Monday, October 23, 2017

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Rebuilding Raqqa: Strengthening Terror Armies with "construction" contracts

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
* What might really be set to occur in Raqqa now that the US backed PKK terror crew has their fealty flag flying?* * In yesterday's post I broached the subject of funneling funds via construction contracts to create terror armies* *"U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk is visiting the Raqqa area, accompanied by Saudi Arabian Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan, whose government the Trump administration hopes will put up funds for the effort."* *And that's how you funnel money to terrorists- Through construction contracts. Particularly with certain connected persons or constructio... more »

Thanks to Donald Trump the number of Americans without health insurance is now on the rise.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of Think Progress: *Providing some of the clearest evidence yet about President Donald Trump’s ability to undermine Obamacare even without the GOP votes in Congress required to officially repeal it, the national uninsurance rate is now on the rise. * *According to Gallup, which has been tracking the uninsurance rate since 2008, the percentage of Americans without health care has been gradually ticking up since Trump was elected. * *The uninsured rate had been on a steady downward trajectory since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, hitting historic lows over the pa... more »

Japan's Election Results -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scores major victory in national elections* Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion. Mr Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and a small coalition partner had together secured at least 312 seats in the 465-seat lower house of parliament, Japanese media said, passing the 310-barrier for a two-thirds majority. Four seats remained undecided. The victory boosts Prime Minister Abe's chances of winning another three-year term next ... more »

White House: President Trump Will Not Visit The DMZ During His Asian Trip

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
US President Donald Trump will be in South Korea in early November, as part of a five-nation Asia visit set to be dominated by concerns about North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs *Washington Post:* *Trump likely won’t visit Korean demilitarized zone during Asia trip, White House says* President Trump is likely not to visit the Korean demilitarized zone during his 12-day trip to Asia next month, a White House official said Monday. Trump plans instead to speak to U.S. and South Korean troops at Camp Humphreys, about 55 miles south of Seoul, at the invitation of Presid... more »

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Ulson Gunnar While the US and European media provided little explanation as to how militants from the self-titled Islamic State (IS) managed to appear,... more »

On Returning From Syria: More Convinced Than Ever Western Media Narrative Is Bullshit

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Brandon Turbeville In early October, 2017, I had the pleasure of visiting Syria on a mission to get a sense of the toll of... more »

Why Governments Will Not Ban Bitcoin

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Charles Hugh Smith Those who see governments banning ownership of bitcoin are ignoring the political power and influence of those who are snapping up... more »

My Latest

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
Click here to read "Friedman’s Presidential Address in the Evolution of Macroeconomic Thought," an essay I just finished writing with Ricardo Reis for the *Journal of Economic Perspectives*.

At Valdai Putin Treats Trump Respectfully

Angela Stent at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Angela Stent* *Security, Eurasia* [image: Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses participants of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students during the closing ceremony at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool] Putin says that Trump should be treated with respect as the legitimately elected leader of the United States and that Congress and the courts have obstructed his ability to implement his legislative agenda. Last week’s fourteenth annual Valdai Club meeting in Sochi had the ambitious title “The World of the Future:... more »

What You Need to Know about Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Chris Jacobs - On October 12, the Trump administration announced it would stop making cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, because it lacked a constitutionally valid appropriation to do so—an action that restores Congress’ “power of the purse.” - While some have proposed that Congress should appropriate funds for the payments, such action would effectively reward insurers’ prior risky behavior—assuming cost-sharing reductions would continue to be paid, even after a federal judge struck them down as unconstitutional—thereby perpetuating moral ... more »

Police ‘Shakedown’ Corey Feldman Just After He Reveals Plan to Expose Hollywood Pedophiles

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: feldman]Days after Corey Feldman announced that he will reveal a plan to bring Hollywood pedophiles to justice, he was given a 'shakedown' by police for marijuana possession.

Artificial Intelligence

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
Artificial Intelligence https://vinaykumaran1.blogspot.in/2017/10/artificial-intelligence.html?spref=fb&m=1 Advertisements

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light! http://educateinspirechange.org/science-technology/scientists-discover-biophotons-brain-hint-consciousness-directly-linked-light/

Lifestyle Changes, Not a Magic Pill, Can Reverse Alzheimer’s

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
Lifestyle Changes, Not a Magic Pill, Can Reverse Alzheimer’s https://futurism.com/lifestyle-changes-not-a-magic-pill-can-reverse-alzheimers/

People with Rh- Blood Type Are Not 100% from This World.

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
People with Rh- Blood Type Are Not 100% from This World. http://ewao.com/2017/09/19/people-with-rh-blood-type-are-not-100-from-this-world/

Now more over-35s give birth than under-25s, here are four good reasons to wait until you’re older

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
Now more over-35s give birth than under-25s, here are four good reasons to wait until you’re older http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/now-more-over-35s-give-birth-than-under-25s-here-are-four-good-reasons-to-wait-until-youre-older-a6738176.html

Neuroscience Reveals What Fasting Does To The Brain (And Why Big Pharma and the Food Industry Won’t Study it) 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
Neuroscience Reveals What Fasting Does To The Brain (And Why Big Pharma and the Food Industry Won’t Study It) — myscienceacademy.org http://myscienceacademy.org/2017/05/08/neuroscience-reveals-fasting-brain-big-pharma-food-industry-wont-study/?utm_content=buffer67a19&utm_medium=share&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=msa

7 SIGNS YOU ARE EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
7 SIGNS YOU ARE EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR! – Evolution Living http://evolutionliving.info/7-signs-eating-much-sugar

Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65 Percent (Listen)

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65 Percent (Listen) http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2017/02/neuroscientists-discover-a-song-that-reduces-anxiety-by-65-percent-listen.html?m=1

Organic milk ‘is less healthy than regular milk and could harm child IQ’ 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
Organic milk ‘is less healthy than regular milk and could harm child IQ’ – Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11566395/Organic-milk-is-less-healthy-than-regular-milk-and-could-harm-child-IQ.html

Study Finds Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 13 hours ago
Study Finds Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics – iRelease http://irelease.org/study-finds-stevia-kills-lyme-disease-pathogen-better-than-antibiotics/

“Down With Sex!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Down With Sex!”* by James Howard Kunstler "It’s interesting to see how, in a culture so pornified that any nine-year-old can watch sex acts on-screen all the live-long day, we discover that decorum is absent in American life. This, at the same time that the more Gnostic political Leftists want to transform human nature by erasing sexual categories in their quest to create a utopia of hermaphrodites. Sex is bothersome, you know. It comes between people literally and rather awkwardly, and it is fraught with tensions so primitive that it can frighten and shame us. Is it any wonder ... more »

Obsessed with getting cited? You may have “Publiphilia Impactfactorius”

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
As a scientist, are you always focused on improving your metrics by such means as getting papers into prestigious journals? Do your funders and institutions add to that pressure to get ahead? If so, you may be at risk of a new psychiatric condition known as “Publiphilia Impactfactorius” — or, simply, PI, described in a PeerJ […] The post Obsessed with getting cited? You may have “Publiphilia Impactfactorius” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

World News Briefs -- October 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *North Korea threat is 'critical, imminent,' Japan tells U.S., South Korea* CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - The threat from North Korea has grown to a “critical and imminent level” and the United States, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told his U.S. and South Korean counterparts in talks on Monday. Onodera’s remarks underscored the deep concern in Tokyo after North Korean weapons tests, including test firing missiles over Japan, as Pyongyang seeks to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reach... more »

Seven Expert Opinions On The Kirkuk Crisis

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
In the after math of the September 2017 Kurdish independence referedum, Prime Minister Haidar Abadi demanded that the Kurds relinquish control of the areas it occupied in Kirkuk during the summer of 2014. This could have led to a war with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) across northern Iraq. Instead, divisions within the two main Kurdish parties the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led to the Peshmerga not only giving up the territory the premier demanded, but Kirkuk city and disputed areas they took in Diyala and Ninewa. There were so... more »

Trump’s Fed Picks? More of the Same!

Ron Paul at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: trump-s-fed-picks-more-of-the-same] This week President Trump revealed his final five candidates for Federal Reserve chair. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, all five have strong ties to the financial and political establishment.

Venezuela Falling Behind on Its Payments, Putting Maduro’s Regime in Jeopardy

Bob Adelmann at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: venezuela-falling-behind-on-its-payments-putting-maduro-s-regime-in-jeopardy] As many have predicted, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's inability to make principal and interest payments on his government's debt is threatening his regime.

Treasury Department: $666 Billion Deficit; Sixth-highest in History

Bob Adelmann at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: treasury-department-666-billion-deficit-sixth-highest-in-history] The federal government ran a deficit of $666 billion in 2017, reported the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday, thanks mainly to increases in budget items that supposedly can’t be cut.

propaganda

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
How Propaganda Works, by Jason Stanley Victor Klemperer, "The Language of the Third Reich." or what he called *Lingua Tertii Imperii* "The LTI only serves the cause of invocation... The sole purpose of the LTI is to strip everyone of their individuality, to paralyze them as personalities, to make them into unthinking and docile cattle in a herd driven and hounded in a particular direction, to turn them into atoms in a huge rolling block of stone." Stanley: "in a society that is unjust, due to unjust distinctions between persons, ways of rationalizing undeserved privilege become oss... more »

AS SEEN BY OTHERS: Are we all Catalans now?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017Part 1—Trump and Kelly meet Blow:* American president Donald J. Trump is deeply committed to his favorite practice, name-calling. The name-calling in which he engages is pro-wrestling-level cartoonish. Last year, he endlessly name-called "Crooked Hillary." Recently, he started name-calling "Liddle Bob Corker," employing a clever variation on the familiar word, "little." Despite his clever use of words, the president's name-calling is extremely low-IQ. It serves to dumb our nation down within an inch of our lives. Then too, consider Charles Blow. This morn... more »

Max Keiser DESTROYS Soros funded think tank that published list of RT guests calling them Kremlin “Useful Idiots” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The real "Useful Idiot" is the person being used by George Soros and the CIA. More The post Max Keiser DESTROYS Soros funded think tank that published list of RT guests calling them Kremlin “Useful Idiots” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

ISIS enters its final days

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Terror group unlike to survive end of its phoney "Caliphate" More The post ISIS enters its final days appeared first on The Duran.

Russian security services thwart Ukrainian terrorist attack at border crossing

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
After a shootout, the terrorist was taken alive and will be questioned by Russian authorities. More The post Russian security services thwart Ukrainian terrorist attack at border crossing appeared first on The Duran.

VICTORY CONFIRMED: Philippines has destroyed ISIS – The Battle of Marawi has been won

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
President Rodrigo Duterte's war plan has worked. More The post VICTORY CONFIRMED: Philippines has destroyed ISIS – The Battle of Marawi has been won appeared first on The Duran.

Former Presidents Come Together for Photo-Op As Internet Forgets They’re ALL War Criminals

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: war]When five former presidents came together for a photo-op with Lady Gaga, the internet forgot all about one title the men have in common—War Criminal

Motorcyclist Rescues Tiny Kitten Stuck On Busy Road

White Wolf at White Wolf - 14 hours ago
A motorcyclist driving on a freeway in Bangkok, Thailand, noticed the teeniest baby kitten in the middle of the road recently, so naturally, he stopped. The man managed to stop one lane of the busy highway, and was forced to ask a car to reverse a few inches so that he could retrieve the poor little cat. The cat was terrified, but looked relatively uninjured from the incident. The little kitten was responsive right away. Miraculously, he was OK. The kind-hearted man quickly grabbed the kitten and took him with him. Bangkok's not an easy city for humans, but it's a whole lot toug... more »

Parted Ways....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Parted Ways* When Steve returned home from Vietnam, he did not recognize his parents' house anymore, because it was vacant of childhood memories. He turned 19 in Vietnam. Two years before that he picked up a fumble and ran for a touchdown. From the senior prom to Vietnam. He eventually picked up the drink, like he did that fumble, and ran with it through jobs and relationships. Along the way, he met Anne and got married. She had a secret that was as traumatic as Steve's. Steve had been raped and betrayed by the Fatherland, and Anne had been raped and betrayed by her Father. Trampled an... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *US ready to put 'nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert' for first time since the end of the Cold War amid growing tensions with Russia and North Korea* * US Air Force is prepping nuclear-armed bombers to be on 24-hour alert * Armed B-52s will be parked at Barksdale Air Force for the first time since 1991 * Weapons will be ready to take off at a moment's notice if they get the command The United States Air Force will put its ageing fleet of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on 24-hour alert for the first time since the end of the Cold War, according to its chief of staff. ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 23

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1918 Battle of Shirqat started as British forces moved north from Baghdad to confront Ottomans 1973 Baghdad ordered its units home in 1973 Arab-Israeli War 1977 Ayatollah Khomeini’s son Mustafa died in exile in Najaf Iranian secret police believed to be behind it 1980 US said Iran’s national integrity was threatened by Iraq Pres Carter was trying to get US hostages released by Iran 1996 PUK and KDP signed ceasefire brokered by US, UK and Turkey 1997 UN Resolution 1134 said that Iraq had to fully comply with weapons inspectors and co... more »

Does the Black Death mean the end times really are here?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
Surreal times like those in the Book of Revelation, depicted in a pretty amazing way in an animated series for kids called Superbook. http://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/gizmonote/g113 Okay, Superbook is for children and its study guide is very simple, yet they also get to the point. http://cdn.superbook.cbn.com/sites/default/files/download_resources/Revelation.pdf 2017 is not a pretty picture. The hope that Donald Trump’s […]

The One Big Reason No Nation (Think Iran) Would Wage a War on Israel

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Middle East* SIMPLE: Nuclear weapons. *The establishment of a nuclear triad demonstrates how seriously Israel takes the idea of nuclear deterrence. The country will likely not declare itself a nuclear power any time soon; ambiguity over ownership of nukes has served the country very well. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and general instability across the Middle East has ensured that Israel will likely remain the only nuclear-armed state in the region for the foreseeable future, but a collapse of the agreement or some new nuclear program co... more »

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with the U.S. Air Force

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * 5 weapons, that is. *The Air Force’s tiny fleet of twenty Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bombers is the only long-range penetrating strike asset in the service’s arsenal. No other aircraft in the Air Force inventory has the range to take off from the continental United States and strike at targets on the other side of the globe inside highly contested airspace. The B-2 has an unrefueled range of around 6000 nautical miles, but that can be extended to around 10,000 with aerial refueling.* The U.S. Air Force is by far the most capable air arm on ... more »

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with the U.S. Army

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * 5 weapons, that is. *Whether the M-1 Abrams is the best tank in the world depends on who you talk to, and more important, what country they are from. But it is indisputably among the world's best.* When it comes to lethal weapons, the U.S. Army has no shortage. Some may be too expensive, some too complex and others may be desired by politicians and defense contractors, but not the troops on the field. Nonetheless, today's U.S. Army can generate an astonishing amount of firepower and deliver it in a variety of settings from small-war counterinsurgenc... more »

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with the U.S. Marines

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * 5 weapons, that is. *For the Marines, many of those needs are met by versions of the General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle series (LAV). A Marine light-armored reconnaissance battalion includes many variants of the LAV, including the LAV-25 LAV-AT, LAV-L, LAV-M, LAV-Rs and LAV-C2s, which all have their individual functions, ranging from anti-tank and anti-air to command and control.* The U.S. Marine Corps prides itself on being America’s 911 force—a fire brigade that the president can call upon to fight the nation’s battles in an emergency. Though... more »

Russia's 'B-52': The Tupolev Tu-95 “Bear” Might Be Old (But She Can Kill)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * And she is really, really old. *The Russian military today maintains a diverse fleet of bombers capable of carrying heavier payloads and flying at faster speeds than the Tu-95. However, the venerable Bear remains well adapted to the job of hauling heavy cruise missiles and keeping a watchful eye over the Pacific and Atlantic—especially when being discreet is not merely unnecessary for the mission, but contrary to its purpose.* Few aircraft are as distinctive as the massive Tupolev Tu-95 “Bear,” a four-engine Russian strategic bomber and maritime ... more »

Your warm-and-fuzzy news of the day

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 15 hours ago
Since I'm rather fond of cats, this news gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. Philadelphia's Animal Care and Control Team established the [Working Cats] program about four years ago to place unadoptable cats — the biters and the skittish, the swatters and the ones that won't use a litter box — into jobs as mousers at barns or stables. The shelter recently expanded the program to move cats that were less-than-ideal pets into urban jobs at places like factories and warehouses as a sort of green pest control. The animals are microchipped, vaccinated and free of charge. * . . .* At Bella Vi... more »

Muck Rock -- Kinder Morgan paid Massachusetts State Police $115,000 to defend controversial pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Kinder Morgan paid Massachusetts State Police $115 thousand to defend controversial pipeline Troop B of the MSP have been stationed in Sandisfield since May, and have arrested dozens of protesters of the Connecticut Expansion Pipeline Written by Grace Raih Edited by JPat Brown Same controversy, different pipeline. On July 29th, 22 protestors were arrested by Massachusetts State Police

Widow of slain soldier backs up Congresswoman's version of "condolence" call while Donald Trump essentially calls them both liars.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
"[I was] very upset and hurt. It made me cry even worse." - Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson to @GStephanopoulos pic.twitter.com/JguNqTaYa3 — Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2017 This is from Myesha Johnson's interview on Good Morning America this morning. She also confirmed that the Congresswoman's version of the phone call was "100% correct." "Whatever [@RepWilson] said was not fabricated. What she said was 100% correct." - widow of Sgt. La David Johnson on Pres. Trump's call pic.twitter.com/fOAmT7c0Bk — Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2017 Howev... more »

the mysterious case of kars4kids: deceptive advertising for orthodox jewish proselytizing

laura k at wmtc - 15 hours ago
When I watch baseball, I always watch the "away" feed -- the Red Sox broadcast -- and almost always choose local radio for the audio feed. (Hooray for MLB streaming on Roku!) And while I always mute the ads between innings, hundreds of ads are stuffed into the broadcast itself, so it's impossible not to hear and see a lot of advertising. One advertising staple is something called "Cars for Kids". The ad exhorts you to make a cash donation or to donate your used car, and tells you how Cars for Kids makes it very simple. I've been hearing this for years, but only recently wondered, wh... more »

Intruder stabs Echo of Moscow radio show host in the throat – video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – An unidentified man armed with a knife forced his way into Echo of Moscow’s radio station studio, Monday, and stabbed journalist and show host Tatiana Felgengauer in the throat. Photos taken by Vitalii Ruvinskii, the editor-in-chief of the station’s website, shows the assailant after he was subdued by security guards. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: ISIS employs new-generation armored car bomb against Syrian Army

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Syrian Arab Army troops have made an alarming discovery in the recently liberated town of Muhassan, uncovering what appears to be a new generation of car bomb built by ISIS. Yesterday, Hezbollah media released footage showing military equipment in the town of Muhassan that was left behind by retreating ISIS […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army, Hezbollah impose fire control over T-2 Station in Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside their allies from Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Iranian-Afghani paramilitary) and Hezbollah, imposed fire control over the strategic T-2 Pumping Station in western Deir Ezzor. Units from the Syrian Army’s 5th Legion and their allies managed to break-through the Islamic State’s (ISIS) front-lines at western […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian jets hammer militants in south Aleppo as pro-gov’t forces prepare for new offensive

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Russian warplanes have returned to the skies over Aleppo province, carrying out precision strikes against militant targets whilst pro-government forces on the ground prepare for a new offensive action. According to military-affiliated sources, Russian airpower has carried out powerful raids over the southern countryside of Aleppo province today, targeting militant […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: ISIS fully defeated by Philippine Army in Marawi, hundreds of militants killed

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:23 P.M.) – The Philippine Army has officially cleared the city of Marawi on Mindanao Island from Islamic State affiliated militants after a months-long military operation. According to sources, the Philippine Army completed its operation to clear Marawi on Monday following a five-month campaign against ISIS-linked jihadists. It appears that the entire terrorist […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS commits powerful forces to turning back Syrian Army offensive in Deir Ezzor

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – With battles between pro-government forces and ISIS already at full-intensity in and around Deir Ezzor city and on both banks of the Euphrates River, another important engagement is just beginning to heat-up in southwestern Deir Ezzor province. In the featureless desert landscape of southwest Deir Ezzor, pro-government forces – mainly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Germany: Thousands of Kurdish protesters rally against Iraqi seizure of Kirkuk – video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Thousands of Kurdish protesters gathered in central Cologne, Sunday, to demonstrate for an independent Kurdistan and against the recent seizure of Kirkuk by Iraqi government and allied forces. “From 1975 until now, the Kurdish people have been humiliated, their people, their children, their women, we are a peaceful people, a democratic people, a sophisticated people, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Never before seen footage perspective of Al-Mayadeen battle

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:35 P.M.) – The ANNA news group has released what it calls a ‘trailer’ covering the Al-Mayadeen battle that took place between Syrian pro-government forces and Islamic State terrorists two weeks ago. Whilst most of the initially released Al-Mayadeen battle footage (captured by the Syrian Ministry of Defence and Hezbollah’s media wing) was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army imposes fire control over strategic base in Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance near the strategic T-2 Pumping Station, today, targeting the western hills that overlook this base in western Deir Ezzor. Backed by Hezbollah and Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Iranian-Afghani paramilitary), the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion stormed the western hills near the T-2 Station, where […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Monday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Assorted content to start your week. - Jim Hightower writes that the risk of technology displacing workers is ultimately just one instance of the wider problem of corporate greed. And the New York Times is examining how the principle of total corporate control is the basis for the Trump administration's handling of regulation. - Ed Broadbent highlights the options which will open up for Canada in a post-NAFTA policy environment. - Tom Ayers reports on the Nova Scotia NDP's push to ensure that workers are at least able to make ends meet with a fair minimum wage. And Meagan Fitzpatri... more »

Centre For Policy Studies Publishes Damning Report On Electricity Imports

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Hugh Sharman Hot off the press from the Centre for Policy Studies, a new report highlights the dangers of the UK government’s increasing reliance on imported electricity: http://www.cps.org.uk/publications/the-hidden-wiring/ Britain’s energy strategy, as set out by the Government, is to replace its old coal fired and […]

Trump’s Fed Picks? More of the Same!

Ron Paul at - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] This week President Trump revealed his final five candidates for Federal Reserve chair. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, all five have strong ties to the financial and political establishment. The leading candidates are former Federal Reserve governor and Morgan Stanley banker Kevin Warsh and current Fed governor, former investment banker, Carlyle Group partner, and George H.W. Bush administration official Jerome Powell. Gary Cohn, current director of the president’s National Economic Council and former president of Goldman Sachs, is also on Trump’s list. T... more »

Caught Our Notice: An “absolutely perfect retraction”

Alison Abritis at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
When Retraction Watch began in 2010, our co-founders Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus quickly realized they couldn’t keep up with the hundreds of retractions that appeared each year. And the problem has only gotten worse — although we’ve added staff, the number of retractions issued each year has increased dramatically. According to our growing database, more than 1300 […] The post Caught Our Notice: An “absolutely perfect retraction” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Stop Deadly U.S.-Israeli Police Exchange Trips

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
*Jewish Voice for Peace* One of the most dangerous places where the regimes of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu converge is in exchange programs that bring together police, ICE, border patrol, and FBI from the U.S. with soldiers, police, and border agents from Israel. At Jewish Voice for Peace, we were disturbed to learn that many of the organizations running these exchange programs are institutions in our own community, including civil rights organizations. To shut down the deadly exchange, we feel obligated to start with these complicit organizations in our own communities.... more »

Genuine progress requires competition, deeper changes than optimization

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Why Babiš and other communist managers aren't good enough* Czechs chose a new parliament and Mr Andrej Babiš's ANO movement, a Führer-style political party, ended up with optically dominant 29.6% of the votes which were translated to 78 out of 200 lawmakers. The remaining 122 lawmakers are divided to a whopping number of 8 political parties, a record high (9 in total). It's this fragmentation that makes the billionaire Babiš – who is deceitfully labeled a Czech Trump by most fake news media – look exceptional. But as most of you will surely agree, the absolute number of voters who ... more »

WCC4 Rome: Interview with Nikolov and Zeller

Hifast at Climate Collections - 16 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: I got back from Rome last night following the highly successful World Climate Conference. Quite a number of CO2 sceptics gave presentations, which were politely received and discussed by all present. We even made a few converts. Here’s a short interview I made with Ned Nikolov and Karl Zeller…

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin U.S. Military Is Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Africa Scientists Can Read a Bird’s Brain and Predict Its Next SongNext up, predicting human speech with a brain-computer interface. ICE, Sonoma Sheriff At Odds Over California Wildfires Arson Suspect The Next Climate Domino - Tropical Forests Spain Activates "Nuclear Option": Will Seize Control Of Catalan Government, Force New Elections "It's Very Common": Baltimore Teacher Admits To Passing Students That Never Showed For A Single Day Of Class The Fervor Around Blockchains Explained in Two Minutes Isn't i... more »

The Tide Can Shift Suddenly Over the Coming Days

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 16 hours ago
As Helga Zepp-LaRouche emphasized in her webcast of Oct. 19, the tide can shift very suddenly over the coming days. The fixed and firm axioms of decades can be thrown out the window in favor of an alternative whose existence was not even suspected months ago—but an alternative which offers realistic hope at last. As the days tick down toward his Asia trip beginning Nov. 3, President Trump has not given up his project for good relations with Russia, despite all that has been thrown at him. And he has a personal friendship with China's Xi Jinping, and has expressed support for the w... more »

Turkey is next in line to be a Pakistan style “frenemy” of the US

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
With Russia continuing to question US/Kurdish designs on Syria, it is becoming clear that since the US will not fight Turkey over the Kurdish question in Syria, Washington will work to undermine Turkey's security using "lead from behind" methods. More The post Turkey is next in line to be a Pakistan style “frenemy” of the US appeared first on The Duran.

THE ART OF BLOWING UP DEALS

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Headline on the front page of washingtonpost.com this morning: Really? Ya think? The story reveals that legislators' now-keen grasp of the obvious still overlooks a few self-evident facts: ... senators said the president shares responsibility for this year’s turbulence and gridlock, observing that the glacial pace of writing and passing laws, complicated by fits and starts, has been a culture shock for Trump. “He’s a guy who, you know, comes from the business world and he’s in a hurry to get things done,” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) said. “Around here... more »

Billionaire Democratic donor to spend millions helping to elect officials that will work to remove Donald Trump from office. Now there's a worthy cause.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Courtesy of Newsweek: *A billionaire Democratic donor is putting some of his vast wealth toward a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump by petitioning elected officials across the country to take a stand on removing him from the White House. Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager who has poured millions of dollars into Democratic candidates and causes, launched a television ad campaign this week together with a website titled "Need to Impeach" in which people can sign up to petition lawmakers. * *“Whether by the nature of Mr. Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin and Ru... more »

Will Republican Cannibalism Do What The DCCC And DSCC Are Incapable Of?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
A YouGov poll for *The Economist* last week showed congressional approval at 8% and disapproval at 71%. Yeah, Congress is not popular. An overwhelming majority of Americans see Congress as part of the problem rather than part of the solution. They're right. And congressional leadership is especially loathed by most voters-- all the top leaders' favorability has been underwater in every poll this year. A Morning Consult poll for *Politico* last month had Ryan's favorability at 32% and hs unfavorability as 45%-- almost as bad as Pelosi's, whose favorability was at 29% and unfavorabi... more »

China Outlines Its Goal Of Becoming The World's Best And Dominant Military By 2050

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
90% of the military that was at this years Party Congress were new faces. Reuters *South China Morning Post:* *China has the world’s biggest military force. Now Xi Jinping wants it to be the best* Big changes in the wings for China’s military hardware and top brass. The Chinese military will embark on a massive hardware upgrade and top personnel shake-up under President Xi Jinping’s orders for the PLA to become a world-class fighting force in the next three decades. Laying out his ambitious plan for the People’s Liberation Army in a report to the Communist Party’s national congres... more »

China's Second Most Powerful Man Is 'Retiring'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Wang Qishan (center). Xinhua *South China Morning Post*: *He’s the anti-graft tsar about to leave China’s top leadership. So what will happen to Wang Qishan?* Wang Qishan, a key ally of President Xi Jinping, could be given position on powerful National Security Commission. Wang Qishan, the feared anti-graft tsar billed as “China’s second most powerful man”, is likely to step down from the ruling Communist Party’s supreme Politburo Standing Committee on Wednesday, sources have told the South China Morning Post. On Sunday, delegates to the party’s national congress in Beijing held ... more »

Canada Blames The U.S. For A Surge In Migrants At Its Borders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
People hold up signs in support of asylum seekers during a rally outside the Olympic Stadium in Montreal Sunday. The stadium is now being used as a temporary shelter for some of the hundreds of asylum claimants pouring across the New York-Quebec border every day. | GRAHAM HUGHES / THE CANADIAN PRESS *CBC: **Keep a 'wary eye' on U.S. travel visas, Goodale tells American counterpart* Ralph Goodale says some migrants are obtaining U.S. travel visas for the sole purpose of coming to Canada. Canada's Public Safety Minister has told his American counter part to keep a "wary eye" on th... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Progressives Push Universities to Aid Illegals, not American Youth* *Winnie Stachelberg does not look a very happy soul. You can see the Leftist anger in her* The Democratic Party’s leading think-tank, the Center for American Progress, is working with illegal aliens and amnesty advocates to encourage colleges and universities to admit and fund more illegal aliens in place of young Americans. More than 320,000 young illegals have already enrolled in colleges, and “our colleges and universities play a vital role in creating an environment where these young [illegal alien] people... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Climate excuses add up as climate theory fails* Tony Abbott may have annoyed the climate change mob with his speech in London, but a far more serious problem for that industry is an admission that global temperatures have not been following climate models. Besides the two papers making that admission, including one in Nature Geoscience, that massive industry also faces the problem of a possible La Niña this year, which will pull global temperatures down. Selling disaster stories about rising temperatures, the main way the industry justifies itself, is harder if temperatures are ... more »

WATCH: Cop Drives 80mph in Neighborhood, Hits Elderly Lady, & House, Charges Her With Crash

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 17 hours ago
[image: speed]An Ohio cop nearly killed an elderly woman while traveling at a dangerous speed through a neighborhood and now the innocent woman is being charged.

Mohawk Nation News 'Vanishing Immigrants'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
VANISHING IMMIGRANTS!! Posted on October 22, 2017 Mohawk Nation News Please post and distribute. MNN. OCT. 22, 2017. In 1946 on the first day of school the class in Kahnawake was told by the missionary that the INDIANS would soon disappear. A blue booklet with white letters was handed out called “The Vanishing American” to take home to their families. One father yelled, “It’s a lie.

The B-52 Bomber: Now Armed with Lasers?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The old bomber just keeps getting better. *As technology progresses, particularly in the realm of autonomous systems, many wonder if a laser-drone weapon will soon have the ability to find, acquire, track and destroy and enemy target using sensors, targeting and weapons delivery systems – without needing any human intervention.* *While that technology is fast-developing, if not already here, the Pentagon operates under and established autonomous weapons systems doctrine requiring a “man-in-the-loop” when it comes to decisions about the use of lethal f... more »

The U.S. Army Is Now Under Attack By Enemy Drones

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Yes, this day finally came. *The rationale for these potential upgrades and improvements is grounded in the recognition of a fast-changing global threat environment. Drone technology and drone-fired weapons, for instance, are proliferating around the globe at a rapid pace – therefore increasing the likelihood that potential adversaries will be able to surveil and attack forward operating bases with a wider range of air and ground weapons, including drones. Army base protections will need to identify a larger range of enemy attack weapons at further d... more »

Wind Farms Make Climate Change

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 17 hours ago
This just in from Dr. Arnd Bernaerts: Off shore wind farm impact is not natural variability Article below with my bolds. Climatology considers ‘natural variability’ as a valuable factor in climate change matters. Ignoring any human role in this respect is irresponsible. The latest big issue is floating off shore wind turbines with a structure […]

Let the Purge Begin: First Hollywood Big Wig Fired for Sexually Abusing Children

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 17 hours ago
[image: sexually]The first of a predicted many Hollywood insiders has been fired for sexually pressuring his clients most of whom were child actors.

They March On

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Former Liberal MP Paul Szabo has been looking into how our democracy works. What he reports is deeply disturbing. Michael Harris writes: His documented investigation makes clear the Liberals are about as interested in playing by the rules as Dean del Mastro, whose fast and loose approach to getting himself elected landed him in a jail cell. This time the focal point is how parties conduct nominations. According to Szabo, the Liberal Party thwarts local voters to cherry-pick its chosen nominees. The campaign expense reports of some of those nominees are often late, incomplete and ... more »

The Importance of NAFTA

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
With Canada, Mexico and the United States renegotiating the 1994 North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), a look at the trade balance between the three nations is in order, particularly trade between Canada and the United States and Mexico and the United States. For the purposes of this posting, I am sourcing the trade data from the United States Census Bureau with the Canadian trade data sourced here and the Mexican trade data sourced here. Let's start with Canada. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, we find the following: - United States exports to C... more »

Green Crap: Another Solar Subsidy Business Goes Bust

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Another solar company goes tits up! A green energy company heavily incentivized by Mississippi is shutting down, raising questions about whether the state will get repaid. It’s the fourth green subsidy company to go bust recently. Solar panel maker Stion notified the state Tuesday that it would close its Hattiesburg […]

"But it wasn't my fault! I'm not responsible!"

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
Courtesy of a link at globular-worming-debunking blog Watt's Up With That?, I came across a very interesting article on how we (humans in general) tend to avoid taking responsibility for words and/or actions that have proved harmful or negative. It's worth reading the whole article. To whet your appetite, here's a list of ten excuses often used. How many of them have you heard before - or used yourself? 1. Delegate the matter to someone else internally - diffuse it, distance yourself from it - and do everything to avoid an internal and especially an independent review. 2. Avoid... more »

Episode 18. How Britain assisted the Soviet Union’s fight against Hitler (I)

Nikolay STARIKOV at OrientalReview.org - 18 hours ago
In previous installments of the Episodes, we have frequently described the obvious examples of British diplomatic maneuvering in regard to Hitler immediately prior to and at the beginning of World War II (please read, for example, the chapters Poland Betrayed and Who Signed the Death Sentence for France in 1940?) […]

Jimmy Carter tells NYT: ‘Voted Sanders’, ‘No evidence of Russian meddling’ and ‘Obama fell short of promises’

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Jimmy Carter speaks truth to much of the misinformation plaguing American society. More The post Jimmy Carter tells NYT: ‘Voted Sanders’, ‘No evidence of Russian meddling’ and ‘Obama fell short of promises’ appeared first on The Duran.

Invitation to Join Study on Microbiome and Autism from Stanford School of Medicine and Second Genome

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Teresa Conrick Autism Parents and Friends of AoA, We were asked to see if any parents out there might like to join a study on the MICROBIOME and AUTISM : Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and the...

Will Kremlin Oligarchs double cross the US Globalists and exterminate them after they have unleashed Black Death on USA? Extremely dangerous and confusing situation emerges as North Korean is thrown into the mix

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
Interesting that Harvard is suddenly issuing a warning that North Korea has weaponised the Black Death and is preparing to unleash it. The Globalists who have captured most of the Trump administration, including the Treasury, the CDC and the FDA, could be planning to stage a Black Death false flag in the USA and want to pave […]

Harvard University report. North Korea could unleash Black Death in biological warfare attack

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
NORTH Korea is feared to be preparing for World War 3 by weaponising the Black Death for use in a biological warfare attack. By TOM PARFITT PUBLISHED: 18:35, Sun, Oct 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 18:49, Sun, Oct 22, 2017 A chilling new report claims Kim Jong-un’s regime could unleash the plague, cholera and […]

Morocco to send emergency medical aide to fight plague

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
Morocco is to send 34 tonnes of emergency medical aide to Madagascar to help it fight the plague as the East African island institutes checks on people leaving the capital following the death of a French national in another city. http://www.lexpressmada.com/blog/actualites/epidemie-un-francais-succombe-a-la-peste-a-toamasina/ https://www.h24info.ma/maroc/mohammed-vi-ordonne-lenvoie-dune-aide-medicale-a-madagascar-touchee-peste/ http://www.newsmada.com/2017/10/23/epidemie-de-peste-les-transports-regionaux-desertes/ Europe and the USA have not, until now, been very forthcoming in […]

Kenya strengthens border controls to stop the plague and Ebola like virus

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
Kenya has strengthened disease surveillance at all points of entry into the country, including airports, to prevent the black plague and the Ebola like Marburg virus, ravaging Madagascar and Uganda respectively, from entering. Jackson Kioko, from the Ministry of Health, said that Kenya was at risk because there were about 20 flights a week to […]

Australia warns travellers against Black plague

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
IT’S a disease most people associate with the Black Death, which wiped out a quarter of the world’s population more than 600 years ago. But the plague is still a problem and now it’s gripped the holiday island of Madagascar, where at least 94 have died as a result of the killer disease already. The […]

Black Death killed 30 to 60% of European population in Middle Ages. Meanwhile, it has been weaponized…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
Interesting facts about the Black Death in The Sun. The Black Death peaked in Europe between 1346 and 1353. It left an estimated 75 – 200 million people dead in Eurasia. The fatality rate was 30-60 per cent of the European population at the time. It took around 300 years for global populations to return […]

Flashback to August. Bubonic plague found in fleas in Arizona

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
From The Independent Health officials in Arizona have issued a public warning after fleas in the state tested positive for the plague, the highly infectious disease which tore through Europe and killed millions in the Middle Ages. Navajo County and Coconino County district officials in the northern part of the state have confirmed that fleas […]

1000 cases of bubonic plague in the USA in past 100 years or 10 cases per year on average, says Scientific America

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
From Scientific America People may think of the plague as a disease from centuries past, but more than 1,000 people in the United States have become infected with plague in the last 100 years, according to a new study. … In the U.S., between 1900 and 1925, there were nearly 500 cases of plague, mainly […]

JOHN KELLY SIDES WITH GOLDMAN SACHS IN TAKE DOWN OF USA, ALLOWS GLOBALIST STEVE MNUCHIN TO SHORTLIST ALL FIVE CANDIDATES FOR FED, AMERICA’S DESTRUCTION NOW VIRTUALLY INEVITABLE

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
John Kelly, who was put into his position by a Goldman Sachs banker, Steve Bannon, sided with Wall Street against the real economy, consisting of labour, products and services, when he subordinated real world economist Peter Navarro into a committee headed by Goldman Sachs chief Gary Cohen. So, while in Switzerland, the central bank is […]

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Suddenly Yours”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
2002, “Suddenly Yours” - https://www.youtube.com/

Hamas Praises Corbyn for Boycotting Balfour Dinner per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Guido Fawkes reports https://order-order.com/2017/10/23/hamas-praises-corbyn-boycotting-balfour-dinner/ 'Terror group Hamas has welcomed Jeremy Corbyn's decision to boycott a dinner commemorating the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Jez was criticised by the Jewish Leadership Council on Saturday after declining an invitation to a dinner celebrating the British government's support for a Jewish state. A tweet backing Corbyn's decision was then sent from the official Hamas English account.' Jeremy Corbyn is seemingly in step with a terrorist group, what a shock.

In case you have forgotten this is how a REAL President comforts the families of fallen soldiers.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Here's President Obama in 2014 showing how a real Leader speaks to & comforts the family of a fallen soldier. pic.twitter.com/mYZBpwXV4O — Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 22, 2017 Compassion, empathy, and genuine affection for others. The man never failed to demonstrate the very best of what it meant to be an American leader.

ISIS uses chemical weapons against rebel forces during offensive in south Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – Islamic State forces have employed chemical weapons against Free Syrian Army rebels in southern Damascus city after the latter repelled their offensive according to opposition sources. The Ababil Army rebel group (Free Syrian Army affiliate) is accusing ISIS militants operating in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital of using […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breathtaking footage of elite Syrian, Russian commanders leading Al-Mayadeen battle against ISIS

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – The Russia 24 media outlet has produced a video report showing some of the best battlefield commanders of the Syrian Arab Army and Russian Ground Forces leading pro-government troops in the battle for Al-Mayadeen. The video not only shows high-level commanders such as Suheil al-Hassan (top commander of the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic: Al-Nusra commander has face blown away by ISIS landmine in east Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Amid ongoing clashes in the semi-desert countryside of northeastern Hama province, Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, Syrian Al-Qaeda affilitate) has lost yet another high-end commander to Islamic State forces. According to opposition sources, a top Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham commander leading the jihadist group’s anti-ISIS operation in northeastern Hama was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: ISIS commits outright genocide in Al-Qaryatayn

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Islamic State may have been expelled from Al-Qaryatayn, however in its two weeks of occupying the ancient oasis town the terrorist group wasted no time in bringing genocide onto those under its rule which it considered undesirables. According to accounts from Syrian pro-government forces who liberated the Al-Qaryatayn, ISIS […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda shows ISIS no mercy, deploys heavy armor against Hama pocket

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:00 A.M.) – A couple videos have emerged showing Al-Qaeda’s assault troops battling it out with rival ISIS elements in the northeastern countryside of Hama. Footage released by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) shows the jihadist faction transporting and deploying heavy armor to the rural region amid a wider campaign to defeat barely 100 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Autism Deserves Its Diagnosis Status

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Thanks to writer, autism Mom and my personal mentor Barbara Fischkin for alerting me to this great post about the insanity of Neurodiversity. Written by Jill Escher and posted on the Cortical Chauvinism blog, Escher sums up the extreme frustration...

Louisiana River Bend Nuclear Environmental/Socio-Economic Impacts Scoping Comment Deadline Tonight at 10:59 PM CDT

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
Impact Scoping Comment Deadline Monday Night, 10.59 Central Daylight Time: “River Bend Station, Unit 1; Intent to Conduct Scoping Process … Continue reading →

A Good Monday Morning

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 19 hours ago

"Freely Read “Shantaram”, by Gregory David Roberts, Online"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
◆ "U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds an Iraqi child killed in central Iraq in this March 29, 2003 file photo. Confused front line crossfire ripped apart an Iraqi family after local soldiers appeared to force civilians towards positions held by U.S. Marines." - REUTERS/Damir Sagolj “My heart broke on its shame and sorrow. I suddenly knew how much crying there was in me, and how little love. I knew, at last, how lonely I was. But I couldn’t respond. My culture had taught me all the wrong things well. So I lay completely still, ... more »

Report: North Korea Is Mass Producing Biological Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
A Welsh technology company has been helping to uncover the secrets of North Korea’s biological weapons capability. https://t.co/trW57elcO5 — Iain Glover (@iainglover) October 10, 2017 *Inquisitr:* *World War 3: North Korea Is Mass Producing Biological Weapons To Unleash Anthrax, Smallpox, Plague Against The U.S.* North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is believed to be secretly “mass producing biological weapons” in preparation for war against the U.S. North Korean biological warfare experts are reportedly working to weaponize some of the deadliest pathogens known to mankind. The North Korean ... more »

US State Department slips up and admits that “moderate” rebels in Syria use chemical weapons (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
State Department admits that "moderate" rebels use chemical weapons More The post US State Department slips up and admits that “moderate” rebels in Syria use chemical weapons (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

"A Single Thought..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Looking at the people, listening to the breathing, heaving, laughing, struggling music of the slum, all around me, I remembered one of Khaderbhai's favorite phrases. “Every human heartbeat,” he'd said many times,” is a universe of possibilities.” And it seemed to me that I finally understood exactly what he'd meant. He'd been trying to tell me that every human will has the power to transform its fate. I'd always thought that fate was something unchangeable: fixed for every one of us at birth, and as constant as the circuit of the stars. But I suddenly realized that life is strange... more »

"Depravity, Frivolity, And Dissent: Are We Watching The End Of An Empire?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Depravity, Frivolity, And Dissent: * *Are We Watching The End Of An Empire?"* by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog A 40-year-old essay predicted the end of an empire and current events sure make it look like we’re watching it happen in real time. I spend a fair bit of time scanning the news every day for my site, Preppers Daily News. And some days, I just have to shake my head as I realize that people are so desperate for…something…that they just keep going to further and further extremes to try and find that elusive thing their lives are missing. The more I read, the more ... more »

Is Assassinating North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un A Bad (Or Good) Idea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects Galido outpost and Jangjedo defending force in this undated photo [KCNA/Reuters] *Alexander Gillespie, Al Jazeera:* *Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong* The idea of assassinating a public figure or a high profile enemy, so as to remove a problem, has a dangerously simplistic logic to it. It is believed that once a leader is eliminated, his or her followers, and problems that they cause, will also dissolve. But history abounds with examples of political assassinations that went really wrong. Yet in the 21st century, the practice of ... more »

Karma: Not The “Mainstream” Version – The Real One

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have come to understand that while karma does play a role in our lives and throughout our Earth experience which may well encompass as many as 8 time 32 life aspects to be finally integrated into the one. Thus we net out from perhaps 256 full life experiences. Pretty hard to take any particular experience as problematic.. Karma then becomes convenient book keeping to allo*w* communication regarding goals. *.* *Karma: Not The “Mainstream” Version – The Real One * *by Arjun Walia* *CollectiveEvolution* *http://www.riseearth.com/2015/01/karma-not-mainstream-version-real-o... more »

How To Use Castor Oil To Dissolve Cataracts And Get 20/20 Vision!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: castor oil to dissolve cataracts] This is certainly experimental and must use high quality oil. Yet you are also looking for a positive response from your eyes. If nothing happens, quit! I do not see that the discussion on antioxidants is useful or even meaningful. The oil is enveloping the surface of the eyeball and penetrating in order to produce a benefit. That this benefit involves sight improvement is unexpected but also reasonable. That organ will need oil refreshment as a matter of course and it is plausible that a chronic deficency triggers abnormalities. So... more »

The Carnival Cruise Monster

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The best explanation is a large Mososaur. The paddles do drip downward on our representations and so also the tail. So head and torso is about what we would see from above. The lack of a dorsal fin eliminates the basking shark a well. This sighting took place essentially in the gulf stream and it likely spends much of its time in the Sargasso. Normally i suspect this creature is in the deep.. Other evidence suggest good control over temperature as well comparable to whales which operate at human range. This is our first sighting in the Atlantic Basin. However we seem to h... more »

Megalithic Origins: Göbekli Tepe and Ancient Peru - The Same Architects?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Top left: Cuzco, Peru. Top right: Western Italy. Bottom left: Alaca Hoyuk, Turkey. Bottom right: Casing stones on pyramid on Giza plateau.] What should be completely clear, but is not, is that a world wide trade network sprag up during the Bronze Age from at least 2500 BC through 1159 BC and continued in the Atlantic thereafter, though in secret until 1492 AD. All that meant a shipping and ship building culture that never actually collapsed when the core copper and metal trade faded away after the physical destruction of 1159 BC or the one in the sixth century AD by volcanis... more »

Thermal Radiation Basics and Their Violation by the Settled Science of the Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming Hypothesis

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 21 hours ago
The Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming Hypothesis rests upon a false foundation. It is riddled with further errors, which I have written many papers about. This foundational error needs more examination. Basically this error assumes that the Earth’s surface and the infrared-active gases in the atmosphere, commonly called the greenhouse gases, act like black body radiators and absorbers with respect to longwave infrared radiation. This infrared longwave radiation is the important thermal radiation at temperatures in the range of those of the Earth’s surface and the infrared-act... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*-by Noah* I think we should all send this meme directly to Lord Tiny Hands. Tweet it, email it, snail mail it, skywrite it, stencil it on the sidewalk outside any Trump property in the world. Imagine a world... where 1 million of us surround the People's White House and recite this meme with bullhorns like a modern-day greek chorus from Trump's own personal Hell. Whatever it takes. Do I think he would follow our directions? No, absolutely not, but the abuse sure would get to his massive need for praise and his massive, well-founded insecurities! We have a power to irritate the li... more »

Fundraising Appeal

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 21 hours ago
If you value what I do, please read *THIS *appeal for support. Since the appeal was launched in early October, it has reached 54% of the intended target. That is impressive but it is down to just four individuals. I know many thousands read my work and I often receive emails from people saying that they they value my input. If 50 people were to give a modest donation, the target would be achieved within hours.

Russian President Putin Talks About The White Race Being Under 'Attack'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
White race is under attack pic.twitter.com/yt88DlfzOy — English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) October 22, 2017 *WNU Editor*: Russian President Putin has talked about White Christian cultural values and the need to preserve it before .... it is one of the many reasons why he is popular in Russia. It is just that it is rare to see him talk about it in such a public international forum.

“The Swamp Has Won”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* *“The Swamp Has Won”* by Bill Bonner "Autumn has finally imposed itself. The yellow and gold leaves drift down…morning fog rises…and the remains of the day grow cold. We now have a fire in the fireplace all day long. A couple of oak trees had to come down. They were almost dead. And an old araucaria threatened to fall on our heads. *Rotted trees are cut down on Bill’s countryside estate. * ‘When they get old, the worms get into them,’ explained the man with the chainsaw in his hands. ‘Then they weaken fast. And the wood isn’t any good. It’s better to cu... more »

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*October 23, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - While the US and European media provided little explanation as to how militants from the self-titled Islamic State (IS) managed to appear, expand and then fight for years against the combined military power of Iraq, Syria, Iran and Russia, it was abundantly clear to many analysts that the IS organization was not only receiving state sponsorship, but it was receiving reinforcements, weapons and supplies from far beyond Syria's and Iraq's borders. Maps of the conflict stretching over the last several years show clear corridors used to reinfor... more »

Are You Truly Free? - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
*Are you truly free?* *Freedom is merely a choice* *Now, be truly free* *© **2017 M.N. Hopkins* *Note : The inspiration for this poem came with a question from a cyber friend, Brian Jones. I was asked to write a poem about being truly free and this is the result. I finished it today and first published this poem on my blog today, the 23 of October, 2017.*

Cartoon Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago

Russia Accuses The U.S.-Led Coalition Of Bombing The Syrian City Of Raqqa "Off The Face Of The Earth"

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*BBC*: *US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says* Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa "off the face of the earth" during the fight against so-called Islamic State. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took Raqqa last week and on Sunday said they had taken Syria's largest oilfield. Pictures suggest much of Raqqa is in ruins, and Moscow compared it to the Allied destruction of the German city of Dresden in World War Two. The US-led coalition says it tried to minimise risks to civilians. Russia has itself been accused of committing war crime... more »

T-Charge: New London traffic charge comes into force - The war on the London motorist steps up

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
Mayor Sadiq Khan's £10 T-Charge, which mainly applies to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006, has come into force. It covers the same area as the existing congestion charge zone, bumping up the cost to £21.50 for those affected. Opponents said the scheme would "disproportionately penalise London's poorest drivers". London drivers to be milked again but hey that's what we're here for.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Two of Italy's wealthiest northern regions vote overwhelmingly in favour of greater autonomy https://t.co/uGfzF9hPjc pic.twitter.com/q2pnoQQO7S — AFP news agency (@AFP) October 23, 2017 As Iraqi soldiers entered this house in Mosul, FRONTLINE cameras captured the moment they realized an ISIS fighter was close by. pic.twitter.com/Joc4ZpJTta — FRONTLINE (@frontlinepbs) October 23, 2017 B-52s could be seen returning to the famous "Christmas Tree" concrete pads at the ends of runways for easy departure. pic.twitter.com/fZqTdkYvtC — Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) October 22, 2017 ... more »

Boot On The Ground: Shameless War Hawk Feels the Burns on Vietnam While Calling on Trump to Attack Iran

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 1 day ago
This is Max Boot, someone no one should ever listen to. Media analyst (and, full disclosure, my Citations Needed podcast co-host) Adam Johnson has deftly exposed the ubiquitous trope in the American press "that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are negative consequences, like civilian deaths, it's simply a matter of bumbling around without much plan or purpose."

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin attends the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *Photos of the week* (Reuters).

U.S. Senators Are Demanding Answers On The U.S. Presence In Niger After Learning That There Are 1,000 Soldiers Deployed There

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A combination photo of U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson (L to R), U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Bryan Black, U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Dustin Wright and U.S. Special Forces Sgt. La David Johnson killed in Niger, West Africa, Oct. 4, 2017 *Reuters:* *U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators said on Sunday the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military’s presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S. operations in the w... more »

In Central America, gangs like MS-13 are bad – but corrupt politicians may be worse

Jose Miguel Cruz, Director of Research, Florida International University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Corruption, not gang warfare, is the root cause of the record violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Until public officials stop shielding criminal groups like MS-13, lawlessness will reign.

Terrorist leaders in the Philippines are dead – will democracy be restored?

Jessica Trisko Darden, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
President Duterte declared martial law back in March to aid the fight against Islamic militants. Many fear he will continue using this power.

This Evening's Word: Kakistocracy... Trump Gives Understanding It A New Sense Of Urgency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Ka-ka* Last week, ABC News' Avery Miller did a brief report on Republican commentator Charlie Sykes' assertions about how the Trump circus is turning America into a kakistocracy. Sykes was long Wisconsin's top right-wing talk show host-- who never tired of pushing the odious agendas of Scott Walker, Reince Preibus and Paul Ryan. And then Señor Trumpanzee waddled onto the national stage with his ever-growing and ever more grotesque menagerie of freaks and thieves. And Sykes was suddenly a #NeverTrump lamppost in the encroaching darkness. He has a new book out, *How the Right Lost It... more »

Who in Hollywood Covered Up for Weinstsein?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Oct 21, 2017 Mike Papantonio and Brigida Santos talk about how and why sexual predatory abuse in Hollywood went on for so long with Harvey Weinstein. end

Hollywood Caught Promoting Pedophiles To Top Positions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Oct 22, 2017 Alex Jones shows a report about director Victor Salva, a Convicted Pedophile being allowed to make films again despite Hollywood knowing about his pedo habits long before he was caught! end

Why Millennials are Ditching Religion for Witchcraft and Astrology

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Why Millennials are Ditching Religion for Witchcraft and Astrology by KARI PAUL, http://www.marketwatch.com/ When Coco Layne, a Brooklyn-based producer, meets someone new these days, the first question that comes up in conversation isn’t “Where do you live?” or “What do you do?” but “What’s your sign?” – “So many millennials read their horoscopes every day and believe them,” […]

The First Amendment is Under Serious Assault in Order to Stifle Anti-Israel Boycotts

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The First Amendment is Under Serious Assault in Order to Stifle Anti-Israel Boycotts by Michael Krieger, https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/ Assaults on freedom speech can be found in many aspects of American life these days, but one specific area that isn’t getting the attention it deserves relates to boycotts against Israel. Increasingly, we’re seeing various regional governments requiring citizens to […]

What Was Saudi Crown Prince Secret Mission in Israel?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Video above: House of Saud are Jews – Former Lebanese Minister Wiam Wahhab, Al-Jadid New TV Lebanon, 13 June 2008. – The House of Saud is, of course, Jewish. They pretend to be anti Jew/Israel to deceive their sheeple so as to continue governing. But they are Jews and the history is pretty well documented […]

Israeli Military Hits Syrian Artillery in Golan Heights. Syria: Tel Aviv Colluding with Terrorists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV News Videos Published on Oct 21, 2017 Syria has called the latest Israeli attack on its territory a desperate attempt to support terrorist groups. The foreign ministry made the remarks in a letter penned to the U-N Secretary General and the U-N Security Council. The letter added the violation was a new episode of collusion […]

NBC Held Back Weinstein Story

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Oct 21, 2017 Mollye Barrows, Legal Journalist for The Trial Lawyer Magazine, talks with Mike about why NBC choose to delay publishing their own accounts of Weinstein which, wasn’t made public until one of their own freelance reporters got the story published by the New Yorker. end

Dave Janda: Top Wall Street, Hollywood, D.C. Involved in Child Abuse. Health Insurance Companies Count on Taxpayer Bailout

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Dave Janda: Top Wall Street, Hollywood, D.C. Involved in Child Abuse. Health Insurance Companies Count on Taxpayer Bailout by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Healthcare expert Dr. Dave Janda says the mainstream media (MSM) is not reporting on the huge increases in health insurance premiums for 2018. The massive rise in costs will cause many people not […]

Air Force To Recall Up To 1,000 Retired Military Pilots After Trump Unexpectedly Revises Sept 11 Executive Order

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Air Force To Recall Up To 1,000 Retired Military Pilots After Trump Unexpectedly Revises Sept 11 Executive Order by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/ In an unexpected development, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order allowing the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots to address what the Pentagon has described as “an acute shortage of […]

For The First Time In 26 Years, US To Put Nuclear Bombers On 24 Hour Alert

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
For The First Time In 26 Years, US To Put Nuclear Bombers On 24 Hour Alert by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/ The unexpected decision by President Trump to amend an emergency Sept 11 order signed by George W Bush, allowing the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired air force pilots to address what the Pentagon has decribed […]

Hungary Calls Soros’ Plan For Europe Satanic

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Oct 20, 2017 Hungary isn’t going lie down and take what they call George Soros’ ‘satanic plan’ for Europe. end

The New World Order, Currency Reset, Dollar Collapse and Crypto – Jeff Berwick on Victurus Libertas

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Dollar Vigilante Published on Oct 19, 2017 Jeff is interviewed by Jim and Angie of Victurus Libertas, topics include: Crypto Currencies, big government control, the global reset, gold and silver, the best way to protect yourself from economic collapse and much much more. end

Italy's Northern Regions Of Lombardy And Veneto Have Voted Overwhelmingly For More Autonomy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*DW:* *Lombardy, Veneto - Italy's two richest regions - vote for greater autonomy* Voters in Lombardy and Veneto have overwhelmingly supported non-binding referendums seeking greater autonomy. Italy's wealthy north has long called for greater control over finances and security. Voters in Italy's wealthy northern regions, Lombardy and Veneto, on Sunday overwhelmingly backed non-binding referendums seeking more autonomy from Rome as Italians became the latest nation to ride the wave of self-determination sweeping Western politics. Although the vote is non-binding, the strong suppor... more »

Hollow victory: US ‘liberates’ Raqqa by destroying it

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
Campaign to free Raqqa from ISIS ends with total destruction of the city More The post Hollow victory: US ‘liberates’ Raqqa by destroying it appeared first on The Duran.

Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePrQFaB50w0&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. *Click image for larger size.* This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the... more »

"Pain..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy." - Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

"Cooperating..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Iran Is Flying One of America's Most Powerful Fighter Jets (From the 1970s)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * Remember Top Gun? *With the overthrow of the shah in 1979 and the hostage crisis at the American embassy in Tehran, official Iranian-American relations were suspended and the spying program was discontinued. But relations between the Islamic revolutionary Iran and the atheist Soviet Union only worsened as the latter continued to supply weapons to Iraq, which invaded Iran in 1980. This set the stage for one last clash in 1988, when two Iranian AH-1J Cobra helicopter gunships (or, some sources suggest, UH-1 transports) wandered at low altitude into... more »

Fact You May Not Know: China Has Its Very Own 'B-52' Bomber

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* Welcome to the H-6. *When the Tu-16 was designed in the 1950s, the intent was for strategic bombers to overfly hostile cities and military installations, and rain gravity bombs—conventional or nuclear—on top of them. The World War II–era roots of the concept were even reflected in the H-6’s defensive armament of six twenty-three-millimeter automatic cannons stationed in the belly, tail and top turret, and a seventh in the aircraft’s “glazed” (glass) nose, intended to shoot up hostile fighters. However, this approach was clearly untenable by t... more »

Donald Trump's Big Trip to Asia: What Can Washington Do to Reassure ASEAN?

Michael Mazza at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Mazza* *Security, Asia* [image: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) leaves Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, U.S. on June 13, 2017. Courtesy Kelsey L. Adams/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS] Trump has an opportunity to begin shaping Southeast Asia's geopolitical map in America’s favor. Last month, the White House announced that President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines in November. In Vietnam and the Philippines, he will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit... more »

Why Military Readiness Takes a Hit Every Time Congress Delays the Budget

Dan Keeler at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dan Keeler* *Security, Americas* [image: U.S. Army and Air National Guard personnel participate in the combined arms demo during the South Carolina National Guard Air and Ground Expo at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, May 6, 2017. This expo is a combined arms demonstration showcasing the capabilities of South Carolina National Guard Airmen and Soldiers while saying thank you for the support of fellow South Carolinians and the surrounding community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)​ / Flickr / U.S. De] How the military is losing the ... more »

How One French Director Brought the Vietnam War Home for Americans

James T. Quinlivan at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James T. Quinlivan* *Society, Asia* [image: U.S. Army Bell UH-1D helicopters airlift members of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from the Filhol Rubber Plantation area to a new staging area, during Operation] Anyone who knew they could be drafted into the Vietnam War had reason to remember and reflect on this program. Vietnam was a war, not a movie. Each new Vietnam movie meets some version of that charge, but Vietnam news documentaries have always fared better, perhaps a tribute to the people who risked their lives to produce them. In 1967, the first major documentary ... more »

Duterte’s Art of the Deal

Richard Javad Heydarian at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Richard Javad Heydarian* *Security, Asia* [image: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte listens as protesters (not pictured) chant slogans after Duterte delivered his State of the Nation address at the Congress in Quezon city, Metro Manila Philippines July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro] America suffers from a credibility gap in the Philippines, and Duterte has exploited this with conviction and verve. *Editor’s Note: **The following are excerpts from Richard Javad Heydarian’s* *latest book* The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy* (Palgrave Macmillan, 20... more »

Why Updating the Department of Homeland Security's Acquisition Systems Matters

Daniel M. Gerstein at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Daniel M. Gerstein* *Security, Americas* [image: A general view of the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, United States, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst] Legislation that helps consolidate the Department of Homeland Security's bureaucracy would help in making it more effective. Reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security Part III: Aligning Requirements, Research, Development and Acquisition The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made progress in strengthening its management functions. However, a 2017 Government Accountability Office report stressed the depart... more »

KIC 8462852: The Significance, Statistical and Otherwise, of the 24.2-Day Semi-Periodicity

Jose Solorzano at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 1 day ago
The 24.2-day semi-periodicity of KIC 8462852 was first noted in Boyajian et al. (2015) and subsequently generated some interest. ETI enthusiasts apparently interpret it as evidence of artificial planning (e.g. intervals between megastructures that follow a clearance guideline in a shared orbit.) The more skeptical observers seem to either dismiss it as a meaningless chance finding (a view that was justifiable not long ago) or as something that would have to be produced by intrinsic variability. read more

Report: The Entire German Submarine Fleet Is Now Out Of Action

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
German Submarine. Wikipedia *WNU Editor: *According to the AP, the entire German submarine fleet is now out of action .... *Germany's entire submarine fleet is now out of action* (AP). The German defense minister in an understatement has said the following .... "this is obviously not a good situation." More here .... *Beached: Germany's Entire Submarine Fleet Out of Action* (Sputnik).

“5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
A Comment: Real life, rough language. Offended? Too damn bad. Deal with it. - CP *“5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor”* by John Cheese “Being poor is like a game of poker where if you lose, the other players get to screw you. And if you win, the dealer screws you. A bunch of you reading this are among the 45 million “working poor” in America, and if you’re not, you know somebody who is. Like me. I’m not blaming anybody but myself for getting into this situation (I was drunk for two straight decades) and I’m not asking for anybody’s sympathy. What I am saying is that people ... more »

After Outcry, UN WHO Rescinds Honors for Genocidal Tyrant Mugabe

Alex Newman at rss - 1 day ago
[image: after-outcry-un-who-rescinds-honors-for-genocidal-tyrant-mugabe] Tone-deaf communist-minded leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) offered the post of “Goodwill Ambassador” to one of the world's most murderous dictators, the genocidal Marxist-Leninist Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. After sparking a massive global outcry, though, the bewildered agency chief, a fellow African communist, was forced to withdraw the controversial nomination. Still, the fact that a communist mass-murderer was offered the post at the United Nations agency, and the fact that the agency is itself... more »

U.S. Air Force Preparing To Put Its Nuclear Bombers Back On 24-Hour Alert For The First Time Since The Cold War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A 2014 photo of a B-52H Stratofortress based at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Christine Griffiths *Defens One:* *EXCLUSIVE: US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert* If the order comes, the B-52s will return to a ready-to-fly posture not seen since the Cold War. BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991. That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the ... more »

Will 2018 Be The Year Democrats Break The GOP Strangle-Hold On Texas?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Over the years, Democrats let Texas slip away. When Democrats were firmly committed to representing the legitimate aspirations and interests of working families, Texas was part of their coalition. There are Texans today-- like gubernatorial candidate Tom Wakely, Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke and half a dozen outspoken progressives running for Congress who you could call modern day "New Deal Democrats" and aren't having any of the DC Dem bullshit. Yesterday, Mark Jones, a political science fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, and Joseph Jamail, chair in La... more »

RPI's Daniel McAdams: ‘Report Listing RT’s Guests is Designed to Intimidate'

[image: undefined] A new report by a US-funded Czech think tank that targeted RT’s on-air guests is an attempt to stifle any views that go outside the accepted US neocon foreign policy of interventionism, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT. The group, called *“European Values Think-Tank,”* released a supposedly damning report about RT, criticizing over 2,300 experts who shared their views on the channel. The institute, which receives funding from the US and other Western governments, called RT’s guests *“useful idiots,”* to borrow from a famous qu... more »

RPI's Daniel McAdams: ‘Report Listing RT’s Guests is Designed to Intimidate'

[image: undefined] A new report by a US-funded Czech think tank that targeted RT’s on-air guests is an attempt to stifle any views that go outside the accepted US neocon foreign policy of interventionism, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT. The group, called *“European Values Think-Tank,”* released a supposedly damning report about RT, criticizing over 2,300 experts who shared their views on the channel. The institute, which receives funding from the US and other Western governments, called RT’s guests *“useful idiots,”* to borrow from a famous qu... more »

RPI's Daniel McAdams: ‘Report Listing RT’s Guests is Designed to Intimidate'

[image: undefined] A new report by a US-funded Czech think tank that targeted RT’s on-air guests is an attempt to stifle any views that go outside the accepted US neocon foreign policy of interventionism, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT. The group, called *“European Values Think-Tank,”* released a supposedly damning report about RT, criticizing over 2,300 experts who shared their views on the channel. The institute, which receives funding from the US and other Western governments, called RT’s guests *“useful idiots,”* to borrow from a famous qu... more »

RPI's Daniel McAdams: ‘Report Listing RT’s Guests is Designed to Intimidate'

[image: undefined] A new report by a US-funded Czech think tank that targeted RT’s on-air guests is an attempt to stifle any views that go outside the accepted US neocon foreign policy of interventionism, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT. The group, called *“European Values Think-Tank,”* released a supposedly damning report about RT, criticizing over 2,300 experts who shared their views on the channel. The institute, which receives funding from the US and other Western governments, called RT’s guests *“useful idiots,”* to borrow from a famous qu... more »

The EU’s anti-Brussels dominos keep falling: AfD in Germany, Freedom Party in Austria, Babiš in the Czech Republic

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
Czech election result points to deep malaise in Europe but unlikely to trigger crisis or cause change in EU policies More The post The EU’s anti-Brussels dominos keep falling: AfD in Germany, Freedom Party in Austria, Babiš in the Czech Republic appeared first on The Duran.

Golden Indian style brooch at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Golden Indian style brooch at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum] A golden Indian style brooch encrusted with Emerald and pearls at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria

An Indian style golden brooch at Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: An Indian style golden brooch at Royal Jewelry Museum] An Indian style Golden brooch encrusted with Ruby and Emerald at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum

An Indian style Golden earrings at Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: An Indian style Golden earrings at Royal Jewelry Museum] An Indian chandelier style golden earrings with pearls at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria

Another Indian style brooch at Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Another Indian style brooch at Royal Jewelry Museum] Another Indian style Golden brooch encrusted with Emerald and Ruby at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria.

An Indian style Emerald bracelet at Royal Jewelry Museum [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: An Indian style Emerald bracelet at Royal Jewelry Museum] A very beautiful Indian style golden bracelet encrusted with Ruby and Emerald at Egypt's Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria.

Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

Quote of the Day: On political power

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."* ~ Milton Friedman . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

Well it's pretty easy to see why Trump did not join those five former presidents at that hurricane fundraiser last night.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
.@realDonaldTrump-This is what a REAL president looks like—listen to the crowd roar for @BarackObama#AMJoy #Resistpic.twitter.com/b2VBRcUNDO — Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 22, 2017 Listen to that crowd. That is the sound of overwhelming support. Here is more courtesy of Politico: *With the American flag as a backdrop and surrounded by Texas A&M University singing cadets, all five living former presidents stood on stage together in College Station, Texas, on Saturday night to kick off a benefit concert to help raise money for hurricane victims. * *President Donald Trump was n... more »

Gold Star Families Have Had To Wait 2 Months To Receive A Condolence Letter From President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill*: *Gold Star families receive condolence letters from Trump months after sons' deaths: report* At least three families of service members killed months ago said that they have now received rush-delivered condolence letters from President Trump. The families told The Atlantic that they are now receiving letters from Trump after he faced criticism for not calling the families of fallen service members, after claiming he had done so. Many of the letters, according to The Atlantic, were sent next-day by UPS. Timothy Eckels’ son was killed when the USS John S. McCain collide... more »

X22 Report, “The IMF Lays Out The Global Financial Crash Scenario”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The IMF Lays Out The Global Financial Crash Scenario” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP16RuyzV28