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Friday, August 18, 2017

18 August - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

00:38 am MDT  8 - 19



New Law Lets Police Confiscate Guns “Without Due Process” If Someone Reports You

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Rachel Blevins A new law in Oregon could lead to residents having all of their guns confiscated based on a single complaint, raising concerns... more »

Syria: As the War Continues, WMD Lies Linger

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Tony Cartalucci Despite the now historical lies exposed in the wake of the devastating US invasion and occupation of Iraq beginning in 2003, the... more »

City Officials Accused Of Using Flamethrowers To Clear Homeless From The Streets

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: homeless]City officials in Denver are being accused of using flamethrowers to destroy homeless individuals' property, and then holding a BBQ while they looked on.

Yes, It’s Entirely Possible to Reject Alt-Right Racists AND Alt-Left Violence

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: alt]The media is attempting to force everyone to choose a side. Do not buy into their divide and conquer distractions.

Birth Defects, A Biblical Great Tribulation And Other Myths About The Eclipse

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 13 hours ago
On August 21st, from west coast to east the United States will be treated to a rare event; an eclipse of the sun. Not just a partial eclipse either. Through the entire arc, a swath of land about 70 miles wide will have a total eclipse. There's been so much excitement that social media has made "path of totality" part of the lexicon. read more

Fascist Entities--Unable to Attract Tourism to their own "Nations"--Strike at Yet another Tourist Mecca!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*Green with Envy over Tourist Wealth that* *has avoided their Rats Nests for decades* *Perps decide to directly attack Tourist Meccas* Everyone is talking about the latest False Flag in Barcelona, Spain. ISIS has officially taken "credit" for whatever happened there--the facts of which are, as per usual--shrouded in an onion skin of lies, half truths and disinformation. We even have the shopworn story about the conveniently dropped "passport" of the Arabic patsy. They really *ARE* running out of ideas! And just today, there is yet another attack in another tourist area of Spain.... more »

The U.S. Navy Has given Us a Glimpse of How It Will Fight High-Tech Wars

Sandra Erwin at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Sandra Erwin* *Security, * Drones and robots will be part of the future fleet. The Navy this week put on a two-day show that offered a peek into the future of high-tech combat. And the most important players happened to be robots. At the 2017 advanced naval technology exercise, or ANTX, the Navy let the drones loose, hoping to demonstrate that robots have reached the point where they can be trusted to help protect ships, spy on enemy submarines and ward off aerial missile attacks. The Navy’s push to turn more combat missions over to robots started years ago and is gaining new ... more »

North Korea Could Unleash the Unthinkable: Nuclear War Between Russia and America

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Yes, this could happen. In the event that North Korea tests another Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) or potentially launches an attack on the United States, the Pentagon could try to intercept those missiles with the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. However, as many analysts have pointed out, the interceptors that miss their target could reenter the Earth’s atmosphere inside Russian airspace. Such an eventuality could prove to be a serious problem unless steps are taken to address the issue now. “You should also be aware of the ... more »

The U.S. Military Came Up with a Crazy Idea to Make Sure Its Nukes Survived a Russian Attack

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Hollow-out a mountain in the Sierra Nevada range to create a super-hardened fortress The Cold War arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union produced many innovative ideas on how best to ensure the survivability of each side’s nuclear deterrent. Among the stranger ideas that emerged was a concept proposed by what was then the Aerospace Corporation under a program called Golden Arrow—launched in 1964. While most concepts being studied at the time looked at mobility, one of Aerospace Corporation’s concepts was to essentially hollow-out a ... more »

US to Remain In Syrian “Kurdistan” For Decades After ISIS is “Defeated”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
Ignoring the show in Spain presently, though I am sorry to read of the loss of life- The tragedies inflicted on us all by the psycho elites have got to be seen for what they are. State sponsored terrorism. Plain and simple.Yes, I'm aware there has been a second "attack" In plain talk: *US to REMAIN in ethnically cleansed/illegally/criminally annexed portion of Syria- permanently. *As the regional remake continues on. If you have read here for the past 3- 4 years you would be aware this was the plan. It was not a happenstance or a random occurrence. *If you read elsewhere you woul... more »

Trumpanzee Lashes Out In All Directions-- Congressional Republicans Are Victims Of Domestic Abuse

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Trump is fighting with Republicans again. He's all but endorsed one of the right-wing lunatics primarying Jeff Flake (R-AZ)-- and is expected to explicitly do so when he travels to Phoenix to pardon Joe Arpaio this weekend. He seemed peeved that Flake pointed out in his new book that Trump's antics are "the spasms of a dying party." On top of his feud with Flake, Trump's been on a rampage against Lindsey Graham again after Graham addressed him directly in regard to his horrifying Charlottesville comments that offered succor to muderous Nazis the KKK and domestic terrorists: "Mr. ... more »

Religion of peace enriches Catalonia, Finland

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*With some compensation, Muslims should be banned from vans, knives in the public* I am sure that many of you have undergone a similar emotional evolution as your humble correspondent. A few years ago, I would be shocked, deeply hurt when a terrorist attack took place. However, one simply gets used to any events that are occurring sufficiently frequently. What's new about the 2017 Barcelona attacks and the 2017 Turku attack is perhaps just the "new" European countries, namely Spain and Finland, respectively, but otherwise the sad events look like business-as-usual. While Muslims re... more »

Energy poverty future

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 14 hours ago
Must life in the future be "poor, nasty, brutish and short?"

The Washington Post points out that Donald Trump is just successful version of Sarah Palin.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Courtesy of WaPo: *From the moment Palin entered the national scene, the praise for her on the right was heavily tied to her image. After the 2008 vice-presidential debate, National Review editor Rich Lowry described her as “so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing, [sending] little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.” In one of the earliest conservative critiques of Palin, written in September 2008, Post columnist Kathleen Parker said of her initial interest in Palin: “She was the antithesis and nemesis of the hirsute, Birkenstock-weari... more »

So, what were they doing at the synagogue?

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 14 hours ago
The nazi “protesters” in Charlotte, you know. They and their ridiculous president keep saying they were only ‘defending’ themselves when one of their Storm Troopers rammed a car into a crowd. Only defending themselves waving around assault rifles. So why did they also besiege the Synagogue, during shabbat services? What’s their excuse for that? I […]

From Der Fewer

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 14 hours ago

“Total Eclipse”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Total Eclipse”* by James Howard Kunstler “First they came for the statues…. What do you know, long about Wednesday, August 16, 2017, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) discovered that the United States Capitol building was infested with statues of Confederate dignitaries. Thirty years walking those marbled halls and she just noticed? Her startled announcement perked up Senator Cory Booker (D- NJ) who has been navigating those same halls only a few years. He quickly introduced a bill to blackball the offending statues. And, of course, the congressional black caucus also e... more »

Security In Iraq Aug 1-7, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Since the end of the Mosul battle in July, violence in Iraq has remained at a very low level. Both security incidents and casualties have been at record lows as a result. During the first week of August there were only 80 incidents. Ninewa had the most incidents with 25. That was followed by 22 in Baghdad, 15 in Diyala, 5 each in Anbar and Salahaddin, 4 in Kirkuk, and 2 each in Babil and Basra. *Security Incidents In Iraq By Province Aug 1-7, 2017* Ninewa 25 Baghdad 22 Diyala 15 Anbar 5 Salahaddin 5 Kirkuk 4 Babil 2 Basra 2 Salahaddin had the most casualties with 116. After that ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 18

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1933 Iraqi army held victory parade and given award by King Ghazi for massacring Assyrians in north 1990 Saddam said foreign workers and visitors could not leave Iraq after Kuwait invasion 1990 UN Resolution 664 demanded Iraq release foreign nationals it held 2004 Iraq Survey Group head Kay testified to Congress Blamed Rice & NSC for not checking WMD intel before war 2015 IS second in command Abu Muslim al-Turkmani killed in US drone strike in Mosul View the Iraq History Timeline

Journal knew about problems in a high-profile study before it came out — and did nothing for over a month

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
In June, Gene Emery, a journalist for Reuters Health, was assigned to write a story about an upcoming paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, set to come off embargo and be released to the public in a few days. Pretty quickly, he noticed something seemed off. Emery saw that the data […] The post Journal knew about problems in a high-profile study before it came out — and did nothing for over a month appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Lakota Tony Black Feather: 'American flag represents racist nation' on the Stronghold 2002

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Tony Black Feather, Lakota, on Stronghold Photo by Brenda Norrell Censored News shares the words of Tony Black Feather, Lakota, on the Stronghold in 2002 -- as he spoke out about the American flag, racism, the Black Hills and Iraq -- in Censored News new series 'Racism in America' By Brenda Norrell Censored News (Oct. 1, 2002) STRONGHOLD TABLE, S.D. Lakota elder Tony Black Feather

Police in Finland Shoot Man After He Stabbed Several People

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Authorities in the city of Turku said they were looking for other potential suspects after shooting the man in the leg and arresting him.

Tina Fey Returns to ‘Weekend Update’ to Talk Charlottesville

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
University of Virginia alum Tina Fey said it broke her heart "to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville" in a "Weekend Update" segment.

Are These Rainbow Mountains Real?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
An image purportedly showing a rainbow-colored mountain range in California was digitally manipulated.

Austerity’s very partial success

Peter Franklin at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 15 hours ago
The post Austerity’s very partial success appeared first on UnHerd.

Quanah Parker Brightman -- Police Harassment in Pinole California

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Quanah Parker Brightman -- Police Harassment in Pinole California Quanah Parker Brightman, Lakota and son of Lehman Brightman, founder of United Native Americans, describes the harassment and false identification of him, and his friends, by police in Pinole,Calif. Across America, this type of out of control police action, illegal search and seizure, targeting of activists, and

Here we go again? Finland this time?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
'Police in Finland say they have shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku. The man has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say. The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market Square area. One image showed a body lying on the ground. The body had been covered. People have been warned to stay away from the city centre. Finnish broadcaster YLE said at least two other people had been injured in the incident. Other reports spoke of five or six victims. But there has been no official confirmation of casualties... more »

The Death of a Nation

Jim Jatras at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Every living nation needs symbols. They tell us who we are as one people, in what we believe, and on what basis we organize our common life. More The post The Death of a Nation appeared first on The Duran.

Turkey to sign customs deal with Eurasian Economic Union

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The EAEU was founded under the auspices of Russian President Vladimir Putin. More The post Turkey to sign customs deal with Eurasian Economic Union appeared first on The Duran.

3 interpretations of the Kurdish threat to keep America in Syria for “decades”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Are the Kurds bluffing or do they know something no one else does? More The post 3 interpretations of the Kurdish threat to keep America in Syria for “decades” appeared first on The Duran.

Historic Turkey-Iran summit silenced by the media

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The leaders of Iran and Turkey's armed forces have not held such meetings since before the Islamic Revolution of 1979. More The post Historic Turkey-Iran summit silenced by the media appeared first on The Duran.

Hillary Clinton fails to call Barcelona attack “Islamic Terrorism”, gets roasted on Twitter

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Hillary Clinton destroyed on Twitter for refusing to condemn Islamic Terrorism after Barcelona attack. More The post Hillary Clinton fails to call Barcelona attack “Islamic Terrorism”, gets roasted on Twitter appeared first on The Duran.

Hannity and Kim Dotcom predict the end of DNC, Robert Mueller and entire Russiagate fake news (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Julian Assange is ready to reveal the source of who leaked the DNC emails. More The post Hannity and Kim Dotcom predict the end of DNC, Robert Mueller and entire Russiagate fake news (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Julian Assange pardon inches closer as true source of DNC leak may finally be exposed

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Julian Assange may be pardoned for providing intelligence on the facts behind the DNC leak. More The post Julian Assange pardon inches closer as true source of DNC leak may finally be exposed appeared first on The Duran.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT hacker officially indicted by a grand jury

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The walls are closing in on the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz More The post Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT hacker officially indicted by a grand jury appeared first on The Duran.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Aftermath of Barcelona terror attack

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
WARNING: The following video is extremely graphic in content. Viewer discretion is advised. More The post GRAPHIC VIDEO: Aftermath of Barcelona terror attack appeared first on The Duran.

Trump insults Philippines in Tweet about terrorism

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump just praised a man whose record in Philippines is remembered by many as one of imperial oppression and crimes against civilians. More The post Trump insults Philippines in Tweet about terrorism appeared first on The Duran.

Why Vladimir Putin is the world’s most powerful man

Anna Lutskova at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com In my latest documentary, we describe Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most powerful man in the world. But why? After all, the United States — and China, for that matter — are more powerful countries than Russia. The power of a head of state is determined both by the country’s […] More The post Why Vladimir Putin is the world’s most powerful man appeared first on The Duran.

Russia, Bolivia agree on measures to bolster energy, transport cooperation

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and Bolivia have agreed on specific steps to expand bilateral cooperation in energy and transport projects, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday. “Your visit confirms the intensity of our contacts and their steady development in all fields,” Lavrov said opening talks with his Bolivian counterpart Fernando […] More The post Russia, Bolivia agree on measures to bolster energy, transport cooperation appeared first on The Duran.

Russian demands investigation of allegations US and UK supplied chemical weapons to terrorists

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Russia takes the new reports from Syria very seriously and seeks to confirm the worrying claims. More The post Russian demands investigation of allegations US and UK supplied chemical weapons to terrorists appeared first on The Duran.

Russia to increase combat jets exports

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – There has been a surge in demand for combat jets worldwide, and the aircraft’s share in supplies by Russia’s Rosoboronexport state arms exporter at the end of the year will exceed 50 percent, Rosoboronexport said Wednesday citing Director General Alexander Mikheev. Over the past five years, the share of aircraft supplies in […] More The post Russia to increase combat jets exports appeared first on The Duran.

LAVROV: Russia will not support ideas aiming to suffocate North Korea economically

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will not support moves that would “suffocate” the North Korean economy and lead to dire humanitarian consequences, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday. “We cannot support the ideas that some of our partners continue to nourish and that are aimed literally at the economic suffocation of […] More The post LAVROV: Russia will not support ideas aiming to suffocate North Korea economically appeared first on The Duran.

Russia notes active regrouping of Nusra Front forces in Syria

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com GENEVA (Sputnik) – Russia is noting in Syria an active regrouping of the forces of Nusra Front (terrorist group banned in Russia), which is trying to take over control of main border crossings with Turkey, a military-diplomatic source in the International Syria Support Group task forces told Sputnik on Wednesday. “Lately, […] More The post Russia notes active regrouping of Nusra Front forces in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

America refuses to pause military drills in South Korea

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The longer America ignores China and Russia's joint request for direct talks with Pyongyang, the longer a potential for catastrophic war looms. More The post America refuses to pause military drills in South Korea appeared first on The Duran.

13 dead, 80 hospitalized after van plows into pedestrians in Barcelona, terrorism confirmed

Vladimir Rodzianko at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Local police are searching for two suspected perpetrators of the van attack in Barcelona, the Vanguardia newspaper reported Thursday. More The post 13 dead, 80 hospitalized after van plows into pedestrians in Barcelona, terrorism confirmed appeared first on The Duran.

Syrian army blitzkrieg: ISIS ‘practically encircled’ in central Syria

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Syrian army maintains whirlwind pace of its advance, liberating in 2 months more territory than it controlled in September 2015, and practically completing encirclement of ISIS fighters in central Syria. More The post Syrian army blitzkrieg: ISIS ‘practically encircled’ in central Syria appeared first on The Duran.

China forces US and North Korea to end ‘war of words’

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 15 hours ago
As predicted by The Duran Chinese diplomacy and Chinese warnings have forced Washington and Pyongyang to stop the 'war of words' which was escalating crisis in the north Pacific More The post China forces US and North Korea to end ‘war of words’ appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Germany ‘sides with China and Russia’, supports China peace plan

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 15 hours ago
In telephone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel reportedly backs China's proposal for a 'double freeze' of North Korean ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests in return for a cessation of US military exercises in South Korea. More The post BREAKING: Germany ‘sides with China and Russia’, supports China peace plan appeared first on The Duran.

Declining US urgently seeks to maintain imperial grip

Shane Quinn at The Duran - 15 hours ago
United States planners are becoming increasingly desperate in sustaining access to key oil and energy resources. More The post Declining US urgently seeks to maintain imperial grip appeared first on The Duran.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch, Vatican Cardinal to discuss Ukrainian crisis

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Many Orthodox Churches in Ukraine continue to be persecuted by the state More The post Russian Orthodox Patriarch, Vatican Cardinal to discuss Ukrainian crisis appeared first on The Duran.

Syria calls on UN force US to stop committing war crimes

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
American war crimes slammed by Syria at the UN. More The post Syria calls on UN force US to stop committing war crimes appeared first on The Duran.

Julian Assange meets Congressional Trump ally–remains tight lipped

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The meeting comes as Trump flaunts his ability to invoke Presidential pardons. More The post Julian Assange meets Congressional Trump ally–remains tight lipped appeared first on The Duran.

Ukraine erects a new fascist statue and America remains silent

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The American elites are not concerned with fascism and Donald Trump is certainly not a fascist nor anything else but a new brand of American politician. While non-fascist statures in the US are being vandalised, actual fascist statues are being erected in Ukraine. More The post Ukraine erects a new fascist statue and America remains silent appeared first on The Duran.

Vladimir Putin is more trusted globally than Donald Trump, survey shows

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The results contain many surprises especially from South Korea, India and Turkey. More The post Vladimir Putin is more trusted globally than Donald Trump, survey shows appeared first on The Duran.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Moscow cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 12 billion metric tonnes

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The Duran's Adam Garrie sat down with Anton Kulbachevsky of the Moscow City Government to discuss the great progress Moscow has made to clear the air. More The post EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Moscow cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 12 billion metric tonnes appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-Un “wise and well reasoned”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The tensions have officially thawed for the time being. More The post Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-Un “wise and well reasoned” appeared first on The Duran.

Russian Presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky releases election platform

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Zhirinovsky is the only individual with uncontested access to the election to declare his candidacy and announce his platform More The post Russian Presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky releases election platform appeared first on The Duran.

Barcelona...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*let's light a candle, hold hands, and sing "All We Need is Love."* And then we can spend some time wondering what motivated the attackers, declare Islam a religion of peace, and bring in more "refugees." Because that's worked so well in the past. And when we're through with the tears, thoughts, and prayers we can go tear down a few Confederate statues that are creating an unsafe atmosphere for untold millions of people. Did you notice that "tear" (verb), as in "pull or rip something apart or to pieces with force", and tear (noun) "the fluid appearing in or flowing from the eye as ... more »

This Moment in History—Lyndon LaRouche's Moment

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
A dialog between Lyndon and Helga LaRouche and members of the LaRouchePAC Policy Committee yesterday, brought out sharply the unique, new opportunities and dangers of the present, unprecedented historical conjuncture. Although other people were involved as well, the dialogue as a whole can perhaps be encapsulated by summarizing some of the back-and-forth between Manhattan Policy Committee member Diane Sare, and Lyndon and Helga LaRouche. Diane reported that people do not believe the fake-news media story about Charlottesville, or that President Trump is a racist. There was even a ... more »

Acknowledging attacks on Israel, albeit only in passing

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Acknowledging attacks on Israel, albeit only in passing, the BBC manage to mention that these attacks using vehicles started in Israel: '*Frank Gardner, BBC security correspondent*The practice of using a large vehicle as a weapon to attack pedestrians is not new. Palestinian militants have used it against Israelis, al-Qaeda encouraged its followers to do it seven years ago in its online magazine.' But then the BBC list just the attacks in Europe: 'Europe's deadly vehicle attacks - Paris, 9 August 2017: A man rammed a BMW into a group of soldiers, injuring six - London,... more »

WATCH: Cops Raid Wrong House, Assault Pregnant Woman & Destroy Her Property

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: pregnant]Body camera footage has now been released showing the moments leading up to and after police invaded the wrong home and throwing down a pregnant woman.

New Law Lets Police Confiscate Guns “Without Due Process” If Someone Reports You

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: guns]Critics of the new law argue that it takes away an individual's right to due process, by confiscating his or her guns based on a single complaint.

Spanish Police Intensify Manhunt After Second Fatal Vehicle Attack Near Barcelona

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
Hours after a fatal van attack on pedestrians in Barcelona, police say a car plowed into civilians in the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils.

Syria: As the War Continues, WMD Lies Linger

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*August 18, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Despite the now historical lies exposed in the wake of the devastating US invasion and occupation of Iraq beginning in 2003, the United States has attempted to use similar lies regarding weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) repeatedly as a pretext for similar wars including in neighboring Syria. The Syrian government - perhaps in an effort to head off another round of accusations, threats, and direct military aggression carried out by the US - is leveling accusations against the United States itself and terrorist organizations it has funde... more »

Stray dogs turning blue because of industrial waste being dumped in river

White Wolf at White Wolf - 16 hours ago
Five blue dogs have been spotted near Navi Mumbai’s Taloja industrial area, where pollutants from the nearly 1,000 factories dump their waste into the Kasadi River. “We picked up this dog first as it has gone blind owing to the dye. It will now have to undergo a blood test as this will help us understand how the chemicals in the river have affected it,” said Dr Sanjay Jadhav, a veterinarian with the SPCA. So far, the veterinarians have rounded up just one of the five blue dogs spotted. They plan to rescue, treat and release the others as soon as they can locate them. The photos ... more »

Friday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Leo Gerard calls for an end to trade deals designed to favour the wealthy at the expense of everybody else. And Rick Salutin writes that NAFTA can't reasonably be seen as anything but: (N)o matter how many numbers Freeland plucks to show the economy’s mighty growth in the free trade years, in those same years, most people’s lives have hardened: income stagnated; infrastructure declined; universities became debt traps — the growth was distributed entirely upward. This is politically toxic. She said Monday, “Too many working people feel abandoned... more »

East Hama victory will free thousands of troops, hundreds of tanks

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – According to pro-government sources, the success of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) operation to liberate eastern Hama Governorate from ISIS terrorists will release many thousands of army troops and hundreds of tanks for service elsewhere. One particular pro-government source has stated that anywhere between 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Hamas member killed in IS-suicide bombing mourned in Gaza

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A funeral held for a Hamas member killed in a suicide bombing by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS), attracted thousands of mourners in the Gaza Strip, Thursday. Nidal al-Jaafari’s body was carried through crowds as part of a funeral procession, with various Hamas members standing guard. Al-Jaafari, 28, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Syrian Army reaches ‘Uqrayribat outskirts in east Hama amid total ISIS collapse

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:07 P.M.) – After a series of major advances by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) against ISIS militants in eastern Hama Governorate yesterday, government forces have since pushed deeper into the region, de facto encircling it by either physical ground control or by fire control and reaching the outskirts of ‘Uqrayribat – a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army, Hezbollah shatter ISIS lines in west Qalamoun

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah have commenced their long-awaited offensive against ISIS in Syria’s western Qalamoun region which is aimed at liberating the areas of Jaroud Jarajeer and Jaroud Qarah near the border with Lebanon. Today the combined forces of the SAA and Hezbollah secured the Shabat Younes […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: Major jihadist group prepares its forces in north Latakia

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – Images have been released by the propaganda arm of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist group, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, preparing their new fighters for combat at a training camp in northern Latakia Governorate. These pictures come at a time when rebel media sources in Idlib are reporting that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

“Trump Takes a Beating”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Trump Takes a Beating”* by Bill Bonner "In professional wrestling, scriptwriters always include what they call a ‘Holy Sh*t!’ moment. That’s when one of the stars takes a hit so brutal or so fantastic that the fans yell: ‘Holy sh*t!’ Donald J Trump, a wrasslin’ fan, took a ‘Holy Sh*t!’ blow on Tuesday. *Jerks and jackasses: *We will set the stage as follows: The struggle now breaking out in the US is a battle of the gods. On one side are the gods of the red states. Nationalism, protectionism, cronyism, and ‘conservativism’, with their shock troops and fringe yahoos - the Ku Kluxe... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

"Everyone Has A Plan..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
- Mike Tyson About your plans, ANTIFA... stick around.

"Dear Alt Left ANTIFA"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
○ Hat tip to Jim Quinn, - https://www.theburningplatform.com/

"America’s Second Civil War"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"America’s Second Civil War"* by Pat Buchanan “They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee - and what a leader! No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller.” So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial “The Oxford History of the American People” in 1965. First in his class at West Point, hero of the Mexican War, Lee was the man to whom President Lincoln turned to lead his army. But when Virginia seceded, Lee would not lift up his sword against his own people, and chose to defend his ... more »

Inside the USS Jimmy Carter: America's Most Secret Attack Submarine Ever

Joseph Trevithick at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Joseph Trevithick* *Security, * What is this submarine doing? *The unit makes no mention of intelligence gathering. But while the name implies a solely experimental function, the sailing branch routinely uses these types of monikers for special or elite groups. The near legendary terrorist-hunting SEAL Team Six is officially called the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. The service describes the spy ships it runs together with the U.S. Air Force as “missile range instrumentation ships.” The squadron responsible for flying around the president and his staff is now simply ... more »

Something you won't hear on the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Maajid Nawaz on LBC expressing views on Muslim grooming gangs that means he won't ever get a job with the BBC. 'During this powerful take, Maajid Nawaz points out the uncomfortable truth about grooming gangs in the UK that others have been too afraid to discuss. The LBC presenter was giving his epic reaction to the conviction of 17 men and one woman for abusing girls in Newcastle and Gateshead. The 18-strong gang prosecuted were from the Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish communities and mainly British-born. This wasn’t the first incident in the UK - since ... more »

Curious: A paper’s acknowledgments harshly criticized Spanish gov’t funding. Now two authors object.

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
In 2014, researchers condemned the Spanish Government for “destroying the R&D horizon of Spain and the future of a complete generation” in the acknowledgment section of a paper about wireless networks. Three years later, the two last authors of the paper are protesting that protest, issuing a correction to alert readers that they did not […] The post Curious: A paper’s acknowledgments harshly criticized Spanish gov’t funding. Now two authors object. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Editor's Note On Comments

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
In the past few months the comments on this blog have degenerated to name calling, swearing, even calling me a Nazi. Calling me a Nazi was the final straw. I have no patience for people who are filled with hate, and I know that most people who read this blog do not have that type of patience either. I have now instituted comment moderation.

Venezuelan Intensifies Its Crackdown On Opponents

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Venezuela's Maduro Regime Steps Up Crackdown on Dissidents* * Secret police raid home of former public prosecutor Ortega * Constituent assembly orders investigation of opposition heads Venezuela’s government is intensifying its crackdown on critics of President Nicolas Maduro, ordering the detention of the husband of former Public Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz and separate investigations of prominent opposition leaders. Ortega said in a post on her Twitter account that secret police were raiding the family’s home in Caracas. The Supreme Court later ordered the arrest ... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after van rampage kills 13 in Barcelona https://t.co/jxoqIskBW6 pic.twitter.com/7GVYWWTOu3 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 18, 2017 Concrete lions and sandbags: European cities taking preventative measures against car attacks https://t.co/6bwLPG2yJn #Barcelona pic.twitter.com/VH8WXeZbmF — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 18, 2017 North Korea has the bomb. Now we have to find ways to live with it. https://t.co/uqftLhaJ5y — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) August 18, 2017 U.S. Navy Turns Civilian-Operated USNS Lewis B. Puller Into Commissio... more »

Trump Foundation suspected of being giant political slush fund for The Donald. Well duh!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of The Daily Beast: *The Trump Foundation, Donald Trump’s nonprofit organization, is under fire for allegedly operating as more of a political slush fund than a charity. The foundation is accused of violating rules prohibiting it from engaging in politics—prompting ethics watchdogs to call for public investigations. * *On numerous occasions this year, Trump’s campaign work and his foundation work have overlapped—putting himself at risk for penalties and his charity at risk of being shut down.* *Trump is listed as the president of the foundation in the charity’s annual d...more »

“Armageddon Risk” Returns: North Korea Predicts “Catastrophe” As Massive U.S. War Games Begin Monday

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
“Armageddon Risk” Returns: North Korea Predicts “Catastrophe” As Massive U.S. War Games Begin Monday by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Traders barely had time to enjoy the lull from the “Armageddon trade” – the rising possibility of a nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea, which peaked over the weekend when various US officials said a […]

He Cannot Be Coddled

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
After Charlottesville, Michael Harris writes, Donald Trump becomes the touchstone by which we judge our own politicians: The Trump White House isn’t the only North American political institution that has lost touch with the real world. The Conservative Party of Canada must now confront a hard fact: Their current leader lacks the nerve to pull the party back to the centre of what might be called ‘responsible conservatism’. In the wake of Charlottesville, that matters. If Conservatives don’t wise up, they may become the pot-bellied pigs of Canadian politics: yesterday’s fad that ju... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Nice View* Army Sgt. Michael Buchanan sits on the loading ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during Exercise Northern Strike 17 over Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., Aug. 2, 2017. Buchanan is a jumpmaster assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Marines, Soldiers Participate in Exercise Northern Strike* (US Department of Defense).

How Much "Trump" Is The Right Amount Of "Trump" For Congressional Candidates To Use?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
*by Nancy Ohanian* Yesterday, in relation to an unrelated post I was discussing with him, L.A. area Congressman Ted Lieu happened to mention that "The American middle class helped to create the greatest economy the world has ever known. However, misguided policies-- mostly driven by Republicans obsessed with tax cuts for the wealthy-- have hollowed out opportunity for Americans to enter the middle class and live out their fair share of the American dream. Hard-working Americans deserve an economy defined by strong wages, good benefits and retirement security-- we have governed this ... more »

Drax power station biomass emissions ‘dangerous’, worse than coal claim environmentalists

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Stewgreen The local BBC Yorkshire news team have picked up this story about Drax. I wonder why Harrabin has not reported on it? A UK power station is producing “dangerous” levels of air pollution, an environmental group has claimed. Campaigners Biofuelwatch said emissions of dust particles from […]

CONFEDERATE STATUES HAVE MORE BACKING THAN YOU'D EXPECT

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 18 hours ago
Hi, I'm back. Thank you again, Yastreblyansky, Crank, and Tom. *The Washington Post*'s Robert Costa and David Nakamura are describing President Trump's defense of Confederate statues as an effort to rally his base: President Trump on Thursday assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause of preserving Confederate statues on public grounds, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters.... [Some] in Trump’s orbit ... believ[e] there is a potential strategy in decrying identity politics and political correctness — a message that re... more »

Leonard Peikoff Says That He Is Not A Philosopher

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 18 hours ago
Leonard PeikoffMost Objectivists are convinced that Leonard Peikoff is one of the world’s greatest philosophers. But in his podcast on July 21st, 2008 (episode 22), Peikoff emphatically declares that he is not a philosopher and that philosophy is not an area of interest for him. Here’s an excerpt from a transcription of Peikoff’s podcast, episode 22 (4 minutes from start): “And the fact is that I'm not an epistemologist, let alone a technical one. The older I get, I realize I'm not a philosopher, and never really was. My real interest in life is cultural analysis. How does philosop... more »

The Health of Brand USA

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 18 hours ago
With the Trump Administration taking a great deal of criticism for its policies, it begs the question; how has the American brand been impacted. In Pew's most recent versions of its Global Attitudes and Trends survey, we get a sense of how the public in many nations regard the United States, a view that is quite important in this time of endless criticisms of many nations by Washington. The poll was taken during the first quarter of 2017 and respondents were interviewed by telephone or with a face-to-face interview. Between 1000 and 1500 people in 37 nations took part in the surve... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago

Can You Be Fired For Being A Racist A**hole? Yes. Well, Maybe. Probably.

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 18 hours ago
So, a Twitter campaign has been outing folks who attended the Nazi/white supremacy/alt right rally outside the University of Virginia in which a Nazi murdered a protester and injured many others by plowing into them with a car. Some of those who have been outed were promptly fired. I've been asked whether firing someone for attending a racist rally is legal. The answer is yes. Well, maybe. Probably. There. Are you happy? An employer who is aware of an employee's propensity to engage in race or national origin discrimination (or any other kind of discrimination) has a duty to maintai... more »

Mika and Joe provide comic relief!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 19 hours ago
*FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017As we summer again:* We're off on a mission of national import, summering for the next few days at an impossibly chic, undisclosed location in the Hudson Valley. But first, a bit of comic relief, live and direct from yesterday morning's Morning Joe. (To watch what follows on videotape, you can just click here.) At 6:13 Eastern, in the program's first segment, Mika read a report from prompter about Steve Bannon's latest escapade. The background: Bannon had made a phone call to liberal icon Robert Kuttner. This followed Kuttner's piece for The American Pros... more »

Bigger isn’t always better

Paul Staines at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 19 hours ago
The post Bigger isn’t always better appeared first on UnHerd.

Revenge Of The Slimeballs - Part 4

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 19 hours ago
*This is the fourth part of Chapter 3 of the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab". The chapter recounts the pioneering measurement of the Z mass by the CDF detector, and the competition with SLAC during the summer of 1989. The title of the post is the same as the one of chapter 3, and it refers to the way some SLAC physicists called their Fermilab colleagues, whose hadron collider was to their eyes obviously inferior to the electron-positron linear collider.* read more

YouTube’s Soft Censorship

James Murphy at rss - 20 hours ago
[image: youtube-s-soft-censorship] Internet giant YouTube has been accused of discriminatory practices by two black American video bloggers. Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as “Diamond and Silk,” accused the video-sharing service of demonetizing their videos because of their conservative positions and support of President Donald Trump.

New covers for The Economist and The New Yorker.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 20 hours ago
The new covers of @TheEconomist and @NewYorker are  pic.twitter.com/xo2nN1c7gz — shauna (@goldengateblond) August 17, 2017 Anybody else sensing a theme here?

Fox news talking head breaks down while trying to defend Donald Trump.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 20 hours ago
BAHAHAHAH look at Fox News' @MelissaAFrancis crying because her co-host wouldn't agree that there were good Nazis. pic.twitter.com/EI4auUAXbG — Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) August 16, 2017 I am trying very hard to feel sympathy for this blonde airhead. Yep, I've got nothing.

17 rebel factions merge to form new division in Golan region

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – According to opposition media sources, seventeen (17) Free Syrian Army (FSA) linked militant groups that operate in the Golan region of Syria have arranged to dissolve themselves into a single formation. The new entity has been named as Division 63 and will comprise some thirty officers of various ranks, experiences […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US forces to occupy Syria for decades to come

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – According to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Silo, the strategic interests of the United States in Syria dictates that its forces will continue to occupy the northern regions of the country, in collusion with Kurdish separatist wishes, for many decades to come. According to the SDF representative, Washington will […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: Elite Syrian Army unit secures key location in east Homs

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The 800th Airborne Regiment of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Republican Guard has captured the Najib fuel station near the town of al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs. The advance was achieved yesterday and is part of the SAA’s ongoing operation to secure key points, villages, hilltops and sites around the recently […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: Militant bomber drone goes down over As-Suweida

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – An armed drone belonging to an unknown militant group (either some Free Syrian Army faction or Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham) has crashed behind government lines in southern Syria’s As-Suweida Governorate. The exact location of the crash has been reported by pro-government social media as Tal Kulayb near the Jordanian border. Based […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Unique Syrian Army rocket launchers spotted in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – A picture has emerged on pro-government social media showing two Syrian Arab Army (SAA) rocket launchers of unique design which are currently being employed against Islamist militants in eastern Damascus. The weapon system (shown above) can be identified as the Syrian-built Golan 400 rocket launcher. The Golan 400 system is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Palestinians play key role in Syria’s cause to defeat ISIL

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ongoing offensive offensive against the Islamic State (ISIL) in central Syria has been incredibly successful, as their forces have liberated a significant portion of the vast Syrian Desert that was once firmly under the terrorist group’s control. However, the Syrian Arab Army success has not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israel claims it struck ‘100 Hezbollah convoys’ in five years

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Israel has struck nearly 100 Hezbollah convoys carrying weapons through the Levant, the former Air Force commander, General ‘Amir Eshel, told Haaretz Newspaper this week, as quoted by the AFP. “Since, 2012, I’m talking about many dozens of strikes….number is close to being three digits,” the retired general claimed. “An […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trey Gowdy and Hillary Clinton

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
https://youtu.be/WLtxm3v6KwY I know this is an old video but it's one that bears repeat viewing as an antidote to the lies of the mainstream media about this affair.

Everything You Need to Know: Russia's Lethal Su-27 Fighter

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * An F-15 killer? *For such a remarkable aircraft, the Su-27 has seen relatively little combat. It has flown combat missions in several theaters across the world, although it has yet to serve in a sustained air superiority campaign. Flankers flew in some of the wars that characterized the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and have constituted the core of Russian airpower in the Wars of Russian Reconsolidation. Indeed, Su-27s have flown on both sides of the spasmodic conflict in Ukraine. Su-27s in Russian service also currently fly in Syria. In forei...more »

This Was Britain's World War I Super Battleship (But It Never Made it to World War II)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * But not super enough to see World War II. *HMS Iron Duke and its sisters perfectly captured the “super dreadnought” concept; their large guns, tripod masts and balanced appearance made them look both stout and deadly. Iron Duke seemed singularly well named for its role as flagship of the Grand Fleet, although it is odd that the greatest collection of Royal Navy capital ships was led by a ship that took the name of a British Army commander. Its type was of so little use by World War II that the Royal Navy made no effort to restore it to frontline servi... more »

Les révolutions biotech : 3/ Neuralink, le nouveau pouvoir du cerveau

Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
Quand Elon Musk fait des rêves, il a souvent tendance à tout faire pour les réaliser. Sa nouvelle startup « NeuraLink » est-elle sur le point de faire un pas de géant dans le développement des interfaces cerveau/machine ? https://ieet.org/images/uploads/neuralink.png

A New Romeo And A Jealous Lover?: Philippine-Indian Attitudes Towards Russia

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 23 hours ago
So long as the Indian government maintains its inflexible “zero-sum” mentality towards any of its partners’ relations with Pakistan, however, its people will probably continue breaking with tradition and increasingly come to view Russia and its leadership through a negative pro-Western Mainstream Media prism. The post A New Romeo And A Jealous Lover?: Philippine-Indian Attitudes Towards Russia appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

EXPOSED: The Elite’s Plan to Freeze the Financial System

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
EXPOSED: The Elite’s Plan to Freeze the Financial System by JAMES RICKARDS, https://dailyreckoning.com/ Today’s complacent markets are faced with a number of potentially destabilizing shocks. Any one of them could potentially lead to another financial crisis. And the next crisis could see draconian measures by governments that most people are not prepared for today. – You’ll see […]

See How Israelis Destroy House of Palestinian in West Bank

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Aug 16, 2017 Israeli troops have demolished the home of a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military says the house belonged to Omar al-Abed; the man who carried out a stabbing attack leading to the death of three settlers back in July. Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) […]

The Mineral War Exposed: How China, North Korea And The US Are Setting The Stage For WW3

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Aug 16, 2017 Earth minerals are the digital cotton fields of the 21st century and some of the most powerful nations in the world are now in a race to obtain the global supply. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth explains how a war with North Korea will be presented […]

Ritual Magic in Theory & Practice

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
The problem with magic as a meme is that it assumes a quite different relationship with what is simply the other side. The other side works to support us at our request so long as our intent is GOOD. When we choose to cross that line we are soon dealing with spirits that mean ill. Wrapping all this in a meme of magic really opens that door much too wide. A whole mythology has arisen in support of the meme of magic and it has been linked to power and sexuality and now even to satanic rituals in support of sexual perversion. this obviously cannot have a happy ending and is ob... more »

Aspartame Now Linked to Leukemia and Lymphoma in New Landmark Study on Humans

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Let us be clear. Aspartame is unnecessary. We have natural stevia and successful formulations to work with plus an extensive track record centuries long. We really have zero excuse to use it at all. Now we have the meta statistics that show us it induces cancers at an unacceptable level of divergence. This ample reason to kick it to the curb. With stevia, the soda industry can easily switch. In fact i observe that Starbucks has already switched out to stevia, so the rest can not be far behind. *Popular “Diet” Ingredient Now Linked to Leukemia and Lymphoma in New... more »

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: ‘Transgendered Men Don’t Become Women,’ They Become ‘Feminized Men,’ ‘Impersonators’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Let us get serious. The whole of human sexuality is biological and its variants are driven by the effect of our sexual machinery altering our conscious response to it. It does not convert man into a thriving woman. or vice versa.The application of medical intervention to alter this is obviously dangerous and will surely shorten lives.In the meantime the whole meme has been thrown into the mainstream media who pretends that all this is cool. Now we have obvious consequences produced and it is not pretty. In more barbaric times a handful would be shot and it would all ...more »

The race to feed insects to livestock, pets and people

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
[image: insect-farming] This is coming on much faster than i imagined back in 2005 when i first began to write about this possibility. What has happened is that the market has woken up to the opportunity to convert multiple organic feed-stocks into shipable protein. And everyone knows it is a massive market. As far as feedstocks are concerned, animal manure alone provides plenty of material in need of conversion. And if we ever really ran out, termites would love our steady supply of wood chips. All the insects must provide a premium food for fresh water farmed fish ...more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*-by Noah* Ladies and Gents, the president FOX “News” brought us:

Age of Autism: We Now Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Program!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 1 day ago
Well, that was fun! Did you miss us? First vacation I've had in ten years! We had a tech glitch and it took many minds and a few sleepless nights to get us back online. Now now, haters, no hissing,...

America's Second Civil War

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 1 day ago
[image: america-s-second-civil-war] While easy for Republicans to wash their hands of such odious elements as Nazis in Charlottesville, will they take up the defense of the monuments and statues that have defined our history, or capitulate to the icon-smashers?

Barcelona attack: BBC News are pretty shameless

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40967850 on the latest Islamist terrorist attack on innocent European civilians contains a fascinating section where the BBC first quote London Mayor Sadiq Khan: 'Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London which has seen two similar vehicle attacks in recent months, tweeted his thoughts were "with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona". "London stands with Barcelona against the evil of terrorism," he added.' I note that Sadiq Khan doesn't mention ISIS or Islam. Presumably the same BBC that has been vi... more »

Venusian Mysteries

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
Whilst looking for a specific bookmark in my internet browser I encountered one that I forgot about dealing with the tail of Venus and the weak solar wind, linked here, and came across the following sentence: The ionosphere is created … Continue reading →

Syrian troops soak up machine gun, sniper, rocket fire in east Damascus: videos

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Faqlaq al-Rahman Islamist faction has released footage on its social media showing its fighters employing a range of fire support weapons against advancing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops. In the two videos below, militants can be seen making use of rifle-caliber medium machine guns, 12.7-mm (.50 caliber) heavy machine […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian FM calls out US, UK regimes for supply terrorists with chemical weapons: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Following a government enquiry into the supposed chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad concluded that the US and UK “support terrorist organisations” by “supply[ing] not only conventional weapons, but also poisonous substances.” Speaking at a press conference in Damascus on Wednesday, Mekdad stated that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army, Hezbollah move in position to launch last Lebanese border offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah have moved in position to launch their last western Qalamoun offensive in order to take full control of the Lebanese border once and for all. According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces (NDF) sent a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lebanese minister meets with Syrian gov’t amid disapproval from March 14th

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 A.M.) – The Lebanese Minister of Industry, Hussein Hajj Hassan, arrived in Damascus on Thursday afternoon to meet with Syrian government officials, despite disapproval from the March 14th political bloc. Upon his arrival in Damascus, Hajj Hassan met with his Syrian counterpart, Ahmad Al-Hamo, and the Syrian Prime Minister, ‘Imad Khamis; they […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Interview With Cypherpunk Privacy VPN – Protecting Internet Users Against Surveillance

Aaron at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Aaron Kesel I recently spoke with a representative from Cypherpunk Privacy about their Virtual Private Network (VPN) service and what separates them from other... more »

The Importance of Being Vulnerable in a Hardening World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Sofia Adamson* - What's missing in our world is connection, and vulnerability is the key to reconnection. The post The Importance of Being Vulnerable in a Hardening World appeared first on Waking Times.

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/18/2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/18/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The propaganda mainstream media and democrats are now trying to paint President Trump as a racist when he clearly is not. The Democrats are out of ideas, and the only thing they have to offer are lies. The Democrats also want to erase our history and attack the Founding Fathers as racists. The Democrat Party, which has all the earmarks of communism, wants to tear up the Constitution because it was written by racists, according to them. It’s one lie after another from the party of liars and cheaters that does not ha... more »

American Allies In Syria Are Saying That U.S. Forces Will Be Staying In Syria For Decades

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
American army vehicles drive north of Manbij city, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria March 9, 2017. Rodi Said, Reuters *Reuters: **Exclusive: U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies* AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of militias dominated by the Kurdish YPG, believes the United States has a "strateg... more »

US-South Korea War Games Set To Begin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
South Korean Army K1A1 and U.S. Army M1A2 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise, at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea April 21, 2017. *FOX News*: *All eyes on North Korea as US-South Korea war games set to begin* HAGATNA, Guam – There are two things North Korea doesn’t like. The B1 bomber, a backbone of the U.S. Air Force, and a biannual U.S.-South Korea military exercise known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian. That drill begins Sunday while a new contingent of bombers just arrived... more »

What do we know about Arctic sea ice trends?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: A very significant post over at Dr. Curry’s blog ~ctm From Climate Etc. Posted on August 16, 2017 | by Dr. Ronan Connolly & Dr. Michael Connolly Satellite observations indicate that the average Arctic sea ice extent has generally decreased since the start of the satellite records in…

Is Cuba Targeting U.S. Diplomats?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Foreign Policy*: *Targeting American Diplomats, Cuba Is Up to its Dirty Old Tricks* When President Barack Obama announced his intention to normalize relations with Cuba in 2014, critics scoffed that no accommodation was possible with the Castro regime and that it would be only a matter of time before Havana embarrassed the White House for even trying, as it had done before to previous administrations who sought détente. We now know that last fall — in the middle of Obama’s final push to lock into place as much of his policy as he could — at least six U.S. diplomats based in Hava... more »

Charlie Crist's Approach: Clichés Over Substance

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Obama beat Romney in FL-13 by over 10 points-- 54.6% to 43.9%. Hillary, a much weaker candidate, also won the district-- 49.6% to 46.4%. Former lifelong Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat the very opportunistic Charlie Crist ran as a pretend-Democrat against moderate Republican incumbent David Jolly and beat him 184,693 (51.9%) to 171,149 (48.1%). Jolly spent $2,176,451 and Crist spent $1,975,501 but the DCCC threw in $1,086,651 and Pelosi SuperPAC threw in another $1,567,917 to bolster Crist while neither the NRCC nor Ryan's SuperPAC spent a dime on Jolly. An acquaint... more »

Inside the Wapping Paper

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
From THE INDEPENDENT: David Cameron was given a personal guarantee by Rupert Murdoch that Andy Coulson was safe to take on as his Downing Street press chief, The Independent on Sunday learnt yesterday, as the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal threatened to escalate into all-out war between the UK’s two most … Continue reading Inside the Wapping Paper

Top Two Officers And Ten Other Sailors To Be Disciplined For USS Fitzgerald Collision

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN: **USS Fitzgerald's leadership to be removed from their duties over June collision* The commanding officer, executive officer and senior non-commissioned officer of the USS Fitzgerald are due to be removed from their duties for cause amid the fallout surrounding the deadly collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship off the coast of Japan on June 17. "They will be detached from the ship for cause, which is, we've lost trust and confidence in their ability to lead in those positions and they will not return to the ship," Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William Mo... more »

Parents Catch FBI in Plot to Force Mentally Ill Son to Be a Right Wing Terrorist

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Matt Agorist It’s become a near-weekly occurrence. Somewhere in some state, the FBI will announce that they’ve foiled yet another terrorist plot and saved... more »

Government and Military’s Faithfulness to Constitutional Oaths

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Scott Lazarowitz Should those working in government and military be expected to obey the U.S. Constitution they have sworn to support and defend? For... more »

Do Consumers Know The Health Risks Associated With Electromagnetic Fields?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich Increasingly, day-by-day, all of creation is being assaulted and battered by electromagnetic fields—some are “naturally-occurring” way high above the planet in...more »

Battle Him for the Republic

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
From REUBEN BRIGETY at FOREIGN POLICY: The late U.S. Poet Laureate Dr. Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them!” In other words, no one can hide his true nature. Never has this been more accurate for … Continue reading →

Stalin Is Back In Vogue In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A monument to Joseph Stalin is unveiled in Yakutsk before Victory Day. (RIA Novosti / Bolot Botchkarev) / RIA Novosti *USA Today:* *As Confederate statues fall in U.S., Russians are erecting statues for dictator Stalin* MOSCOW — While controversial statues of Confederate icons who fought for slavery come down in the United States, Russia is erecting new monuments to a once-disgraced Soviet Union dictator who killed millions: Josef Stalin. This summer marked the 80th anniversary of the "Great Terror," a massive purge Stalin ordered against political opponents. Yet the milestone was... more »

Are ‘Antifa’ and the Alt-Right Equally Violent?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Violence has been ratcheting up on all sides during white supremacist rallies in recent months — but "antifa" is not planning the rallies, and statistically poses a lesser danger.