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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, June 25, 2017

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Tyranny at Home to Promote Tyranny Abroad : note the Taliban position

Tyranny at Home to Fight Tyranny Abroad

Jacob G. Hornberger at 16 hours ago
[image: undefined] President Trump has reminded us of how the US government destroyed the liberty of the American people in the name of fighting tyranny abroad. Exercising the same dictatorial method that his predecessors have employed — executive decrees — he has made it illegal again for most Americans to travel to Cuba and spend money there. Trump’s justification? The communist regime in Cuba is tyrannical and engages in human-rights abuses. Think about that for a moment: A foreign regime is tyrannical and so what does a US president do? Through a decree-law, he imposes his own ... more »

Snowden Part Two: Edward Interviews Ron!

Daniel McAdams at 16 hours ago
As our interview last week with Edward Snowden ended, Edward asked Ron Paul a question while the cameras were still rolling that was so important and interesting that with his permission we decided to release the "after credit sequence." Why so important? As a former intelligence analyst and operative, Snowden wondered how well the intelligence community had done in its mission to keep US policymakers informed on important world events. Congressman Ron Paul had for more than two decades been theoretically a "consumer" of the intelligence community's products. Were they helpful? List... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An armed Russian SU-27 Flanker confronts a U.S. RC135U. Photo via U.S. EUCOM *Newsweek*: *Is Russia Ready to Fire at US Military Jets in Syria?* Russia has warned that it will now consider American jets in western Syria “air targets,” after a U.S. Navy aircraft shot down a Syrian regime jet on Monday. Russia and the U.S. are both active in the Syrian civil war, but Moscow backs the regime of Bashar al-Assad, while Washington supports anti-regime rebels. The Russian ministries of defense and foreign affairs both threatened to sharpen their response to U.S. military actions in Syria ... more »

Israeli Airforce "Responds" to Projectile Launch By Attacking Syrian Army

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
Earlier this morning, while quietly enjoying our morning coffee, Hubby said "Israel is claiming projectiles came from Syria, landing in empty spaces on occupied Golan" To which I responded.. "I am so sick of this ruse" "You could set a watch to this" and "Of course, Israel will attack Syria" *And so it goes....Israel has launched it's desired attack against SAA and it's assets* The Israeli Air Force attacked the Syrian government forces' tanks and artillery positions after 10 projectiles fell on the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, the IDF said. *Of course Israel clai... more »

Ice Ice Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 16 hours ago
Three weeks into June, Arctic ice is still plentiful The graph below show ice extents up to yesterday, June 23, 2017, day 174. After a dip, 2017 is again above the decadal average, 300k km2 greater than 2007, and 500k km2 larger than 2016. SII 2017 is presently showing 400k km2 less ice than MASIE […]

PROTEST: Mind Trust’s IPS and the Almighty Dollar

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
*by Doug Martin* *Please see the poster above for details on Tuesday’s public demonstration protesting the closing of 3 IPS schools. * The $200,00the Silicon Valley based-NewSchools Venture Fund (see my recent article here) gave to Phalen Leadership Academy in October 2015 helped with the takeover of IPS Francis Scott Key 103, now known as PLA@103, a blended learning school. The Mind Trust and Bellwether Education Partners had worked behind the scenes to plan the takeover, according to documents submitted to the Indiana Department of Education (see page 28) for a transformati... more »

Children of Darkness...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*on second thought is not really funny - only shocking and sad.* This video uses the voice of the moderator from the Oscar nominated 1983 documentary Children of Darkness produced and written by Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan. The original Children of Darkness explored the topic of juvenile psychiatry and the acute lack of mental health care in America for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Replacing the original video with current young people demonstrating at protests gives new meaning to "liberalism is a mental disorder." I am by no means a shy and retiring type of perso... more »

Senators Feinstein & Cardin November 1st Letter Urged Direct and Proportionate Response to Russia State Sponsored Cyberattacks on US Democratic Institutions and the 2016 Electoral Process – FOIA Release

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
Senators Feinstein and Cardin Letter about Russia Cyber-attacks, found further below, was released due to a FOIA lawsuit: “Case 1:16-cv-02517 … Continue reading →

Israel Launches Air Strikes On Syrian Positions After Spillover Fire In Syria Hit The Golan Heights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A picture taken from the Golan Heights on September 10, 2016, shows smoke rising from the Syrian village of Jubata al-Khashab. Israeli aircraft struck Syrian army positions after fire from its war-torn neighbor hit the Golan. (AFP/Jalaa Marey) *Times of Israel:* *Syrian shells land in Golan Heights, sparking IDF strikes* *Syrian shells land in Golan Heights, sparking IDF strikes* Israel complains to UN, hits back at Assad regime tanks and post, after apparent errant fire from fighting near the border Several mortar shells exploded in an open area in the Golan Heights near the bor... more »

Two U.S. Military 'Doomsday Planes' Damaged By Tornado

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post © Keith Allison / Wikipedia *NBC:* *U.S. Military’s Vital ‘Doomsday Planes’ Damaged in Tornado* WASHINGTON — Two of the U.S. Military's E-4B planes — commonly called the "Doomsday Plane" — were damaged and knocked out of service recently in a tornado at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, according to two U.S. military officials. The E-4B is the military's National Airborne Operations Center and if there is a national emergency or attack, the plane would serve as the command and control hub for the president, secretary of defense and joi... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Philando Castile, Edward Snowden, CIA Thieves, Yemen Torture, Free California

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 16 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *Smoking in y... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Philando Castile, Edward Snowden, CIA Thieves, Yemen Torture, Free California

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 16 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *Smoking in y... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Philando Castile, Edward Snowden, CIA Thieves, Yemen Torture, Free California

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 16 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *Smoking in y... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Philando Castile, Edward Snowden, CIA Thieves, Yemen Torture, Free California

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 16 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *Smoking in y... more »

Teen invents bra that could save millions after his Mom nearly dies of breast cancer

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 16 hours ago
Sometimes the fear and anguish of watching your loved ones go through a hardship can be a source of great strength and inspiration. That’s what happened to Julian Rois Cantu, an 18-year-old student from Mexico whose mom almost died from breast cancer when he was a child. Motivated by his mom’s disease, he invented a

The best Red Velvet Bread recipe ever: anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting ingredients

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 16 hours ago
Thick and decadent on the inside, this Coconut Flour Red Velvet Bread recipe creates a Paleo treat balanced with wholesome ingredients! Made with a simple base of coconut flour, cocoa powder, and eggs, this bread has a secret ingredient: beets! Not only do they give the bread its natural, vibrant color, but the veggie also

That sinking feeling is back

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
That sinking feeling is back. Glastonbury time again. As if Glasto dominating the airwaves wasn’t bad enough, the thought of Ed and Yvette Balls queueing up for the showers and Jeremy Corbyn appearing on the pyramid stage, (presumably to rapturous applause) hearing that Radiohead had been heckled with shouts of “Free Palestine” was just about the last straw. I see Malia Bouattia signed off her NUS presidency by shouting “Free, free Palestine”, doubtless to similarly rapturous applause from her student fans; but a glimmer of light is here, in the form of a lone voice at the BBC, ... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 250 Jun 23 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
Movement in west Mosul was slow for the day. The Federal Police freed a churchin Bab al-Baid, one of the entrances to the Old City district, and were still working their way through Farouq. There was heavy fightingin Bab al-Lakash, Sargakhana, and a few others areas of the district as well. Shifa, which is north of the Old City along the Tigris River was declared freed two times before, but the Rapid Reaction Division is still struggling to clear some buildings there in the medical complex. Overall, the Iraq authorities are hopingto declare the city freed by Eid, which is only a fe... more »

Yes Minister Does Global Warming

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? h/t Jo Nova ? ? If only Yes Minister had done global warming. Well, it has now, in the new stage version. It’s hilarious, absolutely to the point, and a must watch. ? Yes Prime Minister Global Warming etc Part 1…

AGU: Extraordinary storms caused massive Antarctic sea ice loss in 2016

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the “well, if hadn’t been that it would have been global warming for sure” department: By Lauren Lipuma, AGU A series of unprecedented storms over the Southern Ocean likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen to date, a new study finds. Antarctic sea…

Ten Reasons Why We Don’t Believe You, Katharine

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ??? ? https://uk.news.yahoo.com/people-dont-believe-global-warming-not-theyre-stupid-162546273.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma? ???? Katharine Hayhoe thinks she knows why some of us don’t believe in global warming – apparently we don’t care! Well Katharine, here are another ten reasons you forgot: ??? 1) We don’t trust climate scientists. The Climategate emails…

Climate Risky Business

Originally posted on Science Matters: A new theme emerging out of the IPCC Fifth Report was the emphasis on selling the risk of man-made climate change. The idea is that scientists should not advocate policy, but do have a responsibility to convince the public of the risks resulting from burning fossil fuels. An article illustrates…

Coal In America Is Already Clean. Why ‘Clean Coal’ Is A Boondoggle That Needs To End.

Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: By Nicolas Loris ~ A power plant once heralded by the Obama administration as the poster child for clean coal is now on its deathbed. The plant hemorrhaged billions in cost overruns despite being heavily subsidized by the federal government. Mississippi regulators are ready to pull the plug.…

A Look At Why Canada Produces Some Of The Best Snipers In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Canadian sniper 'kills IS militant 2 miles away' in Afghanistan. It's reported bullet took 10 seconds to hit target https://t.co/UXzb0g9kEw pic.twitter.com/G7vvL5B6kI — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 22, 2017 *Washington Post:* *How Canada’s small military produced deadly, record-breaking snipers* Canada is not known, at least not in popular culture, for its military might. Fewer than 70,000 active soldiers serve in the country’s armed forces, whose size and strength have been mocked over the years by American and Canadian commentators alike. The United States, by comparison, ... more »

Why oh why...?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
I haven't listened to *Any Answers *for some time now. Listening today though shows that little has changed. Anita Anand's still there dominating the programme, turning it into *The Anita Anand Show.* But, that said, she didn't seem as interventionist as I expected her to be this week. (I expected clucking on an industrial scale). Just for fun though (Whatever!) I thought I'd count the amount of time Anita talked on today's edition to see whether my impression of her dominance was grounded in any reality whatsoever. (I counted very precisely, of course.) The result? Her voice ... more »

Christina Figueres Joins The Lancet

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Apparently the Lancet now believe that world communism will improve everybody’s health: The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change marked historic progress for the planet and human health. Signatories agreed to limit global temperature rise to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels”; redouble a global commitment of financial flows to developing […]

Weekend reads: Death penalty for scientific fraud?; Why criticism is good; Cash for publishing

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured revelations about a case of misconduct at the University of Colorado Denver, and the case of a do-over that led to a retraction. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth — a life for a lab book?” A Chinese court recommends […] The post Weekend reads: Death penalty for scientific fraud?; Why criticism is good; Cash for publishing appeared first on Retraction Watch.

We don't know if the health bill will pass!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017But Kevin Drum may well be right:* We don't know if the GOP health bill will pass the Senate next week. It may not pass the Senate at all! Sadly, though, we have to say that Kevin Drum's assessment could be right. Yesterday, Drum offered a set of predictions and possibilities. Every part of this could turn out to be right: DRUM (6/23/17): *This is just a note about the Senate health care bill.* Do not believe any prattle about Mitch McConnell “being OK with a loss.” Or about “moderate Republicans” who will vote against it. Or about conservatives who are “... more »

How America and China Almost Started a Nuclear War over Taiwan

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* A forgotten Cold War tale. *The United States remains legally committed to the defense of Taiwan, even though it no longer recognizes it as the government of China. Despite a recent spike in tensions, China-Taiwan relations are still massively improved, exchanging university students and business investments rather than artillery shells and aerial bombs. However, the capabilities of the PLA have drastically increased in the interval as well.* *In the event of military conflict, most believe China would use the modern equivalent of the tactics... more »

Back in 1968, North Korea Captured 68 Americans and Almost Started World War III

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* The capture of the Pueblo marked a worst-case disaster scenario for U.S. intelligence. *Many of the Pueblo’s crew went on to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and lifelong physical injuries. Over time, however, the crewmembers put up their own website testifying to their experiences, successfully lobbied for status as prisoners of war after it was initially denied to them, and sued North Korea in U.S. court for their treatment. As for the Pueblo itself, technically the second oldest ship still commissioned in the U.S. Navy, it remains... more »

Why Israel Is Testing Its Arrow 3 Interceptor Missile—in Alaska

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* What are they preparing for? Fearing an Iranian ballistic-missile strike, it’s no surprise that Israel is planning another test of its Arrow 3 antimissile interceptor. However, the location of the test is a surprise. Rather than being tested in Israel, the Arrow 3 will be launched from Alaska next year. The test will be managed by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) which has been jointly funding the Arrow 3 with the Israeli Missile Defense Organization since 2008. “MDA will test the U.S.-Israeli Arrow 3 missile defense system from the Pa... more »

What India Could Do with the F-16: Turn It into a 'Viper'

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* And cement a strong partnership with America. On June 19, Lockheed Martin announced in advance of a U.S. visit by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi that it had reached a joint-venture agreement with Tata Advanced Systems to move its F-16 production line to India. This deal would be contingent on the Indian Air Force selecting the F-16 to fulfill a new requirement for one hundred to 250 new single-engine fighters, which could total up to $13 to $15 billion. If the agreement does come through—the major competitor remains the Swedish JAS 39 Grip... more »

I Got a Sneak Peak How Northrop Grumman Integrates All of America’s Missile Defenses

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The company does not built the hardware for America’s missiles defenses, rather it integrates all of the disparate pieces of the system together. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to visit Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Huntsville, Alabama to see some the company’s latest innovations at its Global Air and Missile Defense facilities. The city—which became the incubator for America’s rocket and missile programs under the leadership of former German scientist Wernher von Braun—is the central hub of innovation for the Pentagon’s ballistic missi... more »

Ian Hislop: Who should we let on our screens?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Due to recurrent insomnia I often nod off during a programme I’ve deliberately stayed awake to watch, if you’ll forgive the slight oxymoron. That may have been the case with Ian Hislop's: “Despite all the racist scaremongering in Victorian times we ‘let the Jews in’, so despite the current racist scaremongering we must ‘let the Muslims’ in now” programme. (BBC 2, 22nd June) Just in case I missed the bit where Hislop pointed out the difference between the racist scaremongering apropos the Jews (which didn’t turn out quite as bad after all) and the racist scaremongering over current ... more »

We know them so well

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Also concerning last night's *Newsnight*... When I saw that Chris Cook was going to give us his take on the UK economy's reaction to the Brexit vote I thought I'd quickly time his 'positive' bits and his 'negative' bits to see how well balanced they were, especially given that I always expect him to tilt things against Brexit. We had 24 seconds of 'positive bits' followed by 55 seconds of 'negative bits', which results in a 7:3 ratio in favour of negativity about Brexit. Predictable. *Update (21:30)*: *Newsnight*'s former economics editor Paul Mason, who 'people like us' used t... more »

Many American companies are bowing to pressure from Russia to give up their cyber security secrets. They do realize that Russia used stolen data to hack the election right?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Reuters: *Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. * *Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them to review source code for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications and software containing encryption before permitting the products to be imported and sold in the country. The requests, which have ... more »

CRINGEWORTHY: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emmanuel Macron make green selfie video

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
When it comes to the Paris Climate Change agreement, these two want Trump to say "I'll be back". The post CRINGEWORTHY: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emmanuel Macron make green selfie video appeared first on The Duran.

China Fears That Special Counsel Robert Mueller Will Soon be Focusing On Them

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *Beijing fears anti-China sentiment in U.S. from Mueller investigation* The political hysteria sweeping Washington over allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential election is reverberating in China. The communist government is worried that a similar wave of anti-China sentiment will take hold in the United States. According to China watchers in and out of government, what Beijing fears most is that special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, will add White House dealings with China to his investigation of Russian election meddling. One m... more »

Russia Destroyed And Removed Materials That Could Have Been Useful In Russian Probe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
A Russian compound, which was ordered to be closed and vacated, is seen in Upper Brookville, Long Island, New York, on Dec. 30, 2016. REUTERS/RASHID UMAR ABBASI *CBS:** Russians destroyed and removed material from shuttered compounds, officials say* WASHINGTON -- When U.S. officials entered shuttered Russian compounds in Maryland and New York last December, they found damaged materials that could have been used in intelligence gathering and that former officials say could have been useful in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The compounds,... more »

IF JOHNNY DEPP AND KATHY GRIFFIN WERE REPUBLICANS, THEY'D BE SHAKING HANDS WITH THE PRESIDENT

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 18 hours ago
Right-wingers can complain all they want about "the angry left," but "the angry right" is welcome in the White House. It's not just Ted Nugent. It's this guy: An adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign who said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason was given a prime seat at a White House bill-signing ceremony on Friday. Al Baldasaro, a New Hampshire GOP state representative who advised Trump on veterans issues during the campaign, sat in one of the first two rows of seats in the East Room as Trump signed a bill making it easier for the Veterans Administration to ... more »

Victims Sue Federal Govt for Slap on the Wrist Given to Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: pedophile]Convicted billionaire pedophile was let off with a slap on the wrist thanks to the federal government, now his victims are fighting back.

Cops Who Tasered Handcuffed Teen on His Testicles Until He Died – On Video – Can’t Be Charged

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: taser]The department kept the video of its cops killing a teen with a taser secret long enough that it surpassed the statute of limitations — 3 measly years.

The US Gov’t Killed More Civilians This Month Than All Terrorist Attacks in Europe Over the Last 12 Years

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: civlian-deathtoll]In the last 12 years, terrorist attacks in Europe have killed 459 civilians. The U.S. killed at least 472 civilians in Syria, just in the last month.

Man’s Selfie Video of Attack by “Road Raging” Cop Leads to Not Guilty Verdict

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: video]An innocent security guard was vindicated at trial this week after being attacked by a crazed cop in a fit of 'road rage' — video was the key to the verdict.

“The Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed, Part 1”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“The Fourth Turning: * *The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed, Part 1”* by James Quinn “Imagine some national (and probably global) volcanic eruption, initially flowing along channels of distress that were created during the Unraveling era and further widened by the catalyst. Trying to foresee where the eruption will go once it bursts free of the channels is like trying to predict the exact fault line of an earthquake. All you know in advance is something about the molten ingredients of the climax, which could include the following: • Economic distress, with public debt in default,... more »

Passing Observations

LL at Virtual Mirage - 18 hours ago
*Bernie and Jane Sanders have lawyered up** (*more here*) *It's interesting that they started by blaming President Trump. On January 10, 2016, in the midst of Sanders’ sudden stardom—just weeks before the votes in Iowa and New Hampshire—the U.S. attorney for Vermont was sent a “Request for an Investigation into Apparent Federal Bank Fraud.” Oops. Jane and Bernie Sanders Backed by six exhibits and a dozen documents, the four-page letterdescribed how Jane Sanders had “orchestrated” the purchase of 33 acres along Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, where her husband ... more »

Thai-Russian Cooperation Seeks Thai Alternatives to Facebook, Google

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*June 24, 2017* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Russian and Thai telecom interests have begun preliminary discussions toward creating local alternatives to social network and Internet search giants Facebook and Google in Thailand. The move, if successful, would represent another step toward breaking Facebook and Google's monopoly over international information space and set further precedent for nation-states to take responsibility for their own respective information space. Thailand's The Nation would report in an article titled, "Russia keen to offer network, search services," that: *... more »

President Obama Under Fire From Both President Trump And Democrats For Doing Nothing About Russian Election Meddling

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2017 *Daily Mail:** 'Why didn't he do something about it?' Trump twists knife into Obama following claim former president KNEW Russia was trying to hack the election but was too fearful to act* * Trump has criticized Obama's handling of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election * President told Fox & Friends Weekend in an interview to air Sunday that he had only just learned Obama may have known about Russia... more »

Trumpstroke? Trump questions Russian probe for having lawyers who supported Hillary, just like his son in law’s lawyer…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 18 hours ago
Donald Trump may not have noticed that his own son in law, Jared Kushner, has hired a lawyer who is a fixer for Hillary Clinton to defend him in the Russian probe, but most of the rest of us have. http://theweek.com/speedreads/705127/meet-hillary-clintonsupporting-lawyer-who-defending-jared-kushner-ivanka-trump This fact makes Trump’s questioning the impartiality of the FBI Director Robert Mueller’s investigation … Continue reading Trumpstroke? Trump questions Russian probe for having lawyers who supported Hillary, just like his son in law’s lawyer…

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 18 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin A committee of the world's biggest banks chose a new alternative to the scandal-ridden LIBOR rate A faulty Hotpoint fridge was the cause of Grenfell Tower's catastrophic blaze Theresa May's Cabinet targeted by Russian hackers Under the Senate healthcare bill, an oil crash could eventually influence poor Americans’ healthcare Connecticut Campus Shut As Professor Flees Following "Let Them F**king Die" Tweet Wall Street Journal Abruptly Fires Chief Reporter After CIA-Arms Dealer Links Exposed Israel Deployed 18 Fighter Jets To Saudi Arabia To "Prevent A Coup": Fa... more »

Who Knows?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 19 hours ago
When Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, many worried that Europe would follow his lead and be drowned by a wave of right wing populism. Tony Burman writes that what many feared hasn't happened: Here in Germany, Angela Merkel has an 11-point polling lead in her campaign to win a fourth term as chancellor. Her party currently stands at 36 per cent; far down the list is Germany’s far-right party at only nine per cent. In neighbouring France, newly elected President Emmanuel Macron — Merkel’s new best friend — has just led his party to an overwhelming majority in France’s Nation... more »

Australia reanuda sus bombardeos en Siria

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
El régimen australiano reanudó su campaña de bombardeos en Siria, este jueves, después de una suspensión de 48 horas de las operaciones militares en el país levantino. Inicialmente, Australia suspendió su campaña de bombardeos después del derribo de un avión sirio Su-22 en el oeste de la provincia de al-Raqa, ya que el régimen australiano […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Thousands of Yemenis demonstrate in Sanaa on Al-Quds Day

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Thousands of protesters gathered in Sanaa, Friday, to mark the annual international Al-Quds Day, to show their solidarity with Palestine. Protesters marched through the city bearing the flag of Palestine, and holding banners condemning Israel and chanting anti-Zionist slogans. One of the protesters stated that “the message that the Yemeni […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Aleppo under attack as militants target civilian areas before Eid

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – A massive explosion rocked the historical city of Aleppo, Friday night, killing and wounding several people that were shopping for the upcoming Eid celebration. According to Aleppo-based journalist, Kinana Alloush, an IED (improvised explosive device) was detonated inside the Al-Furqan Neighborhood of Aleppo last night, killing 4 civilians and wounding […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Remember those Carrier jobs that Donald Trump "saved?" Yeah, that's not happening.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of CNBC: *More than 600 employees at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis are bracing for layoffs beginning next month, despite being told by President Trump that nearly all the jobs at the plant had been saved. The deal, announced with great fanfare before Trump took office, was billed not only as a heroic move to keep jobs from going to Mexico but also as a seismic shift in the economic development landscape. * *Nearly seven months later the deal has not worked out quite as originally advertised, and the landscape has barely budged. * *"The jobs are still leaving," said Rob... more »

The U.S. Navy Wants More Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the world’s largest naval station. Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott, and Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg *San Diego Union Tribune*: *Navy struggles with shortage of aircraft carriers* Spun up as a training command in 2014 and armed wit... more »

The Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Performs High-Speed Turns In The Atlantic Ocean (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: Wow .... those are some incredible zig-zags.

Is The DCCC A Racket? You Bet Your Sweet Ass It Is!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 hours ago
*Gone-- but the stench was left behind* Last week *Roll Call* reported that the DCCC hit a record-breaking fundraising number-- over $9.3 million in May… and that most of it came from grassroots contributions. A DCCC robot read a prepared statement: “The huge enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans has shown up in special elections, primaries, and with record-breaking small-dollar fundraising. Democrats are unified heading into the 2018 midterms, and we will continue to channel grassroots energy towards flipping seats on the largest House battleground we’ve seen in a decade... more »

Must Watch Talk on Congo

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Maurice Carney from Friends of the Congo speaking about US Foreign Policy in Congo, the heart of Africa. #UNAC2017 Maurice is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo. He has traveled widely, leading workshops and teach-ins at universities, community colleges, businesses, faith groups, labor unions, and think tanks. He has provided analysis for media outlets including Pacifica News, Al Jazeera, ABC News, Democracy Now, Real New Network, and Pambazuka News.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 19 hours ago
*Evergreen College President: Disruptive students will be given a stern warning* You knew this was going to happen. Last week Evergreen State College President George Bridges wrote a piece for the Seattle Times. In the piece, he said disruptive students at the school were still being investigated and added that anyone found to have violated the student code of conduct would face sanctions. I wrote at the time, “anyone who saw Bridges pathetic performance when confronted by progressive students on his campus has to wonder just how seriously these violations are going to be taken.” ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 19 hours ago
*Rick Perry got a tongue lashing from the American Meteorological Society. Did he deserve it?* By Roy Spencer Asked in an interview on CNBCs “Squawk Box” whether he believed carbon dioxide was “the primary control knob for the temperature of the Earth and for climate,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said, “No, most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in.” Perry added, “the fact is this shouldn’t be a debate about, ‘Is the climate changing, is man having an effect on it?’ Yeah, we are. The question should be just how much, and what a... more »

A History Of U.S. Navy Ship Collisions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *A Brief History of U.S. Navy Ship Collisions* *Collisions involving U.S. ships are more common than you might think.* U.S. Navy ships operate in close proximity to other ships all the time, from steaming in formation with supply ships to sailing in busy sea lanes. Inadvertent contact between ships, no matter how thorough the precautions, is inevitable. Today's New York Times includes a list of collisions involving U.S. Navy vessels at sea. The list includes the famous USS John F. Kennedy/USS Belknap collision, which resulted in the guided missile cruiser's s... more »

Spin

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
A couple of mornings ago *Today* sent a reporter to a fruit farm in Godalming and brought back a large punnet of Brexit-related gloom. (The edition in question isn't available on the iPlayer for some reason). Nick Robinson introduced the report with these words: There's a warning today from Britain's berry growers that Brexit could crush the industry. Zoe Conway's report included various hard-working, efficient migrant workers (as she portrayed them) worried about their future, plus farm managers fearing the collapse of their business. One farm owner was asked if he regretted his... more »

TURKEY: The west cares more for dead Darwin than living Syrians

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Western responses to Turkey's new educational standards are a form of intellectual imperialism. The post TURKEY: The west cares more for dead Darwin than living Syrians appeared first on The Duran.

Attempts to impeach Ukrainian leader Poroshenko are a stunt

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 20 hours ago
If Poroshenko is deposed, he will almost certainly be replaced by someone as bad or even worse. The post Attempts to impeach Ukrainian leader Poroshenko are a stunt appeared first on The Duran.

Business Insider says this is what would happen if US and Russia engaged in Syria air war…

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Do you agree with the Business Insider analysis? The post Business Insider says this is what would happen if US and Russia engaged in Syria air war… appeared first on The Duran.

QATAR CRISIS: Doha refuses Saudi ultimatum

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Qatar called the demands "ridiculous" and "unrealistic". The post QATAR CRISIS: Doha refuses Saudi ultimatum appeared first on The Duran.

And yet they call themselves "Christians."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 20 hours ago
Over the years I have been asked more than once where do I get my morality since I don't believe in God? I don't think I necessarily "got" my morality from anyplace actually, I am just connected to my own humanity, and it hurts when I see other human beings suffer. And I simply do not understand why others only feel obligated to respond to that suffering if they are threatened with Hell or bribed with Heaven.

"There Is A Family Of Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we're not pawns, we're not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us!" "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach, "Illusions: The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah"

"The Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Insanity in individuals is something rare- but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Free Download: Richard Bach, "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all- young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth. But one creature said at last, "I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall l... more »

Snipers and Democratic Control of the Military: More Oversight Please

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 20 hours ago
I hinted at some politics when discussing the longest recorded sniper shot in history. That the Canadian government might not love this news because it would remind folks that there are Canadians engaged in combat in Iraq. And now, ta da: In a letter Friday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, [NDP leader […]

Yes, China knows about Taiwan's identity + situation

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*Making early morning offerings at a small temple in eastern Taichung.* Very indicative piece in the Chinese rag Global Times on a Taiwanese actress who says she converted to pro-China beliefs in college. For most of her life, Chang Wei-shan, born in central Taiwan, had believed that people on the Chinese mainland were the enemy and Taiwan should be independent. *But her views changed after entering college, when she became a firm supporter and activist of the island's reunification with the mainland.* Despite suffering obstacles, verbal abuse and even alienation from her family a... more »

"Extreme"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
I missed this (among so many other things recently) but DownBoy at *Biased BBC* made an interesting comment yesterday: I wanted to highlight something I heard a couple of weeks ago. It is sometimes the throwaway remarks or the way things are phrased that show bias the most clearly. Sarah Montague (aka Lady Brooke – an old Co. Fermanagh title) was discussing the DUP. She described them as the ‘more extreme’ Unionist party. What the hell is that supposed to mean? In her mind, the DUP are a sort of Ulster version of ISIS whereas the UUP are merely equivalent to Al Nusra Front? Very te... more »

F-35B To resume Flying After Software Glitches Grounded The Jet For A Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*USNI News*: *UPDATED: F-35B Operations in Yuma Resume After Temporary Halt Due to Software Update Issues* Flight operations in Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 resumed after a temporary one-day suspension to fix a problem related to a software update with the aircraft’s Autonomic Logistics Information System, the Marine Corps announced. “Maj. Gen. Mark Wise, Commanding General of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, made the decision to temporarily suspend VMFA-211 flight operations pending fixes to a recent ALIS software upgrade within version 2.0.2 that has presented some anomal... more »

The origin of Mengjia

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
My friend Drew flipped me this image from a page of Paul Jen-keui Li's *The Ethnic Groups, Languages, and Migration of the Formosan Natives. *Fascinating book... _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Skyhorse How To Prevent Autism Author Dara Berger on Watching The Hawks

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 22 hours ago
Note: Congratulations to Dara Berger, author of How To Prevent Autism (Skyhorse Publishing), on this interview with RT "Question More" media. Her book has been judged by its cover and title by the intensely misogynistic and selfish neurodiversity/media complex that...

Stephen Colbert on Russian late night TV: “A strong America, a strong Russia” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 22 hours ago
Stephen Colbert made an appearance on Russia's First Channel, where he jokingly hinted at a US presidential run. The post Stephen Colbert on Russian late night TV: “A strong America, a strong Russia” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

"Two Possibilities Exist..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here." - Arthur C. Clarke

"Suddenly We Realize..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
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"Fukushima Equals 14,738.25 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated June 24, 2017: Fukushima Equals 14,738.25 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of June 24, 2017 - 2,285 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 14,738.25 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, consi... more »

"Dogtown"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Dogtown" "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." ~ Josh Billings "It's not just a sanctuary - it's Dogtown! Dogtown is the most welcoming place on earth. They may have been homeless, but none of the dogs here are sad and forlorn. Everywhere you go, you're greeted with wagging tails, whelps of excitement and big, friendly eyes. This is truly a neighborly, all-American town. Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. In the late 1980s, when Best Friends was in its early... more »

7 Secrets about the World – Revealed through Syrian War

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Chris Kanthan Usually one has to read hundreds of books to fathom how the puppet masters of the world work, but once in a... more »

Ray Kurzweil’s New Prediction: A Future Where Virtual Reality Merges with Matter

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Nicholas West Ray Kurzweil’s 2006 book The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology has become one of the signposts toward a specific type... more »

Community Leaders, Clergy and Elite Businessmen Busted in Massive Child Sex Ring – Hundreds Arrested

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Matt Agorist Los Angeles, CA — As bogus news pushing the divisive two-party paradigm about which puppet politician said something stupid this week fills the... more »

Scientists at Stanford Are Turning Tesla’s Global Wireless Power Grid Into Reality

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Josie Wales Scientists at Stanford University have figured out how to wirelessly transmit electricity between moving objects, overcoming previous limitations and possibly bringing Nikola... more »

The Surveillance State Just Got a Lot Bigger in Rhode Island

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Josie Wales A Rhode Island House committee voted to move forward with expanding the surveillance in the state on Tuesday when it approved H5531,... more »

UN Report Reveals 3 Nations Producing Most Refugees Were Targets Of US Intervention

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Whitney Webb A United Nations report has shed light on the world’s burgeoning crisis of displaced peoples, finding that a record 65.6 million were... more »

Organically-Grown: Is It Worth The Price You Pay? An Interview With An Organic Farm Manager

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich Has the ante just been upped on organically-grown food? Why would I ask such a ‘silly’ question, you may be wondering?... more »

Chinese Deploys Sub-Hunting Aircraft To The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
© DigitalGlobe *Defense News:* *China deploys new anti-submarine aircraft to fringes of South China Sea* MELBOURNE, Australia — China has deployed its newest anti-submarine aircraft and stepped up unmanned aircraft deployments to Hainan island on the fringes of the South China Sea, according to satellite imagery obtained by Defense News. Satellite photos taken on May 10 and May 20 by commercial satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe showed four Shaanxi Y-8Q turboprop aircraft with its distinctive magnetic anomaly detector boom parked on the ground at Lingshui Air Base in the sout... more »

Geopolitical Commentary

LL at Virtual Mirage - 23 hours ago
*Pusillanimous Pakis* During the past week, the Chinese have offered to mediate Pakistani differences with Afghanistan. When you consider that the Pakistani Intelligence Service (ISI) created the Taliban, and has supported them since the beginning, I don't know what form those mediations will take. This week the Russians offered to mediate Pakistani differences with India. The US has tried to use its position as an ally of Pakistan and Afghanistan and a friend of India to persuade Pakistan to halt support to terrorist groups in Afghanistan and in India for the past 16 years. US effo... more »

Metal Machine Music

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
A little light relief for a Saturday morning... *Update:* I'm claiming nothing, but this hilarious BBC piece has since 'gone viral'. We, however, were here (almost) first - like the time-honoured German parking his towel on our English sunbeds in sunny España - so I'm claiming this for ITBB. I'm also claiming Antarctica and Mars for ITBB. Sue, as is only right and proper, will be Empress of Mars and I will be more than happy to be Emperor of the penguins (though not without radiators and internet access).

Saudi Arabia too ‘cowardly’ for war with Iran: Hezbollah Secretary General

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – Secretary General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech on Quds Day, Friday in Beirut in which he discussed the day’s historical background and the broader situation in the Middle East. Nasrallah said the Palestinian nation was being exposed to “Embargo, starvation, cutting the power, disruptions of hospitals, arrests and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video footage of Russian Navy firing six Kalibr missiles at ISIL terrorists

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defence reported, on Friday, that six Kalibr cruise missiles have been fired from two Russian navy frigates and a submarine, on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria’s Hama region. Footage from the Russian Ministry of Defence shows missiles being launched from the Eastern Mediterranean […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army captures Al-Abjar Hill along Hama-Raqqa border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), resumed their military operations in northeastern Hama, Sunday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions near the government-held town of Ithriya. According to the official media wing of the National Defense Forces, the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Drone footage shows the Syrian Army’s advance near Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Drone footage showed smoke rising above the Al-Waer area of the Homs countryside as the Syrian Arab Army made gains against so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the push towards Deir Azzor. The forces captured Ard Al-Washash, Al-Waer Dam, and Al-Waer Canyon region, leaving them some 120 km (74.5 miles) […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Andrea Leadsom v Emily Maitlis

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
And here's a transcript of that *Newsnight* interview: *Emily Maitlis*: Andrea Leadsom was one of the most prominent Leave campaigners. She ran for the Conservative leadership you'll remember in the days after last year's referendum, only to be beaten eventually by Theresa May. She's now the Leader of the House of Commons. And earlier I spoke to her from her constituency in Northamptonshire. I began by asking what she thought of Donald Tusk's allegation that Theresa May's proposal offer risked worsening the situation of EU citizens. *Andrea Leadsom*: I think that in fact what The... more »

John Simpson is depressed

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
Oh dear! What's Andrea Leadsom gone and done now? Well, whatever it is John Simpson isn't very pleased with her, that's for sure! *Update (21.45)*:

Russia's Next-Generation Main Battle Tank Can Fire Missiles At Twice The Range Of America's Abrams Tank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
T-14 tanks with the Armata Universal Combat Platforms. © SPUTNIK/ EVGENY BIYATOV *Popular Mechanics:* *Russia's T-14 Tank Can Outshoot America's by Miles* *The T-14 Armata will kill tanks from three times as far, but does it matter?* Russia's next-generation main battle tank can fire an anti-tank missile at targets more than seven miles away. That gives the T-14 Armata tank, set to begin testing with the Russian Army in 2019, nearly twice the range of the America's latest version of the venerable Abrams, the M1A2 SEP V3. Whether this extended range is all the useful is another mat... more »

Exposing the aboriginal industry

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: A boy walks down a gravel road in Northern Ontario’s Kashechewan reserve, where residents were evacuated in 2005 due to the presence of E. Coli in the water supply. (Oct. 27, 2005)] There never was anything wonderful about the concept of the 'Indian Agent' as it could at its best only foster a culture of paternalism. Human fragility assured that scheme would often fail. The answers are here of course and they have always been available. What is true is that a long time ago, all first nations became defacto immigrants to a new country that was both culturally differe... more »

15-yr-old's shop class table stuns DIYers around the world

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is a wonderful design concept that deserves to be commercially marketed. We see a step by step build in the images but that is pretty obvious. It would wonderfully augment the bare dining room table when not used. When used, table cloths go on it anyway. This is a nice bit of work that we will surely see soon. *15-yr-old's shop class table stuns DIYers around the world — look closer and you'll see why* By Newsner 6 June 2017 http://en.newsner.com/15-yr-old-s-shop-class-table-stuns-diyers-around-the-world-look-closer-and-you-ll-see-why/about/tricks A scarf, an ashtra... more »

Scientists Have Found the Oldest Known Human Fossils

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is interesting. We have cultural information that humanity was augmented around 200,000 years ago. Now we have a good look at the pre inflexion skull and it suggests a radically different brain architecture just a 100,000 years earlier with modern volumes. Changing around the architecture to what we know to be unique to start with could only be done with major DNA augmentation. The answer to that will be DNA if we can find it here. What this does inform is that an emergent homo sapiens existed but lacked significant brain assets. Changing this short circuited millions o... more »

Kolbrin - Book of Scrolls - Chpt 24 - Sacred Registers Pt 24

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Through these words i see a clear grasp of my own cosmology and understanding untainted by the accumulated error of our present 'knowledge'. Yet we do have an excessive veneration of the almighty which merely enhances the potential influense of the priests. It is enough to know that GOD is knowable and that the over riding rule is love and that physical death itself is completely irrelevant to our immortality. Our researches have established that our Earth is a completely engineered construct using the capability to 'fold time' and insert actions with current consequence... more »

Fake Amber Alert: Plate 72B 381

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A long-circulating report of an Amber Alert issued for three-year-old girl taken by man in a grey car is not valid.

The ongoing drama of Palestinian Lies per Israel News Online

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'US envoys Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, who met this week in Jerusalem and Ramallah with Israeli and Palestinian Authority (PA) officials to discuss reviving the peace process, have discovered what previous US Middle East envoys learned in the past two decades — that the PA has not, cannot, and will not change. During their meeting in Ramallah with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, the two US emissaries were told that the Palestinians will not accept anything less than an independent state along on the pre-1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abbas also made it clear t... more »

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Has Been Barred From Running In Next Year's Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC: **Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll* Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from standing in next year's presidential election. The Central Electoral Commission has ruled he may not stand because he was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence. Mr Navalny has said the case against him was politically motivated. The anti-corruption campaigner led mass street protests against Vladimir Putin in the winter of 2011-12. Mr Putin is eligible to stand again for president next year - it would be his fourth term in offic... more »

Palestinians Continue to Suffer 70 Years After Displacement

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 23, 2017 Million of Palestinian refugees continue to suffer as a result of the creation of the Israeli regime in 1948 on their ancestral land of Palestine. The besieged Gaza Strip is home to over 1.3 Palestinian refugees. Press TV’s Ashraf Shannon has talked to some of them about their plight. “In […]

Those In Government Just Revealed Their True Agenda

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 22, 2017 Check Out The X22 Report Spotlight YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1rn… Get economic collapse news throughout the day visit http://x22report.com The Senate releases their new health bill. Rand Paul says it still does not benefit the people, this is another rewrite of the original bill. Trump says he never made tapes […]

CNN Has Only Stepped Up Their Propaganda Programming Since The First Gulf War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 22, 2017 Anthony Cumia breaks down the complete evolution of CNN: from a propaganda machine in the 1990s used to foment war, to a propaganda machine in the 2010s used to foment war. end

Alex Jones Reveals The Origin Of The Illuminati

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 23, 2017 With Thomas Jefferson entering their ranks and George Washington standing as a traditional conservative, Alex Jones explains how the Illuminati influenced the foundation of the United States of America. end

Long-Term US Anti-Iran Agenda Begins with Destabilizing Syria – Martin Jay

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 23, 2017 Two Russian Navy frigates and a submarine have fired six Kalibr cruise missiles on Islamic State targets in Syria, the Defense Ministry said. Militants who survived the attack were later killed in airstrikes. RT asked award-winning journalist Martin Jay about the differences between the Russian and American approaches in Syria. […]

Qatar Blockade: Arab States Give Doha 10 Days to Cut Ties with Iran & Close Turkish Base

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 23, 2017 The Arab states which have imposed an economic blockade on Qatar over its alleged financing of terrorism have issued a severe list of demands, which includes giving Doha 10 days to cut ties with Iran, shutting down Al Jazeera, closing a Turkish military base and paying a fine. end

Turkey Has No Intention of Closing Qatar Base Despite Saudi Ultimatum

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Turkey Has No Intention of Closing Qatar Base Despite Saudi Ultimatum by https://www.rt.com/ Turkey has no intention of shutting down its brand new military base in Qatar, it said in a rejection of a demand about the small Gulf kingdom voiced by other Arab nations. Ankara says the base benefits the entire Gulf region. – Closing […]

Everything You’re Not Being Told About the US War Against ISIS in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Everything You’re Not Being Told About the US War Against ISIS in Syria by Darius Shahtahmasebi, http://theantimedia.org/ (ANTIMEDIA) — It’s time to have a sane discussion regarding what is going on in Syria. Things have escalated exponentially over the past month or so, and they continue to escalate. The U.S. just shot down yet another Iranian-made drone […]

Planet 9 in Outer Space: Scientists Discover New Celestial Body on Outskirts of Solar System

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Mysterious ‘Unseen Planetary Mass’ Lurking at Edge of Solar System by https://www.rt.com/ A mysterious, unseen, planetary object with a mass somewhere between that of Mars and Earth may be lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research. – Scientists at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) put forward […]

What Can We Expect From The Economy? Another Recession? – Bill Holter Interview

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 23, 2017 http://crushthestreet.com Bill Holter of JSmineset.com is with us to give us his insights on the current situation in the markets, we cover the importance of investing in Precious Metals and the Central Banks desperate attempts to manipulate and control the Precious Metals markets. TOPICS IN THIS INTERVIEW: – 01:45 The […]

CNN: Fitness blogger killed at 33 after freak accident in kitchen

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
A lifestyle blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser. Rebecca Burger, 33, reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest after the gadget exploded and struck her chest. They work by injecting gas into a metal canister to pressurise the contents, but one French consumer group has warned for years that they are a risk.

Charles Munger explains how idiot Al Gore made a lot of money

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Charles Munger, a famous investor, the generous $65m sponsor of new housing at KITP Santa Barbara, and the #2 in Warren Buffett's company made some interesting comments in February that were only noticed by news organizations such as CNBC yesterday. Munger has described the weird story how someone like Al Gore could have become a near-half-billionaire. Here is Munger's recipe for someone to become this filthy rich: 1. Don't be very smart. (Munger gives some anecdotal evidence showing why Gore's intelligence is subpar.) 2. Be an idiot. 3. Like most idiots, obsessively ... more »

An Inside Look At The Secret Lives Of Young Islamic State Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC:* *The secret lives of young IS fighters* Three young IS militants lie dead on the banks of the River Tigris. They left behind personal photos and documents which reveal the extraordinary story of their private lives. *Warning: Disturbing content* Mohammed is giddy with excitement as he films the discovery of three IS fighters on his mobile phone. “Shoot him,” he shouts, gesturing at one of them. His nervousness gives him away as the unit’s cook. He’s unarmed, but his fellow soldiers from the Iraqi police special forces - known as the Emergency Response Division - are armed ... more »

WONDER WOMAN; TRUMPS; TAI CHI

Anon at Aangirfan - 1 day ago
... 'Wonder Woman'* Gal Gadot* is a fervent supporter of Israel. Above, we see Gal Gadot. Donald Trump has been hosting the congressional picnic. - Trump family affair Ivanka - Trump family affair Arabella Kushner - Trump family affair *Arabella Kushner* *Anonymous writes:* A strong contender for the most interesting of the connections of Donald Trump to the big banksters, appear by following the trail of Jared Kushner - husband to Ivanka and official advisor to President Trump. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?499034-Boycott-the-elections/page4 Jared Kushne... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Night-vision video given to CNN by a senior #Iraq-i military shows the instant of destruction of al-Nuri mosque minaret in #Mosul. pic.twitter.com/en6dg6f1hd — Hamdi (@HamdiAlkhshali) June 22, 2017

Are There Any Options For The U.S. And The International Community In Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
PHOTO: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE *Bennett Seftel, Cipher Brief:* *U.S. Running Out of Options in Afghanistan* The U.S. war in Afghanistan has entered into its 16th year with no end in sight. With the battle against the Taliban essentially mired in a stalemate and the Afghan government failing to address endemic corruption and countrywide economic woes, there appear to be no good options for moving forward. “Today the Trump Administration faces the choice of losing quickly by withdrawing from Afghanistan, losing slowly by staying at the current, clearly inadequate levels of commit... more »

"What Will Amaze You Even More..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There exists no more difficult art than living. For other arts and sciences, numerous teachers are to be found everywhere. Even young people believe that they have acquired these in such a way, that they can teach them to others. Throughout the whole of life, one must continue to learn to live and, what will amaze you even more, throughout life one must learn to die." - Seneca

Free Download: Erich Fromm, "The Sane Society"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Sane Society"* by Erich Fromm “The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society - and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic. In the context of this study the... more »

“US Recklessly Provoking Russia, The Unthinkable Could Happen by Accident or Design”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“US Recklessly Provoking Russia, * *The Unthinkable Could Happen by Accident or Design”* by Stephen Lendman "Instead of fulfilling a campaign promise to improve bilateral relations, Trump so far continues acting provocatively. He’s pursuing the same reckless agenda as Obama, pushing the envelope toward possible direct confrontation with Russia. Despite neither country wanting war, unfolding events may cause the unthinkable to happen by accident or design. Among major powers, Russia is the world’s leading peace and stability champion – America just the opposite. It’s recklessly wagi... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Revelers watch the sunrise as they celebrate the pagan festival of Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England on June 21. © AFP 2017/ CHRIS J RATCLIFFE *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures* (Sputnik)

Kurdish forces drive back ISIL terrorists in Raqqa City

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 A.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drove back a counter-attack from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Raqqa, Friday, following a series of intense clashes. The Islamic State terrorists had made gains throughout the city after pushing back against the advancing SDF and coalition forces on Thursday. However, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army captures strategic Ayn Tarma Valley in east Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops resumed a large-scale offensive in Damascus capturing almost the entire Ayn Tarma Valley after a fierce battle with Faylaq Al-Rahman militants. Footage captured SAA forces ambushing militants’ positions in Ayn Tarma district in Damascus countryside. Fighters reportedly captured several sites in the southern part of the city, including Al-Jisr neighbourhood […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Opium Production Continues To Boom In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Afghan men work on a poppy field in Jalalabad province. © Parwiz / Reuters *RT*: *‘World fails miserably to stop opium threat’: RT reports from drug factory Afghanistan* Opiate production in Afghanistan has increased markedly since the US-led invasion in 2001, leading addiction rates to skyrocket. Meanwhile, the UN said this week that opioids are the world’s “most harmful drug type.” RT investigated the problem in Kabul. Though only a tiny fraction of the opiates produced in Afghanistan are used domestically, the effects are devastating the local population. An RT crew found an in... more »

Bernie Won The Wisconsin Primary, 567,936 to 432,767. Trump Won Wisconsin Too... With Just 531,129 Votes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I spent about an hour or so, spread over a couple of phone calls, with Jon Ossoff right after he declared. I was impressed with his energy and verve, his dedication to oppose Trump and the House Republicans and his eagerness to do what’s necessary to win. He didn’t come across as a Bernie Sanders or a Pramila Jayapal or Elizabeth Warren but he did come across as kind of progressive. Blue America endorsed him, I contributed some money to his campaign and we started raising money for him. It didn’t take long before I started regretting it. It wasn’t even that he started inching inex... more »

Why USS Enterprise Is The Best U.S. Navy Ship Ever

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Americas* A warship like no other. In May 1938, the U.S. Navy commissioned the aircraft carrier USS *Enterprise*, the seventh ship to bear the name in American service. The second of three sisters, *Enterprise* made a central—perhaps *the* central—contribution to the war effort in 1942. The U.S. Navy began 1942 with six fleet carriers (excluding the small *Ranger*, which served in the Atlantic). Over the course of the year, Japanese aircraft and submarines would sink four of those carriers and put a fifth (USS *Saratoga*) out of action for long periods... more »

The U.S. Army Has A "New" Tool in Its Arsenal: Horses

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Jared Keller, Task and Purpose* *Security, Middle East* Low-tech options are helping some of the most advanced warfighters on the planet. Less than a month after the September 11 terror attacks, combat controllers with the Air Force Special Tactics Squadron and Army 5th Special Forces Group’s Operational Detachment Alpha 595 were among the first U.S. troops to invade Afghanistan. Deployed from Karshi-Khanabad Air Base in neighboring Uzbekistan on October 10, the mission — codenamed Task Force Dagger — was simple: Link up with Northern Alliance fighters led by Soviet-trained for... more »

China's Secret Landgrab (No, Not in the South China Sea)

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* And it could create big problems with India. While China’s actions in the South China Sea have garnered more headlines, Beijing has quietly been pursuing another land grab in the Himalayan Mountains. “Bite by kilometer-size bite, China is eating away at India’s Himalayan borderlands,” Brahma Chellaney, one of India’s foremost strategic thinkers, warned in a recent op-ed. “For decades, Asia’s two giants have fought a bulletless war for territory along their high-altitude border. Recently, though, China has become more assertive, underscoring the ne... more »

The 17 Greatest Military Last Stands

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, * WWII History Magazine contributor Christopher Miskimon shares with us his list of history's long shots and the most heroic last stands. *The Siege of the Alamo – February 23 – March 6, 1836* This famous battle pitted rebellious Texans, some of whom were Americans, against a Mexican army sent to crush their nascent independence movement. Mexican leader General Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna laid siege to the small mission, bombarding it for days and having several small skirmishes before a final assault on the night of March 5-6. All the combata... more »

George Washington's Enduring Realism

Paul J. Saunders at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Paul J. Saunders* *Foreign Policy, Americas* [image: Washington Crossing the Deleware. Wikimedia Commons] On foreign policy, in particular, Washington cautioned against adopting “through passion what reason would reject.” John Avlon, *Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations**.* (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017), 368 pp., $27.00. *ON FEBRUARY 27*, Sen. Ben Sasse spent about forty-two minutes reading George Washington’s Farewell Address on the Senate floor, an annual tradition—with readers from alternating parties—since 1893. (The first reading... more »

The Danger of Mission Creep in Syria

Emma M. Ashford at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Emma M. Ashford* *Security, Middle East* [image: A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) looks at a smoke after an coalition air strike in Raqqa.] The United States has no viable long-term strategy for resolving or exiting the civil war. On Sunday, a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down one of Bashar al-Assad’s warplanes attacking U.S.-allied Syrian forces, drawing the United States deeper into that conflict. Raising tensions with Russia and potentially placing American troops in danger, this action was just another in a long line of tactical decisions which increa... more »

BOMBSHELL: Trump told Saudis to stop funding terror

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 1 day ago
Donald Trump also returned to a popular campaign theme, insisting that US intervetion in the middle east has caused nothing but harm The post BOMBSHELL: Trump told Saudis to stop funding terror appeared first on The Duran.

Taliban Leader Wants U.S. And NATO Forces Out Of Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* Taliban new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is seen in an undated photograph, posted on a Taliban twitter feed on May 25, 2016, and identified separately by several Taliban officials, who declined be named. Social Media/File Photo *DW*: *Afghanistan: Taliban leader wants US and NATO troops out* The Taliban head in Afghanistan has issued a statement demanding US and NATO troops get out of the country. But he also indicated that constructive diplomatic relations could be possible if his demands were met. Marking the Eid al-Fitr festival at the end of the Muslim holy mo... more »

Did 5.7 Million ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Vote in the 2008 U.S. Election?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A controversial 2014 study used survey data to demonstrate that 38 people might have voted as non-citizens in 2008, and web sites subsequently did a lot of extrapolating.

How the Trump Dossier and the Syrian Crisis caused Russiagate

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
Washington Post confirms Trump Dossier caused Russiagate, triggering demands within an Obama administration humiliated at being bested by Russia in Syria for a massive showdown with Russia. The post How the Trump Dossier and the Syrian Crisis caused Russiagate appeared first on The Duran.

Hezbollah Leader Says Any Future War With Israel Will Draw Hundreds of Thousands Of Fighters From Across The Arab World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
People watch Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as he appears on a screen during a live broadcast to speak to his supporters at an event marking Resistance and Liberation Day in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah *Reuters:* *Hezbollah says future Israel war could draw fighters from Iran, Iraq, elsewhere* Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that a future war waged by Israel against Syria or Lebanon could draw thousands of fighters from countries including Iran and Iraq. His comments indicated that the same array of Irani... more »

5 Issues to Unify Us in the Divide and Conquer Era of Trump

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
Clearly being engulfed in partisan politics is not getting us anywhere. The post 5 Issues to Unify Us in the Divide and Conquer Era of Trump appeared first on Waking Times.

Gender Neutral Glaciers ???????

Louis Hissink at Out of Place Soils – Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
Climate Depot has posted details about an academic paper focussing on a search for a gender neutral glacier???? What the academic retards will do to ensure their funding continues and if that’s what’s coming out of Western Universities, then heaven … Continue reading →

Saudi Security Forces Have Foiled An Attack On The Grand Mosque In Mecca

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
General view of the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/File Photo *Reuters:* *Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca: state TV* Saudi security forces foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, state television Al-Ekhbariya and Al Arabiya TV reported. Al Arabiya said security forces had found two groups of terrorists in Mecca and a third group in the city of Jeddah. The foiled attack targetted worshipers at the mosque, it said. Neither Al Arabiya nor Al-Ekhbariya gave ... more »

Couple Exonerated in ‘Satanic Panic’ Child Ritual Abuse Case

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
What caused the "Satanic Panic" phenomenon begin in the 1980s, and how did a husband and wife who started a daycare center get swept into the center of it?

Schumer Prepares To Throw Away A Chance To Beat Dean Heller in Nevada With Another Garbage Blue Dog

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The biggest electoral battle progressives have coming up is to help the Democrats win back the House, something that would likely stymie Trump’s toxic and destructive agenda. Sometimes the DCCC makes that next to impossible, recruiting “ex”-Republican conservatives-- like Brad Ashford-- and their newest kick: anti-Choice Democrats or worthless slugs who fit some identity politics formula. But there is no other ballgame right now-- it’s the House or bust. That’s why primaries are so, so crucial-- keeping the DCCC slugs recruited by anti-progressive fanatics Cheri Bustos and Denny H... more »

Open Letter to Canadian Prime Minister re: Canadian "sniper" killing indigenous fighter in Iraq

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*A Canadian 3RCR Battlegroup sniper walks* *up a hill to his position during a mission* *near Kabul, **Afghanistan, in 2003.* *(Stephen Thorne/Canadian Press) * Dear Mr. Prime Minister: I am writing this open letter to you to inquire about the shocking news that *Canadian soldiers are killing indigenous fighters in Iraq. I refer to the recent news story about a Canadian "sniper" killing an "ISIS" fighter in Iraq. Did Parliament ever authorize the combat mission that this soldier is being publicly praised for engaging in?* Even the CBC says that the formal mission statement was ... more »

Open Letter to Canadian Prime Minister re: Canadian "sniper" killing indigenous fighter in Iraq

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*A Canadian 3RCR Battlegroup sniper walks* *up a hill to his position during a mission* *near Kabul, **Afghanistan, in 2003.* *(Stephen Thorne/Canadian Press) * Dear Mr. Prime Minister: I am writing this open letter to you to inquire about the shocking news that *Canadian soldiers are killing indigenous fighters in Iraq. I refer to the recent news story about a Canadian "sniper" killing an "ISIS" fighter in Iraq. Did Parliament ever authorize the combat mission that this soldier is being publicly praised for engaging in?* Even the CBC says that the formal mission statement was to... more »

Kellyanne Conway gives a master class in obfuscation when asked what Donald Trump is doing to protect the integrity our election system from Russian interference.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
Courtesy of Think Progress: *On Friday, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked Conway about the Post report. * *“What about this new reporting that there are three dozen high-level officials that say they can connect President Putin with giving instructions to hack the DNC computers and to plant fake stories — what is the current White House doing about this?” Camerota asked. * *Conway responded by asserting that Russian hackers weren’t the only people “interfering in our democracy” last year. * *“Well Alisyn, the president has said previously, and he stands by that — particularly as preside... more »

Did Ayn Rand Receive Social Security Benefits?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The "Atlas Shrugged" author called government handouts "immoral," but there is evidence that she accepted Social Security benefits in her later years — and that it was consistent with her worldview to do so.

Tonight's Movie Is 'A Twist Of Sand'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From *Wikipedia:* A Twist of Sand is a 1968 British adventure film directed by Don Chaffey and starring Richard Johnson, Jeremy Kemp, Honor Blackman and Peter Vaughan[1] based on the novel by Geoffrey Jenkins. *Read more* .... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Suddenly Yours”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Suddenly Yours” - https://www.youtube.com/

Johnny Depp Threatens Trump Assassination, Then Apologizes

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 1 day ago
[image: johnny-depp-threatens-trump-assassination-then-apologizes] One week after baseball-field shooter James Hodgkinson tried to kill as many Republicans “as possible,” Johhny Depp joked Thursday at the Gladstonbury Festival in Somerset, England about assassinating President Trump. He has since apologized, but should his apology matter?

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Star cluster Westerlund 1 is home to some of the largest and most massive stars known. It is headlined by the star Westerlund 1-26, a red supergiant star so big that if placed in the center of our Solar System, it would extend out past the orbit of Jupiter. Additionally, the young star cluster is home to 3 other red supergiants, 6 yellow hypergiant stars, 24 Wolf-Rayet stars, and several even-more unusual stars that continue to be studied. *Click image for larger size.* Westerlund 1 is relatively close-by for a star cluster at a distance of 15,000 light years, giving astronomers a ... more »

Chet Raymo, “In A Dark Time...”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“In A Dark Time...”* by Chet Raymo “I've quoted a few of these lines before, from a poem by Charles Simic: "It's like fishing in the dark. Our thoughts are the hooks, Our heart the raw bait. We cast the line past all believing Into the night sky Until it's lost to sight." In a sense, that's the story of my life: a long love affair with the night sky. My first book of popular science was “365 Starry Nights”. My first book of personal prose was “The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage”. “An Intimate Look at the Night Sky” followed much later, but every book in between, fic... more »

"Sooner Or Later..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

X22 Report, “Everything Is In Place, The Fed Unwind Is The Last Step, This Is The Warning”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “Everything Is In Place, The Fed Unwind Is The Last Step, This Is The Warning” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r83teVgA4Kk *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “With Every Passing Day The Deep State Is Losing Control, The End Is Approaching”

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Atmospheres”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, “Atmospheres” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWVJjS-ieIU

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Free Download: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, "The Gulag Archipelago"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? During the life of any heart this line keeps changing place; sometimes it is squeezed one way by exuberant evil and sometimes it shifts to allow enough space for good to flourish. One and the same human being is, at various ages, under various circumstances, a totally different human being. A... more »

UFOs: A Game of Perception

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
rulers of the earth

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Patrick Cockburn, The Independent:* Isis may be leaderless and facing defeat in Mosul, but the jihadis will fight on* *Terror group has always been able to take root and grow out of chaos and war – and will continue to wreak havoc around the world* The blowing up by Isis of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul marks a decisive defeat for the caliphate declared by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the same mosque three years ago. Isis will continue fighting as a guerrilla force, but it will be the end of a state once the size of Great Britain and fielding a military force more powerful than many memb... more »

Is Donald Trump Recovering His Political Footing?

Jacob Heilbrunn at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Jacob Heilbrunn* *Politics, * [image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing the “VA Accountability Act” in the East Room of the White House in Washington.] Jacob Heilbrunn interviews Daniel McCarthy about Trump’s latest challenges. *Editor's Note**: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our **Facebook page** to see more of these events) **Jacob Heilbrunn**, editor of the National Interest, and **Daniel McCarthy**, editor-at-large of the American Conservative, discuss Donald Trump’s political risks in dealing with Russia, health care and also whether the ... more »

Did Senator Elizabeth Warren Perform Nude Pagan Rituals in College?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The claim about the Massachusetts Democrat originated with a fake news web site and an unrelated image.

All Blacks vs British Lions: Fiercely proud Maori All Blacks perform emotional haka

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
The Maori All Blacks may have lost to the British & Irish Lions on Saturday, but their haka before the game was a thing of beauty The haka is performed as a way of intimidating the opposition and laying down the challenge, with many believing that the war dance has the power to win a match before a ball has even been tossed. The very first haka performed by a New Zealand rugby side can be traced back to 1888, with various versions being used over the years since. The All Blacks have taken the haka to a more psychological level in recent times, with their slow movements and piercin... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Odds - Truth Untold

Climate Risky Business

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 1 day ago
A new theme emerging out of the IPCC Fifth Report was the emphasis on selling the risk of man-made climate change. The idea is that scientists should not advocate policy, but do have a responsibility to convince the public of the risks resulting from burning fossil fuels. An article illustrates how this approach shapes recent […]

U2’s The Edge pushes for research into diet’s role in cancer

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
The lead guitarist of U2, known as The Edge- real name David Evans- is more than a musician. He’s also the father of a child who survived leukemia at age 7 (she’s recovered and 19 years old now). Since then, he’s been interested in health and cancer and especially in angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels). While

World News Briefs -- June 23, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran* Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor's two decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. Qatar did not immedi... more »

Right-to-Carry Laws Make Violent Crime Rates Worse, Law Professor Finds

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The Standford law professor's paper is likely to add fuel to the gun control debate.

The Psychiatric Agenda Destroys Creative Children

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Children are being diagnosed and dosed with toxic drugs at a staggering rate. The post The Psychiatric Agenda Destroys Creative Children appeared first on Waking Times.

Here’s What You Really Need to Know About Coconut Oil

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dr. Mercola* - The American Heart Association wants you to believe that it is bad for you. The post Here’s What You Really Need to Know About Coconut Oil appeared first on Waking Times.

The Alt-Left: A Critical Appreciation

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Among the big winners of the general election are the wave of new blogs collectively dubbed the "alt-left". You know who I'm talking about. The Canary, Skwawkbox, Novara, Evolve Politics and Another Angry Voice have been singled out by the mainstream as the authentic voices of the new socialism that has seized hold of the Labour Party and powered it to its highest number of votes for 20 years. Despite these blogs being around for some time (AAV since 2010, Skwawkbox 2012) they constitute part of the third age of blogging, which saw outsiders seemingly appear from nowhere to... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates June 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera*:* Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in a few days* *Al-Abadi made the announcement as government troops were pushing into Bab al-Beed neighbourhood in Mosul's Old City.* Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that the "liberation" of the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL - also known as ISIS) will be announced in a few days. "It's a matter of a few days and we will announce the total liberation of Mosul," Abadi told reporters on Thursday, according to Baghdad-based Sumaria TV. The announcement came as Iraqi forces were conti... more »

Donald Trump admits he lied about taping Comey conversation in attempt to "keep him honest."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
.@POTUS on why he wanted former FBI Dir. James Comey to believe there were tapes of their conversations pic.twitter.com/pCuibM5Z6k — FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 23, 2017 Courtesy of Salon: *“When he found out that there may be tapes out there — whether it’s governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows — I think his story may have changed,” Trump said. “You’ll have to take a look at that because then he has to tell what actually took place at the events. And my story didn’t change — my story was always a straight story, my story always was the truth. But you’ll have ... more »

QUDS DAY: Palestine and Donbass–two peoples suffering under a similar occupation

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 1 day ago
It is morally impossible to support the freedom of Palestine without supporting the freedom of Donbass. The post QUDS DAY: Palestine and Donbass–two peoples suffering under a similar occupation appeared first on The Duran.

Quartz Sand Silliness

Louis Hissink at Out of Place Soils – Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
I was checking up on the meaning of the phrase “Granite-wash” that is the source rock for natural gas in Oklahoma and Texas. It seems that some deep drilling was done years ago and the hole stopped in molten sulphur … Continue reading →

Charity Watchdog Group Calls Conservative Groups “Hate Groups”

Steve Byas at rss - 1 day ago
[image: charity-watchdog-group-calls-conservative-groups-hate-groups] GuideStar, which calls itself a nonpartisan and nonpolitical watchdog of nonprofits, has exposed itself as part of the progressive Left.

The Passing of the Pelosi Era

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 1 day ago
[image: the-passing-of-the-pelosi-era] The Pelosi factor has been a drag on Democrats in all four of the special elections the party has lost since Trump's November triumph. Prediction: Democrats will not go into the 2018 Congressional elections with San Fran Nan as the party's face and future.

Surveillance State Employee Violated Law Hundreds of Times With Illegal Searches

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 1 day ago
[image: surveillance-state-employee-violated-law-hundreds-of-times-with-illegal-searches] A heavily redacted report from 2014 released Wednesday shows that a senior security database program officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) routinely violated both department policy and the law by performing illegal surveillance database searches more than 600 times, among other violations.

IRS Fails to Notify Americans Whose Social Security Numbers Are Used by Illegal Aliens

Warren Mass at rss - 1 day ago
[image: irs-fails-to-notify-americans-whose-social-security-numbers-are-used-by-illegal-aliens] A report from the treasury inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) stated that IRS procedures are not sufficient to identify all employment identity theft victims.

Syrian Army annihilates Islamist leadership in east Damascus during early stage of Jobar offensive

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:20 A.M.) – Over the past 48 hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has killed two leading Islamist commanders amid clashes in the embattled Jobar neighborhood on the eastern perimeter of Damascus city. With the SAA’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard intensifying its operations in the northeastern part of Jobar, a new […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Saudi-Qatar Spat - An Offer To Be Refused

Moon of Alabama at 1 day ago
[image: undefined] After the crown prince of the Austia-Hungary monarchy Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot and killed in Sarajevo the government of Austria waited three weeks to issue a 10 point ultimatum to Serbia which it held responsible for the incident. At least three of those points concerned the suppression of "propaganda against Austria-Hungary" and the Austrian Monarchy by private and state entities. It demanded a response within two days: Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary, commented that he had "never before seen one State address to another independent Stat... more »

Groundhog Day in Iraq? Nope, Worse

Peter Van Buren at 1 day ago
[image: undefined] It’s a helluva question: “Tell me how this ends.” It was a good question in 2003 when then Major General David Petraeus asked it as the United States invaded Iraq, an ironic one in 2011 when the US withdrew, worth revisiting in 2014 when the US reinvaded Iraq, and again in 2017 as Islamic State appears to be on its way out. Problem is we still don’t have a good answer. It could be Groundhog Day all over again in Iraq, or it could be worse. *Groundhog Day* The Groundhog Day argument, that little has changed from 2003 until now, is quite persuasive. Just look at t... more »

BREAKING: 2nd Cop in a Week Let Off for Killing an Unarmed Man on Video

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: tensing]The trial of former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing has ended in a second mistrial — now it appears the killing of Samuel DuBose won't be anyone's responsibility.

Will the South Korea Summit Lead to Negotiations with North Korea?

Robert A. Manning at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert A. Manning* *Security, Asia* By demonstrating goodwill, Seoul would have the moral high ground, even if Pyongyang does not accept Seoul’s hand of friendship and cooperation. As South Korean President Moon Jae-in gears up for a June 29–30 summit with Donald Trump, his ardent desire is to engage North Korea and revive the “sunshine” policies of his progressive predecessors, Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun, could be a major source of friction. This sentiment comes at a moment when the United States and the international community are seeking to toughen UN National Security Cou... more »

The Philando Castile Case: Trevor Noah Calls Out The NRA

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Noah* For those who don’t remember, Philando Castile was a Missouri-born American citizen who was shot at, 7 times, while sitting in his car, by St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez back on July 6, 2016. Castile had been stopped by the police in a traffic stop as local police were looking for a pair of robbery suspects. Castile was cooperating with the police and he was merely returning home from having dinner and doing some grocery shopping. The crime reached national notoriety, not because it was unusual, but because its immediate aftermath was streamed li... more »

Was a Human-Lamb Hybrid Born in South Africa?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Sadly, the photographs just showed a deformed stillborn lamb.

Fox & Friends, the dumbest show ever!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017Look who's catching up:* Long ago and far away, we first discussed the massive dumbness of the morning show, Fox & Friends. At the time, it struck us as the dumbest news program ever broadcast. It was while we were watching Brian Kilmeade on the Fox & Friends of that era that we were first struck by an unfortunate thought: Performers on these programs are being paid amounts of money they would *never* receive in any other walk of life. For that reason, these people *never* rock the boat on such shows. In large part, they're being paid for their obedience to t... more »

TPPF Outlines Top Ten Ways Senate Healthcare Bill Fails to Repeal Obamacare

Content Multimedia - 1 day ago
By Deane Waldman, Chris Jacobs, Chip Roy, Drew White Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a summary outlining the top ten ways the U.S. Senate leadership’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, released yesterday, fails to repeal Obamacare and ultimately address healthcare issues.

“The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies” * by Mario Livio “Thinkers in disciplines ranging from mathematics to economics, and from science to philosophy, attempt to construct theorems, theories, or scenarios, that have at least a fighting chance of being correct. Since in many cases one of the chief guides is logical reasoning, the ability to spot fallacies is an essential skill. In this piece I will briefly discuss a few such potential traps, and I hope to describe a few more in a future blog entry. One fairly common fallacy is known as the "post-hoc" (Latin for "after this") ... more »

"Like, Should and Will"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Like, Should and Will"* by The Zman People who enjoy quantitative analysis of current events and social policy tend to get irritated by the fact that most people don’t know what “average” means. In fact, most people don’t know the difference between the words “some”, “all” and “many”, treating them as if they are synonyms. The easiest way to activate the nearest outrage machine is to say something like “Some women….” and you can be sure a local gal will clutch her pearls and tell you she is nothing like whatever you described. It’s madness. Something similar happens to people whe... more »

U.S. Congressional Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Defiant On Criticism From Fellow Democrats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Politico:* *Pelosi's Democratic critics plot to replace her* A dozen unhappy House Democrats met Thursday afternoon to discuss if — and how — they can replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as minority leader. Led by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), at least some in the group believe Pelosi has to go in order for Democrats to have a chance to win the House back in Nov. 2018. Ryan unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for party leader back in November. “There are many more people today, even from November, who are much more vocal, who have approached us an... more »

New Perspectives On The U.S. Corn Belt

David LePoire at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
The nighttime satellite photos of the Earth reveal much about the population distribution of the developed world through the intensity of the artificial lighting being observed. read more

U.S. Senate Launches Probe Into Former Attorney General Lynch's Actions On The Clinton Email Investigation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Times*: *Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election* The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday. In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.” Fired FBI Director James B. ... more »

Stunning beauty of wild wolves in Finland by award winning Finnish photographer

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
"I´m a wildlife photographer from Finland. I´ve taken pictures activity since 2004 and the largest themes I have had specially with Wild Gray Wolfs, Wolverine and birds." Niko Pekonen Niko Pekonen is Wildlife photographer of the Year 2009 – young awards 15-17 years, runner up, picture Moonlight Rap -Finnish Wildlife photographer of the Year – young awards, winner, picture. Mirroring Wood Sandpiper - Finnish photo competitions, Birdphoto of Liminka, young awards winner 2010 and adult awards winner 2012. Finland is a country of vast green forests, beautiful Baltic islands, windswep... more »

June 23: The curse of living in interesting times.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
In my last blog, I mentioned that the wealthiest 1% of the U.S. population now holds 71% of all the wealth in the country. There is a similar pattern in other capitalist countries. In other words, everbody else - 99% of the population - is getting poorer. And, since that wealthiest group, for the most part, doesn't pay income tax, then government income is going to be seriously reduced at a time of great need. And it gets much worse. If 99% of the people are poorer, who is going to be able to buy the products produced by the wealthy? Capitalism, very soon, will have impoverished th... more »

Ten Reasons Why We Don’t Believe You, Katharine

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood https://uk.news.yahoo.com/people-dont-believe-global-warming-not-theyre-stupid-162546273.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Katharine Hayhoe thinks she knows why some of us don’t believe in global warming – apparently we don’t care! Well Katharine, here are another ten reasons you forgot: 1) We don’t trust climate scientists. The Climategate emails revealed just how untrustworthy the climate establishment has become. We […]