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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:30 P.M.) – Over 200 civilians from Fuah and Kafraya have gone missing in the Rashideen neighborhood after they were supposed to enter government-held Aleppo yesterday. Regrettably, most of the missing people are girls. According to an Al-Masdar News source, the Shi’ite residents from Fuah and Kafraya are believed to have been kidnapped […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
دمر سلاح الجو السوري أكبر مواقع تنظيم “داعش” في مدينة الرقة، بعد تبادل معلومات عبر اللجنة الرباعية لتبادل المعلومات الاستخبارية. وأعلنت خلية الإعلام الحربي في العراق اليوم، في بيان نقلته السومرية نيوز ، أنه “بناء على معلومات وكالة الاستخبارات والتحقيقات الاتحادية ومن خلال اللجنة الرباعية لتبادل المعلومات الاستخبارية وجهت القوة الجوية السورية سلسلة ضربات استهدفت مقرات […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Войска Сирийской Арабской Армии, возглавляемые подразделениями дивизии “Тигр”, освободили посёлок Сауран на севере провинции Хама, по сути дела сведя на нет все успехи джихадистов, которых тем удалось добиться с момента начала своего наступления 21 марта в регионе. “Тигры” начали штурм Саурана этим утром при массированной поддержке артиллерии, а также российской авиации, нанёсшей ряд бомбовых ударов […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Syria’s pharmaceutical industry, which was thriving before nationwide unrest erupted in early 2011, could potentially undergo significant reform in the near future, with pharmacists calling for certain changes. In a pre-war context, a large proportion of medicines were produced domestically. Furthermore, Syria exported its pharmaceutical products to around 50 countries (this was made possible thanks […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
اكد مصدر عسكري لمراسل المصدر نيوز استعادة الجيش السوري والقوات المساندو بلدة صوران الاستراتيجية في ريف حماة الشمالي اثر مواجهات عنيفة مع ارهابيي هيئة تحرير الشام بقيادة النصرة و بالتحالف مع جيش النصر وجيش العزة . وقتل خلال المعارك اكثر من 30 من هيئة تحرير الشام وجيش النصر , في حين فر البقية امام ضربات […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
كشفت وسائل إعلام أمريكية عن نقاشات تدور داخل أروقة البيت الأبيض حول إمكانية إرسال 50 ألف جندي أمريكي إلى سوريا بحجة قتال تنظيم داعش الارهابي في الرقة. وذكرت مجلة نيويورك “nymag.com” أن البيت الأبيض يدرس مقترح إرسال أكثر من 50 ألف جندي إلى سوريا لمحاربة تنظيم داعش، دون إعطاء تفاصيل إضافية. من جهتها أكدت وكالة بلومبيرغ […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Beirut (5:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), led by the elite Tiger Forces, has liberated the strategic town of Souran in northern Hama, effectively nullifying all gains made by the Jihadist-Islamist forces since they launched their spring offensive on March 21st. The Tiger Forces stormed the town of Souran early on this morning […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
أدان المتحدث باسم وزارة الخارجية الإيرانية بهرام قاسمي بشدة الجريمة الإرهابية التي ارتكبتها التنظيمات الإرهابية التكفيرية بحق أهالي كفريا والفوعة معربا عن مواساة إيران للحكومة والشعب السوري وذوي الشهداء والجرحى. وقال قاسمي في بيان اليوم: “إن الجريمة المخزية واللئيمة التي ارتكبها الارهابيون التكفيريون في اعتدائهم على الحافلات التي تنقل أهالي كفريا والفوعة أضافت صفحة عار […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
French presidential hopeful, Marine Le Pen from the National Front political party, said that the Crimean people had chosen (via a referendum) to reunite with Russia, and their decision should be respected. “Crimea was incorporated into Ukraine in 1954 by Nikita Khrushchev’s unilateral decision and without consultations with the people. However, two-thirds of its residents call […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
*Kris Osborn, National Interest*: *The World's New Leader in Super Deadly Hypersonic Weapons: China?* The US wants to say in front of China with hypersonic weapons able to travel at five-times the speed of sound and destroy targets with a "kinetic energy" warhead. The Air Force will likely have high-speed, long-range and deadly hypersonic weapons by the 2020s, providing kinetic energy destructive power able to travel thousands of miles toward enemy targets at five-times the speed of sound. “Air speed makes them much more survivable and hard to shoot down. If you can put enough ...more »
We still have 980-odd years left til the year 3000, but I'm confident that if we make it that long this will turn out to have been the single stupidest sentence of the millennium: That's Scott McConnell, a Buchananite (he was a speechwriter for Pat back in the '90s) who helped found the American Conservative, and whom Vox (for some inexplicable reason) gave space in which to agonize over Trump's betrayal of his pacifist principles. Of course McConnell has his counterparts on the nominal left, people whose Clinton Derangement Syndrome was so severe that they saw her as a warmonger a...more »
Saul Alinsky is a real “Pride of Socialism” or POS. He got his start in “community organizing for social justice” as a young college student when he discovered that honest people are easy to exploit and that fraud pays. This developmentally arrested POS actually created a “free lunch” system that all his equally morally bankrupt … Continue reading "Rules for Climate Radicals; Power is What the Enemy Thinks You Have"
Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017 First tweet for today essentially says that Trump will not insult China as long as they do what he wants. THAT'S the holiday spirit! Happy Easter to everyone! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017 Okay there we go, that seems appropriate. I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again? — Donald J...more »
* Watching results via.. Yenisafak, they have an interactive map* http://www.yenisafak.com/en/secim-referandum-2017/secim-sonuclari *Also jamesinturkey* is providing some live coverage. We met james in yesterday's post *Turkey's Referendum: "To Close To Call" ???* *I've been following the results of the referendum all morning..* *going between jamesinturkey and Yenisafak* *UPDATE: * *Diyarbakir results have been flipped from early polling maps- Contradicting both the polling and the DW report from a week or so ago.* *Then there is a report "speculation" from CNN Turk aka CIA/ Gule...more »
File picture of Russian anti-ship missile *RBTH:* *Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile* *Unconfirmed report says the missile reaches 8 times the speed of sound.* Russia’s new hypersonic anti-ship Zircon missile has reached eight times the speed of sound during the test, a source with Russia’s defense sector told TASS. "During the tests of the missile it was confirmed that its speed reaches eight Mach," the source said. Mach is the ratio of the speed of a body to the speed of sound, which is often used with a numeral to indicate the speed of sound. The source did not spec...more »
By Paul Homewood http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/04/seven-things-to-know-about-climate-change/ It is hard to know where to start with this load of garbage! 1) If climate change was not a serious danger, would 195 countries have signed the Paris Agreement, pledging to keep the warming below 2C? Clearly National Geographic have failed to read what actually […]
A presentation by David Webb, Chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament UK, on the history of Huntsville, Alabama's connections wih the US weapons industry, starting from its production of chemical weapons and its importation of Werner von Braun and other Nazi rocket scientists, up to its becoming the modern-day Mecca for America's development and production of conventional and nuclear missiles, electronics, guidance systems and space weapons. Dave speaks here at the 25th Annual Conference of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, held at Huntsville,...more »
[image: mcmaster] North Korea's missile test may yet elicit a military response from the US. The post BREAKING: National Security Adviser McMaster says ‘all options on the table’ after failed North Korean missile test appeared first on The Duran.
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry Climate Feedback has interviewed a number of scientists regarding the recent House Hearing on climate science. The article: Scientists reactions to the US House Science Committee hearing on climate science. The scientists that were interviewed: James Renwick, Gavin Schmidt, Tim Osborn, Retto Knutti, Victor Venema, Mark Zelinka,…
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/04/seven-things-to-know-about-climate-change/ ? It is hard to know where to start with this load of garbage! ? ? ? 1) If climate change was not a serious danger, would 195 countries have signed the Paris Agreement, pledging to keep the warming below…
*Defense One*: *US Army Exploring ‘Devastating’ New Weapon for Use In War with Russia* The Kinetic Energy Projectile would be a tungsten warhead that moves at three times the speed of sound, destroying anything in its path. Were the United States to go to war with Russia, both sides could draw on deadly weapons that the world has never seen on a battlefield. On the Russian side, there are new and smaller tactical nuclear weapons. To counter them, the U.S. Army is taking another look at a “devastating” weapon, one first tested by the Air Force and Lawrence Livermore National Labor...more »
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Michael Mann, who is a distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University. He also directs the Penn State University Earth Science Center. And he’s the co-author of the book, “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Destroying The The post Interview With Michael Mann: Climate Change Denial And Attacks On Scientists In Age Of Trump appeared first on Shadowproof.
Most, but not all Republicans are getting the crap kicked out of them at town halls with their constituents the way Jeff Flake did last week. In fact, the conservative Republicans going to the town halls of the Freedom Caucus members-- who Trump has threatened to primary-- have been cheering their congressmen for standing up to Trump and Ryan. Town hall addict Justin Amash has been harvesting plaudits at Trump's expense all year. But now, according to a report by Matthew Rosza in *Salon* other Freedom Caucus members have been experiencing the applause most Republicans aren't seein...more »
*How Federalism Can Give Head Start a New Start* *Rep. Jim Banks below is making a brave try but it will do no good. Academic aptitude is almost entirely inherited. You can't make an Einstein out of a gangbanger. The results mentioned below are pretty good proof of that. Nothing works when you are up against genetics* Wherever one sits on the ideological spectrum, we all agree that our children deserve access to a high-quality education. The American economy will not grow without qualified workers and our democracy will not thrive without an informed citizenry. This is critica...more »
*NASA just photographed a new crack in one of Greenland’s largest glaciers* *So what? ALL the floating ice could melt without having any effect on the sea level* NASA’s Operation IceBridge has spotted a significant new rift in the ice shelf, near another longer, wider crack. The first photographs of a new and ominous crack in Greenland’s enormous Petermann glacier were captured by a NASA airborne mission Friday. NASA’s Operation IceBridge, which has been flying over northwest Greenland for the past several days, took the photos after being provided coordinates by Stef Lhermitte,...more »
[image: WATCH: Russia’s air force pounds jihadists in Syria’s Dara’a city] While US airstrikes have decreased since the missile attack on Shayrat air base, Russia continues to assist Syria in its war against terrorism. The post WATCH: Russia’s air force pounds jihadists in Syria’s Dara’a city appeared first on The Duran.
Courtesy of Teslarti: *Elon Musk’s announcement that a Tesla Semi will be arriving as early as September is the first step to what will eventually be a reinvention of an entire industry. We’ve discussed before what, exactly, that means, but given that the man in charge of the Tesla truck program is Jerome Guillen who has a history with Daimler (specifically Freightliner) and large Class 8 semi-trucks, it’s not hard to see where Tesla plans to go with this. That leaves only the question of how far, literally, they plan to take it. In tractor-trailer operations, there are two basic...more »
The Climate Sophists’ main argument is that there is a scientific “consensus,” and that this “consensus” supports the conclusion that this is “settled” science. First, science is never settled. Science is a process, a method, real science falsifies claims, it never proves something is true. Claiming that an understanding of something as infinitely complex as […]
This content of this blog is adapted from my lecture on *Cognitive Bias in Decision Making*, for the module *Cognition and Emotion*. I present this lecture to third years and it forms part of their Psychology undergraduate degree at the University of Roehampton, London. read more
Expert: The new aircraft carrier "will be a floating airport that is accompanied by an entire squadron of ships." Source: Artem Tkachenko *Nikolai Litovkin, Russia Beyond The Headlines*: *Why is Russia creating the biggest aircraft carrier in the world?* Due to bubbling geopolitical tensions, Russia needs to show its presence in various parts of the world. As a result, it’s building an aircraft carrier that will be able to simultaneously carry up to 100 fighters and bombers. The new "Shtorm" aircraft carrier – a.k.a. Project 23E000E – will be included in Russia’s next armament prog...more »
*Reuters:* *Rouhani says Iran needs "no one's permission" to build missiles* Iran will ask "no one's permission" to build up its missile capability, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, in what appeared to be a defiant response to U.S. efforts to hamper the Iranian military. Facing an election in May where he hopes to secure a second four-year term, Rouhani has had to defend himself from opponents who say he has been too eager to appease the West, after agreeing to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump has criticize...more »
A Massive Ordnance Air Blast weapon, commonly known as the "Mother of All Bombs,” being prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center in 2003. DoD Photo *Business Insider:* *How much the US's 'mother of all bombs' really costs* The US's Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb does not cost $314 million, or $16 million, but $170,000 a unit, the US Air Force told Business Insider on Friday. The weapon, whose acronym inspired the nickname "Mother of All Bombs," was produced by the Air Force, not by a third party like Lockheed or Boeing, "so we don't have a standard procurement ...more »
*S.M. Carlson, War On The Rocks*: *The Libyan Mess Will Get Worse If Outside Powers Don't Cooperate* Libya is a mess and the internal fighting between the three warring governments and their respective militia forces is once again escalating. One of the drivers of the worsening violence is the disjointed outside support to the three different bodies that claim to be the legitimate government of Libya. That Russia has recently sought a greater role in Libya has destabilized an already fraught situation. Any resolution to the Libyan civil war now cannot ignore Russia’s interests. An...more »
Mauldin Economics *George Friedman, Business Insider/ Mauldin Economics*: *4 maps that explain wars in the Middle East and North Africa* The Middle East and North Africa region runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean and from Turkey to Yemen. The bulk of the region is along five waterways: The Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea. Here are four maps that explain the dynamics and inherited divisions in these regions. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor*: The fault lines in the Middle East is religious as this map illustrates (*link here*).
Агентство Al-Masdar News публикует видеозапись, сделанную в субботу в больнице Университета Алеппо, где продолжают размещать детей и женщин, пострадавших от террористической атаки в юго-западном пригороде Алеппо Рашиддине. Пострадавшие были в числе людей, эвакуированных из осаждённых джихадистами городов Аль-Фуа и Кефрайя в провинции Идлиб. Колонна автобусов, направлявшаяся в подконтрольный правительству Сирии город Алеппо, сделала кратковременную остановку […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Сегодня в Турции стартовал седьмой в истории страны референдум, на котором граждане голосуют по вопросу внесения изменений в 18 статей Конституции. Основным вопросом, вынесенным на референдум, является введение в Турции президентской системы правления. В ходе нынешнего референдума на 167140 избирательных участках в Турции проголосует 55 миллионов 319 тысяч 222 гражданина. Кроме того, в тюрьмах создан […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) lanzó el sábado otro poderoso ataque en la Gobernación de Deir Ezor, dirigido a la zona alrededor del estratégico aeropuerto militar cuya periferia estaba bajo el control de las fuerzas del Estado Islámico (ISIS) . Dirigidos por sus unidades de la Guardia Republicana, el Ejército Árabe Sirio comenzó su asalto […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
(TASS) La Fuerza Aérea de Siria atacó las bases del grupo terrorista Estado Islámico cerca de la frontera con Irak el sábado, dijo el canal de televisión al-Ekhbariya. Las fuerzas del gobierno sirio bombardearon el centro de mando del Estado Islámico cerca de la ciudad de Abu Kamal y un campo de entrenamiento en la […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday unveiled a number of defense achievements, including Iran’s first ever domestic jet trainer ‘Kawthar’, and anti-ship cruise missile ‘Nasir’. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited an exhibition of two years of defense achievements at Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) in affiliation with the Ministry of Defense on Saturday. During […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Джихадисты из “Бригады Ахфада ар-Расула” объявили траур по своему высокопоставленному полевому командиру, погибшему в субботу в провинции Дераа. Умран Тауфик аль-Амри, командир отряда боевиков “Свободной сирийской армии”, был убит в субботу во второй половине дня в боях за квартал Аль-Манишия административного центра провинции. Аль-Амри играл одну из ключевых ролей в продолжающемся наступлении боевиков в квартале. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force played an important role in repelling the jihadist advance in the provincial capital of Dara’a on Saturday, Al-Masdar field correspondent Ibrahim Joudeh reported last night. Russian jets carried out more than 50 airstrikes inside the Dara’a Al-Balad and Al-Manishiyah districts, forcing the jihadist rebels to halt […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
(TASS) The Syrian Air Force hammered bases of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia) near the border with Iraq on Saturday, Al Ekhbariya television channel said referring to the government forces’ press service. Syrian government forces bombarded Islamic State’s command center near the town of Abu Kamal and a training camp in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Ночь с субботы на воскресенье у джихадистов в провинции Идлиб выдалась бессонной, поскольку до самого рассвета ВКС РФ наносили авиаудары по южным районам провинции. Взлетевшие с авиабазы Хмеймим на юго-западе Латакии российские боевые самолёты обрушили град авиаударов на населённые пункты Хан Шейхун, Сарджа, Кафр-Сарджа и Ракая. После этого внимание российской авиации сосредоточилось на северных районах […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Крупная колонна с подкреплениями Сирийской Арабской Армии прибыла в субботу во второй половине дня в административный центр провинции Дераа. Об этом агентству Al-Masdar News сообщил военный источник. Дополнительные части САА были переброшены с запада провинции Дамаск, где они первоначально готовились к штурму города Бейт-Джинн близ Голанских высот в Кунейтре. По словам военного источника, подкрепления в […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Iraqi Air Force took no prisoners on Saturday while targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) movements around the western countryside of Mosul. Iraqi choppers were filmed striking down several Islamic State vehicles in western Mosul, obstructing the terrorist group’s movements in a new bid to clear the countryside. In the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:25 A.M.) – Kurdish militants in the town of Tel-Saman were forced to run for cover on Saturday as an ISIS suicide bomber plunged headlong towards their positions and detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in the northern Raqqa countryside. The suicide bomber was later identified as Abu Hamam ad-Dar’awi, Amaq Agency said. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched another powerful attack in the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Saturday, targeting the area around the strategic military airport that was under the control of the Islamic State (ISIL) forces. Led by their Republican Guard units, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault by storming […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
*Wind machines at Gamei Wetlands. The Sacred Ibis in the foreground are an invasive species, zoo escapees.* So... the two wind machines were talking. One asked the other: "What's your favorite kind of music?" And the second replied: "I'm a huge metal fan..." Sorry, I couldn't resist. The nation’s drive to reach the goal of 20% renewable energy by 2025 took a huge step forward this week with funding provided from the Forward Taiwan plan to renovate a section of Taichung port as a wind power zone. The port area will focus on wind power parts and construction for serving the large off...more »
[image: Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson, Renda St. Clair] Vladimir Putin has shown amazing patience with Washington’s lies and provocations. The post Paul Craig Roberts: “A new White House Fool has replaced the old fool” appeared first on The Duran.
[image: MOAB bomb] At least 500 Pakistani nationals have been killed in the US bombing that took place at Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. The post India says 500 Pakistani nationals protecting ISIS were killed in US Afghan bombing appeared first on The Duran.
[image: erdogan referendum] Turkish citizens vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan's power. The post REFERENDUM: Turkey decides if President Erdogan will become Sultan Erdogan appeared first on The Duran.
[image: erdogan troops] Erdogan's 'YES' camp is likely to win a referendum that will make him an ultra-powerful President and fundamentally change the balance of power in Turkey for generations. The post Turkey votes in referendum to give Erdogan total control appeared first on The Duran.
By Cathy Jameson After watching Ronan being hooked up for an EEG last week, I couldn’t help but think of this song. I’ve written about Andra Day’s Rise Up before. Included on a playlist that I shared last April, I’ve...
From Jenna Orkin Video Shows Tampering with "Evidence" of Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Artificial intelligence is showing racial and gender biases At least 16 killed after mound of garbage collapses in Sri Lanka Metonymy for the globe. California Legalized Selling Food Made At Home And Created Over A Thousand Local Businesses Professor Who First Predicted Trump's Victory Just Predicted His Impeachment As Well 8 Million Californians Have Been Drinking Polluted Water For Years The west used colonies as laboratories for weapons. It's not different today Scorpion Stings Passenge...more »
2-wit 2-who I don't know, it's just that 'they keep talking about the paucity of written documentation during the period of the 5th to the 15th century AD', and it got me thinking... DID WE JUST LOSE 1,000 YEARS OF HUMAN HISTORY? "Poppy cock," you're probably spitting out your Sunday morning cornflakes. But think about it, and it's not like it hasn't happened before: a) recent recalculations i.e. missing periods, in the Ancient Egyptian timeline where whole dynasties have been placed in the wrong order or removed completely because of some blasé historical agenda. b) recent recal...more »
“Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.” ~ Montaigne Good reasoning is hard because we are largely non-rational and emotional beings.1 Here are some psychological impediments to good reasoning. Remember that I am not getting paid to share this information about cogent reasoning. I could make more money going on late night TV and peddling nonsense like so many others do. My goal is to educate.
Easter is a time to recall the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, it's a time to spend a moment in reflection and time with those you love. I am not going to do more than remind you that part of a life well lived, is leaving something good behind, something of yourself, something of your good works that uplift and edify. These are all personal choices, based on individual perspectives, and are largely rounded based on our experiences. Perhaps the most important thing to leave behind is the love that we shower on people we meet every day? And example - a humble and contrite heart. *It's...more »
'In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense.' George Orwell, '1984' For 'the Party' you can substitute the BBC and lefty political establishment.
The BBC weep tears for poor persecuted Muslims, ignoring that a) more Muslims suffer at the hands of other Muslims than non Muslims and b) that according to solid research not lefty 'feelings' it's Christians that are the 'most persecuted group in the world'. 'During the last calendar year, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith across the globe, making Christians by far the most persecuted group in the world, according to a study from the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR). The director of CESNUR, Dr. Massimo Introvigne, told Breitbart News that...more »
The BBC seem to have deliberately omitted the word anti from their front page lead into this report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39612785 The lead says that Trump demonstrations turn violent, surely it was anti Trump demonstrations that turned violent but all news concerning President Donald Trump has to be reported through the BBC's anti Trump narrative. The actual report runs: 'At least 21 people have been arrested in Berkeley, California, following clashes between opponents and supporters of US President Donald Trump. Several people were injured when fighting brok...more »
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) agreed to exchange corpses on Saturday after U.S. military mediation. According to local reports, the exchange was made on Saturday night between the two parties in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, near the Turkish border-crossing. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Footage filmed at the Aleppo University Hospital on Saturday shows children and women lying on stretchers and being treated, after a suicide attack in Aleppo’s southwestern Rashidin district struck a convoy of evacuees. The victims were from two majority-Shia villages under siege by opposition forces, and were being transferred to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of the Ahfad Al-Rasoul Brigade mourned the death of their top commander in the Dara’a Governorate on Saturday after intense clashes with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside the Al-Manishiyah District. ‘Umran Tawfiq Al-‘Amri, the commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) unit, was reportedly killed during […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
(TASS) The prospects for the negotiations in Geneva have worsened dramatically after the US strike, political adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Bouthaina Shaaban, told a news conference on Friday. “What kind of opposition can support strikes against their home country? That’s an important issue itself,” she said commenting on the support of the so-called […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force showed no mercy to the jihadist rebels in the Idlib Governorate on Saturday night, launching non-stop airstrikes along the southern part of the province. Russian jets took off from the Hmaymim Airfields in southwestern Latakia last night, making their way to the southern countryside of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that the Syrian government has officially invited international experts to investigate the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, speaking in Moscow on Saturday, at a joint press conference with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed al-Thani. “The [Syrian] government has officially invited the experts by sending […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new assault inside the eastern districts of Damascus on Sunday morning, targeting the jihadist positions inside Al-Qaboun and Barzeh. Led by the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division and 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the jihadist […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – A massive convoy of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reinforcements arrived in the provincial capital of Dara’a on Saturday afternoon, a military source told Al-Masdar News. The Syrian Arab Army reinforcements were sent from the western countryside of Damascus, where they were originally planning to attack the key town of Beit […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Apr 15, 2017 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Max Blumenthal, author and Senior Editor of AlterNet’s Grayzone Project, and Ben Norton, reporter for Alternet. Following the American missile attacks on a Syrian airbase in response to an alleged chemical weapons […]
Believe it to not, the climate loons have actually sued EPA Chief Scott Pruit for “climate science denial.” No that isn’t a joke. EPA’S PRUITT SUED TO BACK UP CLIMATE CHANGE CLAIMS Pruitt Should Put Up Evidence Supporting Stance or Cease Climate Denials Posted on Apr 13, 2017 | Tags: climate, EPA Washington, DC — … Continue reading "EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Should Counter-sue The Climate Loons"
*The Czech politicians would prefer to pay fines* Czech minister of interior Mr Milan Chovanec (formerly a vegetable clerk, local politician here in Pilsen, and a fast alumnus of the notorious local law school here) gave an interview to a leading news server Novinky.cz (and the associated printed daily Právo): Chovanec: Out of the quota for 1,591 (which arose after the first agreed upon quota for 1,100 was raised once), we took 12 refugees, we won't increase that number anymore He talks about terrorism, the results of the quota program, and the Czech plans to deal with it in the fu...more »
Emma Morano, who was believed to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 19th century, has died https://t.co/3Yg9ARPWGd pic.twitter.com/rGblvqeVwj — Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 16, 2017
A U-2S takes off from Osan Air Base in 2009. *The Drive: **This Is How America Keeps Watch Over North Korea From The Sky* After more than a decade of nuclear and missile tests, the Pentagon has only stepped up its surveillance of the isolated country. On n April 12, 2017, one of the U.S. Air Force’s WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft, which scoops up air to search for tell-tale signs of nuclear activity, landed at Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The plane’s arrival wasn’t surprising given widespread concern North Korea was prepping a sixth nuclear test coupled with...more »
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/04/seven-things-to-know-about-climate-change/ ? In 1982, HH Lamb wrote about how the ranges of birds and fishes had moved poleward in the first half of the 20thC. When the Earth started cooling around 1960, this movement was reversed. All that animal and…
*Daily Mail*: *Putin taunts Britain again: Two Russian warships are escorted through English Channel by Royal Navy amid escalating global tension* * Two Russian warships were spotted sailing through the North Sea this morning, Ministry of Defence confirms * They will continue through the English Channel but it is not clear what their final destination will be * Top military officer warned that there is now more Russian naval activity in Europe than in the Cold War * Tensions between Britain and Russia are severely heightened after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancelled a trip to...more »
*-by Sam Husseini* *Not until faithfulness turns to betrayalAnd betrayal into trustCan any human being become part of the truth.* -- Rumi Trump won the 2016 nomination and election largely because he was able to pose as a populist and anti-interventionist "America Firster." Similarly, Obama won the 2008 election in good part because he promised "hope and change" and because he had given a speech years earlier against the then-impending invasion of Iraq. Short of disclosure of diaries or other documents from these politicians, we can't know for certain if they planned on revers...more »
“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You conti...more »
*AFP*: *New protests set in troubled Venezuela* Caracas (AFP) - Opponents and backers of Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro announced new marches for Wednesday after violence in ongoing anti-government protests that have left five people dead. Both sides promised to hold sway across Caracas on the heels of two weeks of demonstrations that also have seen 117 people arrested. The latest in more than a week of violent clashes erupted overnight Thursday to Friday in the town of Los Teques near the capital. Protesters mounted barricades and hurled Molotov cocktails, and pol...more »
I originally wrote this story in 2011....I* reposted this story on..**May 14th/2013*.. This is a repost from the time of the 2011 BC NDP leadership campaign.....I reposted this story after Adrian Dix's stunning 2013 election loss.... I have no words right now, congratulations to the BC Liberals, I won`t be posting for a while, anyone needing to contact me can email...All I can say is, we couldn`t win with the honest Carole James, and I knew back when I posted this story, we couldn`t win with Adrian Dix`s baggage, not with a corrupt media...If John Horgan was elected leader at th...more »
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the opening of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder *U.S. Department of Defense*: *Mattis Trip to Make Stops in Middle East, Africa* Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will embark April 17 on his fourth trip since becoming secretary. He will to reaffirm key U.S. military alliances, engage with strategic partners in the Middle East and Africa, and discuss cooperative efforts to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror organizations, according to a Defense Departmen...more »
“Connecting the Pipe Nebula to the colorful region near bright star Antares is a dark cloud dubbed the Dark River, flowing from the picture's left edge. Murky looking, the Dark River's appearance is caused by dust obscuring background starlight, although the dark nebula contains mostly hydrogen and molecular gas. *Click image for larger size.* Surrounded by dust, Antares, a red supergiant star, creates an unusual bright yellowish reflection nebula. Above it, bright blue double star Rho Ophiuchi is embedded in one of the more typical bluish reflection nebulae, while red emission neb...more »
“I believe in cultivating opposite, but complementary views of life, and I believe in meeting life's challenges with contradictory strategies. I believe in reckoning with the ultimate meaninglessness of our existence, even as we fall in love with the miracle of being alive. I believe in working passionately to make our lives count while never losing sight of our insignificance. I believe in caring deeply and being beyond caring. It is by encompassing these opposites, by being involved and vulnerable, but simultaneously transcendent and detached, that our lives are graced by resilie...more »
*"11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know"* by Marc "A silhouette of a human being stands before you. Perhaps an old friend. Perhaps a neighbor. Perhaps a perfect stranger, like me. Here are 11 things we all need you to keep in mind… *1.* *You never really know how much the people around you are hurting.* You could be standing next to someone who is completely broken inside and you wouldn’t even know it. So never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. And remember that there are two ways to spread light in this world: You can either be a flame of hope, or a mirror that r...more »
[image: north korea] China says Donald Trump's threats against North Korea are more likely to encourage its nuclear programme than deter it. The post China criticises Trump’s foreign policy; slams Trump on North Korea appeared first on The Duran.
Last weekend we noted in, post about the galloping inequality inherent in urbanization that Richard Florida was warning that "Young, affluent, highly educated people have flowed back to downtown cores in cities like London, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver. Good jobs, better restaurants, higher tax revenues and even high-tech startups have followed. But this dramatic back-to-the-city movement also has its dark side, giving rise to what I call the new urban crisis, which registers itself in increasingly unaffordable housing and a growing divide between rich and poor." Since th...more »
*Relief Web:* *Restraint urged on warring parties in South Sudan as violence escalates* The warring parties in South Sudan have been urged by the most senior UN official in the country to show restraint in the face of an escalation in violence and remember their responsibility towards protecting civilians from conflict. Fresh fighting has broken out between government SPLA and opposition forces in a number of locations including Raga in the west of South Sudan, Waat in Jonglei to the east and in the area of Wunkur and Tonga in the northern Upper Nile region. It follows recent ...more »
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