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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Why We Must All Fight for the Dream Act.By repealing DACA...

Robert Reich - 13 hours ago
*Why We Must All Fight for the Dream Act.* By repealing DACA – Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals – Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of America. In 2012, the Obama administration created DACA as a temporary way to address the needs of young people who came to America as infants or toddlers, and know no other country. To apply and qualify for DACA, these young people had to risk entering the system by giving their identifying information. Once approved, they were granted two years of “deferred action” on deportation, with the promise... more »

CFACT students fight back with facts

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 13 hours ago
CFACT students are hard at work balancing politically correct campuses with factual correctness.

Cop Fired for Domestic Violence, Joins New Dept., Arrested Again for Domestic Violence—All In a Year

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: assault]A police officer was charged with domestic violence and fired, only to be hired as a sheriff's deputy in the same county, and then arrested for domestic assault once again.

In Australia, faulty BoM temperature sensors contribute to “hottest year ever”

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: More hot days — or “purpose-designed” temperature sensors at play? Guest essay by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, republished from the Australian Spectator with permission from the author. I don’t believe in conspiracies of silence except when it comes to Harvey Weinstein and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. For some…

The Real Story Behind the California Wildfires

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? Meteorologist Cliff Mass has the real story behind the recent tragic wildfires in Northern California: There has been a huge amount of media coverage regarding the tragic northern California fires, documenting the terrible loss of life and billions of dollars of…

Interesting . . . did Trump beat Hillary through better data analysis?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 13 hours ago
Dave Karpf says that "digital inexperience paid off" for the Trump campaign, in a big way. The 2016 Trump campaign’s digital director, Brad Parscale, was featured on 60 Minutes last week. Much of the interview focused on the central role of Facebook in Trump’s digital strategy. Parscale shared that he “understood early that Facebook was how Donald Trump was going to win. Twitter is how he talked to the people. Facebook was going to be how he won. …We did [ads] on Twitter, Google search, other platforms. Facebook was the 500-pound gorilla, 80 percent of the budget kind of thing.” He... more »

Read DEA Chief’s Critical Memo Admonishing Trump For Endorsing Police Misconduct

Ken Klippenstein at Shadowproof - 13 hours ago
Former DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg resigned on October 1 but not before castigating President Donald Trump in an internal memo. The post Read DEA Chief’s Critical Memo Admonishing Trump For Endorsing Police Misconduct appeared first on Shadowproof.

Wednesday Was a Very Active Day in Our War To Stop the Mueller Coup

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 14 hours ago
WGBH, Boston's Public Radio station, carried an expose on Robert Mueller demonstrating that he is more akin to "Tomas de Torquemada" (the Grand Inquisitor) than "the choir boy he is touted to be." The piece was written by Harvey Silverglate, Boston's legendary criminal defense and civil liberties champion, who is known nationally for his defense of the Constitution. Silverglate detailed how Mueller once tried to entrap him by running a sting on him when Mueller was the U.S. Attorney in Boston. Prosecutors going after defense lawyers directly is considered by the bar to be the equi... more »

Helga Zepp-LaRouche's Comments on President Xi's Speech Featured in China Daily

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 14 hours ago
An article headlined, "Foreign observers comment on Xi's report to CPC congress," in Wednesday's *China Daily*, features remarks by Helga Zepp-LaRouche prominently, second in a list of 11 commentators. The article introduction states: "Xi Jinping delivered a report at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday, which has drawn great attention and expectations from across the world. The following are some of the comments on Xi's report." After a first non-descript reaction, the article continues: "Helga Zepp-LaRouche, president of t... more »

Xi Lays Out Broad Vision for the Next Three Decades

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 14 hours ago
Opening the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Chinese President and Party General Secretary Xi Jinping laid out, in a nearly four-hour speech, a broad vision for the period leading up to the Centenary celebration of the founding of the Communist Party to be held in 2049, significantly shortening the pace of China's modernization. Xi began with a look back at the last five years of development since he became General Secretary of the Communist Party, pointing to the expansion of the middle-income group in Chinese society, major advances in the previously backward centra... more »

Banana Republic: Judicial Watch Chief of Investigations says United States is becoming a failed state (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Entire US Justice Department is compromised. More The post Banana Republic: Judicial Watch Chief of Investigations says United States is becoming a failed state (Video) appeared first on The Duran .

“Clinton Cash” author exposes the real Russian collusion scandal (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Peter Schweizer exposes the massive amount of corruption in Obama's White House. More The post “Clinton Cash” author exposes the real Russian collusion scandal (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Stories from around the country show a refuge system at breaking point

Maeve McClenaghan at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 14 hours ago
After months of collaboration, reporters across the country tell the stories of victims of domestic violence what cuts mean in their area

Percentages bollix the New York Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017Also, how the late Bunny Mellon managed potato chips:* Nos morituri, we kid you not! Live and direct from our hard-copy page A3, this is one of the "Noteworthy Facts" in today's New York Times: "The late heiress Bunny Mellon was known to offer guests at her Virginia farm a bowl of Lay's potato chips, but behind the scenes she ordered her kitchen staff to first remove all the broken chips." That's the second entry on today's list of noteworthy facts! The third entry on the list goes exactly like this: "440 Hz is the current tuning standard for the music n... more »

Liberals Try To Connect With Normal Americans. It Goes Poorly

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 14 hours ago
Key Democrats met secretly to confer about the party’s future as America approached the one-year anniversary of their stunning and hilarious humiliation by Donald Trump. The key question they sought to answer: “How can we Democrats appeal to those Jesus-loving, racist idiots who hate science and don’t live on the coast like everyone we know?” Sen Chuck Schumer opened the discussion: "We’re here to freely exchange ideas in an atmosphere of openness and unlimited inquiry. With that in mind, your program has a list of the things you can’t say, like ‘illegal alien’ and ‘Christmas.’ It... more »

DHS Secretary Just Warned of ‘Severe Threat’ of New 9/11-Style Attack by ISIS & Al-Qaeda

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: 9/11]Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke has warned that Al-Qaeda and ISIS are planning a 'big' attack just "like they did on 9/11."

But Whatabout the BBC?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Payments to guests and alleged Kremlin influence on @RTUKnews in #bbcdp debate with @afshinrattansi @Andrew_Adonis https://t.co/xlVAD2fCyx — Daily&SundayPolitics (@daily_politics) October 19, 2017 Afshin Rattansi was invited to defend “Putin’s mouthpiece” (RT) on Daily Politics with Jo Coburn and Andrew Adonis. Should politicians be allowed to appear on RT? Should they be paid for doing so? There used to be a playground saying: “It takes one to know one”. It was quite funny listening Jo Coburn complaining of RT’s bias, “ a propaganda arm of Putin’s government”, and the oleagino... more »

Inside Iraq’s Oil Sector Interview With Gary Vogler

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Gary Vogler worked extensively in Iraq’s oil sector starting in 2002 when he was recruited by the Pentagon to plan for postwar situations. That group was then folded into the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) and then the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). Vogler would later work as a contractor and consultant in Iraq until 2015, and was involved in several major projects. He recently published a book about his experiences *Iraq and the Politics of Oil, An Insider’s Perspective*. *1. When people think about the 2003 invasion of Iraq many believe it ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History – Oct 19

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1948 All Jewish Iraqi govt workers fired after creation of Israel 1958 Gen Bakr forced to retire after Col Arif lost power struggle with Gen Qasim within govt 1980 Saddam speech said Iraq couldn’t win war because outnumbered by Iran 2003 Powell said US had found evidence of Iraq’s WMD programs & that Saddam always wanted nuclear weapons 2004 Head of aid group Care was kidnapped in Baghdad Later killed by insurgents 2004 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie wrote OpEd in NY Sun that Iraq was training foreigners to carry out terrorist attacks and worki...more »

In Australia, faulty BoM temperature sensors contribute to “hottest year ever” per Watts Up With That?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
A fascinating article at WUWT https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/19/in-australia-faulty-bom-temperature-sensors-contribute-to-hottest-year-ever/ do read the whole piece, here's the end of that article: 'While it may be the expectation of the Australian community that temperatures would be measured consistent with some standard, clearly this is not the case. The only real question now, is whether the Bureau is such a big and important Australian institution that, like Harvey Weinstein, it's transgressions are best ignored – at least for the moment, not under the current Minister's... more »

This Is What a War Between China and Taiwan Would Look Like

J. Michael Cole at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*J. Michael Cole* *Security, Asia* Asia's greatest fear. *Of course there are many different scenarios in which the PLA could be activated to pressure Taiwan, not all of them involving an all-out assault to invade the island. The PLA Navy (PLAN) and Air Force (PLAAF), for example, can be used to blockade Taiwan, while the Second Artillery Corps could be called upon to launch decapitation missile attacks against the Taiwanese leadership and other key targets across Taiwan, such as radar sites, airstrips, naval bases, and its C4ISR architecture.* A consensus seems to have develop... more »

Hyper Stealth, Rail Guns and Hypersonic Missiles: The Weapons that Could Win World War III?

J. Michael Cole at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*J. Michael Cole* *Security, * These are five futuristic weapons that could change warfare. *Despite international pressure against the weaponization of space, major countries continue to explore technologies that would turn the sky above us into the next battleground. The possibilities are as limitless as they are outlandish, from moon-based missile launchers to systems that would capture and redirect asteroids towards a target on the surface of the Earth. Evidently, not all scenarios are technically feasible and will forever remain the stuff of science-fiction novels. But some... more »

1.9 Million Dead: Why Nothing Was Worse Than the Battle of Stalingrad

Daniel L. Davis at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *History, Europe* A killing field like no other. *But his horror for the day wasn’t finished. As his friend bandaged Walz’s wounds, Walz looked up and tried to warn the friend that another Russian fighter was right behind him. But it was too late. Shots rang out and his friend’s helmet “flew through the air and then I looked at him and I saw how he was shot in his head and how his head split. That’s the first time I saw a brain. On the left-hand side and on the right hand side there were parts of the brain, and in the middle there was water. No blood, but wate... more »

Why China's Aircraft Carrier Killer Missile Could Be a Nuclear Weapon in Disguise

Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, Asia* And this is no fake news. *When would Beijing use it? What is the overall strategy for its use in a potential conflict? And what are its capabilities?* Countless ink has already been spilled when it comes to China’s first anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM), the DF-21D, over the last few years or so. Back in late 2015, Beijing unveiled a longer-range version of the weapon, the DF-26. While countless news articles marked the debut of the system, specific information on the new weapon was scarce. However, thanks to the sleuthing skills of U.S. ...more »

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Peter Whoriskey examines how inequality is becoming increasingly pronounced among U.S. seniors. And Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson discuss how inequality contributes to entrenching social divisions: The toll which inequality exacts from the vast majority of society is one of the most important limitations on the quality of life – particularly in developed countries. It damages the quality of social relations essential to life satisfaction and happiness. Numerous studies have shown that community life is stronger in more equal societies... more »

Russian trolls paid actual American activists to help fund protests during 2016 election cycle.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of The Guardian: *On Tuesday, the newspaper RBC published a major investigation into the work of a so-called Russian “troll factory” since 2015, including during the period of the US election campaign, disclosures that are likely to put further spotlight on alleged Russian meddling in the election. * *The existence of the troll factory, which has a history of spamming Russian and English blogs and comment forums, has been reported on by many outlets including the Guardian, but the RBC investigation is the first in-detail look at the organisation’s activity during the ele... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Special Investigation: How America’s Biggest Bank Paid Its Fine for the 2008 Mortgage Crisis—With Phony Mortgages! Guantánamo guards seize confidential Sept. 11 terror trial defense files 'This is a really big deal': Canada natural gas emissions far worse than feared 4 out of 5 Puerto Ricans are still without power — but darkness is far from the island's biggest problem This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like Key senators just reached a deal to save the Obamacare payments Trump just killed An undercover investigation reveals air quality on a ... more »

LESSONS CONCERNING THE FALL: "Her performance of the Rachel figure!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017Interlude—Grand finale tomorrow:* We've very very very sick of our ongoing report, of our discussion of Janet Malcolm's weird and endless profile of Rachel Maddow. At the end of last week, we decided to continue our discussion into this second week because we were fascinated by Malcolm's reference to Maddow's "performance of the Rachel figure." You can hardly blame us for that! What exactly did Malcolm mean by "her performance of the Rachel figure?" What did she meran when she referred to "Maddow’s TV persona—the well-crafted character that appears on th... more »

Censored News seeks sponsors for Native Americans to COP 23 Germany

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Hi friends, Censored News is seeking sponsors for a few of our hard working Native American writers to be part of the climate discussions at the peoples' World Climate Change Conference, in Bonn, Germany. World leaders will discuss the crisis of climate change at COP 23, Nov. 6 -- 17, 2017. The airfare cost for our longtime Native writers is $1,400 each, plus the cost of food and ground

Former FEC Chair Calls For Crackdown on “Disinformation” In Internet In Major Threat To Free Speech

Jonathan Turley at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] In one of the most reckless and chilling attacks on free speech, the former chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Berkeley lecturer Ann Ravel is pushing for a federal crackdown on “disinformation” on the Internet — a term that she conspicuously fails to concretely define. Ravel is pushing a proposal that she laid out in a a paper co-author with Abby K. Wood, an associate professor at the University of Southern California, and Irina Dykhne, a student at USC Gould School of Law. To combat “fake news,” Ravel and her co-authors would undermine the use of ... more »

Former FEC Chair Calls For Crackdown on “Disinformation” In Internet In Major Threat To Free Speech

Jonathan Turley at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] In one of the most reckless and chilling attacks on free speech, the former chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Berkeley lecturer Ann Ravel is pushing for a federal crackdown on “disinformation” on the Internet — a term that she conspicuously fails to concretely define. Ravel is pushing a proposal that she laid out in a a paper co-author with Abby K. Wood, an associate professor at the University of Southern California, and Irina Dykhne, a student at USC Gould School of Law. To combat “fake news,” Ravel and her co-authors would undermine the use of ... more »

Former FEC Chair Calls For Crackdown on “Disinformation” In Internet In Major Threat To Free Speech

Jonathan Turley at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] In one of the most reckless and chilling attacks on free speech, the former chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Berkeley lecturer Ann Ravel is pushing for a federal crackdown on “disinformation” on the Internet — a term that she conspicuously fails to concretely define. Ravel is pushing a proposal that she laid out in a a paper co-author with Abby K. Wood, an associate professor at the University of Southern California, and Irina Dykhne, a student at USC Gould School of Law. To combat “fake news,” Ravel and her co-authors would undermine the use of ... more »

Former FEC Chair Calls For Crackdown on “Disinformation” In Internet In Major Threat To Free Speech

Jonathan Turley at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] In one of the most reckless and chilling attacks on free speech, the former chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Berkeley lecturer Ann Ravel is pushing for a federal crackdown on “disinformation” on the Internet — a term that she conspicuously fails to concretely define. Ravel is pushing a proposal that she laid out in a a paper co-author with Abby K. Wood, an associate professor at the University of Southern California, and Irina Dykhne, a student at USC Gould School of Law. To combat “fake news,” Ravel and her co-authors would undermine the use of ... more »

Syrian Army liberates mountain chain overlooking Quraytayn’s northern axis

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies from the Russian Marines resumed their offensive in the Quraytayn countryside, Thursday, targeting the Islamic State’s last positions before the ancient city. Led by the 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army stormed Jabal Al-Marmaleh, which is a mountain chain overlooking Quraytayn from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

West Ghouta: Al-Qaeda terrorists knock-out six Syrian Army tanks in one day

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON () – The Syrian Arab Army’s armored corps had a rough time in western Rif Dimashq province yesterday, losing six tanks of various types to terrorist forces over the course of 24 hours. Yesterday, pro-government forces – namely the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defence Forces – achieved a major breakthrough against […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Oafs At the Funeral

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
No bereaved person can avoid the inevitable encounter with a condoler who is congenitally incapable of sympathy. There will always be oafs at the funeral, people who blurt out something really horrible instead of murmuring something suitably comforting. Myeshia Johnson, the newly widowed spouse of Green Beret La David T. Johnson, got an oaf for the ages when, as she rode to the airport to greet her husband's body, President Trump called and gruffly told her that her "guy" probably "knew what he was signing up for... but it still probably hurts." At my own young husband's wake three... more »

Catalonia Set to Declare INDEPENDENCE – Spain to Take ‘Nuclear Option’ – Huge Blow to EU

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
Catalonia Set to Declare INDEPENDENCE – Spain to Take ‘Nuclear Option’ – Huge Blow to EU by JOEY MILLAR, http://www.express.co.uk/ CATALONIA is set to declare immediate independence from Spain if Madrid fails to hold talks with separatist leaders. – Catalonia held a controversial independence referendum earlier this month drawing the condemnation of leaders in Madrid and Brussels. […]

Xi Jinping Presents Vision for "the Common Destiny of Mankind" for the Next 30 Years

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 16 hours ago
In his much-awaited keynote address to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping delivered a blast of optimism about the future of his country and the world, based both on China's recent achievements and on the course he charted for the next 30 years. Stressing the significance of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the role of science and innovation as the motor of real economic development, Xi emphasized that "the dreams of the Chinese people and those of other peoples around the world are closely linked." China, he said, is striving for "the common d... more »

FBI informant who can connect Hillary Clinton to bribery case, was “threatened” by Obama Administration (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
"Both his reputation and liberty" were "threatened" by the Obama administration. More The post FBI informant who can connect Hillary Clinton to bribery case, was “threatened” by Obama Administration (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Men behind fake news Trump dossier invoke their Fifth Amendment rights

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Fusion GPS co-founders plead the Fifth. More The post Men behind fake news Trump dossier invoke their Fifth Amendment rights appeared first on The Duran.

Renewables on the March

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Geothermal area on Yangmingshan* Good news on the renewable energy front in Taiwan. Taiwan's wind sourcing to rise.... Taiwan has signalled plans to raise its 2025 offshore wind goal to 5.5GW from the 3GW previously targeted. Economy minister Shen Rongjin said Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy (BOE) plans to announce the raised target as part of a “mixed tariff” strategy for development in the country, which has rapidly emerged as a key market in the offshore wind sector’s expansion beyond Europe. Projects in the Taiwanese approvals system that score the highest under an assessment carr... more »

Breaking: Russian troops take control of key gas field from Kurdish forces in Deir Ezzor

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:42 P.M.) – Moments ago, reports came in that Russian Ground Forces troops entered the Koneko Gas Field and its attached company headquarters area in eastern Deir Ezzor province at the invitation of Kurdish-led forces. The information, disseminated by Syrian military reports, claims that an agreement has been brokered between Russia and the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian rebel group vows to fight Syrian Army until end, prepares elite forces for battle

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON () – An elite shock trooper unit of the Free Syrian Army has graduated from its months-long training course in the northwestern Syrian province of Hama. The unit, belonging to the Jaysh al-Izza militant group (a Free Syrian Army affiliate) has also been outfitted with contemporary combat gear in complementation to its special […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Saudi Humvee reduced to ash by Houthi anti-tank missile

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON () – Houthi rebels have engaged and destroyed a US-built Humvee military truck belonging to Saudi regime forces in northern Yemen. Yesterday, a Houthi rebel anti-tank team hunting for Saudi Army targets in highlands of northern Yemen’s Sirwah region spotted a Humvee belonging to regime forces. The Houthi tank hunters engaged the Saudi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Daraa rebels hang on for dear life as ISIS offensive threatens to annihilate them

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON () – Over the last several days, rebel forces in southwestern Daraa province have been scrambling to hold their front-line against a relentless ISIS counter-offensive that threatens to completely wipe them out. About one week ago, Free Syrian Army rebels launched an offensive against the ISIS-linked Saifullah al-Maslul Army (also called Jaysh Khalid […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Elite Syrian troops sent to crush Al-Qaeda pocket near Israeli border once and for all

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The high command of the Syrian Arab Army is re-directing an elite unit to the front-lines near the Israeli-occipued Golan region as part of an ongoing effort to crush a large pocket held by Al-Qaeda-linked militants. Reports have come in that the 4th Armoured Division’s security office unit is being […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
I have a number of personal/business things to do today. Blogging will return at 14:00 EST. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively.

Should President Trump Visit The Demilitarized Zone Along The North Korean Border?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
President Barack Obama is briefed by Lt. Col. Ed Taylor as he views the DMZ from Observation Post Ouellette at Camp Bonifas, Republic of Korea, March 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) *Washington Post*: *Trump White House debates presidential visit to demilitarized zone along North Korean border* It has become the ultimate symbol of American resolve against the threat of North Korea: a visit by the U.S. commander in chief to “freedom’s frontier,” the heavily guarded demilitarized zone that has separated the North and South for 64 years. Wearing bomber-style j... more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
Here, on the latest confirmation from the Parliamentary Budget Office that a national pharmacare plan would both improve our health and save public money - and the Libs' and Cons' insistence on standing in the way. For further reading... - Brent Patterson weighs in on the Libs' refusal to work toward a national pharmacare plan, while Steve Morgan summarized the case for pharmacare. - Patterson also discussed a Council of Canadians poll showing 91% public support for the concept, while Angus Reid has reached the same number. - Canadian Doctors for Medicare pointed out some of the group... more »

A Sweet Part Of 2018's Electoral History Will Be The Mercer Billionaires' War On The Republican Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Didn't Iggy Pop have a totally awesome song for this?* The Mercers have hired Steve Bannon to run it for them, but the GOP civil war tearing the Republican Parry to shreds could never happen without the profligate spending of two of America's most odious characters, Robert Mercer, the fascist father, and Rebekah Mercer, the equally crazy crackpot daughter. Tuesday, Bannon was in Scottsdale with Kelli Ward, the neo-Nazi GOP challenger to beleaguered Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who's tops on Señor T's hate list. Bannon was on the warpath against Mitch McConnell again-- Alabama red... more »

The Real Story Behind the California Wildfires

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Meteorologist Cliff Mass has the real story behind the recent tragic wildfires in Northern California: There has been a huge amount of media coverage regarding the tragic northern California fires, documenting the terrible loss of life and billions of dollars of damage to buildings, infrastructure, and the economy. As I write […]

New Girl

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
Today’s headlines in several international newspapers had to struggle with too many possessive male noun forms: Putin’s mentor’s daughter Ksenia Sobchak announced that she would run for Russian Presidency next year. Russia’s Got Talent! Not that the Kremlin thought that the upcoming ‘Putin referendum’ is in Jeopardy. The main contender Navalny is currently contemplating whether […]

Ethical concerns arise for head of controversial stem cell clinic

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Journals are raising ethical concerns about the research of a doctor who offers controversial embryonic stem cell treatments. Two journals have issued expressions of concern for three papers by Geeta Shroff, who was the subject of a 2012 CNN investigative documentary. All cite ethical concerns; one mentions the potential link between the procedure the authors […] The post Ethical concerns arise for head of controversial stem cell clinic appeared first on Retraction Watch.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*There are limits to what schools can accomplish* A new study shows that families act on insufficient information when it comes to figuring out where to enroll their children. … A new working paper titled “Do Parents Value School Effectiveness?” suggests that parents similarly opt for schools with the most impressive graduates rather than figuring out which ones actually teach best. The study joins a body of research looking critically at what it means for a school to be successful. Take the work of Erin Pahlke, for example. The assistant professor of psychology at Whitman Colleg... more »

Is Russia Providing Economic Aid To The Taliban?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Moscow has lately accelerated its support in apparent attempt to bolster Taliban against Islamic State. PHOTO: AFP/FILE *Express Tribune*: *Russia supplying free fuel to Taliban in war against NATO forces, reveals report* Russia is supporting the Afghan Taliban against Nato forces through a covert programme of laundered fuel sales, a report has revealed. “Russian intelligence services are sending fleets of fuel tankers into Afghanistan through the Hairatan border crossing with Uzbekistan,” The Times quoted sources in the militant group and Afghan forces as saying. “From there, th... more »

The Canadian Province Of Quebec Has Moved To Ban The Burka

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Globe and Mail*: *Quebec bans face covering in public services, raising worries among Muslims* Quebec has adopted a law that will force people to show their faces when taking the bus or borrowing a book from the library, pushing ahead with legislation that is being criticized for targeting Muslim Canadian women. Bill 62, which the Justice Minister described as a North American first, requires one's face to be uncovered when giving or receiving public services. The law marks the outcome of a contentious, decade-long debate about the place of religious minorities in Quebec. Detail... more »

Pt.2: Reports of Kurdistan's Death are Greatly Exaggerated: All Eggs Not Exclusive to Barzani

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*In the first part of this post I had images of eggs piled in one basket.* *Which is generally a no/no in investing and other conditions that require diversification.* *Don’t Put All your Eggs in One Basket :** This is a piece of advice which means that one should not concentrate all efforts/time and/or resources in one area as one could lose everything. **Everything* *Common sense in life. In investing. And common sense in geopolitics. * *Yet, I`m suddenly expected to believe that what occurred in Kirkuk, Iraq is a bellwether* *suggesting the failure of a Greater Kurdistan aka Israe... more »

MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL IS NAMED FOR OBAMA, AND FOX FANS ARE ABOUT AS PLEASED AS YOU'D EXPECT

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
At FoxNews.com, the top trending story in the country isn't about the president's interactions with Gold Star families -- it's this: A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of st... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Retires: A Post-Mortem* *It barely paid for its construction and maintenance* The first-ever offshore wind farm, Vindeby, in Danish waters, is being decommissioned after twenty-five years, DONG Energy has announced. By its nature it was an experiment, and we can now see whether or not is has been a successful alternative to fossil or nuclear-fuelled electricity. It consisted of eleven turbines, each with a capacity of 0.45 MW, giving a total export capacity for the wind farm of 5 MW. The hub height of each turbine was 37.5 m and blade height 17 m,... more »

Cutting SALT From the Federal Tax Diet

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: cutting-salt-from-the-federal-tax-diet] In the quest for a better tax code, it shouldn't be difficult to agree that a tax deduction that mostly benefits rich people and subsidizes high-tax state and local governments must go. That's what the state and local tax, or SALT, deduction does.

A Total Screw Up

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Surely, no man has screwed up more consistently -- and spectacularly -- than Donald Trump. Witness his treatment of the family of a dead soldier. Richard Wolfe writes: This week the commander-in-chief has somehow contrived to drive to tears the grieving mother of one of his own special forces. Along the way, he boasted about his own outreach to gold star families, and defamed his predecessors’ record on the same. All the while he shows no sympathy or urgency about millions of his own citizens struggling for several weeks without food, water and power in Puerto Rico. Hugging peopl... more »

Events in the Third World

LL at Virtual Mirage - 17 hours ago
*California* I often report on events in the Third World. I now am including California as a third world country. Is it as wacky as North Korea? *Yes it is*. The state is $1.3 trillion in debt and they keep raising taxes, but not as fast as they fund weird stuff - like the "third gender" which they call "queer". I have given up hope that the federal government would send in troops to secure the state capital and President Trump would dissolve the state legislature and replace the governor. It's one of those things like "LOCK HER UP" that has great promise, but won't happen. Am... more »

Maine Peace Walk Finale Event

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
*Maine Peace Walk Finale EventSaturday, October 21Noon to 2:00 pmWaterfront Park Pavilion Downtown Bath * Join us for food, speakers, music. Everyone invited. Help us celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 Maine Peace Walk and give your support for the idea of ensuring that the future generations have a chance for life on Mother Earth by converting the military industrial complex to appropriate sustainable technology. The real problem facing us today is global warming - not the need for endless war. Studies at UMASS-Amherst Economics Department have long shown that pro... more »

Cop Who Killed Unarmed Dad Begging for His Life Claims Showing Jury Body Cam is “Unfair”

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 17 hours ago
[image: body cam]Attorneys for the killer cop who gunned down an innocent unarmed father said, "that it is extremely unfair to the defense" to show the body cam during the opening statement.

Nearly half of those surveyed think that the media fabricates negative stories about Donald Trump.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Nearly half of voters surveyed in a new poll think the media make up stories about President Trump and his administration. * *A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 46 percent of voters think the media fabricate reports about Trump and his administration. * *Only 37 percent of voters disagree and another 17 percent are undecided, according to the poll. * *The percentage of Republican voters who think the media make up stories about Trump is even higher. * *Seventy-six percent of Republicans think the media fabricate stories about Trump and his administratio... more »

Russia's Presidential Campagn Has Its First Official Candidate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*RT:* *Daughter of Putin's mentor, Russian It-girl Ksenia Sobchak, announces her presidential bid * Russian jet setter, TV personality, glossy magazine editor and all-around It-girl-turned opposition figure Ksenia Sobchak, 35, has officially announced her decision to run for the presidency in the 2018 election. Running as an independent, Sobchak generally has a love-hate relationship with the Russian audience. Having been on the country's pop culture scene for many years, she has hosted one of the most popular reality TV shows, is a frequent guest at international VIP celebrity pa... more »

5 Super Weapons the U.S. Military Never Built (That Would Have Dominated the Battlefield)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * What a shame. *The effect of the B-70 on the Air Force would have, on balance, been quite negative. Devoting tremendous resources to the procurement of another strategic bomber would have drawn attention away from both the tactical air force and the missile force. B-70s might (in desperation) have been committed to the bombing of Vietnam during Operations Linebacker I and II, but they would likely have performed no more effectively than the B-52s they were replacing. And both the B-52 and the B-1B have proven remarkably flexible in terms of missions... more »

The U.S. Military's Worst Fear: What if Its Nuclear Weapons Don't Work in a War?

Steve Weintz at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Steve Weintz* *Security, * It has happenned. The U.S. Air Force is once again pushing for a nuclear-armed cruise missile to “fill the gap” between heavy bombers and ballistic missiles. The W-80 warhead will be the missile’s business end. The flying branch’s push comes during the largest planned overhaul of America’s nuclear arsenal in decades. Aside from the many serious questions about necessity and cost, the question of reliability lingers. That’s the enduring dilemma of nuclear weapons — few people really want them around, but no one wants to give them up while other nation... more »

National Academies gear up their climate alarmism

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 17 hours ago
The three US National Academies -- of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine -- are jointly upping their climate activism by creating a central organization called the Climate Communications Initiative or CCI.

The Federal Reserve and the New Economic Normal

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
There is no doubt that the Federal Reserve is puzzled about the "lower than the Fed's comfort zone" inflation rate. A recent talk by Governor Lael Brainard takes an interesting look at the latest monetary quandary to face the braintrust at the Fed. In this posting, we'll start by looking at the Fed's "new normal" by defining the concept of a neutral (natural) interest rate and conclude by looking at the dangers to the economy that are posed by the Federal Reserve's policies during this long post-recessional period. Governor Brainard opens by defining the key aspect of the Federal R... more »

So tell me . . . why are US taxpayers sending aid to Puerto Rico when it's treated like this?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
I wonder which Puerto Rican officials are responsible for this? (A tip o' the hat to reader Jason L. for sending me the link to the video.) Probably some of the same officials responsible for this. FBI agents in Puerto Rico have been receiving calls from "across the island" with residents complaining local officials are "withholding" or "mishandling" critical FEMA supplies -- with one island official even accused of stuffing his own car full of goods meant for the suffering populace. The accusations come in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. te... more »

BREAKING: Catalonia threatens to enact independence as Spain threatens direct control

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Barcelona and Madrid continue to exchange ultimatums. More The post BREAKING: Catalonia threatens to enact independence as Spain threatens direct control appeared first on The Duran.

Hoffer’s The True Believer and Trump

Ethical Technology - 18 hours ago
“Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents ... Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.” ~ Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements.

Has the HHS Capped Reports on VAERS?

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By John Stone Earlier this year I happened to note in a letter (dated 26 May 2017) to British Medical Journal Rapid Responses that 599,972 reports had accumulated on US Vaccine Adverse Events System since it started back in 1990...

Nationwide Human Trafficking Stings Ensnare Multiple Cops—84 Kids as Young as 3 Months Freed

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Matt Agorist Multiple undercover sting operations across the United States were carried out this month targeting adult and child sex trafficking. The results of... more »

Olympic Athletes Could Soon Face Being Microchipped ‘Like Dogs’ To Compete

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Mac Slavo While some say microchipping humans is the wave of the future, others think it could be the Biblical “mark of the beast.”... more »

Universal Basic Income: Visionary or Wishful Thinking?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Susan Boskey Universal Basic Income, also known as UBI, social credit and Basic Income Guarantee, is not a new concept. However, it is being... more »

Former Neo-Nazi disavows movement, comes out as gay and Jewish. Wait, what?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of Channel 4: *A white supremacist active as recently as the start of this year says today he is publicly renouncing 40 years of hate. Speaking on Channel 4 News he comes out as gay for the first time – and admits to a violent past. * *After a lifetime of involvement with the far-right Kevin Wilshaw announces on Channel 4 News that he is leaving the movement – at the same time publicly coming out as gay. * *The well known National Front organiser in the 1980s was still active in white supremacist groups earlier this year – including speaking at events. * *But tonight on... more »

The Global Food and Health Crisis: Monsanto's Science is Bogus

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 19 hours ago
*By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter* CounterPunch, Global Research, RINF, Countercurrents Please read* this* appeal for support Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). With a $4 billion annual budget, WHO’s decisions affects us all and its decisions also affect the bottom line of some of the most powerful corporations on the planet. Health is political. And health is big business. For instance, WHO makes dietary and nutrition recommendations that can affect the likes of Nestle, Unilever, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, General Mills a... more »

Madrid announces nuclear war #155

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
As we have expected for quite some time, further escalation has taken place in the tension between Spain and Catalonia. A week ago, the authoritarian government in Madrid issued an ultimatum to the Catalan government: revoke everything or else... The deadline was ultimately moved to today 10 am or so. *155 is the Czech telephone number to call an ambulance.* The Catalan government has previously announced that it would ignore the blackmail and the deadline because that's not an acceptable format for the political discussions about such important matters. Every civilized person a... more »

RED ALERT!!! MASS VACCINE CAMPAIGN THAT COULD HAVE LED TO MILLIONS OF PLAGUE INFECTIONS ON MADAGASCAR CALLED OFF YESTERDAY AT LAST MINUTE. MORE PLAGUE DEATHS REPORTED

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 20 hours ago
WORLD COMES TO THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHE EXPLOSION OF BLACK PLAGUE ON MADAGASCAR NARROWLY AVERTED MILLIONS ON THE ISLAND COULD HAVE BEEN INFECTED COUNTRYWIDE POLIO VACCINE CAMPAIGN WAS SET TO TAKE PLACE AS CASES OF INFECTIOUS PENUMONIC PLAGUE RISE, ESPECIALLY IN CROWDED CAPITAL CITY CAMPAIGN IN 2016 INVOLVED 23,000 HEALTH TEAMS VACCINATING AT LEAST 4,300,000 CHILDREN […]

You Are Far Stronger - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Photo by Frank Stiefel* *You are far stronger* *Though, bodies age and fail* *Spirit is stronger* *© 2017 M.N. Hopkins* *Note:* The inspiration for this poem came to me yesterday. I completed writing it today and published it for the first time on my blog today, 19 October 2017. It has been written in the haiku (5-7-5 syllables) style.

A 21-Year-Old Man Has A Baby, And Doctors Say ‘Womb Transplants For Men’ Will Soon Be Possible. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
A 21-Year-Old Man Has A Baby, And Doctors Say ‘Womb Transplants For Men’ Will Soon Be Possible – Waking Times Media http://wakingtimesmedia.com/21-year-old-man-baby-doctors-say-womb-transplants-men-will-soon-possible/ Advertisements

The Harmful Effects of Electromagnetic Fields Explained. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
The Harmful Effects of Electromagnetic Fields Explained – Waking Times Media http://wakingtimesmedia.com/harmful-effects-electromagnetic-fields-explained/

Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental properties

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental properties https://m.phys.org/news/2017-10-riddle-unsolved-proton-antiproton-fundamental.html

WikiLeaks emails mention aspartame, acknowledging it puts holes in mice brains. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
WikiLeaks emails mention aspartame, acknowledging it puts holes in mice brains – NaturalNews.com https://www.naturalnews.com/055991_WikiLeaks_aspartame_chemical_sweeteners.html

Missing link between new topological phases of matter discovered

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
Missing link between new topological phases of matter discovered https://m.phys.org/news/2017-10-link-topological-phases.html

This nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devices

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
This nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devices https://m.phys.org/news/2017-10-nanoelectronics-breakthrough-efficient-quantum-devices.html

Antidepressants May Lead to Suicidal Tendencies

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
Warning: Antidepressants May Lead to Suicidal Tendencies https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/15/why-are-more-than-one-in-ten-americans-at-risk-for-suicide.aspx

5 Foods That Destroy Your Hormones & Skin

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
5 Foods That Destroy Your Hormones & Skin – GrazeMe http://www.grazeme.com/5-foods-that-destroy-your-hormones-skin/

Vaginal douching can increase risk of contracting HPV, study finds

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
Vaginal douching can increase risk of contracting HPV, study finds http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/vaginal-douching-can-increase-risk-of-contracting-hpv-study-finds-a7221666.html

Petals produce a ‘blue halo’ that helps bees find flowers

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 20 hours ago
Petals produce a ‘blue halo’ that helps bees find flowers https://m.phys.org/news/2017-10-petals-blue-halo-bees.html

There’s No Stopping Gaia Now – The 5D Shift Moves Through the Gears

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
From my perspective the fifth dimension would be orthogonal to the three we understand or perhaps orthogonal to the time dimension. The latter makes sense as it plausibly is the one best manipulated by conspicuousness. We already know that it is likely that we can manipulate time, this simply makes it part of out conscious capability or mindfulness. Yet i also suspect that deep maturity is necessary for this and that few will be able to do this or have permission. In fact the fifth dimension may be truly continuous in the mathematical sense and synonymous to our idea of th... more »

New Frontiers in Psychedelic Research

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Good review of our present understanding of the mind. Various drugs are revealing a lot of new concepts and it is turning out to be productive. I do not think any of the conclusions presented here are satisfactory. I think instead that the mind perceives and then adjusts Such a progress through perception opens many pages to associate with any new experience. Emotional over lays are used to handle the Necessity of choice. That is what makes it all interesting and difficult to rationalize.. . *New Frontiers in Psychedelic Research* *October 3rd, 2017* *By Anthony Tyler* *G... more »

I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I for one consider gun control a complete waste of time and resources. However i do think that mandatory weapons training for all who wish to buy and to own a weapon is worthwhile. Just as self restraint training with martial arts. I would apply this to all farm boys in particular. Then i would insist on a refresher every five years in which the person and his reflexes are checked out. Thus all gun owners can be expected to be very safe and responsible with weapons. I suspect that the Swiss essentially do that. Having all weapons secured under lock and key at a range is ... more »

A ‘humanely’ killed animal is still killed – and that’s wrong?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Hereford cattle arrive at a meat processing plant. Photo by Daniel Garcia/Getty] We owe all living creatures an obligation to be kind because the negation reflects on our own ability to improve morally or eliminate karma. Yet that is where it ends. Arguments against animal husbandry are self negating. After all, without us, all cattle, all chickens and all domesticated anything would be simply extinct. All of us live in order to die and that includes the whole web of life. The spirit body which is apparently eternal or the next best thing supports the ... more »

Major Market Shift Coming in Gold & Silver Markets | Rick Rule

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
SilverDoctors Published on Oct 18, 2017 President and CEO of Sprott U.S. Holdings tells Silver Doctors he expects a major in shift gold and silver markets… Gold and silver assets make up at most half a percent of total investable assets in the U.S. market. Rule sees this percentage increasing. Also, Rule says the more than […]

Paul Craig Roberts: Markets Fall When Dollar Falls. Looming Catastrophe Hanging Over Our Heads

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Paul Craig Roberts: Markets Fall When Dollar Falls. Looming Catastrophe Hanging Over Our Heads by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, says the record highs you see in the stock markets are based on “phony profits” that come from global central banks “propping up” the financial system. Roberts says, “Any of these […]

Hollywood Sex Abuse Epidemic Covered-Up By Media

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Oct 18, 2017 Infowars reporter Millie Weaver hits the streets of Austin, TX asking people what they think about the endless stream of sexual abuse scandals coming out of Hollywood for the past several weeks. To her surprise, most people interviewed are oblivious having only heard bits and pieces over […]

"The Real Deep State Candidate"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Real Deep State Candidate"* by Bill Bonner "Yesterday, we described what we believe is the true source of today’s bubbly markets: fake money from the Deep State’s finance arm, central banks. Today, we connect more dots. Specifically, we explore why the stock market celebrated after ‘The Donald’ was elected…what role he plays in the Greatest Show on Earth…and what to expect next. We also want to look at how America’s form of government has changed, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. *Fake Dollar Finance: *Why did voters and investors turn their lonely eyes to a realit... more »

ELAINE DUKE; SICILIAN MAFIA; NEW 9 11

Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
*Elaine Duke in Sicily.* The USA's *Homeland Security* chief is *Elaine Duke.* Elaine is the daughter of Francesco Costanzo and the late Concetta Scherma. Elaine's maternal grandparents (Scherma) immigrated from Aidone, in Sicily. Her maternal grandparents lived in Aidone and *Corleone, in Sicily*. Ohio Woman . According to* Elaine Duke*,* people known to the CIA and Mossad are plotting a new 9 11.* Speaking at the US embassy in London, she said intelligence is pointing to people plotting to take down planes to inflict mass civilian casualties. She said: 'Creating terror is t... more »

David Talbott - Alien Sky - a remember'd age of gods and wonders

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
I know, I know, *Saturn* can't be our old (plasma sheathing, eternal daylight, brown dwarf) star the ancient writings, engravings and beliefs mentioned. It has too many 'stay away' messages from those who would rule our minds via Hollywood and Religion, and Science. "Stay away from Saturn," I'm paraphrasing Arthur C Clarke here of course, but it fits. Satan lives there, with his various demons and other dark underlings who will rip your delicate soul to shreds for energy.... or does he? Is the whole Satanism Cultism just an invented cover story to 'keep our mind from considering'... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*-by Noah* While everyone is so intently focused on evil mentally ill slime like Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, I thought it important today that we not forget what lies just two heartbeats away from the presidency, House Speaker Paul Ryan. Of course, I am in no way implying that a mass-murderer wannabe like Paul Ryan has anything remotely resembling a heart. When it comes to whatever Paul Ryan is, that "heartbeat away" thing is just a figure of speech. Ryan is a man who, like Trump, is so narcissistic and psychotic that he also lives to cause pain in the lives of as many huma... more »

The Military instinct: The Human Race as Feral Dogs

Fred Reed at - 22 hours ago
As Washington bombs Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria, militarily threatens Russia, Venezuela, North Korea, and China, sanctions Cuba, North Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Iran..one may wonder: Why? Are wars about anything, or just wars? In modern times, a reason of … Continue reading →

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Shocking drone footage shows the extent of the Rohingya exodus as thousands flee Myanmar pic.twitter.com/LkBNWX3POe — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 18, 2017 What does China's communist elite think of Kim Jong-un? (You tried your best to get an answer, @StephenMcDonell...) https://t.co/KCJcYFL39y pic.twitter.com/fyBTee6GTV — BBC Asia (@BBCNewsAsia) October 19, 2017 "20,00021,00022,000 23,000this year...FOUR one thousand milestones this year..." #Dow23K #MAGA pic.twitter.com/GQ5f2eVvEI — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017 Putin in Berlin, 1989 pic.t... more »

BWorld 159, Electoral reforms and the President

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 23 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte has been on a rampage recently, repeating his warnings about declaring a “revolutionary government,” as if he has the authority to issue laws and orders without consideration or fear of opposition from independent-minded legislators. Among his previous rants include his order to his loyal leaders in Congress to (a) impeach the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres D. Bautista, (b) impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, (c) impeach Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, and (d) create new... more »

Energy 100, Bjorn Lomborg on World energy mix

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
I am reposting here a post by Bjørn Lomborg in his fb wall early today. Thanks for this great piece, Bjorn. ----------------- The world is mostly run on fossil fuels (81.4%). Nuclear makes up 5% with 13.6% from renewables. Solar panels and wind turbines contribute less than 0.7%. When you hear 13.6% renewables, you will likely think 'wow, things are going pretty well with the change-over to renewables'. But these are not the ones you hear about. The biggest contributor is wood, used in the poor world to cook and keep warm. This leads to terrible indoor air pollution – it is actuall... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Front row, L to R) The chairman of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress Zhang Dejiang, former Chinese president Hu Jintao, Chinese president Xi Jinping, former president Jiang Zemin and Chinese premier Li Keqiang, at the opening ceremony. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *China's 19th Communist party congress – in pictures *(The Guardian).

Should A U.S. President Call A Grieving Family When A Loved One Has Been Killed In Action?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor: *It is seven years now .... but in 2010 I did a special post commemorating the 10th anniversary of the* USS Cole bombing*. I was proud of the post .... a recognition of those who lost their lives, and I spent a good deal of time collecting links that gave back ground information on the bombing as well as on what happened after. The picture that I used was the tombstone of one of the fallen .... it was a beautiful tombstone and picture .... a family's tribute to their lost son .... and very fitting for the post. I gave credit to the picture and where it came from .... p... more »

Showdown In Catalonia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Spain-Catalonia standoff set to intensify as leaders take hard lines* MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the region’s future. In an unprecedented move since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will impose direct rule in Catalonia unless the region’s leader Carles Puigdemont retracts by 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) an ambiguous ... more »

Breaking: Powerful ISIS offensive aims to drive Syrian Army off Saqr Island into Euphrates

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 A.M.) – Besieged ISIS terrorists fighting inside the greater Deir Ezzor city area have conducted a powerful surprise offensive against the Syrian Arab Army. According to military sources, ISIS forces operating on Saqr Island staged a general offensive against the positions of Syrian Army this morning aimed at driving army troops into the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

World’s first floating windfarm opens

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Image credit: Statoil They’re only tethered to the sea floor, but you still wouldn’t want to bump into one. The five turbines are 253 metres tall (of which 78m. submerged) and 720-1,600 metres apart, about 25 km.(15 miles) offshore. Will they throw the towel in if one floats away…

‘Way to go, Greenies’

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: ‘GREEN’ ENERGY FAILS EVERY TEST By John Hinderacker, Power Line Blog. The sad story of Minnesota’s green energy failure is one that no doubt is being replicated around the country. And one of the ironies of green energy is that it is terrible for the environment. Liberals will…

A New Political Dynamic: Authenticity Vs Inauthenticity

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I don't want to spoil the good feelings because, like everyone else, I loved Michael Hopkins' OpEd for *The Hill* yesterday about how bright the future of the Democratic Party looks. He even used two friends of mine as the exemplars: Randy Bryce from Wisconsin and Andrew Gillum from Florida. "The next generation of Democrats," he wrote, "are currently working behind the scenes to bolster their resumes and build up their grassroots support. Current Democratic candidates for office like Randy Bryce and Andrew Gillum are laying the blueprint for what the next generation of Democrats w... more »

Henry Mecredy : BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Rick Wartzman reviews the socioeconomic history of the U.S. since World War II with empathy for the employee class. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | JOctober 18, 2017 [The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good … finish reading Henry Mecredy : *BOOKS* | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

A glimpse of education...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Heading back here this weekend. You should join.* Ever wonder why school rules and Ministry of Education policies and regulations are so incredibly rigid? From Liu and Yang Between­ Class Ability Grouping, Cram Schooling, and Student Academic Achievement in Taiwan (Sociology Study, May 2016, Vol. 6, No. 5, 335‐341) The practice of between-class ability grouping was quite prevalent in junior high schools in the past. At present, most schools opt for mixed-ability classes because of educational policies. Except for a small amount of students with exceptional exam marks at the time t... more »

SHEILAH M. PAUL

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*SHEILAH M. PAUL* has been named founding dean of the School of Education at Medgar Evers College (MEC). She was previously acting dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education and former chair of the department of education at MEC. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and three master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

JIM HEATH

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*JIM HEATH* has been named director of sports information at Hampton University. He was previously the assistant sports information director since August 2016. Heath earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Christopher Newport University.

FALLOU NGOM

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*FALLOU NGOM* has been appointed director of the African Studies Center at Boston University (BU). He is also an associate professor in the department of Anthropology at BU. Ngom earned a Maîtrise d’anglais from the Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal, a master’s degree from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

KALANI CRAIG

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*KALANI CRAIG* has been appointed codirector of the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities at Indiana University in Bloomington. She is also an assistant professor in the department of history. Craig earned a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College, a master’s degree from Portland State University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

JAMES B. HUGHES JR.

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*JAMES B. HUGHES JR.* has been named interim dean of the Emory University School of Law. Hughes is also associate dean for academic affairs and has been a faculty member in the law school since 1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

ISIAH BROWN

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*ISIAH BROWN* has been named inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Fellow at SUNY Oswego. He is currently a visiting assistant professor of management in the School of Business. Brown earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Savannah State University and a Ph.D. from Florida A&M University.

TAMI B. SIMMONS

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*TAMI B. SIMMONS* has been named vice president of Institutional Advancement at Johnson C. Smith University. Simmons is executive director of Susan G. Komen Charlotte and previously served as a member of JCSU’s board of trustees. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University.

JOHNNETTA B. COLE

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*JOHNNETTA B. COLE* has been named senior consulting fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is president emerita of Spelman College and Bennett College and former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Cole earned a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

JOHN B. KING JR.

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
*JOHN B. KING JR.* has been appointed visiting professor at the University of Maryland College of Education. He is president and CEO of The Education Trust and previously served as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. King earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a J.D. from Yale Law School and a master’s degree and Ed.D. from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Celebrate Latino High School Graduation, but Work Toward College Degree Attainment

Alex Serna at Diverse - 1 day ago
While there is much to rejoice, there’s a drastic chasm in graduation from 4-year colleges among Hispanics and other racial and ethnic groups.

Cooking up a rigged election

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
From The Daily Dot: A man known as Russian president Vladimir Putin’s “chef” was reportedly behind the financing of the Russia-based “troll factory” that used social media to spread fake news and disinformation ahead of the 2016 election, according to reports. CNN reports that a company owned … Continue reading →

Is racial bias driving Trump's neglect of Puerto Rico?

Lauren Lluveras, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, University of Texas at Austin at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Evidence shows that US taxpayers are less willing to support extensive disaster relief when the victims are not white. Could that explain the Trump administration's lackluster support for Puerto Rico?

Why the European Union's hands are tied over Catalonia

Garret Martin, Professorial Lecturer, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.

Are many hate crimes really examples of domestic terrorism?

Arie Perliger, Director of Security Studies and Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Like the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the murder of Richard Collins III was a symptom of violent extremism that should be treated accordingly.

WAS THE WHITE HOUSE TOO CONSUMED WITH INFIGHTING TO RELEASE A TIMELY STATEMENT ON NIGER?

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Politico reports that a statement of condolence was drafted by the Trump administration shortly after four American servicemen were killed in Niger, but the statement was never released: Staffers at the National Security Council drafted and circulated a statement of condolence for President Donald Trump to make almost immediately after a deadly ambush of U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month.... The draft statement, a copy of which was seen by POLITICO on Wednesday, was put together on Oct. 5.... The statement was circulated among NSC officials as well as Defense Department of... more »

So the decision is finally announced!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Yes folks, now we know! The decision we've eagerly awaited for the last few weeks has finally been made, and I'm excited! Yes folks: It's just been officially announced that Gary Ablett Jr. is returning to the Geelong Cats next year. The return of the little master. Great news. So who else is excited? Is there a better centre trio than Ablett, Dangerfield and Selwood? Exciting times. In sports anyway. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

Globalists Want To Cull 90% Of World’s Population

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Oct 18, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down the Globalists plan to cull, or selectively slaughter, 90% of the world’s population in an attempt to cleanse the genetic makeup of human beings across the planet. end

Breaking: China Moves To Kill The Petrodollar, Tells Saudi Arabia — China Will Pay For Oil In Yuan-Gold

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Oct 18, 2017 China is making its move against America, not with military force but by trying to destroy the US economy. end

Did Russia Just Issue A New Eurasian Currency?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
X22Report Published on Oct 18, 2017 Tens of millions of Americans have not recovered from the last crisis. IBM sales drop for 22 months in a row. Housing starts plummet as the housing market implodes on itself. Mnuchin pushes agenda and says if you do not do what we want we will crash the economy. Warning […]

Steve Pieczenik: Israel is Attempting to Lure America into War with Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Steve Pieczenik Published on Oct 17, 2017 Allow me to explain the Iran situ, its complicated and yes, Israel is involved. end

How Netanyahu Pulls Trump’s Strings

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
How Netanyahu Pulls Trump’s Strings by https://consortiumnews.com/ Special Report: It turns out that Hillary Clinton was partly correct: President Trump is a “puppet,” but his puppet master isn’t Russian President Putin but Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, reports Robert Parry. – By Robert Parry In the final presidential debate of 2016, Hillary Clinton famously called Donald Trump the […]

Report: FBI Uncovers Confirmation of Hillary Clinton’s Corrupt Uranium Deal with Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Report: FBI Uncovers Confirmation of Hillary Clinton’s Corrupt Uranium Deal with Russia by http://www.breitbart.com/ New evidence has emerged to confirm Peter Schweizer’s account in his bestselling book Clinton Cash about the corrupt tactics behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s approval of Russia’s purchase of 20 percent of U.S. uranium. John Solomon and Alison Spann report in The Hill: – Before […]

America’s Lawyer [43]: Hollywood’s Weinstein Cover-Up: Who Delayed the Story?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Oct 18, 2017 On this episode of America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio and Brigida Santos talk about how and why sexual predatory abuse in Hollywood went on for so long with Harvey Weinstein(Jew). Then Mollye Barrows, Legal Journalist for The Trial Lawyer Magazine, talks with Mike about why NBC choose to delay publishing […]

US Troops Allegedly Fire at Afghan School Children Throwing Stones at Convoy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Oct 18, 2017 U.S. troops in Afghanistan have allegedly fired at school children, injuring two boys. The shots were apparently fired after children threw rocks at a military vehicle. end

“An Open Secret”: Watch Bombshell Documentary About Hollywood Pedophile Ring Preying on Child Actors

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“An Open Secret”: Watch Bombshell Documentary About Hollywood Pedophile Ring Preying on Child Actors by http://www.thedailysheeple.com/ Dozens of women have accused Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing, assaulting, and raping them. But Weinstein is hardly the first Hollywood elite to commit such atrocities. The entertainment industry has long been filled with sexual abusers. The documentary An Open Secret explores […]

How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 3: 90% Of What You Watch On Television Is Controlled By Just 6 Giant Corporations

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 3: 90% Of What You Watch On Television Is Controlled By Just 6 Giant Corporations by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ How much is your view of the world shaped by what you see on television? On average, Americans spend more than 150 hours watching television every month, and it is called […]

These Are The Men And Women Who Defeated ISIS In Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Militia fighters resting and preparing to return to the front line in eastern Raqqa. Credit Ivor Prickett for The New York Times *New York Times*: *‘Come Out and Surrender’: Inside Raqqa, With the Fighters Who Drove Off ISIS* RAQQA, Syria — From the top-floor sniper position in western Raqqa, members of an American-backed militia scanned the ground for any signs of movement. “We have hot soup, we have bread: Come out and surrender,” one of the fighters said on a loudspeaker. “The ISIS members and their families who surrendered to us are safe.” I was one of a handful of journalist... more »

Collapse in Iraqi Kurdistan: US’s Plan C fails before it begins

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
US ploy to use Kurds to increase regional influence and stem rise of Iran disintegrates More The post Collapse in Iraqi Kurdistan: US’s Plan C fails before it begins appeared first on The Duran.

Will A Pakistan Chicken-Wire Border Fence To Keep Out Militants From Afghanistan Work?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A view of the border fence outside the Kitton outpost on the border with Afghanistan in North Waziristan, Pakistan October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz *Reuters*: *Pakistan, Afghanistan in angry tangle over chicken-wire border fence to keep out militants* Angoor Adda, PAKISTAN (Reuters) - Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chicken wire fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamist militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad’s plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier. Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500 km (1,500 mile) frontier... more »

5 Ways the U.S. Navy Could Become Totally Obsolete (And Lose the Next Big War)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * It could happen. The U.S. Navy is a victim of America’s success. Thanks to America’s global network of interests and alliances, the Navy’s area of responsibility is for all intents and purposes the entire planet, with very few bodies of water off limits. From the Black Sea to the Yellow Sea, the Navy is expected to show the flag—or fight—around the world. Such a vast area of responsibility also means that the U.S. Navy has to be able to prevail against an equally vast array of threats. From the low-tech speedboats and mines of the Iranian Navy to th... more »

Why There Is No Chance a Piece of Paper Will Ban Nuclear Weapons. Zero.

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The United States continues to support the goal of nuclear disarmament, but it does not believe the nuclear weapons ban is a good idea and that it will actually makes things worse. Earlier this month, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). But is the group’s doing more harm than good? The ICAN group has worked tirelessly to bring the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to fruition—which is an effort to legally ban nuclear weapons—to fruition. The U... more »

NATO vs. Russia: Why Europe's Greatest Risk for War Is in the Baltics

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* “Whatever posture enhancements the United States and NATO decide to pursue, their goal is to produce a change in Russian behavior,” RAND states. Since 2014, the NATO alliance has made numerous posture changes on its eastern flank to deter Russia. Essentially, the alliance’s goal is to change Russian behavior, but how does one measure such policy modifications in Moscow? The RAND Corporation recently released a new report that attempts to build an analytical framework to do just that. “Despite its overall military advantages, NATO faces an imba... more »

Bringing Back McKinley

Michael Lind at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Lind* *Politics, Americas* [image: A 1900 Republican campaign poster for the U.S. presidential election, with portraits of President William McKinley and Vice Presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt at center. On the left side] The greatest challenge to McKinley’s reputation in the twenty-first century is the legacy of historians of the mid-twentieth century. Robert Merry, *President McKinley: Architect of the American Century* (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017), 624 pp., $35.00. OF ALL American presidents, William McKinley suffers the most from the gap between his hi... more »

Will Trump's Tough Talk on Trade Jeopardize the U.S.-South Korea Alliance?

Troy Stangarone at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Troy Stangarone* *National Security, Asia* [image: Military Guide Tour for Foreign Correspondents ‘Front-Line Troops.’ Flickr / Republic of Korea] The administration failed to consider the potential damage that withdrawing from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement would do to U.S. security interests. After the election of South Korean president Moon Jae-in, many experts worried that his desire to engage North Korea would be incompatible with the Trump administration’s preferred approach of increasing pressure on the regime in Pyongyang. While the United States and South Korea hav... more »

How Long Can Turkey and America Keep up Their Alliance?

Joshua W. Walker, Selma Bardakci at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Joshua W. Walker, Selma Bardakci* *National Security, Middle East* [image: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets with U.S President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] The recent visa scandal has exposed the tensions between Ankara and Washington. Long simmering tensions between the United States and Turkey exploded into a full diplomatic crisis a week ago Sunday after the U.S. Embassy in Ankara suspended all nonimmigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey. The immediate trigge... more »

Trump's War on Terror

Saskia Brechenmacher, Steven Feldstein at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Saskia Brechenmacher, Steven Feldstein* *National Security, Americas* [image: Members of Iraqi army are seen during the war between Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani] After eight exhausting years fighting terrorist groups, there are important insights from the Obama administration that President Trump would be wise to heed. SIXTEEN YEARS into the United States’ “global war on terror,” terrorist groups continue to proliferate in states th... more »

The Attorney General Jeff Sessions had a rather contentious Senate hearing today.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
In case you missed Senator Al Franken rip apart Jeff Sessions lies, here's the clip. pic.twitter.com/jopVVIb6rx — Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) October 18, 2017 Courtesy of the Business Insider: *Attorney General Jeff Sessions engaged in a lengthy, heated exchange with Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota during a Senate hearing on Wednesday. The battle focused on what Sessions told the Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing in January about his communications with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. * *During a line of questioning from Franke... more »

X22 Report, “It's All About To Hit The Fan, The Cabal's Next Move Will Cover It All Up”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “It's All About To Hit The Fan, The Cabal's Next Move Will Cover It All Up” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUOK-otRnaw *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “Did Russia Just Issue A New Eurasian Currency?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn0P72uqElE

Did You Know The Senate Confirmed A Trump Nominee Who Favors Slavery-- For A Lifetime Judicial Position?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*This is the pro-slavery judge* Luckily for America-- if not for the folks in PA-10 (Williamsport, Towanda and poor Stroudsburg, where I used to live)-- Tom Marino's nomination to be Drug Czar was withdrawn hours after the *60 Minutes*/*Washington Post* exposé on Marino's role in helping predatory drug manufacturers explode the prescription opioid problem into a national emergency. Unfortunately, Trump's execrable picks to populate the federal judiciary, few of whom are any more qualified for their appointments than Marino was, are being rubber-stamped by Senate Republicans one afte... more »

“Meet the new boss...”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“…and now a parting on the left is now a parting on the right …” * Or is it the other way around? And does it really matter ... ? Here's a wee musical interlude to think about: [Pic from Chris Keall] . PS: Mind you, perhaps this song might be more appropriate: Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

More Details Emerge On The Deaths Of 4 U.S. Special Forces Soldiers In Niger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *US official reveals it 'is likely four Green Berets killed in Niger were ambushed by dozens of ISIS militants in a surprise attack while on 'low risk' patrol with no aerial support'* * US official told CBS News October 4 patrol in Niger was considered low risk, and that's why Green Berets were not being protected from the air * US and Nigerian soldiers were caught by surprise by 40-50 militants likely affiliated with ISIS in Greater Sahara S Army Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black; Sgt La David Johnson; Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson lost their lives... more »

Royal sunglasses case at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Royal sunglasses case at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum] Sunglasses case encrusted with diamonds at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria. Those cases used to be owned by Princess Samiha Hussein Kamel.

The Golden Comb at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: The Golden Comb at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum] A golden comb at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria

The Golden Multi-tools at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: The Golden Multi-tools at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum] A Golden Multi-tool for self-care including comb at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria

The golden chalice and tray at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: The golden chalice and tray at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum] Golden chalice and tray at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria

Golden tooth brushes at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Golden tooth brushes at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum] Golden tooth brushes at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum

Iran pledges to confront Israel after attack on Syrian air defense

Iran’s Military Chief has warned Israel against violating Syrian airspace in the wake of this week’s attack of Israeli Air Force on an anti-aircraft battery in Syria. “It’s not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate the land and airspace of Syria anytime it wants,” Baqeri said during a news conference with his Syrian counterpart […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to return to Libyan politics

Less than half a year having been released from Islamist captivity, Saif al-Islam, the man who had once been predicted to succeed his father Muammar Gaddafi at the helm of Libya, is resuming political activities while serving as the only hope for bringing peace to the country, his lawyer Khalid al Zaidi has told Sputnik. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز