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Thomas Paine

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

23 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:41 pm MDT


Donald Trump asked top intelligence officials to push back against Russia investigation.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 11 hours ago
Courtesy of WaPo: *President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials. * *Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election. * *Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, ... more »

On the same day young people were brutally attacked, a quarter of a million did something amazing

Bex Sumner at The Canary - 12 hours ago
On 22 May, a suicide bomber murdered at least 22 people and injured 59 at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. One aspect of the attack has horrified the country above all else: that, in his attempt to sow hate, division and fear, he targeted young people and children. But, on the very same day, young people showed their […] The post On the same day young people were brutally attacked, a quarter of a million did something amazing appeared first on The Canary.

An anti-terror fighter from Manchester sends a powerful message from the battlefield [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 12 hours ago
After the 22 May terror attack in Manchester, one anti-terror fighter from the city released a heartfelt message. And Britain needs to hear it. “We’re with you. We love you.” There are a number of British volunteers who have joined the fight against Daesh (Isis/Isil) in Syria. They have fought alongside some of the most effective ground forces (the […] The post An anti-terror fighter from Manchester sends a powerful message from the battlefield [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Argentina: A UFO Abduction in Hernandarias?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*Source: ICOU and Luis BurgosDate: 05.23.2017* A*rgentina: A UFO Abduction in Hernandarias?* By Luis Burgos, FAO-ICOU (Argentine UFO Foundation - United Field Researchers) Hernandarias is a community in Entre Rios located some 75 kilometers in a straight line to the north of the provincial capital, the lovely city of Paraná. It is not an area known for frequent UFO reports, but on the evening of Monday, 22 May 2017, shortly after 21:00 hours, a relevant incident occurred that merits objective investigation, taking several factors into account: A 13-year-old boy MAY have been th... more »

Manchester...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*let's send out our thoughts and prayers, wring our hands while tears trickle down our pale and sunken cheeks, light a candle, fling about some flowers, and ponder the motives of the muslim bomber.* The white Europeans have been sold out by the people they elected - and so have we. Your political leaders, and the SJW's who roam among us, welcomed these heathens into the countries of Europe, Scandinavia, and the good ol' U.S.A. This was not some random occurrence. This was a planned invasion. The elitists hide behind their security forces, high walls, and live a privileged life ... more »

Did Masai Tribespeople Donate 14 Cows to the United States After 9/11?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A popular internet meme holding that members of the Masai tribe donated cows to the United States after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks is accurate.

China Has a Powerful Air Force (and One Big Flaw It Can't Easily Fix)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Asia* Those advanced jet engines. *China is determined to close that gap, but it has not yet succeeded in doing so. Last year, Beijing setup the Aero Engine Corp. of China (AECC) as part of its efforts to solve the problem. The firm has $7.5 billion in capital and 96,000 employees. According to a CNN report, Beijing's most recent five-year development plan states that developing and producing indigenous engines is one of China’s most important goals.* *China has the money and the willpower to develop its own aerospace engine industry. It’s just a mat... more »

Jeremy Corbyn’s response to the Manchester bombing is a breath of fresh air [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has spoken to the BBC in the wake of the Manchester concert bombing which killed 22 and injured 59 on Monday. The response is a breath of fresh air, amid the grim reaction of the conservative UK press. Corbyn on Manchester The Labour leader was asked what message he would send […] The post Jeremy Corbyn’s response to the Manchester bombing is a breath of fresh air [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Two Vice Presidential Commencement Speeches, Two Different Responses

Dave Bohon at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: two-vice-presidential-commencement-speeches-two-different-responses] Vice President Mike Pence traveled to two institutions of higher learning to deliver commencement addresses May 20 and 21, receiving drastically different receptions at each.

World News Briefs -- May 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *British police raid houses after bombing decried by PM as sickening attack on young* British Prime Minister Theresa May decried a suicide bomb attack that killed 22 people in a crowded concert hall as a sickening act targeting children and young people, and police raided houses in the city of Manchester looking for accomplices. Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed the attack as revenge against "Crusaders". But Western experts were skeptical, noting it had offered two accounts of the attack partly co... more »

The Trumpy-The-Clown Budget Cuts Social Security, Despite His Repeated Promises That He Wouldn't

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The short version is that the budget proposal cuts vital programs including Social Security and Medicaid in order to pump money into tax cuts for the very richest Americans and for money cash for the bloated and wasteful Pentagon. Trump was always consistent and insistent on the campaign trail that he would not ever, under any circumstances cut Social Security. He told Republican primary voters again and again that the other Republicans would all cut Social Security-- which was true-- but that *he alone* never would and that, in fact, no one else could figure out how to save it-- o... more »

ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MANCHESTER CONCERT BOMBING, 8 YEAR OLD GIRL AMONG 22 KILLED, 12 CHILDREN AMONG 59 INJURED

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
An eight year old girl has been confirmed as the second victims of an ISIS suicide bomber, who killed 22 and injured 57 during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-ariana-grande-concert-explosion-england Isis has claimed responsibility for the atrocity. “With Allah’s grace and support, a soldier of the Caliphate managed to place explosive devises in the […]

FLASHBACK 2015: GREEK GOVERNMENT THREATENED TO SEND JIHADISTS TO EUROPE. “WE WILL STRIKE THEM (USING JIHADISTS),” PLEDGED DEFENCE MINISTER BEFORE OPENING THE BORDERS TO FLOOD OF TERRORISTS

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
The Independent Greece has threatened the rest of Europe with a “wave of economic migrants” that could include Isis militants if the country is allowed to go bust by international lenders. In a shock escalation of the rhetoric surrounding bailout talks in Brussels, the Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos vowed: “If they strike us, we […]

TRUMP PRESSURED TWO OF TOP INTEL CHIEFS TO MAKE FALSE STATEMENTS OVER FBI INVESTIGATION

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump asked two of the government’s top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, multiple current and former US officials confirmed to CNN Monday. Trump spoke to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers after […]

RANKING DEM SAYS MICHAEL FLYNN APPEARS TO HAVE LIED ON SECURITY CLEARANCE FORMS

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
By AUSTIN WRIGHT 05/22/2017 05:00 PM EDT Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Monday his panel has obtained documents “that appear to indicate” that Michael Flynn “lied to the investigators who interviewed him in 2016 as part of his security clearance renewal.” Flynn told security clearance investigators he was […]

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*Related:* “A Monster Eating the Nation”

Remarkable Beach Cleanup Removes 5.3 Million Kg of Trash, Transforms Coastline

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
This 85-week remarkable beach cleanup effort resulted in one of the most dramatic beach makeovers, ever. The post Remarkable Beach Cleanup Removes 5.3 Million Kg of Trash, Transforms Coastline appeared first on Waking Times.

Israeli spokesperson promotes Manchester False Flag as distraction from Seth Rich Murder story

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Top 5 Signs of a False Flag Attack* Why does the Zionist Shill, Rita Katz,continue to have any credibility in the Main$tream Media? Why does anyone believe a Jewish woman who speaks for an Islamic Terrorist group? What is wrong here? Here she is this morning, announcing *that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the blatant false flag that occurred yesterday evening in Manchester, England.* *Follow* Rita Katz *✔* @Rita_Katz 1) BREAKING: #ISIS claims responsibility for attack at #ManchesterArena concert 4:44 AM - 23 May 2017 How many times do we have to go through this Isra... more »

American Officials Leak Name of Manchester Suicide Bomber

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*UPDATES BELOW: * *He's been identified by US officials. Son of Libyan immigrants who allegedly fled Gaddafi's regime.* *If the bomber died in the blast wouldn't they need some forensics for proper identity?* *Of course a deceased victim wouldn't necessarily be the bomber anyway..* *How could the US have identified this person so quickly and publicly? * *That put a bit of pressure on Theresa May, no? * * Live Blog * M*ore details are emerging about suicide bomber Salman Abedi.* *Local reports said he was the child of Libyan refugees who fled to the UK to escape Colonel Muammar Gaddaf... more »

Synopsis is all!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017Visiting King Lear again:* Upon our return to our sprawling campus, we found ourselves surrendering, once again, to curiosity concerning King Lear. Once again, we found ourselves turning to the leading authority. At the start of their savantic report, our top unnamed sources said this: *King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all.* Nee... more »

New Killer Insect?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A warning about a “new killer insect” that is able to spread a skin-altering virus when touched is just a prank.

Did Disney Fake Lemming Deaths for the Nature Documentary ‘White Wilderness’?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Lemmings don't commit mass suicide, so filmmakers had to use various camera tricks to capture scenes of them supposedly plunging to their deaths.

Delivery Person Mistaken for Troll

Snopes Staff at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Legend about a developmentally disabled adult who captures a delivery person (or other front door caller), believing him to be a troll.

Woman Trying to Buy Birthday Card Trapped Inside CVS

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a CVS store in central Florida.

“No, Stop! Please!”: Cop Empties Pistol into Car, Reloads as Teen Begs for Life, Opens Fire Again

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: shot]Despite the horrific dashcam showing the moment a cop shot three unarmed teens, killing one, a grand jury decided not to indict him.

Never Forget: Terrorist Group Who Just Claimed Responsibility for #Manchester is Funded by US

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: terrorists]ISIS has claimed responsibility for the horrific attack in Manchester which killed 22 people. However, the media is ignoring who supports such terrorists.

Japan's Proposed Anti-Conspiracy Bill Echoes Politics of its State Secrets Rule

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Japan's lower house passed a controversial anti-conspiracy bill, which has been criticized broadly in Japan for enabling greatly expanded surveillance: Lower house passes 'anti-conspiracy' bill at plenary session despite protests. The Mainichi, May 23, 2017, https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170523/p2a/00m/0na/015000c The House of Representatives on May 23 approved a controversial "anti-conspiracy" bill that would criminalize preparation for terrorism and other crimes by changing the conditions that constitute conspiracy, despite protests from main opposition parties. The r... more »

US Arms Makers’ Stocks at Record Highs on Saudi Deal

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The weekend finalization of a US arms deal with Saudi Arabia which officials say will be worth at least $350 billion over the next decade sent the stocks of politically well-connected US arms makers soaring to all-time highs, underscoring just how much money there is to be had in keeping Saudi Arabia awash in weapons to drop on Yemen. Lockheed Martin is the biggest “winner,” most analysts agree, with some $28 billion in weapons and equipment out of the initial $110 billion going to them, and likely to get the biggest sum out of anyone else in the subsequent parts... more »

US Arms Makers’ Stocks at Record Highs on Saudi Deal

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The weekend finalization of a US arms deal with Saudi Arabia which officials say will be worth at least $350 billion over the next decade sent the stocks of politically well-connected US arms makers soaring to all-time highs, underscoring just how much money there is to be had in keeping Saudi Arabia awash in weapons to drop on Yemen. Lockheed Martin is the biggest “winner,” most analysts agree, with some $28 billion in weapons and equipment out of the initial $110 billion going to them, and likely to get the biggest sum out of anyone else in the subsequent parts... more »

US Arms Makers’ Stocks at Record Highs on Saudi Deal

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The weekend finalization of a US arms deal with Saudi Arabia which officials say will be worth at least $350 billion over the next decade sent the stocks of politically well-connected US arms makers soaring to all-time highs, underscoring just how much money there is to be had in keeping Saudi Arabia awash in weapons to drop on Yemen. Lockheed Martin is the biggest “winner,” most analysts agree, with some $28 billion in weapons and equipment out of the initial $110 billion going to them, and likely to get the biggest sum out of anyone else in the subsequent parts... more »

US Arms Makers’ Stocks at Record Highs on Saudi Deal

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The weekend finalization of a US arms deal with Saudi Arabia which officials say will be worth at least $350 billion over the next decade sent the stocks of politically well-connected US arms makers soaring to all-time highs, underscoring just how much money there is to be had in keeping Saudi Arabia awash in weapons to drop on Yemen. Lockheed Martin is the biggest “winner,” most analysts agree, with some $28 billion in weapons and equipment out of the initial $110 billion going to them, and likely to get the biggest sum out of anyone else in the subsequent parts... more »

NHS staff blast the Conservatives in a new video, and you need to hear it [VIDEO]

Ben Janaway at The Canary - 13 hours ago
NHS staff have lashed out at the Conservative Party and people are taking note. In a video posted on Facebook, NHS front line staff have slammed the government’s handling of the NHS. As the NHS is a key issue in the election, their voice may prove a vote winner. And with over 7 million views of the […] The post NHS staff blast the Conservatives in a new video, and you need to hear it [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Election Tampering in 2016 (a review)

LL at Virtual Mirage - 13 hours ago
There is a lot of chatter within the lying, mendacious, puerile, corrupt, smug, elite mainstream media about Russian 'hacking'. It's time to take a look at the facts - where are we now - without the 'blame Trump' rant by shrill, nasty commentators and WAPO reporters. There’s no standing allegation by U.S. officials that the Russians (or anyone else) “hacked” into our elections system or altered vote counts despite what the mainstream media would have you believe. Their effort is to delegitimize the election of President Trump - and the mainstream media behaves as if *they* were in t... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Kris Osborn, National Interest: **This Is How the U.S. Air Force Plans to Protect the B-21, B-2 and F-35 from Russia and China* The Navy is engineering a new, more powerful, high-tech electronic warfare Next-Generation Jammer technology designed to allow strike aircraft and stealth bombers to destroy enemy targets without being detected by modern surface-to-air missile defenses. While radar warning receivers are purely defensive technologies, the NGJ is configured with offensive jamming capabilities in support of stealth bombers and strike aircraft such as an F/A-18 Super Hornet... more »

Veiled threat

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Over at Elder of Ziyon, there’s an image of Donald Trump and Mahmoud Abbas standing side-by-side in front of twin lecterns. The gist of the article, titled: *“Trump's jab to Abbas too subtle after Abbas' veiled threats and demands in Bethlehem”* amounted to Trump telling Abbas to “stop funding terrorists and their families”. “President Trump, in his statement following his meeting with PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, said a very important thing that the Arab media ignored: Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded or rewarded. We ... more »

The response of one homeless man after the Manchester bombing was inspiring

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 13 hours ago
The response of one homeless man outside the Manchester Arena when disaster struck on 22 May was inspiring. “Gut instinct” 33-year-old Chris Parker has reportedly slept rough in Manchester for about a year. And he was outside the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester MEN Arena on 22 May when a terror attack struck. He […] The post The response of one homeless man after the Manchester bombing was inspiring appeared first on The Canary.

April Pause in Ocean Cooling

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
April Sea Surface Temperatures are now available, and we can see a pause in the downward trajectory over the previous 13 months. HadSST is generally regarded as the best of the global SST data sets, and so the temperature story here comes from that source, the latest version being HadSST3. The chart below shows […]

Murder Inc

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago
[image: Image result for images of Trump dancing swords] A lone wolf according to plan now is severed endlessly by 72 virgins for taking the life of 22 children virgins Can one blame Islam for this yes its different than Priest endlessly diddling alter boys for centuries there are no passages in the Bible that celebrate suicide All religions are nothing more than control mechanisms humans like all other animals are nothing more than higher level Pavlov's dogs If the west really wants to stop this plague point out were all the funding and thinking and everything elses comes from Case in ... more »

Tsar Bomba: Russia's Insane 50-Megaton Monster Nuke Could Have Killed Millions

Paul Richard Huard at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Paul Richard Huard* *Security, Europe* But was just too big for military applications. Maj. Andrei Durnovtsev, a Soviet air force pilot and commander of a Tu-95 Bear bomber, holds a dubious honor in the history of the Cold War. Durnovtsev flew the aircraft that dropped the most powerful nuclear bomb ever. It had an explosive force of 50 megatons, or more than 3,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima weapon. Over the years, historians identified many names for the test bomb. Andrei Sakharov, one of the physicists who helped design it, simply called it “the Big Bomb.” Soviet... more »

Why the U.S. Navy Fears Russian and Chinese Submarines

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * They can sink our carriers. *Even if the Navy did set the requirement for the number of SSNs at a higher level, it is not clear what the service can do to address the shortfall. Richardson said, for example, the service could look at further extending the lives of some of its Improved Los Angeles-class submarines and building an additional Virginia-class boat in fiscal year 2021 onwards so that production remains at two SSNs per year. “We’re looking at every trick we’ve got,” Richardson said.* *Ultimately, the Navy will need to increase submarine pr... more »

EXPOSED: Bilderberg, The Movie by Daniel Estulin

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Published on May 22, 2017 Daniel Estulin joins the Alex Jones show and unveils the trailer for his movie exposing the dark secrets of the Bilderberg Group. end

MSM Wants To Ignore Bilderberg And Pretend It Doesn’t Exist

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Published on May 22, 2017 Despite the numerous times it has been exposed the mainstream media still refuses to cover the secretive Bilderberg group. end

Iran Has Been in Crosshairs for a Very Long Time. Neocons Are Still Writing The Script

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Iran Has Been in Crosshairs for a Very Long Time. Neocons Are Still Writing The Script by Liberty Report Staff, http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/ Iran has been in neocon crosshairs for a very long time. U.S. Presidential Administrations come and go, Democrat and Republican, but the neocon script has remained the same. – President Trump, voted in as an “outsider,” […]

The Central Bankers Make Their Move To Control All Currencies

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Published on May 22, 2017 Protesters want free speech and freedom of the press as they shout to close down certain news media outlets. Kim Dot Com comes forward saying he has info on the Seth Rich murder. Duterte meets Putin to sign deals. UN calls on NK to stop firing missiles. The terrorists are […]

‘They Want Me to Fight China. It’s Gonna be a Massacre!’ – Duterte to RT

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Published on May 22, 2017 The Philippines should have stronger ties with Russia and China, as Western nations are only interested in double talk and disregard Philippines interests, President Rodrigo Duterte told RT and other Russian media ahead of his visit to Moscow. end

Terrorist Attack at Manchester Arena, 19 Killed & 50+ Injured

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Streamed live 11 hours ago Police are responding to reports of a reported ‘explosion’ at a pop concert of Ariana Grande in at the Manchester Arena, Sunday. Police have confirmed that their are fatalities: at least 19 killed & 50 injured. end

Researchers mistakenly administer three-fold higher dose of anesthesia

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Researchers have retracted a 2016 paper after discovering that they accidentally administered three times the reported dose of anesthesia to rats. In the Experimental Physiology paper, the authors set out to mathematically map how rats’ blood pressure changes under different conditions, which required the rats to be anesthetized. But their findings were called into question when […] The post Researchers mistakenly administer three-fold higher dose of anesthesia appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The geopolitical Copernican turn and the American Inquisition

Paul Kindlon at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Nobody expects the 'American Inquisition'. The post The geopolitical Copernican turn and the American Inquisition appeared first on The Duran.

BOMBSHELL: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calls Seth Rich murder an “assassination.” Email leak “not Russians”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Newt Gingrich states on Fox that Seth Rich was assassinated. The post BOMBSHELL: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calls Seth Rich murder an “assassination.” Email leak “not Russians” appeared first on The Duran.

Burbo Bank–One Of Ed Davey’s Follies

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/05/21/britains-wind-turbines-catch-breeze-rising-industry/ In Jillian Ambrose’s naive little piece yesterday about offshore wind, she stated: As I pointed out about another similar claim that she made, these contract prices, guaranteed under the CfD mechanism, are at 2012 prices. This is because the system was originally set up during 2013. […]

The survivor of a terror attack has sent a message to the British media today

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 14 hours ago
In the wake of an apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, police confirm that 22 people have lost their lives, and 59 are injured. In the wake of the attack, the role of the press can sometimes be more hindrance than help. One survivor of a terror attack has come forward […] The post The survivor of a terror attack has sent a message to the British media today appeared first on The Canary.

Despite Differences, Netanyahu Welcomes Trump to Israel

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: despite-differences-netanyahu-welcomes-trump-to-israel] Will Trump's Middle East trip lead to peaceful relations between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors?

Former CIA Director John Brennan Is a Muslim?

Snopes Staff at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Unsubstantiated rumor claims former CIA Director John Brennan is a Muslim who converted to Islam while stationed in Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Not Sure Islamic State Was Behind Manchester Bombing

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the Manchester attack.

Mosul Campaign Day 218 May 22 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
A boy shows victory sign next to a captured IS armored vehicle in Najar neighborhood northwest Mosul, probably for use as a car bomb (Rudaw) Roughly 4 neighborhoods remain under Islamic State control in Mosul (white area) (Ninewa Media Cell) The liberation of all of Mosul is at hand. The Najararea along the Tigris River was the latest to fall to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). There was fighting going on in Rifaias well. Colonel Patrick Work, commander of the 2 nd Brigade, 82 Airborne Division, which is advising the Iraqi army in the battle warnedthat as the last sections of the ... more »

FLYNN FACTS: And the lack of same!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017Part 1—The way the press corps functions:* Midway through last night's 7 o'clock hour, cable news went "all-Manchester all-the-time." Before that happened, we were struck by several aspects of Erin Burnett's journalistic performance on CNN. First, Burnett discussed the newest report from the Washington Post, a report which appears on this morning's front page. The Post reports that Donald J. Trump "asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign ... more »

Barack Obama to join Angela Merkel in Germany to help launch worldwide program to inspire young people.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *Former President Barack Obama will sit side-by-side with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday in the first event of what will eventually become his worldwide program to inspire young people to create change. * *Obama will join Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to highlight his foundation's new global effort to inspire and support young people active in narrowing inequality, combating climate change, working on public health, empowering women and girls and boosting young entrepreneurs. * *"He and Mrs. Obama have been pretty clear that the foundation wil... more »

‘Not a Single Hint of a Protester’: US Commerce Sec Praises Saudi for Beheading Opposition

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: saudi]Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the fact that there were no protesters in Saudi Arabia—a nation where political dissonance is punishable by death.

Video Shows Cops Assault, Strike 14yo Girl as Her Mom Watches in Horror

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: girl]A community is outraged and a family shaken after video shows a 14-year-old girl getting manhandled by cops at a friend's birthday party.

In pictures: Egyptian Army flees after ISIS storms checkpoints in Sinai province

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – ISIS is making its presence felt on the embattled Sinai Peninsula after a mixture of pragmatic alliances with desert tribes and favorable terrain have allowed the jihadist group to become more powerful than ever in Egypt. On Tuesday, Islamic State forces attacked a handful of government checkpoints south of Sheikh […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Bahraini forces attack anti-regime protesters

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Clashes erupted after the protesters, who were wearing shrouds as a sign of their death-defying morale, tried to stop the security forces from entering the neighborhood. Police tear-gassed the protesters. Confrontations resume between the forces of the Bahraini regime and the citizens in the arena of redemption amid news of increasing in casualties. Bahraini regime forces […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Deadlist month for US-led coalition in Syria: 225 civilians killed by airstrikes in 30 days

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – The US Air Force has killed a total of 225 Syrian civilians and wounded hundreds more over the past month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said today. The death toll was recorded between April 23 and May 23. The past month’s aerial operations represent the largest number of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Car blast kills scores in Syria’s Homs [Pictures + Video]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 30 P.M.) – A huge explosion ripped through the central city of Homs as the city celebrates the evacuation of last rebel batch. A car bomb hit Al-Zahraa district, one of the main government bastion in the central city, killing 4 and injuring 35 others. According to sources, the security forces were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: ISIS takes responsibility for Manchester suicide bombing that killed 30

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:10 P.M.) – Moments ago, ISIS claimed full responsibility for last night’s events at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, claiming the terror attack to have killed 30 people and injured an additional 70 civilians. Amaq Agency said improvised explosives were hidden across the arena, causing heavy casualties on people trying to escape […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Blast injures dozens after Syrian Army chases rebel car bomb through downtown Homs

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:40 P.M.) – On Tuesday morning, four people were killed and 35 injured as a suicide bomber dodged a government checkpoint in the city centre of Homs and blew up near a gathering of civilians. According to field correspondent Ibrahim Joudeh, the vehicle failed to stop at a checkpoint in the Al-Zahraa neighborhood […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Yemenli direnişçiler, parası Suudi Arabistan tarafından ödenen Sudanlı birliği tamamen yok etti

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Suudi Arabistan tarafından para karşılığında Yemen’de savaştırılan bir Sudanlı birlik tamamen yok edildi. Önceki gün yaşanan çatışmalarda, Husilerin öncülüğündeki Halk Komiteleri; çoğu Sudanlı paralı ve deneyimsiz savaşçılardan oluşan 100’ün üzerinde koalisyon askerini öldürdü. Bölgedeki askeri kaynağın verdiği bilgilere göre; Suudi Arabistan sınırında bulunan Midi ilçesinde yapılan operasyon sırasında onlarca zırhlı araç Yemenli direnişçiler tarafından imha […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

IŞİD’e karşı sürpriz bir taarruz başlatan Suriye ordusu, onlarca noktayı kontrol altına aldı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Bugün sabah saatlerinde, Humus’un güneydoğusunda yer alan Karyateyn kasabası yakınlarında sürpriz bir taarruz başlatan Suriye ordusu ve müttefik kuvvetleri; onlarca noktada kontrolü sağlamayı başardı. Sabah erken saatlerde başlayan taarruzla IŞİD ve ÖSO’nun ön mevzilerini hızla ele geçiren birlikler; Karyateyn beldesinin doğusundaki bütün tepeleri ve barajı kontrol altına aldı. Öğle saatlerinde taarruzun daha da genişletilmesiyle […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS deploys huge number of fighters, armored vehicles to Aleppo province

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:10 P.M.) – Although the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Tiger Forces have liberated some 20 villages with relative ease this month alone, ISIS has stubbornly deployed some of its own seasoned units to hold their ground in the Maskanah Plains, anchored between the Jabbul Lake and Lake Assad. 12 new pictures released […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Physics-Inspired Artwork In Venice 1: Sub-Lime

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 15 hours ago
This is the first of a series of posts that will publish the results of artistic work by high-school students of three schools in Venice, who participate in a contest and exposition connected to the initiative "Art and Science across Italy", an initiative of the network CREATIONS, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme read more

BREAKING: Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile outed as high-ranking Democrat calling police over Seth Rich investigation

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Ex-DNC chairwoman reportedly asked cops why investigator is 'snooping' into mysterious case. The post BREAKING: Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile outed as high-ranking Democrat calling police over Seth Rich investigation appeared first on The Duran.

5 reasons for thinking ISIS’s leadership ordered Manchester attack

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Known facts about the terrorist attack in Manchester suggest this was not an attack carried out by an individual terrorist or group of terrorists but that it was ordered by ISIS's leadership. The post 5 reasons for thinking ISIS’s leadership ordered Manchester attack appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump has a new name for terrorists

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Hard to imagine Hillary Clinton being this frank. The post Donald Trump has a new name for terrorists appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester Arena, Ariana Grande, terrorist attack

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
ISIS did not give any information as to who carried out the attack in Manchester, UK. The post BREAKING: ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester Arena, Ariana Grande, terrorist attack appeared first on The Duran.

Turkey Has Vetoed NATO's Partnership With Austria In Retaliation For Austria Blocking Its Bid To Join The EU

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC:* *Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership* Turkey is vetoing Nato's co-operation with Austria, blocking the alliance's partnership activities with 41 countries, the BBC understands. Turkey is in Nato, providing the most military muscle after the US, while Austria is not. But Austria co-operates closely with Nato, and has more than 400 troops serving in Kosovo. Austria condemned the Turkish veto, calling it "irresponsible". Turkey is angry with Austria for trying to block its bid to join the EU. A well-informed source told the BBC that heightened tensions between Turke... more »

After the Manchester Terror Attack: What Comes Next?

Freddy Gray at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Freddy Gray* *Security, Europe* [image: Greater Manchester Police officers. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Terry Waller] This has brought security back to the forefront of Britons’ minds. President Donald Trump has emerged as an unlikely source of comfort for many Brits today. America’s commander in chief is widely regarded here, as everywhere else, as a dangerous fool—yet his response to last night’s terrorist attack at a pop concert in Manchester, in the north of England, has been well received by shocked and saddened Britons. “We stand in absolute solidarity with the peo... more »

The Trillions of Reasons Why America Is Headed for a Debt Crisis

Romina Boccia at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Romina Boccia* *Economics, * America’s annual deficit—the difference between what the government spends and collects in taxes each year—is projected to rise steeply over the coming decade and to continue growing from there. A fiscal storm has been brewing over America for years, and things are only getting worse. Publicly held debt—the debt the U.S. is borrowing from credit markets (as opposed to debt owed to federal trust funds like Social Security)—is at its highest level as a percentage of gross domestic product since World War II. To address the problem, Congress and the pr... more »

Longest-Serving James Bond Star Roger Moore Dies at 89

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
On 23 May 2017, Roger Moore's family said that the former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer.

Trump ‘Humiliates’ Obama After White House Cleaning Staff Finds ‘Secret Stash’ of Drugs?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Multiple fake news sites shared a fabricated claim that President Trump's new head of housekeeping found President Obama's drug stash.

Islamic State Group Claims Deadly Manchester Concert Bombing

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017, and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

The final sing-along at the bombed concert in Manchester was beautiful, and haunting [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 15 hours ago
On the night of 22 May, an audience made up mostly of teenage girls was attacked with a bomb as they left the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester MEN Arena. Footage from shortly before the blast shows fans singing along with Ms Grande. The song was One Last Time. One Last Time There is something […] The post The final sing-along at the bombed concert in Manchester was beautiful, and haunting [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Gwich'in Southwest Tour 'Dispatches from the Desert'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Dispatches from the Desert By Gwich'in Southwest Tour Censored News The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the world’s last untouched wild places. Now, much like public lands across the Southwest, it’s facing the greatest threats in decades. Members of the Gwich’in Nation, who have relied on the Arctic Refuge for survival for millennia, are traveling from the Arctic across

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Patrick Butler writes about the increasing number of UK families mired in poverty and insecure housing even with one or more people working. And Ali Monceaux and Daniel Najarian discuss the importance of a fair minimum wage in providing people with a basic standard of living. - Kelly Grant reports on the Libs' baby steps toward dealing with the high cost of prescription drugs. And Andre Picard offers some suggestions as to how to make our health care system work better, while John Geddes points out that Maxime Bernier wants to lead the Cons ... more »

Three Out of Four U.S. Marine Strike Aircraft Are Grounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *74 Percent of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Strike Fighter Fleet Can't Fight* *The United States Navy has awarded Boeing a new contract to help resolve serious readiness problems with its F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fleets.* The Department of the Navy’s (DON) strike fighter squadrons are in a dire situation where—at least at last report during Congressional testimony on Feb.7, 2017—more than 62 percent of the service’s fighters are for all intents and purposes grounded. Of that total, the Marine Corps’ strike fighter fleet—which is composed mostly ... more »

Is Now The Time To Leave Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
U.S. Marines stand in formation during a transfer of authority ceremony at Shorab camp, in Helmand province, Afghanistan April 29, 2017. REUTERS/James Mackenzie *James D. Durso, The Hill*: *Time for the US to take a step back from Afghanistan* Otto von Bismarck said, “The whole of the Balkans is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.” America should apply the same reasoning to Afghanistan. This month we learned the U.S. Marines are back in Helmand, Afghanistan’s most violent province and the center of opium poppy production, and their mission may expand. President ... more »

The DCCC Has Another Terrible Idea-- Copying The 2006 Midterms, A Recipe For Catastrophe

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
When *Politico* needed a writer do do a story on the false narrative of how successful Rahm Emanuel was in 2006 and how it's the model for 2018, ultimate DC establishment shill Edward-Issac Dovere, the most superficial reporter in Washington, was the obvious choice. Mr. Superficial: "An unpopular president, the scent of corruption in Washington, a riled-up liberal base-- to House Democrats, 2018 is already looking like 2006 on overdrive. Now Democrats see the same ugly storm forming for Republicans that delivered them the majority 11 years ago, and they’re digging out the blueprin... more »

"One Orb to Rule Them All"? Trump's Strange Mideast "Anti-Terror" Tour

William F. Jasper at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: one-orb-to-rule-them-all-trump-s-strange-mideast-anti-terror-tour] “Arab NATO”? President Trump links arms with Arab sponsors of Sunni-aligned terrorists, with the supposed aim of combatting Iran and its Shia-aligned terrorists.

The Manchester bombing is a devastating blow to us all. And there is something we can do about it [EDITORIAL]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 16 hours ago
The hours after a bombing are fraught. Families and friends in a frantic search for loved ones, the rest of us in a frantic search for meaning. Most of us are feeling totally powerless, hurt beyond words, and lost. We don’t have to have this all figured out, and there is something we can do […] The post The Manchester bombing is a devastating blow to us all. And there is something we can do about it [EDITORIAL] appeared first on The Canary.

Free Download: Rainer Maria Rilke, “Duino Elegies”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“The Eighth Elegy”* "With all its eyes the natural world looks out into the Open. Only our eyes are turned backward, and surround plant, animal, child like traps, as they emerge into their freedom. We know what is really out there only from the animal's gaze; for we take the very young child and force it around, so that it sees objects - not the Open, which is so deep in animals' faces. Free from death. We, only, can see death; the free animal has its decline in back of it, forever, and God in front, and when it moves, it moves already in eternity, like a fountain. Never, not for a sin... more »

"All I Really Need To Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sand pile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned. These are the things you already know: Share everything. Play Fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Be awa... more »

“The Pain of Modern Life: Loneliness and Isolation”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“The Pain of Modern Life: Loneliness and Isolation”* by Graham Peebles “Humanity is a group. As Mohandas Gandhi famously said: "All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family." This is not a sycophantic religious concept, but the fact of our inherent nature; a nature that the current World socio-economic order systematically works against, forcing us to live in unnatural, unhealthy, unfulfilling, and unjust ways. The negative inter-related consequences of living under such a perverse system are many and varied- painful all: disharmony, depression, anxiety, and loneliness are... more »

OUR LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL CULT

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
I'm horrified by the Manchester attack, for which ISIS is now claiming responsibility. For a while, I thought I understood the logic of this strategy: Use spectacularly successful acts of violence to inspire young, alienated Muslims so they'll sign up to join the fight to sustain the caliphate, and hope that the attacks motivate non-Muslim nations to crack down on Muslim residents, in order to eliminate a "grayzone" of peaceful coexistence and inspire even more recruits. But ISIS has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria, and we've been hearing that an increase in terrorist atta... more »

Children Among Victims of Suicide Bomb at Ariana Grande Show

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 17 hours ago
Several people died following an explosion 22 May 2017 at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

Arctic Fake News Update

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Climate fraudsters would not be able to get away with their scam without the active support of the media. Almost everyday there is some apocalyptic piece about the melting Arctic. If journalists bothered to check the facts, their headlines would be somewhat different. http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php As we have […]

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Diversity gap at Boston Latin School proving stubborn* *Of course it is stubborn. It always will be. They are trying to square the circle. Getting dummies into a selective school is a contradiction in terms. No matter how often and how clearly it has been shown, nobody in Boston is prepared to face the fact that blacks on average have markedly lower IQs. So they pretend that blacks are just as smart but "disadvantaged" in some way. But that pretense just leads to futile behavior. Any attempts to remove that disadvantage will have only the most marginal effect -- because "d... more »

22 Dead, 50+ injured, ISIS claim responsibility but it's nothing to do with Islam

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Breitbart, amongst others, report http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/22/reports-explosion-manchester-ariana-grande-gig/ that ISIS have claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on the Manchester Arena. "With Allah's grace and support, a soldier of the Khilafah managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in the British city of Manchester, in revenge for Allah's religion, in an endeavour to terrorise the mushrikin, and in response to their transgressions against the lands of the Muslims. The explosive devices were detonated in the shame... more »

South Korea Fires On North Korean Drone When It Crossed The DMZ

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Reuters*: *South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis* South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China. The identity of the object remained unclear, the military said, but Yonhap news agency said it was possibly a drone, more than 90 shots were fired in return and it disappeared from radar screens. The incursion came with tension already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test-l... more »

Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's Childhood Home Burned By Protesters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Ancestral home of Hugo Chávez is literally burning down. Rage manifest because 19 y.o. student Yorman Bervecia was killed by National Guard pic.twitter.com/PW1XP7sHMb — Thor Halvorssen (@ThorHalvorssen) May 22, 2017 *Press Association/Daily Mail*: *Hugo Chavez´s childhood home burned by anti-government protesters in Venezuela* Protesters have set late president Hugo Chavez’s childhood home in western Venezuela on fire, an opposition legislator said, as protests against the nation’s socialist government grew increasingly hostile. Demonstrators lit the house – in the city of Barina... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Even the Antarctic peninsula is cooling* *The Antarctic peninsula is the most Northerly part of Antarctica so by reason of that alone is the warmest part of Antarctica. Additionally, it is known to have a degree of subsurface vulcanism, which warms bits of it even more, so it is the part of Antarctica that Greenies normally talk about. A glacier breaking off or splitting there gives them erections. But glacial ice is always splitting off somewhere so what they see proves nothing. I put up something about peninsula glaciers yesterday.Implicitly, they tend to generalize a sl... more »

Faster Than We Thought

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
The planet is warming much faster than we thought. Dahr Jamail writes: The reality of Anthropogenic Climate Disruption (ACD) continues to outstrip our ability to model worst-case scenarios, as it is happening so much faster than was ever anticipated. Sixty-three percent of all human-generated carbon emissions have been produced in the last 25 years, but science shows us that there is a 40-year time lag between global emissions (our actions) and climate impacts (the consequences). Hence, we haven't even begun to experience the worst of our emissions, and won't, until at least 2054.... more »

Don't touch me! Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
It appears First Lady Melania Trump slaps away Pres. Trump's hand as he reaches to hold it while on tarmac in Israel pic.twitter.com/rWsYlrEJeS — Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) May 22, 2017 Courtesy of Marie Claire: *Speculation around Donald Trump and Melania Trump's marriage is about to get a whole lot more intense. In a video of the pair walking away from Air Force One after landing in Tel Aviv, Melania Trump can be seen slapping her husband's hand away as he tries to hold it.* (Closer look here.) Such a loving couple don't you think? I don't blame her. If that obese orange asshol... more »

U.S. Navy SEAL Raid In Yemen Kills 7 Al Qaeda Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Navy SEAL Team Kills 7 Militants in Yemen During Raid, U.S. Says* Members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 killed seven militants in central Yemen during an early Tuesday raid on a compound associated with Al Qaeda, American military officials said. It was the first ground raid in Yemen that the military has acknowledged since Navy SEALs carried out a similar attack in late January — the first such operation authorized by President Trump. One Navy SEAL team member died and three others were injured in that mission, and as many as 25 civilians were killed. In a s... more »

Donald Trump speaks at Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The Israeli PM mentioned the recent attack in Britain during his remarks. The post Donald Trump speaks at Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump and Mainstream Media Bias

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 18 hours ago
Here's a quote from a U.S. President: "*Also, never forget. The press is the enemy. The press is the enemy. The press is the enemy.*" Donald Trump has successfully accomplished one thing since he took over the Oval Office in January 2017, he has dominated the 24 hour news cycle, particularly in the United States. A report from Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy has analyzed the news coverage of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, and provides us with an analysis of the coverage and its level of positivity/negativity as well as ... more »

Does Melania Trump Hate Her Husband?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
lol watch melania's hand pic.twitter.com/hQ2FGZL2Q4 — jordan 🌹 (@JordanUhl) May 22, 2017 *Erin Gloria Ryan, Daily Beast: **Melania’s Swat Proves She Hates Donald Just as Much as America Does* The first lady’s hand slap heard ’round the world is far from the first time she’s shown disdain for her husband. Welcome to the club. Maybe Melania Trump, a woman who was once photographed for Vanity Fair forking a bowl of expensive necklaces as though they were spaghetti noodles, has more in common with the average American than we initially thought. Like the average American, it appears ... more »

How This Nearly 60-Year-Old U.S. Fighter Is Battling Chinese Jets (And Winning)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II keeps winning. The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a legendary aircraft — an icon of the Vietnam War and the archetype of the third-generation jet fighter designs that entered service in the 1960s. More than 5,000 of these heavy supersonic fighters were built, and hundreds continue to serve and even see combat in several air forces today. But the Phantom’s record in air-to-air combat over Vietnam — especially when compared to its successor, the F-15 Eagle, which has never been shot down in air-to-air c... more »

This Is How the U.S. Air Force Plans to Protect the B-21, B-2 and F-35 from Russia and China

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Next-Generation Jammer technology. The Navy is engineering a new, more powerful, high-tech electronic warfare Next-Generation Jammer technology designed to allow strike aircraft and stealth bombers to destroy enemy targets without being detected by modern surface-to-air missile defenses. While radar warning receivers are purely defensive technologies, the NGJ is configured with offensive jamming capabilities in support of stealth bombers and strike aircraft such as an F/A-18 Super Hornet or F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The jammer is intended to preemp... more »

More Fantasies and Falsehoods from Brian Deer

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By John Stone A comment posted by Brian Deer earlier this month on the Orac blog about the 2012 appeal of Prof John Walker-Smith – Andrew Wakefield’s senior colleague - against the GMC findings two years earlier has been forwarded...

Great white hunter gets crushed by large grey elephant in Africa.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of the Telegraph: *A South African big game hunter died after being crushed by an elephant cow that had been shot on a game reserve in Zimbabwe at the weekend. * *Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunt with clients when the group accidentally walked into the middle of a breeding herd of elephants at the Good Luck Farm near Hwange National Park late on Friday afternoon, Zimparks spokesman Mr Simukai Nyasha said. * *Three of the elephant cows charged the hunters. Mr Botha fired a shot from his rifle but he was caught by surprise by a fourth cow that stormed them from the si... more »

Syrian Army opens new front against ISIS in a surprise offensive

Izat Charkatli at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:46 A.M.) – Sources embedded with the 11th Armored Division’s 60th and 67th Brigades conferred that the Syrian Army made a swift advance in the early morning of Tuesday when it captured the entire eastern series of Qaryatayn’s hills. The aforementioned hilltops were defined as Syriatel Hill, Shuhada’ Hills (Martyr’s Hill), and al-Mashtal. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS sigue masacrando a la población de Deir Ezzor (Imágenes fuertes +18)

Al-Masdar News at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
El Estado Islámico (ISIS) retribuyó ayer su frustración por el fracaso de sus ataques dirigidos a posiciones gubernamentales de Deir Ezzor, en el noreste de Siria, bombardeando a los civiles de esta ciudad sitiada por los terroristas desde 2014. Durante todo el día de ayer, los distritos controlados por el Ejército sirio fueron objetivo de constantes bombardeos con morteros. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio asegura 70 kilómetros de la frontera jordana en una semana

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
El lunes por la noche, el Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) tomó el control de la mayor parte de la zona de al-Rahbeh, a unos 25 kilómetros al norte de la presa Zuluf que fue liberada el día anterior. Según una fuente militar de Al-Masdar News, el EAS no tuvo contacto directo con el Ejército Libre Sirio, las […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Horrific video captures effects of nail bombs used by terrorists in Manchester attack (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
A shocking first person account of the carnage... The post Horrific video captures effects of nail bombs used by terrorists in Manchester attack (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Why does mainstream media hate Trump so much. The answer is very simple…

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
With Megyn Kelly at NBC and O'Reilly gone, Sean Hannity is the only network stalwart holding up Fox News. The post Why does mainstream media hate Trump so much. The answer is very simple… appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump visits Palestine: a mission designed to fail (VIDEO)

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Long before Donald Trump was elected, Israel, the Palestinian leadership, Hamas and most Arab states with the exception of Syria, conspired to destroy the Palestinian cause. The post Donald Trump visits Palestine: a mission designed to fail (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Ten shocking images captured after the Manchester Arena terrorist attack

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Manchester terror attack leaves at least 22 dead – including children – and 59 injured. The post Ten shocking images captured after the Manchester Arena terrorist attack appeared first on The Duran.

What is collective guilt?

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Are people guilty by association? Are they guilty because of national or even political affiliation? Does democracy effect this at all? The post What is collective guilt? appeared first on The Duran.

Trump hands Saudi Arabia $380 billion, days later ISIS celebrates Manchester Ariana Grande attack

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Islamic State supporters celebrated on social media after a blast at a concert venue in the north of England killed at least 19 people. The post Trump hands Saudi Arabia $380 billion, days later ISIS celebrates Manchester Ariana Grande attack appeared first on The Duran.

EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the New Scientist: By Fred Pearce It looks like greenwash. European nations publicly keen to boost their climate credentials by switching to “green” biomass are accused of working behind the scenes to expunge their carbon emissions from burning wood in power stations from national emissions statistics. “If we […]

Musical Interlude: Neil H., “The Remembering”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Neil H., “The Remembering” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H3FPMEnJtU

The Economy: "Introducing Our Doom Index"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Introducing Our Doom Index"* by Bill Bonner "Today, we look at what is going on in Venezuela. For amusement as well as for instruction. As long-term Diary readers know, we are connoisseurs of financial disaster. In Venezuela in 2017, we think we see an especially good vintage. But before we get to that, we introduce our Doom Index. *Not so doomy: *The idea is to try to measure the tension in the system…and get a better idea of when the rubber band is going to snap. Our research department, headed by Nick Rokke, looked at 11 indicators that - when aggregated - have coincided with ... more »

Dachel Wake Up: Columbia Autism Scientists in Butt Ugly Lawsuit

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
Note: You can read the legal filing here. Hornig v. Lipkin May 20, 2017, New York Post: Columbia professor says boss made her inspect his butt A Columbia University scientist claims her boss — and former lover — repeatedly dropped...

Trump's Remark on Andrew Jackson Was a Dog Whistle for White Nationalists

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: President Andrew Jackson, noted slaveowner and racist, as seen on the US $20 bill. (Photo: Chris Potter; Edited: LW / TO)] A curious line of thinking here that needs to be seen. Countering this we have the so called progressive ideology which is of course better described as communism light. White nationalism can be called Fascism light as well. All set out to capture a particular audience without really engaging anyone else. After all our education system has been allowed to push a general socialist doctrine with no obvious competition or discussion. That neither fas... more »

Kensington rune Stone Revisited

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Now that we have a better grasp of the Viking presnce in North America ,it is possible to revisit the Kensington Stone.that had I originally read a book on this stone back in the sixties. At the time it was very much an outlier that had little context. Yet the tale of a farmer able to produce autentic twelveth century runes was patent rubbish when it is impossible to find someone able to write elizabetian scrip today. During the past two decades, the internet has allowed many disparent lines of inquiry to merge and we find below the historical surface a robust Viking Pres... more »

Scientists successfully 3D print human cartilage with a breakthrough stem cell printer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is so far a proof of concept, but also promising. It could well do the trick and can eventually assist in bone repair and surely in dental work as well. I do not think though that this will be an easy protocol to actually implement. Otherwise, real progress is been made here and the day in which massive organ replacement becomes possible is no longer unimaginable. . *Scientists successfully 3D print human cartilage with a breakthrough stem cell printer* *Tuesday, May 09, 2017 by: Russel Davis * *http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-09-scientists-successfully-3d-print-h... more »

Kolbrin - The Book of Gleanings - Chpt 13 - Way of Yosira

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is a delightful story of Yosira bringing both knowledge and the idea of kingship to a peopled land. The process has largely continued to this day and it is only recently that the meme of kingship has been replaced by unusual creation of parliment to tap the consent of the demos. This has been facilitated by universal education. Something of this nature had to occur but this puts names and of course original discovery is still lost in the mists of time in another land far away. Yet archeology shows us how a new tool kit exploded across the world wheneverit was tamed. The b... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 20 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Miles of Antarctic ice are collapsing into the sea as scientists try to understand speed of change Trial looms as judge denies FBI request to keep 9/11 records secret for privacy reasons Seth Rich Plot Thickens: "DC Insider" Speaks Of "Complete Panic" At Highest Levels Of DNC Trump's Budget Will Slash $1.7 Trillion In Entitlements, Cut Food Stamps By 25%China's new weapon in economic war: tourists UK Threatens To Quit Brexit Talks Over Excessive 'Divorce Payment' Demands Shocking Admission From NY Bankruptcy Judge: "Chapter 11, 15 Filings Have Exploded" 'This... more »

Musical Interlude: Neil H., “The Remembering”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Neil H., “The Remembering” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H3FPMEnJtU

“You Never Have Time, Only Intentions”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“You Never Have Time, Only Intentions”* by David Cain “In my new house the top floor is a single room with gabled walls and a single window that looks out over the street. I go up there twice daily to meditate for half an hour, so every time I’m in that room I can’t help but think, at least once, about how much time I have left in the day. During those sessions I’m more aware of my thoughts, and the effect they have on me, than at any other time. And I’ve noticed that the amount of time I have left after my sitting—before I have to be somewhere, or before bedtime—makes a big diffe... more »

Alex Jones’ InfoWars gets White House press credentials

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 21 hours ago
The alt-media underdogs will now sit beside corporate mainstream media and state-run broadcasters like the BBC. The post Alex Jones’ InfoWars gets White House press credentials appeared first on The Duran.

CONFIRMED: Suicide bomber kills dozens in Britain

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 21 hours ago
The mainstream media's coverage of the event has been appalling at many levels. The post CONFIRMED: Suicide bomber kills dozens in Britain appeared first on The Duran.

Geopolitical Thoughts

LL at Virtual Mirage - 22 hours ago
*How is Turkey like North Korea?* On 21 May, Turkish President Erdogan announced that the state of emergency would continue until the country achieved “welfare and peace.” The state of emergency allows President Erdogan and his cabinet to issue decrees without parliamentary oversight or review by the constitutional court. Erdogan is instituting a perpetual state of emergency. It would seem to make the constitutional referendum in April unnecessary because Erdogan decides when welfare and peace have been achieved. *The North Korean regime* justifies its authoritarian restrictions in ... more »

Les révolutions biotech : 1/ CRISPR-Cas9 (partie 1/2)

Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
*“Les révolutions biotech” est une suite d’articles qui souhaitent redécouvrir les grandes découvertes du domaine des biotechnologies et étudier leurs avancées à l’heure actuelle.* https://ieet.org/images/uploads/crispr.jpg

Leader's statements on the Manchester bombing

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Can you spot the difference between Theresa May's statement and Jeremy Corbyn's? Theresa May statement: "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected." Jeremy Corbyn statement: "I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured. Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives. I have spoken wit... more »

MANCHESTER ARENA FALSE FLAG - ARIANE GRANDE CONCERT ATTACK

Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Salman Abedi, photoshopped onto a scene. Here's what we know.* The police linked *Salman Abedi* to the Manchester attack "through *a bank card found in his pocket."* Here's what we know. In false flag attacks, the security services are said to 'plant' fake evidence. 9 11 hijack 'suspects' alive and well. / 9-11 Hijackers Passports were issued by the CIA According to an NBC News report, citing U.S. intelligence officials, "Abedi traveled abroad to multiple countries, including Libya, within the past year to train with the Al Qaeda terrorist group." We should remember that the CI... more »

Salman Abedi (23) strikes in Manchester

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
My condolences to the friends and families of the (so far) 21 innocent victims of a suicide attack (involving a home-made explosive device with nails) in Manchester's MEN arena. The victims were mostly kids and young teenagers, fans of Ariana Grande (*1993), an American singer. The explosion occurred at 22:32 local time, Monday night. Few hours before the massacre, at 18:28 and 18:32 local time, the Twitter account @Owys663 warned in broken English that "the just terror" was coming to the #ManchesterArena – this hash tag was included in one of the two relevant tweets. The number... more »

X22 Report, “The Central Bankers Make Their Move To Control All Currencies”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Central Bankers Make Their Move To Control All Currencies” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TuAtqUVit4

'Treating this as a terrorist incident' - No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
Apparently - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40008127/manchester-arena-treating-this-as-a-terrorist-incident-police 'Ian Hopkins from the Greater Manchester Police told reporters "We are treating this as a terrorist incident".' No Shit Sherlock.

'Judaism's holiest prayer site.'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
The BBC have found a form of words they can use to describe the importance to Judaism of the Western Wall that they hope will stop them receiving complaints about misleading people and more importantly prevent them having to acknowledge that there's a mosque built on top of Judaism's holiest site. This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40003636 is the first that I have noticed using the wording 'Judaism's holiest prayer site' to describe the Western (or Wailing) Wall. The Western Wall is indeed the holiest site that Jews can pray at but that's because there's a ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The scene at Manchester Arena this morning. LIVE: https://t.co/BZRNizS6X7 pic.twitter.com/iskN3JBYe0 — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) May 23, 2017 19 killed after a "huge bomb-like bang" at the end of an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester, Britain pic.twitter.com/W84PNz7iA5 — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 23, 2017

mgh, Not Greenhouse Gases, Provides a Warm Earth

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 23 hours ago
According to the usual viewpoint, the surface of the Earth is 33K warmer than the 255K temperature of the Earth as seen from its thermal radiation temperature in space because of greenhouse gases. This is claimed on the basis of the NASA Earth Energy Budget shown below: According to this federal government story, infrared radiation emitted by our atmosphere provides a surface warming power flux of 340.3 W/m2 compared to 163.3 W/m2 of radiation (UV, visible light, and infrared) directly absorbed from the sun. In the official pronouncements of the United States of America federal go... more »

Trump, Saudi Arabia and yet another arms deal

Russell E. Lucas, Director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities; Associate Professor of Arab Studies, Michigan State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
The Saudi king presents Trump with The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud medal on May 20, 2017. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The first stop on Donald Trump’s first trip as U.S. president was to Saudi Arabia. That was no accident. His decision was surely based on the fact that the alliance between Saudi Arabia and the United States is one of the foundations of American foreign policy in the Middle East. While Trump was there, Saudi King Salman awarded him the kingdom’s highest civilian honor. Trump came bearing gifts of his own in the form of US$110 billion worth of military equipment, some of... more »

New public database reveals striking differences in how guns are regulated from state to state

Molly Pahn, Research Manager, Boston University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Anti-gun protestors rally in Washington, D.C. in July 2016. Patsy Lynch/MediaPunch/IPX From 2014 to 2015, the United States experienced its largest annual increase in firearm deaths over the past 35 years, a 7.8 percent upturn in a single year. In 45 of the 50 states the rate of overall deaths from firearms increased and the firearm homicide rate rose in every state except West Virginia. What did Congress do to confront this problem? Only four bills addressing firearm violence made it out of committee during the 2015-2016 congressional session. Not one was enacted. Because of in... more »

Washington Post: President Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs To Push Back Against FBI Collusion Probe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence* President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials. Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of an... more »

Pat Robertson: ‘Gay People Should Wear Specially-Colored Clothes to Warn Straight People’?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Reports that televangelist Pat Robertson said gay people should wear colors by which heterosexual people might easily identify them are fake news.

Islamic State Supporters Celebrate Manchester Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Police escort an injured woman outside Manchester Arena after the explosion. Goodman/LNP/Rex/Shutterstock *Reuters:** Islamic State supporters celebrate Manchester attack * CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State supporters celebrated on social media on Tuesday after a blast at a concert venue in the north of England killed at least 19 people, although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. British police have said they are treating the blast at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande as a "terrorist incident". More than 50 p... more »

120 Years Of Climate Scares - 70s Ice age scare

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
North West Passage Encyc BritannicaA sceptical friend has prepared this list. 1845 – The whole of Sir John Franklin’s expedition to find the NW Passage died and their ships were crushed by the ice near Baffin Island 1909-1910 – Amundsen sailed an ice free NW Passage 1922 – The Arctic is warming and fishermen are catching species that have never been seen there before. 1970 – Kenneth Field “The world is cooling and global temperatures could drop by up to 11ºC that would freeze the North Atlantic for 4- months of the year within 20-years …” News articles: 1970 – Colder Winters He... more »

Infecting mosquitoes with bacteria so they can't infect us with viruses like Zika and dengue

Michaela Schultz, Graduate Student in Biology, Boston University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Tiny bug, major disease spreader. Dr. Paul Howell, USCDCP Mosquitoes and their itchy bites are more than just an annoyance. They transmit dangerous viruses with deadly consequences – making them the most lethal animal on Earth. It’s the *Aedes aegypti* and *Aedes albopictus* mosquito species that are behind outbreaks of dengue virus, Zika virus, yellow fever virus and Chikungunya virus, responsible for over 100 million human cases around the world annually. And they’re expanding their habitat around the world as the global climate warms, bringing them into contact with more potentia... more »

What are software vulnerabilities, and why are there so many of them?

Thomas Holt, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
It's software: There's always a way in. BeeBright via shutterstock.com The recent WannaCry ransomware attack spread like wildfire, taking advantage of flaws in the Windows operating system to take control of hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. But what exactly does that mean? It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools. Having researched cybercrime and technology use among criminal populations for more than a decade, I know that both types of miscreants want to find ways into secure places – computers and networks, and ho... more »

Postmodernism is bunk

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
If you want to know what’s wrong with the modern world, then most of what’s wrong (apart from Geelong’s inability to play consistent football) is due to bad philosophy. And most of that bad philosophy in the modern world comes under the heading of postmodernism. Every student at every institution will have encountered it, and then either absorbed it (in whole or in part) or, if they’re particularly courageous, combatted it. Every one of those students — and you! — needs this book by Stephen Hicks in their backpack: something now made infinitely easier by author Stephen Hicks havi... more »

Terror Attack At Manchester. 19 Killed And Over 50 Wounded -- News Updates May 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:** 'Suicide bomber' strikes at Manchester Arena: Nineteen people are killed and 50 injured in terrorist attack as 'nail bomb near the exit' explodes, ripping into teens leaving packed Ariana Grande gig* * Nineteen people killed after explosions rang out at the end of an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester Arena * Video footage showed thousands fleeing in tears from the venue, many covered in blood, when gig ended * Armed officers surrounded venue and bloodied concertgoers pictured being helped by emergency services * Horrifying footage showed petrified children leaping ove... more »

Why Betsy DeVos Will Never be the HBCUs’ ‘Boo’

Fred A. Bonner II at Diverse - 1 day ago
What the Betsy DeVos debacle at Bethune-Cookman University provides is an opportunity for critical reflection and a “teachable moment.”

Montana State U., Tribal College Students to Seek Answers Together

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Montana State University researchers have received a $282,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a new approach to solving issues on Montana’s Indian Reservations.

Rodriguez: Arizona Court to Decide What We Can Learn

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
The long-anticipated trial to determine whether there were racial motivations in terminating Tucson Unified School District's highly effective Raza Studies Department begins next month.

Study: Tech Workforce’s Lack of Diversity Goes Deeper than Pipeline

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
A recent study suggests that the top reasons for the technology sector’s racial homogeneity isn’t the absence of a diverse pipeline but young graduates’ lack of industry contacts and an information gap about job prospects.

New Jersey: Defeating A Frelinghuysen

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
When I was very young, my family used to rent a summer bungalow in Ft. Freedom, New Jersey, northwest of Morristown in what is now Rodney Frelinghuysen's congressional district (NJ-11). He inherited this political domain from the Frelinghuysen dynasty and his great wealth from his mother's family, Beatice Proctor an heir to the Proctor and Gamble fortune. His father represented the area from 1953 to 1975 and his grandfather, Freddy Frelinghuysen was a New Jersey senator (and a vice presidential nominee under Henry Clay in 1844. Frelinghuysen's great-great-great-great-grandfather,... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
I was at a concert tonight with the GF, and while watching the performance people started texting me on what had happened in Manchester. Just arrived home and I am in front of my computer. Will be updating this story within the next 30 minutes.

Does ‘Paint Thinner’ Trisodium Phosphate Lurk in Cereals?

Snopes Staff at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Trisodium phosphate is a common and safe additive used in small amounts in various foods, not a form of 'paint thinner.'

Confidential Informants -- MuckRock exposes photo at Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Censored News In the latest article by MuckRock -- exposing the use of confidential informants by the FBI to manufacture crimes -- this photo is included from Standing Rock. MuckRock says it was taken by a confidential informant. This comes after MuckRock filed freedom of information requests with police and other agencies who were part of the militarized police force at Standing Rock

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Uno"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, "Uno" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMWP48NB-IQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. It is a direction in space that is rich with impressive nebulas. To better appreciate this well-known swath of sky, an extremely long exposure was taken over many clear nights in 2013 and 2014. After 212 hours of camera time and an additional year of processing, the featured 1400-exposure collage spanning over 40 times the angular diameter of the Moon emerged. *Click image for larger size.* Of the many interesting details that have become visible, one that particularly draws the eye is Barnard's Loop, the bright red c... more »

"I Had An Experience..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I had an experience... I can't prove it, I can't even explain it, but everything that I know as a human being, everything that I am tells me that it was real! I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever. A vision of the universe that tells us, undeniably, how tiny, and insignificant and how rare, and precious we all are! A vision that tells us that we belong to something that is greater than ourselves, that we are not - that none of us - are alone! I wish I could share that. I wish, that everyone, if only for one moment, could feel that awe, and humility, and... more »

Chet Raymo, “Red Fish, Blue Fish...”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Red Fish, Blue Fish...”* by Chet Raymo “In his autobiography, the brilliant physicist John Archibald Wheeler makes this confession of faith: "Whatever can be, is." He goes further: "Whatever can be, must be." Anything not prohibited by the laws of nature, exists, he says. Well, that's an extravagent claim, but it passed my mind once when my colleague Maura T. invited me up to the Science Building to see a strange creature she had just added to the aquarium. Here's a pic, Chaetopterus, the parchment tube worm. In nature, it makes its own U-shaped "parchment" tube, which, except for... more »

“How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?”* by Jim Taylor, Ph.D. “It’s a wonder that good decisions are ever made by the species known as Homo Sapiens. The reality is that the cards are stacked against us whenever we are faced with choices, especially when the decisions are of consequence. Think about all of the horrendously bad decisions that have been made in recent history and how obviously bad they look in our rear-view mirrors. The endless wars, securitizing mortgages, Congress, another season of The Kardashians, the list goes on. And bad decisions don’t just occur at the h... more »

Heat Flux From Below Melts Ice Sheets, Drives Temperatures & CO2 Variations

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
CO2 is 400 ppm over the parts of Antarctic that are warming and 400 ppm over the parts of Antarctica that are cooling. There is no way for CO2 to be causing that temperature differential. Additionally, CO2 cannot melt ice from below, it can only melt ice on the surface facing the atmosphere. While CO2 … Continue reading "Heat Flux From Below Melts Ice Sheets, Drives Temperatures & CO2 Variations"

The Undeniable “Consensus” is That There is an Overwhelming Liberal Bias to the Press

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
For all their talk about “inclusion,” “equality,” “fairness,” “diversity,” and “equal opportunity,” the liberals may talk the talk, but they certainly don’t walk the walk. This kind of extreme bias is also seen regarding the staffing of our colleges and universities. While the “consensus” regarding climate change is debatable, the bias of the press is … Continue reading "The Undeniable “Consensus” is That There is an Overwhelming Liberal Bias to the Press"

Is The U.S. Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State Working?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Next Big Future*: *Delegate and Annihilate is working against ISIS* But less than four months after Trump took office, Mattis said the operational and tactical difference has been clear. Two significant changes resulted from President Trump’s review of our findings. 1. he delegated authority to the right level to aggressively and in a timely manner move against enemy vulnerabilities. 2. he directed a tactical shift”: surround ISIS fighters, instead of just pushing them out of a given territory. The changes can be described as effective delegation and annihilation. There has been ... more »

"The Wisdom of Studs Terkel"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“I thought, if ever there were a time to write a book about hope, it's now.” “Why are we born? We're born eventually to die, of course. But what happens between the time we're born and we die? We're born to live. One is a realist if one hopes.” “The September 11 assault was horrendous. But there's another assault that's taking place. It's an assault upon our intelligence. It's an assault upon our sense of decency as well as upon our faiths too, I believe.” “That's what we're missing. We're missing argument. We're missing debate. We're missing colloquy. We're missing all sorts of th... more »

Chair of US House Oversight Committee Must Subpoena Documents Withheld by White House Re Former National Security Advisor Flynn; New Document Suggests Flynn Lied – Congressman Cummings

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
This situation appears to point to potential removal of both Trump and VP Pence. Last November Congressman Cummings warned VP … Continue reading →

74 Percent of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Strike Fighter Fleet Can't Fight

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Thanks to sequestration and the F-35. The United States Navy has awarded Boeing a new contract to help resolve serious readiness problems with its F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fleets. The Department of the Navy’s (DON) strike fighter squadrons are in a dire situation where—at least at last report during Congressional testimony on Feb.7, 2017—more than 62 percent of the service’s fighters are for all intents and purposes grounded. Of that total, the Marine Corps’ strike fighter fleet—which is composed mostly of older original model F/A-18A/B/C/D Ho... more »

Why Iran Loves America's Top Fighter Jet (Of the 1970s)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* Tehran and the movie Top Gun share a strange connection. *The Tomcat could theoretically fire up to six Phoenix missiles in rapid succession at different targets—an ability that was actually tested once. The result? Four hits out of six launches.* *Tomcats usually carried larger numbers of more conventional AIM-9 Sidewinder heat-seeking missiles and medium-range AIM-7 Sparrow radar-guided missiles. The F-14 also had a twenty-millimeter cannon, a feature Navy Phantom fighters lacked. However, like the early models of the F-15 entering in... more »

How Hitler Planned to Turn the Tide of World War II: Stealth Fighters?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * You might have missed this in history class. *The Northrop testers stressed that combined with the Ho 229’s much greater speed, this modest improvement would have given defending fighters too little time to react effectively.* *But of course, the flying wing’s main feature was always supposed to be its speed, which could have exceeded the maximum speed of the best Allied fighters of the time by as much as 33 percent. Detection time would not have mattered greatly if it could outrun everything sent to intercept it. Furthermore, stealth would have ... more »

Why the U.S. Navy Needs to Study Battleships to Save the Aircraft Carrier

James Holmes at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Holmes* *Security, * How can the U.S. Navy prolong the relevance of its big-deck aircraft carriers amid increasingly menacing surroundings? In part, through hindsight. *It is entirely possible that the technical challenges cataloged here are insoluble at any affordable cost, much as restoring the dreadnought's supremacy was impossible in World War II. Accordingly, it behooves the U.S. Navy and friendly services to experiment with new technologies and concepts now, in case the sunset of the aircraft carrier approaches. We make much of the abrupt switch between battleships ... more »

America's Afghanistan Problem: It's Not Just about Sending More Troops

Michael O'Hanlon at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael O'Hanlon* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. Army soldiers in Kharwar District, Afghanistan. DVIDSHUB/Public domain] The United States needs to redo the phase of the Afghanistan mission that it unwisely skipped in 2015 and 2016. Reportedly, the Trump administration is considering adding several thousand U.S. troops—ideally accompanied by other NATO and foreign reinforcements too—to the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan. The current mission totals some 8,500 Americans, and roughly twelve thousand foreign troops in all, so the possible increase could amount to an augmentation of ... more »

Why Trump's First Trip Is Focusing on Faith

Alberto M. Fernandez at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Alberto M. Fernandez* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Donald and Melania Trump arrive at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Flickr/The White House] Trump’s administration recognizes that ideas and identity still have power, and need to be understood. Despised by so many among the American political and cultural elite, President Trump paradoxically still has a tremendous opportunity during his first overseas trip to begin to forge a common civilizational front at a key point in Middle East history. Given that most media coverage of President Trump is negative, it is no... more »

Several people killed as massive explosion rocks Manchester

(REUTERS) A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing killed 19 and left 50 others injured. Police said they were called to the scene at the Manchester Arena at 10:35 P.M. local time on Monday, May 23. The incident is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic: Civilians fall victim to shelling by ISIS in Deir Ezzor city

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (0:56 A.M.) – After the recent attacks carried out by the Islamic State (IS) against positions in Deir Ezzor city had failed, the jihadist group retributed their frustration by shelling civilians. Throughout Monday the districts held by the Syrian Arab Army were terrorised with constant mortar shelling. This led to the deaths of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army blitz offensive secures 70 kilometers of Jordanian border in one week

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – On Monday evening, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured most of the Al-Rahbeh area some 25 kilometers north of the Zuluf dam which was captured the day before. According to a military source close to Al-Masdar News, the SAA did not come in direct contact with US-backed Free Syrian Army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army fends off largest ISIS attack this month in eastern Homs

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 A.M.) – On Sunday, the Islamic State unleashed a series of attacks on multiple government-held towns in eastern Homs, trying to retake turf it had lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) over the past month. According to Al-Masdar News field correspondent Ibrahim Joudeh, SAA positions along the entire axis between Abou […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic: Elite FSA TOW shooter assassinated in Idlib countryside

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:52 P.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) lost one of their best TOW missile operators called Alaa Rahmoun on Monday. The FSA group Jaish Al-Nasir published a picture of it’s killed member mourning his death. The TOW operator also nicknamed Abu Khaled was assassinated in the town Kafr Batthik in Idlib countyside. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic pictures: Yemeni troops annihilate entire Sudanese contingent paid by Saudi Arabia

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:00 A.M.) – Saudi Arabia has unleashed a wave of inexperienced African mercenaries upon war-torn Yemen in a bid to defeat the Houthi-led government based in Sanaa. On Monday, the Popular Committees wiped out over a hundred Saudi-backed militants, mostly Sudanese foreign fighters, amid clashes in the coastal province of Midi which borders […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Verstärkung für die syrische Armee für syrisch-irakische Grenzoffensive eingetroffen

Benjamin T. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (21:45) – Nach Angaben eines offiziellen Berichtes der Nationalen Verteidiungskräfte (NDF), traf ein großer Konvoi von Pro-Regierungs-Truppen im südöstlichen Teil der Homs-Provinz am heutigen Montag ein. Der Pro-Regierungs-Konvoi bestand aus Hunderten von Soldaten der syrischen Armee (SAA) sowie der Nationalen Verteidungskräfte (NDF), welche vorher in verschiedenen Teilen der Provinzen Aleppo und Damaskus stationiert […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turk responsible for killing Russian pilot in Syria given 5 year prison sentence

(TASS) Alparslan Celik, who confessed to killing Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov, has been sentenced, today, to five years in prison for illegal firearms possession, Celik’s lawyer Taskin Kangal told TASS. “I confirm that Alparslan Celik has been sentenced to five years of imprisonment for carrying a weapon. We haven’t received the written court judgement, but […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Police: Man Slays Neo-Nazi Roommates Over Islam Disrespect

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers that he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

Infowars Receives Temporary White House Press Pass

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The far-right, conspiracy-based web site said they would apply for permanent credentials in 'about three months.'

Oklahoma School Apologizes for Hitler Yearbook Quotation

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Students at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City discovered the quote when they got the books.