the alleged risks of vaccines — but who lied about his name and claimed an affiliation with the Karolinska Institutet — has lost one of the papers. He will also lose three more, Retraction Watch has learned. Earlier this month, a paper in the Indian Journal of … Continue reading Author who lied to journals about his identity slated to have four articles on vaccines retracted

GM corn and soy cause damage to liver, kidneys, DNA, reproduction and blood according to new study.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 23 hours ago
GM corn and soy cause damage to liver, kidneys, DNA, reproduction and blood according to new study – NaturalNews.com https://www.naturalnews.com/048298_GMOs_liver_damage_DNA.html Advertisements

Why Chasing Goals Is Fleeting, And Leaves Most People Unhappy And Unfulfilled.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 23 hours ago
Why Chasing Goals Is Fleeting, And Leaves Most People Unhappy And Unfulfilled | Thrive Global https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/30997-why-chasing-goals-is-fleeting-and-leaves-most-people-unhappy-and-unfulfilled?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=keywee-ind&kwp_0=806810&kwp_4=2812153&kwp_1=1193212

9 “Reasons” Why Older Men Go For Younger Women

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 23 hours ago
9 “Reasons” Why Older Men Go For Younger Women https://www.providr.com/men-go-for-younger-women/?utm_source=itrustnatural&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr

Apple sees steep increase in US national security requests.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 23 hours ago
Apple sees steep increase in US national security requests | Gadgets Now https://m.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/apple-sees-steep-increase-in-us-national-security-requests/articleshow/64328813.cms?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=GadgetsNow

The History Of The U.S. Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Top to bottom: USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) alongside Nimitz class carriers USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) & USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). Pinterest *Popular Mechanics:* *How the American Aircraft Carrier Became King of the Seas* *From makeshift beginnings to the ultimate power projection platform.* In just a century, the aircraft carrier has evolved from launching canvas-winged biplanes to formidable fighter jets capable of attacking targets hundreds of miles away. Although the ships themselves have changed greatly over the past 100 years, the carrier remains the answer to one of the most ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Land of Forever”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
2002, “Land of Forever” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-enrXCdf6IU

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media with Josh Holt, an American missionary who was released by Venezuela, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas *WNU Editor: *As I had mentioned earlier in the day .... you spend 2 years in a Venezuelan prison .... and then within a day you find yourself in the Oval Office talking to the U.S. President.

Photo Gallery On China's Second And Newest Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *Business Insider: **13 photos of Type 001A, China's second and newest aircraft carrier* China's second aircraft carrier — and first domestically built carrier — completed its initial sea trial last week. The carrier, referred to as Type 001A, left its port in the northeastern city of Dalian on May 13 and returned on May 18 after completing all of its assigned tasks. China launched Type 001A in April 2017, five years after commissioning its first carrier, the Liaoning, and expects to enter it into service later this year. Beijing has grand ambitions for a world-class mil... more »

"You Are Not Crazy: Taking a Time Out"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"You Are Not Crazy: Taking a Time Out"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Sometimes as adults, we just need a time out to refocus and gather ourselves before starting out again. Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like we’re losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. Losing a significant relationship and moving into a new life situation are other events that can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability. ... more »

Koch Brothers Involving Themselves In Democratic Politics Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
As we saw a few days ago, the Koch brothers are starting to interfere with Democratic candidates for election. Ironically, the first person in line for their filthy money was DCCC chair Ben Ray Lujan. Also ironically, no one has asked him to step down. Why would they; it's the Democratic Party. And now the top Koch front group, Americans for Prosperity, is handing out more cash to Democrats They've cooked up a new ad campaign, beginning Memorial Day weekend-- radio, print, digital and direct mail-- targeting Republican and Democrats in Congress who voted for the $1.3 trillion omni... more »

"Mapping The Tsunami Of Suicides Across America"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Mapping The Tsunami Of Suicides Across America"* by Tyler Durden "Suicide is a very complicated public health issue, influenced by demographic characteristics, socioeconomic factors, as well as health- and crime-related factors. Since the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), a tsunami of suicides has swept across America, making it the tenth leading cause of death, and in 2015, accounted for more than 44,000 deaths. Understanding the geographic patterns of suicide can better inform the nation that something is not quite right. Although government researchers have presented state-level t... more »

Leaders call for ‘an economy of trust’, upholding multilateralism at SPIEF 2018

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 1 day ago
The theme was about upholding multilateral agreements and nations cooperating with each other to achieve common goals More The post Leaders call for ‘an economy of trust’, upholding multilateralism at SPIEF 2018 appeared first on The Duran.

Madras Curry BBQ Ribs

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
Made a rack of pork ribs by the expedient of using Madras Curry as rub. Worked very well... Continue reading →

Climate Feedback Follies

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
Seems that the order in which you compute the factors to create the Climate Feedback can change it as much as the variation between models. Continue reading →

Comment to EPA on its proposed open science rule

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
Strengthening transparency in regulatory science.

"The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The truth is painful. Deep down, nobody wants to hear it, especially when it hits close to home. Sometimes we tell the truth because the truth is all we have to give. Sometimes we tell the truth because we need to say it out loud to hear it for ourselves. And sometimes we tell the truth because we just can’t help ourselves. Sometimes, we tell them because we owe them at least that much." - "Dr. Meredith Grey," "Grey's Anatomy"

Chinese Pilots Perform Night Landings On Carrier (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Impressive footage disclosed for the first time shows carrier-based jets taking off and landing from China's first aircraft carrier, the #Liaoning, during night. pic.twitter.com/FNShIJ5xVG — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) May 24, 2018 *Sputnik:* *WATCH Chinese Pilots Perform Night Land on Carrier Amid South China Sea Tensions* This is not the first time that Chinese pilots conduct nighttime drills using the only aircraft carrier of the People’s Liberation Army Navy. The drills come amid ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington over the contested islands and waters of Sout... more »

"12 Indications That The Next Major Global Economic Crisis Could Be Just Around The Corner"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"12 Indications That The Next Major Global Economic * *Crisis Could Be Just Around The Corner"* by Michael Snyder "There have not been so many trouble signs for the global economy in a very long time. Analysts are sounding the alarm about junk bond defaults, the smart money is getting out of stocks at an astounding rate, mortgage rates are absolutely skyrocketing, and Europe is already facing a full blown financial meltdown. Of course expectations that another global economic crisis will happen among the general population are probably at an all-time low right now, but the reality ... more »

Ireland, a Once Pro-Life Stronghold, Has Repealed Its Eighth Amendment Protecting Unborn Children

Raven Clabough at rss - 1 day ago
[image: ireland-a-once-pro-life-stronghold-has-repealed-its-eighth-amendment-protecting-unborn-children] On Friday, Irish citizens voted to repeal its constitution’s eighth amendment, which “acknowledges the right to life of the unborn,” with 66 percent of voters voting in favor of the repeal. With the eighth amendment out of the way, the Irish government is expected to introduce legislation by the end of the year that will legalize abortions up to 12 weeks, and potentially longer, for any reason. The vote marks a significant departure from the nation’s once strongly pro-life, Cath... more »

U.S. Warns Syria To Not Launch Military Operations In A De-Escalation Zone In The South-West Part Of The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters:* *U.S. warns Syria of 'firm' measures for ceasefire violations* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States warned Syria on Friday it would take “firm and appropriate measures” in response to ceasefire violations, saying it was concerned about reports of an impending military operation in a de-escalation zone in the country’s southwest. Washington also cautioned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against broadening the conflict. “As a guarantor of this de-escalation area with Russia and Jordan, the United States will take firm and appropriate me... more »

Water should not be for profit$

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Nestle owns Poland Springs water company here in Maine. It's the same story here - corporate domination of water is not acceptable.

Is the Power to Heal Ourselves Increasing?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jacob Devaney* - The coming together of science and spirituality is the cutting edge of our evolution.

Top 3 Takeaways from Pompeo’s New Deal for Iran

James Jay Carafano at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Jay Carafano* *Security, Middle East* [image: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses reporters during the Department Press Briefing at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2018.] The strategy for Iran is a counter-punch strategy that looks to knock the pins out from under the elements of Iranian power. Mike Pompeo’s first formal speech as Secretary of State can best be described a diplomatic body slam on the Iranian regime. He not only declared the Iran Deal as dead as the Wicked Witch of the West. He laid out the follow-up U.S. strategy to d... more »

China Will Need American Shale

Anthony Fensom at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Anthony Fensom* *economy, Americas* [image: U.S. Dollar and China Yuan notes are seen in this picture illustration June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration] For the Trump administration, the prospect of erasing a large amount of the U.S. trade deficit with China while also supporting a thriving domestic industry could prove a tempting deal. China’s shale gas production is picking up speed as it seeks to capitalise on the world’s highest estimated shale reserves. However, the communist-ruled nation is far from following in the footsteps of America’s shale boom, with analy... more »

Is America About to Go to War Against Iran?

Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol* *Security, Middle East* Is this possible? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear on Monday that the Obama administration’s policy of détente toward Iran is dead. Now that President Donald Trump has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal, the United States’ is finished offering the Iranian government carrots, according to the former CIA director. Instead, It’s time to bring out the stick. “We will track down Iranian operatives and their Hezbollah proxies operating around the world and we will crush them,” Pompeo said at the Heritage Foundation ... more »

Vietnam Has a Plan to Win a War Against China. (And China Could Use It Against America)

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* Yikes. Call it poetic justice. But Vietnam's plans to defeat China resemble China's plans to defeat America. Asymmetric warfare using missiles and submarines. Hit and run tactics. A thousand small cuts to bleed the enemy dry. Since the days of the Viet Minh, Vietnam has been secretive about its strategy, as the United States discovered during the Tet Offensive. But a pair of American scholars have sifted through the available information to offer a glimpse of how Vietnam would fight its much, much larger neighbor and rival. "Analysts have spill... more »

Russia's T-34 Tank: The Weapon That Crushed Hitler and Won World War II?

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, Europe* You decide. In 1942, careworn Nazi Führer Adolf Hitler lamented to his military intimates at his Wolf’s Lair headquarters near Rastenburg in East Prussia, “If I had known that there were so many of them, I would have had second thoughts about invading!” The “them” he was referring to were the famed Soviet Red Army T-34 battle tanks that had come as such a nasty surprise to the Nazis in the summer of 1941 and then went on to become a major reason for the panzers being halted at the gates of Moscow. Drs. Matthew Hughes and Chris Mann ... more »