Monday, April 17, 2017

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Over 170 militants and their families exit last bastion in Homs City: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 minutes ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 A.M.) – Around 170 anti-government fighters and their families were seen boarding buses in Homs’ al-Waer district bound for Jarablus in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo Governorate, Monday. The departures come after Russia brokered and secured a transfer deal aimed at reducing fighting in the area. Boarded on 21 buses, this one […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadists face daunting task in northern Hama as Syrian Army troops approach key town

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 minutes ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham had a rough start to the week after losing the strategic town of Souran in the northern countryside of Hama. Things would only get worse for the jihadist rebels on Monday, when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began pounding the key town of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Anti-Erdogan demonstrators march against referendum results in Istanbul

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 minutes ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 A.M.) – Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul, Monday, to decry the results of the referendum set to grant Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. Results announced on Sunday showed the Turkish President had 51.36 percent voting ‘Yes’ and 48.64 percent of voters choosing ‘No’, figures highly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Nonstop Russian airstrikes in west Aleppo as Syrian Army troops launch fierce assault

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 minutes ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stormed the western sector of Aleppo City on Tuesday morning, targeting the jihadist rebel positions at the key hilltop of Tal Shuwayhana, which overlooks the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter, Al-Rashiddeen area, Al-Mansoura village, and Scientific Research Facility. Led by their Republican Gurd units and Liwaa Al-Quds […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Goldman Sachs Claims Propping Up ‘The Economy is Great!’, Funds Syrian War

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 19 minutes ago
*Christina Sarich* - The age of parasitic capitalism still hasn’t sputtered to its final death. The post Goldman Sachs Claims Propping Up ‘The Economy is Great!’, Funds Syrian War appeared first on Waking Times.

US Empire: When Will They Stop Saying ‘Unintended Consequences’?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 19 minutes ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The “unintended consequences” tale has gone very stale. The post US Empire: When Will They Stop Saying ‘Unintended Consequences’? appeared first on Waking Times.

First Full Supreme Court Ruling in Over a Year Has Obama Furious? staff at - 1 hour ago
Reports that the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision about the teaching of Islam in public schools are fake news.

The Good, the Bad and the Null Hypothesis

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 hour ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest post by David Middleton Introduction When debating the merits of the CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) hypothesis, I often encounter this sort of straw man fallacy: All that stuff is a distraction. Disprove the science of the greenhouse effect. Win a nobel prize get a million bucks.…

California Shaping Up To Be An Elephant's Grave Yard In The 2018 Midterms

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
The biggest Democratic delegation in Congress is, by far, from California. Of California's 53 House members, 39 are Democrats. Only 14 are Republicans and it's realistic to imagine that 14 being cut in half in the 2018 midterm cycle. Yesterday's *L.A. Times* noted without flinching that last month’s state registration report reveals an accelerated erosion of Republican strength. Their hold on those 14 districts is weak-- and that in not a single one do they hold a majority of voters. "There are a number of Republican incumbents who are sitting on ticking time bombs,” said Eric Mc... more »

Long Walk 5 -- Cheyenne River Camp on Cannonball River Photos by Bad Bear at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
. . . Cheyenne River Lakota Camp on Cannonball River in North Dakota Photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone Long walkers, walking to raise awareness about domestic violence and drug abuse, arrived at the Cheyenne River Camp on the Cannonball River in North Dakota, today, Monday, April 17, 2017. Bad Bear said, "The Four

Three Times a Liar

Dan Evon at - 3 hours ago
Donald Trump did not write that if "you tell people a lie three times, they will believe anything."

Is the ‘Human Nacho Spa Treatment’ Real?

Dan Evon at - 3 hours ago
A video purporting to show a new spa treatment is actually repurposed footage from a comedy video.

United Airlines Flight Attendant Slaps Crying Baby During Flight?

David Mikkelson at - 3 hours ago
Reports that United Airlines flight attendant assaulted a 7 month-old baby for crying during a flight are fake news.

Toby Hemenway: How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization nicholasschoolatduke | September 22, 2010 Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State […]

Rachel Maddow Dedicates 53% of Show to Russia Hysteria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Apr 17, 2017 The Intercept recently evaluated how much Rachel Maddow has covered Russia as a meddling, evil country on her MSNBC show, and they found that since the election, she has dedicated no less than 53% of her entire time on TV to drumming up fear and loathing for the country of […]

China Doesn’t Want Unified Korea Aligned with US – Former Diplomat

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Apr 17, 2017 All eyes were on the Korean Peninsula over the weekend as the world waited to see whether the US or North Korea would carry through on threats. US Vice President Mike Pence visited the region and said the time for patience with North Korean bellicosity was over. Former diplomat Jim […]

War of Words: Assange Fires Back at New CIA Chief Over WikiLeaks ‘Demon’ Comment

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Apr 17, 2017 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hit back at the new CIA director after he called for a crackdown on the whistleblower group. end

Cell Aging Solved, Full Telomere Lengthening Solution Trial Late 2017, Aging will be Reversed And Life Extended (Eternal Life?) with Dr. Bill Andrews

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Apr 7, 2017 This is perhaps the most significant medical breakthrough in human history. Dr. Bill Andrews explains the primate trial starting late 2017 and the first human treatments that are planned to fully lengthen human telomeres. While the treatment is expensive, the money will go towards finding a less expensive option so […]

Report: British Intelligence Agencies, In Addition to Six Other Nations, Were All Spying on Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Report: British Intelligence Agencies, In Addition to Six Other Nations, Were All Spying on Trump by The Real Fly,, 13 April 2017 About a month ago, Fox suspended Judge Nap for suggesting British intelligence had spied on Donald Trump. The media went hysterical, saying the good judge was filled with UFO styled conspiracy theories. Here was his […]

Fears Rise of U.S. Strike on North Korea: Trump’s National Security Adviser Says ‘All Options are on the Table’ as the President Sets His Sights on Key Targets

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Fears Rise of U.S. Strike on North Korea: Trump’s National Security Adviser Says ‘All Options are on the Table’ as the President Sets His Sights on Key Targets by LARISA BROWN FOR THE DAILY MAIL, * After failed missile test Lt Gen HR McMaster said ‘all our options are on the table’ to try to ‘avoid […]

US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap by Tyler Durden, According to a report by South Korea’s primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source. – Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 […]

#VAULT7: Veteran Actor Proclaims Hollywood is Run by CIA And Pedophiles

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Mar 9, 2017 What a GREAT time we had talking with Stephen Shellen. He has some mind blowing information to share. There’s no way we could cover everything in depth in an hour so Stephen has agreed to come on again with us. We really appreciate him taking time to talk with us. […]

U.S. Railgun Systems Proliferate

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 3 hours ago
Railgun projectile bursting through a metal plate in a Navy test system. The projectile is the dark metal bar in the center-right of the image. Image courtesy of the Office of Naval Research U.S. naval and military planners are salivating at the possibilities of railguns. Railguns are electromagnetic artillery weapons whose projectiles have muzzle velocities not […]

Run for Your Life: The American Police State Is Coming to Get You

John W. Whitehead at 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] “We’ve reached the point where state actors can penetrate rectums and vaginas, where judges can order forced catheterizations, and where police and medical personnel can perform scans, enemas and colonoscopies without the suspect’s consent.... These tactics are ... about degrading and humiliating a class of people that politicians and law enforcement have deemed the enemy.”—Radley Balko, *The Washington Post* Daily, all across America, individuals who dare to resist—or even question—a police order are being subjected to all sorts of government-sanctioned abuse ra... more »

Will Trump's global family planning cuts cause side effects?

Rachel Sullivan Robinson, Associate Professor, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Actress and U.N. Population Fund Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd visited a refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan in 2016. AP Photo/Raad Adayleh President Donald Trump is leading an assault on family planning around the world. Most recently, his administration cut off U.S. contributions to the United Nations Population Fund, which provides and funds reproductive health services in poor countries. That follows his reinstatement of what’s known as the “global gag rule,” the executive order enacted by all Republican presidents since Ronald Reagan barring foreign nongovernmental organizations ... more »

Is the US immigration court system broken?

Lindsay M. Harris, Assistant Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
In the U.S. today, a single immigration case takes an average of 677 days simply to get to the initial scheduling hearing. There are more than half a million cases in the system, and just over 300 judges working on them. The Trump administration’s push to aggressively enforce immigration laws will make this backlog worse. Since 2002, funding for immigration enforcement has more than quadrupled, from US$4.5 billion to $20.1 billion in 2016. During the same time period, resources for immigration courts have increased by much less – 74 percent. President Donald Trump’s budget for f... more »

Why can't cats resist thinking inside the box?

Nicholas Dodman, Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Pharmacology and Animal Behavior, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Next best thing to a hidey-hole box? Maggie Villiger, CC BY-ND Twitter’s been on fire with people amazed by cats that seem compelled to park themselves in squares of tape marked out on the floor. These felines appear powerless to resist the call of the #CatSquare. This social media fascination is a variation on a question I heard over and over as a panelist on Animal Planet’s “America’s Cutest Pets” series. I was asked to watch video after video of cats climbing into cardboard boxes, suitcases, sinks, plastic storage bins, cupboards and even wide-necked flower vases. “That’s so cut... more »

The three ‘B's’ of cybersecurity for small businesses

Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance; Cybersecurity Program Chair, IU-Bloomington, Indiana University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Small outfits need cyberprotection too. kirill_makarov via Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what often gets lost in the noise is how often small and medium-sized organizations find themselves under attack. In the last year, half of American small businesses have been breached by hackers. That includes Meridian Health in Muncie, Indiana, where 1,200 workers’ W-2 forms were stolen when an employee was duped by an email purporting to come from a top company execut... more »

In pictures: ISIS suicide bomber detonates explosives on Kurdish gathering in Tabqa city

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:55 A.M.) – On Monday afternoon, an Islamic State suicide bomber blasted Kurdish forward units in the newly liberated Alexandria neighborhood, killing and injuring many fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the process. According to Amaq Agency, two SDF technicals were set alight and an additional two vehicles immobilized by the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Shelling injures 12 civilians in Syrian capital, Damascus

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
Although pro-government forces have made significant progress in the Damascus Governorate in recent months, Syria’s capital city is still prone to attacks from nearby terrorists, as today’s shelling demonstrates. 12 civilians were injured after two mortars landed in the Al-Tijaraa neighbourhood of Damascus earlier today. The injured are being treated in hospitals and…. Continue Reading […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkish-backed rebels attack Kurdish forces in northern Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels launched a surprise attack against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on late Monday evening, targeting the latter’s positions in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to local activists in the Afrin Canton, clashes were reported at several axes in northern Aleppo, including the area […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Vídeo: Policia militar rusa proporciona a los civiles formación médica y de autodefensa

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LÍBANO. – La policía militar rusa ha comenzado a proporcionar a los civiles autodefensa y entrenamiento médico. Desde este lunes una unidad de la policía militar rusa ofreció a los civiles sirios lecciones de entrenamiento con armas, entrenamiento médico y entrenamiento especial de autodefensa. El entrenamiento está ocurriendo en Abu Jerin, localizado en la […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Al-Qaeda faction thwarts first Syrian Army assault on Taibat Al-Imam in rural Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:40 A.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) retained full control over Taibat Al-Imam on Monday as a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) assault earlier in the day proved to be mostly probing attacks which revealed a high number of jihadist militants to be entrenched inside the town ahead of the anticipated government offensive. Subsequently, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL seeking alliance with Al-Qaeda: Iraqi VP

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
(Reuters) ISIL is talking to Al-Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on ISIL terrorists in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in an interview on Monday. Allawi said he got the information Monday from Iraqi and regional contacts knowledgeable about Iraq. “The discussion has started now,” Allawi said. “There are […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

X22 Report, “Deep State Is Ready To Initiate Operation ‘Cyber Event’ To Push Their Agenda” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*X22 Report, * *“Deep State Is Ready To Initiate Operation ‘Cyber Event’ To Push Their Agenda”* -

Musical Interlude: Giovanni Marradi, “Promises” (Complete album) (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Giovanni Marradi, “Promises” (Complete album) - *Playlist: * 01. Never Again [00:00] 02. Janet's Dream [05:03] 03. Voices [09:38] 04. Thoughts [12:56] 05. Happy Birthday, Grandma [16:12] 06. Shadows [19:56] 07. Michelle [23:48] 08. Promises [27:10] 09. El Gitano [30:47] 10. Clouds [34:22] 11. Heroes [38:27] 12. Tears Of A Trumpet [42:48]

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was from a supernova, or exploding star, and record the expanding debris cloud as the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant. This sharp telescopic view is centered on a western segment of the Veil Nebula cataloged as NGC 6960 but less formally known as the Witch's Broom Nebula. Blasted out in the cataclysmic explosion, the interstellar shock wave plows through space sweeping up and exciting interstellar ma... more »

Is The DCCC Missing The Great Sleeper Issue Of 2018? Take Wisconsin Reactionary James Sensenbrenner

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Science sceptic Jim Sensenbrenner attempting to prove male GOP congressmen can become pregnant* Last November John Sensenbrenner-- first elected in 1978 to represent the suburbs west of Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington, Jefferson and Dodge counties further out-- was reelected against Democrat Khary Penebaker 260,703 (66.8%) to 114,469 (29.3%). WI-05 is the most Republican and most right-wing district in Wisconsin. Waukesha county is the beating heart of everything that has gone wrong in the state in the last decade. In 2014 Sensenbrenner had been reelected with 70%, in 2012 with ... more »

Predicting Methane Rise, Using A Hydroxyl Radical Estimate

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 5 hours ago
In the late 2000s, after natural gas uptake caused American carbon dioxide emissions to plummet, panicked environmentalists began to scramble for new ways to campaign on ending so-called fossil fuels. Methane, with 23X the warming power of CO2, was ideal, but they had just spent a decade insisting methane could explain increased warming, because it did not persist long enough. And it would have started long before then, if the methane were linked to global warming by frozen tundra melting and releasing its methane. But it wasn't detected. read more

That moment when the immigrant has to remind the POTUS to put his hand over his heart during the national anthem.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
Melania appears to subtly nudge Trump during national anthem, reminding him to lift his hand — CNN (@CNN) April 17, 2017 (Is that Sean Spicer up there with him?) As you might imagine Twitter had a field day with this. Why did Trump forget to put his hand over his heart when the National Anthem started and throw a hat into crowd he signed for a child. — A Once Great Nation (@USARedOrchestra) April 17, 2017 Trump doesn't go to church, doesn't hand-over-heart during the national anthem & wastes taxpayer money every single weekend. *GOP... more »

Indianapolis (and a few other places), Meet John Arnold

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
*By Doug Martin * Withthe Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Foundation, and others, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is pumping millions of dollars into Indianapolis, and former Mind Trust executive vice president Ken Bubp now is the Arnold Foundation’s director of education. For the 2016-2019 years, the Arnold Foundation plans to hand the Mind Trust $11,075,000 and the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc. $1,256,250 for the “expansion and replication of high-quality schools.” As Lindsey Erdody and Hayleigh Colombo not... more »

Did Women in Ancient Rome Drink Turpentine So Their Urine Would Smell Like Roses?

David Emery at - 5 hours ago
A number of "true facts" web sites have stated that women in ancient and medieval times "sweetened" their chamber pots by drinking turpentine.

Alex Jones’ Attorney Calls Him ‘Performance Artist’ in Child Custody Case

Arturo Garcia at - 5 hours ago
The Infowars host's ex-wife said his remarks about California Rep. Adam Schiff show he's "not a stable person."

New ‘Karl-buster’ paper confirms ‘the pause’, and climate models failure

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: The “uncertainty monster” strikes again We’ve been highly critical for some time of the paper in summer 2015 by Karl et al. that claimed “the pause” or hiatus went away once “properly adjusted” ocean surface temperature data was applied to the global surface temperature dataset. Virtually everyone in…

MSM pundit says Turkey’s referendum result is bad because…..PUTIN!

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 5 hours ago
[image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan attend a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Ankara December 1, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4GAUT] London's Independent newspaper has published an analysis of Turkey's referendum result that is absurd even by the standards of pro-Erdogan propaganda literature. The post MSM pundit says Turkey’s referendum result is bad because…..PUTIN! appeared first on The Duran.

Previous U.S. Attacks on North Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
*Inside Fort Detrick, Maryland in the early days* I first wrote this blog entry in 2006 after reading an amazing book called “A Plague Upon Humanity” by Daniel Barenblatt. It reveals the hidden history of Japan’s biological warfare program before and during WW II. Since we are currently in deep concern that the Trump war team will bomb North Korea it seems like a good time to retell this important story. Barenblatt begins by revealing how Japan created a phony pretext in order to start the Manchurian war. In September 1931 Japanese army engineers secretly blew up the Japanese-owne... more »

The Only Real “Centrist” Agenda

Robert Reich - 6 hours ago
With Steve Bannon on way out, official Washington is jumping for joy that Gary Cohn – the... more »

Hotel Industry Using Government to Crush Airbnb

Michael Tennant at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: hotel-industry-using-government-to-crush-airbnb] The hotel industry is lobbying government at all levels to impose regulations and taxes on Airbnb in an effort to stifle competition.

Government Regulation and the United Airlines Fiasco

Steve Byas at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: government-regulation-and-the-united-airlines-fiasco] The reaction to United Airlines asking legal authorities to drag a customer off its plane has caused some to call for the government to "do something." The sad truth is, however, the government already has — and the incident with United was the logical result.

“Screaming Match” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"If you repeat anything enough times it forms a new truth." "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." – Adolf Hitler The Ideation Project, “Screaming Match”

"Worth Living..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Worth Living..."* by Norbert Capek “It is worthwhile to live and fight courageously for sacred ideals. O blow ye evil winds into my body's fire, my soul you'll never unravel. Even though disappointed a thousand times, or fallen in the fight, and everything would worthless seem, I have lived amidst eternity- Be grateful, my soul- My life was worth living. He who was pressed from all sides but remained victorious in spirit is welcomed into the choir of heroes. He who overcame the fetters, giving wings to his mind, is entering into the golden age of the victorious.” Composed in D... more »

The Poet: Julian Symons, “Pub” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Pub”* By Julian Symons “The glasses are raised, the voices drift into laughter, The clock hands have stopped, the beer in the hands of the soldiers Is blond, the faces are calm and the fingers can feel The wet touch of glasses, the glasses print rings on the table, The smoke rings curl and go up and dissolve near the ceiling, This moment exists and is real. What is reality? Do not ask that. At this moment Look at the butterfly eyes of the girls, watch the barmaid's Precision in pouring a Scotch, and remember this day, This day at this moment you were no longer an island, Peop... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Limits of Our Freedom" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Limits of Our Freedom"* By Mark Harrison "Viktor Frankl, the Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, wrote in "Man’s Search for Meaning", ‘Between stimulus and response there is a space, and in that space lies all our freedom.’ In the most extreme conditions of privation imaginable, Frankl discovered that he was, remarkably, free to choose his response to any situation. I love this quote because it sums up the essence of my philosophy. I believe it is the cornerstone of a happy and effective life. A real, experiential understanding of this radical freedom is life changi... more »

"A Voice Within..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us; there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” - Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross

"Charlie Dog, Golondrinas, and the Impossibility of Ants: A Deep Study" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Charlie Dog, Golondrinas, and the Impossibility of Ants:* * A Deep Study"* By Fred Reed "This morning when I emerged groggily into something resembling consciousness, I didn’t know that I was going to establish the impossibility of ants. Here was a deep philosophical matter, creeping up on me surreptitiously. The dogs as usual came thundering in to see whether we still existed and, having ascertained that we did, offered to have their ears scratched. Such are dogs. Our felines, Cat and Other Cat, sleep on the bed with us - north of the border, there is probably a federal law agai... more »

Road To Single-Payer: Understanding Different Universal Health Care Systems

Jon Walker at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
Unraveling for-profit health care will continue to be difficult if citizens remain uninformed on how different universal systems truly function. The post Road To Single-Payer: Understanding Different Universal Health Care Systems appeared first on Shadowproof.

Did Eric Trump Say His Father Would Cancel Taxes for Wealthy People?

Kim LaCapria at - 7 hours ago
A fake news article that fabricated statements by Eric Trump got picked up by hyper-partisan web site Democratic Moms.

Torture Hoods Used in U.S. Prisons by Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi

Dandelion Salad by Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Workers World, April 13, 2017 April 17, 2017 Asphyxia: (1) stopping of the pulse (2) lack of oxygen, (3) excess carbon dioxide in the body that results in unconsciousness and death, (4) caused by interruption of breathing or inadequate oxygen supply. Revolutionary greetings to all the workers worldwide! […]

Billions on the Ballot in May

Content Multimedia - 7 hours ago
By James Quintero

America is in Big Trouble

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
I spent 90-minutes standing by this mailbox in Brunswick today, along with six other members of our local group called PeaceWorks, handing out tax day flyers to the public. The others stood by the doors to the Post Office while I took my usual spot at the drive-up mail box. I helped people put their tax returns in the box and tried to hand them our flyer. At most 40% took one from me. One older woman drove by and gave me the finger. A former Brunswick town councilor (Joanne King), and a known Republican, rudely stepped on the gas before I could even make my kind offer of the f... more »

The argument that Alex Jones is using to fight for custody of his kids, is that he is a big phony and does not believe the things he says on the air.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of My Statesman: *At a recent pretrial hearing, attorney Randall Wilhite told state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo that using his client Alex Jones’ on-air Infowars persona to evaluate Alex Jones as a father would be like judging Jack Nicholson in a custody dispute based on his performance as the Joker in “Batman.” * *“He’s playing a character,” Wilhite said of Jones. “He is a performance artist.” * *But in emotional testimony at the hearing, Kelly Jones, who is seeking to gain sole or joint custody of her three children with Alex Jones, portrayed the volcanic public f... more »

Kuphus Polythalamia: Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworm Is The Stuff Of Science Fiction

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 7 hours ago
A newly named species, a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal, doesn't seem to eat much, instead it gets its energy from a form of sulfur. The public is often confused what 'discovery' means in science. It means it is being identified as a new species, not never seen before. The three- to five-foot long, tusk-like shells that encase the animal were first documented in the 1700s and are fairly common, it's the living animal inside that is being identified as a new species. read more

IMF’s Christine Lagarde praises Russia’s economic management

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 8 hours ago
[image: christine-lagarde] As growth trend strengthens and inflation continues to fall IMF chief gives Russia's economic management high marks. The post IMF’s Christine Lagarde praises Russia’s economic management appeared first on The Duran.

Who 'Provoked And Destabilized' North Korea? China?

Daniel McAdams at 8 hours ago
President Trump's National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster said over the weekend that North Korea's behavior is "provocative and destabilizing" in the region. This while the US is in the process of parking an "armada" of warships off of North Korea's coast. President Trump has shown that he will not hesitate to use military force as a first option when facing what he views as threats overseas and he shows little interest in involving Congress in the matter. But who is really provoking whom? We discuss in today's Liberty Report:

Turkish referendum grants more power to Erdogan: Democracy no more?

Doga Ulas Eralp, Professorial Lecturer, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 8 hours ago
Turkey’s April 16 referendum will be long remembered as a turning point in the country’s political history. Turks were asked to grant additional executive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, bringing an end to the separation of powers. The 18 proposed constitutional amendments grant the Turkish president sweeping authority over the executive, legislative and judiciary branches, including power to dismiss the Turkish Grand National Assembly and autonomy in drawing the state budget with minimal parliamentary oversight and directly appointing 12 members of the 15-member Consti... more »

Did Trump Cry about These "Beautiful Babies"? Watch as "Moderate Rebels" Bomb Syrian Children

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Children were lured to the Bomb-rigged Car* *by "Moderate Rebels"**Offering them bags* *of potato chips. **Video Courtesy "We Are Change" * *[Caution: Very Graphic]* This is what the Satanic Ghouls who run the USrael Deep State REALLY think of the children of Syria. Syrian babies and children are nothing but sub-humans and pawns in a greedy game of money and power. The Perps can't win the hearts and minds of the projected pawns...nor can they win on the battlefield. But they *can* win in the arena of terrorism. Nobody can set off more remote-controlled bombs than these bloody-f... more »

Kansas Secretary of State Obtains First Conviction for Noncitizen Voting

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: kansas-secretary-of-state-obtains-first-conviction-for-noncitizen-voting] On April 12, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that he has obtained his first conviction of non-U.S. citizen who illegally voted in a Kansas election.

The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized

Ron Paul at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: the-federal-reserve-is-and-always-has-been-politicized] The Federal Reserve has a long history of giving in to presidential pressure for an "accommodative" monetary policy.

The Swampiest Regime In History? Oh, Yes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Early Sunday morning, *The Atlantic* published a Ron Brownstein piece, Donald Trump's Tilt Toward Convention, going through not just the campaign promises he's reneging on but the very premises for his entire presidency. "Trump’s march to the GOP nomination last spring," he wrote, "demonstrated there’s a substantial audience within the party’s rank and file-- particularly among older and blue-collar Republicans-- for the nationalist movement’s insular themes of resistance to trade, immigration, and foreign alliances, and embrace of government spending that benefits economically st... more »

Russian military trains Syrian self-defense units in Aleppo

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – A unit of the Russian military police offered Syrian civilians lessons in weapons training, medical training as well as in special self-defense training, in Abu Jerin, Aleppo Province, Monday. A Russian military officer who helped give the training noted that the lessons were provided to the civilians so that they […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Hundreds of Syrian soldiers arrive at Deir Ezzor Airbase amid renewed ISIS assault

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:00 P.M.) – Fresh firefights ignited in besieged Deir Ezzor on Monday as ISIS insurgents tried in vain to wrestle control of the city’s strategic airport. According to a military source, at least 14 ISIS insurgents were killed and many more wounded due to a failed attack on the highly fortified Brigade 137 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Kurdish troops push through ISIS bastion west of Raqqa as reinforcements arrive

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:30 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gained new ground inside Tabqa city on Monday as Kurdish troops resumed their operations following the liberation of the Alexandria neighborhood two days ago. With US choppers increasingly active across Raqqa province, the largely Kurdish SDF advanced roughly 500 meters and seized four locations […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Fua ve Kefreya köylerinden çıkarken katledilen çocukların sayısı 68’e ulaştı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Geçtiğimiz hafta, Suriye hükümeti ile silahlı gruplar arasında yapılan anlaşma gereği Fua ve Kefreya köylerindeki sivilleri Suriye hükümetinin kontrolündeki bölgeye taşıyan otobüslere bombalı saldırı yapılmıştı. Silahlı grupların kontrolünde bulunan Raşidin bölgesinde yapılan bombalı araç saldırısında ölenlerin sayısı 126’ya çıkarken, ölenlerin 68’inin çocuk olduğu öğrenildi.Olay yerinde bulunan sivillerin anlattığına göre, bölgede oyuncak dağıtımı yapılırken bombanın […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Qatar to guarantee safety of weapons inspectors in Syria’s Idlib province

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Doha is ready to provide security support for inspectors from the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Syria, Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani said during a news conference after talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov. He said Russia’s support for the idea to organise an international expert […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Afghans protest against massive US bomb dropped in the country

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Many Afghans staged a demonstration in the capital, Kabul, to protest the recent move by the United States to drop its largest bomb, known as the mother of all bombs (MOAB), in the country, PressTV reported. On Thursday evening, Washington dropped its biggest non-nuclear bomb, the so-called GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), on suspected…. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Peshmerga commander: 80 km of Syria-Iraq border controlled by us

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
80km of the border area between Iraq and Syria is under the control of Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces, according to a commander within the group. Peshmerga commander, Hashim Sitayi, said that their area of control extends from Sheila to Sinuni Northwest of Mosul, as well as the strategic border crossings of…. Continue Reading Article Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian troops overwhelmed by overnight jihadist raid launched from Homs pocket

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:30 P.M.) – Shortly after midnight on Monday, Syrian units were caught off-guard by a surprise jihadist raid launched near the Orontes River in rural Hama. The overnight attack saw Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and Ahrar Al-Sham storm checkpoints and barriers fortified by the National Defence Forces (NDF) in an area three kilometers […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Insurgents buried beneath the rubbles in east Damascus due to Elephant rockets

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:00 P.M.) – Huge dirt clouds enveloped Al-Qaboun district on Monday as the feared ‘Elephant rockets’ and Syrian airstrikes pummeled buildings held by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), Jaish Al-Islam and allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups. The surface-to-surface Elephant rockets have been deployed by the SAA in Damascus amid an attempt to systematically […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Frontline Documentary Methodically Examines Solitary Reform In Maine State Prison

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
PBS FRONTLINE's "Last Days Of Solitary" documents Maine's progress in reducing the number of prisoners in solitary confinement at Maine State Prison. The post Frontline Documentary Methodically Examines Solitary Reform In Maine State Prison appeared first on Shadowproof.

Melania Trump Reminds the President to Put His Hand Over His Heart?

Bethania Palma at - 9 hours ago
A video clip of the First Family celebrating Easter at the White House appears to show Melania subtly cue her husband to put his hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem.

Did a Cleveland Fox Affiliate Label a Black Murder Suspect ‘Dark White’?

Kim LaCapria at - 9 hours ago
WJW-TV called a doctored screenshot of their news broadcast a "distraction."

Adam Hilliker Detention Letter

David Mikkelson at - 9 hours ago
Supposed teacher's letter home upbraids a student for correcting him in class.

Mysterious Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Expected in April 2017

Kim LaCapria at - 9 hours ago
A new Starbucks drink is rumored to involve pink and purple glitter and contain no coffee.

Live from Los Angeles: Wells Fargo Divestment Rally Inside Bank at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. Watch videos below, streamed live on Monday, April 17, 2017: Screen capture Censored News Los Angeles Rally inside Wells Fargo Bank -- A Call to Divest in Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank. "In solidarity with the people of Standing Rock." "Los Angeles is the City of Diablo, the city of the Devils that are stealing our water." "These banks are funding the bombs and cultural genocide."

Russian expert says that Putin has something on Donald Trump and will use it when he is no longer useful.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of Raw Story: *Addressing the recent meeting between Putin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson where Tillerson was unable to set up a meeting between Trump and the Russian president, Khrushcheva indicated that this was a sure sign of where the relationship is headed. * *“As much as the Russians want to have a relationship with the United States, they are clearly understanding that the longer that meeting doesn’t happen, the more Putin would actually return to his own devices,” Khrushcheva explained. “And that is a big, big danger.” * *“Very quickly,” Reid interrupted. ... more »

MASSIVE WIN FOR PRO-CHOICE (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 9 hours ago
Based on research done by volunteers* for Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, one media outlet reported on a federal Canada Summer Jobs grant of over $56,000 going to the Fetal Gore Gang last year. While literally hundreds of anti-choice outfits are milking this program, what made this news was the size and the MP. MPs apparently have a great deal of say on what gets funded in their ridings. And this one was facilitated by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid. Wait. Liberal? Member of the so-called feminist Liberal government of Canada? Yup. Oops. The next day, iPolitics followed up. The re... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 9 hours ago
A new Gallup poll says that Donald Trump's approval numbers are down since early February: President Donald Trump's image among Americans as someone who keeps his promises has faded in the first two months of his presidency, falling from 62% in February to 45%. The public is also less likely to see him as a "strong and decisive leader," as someone who "can bring about the changes this country needs" or as "honest and trustworthy." Kevin Drum has put the Gallup numbers in graph form and compared them to Trump's overall approval numbers. Drum writes: *Views of Trump Down, But Job App... more »

A3 Newsletter: "Freedom Is A State Of Mind"

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 9 hours ago
(*PHOTO:* *Albert at the Innocence Project's Network Conference in San Diego this last month, alongside Valerie Jarret, a Chicago lawyer and former top adviser to President Barack Obama.*) *A3 Newsletter, April 17, 2017: Taking on the Clarion Call - "Free 'em all!"* "Freedom is a state of mind" Albert said at the presentation that he and King gave at Harvard last month. That may be how Albert stayed sane for over four decades in solitary but now that he's out, he's beginning to see that freedom can be a lot of work and even more travel!! Along with King, Albert has been on the r... more »

Mohawk Nation News -- World War '0' at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
WORLD WAR “0” Posted on April 17, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN. April 17, 2014. A person was brutally beaten by armed security guards on United Airlines at O’Hare Airport. People the world over rose up in anger. Now international discussions are on to protect passengers from such violence ever again. Since 2016 Standing Rock is the

Bill Would Nullify Obama Plot to “Diversify” Your Neighborhood

Alex Newman at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: bill-would-nullify-obama-plot-to-diversify-your-neighborhood] Legislation has been introduced in Congress to defund and overturn a controversial Obama administration decree from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to transform and “diversify” American neighborhoods under the direction of Big Brother. The new bill would also reverse the attempted unconstitutional usurpation of power over local zoning decisions by the federal government and the unelected regional authorities charged with managing the transformation. And the measure would end a “geospatia... more »

Trump Administration Tips Its Hand, Oks Third Greek Bailout

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: trump-administration-tips-its-hand-oks-third-greek-bailout] An anonymous tip from a Trump administration "official" signals that the deal is on: Greece will get its third bailout in time to make its loan payment to international banks on July 1.

 Cosmic Rays Increase Cloud Cover, Earth’s Surface Cools

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on The Next Grand Minimum: ? A new scientific paper authored by seven scientists affiliated with the Russian Academy of Sciences was just published in the scientific journal Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics. The scientists dismiss both “greenhouse gases” and variations in the Sun’s irradiance as significant climate drivers, and…

Russian Scientists Dismiss CO2 Forcing, Predict Decades Of Cooling, Connect Cosmic Ray Flux To Climate

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Source: Russian Scientists Dismiss CO2 Forcing, Predict Decades Of Cooling, Connect Cosmic Ray Flux To Climate

"How to Structure a Deal With North Korea" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"How to Structure a Deal With North Korea"* by Scott Adams "One of the most useful things I learned in business school was that you can usually make a deal whenever the parties involved don’t want full control of the same limited resources. That’s why a peace deal in Israel is impossible – because both sides want the same land. But that’s a rare situation (fortunately). The more normal situation is the one we see with North Korea and the United States. The United States doesn’t want the same limited resource that North Korea wants. And China has their own interests. That kind of s... more »

Satire: “North Korea Offers Unconditional Surrender After Mike Pence Angrily Squints At It” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“North Korea Offers Unconditional Surrender * *After Mike Pence Angrily Squints At It”* by Andy Borowitz PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — "In a major foreign-policy coup for the Trump Administration, North Korea offered to unconditionally abandon its nuclear program on Monday, after Mike Pence spent several minutes angrily squinting at the nation from just across the border. Warning North Korea that the United States had jettisoned its policy of “strategic patience” and that “all options were on the table,” Pence fixed his steely glare on the isolated Communist nation and began fu... more »

Britain’s Boris Johnson makes offer Russia rejected last July, exposing West’s empty hand in Syria

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
[image: boris offer] In admission of West's lack of strong cards, Britain's Boris Johnson again offers Russia the same plan - the offer of a junior place in the US's anti-ISIS coalition in return for Russia ditching President Assad - the Russians rejected last July. The post Britain’s Boris Johnson makes offer Russia rejected last July, exposing West’s empty hand in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

MIT Expert, Fmr DoD Science Advisor Release Damning Report: “Syrian Gas Attack Was Staged”

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: attack]One of the foremost leaders in the field and science advisor for the DoD has released a scathing report noting that the Syrian gas attack was STAGED.

The Artificial Devil’s advocate: Don’t blame algorithms for United’s literally bloody mess of a human failure.

Ethical Technology - 10 hours ago
It’s the topical angle, but let’s not blame algorithms for the United debacle. If anything, algorithms might be the way to reduce how often things like this happen.

UN “Green Climate Fund” running dry

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 10 hours ago
The Green Climate Fund is just one of many reasons why President Trump should honor his campaign promise and withdraw the U.S. from the UN's Paris climate agreement.


Anon at Aangirfan - 11 hours ago
... "A natural gas pipeline project to carry Israeli gas to the European market via Turkey has come to the fore." Israel-Cyprus-Turkey pipeline. ~~

"How It Really Is" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Radical Scholars And Prison Abolition: A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Monteiro

Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
Dr. Anthony Monteiro discusses his work as a prison abolitionist, the influence that Du Bois and James Baldwin had on him, and answers the question "what does it mean to be human?" The post Radical Scholars And Prison Abolition: A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Monteiro appeared first on Shadowproof.

Did Al Gore Predict Earth’s Ice Caps Would Melt by 2014?

Alex Kasprak at - 11 hours ago
In the late 2000s, the former U.S. Vice President sometimes inaccurately represented studies that predicted the timeline for an ice-free Arctic.

Nabisco Announces ‘Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Oreos’?

Dan Evon at - 11 hours ago
Yet another seeming announcement of a new Oreo flavor was just someone's expression of a wish-list item.

Senator Jeff Flake: Solar Energy Can’t Power Lights at Night?

Kim LaCapria at - 11 hours ago
A comment made by Arizona senator Jeff Flake during a town hall meeting was reproduced without context to make him seem ignorant about the basics of solar power.

Chuka and Dan: Jeremy Corbyn's Heirs?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 11 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn has saved the Labour Party. A seemingly counter-intuitive claim considering the awful polling and depressing personal ratings he's attracted, but nevertheless it is true. The first and most obvious sign are the huge numbers that have joined up. After years of decline followed by years of stagnation, the activist pool has swelled and the party has a broader range to draw from when it comes to electing lay officials, choosing council candidates, and selecting future Labour MPs. As I've said many times already, there are future ministers and perhaps even a Prime Minister... more »

April 17:Bow, Bow, ye lower middle classes!...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
..... Bow, bow, ye tradesmen, bow, ye masses, Blow the trumpets, bang the brasses, Tantantara! Tzing, boom! The words are from Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera Iolanthe. But they aren't comic any more. In six months, Trump will visit Britain. He demands (not asks, demands) that he be taken to visit Buckingham Palace in a triumphant procession with him riding in the Queen's golden carriage, the one used for only the highest purposes - like a coronation. (I've... more »

Moscow warns Trump against attack on North Korea

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: lavrov north korea] Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warn in measured language US against military action against North Korea The post Moscow warns Trump against attack on North Korea appeared first on The Duran.

Another introspective Hugh Sykes on Turkey

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Going introspective again for a few minutes... It is certainly true that impartiality can be hard to achieve, as Sue has always reminded me (in reaction to my far more rigid views on the matter). It's true because we humans aren't robots and because impartiality is a slippery concept and, as a result, it's far from unlikely that the BBC will keep on failing in that regard, even if they *were *always trying to behave themselves (which they most certainly *aren't* always trying to do!)... ...*and* it's also true that a broad, cross-BBC bias might inevitably come about (as it has!) *... more »

Of Easter Eggs, Russian Oligarchs, and a US Congressman Hunting for Trump-Russia Clues in Cyprus

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 12 hours ago
Fabergé Resurrection Egg owned by Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg Photo by Testus, CC-BY-SA-4.0, cropped.é_egg) While the US Congress was … Continue reading →

Delegitimizing Turkey’s Referendum- Would You Expect Anything Less?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*I would not have. Nor am I surprised by today's 5 eyes news reports.* *Henri Barkey*: *"** Turks have a tendency to buck the system when they feel that the rules of the game are unfair or that they are being bullied by their leaders. No one should assume that the vote will turn out the way Erdogan has planned"* Henri Barkey is telling us the masses will buck the system-* I disagree with that statement*- *A disappointing reality I've long come to terms with is the majority will go along- They don't think. They merely accept-* So the initial part of his statement can be dismissed. It... more »

Cop Ordered to Pay $415K of Own Money to Family of Unarmed Teen He Killed

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: court]In an encouraging end to a tragic story, a police officer has been found personally liable for the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy.

IMPORTANT: Why Blue America Supports Geoff Petzel In His Illinois Race To Win A Seat Held By Peter Roskam

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The first thing people tell you when you decide to run for office is that you need a 30 second statement on why you are running. *I am running for Congress in the IL 6th District because, just like many people in my District, I am pissed off. I am angry, concerned and disappointed that Donald Trump is our President, that a right-wing extremist is my Congressman, and that the Democratic Party has abandoned the values that once made the party great. I am running for Congress because I believe we need to fight the establishment politics, big money and special interests that have take... more »

Retraction notice cites misconduct investigation into endowed chair’s work; he threatens to sue

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A researcher has threatened to sue publisher Taylor & Francis for mentioning a misconduct investigation into his work in a retraction notice. According to the notice, the publisher retracted a 2008 paper and a book chapter after learning about a misconduct investigation into the work of Mark Jackson, a department head and endowed chair, respectively, […] The post Retraction notice cites misconduct investigation into endowed chair’s work; he threatens to sue appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Climate whackos abandon NYT because it hired a skeptic

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
The Gray Lady is a left-leaning daily which is immensely unpopular with many of you and with a big part of the Republican base. But I must admit that I have always considered The New York Times a mostly credible, conventional daily which has sometimes joined the left-wing witch hunts but which always kept more decency than most of the truly ideological counterparts. Maybe their article about me in 2001 has contributed to this relative respect of me, maybe Dennis Overbye's articles about physics did so many times afterwards, who knows. But I am convinced that even their pieces about ... more »

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