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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

26 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

The Moral Bankruptcy of the Progressive Left is Complete and Absolute

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 12 hours ago
The same group that manufactures Climate Alarmism also runs to defend MS13 murders, rapists, and thieves. PRAGER: Why The Left Won’t Call Anyone ‘Animals’ If you want to understand the moral sickness at the heart of leftism, read the first paragraph of the most recent column by Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne: “It’s never … Continue reading "The Moral Bankruptcy of the Progressive Left is Complete and Absolute"

Obama Simply Lies; I was a Victim of More than One of His Scandals

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 12 hours ago
Image Source I can speak from personal experience on this one, Obama is an outright liar. I was personally audited 3 times by the Obama IRS, as was another person I worked with on a global warming project. The IRS got a total of $0.00 from me after the audits were complete. They were complete … Continue reading "Obama Simply Lies; I was a Victim of More than One of His Scandals"


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
I see a lot of progressives online howling with rage about this segment from Chris Hayes's show about the systematic separation of asylum-seekers and their children by U.S. immigration agents. The anger is justified, but if you expect that a broad cross-section of America will share that anger, I'm afraid you're giving Americans too much credit. At Crooks & Liars, Red Painter writes: Chris Hayes had an extensive segment on his show on Friday discussing the "despicable" ICE policy of tearing children away from asylum-seeking parents as they enter the United States. He starts by hig... more »

Putting Rights to a Vote: Reflections on the Irish Referendum

Sandy Levinson at Balkinization - 12 hours ago
One of the justifiable lead stories across the world today is the remarkable landslide vote in Ireland to repeal the existing 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which banned abortion. The NYTimes quote the Prime Minister, Leo Vardakar (who happens to be gay), "This has been a great exercise in democracy, and the people have spoken and the people have said: We want a modern constitution for a modern country, and that we trust women and that we respect them to make the right decisions and rights [sic] choices about their own health care." I am personally delighted with this o... more »

Citations Needed, Episode 38: The Media' Bogus Generation Obsession

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 12 hours ago
“Baby Boomers are bloating the social safety net!” “GenXers are changing the nature of work!” “Millennials are killing the housing market!” The media endlessly feeds us stories about how one generation or another is engaging in some collective act of moral failing that, either explicitly or by implication, harms another generation. It’s a widely-mocked cliché at this point, namely the

Talkin' Cable News Pundits on AJE's The Listening Post

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 12 hours ago
Former U.S. government officials are consistent features of cable news punditry. I joined Al Jazeera English's The Listening Post to discuss. *****

Citations Needed, Episode 37: Black Lives Matter, Dreamers, and the Problem of ‘The Perfect Victim’

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 12 hours ago
A pillar of the community. A straight-A student who dreamed of becoming a doctor. A loving father. Here through no fault of their own. She was hysterical and out of control. He was no angel. The press, both local and national, humanizes some victims of state or corporate violence, while demonizing others. Despite good intentions and seemingly without noticing, the media all too often create

Wide Asleep on Radio Dispatch, Talkin' Iran Deal Destruction

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 12 hours ago
I had the honor of returning to the Radio Dispatch airwaves to discuss the history and potential future of the Iran Deal with the great John Knefel. Listen to it below or download it here. Your browser does not support this audio And be sure to check out John and Molly Knefel's amazing archive of past shows here. And listen to the show from now on. C'mon people. *****

Citations Needed, Episode 36: Maplewashing - Looking Behind Canada's Progressive Veneer

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 12 hours ago
For decades, Canada has been a go-to point of reference for American progressives as a country the United States can and should strive to be. And while there are many parts about Canadian society that are measurably preferable, leftists in Canada find their country's glossy, socialist paradise image to be overblown and often a barrier to meaningful change. This episode examines this tension,

Here Is When China Will Win The Arms Race Against The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Zero Hedge: **Here's When China Will Win The Arms Race With The US, And How BofA Is Trading It* For all the talk of the escalating confrontation between the US and China, Bank of America's Mike Hartnett writes that the "trade war" of 2018 should be recognized for what it really is: the first stage of a new arms race between the US & China to reach national superiority in technology over the longer-term via Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Hypersonic Warplanes, Electronic Vehicles, Robotics, and Cyber-Security. This is hardly a secret, as t... more »

Putin: Turkey Will Not Yield to US Bullying on S-400 Purchase

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Putin did not use the word "bully" I did for my headline, cause I like it! * *It's so very topical, popular and so easily understandable :)* *Press TV* *Readers here know I can’t abide by out of context quoting, therefore, I’m enjoying the inclusion of the full context of Putin’s statement, provided by Press TV, below:* *Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the United States for pushing NATO member Turkey into abandoning its decision to purchase S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, saying the US pressure will not produce any results."Turkey, a ...more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, May 26, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Milton Nascimento (Aterro do Flamengo) – Tonight, Milton Nascimento will be gracing the stage of Vivo Rio. One of the most respected composers from the Música Brasileira, Milton […]

Will Rohrabacher's Crazy Homophobia Cost Him His Orange County Seat In Congress?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Should congressmen who get high and play dress-up be barred from buying homes in Orange Co?* I can remember when I was a kid growing up on Long Island, there were fights in the suburbs-- Nassau County-- about selling houses to black families. Half the people who lived in some of these towns were there because of "white flight" and they brought their ugly bigotry and racism with them. Trump is ginning that up again-- and on Long Island! But here in California, Trump's top lackey-- and Putin's-- is Orange County lunatic Dana Rohrabacher and he's got gays in his sites. Thursday, Jeff ... more »

Saturday is alright for fighting

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 13 hours ago
One of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s earlier songs is indicated in the title above. It is a true rock and roll song which is very much in tune with its lyrics. It is about being young and foolish combining … Continue reading →


Anon at Aangirfan - 13 hours ago
The top German Nazis were 'Jewish', and were linked to an international cabal. Thousands of top Nazis are reported to have moved to Argentina after World War II. These include Martin Bormann, Josef Mengele, Klaus Barbie, Adolf Eichmann, Erich Priebke, Walter Kutschmann, Jose Schwammberger, Ante Pavelic, Walter Rauff, and Eduard Roschmann. The quiet alpine town in Argentina that housed thousands of Nazis. / Secret files reveal 9,000 Nazi war criminals fled to South America *Licio Gelli, the fascist friend of Israel.* *Licio Gelli, the fascist who was close to Henry Kissinger ... more »

Climatic Distortions Due to Diminutive Denominators

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Thomas P. Sheahen We all learned in elementary school that “you can’t divide by zero.” But what happens when you divide by a number very close to zero, a small fraction? The quotient shoots way up to a very large value. Pick any number. If you…

Hockeystick Redux Chapter Fortyleven

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See update at the end] Since publishing my last two posts here and here on the Church and White (“C&W”) 2011 sea level dataset, some folks have queried why I didn’t use the Church and White 2013 dataset instead. The answer is simple. It’s…

More Evidence Electric Car Subsidies Are Welfare For Rich People

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: By Jason Hopkins ~ Another report indicates electric vehicle ownership is mostly confined to the country’s highest income earners, further calling into question the validity of government subsidies for EVs. On Tuesday, the Energy Information Administration released its analysis of EV ownership in the U.S., breaking down the…

If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? From Forbes, the story of a looming environmental problem: ? The last few years have seen growing concern over what happens to solar panels at the end of their life. Consider the following statements: The problem of solar panel disposal “will…

Review Faust, Aaron, The Ba’thification of Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
*Review Faust, Aaron, The Ba’thification of Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015* *The Ba’thification of Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism* starts off with a dramatic story of a bicycle repairman in Wasit province who shot his son for deserting the army during the Iran-Iraq War. The man wrote to the Baath office for deserters asking to be pardoned for his crime. The secretary of the office passed his request all the way to Saddam Hussein who not only amnestied him, but gave him a commendation and entered his account into the official ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - May 26

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1941 2nd trainload of German military aid arrived from Syria Stored in Mosul but never used 1941 12 Italian planes landed in Kirkuk from Syria to operate under Germans Immediately attacked British forces in Anbar 1941 Mussolini met with German military attache and expressed concern about Iraq Asked whether Belin would give substantive or symbolic support to Iraq 1941 Mussolini told German military attache Iraq could turn tide in Mediterranean Attache said Berlin serious about Iraq 1964 Pres Arif established Joint Presidency Council with Eg... more »

Does Russian President Putin Hate Hillary Clinton?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Hillary Clinton compared Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategy in Crimea to that used by Adolf Hitler to invade Germany neighbours in the 1930s Reuters *Matt Bevan, ABC News Online*:* Why does Vladimir Putin hate Hillary Clinton?* Hillary Clinton has never been afraid to call out Vladimir Putin, but she never expected Russia's vengeance to be so damaging. In January 2016 while debating another candidate for the Democrats' presidential race, Bernie Sanders, Ms Clinton was asked about her relationship with Mr Putin. "It's interesting. We've had some very tough dealings with ... more »


Grant G at The Straight Goods - 13 hours ago
*Written by Robin Mathews* People like Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC(IA) and Margaret Wente of ‘Canada’s National Newspaper’ (The Globe and Mail) are put in place - more and more people are coming to believe - to write and speak vivaciously, pointedly, colourfully about *anything *but the most serious issues facing Canada. Experts on “Me Too”, the sexual equality battle, and what Ms. Wente calls “the victimhood culture”, the two follow the pack in the game of misleading Canadians. “With spirit” … you might say… with colour … with imagination, they fill the information space (I sa... more »

Elon Musk Just Exposed the Oil Oligarchy’s Control Over Mainstream Media In Epic Rant

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: musk] Elon Musk called out the mainstream media for publishing "only enough to sugarcoat the lie," while claiming to be a beacon of truth. The post Elon Musk Just Exposed the Oil Oligarchy’s Control Over Mainstream Media In Epic Rant appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Precedent Set: State Supreme Court Rules Police Can’t Arrest Students for Using Medical Pot on Campus

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
One state has ruled that college students who are medical cannabis users can no longer be labeled as felons by the state if they are caught with their medicine on campus. The post Precedent Set: State Supreme Court Rules Police Can’t Arrest Students for Using Medical Pot on Campus appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Texas Cop Arrested for Murder After Shooting and Killing His Own Brother, Who’s Also a Cop

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: brother] A police officer has been arrested on murder charges after he shot and killed his own brother who is also a police officer. The post Texas Cop Arrested for Murder After Shooting and Killing His Own Brother, Who’s Also a Cop appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Deep State Freaks Out After Trump Slams “Criminal Deep State”

Alex Newman at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: deep-state-freaks-out-after-trump-slams-criminal-deep-state] The Deep State and its minions are freaking out after President Donald Trump, furious over revelations of spying against his campaign, lashed out against the “Criminal Deep State” on social media. Trump's explosive comments come amid growing awareness among Americans about the so-called Deep State, with the latest polls showing three in four are troubled by the existence of this unelected network that secretly directs national policy. The president's remarks, as well as growing calls for criminal investigations, ar... more »

Science - Technology Updates

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 13 hours ago
Anyone remember the movie, "The Day After Tomorrow?” Did the lurid, eco collapse scenario seem unlikely? Think again. "*Research hints at tipping point in the Atlantic’s currents… Lots of fresh water from melting ice could radically alter the Atlantic’s currents.*" Scientific American makes it explicit: “The Arctic Is Breaking Climate Records, Altering Weather Worldwide.” Shake your mad cousins awake. No one is asking them to start adoring campus lefty flakes. But their country and civilization and planet and posterity need them to *stop* giving loyalty to lunatics. And that mea... more »

U.S. Government Wants To Expose The Corruption And Wealth Of Iran's Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies that North Korea has not responded in recent days to queries by the United States to prepare logistics for an upcoming summit during his appearance at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan *Washington Examiner:* *Mike Pompeo: US should expose wealth of corrupt Iranian leaders* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to expose the wealth of Iranian leaders as part of a campaign to stoke frustration with the regime’s economic management and aggressive foreig... more »

Environment Florida misleads voters on renewable energy costs

CFACT at CFACT - 14 hours ago
Environment Florida may try to sell Floridians one bill of goods regarding wind power, but the facts tell us they are peddling economic snake oil.

Israel Accuses Iran Of Secretly Testing 2 Missiles This January

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Iran launches a Shahab 3. (ISNA) *Times of Israel*: *Israel accuses Iran of testing 2 missiles this year, violating UNSC resolution* UN envoy Danny Danon says Tehran secretively launched a Shahab-3 and Scud in January tests, with both missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Thursday accused Iran of violating a Security Council resolution by conducting in January two previously unreported tests on ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. In a letter to the Security Council, Danon said a variant of the... more »

Hannah Arendt On Immanuel Kant’s Political Philosophy

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 14 hours ago
In her lecture on Immanuel Kant’s political philosophy (*Hannah Arendt: Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy*, Edited by: Ronald Beiner), Hannah Arendt notes that after 1789, the year of the French Revolution, when Kant was sixty-five years old, his attention turned towards constitutional law. He became concerned about how a body politic should be organized and constituted. He wanted to investigate the concept of “republican,” which is a constitutional government, the issue of international relations, etc. Kant took great interest in the American Revolution and commented on it i... more »

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Martin Lukacs offers a reminder that Doug Ford is nothing but a mercenary for his fellow children of privilege, while Andrea Horwath's NDP actually offers a platform which will benefit the 99%. And Michal Rozworski observes that Ontario's election is properly focusing on contrasting priorities rather than an obsession over deficit numbers. - David Climenhaga challenges Rachel Notley's attempt to scupper any discussion about pharmacare - even when it stands to save money for Alberta and the other provinces - in the name of putting pipeli... more »

"Catholic" Ireland votes to kill babies...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*and Jesus weeps.* Ironic that on the weekend we celebrate fallen soldiers, Ireland decides that killing babies is a "right." The pictures of women celebrating posted at *Daily Mail* are enough to make the gorge rise. What woman celebrates the death of her own child? This comment on the Daily Mail article jumped out at me: *Could actually cry at this news. A momentous day for women in history.* Why, yes - yes it is. But not for the reasons you think. *More:* Ireland votes to legalize abortion: ‘a tragedy of historic proportions’ Amazon Deals in *Baby*

Russian Oligarch And Cousin Meet Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen At Trump Tower Days Before Trump Inauguration; Prior To $1 Million Contract

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
Fabergé Resurrection Egg owned by Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg Photo by Testus, CC-BY-SA-4.0, cropped-some glare removed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrection_(Fabergé_egg) NYTimes: “At Trump … Continue reading →

California Climate Lawsuits on Life Support May 25

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
OK my headline is not the report from activists who are crowing because the judge asked for more discovery during the next sixty days. A closer look reveals both sides will have that burden. A more balanced report comes from Kurtis Alexander in the SF Chronicle Oil companies want SF, Oakland climate lawsuits dismissed Excerpts with […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin 2 injured, 1 suspect in custody after shooting at middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, authorities say Biggest Lobby No One's Talking About: For Profit Prisons - WaPo(!) What's of note here is the venue: WaPo One Third of Americans Don’t Believe 6 Million Jews Died in Holocaust GOP Candidate is 9/11 Truther, Says Beyonce Has Ties to Illuminati Marines took tanks out of secret caves to do military exercises near Russia's northern border for the first time Inside The "New" Starbucks: Blood-Spattered Walls, Workers Pricked By Needles And More Mother And Daughter Sho... more »

For Russia, escalation is the enemy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
*Syria has won the war. Israeli missiles change nothing* *The war against foreign-backed terrorist in Syria is all but over. Russia understands this – and has acted accordingly* By Edward Slavsquat Authoritative and well-respected commentators on Russia and Syria are up-in-arms: Moscow has betrayed Damascus and Tehran by allowing the United States and Israel to strike Syria with impunity. To add insult to injury, Benjamin Netanyahu was Vladimir Putin’s guest at the Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9. This can mean only one thing, or so we’ve been told: The Russians are two-... more »

Violent Anti-Government Clashes Spread In Nicaragua

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail/AFP:* *Masked protesters wield homemade mortars as at least two people are killed and 50 wounded in violent anti-government clashes in Nicaragua* * The protests in Nicaragua began last month and were triggered by attempt to reform social security system * Latest clashes took place in the city of Leon and saw fighting between pro and anti government forces * One man was shot dead when government-linked groups tried to clear a barricade from main road into city * The other dead man belonged to the pro-government group and was struck by a homemade mortar bomb At least two... more »

South Korean president meets Kim Jong-un in surprise summit

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 15 hours ago
This is significant in that it is happening without any U.S. participation and despite the cancellation, for now at least, of the Trump-Kim Jong-un meeting

What is the most dangerous selfie ever taken?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Some selfies are more espactacular and more dangerous than others, and there are selfies most of us will never be able to take even if we wanted to. Here are a few of them. Enjoy! The fighter jet selfies #1 … Continue reading →

Yoga diet: Healthy foods for yoga practice

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
1/12 1 Diets to Improve Your Yoga Practice Most of us often wonder about the foods to eat before a yoga session. Especially, if you are a beginner, it is better to know what works and what doesn’t work as … Continue reading →

Yoga poses for full-body detoxification

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Get fit this New Year with these yoga poses With New Years on the horizon, let’s not forget that it’s time for some self-indulgence. And, what better, than a way to ensure that these celebrations are rubbed off in the … Continue reading →

Doctors Replaced a Soldier’s Lost Ear Using a Wild Medical Technique

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage almost died in 2016. The 19-year-old was returning back to base after visiting her family when her tire blew out, causing her to lose control of the car, which flipped and skidded for 700 feet before … Continue reading →

iOS 12 Features: 4 Big Updates Rumored to Hit iPhone X Plus in 2018

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is less than a month away — and iPhone rumors are in full effect. On the hardware side, there has been chatter about an iPhone X Plus model with a fall release date. On the … Continue reading →

For Years, Woman Mistook Brain Fluid Leaking Through Her Nose as Allergies

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Kendra Jackson had no idea why her nose ran all the time. For years, the Omaha, Nebraska resident lived with headaches as well as general discomfort and inconvenience, blowing and wiping constantly, unable to get a good night’s sleep. “Everywhere … Continue reading →

Sniffing and Peeking at Mars

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter gets into position and takes some new pictures Although it arrived at Mars back in October 2016, the ESA/Roscosmos mission called ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (and no, I couldn’t see a nice acronym in there … Continue reading →

Particle Physicists Turn to AI to Cope with CERN’s Collision Deluge

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Can a competition with cash rewards improve techniques for tracking the Large Hadron Collider’s messy particle trajectories? A visualization of complex sprays of subatomic particles, produced from colliding proton beams in CERN’s CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider near … Continue reading →

Can Rover sniff out life on Mars?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
FIRST it was Beagle 2 that put Stevenage on the map of space exploration. Now aerospace company EADS-Astrium hopes to redeem itself after that failure with the Rover, a robot vehicle it is hoped will crawl across the surface of … Continue reading →

Pluto’s landscape is so complex that Nasa scientists aren’t sure how it got there, after New Horizons images could show huge field of dunes

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
How the dunes, craters and huge mountains on the dwarf planet could have been formed is ‘a head-scratcher’, say scientist. This synthetic perspective view of Pluto, based on the latest high-resolution images to be downlinked from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, … Continue reading →

Does North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un In Trouble With His 'Hardliners'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The devil may be in the detail. South Korean president Moon Jae-in (r) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a banquet in Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. Photo: AFP/Inter-Korean Summit Pool *Stephen Bryen, Asia Times*: *Is Kim Jong-un in trouble?* With his country's future tied to its nuclear weapons program, some diplomats think hardliners in the North are uneasy about any upcoming deals. Word is going around some Asian diplomatic posts that Kim Jong-un is in trouble at home and that is why he appears to be putting the brakes on the upcoming proposed summit meeting with President Tr... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "One"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"One"* "The mosquito is so small it takes almost nothing to ruin it. Each leaf, the same. And the black ant, hurrying. So many lives, so many fortunes! Every morning, I walk softly and with forward glances down to the ponds and through the pinewoods. Mushrooms, even, have but a brief hour before the slug creeps to the feast, before the pine needles hustle down under the bundles of harsh, beneficent rain. How many, how many, how many make up a world! And then I think of that old idea: the singular and the eternal. One cup, in which everything is swirled back to the color of the sea and s... more »

"Everybody's Business..."; "In The Time Of Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"The whole world and every human being in it is everybody's business." - William Saroyan So... “In the time of your life, live- so that in good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into...more »

Musical Interlude: Joan Baez, Jeffrey Shurtleff, “Seven Bridges Road” (1969)

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Joan Baez, Jeffrey Shurtleff, “Seven Bridges Road” (1969) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrpeIAKjIK8

Video Reveals Police are Lying, Shows Cop Try to Shoot Dog and Kill Innocent Mom Instead

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: dog] The official story of why a cop killed an innocent unarmed mom while trying to kill their dog is falling apart as a confidential police video shows the bite that allegedly happened to force the cop to shoot—never happened, according to the attorney. The post Video Reveals Police are Lying, Shows Cop Try to Shoot Dog and Kill Innocent Mom Instead appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

New FBI Files Show Feds Gave Billionaire Pedophile Epstein Freedom in Exchange for ‘Information’

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: FBI] Files released by the FBI revealed that pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was given a lenient plea deal after he “provided information to the FBI as agreed upon." The post New FBI Files Show Feds Gave Billionaire Pedophile Epstein Freedom in Exchange for ‘Information’ appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Weekend reads: Science is “show me,” not “trust me;” pressure to publish survey data; what peer review misses

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured the University of Alabama’s request for 20 retractions of papers … Continue reading Weekend reads: Science is “show me,” not “trust me;” pressure to publish survey data; what peer review misses

North Korea’s Kim Meets With South Korean President Moon For The 2nd Time At A Surprised Meeting At The DMZ

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House on May 26, 2018. The Presidential Blue House /Handout via REUTERS *Daily Mail:* *Kim Jong-Un warmly embraces South Korean president as the pair meet for second time in a month to hold surprise discussions on US-North Korea summit* * North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met * This is the second time in a month they have met to discuss pe... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis Believes The Summit May Still Happen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. defense chief suggests Trump-Kim summit could be back on* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Friday that a recently scrapped summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea may still take place if diplomats can pull it off. “We have got some, possibly some good news on the Korea summit, where it may, if our diplomats can pull it off, may have it back on,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon before a meeting with the Danish defense minister. President Donald Trump had said a few hours earlier that it was possible ... more »

At least 4 White Helmets killed in southern Aleppo after unknown gunmen storm group’s HQ

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – At least four members of the White Helmets were killed in southern Aleppo last night when unknown assailants opened fire on their headquarters. According to pro-opposition activists, the unknown assailants opened fire on the headquarters of the White Helmets in the town Tal Hadiya, which is located near a Turkish […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Before and after satellite images of Israeli attack on Syrian base

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force carried out a powerful airstrike on a Syrian military installation in the southern part of the Homs Governorate earlier this week. The Israeli attack targeted the Al-Dabaa Airbase, which is believed to have a Hezbollah presence because of its proximity to the strategic border-city of Al-Qusayr. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Large number of Kurdish-led SDF troops mobilize in southern Hasakah

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – A large number of reinforcements from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached the southern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate this afternoon. According to local reports, the SDF troops specifically mobilized inside the Al-Shaddadi District, which is located just north of the Deir Ezzor Governorate. The reason for this […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Houthi drone attacks Saudi airport

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces launched another assault towards on a Saudi military installation, making this attack the fourth of its kind in the last four days. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion used an attack drone to strike the Abha Airport in southern Saudi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Colombia latest nation to join NATO

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Colombia will become the latest member of NATO, and the first from Latin America, during a press briefing in Bogota on Friday. “We are getting into the big leagues. We will be measured, compared and evaluated with the best,” Santos said. He went on to describe the problems posed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Intense clashes continue in northern Hama as all parties exchange attacks

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – For the third day in a row, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Islamist rebels are involved in heavy clashes in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate. Following a series of Russian airstrikes, the Syrian military unleashed over 40 missiles on the towns of Arbaeen, Zakat, Kafr Zita, Al-Lataminah, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US develops sophisticated mobile system to combat UAVs

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The American company Sierra Nevada has developed a compact installation to combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which can be placed on pick-up trucks and work effectively while driving, Defense News reported . A new system called “X-Madis” can detect, recognize and hit targets using EW assets directly while driving at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army uncovers militant weapons depot in northern Homs (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a militant weapons depot while combing through the northern countryside of the Homs Governorate. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the weapons depot was discovered inside the former militant stronghold of Al-Ghanto. As shown in the video below, the weapons depot had […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hezbollah leader congratulates Syrian Army on Damascus victory

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah congratulated the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on their victory in Damascus during his televised speech on the 18th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon. “As I have stated before, the Syrian leadership and its allies will not allow Syria to fall. On this day, we […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian jets hammer northern Hama despite large Turkish presence (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces repeatedly bombed the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate last night, targeting several areas controlled by the Turkish-backed rebels. According to a Syrian military report from Hama, the Russian Aerospace Forces hammered the Islamist-held towns of Kafr Zita, Arbaeen, Hasraya, Zakat, and Al-Lataminah, following a big […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces foil major Saudi-led offensive near Yemeni border (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Saudi-led troops launched a big offensive inside the Jizan region of this Gulf kingdom, yesterday, targeting several areas controlled by the Houthi forces. Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Arab Coalition, the Saudi-led troops attempted to capture the Harad Customs area in a bid to expel the Houthi forces […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS attacks rival jihadist group inside Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – An Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cell operating inside the Idlib Governorate has once again targeted Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, killing and wounding several of the latter’s members after detonating an explosive belt near the Turkish border. At least four Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters were killed and five more were wounded when […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"He does not believe who does not live according to his belief." - Thomas Fuller ○ Isn't it curious how so many politicians, these tough-guy-talking wannabe war lords, "big men", "real warriors", "talk the talk" about all the wars they want to start, and how so very, very few actually "walk the walk"? I suppose that's because words are cheap and easy, actions aren't. Really easy to run one's mouth, like the NeoCon trash in their offices in DC, so bold and fierce and brave sitting in an office in DC. It's always too inconvenient for *them* or their children to actually go fight a war...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Indiana shooting stopped by brave teacher* New details have emerged about how a heroic science teacher wrestled a student gunman to the ground and was shot three times after the youngster returned to his classroom from a bathroom break wielding two handguns. Jason Seaman, 30, was shot three times as he brought the gunman to the ground in his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School on Friday shortly after 9am. A 13-year-old girl was also shot and was taken to hospital in a critical condition afterwards. The shooter was arrested shortly afterward Seaman tackled him and he ... more »

The Unbearable Rightness of being the Economist... and Politico *sigh*

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*The Tazih Train station. Hopelessly and inhumanly huge and poorly designed, in the morning when it is crowded the crappy chairs are flooded with sunlight because the roof is too small. No solar panels were installed to defray the cost of running the escalators all the time, of course. Nothing but wasted space. *sigh** *"Lenin wrote, “When it comes time to hang the capitalists, they will vie with each other for the rope contract.” —Major George Racey Jordan."* Ah, the Economist. Nothing slanted here! Describing her recent live interview with the public, the Economist observed: Ms ... more »

How the Most Deadliest Battleship Was Sunk in a Suicide Mission from Hell

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* How the Yamato went straight to the bottom. In the late afternoon of April 6, 1945, five days after American GIs and leathernecks scrambled onto an Okinawa beach a scant 500 miles from Japan, two U.S. submarines, *Hackleback* and *Threadin*, lurking around the Bungo Suido exit from the Inland Sea, observed the passage of 10 Japanese warships, including a very large one. *Last Remaining Pride of the Imperial Navy* In the dim light through the periscope, a sub skipper guessed the biggest enemy vessel was an aircraft carrier. In fact, it w... more »

5 Guns Militaries Around the World Want in a War

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* The 5 best. The world’s armies still rely on semi-automatic handguns. Despite a revolution in firepower that has seen ground forces implement fully automatic carbines and assault rifles, pistols are still issued in large numbers. Pistols are weapons of last resort for soldiers who don’t fight on the front lines and for whom an assault rifle would just get in the way of their real jobs—but who might occasionally need a weapon to defend themselves. In military service, handguns are used by a wide variety of noncombat troops. Military pil...more »

The U.S. Military Could Soon Have the Ultimate Weapon: A 'Flying' Aircraft Carrier

Task and Purpose, Brad Howard at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Task and Purpose, Brad Howard* *Security, North America* Thanks to some new technology and a C-130. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, often referred to as the mad science wing of the Pentagon, announced on May 9 that it plans on debuting its revolutionary Gremlin Unmanned Aerial System sometime in 2019. And much like the carrier classic military science fiction franchise *StarCraft*, defense contractor Dynetics designed the Gremlin to launch and recover from a flying mothership — in the case of the U.S. military, a Lockheed C-130 Hercules. The system is truly innov... more »

Russia's Supersonic Tu-160 Bomber Is Headed to the Arctic

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Europe* And that should make everyone a little worried. Russia plans to fly bomber aircraft in the Arctic this year, according to a senior Russian military official. During a May 18th interview with a local newspaper, the *Krasnaya Zvezda* (Red Star), Sergei Kobylash, commander of the Aerospace Forces’ long-range aviation, said Russia would fly its Tu-160 supersonic strategic bomber in the Arctic. “This year, we plan to fly Tu-160s to Anadyr,” Kobylash said in Sputnik News. He added: “The Arctic is of strategic importance to us and we have been explorin... more »

The U.S. Military's Greatest Weakness? China 'Builds' a Huge Chunk of It

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, North America* What could possibly go wrong? "Made in China" is a label that Americans see everyday on everything from clothes to televisions. But when it comes to America's weapons, Made in China is a label you don't want to see. Despite political, military and trade tensions between America and China, Chinese or Chinese-owned firms play a dangerously large role in U.S. defense production, according to a new Pentagon report. For instance, most U.S. military solid rocket engines use a substance called Dechlorane. However, "there is no domestic supplier... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Doing the numbers on renewable energy* Wind and solar are still currently small in global terms. Which is why advocates never mention absolute size or even relative size, but focus on growth rates. They also never talk about the wildlife impacts. In Australia, there is little research on such matters, but some figures are coming in from the US. The Gibson paper cites estimates that wind farms are killing 600,000 to 880,000 bats a year, which now makes them the second biggest risk to bats behind White Nose Syndrome. Birds are also getting killed in large numbers, but not large enou... more »

"I Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more – the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort – to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires – and expires, too soon, too soon – before life itself." - Joseph Conrad, 1857-1924, English writer, "Youth"

Donovan: Froze, the Turtonator and Me on Ko P

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
[image: aaaamananddog] *My friend Dom took this picture of me, which I really love because it is with a good friend whom I have known for several years. He lives at the police station near Tai-An station, and I always stop in to see him when I am in the neighborhood.* So I took Donovan's whole response to me post the other day and put it on my blog. How will Ko P do? Donovan is more optimistic about his prospects for a win in Taipei. Go to READ MORE to read more, it's a long one. I will wait til the DPP comes out with its own candidate before I update. *Froze, the Turtonator and Me ... more »

"The Circle"; "The Ghost Dance"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"With us the circle stands for the togetherness of people who sit with one another around a fire, relatives and friends united in peace, while the Pipe passes from hand to hand. Once all the families in the villages were in turn circles within a larger circle, part of the larger hoop of the nation. The nation was only part of the universe, in itself circular… circles within circles, within circles, with no beginning and no end. To us this is beautiful and fitting; symbol and reality at the same time, expressing the harmony of nature and life. Our circle is timeless, flowing; it is ... more »

Boycotting The Schools

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
There's a new head at the NRA. Actually, it's an old head and it's made of wood. Lawrence Martin writes: You might remember this lardhead from the 1980s when he almost brought down the Reagan administration over the illicit sale of arms to rebels in Nicaragua. A vanity-ridden zealot who somehow managed to avoid drowning in his own self-righteousness, Mr. North went on to be a Fox News commentator. Now as America’s No. 1 firearms promoter, he maintains that it’s not guns but the woeful culture of violence that is responsible for mass shootings. This hasn’t stopped him from being a ... more »

The Democratic Party-- Which Way?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Last month, Justice Democrats commissioned an important report, The Future of the Party-- A Progressive Vision For A Populist Democrat Party by Sean McElwee. You should read the whole thing at that link. The short version: "The Democratic Party is at a crossroads as the 2018 election approaches." Generic ballot polling, historical trends, and recent special elections suggest that Democrats will perform well in November, likely enough to take back the House of Representatives. But *which* Democratic Party will take the House? Will it be a Democratic Party ready to combat plutocrac... more »

A shockingly happy Pilsen during Nazism

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Right now, judging by the commenters' activity, the hottest article at iDNES.cz, Czechia's leading center-right news server, is about the collaboration of the mainstream Czech society with the Nazi overlords during the Second World War: *Pilsen during the Protectorate. It's time to get rid of certain illusions about our heroism.* *Here is my translation.* Škoda Works, a Pilsen's factory, was one of the largest armories of Hitler's Third Reich. Its employees enjoyed material benefits and the actual life of the wartime Pilsen isn't overlapping with our visions about the dark year... more »

BWorld podcast 2, TNVS fare and surge control are wrong

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 17 hours ago
My second podcast in BusinessWorld was posted last May 17, 2018. I discussed there what I frequently argue in my column -- that government interventions in pricing in a deregulated sector is wrong, that price and fare control is wrong. Government restrictions in number of land transportation franchises and transport network vehicle service (TNVS) like Uber, Grab, new players like Hirna, are wrong. Government should encourage more players and competitors per sector, per industry. Consumers and commuters must have more choices in ride sharing. See also: BWorld 156, Integrated PPP vs ... more »

Courage, good tactics and gun-handling save a motorist

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of FerFAL, we find this video of an off-duty Argentinian policeman who was attacked by three armed muggers as he pulled his car into his garage one evening. Despite being outnumbered by three men carrying firearms, he waited for the right moment, then pulled his own gun and killed two of them, critically injuring the third. Google Translate renders the Spanish video description as follows: Two criminals were killed and another was seriously wounded during an attack on a policeman on Thursday night at Isidro Casanova, La Matanza party. The incident occurred around 20.30 on... more »

If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Forbes, the story of a looming environmental problem: The last few years have seen growing concern over what happens to solar panels at the end of their life. Consider the following statements: The problem of solar panel disposal “will explode with full force in two or three decades and […]

Climate Tricks 67, Alarmists with deep-seated intolerance

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
Last May 22, a friend Joe Real, posted this in his fb wall, praising the automakers and attacking Trump about climate change. *Carmakers to Trump: 'Climate change is real'* BY MORGAN GSTALTER - 05/22/18 08:27 AM EDT http://thehill.com/regulation/energy-environment/388736-carmakers-in-letter-to-trump-climate-change-is-real Joe is the older brother of my classmate in high school in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. He is among the bright boys our city has produced because he went to Philippine Science High School, then UPLB, Agri Engineering. He has lived in California for many years now. ... more »

Introducing the S-500

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Unlike the American F-35, this system isn't a trillion dollar project More The post Introducing the S-500 appeared first on The Duran.

UK & US hold Russia responsible for MH17 crash

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
After all, the Russians are hacking elections, so why wouldn't they be shooting down passenger planes? More The post UK & US hold Russia responsible for MH17 crash appeared first on The Duran.

AAP Ohio Representative Gloats Over Sugar, HFCS, Dye, GMO Orange End of School Food Gift

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
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In which Mark Mardell goes after the anti-EU press

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
*If you're a regular listener to The World at One you will know that Mark Mardell has a thing about Brexit. He loves it - every twist and turn of the process, warts and all.* Sarah Montague, *The World at One*, 24 May 2018 The latest edition of Mark Mardell's Radio 4 series *Brexit: A Love Story? *was remarkably biased, even by the standards of Radio 4. (H/t tip Monkey Brains) It looked at the influence of the press on public attitudes to the EU and *only* focused on the right-wing press that published critical stories about the EU:* The Sun*, *The Daily... more »

"Weekly Fukushima Update, May 26, 2018: 16,950.6 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated May 26, 2018: Fukushima Equals 16,950.6 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of May 26, 2018 - 2,628 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of *16,950.6 *Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still ... more »


arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
*He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.* *Phages are making a comeback.* MARYN MCKENNA MAY/JUNE 2018 ISSUE This is another reminder that phage therapy can be effective and needs to be tried earlier if not the initial method. After all, most infections are treated well enough with a course of antibiotics. Yet failure there should immediately call for a phage assisted approach before collateral damage impacts the possibilities. It also tells us that we need to discover a broad range of active viruses that attack general types o... more »

info wars and Q

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
I throw this out there to provide background as alex jones is playing his game as well. It really does not matter too much. As i have posted Q is mil intel. I have enough prior exposure and perspective to read the data provided to interpret what is underway under secrecy protection. It is getting hot and heavy and the tide is now clearly in Trump's favor. Much of that is a consequence of the rising exposure of the activities of the previous administration. Yet there is still plenty of running interference, particularly in the foreign affairs arena. Domestic is sufficiently ... more »

Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime By Margo Kaplan Oct. 5, 2014

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
Credit Keith Negley I am no fan of criminalization except in the event of overt acts and even then it cannot be in opposition to human nature in most situations. It is with pedophilia that all our verities hit the rocks. Nice guys offend. Asking folks to accept that their obsession is treatable and to then come forward is hardly a workable prospect. I do think that summary castration is a prospective treatment independent of actual crimes. The equivalent could be surgical sterilization or chemical sterilization for those who volunteer. I do think that some form of physical int... more »

Suburban 'Gorilla'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
We must not discount the possibility of a released pet gorilla. This is possible. Yet such a creature is way too likely to make itself known on a sustained basis and become a potential nuisance That then leaves us with the Giant Sloth whose confidence in its cover allowed itself to be seen. When seen it immediately retreated into cover. We do not get much detail except to confirm not a bear or Sasquatch or human. Al good though. . *Suburban 'Gorilla' * *Friday, May 04, 2018* *I recently received the following account:* *http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/05/suburban-g... more »

Local Council By-Elections May 2018

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 19 hours ago
This month saw 117,437 votes cast over 63 local authority (tier one and tier two) contests. All percentages are rounded to the nearest single decimal place. 12 council seats changed hands in total. For comparison with April's results, see here. Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- Apr +/- May 17 Average/ Contest +/- Seats Conservative 63 46,074 39.2% +0.3% -1.8% 731 -2 Labour 57 44,326 37.7% +27.7% +10.0% 778 +3 LibDem 44 17,826 15.2% -9.0% -3.9% 405 0 UKIP 6 683 0.... more »

Last battle for Aleppo approaches as jihadists intensify attacks on city

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – For the third time this week, the jihadist rebels have attacked the government-held districts of Aleppo city, causing several explosions around the provincial capital. According to a military source in Aleppo, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fired more than 30 missiles towards Al-Neel Street, Al-Khalidiyah District, and Al-Zahra’a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Putin slams US over pressure on Turkey for S-400 sale

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the U.S.’ continued pressure on Turkey in the matter of purchasing the S-400 surface-to-air missile systems. “Turkey, being a member of NATO, decided to acquire the S-400 system, the most advanced and, I will say without exaggeration, best-in-class systems of the world,” Putin began. “And what’s wrong with that? Is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

[Graphic 18+] Scores of ISIS terrorists eliminated after disastrous offensive in Deir Ezzor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) launched another big assault in the southwestern countryside of Al-Mayadeen, yesterday, in a bid to reach this imperative city in Deir Ezzor Governorate. However, the Islamic State’s offensive in this region would be short-lived, as they were completely overwhelmed by the joint troops of the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Schools reopen in East Ghouta for first time years

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Schools have reopened in the communities of Eastern Ghouta in Syria, TASS reported from the area. After the liberation of towns and communities from Islamist militants, schools, including primary schools, opened there. “Schools opened recently. The government provided us with textbooks, and we immediately started working here, in this town. Children have been missing studies, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia reveals use of elite Su-57 jet in Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – The Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoygu revealed on Friday that his air force used the fifth generation Su-57 fighter jet in Syria. According to Shoygu, the Russian Aerospace Forces used the Su-57 fighter jet while carrying out airstrikes over several militant targets inside Syria in February 2018. In particular, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Watch the Syrian Army’s new weapon that forced ISIS into submission in southern Damascus

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
One of the keys to success for the Syrian military inside the southern suburbs of Damascus was their powerful new missile launcher, which rained hell on Daesh’s defenses for two weeks. As the video shows, the Syrian Army’s Golan 1000 Improvised Rocket Assisted Munition (IRAM) pounded Daesh’s* defense lines a few hours before they agreed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US concerned over Syrian Army’s possible southern Syria offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The U.S. is concerned about reports of a possible offensive by the Syrian government forces in the de-escalation zone region of southwestern Syria, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert tweeted on Friday night. “The U.S. is concerned by reports of an impending Assad regime operation in southwest #Syria within the boundaries […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 5,000 rebels settle their cases with the Syrian gov’t in northern Homs (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – Over 5,000 rebels have settled their cases with the Syrian government and have begun returning to civilian life in northern Homs. According to a military report, the Syrian government heard over 8,000 cases so far and offered more than 5,000 of those rebels amnesty. Meanwhile, nearly 3,000 more militants had […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey, US agree on roadmap for cooperation in Syria’s Manbij

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Following months of disagreements between the United States and Turkey, the two NATO allies have reached a consensus regarding a roadmap to cooperate on security in Manbij. “The two sides outlined the main contours of a roadmap for their further cooperation in ensuring security and stability in Manbij,” the joint statement said. Turkish Foreign Minister […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago
Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood – Goodfullness http://goodfullness.net/cockroach-milk-upward-trend-healthy-stop/?utm_source=wetp&utm_medium=Social&utm_tracking=500 Advertisements

Forget fears of automation, your job is probably bullshit anyway.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago
Forget fears of automation, your job is probably bullshit anyway | WIRED UK http://www.wired.co.uk/article/bullshit-jobs-david-graeber-review

Aggression neurons identified

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago
Medical Xpress: Aggression neurons identified https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-aggression-neurons.html

The Crimean Bridge Bombing Article Shows How Infowars Are Waged

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
Just like it usually happens though, the infowar aggressor is now presenting himself as the victim and vice-versa, with Rogan courting sympathy after he was pranked by some famous Russian comedians and had a criminal case opened against him in Moscow. The post The Crimean Bridge Bombing Article Shows How Infowars Are Waged appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Colombians Go To The Polls On Sunday To Elect A New President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Miami Herald*: *'God save us from becoming Venezuela.' Colombians to vote in bitter presidential race* Bogota, Colombia: As Alberto Solis heads to the polls Sunday to cast his vote for Colombia's president, he knows what he wants — and what he doesn't. “This country has its problems and we need a young, capable leader,” said the 76-year-old pharmacist. “And God save us from becoming Venezuela.” Colombians are voting for president amid an avalanche of disastrous news from their neighbor to the east. Food shortages, hyperinflation and human rights abuses have forced more than 800,0... more »

"The Most Beautiful Sentence in the English Language?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"The Most Beautiful Sentence in the English Language?" by William Crawley "I tweated a link to the 100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language (as chosen by Dr. Goodword). This prompted some twittering from my esteemed followers. Steve Goddard, over at Ship of Fools, has been in touch with news that he's been encouraging his readers to construct a sentence using those same beautiful words. Money quote: "Demurely, I gambolled in my bucolic bungalow, brooding on a dalliance with an eloquent, evanescent palimpsest which would be the cynosure of all, evocative of halcyon glamour, ... more »

"All There Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is." ~ Alan Watts

MH17: Another Russian atrocity?

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Whatever is wrong with the world is because of some nefarious Russian plot More The post MH17: Another Russian atrocity? appeared first on The Duran.

Why Is Amazon Running a Full Page of “Michelle Obama for President” T-Shirts?

Mike Whitney at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
Does Amazon boss Jeff Bezos know something we don't?

Flashback: Jews DO Control The Media

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
It's true, writes Manny Friedman, Jews even brag about it. The funny thing is if any gentile should say as much, we're suddenly up in arms about "anti-Semitism"

Pro-EU activists are being trained to ‘target MPs in a series of nationwide roadshows aimed at stopping Brexit’

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
The campaign to stop Britain leaving the EU is reportedly being funded by George Soros

US House strips Trump of War Powers on Iran – Story buried

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
The U.S. Congress has just passed an amendment that states: “no law exists which gives the president power to launch a military strike against the Islamic Republic.”

The Philip Cross scandal: How Wikipedia is being used against left-wing journalists

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
It seems that Wikipedia is now being used to harass and intimidate dissidents

Report: ‘Deeply Offended’ Saudis Halt Business With Germany

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman reported to be "deeply offended" by Germany's stance over Iran nuclear deal

...albeit with somewhat biased prose

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
I was driving to work the other morning and heard a John Simpson op-ed on *Today *about Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's on-again-off-again-possibly-on-again meeting and was struck by his tone. He even made a crack about John Bolton's hair and moustache being different colours. ("John Bolton -* he of the differently-coloured hair and moustache*"). But even *that *was nothing as compared to Anthony Zurcher's op-ed on Donald Trump's letter to Kim for the BBC News website. Here's one brief example: The business letter template kicks in again in the closing paragraph, *albeit with somew... more »

This 20 Second Video Shows How Desperate Venezuelans Have Become

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
This is the result of almost 20 years of socialist revolution in Venezuela. A sad reality. #Chavismo #May22 pic.twitter.com/vS58mxF8hj — Michael Welling (@WellingMichael) May 22, 2018 *WNU Editor:* From Zero Hedge .... *20 Years Of Socialist Utopia In Venezuela Summed Up In 20 Dramatic Seconds *(Zero Hedge)

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Announcing a new policy, the National Football League owners and their Commissioner, Roger Goodell, have come down heavily against kneeling players who protest racial inequality and police brutality against African-Americans; all to please a racist draft-dodging con artist that they support with their campaign contributions. I suppose that, considering Goodell's past light treatment of players who beat up women, we shouldn't be surprised. Meanwhile, President Bone Spurs has suggested that those players who protest police brutality and racial inequality "shouldn't be in ... more »

Radical bid

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Everyone's a critic....

World’s Leaders Listen to Macron’s View on 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. Iran Pressures Europe to Speed Up Plans to Save Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
The whole ‘Iran nuclear deal’ is an Illuminist psyop. If they are so keen on stopping nuclear proliferation and nuclear wars why don’t they get India, Pakistan and Zionist ‘666’ Israel (the Satanic counterfeit) to sign the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NNPT), which Iran has signed? These 3 countries have nuclear bombs and India-Pakistan are […]

Macron Emphasizes All Inked Agreements ‘Must Be Followed’ Even Iran Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Is this coming new Iranian Nuclear Deal: Peace Treaty, Daniel’s ‘Covenant of 1 Week’? Why do I have my 10 pairs of eyeballs on this JCPOA, Iran nuclear deal? The EU driven by Macron is discussing a revised Iran nuclear deal but without USA participation. The current deal expires in 2025 ie. about 7 years […]

Dark Times

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Here's presenter Kirsty Lang on this Tuesday's *Front Row*: Because we live in dark times, don't we, as you say, global warming, war in the Middle East, Brexit, Trump, I mean, Arifa, does writing comedy feel frivolous do you think? "Brexit" and "Trump" may feel like 'dark times' to those who feel negatively about them but, of course, many other people feel positively about them, and surely a BBC presenter shouldn't be describing *either* as 'dark times'?

Another beauty

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
One of the beauties of Twitter (not a phrase you often hear) is that it opens up BBC journalists to two-way traffic, comment-wise - unlike, of course, when they report on, say, the BBC's *News at Ten* or *Today *where they can be as sarcastic or as biased as they like and no one will embarrass them by immediately calling them out over it live on air. Poor Jon Sopel learned that lesson yesterday after tweeting a sarcastic comment about former Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka. He got swift public feedback from his target: *Sebastian Gorka*: The NoKo Summit has been ... more »

"In our viewers' minds"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Very interesting *Newsnight *interview with Steve Bannon the other night. *Newsnight *has received a lot of flak for daring to 'platform' a 'far-right' voice like Mr. Bannon but that's only to be expected these days. As for matters relating to the title of this blog, perhaps the most interesting intervention from Emily Maitlis was *this *question: *In our viewers' minds *you are the man who has driven a nationalistic, divisive, dangerous, arguably racist agenda right into the mainstream. You've emboldened white supremacists. You've allowed, as one person put it to me, the Ku Klux... more »

Venezuelans Pour Into Brazil By The Thousands Looking For Work

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Luis Baena, who left his home in El Tigre, Venezuela, six months ago, visits the Sé Cathedral in São Paulo, to pray and offer thanks for the chance to start a new life in Brazil. (Gui Christ / For The Times) *L.A. Times:* *Escaping Venezuela: They pour into Brazil by the thousands looking for work* *Luis Baena shares a room with 127 other men.* During the day he looks for work or sings on the streets of downtown São Paulo for a few reais. When he sits down for a meal, he feels pangs of guilt, wondering whether his wife and children back in Venezuela even have food on the table. Th... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018 The first video of the demolition of North Korea’s nuclear testing site https://t.co/I2JdXzdutl pic.twitter.com/CSYXnlFB7j — RT (@RT_com) May 26, 2018 Venezuela's Maduro meets U.S. senator after election, sanctions https://t.co/PWsWavH5nZ pic.twitter.com/6ZxIAWyZ7I — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 26, 2018 Ch... more »

Former Top U.S. General For NATO Says 'No General Wants To Fight Russia'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove © REUTERS / Jonathan Erns *Newsweek: **Ex-U.S. Military Leader Says 'No General Wants to Fight Russia'* A retired four-star United States military general said Tuesday that the NATO Western military alliance forces he once oversaw were not sufficiently prepared to handle an all-out conflict with Russia. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, who served as head of U.S. European Command and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe from May 2013 through 2016, said that the post-Cold War geopolitical environment reduced the focus on military spe... more »

"Read It and Weep"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Read It and Weep"* "And people ask why newspapers are going out of business." - http://johnsville.blogspot.com/

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Lava flows near a house on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, on May 19, 2018. © REUTERS / Terray Sylvester *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: May 19 - May 25 *(Sputnik)

Israel Might Have the Ultimate Weapon: Custom-Built F-35 Stealth Fighters

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* And its enemies should be afriad. On May 22, Israeli Air Force commander Amikam Norkin announced that its F-35I stealth fighters had flown on two combat missions on “different fronts,” showing as proof a photograph of an F-35 overflying Beirut. While details on those missions have not been released—apparently, they were not deployed in a massive Israeli air attack on Iranian forces in Syria that took place on May 9—this nonetheless apparently confirmed the first combat operations undertaken by any variant of the controversial stealth je... more »

China's Nuclear Weapons: Everything You Always Wanted to Know

Steve Weintz at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Steve Weintz* *Security, Asia* But were afraid to ask. With its first nuclear test on October 16, 1964, China joined the other victorious allies of World War II in the nuclear club, both cementing and unsettling the postwar order. Hard experience of the American nuclear threat during the Korean War and the divorce from the Soviet Union, propelled China towards the bomb in ways familiar to those observing North Korea's current quest. Mao Zedong himself said in 1956, "…if we don't want to be bullied, we have to have this thing." But China for all its size has made itself a limit... more »

NATO's Worst Nightmare: Russia's Kaliningrad Is Armed to the Teeth

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Europe* The biggest threat Russia poses from Kaliningrad is its deployment of Iskander-M ballistic missiles. Since the accession of the Baltic nations into NATO, the region of Kaliningrad has been considered a strategic hotspot. Sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland, it is one of the major Russian ports that has access to Baltic Sea. Due to its location, Russian missiles and ships stationed in the region have the capability to deny significant areas of operation to American or European forces. Russian units stationed in Kaliningrad have a very strong p... more »

Japan's Secret Plan to Win World War II: 'Underwater' Aircraft Carriers?

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* Is that even possible? Lieutenant Commander Stephen L. Johnson had a problem on his hands; a very large problem. His *Balao*-class submarine, the *Segundo*, had just picked up a large radar contact on the surface about 100 miles off Honshu, one of Japan’s home islands, heading south toward Tokyo. World War II in the Pacific had just ended, and the ensuing cease fire was in its 14th day. The official peace documents would not be signed for several more days, on September 2, 1945, aboard the battleship USS *Missouri* in Tokyo Bay. As John... more »

Why the Glock 18 Might Be the Most Deadly Gun on Planet Earth

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* Here is what you should know. In December 2003, soldiers of the U.S. Special Operations Command captured the Ace of Spades himself, Saddam Hussein. The former Iraqi president, on the run since the capture of Baghdad, had appeared in a deck of playing cards with the profiles of other fugitive war criminals and naturally was the top card. Hussein, bedraggled and bereft, was armed with one of the rarest of handguns: the Glock 18, the full auto Glock. In February 1980 the Austrian Army issued a requirement for a new handgun. Gaston Glock, a... more »

The Pompeo Plan: Present Iran With Hurdles It Won't Jump

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Middle East* Pompeo presented an offer that Tehran cannot accept: surrender your sovereignty and defense and the United States will end sanctions. Washington’s fixation on Iran, exhibited by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Monday speech, has prevented U.S. policymakers from developing a less toxic relationship with Tehran. The current Iranian regime will never be a friend of America, but neither nation benefits from a state of permanent hostility. And contrary to administration claims, Tehran poses little threat to the United States. Despite Washington’... more »

20 U.S. Military Service Members Responsible For Guarding Nuclear Missiles Bought, Distributed And Used LSD

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill:* *Security forces guarding nuclear missiles used LSD: report* Several U.S. military service members tasked with guarding nuclear missiles in recent years bought, distributed and used LSD, The Associated Press reported Thursday. The news outlet reported that members of the Air Force’s nuclear missile corps used LSD, cocaine and other drugs off-duty in 2015 and 2016. No service members were accused of using drugs on duty. Investigators discovered the existence of the drug ring at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming in March 2016. Six airmen were convicted in courts mar... more »

FL-26-- Steve Machat Withdraws From The Race To Topple Carlos Curbelo

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The DCCC & EMILY's List has their candidate and there is also a progressive running* Steve Machat is a guy I knew from the music business who, in one way or another-- attorney, publisher, manager, etc-- worked with Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector, ELO, Snoop Dogg, New Edition, Bobby Brown, etc. He also wrote *Gods, Gangsters and Honour*, a book that is basically an insider's guide to the music industry. Until a couple of weeks ago he was seeking the Democratic Party nomination too run for the very blue seat occupied by Republican Carlos Curbelo. Th... more »

"The Greatest Curse Of The Human Race..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago