Monday, June 18, 2018

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Muslim Migration May Topple EU — Starting With Angela Merkel’s Government

Selwyn Duke at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: muslim-migration-may-topple-eu-starting-with-angela-merkel-s-government] The plan to flood Europe with Muslim migrants is increasingly being challenged, with EU states Hungary, Poland, Austria, and Italy taking more and more of hard line against it. Now opposition to it threatens to topple German chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

"Were We Wrong About Everything?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Were We Wrong About Everything?"* By Bill Bonner "Well, it looks like we were wrong about everything. Everything. The Fed. Donald J Trump. The stock market. The economy. Even the weather. Yesterday, we looked at the sky and forecasted rain. Instead, the sun came out. Then, the Fed raised rates. Donald Trump was proclaimed a great statesman. The US economy was reported to be booming. And the stock market did not fall apart. *Changed America: *‘The problem we face…’ we complained to a nephew from Virginia who has come to visit, ‘…and we face it every day when we read our mail…is no... more »

Afghan Taliban Have Refused To Extend The Eid Ceasefire. Fighting Has Resumed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Afghanistan: Taliban resume fighting as Eid ceasefire ends* Taliban announce they will resume fighting on Monday as the three-day ceasefire on Eid-al-Fitr comes to an end. On the final day of a three-day Eid al-Fitr ceasefire, the Taliban said they would resume fighting, despite President Ashraf Ghani's announcement that the government was extending its own ceasefire with the group by 10 days. In the statement on Sunday, the Taliban repeated their preconditions for peace talks, including that they would only negotiate directly with the US and that foreign forces sh... more »

Review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
*Review Ostovar, Afshon, **Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards**, New York: Oxford University Press, 2016* The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is one of the bulwarks of the Iranian government. It was created during the 1979 Iranian Revolution out of a series of different militias to protect the new regime and its ideals. When the Iran-Iraq War started the next year the IRGC became an integral part of the fighting force. Its role quickly expanded in the following years, destroying factions within the government Ayatollah Khomeini disapp... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 18

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1972 Iraq allowed French to keep their share of Iraq Petroleum Company in return for technical aid to run industry 1988 Iraq Op Fury Stars working with Mujahadeen e-Khalq started attacking Iranian forces using nerve gas to capture Mehran 1988 Iraq Op Fury Stars killed nearly 3500 Iranians and destroyed a Iranian Revolutionary Guard Division Hit 10 oil fields 1990 Intl Islamic Popular Conf backed Iraq against Zionist aggression and conspiracy led by US and England 1998 Inspectors report to UN Said Iraq not come clean on VX program 1st denie... more »

World News Briefs -- June18, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey May 18, 2018. Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Pool via Reuters *Reuters:* *Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row* ZURICH (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit neutral European neighbors Switzerland and Austria next month, the Swiss and Austrian governments said, on a trip overshadowed by the looming imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on Tehran. President Donald Trump in May pulled the United States ou... more »

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 168 – 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Dumb Power

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? h/t Philip Bratby ? This article in American Thinker covers much of the same ground I have , but it is interesting looking at it from the US perspective: ? Wind and solar electricity are renewable energy.? How nice to pluck…

Has Anthony finally gone beserk?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Note the irrelevant disclaimer. Long-term BBC watchers may recall the former Head of the BBC Multimedia Newsroom Mary Hockaday sending out an email to BBC staff in 2014: Helen Boaden, then Head of BBC News, had sent out something similar in 2010 : Do these emails from BBC high-ups come in four-year cycles? If so, we're due another this year - especially as more and more high-profile BBC journalists are saying things that brazenly compromise their impartiality. For example, when I saw that Donald Trump had tweeted the following... ...I just knew that senior BBC US reporter Antho... more »

"What It’s All About: Coercion"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"What It’s All About: Coercion"* by James Howard Kunstler "It’s worth checking out the YouTube video of this year’s semi-annual Munk Debate held in Toronto this spring. The proposition at hand: *Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I call progress*… For the pro position: Michael Eric Dyson, sociology prof from Georgetown U, and New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg; on the con side, Jordan Peterson, psychologist and U of Toronto prof, and Stephen Fry, British actor and screenwriter. The debate quickly beat a path to identity politics, which make up the actual... more »

Germany could start to turn away some migrants today…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said migrants could start to be turned away from the border today as revolt against eugenicist Globalist Angela Merkel intensifies. Most of the migrants come to Germany via Greece whose borders were opened by Merkel’s ally Alexis Tsipras and Panos Kammenos in spring 2015. Kammenos brazenly threatened to flood Europe […]

CSU THREATENS TO BRING AN END TO MERKEL’S RULE OVER OPEN BORDERS. WILL SHE FINALLY BE OUSTED? IS IT TOO LATE?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Merkel gets two weeks to solve migrant crisis: Chancellor faces near-impossible task to get Europe-wide agreement if she is to hold on to power after coalition partners’ ultimatum •Angela Merkel’s leadership teetering on the brink of collapse in immigration row •Coalition CSU partners wanted to turn some migrants back at border from today •But […]

Angela Merkel and Bill Gates partner to push global pandemic plans at Berlin health summit in October

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Angela Merkel has had to take time off from planning pandemics with military style interventions together with Bill Gates to send a letter to WHO’s Director General to insist he prepare a new global action plan, also for pandemics, a key topic to be discussed at the 10th World Health Summit in Berlin in October 2018. https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/ https://impakter.com/global-health-systems-ready-next-pandemic/

New bird flu strain is airborne, says CDC

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From Zerohedge According to the CDC, Human infections with bird flu viruses can happen when enough virus gets into a person’s eyes, nose or mouth, or is inhaled. This can happen when virus is in the air (in droplets or possibly dust) and a person breathes it in, or when a person touches something that […]

NEW, DEADLY CHINESE BIRD FLU STRAIN COULD SPARK WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC, SAYS UK’S DEPUTY CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Anne Gulland, global health security correspondent 15 JUNE 2018 • 11:13AM A new strain of bird flu which kills 38 per cent of those it infects has been identified by the deputy chief medical officer for England as the most likely candidate to spark a worldwide flu pandemic. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer […]

Airborne viruses could cause deadly global pandemic, say researchers

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From The Telegraph Rob Crilly, new york 14 MAY 2018 • 12:09PM They may not yet know its name but the next pathogen to cause a deadly global pandemic will most likely be a respiratory disease, spread by a virus that is contagious during incubation or when symptoms are only mild, according to researchers at […]

USA and world unprepared for growing risks of epidemics, Trump’s firing of Admiral Tim Ziemer makes mockery of claim administration has made pandemic preparedness a priority

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From the Atlantic The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready? The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming. ED YONG JULY/AUGUST 2018 ISSUE This article appears in the July/August 2018 print edition with the headline “When the Next Plague Hits.” […]

Are Countries Prepared for the Increasing Threat of Engineered Bioweapons?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From Harvard Business Review Are Countries Prepared for the Increasing Threat of Engineered Bioweapons? Ranu S. DhillonDevabhaktuni SrikrishnaDavid Beier Amid current outbreaks of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nipah virus in India, an even scarier threat looms. Last year, researchers recreated an extinct smallpox-like virus with DNA bought online for just […]

Tunisian arrested for planning biological weapons attack in Germany

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
A Tunisian man was arrested in Germany for making a ricin bomb and for working on a “biological weapon” attack. https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/germany-ricin-tunisia-terrorism/2018/06/14/id/866061/ https://www.abendblatt.de/politik/article214575831/Arbeitete-Islamist-an-Biowaffe.html

America’s pandemic drug stockpile to be transferred to HHS

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From Fierce Health Care The Strategic National Stockpile, or SNS, is a $7 billion repository of drugs and supplies to be deployed in the case of an infectious disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack. Under a provision in the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, the stockpile would shift to the control of the Department of Health […]

Dissolves plaque in your arteries, drink it daily

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola High-quality teas — green tea in particular — contain polyphenol antioxidants recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties. Polyphenols can account for up to 30 percent of the dry leaf weight of green tea. Within the group of polyphenols are flavonoids, which contain catechins. One of the most powerful catechins is […] The post Dissolves plaque in your arteries, drink it daily appeared first on Health Nut News.

Mom cleans grill, cooks burgers, and son nearly dies

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
By Abbey Ryan It’s summertime, and practically everyone is pulling out their grills and BBQs for some summer fun. Most of us—if we’re sanitary—take the time to intricately clean off our grills from last year’s recipes, scrubbing off the dust and grime that collected during the idle winter months. But did you ever stop to […] The post Mom cleans grill, cooks burgers, and son nearly dies appeared first on Health Nut News.

Botox’s ugly ‘side effects’ run deeper than skin, alter mind & numb emotion

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
Posted on: Thursday, June 7th 2018 at 1:45 pm Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder (Note from Erin: I’ve never had botox but would never judge anyone who does. However, since I started using my amazing, organic CBD Skin Serum I’ve not felt better about my skin.) Millions around the world have, and no doubt will continue to […] The post Botox’s ugly ‘side effects’ run deeper than skin, alter mind & numb emotion appeared first on Health Nut News.

Famous anti-vaccine site just announces their founder may have been murdered.

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
(Note from Erin: I’m in disbelief right now. I was friends with Erwin and miss talking to him already. We had such a great relationship with Vaccine Information Network, they have endlessly supported me and shared my work from the very beginning. In fact, below is one of the stories of mine that they shared.) […] The post Famous anti-vaccine site just announces their founder may have been murdered. appeared first on Health Nut News.

CNN: He’s dying of cancer. Now, he’s the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
Dewayne Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against one of the most corrupt and dangerous chemical giants on the planet, Monsanto, go to trial. And for Johnson, time is critical. Doctors didn’t expect to see him live this long; currently, lesions cover as much as 80% of his […] The post CNN: He’s dying of cancer. Now, he’s the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick appeared first on Health Nut News.

WATCH: The Machinery of Voluntaryism with Dan Johnson

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Vin Armani In the first hour Vin discusses key stories and insights related to freedom and cryptocurrency. In the second hour we welcome back... more »

Bringing Julian Assange home

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
By John Pilger The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home. Assange does not ask for special treatment. The government has clear diplomatic and moral obligations to protect Australian citizens abroad from gross injustice: in Julian's case, from a gross miscarriage of... more »

The Inexcusable

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 12 hours ago
Yes, everybody is talking about the detention of immigrant children by US authorities. I'm going to talk about it, too, because this is federally-mandated child abuse, and it's not okay. If you're a little fuzzy on exactly what happened to create these new abuses (child detention) in a long-standing situation (immigration with varying degrees of legality) this short excerpt from Slate's explainer handles it pretty well: *First is the new policy that any migrant family entering the U.S. without a border inspection will be prosecuted for this minor misdemeanor. The parents get incarce... more »

‘Cold fusion’ to power households

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 13 hours ago
Multiple breakthroughs reported with Cold Fusion power technology in India, Japan and Russia

WATCH: cold fusion, pathological science or suppressed miracle?

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 13 hours ago
Science writer Eugene Mallove discusses what he alleges were attempts by vested interests to bury Cold Fusion technology in this 1998 video. He was murdered in 2004

Censored News June 18, 2018

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. Dine' CARE Western Peoples Convention Scroll Down Censored News! https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/ Chief Arvol Looking Horse with Tiokasin Ghosthorse -- An Energy Shift Needed to Save Mother Earth and Ourselves Apache Stronghold -- Prayers at Dine' Sacred Sisnaajini, Blanca Peak, Colorado Owe Aku 'Lakota War Pony Races' June 25, 2018 Live from Child Concentration Camp, Tent City, Tornillo,

Union-Busting by Planned Parenthood in Colorado

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*A shadow from a chain link fence falls across the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (source)* *by Gaius Publius* Planned Parenthood, via its Action Fund (PAC), is one of the cornerstones of the Democratic coalition, both in standing up for the Democratic Party and being stood up for by the Democratic Party. The national Action Fund has come under fire in intra-Party disputes. It endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders while admitting that "both [are] good on reproductive health." That's certainly a choice they get to make. In addition, they made sure Sanders came und... more »

5 Ways to save yourself from the commie/marxist/libtard brain eaters...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*because they thrive on fresh brains and they want yours.* Fried, poached, over-easy - makes no never mind to them. Will wrapping your head in tin foil upset their plot? Maybe. But who the hell wants to walk around in the summer with tin foil on their heads? Obviously, I'm being silly. Or am I? The outrage of the week is illegal immigrant children being separated from adults who may or may not be their parents, but are most definitely people who are breaking the law. Who cares? If that is the criteria then we need to empty the prisons of criminals who are separated from their c... more »

The Worst-Kept Secret Military Secret on the Planet: Israel Has Nuclear Weapons

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Middle East* And here is three reasons they would use them. *The idea that Israel might lose a conventional war seems ridiculous now, but the origins of the Israeli nuclear program lay in the fear that the Arab states would develop a decisive military advantage that they could use to inflict battlefield defeats. This came close to happening during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, as the Egyptian Army seized the Suez Canal and the Syrian Arab Army advanced into the Golan Heights. Accounts on how seriously Israel debated using nukes during that war remain murky,... more »

Migrant Crisis Hits Worldwide—Zepp LaRouche: The Only Solution is Economic Development

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
Helga Zepp LaRouche *by Helga Zepp-LaRouche* The contrast could hardly be clearer. In Singapore, the historic summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un launched a process that, beyond the region itself, could guarantee world peace for the future; at the same time, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) rang in a new era in building a new world order based on trust, harmony and joint development. On the other hand, there was the disunited, antagonistic G7 summit, whose European heads of state and government then returned home, only to plunge into a new dis... more »

Turkish military enters Manbij for first time since US agreement (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Turkish military has officially entered the northeast Aleppo city of Manbij after securing an agreement with the U.S. Coalition to force the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) to withdraw. A Turkish military convoy was filmed by pro-opposition Halab Today TV entering northeastern Syria, today, via the Al-‘Aoun Crossing. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist rebels launch attack near occupied Golan Heights

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a small-scale attack on Monday that targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the occupied Golan Heights. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham reportedly began the attack by attempting to sneak behind the Syrian Arab Army’s lines at Jiba and Tal Kroum from their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

[Graphic 18+] Another high ranking rebel commander assassinated in northern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – Another high ranking rebel commander has been assinated in the northern province of Idlib, pro-opposition activists reported this morning. According to the activists, the deputy commander of Jaysh Al-Ahrar, Abu Isma’el Jobas, was assassinated in the Idlib Governorate this week. The Jaysh Al-Ahrar commander was allegedly leaving fajr prayers when […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

World Cup: Spain ‘has to fight to death’ against Iran (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – Spanish football player Isco said that team will “have to fight to death” to win the upcoming World Cup game against Iran, during a press conference in Krasnodar, Monday. “We will try to score during the first minute, as always. It’s not easy, obviously, but we have to fight to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi-led Coalition attempts to bomb Houthis out of Hodeideh Airport

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Saudi-led Coalition is currently hammering the Hodeideh Airport, as their allies on the ground attempt to kick out the Houthis from this strategic installation in west Yemen. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, the Saudi-led Coalition launched over 20 airstrikes over the Hodeideh Airport on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army’s 11th Division heads to southwest Syria for upcoming offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s High Command is doubling down on their upcoming southwest Syria offensive, as they have sent another tank division to the province of Dara’a. According to the 11th Tank Division, their troops from the 47th and 87th brigades have been redeployed from the northern countryside of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraqi troops eliminate scores of ISIS terrorists attempting to cross from Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Iraqi military has recently stepped-up their operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization in a bid to clear the Syrian border once and for all. Beginning with their border guards, the Iraqi military was able to foil an infiltration attempt by two Islamic State militants that were attempting […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian Army retakes two areas from ISIS in southeast Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful assault against the Islamic State (ISIS) forces in eastern Al-Sweida, yesterday, targeting several areas controlled by the terrorist group in the Badiya Al-Sham region. Backed by the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Army spent […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian airline to begin regular flights between Moscow and Baghdad

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Russian-owned “Red Wings Airline” announced on Monday that they have been given approval from the Iraqi Transport Ministry to begin regular flights from Baghdad to Moscow, RIA Novosti reported this afternoon. “The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the Russian Federation informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

American Medical Association Calls for Nationwide Ban of All Assault Rifles and High Capacity Guns

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: guns] While lawmakers push for the ATF to go after gun dealers, the American Medical Association is now proposing the nation’s most restrictive ban on guns. The post American Medical Association Calls for Nationwide Ban of All Assault Rifles and High Capacity Guns appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Will Timothy McVeigh Walk?

William F. Jasper at rss - 14 hours ago

Trump Team Seeks to Avoid ‘Dead on Arrival’ Peace Plan

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Trump Team Seeks to Avoid ‘Dead on Arrival’ Peace Plan by MICHAEL WILNER, https://www.jpost.com/ Internal discussion continues over the timing of its release. WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s administration is engaged in an internal discussion over the timing and method of launching its Middle East peace plan, concerned their proposals may be dead on arrival if […]

US ‘Pushing Gulf to Fund Sinai-Based Gaza Economic Projects’ for Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
US ‘Pushing Gulf to Fund Sinai-Based Gaza Economic Projects’ for Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ by https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english The United States has reportedly been pushing Gulf states to invest in economic projects for Gaza to be built in Egypt’s northern Sinai, Haaretz reported on Sunday. Three sources told the Israeli newspaper that the proposed Gulf-funded projects are aimed at generating […]

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 18, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The anti-submarine frigate HMS Somerset keeps company with the modified Kilo-class submarine Krasnodar as it made its way to Syria. NATO was keen to observe the submarine's fighting potential, and may have been given a more surprising demonstration than it expected. Picture: Royal NavySource:Supplied *The Hill:* *Spotlight falls on Russian threat to undersea cables* The Trump administration’s new sanctions on Russia are casting light on the threat posed to the undersea cables that carry the world’s electronic communications between continents. The Treasury Department sanctioned fi... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Roger Stone now says he met with a Russian during the campaign who offered dirt on Clinton for $2 million Plastic Eating Caterpillars This 24-year-old Goldman Sachs banker wants to solve the global water crisis — and the bank just gave him $150,000 to get started Stop allowing Nestle to scoop up water rights for pennies. NATO has put forces in Eastern Europe to counter Russia — here's where its battle groups are located "Massive Crime Scene" Leaves 20 Injured, 1 Dead In New Jersey Art Festival Shooting US To Double Number Of Marines In Norway To Counter Russia, Bef... more »

Why Can't We Sue the TSA For Assault?

Ron Paul at - 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with the constant insults to my privacy and dignity, I asked a TSA agent if he was proud to assault innocent Americans for a living. I thought of this incident after learning that the TSA has been compiling a “troublesome passengers” list. The list includes those who have engaged in conduct judged to be “offensive and without legal justification” or di... more »

So where do you get the ammunition?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
In my review of Ruger's PC9 carbine, published earlier this morning, I recommended Federal HST 147gr. hollowpoint ammunition as an ideal pairing with the firearm. That engendered several e-mails from frustrated readers, all saying, in so many words, "That's all very well, but where do we *find* that ammo? Our local dealers don't have it in stock!" That's not too difficult. I've bought almost all my ammunition from SGAmmo of Oklahoma for several years, and I'd like to give them a shout-out here. (No, they're not compensating me in any way for it, whether in cash or in kind. I j... more »

Monday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Miscellaneous material to start your week. - Matt Bruening comments on the National Low Income Housing Coalition's research showing that minimum-wage workers are unable to afford basic housing across the U.S. - Sarah Butler reports on the UK's latest parliamentary study of precarious work. Jordan Press reports on the state of child poverty in Canada - with Bill Morneau's riding including one of the highest concentrations of children living in poverty in the country. And Larry Elliott discusses how the new default expectation of insecurity has fed into the rise of demagogues willing... more »

Journal holds firm on decision not to retract Macchiarini paper, despite outside pressure

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Earlier this year, the president of the Karolinska Institute, Ole Petter Ottersen, contacted the journal Respiration, saying KI had conducted an investigation and determined that a 2015 paper co-authored by once-lauded surgeon Paolo Macchiarini had been tainted by misconduct. Please retract the paper, Ottersen said. When the journal said no — opting to publish correspondence … Continue reading Journal holds firm on decision not to retract Macchiarini paper, despite outside pressure

The Taliban’s Best Weaponry Comes From American Equipment Given To The Afghan Military And Police

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
An Afghan National Army soldier mans his position while his fire team conducts a clearing drill at the Regional Military Training Center in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (March 8, 2017). Image Credit: NATO photo by Kay M. Nissen *The Diplomat:* *How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban* Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police. While empowering allied militaries to confront insurgents on their own has become the cornerstone of the American approach to counterterrorism, that strategy comes with a drawback: those militarie... more »

US Attack Syrian Army Position, Death Toll Rises to 40

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 15 hours ago
*21WIRE + AMN* | This latest incident could escalate tensions between the two countries, and will raise further concerns about the continued illegal US occupation in Syria.

The United States of Child Abuse

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
At this point it doesn't matter what might be the self-interested motives of the politicians who staged Father's Day protests at the immigration prison in New Jersey and at the pediatric gulags in Texas. They're shining the national spotlight on the latest example of state-sanctioned cruelty. As much as we might like to turn away, we cannot. When even Laura Bush, wife of war criminal Dubya, is compelled to speak out against the Trump policy of forcibly removing an estimated 2,000 children from their asylum-seeking parents, the teflon coating of the president who once boasted he coul... more »

America's F-22 Raptor Is the Best Fighter In the World (But France 'Shot' One Down)

David Axe at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * We have the story *Eight times during a two-week war game in Alaska, individual German Typhoons flew against single F-22s in basic fighter maneuvers meant to simulate close-range dogfights. “We were evenly matched,” German Maj. Marc Gruene told Combat Aircraft.* Past evidence seems to confirms that a French fighter pilot once “killed” an American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter in mock combat. Although not unprecedented, the simulated shoot-down is still a big deal for a couple reasons. For one, the Lockheed Martin-made F-22 is supposed to be the most fears... more »

Kel-Tec PMR-30: Most Deadly Handgun on Planet Earth?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We have all the info. *The PMR-30 is is light enough to be packed in and forgotten, then punch holes in soda cans in a friendly shooting contest. It is a reliable, low-recoil handgun whose large ammunition capacity can give the user the confidence he or she can live through an extended shooting engagement without reloading. Kel-Tec’s pistol can admirably fill a number of niches, from fun shooting to self defense, offering a little something for everyone.* The Kel-Tec PMR-30 is a rarity among handguns on the market today: a pistol with a magazine ho... more »

Ukraine’s T-84 Tanks Have Problems

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, Europe* They still nearly beat U.S. M-1 Abrams at Europe's annual tank competition. Since 2016, a slate of European militaries and the United States have gathered their tanks at Germany’s Grafenwoehr Training Area to put their armored beasts to the test in a variety of tactical exercises. This is the Strong Europe Tank Challenge, and a NATO-oriented — although not exclusive — competitor to Russia’s own famous tank biathlon. It’s like the World Cup, but for tanks. Since 2016, Germany with its Leopard 2A6 tanks has placed first twice — in 2016 and in ... more »

The Situation Is Worsening In Syrian South As US Tries To Defend Terrorists While Israel To Strike A Deal With Russia

Sophie MANGAL at OrientalReview.org - 15 hours ago
The US decides to create ‘the southern zone’ having far-reaching benefits, in fact. Apparently, by providing the radicals with money and weapons and by turning a blind eye to ISIS expansion the White House all the while has been preparing a foothold to attack Damascus located less than 100 kilometers from this zone of de-escalation. The post The Situation Is Worsening In Syrian South As US Tries To Defend Terrorists While Israel To Strike A Deal With Russia appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

EU-Morocco fishing agreement's renegotiation: Polisario Front brings action for annulment

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
18-Jun-2018 The Polisario Front brought an action for annulment of the Council of the European Union's decision, which allows the European Commission to open negotiations with Rabat to extend EU-Morocco fishing agreement to Western Sahara.

Le Front POLISARIO attaque en justice la renégociation de l'accord de pêche UE-Maroc

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
18-Jun-2018 Le Front POLISARIO a déposé un nouveau recours en annulation contre la décision du Conseil de l'Union européenne autorisant la Commission à ouvrir des négociations, avec le Royaume du Maroc, pour étendre l'accord de pêche UE-Maroc au Sahara occidental.

AfCFTA: Stakeholders seek safeguards against imports, dumping surge

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
18-Jun-2018 Stakeholders in the Organised Private Sector have called for safeguards against a sudden surge in imports that may follow Nigeria's eventual signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.

Colombia has made request to join Pacific trade pact: Mexico

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
18-Jun-2018 Colombia has formally requested permission to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said.

Australia opens free trade talks with EU as Trump tariffs rock global commerce

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
18-Jun-2018 Australia and the European Union will strike a blow for free trade, formally opening negotiations on a pact in Canberra.

Singapore deepens ties with Kenya, Rwanda

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
18-Jun-2018 Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam meets their govt leaders, discusses ways to boost cooperation in various areas.

What Does It Mean for the Individual? Can You, Personally, Afford To Miss This Opportunity?

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
[image: President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, walk together to their expanded bilateral meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)] The results of the June 13 Trump-Kim summit in Singapore have now "made official" the enormous changes which have occurred in this world at an ever-faster pace, ever since the end of the Twentieth Century—changes which have in large part been catalyzed by the ideas fashioned by Lyndon LaRouche, and by the world leadership role of his wife Helga. This Frid... more »

New Copyright Law Could Make Current and Future Internet Memes Illegal to Share

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: memes] A new "copyright directive" could change the internet forever by making it illegal to share memes online. The post New Copyright Law Could Make Current and Future Internet Memes Illegal to Share appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Sicko Cop Arrested for Repeatedly Raping 4yo Girl, Threatening Mom with Deportation if She Told

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: immigration] A predator cop has been arrested and charged after he was caught repeatedly raping a 4-year-old girl and using the mother's immigration status to keep it secret. The post Sicko Cop Arrested for Repeatedly Raping 4yo Girl, Threatening Mom with Deportation if She Told appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Democrat Congressman tells CNN: Obama tried to keep child migrant crisis “QUIET” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Democrat Representative admits that Obama tried to hide children migrant crisis on the southern border. More The post Democrat Congressman tells CNN: Obama tried to keep child migrant crisis “QUIET” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

A New And Better World

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Thanks to Donald Trump, world alliances are being scrambled. Robin Sears writes that a new world order is appearing with each passing day: Already we have seen both Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron publicly signal that an EU-centric foreign policy, not one led by the U.S., is their vision of the future. China, less adroitly, continues to attempt to build an Asian sphere of influence. Their military advances in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean have stimulated a budding South Asian strategic partnership. Nominally led by India, it is an attempting to unite all the nations o... more »

What DOJ bias teaches us about EPA and other agencies

CFACT at CFACT - 16 hours ago
The bias of government officials who oversee global warming and environmental issues is just as pervasive – and perhaps more so – than the bias that exists and occurs within the Justice Department.

Japan Condemns South Korean Military Drills Near Contested Islands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * The map above shows the amount of territory Korea and Japan would have access to if Japan were acquire Dokdo Takeshima and declare the island an EEZ. Japan maintains uninhabitable islands are capable of generating EEZs while Korea currently enforces a 12 mile limit around Dokdo Takeshima ( Dokdo-Takeshima) *CNN:* *Japan protests South Korean military drills near contested islands * South Korea has angered Japan by staging military drills near a contested island chain, even as it discusses scaling back joint "war games" with the US to de-escalate tensio... more »

First week of the season at Lakeside

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 16 hours ago
The Preacher of the week at Lakeside this week is Rev. Dr. John A. Nunes, President of Concordia College, New York. He said yesterday at church his talks would be on the infantilization of adults and the adultification of children--I think it's based on a book, but I've forgotten the author, as there have been more than one with that theme. I plan to attend (9:15), at least today, but it's awfully hot. At 10:30 is children's author Jill Hardie and at 1:30 is Richard Cowdrey who illustrates children's books. At 3:30 the curator from Mazza Museum (Findlay, OH, children's books) will g... more »

TRUMP WILL NEVER BE A POPULAR PRESIDENT, BECAUSE FIGHTING IS A COMPULSION

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
I'm so old I remember the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore -- oh, wait, that was a week ago. It was one of the rare moments in the Trump presidency that seemed at all unifying. Here are some results from a Monmouth University poll released last Thursday: Opinion of the president’s job performance may have been helped by the talks with the North Korean leader. Trump’s overall rating currently stands at 43% approve and 46% disapprove. The last time Trump’s *disapproval* rating was less than 50% in Monmouth’s polling was last September.... Most Americans (71%) say that the recent meeting ... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*What Do Test Scores Really Mean for the Economy?* Stagnant NAEP scores spell trouble ahead for the U.S. economy It is increasingly common to hear public statements downplaying the results of student tests. Such was the widespread reaction after the annual release of the highly reliable National Assessment of Educational Progress test scores in April, often called the "nation's report card." The 2017 average scores, which measure U.S. student performance in math and reading for a nationally representative sample of 4th and 8th graders, indicate a general stagnation compared with tw... more »

The Battle For The Yemeni Port At Hodeidah Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Arab coalition bombs Houthis at Hodeidah airport, urges them to withdraw* ADEN (Reuters) - Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the airport of Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to cede the city to “save the population”. There are fears that a prolonged battle for the city, where the Houthis are dug in to protect critical supply lines from the Red Sea to their bastion in the capital Sanaa, could aggravate what is already the world’s most urgent h... more »

Syria Claims That U.S. Air Strike Killed Dozens Of Syrian Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Syria state media says U.S. bombs military positions, U.S. denies reports* BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed an army position in the east, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible. The attack took place in al-Harra, southeast of the town of Albu Kamal, state media said, citing a military source. There were no immediate details on casualties. A commander in the alliance fighting alongside Damascus told Reuters that drones which were “probably American” had bombed the posi... more »

Crime Wave In The U.K.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
UK crime went up 13% in 2017 with sex offences, knife and gun crime among the biggest risers *Daily Mail:* *Fewer than one in 20 street robberies and burglaries are being solved by police, new figures reveal* * Four per cent of robberies and three per cent of burglaries solved in 2017 * Figures show Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire has lowest rate of solved crime * Meanwhile the most crimes, 26 per cent, were solved in Uttlesford in Essex * Only nine per cent of suspects in all crimes are being caught and punished Less than one in 20 street robberies and burglaries are being solved in ... more »

Andrés Manuel López Obrador Will Be The Next President For Mexico

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party, delivers a speech to supporters, in Mexico City, Mexico June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme *New York Times:* *The Riddle of López Obrador* *By Guillermo Osorno* Mr. Osorno is a cultural activist in Mexico and a López Obrador supporter. *Mexico City *— With Mexico’s presidential election less than a month away, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s victory seems inevitable. People are not arguing about whether he will win, but about the size of his victory. One reliable poll says he will get 5... more »

Still No Ships In The Arctic

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 16 hours ago
Sixty years after the New York Times predicted Arctic shipping, there are still no ships in the Arctic. Arctic sea ice volume is the highest in thirteen years, the ice is melting at the slowest rate on record, and continued … Continue reading →

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice* *This is a lulu of a study. They didn't actually study warming at all. They just studied CO2 levels. They thus ignored that warming would produce more rice per acre. In warm Indonesia, they get two crops a year. The extra CO2 also produced more rice, of course. But the average nutrient content of the rice grains decreased -- which is what you would expect from bigger crops using the same amount of land.So the only interesting question was the TOTAL amount of nutrients captured from the given acreage by the expanded c... more »

Beatrice Mason Sings Nick Drake at Blue Note Rio this Thursday

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 16 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carioca singer Beatrice Mason will be stopping by the Blue Note Rio this Thursday to play a tribute show to British folk icon Nick Drake. She will be playing songs from her new album, ‘NICK’ which is a selection of covers taken from the iconic […]

US-led coalition Attacks Syrian Military Positions al-Boukamal, Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Deir Ezzor, SANA- * *The US-led International coalition attacked one of the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the southeast countryside of Deir Ezzor, leaving casualties.* *A military source said in a statement to SANA that the US-led coalition on Sunday targeted one of our military positions in the town of Al-Hiri, southeast of al-Boukamal city, leaving a number of martyrs and wounding other people.* *The new aggression comes three days after that the Syrian army liberated an area extending from the road of Haqel al-Wared (field of roses) , al-M’aezleh and al-Tammah, to Ibn Muwa... more »

Indicting a President Is Not Foreclosed: The Complex History

wdellinger at Lawfare - 17 hours ago
Can a sitting president be indicted? Often, in answering this question, commentators point to Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) opinions answering in the contrary. To whatever extent the writer agrees or disagrees with the opinions’ conclusion, the government’s position on the matter is usually presented as a long-standing and clear “no.” The reality is more complicated. The United States has addressed this question six times in both internal memos and briefs filed in litigation. And a review of these documents shows that it is far from clear what criminal prosecution steps are (or s... more »

The Big Debate-- Ocasio Eviscerates Crowley In Queens

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
At Friday night's debate Alexandria Ocasio forced him into, Congressman Joe Crowley was completely out of his depth. When he promised this constituents "good paying jobs... affordable healthcare, they’re hoping that they can send their children to college and get a higher education... retirement security," it was only natural to wonder what he's been doing for the past 31 years since he's been in office. Crowley and his family live in Virginia and has virtually nothing to do with NY-14, the Queens/Bronx district he represents as some kind of absentee landlord. The district include... more »

Why We Should Stand in Solidarity with Syria and Venezuela

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*Andre Vltchek* | This is about the future, about the survival of humanity.

An almost ideal home/family defense weapon

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
For years, my recommendation for a basic, simple home and family defense firearm, *for those who are not able or willing to undergo the training necessary to make best use of a different weapon*, has been a 20ga. youth-model shotgun. I discussed it in some depth in this article. However, a new arrival on the firearms scene has led me to update that recommendation. Ruger introduced its PC9 carbine some months ago, and it's been selling like hot cakes - so much so that it's very difficult to get hold of one. Most gunshops can't keep them on the shelves. They're sold within days, ... more »

US communities can suffer long-term consequences after immigration raids

Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Latin American Studies and Geography, University of Arizona at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 17 hours ago
Immigrant raids can cause long-term community trauma. The raids can also lead to new political alliances that reshape the meaning of community.

BREAKING: Seymour Hersh assails cable news!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018 Says stars may be playing Trump's game:* We're returning today to our sprawling campus. Full services resume tomorrow. In the meantime: Seymour Hersh is a very famous journalist. Last Wednesday night, he tangled a bit with Don Lemon, the much younger CNN star. Hersh appeared on Lemon's show to promote his new memoir, Reporter—or at least, Lemon seemed to think his guest was there for that purpose. In reality, Hersh took the occasion to challenge the way cable news is conducting The Chase against Donald J. Trump. Hersh's remarks weren't perfectly cogent, and... more »

Jupiter’s Eagle with Lightening-bolts in its Claws

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 17 hours ago
In the *Critique of Judgement*, Immanuel Kant characterizes the aesthetic idea as a presentation of the imagination which inspires an unrestricted reflection on the significance of some idea or concept. The Kantian conception of aesthetic idea consists of three notions. First, there is a rational idea, which is an abstract notion, typically of moral significance that is not a part of our experience, such as eternity or creation, and whose full significance is not part of our experience, such as death or love. This rational idea can be regarded as the content of the work of art at t... more »

FACT CHECK: Obama Bribed Iran $400 Million to Release U.S. Prisoners?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
This report on Snopes https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-bribed-iran-400-million-to-release-u-s-prisoners/ has had me chuckling away today: 'It is true the U.S. agreed to the settlement at the same time it was negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran and for the return of four U.S. citizens who had been detained by Iran. However, the negotiations over these these issues were conducted by completely separate teams in order to avoid any overlap or suggestions of connections between them. ... The fact that the money was physically sent to Iran in various currencies rather than sim... more »

Mysterious foreign airstrikes kill several Syrian, Iraqi troops in east Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Syrian military reported on Monday morning that their troops had been attacked by U.S. Coalition warplanes in southeast Syria. In response to these allegations, the Pentagon released a statement denying that the U.S. forces had anything to do with this attack. Al-Masdar reached out to a military source in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army could launch southwest Syria offensive in next 5 days – source

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – A military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Monday that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) may begin their long-awaited southwest Syria offensive in the next 3-5 days. According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army has made their last preparations around both the Dara’a and Al-Quneitra governorates. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tens of thousands attend pro-Erdogan presidential election rally (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Tens of thousands of people attended a rally in Istanbul’s Yenikapi square to support Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party on Sunday. People waved Turkish flags, cheering the country’s leader who was accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan. The rally was held one week before the Turkish snap general election […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army, Hezbollah move to west Deir Ezzor for new military operation

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies are preparing to launch a new operation in the eastern part of the country, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News this morning. According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion and Republican Guard are heading towards the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces destroy Saudi Army’s Abrams tank near Yemeni border (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The Houthi forces released footage on Sunday of their troops destroying a US-made Abrams Tank inside Saudi Arabia’s Jizan Region. As shown in the video below, the Houthi forces fired an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) at a Saudi-operated Abrams Tank that was traveling through the Jizan Region, which neighbors Yemen’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US threats ignored as Syrian Army sends largest military convoy to southwest Syria (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Late last week, the U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert issued a stern warning to the Syrian government against waging a new offensive in southwest Syria. The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) command has responded to the U.S.’ threats by sending their largest military convoy to the southern province of Dara’a. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army scores massive advance in southeast Syria to eliminate entire ISIS presence (map)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a big assault in the southeastern region of Syria, yesterday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIS) last remnants between the T-2 Pumping Station and Hamimah areas. Backed by their allies from Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Army began the assault by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian, Iranian, Turkish officials to discuss Syrian Constitutional Committee

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
High representatives of the countries acting as guarantors of the ceasefire in Syria – Russia, Iran and Turkey – are meeting in Geneva on Monday to discuss the formation of the Syrian Constitutional Committee with the special envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. The Russian Delegation includes Deputy Foreign Minister […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian warships armed with cruise missiles head to Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – A group of Russian warships were seen traveling this past weekend through the Bosphorous Strait en route for the Syrian port-city of Tartous. According to Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorous Observer, the Russian warships part of the Caspian Buyan M-class corvettes, Veliki Ustyug 651 (x-023) and Grad Sviyazhsk 652 (c-021), made […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Netanyahu tells Putin he will oppose any Iranian presence in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a weekly government session on Sunday that he had told Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Israel would be taking action against the military presence of Iran on the whole territory of Syria. “At the end of the week, I spoke with […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

First footage of US-backed forces inside ISIL’s last northeast Syria stronghold

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) scored a major advance in northeast Syria, Sunday, when their troops seized the strategic town of Al-Dashishah from the Islamic State (ISIL). The Syrian Democratic Forces were able to take control of Al-Dashishah after they took control of several towns and hilltops located to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi Army offensive near Yemen border ends in disaster as Houthi forces swarm area (video

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Saudi Army launched a new attack inside the Gulf kingdom’s southern region, yesterday, targeting the Houthi forces’ positions inside the Asir Province. The Saudi Army offensive would take a turn for the worse on Sunday afternoon, when their troops found themselves overwhelmed by Houthi missiles from their well-positioned fighters. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The NHS and the Brexit "Dividend"

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
There we were, innocently discussing Tory lies, and then the Prime Minister goes and drops a whopper. On *Andrew Marr* yesterday morning, she announced in her pre-recorded interview (naturally) that the NHS is going to receive £20bn in extra funding. That sounds a lot to a casual observer, but the monies amount to a 3.4% increase in the annual budget, putting it below the 3.7% average yearly rise since its foundation and well behind the cash pumped into the NHS over the Blair/Brown years. And how is this going to be funded? May puffed out her chest and without a shred of shame said ... more »

'Labour anti-Semitism is putting off students' - No shit, Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Even this blindingly obvious BBC report for young people https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-44397362 that some Jewish students are put off going to some British universities because of the left wing antisemitic attitudes prevailing was too much for the Labour Party. 'We contacted Labour in May when we first started to investigate this to provide someone to interview, but they declined. They sent us this statement. "The Labour Party takes all complaints of anti-Semitism extremely seriously, which are fully investigated and appropriate disciplinary action taken in line with our rules ... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, June 18, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 18 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Macca ’76 @ Botto Bar (Botafogo) – From Merseyside to the Maracanã, from the Cavern Club to Copacabana, it’s not quite Paul MacCartney, but for his 76th birthday, Botto […]

The Scores are Falling! The IQ Scores are Falling!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
We're called Henny Penny when we discuss vaccine injury. It's not possibly true that the skies fell on our kids. But there's no denying that IQ scores have been dropping. The reasons are as chicken and little as ever. Anything...

Dumb Power

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby This article in American Thinker covers much of the same ground I have , but it is interesting looking at it from the US perspective: Wind and solar electricity are renewable energy. How nice to pluck energy out of the air and the sky. It’s a … … Continue reading →

Postliterate America

Linh Dinh at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
In this accelerating speed culture, there is no time to think, or even feel as we blunder into a mindless void

How the entire mainstream media was SUCKERED by a fraudulent feminist CEO pushing fake science

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Holmes wanted to be the female Steve Jobs — and the feminist media was willing to give her that title without any proof

It is An Ocean… in The Chalice… of Your Heart.

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
We are wonderfully blessed but can see no sign of it because Avarice and Self Importance have blinded us to these blessings

The raw truth about the UK’s special relationship with Israel

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Both are concerned about Iran and Syrian President Assad. Consequently, Britain and Israel are now sharing intelligence and cooperating in defence matters

Conservative newcomer Iván Duque wins Colombia's presidential election the BBC News use an odd phrase

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This BBC report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-44513368 on the Colombian Presidential Election result contains this oddly worded sentence: 'He also says he will impose tougher punishments on crimes allegedly committed by the rebels during the brutal five-decade conflict with the government.' On crimes? Surely that should be for crimes. Also surely the punishments won't be for crimes allegedly committed by the rebels but for actual crimes, unless the BBC believe that the rebels are freedom fighters thus with clean hands.

After India, Malaysia apprehensive about China's One Belt One Road Initiative

bilaterals.org - 19 hours ago
18-Jun-2018 The newly formed government in Malaysia is apprehensive of China's One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR). The Mahathir Mohamad government is not very keen to participate in China's One Belt One Road Project.

Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA challenged in Supreme Court

bilaterals.org - 19 hours ago
18-Jun-2018 President's Counsel Sanjeeva Jayawardane impugned before the Supreme Court that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Sri Lanka has entered into with Singapore is inimical to the interests of Sri Lanka.

Marcus Hutter - AI progress & public perception

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
Marcus Hutter discusses some recent progress in AI, and contrasts this with public perceptions of AI

Climbing the Rigging like Daddy Used to Do

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*Searching for the Muse* I'm still working on a pirate book that I started (working title: *Quidley's Secret*) and while it's somewhere shy of half way to completion, work has kept me sufficiently distracted so I'm not pounding away on it. The Research provided some vexing situations since I sincerely try to do a first rate job of portraying people and situations with a high degree of accuracy. Even though Charles Barry's ship, *Dolphin*, is not one of King James II's own, I am relying on the table of British Navy Food Rations (see right) as a guide to what men at sea would eat in... more »

A Good monday Morning

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 20 hours ago

Watch the documentary “Pink Ribbons.” Learn the Truth!

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 20 hours ago
I was fortunate enough to star in the documentary “The Truth About Cancer” and discuss the Pink Ribbons scam. But long before TTAC was the documentary, “Pink Ribbons.” (I used to be a model for Estee Lauder, and you can learn all about that in the documentary!) The post Watch the documentary “Pink Ribbons.” Learn the Truth! appeared first on Health Nut News.

Kiev continues shelling eastern Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
The US-NATO puppet regime in Kiev continues shelling their own citizens who live in eastern Ukraine. Their only crime is that they speak Russian and live near the border with Russia. This has been going on virtually daily since 2014 - thousands killed and injured all so the US-NATO war project can poke and provoke Moscow in order to justify expansion of the unholy alliance up to the Russian borders. When will the US-NATO stop funding and directing these war crimes? When will the American people wake up and see what their 'exceptional' nation is doing. It is a crime to attack in... more »

Wales - the Land of Kings - full version...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
thanks to Richard D Hall of Rich Planet for putting together this excellent re-working of the historical British timeline... Coelbren Alphabet, coming via Egypt and the Mediterranean A List of British Kings, coming via Wales not Germany Did we all used to speak Khumric, or ancient Assyrian? Also: check this out...

MORALS; SCHOOLS; TRUMP

Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
Can we trust the official story? *dognamedblue*‏ @dognamedblue writes: John Coleman, formerly of MI6, has written that we cannot trust anything from the mass media or government: "The moral, spiritual, racial, economic, cultural and intellectual bankruptcy we are in the midst of today is the product of a carefully planned Tavistock program". Prostitution and drug dealing are worth £10billion to Britain. ... "*Trump* and his administration continue to enjoy the backing of America's *'Christian' fundamentalists. * "Christian is a misnomer. "These heretics ... worship money ...... more »

THE BLACK ‘SKULL AND BONES’ – The “Boule”‘

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
Masonic control model for blacks also applies to whites

Italy Wins First Showdown over Migrants

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
Italy's new government has kept a pre-election promise and refused let a ship with over 600 migrants aboard dock in Italy

Ethiopia’s Olive Branches To Eritrea & Egypt Will Change Regional Geopolitics

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
Premier Ahmed’s surprise visit to Cairo over the weekend saw him and President Sisi agree to peacefully settle their differences over this issue, however, with the regional spillover effect being that Eritrea is no longer that useful to Egypt as its supposed anti-Ethiopian proxy. The post Ethiopia’s Olive Branches To Eritrea & Egypt Will Change Regional Geopolitics appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Qanon - Congress/ DOJ/FBI Confrontation Wednesday

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The traffic from Q has become unusually heavy. We now know that Huma and Podesta were indicted early last November. This would remain sealed. We also learn that the principal motive behind this Mil Intel operation is the ending of human trafficking or the children. It also entails rolling up the DEEP STATE. I understood that this was what was happening and this is formal confirmation trough this intel feed. It is one thing to think logically and surmise actions. it is quite another to have it directly confirmed. Our attention is now drawn to Obama's 2014 speech to the Bil... more »

Capital Flight to Germany in Full Swing?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Bah, here we go again. Public demand for currency never ends and provides a continuing shrinking supply of cash which allows governmental spending. The problem remains locating risk free investments and they do not exist except as a government promise. The expanding cash and credit bubble drives the economy and makes it all work well enough. Throw away all those borders and all this disappears immediately. Local guarantees shift that capital to areas that are capital poor. This is as it should be. A guarantee in North Dakota shifts deposits into their banking system. Thei... more »

The Natural Pedophile Conspiracy and the Royal Family.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The Natural Pedophile Conspiracy and the Royal Family. I bring this topic up because it is an underlying meme drifting around the NPC or the Natural Pedophile Conspiracy. First, though I do think that it is a False meme and my reasoning all goes back to numbers. The NPC is made up of those individuals who are addicted to pedophilia and are largely unable to help themselves. This is actually a very small group of men and women. In numbers, it is likely in the thousands throughout North America. This does not include those so driven but able to manage the impulses. This danger... more »

Buddhists in love

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Here is a fresh insight on the whole issue of relationships that is well worth thinking through. I have recently come to understood that love or hate are both learned even though they are expressed in physical responses. They are also not the same at all to lust and aversion which are independent physical responses obviously tempered by love and hate but independently. This is different inasmuch Buddhism teaches change and the objective viewing of change. I also observe that Christianity teaches the centrality of love while Islam is far to accepting of hate. This article is c... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* VARIATIONS ON A THEME Señor Trumpanzee: "Kim is a great negotiator. Tremendous guy. Great sense of humor. Very talented guy. His people love him, especially the ones he hasn't killed yet. I salute his generals and will do so again when they invade our ally South Korea. My Chinese and Russian pals see a new day of grand appeasement now that I have said we won't have any more "war games" in the region. They love me. People are saying. Great ratings. I salute their generals too. And boat guys. Kim's people stand at attention when he speaks. Me want my people do same. I lov... more »

Eocene Enigmas

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 22 hours ago
One of history’s mysteties is the presence of a Roman aqueduct at the base of the open-cut lignite mine NW of Cologne in Germany, the Garzweiler-Elsbachtal mine. Roman buildings are not supposed be buried under Miocene or older sediments, but … Continue reading →

Secretary of Defense James Mattis Giving A Speech To Merchant Marine Graduates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Task & Purpose:* *Mattis To Merchant Marine Graduates: ‘Do Not Celebrate Victimhood’ * Secretary of Defense James Mattis delivered a forceful message on Saturday to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduating class of 2018: Don’t be a victim. “Do not celebrate victimhood,” Mattis said in his commencement address in Kings Point, New York on June 16. “Life as a leader is hard … enjoy it, embrace it, and practice your skill and put it to use when the hard times come, coaching the others to take disappointment in stride. And do not fall into cynicism which is just another word in th... more »

Israeli jets carry out airstrikes on 9 targets in northern Gaza Strip

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Israeli Defense Forces reported making airstrikes on nine military targets in three sites in northern Gaza Strip. Israeli jets targeted nine military targets in two military compounds and a munition manufacturing site, Israeli Defense Forces reported on Twitter. According to IDF, the targets were belonging to the Hamas militants. ​The airstrikes were a response to “arson and explosive kites […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Alleged ISIS sleeper cell carries out ambush against HTS in west Idlib (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 A.M.) – A group of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants were ambushed along the Jisr Al-Shughour-Aleppo Highway (M-4 Highway), Sunday, resulting in several casualties for the jihadist rebels. According to pro-opposition activists, the group of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters were traveling along the Jisr Al-Shughour-Aleppo Highway when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US denies bombing Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
A US-led coalition aircraft has bombed one of Syrian military positions, local media reported citing a source in the military. Pentagon denied the coalition’s involvement in the reported airstrike. Syrian SANA news agency reported, citing a military source that one of US-led coalition aircraft had made an airstrike on the positions of the Syrian troops in al-Harra settlement, which […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Netanyahu vows to stop Iran’s presence in Syria (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel “reiterated our guiding principles regarding Syria” in the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He was speaking at the weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday. “Iran needs to withdraw from all in Syria. Second we will take action […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Macron Calls for Unified European Response to Refugee Crisis

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
PressTV Published on Jun 16, 2018 The French president has criticized the European countries’ handling of the refugee crisis, calling for further cooperation on the issue. Emmanuel Macron was speaking alongside the visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Paris. Meanwhile Conte called for adopting measures aimed at speeding up the assessment of asylum requests throughout […]

China: Iran Nuclear Deal Promotes Peace in Middle East

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
PressTV Published on Jun 16, 2018 The Chinese foreign minister says dialogue and cooperation, NOT sanctions, are the key to maintaining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Wang Yi made the remarks at a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Chavush Oglu in Beijing. Wang added that the Iran nuclear deal, also known as JCPOA, […]

Catherine Austin Fitts: Establishment Stole $50 Trillion & Want to Keep It

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Greg Hunter Published on Jun 16, 2018 Money manager Catherine Austin Fitts says, “The establishment has stolen $50 trillion plus, and they want to keep it, and they want to invest it in the space based economy and not have to give it back to the pension funds. One of the most important techniques they are […]

‘Earnest & Reasonable’ Mistake? IDF Closes Probe into the Murder of Palestinian Teen

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
‘Earnest & Reasonable’ Mistake? IDF Closes Probe into the Murder of Palestinian Teen by https://www.rt.com/ The Israeli military has closed an investigation into the tragic death of a 15-year-old Palestinian, who was killed two years ago after the IDF mistakenly opened fire on a car full of West Bank teens. – In June 2016, Israeli forces […]

Migrant Crisis Threatens to Sink Europe: Merkel Admitted the EU is on the Brink of Breaking Up Over Migration

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Migrant Crisis Threatens to Sink Europe by JAMES MURRAY, https://www.express.co.uk/ GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted yesterday the EU is on the brink of breaking up over migration. Her shock assessment comes as her fragile coalition government could also collapse, with critics urging her to take a much harder line with migrants. – In a weekly podcast she […]

France and Germany ‘Near Deal’ on Eurozone Reform

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
France and Germany ‘Near Deal’ on Eurozone Reform by AFP, https://www.thelocal.de/ Paris and Berlin are very close to an agreement on eurozone reform after months of divisions, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said. “An agreement is close at hand,” Le Maire said on Twitter late Saturday after final negotiations on the subject with this German […]

The Luciferian Inversion Of Reality

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Jun 16, 2018 Alex Jones delves into the aspects of the Luciferian inversion of human morality and spirituality from Hawaii. The NWO has made it their mission to reverse humanity’s finest qualities. end

The Satanic Vampires Are In Full Panic Mode

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Jun 16, 2018 Alex Jones breaks down the way that President Trump’s tenure has rolled out thus far. Trump has taken a road least traveled when it comes to diplomatic communication. As his sway over geopolitical affairs increases, the globalists are breaking under the weight of rising populism. end

Globalist Publication Hints Of Nuke Attack Upon New York As Russia Warns Of ‘Chemical Weapons’ False Flag In Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Globalist Publication Hints Of Nuke Attack Upon New York As Russia Warns Of ‘Chemical Weapons’ False Flag In Syria by Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die, http://allnewspipeline.com/ Would Globalists Get America Nuked To Stop President Trump? Scary Results From TV Poll Show Globalists And Liberals Are Suicidal – In this new story over […]

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#UPDATE A nine-year-old girl is killed and one other person feared dead after a strong quake rocks Japan's second city of Osaka during morning rush hour https://t.co/vFEpW61cWl pic.twitter.com/uCraai3msC — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 18, 2018 VIDEO: Macedonian President Zoran Zaev and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hug and shake hands after their countries end a 27-year row by renaming the small Balkan nation as 'The Republic of North Macedonia' pic.twitter.com/Obr5TJZxym — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 17, 2018 Incredible footage shows hundreds of thousands of people in Bangl... more »

La migración internacional como expresión de la desigualdad y exclusión global

bilaterals.org - 23 hours ago
17-Jun-2018 Difícilmente puede pensarse que el mundo de hoy día se rige por un afán de justicia y los valores del respecto y procuración de una vida digna para todas las personas.

Air Force Officer Fired For Losing Grenades And A Machine Gun (And Is Promoted)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Col. Jason Beers, who was fired as the 91st Security Forces Group commander, is getting a new job. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry *Business Insider/Task & Purpose:* *An Air Force officer fired for losing grenades and a machine gun is getting a big new job* In what can only be described as "failing up," a colonel who was fired after his security forces airmen unit lost a machine gun and grenades while guarding nuclear missiles is headed to a new job at Air Force Special Operations Command. Col. Jason Beers has been assigned as chief of the installations division ... more »

Musical Interlude: Robert Palmer, “Sailin' Shoes- Hey Julia- Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
The video IS there, just click it. Robert Palmer, “Sailin' Shoes- Hey Julia- Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNw8U4aCgjE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Giant elliptical galaxy M60 and spiral galaxy NGC 4647 do look like an odd couple in this sharp cosmic portrait from the Hubble Space Telescope. But they are found in a region of space where galaxies tend to gather, on the eastern side of the nearby Virgo Galaxy Cluster. * Click image for larger size.* About 54 million light-years distant, bright M60's simpler egg-like shape is created by its randomly swarming older stars, while NGC 4647's young blue stars, gas and dust are organized into winding arms rotating in a flattened disk. Spiral NGC 4647 is estimated to be more distant than... more »

The Poet: Aldous Huxley, "Lightly"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Lightly"* "It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig. Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me. When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic. No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell. And of course, no theology, no metaphysics. Ju... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
NASA *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from the following photo-gallery .... *7 Wild Photos Of The SR-71 Blackbird’s Legendary Afterburners In Action* (Task & Purpose).

"Destiny..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny." - Maitri Upanishads

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Talca, Maule, Chile. Thanks for stopping by!

Conservative Political Newcomer Ivan Duque Will Be The Next President Of Colombia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC:* *Conservative newcomer Ivan Duque wins Colombia's presidential election* Conservative political newcomer Ivan Duque has been elected president of Colombia. With nearly all votes counted. Mr Duque has 54% with his rival Gustavo Petro on 41.8%. The result raises questions about the future of a historic but controversial peace deal with Farc rebels. Mr Duque, who is supported by former President Alvaro Uribe, has said he will overhaul the 2016 agreement which gave the rebels places in Congress. The orthodox economist also says he will revisit crimes allegedly committed by t... more »

New Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine Shows Little Efficacy Against Diarrhea

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 1 day ago
Letter to the Editor New pentavalent rotavirus vaccine shows little efficacy against diarrhea Lalit Kumar drlalitnarwat@gmail.com Jacob Puliyel Department of Pediatrics, St Stephens Hospital, Delhi 110054, India ⁎Corresponding author. Keywords: Rotarix; Bovine human-reassortant pentavalent vaccine; Serum Institute of India Rotavirus...

And, Now... Something Crazy From The Fringe-- And My Best Wishes To Robert Mueller

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Almost everyone and every organization has a wikipedia page, right? But not James George (Jim) Jatras and not the American Institute in Ukraine which he claims to be Deputy Executive Director of. And not Anthony T Salvia, the Executive Director of the American Institute in Ukraine. (I did find an Anthony T *La* Salvia, who in 2014 was an unsuccessful Democratic primary judicial candidate in Maricopa County. It can't be the same guy-- at least I don't think so.) More recently he served as a stooge for then-President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine who he wrote deserved a Nobel Peace Pr... more »

Free Download: "A Hand-book of the English Language," 1860

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Hand-book of the English Language," 1860* "This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth ... more »

Switzerland Holds Brazil to 1×1 Draw in World Cup

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a four-year wait, tournament favorites Brazil began their 2018 World Cup campaign in disappointing fashion yesterday (June 17th) as the Seleção drew 1-1 with Switzerland in a physical match at Rostov-On-Don in Russia. Brazil entered the tournament in search of redemption after the club’s […]

“Beyond The Porch-Light of Language”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Beyond The Porch-Light of Language”* by Chet Raymo "The title of this post is another phrase from the poet Pat Boran. A lovely image, evoking friends in rocking chairs sipping ice tea or gin-and-tonics on a drowsy summer night. Out there in the darkness lightnin' bugs flash their sleepy semaphores. Somewhere afar off heat lightnin' illuminates the horizon. Our language drifts into the dark. We have words too for stars, for black holes and quasars, for the cosmic microwave background radiation. Our words leak off the porch into the summer darkness, bringing some small part of the ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Corruption In China's Aircraft Carrier Shipbuilder?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China's anti-graft agency has launched a probe against the general manager of the state-owned firm responsible for building aircraft carriers.PHOTO: REUTERS *SCMP: **Man behind China’s new aircraft carrier detained in corruption investigation* Sun Bo, general manager of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, suspected of serious violations of law, party discipline, watchdog says The deputy head of the shipbuilder developing China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier has been detained on suspicion of disciplinary violations, the usual euphemism for corruption. Sun Bo, general manager of... more »

"Hopeless..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"That the situation appears hopeless should not prevent us from doing our best." - Aldo Leopold

THE TIMES GETS MELANIA'S STATEMENT RIGHT, THE POST GETS IT WRONG

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
*The New York Times* has come in for a lot of criticism in the Trump era, much of it deserved. The *Times* is often compared unfavorably to the Trump-era *Washington Post.* But the *Post*'s Karen Tumulty gets this absolutely wrong: Melania Trump, the most reticent first lady since Pat Nixon, has done an admirable thing. She has lent her voice to those who oppose the Trump administration’s heinous policy of separating migrant children from their parents. The statement issued through her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, cautious as it is, bears careful reading: “Mrs. Trump hates to se... more »

"If You Think 'Rights Don’t Exist,' You are Contributing to the Collapse of Civilization"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"If You Think 'Rights Don’t Exist,' * *You are Contributing to the Collapse of Civilization"* By Joe Jarvis Via The Daily Bell "To say “I don’t believe in rights,” is like saying, “I don’t believe in language.” Uttering the phrase contradicts your claim. Humans created language in order to constructively communicate. Language is real because people agree on the meaning of words. In the same vein, humans created the concept of rights to facilitate peaceful human interaction. Rights are real because people agree (sometimes without realizing it) on what constitutes a right. Even as s... more »

"The Moment Of Most Profound Doubt..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity." - Vaclav Havel

Chief Arvol Looking Horse with Tiokasin Ghosthorse -- An Energy Shift Needed to Save Mother Earth and Ourselves

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Chief Arvol Looking Horse with Tiokasin Ghosthorse -- An Energy Shift Needed to Save Mother Earth and Ourselves Lakota Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse First Voices Radio https://firstvoicesindigenousradio.org/program/20180613 Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, describes the energy shift

New Class Series: Learn LaRouche’s Secret

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 1 day ago
We want to let you in on a little secret: *what's taught in universities as economics is worthless*. A true science of economics is the most profound area of study accessible to mankind—measuring a society's ability to generate a unique type of anti-entropic growth that separates human beings from the animals. Lyndon LaRouche has pioneered this higher understanding of economics, and, in doing so, has become the most successful long-range economic forecaster on the planet. Sign up for our eight-part class series to get some real answers to the important questions.

China Wants Another Summit With Japan And South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. *SCMP:* *China sounds out Japan and South Korea for another summit about North Korea this year, sources say* The proposed talks in Beijing in December would be the second such summit this year, and could represent Beijing’s attempt to hold sway in the wake of the Trump-Kim meeting. China has sounded out Japan and South Korea to hold a trilateral summit again in December in Beijing, hoping to further ramp up cooperation to denuclearise North Korea, diplomatic sources said Sunday.... more »

‘EU Survival at Stake’ European Parliament Chief Says EU Faces Crunch Decision in 2 WEEKS

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘EU Survival at Stake’ European Parliament Chief Says EU Faces Crunch Decision in 2 WEEKS by OLI SMITH, https://www.express.co.uk/ THE President of the European Parliament has admitted that the future of the European Union faces a make-or-break moment by the end of June if European leaders cannot resolve the expanding migration crisis. – The President of the […]

‘They Demand We Forever Stay on Cusp of Nuclear War’: Lee Camp Slams MSM Censure of Kim-Trump Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘They Demand We Forever Stay on Cusp of Nuclear War’: Lee Camp Slams MSM Censure of Kim-Trump Deal by https://www.rt.com/ Redacted Tonight host Lee Camp says he is unsure that President Donald Trump has the discipline to maintain a peace deal with North Korea, but notes that his opponents would rather face nuclear war than give […]

“The Global Bond Curve Just Inverted”: Why JPM Thinks A Market Crash May Be Imminent

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“The Global Bond Curve Just Inverted”: Why JPM Thinks A Market Crash May Be Imminent by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ At the beginning of April, JPMorgan’s Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou pointed out something unexpected: in a time when everyone was stressing out over the upcoming inversion in the Treasury yield curve, the JPM analyst showed that the forward curve for the […]

Judge Jeanine: IG Report Evidence of Deep State Hard at Work

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Fox News Published on Jun 16, 2018 James Comey didn’t just deviate from the rules. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. end

Dave Janda: Donald Trump Will Preside Over Reset and Bankruptcy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Dave Janda: Donald Trump Will Preside Over Reset and Bankruptcy by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Radio host Dr. Dave Janda says Trump is bringing big changes to the world with tough talk on trade. At the end of the G-7 economic forum, Trump said America is “like the piggy bank that everyone is robbing, and that ends.” Trump […]

Greg Hunter, “Establishment Stole $50 Trillion & Want to Keep It”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Establishment Stole $50 Trillion & Want to Keep It”* Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Money manager Catherine Austin Fitts says, “The global economy is going to be controlled from space.” Even the U.S. dollar’s viability will depend on “how good the U.S. space program is. President Trump gets it.” Fitts contends, “Trump has done a remarkable job educating the American people about the real deal. He’s currently educating people that you have to make the cash flows work on trade work. That’s number one. There is such a thing as financial accountability. Number two, so he’s saying loo... more »

"America's Greatest Crisis Is Upon Us...Debt-to-GDP Makes It Clear"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"America's Greatest Crisis Is Upon Us...* *Debt-to-GDP Makes It Clear"* by Chris Hamilton "America in the midst of the greatest crisis in its 242 years of existence. I say this based upon the US federal debt to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio. In the history of the US, at the onset of every war or crisis, a period of federal deficit spending ensued (red bars in graph below) to overcome the challenge but at the "challenges" end, a period of federal austerity ensued. Until now. No doubt the current financial crisis ended by 2013 (based on employment, asset values, etc.) but fe...more »

Breaking: US Coalition bombs Syrian Army troops in east Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The US-led Coalition has alegedly bombed the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate tonight. According to a military report from Deir Ezzor, the US-led Coalition bombed the Syrian Army’s positions near the town of Al-Harri, which is located right next to the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

U.S. Cyber Command Has Been Told To Go On The Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WRAL/New York Times:* *Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict* WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups. Until now, the Cyber Command has assumed a largely defensive posture, trying to counter attackers as they enter American networks. In the relatively few instances when it has gone on the offensive... more »

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Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 1 day ago
"Our case is based on science, while the opposition is based on political philosophy. When a nation whose welfare is highly dependent on technology makes vital technological decisions on the basis of political philosophy rather than on the basis of science, it is in mortal danger." — Bernard L. Cohen

The 1 Picture That Makes Russia and China Cringe in Fear

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * An aircraft carrier like no other. *The carrier air wing will form the carrier’s primary means of deploying both offensive and defensive firepower. The Ford class will embark two squadrons of ten to twelve F-35C Joint Strike Fighters, two squadrons of ten to twelve F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, five EA-18G Growler electronic attack jets, four E-2D Hawkeye airborne early-warning and control aircraft, and two C-2 Greyhound carrier onboard delivery (COD) planes. It will also carry eight MH-60S Seahawk helicopters. Down the road, it will embark the MQ-25 Sti... more »

This Is the 1 Picture the U.S. Military Fears Most

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The Pentagon recognizes that it might not be able to stop an incoming missile before it launches... *“We must strengthen our collaboration with our allies and explore further integration of our collective capabilities toward an effective mutual defense,” Hyten said. “We are investing in collaboration with our allies across multiple venues, including the USSTRATCOM-hosted NIMBLE TITAN wargame. We conduct this biennial wargame with key allies and in partnership with the Department of State and other combatant commands. We continually explore and experi... more »

Avoiding World War III in Asia

Parag Khanna at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Parag Khanna* *Security, Asia* Democratic peace theory is both inspirational and aspirational—but at this moment in history it is of limited applicability. World War II still hasn’t ended, yet World War III already looms. When China and Japan agreed to normalize relations in 1945, it was stipulated that the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands (a string of uninhabited rocks equidistant from Japan, China and Taiwan) would not be militarized and the dispute would be put off for future generations. That future is here. The recent discovery of large oil and gas reserves under the islands... more »

A Trump Foreign Policy

Dimitri K. Simes at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dimitri K. Simes* *Security, Europe* With the right mix of hard and soft power coupled withskillful diplomacy, Trump can still achieve major successes. AFTER A YEAR and a half in office, Donald Trump’s foreign policy appears poised for success, though some major challenges in approach and execution remain. While still a work in progress, the president’s approach already reflects some commendable and much needed changes, genuinely putting America first and making foes and friends alike take American positions more seriously. America’s international conduct has become noticeably ... more »

Here's How to Stop North Korea from Cheating on Denuclearization

Troy Stangarone at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Troy Stangarone* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un leave after signing documents that acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst] Even if North Korea’s willingness to denuclearize this time is sincere, that does not mean it won’t seek to maintain a nuclear option for the future. Now that North Korea has agreed at the Singapore summit to work towards denuclearization certain elements will... more »