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Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, March 18, 2018

18 March - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:01 pm MDT

Cop Mistakes Ashes of Man’s Dead Daughter for Drugs, Spills Them Out in His Car

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
The devastated father said police “took my last reason to get up in the morning" after an officer claimed a small vial of his dead daughter's ashes contained drugs and then discarded the remains. The post Cop Mistakes Ashes of Man’s Dead Daughter for Drugs, Spills Them Out in His Car appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

With Andrew McCabe's scalp now prominently displayed for all to see, Donald Trump goes on Twitter rant directed at Robert Mueller.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018 This was from last night. I think everybody here already knows that the initial FBI investigation was NOT launched due to the Steel dossier, but instead inspired by a drunken chat that George Papadopoulos had with an Australian diplomat. Trump is just ho... more »

Donald Trump lambasts Mueller's 'biased' Russia inquiry and the BBC News hide any inconvenient facts

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43450494 is so typical of the BBC. Here's how it starts: 'Donald Trump has attacked special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election he won in 2016. He tweeted that the inquiry was unfair - and reiterated there had been "no collusion" between his election campaign and Russia. He added that it was dominated by "hardened Democrats" and supporters of his defeated opponent Hillary Clinton. Mr Mueller, a highly regarded former head of the FBI, is a Republican.' It's that l... more »

Stan Friedman Retires

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
For those of you behind the power curve, or sometimes don’t follow all the news in the world of the UFO, Stan Friedman has announced his retirement from the field. Stan has been around, it seems, forever, lecturing all of us on the reality of alien visitation. I have known Stan for decades, having met him back around 1990, I think. We shared information about the Roswell UFO crash, and Don Schmitt and I supplied him with transcripts and tapes of the interviews that we had conducted with many of those witnesses. Stan Friedman. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle Stan and I have clashed ov... more »

Missing flight MH370 found on Google Earth

Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago

Gill 5: Smoke and Mirrors? Some comparisons between Earth and Venus

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 13 hours ago
Collection of five Surrey Mirror Group Website Articles written by Peter F Gill and posted from about March 2015 to January 2016. They now no longer exist on the Internet unless archived by someone. Scientists and non-scientists often give Venus … Continue reading →

Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm Shits On Andrew McCabe For Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
In case you missed Chris Hayes' jaw-dropping interview with double (or triple) agent Felix Sater Friday night, MSNBC has actually posted it in embeddable form. That's it above. Sater is the kind of instinctual career criminal who will work for the Mob one day, the FBI or CIA the next day and the Russians the day after-- at the time, of course-- working for no one but Felix Sater. They don't come lower. But they do come *as* low. Remember Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm? Like Sater, he likes to immunize himself from criticism by screaming how he served in the military. But, like Sater,... more »

Truly Shocking Examples of Ignorance and Overt Racism, Sexism, Hatred, and Bigotry

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
Progressives Favorite Tactic is to “Dress Others In Their Dirty Clothes.” “Accuse Others of What You are Guilty,” Saul Alinsky Can You Spot the Racist? Progressives are the ones behind the above videos and the climate change hoax. Modern Fascism’s Foundation is the Darwinian Progressive Theory of Eugenics. Disrespect for Innocent Life, Politicization of Science and … Continue reading "Truly Shocking Examples of Ignorance and Overt Racism, Sexism, Hatred, and Bigotry"

Review Earle, Robert, Nights in the Pink Motel, An American Strategist’s Pursuit of Peace in Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
*Earle, Robert, **Nights in the Pink Motel, An American Strategist’s Pursuit of Peace in Iraq**, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2008* Robert Earle was a veteran State Department official who was in retirement writing books when he was called back into service by John Negroponte who was just appointed the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq in the summer of 2004. Negroponte wanted Earle to be his “thinker.” His book *Nights in the Pink Motel* is divided into four sections. Three of those focus upon Earle writing strategy papers for Negroponte and U.S. commander in Iraq General George Casey. ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 18

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1933 British official warned King Faisal was attempting to make himself dictator of Iraq 1948 Railway strike against Anglo-Iraq Treaty 1981 US senator told press Iraq was trying to build a nuclear bomb 1985 Iraq bombed Tehran in retaliation for Iran bombing Baghdad War of Cities 1985 Iran claimed it controlled all the marshes south of Amarah Maysan Iraq launched counterattack 1991 Sec of State Baker after tour of Middle East and Soviet Union said most leaders thought Saddam would be gone by end of year 1991 Kurdish leader Rahman called for internat... more »

A Look At Chinese President Xi's Inner circle, And The Role That They Will Play In U.S.-China Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan. Nikkei Asia Review *Wall Street Journal:* *All President Xi’s Men: China’s New Government Braces for Trump* *Mr. Xi and deputies have met with U.S. officials recently, a sign of concern in Beijing about relations with the U.S.* BEIJING—Cleared to stay in power indefinitely, Chinese President Xi Jinping has discarded the leadership structure he inherited and is kicking off his second term with a handpicked team of trusted lieutenants. For the next five years, Mr. Xi will look to his inner circle to shore up a slu... more »

John Pilger: “We don’t even know if a Novichok program existed!” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
John Pilger: "Skripal case is a carefully-constructed drama" More The post John Pilger: “We don’t even know if a Novichok program existed!” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Following The Firing Of Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, This Has Been The Reaction From Former Obama Officials

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you. https://t.co/uKppoDbduj — John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) March 17, 2018 Not a good idea to piss off John Brennan. https://t.co/VLg94OLL2R — Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 17, 2018 Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Undocumented Immigrant Appointed to Statewide post in California A Billionaire and a Nurse Shouldn’t Pay the Same Fine for Speeding Fishing for krill is an eco-disaster: we must protect the Antarctic Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach Hutton inquiry closed David Kelly medical reports for 70 years Fishing for krill is an eco-disaster: we must protect the Antarctic | A Trump hotel in Panama reportedly was responsible Trump Hotel in Panama Investigated for laundering millions of dollars in drug money Ses... more »

Do Glucosamine Supplements Work for Arthritis?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
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Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
In *The New York Times,* Michelle Goldberg urges former Trump appointees to go public with the truth about the White House: Since the beginning of this nightmare administration, we’ve been assured — via well-placed anonymous sources — that a few sober, trustworthy people in the White House were checking Donald Trump’s worst instincts and most erratic whims.... Through strategic leaks they presented themselves as guardians of American democracy rather than collaborators in its undoing.... Increasingly, however, the people who were supposed to be the adults in the room aren’t in the r... more »

Six Ways To Sunday

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Senate Minority Weasel Chuck Schumer (D-Wall Street) warned Donald Trump more than a year ago that the US intelligence agencies have "six ways to Sunday" of eliciting his respect and making him believe that Russia interfered in the elections. Schumer told Rachel Maddow that even a savvy businessman like Trump was being "really dumb" for comparing the meddling claims to the false intelligence on WMDs leading to the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003. And of course he isn't behaving himself in office and believing what he has to believe. The last straw for the permanent political class ... more »

Afrin: Freshly Evicted YPG/PKK Will Now Switch to Guerilla Warfare Tactics

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
* The initial news reports this morning stated that Turkish military and their proxies had taken Afrin city center and the PKK/YPG had fled the vicinity. I awaited verification. It has come in the form of a signal to switch to guerilla warfare against Turkish forces. * *We now know with certainty that the USrael backed terrorists of PKK/YPG have been forced out of Afrin- Be mindful that this aspect of the Syrian conflict is not yet over.* Kurds signal move to new phase of guerrilla war on Turkish forces in Afrin *The Kurdish administration of Syria’s Afrin region indicated on Sunday ... more »

Propaganda alert: Who named the Russian missile Satan?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Just to illustrate how the brainwashing works in the west - let's take a look at the so-called 'Satan 2' Russian missile. In an article from the UK web site called Metro, they report: Russia is to test its newest and largest ever nuclear missile – capable of wiping out an area twice the size of Britain. The weapon, called the Satan 2, is more than 3,000 times more powerful than the bomb that wiped out Hiroshima and is said to be virtually undetectable. I've repeatedly seen mainstream media throughout the west call this missile Satan 2. At first I assumed this is what Russia had... more »

Trump instructed CIA not to interfere in Russian presidential elections

Al-Masdar News at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
The US president has ordered the CIA not to interfere in the Russian presidential elections, and in return Russia will not intervene in the upcoming US election. Former CIA employee and current whistle blower “Jeffrey Sterling” announced that US President Donald Trump had ordered former CIA chief Mike Pompeo to stop taking any sensitive action […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army issues final warning for jihadists as it readies to storm key district in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Defence has issued a final warning to jihadist fighters of Muslim Brotherhood affiliate militia Ahrar al-Sham holding out in the besieged district of Harasta. Syrian military authorities are pressuring Ahrar al-Sham rebels to keep good on their semi-official promise to either completely evacuate Harasta for northwest […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syria’s Assad shows up in East Ghouta frontlines

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Syrian President Bashar Assad paid a daring and unexpected visit to one of the recently-liberated Eastern Ghouta towns. Photos published by the Syrian Presidency shows Assad amid a group of the soldiers who are battling against Islamist militants in the area. Nearly a month ago, the government forces launched an onslaught against the insurgent of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army, allies endure their worst day of ISIS attacks in east Syria since start of 2018 as terrorist offensive continues

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:55 P.M.) – Amid an ongoing Islamic State offensive in the east Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Army and allied paramilitary forces have endured their worst day of clashes with the terrorist group throughout the region since the start of 2018. ISIS launched it offensive on the night of Saturday to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Map Update | Syrian forces reclaims another East Ghouta town

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:5 P.M.) – More towns in the increasingly-diminishing East Ghouta enclave fall to the Syrian Army amid massive jihadi collapse. Kafr Batna; an Eastern Ghouta town which, until hours ago, was a key heartland for Islamist militants has just been entirely liberated by the Syrian Army troops. A military source said that the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: Nusra flings huge car bomb at Syrian Army as militants attempt to reclaim lost distinct in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – On Sunday, Al-Qaeda affiliate militia Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name, Jabhat al-Nusra) conducted a car bomb attack against Syrian Army positions in the now government-controlled East Ghouta district of Jisreen. At the present time little information is available on the result of the attack, specifically whether […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army troops hoist the national flag above recently captured district in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:35 P.M.) – The Alikhbaria Syria channel has released video footage showing the moment that Syrian Army soldiers hoisted the national flag above the district town of Saqba in Damascus’ East Ghouta region. The filmed event took place within the hour of Saqba being officially cleared of all rebel elements. The battle for […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Rebels kick-off offensive against Syrian Army in east Qalamoun mountains

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:38 P.M.) – Moments ago, armed rebel groups based in the eastern Qalamoun mountains kicked-off a revenge offensive against Syrian government forces. At the present time, the scale of the rebel assault (in terms of manpower and equipment) and the direction in which it is being undertaken is unknown at this time. What […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

It Begins: Florida Police Now Confiscating Guns From People With No Due Process

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: guns] A Florida man has become the first person in the state to have his due process removed and his guns taken before he was determined to be mentally unfit and before he was accused of a crime. The post It Begins: Florida Police Now Confiscating Guns From People With No Due Process appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Google Caught Red-Handed Censoring Search Results Asking Questions About Parkland Shooting

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: google] When searching for terms that challenged the official narrative of the Parkland shooting, the results on Google varied drastically, compared to other search engines. The post Google Caught Red-Handed Censoring Search Results Asking Questions About Parkland Shooting appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Restaurant Patrons Fight Back Against Cop As He Savagely Beats Autistic 12yo Girl “UFC-Style”

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: girl] A Texas cop has been fired and is facing multiple charges after he snapped inside a barbecue restaurant and began beating up an innocent 12-year-old girl with autism. The post Restaurant Patrons Fight Back Against Cop As He Savagely Beats Autistic 12yo Girl “UFC-Style” appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

EXCLUSIVE: State Takes Mom’s Baby, Forces Her to Take Psychotropic Meds To Get Him Back

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: mother] A mother was committed to a psych ward for four days and not allowed to see her newborn baby after she asked her doctor to knock on her door before entering and he went to the police and accused her of having a bipolar episode. The post EXCLUSIVE: State Takes Mom’s Baby, Forces Her to Take Psychotropic Meds To Get Him Back appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

This Is How You Can Access All The Data That Facebook Has On You

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Next Web:* *Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you* Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below). Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an ad-free stripped down version of Facebook that’s actually quite relaxing. As I’m trying to reduce my exposure to social networks, I decided to take a look at this info. By extrapolating the data of a single i... more »


Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 14 hours ago
*Seven Categories so massive they must give pause... * UFOs! by Alfred Lehmberg UFOs. Yes, the quality *anecdotal *evidence, compounded with the vetted *photographic *evidence, and then added to the documented *historical *evidence... ...gives every indication that a *ufological *contention regarding that phenomena *must *be more real than not... Yet, we tarry, mope, twitter, and futz. We strut and preen our too casual happenstance as inviolate and immutable... where any thaw-released bug or errant asteroid, the merest breath, even, of an uncaring sun reduces us to a stone age of h... more »

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Spencer Piston argues that it's unreasonable to blame people living in poverty for not participating in political structures designed to exclude them - while noting that many Americans want to see a far more progressive tax system which politicians have made no effort to pursue. - And Sean Murphy notes that Oklahoma has joined Kansas as cautionary tales about the dangers of regressive fiscal and economic policy. - Peter Gowan discusses Rudolf Meidner's model of public ownership as a needed step to ensure people can chart their own future rat... more »

Truman and Eisenhower: The Real Reason the North Korea Problem Still Exists?

Daniel L. Davis at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *Security, Asia* Do their bad choices still haunt us to this very day? North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in have agreed to a historic summit with each other in Panmunjom in April, and President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with Kim in May. These talks have enormous war-and-peace ramifications for millions, and it is impossible to know how they will work out. The conditions behind the talks, however, couldn’t be more different than the first time the three nations sat down in 1951 with enormous war-and-peace ramifications at ... more »

Mike Pompeo: The 5 Biggest Challenges Ahead of Him as Secretary of State

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Security, North America* And North Korea might just top the list. Rex Tillerson never really got into his groove. He was hated with a passion by many of his employees who felt their work wasn’t being appreciated. He had a toxic personal and professional relationship with the man who mattered, President Donald Trump. And he had few diplomatic successes to speak for; Tillerson’s most significant case of shuttle diplomacy was a four-day stay in the Persian Gulf, where he jetted to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait hoping to push through a Gulf reconciliation. He... more »

Russia Feared Hitler's Panzer Tanks. But They Might Have Feared Who Led Them Even More.

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* Using speed and daring, Panzer leader Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz achieved multiple victories on the Eastern Front in World War II. The wide tracks of Soviet T-34S and colossal KV-1S crunched through the snow. Night had fallen west of Belgorod on March 15, 1943. The Soviet tank column was headed toward a village, looking for shelter for the night. Although the village appeared deserted, the Soviet commander was wary. For days now there had been heavy fighting, with the Nazis trying to recapture Kharkov from the Soviets. The T-34s fired inc... more »

The Strange Story of How Nazi Germany Surrendered (and Then Kept Fighting)

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* Following the surrender of most major German units, some continued to fight the Allies for months. It was said on May 8, 1945, that some of the victors wandered around in a daze. They were puzzled by a strange silence. The guns were no longer firing the permanent barrage, their constant companion, during those last months since they had crossed the Rhine. Some could not quite believe it was all over. They had longed for an end to the war in Europe for years. “Then suddenly it was upon them all and the impact of the fact was a thing tha... more »

Venezuela's Oil Production Collapse Will Spur Higher Prices For Oil

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNBC:* *Crisis-hit Venezuela could soon tip the oil market 'decisively into deficit,' IEA says* * "Within the OPEC countries, the biggest risk factor is, and will likely remain, Venezuela," the IEA said in its closely-watched report published Thursday. * While Venezuela boasts the world's largest proven oil reserves, crude production in the state has been steadily declining in recent years. * The IEA upwardly revised its global oil demand forecast to 99.3mb/d in 2018. However, the group warned recent signs of protectionism from the U.S. could hamper economic growth forecasts worl... more »

On expensive China loans/ODA

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
On February 21, 2018, Philippines Defense Forces Forum posted this photo and brief note: *NEDA secretary Ernesto Pernia admits China's interest rate of 3% is much higher than Japan's 0.25%-0.75%, in talk in front of businessmen and economists this afternoon.* *Asked why the government is availing more of China's expensive loans than Japan's cheaper offer Pernia could only reply "Because we need more friends". #IdolNiDuterte #ChinaPuppet* It was Dr. Ciel Habito who asked Pernia that questions. Now notice this statement: *"Pernia admits China's interest rate of 3% is much higher t... more »

Nearly 30 Percent Of Guantanamo Transfers Confirmed Of Returning To Terrorist Activities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Detainees converse inside a communal area of Camp 6 at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Cuba, on Oct. 20, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins) *PJ Media: **Nearly 30 Percent of Gitmo Transfers Confirmed or Suspected of Returning to Terror* WASHINGTON -- Nearly 30 percent of Guantanamo detainees that have been transferred out of the prison are confirmed to have or are suspected of returning to terrorist activities, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in an update Friday. Per six-month reporting guidelines, ODNI said that as of Jan. 15 o... more »

Data analysis group associated with Trump campaign harvested information from millions of Facebook accounts in order to target them more effectively.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Courtesy of The Guardian: *The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in the tech giant’s biggest ever data breach, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. * *A whistleblower has revealed to the Observer how Cambridge Analytica – a company owned by the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and headed at the time by Trump’s key adviser Steve Bannon – used personal information taken without authorisation in ... more »

Russian Mercenaries Reveal What The War Is Like In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russian mercenary Dmitry Utkin (aka Vagner) *RFE*:* Russian Mercenaries: Vagner Commanders Describe Life Inside The 'Meat Grinder' * The Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria say they are not in the country for the money or to help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "[Syrians] can't stand Assad," one Russian mercenary commander told RFE/RL. "Really. Only a tiny percentage of the population there supports him and the rest oppose him. Only [Russian President Vladimir] Putin supports him. Russia supports him -- no one else." There is a bigger motivation, the mercenary claimed. "If you... more »

Clean Coal Is The Way To Power Africa – And South African Academics Know How

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood GWPF brings us the story, originally published by the Daily Maverick, of how South African academics are pushing the frontiers of clean coal: Professor Rosemary Falcon heads the Sustainable Coal Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, where the late Nelson Mandela studied law in the […]

Did The Met Office Forecast The Beast In January?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Met Office seem to have been stung by media criticisms of their long range warnings about the Beast from the East at the end of February. Various media reports have been commenting on our longer-range warnings in the run-up to the recent cold snap. This period of severe weather was […]

What Goes Around

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Max Boot is no liberal wingnut. He was on the conservative side of the political spectrum long before Donald Trump got there. Boot writes that Trump is perfecting the Big Lie: The Post reports that he began his presidency by making an average of 4.9 false or misleading statements a day. Lately, like a Stakhanovite, he has ramped up production to an average of six falsehoods a day. He refers to the lie Trump told Justin Trudeau, then he moves on to other lies: Like Trump’s claims that Gen. John J. Pershing slaughtered Muslims, or that his inauguration drew record crowds, or that ... more »

UK’s doofus Foreign Secretary tells BBC they will hand over nerve agent “evidence” to UN

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Boris Johnson is digging himself a big hole by pushing this poisoning hoax. More The post UK’s doofus Foreign Secretary tells BBC they will hand over nerve agent “evidence” to UN appeared first on The Duran.

Introducing our Consumer vs Producer series…

Charlotte Pickles at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 15 hours ago
“…the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer” The words of Adam Smith, father of modern capitalism. For the great 18th-century economist and philosopher, a “narrowing of competition” could only be in the interests of the producer. What, then, […] The post Introducing our Consumer vs Producer series… appeared first on UnHerd.

China Wants To Build U.S. Type Aircraft Carriers By 2025

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Next Big Future:* *China’s nuclear aircraft carrier technology will catchup to the US around 2025* *The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) briefly put online China’s next aircraft carrier, next submarine and other naval projects.* CSIC will make China’s first nuclear-powered carrier. The first is expected to be launched in the late-2020s. The Type 003 will displace between 90,000-100,000 tons and have electromagnetically assisted launch system (EMALS) catapults. The Type 095 SSN would be built at CSIC’s Bohai Shipyard, which is China’s sole nuclear submarine shipyar... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Turkish forces and rebel allies take Afrin town center from Kurds https://t.co/XYhbSP66UP pic.twitter.com/Qd9qnEBm7R — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 18, 2018 VIDEO: Russian President Vladimir Putin is all but guaranteed to win the vote and extend his Kremlin stint to 2024 with a fourth term in office pic.twitter.com/kAiZOtLgxW — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 18, 2018 Elections, wtf? pic.twitter.com/wsaWCRY9zE — English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) March 18, 2018 Thanks, Captain Obvious. pic.twitter.com/ECjaRYGBoZ — 🇷🇺Only In Russia 🇷🇺 (@CrazyinRussia) March 17, 2018 Now Nort... more »

Brace yourselves!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Oh no, not again! 😉 How *did *they manage to put that communist-red top on Jane Moore? Meanwhile, from the outgoing, going, gone acting *Newsnight *editor... And Brexit-hating lawyer/activist Jolyon Maugham QC - Twitter's loudest legal voice - is upping the pressure on the BBC before jetting off on a plane and going out of communication...: Rob Burley isn't having it:

A one-way street

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
This morning's *Sunday *on Radio 4 closed with a discussion about the Government's Green Paper on integration. It featured Professor Ted Cantle of the Community Cohesion Foundation and Miqdaad Versi of the Muslim Council of Britain. Mr. Versi broadly welcomed the Green Paper but was concerned about its "inappropriate" focus on the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities (particularly over poor English language skills). This (particularly thanks to presenter William Crawley maintaining that focus) became the main talking point of the whole discussion. Professor Cantle agreed wit... more »

Long island man pulls out knife during public meeting on school safety in order to intimidate teenager he was debating.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Courtesy of Raw Story: *A Long Island man terrified students and others by pulling out a knife to demonstrate why he believed schools should have armed security guards. * *The man took out the pocket knife during a face-to-face confrontation with a student Wednesday during a public meeting in Rocky Point on school safety, reported Newsday. * *“I’m considerably larger than you, OK?” the man tells the student in cell phone video recorded during the incident. “If something happened, if I decided to attack you, it would take the cops three to five minutes to come here — probably 10 if... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*EDUCATION ROUNDUP FROM AUSTRALIA* *Four current reports below* *Graduates slam ‘meaningless’ degrees, dismal career prospects and crippling debt* Data released by the Good Universities Guide late last year revealed about 30 per cent of undergraduates left university without any job prospects and struggled to break into the competitive job market. While Charles Sturt University had the best employment outcomes followed by Charles Darwin University and Notre Dame, Australia’s worst-performing institutions were Southern Cross University followed by Curtin and La Trobe. Research fr... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*How to lie with graphs* According to climate alarmists at Earth-Sky, wildfires are on the increase in the US, and 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012 were record years. *2015 wildfire season a record-breaker | Earth | EarthSky* The graph above starts in 1960, and it isn’t hard to see why. Their graph starts at one of the lowest years on record. The graph below is a much longer record from the US Forest Service. *Indicator 3.16: Area and percent of forest affected by abiotic agents* I overlaid the two graphs at the same scale below, showing the spectacular fraud behind the start da... more »

Labour general secretary frontrunner hired aide after anti-Semitism per Daily Mail Online

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
It seems that views such as these will not be a barr to advancement in Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party: '... 'We invented Israel when saving them from Hitler, who now seems to be their teacher.' Another said: 'What do you know about Jews? They've got big noses and support Spurs lol.' One tweet said: 'Point about Jews is that they OCCUPY Palestine. Used to live together, now slaughter the oppressed.' Another message said: 'Who is the Zionist God? I am starting to think it may be Hitler. #FreePalestine.'' More here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5511899/Labour-general-secr... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

MI-06: One Candidate Has a 41% Favorability And One Has A 13% Favorability. Guess Which One The DCCC Backs

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
The ultimate establishment polling firm Democrats use for unbiased polling is Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Last week they did a poll of the MI-06 primary to see who the likeliest candidate against Fred Upton will be. So just likely Democratic primary voters. The most progressive in the 6-person race, Paul Clemens led the field-- "braced by impressive favorability ratings, a solid regional base and superior name recognition." Their finding were pretty straight forward: *•* Clements is the best known, most popular candidate. At this point in the race, Paul Clements holds at l... more »

Framing the debate

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Here's how Nicky Campbell framed today's first *Big Question*: - Join us at ten from Brighton where with calls from across the political spectrum for a second Brexit vote we ask whether *the people* should have the final say on the terms of the deal. - Today on *The Big Questions*, should *the people* have the final say on the Brexit deal? - The debate over who should have the final say over the Brexit deal continues to rumble on. This week the campaign group Best for Britain launched a legal challenge to make the government concede a second vote on Brex... more »

It is election day in Russia

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 17 hours ago
And we thought it would be interesting to collect some thoughts of the Russian people as they go to the polls today More The post It is election day in Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Questions, questions!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago

Sunday morning music

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
As a variation on our usual Sunday morning practice, I thought I'd illustrate how a very old song can be updated and "revamped" into something rather different. I'll illustrate with an old English folk song, "John Barleycorn". It tells the story of how barley is planted, harvested and converted into beer by personifying the plant, and discussing how it's treated (very poorly) by, and eventually triumphs over, those using it. Here's Steeleye Span with a live "folk rock" rendition very similar in tune to the eighteenth-century folk version. They recorded a studio version on their ... more »

A Tale of Two Stories

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
You may have read BBC Technology correspondent Dave Lee's BBC News website report *Facebook suspends controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica *yesterday, or the Home page report on it yesterday evening headlined *Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data*, or even the write-up about *The Observer*'s front page story about it on James Stephenson's favourite page of the BBC website, The Papers, this morning. Of if you don't bother with the BBC News website and were merely watching the BBC News Channel then you'll have seen the *Observer* Cambridge Analytica st... more »

Wind turbines have serious negative effects on wildlife and habitat

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 18 hours ago
“If human well-being and life satisfaction is seriously compromised by the nearby presence of a wind turbine, imagine the physiological effects on birds, bats, and land-dwelling mammals in general. Six new papers expose the systematic destruction of natural wildlife habitats … Continue reading →

Breaking: Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces blast through militant lines to capture key district in the rebel heartland of east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:43 P.M.) – Assault units of the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces Division have blasted through militant lines so seize their first suburb in the urban heartland of rebel-territory in Damascus’ East Ghouta region – the district of Saqba. The operation to capture Saqba was kicked-off on Saturday and saw elite Syrian troops […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces suffer horrific losses in Afrin battle – statistics

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:05 P.M.) – Kurdish paramilitary forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have endured horrific losses over the course of Turkey’s ‘Olive Branch’ operation in the Afrin region of Syria’s Aleppo province. The near two-month long offensive by the Turkish Armed Forces and proxy militias under its command saw – for the first […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army snatches imperative rebel stronghold in east Damascus via joint tank-infantry street-to-street assault

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – On Friday, Republican Guard assault units of the Syrian Army wrested full control over the distinct of Jisreen in Damascus’ East Ghouta region following a near three-day long battle. The operation to take Jisreen commenced on Wednesday and after entering the district on Thursday, Republican Guard forces went about systematically […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Turkish-backed forces effortlessly capture Afrin after Kurdish fighters abandon city to its fate

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:34 A.M.) – Turkish-backed forces have assumed full control over the city of Afrin in Syria’s Aleppo province following the deliberate abandoning of the city and its surrounding countryside by Kurdish fighters. In every respect of the word, pro-Ankara forces seized Afrin effortlessly. Just over an hour after storming the small city from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: Several squads of rebel fighters surrender to the Syrian Army in east Damascus after being surrounded

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – On Saturday, amid the Syrian Army’s operation to capture the rebel stronghold district of Kafr Batna in Damascus’ East Ghouta region from Faylaq al-Rahman, several groups of militants found themselves surrounded and surrendered to Republic Guard forces. According to military-affiliated sources, the rebel fighters had attempted to make a determined […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Turkish-backed forces storm Afrin city in all-out assault

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:49 A.M.) – After a week of systemically outflanking the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in Syria’s Aleppo province, Turkish-backed forces have now kicked-off the operation to capture the small but nonetheless highly strategic settlement. The assault has been confirmed by a local Syrian paramilitary fighter (belonging to the National Defence Forces) in contact […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army takes on heavy losses amid relentless ISIS onslaught in south Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The last several days have been very bloody for Syrian Army units battling it out with Islamic State forces in southern Damascus as the latter attempts to wrest full control of the Al-Qadam district. Whilst the Syrian Army initially held about 70 percent of Al-Qadam after being handed over control […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Emily had been looking over his shoulder with some curiosity. `What a funny watch!' she remarked. `It tells the day of the month, and doesn't tell what o'clock it is!' `Why should it?' muttered the Hatter. `Does your watch tell you what year it is?' `Of course not,' Emily replied very readily: `but that's because it stays the same year for such a long time together.' `Which is just the case with mine,' said the Hatter. Emily felt dreadfully puzzled. The Hatter's remark seemed to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English. `I don't quite understand you,' she... more »

Licence fee payers to the rescue!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
According to *The Times*, "The BBC is considering footing tax bills for hard-up presenters as it braces itself for disclosures in the Commons that some face crippling demands from HM Revenue & Customs".

Falsehood Flies, especialy on Twitter

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information. So says Soroush Vosoughi, a data scientist at MIT who has studied fake news since 2013 and who led the study referenced here. *A massive new study *analyzes every major contested news story in English across the span of Twitter’s existence—some 126,000 stories, tweeted by 3 million users, over more than 10 years—and finds that the truth simply cannot compete with hoax and rumor. By every common metric, falsehood consistently dominates the ... more »

Wife of the guy who founded the Oath Keepers gets restraining order accusing him of domestic violence and using gun to threaten people.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
Courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center: *Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes faces allegations of abuse and household violence in a motion for a temporary restraining order his wife filed last month with a Montana court. * *Stewart Rhodes, the head of the antigovernment Oath Keepers, will frequently threaten himself and his family with a weapon he always carries, and he has a history of violent outbursts against his family, including an incident in 2016 when he choked his teenage daughter by the throat. * *That history was outlined in a sworn petition Rhodes’ wife, Tasha Von... more »

Ireland: Fianna Fáil, Green Party, & Labour Party Concerned About Taoiseach Leo Varadkhar’s Intervention On Behalf Of Trump Against Proposed Wind Farm Near Trump Doonbeg Resort

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Trump this past week. “Leo Eric Varadkar is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has … Continue reading →

Fired FBI Official McCabe Kept Memos on Dealings With Trump

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
FBI Agent Andrew McCabe It is worth noting that FBI Agent McCabe spent a decade investigating Russian Organized Crime in … Continue reading →

Russia’s Worst Kept Election Secret

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
“… a TASS news item read as follows: “Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plan to … Continue reading →

Speak Truth, a Follow up to When the Siblings Speak

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson Groups rights in this case would be too great of a risk. That was the feedback that my daughter’s proposed bill received. After Fiona submitted the mock bill, which aimed to secure a student’s right to an...

Immanuel Kant’s View of Genius

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 18 hours ago
Paul Guyer, in his essay, “Exemplary Originality: Genius, Universality, and Individuality” (Chapter 10, *Values of Beauty: Historical Essays in Aesthetics*, edited by Paul Guyer) talks about a subject that was of great interest to Immanuel Kant and to Kant’s predecessors and successors, namely genius. Kant’s conception of genius as an instance of exemplary originality is markedly different from that of most other philosophers. Here’s an excerpt from Guyer’s essay: At the outset of the eighteenth century, genius was characterized simply as exceptional facility in perception and repr... more »

Electric Universe - Yamnaya people - proto-Saturnian-split date?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
*THERE WERE GIANTS IN THOSE DAYS*: *yes, this looks like Free Planet taking the Bible as a Historical Document...* The Electric Universe concept (ameliorated by David Talbott's research into the pictographs of ancient peoples around the world) suggests that the Sun might not be our original star. So, I was triple-excited to find out about the *GIANT* Yamnaya people (named Corded Ware people, because of their distinctive pottery) from the Causcasus mountains in Georgia near the Black Sea. And their migration into this part of western europe. I'm so interested in these Yamnaya people... more »

“The Staggering Death Toll in Iraq”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“The Staggering Death Toll in Iraq”* by Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies "March 19 marks 15 years since the U.S.-UK invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the American people have no idea of the enormity of the calamity the invasion unleashed. The U.S. military has refused to keep a tally of Iraqi deaths. General Tommy Franks, the man in charge of the initial invasion, bluntly told reporters, “We don’t do body counts.” One survey found that most Americans thought Iraqi deaths were in the tens of thousands. But our calculations, using the best information available, show a catastrophic ... more »

Sunday Sermonette

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
It's difficult to live life without picking up 'baggage' - and I don't necessarily mean that in a bad way. It depends on what the baggage is and on what we do about it. The worst is the baggage that we don't know about, because that's *almost always* problematic. Our ethics, what we value (and by extension our metaphysics and epistemology) are revealed by our aesthetics. Think about what movies, TV shows, books, stories, blogs, or news articles you like to consume. The kinds of entertainment we like, or the fictional characters we identify with, act as a litmus test for our ethics.... more »

Decadence and Fads In Literature

Fr. Andrey TKACHEV at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
Millions of people have learned to read, but have not learned how to cull their choices of books. Tons of DVDs are available to millions of people, but the ability to cull a pearl from the manure is not. The post Decadence and Fads In Literature appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

"How It Really Must Be"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago

Translation Required

Willis Eschenbach at Skating Under The Ice - 20 hours ago
OK, here’s the text to translate … Source #1 was approached by an identified U.S. Person, who indicated to Source #1 that a U.S.-based law firm had hired the identified U.S. Person to conduct research regarding Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. (The identified U.S. Person and Source #1 have a long-standing business relationship.) The identified…

When people promote the one-party system and bully the opposition

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
On Saturday morning, I was randomly directed to a Facebook post about the need to support Babiš's ANO that was written by an FB contact of mine. It has severely increased my blood pressure and because that state of affairs lasted for another hour, I clicked at "unfollow" which returned the pressure close to the normal. ;-) I knew that the man had some tendencies to root for Babiš (and he has met him and talked to him) but what I saw just exceeded my expectations because the post looked just like the demagogic attacks by Babiš against all of his political opponents (and against the ... more »

St. Patrick's Day 2017

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 21 hours ago
I've posted this song before, but it's one of my favorite picks for the day. Here's Dead Can Dance (with Lisa Gerrard singing) performing a striking rendition of the 19th century Irish tune, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley": My copy of the The Irish Songbook says: This is an excellent example of many songs that serve both as love lyrics and rebel song. The scene described refers to the 1783

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* An open letter to Melania: Dear Melania, We've been going over various statistics relating to your husband's failure of a life and failure of a career (if one can call it that). After this examination, it appears that you are, to use, a precise, scientific term, slacking off. You have not, yet, reached the standards of your set by your husband's other business ventures. To do that, you would have to join his other wives and whatevers and walk out of the "relationship." If nothing else, ask yourself if that thing you call a husband is a good role model for Baron. Do you... more »

Iran Issues A Warning To Europe On New Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi speaking at the Chatham House think tank in London, Britain February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Bozorgmehr Sharafedin *Reuters*: *New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal: Iran official* BEIRUT (Reuters) - Any new European sanctions against Iran will have a direct effect on the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Friday, according to state media. “In case some European countries are following steps to put non-nuclear sanctions against Iran in order to please the American president, th... more »

Claim: Trump's Campaign Consultants Took Data From Millions Of Facebook Users

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach* Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: Facebo... more »

President Trump’s Personal Attorney Calls For Ending The Mueller Commission

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Trump’s Lawyer: It’s Time to End the Mueller Probe* The president’s personal attorney hopes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein follows ‘the brilliant and courageous example’ of Sessions, who just fired Andrew McCabe. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, told The Daily Beast on Saturday morning that he hopes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election interference. Reached for comment by email about the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Dowd sent The Daily B... more »

Breaking: Powerful jihadist militia to start withdrawing from strategic east Damascus district, Syrian Army to enter

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:23 A.M.) – Reports from well-informed sources have begun emerging that forces of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliate militia Ahrar al-Sham based in the East Ghouta district town of Harasta are to be fully evacuated from Damascus in the days to come. Reports state that per an agreement brokered by Russian military authorities just […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Drone footage: Syrian Army’s Republican Guard seizes main militant HQ in east Damascus during stunning tank assault

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:55 A.M.) – Video footage (shown below) has emerged showing the moment that an armored assault unit of the Syrian Army’s elite Republican Guard seized the main headquarters facility of the Faylaq al-Rahman rebel faction in Damascus’ East Ghouta region. The even shown in the footage reportedly took place on Thursday and was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Major rebel faction in east Damascus ceases hostilities with Syrian Army, begins talks with Russia

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 A.M.) – A major militant group based in rebel-controlled areas of Damascus’ East Ghouta region has halted hostilities with the Syrian Army and begun negotiating with Russian military authorities. The insurgent faction in question is Faylaq al-Rahman, a powerful Free Syrian Army affiliate militia; the group holds multiple district areas in what […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: ISIS launches huge offensive against Syrian Army at multiple cities and key base in east Syria, nearly 100 killed

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:38 A.M.) – Islamic State forces have launched a huge offensive against the Syrian Army across Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, attacking government positions at two important cities and a key base. According to military-affiliated sources, ISIS first sent a large assault group to hit the Syrian Army and allied paramilitary groups […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Arrests at Burnaby Mountain: Blocking Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Water Protectors, Land Defenders, Arrested Today, March 17, Blocking Kinder Morgan Pipeline Read more: https://www.coastprotectors.ca/block_kinder_morgan_gates_on_burnaby_mountain

Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 22 hours ago
By Sayer Ji The pineal gland has been known as the ‘seat of soul’ for hundreds of years. Could fluoride, a ubiquitous vector of toxicity in the modern world, actually be calcifying this gland and literally turning it to stone? The Discovery Research published in 2001 showed that fluoride (F) deposits in the pineal gland with

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 75 – 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 23 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Missile Fired* The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage fires a surface-to-air RIM-116 rolling airframe missile during a defense engagement as part of an Essex Amphibious Ready Group surface warfare advanced tactical training exercise in the Pacific Ocean, March 7, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Marines, Sailors Conduct Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training* (US Department of Defense).

Why Andrew McCabe Was Fired

Bob Adelmann at rss - 1 day ago
[image: why-mccabe-was-fired] Attorney General Sessions said that McCabe had “lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.” He did not call McCabe a “liar” and “perjurer,” but the implication was there.

Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Denounces President Trump For His Dismissal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*USA Today*: *In war of words with Trump, fired FBI's McCabe says he will no longer be silent* WASHINGTON — President Trump and fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe have unleashed a war of words over McCabe's abrupt dismissal, with the president calling it a "great day" and the FBI official saying he would no longer remain silent after a "unrelenting assault" by Trump and other critics on his reputation and service. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced late Friday that he fired McCabe effective immediately — barely 48 hours before his retirement benefits would have set in... more »

MacBrightness Mal-Feature

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
I've found out why my Mac screen wanders in brightness and how to stop it. Continue reading →

1,000,000 People Died during the Korean War. This Is the Forgotten Story of How It Started.

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *History, Asia* It might not be as cut and dry as you think. The Korean War is variously estimated to have claimed between 1.2 and three million lives, most of them civilian. Who was responsible for this tragedy? For Western nations, the answer is uncomplicated: North Korea, backed by China and the Soviet Union, launched an unprovoked invasion of its southern neighbor in 1950. An alternate history has been presented in Chinese textbooks, one in which the illegitimate lackeys of Western imperialists in the South attacked first, but China and the Soviet Union i... more »

America Must Ask More of Its NATO Allies

John R. Deni at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*John R. Deni* *Security, Europe* [image: A Polish soldier stands near U.S. and Poland's national flags and a NATO flag as the first company-sized contingent of about 150 U.S. paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team based in Italy arrived to participate in training exercises with the Polish army in Swidwin, northern west Poland April 23, 2014. The United States is sending about 600 soldiers to Poland and the three Baltic states for infantry exercises, the Pentagon said, one of its highest-profile steps yet to reassure N] Conditionality creates the very... more »

Why Obamacare Bailouts Will Ruin the Country

Ed Haislmaier, Robert E. Moffit at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ed Haislmaier, Robert E. Moffit* *Politics, Americas* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists at the Oval Office of the White House after the AHCA health care bill was pulled before a vote, accompanied by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, in Washington, U.S. March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria] Bailouts simply paper over Obamacare’s cost problems. This month could mark a turning point in national health policy. Big insurance companies have been pressuring Congress for a bailout—in the form of more taxpayer s... more »

Russia and Nazi Germany Fought a Ferocious Battle in 1943. Moscow Paid a Big Price.

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* Although ultimately successful in liberating Novorossiysk, twin Soviet amphibious landings proved costly in February 1943. The year 1943 began badly for the German Army on the Eastern Front. After a great struggle at Stalingrad, German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrendered himself and his Sixth Army on January 31. Powerful sledgehammer blows from the strengthening Red Army began to shudder the entire southern flank of the German Army. In the Caucasus, the Soviet steamroller started clearing the Taman Peninsula to eliminate the Ger... more »

Why Saudi Arabia Just Bought One of America's Most Controversial Warships

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Middle East* Care to take a guess which it could be? Lockheed Martin has taken the first steps in fulfilling a massive naval deal it reached with Saudi Arabia last year. As first reported by the *Motley Fool*, the Pentagon awarded Lockheed $481.1 million for "long-lead-time material" to begin construction of four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships. The MMSC ships are modified versions of the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), which Lockheed also makes. Last November, the Pentagon had awarded the company a $22.74 million contract to wor... more »

The Maker of the AK-47 Just Released Footage of Its Robot Tank

Task and Purpose, Jared Keller at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose, Jared Keller* *Security, Europe* And its totally insane. Kalashnikov Concern may be known for its ubiquitous and durable AK-47 assault rifle, but the Russian defense contractor’s been cooking up some other exciting weaponry and vehicles in recent months. A slick new handgun! A pop-up riot shield! Toy guns, even! But the most exciting futuristic murder gadget on the legendary weapons manufacturer’s radar might be its BAS-01G Soratnik “Comrade-in-Arms,” an autonomous unmanned combat vehicle designed to tear it up in every which way — at least, according to a ne... more »

5 Ways Trump Could Stumble into a War with North Korea

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Security, Asia* Yes, it could happen. Here's how. Notwithstanding Donald Trump’s immediate acceptance of Kim Jong-un’s invitation to meet this May, the Korean Peninsula is still one of the more volatile areas of the world. The inter-Korean summit set to take place this April at Panmunjom and the Trump-Kim sit-down a month later will no doubt cools the temperature briefly. It’s easy to look at all of the smiles, handshakes, and positivity surrounding the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea and imagine for a moment that Pyongyang and Seoul are on the cusp of ... more »

Marijuana Legalization And The 2018 Congressional Elections

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
[image: Goal Thermometer]As you may know, Blue America has been working with the Greenwave PAC to help candidates campaigning on marijuana legalization with ads like the one above-- and the one below. Progressive candidates campaigning on legalization can be found-- and supported-- by clicking on the Blue America Green Wave thermometer on the right. NORML is also working hard for candidates including legalization in their platforms. This week they released an awesome Marijuana Law Reform Candidate Packet. The packet encourages candidates to consider adding the issue to their plat... more »

Polls Are Now Opened In Russia To Elect A President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls* PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia (Reuters) - Russians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. On Russia’s eastern edge, in the Pacific coast city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, polling stations opened at 2000 hrs GMT, and voting across the vast country will run until polls close at the westernmost point, the Kaliningrad region, 22 hours later. ... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Message”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Message” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZpTTokiCrE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. *Click image for larger size.* The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Retirement”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “Retirement”* by Chet Raymo "Farewell, thou busy world! And may We never meet again! Here I can eat and sleep and pray, And do more good in one short day Than he who his whole age outwears Upon the most conspicuous theatres, Where naught but vanity and vice do reign." "The first verse from a poem called "The Retirement" by Charles Cotton (1630-1687), a friend of Izaak Walton, about his private fishing retreat on the river Dove. The poem was incorporated into Walton's "The Compleat Angler." And what do I make of it, now, in retirement? All these hours on... more »

Israeli warplanes attack Gaza with early morning strikes

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:48 A.M)- The Gaza Strip came under attack again tonight, as Israeli warplanes and artillery, opened fire upon targets throughout the besieged coastal enclave. The Israeli shellings were primarily reported to have taken place in the East of Gaza, in the Zeitoun neighborhoods and surround al-Bureij Refugee Camp. A confirmed civilian injury, reported […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Thousands Flee The Besieged Damascus Suburb Of Ghouta

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Airstrikes hit Syrian enclave where many are fleeing, activists say* (CNN)Airstrikes rained down again Saturday in the Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta, according to activist group Damascus Media Center, as swarms of civilians continued to pour out of the battered rebel-held area not far from the nation's capital. Officials with different groups have placed widely varying figures of the number of refugees who are leaving Eastern Ghouta. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says more 12,000 people have fled in the past few days. Syria's ambassad... more »

Turkey's Afrin Offensive Has Displaced More Than 200,000 Civilians In Three days

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *Syria war: 'Civilians killed' as thousands flee Turkish air strikes* A number of civilians have been killed by Turkish shelling and air strikes while trying to flee the embattled Syrian city of Afrin, reports say. Kurdish media spoke of dozens killed and wounded on Friday night alone while a UK-based monitoring group reported further deaths on Saturday. A resident told the BBC that shells on Friday had hit cars packed with people and air strikes had hit a hospital. At least 150,000 people have reportedly fled the Kurdish-majority city. Turkey denies targeting civilians. It... more »

Stormy Daniels and New York Times Co. v. Sullivan

Mark Graber at Balkinization - 1 day ago
Stormy Daniels’ effort to talk about her affair with Donald Trump is better protected by the First Amendment than contract law. The Supreme Court in *New York Times Co. v. Sullivan *(1964) limited the power of states to pass tort laws that chill or suppress speech about the qualities of public officials or candidates for public office. The specific decision in *Sullivan*was that the constitutional interest in vigorous debate over the vices and virtues of public officials constitutionally outweighs the interest of those officials in suppressing negligently false speech about themse... more »

What Would Work In Afghanistan. Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” or Carl von Clausewitz’s “On War”?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Army 1st Lt. David T. Broyles watches as his men leave Observation Post Rocky with Afghan National Army Soldiers in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 19, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte *Shazar Shafqat, The Hill*:* 6,000 days into Afghanistan, US needs a lesson from Sun Tzu * On Monday, the war in Afghanistan marked its 6,000th day. Ending violence in Afghanistan appears, at times, to be a forlorn dream, but the recent developments suggest the U.S. policymakers might actually get the job of striking the perfect balance between military strikes with comprehensi... more »

"What They Long For..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for.” - Tennessee Williams, “Camino Real”

“Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Are Paranoid About Everything (Including Zombies)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Noam Chomsky: * *Why Americans Are Paranoid About Everything (Including Zombies)”* by AlterNet “The following is a transcript of a part of an interview Noam Chomsky recently did with a group of students via Skype. Towards the end, a student asks the linguist and critic the quirky question why zombies figure so prominently in American popular culture. He replied with a brilliant analysis of the history of fear in America. *Question:* This might sound kind of random, but I would really like to ask your opinion of why you think there's this preoccupation with the apocolypse and wit... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Mouse And The Books"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Mouse And The Books"* by Paulo Coelho "When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises. One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case: “Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living.” “Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books”, said the doctor. “If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster... more »

Does int'l media get sore arms from carrying so much water for Beijing?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: DSC_0280] *The sign on the left sign cries out for captioning.* Warning... long post ahead. Yesterday President Trump of the US signed the Taiwan Travel Act. The act is simply a "sense of Congress" resolution and does not require anything; the President already has the power to order officials to Taiwan. But it is an important symbolic move (see Shannon Tiezzi's sturdy backgrounder at The Diplomat). Of course, the reporting was appallingly pro-China. Rupert Hammond-Chambers of the US-Taiwan Business Council neatly encapsulated the media's service to Beijing: R J Hammond-Ch... more »

Tsargrad TV: Russia Preventing the US from Establishing a Global GMO Dictatorship

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 1 day ago
American scientists recently found that RT and Sputnik outscored competitors from the US on the number of articles they publish on GMOs. The researchers expressed fears that the activity of the Russian media could harm the American GMO industry, which intends to establish a dictatorship over the global food market. Source: Tsargrad TV, By Kamran […] The post Tsargrad TV: Russia Preventing the US from Establishing a Global GMO Dictatorship appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

Did Obama’s Justice Department Force the FBI to Delete 500,000 Fugitives from a Background Check Database?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A Justice Department decision made under Obama and implemented under Trump has garnered bipartisan criticism for its effect on the national background check system.

Afghan Refugess Are Returning Home To Rebuild

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An aerial view of Kabul, Afghanistan January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail *The Guardian:* *Pressure builds in 'powderkeg' Kabul as refugees return home * *As Pakistan deports thousands of Afghans, informal settlements are adding to the intense strain on Kabul’s resources – with potentially disastrous results* Racing against the setting sun to wind up the day’s labour, Shukour takes a few steps back and surveys his construction site. As the dust from the drilling settles back on the 50 square metres of rock that will become the foundations of his new house in Kabul, he stops ... more »

Bill Maher has a message for Democrats and I think we need to listen.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
I think that sometimes Bill Maher can be a little strident, and I certainly do not agree with him on all issues. But his defense of Nancy Pelosi here is spot on. And his call for Democrats to start showing some real balls goes right along with my thinking these last several years as well. I always thought that our first Democratic Senator in decades, Mark Begich, could actually have won a second term if he had only acted more like Congressman for life Don Young. I do not mean ideologically of course, but when people criticize Don Young he says "fuck you!" And I don't mean that fi... more »

Senators-- Democratic Senators-- Who Vote To Confirm Trump's New Cabinet Garbage Are Voting For Torture As A Legitimate Policy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Revolving Door by Nancy Ohanian* The Trump White Mad House is still a chaotic mess, in complete turmoil orchestrated my the fool Putin placed there. Supposedly, at least according to the *Wall Street Journal* John Kelly is staying on-- for now-- as chief of staff. H.R. McMaster, on the other hand, will be replaced as soon as Trump can persuade someone to take the job. This week a West Wing staffer in Señor Trumpanzee's White House was widely quoted saying that "This is the most toxic working environment on the planet... There's no leadership, no trust, no direction and at this poin... more »

New Study Finds Antidepressants to be “Largely Ineffective and Potentially Dangerous”

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - "Antidepressants are largely ineffective and potentially harmful."

Opium Production In Afghanistan Reaches Record High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU editor: *When the war in Afghanistan ends one day .... and it will end one day. The number one social/medical crisis that Afghanistan will need to face is the problem of opium production and addiction.

One Swamp Dweller Down, Several Thousand To Go

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
Andrew McCabe Canned - no pension for the wicked. One down, a few thousand to go... Continue reading →

Here Are Some New Russian Battlefield Tactics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*National Interest*: *Russia's Devious New Battlefield Tactic: Use Tanks as Decoys to Kill Enemy Artillery* Russia has unveiled a devious new battlefield tactic: use tanks as decoys in order to hunt down enemy artillery batteries. It's a bait-and-switch con job that relies on relies on Russian tanks, drones, artillery—and an opponent that is just a tad gullible. The technique works like this, according to Russia's Sputnik News: When facing an enemy that has artillery, Russia will attempt to locate the enemy batteries and destroy them through counterbattery fire. The problem, which... more »

Fired McCabe Kept Personal Memos Regarding Trump

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos describing interactions with the president that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey.

Mayotte unrest: French island residents round up 'foreigners' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'About 70% of the 10,000 babies born every year in the island's only maternity hospital in the main town of Mamoudzou are born to illegal migrants, mainly from the Comoran islands, according to official statistics.' 70% of babies born to illegal migrants, how long before London reaches that figure? BBC report here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43443716

Iran Fails In Breaking Away From The U.S. Dollar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A money changer counts out US dollars for a customer, Tehran, Iran, Jan. 20, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi *Maziar Motamedi, Al-Monitor:* *Iran's break with dollar easier said than done* A little over two weeks ago, Iran eliminated another function of the US dollar in its internal workings in a move positioned amid yearslong plans to reduce dependency on the greenback. The consequences will be manifold and interconnected, but there are discrepancies in views concerning what will happen as a result among experts and officials. On Feb. 28, the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade an... more »

Climate Tricks 66, Ignoring the implications of worsening cosmic rays situation

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
For those who keep believing that global warming and climate change is anthropogenic or man-made, who believe that they can "fight" GW and CC via more government, more UN, more carbon taxes, more renewables cronyism, more climate bureaucracies, more global climate meetings, please widen your mind. Natural or nature-made GW and CC is factual than CO2-is-pollutant-evil drama. https://www.thegwpf.com/content/uploads/2018/03/SvensmarkLondon2018.pdf More galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), more cloud cover, more cooling of the planet. Conversely, less GCRs, less clouds, more warming of the plan... more »

Even after he got him fired Donald Trump cannot stop attacking former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State. #DrainTheSwamp — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018 The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, a... more »

In Wake of Two Russian Murder Plots in UK, Russia Threatens Nuclear War

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 1 day ago
[image: in-wake-of-two-russian-murder-plots-in-uk-russia-issues-threat-of-nuclear-war] In the wake of the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and the murder of a Russian businessman, the Russian Bear is showing its true colors. With indications that the Kremlin is behind the nerve agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter as well as the murder of Nikolai Glushkov, Russia threatened the UK — where both attacks took place — with nuclear war.

Breaking: Ceasefire announced in strategic East Ghouta suburb

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Defense announced a 24 hour ceasefire in the strategic suburb of Harasta in the East Ghouta. According to the Ministry of Defense, the 24 hour ceasefire is being implemented to allow civilians to flee the war zone in Harasta. The ceasefire could be expended, depending on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian district occupied by ‘terrorists’

Ken STONE at OrientalReview.org - 1 day ago
Instead of being a pawn of U.S. foreign policy, the Trudeau government should formally withdraw from the U.S. Coalition, rescind its illegal economic sanctions against Syria, re-establish diplomatic relations with Damascus and work with the United Nations to find a political solution to the crisis. The post Syrian district occupied by ‘terrorists’ appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

GD stock buybacks

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
General Dynamics bought back $14.4 billion of their own stocks from 2009-2017 driving up market value. They paid their CEO $21 million in 2016. They don't need $45 million from Maine.

Arctic Methane

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 1 day ago
Two recent papers enrich our understanding of interactions between oceans, ice and dissolved methane. The latest one is described in a Science Daily article Wandering greenhouse gas Climate models need to take into account the interaction between methane, the Arctic Ocean and ice by E. Damm et al. of Alfred Wegener Institute March 16, 2018. Excerpts […]

Natural Gas – New England: LNG-by-rail to the rescue?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood Ironic news from New England, as the global oil and gas consultancy GCA reports: Natural Gas – New England: LNG-by-rail to the rescue? The Massachusetts legislature has adopted a very green agenda in recent months, which has resulted in a stance against fossil fuels that some critics are pointing to […]

Day 34: Lenten vigil at BIW today

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Photos by Peter Woodruff (retired BIW worker) Bob Klotz rode his bicycle to BIW again from South Portland against a heavy wind and extreme cold. It took him about four hours. That is commitment.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Demopolis, Alabama, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

10 Years After- An Anniversary. A Milestone

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*It was ten years ago this very date I published the first post on this here weblog.* *Whew, what a whole lot of learning along the way! I'm not kidding. There are 4,410 published posts.* *I'm unsure of how many news articles, interviews, book reviews, enlightening shows etc., have been gathered in this one place? Or just how much information has been consumed over this past decade that has enlightened me personally as well as you all over this time period?* *When I think back, it's certain that is has been quite a lot! * *Take a gander at the first post - Looking back I realize both ... more »