Friday, April 14, 2017

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War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 seconds ago
The clues that suggest North Korea is preparing another nuclear test: — NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) April 13, 2017

North Korea Displays Submarine-Based Missiles For The First Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 31 minutes ago
*Reuters*: *North Korea displays submarine-based missiles for first time at military parade* SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea displayed its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) for the first time on Saturday ahead of a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang. North Korea warned the United States on Saturday to end its "military hysteria" or face retaliation as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region and the reclusive state marked the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father. State TV showed images of the Pukkuksong-2 SLBMs on trucks waiting t... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin and legendary Russian space veterans Valentina Tereshkova (left) and Alexei Leonov (second right) ahead of “The Space Walker” screening on April 11. “The Space Walker” (“Vremya Pervykh”) is a Russian space film that tells the story of Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov who conducted the first ever spacewalk, becoming the first human ever exposed to open space in the process. © SPUTNIK/ ALEXEI DRUZHININ

Musical Interlude: Yanni, "Until the Last Moment" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Yanni, "Until the Last Moment" -

ISIS infiltrates Kurdish frontline north of Raqqa, crosses Al-Ray Canal (video + pictures)

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:05 A.M.) – On Friday afternoon, an ISIS Inghimasi unit crossed the irrigation ditches north of Raqqa by boat in a bid to retake turf lost to the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) and run havoc on the Kurdish militia. Footage of the Islamic State operation, south of Ain Issa, can be found […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian Air Force pounds Islamist stronghold in northern Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:25 A.M.) – In the early morning hours of Saturday, the Russian Air Force repeatedly hammered the town of Halfaya after rebel forces captured two Syrian tanks in the area yesterday. At least Russian 9 sorties were conducted on Halfaya at daybreak with just minutes inbetween, likely targeting the captured tanks and gun […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Islamic State fighters gun down Syrian soldiers, destroy tank near Palmyra

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:30 A.M.) – Despite gradually losing ground on the outskirts of Palmyra, ISIS militants are still putting up quite a fight in eastern Homs, utilizing anti-tank missiles, trenches and isolated gun positions to combat the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Near the Palmyra Silos, a SAA tank crew was likely killed on the spot […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

آلاف الجنود الصينيين يتحركون نحو حدود كوريا الشمالية وإعلان حالة التأهب القصوى

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
كشفت وكالة United Press International الأمريكية أن القوات المسلحة الصينية تلقت أوامر مباشرة من القيادة العامة للجيش بالحفاظ على حالة التأهب القصوى في 5 مناطق عسكرية . وأفادت الوكالة استنادا لمركز حقوق الإنسان والديمقراطية – غير الحكومي في هونغ كونغ بأن كتائب مدفعية في المناطق العسكرية شاندون و تشيتسزيان ويوننان أُمرت بالتحرك والتموضع على […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

كوريا الشمالية تتوعد بتدمير القواعد الامريكية خلال دقائق

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
وعد جيش كوريا الشمالية اليوم الجمعة برد “لا رحمة فيه” على أي استفزاز أميركي، مع ازدياد حدة التوتر بشأن برنامج بيونغ يانغ النووي والبالستي، وسط توقعات متزايدة باستعدادها لإجراء تجربة جديدة لأسلحتها. وأفاد بيان لجيش الشمال نشرته الوكالة الرسمية أن القواعد الأميركية في كوريا الجنوبية “والبيت الأزرق (المقر الرئاسي لكوريا الجنوبية) سيتم تدميرها بشكل تام […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Dense networks

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 hour ago
Guido Georgio Lombardi and friend, from his North Atlantic League website.A truly bizarre profile in Saturday's Times by Jason Horowitz of a Trump friend, fellow resident of Trump Tower *and* Palm Beach, George Guido Lombardi, aka Guido George Lombardi, aka Count of Canevaro (he's got that one wrong—the Canevaro nobility was awarded to Giuseppe Canevaro, a 19th-century guano king, I'm not making this up, who was ennobled by King Victor Emmanuel II—*conte di Zoagli e duca dei Castelvari*—for his part in transporting Napoleon III's army to Genoa helping the Risorgimentisti conquer Lo... more »

Big Data And The Cannabis Industry

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Prateek Dwivedi* The legalization of medical marijuana in Canada, jurisdictions within the U.S., and abroad has returned a once-taboo, illegal recreational product back to its role as a medicinal agent, which can be traced back to ancient China. While the current market is generally delineated as “Recreational” or “Medicinal” users, in many jurisdictions and use cases, medical cannabis is an access point for the recreational user. In Canada, where cannabis is legal on a nationwide basis, only 5% of clinicians prescribe its use for patients. Among the factors that would give ... more »

Korea Central Television (Live Stream Of Today's Military Parade)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*WNU Editor*: For North Korean watchers .... this is a must see. On a side note, the Live Chat feed for this live video stream is hilarious. *Update 01:16 EST: *Just read this from the BBC .... *YouTube blocks North Korean state television channel *(BBC). But the above link is still working (so far).

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife of a King who long ago ruled lands surrounding the upper Nile river. *Click image for larger size.* The Soul Nebula houses several open clusters of stars, a large radio source known as W5, and huge evacuated bubbles formed by the winds of young massive stars. Located about 6,500 light years away, the Soul Nebula spans about 100 light years and is usual... more »

"War With North Korea Is Coming; Here's How YOU Can Prepare" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*A Comment:* Long time readers know well that we don't fear-monger or sensationalize things here, they're already bad enough without that nonsense. I highly recommend you read this article for informational purposes though, despite it's somewhat dramatic title: "War With North Korea Is Coming; It is Highly Likely We Will Be Attacked here in the USA; Here's How YOU Can Prepare" ◆ *Related:* • "North Korea Threatens Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack" • "Evacuations planned by Japan as North Korea vows to "mercilessly ravage" America" ◆ To give you some idea what it might be like on the ground,... more »

CIA Director Mike Pompeo: President Trump Is Now A 'Fan' Of America's Intelligence Communisty

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Vice President Mike Pence, right, swears in Mike Pompeo—flanked by his wife Susan—to be director of the CIA in Washington, D.C. on January 23. Pompeo is set to hold meetings in Turkey in what will be his first foreign visit. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST *Bloomberg:* *Trump's Morphed From Spy Agency Critic to Fan, CIA's Pompeo Says* * ‘Don’t laugh,’ Pompeo says, acknowledging Trump’s past barbs * Strike on Syria may have brought closer bonds with agencies Not long ago Donald Trump was describing U.S. “intelligence” agencies in mocking quote marks and comparing them to Nazi Germany for dam... more »

Origins of the Guillotine

David Mikkelson at - 2 hours ago
Dr. Joseph Guillotin neither invented the guillotine nor was executed with one of those machines.

Is That Armageddon Over The Horizon?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Is That Armageddon Over The Horizon? by Paul Craig Roberts, The insouciance of the Western world is extraordinary. It is not only Americans who permit themselves to be brainwashed by CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times and Washington Post, but also their counterparts in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan, who rely on the […]

Marine Le Pen: The Potential Brexit Times 100

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Marine Le Pen: The Potential Brexit Times 100 by Andrew Hoffman, You want drama. ..and TRUTH? Well, let’s start with this amazing, must see, three-minute 2009 clip from Ron Paul; or, as I deemed him five years ago, “America’s greatest man.” Given what I discussed in Friday’s “did America just start World War III”; and yesterday’s […]

US Invasion of Syria Began Five Years Ago

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Apr 12, 2017 US President Donald Trump’s claim that the US would never send troops to Syria might be correct on the surface but does not hide the fact that Washington has been waging a proxy war against Damascus since five years ago. end

Hillary Emails Prove She Knew: “For Years, Our Government Supporting Al Qaeda, ISIS”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Hillary Emails Prove She Knew: “For Years, Our Government Supporting Al Qaeda, ISIS” by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project, via This article was written by Matt Agorist and originally published by The Free Thought Project. Editor’s Comment: The absurdity is overwhelming. There’s no square deal or honest dealing in the region, yet we are supposed to […]

Think Tank Admits Saudi Arabia Behind Al Qaeda/ISIS In Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Apr 13, 2017 Just like all the times in the past Infowars has been proven right about who is really funding and arming ISIS and Al Qaeda. end

Dr. Jim Willie: Golden Jackass Holiday Weekend

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Dr. Jim Willie: Golden Jackass Holiday Weekend by Turd Ferguson, It’s a sort of tradition around here that whenever we have a three-day market holiday weekend, we try to check in with Jim Willie. And this time, we used our A2A webinar format so that subscribers of TFMR were able to ask their own questions in […]

Report: Trump Admin Preparing to Strike North Korea if Nuclear Test Occurs

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Who is the real target? North Korea or China? Take your pick. Who is threatening the global hegemony of the Anglo-American western empire? China and Russia. – Report: Trump Admin Preparing to Strike North Korea if Nuclear Test Occurs by BEN KEW, An NBC News report citing “military sources” claims Donald Trump and senior military officials […]

U.S. Law Makers Are Demanding The Trump Administration To Limit Its Involvement In The Yemen War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Graffiti on one of the walls in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa. Screenshot from RT video *Defense News:* *Trump considers military push in Yemen war. US lawmakers push back* WASHINGTON — Amid reports President Trump is considering more American military help for the Saudi-led fight in Yemen, U.S. lawmakers are urging caution, if not an about-face. Four U.S. senators have offered legislation to limit arms sales to Riyadh over its troubled Yemen campaign. Fifty-five members of the U.S. House called on Trump in a letter to end both U.S. refueling for Saudi coalition warplanes and logi... more »

DeVos to Protect Loan Predators, Not Students

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
From Bloomberg: Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin worked on student loan policy during the latter years of the Obama administration, in part over concern that borrowers’ struggles were affecting the management of U.S. debt. DeVos’s decision to reverse some of her work “with no coherent explanation or substitute” effectively means that the Trump administration is placing the welfare of loan contractors above those of student debtors, she said. In a statement Tuesday, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who is suing Navient, agreed: “The Department of Education ... more »

Fifth Thing To Know About Climate Change–Nat Geographic

Hifast at Climate Collections - 3 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? There is no doubt that the “extreme weather lie” is one of the most fraudulent aspects of the whole climate scam. Even the IPCC’s SREX report could not find any evidence that that extreme weather was increasing. ? National…

Long Walk 5 arrives in Eagle Butte Photos by Bad Bear at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Long Walk 5 arrives in Eagle Butte, Cheyenne River Lakota Nation, Friday, April 14, 2017 Photos by Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson . . . More of Bad Bear's photos from walkers in Badlands on Pine Ridge today: Bad Bear's

China Issues Dire Warning — New Korean War Could Break Out ‘At Any Moment’

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 4 hours ago
China’s Foreign Minister warned that an armed conflict with North Korea may break out “at any moment,”

Russian Expert: I'm More Worried Than Ever About US-Russia War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* The above video with Stephen Cohen is a must see. As to his (Stephen Cohen's) worries about a U.S. - Russia war .... I do not believe that we are nowhere near that yet, but his understanding on what is the thinking of the Russian political class on current U.S. - Russian relations (and why they trust US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson) is spot on.

Needed: A Candidate To Run Against Devin Nunes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
OK-02 is right-wing crackpot country; it's one of the most backward congressional districts in the country. Trump won there 72.9- 22.8%. Aside from a couple of rural former slave-holding backwaters in Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee, it's where Trump did best (although his state campaign chairman, then-Senator Ralph Shortey was arrested for having sex with a teenage boy within 1,000 feet of a church and won't be working to promote Trump in the Sooner State). Anyway OK-02-- the eastern part of the state that borders on Arkansas and Missouri and includes the outer su... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

It turns out the Syrian hoax meme was the result of Russian propaganda.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Ah you Americans are ever so easy to manipulate. You are like children. Courtesy of ABC News: *As Syrian president Bashar al-Assad called videos of last week’s chemical attack a “fabrication,” a piece of propaganda promoted by a Russian cyber operation and bearing the hashtag #SyriaHoax has gained traction in the United States, analysts tell ABC News. * *Following the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians on Tuesday, Al-Masdar News, a pro-Assad website based in Beirut, published claims that "something is not adding up in [the] Idlib chemical weapons attack." It... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was a mass murder, and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanjing (Nanking), the former capital of the Republic of China, on December 13, 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During this period hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army. Widespread rape and looting also occurred. Historians and witnesses have estimated that 250,000 to 300,000 people were killed. Se... more »

Promising Peace and Waging War: Trump Follows American Tradition + Trump Won’t Be Cancelling World War 3 After All

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 5 hours ago
with Caleb Maupin writer, Dandelion Salad April 14, 2017 Caleb Maupin on Apr 11, 2017 Caleb Maupin is a journalist and political analyst who resides in New York City. Originally from Ohio, he studied political science at Baldwin-Wallace College. He has reported from across the United States, as well as from Iran, the Gulf of […]

MSM and the Dairy Industry Attack Clean Eating as Dangerous

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Why the mainstream media wants you to drink milk. The post MSM and the Dairy Industry Attack Clean Eating as Dangerous appeared first on Waking Times.

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Plot To Kill Hitler'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
From *Wikipedia:* The Plot to Kill Hitler is a 1990 television film based on the July 20 plot by German High Command to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944. Brad Davis stars as Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, who plants a bomb in the conference room of the Führer's headquarters in East Prussia. *Read more* .... more »

Long Walk 5 in Badlands, Pine Ridge 'Free Red Fawn' at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Red Fawn water protector at Standing Rock remains imprisoned on false charges. Long Walk 5 Photos from Badlands today, and Porcupine, Allen and Wounded Knee this week. Oglala Sioux Nation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota Photos by Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson Thank you for sharing with Censored News. . . Update Today:

Russia will build ‘Storm’ supercarriers to challenge US naval supremacy (VIDEO)

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 5 hours ago
[image: russian-shtorm-carrier] Called Project 23000E, Russia's new class of supercarrier will be able to give US carriers a run for their money The post Russia will build ‘Storm’ supercarriers to challenge US naval supremacy (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Here’s how Donald Trump united America and divided the conservative movement

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 5 hours ago
[image: A tattered flag flies at sunset on a pole in front of a home damaged by hurricane Sandy in the Brooklyn borough neighborhood of Seagate in New York November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)] His base has been split in half but the wider country is temporarily united. The post Here’s how Donald Trump united America and divided the conservative movement appeared first on The Duran.

Native Village of Tyonek scores victory against dirty coal at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
PacRim Coal suspends permitting coal mine within the Ch'u'itnu; Powerful victory for the Native Village of Tyonek By Native Village of Tyonek, Alaska (April 4, 2017) Yesterday, the Native Village of Tyonek secured a powerful victory in its fight against a proposed 25,000 acre open pit coal mine that threatened its homeland, culture, and way of life. On March 30, 2017,

“All Eyes on North Korea Tomorrow” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“All Eyes on North Korea Tomorrow”* by Kevin W. Massengill "As a 20-year Army veteran and Jim Rickards’ partner at Rickards & Massengill's Defense Technology Alert, I’m plenty tuned into what’s going on in North Korea right now. The North Korean leaders in Pyongyang warned via state media on April 11 of a nuclear attack on the United States if there were any further sign of American aggression. “Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements,” said official North Korean press, “with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasion bases not only in Sou... more »

Infants Show Innate Racial Bias- Good for them!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Leave it to *AGENDA pushing university researchers *to* actually find fault with an infants normal preference for those who resemble their family and parents- What a horror! * ** An obvious innate survival preference. * ** Likely crucial for forming a healthy self identity. * * Nothing wrong with an infant having this preference- Nothing at all!* *Yet, according to the sick f*ck researchers, this natural, normal healthy preference needs to be destroyed by even earlier exposure to the faces not of the infants own identifiable (to them) family. Because what the world really needs... more »

President Trump Appoints Ex-Lawmaker Don Benton to Head Selective Service

Arturo Garcia at - 6 hours ago
Benton is the first person leading the agency who has never served in the military.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taken to Hospital Unresponsive?

Dan Evon at - 6 hours ago
Reports that the Supreme Court justice has been urgently hospitalized are fake news.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic:* *How the Syria Strike Flipped the U.S.-Russia Power Dynamic* *If Moscow had grown accustomed to being the unpredictable partner in the relationship, it will have to make adjustments.* MOSCOW—The American airstrike on the Shayrat air base in Syria didn’t do all that much. A day and 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles later, Bashar al-Assad was still in power, his planes were still taking off from Shayrat, still flying and still dropping bombs and killing people in the same areas of Idlib Province where a sarin gas attack killed more than 80 people last week. W... more »

The Complexity of Atmospheric Physics

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 6 hours ago
View of the crescent moon through the top of the earth’s atmosphere, as seen from the International Space Station. The photo was taken over the South China Sea, just south of Macau. The lower atmosphere is blue because blue wavelengths are scattered the most among the visible wavelengths by the atmosphere; redder wavelengths are not scattered as much […]

Chet Raymo, “tl;dr” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“tl;dr”* by Chet Raymo “When I was invited to write a weekly column for the Boston Globe (the original Science Musings) those many years ago, I thought it took at least a thousand words to say anything that anyone would want to read. A gripping lead. Statement of theme. Development of theme. Recapitulation of theme and catchy exit. A thousand words were about right. I was paid by the column, not the word count. As the years passed, I learned that brevity is the soul of wit, and the column slowly shrank. 900 words. 800. After all, he who coined the phrase stands as the greatest wit... more »

“Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation”* -

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams and Obsessions” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Dreams and Obsessions” by Paulo Coelho “Your theory about every person could reach everything in life is really optimistic. But if the person tried once and was despaired and disappointed what is he going to do?” - Antoine Rigal, Lyon, France “There is sometimes a bit of confusion in regards to a passage in my book "The Alchemist": “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Some people sometimes want things that in the end won’t truly help them. Life is strange: the happier people can be, the unhappier they are. I have some friends that thi... more »

Sending U.S. Troops to Somalia Evokes Memories of "Black Hawk Down"

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: sending-us-troops-to-somalia-evokes-memories-of-black-hawk-down] U.S. military officials stated that “dozens” of U.S. soldiers have been deployed to Mogadishu to train Somali forces fighting the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia.

William Norman Grigg, Rest In Peace

William F. Jasper at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: william-norman-grigg-rest-in-peace] Not only was Will a marvelous wordsmith, but he was also a deep thinker and voracious reader, with a prodigious background knowledge of history, philosophy, literature, theology, economics, music, art, and popular culture.

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
Kyoto Skies - Homesick

Take Two!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood On 6th April 2017, the stunningly ignorant Joe Romm reports that unsubsidised solar power is now the cheapest source of new power: Stunning drops in the cost of wind and solar energy have turned the global power market upside down. For years, opponents of renewable power, like President Donald […]

The Lancet and Air Pollution

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood We’ve pretty much covered the topic of air pollution and premature deaths already this week. But this latest study has just been published by The Lancet. No doubt, it will be used to press for more, wonderful renewable energy, and less fossil fuels. These are the findings, (my bold): […]

New CIA director calls Wikileaks a "hostile" intelligence gathering service.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of ABC News: *CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Thursday calling it a "hostile" intelligence-gathering service that is often "abetted by state actors like Russia." * *"WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service," Pompeo said during an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, saying, "it's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it is." * *He called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a "fraud" and "coward" and criticized NSA leaker Edward Snowden for championing "nothing b... more »

World News Briefs -- April 14, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cuts the ribbon during an opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential complex in Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North Korea April 13, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj *Reuters:* *China says North Korea tension has to be stopped from reaching 'irreversible' stage* China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. Concern has grown since the U.S. Navy fired 59 To... more »

‘Only Son’ Exemption from Military Draft

David Mikkelson at - 7 hours ago
Contrary to common belief, being an only child (or an only son) does not automatically exempt you from military service in the U.S.

Experiments With Meditation Expose the Fallacy of Medicating Kids for ADHD

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Meditation is the practice of concentration, while ADHD is the lack thereof. The post Experiments With Meditation Expose the Fallacy of Medicating Kids for ADHD appeared first on Waking Times.

Meanwhile in Nevada…US tests a NUKE, while threatening attack on North Korea if it tests one

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 7 hours ago
[image: f16-bomb] The US has tested deployment of an upgraded nuclear bomb at a Nevada test range - a move sure to be noticed by Russia, China, and North Korea The post Meanwhile in Nevada…US tests a NUKE, while threatening attack on North Korea if it tests one appeared first on The Duran.

"How It Really Is" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

The Poet: Lynn Ungar, “Hawks” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Hawks”* “Surely, you too have longed for this- to pour yourself out on the rising circles of the air to ride, unthinking, on the flesh of emptiness. Can you claim, in your civilized life, that you have never leaned toward the headlong dive, the snap of bones, the chance to be so terrible, so free from evil, beyond choice? The air that they are riding is the same breath as your own. How could you not remember? That same swift stillness binds your cells in balance, rushes through the pulsing circles of your blood. Each breath proclaims it- the flash of feathers, the chance ... more »

"Absurdities, Atrocities..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

"What Could Go Wrong?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"What Could Go Wrong?"* by Jim Kunstler “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” Yeats wrote. The funny thing is, we didn’t seem to miss the center all that much after it was gone. America is perfectly satisfied hunkering down at the margins these days. Especially the margins of thinking. One thing that used to occupy the center was public discussion, debate, and argumentation. Now and again, it featured a coherent exchange of ideas. These days, the main political factions are sunk in hysteria of one kind or another. Their primitive promptings hardly add up to ideas but rather... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Korean Crisis -- April 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Peter Ford, CSM*: *What might a conflict with North Korea look like?* By his tweets, by his orders, and by his airstrikes last week in Syria, President Trump has opened up a whole new realm of possibilities in Northeast Asia that the rest of the world is just beginning to explore. The focus of that realm is North Korea, whose increasingly sophisticated nuclear and missile programs have prompted Mr. Trump to abandon his predecessor’s policy of “strategic patience.” For the first time since 1994, when then-President Clinton was on the verge of ordering a military strike against Nor... more »

On redundancies

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 8 hours ago
Scott Sinclair offers a useful summary of the latest sop to the anti-regulation lobby in the form of the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (PDF). And as usual, there's a fundamental problem with any deal which deems public policy to be presumptively invalid to the extent it affects actual or potential corporate profits. But I'd think it's particularly worth watching what will happen among the provinces who have already agreed to worse deals. Unlike the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (formerly known as the TILMA), the CFTA does back up the usual spin about harmonizing rather th... more »

Despite Major Backlash, Cops Refuse to Remove ‘The Punisher’ Logo from Vehicles

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: punisher]Nothing illustrates freedom quite like those who are sworn to uphold the law representing themselves with a skull icon of a criminal anti-hero the Punisher.

Friday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 8 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Jordan Brennan and Kaylie Tiessen write that it's long past time to set a level of federal revenue sufficient to support the social programs Canadians want: In the decades since [corporate-driven] reforms were undertaken, Canada experienced a significant deterioration in its macroeconomic performance: business investment has worsened and the rate of job creation and GDP growth have both decelerated. If there is no solid economic evidence to suggest that budgetary and tax reform succeeded in elevating investment levels or increasing the rate of e... more »

The Republican War Against Immigrants Will Backfire In Their Faces-- It Always Does

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I guess eventually Trump will stand in front of bit and pieces of border wall and claim he built it. I maybe Congress will feel sorry for him and toss him a few dollars to build a little piece of wall himself. Other than that-- despite what the neo-Nazis claim-- that wall ain't happening. A few days ago Sessions was in Nogales, a border town in Raúl Grijalva's district. Very early in their career, I once booked the Barenaked Ladies to play a bowling alley in Nogales; a good time was had by all. Tuesday, Sessions addressed a group of border patrol agents with a very different mess... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 9 hours ago
I'll be out of here until Monday, but the relief crew will have fresh insights while I'm gone, so stop by.

U.S. Forces Drop "Mother of All Bombs" on ISIS in Afghanistan

John Larabell at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: us-forces-drop-mother-of-all-bombs-on-isis-in-afghanistan] At approximately 7:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, April 13, the United States dropped its largest non-nuclear weapon on ISIS fighters in Afghanistan.

Smart dog opens 3 doors and escapes an animal hospital

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
A dog named General managed to escape an animal hospital in Stafford, Virginia after opening three doors with his mouth. General is a true hero to doggos across the world. The 10-year-old Great Pyrennes was staying at the Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital while his family was at Virginia Beach on vacation when the great escape took place, according to local ABC affiliate WJLA. At about 4 a.m. on Monday, General was captured on surveillance footage using his snout and mouth to open multiple doors in the facility, and he eventually walked right out the hospital and into the night. ... more »

Crisis On The North Korean Peninsula -- News Updates April 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*BBC*: *China fears North Korea-US conflict 'at any moment'* China has warned that "conflict could break out at any moment" as tension over North Korea increases. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if war occurred there could be no winner. Mr Wang's comments come as the US voices increasing concern at North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and deploys a Navy carrier group off the Korean peninsula. China, North Korea's only backer, fears conflict could cause the regime to collapse and problems on its border. Mr Wang said: "One has the feeling that a conflict could break out at an... more »

The Sociology of the Camel Toe Knickers

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Just when you thought you'd seen it all, along comes the latest in must-wear apparel: the camel toe knickers. I'm sure discerning women of whatever age will never be seen in anything else. This product is available on Amazon (though not presently in the UK - I've checked), but of interest their opposite number, the "Smooth Groove" which prevents the effect these knickers set out to advertise are yours for 22 quid. Given the incredible amount of time and effort most societies put into the observation, critique, and sanctioning of women's appearance and how bodies should be stylised ... more »

Waiting For Jupiter

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 9 hours ago
This evening I am blogging from a residence in Sesto val Pusteria, a beautiful mountain village in the Italian Alps. I came here for a few days of rest after a crazy work schedule in the past few days -the reason why my blogging has been intermittent. Sesto is surrounded by glorious mountains, and hiking around here is marvelous. But right now, as I sip a non-alcoholic beer (pretty good), chilling off after a day out, my thoughts are focused 500,000,000 kilometers away. read more

Syrian Army encircles Al-Qaboun District after failed jihadist offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a counter-offensive in the eastern districts of Damascus on Friday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at Al-Qaboun, Tishreen, and Jobar. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham attempted to recapture several points they lost to the Syrian Arab Army this week, including the Siyarat […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

لافروف: واشنطن تبحث عن”أعذار لتغيير النظام” في سوريا وهذا لن يحدث

Shady Azar at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
كرر وزير الخارجية الروسي سيرغي لافروف، إدانة الكرملين للعدوان الأمريكي على مطار الشعيرات الأسبوع الماضي مشددا على أن الولايات المتحدة لن تنجح في تحقيق مآربها في سوريا . ونقلت وكالة فرانس برس عن لافروف قوله اليوم خلال مؤتمر صحفي مع نظيريه السوري وليد المعلم والإيراني محمد جواد ظريف” واشنطن تبحث عن أعذار لتغيير النظام في سوريا”، […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadist rebels foil Syrian Army offensive at key northern Hama town, 2 tanks captured

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful assault in the northern Hama countryside on Friday, targeting the southern axis of Halfaya that is under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants. Despite some preliminary gains at the start of the government offensive, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion failed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia denies delivery of Su-24 jets to Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(TASS) Reports on the delivery of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-24M2 (NATO reporting name: Fencer-D) frontline bombers to Syria in April this year have nothing to do with reality, spokeswoman for Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Maria Vorobyova said on Friday. Some media outlets reported earlier that Russia had delivered ten modernized Su-24M2 bombers […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

خبير ألماني: روسيا هي من أسقط صواريخ ترامب على الشعيرات

Shady Azar at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
نقلت وسائل إعلام عن خبير ألماني متخصص أن الجيش الروسي استخدم ضد صواريخ توماهوك الأمريكية موجات كهرومغناطيسية جعلت بعضها ينحرف ويسقط في المتوسط قبل أن يصل إلى اليابسة. وقالت صحيفة “رأي اليوم” إن مصادر في مركز “فيريل” في الولايات المتحدة نقلت عن خبير ألماني في وسائل الدفاع الإلكتروني أن الجيش الروسي استخدم “الحرب الالكترونية بإرسال […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Two jihadist strongholds in west Damascus officially under Syrian Army control

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Two more towns in west Damascus have come under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham agreed to a population exchange. According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, Madaya and Baqin were officially declared under the Syrian Arab Army’s control […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army attempts to liberate important hilltop in Deir Ezzor: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army continued their counter-offensive against the Islamic State (ISIL) in the Deir Ezzor countryside this week, targeting the terrorist group’s positions inside the provincial cemetery. Video footage from Russia’s ANNA News showed the Syrian Arab Army on Friday, storming the Islamic State’s positions at a key hilltop […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye toprakları tamamen terörden kurtulana dek işbirliği sürecek

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Suriye Dışişleri Bakanı Velid el Muallim, Rusya Dışişleri Bakanı Sergey Lavrov ve İran Dışişleri Bakanı Muhammed Cevat Zarif bugün Moskova’da bir araya geldi. Görüşmelerin ardından üç bakanın düzenledikleri ortak basın toplantısında Muallim; bu üçlü görüşmenin, ABD’nin Suriye’ye saldırısı ardından önemli ve güçlü bir mesaj teşkil ettiğini belirtti. Suriye’nin maruz kaldığı uluslararası teröre karşı savaşında yardım […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Zabadani ve Madaya, silahlıların tahliyesi sonrası Suriye ordusunun kontrolüne geçiyor

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Suriye hükümeti ile silahlı gruplar arasında yapılan karşılıklı tahliye süreci bugün de devam ediyor. Yapılan anlaşmaya göre, Şam kırsalında yer alan Madaya ve Zabadani beldesindeki silahlılara karşılık; İdlib’te bulunan Fua ve Kefreya köylerinden binlerce kişi tahliye ediliyor. Önceki gece Madaya’ya giren 60 otobüs, bölgede bulunan silahlılar ve aileleriyle beraber yaklaşık 2300 kişiyi tahliye ederek yola […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

El Kaide bağlantılı grupların Şam’da başlattığı saldırılar hüsranla sonuçlandı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
El Kaide bağlantılı Hay’at Tahrir Al-Şam (eski adıyla Nusra Cephesi) bugün başkent Şam’da bulunan Kabun ve Beyt Cin bölgelerinde iki büyük saldırı başlattı. Sabah saatlerinde, ilk olarak Kabun ilçesinde bulunan meyve bahçeleri bölgesinde taarruza geçen radikal dinci gruplar; Suriye ordusu mevziileri önlerinde çakıldı.Büyük saldırıya rağmen herhangi bir noktayı kaybetmeyen birlikler; 2 adet Zırhlı Personel Taşıyıcı ve […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadist rebels advance in Daraa amid latest attack on army positions

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched another wave of attacks in the provincial capital of Dara’a on Friday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) last positions inside the strategic Al-Manishiyah District. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham began their assault by storming the Al-Maqsem Checkpoint inside Al-Manishiyah; this resulted in a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israel concerned over Iranian-Russian warnings about attacking Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:55 P.M.) – Israeli security officials have expressed concern to their Russian counterparts after recent warnings from their military and Iran about targeting installations in Syria, Haaretz reported on Friday. “The harsh tone taken by Russia and Iran in the wake of the U.S. strike in Syria may indirectly threaten Israel,” Haaretz added. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kuzey Hama: Suriye Ordusu beklenen taarruza başladı!

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Suriye ordusu, olumsuz hava koşulları nedeniyle ara verdiği kuzey Hama taarruzuna yeniden başladı. Yoğun hava operasyonları ve topçu desteğiyle harekete geçen Suriye ordusu, kuzey Hama kırsalında yer alan Halfaya kasabasınıın güneyinde bulunan noktalarda kontrolü ele geçirmeyi başardı. Bunun yanı sıra Suriye ordusunun Sansahr bölgesinde de cihatçı militanlara karşı yoğun saldırılara giriştiği kaydedildi. Hama’daki bir […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Gramsci's Plan

John F. McManus at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: gramsci-s-plan] Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci called for softening up the people by steering them away from their cultural foundationsn — faith in God, love of country, reliance on family, and attachment to the churches, schools, morals, and other anchors.

Do Trump’s Flip Flops Reflect Lack of Constitutional Understanding?

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: do-trump-s-flip-flops-reflect-lack-of-constitutional-understanding] What role does the Constitution play in any of Trump's decisions and policy reversals?

Foiling Foul Hackers

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: foiling-foul-hackers] Since WikiLeaks released the details of the CIA’s hacking program, many are worried about their digital privacy. Here are a few things you can do to protect that privacy.

Good Friday: The Holocaust by Rocket Kirchner

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 9 hours ago
by Rocket Kirchner Writer, Dandelion Salad Rocket Kirchner (blog) Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel) Originally published April 4, 2012 April 14, 2017 Had it just been another social injustice where just another man among many was cruelly put to death by just another unjust government, that would be bad enough. But since it is the Son […]

Here is Rachel Maddow's take on the revelation that the British Intelligence agencies were the first to identify Trump's ties with Russia.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
I know that much of this simply reiterates what I posted at 6:15 however first off I think this information deserves to be shared repeatedly, and second Rachel does an amazing job of sharing it in a way that is both informative and entertaining. Which by the way has certainly gained her show some special notice. Courtesy of The Hill: *MSNBC host Rachel Maddow dedicated 53 percent of her program over the past six weeks to Russia, according to a Thursday analysis from the left-leaning The Intercept. * *“Maddow’s Russia coverage has dwarfed the time devoted to other top issues, inc... more »

Was This Huge Explosion Caused by the ‘MOAB’ in Afghanistan?

Dan Evon at - 10 hours ago
A video purporting to show the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb exploding in Afghanistan in April 2017 was actually an unrelated incident.

‘Labyrinth’ Sequel in Early Production Stages

Kim LaCapria at - 10 hours ago
A sequel to the cult classic is slated to begin production in late 2017.

Snoop Dogg in Easter Bunny Costume?

Dan Evon at - 10 hours ago
A photograph of musician Snoop Dogg in an Easter Bunny costume holding a basket of marijuana is fake.

China Fears North Korea/US Conflict ‘at Any Moment’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 10 hours ago
China Fears North Korea/US Conflict ‘at Any Moment’ by China has warned that “conflict could break out at any moment” as tension over North Korea increases. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if war occurred there could be no winner. – Mr Wang’s comments come as the US voices increasing concern at North Korea’s development of […]

Comparing the Father and Mother of All Bombs

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 10 hours ago
With the United States announcing the first battlefield use of its largest, non-nuclear bomb against ISIS in Afghanistan, I wanted to examine the background of these highly destructive thermobaric ordnances and how the American version nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" compares to Russia's version, nicknamed the "Father of All Bombs". The United States military GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb or MOAB (nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs") was developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and was first tested on March 11k 2003 at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Here ... more »

A Review of Civilian Casualties In The Coalition Air Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The aftermath of one of several alleged Coalition strikes on multiple locations in Al Tabaqa, Syria on March 19th 2017 (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently) *Alex Hopkins, Airwars*:* International airstrikes and civilian casualty claims in Iraq and Syria: March 2017* March was the deadliest month ever recorded by Airwars during the Coalition’s campaign in Iraq and Syria. This coincided with the greatest number of munitions dropped by the allies so far in the war. The high number of alleged incidents across both countries forced Airwars temporarily to pause its full vetting of ... more »

Trump is miscalculating badly with China and North Korea and is risking war. Here’s why.

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
[image: Chinese soldiers march during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types, representing what military officials say is the Chinese military's most cutting-edge technology. (Rolex Dela Pena/Pool Photo via AP)] The President thinks he can bluff the Chinese and an attack on North Korea will have only limited consequences. He is wrong on both counts. The post Trum... more »

6 BIG LEAGUE Trump U-turns in less than 100 days in office

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
[image: Trump mex] Trump has made big policy u-turns in less than 100 days in office. The post 6 BIG LEAGUE Trump U-turns in less than 100 days in office appeared first on The Duran.

Russia’s Channel 1 to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest over politicisation

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
[image: Russia’s Channel 1 to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest over politicisation] The Russian singer Yulia Samoilova was banned from entering Ukraine in a widely condemned move. The post Russia’s Channel 1 to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest over politicisation appeared first on The Duran.

Hey, Genius!!! Thick Arctic Sea Ice Kills Whales and Polar Bears

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
One thing our loving “Friends of the Earth” don’t seem to understand is that thick sea ice is a death sentence for Whales and other aquatic mammals. By promoting policies intended to thicken the Arctic sea ice, what they are really doing is sentencing countless sea mammals to death. Ironically, it was John D. Rockefeller and his … Continue reading "Hey, Genius!!! Thick Arctic Sea Ice Kills Whales and Polar Bears"

Bill Nye Gets Eaten By the Crocodile

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
Self-anointed climate “expert” and mechanical engineer Bill Nye the Pseudo-Science Guy discovered just how fickle his fair weather liberal friends truly are. It turns out this “March for Science” isn’t a march for science at all, it is yet another left-wing Orwellian political love fest. Q: How does the march define being political? A: “The march … Continue reading "Bill Nye Gets Eaten By the Crocodile"

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose; Hansen Used to Argue Less Greenhouse Gas Would Cause Warming

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
Back in 1986 NASA’s climate “expert” James Hansen claimed ozone depletion would result in catastrophic warming. No mention of CO2. A dramatic loss of ozone over the Antarctica proves the “greenhouse” effect” is real and presages a gradual warming of the earth that threatens floods, drought, human misery in a few decades and — if … Continue reading "Heads I Win, Tails You Lose; Hansen Used to Argue Less Greenhouse Gas Would Cause Warming"

Why the Private Marketplace Is a Better Bet than Government Fiat on Climate Issues

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 10 hours ago
What the climate alarmists are basically arguing is that decisions on energy use and production should be determined by government on the basis of their preferences. If they were being logical they would need to find that the long used decision making system on these issues consisting largely of private decisions in the economic marketplace […]

For misinformation, watch that space!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017Rachel does it again:* For years, we've told you that tribal darling Rachel Maddow "just isn't obsessively honest." Her performance last night was worse. Last night, Rachel pleasured the tribe with her scathing account of a recent speech by Jeff Sessions. Assuming minimal competence, we'd have to say that her presentation was baldly dishonest. Sessions wouldn't have been our choice for attorney general. Then again, we didn't favor the way Maddow mugged and clowned her way through last year's election—a lazy, self-protective performance which helped send Tru... more »

The Communist Bugaboo By Gaither Stewart

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
Dandelion Salad By Gaither Stewart 7/4/08 Dedicated to those who continually raise the bugaboo of the Communist menace to the make-believe, hypocritical, lying and socially perfidious “American way of life”. (Rome) I visited the tomb of Antonio Gramsci in the Poets’ Cemetery in Rome. An inconspicuous urn resting in the center of the mound […]

Leaked Email Shows Big Pharma Conspired to Destroy Cancer Medicine for 4,000% Profit Increase

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: cancer]Those who follow the scandals of the pharmaceutical industry closely, and who have a knack for understanding their economics via the state-created monopolies granted to these companies, know the power these most unscrupulous companies often wield. We’ve seen companies use the power of the state to grant themselves monopolies on decades-old drugs, and, in turn, […]

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates April 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Stratfor*: *The Grueling Battle for Western Mosul* Battered by U.S. airstrikes and persistent clashes between Iraqi and Islamic State forces, western Mosul has taken a beating over the past few weeks. Four months into the anti-Islamic State campaign in the city, Iraqi troops retook the eastern portion of the city and moved into the west. Western Mosul is the core of the Islamic State's resistance. An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters are still in the area, along with more than 750,000 civilians, some of whom are suspected sympathizers of the extremist group. On top of that, ... more »

Assad responds to US Aggression and Trump's "Flip/Flop"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Syrian President Dr. Bashar al Assad* *gives response to US Aggression in* *his latest interview* On this Good Friday, the most somber day on the Christian Calendar, as we reflect on the modern "passion play" of good versus evil that is being staged before us, this latest video interview of Syrian President Dr. Bashar al Assad is yet another crucial scene. Watch and listen as Assad scoffs at the US false flag premise for the dangerous [to global security] attack on a Syrian airfield last week. He says he doubts that there was even a real chemical attack. The "white helmets" repor... more »

Tillerson in Moscow: Is World War III Back on Track?

James George Jatras at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] If anyone is worried whether the prospect of a major war, which many of us considered almost inevitable if Hillary Clinton had attained the White House, is back on track, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow was cold comfort. From his remarks together with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov, there is now little reason to expect any improvement in US-Russia ties anytime soon, if ever, and much reason to expect them to get worse – a lot worse. There has been a great deal of speculation as to why President Donald Trump, who promised a break with the warmong... more »

Trump Walks Into Syria Trap Via Fake ‘Intelligence’

Justin Raimondo at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] In the summer of 2013, the international media was aflame with reports that Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had murdered 1,400 civilians in the town of Ghouta: using deadly sarin gas, children, women, and men had been horribly slaughtered, and Syria’s Islamist opposition, in concert with the Washington foreign policy Establishment, was agitating for US intervention. It was the culmination of a years-long propaganda campaign, which then President Barack Obama had stubbornly resisted – and now, finally, he was about to give in and give the order for US missiles to ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
If Steve Bannon is fired, Politico's Ben Schreckinger believes that Donald Trump and his new best friends in the West Wing might rue the day: I asked friends and foes alike to imagine how, should Bannon get the boot, the pugnacious populist might exact his revenge. Taken together, their suggestions amount to an epic, *Kill Bill*-style revenge saga that starts with Bannon leaking personal dirt on his enemies to the tabloids, using the megaphone of Breitbart News to exacerbate divisions inside the administration, and siccing an army of internet trolls on his adversaries to harass and... more »

The CIA’s Hacking Ability

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: the-cia-s-hacking-ability] WikiLeaks released thousands of pages of information provided by an informant, showing that the CIA not only developed tools to hack every major electronic device, but lost them.

Anarchy vs. Minarchy: Do You Want a Little Government or None at All?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Where do we go from the huge, tyrannical government we have now? The post Anarchy vs. Minarchy: Do You Want a Little Government or None at All? appeared first on Waking Times.

Sarah Palin Claims Jesus Celebrated Easter?

David Mikkelson at - 11 hours ago
Reports that the former Alaska governor stated in an interview that Jesus Christ celebrated Easter during His time on Earth are fake news.

Did Canadian Fishermen Catch a 320-Pound Shrimp?

Dan Evon at - 11 hours ago
A doctored photograph replaced a giant catfish with an image of a "record-breaking" shrimp.

Easter Lore and Superstitions staff at - 11 hours ago
A compendium of superstitions and lore associated with the holy day of Easter.

Marijuana Legalized in Texas?

Dan Evon at - 11 hours ago
A claim that the Lone Star State has legalized recreational pot use came from a web site that allows users to create their own fake news articles.

Let Beatrice and Eugenie play in an olive tree, please do

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
This is a little off topic, but have you seen Channel 4’s “The Windsors”? The best characters are ‘Yorkies’ - ‘Beatrice’ and ‘Eugenie’, the gormless, work-shy princesses. The ‘Fergie’ is portrayed as giggly and dumb; too stupid to digest the fact that the ‘firm’ regards her as toxic. Well, apart from the giggling, reality is truer than fiction as you can see in this filmed report of the good duchess’s visit to Bethlehem. H/T Daphne Anson. “pity she’s so ignorant of the case for Israel’ says Daphne Anson. Well, she’s certainly that. But her performance in this film is at least as... more »

Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Conference Begins In Moscow, U.S. And The Taliban Are No-Shows

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
File Photo *DW:* *US skips out on Afghanistan-Taliban conference in Moscow* The Trump administration's decision not to attend could be yet another sign of an increasingly icy relationship between Washington and Moscow. The meeting comes just after the US bombed 'IS' targets in Afghanistan. Despite receiving an invitation, the Trump administration will not attend Friday's meeting in the Russian capital aimed at facilitating peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban. Conference participants are expected to include representatives from Pakistan, Iran, India, C... more »

Environmental Conservation rejects permit for controversial National Fuel pipeline

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has rejected National Fuel's plans for a 97-mile pipeline to carry natural gas from northwestern Pennsylvania to Elma. The DEC determined there was too big a threat to water quality and wildlife to grant National Fuel the water quality certificate required to construct the Northern Access Pipeline. "After an in-depth review of the proposed Northern Access Pipeline project and following three public hearings and the consideration of over 5,700 comments, DEC has denied the permit due to the project's failure to avoid adverse impact... more »

Syria sarin scandal: EVERYBODY'S saying "false flag"

Kevin Barrett at blog - 12 hours ago
CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF STORIES WE COVERED ON THIS WEEK'S FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS *Experts Say Assad Is Right, It Was a False Flag* 6) Letter from MIT Scientist: Sarin attack was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft 7) Former DIA Colonel: “US strikes on Syria based on a lie” 8) Former British Ambassador To Syria Warns That ‘Fake Flag’ Attacks Are Being Used And Will Increase https:/... more »

April 14: Time to wake up.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 12 hours ago
I have been having some very disturbing thoughts about Naziism, mass murder - and us. All of us. I'm confident of - if terribly disturbed at - what I have to say. But I'll save it for a day I have free - perhaps Saturday or Sunday. _________________________________________________________________ Meanwhile, Norbert Cunningham, who writes a daily column for the Irvng press has written a very disturbing column. It doesn't mention corruption are harm to people. If offers no evidence on anything and, on the basis of having nothing to say, he leaves with the impression that a certain s... more »

Are We Hypocrites? Does Anyone Remember Napalm?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*-by Helen Klein* We used chemical weapons against civilians big time during the Vietnam War. How can we claim the moral high ground and use this as a justification to initiate bombing in yet another country? I love our country and the high ideals to which we aspire. But, let’s do so with our eyes open and learn from our mistakes. It is hard to watch the Syria situation unfold with anything but disbelief. With the uncalled for horrors of the pointless and illegally drummed up Iraq War so close in the rear view mirror, we are now witnessing much of the press and Congress-- Democr... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Good Friday is also being celebrated in Greece today. Unusually, the Orthodox and Catholic Easter falls on the same day this year, on Sunday April 16th. This surreal, crazy week in which Donald Trump nearly started three world wars from his gaudy, gilded club in Florida, and is in the middle of pushing WW3 with […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Trump: North Korea Is “A Problem That Will Be Taken Care Of”; “I authorize my military” From Infowars President Trump told reporters that he was happy with the ‘success’ of the strike on ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan using the so called ‘mother of all bombs’, before saying that North Korea will also ‘be taken care […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From The Daily Mail *Trump may have secretly borrowed Russian money to keep his businesses afloat when ‘others in the west wouldn’t lend to him’ *Sir Richard Dearlove accused Trump of borrowing Russian money in 2008. *Said it helped keep his businesses afloat when others wouldn’t lend to him. *As Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Putin deteriorates, […]

Concrete evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia emerges

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From The Independent The official investigation into relations between Donald Trump and Russia now has “specific, concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion”, it has been reported. New evidence proves discussions took place “between people in the Trump campaign and agents of [Russian] influence relating to the use of hacked material,” a source allegedly told the […]

McMaster stealth push for troop surge in Syria is opposed by Mattis and other generals

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From Bloomberg Senior White House and administration officials tell me Trump’s national security adviser, General H.R. McMaster, has been quietly pressing his colleagues to question the underlying assumptions of a draft war plan against the Islamic State that would maintain only a light U.S. ground troop presence in Syria. McMaster’s critics inside the administration say […]

McMaster’s ties to Soros supported think thank raise questions

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From Zerohedge National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster’s past affiliation with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has created fresh concerns after research conducted by Disobedient Media revealed that the British think tank has taken funding from multiple governments in the Middle East and organizations tied to George Soros. McMaster’s former position with […]

China issues strong warning to US and North Korea on possible eve of war

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: (160524) -- TASHKENT, May 24, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses reporters after attending a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers in the capital of Uzbekistan on May 24, 2016. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has become a paradigm of global and regional cooperation with great vitality and significant influence since its founding 15 years ago, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Tuesday. (Xinhua/Sadat)] China issues a plea for peace, directed to both the US and North Korea. The post China... more »

8 countries America wants in an anti-Russian coalition

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: cold war] America wants to build a broad anti-Russian coalition between unrelated nations with unrelated internal and geo-political problems. The post 8 countries America wants in an anti-Russian coalition appeared first on The Duran.

Former President Obama to receive the Profile in Courage award. Just a reminder that we used to have a president worthy of accolades.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
President Obama and Caroline Kennedy.Courtesy of The Boston Globe: *Former president Barack Obama will be the 2017 recipient of the Profile in Courage Award, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Thursday. * *Caroline Kennedy, former ambassador to Japan, and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present the award to Obama at a ceremony at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester on May 7. * *“President Kennedy called on a new generation of Americans to give their talents to the service of the country,” Kennedy said in a prepared statement. “With exceptional ... more »

A Death Cult Inverts the Mother

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
The mother, in pre-historic societies, represented the life force and the cycle of return. How dare "they" (i.e., the military-industrial-media complex) refer to a bomb -- a force of destruction and death -- as "the mother": Helene Cooper & Mujib Mashal. (April 13, 2017). U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan. The New York Times, WASHINGTON — The United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the most powe... more »

WATCH: Cops Hold 5 Innocent Children at Gunpoint for No Reason, Claim It’s Procedure

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: children]Grand Rapids police are being sharply criticized for holding a group of children at gunpoint in a case of mistaken identity gone horribly awry.

Thanks to Trump, 50K US Troops May Soon Be Fighting Side-by-Side With ISIS/Al-Qaeda

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: troops]Trump's national security adviser wants to send 50,000 U.S. ground troops into Syria — likely sparking a major backlash from Syrian government.

WikiLeaks: The Afghan Tunnels the US Just Bombed — “They were built by the CIA”

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: cia]WikiLeaks just pointed out the truth about the US dropping the MOAB on Afghanistan — and the CIA is furious.

Glutamine Deprivation As Therapy For Cancer? Not So Fast

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
Since cancer tumors are thought to depend on large amounts of glutamine to achieve rapid growth, some have speculated that glutamine deprivation is a therapeutic approach. A new study casts doubt on that. Numerous studies have indicated that tumore cannot survive without glutamine, and this has fueld the idea that preventing “glutamine addiction” could be a potential therapeutic strategy. A study now concludes that while glutamine deprivation will halt the proliferation of certain tumor cells, most of them will not be killed, raising questions of whether such a therapeutic interv... more »

His Is Bigger Than Yours

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump has just dropped the Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan. And a naval task force -- aircraft carrier, destroyers and missiles -- will soon drop anchor off the coast of North Korea. Michael Harris writes: If Kim Jong Un decides to conduct a sixth nuclear test to celebrate Korea’s birthday, Donald Trump’s bluff will be called. It will then come down to a single question: What will the guy driving the Big Winnebago without a roadmap do? Trump could, of course, flatten North Korea like a cardboard treehouse. But the teeming killing grounds of Seoul and Tokyo are within the... more »

Pentagon Releases Video Of MOAB Strike Against ISIS In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Pentagon releases video of ‘mother of all bombs’ being dropped in Afghanistan* The Pentagon on Friday released video showing the U.S. military's largest non-nuclear weapon being dropped on a terrorist tunnel network in Afghanistan. As part of Operation Resolute Support, the military dropped the GBU-43 Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb to take out tunnels in northeast Afghanistan that had been used by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: For a better understanding on how large the impact of a GBU-43 strike is, check out the maps ... more »

Clump in the White House

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
(Clinton + Trump = Clump) I'm not hallucinating, and neither are you. The Donald Trump presidency is swiftly manifesting itself as almost the exact same presidency that Hillary Clinton envisioned for herself. Same war-hungry neocon generals, same neoliberal Wall Street bankers, and of course, the same kind of palace intrigues and unforced errors for which the Clintons have been so rightly famous throughout their own political careers. Politics is entertainment, in case you hadn't noticed. Unless, of course, you're one of those people on the receiving end of the Tomahawk missiles, ... more »

Al-Qaeda’s desperate offensive in west Damascus ends in disastrous fashion

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 P.M.) – With the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) gathering for a major operation in the last jihadist pocket in west Damascus, the Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, launched a desperate offensive to obstruct the government’s plans. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s plan was to storm the Syrian Arab Army’s positions along the main road […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Aerial footage captures ‘mother of all bombs’ striking tunnel system in Achin

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Aerial footage released on Friday, captured an airstrike from the United States military that dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used, nicknamed the ‘mother of all bombs,’ on a militant tunnel system in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, close to the border with Pakistan on Thursday. The over 21,000 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army begins storming large town in northern Hama

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their northern Hama counter-offensive on Friday after taking a brief hiatus due to the poor weather conditions. Backed by heavy airstrikes and artillery, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the southern part of Halfaya this afternoon, striking the jihadist rebels at the Sansahr area. According […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

IŞİD: 6 ay içerisinde 9 bin Irak askerini öldürdük

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
IŞİD’e ait bir propaganda kanalı, 6 ay içerisinde Musul’da 9,00 civarı Irak askerinin öldürüldüğünü duyurdu. IŞİD’e ait bir propaganda kanalı, 6 aylık bir süreç içerisinde Musul’da 9,100 Irak askerinin öldürüldüğünü iddia etti. Bu iddiaya ek olarak IŞİD, yine 6 ay içerisinde Musul bölgesinde 400’den fazla intihar saldırısı gerçekleştirdiklerini iddia etti. Bunun yanı sıra Irak ordusuna ait […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Beyaz Saray Sözcüsü Spicer: Trump, Ortadoğuyu istikrarsızlaştırmak istiyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Beyaz Saray Sözcüsü Sean Spicer’in Salı günü gazetecilere verdiği demeçte, “Hitler bile kendi halkına karşı kimyasal silah kullanmadı” şeklindeki sözleri uluslararası kamuoyunun ağır eleştirilerine neden olmuştu. Spicer, günün ilerleyen saatlerinde yapılan başka bir röportaj sırasında resmi bir özür diledi; ancak ABD Başkanı Donald Trump’ın Ortadoğu’da istikrarı bozmak istediğini söyleyerek başka bir pot daha kırdı. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Good Friday Action at Hancock Drone Base in New York

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Activists in the Syracuse, New York area held another protest at the Hancock Airfield drone base today. Here is their news release: Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. Recognizing that 70% of our nation identify as Christian, we come to the gates of the Hancock drone base to make real the crucifixion today. As Jesus and others were crucified by the Roman Empire, drones are used by the U.S. Empire. In Roman times, crosses loomed over a community to warn people that they could be killed whenever the Empire decided. So, too, our drones fly over many countries threate... more »

As third retraction for prominent physicist appears, university still won’t acknowledge investigation

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Despite a university’s attempts to avoid discussing a misconduct investigation involving one of its former (and prominent) researchers, we keep reading more about it. In the third retraction this year for physicist Dmitri Lapotko, the journal mentions a misconduct investigation at Rice University, which concluded the data had been falsified. Trouble is, whenever we’ve tried to talk […] The post As third retraction for prominent physicist appears, university still won’t acknowledge investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

If You’re Wondering Why Trump Can Just Bomb Countries, Ask Obama, Bush, and Clinton

Darius Shahtahmasebi at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] If you read closely between the warped headlines of the establishment media, you will eventually find the truth about Trump’s decision to strike the Syrian government: it was illegal. Yet most mainstream media outlets clearly supported the strike. Many US allies also supported the strike, including so-called peaceful countries such as New Zealand, which stated the strikes were a“proportional response to a specific incident – the chemical weapons atrocity.” New Zealand also said they would consider sending troops to Syria if the American government requested them.... more »

Until Death

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 13 hours ago
It is not my prison. It is my liberation. Depression and despair versus action and agency. Starts and is maintained in the head and heart, no matter the circumstances.

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