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I have long wanted to have this debate... so on my part, here is the opening salvo. Comments are welcome: In Chicano Manifesto (1971), Armando Rendon made the radical claim that the United States and Mexico were technically still in a state of war (1846-1848) because the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was violated prior to even its signing, and that therefore, a state of war continues to this day. Rendon’s claim was based on war having been waged against Mexico; half of its territories were illegally seized via war or threat of war during the 1830s through the 1850s; and sever...more »
The Long Walk 5 is in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, on Cheyenne River Lakota land today. Walkers, like the water protectors, received a warm welcome. Walkers are walking across the continent to bring awareness to domestic violence and drug abuse. Photos by Western Shoshone long walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson. April 16, 2017 More photos by Bad Bear at Eagle Butte:
Dandelion Salad replaced video Apr. 16, 2017 Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter. Godsservant219 on Apr 20, 2011 In The Passion: Photography from the Movie “The Passion of the Christ,” Gibson says “This is a movie about love, hope, faith, and forgiveness. Jesus died for all mankind, suffered for all of us. It’s time to […]
Dandelion Salad replaced video Apr. 16, 2017 Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter. In The Passion: Photography from the Movie “The Passion of the Christ,” Gibson says “This is a movie about love, hope, faith, and forgiveness. Jesus died for all mankind, suffered for all of us. It’s time to get back to that basic […]
Dandelion Salad replaced video Apr. 16, 2017 In The Passion: Photography from the Movie “The Passion of the Christ,” Gibson says “This is a movie about love, hope, faith, and forgiveness. Jesus died for all mankind, suffered for all of us. It’s time to get back to that basic message. The world has gone nuts. […]
The kitchen at Sacred Stone in the final moments before the camp was taken over by federal police and bulldozed. "Inside of one of the structures left standing. It was strange to see the camp once so full of life now empty and deserted - almost like a post-apocalyptic scene." Rob Wilson. Preparing food for the children and others in the final moments.
Published on Apr 16, 2017 A major gold mining insider just revealed that one of Asia’s richest men, billionaire Li Ka-shing is now very actively in the process of acquiring gold related assets and PHYSICAL gold like never before. The shift of gold from west to east has never been more evident. Sprott US Holdings […]
China, Russia Dispatch Naval Vessels To Track USS Carl Vinson To Korean Peninsula by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Video has been released allegedly showing a mass military mobilization in Vladivostok, Russia, just eight miles from the border with North Korea, as the world edges towards war. – As The Express reports, the dramatic move, unconfirmed by […]
Russia and China Preparing Alternative Banking Architecture by James Corbett, http://theinternationalforecaster.com/ …no one of these stories is a silver bullet, but they’re all related and point in the same direction: China and Russia are preparing for the split with US-dominated financial architecture. – It may have arrived with little fanfare, but Russia’s SWIFT alternative has, more […]
Why the US, UK, EU & Israel Hate Syria by Adrian Salbuchi, https://www.rt.com/, 9 Sep 2013 A young, soft-spoken girl living the Syrian tragedy spells it out with far more common sense, truth and honesty than powerful Western governments and their money-controlled mass media puppets. – Identifying herself only as “Syrian, Patriot, anti-Neocon, anti-NWO, anti-Zionist”, early last […]
Emphasis mine: Game Change: Syria, Interrupted by JIM KAVANAGH, http://www.counterpunch.org/, 26 Jan 2017 The recapture of Aleppo by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies marks a turning point not only in the conflict in Syria, but also in the dynamic of international conflict. For the first time since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the rolling […]
SURPRISE! Guess What Sinister Endgame Trump’s Generals are Planning for Syria… by http://www.silverdoctors.com/ This is the DISASTROUS advice Trump’s beltway handlers are trying to steer him towards… Submitted by The Wealth Watchman: Will We Ever Be Rid of These People? Hello brothers, there’s so much going on, and not enough time to cover it all. However, this week, […]
Video Evidence of False Claims Made in the White House Intelligence Report of April 11, 2017 by WashingtonsBlog By Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT. Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. […]
Top Ten Reasons To Doubt Official Story On Assad Poison-Gas Attack by Jon Rappoport, http://www.activistpost.com/ The sarin-gas attack story prompted the US missile strike on a Syrian runway. Here are the top ten reasons for doubting that story, and instead calling it a convenient pretext: – ONE: Photos show rescue workers treating/decontaminating people injured or killed […]
Fake News: CNN Speculates Russia Probably Covered Up Involvement in Chemical Attack by Steve Watson | http://www.Infowars.com Assad echoes Putin in saying attack was false flag set up by US In a report Wednesday, CNN cited ‘anonymous sources’ to push a conspiracy theory that Russia covered up its communications regarding the chemical attack in Syria. – According to […]
Who owns/controls USA, Russia, China, Europe, Middle East …? The Synagogue of Satan. The sheeple think it is war between: USA+NATO vs Russia, USA+allies vs Korea, USA+allies vs China, USA vs Syria+Russia, USA vs Iran …. and so on. In reality: it is Satan and his minions vs the Rest of Humanity. All the various […]
The Korean War: Another Illuminati Fraud by https://www.henrymakow.com/ For the Illuminati, war is revolutionary because it advances world government. Peace is “counter revolutionary.” – In this brilliant synopsis, James Perloff shows how the Korean War, indeed North Korea itself, were unnecessary and completely contrived. An estimated 1.2 million people died on both sides. A good day’s work […]
Published on Apr 12, 2017 Lew Rockwell discusses how fake news serves the war machine. Presented at the Mises Institute’s symposium with Ron Paul: “War and Peace in the Age of Trump”. Recorded on 8 April 2017 in Lake Jackson, Texas. Includes an introduction by Daniel McAdams, and a question and answer period. end
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary) are gearing up for their long-awaited west Aleppo offensive after the disheartening death of 70+ civilians due to a terrorist attack in the Al-Rashiddeen area of the province. According to a military source in Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
I've been to Turkey a dozen times; I love the country. On my first trip there I was just a kid in a VW camper van on the way to India. But I stayed for a month, visiting parts of the country few tourists ever see. And I've tried tried going back as frequently as possible, always to new parts of the country I hadn't been to-- as well as to Istanbul over and over. As with all places I like enough to go again and again, it's because of the people. In Turkey I first experienced the boundless generosity and hospitality of people towards a stranger. I was sad today to see the returns fr...more »
Rule #2: Never Go Outside the Expertise of Your People. How can real scientists use this rule to their advantage? Simple, force the climate alarmists to stray from their talking points. Michael Mann and his ilk have canned, focus group tested talking points and they stick to them like stink on poo. They can recite … Continue reading "Rules for Climate Radicals; Never Go Outside the Expertise of Your People"
I'm actually getting to the annual wmtc movie awards while the baseball season is still young -- a sign that I have a bit more time to myself, as our new local ticks along under the guidance of an awesome team. First, the annual recap: - Canadian musicians and comedians (2006-07 and 2007-08) - my beverage of choice (2008-09) - famous people who died during the past year (2009-10) - where I'd like to be (2010-11) - vegetables (2011-12) (I was out of ideas!) - Big Life Events in a year full of Big Life Changes (2012-13) - cheese (I'm getting desperate!) (2013-14) - types of travels (2014-1...more »
"What surrounds the florid Rosette nebula? To better picture this area of the sky, the famous flowery emission nebula on the far right has been captured recently in a deep and dramatic wide field image that features several other sky highlights. Designated NGC 2237, the center of the Rosette nebula is populated by the bright blue stars of open cluster NGC 2244, whose winds and energetic light are evacuating the nebula's center. Below the famous flower, a symbol of Valentine's Day, is a column of dust and gas that appears like a rose's stem but extends hundreds of light years. *Click...more »
“The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars...” ~ from “Ulysses,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
[image: advert] Richard Saunders took this photo and wrote on Facebook: Advert on a Hualien to Taitung train advising pregnant women to reject undergoing gender identification of their fetus (having a baby girl was traditionally considered much less desireable than a boy). I'm flabbergasted that in modern Taiwan anyone still needs reminding that having a baby girl is a wonderful event. Women slightly outnumber men in Taiwan, but like everything in Taiwan, there is a regional imbalance that favors Taipei: The sex ratio — the number of males per 100 females — was at its lowest in Tai...more »
This is where all the trouble began Okay, before I begin, I need to confess. More than a half century ago I turned in my press card and took a job in advertising. No excuses. I’m just telling it like it is. Or was. My first advertising assignment was to write copy for IBM’s corporate campaign. The advertising was designed by my bosses — I swear this is the truth — to convince people that not only were computers incapable of thinking, but that they were also of incapable of taking jobs away. *Don’t be afraid. It’ll flash* *it’ll blink, but it won’t think.* Remember, this was back...more »
[image: putin money] Russia has chosen to be totally transparent about the money and assets of its prominent political figures. The post Russia releases the yearly earnings of top officials appeared first on The Duran.
#NeverTrump conservatives feel vindicated... even vaguely brilliant and heroic. They said all along that Trump has always been a political opportunist who's never believed in anything but himself. Great... but I don't know anyone who *didn't* know that all along. Yes, Trump has always been a con man. Who could have missed that? John Ziegler began his Saturday column reminding us that almost exactly a year ago Señor Trumpanzee had said "I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to." That confirmed what he had long seen in Trump, namely that he was "a liberal conman...more »
"Life can be long or short, it all depends on how you choose to live it. It's like forever, always changing. For any of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You can never know for sure, so you'd better make every second count. What you have to decide is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, is this how you'd want to have spent it?" - Sarah Dessen
* “The Uses of Enchantment”* by Chet Raymo “There was a time when every wood, every tree, was thought to be inhabited by spirits called dryads, every pool and stream by naiads. Even not so long ago, our road here in Ireland was called "the fairies' road." The world, we say, was enchanted- every stone and plant infused with an animate spirit. Science put paid to all that, chased the spirits from their woods and pools, drove the fairies from their hills. Disenchanted the landscape. Well, maybe not. It depends on how you define enchantment. Remember those spider webs I wrote about th...more »
*“The Joys of Living”* by Orison Swett Marden “Resolve every morning that you will get the most out of that day, not of some day in the future, when you are better off, when you have a family, when your children are grown up, when you have overcome your difficulties. You never will overcome them all. You will never be able to eliminate all the things which annoy, trouble, and cause friction in your life. You will never get rid of all the little enemies of your happiness, the hundred and one little annoyances, but you can make the most of things as they are. "The reason why our live...more »
Courtesy of The Hill: *Melissa McCarthy reprised her role as press secretary Sean Spicer on "Saturday Night Live," this time dressed in an Easter Bunny costume and offering an apology for the White House spokesman's comments calling concentration camps "Holocaust centers" last week.* I swear watching Melissa McCarthy as Sean "Spicey" Spicer is my new favorites thing. I could watch a whole show with just her playing that character, with perhaps a little Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway thrown in just to keep things lively. Actually to be honest I am just very appreciative of ANY...more »
One of the biggest surprises of my blogging life was when the Christ Centered Christmas Advent, created by my best friend Lorene, went absolutely crazy. I often forget there are people looking for ways to help their children understand the meaning behind the holidays as much as I am. Every year, during the week leading up to Easter (Holy Week), my husband and I do a small devotional each night reading to our children what happened each of the days leading up to the resurrection. It is a beautiful experience and after the positive reaction I received to the Christmas version, I wa...more »
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:25 A.M.) – Amaq Agency released three pictures on Sunday showing an armed ISIS drone striking an alleged Iraqi Army training facility in the Tal Zalat area west of Mosul. ISIS has deployed armed drones dozens of times in the past across Syria and Iraq although the technology remains fairly non-sophisticated, utilizing a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 A.M.) – ISIS is virtually expelled from Aleppo province; however, footage released by ‘Halab Wilayah’ suggests the self-proclaimed caliphate’s insurgents are still a force to be reckoned with in the northern governorate. The remarkable footage shows Turkish devastation on Al-Bab and civilian death toll inside the city, close-quarter clashes with Syrian troops, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
استعاد الجيش السوري والقوات المساندة على حاجز المكاتب وتل بزام شمال بلدة صوران في ريف حماة الشمالي بعد استكمال العمل العسكري والذي بدأ ظهر اليوم ضد ارهابيي هيئة تحرير الشام والمسلحين الموالين لها وكان الجيش السوري قد استعاد ظهر اليوم بلدة صوران الاستراتيجية بعد معارك عنيفة قتل فيها اكثر من 30 ارهابيي من هيئة تحرير […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
(TASS) Speaker of the Russian Federation Council (the parliament’s upper house) Valentina Matviyenko and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud confirmed the necessity of having a joint fight against international terrorism. “The parties spoke for continuing of the active dialogue at the highest and high levels on the entire complex of directions, they stressed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 P.M.) – Russian soldiers serving at the Hmeymim Airbase in Syria celebrated Easter Sunday with cakes sent from Russia and consecrated by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Rus’. At least 3,000 cakes were delivered to the airbase Saturday to let the soldiers join in the celebrations while they are serving in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had another successful day in the northern countryside of the Hama this week, capturing several points from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their rebel allies. Led by their elite Tiger Forces and 40th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 P.M.) – Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Sanaa on Sunday, in a mass demonstration decrying the ongoing Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen. Saudi Arabia began the campaign in March 2015 to support the ousted-President Abderabbuh Mansour Hadi and combat groups in opposition to his rule. Earlier this year, the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued its air campaign over the northern countryside of Hama on Sunday, attacking the jihadist rebels inside several villages near the Idlib Governorate border. Russian jets dropped several bombs over jihadist targets in the villages of Al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, and Morek, causing significant damage to Hay’at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – A Russian press team was targeted by Islamic State (ISIL) militants on Sunday while filming with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. According to a military source, the Russian press team was working near the front-lines of the Deir Ezzor Airbase, when the terrorist group began […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
*Bloomberg:* *Trump Said to Not Shy Away From Sudden Strike on North Korea* * President’s ‘very strong’ preference is for China to take lead * Trump wants to push for long-term cooperation between Koreas In the face of North Korea’s failed medium-range missile test this weekend, the White House opted to stay the course on its own plans and allow the Pyongyang regime to explain its failure, while remaining prepared for military action if necessary. President Donald Trump’s very strong preference is for China to take the lead on dealing with North Korea, said a person familiar with t...more »
[image: rush big] Here's how the Canadian band Rush became the libertarian underdogs who helped change the perception of rock and roll as a leftist genre. The post Rush to judgement: How rock and roll became conservative appeared first on The Duran.
*"The Second Coming"* *․ * "Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the h...more »
*"Essential Books For Surviving In A Post-Disaster World"* by George Ure and Gaye Levy "We are not suggesting it will happen, but suppose something goes terribly wrong and there is a major terrorist attack in a big city. If this happened, there would be a tremendous ripple effect going forward in time for the entire country. One such city comes to mind: Houston. *The Nightmare Scenario:* Let us imagine a national nightmare moment. One of our nuclear weapons is missing from the national inventory. (And don’t kid yourself: there could be hundreds missing worldwide. Some left over fro...more »
North Korea's military parade Saturday in Pyongyang marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of founder Kim Il Sung. (Photo: Reuters/Newscom) *Salvatore Babones, Al Jazeera*: *Will China intervene in North Korea?* If China intervenes in North Korea, it would not to be to save Kim Jong-un. North Korea is in the headlines - again. For a small, poor country of 25 million people, it sure does make a lot of news. This time it's the perennial issue of nuclear testing. North Korea has tested five nuclear devices since 2006. Donald Trump is in no mood to allow a sixth. Just days before his...more »
Starburst galaxies are where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished. There are several different factors that can lead to such an ideal environment in which stars can form at such a rapid rate. Crucially, there has to be a sufficiently massive supply of gas. This might be acquired in a number of ways -- for example by passing very close to another galaxy, in a full-blown galactic collision, or as a result of some event that forces lots of gas into a relatively small space. read more
Native Americans have always had many legends that span over thousands of years. Yet despite the many legends, the most sacred one involves the birth of a White Buffalo calf. There are countless stories about the White Buffalo, with a slightly different tale being told for every tribe. But the message is clear in all of them; The Native Americans see the white buffalo calf as a sign to begin mending life's sacred hoop, to connect with each another and with our Mother Earth whom we must stop destroying. The White Buffalo is a very sacred sign and symbol to the Native Americans. It m...more »
[image: iran-russia-syria] The globalist deep state may continue using false flags to advance its agenda, but the tactic will become harder and harder to get away with The post Dear Washington: the era of the false flag attack is now over appeared first on The Duran.
*Reuters:* *Turkey's Erdogan celebrates victory as count points to tight win* President Tayyip Erdogan celebrated what he said was a clear result in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping new powers, but opponents said they would challenge the vote count which gave a narrow 51.3 percent lead to Erdogan's supporters. Nearly all ballots had been opened for counting, state-run Anadolu news agency said, although a lag between opening and counting them could see the lead tighten even further. Erdogan called Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the leader of the nationalist MHP pa...more »
Elias Pereira, who posted the photos, wrote that he and his mother were walking along Grande Riviere Beach in Trinidad when he saw the gigantic creature disoriented in a storm-created body of water. The mini-lake had pooled at the end of the river, blocking access to the beach. The female leatherback had just laid her eggs and got completely turned around, he said. The 17-year-old Pereira, an aspiring marine biologist, guided the turtle back to the ocean. "It felt great knowing I had given back something to the ocean that had filled me with so much wonderment and awe," he wrote t...more »
St. Conilius of Bologna, Briish Library Medieval, Add. 49622., via. Just kidding. But the manuscript shelfmark is real. The tradition of the Easter egg commemorates a miracle in the vita of the martyred Saint Conilius, deacon in a congregation of 5th-century Bononia, who found his family at the end of one Lent too poor for meat with which to break the fast, except a little bacon. He saw a fat hare in his garden, nibbling at the new ramps, and lunged for it—but as he was readying himself to break its neck he saw its eyes filling with tears, and bethought himself of the Blessed Virg...more »
By Paul Homewood h/t QV http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/10/bluebell-woods-in-danger-of-being-wiped-out-by-climate-change-6439114/ The Woodland Trust are apparently spreading this fraudulent fake news: Carpets of bluebells in woodlands are a much-loved sign of spring, but the flowers could struggle as the climate changes, a study suggests. Researchers analysed hundreds of thousands of ‘citizen science’ records of the changing […]
"Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know—even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction - than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too." - Isaac Asimov
As CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen points out, REAL science is easily distinguished by fake science. His latest evidence compares the testimonies of three real scientists (Dr, Roger Pielke, Jr., Dr. Judith Curry, and Dr. John Christie) versus heralded pseudo-scientist Michael Mann (who was caught cherry-picking data to "prove" his "hockey stick" thesis) at a recent House Science Committee hearing. Pielke, Curry, and Christie all described the science that lies behind their stances, while Mann resorted to an ad hominem attack on "climate deniers."
Good for U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker putting the kibosh on Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson's plan for a week of mass executions. I'd rather see United Airlines executed instead. So would everyone else. The company's stocked plummeted 2.5% last week and the damage to the brand is probably far greater than that. The tone-deaf company just announced that CEO Oscar Munoz’s annual bonus is around $13 million. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz woke up Monday morning to a massive leadership test. And he flunked-- big time. Munoz had to respond to the shocking video footage of a ...more »
Dandelion Salad Happy Easter! Originally posted Oct 21, 2009 Jesus of Nazareth miniseries Wikipedia Jesus of Nazareth (Italian: Gesù di Nazareth) is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries co-written (with Anthony Burgess and Suso Cecchi d’Amico) and directed by Franco Zeffirelli which dramatizes the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus largely according the Christian […]
[image: duterte] His remarks came during a speech where he told his audience, "I really think it over before I curse at you". The post Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (still) likes Donald Trump appeared first on The Duran.
[image: epa04773420 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the opening ceremony of the Ziraat Katilim Bank (participation bank), in Istanbul, Turkey, 29 May 2015. EPA/SEDAT SUNA] The results have exposed regional, ethnic and political divides. The post BREAKING: Erdogan declares victory in a referendum that divided Turkish regions appeared first on The Duran.
*On the 26th of January, 2017, the Doomsday **moved forward to 2 minutes and 30 seconds to midnight** ~ **created by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists in 1947 to convey the urgent threat nuclear weapons pose as well as other threats such as climate change also taken into account.* *Last year, the clock remained at 3 minutes. Today, with the Inauguration of Donald Trump, the clock has moved half a minute closer ~ the closest to midnight it’s been since 1953 with the JFK Cuban nuclear crisis.* *Noam Chomsky offers an important question to the planet today ~ Is it better...more »
*BBC:* *Syria war: 'At least 68 children among 126 killed' in bus bombing* At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday's bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say. A vehicle filled with explosives hit the convoy near Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said at least 109 evacuees from government-held towns were killed, along with aid workers and rebel soldiers. Many more were injured in the attack, the group said. *Read more* .... *More News On Yesterday's Bomb Attack On An Aleppo Refuge...more »
Courtesy of Yahoo News: *US President Donald Trump is keen to use the Queen's royal carriage to travel down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. * *According to officials, the White House views the carriage procession as an important part of Trump's itinerary for his visit scheduled for the second week in October.* *UK security sources have warned that it poses a "monster" security operation, according to a Times report, leading to a lockdown of areas in central London. * *The Metropolitan Police are preparing for one of the largest public order operations in years, as hundreds of th...more »
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Free Syrian Army’s “Jaysh Al-Nasr” unit targeted the Hama Military Airport on Sunday, striking this imperative installation with several grad rockets and artillery shells. According to a military source in Hama, Jaysh Al-Nasr fired more than 40 grad rockets towards military airport, resulting in the destruction of a M1G-23 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
It seems that the Turkish population have voted in favour of giving the President more power, in a controversial referendum, which will amend the country’s constitution. According to reports, the “yes” vote won by a narrow margin. Some opposition groups previously indicated that they would demand a recount for a large chunk of the votes. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:15 P.M.) – The past 24 hours have proven glorious for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama as government forces swept through Souran and several adjacent points following a massive Russian bombardment. Late on Sunday afternoon, the SAA’s Tiger Forces proceeded to recapture an important nearby hill, known as Tall Bizam, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
At President Trump’s request, the U.S. military attacked an airbase used by the Syrian Arab Air Force (SYAAF) in Homs province towards the beginning of April. According to official reports, the U.S. launched tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat base. Despite this, the airbase was operational just a few hours after the attack, with Sukhoi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters*: *Iraqi forces making new push toward Old City in Mosul* Iraqi forces launched a new attack on Islamic State in Mosul's Old City on Sunday, military officials said, trying to break the stalemate in attempts to seize the militants' last stronghold. Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city, was captured by the Sunni Muslim fighters in 2014, but government forces have retaken much of it during a six-month operation. The advance has hardly moved for more than a month, though, as the militants are holding out in the densely populated Old City in western...more »
About a month after an anti-predator device spit sodium cyanide in the face of an unsuspecting boy and killed his dog, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it is ending its use of the M-44 mechanisms in Idaho indefinitely. "We take seriously the incident in Idaho," Jason Suckow, western regional director of the USDA's Wildlife Services agency, told conservation groups in a letter Monday. "We immediately responded by removing all M-44s from the area, initiating an inquiry into the incident, and launching a review of current [Wildlife Services] operating procedures." Suc...more »
By Paul Homewood One of the “scientists” who demonstrated conclusively that global warming was an unnatural event with the famous “hockey stick” graph is now warning that giant jetstreams which circle the planet are being altered by climate change. Professor Michael Mann said extreme weather events – such as the “unprecedented” drought in California […]
By Paul Homewood http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/04/seven-things-to-know-about-climate-change/ Following requests to put links all of my seven posts together, I have now added these to my first post on the topic, which is here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/04/seven-things-to-know-about-climate-change/
The other half of *The World This Weekend *was spent on that study which found that most Anglicans voted to leave the European Union - in pointed contrast to the Church's strongly pro-Remain hierarchy. Mark Mardell duly went forth, like a Martian sending a postcard home, to talk unto the Anglicans. His particular focus was on their views of Englishness. He found that they are pro-English and profoundly patriotic. The Anglican leadership, in contrast, remains strong in believing that the Church needs to focus on being welcoming to the whole world. Mark then interviewed former Labo...more »
I guess it's Easter today, which I would have known for sure if my parents were alive, but that was a while ago now. For those of you who do observe the occasion, I hope you have a joyful day celebrating with your loved ones. Of course, to a lot of people Easter means rebirth and renewed hope and all that sort of thing. So I'll leave you all with some photos from yesterday's Tax March in San Francisco. Which does make me a little hopeful--not because I think this will work and Trump and/or Congressional Republicans will have a massive change of heart, but because of the spirit and c...more »
*RFE*: *U.S. Says Consensus Reached With China To Stop North Korea Missile Tests* U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster says there is now an "international consensus," including "China and the Chinese leadership," that North Korea's missile tests cannot be allowed to continue. McMaster made the remarks in Kabul after the U.S. military announced that North Korea had failed in another attempt to test a missile early on April 16. The U.S. Pacific Command said it detected the failed missile launch just hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence landed in Seoul on an officia...more »
[image: Bernie Sanders to CNN, “Assad has got to go. US must convince Russia and Iran to withdraw support for Assad” [Video]] Bernie Sanders explains his opposition to Trump's Syria strike. The post Bernie Sanders to CNN, “Assad has got to go. US must convince Russia and Iran to withdraw support for Assad” [Video] appeared first on The Duran.
[image: soros] The proposals by PM Viktor Orban's governing Fidesz party were approved by Hungary's President on Monday. The post Hungary moves to shut down George Soros owned university appeared first on The Duran.
[image: syrian tank advancing] US missile strike increasingly looking like a pinprick as Syrian army continues to advance against Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Hama and Deir Ezzor. The post US missile strike fails to stop Syrian army’s continued advances appeared first on The Duran.
Dandelion Salad Happy Easter! Replaced video May 27, 2013 Friend Of God http://vimeo.com/23374158 * http://vimeo.com/23405442 *** Jesus of Nazareth miniseries Wikipedia Jesus of Nazareth (Italian: Gesù di Nazareth) is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries co-written (with Anthony Burgess and Suso Cecchi d’Amico) and directed by Franco Zeffirelli which dramatizes the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion, and […]
Courtesy of Yahoo News: *The former head of MI6 has said Donald Trump borrowed money from Russia for his business during the 2008 financial crisis. * *Richard Dearlove told Prospect Magazine that “what lingers for Trump may be what deals – on what terms – he did after the financial crisis of 2008 to borrow Russian money” when other banks and lenders would not risk the money, given Mr Trump’s history of bankruptcy. * *Mr Dearlove alleged the money was used by Mr Trump to prop up his real estate empire, which was hit hard by the financial crisis. It is not illegal to borrow money ...more »
*By Doug Martin * *(for a background on what edtech is up to, please see Alison McDowell’s post* *here**—and all of her posts. **If you want to witness the frightening scenario many like the KnowledgeWorks Foundation have in mind for American education and the workforce, watch this *video*.) * Although I’m deep into writing a new book on edtech to follow Hoosier School Heist and haven’t blogged for a while, I want to take the time to warn Hoosiers about so-called “personalized learning” (also referred to as competency-based learning) not only because of the absurd idea to use ...more »
*CNN: McMaster*:* All options on table in regard to North Korea* Washington (CNN)National security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said Sunday "all our options are on the table, undergoing refinement and further development" in reaction to the North Korean nuclear program. "The President has made clear that he will not accept the United States and its allies and partners in the region being under threat from this hostile regime with nuclear weapons. And so we're working together with our allies and partners, and with the Chinese leadership, to develop a range of options," McMaster ...more »
One of the guys I count on for Nunes inside scoops has been talking a lot about a fringe alt-right nut named Mike Cernovich lately. Other than him being the one who made up the bizarre fake news story of Hillary and Podesta running a child prostitution ring in a DC pizzeria, I hadn't followed Cernovich's illustrious career as one of the exemplar's of what the Republican Party has devolved into. A 39 year old woman-hating neo-Nazi, Cernovich was recently profiled in the *NY Times*: "a blogger, author of books, YouTube personality and filmmaker with a far-right social media followin...more »
As Daphne pointed out on a previous thread, the BBC's Frank Gardner risked provoking laughter by writing on the BBC News website: As Daphne herself put it, "I mean, would a misogynistic region really abhor Trump for despising the female of the species? C'mon, Frank, you're having a laugh, aren'tcha?"
Listening to today's *The World This Weekend *was a little disconcerting. They began with Turkey and Recep Tayyip Erdogan's referendum on whether to make him, as Hugh Sykes put it, Turkey's 'Super-President' or not. As I've written before, it's struck me previously (whether rightly or wrongly) that the BBC used to give Erdogan a very good press, downplaying his early anti-democratic statements and previous Islamist declarations of intent, portraying him as an acceptable face of political Islamism, and, later, airing the case that Turkey's example might be a positive model for Ar...more »
I was cited in “Bataille de Mossoul: aux abois, les djihadistes de Daech mènent une résistance féroce” in Francesoir and by Michael Knights and Alexander Mello in "Defeat by Annihilation: Mobility and Attrition In The Islamic State's Defense of Mosul" in the CTC Sentinel.
The on going Battle for Mosul continued to drive violence across Iraq in April 2017. In the rest of the country attacks have been going steadily down for the last few months, especially in places like Baghdad, which has seen the fewest incidents and casualties in years. There were 169 incidents in Iraq from April 1-7 reported in the press. That was the most since 171 from March 8-14. There were 88 incidents in Ninewa, followed by 32 in Baghdad, 17 in Diyala, 9 in Salahaddin, 9 in Anbar, 7 in Kirkuk, 3 in Basra, 3 in Babil, and 1 in Najaf. *Security Incidents In Iraq, Apr 1-7, 201...more »
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Neil Irwin writes that many progressive policies - including child care and income tax credits - serve the goal of facilitating economic participation far better than their right-wing "supply side" counterparts. - Ann Pettifor examines the future of globalization, and warns that a failure to properly regulate financial markets may be stoking public resentment toward the flow of people and goods. - Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo study the effects of automation in cutting into both available employment and wage levels. And Vili Lehdonvi...more »
*VOA*: *Top US Security Official in Afghanistan for Crucial Talks* ISLAMABAD — U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster arrived in Kabul Sunday for talks with Afghan leaders on security matters and to assess the situation for American troops on the ground. McMaster’s visit follows calls by U.S. military commanders for adding “a few thousand” more troops to the existing strength of around 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan. President Afghan Ashraf Ghani's office welcomed McMaster's visit to Kabul and thanked him for continuous U.S. support to Afghanistan. Ghani and McMaster ...more »
[image: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a referendum rally in Black Sea city of Ordu, Turkey, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Turkey is heading to a contentious April 16 referendum on constitutional reforms to expand Erdogan's powers.(Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)] With Turkish heartland voting overwhelmingly yes in referendum President Erdogan heads towards lopsided victory. The post BREAKING: Erdogan heads for landslide win in Turkish referendum appeared first on The Duran.
[image: kim looking] The statement said that a missile test is North Korea's 'sovereign right', but declined to state whether one occurred this morning. The post North Korea refuses to confirm nor deny apparent missile test appeared first on The Duran.
[image: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma cast their votes in the country's presidential elections at a polling station in Damascus June 3, 2014, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA. Syrians voted on Tuesday in an election expected to deliver an overwhelming victory for al-Assad but which his opponents have dismissed as a charade in the midst of Syria's devastating civil war. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.... more »
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