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[image: democratic-senator-government-can-t-pay-for-everything] Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) recently told constituents that "free" college tuition is a bad idea because "we can't just start having the government pay for everything" or the United States will end up like Greece.
The IARC monograph program on Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks must be reformed and brought into the 21st century – or it should be abolished The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) monograph program is an outmoded cancer classification scheme that has remained fundamentally unchanged since the monograph program was established in the early 1970s. In the intervening 45 years, scientific understanding of cancer causation has deepened and provided decision makers with an evolving appreciation of how effects seen in laboratory animals should b...more »
During our last day in Huntsville, Alabama (Sunday, April 9) we had a brief membership meeting of the Global Network to review some organizational issues such as an evaluation of the conference, a new board appointment and where we would hold our annual space conference in 2018. We met just outside the hotel around a fire pit and when we were going around doing introductions a man introduced himself as a US Air Force officer who was staying at the hotel and wanted to see what our group of "interesting people" was talking about. (Many in our circle were wearing Veterans For Peace...more »
SourceCourtesy of CNN: *The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump's campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation. * *The dossier has also been cited by FBI Director James Comey in some of his briefings to members of Congress in recent weeks, as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation, according to US officials briefed on the probe. * *This includes approval from the secret court that oversees the For...more »
*Tim Johnson, McClatchy News*: *U.S. intelligence agencies fear rogue insiders as much as spies these days* WASHINGTON: Forget about spies. It’s rogue insiders that cause heartburn at U.S. intelligence agencies these days. Few spy cases have broken in the past decade and a half. In contrast, a proliferation of U.S. intelligence and military insiders have gone rogue and spilled secrets to journalists or WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group. The leaks are as damaging as any major spy case, perhaps more so. And they have underscored the ease of stealing secrets in the modern age, sometim...more »
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6: 40 P.M.) – France will provide a proof that the forces of the Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical agents to attack the rebel-held town of Khan Shikhoun on April 4th. There is an investigation underway (by) the French intelligence services and military intelligence … it’s a question of days and we […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:30 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the report published by the British News Agency Reuters on the number of Russian soldiers killed in the battles to retake Palmyra. “There have been no official data on the alleged ‘casualties in a period of fighting for Palmyra. No such official data have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
By Paul Homewood Antarctica is likely to be the world’s only habitable continent by the end of this century if global warming remains unchecked, the Government’s chief scientist, Professor Sir David King, said last week. He said the Earth was entering the "first hot period" for 60 million years, when there was no ice […]
The BBC‘s Laura Kuenssberg has now diverted her ill will to someone other than Jeremy Corbyn. But her veiled attack on the SNP was so nonsensical, it fell flat. It did, however, give people a taste of the desperation they should expect from the media in the run-up to the general election. The big picture […] The post The utter nonsense the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg spouted today… [TWEET] appeared first on The Canary.
As the dust (slightly) settles after Theresa May’s general election announcement, the Liberal Democrats are beginning their election campaign. But it would seem they are playing true to form. As there are indications from Tim Farron’s party that it may be aiming for a coalition with the Conservatives. Again. No coalition Former Business Secretary Vince […] The post Don’t get your hopes up about the Lib Dems’ fightback. They’re up to their old tricks again. [OPINION] appeared first on The Canary.
When the BBC approached Brenda from Bristol to ask her how she felt about the snap general election on 8 June, they made her an unlikely hero. Brenda spoke for much of the UK electorate with her exasperated response. Brenda, from Bristol The BBC Newsbeat reporter approaches Brenda at her front gate, as she attempts […] The post Brenda from Bristol has become the unlikely hero of this general election [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
*"So Who Are the Debt Slaves in this Rich Nation?"* The American economy has split in two: how averages of wealth & debt paper over the profound risks. by Wolf Richter "The American economy has split in two: how averages of wealth & debt paper over the profound risks. We constantly hear the factoids about “American households” that paint a picture of immense wealth – and therefore a lack of risk for consumer lenders during the next downturn. We hear: “This – the thing that happened in 2008 and 2009 – won’t happen again.” For example, total net worth (assets minus debt) of US househo...more »
*Reuters:* *Britain's May wins parliament's backing for June 8 snap election* Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced her plan to bring forward an election that was not due until 2020, saying she needed to avoid a clash of priorities in the sensitive final stages of the two-year Brexit talks. After addressing a rowdy session of the House of Commons, Ma...more »
What happens to their credibility when scientists take to the streets? Adam Salsman, CC BY-NC-ND As the March for Science nears, questions about whether scientists can and should advocate for public policy become more important. On one hand, scientists have relevant expertise to contribute to conversations about public policy. And in the abstract, the American public supports the idea that scientists should be involved in political debate. On the other hand, scientists who advocate may risk losing the trust of the public. Maintaining that trust is imperative for scientists, both to ...more »
Breitbart's Ian Mason tells us today that Sarah Palin believes Elizabeth Warren stole her intellectual property: *Exclusive–Sarah Palin Shreds Liz Warren for Ripping Off Her ‘Fight Like a Girl’ Quote* Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted “fight like a girl” to her followers Tuesday. She later used the same phrase in an interview with National Public Radio promoting her new book. Fight like a girl. pic.twitter.com/qGTn46jS9W — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) April 18, 2017 The line may seem familiar. It was a popular catch-phrase of ... former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.... wh...more »
Why worry about World War III when the only fallout we have to fear is the politically radioactive detritus from the scandal known as RussiaGate? A fate even worse than massive death and destruction would be the tragic loss of public confidence in our benevolent Surveillance State. So whispered a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee into the sympathetic ear of *New* *Yorker* columnist and CNN talking head Ryan Lizza. In a delicate little convoluted pretzel of a story, Lizza strives in fine Orwellian fashion to obfuscate rather than to enlighten. As Donald Trump re...more »
[image: Jammer] Following US missile strike on Syria Russia provides detailed information of its Electronic Warfare systems capable of jamming US systems The post Russia claims this bomb can DESTROY the entire US Navy appeared first on The Duran.
[image: This body language expert says Assad is telling truth about Syria chemical weapons, while McMasters is lying] When the body talks, it rarely lies. The post This body language expert says Assad is telling truth about Syria chemical weapons, while McMasters is lying appeared first on The Duran.
[image: President Trump is now bombing in Somalia. Can you guess why?] Another US war the mainstream media will not talk about. The post President Trump is now bombing in Somalia. Can you guess why? appeared first on The Duran.
[image: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a young elk at the national park 'Losiny Ostrov' (Elk Island) in northeast Moscow, June 5, 2010. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Pool/Alexei Druzhinin (RUSSIA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT POLITICS) - RTR2ESA3] The surprise is not that it happened, but that it took sanctions to make it happen. The post Russia’s agricultural sector booms after years of western sanctions appeared first on The Duran.
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:05 P.M.) – At least 9 jihadi fighters from Falyaq al-Sham have been injured in an airstrike conducted by a Russian fighter jet in the northwestern province of Idlib. Eyewitnesses confirmed that a Russian warplane bombed a headquarter for the jihadi group in Mardikh village, located a few kilometers to the south of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:20 P.M.) – The long-awaited battle for Raqqa may very soon begin as the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) advanced several kilometers in the northern Raqqa countryside today, seizing a dozen villages and hamlets from ISIS. As part of stage four of the Euphrates Wrath offensive, units of the YPG-led SDF launched a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – The government forces resume a wide-scale military operation to retake more swathes of land from the Islamic State in the eastern countryside of Homs. Led by the elite 5th Legion and backed by the Russian airstrikes, the forces made a significant advance today, recapturing several hills around the strategic Qattar […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – A horrifying satellite image has been recently released showing the significant damage of a centuries-old archeological site in central Syria as a result of illicit excavations. Apamea (also known as Afamia) is an ancient city dating back to the Greek and Roman era located on the right bank of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
وصلت مرفأ طرطوس سفينتي الشحن الروسيتين ” اسبارطة 1 ” ” و اسبارطة 2 ” ممحلة بـ 10 آلاف طن من المساعدات لسوريا. وقال ألكسندر ياكوفليف المندوب العسكري الروسي في مرفأ طرطوس السوري إن ” الشحنة التي وصلت طرطوس اليوم، هي الأكبر من نوعها بين شحنات المساعدات التي تتلقاها سوريا بحرا منذ اندلاع الاضطرابات فيها، حيث تشمل […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
سيطرت وحدات الجيش السوري مساء الامس على منطقة سد ابو كلة شمال مطار التيفور العسكري في ريف حمص الشرقي وذلك ضمن الحملة العسكرية للجيش السوري بدعم من القوات الروسية وسلاح الجو السوري و الروسي في المنطقة . وتهدف وحدات الجيش السوري إلى التوسع في مختلف الاتجاهات بهدف تشتيت مسلحي تنظيم داعش وحصارهم واسقاط النقاط والتلال […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
*David Schmerler, CNN*:* North Korea's military parade: What we didn't see * If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hoped the successful launch of a missile Sunday would be a powerful footnote to Saturday's military parade, he would have been sorely disappointed. The missile blew up almost immediately, providing observers with few clues as to what the regime was attempting to achieve with the launch, beyond a show of force. Saturday's parade to mark the "Day of the Sun" was different, however. During similar parades in the past, North Korea has shown off its military hardware as a si...more »
I’m going to change the topic from Donald Trump’s efforts to start World War Three, and take you, dear readers, on a short, mental journey to the legendary island of Patmos. Patmos is a gorgeous, but tiny island close to the coast of Turkey. It’s also the place where John wrote the Book of Revelation, […]
Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday called for snap elections on June 8th over worries that her thin majority in Parliament is weakening her hand in tough negotiations on Brexit. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39636466 A sleuth of Tories including cabinet minister Philip Hammond have been hampering efforts to obtain trade deals for Britain from the European Union. As a […]
A US aircraft carrier that was being used by Donald Trump to threaten North Korea with a preemptive strike, sparking fears of World War Three, was heading in the opposite direction, it has emerged. “We’re sending an armada,” Trump told Fox News last week even as journalists like the FT’s Gideon Rachman are warning that […]
Social media was abuzz last week with three big missteps by major corporations. Pepsi unveiled a failed television advertisement intended to render homage to the social protest movement in the U.S. but that instead trivialized the protests and appropriated their imagery for financial gain; the New York Times revealed allegations of sexual harassment against Fox […]
Iraqi Federal Police firing a mortar in Old City, west Mosul (USA Today) The Golden Division maintained its push into central west Mosul. Its forces were still fightingin the Thawra and Tanak neighborhoods. General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi claimed that once those two were taken the Old City district would be mostly surrounded. In actuality the division would just be pushing along its perimeter more. That’s what the Golden Division has been doing for the last month. Taking the district remains the job of the police who are only making halting progress. The BBC and USA Today followed s...more »
Do researchers need a new “Craigslist?” We were recently alerted to a new online platform called StudySwap by one of its creators, who said it was partially inspired by one of our posts. The platform creates an “online marketplace” that previous researchers have called for, connecting scientists with willing partners – such as a team looking for someone […] The post Need to find a replication partner, or collaborator? There’s an online platform for that appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017Part 3—Leaves other Others alone:* Is political hatred on the rise in the United States? Professor Fels says it is. We're inclined to agree. Professor Fels discussed this phenomenon in an intriguing if murky column in last Friday's New York Times. She built large parts of her discussion around the role evolution has and hasn't played in selecting for the impulse to hate in this manner. Before long, Fels was discussing "altriusm punishments"—hate-fueled behaviors like suicide bombing, behaviors "that don’t provide a genetic benefit to the individual or e...more »
Look I'm not saying there WILL be an attack, I am just saying if there is one it will be the most beautiful one ever.Courtesy of CNN: *Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued a stark warning Tuesday, calling the risk of a terror attack on the United States "as threatening today" as it was on 9/11. * *Specifically, Kelly outlined the danger posed by homegrown terrorists and foreign fighters from around the world who have traveled to Syria and Iraq with plans to return home. * *"The threat to our nation and our American way of life has not diminished," Kelly sai...more »
*USA Today:* *How U.S. drones helped win a battle against ISIS for first time in Libya* WASHINGTON — A handful of drones controlled from the United States and a small force of offshore Marine aircraft played a decisive role in defeating Islamic State fighters in Libya last December, the most prominent example of how the U.S. military can help win a key battle from afar. The four-month air campaign to drive militants from Sirte without committing large numbers of U.S. advisers or ground forces is being studied as a model for future U.S. military efforts against the Islamic State as...more »
Are you a Hard-Brexit Loyalist or a Saboteur? Take the quiz to find out! Get Involved! – For more satirical news, you can also follow Off The Perch on Facebook and Twitter. Featured image via Pexels / Pixabay The post Are you a Hard-Brexit Loyalist or a Saboteur? [QUIZ] appeared first on The Canary.
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election on 8 June this year. The Daily Mail chose to commemorate this news with a front page that certainly captures the nature of politics of our time. It’s a vision of hell. The Daily Mail front page Unsurprisingly, The Mail has thrown its full support […] The post The front page of today’s Daily Mail is a vision of hell [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.
In the wake of the Prime Minister’s 18 April announcement of a snap general election, BBC Newsnight ran a programme entitled Election Special 2017. Rather than a policy-focused review of potential candidates, it became a party political broadcast for Theresa May and the Conservative Party. Off balance Tuesday night’s instalment of BBC Newsnight was balanced heavily […] The post You’re not imagining it. BBC Newsnight’s ‘Election Special’ was a party political broadcast for Theresa May [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Just hours after announcing a general election, Theresa May made her first gaffe. She announced she was refusing to take part in televised election debates. But while May is running scared from facing her opposition head on, she is facing a direct challenge from some of the most powerful people in politics. And they’re threatening […] The post Theresa May is facing a crisis just 24 hours after announcing the general election appeared first on The Canary.
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public Greenpeace Ltd and Friends of the Earth Limited have been fined by the Electoral Commission for failing to comply with campaigning rules at the 2015 UK Parliamentary General Election. At the general election, non-party campaigners were required to register with the Electoral Commission if they spent more […]
Steaming? The USS Carl Vinson must have been a 'steamin' angry ship, ready to fight? Besides being nuclear powered (steam generation) I guess we were supposed to believe steamin' angry because that's certainly how the media reports prior to the Easter week end were spinning. As if confrontation was imminent! *Here's the post from April 14/17: US prepares preemptive strike against North Korea before another nuclear test. *Link embedded within. *My opening thoughts* *-This is alarming if even remotely true. Though it feels like fear mongering. Thoughts?* *Hattip to Davoh for letting...more »
How many nations has North Korea attacked since the 1950's? How many nations has the US attacked and forced regime change during that same period? What country has military bases all over South Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Guam and Australia? Which country organizes regular war exercises on the Korean peninsula aimed at the north and is encouraging Japan to rearm and develop offensive military capability? Who is the real threat to peace on the Korean peninsula? Which nation still refuses to negotiate and sign a final peace treaty to officially end the Korean War?
[image: johnson] Johnson said that if the US sought British military assistance it would be 'difficult to say no'. The post British’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson may ignore anti-war vote in Parliament appeared first on The Duran.
[image: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a meeting with the Bavarian State Premier at the 52nd Security in Munich, Germany, 13 February 2016. The 52nd Security Conference runs until 14 February 2016. Photo by: Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images] Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has promised that Russia will stay the course and continue to help Syria fight ISIS and associated terrorist groups. The post Russian PM: US attack ‘benefits ISIS’ appeared first on The Duran.
Last night, in a deep red Georgia congressional district, progressive Democrat Jon Ossoff scored 48.1% in an open multi-party primary to replace right-wing Trumpist Tom Price-- 10 points better than the last Democrat who ran for that seat. The Republicans were all over the map and the top 3 GOP candidates combined only came to 39.4%. The Democrat was polling at around 43% on Friday across several polls but then Trump weighed in and Ossoff gained 5 points. Too bad Trump didn't weigh in sooner! Any Republican in Congress who doesn't recognize the warning, is headed for trouble-- or ...more »
*Reuters: **U.S. says Iran complies with nuke deal but orders review on lifting sanctions* The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States' national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with a deal to rein in its nuclear program. In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, on Tuesday U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Iran remained compliant with the 2015 deal, but said there were concer...more »
*The University of Virginia’s Fight to Protect Free Speech* According to some observers, college campuses are facing a “free speech crisis.” From author Charles Murray, who faced violent protests at Middlebury College, to Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald, who was shouted down by students at Claremont McKenna College, controversial free speech cases arise on college campuses almost weekly. But amid the chaos, some college and university administrators are working harder than ever to protect the First Amendment. The Daily Signal traveled to the University of Virginia i...more »
*For the first time in the recent past, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river (?)* *That old apostle of Warmism, Chris Mooney, makes a muckle out of a mickle below. Glaciers advance and retreat all the time. Where is the proof that this retreat is caused by global warming? There is none. It's all just the usual theory and modelling*A team of scientists have documented what they're describing as the first case of large-scale river reorganisation as a result of human-caused climate change. They found that in mid-2016, the retreat of a very large glacier in C...more »
I should be writing about Bill O'Reilly or the Georgia special election, but I want to draw your attention to this *New York Times* story, which seems likely to get lost: Since the United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” on an Islamic State cave complex in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, American military officials have been circumspect about the bomb’s damage.... The reluctance of the United States to discuss casualties and other damage from the 22,000-pound bomb concerns local officials in Nangarhar Province.... “I and other people have this concern — that why American f...more »
Rob Kirby Warns: Financial Collapse Will Lead to WAR by http://www.silverdoctors.com/ “When monetary systems fail, they take us to war.” What Trump has done in the last couple weeks “is everything that he campaigned against,” Rob Kirby says. – “When monetary systems fail, they take us to war.” Our financial system may be in danger of […]
Over the past six years, I've repeatedly blogged on what I call the pension Ponzi scheme. As the financial world is rapidly figuring out, the pension plans of the past generation(s) are simply not sustainable. People are living longer and, thanks in large part to the Great Recession, central bankers have pushed returns on safe investments to near zero or, in some cases, into negative territory. Those who are currently retired may find themselves with their gold-plated defined benefit pension plans in jeopardy and those who are planning to retire in the future may find that there ...more »
Chants of "lock him up" from displeased constituents here in Little Rock, AR when Senator Cotton compliments Trump's foreign policy pic.twitter.com/1FhJYzreXS — Josh Haskell (@joshbhaskell) April 17, 2017 Courtesy of Occupy Democrats: *The irony of seeing voters yell for Trump’s arrest barely two months into his presidency is simply delicious. Trump campaign advisor Gen. Michael Flynn began the “LOCK HER UP” chant at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last summer. Now it’s Michael Flynn who is desperately trying to avoid jail while voters scream for Trump’s imprisonm...more »
During the election campaign, Donald Trump called Barack Obama an "habitual vacationer." Eugene Robinson writes in *The Washington Post*: A conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, estimated that Obama cost taxpayers $97 million in leisure travel costs during his two terms. But Obama now looks like a relative cheapskate, while it is Trump who seems unable to break the habit. Trump opined that Obama spent way too much time on the golf course. But, as with everything else about Trump, the hypocrisy is stunning: Trump vowed last year that when he became president, he would be wo...more »
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*Voice of America:* *Venezuela Braces for ‘Mother of All Marches’ Wednesday* CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As Venezuela’s center-right opposition prepares to stage "the mother of all marches" Wednesday to protest President Nicolás Maduro’s efforts to consolidate power, the besieged leader has called for a countermarch and declared plans to expand the country’s civilian militias. Maduro, speaking to thousands of uniformed militia members assembled Monday at the presidential palace in Caracas, said they must determine whether they are "with the homeland or with the betrayal of the homeland." ...more »
*Spring went by quickly....* There is no lack of comedy in this election as the six candidates submitted their forms and signatures. Five of the six had over 100K signatures, with Wu Den-yih submitting over 200,000. However... However, the total number of signatures submitted exceeded the 478,000 party members eligible to endorse aspiring candidates as of Tuesday. One hopeful ascribed this to possible duplicate endorsements or artificial inflation of the number of signatures collected. Can you imagine electoral fraud in a KMT-involved election? The Straits Times had a more serious...more »
'Parents were left "shocked and upset" after alleged antisemitic abuse on social media was directed at a member of a Jewish youth football team. The Brady Maccabi Red under-16 player was called "Jew boy", "gay Jew" and "Nazi victim" and was referred to as "taking a gas shower". The messages were posted on Instagram in a private chat group, seen by the player. They were posted after Brady Maccabi beat Enfield-based Olympiacos 3-1 last Sunday in the Watford Friendly League.' More here in the JC https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/YOUTH-TEAM-FOOTBALLER-SUBJECTED-TO-ANTISEMITIC-ABUSE-...more »
*FOX News/The SUN*: *Russia claims it can wipe out US Navy with single 'electronic bomb'* Russia has claimed it can disable the entire US Navy in one fell swoop using powerful electronic signal jamming. A news report from the country – where the media is essentially controlled by the state – said the technology could render planes, ships and missiles useless. The newsreader says: “Today, our Russian Electronic Warfare (REW) troops can detect and neutralise any target from a ship’s system and a radar, to a satellite.” The news report claims a single Russian war plane flew several...more »
*CNN: **FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation* Washington (CNN)The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump's campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation. The dossier has also been cited by FBI Director James Comey in some of his briefings to members of Congress in recent weeks, as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation, according to US officials briefed on the probe. Thi...more »
*Daily Mail*:* EXCLUSIVE: 'Mr. President, I'm sorry.' How Hillary groveled to Barack Obama after he told her to CONCEDE as his legacy lay ‘shattered at Donald Trump’s feet,' bombshell book reveals* * Barack Obama phoned Hillary Clinton twice on election night, the first time urging her to concede election as states like Pennsylvania went for Trump * The second call was to console her * New book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign gives the play-by-play drama behind Clinton’s defeat at the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan * Political journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie ...more »
استكمالا لتطبيق اتفاق البلدات الاربعة ” الزبداني مضايا – كفريا والفوعة ” , خرجت صباح اليوم الدفعة الثانية والاخيرة من المسلحين وعوائلهم من منطقة الزبداني و مضايا بريف دمشق إلى الشمال السوري عبر 11 حافلة . وقدر عدد الخارجين حوالي 500 شخص بين مسلحين وعوائلهم فين حين قرر 300 شخص البقاء وتسوية اوضاعهم وبالتالي إنهاء […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:00 A.M.) – Brand new footage has emerged depicting a so-called T-72 Adra tank completely destroyed by Failaq al-Rahman, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) group which operates in and around the Syrian capital. The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) tank in mention, sometimes reffered to as an Enigma T-72 due to its armor plates, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:30 A.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) is deploying drones to full effect across battlefields in Syria, closely monitoring the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) movements in many volatile governorates, most notably Daraa, Hama and Aleppo. On Tuesday, a HTS (Syrian Al-Qaeda branch) surveillance drone spotted a unit of oblivious SAA soldiers hiding inside […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Hama şehrinin kuzeyinde, cihatçıların geçtiğimiz ay başlattığı devasa saldırıda ele geçirdiği bütün noktalarda kontrolü sağlayan Suriye ordusu; karşı taarruzunu sürdürüyor. Son olarak Suran beldesinde kontrolü sağlayan Kaplan Kuvvetleri öncülüğündeki birlikler, bölgedeki en büyük belde olan Taybet el İmam çevresindeki birçok kontrol noktasını alarak güney ve doğu girişlerine ulaşmayı başardı. Askeri kaynaklar, çatışmaların yoğun hava […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:00 A.M.) – Government operations in rural Aleppo did not yield any gains on Tuesday as rebel forces held their ground and repelled an attack launched by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies. Beginning in the morning hours, the SAA’s 30th Division of the Republican Guard – supported by Liwa Al-Quds […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Suriye hükümeti ile silahlı gruplar arasında yapılan anlaşma gereği, Madaya’nın ardından bu sabah Zabadani’deki son silahlılarda İdlib’e doğru yola çıktı. Hükümet kontrolü altında bulunan Fua ve Kefreya köylerindeki yaklaşık 3.000 kişinin bu sabah Halep’e doğru yola çıkmasına eş zamanlı olarak Zabadani’deki son grup da İdlib’e geçmeye başladı. Bu gelişmenin ardından savaşın başından bu yana […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
La Coalición estadounidense causó ayer la muerte de numerosos civiles cerca del cruce fronterizo iraquí en Deir Ezzor, cuando intentaban atacar las posiciones del Estado Islámico (ISIS) dentro de la ciudad de Abukamal. Según los activistas locales, 23 civiles murieron durante los ataques aéreos de la Coalición de EE.UU. sobre Abukamal ayer, entre ellos 10 niños y 5 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) reabrió el martes un importante flanco en el este de Homs, liberando la presa de Abu Kaleh en medio de enfrentamientos con ISIS. En particular, el avance sitúa al EAS a una distancia sorprendente del Batallón Blindado abandonado, una base militar aún controlada por ISIS no lejos de la estratégica […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Apenas 48 horas después de que la Marina estadounidense llevara a cabo un ataque con misiles Tomahawk contra la Base Aérea de Shayrat, en el este de Homs, el Ejército sirio desafió el ‘mensaje’ de Donald Trump reconstruyendo rápidamente esta instalación gubernamental y lanzando ataques aéreos contra el Estado Islámico y otras fuerzas yihadistas. Con la Fuerza Aérea […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
La ciudad estratégica de al-Zabadani, al oeste de Damasco, ha sido declarada libre de militantes hoy después de que más de mil yihadistas y sus familias abandonaran la zona. Según una fuente militar local, los rebeldes yihadistas prendieron fuego a varios edificios dentro de al-Zabadani, dejando a vecindarios enteros abrumados por el fuego. Algunos militantes […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
El secretario de Relaciones Exteriores del Reino Unido, Boris Johnson, dijo el martes en la Cámara de los Comunes de Gran Bretaña que quiere preservar las instituciones estatales sirias “decapitando al monstruo”, refiriéndose al presidente sirio, Bashar al-Assad. “Lo esencial será tener un proceso político que preserve las instituciones del estado sirio mientras decapita al […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
From Jenna Orkin Australia's prime minister is scrapping a type of visa that allows non-citizens to work in the country Caught On Tape: British Navy "Escorts" Russian Warships Through English Channel A suspected gas leak caused a portion of a highway in Atlanta to buckle The leader of 'Calexit' just announced he's abandoning the movement and settling permanently in Russia Google says rogue vendor violated guidelines by instructing contractors to rate InfoWars as untrustworthy site 4 voting machines stolen ahead of a high-profile special election in Georgia Vending machines at a ...more »
[image: putin alone] A discussion of what western people want from their governments and what they think of Russia is increasingly necessary. The post Russia is not an enemy of western countries appeared first on The Duran.
[image: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA] Iran is many things, but a culturally backward, state sponsor of terrorism it most certainly is not. The post The good, the bad and the ugly of modern Iran appeared first on The Duran.
*NBC:* *Inside the World’s First All-Female Special Forces Unit: Norway’s Jegertroppen* ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland. Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the snow-covered hillside, they call for support from the rest of their unit. This firefight is just a drill, but the soldiers taking part are battling to break down one of the final barriers to women s...more »
Scientists alarmed over problems posed to space missions from junk -- debris from mankind's exploration of cosmos https://t.co/1g0ejSR3c9 pic.twitter.com/ErhCaUvX1a — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 19, 2017
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Statista:* *The Largest Armed Forces in the World* In response to a U.S. navy battle group being sent toward the Korean peninsula at the weekend, Pyongyang has responded with a warning of "catastrophic consequences”, adding that North Korea is "ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.". With China supposedly agreeing that some form of action now has to be taken on its ally, our infographic looks at the countries with the largest amount of active-duty troops in the world. *Read more* ....more »
*Lightning Arrival* F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighters land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017, marking the first F-35A training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew
SourceI swear that kind of cognitive dissonance is enough to give one an aneurysm. The irony of Sarah Palin attacking college students as being dismissive of facts almost breathtaking. But this is a real indication of what we are up against when dealing with Trump supporters. For them up is down, black is white, and truth is whatever tumbles out of Trump's orange tinted maw. How does one engage in reasonable discourse with people who deny the existence of facts and label everything that disagrees with their point of view as "fake news?"
Oops, we had her last name incorrect. We fixed it. Her name is Suh, (like duh) not SHUH, although the similarity to shshshshsh is amusing. KIM NOTE: Big thanks to Trudy for this post. Hey Cosmo, stick to promoting multiple...
Chuka Umunna Tweeted this... @ChukaUmunna Theresa May is a disgrace-she called an Election because she rejects the idea of an Opposition in our democracy.We are not some dictatorship 8:17 AM - 19 Apr 2017 Calling an election is a sign of being a dictator? And Chuka Umunna is meant to be one of the more sensible Labour Party politicians. Thanks to Guido Fawkes for the spot.
*"Requiem for a Ladybug"* by Frankly Francis "You lie still less than a foot away on top of the soft mouse pad that protects me from carpal tunnel syndrome. I noticed this morning, through eyes not yet clarified by my first coffee of the day, your presence in my study. Odd, I thought, that you would even be present this close to Thanksgiving. It is certainly past your time of the year in these parts. I had the presence of mind to reckon that your life must be short. Rather than remove you from my space, both physical and mental, I decided that if these were your final moments then...more »
"A Poet's Voice XV, Part Four" by Kahlil Gibran "You are my brother, but why are you quarreling with me? Why do you invade my country and try to subjugate me for the sake of pleasing those who are seeking glory and authority? Why do you leave your wife and children and follow Death to the distant land for the sake of those who buy glory with your blood, and high honor with your mother's tears? Is it an honor for a man to kill his brother man? If you deem it an honor, let it be an act of worship, and erect a temple to Cain who slew his brother Abel. Is self-preservation the first ...more »
*“Wretched of the Earth”* “Poor kids, wretched of the earth, why should we feed you? Why shouldn't we empty our sea of bullets into your swollen bellies or poison you with toxic chemicals or depleted uranium? Why should we care, we who are living well? Where is it written in stone that you deserve better? Or that we are not animals subject to the law of nature: kill or be killed? You suspect us of being cruel, but we are kind. Our god tells us so. It is yours that lies. So you cry at night, shivering in the cold or sell yourselves for a slice of bread. What is that to those of us who a...more »
A polar bear died suddenly at San Diego SeaWorld just weeks after her only companion was shipped away to take part in a breeding program. Szenja, a 21-year-old polar bear, was found dead on Tuesday a week after keepers noticed she was lethargic and not eating properly. The amusement park's only other polar bear, another female named Snowflake, was sent away to Pittsburgh zoo at the end of February. The pair had been kept together in the enclosure since the park opened in 1997. At the time thousands of activists signed a petition asking for them not to be separated, saying the move ...more »
wow, that was hard, and what with 150,000+ steps already on my legs from last week's family walking holiday in Minehead... and it's a new record. FIFTY THREE MINUTES, for my usual seven miles course around west Oxford's rolling hills. Warmed up with half an hour's yoga. Weather was perfect, sun breaking through light cloud. No wind. No food since yesterday evening. One cup of coffee for upper's sake. Glass of water. :)
We are MOVING!!!! The new home of "Removing the Shackles" (and Transpicuous News & Views) has moved to a new permanent home: www.rts.earth At the moment we are still in the "building" phase so some features are not yet published, but all rts , Transpicuous News, and Transpicuous Views videos and articles will be published on the new site only from now on. This blogger site has been the home of Removing the Shackles for over 6 years now, and will remain "online" as an archive of older articles etc... until I have the time to move them all over to the new site, which, needless t...more »
Perhaps the most potent argument against suicide in modern secular societies is that it constitutes wastage of the agent’s own life and commits at the very least indirect harm to the lives of others who in various ways have depended on the agent. However, the force of this argument could be mitigated if the suicide occurred in the context of experimentation, including self-experimentation, with very risky treatments that aim to extend the human condition. Suicides in these cases could be quite informative and hence significantly advance the prospects of the rest of humanity. The s...more »
I do want to say, and i have said as much in past postings that just before 9/11, I was still actively tracking markets. I actually sensed the increasing likelihood of a major black swan in the week before 9/11. The only question was what might be the trigger. In short my sub conscious became aware of serious contrary trading that could not be explained. Thus 9/11 was only a surprise to me in its actual scale and direction. Yet i still accepted the public narrative as likely although I did think the apparent planning as beyond apparent capabilities. Now it has become clear t...more »
[image: A new electrode design, inspired by the fractal pattern of veins in a fern leaf, could ...] This is really promising. Look at the image of the plant at 400 X. Something like that converting sunlight and then storing the energy is an excellent conceptualization. We may get lucky as the jump in storage changes the whole dynamics of solar energy. The present regime simply fails to go much beyond 20 percent conversion over a narrow enough bandwidth and that imposes a capital burden that does not get seriously smaller even with massive mass production.. . *Fern-leaf inspire...more »
[image: A new study shows that a person's gut microbiota can be positively altered through non-invasive transcranial ...] What possibly links all this? I think that from reading this report, that the research scope is too narrow. A broader study that starts with a whole body magnetic stimulation should be tried. I do think it is empirically true that standing next to a hot household transformer will induce serious bowel activity. If true, then a whole range of variations should be tested and better understood. If those changes taken to an appropriate level can be shown to also...more »
*[image: Bee venom could be the key to delivering drugs across the blood brain barrier]* An unusual approach and with the natural toxicity toned down it could turn out to be practical. Thus we may have a useful class of pharmaceuticals that can be delivered to the brain itself. This was obviously an important problem to solve and a number of protocols are been pursued. Lowering the toxicity may have been the easiest part of the problem and that ring structure is certainly promising . *Bee venom blasts through blood brain barrier to bring medicine* *Eric Mack April 3, 2017 * ...more »
*April 19, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Sixteen years onward and the US is no closer to its alleged goal of creating a stable Afghanistan free of terrorist organizations using its territory to stage attacks regionally and globally. Thousands of US troops still remain in Afghanistan, attempting to prop up the disorganized, immensely corrupt regime Washington installed and maintains in the nation's capital of Kabul. Entire provinces of the nation remain under the control of groups opposed to both the regime in Kabul and its American sponsors. Furthermore, Afghanistan's neighbors, ...more »
Ceres - not color enhanced. It's as big as Texas, but scientists don't want to call Ceres a planet, but we never thought of it as a planet the way we did with Pluto (demoted to dwarf planet status like Ceres). Scientists are critical of Ceres because it's in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter but doesn't have the mass to clean up the other material in orbit with it. But science needs to take another look at the place and have a little more respect. It does represent 1/3 of the mass in the asteroid belt. The robotic NASA spacecraft Dawn entered orbit around Ceres on 6 March ...more »
*"Remind Us How This Ends..."* by Tomgram "Now, we know. According to Todd Harrison, an expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the replacement cost for the 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles recently dumped on an air base in Syria: $89 million. That not-exactly-decisive strike in Washington’s 15 years of war in the ever more chaotic Greater Middle East against... well, you tell me what or whom... was but a drop in the bucket. After all, the cost of those never-ending wars has already reached into the trillions of dollars. And keep in mind that these are wars in wh...more »
[image: James-Comey-tall-Donald-Trump] FBI Director James Comey used fake "Trump Dossier" to secure a FISA warrant to secretly monitor Trump aide. The post BOMBSHELL: James Comey used Buzzfeed fake dossier to build Russia collusion case against Trump appeared first on The Duran.
[image: donald-trump-iran-deal] The Trump administration concedes that Iran is complying with 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by Obama. The post BREAKING: Trump tells Congress that Iran is complying with nuclear deal appeared first on The Duran.
[image: Mike Pence gives death stare to CNN during North Korea interview (Video)] Mike Pence stares down CNN reporter. The post Mike Pence gives death stare to CNN during North Korea interview (Video) appeared first on The Duran.
Tony Heller (aka Steve Goddard) keeps exposing the FAKE NEWS from the Alarmists. On his Deplorable Science Blog, he has a new post showing: "No Warming In Argentina Since 1940." Tony says that NASA has cleverly cooled the past there to hide the 1940’s warmth. Tony compares the data from three stations and comes to the conclusion: The only reason anyone believes that the world is warmer now than 1940 is because of Urban Heat Island effects like Buenos Aires, and junk science by NASA, NOAA, Richard Muller, Zeke and Mosher. Oh dear! More failures from the Alarmists. Read more at D...more »
Jon Ossoff speaks to supporters during an election-night watch party. AP Photo/John Bazemore The past month has been fun for me. Not only am I a political scientist who researches Congress and congressional elections, but I also live in Georgia’s 6th House district, which has been the focus of national attention for the past month or so. On April 18, the district held a special election to replace Tom Price, who left the House to become Secretary of Health and Human Services. The election was held under an unusual format known as a “jungle primary” in which all candidates appear ...more »
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The strategic town of Al-Zabadani in the western countryside of Damascus has been declared free of militants today after the remaining 1,000+ jihadists and their families exited the area. According to a local military source, the jihadist rebels set ablaze several buildings inside of Al-Zabadani, leaving entire neighborhoods overwhelmed by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The Israeli Navy attacked a number of Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza, local activists reported on Tuesday morning, Israeli naval boats reportedly fired several shells at the Palestinian fishermen because they were allegedly fishing too far off the coast of Gaza near the Al-Sudaniya port. No casualties have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the second phase of the Qatari-Iranian agreement commenced in Syria with thousands of people leaving the besieged towns of Al-Fou’aa, Kafraya, Al-Zabadani, and Madaya. According to a military source in the Aleppo Governorate, more than 3,000 civilians left the Syrian Government-controlled towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya in 46 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) claimed on Wednesday that their terrorist organization carried out Tuesday’s attack on the St. Catherine Monastery in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. No civilians were killed in the Islamic State attack; however, the terrorist group did manage to kill one soldier and four military personnel at a checkpoint […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 A.M.) – Protests continued into their second day in Istanbul, Tuesday, to decry the results of the referendum set to grant Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. Results announced on Sunday showed the Turkish president had 51.36 percent voting ‘Yes’ and 48.64 percent of voters choosing ‘No,’ figures heavily contested […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – Just 48 hours after the U.S. Navy conducted a tomahawk missile strike on the Shayrat Airbase in east Homs, the Syrian military defied Donald Trump’s ‘powerful’ message by quickly rebuilding this government installation and launching airstrikes against both the Islamic State (ISIL) and jihadist rebels from this site. With the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – The U.S. Coalition killed several civilians near the Iraqi border-crossing in Deir Ezzor on Tuesday, while they were attempting to target the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions inside the town of Abukamal. According to local activists, the U.S. Coalition killed 23 civilians during the attack on Abukamal yesterday, including 10 children […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was everything I hoped it would be. From the Castle to Ollivander's it is like stepping into the magical world. My absolute favorite part was eating lunch at the Three Broomsticks. The food was amazing and of course there was Butterbeer. The Frozen Butterbeer was my favorite thing in the entire park and I couldn't get it enough of it. I wanted to stop every time we passed a cart. When I got home, I got to work trying to replicate the recipe, I came up with a lot of different versions and finally got one I felt was close. I have including two re...more »
Published on Apr 17, 2017 The Gaza Strip’s only power plant has once again stopped working due to a lack of fuel. The Palestinian enclave is already suffering from a multitude of problems inflicted by the decade-old Israeli blockade. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of […]
Google = NSA. Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network, Global Surveillance Militarized-Police State? No Such Agency! – Google Takes Out Major Contract to De-List INFOWARS from Its Search Index by Mike Cernovich | http://www.Medium.com Google has hired contractors to remove or limit Alex Jones’ website Infowars.com from its search engines. According to a […]
Creating Another “Crash of 1929” by Jeff Thomas, http://www.internationalman.com/ Regarding the Great Depression… we did it. We’re very sorry… We won’t do it again. – Ben Bernanke – Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could risk a nasty surprise down the road—either too much inflation, financial instability, or both. – Janet Yellen – […]
Published on Apr 18, 2017 North Korea’s envoy to the United Nations has warned that US actions can cause a nuclear war to break out at any moment. His comments followed the remarks of US Vice President Mike Pence who has said Washington’s policy of strategic patience is over. Tensions have been on the rise […]
Published on Apr 18, 2017 Along with the “collapse” of the US economy and military, the United States is failing to achieve its goal of dominating the world, says a political commentator. Daniel 7:23 (New King James Version) 23 “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be […]
WW3: Trump Grants Military Full Authority To Declare War? by http://yournewswire.com/ President Trump announced that he has given the United States military the “full authority” to strike foreign targets and declare war without the “interference” of elected officials in Congress or the Senate, as military generals say WW3 is “almost guaranteed.” – “What I do is I authorize my […]
North Korea to Test Missiles WEEKLY as Nation Threatens ‘ALL OUT WAR’ with Donald Trump by VICKIIE OLIPHANT, http://www.express.co.uk/ NORTH Korea will continue to test nuclear missiles monthly or even weekly as its vice foreign minister warned the US could face ”all out war”. – Han Song-Ryol revealed yesterday the state would continue to test its missiles […]
Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores by https://sputniknews.com/, 17 April 2017 Amid mounting tensions in the East Asia, the Pentagon has directed three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, South Korean media reported quoting governmental sources. – TOKYO (Sputnik) — Three US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, […]
India Outlawing Cash Altogether in 75 Cities by Martin Armstrong, https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/ The Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday the 14th, that 75 cities will be designated cashless/less-cash townships, with an overwhelming 56 of them being in Gujarat. Modi is determined to bring India into the 21st century. He is being cheered behind the curtain and every […]
Published on Apr 18, 2017 The United States has refused to deescalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula in order to maintain its “network of military bases” in East Asia and contain China, says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs. end
Published on Apr 15, 2017 OffPlanet Radio Randy Maugans & Emily Moyer with guest, Cynthia McKinney Official Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/cynmckinneyfb Website: http://bit.ly/allthingscyn – Former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party US Presidential Candidate, Cynthia McKinney joins us for a look inside the dark workings of the military-industrial-intelligence complex. – She was a vocal critic of the […]
Originally posted on reality: In January 2017 an essay appeared with the title: WHAT IS THE POLAR VORTEX AND HOW DOES IT INFLUENCE WEATHER? Authors are Darryn W. Waugh, Adam H. Sobel, and Lorenzo M. Polvani The essay can be found here: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00212.1 Unfortunately this essay does nothing to advance our knowledge of the role of…
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Nic Lewis Kyle Armour has a new paper out in Nature Climate Change: “Energy budget constraints on climate sensitivity in light of inconstant climate feedbacks”. Its two key claims are: “global climate models robustly show that feedbacks vary over time, with a strong tendency for climate sensitivity to increase…
Originally posted on Science Matters: A stream flows through the toe of Kaskawulsh Glacier in Yukon’s Kluane National Park. In 2016, this channel allowed the glacier’s meltwater to drain in a different direction than normal, resulting in the Slims River’s water being rerouted to a different river system. DANIEL SHUGAR The Weather Network (who do…
*Rachel Nuwer, BBC:* *How Western civilisation could collapse* Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer. The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define our society – democracy, individual liberties, social tolerance and more – would begin to teeter. Our world would become an increasingly ugly place, one defin...more »
*Trumpist candidate Bruce LeVell fails to get past 0.2%. Sad!* GA-06 is the best educated district held by a Republican congressman in the whole country. They don't like Trump there. But instead of keeping a low profile, Trump was blithely tweeting away this morning and even did an attack ad robo-call, making it clear to everyone that the contest today was a referendum on Trump. Turnout was very high-- over a third of registered voters. Last November, Tom Price coasted to reelection against an unknown and un-financed opponent, Rodney Stooksbury. Even with Hillary nearly beating Trum...more »
*Daily Mail:* *One dead and two injured after US Army Black Hawk helicopter crashes on to Maryland golf course* * The UH60 chopper crashed on to the green at Breton Bay Golf Course at 1.37pm * One died and two were airlifted to hospital in serious and critical conditions * They were taking part in a routine training flight when the accident occurred * All of the soldiers belong to the 12th Aviation Batallion stationed at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, 70 miles away One person has died and two are injured after a US Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed on to a Maryland golf course on M...more »
Walkers back at Cheyenne River's Four Bands Camp tonight along the Cannonball River after walking from Standing Rock today. Long Walk 5 walking from Standing Rock Tribe's casino to camp today. Photos by Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Long Walk 5, Standing Rock, April 18, 2017 --Walking from coast to coast to
*BBC*: *Twelve Saudi soldiers die in Yemen 'friendly fire' helicopter crash* A military helicopter crash in Yemen that killed 12 Saudi soldiers was reportedly caused by friendly fire. The Black Hawk crashed in Marib Province, east of the capital Sanaa. The Yemen defence ministry's news website said the helicopter had "misread" the air defence system, which "resulted in the destruction of the aircraft before it landed". But Saudi Arabia says it is too early to tell what caused the crash and it is still investigating. The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting in support of the gove...more »
When the French presidential elections begin on April 23, the world will be watching closely. Polls are tightening up, but Marine Le Pen, of the far-right National Front (FN) Party, seems likely to get through to the second, runoff ballot on May 10. Will the xenophobic populism that brought Brexit to the U.K. and Donald Trump to the White House claim the Elysée Palace, too? Le Pen’s expected advance has been one of the few constants in a campaign marked by surprising, dispiriting twists. To a historian of French colonialism like me, one of the most revealing is the renewed debate...more »
Technology can help workers in many ways. Romero, Stahre, Wuest, et al., CC BY-ND The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second involved the innovations from Henry Ford’s assembly line. Third, microelectronics and computer power appeared on factory floors. Now, manufacturing businesses are beginning to integrate robotics, automation and other data-driven technologies into their workflows. Robots have taken over difficult, dangerous and repetitive physical tasks, improving factory safety, worker comfort and prod...more »
When lawyers submit forensic evidence in court, is there legit science to back it up? AP Photo/Pat Sullivan Science and the law are not natural partners. Science seeks to advance our understanding of the natural world. The law is tasked with ensuring public safety and making sure justice is properly served. Over time, science became another tool available to the legal system to pursue those goals. During recent years, though, problems with some aspects of forensic science have come to light. Examples include false convictions based on faulty fire scene and burn pattern analysis and...more »
Dandelion Salad Socialist Project on Apr 15, 2017 The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been championed by both progressives and conservatives. Not everyone on the left, however, is behind the idea. Is the UBI a means of redistributing wealth, attacking poverty and protecting workers from technological displacement? Or will basic income serve […]
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 A.M.) – The Houthi forces, alongside the Yemeni Republican Guard, seized a key mountaintop overlooking the Mocha Port in western Yemen on Tuesday, forcing the Hadi loyalists and Southern Resistance fighters to retreat towards the coast. According to local activists, the Houthi forces and Yemeni Republican Guard seized the strategic mountaintop of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, telephoned Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on late Tuesday to congratulate him over the latest referendum passed by the Ankara regime. During the congratulatory phone call, Putin expressed his desire to implement another Syrian ceasefire that would stop the violence inside the country, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 A.M.) – Rumors emerged on Tuesday regarding the alleged apprehension of the Islamic State’s (ISIL) leader, Ibrahim Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, by either the Russian Special Forces in northern Syria. Russian media outlets alleged Baghdadi was captured by the Russian Special Forces during a secret raid in Syria’s northern countryside; however, no photos […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 A.M.) – The Foreign Secretary for the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, told the British House of Commons on Tuesday that he wants to preserve Syria’s state institutions by “decapitating the monster,” referring to the Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad. “The essential thing will be to have a political process that preserves the institutions […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 A.M.) – Footage released shows Kuznetsk missile boat launching target missiles to test the air defense system of the new Admiral Makarov frigate, off the coast of the Kaliningrad region, in the Baltic Sea, Tuesday. In turn, the frigate participating in the final stage of state tests at the marine ranges of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
(Tasnim News Agency) The Iranian Army displayed a broad range of defense equipment in a military parade in Tehran on Tuesday, including Sayyad-3 (Hunter-3), a homegrown long-range missile used for air defense. Various military hardware were put on display in the massive parade in south of Tehran, held to mark the National Army Day. Among […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) fighters further advanced into Syria’s central Hama province, around Taybat al-Imam, Monday, as the counter-offensive against anti-government militant groups continues. SAA troops scored significant gains in the key town of Taybat al-Imam, only one day after seizing control of the strategic town of Souran in northern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force electrified the western countryside of Aleppo with their countless airstrikes on the jihadist rebel defenses this morning. Russian bombers traveling from southwest Latakia made their way to the western countryside of Aleppo on Wednesday morning to strike a number of jihadist targets around Al-Mansoura, Al-Rashiddeen, and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham were under heavy attack in northern Hama on Tuesday, as they faced a large Syrian Arab Army force comprised of several units from the Tiger Forces and 4th Mechanized Division. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began the assault on Tuesday by storming the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Во вторник Сирийская Арабская Армия начала контратаку в административном центре провинции Дераа, проведя несколько дней в оборонительных боях в квартале Аль-Манишия. При активной поддержке с воздуха со стороны ВКС РФ армейцы ударили по позициям джихадистов в упомянутом квартале, нанеся серьёзный ущерб укреплениям последних. Согласно предварительным донесениям из Дераа, правительственным войскам удалось вернуть контроль над частью […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Военные Объединённых Арабских Эмиратов во вторник по ошибке сбили саудовский вертолёт, выполнявший полёт над йеменским город Мариб. Об этом во второй половине дня сообщили местные активисты. По их словам, состоящая на вооружении армии ОАЭ система “Панцирь-С1” открыла огонь по вертолёту “Блэк Хок” ВВС Саудовской Аравии. В результате крушения погибли все находившиеся на борту военнослужащие. Всего […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
*The Independent*: *Isis ‘seeking alliance with al-Qaeda’, says Iraqi Vice President* Militants reportedly looking for options as Iraqi troops close in on last jihadi strongholds in city of Mosul The leaders of Isis and al-Qaeda are understood to be in talks about a possible alliance between the two groups, the Iraqi vice president has claimed. “The discussion has started now,” Ayad Allawi said in an interview on Monday, as Isis prepares to lose control of the city of Mosul. “There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing [Isis leader Abu Bakr] Baghdadi and...more »
*RT*:* Chaos, carnage, and courage: First 6 months of Battle of Mosul in 10 visceral videos* The coalition offensive on ISIS-held Mosul, Iraq began exactly six months ago, and this footage captures the violence of the operation, the rawness of the suffering, and the relief of those able to escape unhurt from the two-sided trap. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor: *An incredible collection of videos.
"What glows in the night? This night, several unusual glows were evident - some near, but some far. The foreground surf glimmers blue with the light of bioluminescent plankton. Next out, Earth's atmosphere dims the horizon and provides a few opaque clouds. Farther out, the planet Venus glows bright near the image center. If you slightly avert your eyes, a diagonal beam of light will stand out crossing behind Venus. This band is zodiacal light, sunlight scattered by dust in our Solar System. *Click image for larger size.* Much farther away are numerous single bright stars, most closer ...more »
*"The Great Silence"* by Chet Raymo "If there is one word that should not be uttered, it is the name of - no, I will not say it. Any name diminishes. In the face of whatever it is that is most mysterious, most holy, we are properly silent. It is appropriate, I think, to praise the creation, to make a joyful noise of thanksgiving for the sensate world. But praising the Creator is another thing altogether. When we make a big racket on His behalf we are more than likely addressing an idol in our own image. What was it that Pico Iyer said? "Silence is the tribute that we pay to holines...more »
*"What I Have Learned So Far"* "Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside, looking into the shining world? Because, properly attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion. Can one be passionate about the just, the ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit to no labor in its cause? I don't think so. All summations have a beginning, all effect has a story, all kindness begins with the sown seed. Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of light is the crossroads of- indolence, or action. Be ignited, or be gone." ~...more »
“The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach." "This whole creation is essentially subjective, and the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic.” - Carl Jung
Girl: Do you have this book, something like, "keeping a secret about you"? Me: Let's take a look in the catalogue. [Stalling for time while scrolling through titles in my mind.] Hmm, do you mean *Keeping You a Secret*? Girl: Yes! I took a bus all the way from the South Common branch to here to get this book so I hope you have it. I recognize it as a good title by Julie Peters, excellent writer of LGBT-themed girl books. Me: Let's go over to the youth section to look for it. Girl: Do you know any other good books? Anything LGBT! I want to read lots of LGBT stuff. Me: You've come to...more »
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.