Friday, April 07, 2017

7 April - Blogs I'm Folloiwing

11:40 pm MDT

Escalation: US Media Calls For War With Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Published on Apr 7, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down how the media is spinning with no evidence that Russia carried out the chemical weapons attack. end

How To Recognize War Propaganda

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Published on Apr 7, 2017 That Was Then and This Is Now. InfoWars looks at Gulf War propaganda compared to today’s establishment push to go to war with Syria and Russia. end

‘Stifling the Messenger’: Israel Denying Human Rights Workers Access to Gaza

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of barring its workers from entering Gaza to investigate possible abuses. In its special report, the rights group says Tel Aviv has imposed restrictions on staff entering or leaving Gaza. They weren’t allowed into the area to document possible human rights violations. end

Israel Sprays Palestinian Farmlands in Gaza with Toxic Pesticides

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 Palestinian farmers in the Gaza Strip say that Israel bulldozes their farmland and spray them with toxic pesticides. The latest such incident happened just earlier this week. Officials at Gaza’s ministry of agriculture say the toxic sprays damage crops, while affecting the farmers’ livelihood. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of […]

BETRAYAL! Is this Why Trump just Bombed Syria?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
BETRAYAL! Is this Why Trump just Bombed Syria? by So, Apparently We’re Bombing Syria Now Hey brothers, this is quickly spiraling into a dangerous direction. Out of literally nowhere, Trump just launched an attack on Assad’s forces in Syria. Russian troops were wounded in the attack. It doesn’t look good. Specifically we cover: – -How quickly […]

Trump Has Surrendered. Will Putin Be The Next To Surrender?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Trump Has Surrendered. Will Putin Be The Next To Surrender? by Update: Washington has reopened the conflict with a Tomahawk missile attack on Syrian Air Force Bases. The Russian/Syrian air defense systems did not prevent the attack. – The Washington Establishment has reasserted control. First Flynn and now Bannon. All that are left in the […]

Rick Wiles: Has President Trump Surrendered to the Deep State?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Rick Wiles: Has President Trump Surrendered to the Deep State? by Is the unanimous capitulation to the fake news propaganda driving for fresh NATO intervention in Syria proof President Trump has surrendered to the Deep State plot for World War 3? Today on TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles details the latest statements from the White House as […]

Evidence Calls Western Narrative About Syrian Chemical Attack Into Question

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Evidence Calls Western Narrative About Syrian Chemical Attack Into Question by The April 4th, 2017 incident at Khan Sheikhoun has provoked an emotional response around the world after images began to emerge showing civilian adults and children apparently suffering from the effects of chemical weapons. President Donald Trump has stated that the attack has totally […]

US Strike Helping ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the Enemy US Supposed to Fight Against – Ron Paul

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Published on Apr 7, 2017 The UN security Council is holding an emergency meeting on the US missile attack on a Syrian airbase. To discuss the UN Security Council meeting we’re joined by Ron Paul, chairman and founder of The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Did Syria attack America or threaten American interests? […]

ISIS Used US Missile Strike to Launch New Offensive Near Palmyra – Homs Governor

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Published on Apr 7, 2017 Taking advantage of the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, Islamic State forces launched a major offensive to gain control of strategic oil areas near Palmyra, but failed, a local governor told RT. end

Goldman Sachs and the Deep State Have Taken Over the Trump Administration

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
It is game over for all of us hoping to prevent WW3. How they manage to get to Trump, blackmail him, threaten him … is no longer relevant. Goldman Sucks is an Illuminist bank. Together with JP Morgue, they form the real US GMan. The economics and politics are dictated by them out of Wall […]

Senator Rand Paul Warns Trump Not To Back Al Qaeda/ISIS In Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 Senator Rand Paul has a warning for President Donald Trump, don’t fall into the globalist trap by supporting ISIS. end

Chemical Reaction: Trump in U-Turn, Bubbling with Syria Regime Change

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Why did Trump and Tillerson make such a dramatic U-Turn over Syria? How did the Deep State, western Illuminati get to them? We will probably never know. It is safe to assume that the world is on course for WW3. Any hopes we have of Trump preventing WW3 is now extinguished. – Chemical Reaction: Trump […]

‘No Role for Assad’: Tillerson’s U-Turn on Syria Regime Change

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
‘No Role for Assad’: Tillerson’s U-Turn on Syria Regime Change by The Trump administration has reversed course on Syria again, blaming President Bashar Assad for the alleged chemical attack in Idlib province and declaring he has no future leading Syria – just days after publicly abandoning the policy of regime change. – “There is no […]

Corbett Report: US Strikes Syria, Russia Set to Respond

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 28 minutes ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 JOIN THE OPEN SOURCE INVESTIGATION: ttps:// It has begun. Trump, declaring “national security interests,” has ordered an attack on Syria, striking a Syrian government airfield with a volley of 50 Tomahawk missiles. The news is still breaking and could include a Russian military response. Please help in compiling data on […]

Author and Activist Explains the Link Between Vaccination and Eugenics

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 33 minutes ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The cultural ritual of childhood vaccination is social engineering. The post Author and Activist Explains the Link Between Vaccination and Eugenics appeared first on Waking Times.

Science works even when it is not trusted

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
There have been some topics in which Sabine Hossenfelder wrote sensible things recently – the Universe as a simulation is a top example – but she can't live without her anti-science whining which is why she wrote the diatribe titled Science needs reason to be trusted. As long as you have a vagina and you claim to be a scientist, PC journals like Nature will publish literally *anything* you submit, as this disturbing example shows. I don't want to discuss – or read – every sentence in this diatribe but it makes sense to pick a representative subcollection. First, the title says "Sc... more »

Comrade Nunes Forced Out Of Putin-Gate Investigation

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Nunes didn't exactly recuse himself from leading the Putin-Gate investigation, at least not voluntarily. The House Ethics Committee is investigating his bizarre behavior in connection with the probe and he was forced to step down "temporarily." The Ethics Committee wants to know why he mishandled classified material for partisan purposes. A committee of 3 monkeys will take over the investigation: Michael Conaway (R-TX), Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Tom Rooney (R-FL). Nunes is furious, but will no longer be in position to protect Trump from being exposed as a traitor to the country. Back... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 hour ago
Pale - Too Much

What Scott Pruitt Should Have Said to Fox

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? Breitbart have just published a piece I wrote for them about Scott Pruitt’s disastrous interview with Fox News on Sunday. The interview can be seen here. ? ? ? Chris Wallace interviewed Scott Pruitt this week on Fox News Sunday. The…

California Drought Report #86: Gov. Jerry Brown Declares Drought OVER!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: A deluge of wet weather this winter and unprecedented water conservation prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to end California’s drought emergency on Friday. But Brown said he would maintain water reporting requirements and bans on wasteful practices like watering during or immediately after rains. “This drought emergency is over, but…

Questions on the rate of global carbon dioxide increase

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Robert Balic A summary of a problem with estimates of the average concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and questioning of how it is possible that the rate of increase correlates well with global temperature anomalies. I saw an interesting plot in the comments…

The EPA lied -- nobody died by Steve Milloy

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 2 hours ago
For years Steve Milloy has challenged the EPA on its claims about how deadly small organic particulates are. His recent opinion piece to the Washington Times is most interesting. See here. Steve Milloy says: In April 2012, I broke the news that EPA had been quietly conducting human experiments with certain outdoor pollutants that EPA had claimed were, essentially, the most toxic substances on Earth. EPA had repeatedly claimed since at least 2004 that any level of inhalation of fine particulate matter emitted from smokestacks and tailpipes could cause death within hours or days. T... more »

Long Walk 5 -- Alliance, Nebraska Photos by Bad Bear at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. . . Long Walk 5 -- Alliance, Nebraska Photos by Bad Bear April 7, 2017 Thank you to Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone, for photos and videos. The walkers are in Alliance, Nebraska, today. Join Long Walk 5 on Saturday, April 8, to speak out against the predatory vendors in White Clay, Nebraska.

X22 Report: “The Economic Data Just Went From Bad To Worse, The Collapse Accelerates” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*X22 Report: * *“The Economic Data Just Went From Bad To Worse, The Collapse Accelerates”* -

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” -

Chinese Mining Company Is Interested In Buying An Abandoned Naval Base On Greenland

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Denmark spurned Chinese offer for Greenland base over security: sources* Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said. Danish politicians did not want to jeopardize their country's relationship with the United States, Copenhagen's main ally, by granting another power a potentially military foothold in Greenland, the sources told Reuters. In a statement to Reuters, the Danish defense ministry said the base at Gron... more »

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words; Two Pictures that Say it All

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 4 hours ago
California was preparing for a continued drought, not by building desalination plants, but by building wind and solar farms. In the meantime, they neglected to maintain their dams.

Climate “Science” Pillars of Sand; Eroding the Foundation of the Hoax

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 4 hours ago
Real science is founded in the “scientific method.” It relies on data, experimentation, falsification of a hypothesis and reproducibility. “Science” that isn’t reproducible is black magic, superstition, witchcraft, coincidence, Oracle’s riddles, and Soothsayer’s visions. Climate “science” isn’t founded in the scientific method, it instead rests upon the pillars of: Peer Reviewed Literature Scientific Consensus Professional … Continue reading "Climate “Science” Pillars of Sand; Eroding the Foundation of the Hoax"

Inside The Mar-A-Lago Situation Room

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President Donald Trump is shown in an official White House handout image meeting with his National Security team and being briefed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford via secure video teleconference after a missile strike on Syria while inside the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility at his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. April 6, 2017. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that this image has been digitally edited for security purposes when he released the photo via Twitter on April 7, 2017. The White House/Handout v... more »

Will The DCCC Screw Up Candidate Recruitment As Badly This Cycle As They Have In The Last 5?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
People need to remember something important. While we LOVE that Democrats in Congress are standing up to Trump and standing up to Trumpism, the participation in a kind of resistance is NOT the same thing as progressive politics. Believe it or not, quite a few people are missing the distinction. (That said, by the way, Blue America has a page for effective leaders of the congressional resistance-- all of whom happen to *also* be bona fide progressives.) But remember, there are New Dems and Blue Dogs who find it politically expedient to stand up to Trump too. Adam Schiff (New Dem-CA... more »

CIA knew about Russia's attempts to help get Donald Trump elected even earlier than reported.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
Former CIA Director John BrennanCourtesy of the New York Times: *The C.I.A. told senior lawmakers in classified briefings last summer that it had information indicating that Russia was working to help elect Donald J. Trump president, a finding that did not emerge publicly until after Mr. Trump’s victory months later, former government officials say. * *The briefings indicate that intelligence officials had evidence of Russia’s intentions to help Mr. Trump much earlier in the presidential campaign than previously thought. The briefings also reveal a critical split last summer betwee... more »

Which Christy Clark response on the health firings is to be believed?

paul at Paying attention - 5 hours ago
“I did ask a lot of questions at the time. The assurances that we all received was that these were absolutely justified and the right thing to do.” - Premier Christy Clark, responding Friday to reporters' questions on the health firings. "Premier Clark did not recall ever being briefed about the decision to terminate the employees." - Ombudsperson Jay Chalke on Clark's evidence, under oath, taken as part of his inquiry. So when, exactly, did Clark ask all these questions on firings she can't recall ever being briefed on? Who did she ask, and who provided these assurances? And what... more »

Trump Owned Stock in The Company He Just Helped Make a Billion Overnight by Bombing Syria

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 5 hours ago
[image: war]The 59 missiles, Trump hurled at Syria — which cost taxpayers somewhere between $47 and $82 million — could've actually turned a profit for the president.

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Bunker'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago

Mohawk Nation News 'Chem Attacks on Syria and Standing Rock' at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Posted on April 7, 2017 CHEM ATTACKS ON SYRIA and STANDING ROCK Please post & distribute. MNN. April 7, 2017. The US knew that the Lakota, our supporters and allies were unarmed at Standing Rock. The US military unleashed chemical attacks against their own people. It was a violation of international law and a crime against humanity. See story/video: “After Using Chemical Weapons at

Report: ‘Mowgli Girl’ Found Living with Monkeys in India

David Emery at - 6 hours ago
According to news sources in India, police rescued a girl believed to have been living in the forest with monkeys for several years.

Trump: ‘We’re Bringing Back the Draft’?

Kim LaCapria at - 6 hours ago
Reports that Donald Trump said that he plans to reinstate a military draft in the U.S. originated with a fake news site.

Top 10 Lies, Damn Lies, and Lies About Syria by David Swanson + Was the Syria Strike Even Legal?

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 6 hours ago
by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Let’s Try Democracy April 7, 2017 1. Chemical weapons are worse than other weapons. This is not the case. Death and dismemberment are horrific regardless of the weapon. No weapon is being used legally, morally, humanely, or practically in Syria or Iraq. U.S. bombs are no less indiscriminate, no […]

Syria: New US Air Support On Request Scheme For Al-Qaeda

Moon of Alabama at 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] On this day one hundred years ago the US joined World War I. Last night the US attacked a Syrian government airport in an openly hostile and intentional manner. The strike established a mechanism by which al-Qaeda can "request" US airstrikes on Syrian government targets. It severely damaged the main support base for Syria's fight against the Islamic State in eastern Syria. The event will possibly lead to a much larger war. On April 4 Syrian airplanes hit an al-Qaeda headquarter in Khan Sheikoun, Idleb governate. Idleb governate is under al-Qaeda control. After the... more »

US Bombs Syria - National Security Or Aggression? With Guest, US Rep. Thomas Massie

Daniel McAdams at 6 hours ago
President Trump sent 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria yesterday in retaliation for what he claimed was a chemical attack on citizens by President Assad. He sought no Congressional authorization and presented no evidence to either Congress or the American people to justify his actions. What happens next, as Trump opens wider the US military involvement in the Middle East. US Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) joins today's Liberty Report in studio to discuss:

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The silhouette of an intriguing dark nebula inhabits this cosmic scene. Lynds' Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 appears below center against a faint background of glowing hydrogen gas only easily seen in long telescopic exposures of the region. LDN 1622 lies near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, close on the sky to Barnard's Loop - a large cloud surrounding the rich complex of emission nebulae found in the Belt and Sword of Orion. *Click image for larger size.* Arcs along a segment of Barnard's loop stretch across the top of the frame. But the obscuring dust of LDN 1622 is thought to be muc... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Incredible Potential of Unexpectedness” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Incredible Potential of Unexpectedness”* by Chet Raymo “The Jesuit scientist/mystic Teilhard de Chardin imagined what he called a "noosphere" (from the Greek word for "mind") as the next stage of terrestrial evolution- an envelope of pure human thought embracing the planet. This would be the inevitable result of human progress on a spherical Earth of finite surface area. We rub up against each other. We are stimulated by proximity. Railroads and airplanes extend the range of our interaction. Better still (he wrote), "thanks to the prodigious biological event represented by t... more »

"Only This Moment..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake..." - Marie Beyon Ray

The Poet: John Gillespie Magee, Jr., "High Flight" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"High Flight"* "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew - And, while with silent lifting mind I have tr... more »

"Above the Infinite Rest" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Above the Infinite Rest" written by David Bergen. Featured Painting: "Above the Infinite Rest" by Isaac Levitan, 1891. Music track: "Surfing the Clouds" from the album "Empty Sky" by Deuter.

Strikes against Syria: Did Trump need permission from Congress?

Jordan Tama, Assistant Professor of International Relations, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 6 hours ago
President Donald Trump after speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Launching 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians raises important questions. Does the president have, or should he have, the authority to use military force without the explicit consent of Congress? The U.S. Constitution makes the president the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, while granting Congress the power to declare war. The framers of the Constitution intended through the latter provision... more »

US airstrike on Syria: What next?

David Mednicoff, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Director, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 6 hours ago
Make no mistake. The April 6 U.S. airstrike on Syria following Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapon attack is a remarkable shift in President Donald Trump’s – and Washington’s – past policy. As president-elect, Trump’s Middle Eastern concerns centered on defeating the Islamic State and depicted Syria’s millions of refugees as potential extremists and a threat to U.S. borders. The president now justifies American attacks on Syrian airfields as a “vital national security interest of the U.S.” Trump himself said that Tuesday’s ghastly chemical attacks changed his mind on the Assad reg... more »

Trump’s attack on Syria: Four takeaways

Simon Reich, Professor in The Division of Global Affairs and The Department of Political Science, Rutgers University Newark at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 6 hours ago
On April 6, two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield in western Homs province in Syria. The strike purportedly came in retaliation for the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in an attack in Khan Sheikhoun earlier in the week. According to the Pentagon, the strike targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radars. The intent was to minimize civilian casualties and comply with the Laws of War, according to the Department of... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest*: *The Trump Doctrine: Fire At Will* Trump’s little bombing campaign is unifying a fractured GOP behind him. Hillary Clinton announced on Thursday in New York that the Trump administration should “take out [Assad’s] airfields.” It’s starting to look as though the Trump administration is acting on her foreign-policy stands, at least if you take seriously Trump’s professions about why he needed to launch his humanitarian intervention in Syria against Shayrat Air Field last night. Trump spoke of “beautiful babies” killed in a “barbaric act.” And in... more »

“America First”? Really? US Takes Israeli Cue including Pretext for Attack

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
America First?- So Donald Trump said. America first was not apparent in the strike on Syria. *Globalist, Bankers, Israel first looked more to be the reality.* Yes, Israel, that’s what struck me about this US attack. This move echoed the usual Israeli airstrikes that benefit the terrorists in Syria. Was the US acting to benefit Israel? To take the heat off of Israel’s constant support of terrorists? Advancing the balkanization agenda? Working towards that no fly zone? I’d say it was all of the aforementioned.* As stated the so called ‘chemical attack’ was a total pretext created so US ... more »

Was Chemical Attack in Syria a “False Flag” to Trigger U.S. War?

Alex Newman at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: was-chemical-attack-in-syria-a-false-flag-to-trigger-u-s-war] While there is no proof yet either way, there are good reasons to at least consider the prospect that the sarin gas attack on civilians in Syria this week could have been a “false flag” operation. The last time Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad supposedly used chemical weapons, the story quickly collapsed under scrutiny. The more likely scenario, according to United Nations investigators and virtually every credible analyst who looked at the 2013 crime, was that globalist-backed jihadist “rebels” used the chemicals ... more »

"The Case for Christ": The Movie

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: the-case-for-christ-the-movie] The true story of Lee Strobel, an atheist newspaper reporter who comes to faith in Christ after months of investigation, is dramatically told on the silver screen.

Nixon, LBJ and the First Shots in the Judges' War

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: nixon-lbj-the-first-shots-in-the-judges-war] The Democrats' drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court — a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas and Lyndon Johnson.

Harrabin’s Latest Renewables Disinformation

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby From Roger Harrabin: The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, according to the UN. But the bill was almost a quarter lower than the previous year, thanks to the plunging cost of renewables. Investment in renewables capacity was roughly double […]

"Never..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines." – Leroy Satchel Paige

"Syria: Trump Pokes a Hornet’s Nest” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Trump Pokes a Hornet’s Nest”* by Brian Maher "The United States 6th Fleet is short 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles today. And Syria is short one airfield. Trump ordered it destroyed last night. The airfield housed the planes that allegedly carried out Tuesday’s chemical attack that killed over 100 Syrian civilians and sickened over 500. “It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons,” said the president in justification of the raid. “There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons.”... more »

Given that my readers visit infrequently, I have been trying to leave up important posts a week or two before putting up the next. This is true even if both are the work of Paul Crairg Roberts. However, this one is extremely important, and so the one I selected was short enough to allow the reader to also take a quick look at my two preceding posts. But for those who wish more about Trump's criminal attack on Syria, PCR has provided two longer articles spelling out all of the background you may wish to know.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 7 hours ago
------------------------------ *Washington Has Crossed Russia’s Red Line* ------------------------------ April 7 2017 Washington Has Crossed Russia’s Red Line Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s military attack on Syria is unambigiously a war crime. It occurred without any UN authorization or even the fake cover of a “coalition of the willing.” Washington’s attack on Syria occurred in advance of an investigation of the alleged event that Washington is trying to use as its justification. Indeed, Washington’s story of Syrian use of chemical weapons is totally implausible. All ch... more »

A Few Random Thoughts

LL at Virtual Mirage - 7 hours ago
*(Swiftboat) John Kerry - *quote In July 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss the September 2013 deal that resulted in Russia agreeing to help confiscate and then destroy Syria’s stockpile. “We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out,” Kerry claimed. I shouldn't rub this in Old Wooden Head's face because he recommended me to Heinz before they sold out to the Brazilian conglomerate last year to do some consulting on problems they had in Russia, China and Africa. I cashed the checks. I don't call that biting the... more »

Cops Issue Man $250 Ticket Because Eating Pizza at a Bus Stop is Illegal in the Land of the Free

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: pizza]In the land of the free, eating pizza while waiting for a bus is now a criminal act as a homeless man recently found out.

World News Briefs -- April 7, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria* Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. The U.S. military launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles from the USS Porter and USS Ross warships in the Mediterranean Sea that hit the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations of the Shayrat air base, which the Pentagon says was used to store chemical weapons. It was Trump... more »

Secret Service on verge of collapse under strain of protecting the First Family.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of The Independent: *Protecting Donald Trump's family is putting a major strain on Secret Service agents, a senator from the US leader's Republican Party has claimed. * *"They are flat worn out," Jason Chaffetz told The New York Times, adding that more staff were needed to keep up with the demands. * *The agency has seen staff levels drop to approximately 250 agents and 350 administrative and technical staff, but it currently has around 40 per cent more people under its protection than in previous non-campaign years. * *Mr Trump's wife Melania and son Barron are current... more »

5 Signs the Justice System is Hopelessly Corrupt

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - The current justice system only works for sheep, pawns, puppets, and slaves. The post 5 Signs the Justice System is Hopelessly Corrupt appeared first on Waking Times.

Did Ben Carson Discover $500 Billion in Accounting Errors at HUD?

Bethania Palma at - 8 hours ago
An audit of Housing and Urban Development's books was carried out by the Office of the Inspector General and found an aggregate of billions in accounting errors.

Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Marijuana, Susan Rice, Syria Oil, Fantasy Sports, Asset Seizures

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is up. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one. Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *I planned to start with g... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Marijuana, Susan Rice, Syria Oil, Fantasy Sports, Asset Seizures

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is up. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one. Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *I planned to start with g... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Marijuana, Susan Rice, Syria Oil, Fantasy Sports, Asset Seizures

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is up. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one. Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *I planned to start with g... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Marijuana, Susan Rice, Syria Oil, Fantasy Sports, Asset Seizures

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is up. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one. Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *I planned to start with g... more »

US strikes in Syria send a strong message to China. Beijing receives it loud and clear.

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 8 hours ago
The US attack on the Assad regime in Syria on 6 April sent a strong message to China. And experts say Beijing received it loud and clear. A state visit overshadowed Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting the US when the Trump Administration decided to attack the Syrian government. In fact, Trump and Xi were reportedly […] The post US strikes in Syria send a strong message to China.... Visit to read more.

Bombing Syria is actually playing badly with Trump’s die-hard supporters

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 8 hours ago
On 6 April, US President Donald Trump launched cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield. But the move has not played well with many of his loyal supporters. The attack was in response to a chemical weapon disaster in Syria on 4 April. The media is widely reporting that the attack was perpetrated by the Assad regime. […] The post Bombing Syria is actually playing badly with Trump’s... Visit to read more.

Jacob Rees Mogg pwns David Dimbleby over 'Eton' jibe

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago Still makes me laugh every time that I watch this.

Terror Attack In Sweden. Five Dead. Dozens Injured. Two Arrested. One Still On The Loose

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Hunt for Europe's most wanted man: Terrorist ringleader who rammed a truck into shoppers in Stockholm killing at least five people is ON THE LOOSE after fleeing chaotic scene during dramatic shootout* * WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Carnage on streets of Swedish capital leaves five dead and dozens more hurt * Masked man hijacked beer truck and ploughed into crowds outside Stockholm's largest shopping centre * Up to three men were seen leaping from the lorry and opening fire on officers and pedestrians at around 3pm * Two suspects filmed being arrested but third man seen s... more »

Primarying The Very Worst Blue Dog Democrat In Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Talia* Talia Fuentes isn't planning on officially announcing her candidacy for Congress until April 22 at the March of Science. But when I spoke with her she seemed very determined to seek election in a Phoenix-area seat occupied by an arch-conservative, though, not a Republican arch-conservative this time. I asked her if she'd be willing to introduce herself to *DWT* readers by talking a little about her 2016 campaign in a neighboring district and giving us an idea about what she learned and how that will come into play as she takes on the single most reactionary Democrat in Congr... more »

Michael Hudson: Running a Government Like a Business Means Dismantling Government

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 8 hours ago
with Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad Michael Hudson April 7, 2017 TheRealNews on Apr 7, 2017 Trump and Kushner say that the government should be run like a business, but that would mean eliminating regulations and expenses that benefit the people says Michael Hudson. Transcript Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of […]

Was Barack Obama Arrested in a Drug Bust in Japan?

Kim LaCapria at - 8 hours ago
Aggregations of fake news from a conspiracy site led to rumors that the former U.S. president was arrested in a huge drug bust in Japan.

Did an Evangelical Leader Say Trump Opposers Might be Punished With a Gay Child?

Kim LaCapria at - 8 hours ago
Reports that Kenneth Copeland threatened Trump opponents with gay children were actually hoax news.

Did President Obama ‘Stiff’ the Wrong Waiter?

Kim LaCapria at - 8 hours ago
A fake news item claimed President Obama failed to tip a prominent Chicago businessman filling in as a waiter at Lawry's.

Senate Employs "Nuclear Option," Confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: senate-employs-nuclear-option-confirms-gorsuch-to-supreme-court] The Senate on April 7 confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, ending an often-bitter political battle that began after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Judge Nixes Sessions’ Request to Delay Baltimore PD Consent Decree Hearing

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: judge-nixes-sessions-request-to-delay-baltimore-pd-consent-decree-hearing] Of course the judge denied Sessions' request. Nothing is allowed to stand in the way of federalizing the Baltimore Police Department.

SourceWatch: A Website For Political Conspiracy Theorists

Alex Berezow at Science 2.0 blogs - 9 hours ago
In today's hyper-politicized culture, honest disagreement is a challenge. Social media, which has become a sewage pipe of blatant political partisanship and unscientific propaganda, has accelerated this disturbing trend. If two otherwise intelligent people disagree on something, accusations of being a liar, fraud, or paid shill are often quick to follow. read more

China Urges Restraint After Last Night's US Missile Attack On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *China urges 'restraint' after U.S. airstrike on Syrian airfield* China on Friday warned against “the escalation of tension" in Syria after President Trump launched an airstrike on a Syrian government air base, adding a surprise twist to his two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the base late Thursday in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this week that killed dozens of people in a rebel-held area, many of them children. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* The Syrian missiles are distractio... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation” Part 2 (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation” Part 2 -

What Scott Pruitt Should Have Said to Fox

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Breitbart have just published a piece I wrote for them about Scott Pruitt’s disastrous interview with Fox News on Sunday. The interview can be seen here. Chris Wallace interviewed Scott Pruitt this week on Fox News Sunday. The result was a veritable train crash for the new EPA […]

Life's too short

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
If you’ve got a spare 5 minutes, listen to caller “Caitlin” spout handfuls of cliches and meaningless banalities in a quavery voice on the Stephen Nolan show. You’d get a better picture of the programme, which was about the Livingstone affair, if you heard the whole thing, but you might feel life’s too short. Towards the end of the show when the torrent of falsehoods reaches a crescendo, Nolan silences Douglas Murray. “Let Caitlin speak!” So Douglas was prevented from putting matters straight. What unsatisfactory chairmanship. A truly pathetic way to chair a phone-in.

Coincidence? ISIS Launches Simultaneous Attack on Syrian Army During US Missile Strike

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: isis]While missiles were hurled from US Navy destroyers, Islamic State forces launched a major offensive to gain control of strategic areas near Palmyra.

It appears that Rachel Maddow is currently the queen of cable news.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 10 hours ago
Courtesy of Yahoo News: *MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” finished the Week of March 27 as the most-watched show in cable news among the key demographic of adults age 25-54. * *“The Rachel Maddow Show” averaged 2.70 million total viewers and 624,000 viewers among the demo last week, while O’Reilly averaged 2.69 million total viewers and 537,000 in the demo. Maddow has now beaten Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” for three straight weeks, as the MSNBC host continues to gain popularity. * *Maddow has been on fire and has now topped O’Reilly every week since she revealed President Tru... more »

Syria, Gorsuch, and Duke's Mayonnaise...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*I'm an expert on none of the above. Proceed at your own risk.* Syria I think Trump sent a message to China, North Korea, and all the sand flea countries, that you do not mess with us. The real question is, "Did Assad mess with us?" The answer is an unequivocal "sort of." The way back machine informed us that both Susan Rice and John Kerry boasted that they were able to convince Assad, by way of their superior diplomatic skills, to rid Syria of chemical weapons. I guess they misspoke. I notice no one suggesting that we send missiles to Chicago where, since January 1st of this... more »

The BBC has been caught manipulating its coverage of Syria in favour of Trump

Steve Topple at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The BBC has been caught removing opposing views from its coverage of Syria. The comments it edited include analysis of the alleged chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun. And the revision ended up favouring Donald Trump’s knee-jerk military action. Bias by omission? The website ‘NewsSniffer’ documents edits made to web articles. And one from the […] The post The BBC... Visit to read more.

REVEALED! Corbyn’s evil scheme to raise school kids on a diet of socialism!

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 10 hours ago
EDITORIAL NOTE: We think this article was originally intended for a tabloid newspaper, but was somehow forwarded to us. Thankfully the tone of their reporting is almost identical to our satire, so we were still able to use it. On Thursday 6 April Jeremy Corbyn revealed an EVIL PLOT to fund FREE SCHOOL DINNERS by […] The post REVEALED! Corbyn’s evil scheme to raise school kids on a diet of... Visit to read more.

The real reason Trump just bombed Syria has nothing to do with chemical weapons [OPINION]

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The real reason Donald Trump has launched an illegal direct strike against the Assad government in Syria has nothing to do with chemical weapons. On 4 April, dozens of civilians reportedly died in a chemical attack. The US President claims that concern for the victims led him to unilaterally attack the Syrian government. And The Guardian, […] The post The real reason Trump just bombed... Visit to read more.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials on Last Night's U.S. Missile Strike On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daniel Schearf, VOA:* *Russia’s Suspension of US Cooperation on Syrian Airspace Elevates Risk of Clash* MOSCOW — Russia on Friday condemned the U.S. strike on a government-controlled air base in Syria, saying it would increase Syria's air defenses in reaction. Russia called the attack an aggression against a sovereign state and a violation of international law under false pretenses. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the U.S. cruise missile attack was effectively helping Islamist militant groups active in Syria, including the so-called Islamic State group and al-Q... more »

Lorry rams crowds

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
It’s terrible to hear about another vehicular attack; as someone online laments: “and Sweden isn’t even *involved* in fighting ISIS!” The BBC says: “Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people” and tells us that Swedish officials are calling it a terrorist attack. At the bottom of the page they have this “Timeline”: Oddly enough, it seems like only yesterday when the BBC reported another vehicle ramming. Oh yes, it *was* yesterday. Why does the BBC think car-rammings in Israel are somehow not worth including in their "Vehicle ramming Timeline" ? All 57 of them?

A question

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago

The Daily "Near You?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Paris, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Authoritarian Impulse: Getting What We Really Don’t Want" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Authoritarian Impulse: Getting What We Really Don’t Want"* by Fred Reed “As a society crumbles, as bitter divisions grow and disorder spreads and nothing seems to work, anger comes and people begin to want a man who will say “Enough!” and slap down the malefactors–by any means necessary. A man who will make the trains run on time. A man who will make it safe to walk in the parks. This is the authoritarian impulse. As corruption grows, as a coagulated government fails to function, the temptation comes. It is coming. Recently I read that in Brazil some thirty men gang-raped a y... more »

"It Will Always Seem Funny..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"It always will seem funny to us United Staters that we are about the only ones that really know how to do everything right. I don't know how a lot of these other nations have existed as long as they have till we could get some of our people around and show 'em really how to be pure and good like us." - Will Rogers ○ ○

Scare pollution

David Rothbard at CFACT - 10 hours ago
Steve Milloy has a new book on the subject called “Scare Pollution,


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Okay, this is odd. You may have read this at *The Atlantic* on Wednesday: A former *Breitbart News* writer is launching a radio show for Russian propaganda network Sputnik. “I’m on the Russian payroll now, when you work at Sputnik you’re being paid by the Russians,” former *Breitbart* investigative reporter Lee Stranahan told me. “That’s what it is. I don’t have any qualms about it. Nothing about it really affects my position on stuff that I’ve had for years now.” ... Stranahan, who quit *Breitbart* in protest last month claiming that the site’s Washington editor was preventing him ... more »

Wailing Lord Hall

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
As noted by David P. on the last open thread, a fine article about BBC bias by Simon Jenkins in the *Guardian* includes a remarkable passing comment about the BBC's director-general: After the Brexit vote last June, Robinson’s boss, *Lord Hall, went round the London dinner circuit wailing that BBC balance had “lost us the election”. It had given too much credibility to leave.* It's the first I'd heard of that. Has it been reported elsewhere? If Lord Hall did behave like that then that's surely a serious breach of BBC impartiality by the corporation's editor-in-chief. Or am I mis... more »

Stopwatches and calculators

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Over at *The Conservative Woman *David Keighley has posted a thoroughgoing critique of Nick Robinson's remarkable *Radio Times *intervention in the BBC bias debate, wherein the *Today *presenter essentially called for people like us to stop monitoring the BBC and simply trust the corporation's editorial judgements and its "bias towards understanding". It's a very tendentious piece, evidently provoked by two things: (1) those 70+ pro-Brexit MPs who criticised the BBC in an open letter and (2) that *News-watch *study which showed a massive imbalance towards negativity in *Today'*s b... more »

World Reaction To Last Night's U.S. Missile Attack On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria war: World reaction to US missile attack* World leaders have been responding to US President Donald Trump's overnight missile strikes on a Syrian government air base suspected of launching a chemical attack on a rebel-held town on Tuesday. *Syria* President Bashar al-Assad's office has spoken out against the US airstrikes. "What America did is nothing but foolish and irresponsible behaviour, which only reveals its short-sightedness and political and military blindness to reality," it said. The Syrian National Coalition - Assad's main opposition - said it wanted to ... more »

April 7: The Smell of a Rat....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
Sometimes, the smell of a rat is so strong you can even see it. Sniff this one. The people of a province learn that two major beaches for thousands of locals and tourists, both of them noted for their large, trailer parks, Have been dangerously polluted for a least two years. (Probably longer, but nobody's asking). And the services reponsible for putting up warning signs didn't do it. A good deal of the pollution is human feces. There may also be sewage. And we're not talking of a pollution that's just yucky. We're talking of a threat to human health, and even to human life. I wou... more »

Exposing the US Crime Cabal Spy Ring that’s now Paving the Way to WWIII

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 11 hours ago
My last article focused on concrete evidence recently unfolding that confirms the near four decade long Bush-Clinton-Obama pedo crime cabal empire is collapsing. Every day the elite is growing more desperate that its age old crimes are being uncovered like never before, and with a vacuum created by the recent death of globalist kingpin David Rockefeller, the planetary controllers are recklessly pushing back with near daily acts of terrorism – the London false flag attack, the suicide bombing on the St. Petersburg subway followed by US backed terrorists’ chemical weapons gassing ... more »

Bannon, Kushner, and Trump’s Upside-Down Populism

Robert Reich - 11 hours ago
The White House war between Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner wouldn’t matter in a normal... more »

Citing Possible False Flag, Trump Launches Illegal War on Syria

Alex Newman at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: citing-possible-false-flag-trump-launches-illegal-war-on-syria] Citing a chemical attack blamed on Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad that increasingly appears to be a “false flag,” President Donald Trump ordered military strikes on government targets in Syria. According to media reports, Trump launched more than 50 missiles at Assad's forces in Syria, backpedaling on repeated statements made during his presidential campaign. Because Congress has not declared war on Syria, multiple legal experts and lawmakers suggested the newly started war is illegal and unconstitutional. Form... more »

"How It Really Is" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Justice"* ○ Equal justice under law? Really? "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." - George Orwell, “Animal Farm” ○ "If you go down to the Justice Center that's just what you'll see, *just us.*.." - Richard Pryor

Google Adds Fact-Check Info to Search Results staff at - 11 hours ago
The search engine is rolling out a new feature that appends"Fact Check" snippets to news queries.

Americans furious at Trump--for being duped into Neocon War for Israel

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*American Military Veteran Schools* *Trump on Syria Intervention* In the aftermath of the US chickentomahawk attack on can feel the fury coming from below the border. Americans are livid. Smoke is coming out of their ears as they absorb the facts and implications of what Trump has done. You will never see the guy in the video above on the M$M. You will never hear about how furious Americans are on the M$M. They will just show the missiles going off into the air with the US stars and stripes fluttering in the foreground, over and over. They will baffle with bullsh!... more »

Why IR needs the environment and the environment needs IR

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
This is a guest post from Jessica F. Green and Thomas N. Hale. Green is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University. She can be reached at Hale is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. He can be reached at The state of the global […]

Wikileaks Newest #Vault7 Release Exposes How CIA Used Malware Stolen From ‘Russian Mafia’

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
WikiLeaks has released the fourth part of ‘Vault 7’, named ‘Grasshopper’, the latest in a series of leaks detailing alleged CIA hacking techniques.

Trump Just Proved He’s Just Like Obama and the Left is Loving It

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: trump]It is official, Trump has been accepted by the oligarchy and is now one of them. All he had to do was bomb a sovereign state.

Russian Prime Minister: U.S. Missile Attack On Syria Almost Resulted In A Clash With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. strikes on Syria came close to clash with Russia: Medvedev* U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base were one step away from clashing with the Russian military, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged on Friday, underscoring the risks in U.S. President Donald Trump's first major foray into the Syrian civil war. U.S. officials informed Russian forces ahead of the strikes, which were intended to punish the Syrian government for what they said was a chemical weapons attack, and avoided hitting Russian personnel. In the biggest foreign policy decision o... more »

Kremlin Reacts To Last Night's U.S. Missile Attack On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*NBC*:* Russia Calls U.S. Strike on Syria ‘Act of Aggression’, Suspends Deconfliction Deal* MOSCOW — Russia reacted strongly to America's missile strike on Syria early Friday, calling it an "act of aggression" and suspending an agreement that prevents direct conflict between U.S. and Russia forces in the region. The launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles was an "egregious and obvious violation of international law that cannot be justified," its foreign ministry said in a statement. It called for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting "to discuss" the response. President Vladi... more »

Syria Responds To The U.S Missile Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Damage to the Syrian army airbase broadcast on Syrian state television. SYRIAN TV via Reuters TV *Reuters:* *In divided Syria, U.S. strike both welcomed and condemned* Polarized by years of civil war, Syrians were split on Friday over a U.S. strike on a government airbase, with those in rebel-held areas cautiously welcoming it but Damascus residents decrying it as Western aggression. The cruise missile strike near the city of Homs early in the day came in response to what Washington and its allies said was a chemical weapons attack this week by Syrian forces. Damascus has strongly ... more »

Geopolitical View

LL at Virtual Mirage - 12 hours ago
It's been a busy week for those of you who are watching what's going on internally and externally. I'm not going to tie it all in a bow, but let's look at some of the more interesting things that are going on internationally *The Norks* The North Koreans seem very unsure of US and allied intentions. Alternatively, the rhetoric suggests some leaders are looking for a reason to attack. Three statements are uncharacteristic of a Foreign Ministry memorandum and are worth highlighting. - The first is the statement that the warning is issued to the US itself. That means the North ... more »

Another editor resigns from journal hit by citation scandal

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Another editor has resigned from an earth science journal following allegations over citation irregularities, which also took down its editor-in-chief. According to Land Degradation & Development website, editor Paolo Pereira has stepped down from the journal. The journal does not say why, and a spokesperson for publisher Wiley did not elaborate. The website has included […] The post Another editor resigns from journal hit by citation scandal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Civil War Breaks Out Inside The Trump White House-- Bannon Struggles To Survive

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Which Bannon acolyte leaked the story yesterday that Ivanka Trump met secretly with Planned Parenthood's president, Cecile Richards a couple weeks after Trump's failed inauguration ceremony? After all, this is very much what the Bannon camp means when they scream about how the White House has devolved into a war between "nationalists and the West Wing Democrats." We write a lot about the Republican civil war, but this White House civil war is an entirely different, albeit no less bloody, battle for power. Alex Isenstadt, right in the heart of the Beltway, dared call it a civil war... more »

U.S. Missile Attack On Syria -- News Roundup April 7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *U.S. Launches Cruise Missiles at Syrian Air Base in Response to Chemical Attack* *Strikes represent first time a U.S. military operation deliberately targeted regime of President Bashar al-Assad* WASHINGTON—The U.S. military launched nearly 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syrian air base Friday, responding to mounting calls for a display of force in the wake of this week’s suspected chemical-weapons attack in Syria. The strikes represented the first time a U.S. military operation deliberately targeted the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and cam... more »

TPPF Applauds Texas House's Passage of Supplemental Appropriations Bill

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Talmadge Heflin Today, the Texas House unanimously passed House Bill 2, which is the state government’s supplemental budget that funds expenditure shortfalls in Medicaid and other programs to complete the current 2016-17 budget. HB 2amounts of $1.1 billion in state funds from general revenue and $2.9 billion in all funds are below the Conservative Texas Budget (CTB) supplemental appropriations limits of $1.2 billion in state funds and $6.1 billion in all funds. If the current HB 2 is passed into law, the 2016-17 Texas budget would be a Conservative Texas Budget based on an inc... more »

TPPF Releases Paper on Community-Based Solution for Texas Foster Care

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Brandon J. Logan The Texas Public Policy Foundation released a paper on reforming the Texas foster care system in Texas by Brandon J. Logan, J.D., CWLS, director of the Center for Families and Children. The paper, “The Community-Based Solution for Texas Foster Children,” advocates for local control and community ownership of child welfare services.

TODAY: TPPF's James Quintero to Testify on Ending Forced Annexation

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By James Quintero Texas Public Policy Foundation’s James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance, will testify in support of several bills in the House and Senate to end forced annexation. Quintero will testify before the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations TODAY, Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. CDT in Room E2.026 at the Texas State Capitol.

ICYMI: TPPF's Chip Roy Discussed Repealing Obamacare on CNN

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Chip Roy Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Chip Roy, Director of the Tenth Amendment Center, appeared on CNN with Ana Cabrera to discuss repealing Obamacare. This interview continues TPPF’s effort to repeal Obamacare and support returning much of healthcare decision-making to the people and to the states.

TODAY: TPPF's Kathleen Hartnett White to Testify on Water Rights

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Kathleen Hartnett White Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Kathleen Hartnett White, director of the Center for Energy and the Environment, will testify on Senate Bill 225 and Senate Bill 226; two bills related to referrals of issues regarding applications for water rights. White will testify before Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs TODAY, Monday, April 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. CDT in Room E1.012 at the Texas Capitol.

TODAY: TPPF's Bryan Mathew to Testify on Uniform Election Dates and Debt Transparency

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Bryan Mathew Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bryan Mathew, policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance, will testify before Texas House Committee in support of House Bill 151, House Bill 1271, and House Bill 2485, regarding uniform election dates, and in support of House Bill 738, House Bill 1658, and House Bill 1910, regarding debt transparency.? Mathew will testify on both subjects before the Texas House Committee on Elections TODAY, April 3rd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. CDT in room E1.026 of the Texas Capitol.

TODAY: TPPF's Thomas Lindsay to Testify on Federal Funding Control

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Thomas Lindsay Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Dr. Thomas Lindsay, director of the Center for Higher Education, will testify on Senate Bill 446, a bill related to federal funding expenditure control to local governments. Dr. Lindsay will testify before Texas Senate Committee on Finance TODAY, Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CDT in Room E1.036 at the Texas Capitol.

14,000-year-old village unearthed on B.C. island by UVic student

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
An ancient village older than the pyramids has been unearthed by a University of Victoria student, and a B.C. First Nation says it backs up tribe stories passed down for generations. Alicia Gauvreau, an anthropology PhD student at UVic, has been excavating a rocky spit on Triquet Island, some 500 kilometres northwest of Victoria. Scientists say the artifacts exhumed on the remote island are painting a picture of how our civilization began. “I remember when we get the dates back and we just kind of sat there going, holy moly, this is old,” said Gauvreau.“What this is doing is just ch... more »

HEALTH MATTERS: Many Trump voters were clueless RE health!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017Part 4—Then again, so are we liberals:* All too often, we the liberals seem to love trashing Those People. Yesterday, Nicholas Kristof described this tendency as it exists among the rank and file. But the love of loathing also exists among our liberal leaders. If you doubt that, consider today's column by Paul Krugman. He starts with a comment about Donald J. Trump, then whacks the gentleman's 63 million voters: KRUGMAN (4/7/17): This week’s New York Times interview with Donald Trump was horrifying, yet curiously unsurprising. Yes, the world’s most powerful ... more »

Former Breitbart writer now unapologetically working for the Russian media. Seriously, why bother hiding it anymore?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of The Atlantic: *A former Breitbart News writer is launching a radio show for Russian propaganda network Sputnik. * *“I’m on the Russian payroll now, when you work at Sputnik you’re being paid by the Russians,” former Breitbart investigative reporter Lee Stranahan told me. “That’s what it is. I don’t have any qualms about it. Nothing about it really affects my position on stuff that I’ve had for years now.” * *Stranahan’s new position is the latest twist in the increasingly atomized world of niche right-wing media, which has seen an increase in prominence and influenc... more »

Republicans Resort to ‘Nuclear Option’ To Confirm Gorsuch. What Does that Mean?

David Emery at - 13 hours ago
The history and implications of the "nuclear option" in the U.S. Senate.

Next Phase Against The Islamic State Cutting Its Finances, Interview With RAND’s Patrick Johnston

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Islamic State is on its way to being defeated in the Battle of Mosul. Afterward it is likely to lose its remaining territory in Iraq. It is already transitioning back to an insurgency however. To finally stamp out the group its funding needs to be cut off. That can’t be done on the battlefield however, but through intelligence and law enforcement. Recently the RAND Corporation published a report on the group’s finances entitled “Financial Futures of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.” To talk about the next step against the Islamic State is one of the paper’s authors Pat... more »

On bodily integrity

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
It was bad enough when the Saskatchewan Party declared its intention to put as many barriers as possible in the way of access to social services, particularly by making excuses about whether people are "able-bodied". But it's even worse that the responsibility for applying that standard lies with a minister who apparently doesn't know the difference between a budget surplus and a capital asset - resulting in her impliedly suggesting that libraries sell, say, their books in response to the Sask Party's budget cuts. Which raises the question: under Tina Beaudry-Mellor's philosophy, wi... more »

Women who have babies are the downfall of the NHS, according to two UKIP candidates

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 13 hours ago
There is no denying that the NHS is under pressure. Who can forget the red alert meltdown in January? But while most people argue it’s the lack of funding or mismanagement to blame, one group of UKIP councillors think it’s women. But not just any women. It’s those women who have babies – yes, they’re the […] The post Women who have babies are the downfall of... Visit to read more.

The Scottish government wants to revolutionise the lives of hundreds of thousands of women

Emily Apple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Scotland is making plans to revolutionise the lives of women. And it is doing it through a very simple measure. It is working towards giving all women free sanitary products. The idea was proposed by Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin at the SNP’s National Council. It was passed unanimously. And the SNP has committed to fully researching […] The post The Scottish government wants... Visit to read more.

James Corbett: The Unauthorized Biography of David Rockefeller

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Episode 316 – The Unauthorized Biography of David Rockefeller* David Rockefeller is dead. But what does it mean? How do we measure the life of someone who has shaped the modern world to such an extent? Join us for this week’s edition of The Corbett Report where we examine David Rockefeller’s life, his works and the world that he left in his wake. Excellent little video- worth the hour for sure! Corbett Report Transcript available here *From earlier today:* - Turkey Referendum: CIA-NATO Operation to Tip the Balance of Power - Where is my Anthropogenic Global Warming- Sn... more »

Turkey Referendum: CIA-NATO Operation to Tip the Balance of Power

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
hattip PeterApril 6, 2017 at 4:36 PM Sibel Edmonds is predicting Erdogan assassination in the next few weeks. Took the time to watch the video. Dated before the airstrikes took place,but, still worth watching IMO- William Engdahl appears

Patronage, Nepotism, Diversion, and Trump’s Missile Strikes Against Syria (When Rats are Cornered they Jump?)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
When rats are cornered they jump? US President Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu appear to have the same talking points … Continue reading →

Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Building Israeli Residence

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
Photo by Dekel E, Statue of Roman Abramovich in a mall in Eilat, Israel, next to the sea, CC-BY-SA-2.0, via … Continue reading →

“In Violation of Int’l Law” — Russia Deploys Cruise Missile Frigate in Response to Syrian Strike

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: russia]Russia chastised the Trump administration's rush to bomb Syria, “in violation of international law, and also under an invented pretext.”


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 14 hours ago
*As our civil liberties slowly erode with a corporate state under control of the Military/Industrial complex and global elite ~ that want war ~ there will come a time when we all must take a stand for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause or some great truth ~ **The* *Unified Field* *is my** great truth for which I take this peaceful stand: Allen L Roland, PhD* *"Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them to what is deepest within themselves" *Teilhard de Cha... more »

Stockholm: Truck Drives Into Crowd, Reports of Shots Fired staff at - 14 hours ago
At least three people are believed dead in what has been described as a "terror attack" in the Swedish capital.

Syria and the Propaganda War

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 14 hours ago
We all know that propaganda plays a huge role in how governments mold the public's perception of war. With the recent missile attacks on the Homs airfield in Syria in response to the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons, propaganda quickly became part of the picture. Here is how Fox News reported the attack: Here's the quote: "*The Syrian airfield targeted by United States airstrikes early Friday was “almost completely destroyed,” a human rights group in the country said.* *The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missile attack damaged over a dozen hang... more »

Going down well (so far)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
I haven't seen much of the BBC's coverage of the Trump administration's military strike on a Syrian regime airbase but I'm getting a strong sense from the Twitter feeds of many familiar BBC reporter that the US military action is going down well with the (duly impartial) BBC. Here's a small selection, beginning with the the BBC's Washington bureau chief, Paul Danahar: ...a point that *Newsnight *presenter James O'Brien has already taken on board: Even Katty Kay is positive about the strikes: And for the first time ever, I've actually seen BBC reporters re-tweeting criticism o... more »

MEDIA: Watch how BBC Sexes up tensions in its pro-China reporting

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*Alas, my Canon body died last year and I haven't bought a new one. So no chance to shoot bugs in ages.* First, the excellent news that Reporters without Borders has decided to open its Asia Bureau in Taipei rather than Hong Kong, testimony to the shifting fortunes of the two cities. “The choice of Taiwan was made not only with regards to its central geographic location and ease of operating logistics, but also considering its status of being the freest place in Asia in our annual Press Freedom Index ranking," said Deloire. Longtime commentator J Michael Cole and other local media... more »

National Grid to pay power plants to shut down this summer

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the Telegraph: National Grid may be forced to pay higher prices to power plants to stop generating electricity this summer as demand for power continues falling to set new record lows. The transmission system operator said power generators must be prepared to offer a fair price to […]

World News Briefs -- April 7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* First images appear of airbase devastated by Trump's cruise missile strike as tearful Syrians cheer US action... while foreign leaders beg Putin not to escalate tensions amid fears of WWIII* * The US military fired more than 50 tomahawk missiles at al-Shayrat military airfield at 8.45pm EDT Thursday * Moves comes just hours after Trump said 'something should happen' following Tuesday's gas-attack atrocity * Trump took action after more than 80 were killed and many more were injured in the sarin poison gas attack * 'Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this v... more »

Trump's Violent Instincts Get Glowing Reviews

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
It's not Donald Trump's ego that's turned out to be his Achilles heel. It's his maudlin heart. And the mainstream media are swooning with the revelation that the much-maligned president isn't so bad after all. How could he be, when he sentimentally ordered a massive Tomahawk missile attack on Syria in revenge for the gas attack deaths of 85 people, including two dozen children? No matter that Trump just signed an executive order drastically reducing the number of Syrian refugees he will allow into the US. When he sees dead Syrian babies on TV, his grandfatherly instinct is to kill m... more »

"The First Casualty..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago

"Dogs of War: Fight to the Death" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Dogs of War: Fight to the Death"* by Uncola "And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;" - Mark Antony, "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, III.i" "Last week, on April Fool’s Day, I read how the month of March 2017 was a “turning point” for Hillary Clinton as she, once again, challenged Donald Trump on Twitter and made three public speeches where she encouraged her former foot soldiers to: “Resist, persist, insist, enlist”. Upon reading those words, I was r... more »

In response to chemical weapons attack Trump orders missile strike against Syrian airbase. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of ABC News: *Responding to a Syrian chemical weapons attack on Tuesday that left scores dead, the United States initiated a military strike Thursday on an airbase in Syria, multiple U.S. officials have confirmed, launching 59 missiles at an air base in the country. * *The Pentagon said that the airstrike, which targeted Shayrat Air Base in Homs Province -- where the chemical attack was initiated earlier in the week -- struck multiple targets with tomahawk missiles launched between 8:40 and 8:50 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, from destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the ... more »

Ontological anxiety

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 15 hours ago
My today's attempt at clever: Ontological anxiety is the defining psychic luxury of privileged existence.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*FOX News:* *About 20 Syrian jets destroyed in missile strike, defense officials say* The U.S. missile strike targeting a major Syrian air base in Homs early Friday destroyed about 20 Syrian jets, two senior defense officials with knowledge of the strike told Fox News. None of the jets managed to take off and escape before U.S. missiles hit the target, the officials said, adding that all of the destroyed aircraft were jets -- not helicopters. No Russian aircraft were at the Sharyat airfield. The U.S. launched 60 missiles in all. It was believed that one missile failed and likely... more »

D's Update, April 7th, 2017

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
Since I've been offline, so to speak, for over a week, I recorded just a short little update of what's going on, what's not going on, and to drops some hints of new things coming!! love d

No longer in limbo: Journal lifts 2015 expression of concern from chemistry paper

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
All too often, when an article is flagged by a journal that’s concerned about the findings, the notice lingers in limbo, leaving readers unclear whether or not to rely on the findings. One chemistry paper’s two-year stint in purgatory ended last month, when the journal lifted its expression of concern (EOC) and replaced it with […] The post No longer in limbo: Journal lifts 2015 expression of concern from chemistry paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

People are calling for the legalisation of drugs. But it won’t be enough [OPINION]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 16 hours ago
The campaign for the legalisation of recreational drugs is gathering pace. Groups like Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP UK) and Anyone’s Child are asking for sensible debate around reforming drug laws. And The Canary has previously looked at possible therapeutic uses for mushrooms, ecstasy, and cannabis. But would allowing people to get high legally be enough? […] The post... Visit to read more.

Has Question Time finally caved in to public pressure over UKIP? [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 16 hours ago
On Thursday 6 April, BBC Question Time appeared to have finally listened to repeated public outcry over the programme. Because after sustained pressure and a rather vocal campaign, there was not a UKIP politician in sight on the final show before Easter. Where’s Wally? After two episodes in which firstly UKIP’s Suzanne Evans and then Paul Nuttall appeared (even […] The post Has... Visit to read more.

Copycat Mickey Mouse Beignets

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
If you love Disney as much as we do, then you have probably had a Mickey Mouse Beignet. These delicious treats from New Orleans Square in Disneyland are a family favorite and one that we have made at home for years. Here is our fun and easy recipe that will take you back to the Happiest Place on Earth! You will need: - 1.5 cups lukewarm water - 1/2 C. sugar - 1 envelop yeast - 2 eggs, beaten slightly - 1 1/4 t. salt - 1 cup evaporated milk - 7 cups flour - 1/4 C. Shortening - Pan with oil for frying - 2- 3 C. Powdered Sugar - Mickey Mouse Cookie ... more »

Sheriff Arrested for Assaulting Innocent 77yo Woman, Using Stingray to Spy on Judge — Still Sheriff

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: sheriff]A Missouri sheriff has been arrested on a slew of felonies including assaulting an elderly woman, putting her in the hospital.

Global Finance Needs Our Schools to Fail

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
by Alison McDowell @ Wrench in the Gears April 7, 2017 Yesterday Peter Greene expanded on an idea I’d put forth a few months back that Competency Based Education (and really all digital curriculum) was a way of gradually turning neighborhood public schools into charters from the inside out. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read his piece “Charterizing From Within.” I’m glad this proposition is making it out into the world and finding a wider audience. However there are still many who doubt CBE / Personalized Learning / Blended Learning etc. will ever take hold. This despite... more »

Are The Democratic Party Elites In DC Playing Right Into Trump's Little Fascist Hands?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Writing at the *Intercept* yesterday, Mehdi Hasan asserted that "it isn't only Republicans, it seems, who traffic in alternative facts. Since Donald Trump’s shock election victory, leading Democrats have worked hard to convince themselves, and the rest of us, that his triumph had less to do with racism and much more to do with economic anxiety-- despite almost all of the available evidence suggesting otherwise." He singles out Bernie and Elizabeth Warren for particular abuse who, he claims "seem much keener to lay the blame at the door of the dysfunctional Democratic Party and an ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
President Trump ordered an airstrike on Syria last night. If you listen to mainstream pundits, you probably assume that this could be unsettling to Trump's most passionate supporters, who thought he was an "America First" isolationist. But the pro-Trump media doesn't think this is going to be poorly received by the fans. Here are the headlines at Breitbart: Here's Fox: Here's the U.K.'s *Daily Mail*: There won't be any cognitive dissonance for Trump fans. Sure, he criticized the Iraq War and expressed skepticism about certain kinds of intervention, but he also invoked Patton... more »

Transpicuous News: The US Acts of War: How History just keeps repeating itself.

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
Well folks.... the US just committed an "Act of War" against the sovereign nation of Syria. In today's Transpicuous News episode, I'll be discussing what we know, the historical facts and that fact that history just keeps repeating itself. Will you swallow the lies of the US government and western media whole? Again? Just keep Observing. But remember, there comes a time when being neutral no longer serves it purpose, and there comes a time to call the bullshit for what it is. Have we reached that point? Not necessarily.... but we're watching closely as things are now seeming... more »

Mourning Syria

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 17 hours ago
"If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail"

Where is my Anthropogenic Global Warming- Snow!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*I do not buy the commonly presented concept of AGW- nor the necessity for the imposition of taxes on life aka carbon taxes.* *It's April 07/2017* and here in southern Ontario *the ground is fully covered with snow*, looks to be about* two inches/5 cm *and it's* still snowing and blowing*- *The trees have not unfurled their leaves and snow drops and crocuses have opened this past week.* *We have two family birthdays around this time of year.. and they've been consistently cold and dreary for years now- Including snow- However ten plus years ago they were more spring like and sometim... more »

The Tories have decided Good Friday is the right time to completely f*ck up the country

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 17 hours ago
The Conservative government has apparently decided that Good Friday is the perfect time to completely bury the country. Because Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has laid down an ultimatum to parties in the country that could have far reaching consequences for the future of the UK. And the deadline is the Easter weekend. Stormont Parties in Northern […] The post The Tories have... Visit to read more.

The Sun just found out what happens when you get a pun very badly wrong [IMAGE]

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 17 hours ago
The Sun has been doing its best to make the UK a laughing stock as ‘global Britain’ prepares for serious negotiations. But even that most embarrassing of rags has outdone itself now. Because its latest front page isn’t just a hodgepodge of jingoistic nonsense. It also reads like The Sun‘s editor is attempting to solicit the […] The post The Sun just found out what happens when you get a pun very badly wrong [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

Unapologetic Ugliness

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
There are those who claim that Donald Trump is a new kind of Republican. Paul Krugman isn't so sure. When it comes to governing, Trump keeps repeating Republican boilerplate -- and getting nothing done -- because Republicans don't know how to generate policy: Mr. Trump’s first great policy and political debacle — the ignominious collapse of the effort to kill Obamacare — owed almost nothing to executive dysfunction. Repeal-and-replace didn’t face-plant because of poor tactics; it failed because Republicans have been lying about health care for eight years. So when the time came t... more »

Founder of eBay commits 100 million to fight against fake news.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Newsweek: *The fight against fake news got a sizeable boost to its coffers Wednesday. Billionaire Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, committed $100 million to support investigative journalism and stop fake news. * *The funding will be spread out over the next three years and work to bolster independent media across the globe, Omidyar's philanthropic group—the Omidyar Network—announced. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the group behind the bombshell Panama Papers, will receive a grant of $4.5 million. Most of the grants will go to institutions ou... more »

The Most Stubborn American Labor Force Issue

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
There is one stubborn issue in the American labor force that the Federal Reserve has been powerless to fix with their monetary alchemy; the disappearance of prime working age men from the workforce. What is particularly interesting is that this disappearance has continued, unabated during both economic expansions and economic contractions, crossing the boundaries that separate generations of workers. Hereis a graph from FRED showing the labor force participation rate for men between the ages of 25 and 54 going back to 1948: At 69.3 percent, the current male labor force participati... more »

U.S. Admiral: The Chinese Navy Will Lose If They ‘Tangle With The US Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (R) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in the Philippine Sea on June 18, 2016. Courtesy Jake Greenberg/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS *Daily Caller:* *If The Chinese ‘Tangle With The US Navy, They Will Lose’* A retired U.S. admiral said Tuesday that China cannot and will not push the Navy out of the Asia Pacific, adding that if China’s armed forces “tangle with the U.... more »

Asia Is Nervous On What May Come Out From The Xi-Trump Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Catherine Wong, Kristin Huang, Liu Zhen and Minnie Chan. South China Morning Post: **Why China’s Asian neighbours are so nervous over the Xi-Trump summit* Nations in the region are watching very closely for signs the US will scale back its military presence, analysts say. China’s neighbours in Asia will be watching the Sino-US summit to see if the role of the United States as a key security player in the region will be reduced, observers said. The analysts said Asian nations were concerned that US leadership in the region might be “traded off” if China gave concessions to Presid... more »

Activists answer with another clip to Pepsi's offensive commercial about Standing Rock

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
Pepsi has withdrawn and apologized for a new ad campaign featuring Kendall Jenner, after the company faced a backlash for a video that co-opted the imagery of protest movements to sell soda. “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the company said in a statement to the Associated Press. “Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize.” The video, which Pepsi had planned to use in a global ad campaign, featured reality TV star and model Jenner coming across a scene of protest. Jenner joins the crowd, which approaches a line of police officers.... more »

White Mesa Ute Protest and Spiritual Walk May 13, 2017 at CENSORED NEWS - 18 hours ago
White Mesa Ute Community Protest & Spiritual WalkSaturday May 13, 201711am starting at White Mesa Community BuildingWhite Mesa, Utah#haulno #leaveitintheground #nonukes#shutdownwhitemesamill

Longest Walk 5 to Speak out on White Clay Predatory Vendors April 8, 2017 at CENSORED NEWS - 18 hours ago
Photo Long Walk 5 by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone The Longest Walk 5.2 Shows Love for Pine Ridge By Long Walk 5.2 Censored News On April 8, 2017, the Longest Walk 5.2 invites Native people to gather at 4 p.m. in White Clay, Nebraska. There will be a global live feed then the group will walk in prayer with local horse riders to the Pine Ridge Billy Mills Hall for a 7

Mexico: An Alleged UFO Recorded over Morelia

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and MiMorelia.comDate: 04.03.2017* *Mexico: An Alleged UFO Recorded over Morelia* [*NOTE: This object has been explained as drone.*] Morelia, Michoacán ( - The strange, circular black object was seen on March 27. According to the user who captured the images, this odd black object with a circular configuration was seen this past March 27. "Iwill driving near the Morelia Technological Institute, I saw this UFO appear. The volume of traffic did not allow me to record it more extensively," explains Carlos Arriola in his video, which ha... more »

Why Was It So Mild Last Month?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood It was unusually mild last month in England. According to the CET, it was 3.0C warmer than the 1961-90 average. Global warming, I hear you cry. Well, maybe, but things are not quite that simple. The first thing I should point out is that, although the 1961-90 average […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Russia warns it will shoot down alliance jets over Syria if US launches air strikes against Assad Hungary is cooperating with Iran in a joint mini nuclear plant project Somalia's new president just declared the country a war zone Greenland’s Coastal Ice Caps Have Melted Past The Point Of No Return China is building a brand-new city twice the size of New York City Rodrigo Duterte ordered troops to occupy South China Sea islands claimed by the Philippines Ron Paul: "Zero Chance" Assad Behind Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria; Likely A False Flag Another Central Ba... more »

New poll shows who America trusts. Spoiler alert: It ain't the politicians.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Americans' confidence in the military relatively high, and low for the press, elected officials & business leaders — Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) April 6, 2017 Interesting that the the only folks that Americans distrust as much, or more, than the media are business leaders and elected officials. Now who is it that falls into both categories? Wait, don't tell me I've almost got it. You can read the entire report here.

Chinese Fighter Plane Has Been Spotted On A Chinese Held Island In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is pictured on the airstrip at Woody Island in the South China Sea in this March 29, 2017 handout satellite photo. CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters: **China fighter plane spotted on South China Sea island: think tank* A Chinese fighter plane has been spotted on a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea, the first such sighting in a year and the first since U.S. President Trump took office, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington's C... more »

Autism, PTSD and Community Support

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
NOTE: We accept submissions year round at Age of Autism. In April, we especially welcome new voices to share their autism stories. Send me your submission to with SUBMISSION in the subject for review. Write from your heart and...

Summer Camps!! Autism...

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
You get the email and your eyes light up! "SPECIAL NEEDS SUMMER CAMP!" Sigh... Few camps accept kids with the intense needs and behaviors many of our children present. I know of a camp in my state for girls on...

100 Years Ago The U.S. Entered The First World War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Politico:* *United States enters World War I, April 6, 1917* On this day 100 years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, entering the worldwide conflict then known as the Great War. The struggle, which had begun in the summer of 1914, would take a decisive turn against the Central Powers after more than 2 million U.S. troops, under the command of Maj. Gen. John J. Pershing, arrived in France to bolster the Allied effort. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic president, had sought reelection on the slogan, “He kept us out of war!.” He asserted that a Republican victory... more »

The Cod are Coming Back

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Collapsing shrimp catches confirm that we are seeing a powerful recovery of the northern cod Stock off Newfoundland. It took twenty years and some adjustments with mother nature but they are really back. This is the largest single population. As mentioned the southern stock is still struggling but i also cannot see it far behind either. This is great news and perhaps we can see the stock rebuilt to fifteenth century levels as well. Let us be optimistic. It is certainly plausible. The fishermen took a horrible lesson and perhaps we need to rethink the whole topic of stock own... more »

Robert Fulford: In China, a jealous state begins to clamp down on the lives of its faithful

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Rev. Joseph Zhang Yinlin, kneeling, takes part in an ordination ceremony to be named coadjutor bishop in Anyang city in central China's Henan province] Of course they would. As has every government since the beginning. After all all religions actually organize communities to support a political class or priesthood whose authority arises from a dedication to support spiritual endeavor of some sort. Yet such spiritual endeavor actually demands no such support and that leaves us with a more community oriented mission such as social support all of which supposed government i... more »

The last hollow laugh

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Not quite the end of history but perhaps the beginning of the end. Armageddon with the forces of the Anti Christ is well engaged as we speak. That it is not perceived as such is natural as that demands sensitivity. Victory itself will take the form of a general internal collapse of Islam in the face of the total end of global poverty. A spiritual transformation will ensue as well but that will be the easiest part as we now understand the physical reality of spirit. The Big Man will no longer be needed at all but will still be honored.. *The last hollow laugh * *Since Francis... more »

Waking Up From Religion

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Let us try to put all this into a proper perspective and also try to be fair and non judgmental. This is a deeply personal reaction to a religious organization that actually worked well enough for most. This can actually be said for all such organizations. The problem is that while religion is inspired by a spiritual agenda, it is also true that out of a community of hundreds, only a small handful are typically engaged in a spiritual practice at all and that may have little to do with organized anything. Spiritual practice demands intent and desire. There are many pathways... more »

Freaky Friday

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*Syria* The US launched Tomahawk missile strikes on Ash Aha'irat (Al Shayrat) Air Force Base in Syria and on Syria's chemical weapons storage facilities there. There should be some sort of bomb damage assessment (classified) before this blog goes live because the sun will be up in Syria. The weapons fired were likely a blend of the following: *Block 3 BGM-109C* Tomahawk Land Attack Missile – Conventional (TLAM-C) with a unitary warhead (which can be used for penetration of bunkers or to crater runways). *Block 3 BGM-109D* Tomahawk Land Attack Missile – Dispenser (TLAM-D) with clus... more »

Islamic State Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter Over Mosul (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Two Iraqi pilots killed when helicopter shot down over Mosul by Islamic State* Two Iraqi army pilots were killed on Thursday when their helicopter was shot down over the city of Mosul by Islamic State, according to a military statement. The helicopter was providing air support to Federal Police forces battling Islamic State fighters on the western side of Mosul, the statement said. It is the first aircraft downed by Islamic State over Mosul since the start of the U.S.-backed offensive on the northern Iraqi city, in October. *Read more* .... More News On The Islamic S... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/7/2017" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/7/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s "The “War Card” has been flipped over as President Trump orders an attack on Syria. The attack came as a response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria allegedly by the Assad regime. Not everyone is buying the story it was Assad that ordered a gas attack on his own people. Former Congressman Ron Paul thinks it was a false flag to get the U.S. to make a move against Assad. Now, the U.S. foreign policy in Syria has gone from destroying ISIS to removing Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria. Russia will surely weigh in... more »

US Missiles Strike Syrian Forces Fighting Al Qaeda

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*April 7, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Upward to 60 cruise missiles fired by the US military struck a Syrian military air base near Homs - which currently constitutes the font line between Syrian Arab Army forces and multiple US State Department designated terrorist organizations, including Al Nusra and the self-proclaimed "Islamic State." The strike was allegedly carried out as retaliation for a supposed "chemical weapons attack" near the northern Syrian city of Idlib, which currently serves as the defacto capital of Al Qaeda forces remaining in Syria. *Rushed Strikes Based o... more »

Nearly 300 Died In Last Months Mosul Airstrike By Coalition Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *Nearly 300 died in Mosul airstrike, making it one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent memory* Iraqi officials said Wednesday that they had removed nearly 300 bodies from the site of an apparent airstrike in west Mosul, the largest civilian death toll since the battle against Islamic State began more than two years ago and among the deadliest incidents in decades of modern warfare. More bodies were being removed Wednesday as the U.S.-led coalition investigated whether it was responsible, Iraqi officials blamed Islamic State, and the injured continued to s... more »

10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble per BBC News but not one refers to the massive increase in immigration into this country. Odd that... BBC report here

Eta: Basque separatists plan to unilaterally disarm on Saturday per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
'In recent years police in France and Spain have put Eta under severe pressure, arresting hundreds of militants, including leadership figures, and seizing many of the group's weapons.' Wheras in Northern Ireland the Blair Labour government pretty much gave in to the IRA. BBC report here with no mention of the IRA parallels.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#Russia's nuclear cruise missiles can hit Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Rome, Athens, Ankara, Paris & London — NATOSource (@NATOSource) April 6, 2017

Now I see why President Putin wanted an ally in the White House!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has described the US air strikes on the Shayrat airbase as an "aggression against a sovereign nation". Mr Putin sees them as an "attempt to distract the world from civilian casualties from US military action in Iraq," and they "do significant damage" to US-Russia ties", Dmitry Peskov said.' But Russia wanted Donald Trump to become President of the United States of America because he was their man? The BBC must be confused, they've been pushing the story that President Donald Trump has too many links with Russia, who helped his electio... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
In this image provided by the United States Navy, the destroyer U.S.S. Porter launched a Tomahawk missile from the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. Credit MC3 Ford Williams/U.S. Navy *WNU Editor*: More photos here .... *Escalating U.S. role in Syria, Trump orders strikes on Assad airbase *(Reuters).

Killer Cold

Hifast at Climate Collections - 23 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I found an interesting article on weather-related deaths. Deaths Attributed to Heat, Cold, and Other Weather Events in the United States, 2006–2010 Abstract Objectives—This report examines heat-related mortality, cold-related mortality, and other weather-related mortality during 2006–2010 among subgroups of U.S. residents. Methods—Weather-related death rates for…

Bananas Injected with HIV-Infected Blood?

Dan Evon at - 23 hours ago
Photographs show discolored bananas that have likely fallen prey to a fungus, not to being injected with HIV-infected human blood.

Ground Glass as Poison

David Mikkelson at - 23 hours ago
Contrary to what mystery and crime dramas might portray, ingesting ground glass isn't inherently fatal.

Before Today's U.S. Missile Strikes Syrian President Assad Tells Paper He Sees No 'Option Except Victory' in Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List in Damascus, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 6, 2017. SANA/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters:* *Assad tells paper he sees no 'option except victory' in Syria* Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said there is no "option except victory" in the country's civil war in an interview published on Thursday, saying the government could not reach "results" with opposition groups that attended recent peace talks. The interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List appeared to h... more »

President Trump: We've Had 'One Of The Most Successful 13 Weeks' In History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *The Hill: **Trump: We've had 'one of the most successful 13 weeks' in history* President Trump on Thursday insisted he’s had “one of the most successful” starts as president in U.S. history, dismissing the chaos and stalled legislative agenda that has marred his first 100 days in office. "I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One. The president cited positive numbers on job creation, negotiations on presidential aircraft prices and his planned military buildup. Trump’s first weeks in o... more »

War Propaganda: CNN Has Child Read Off Teleprompter (Fake News)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 CNN is no stranger to propaganda and creating fake news, this time using a young girl to push for the overthrow of Syria. end

Alex Jones Full Show: Senator Rand Paul Warns Trump Not To Back Al Qaeda/ISIS In Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 Senate Democrats are attempting a filibuster to stop Judge Neil Gorsuch from being nominated to the Supreme Court. Also, Devin Nunes is under an ethics investigation, causing him to step aside from the House’s investigation into Russia and Trump. Dr. Edward Group of the Global Healing Center will join today’s […]

Trump Launches Cruise Missle Attacks On Syrian and Russian Base

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 In response to the supposed Syrian gas attacks, Trump launches cruise missiles at Syrian targets. Alex Breaks it Down end

‘Why Would Assad Attack Civilians Not Military? It’s Simply Irrational’ – U.S. Senator (ie. False Flag Attack)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 More than 80 people were killed in the incident in Syria, but a few weeks ago in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a U.S.-led coalition airstrike reportedly killed more than 200. In both cases government officials claimed terrorist munitions had been targeted. The Syria attack sparked immediate reaction – both […]

US Fires Missiles at Syrian Military Base Near Homs in Response to ’Assad’s Chemical Attack’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
We are one step closer to WW3 in the Middle East. Published on Apr 6, 2017 The US has launched 50 to 60 Tomahawk missiles against the Syrian military base near Homs after President Donald Trump ordered the strikes in response for the chemical attack in Idlib, blaming the incident on President Bashar Assad. READ […]

EU Slams Israel’s West Bank Demolition Policy. Israel Passes Bill to Speed Up Demolition Policy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Apr 5, 2017 The European Union’s ambassador to Israel has strongly criticized Tel Aviv for pursuing the policy of demolishing Palestinian homes and confiscating their land in the West Bank. Lars Faaborg-Andersen made the criticism in his last week’s meeting with a senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official with envoys from all E-U member […]

Debt Ceiling Shutdown: What Would Happen if the US Government Shut Down For Good?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Debt Ceiling Shutdown: What Would Happen if the US Government Shut Down For Good? by Jeff Berwick, It’s that time of year again where the US government acts like it will “shut down” and argues about nonsensical things to try to make people believe they are somehow necessary. – In 2015, Congress suspended the ceiling, which […]

Jim Willie: Financial Derivatives Ticking Time Bomb

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 Jim Willie joins Silver Doctors to reveal the danger created by interest rate swap derivatives. As foreigners accelerate their dumping of U.S. Treasury Bonds and the Fed moves interest rates slightly higher, the interest rate swap derivatives market is coming under strain. When word gets out about the strain in […]

Lee Stranahan: ‘Ideological Coup’ By Kushner-Linked Goldman Globalists Destroying Trump White House

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Is it game over for Trump administration? Has the vampire squid Illuminist Goldman Sucks taken over? – Lee Stranahan: ‘Ideological Coup’ By Kushner-Linked Goldman Globalists Destroying Trump White House by ZeroPointNow, After Wikileaks revelations that Citigroup picked Obama’s cabinet, it appears the Trump administration is succumbing to ‘same globalism, different bank.’ – Weeks after the Daily Mail exposed an […]

‘Biggest NATO Deployment Since Cold War’: Hundreds of British Battle Tanks Arrive in Estonia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
No let up in WW3 drive. Published on Apr 6, 2017 Hundreds of British armoured fighting vehicles arrived in the Estonian seaport of Paldiski on Thursday, as part of what is thought to be the largest NATO deployment to Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War. end

It was wrong for America to bomb Syrian airfields

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Mentioning an apparent chemical attack in Syria that has killed dozens, the U.S. has launched an air strike against some Syrian government airfields near Homs. There are reports that ISIS launched an offensive near Homs soon afterwards – and Christians are likely to be the targets. If true, it means that the Pentagon has basically provided Daesh with an air force. So much for Trump's promises to focus on Daesh as the main enemy. (See these 2013 Trump tweets against a U.S. attack against Syria.) These developments are terribly disappointing and indicate that Donald Trump is very unli... more »

Democrats, Neoconservatives Unite In Support Of Strikes In Syria As Trump Launches Attack

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
Democrats joined neoconservatives, who long pushed for U.S. military forces to topple Assad’s regime, to advocate for bombing Syria after alleged chemical attack. The post Democrats, Neoconservatives Unite In Support Of Strikes In Syria As Trump Launches Attack appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Trumpanzee Regime And ProPublica-- Like A Vampire To Sun Light

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A couple days ago, Spicy Spice babbled gratuitously that "Just because a left-wing blog makes the point of something changing, doesn’t mean it actually happened." It was referring to some ethical questions about the Trumpanzee family-- ethical questions Trump's attorney, Alan Garten, has already admitted were being dealt with-- having been reported by ProPublica. I suppose Spicy doesn't want to admit he knows what ProPublica is, despite the fact that they've won 3 Pulitzers for journalism and that they're respected by all "sides," at least by anyone looking for objective reality i... more »

United States Launches Missile Strikes in Syria

Brooke Binkowski at - 1 day ago
Dozens of missiles were deployed against a military airfield in an abrupt policy change by the Trump administration.

"The Ultimate Tragedy..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.” - David Ormsby-Gore

BREAKING: It Has Begun — US Just Fired 50 Tomahawk Missiles at Syrian Govt

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: syria]Trump, who vowed repeatedly never to go into Syria, waited only 77 days before lighting the fuse that could potentially set off World War III.

When Government Evil Triumphs, Freedom Falls

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*John W. Whitehead* - Is the government evil? You tell me. The post When Government Evil Triumphs, Freedom Falls appeared first on Waking Times.

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar; Michael Mann’s Bullying Backfires

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
If you haven’t seen it yet, Dr. Judith Curry gives one of the greatest climate bully beatdowns in world history. Serial Climate Bully Michael “I Bully Women” Mann’s effort to bully Dr. Judith Curry backfired worse than Scott Farcus’ effort to bully Raphie. Here is a link to the actual video where Dr. Judith Curry … Continue reading "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar; Michael Mann’s Bullying Backfires"

Coral Reef Sophistry

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
Almost everytime I look into an alarmist’s claim, there is an easy to identify natural cause of the observation. The arctic sea ice is greatly impacted by the wind direction, storms and warm water entering the arctic. None of which are due to CO2. Polar bears are doing just great, so there is no issue … Continue reading "Coral Reef Sophistry"

Climate “Science” Gone Mad; The True Face of Envirofascism

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
As a follow up to Climate Bullies Gone Wild; Caught on Tape and Print, we have Climate “Science” Gone Mad; The True Face of Envirofascism. A collection of shameless displays of true, unhinged, unashamed fascism. Watch as the true nature of these fascists is exposed. Fascist and proud!!! Let the book burnings begin!!! Intolerant Democrats Ask Teachers … Continue reading "Climate “Science” Gone Mad; The True Face of Envirofascism"

UPDATED: US launches War against Syria...and Russia?!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*April 7, 2017 - *Update from American Everyman. US missile strike "ineffective". Some of the 59 missiles went astray and killed neighbouring villagers...including children. "We needed to destroy the village in order to save it." (US military quote from the Vietnam era) *Trump’s flip-flop*BREAKING: Trump just struck a #Syrian airbase with 60 tomohawk missiles, Syrian And Russian troops among the casualties. This is the start of WW3. ----Syrian Girl *UPDATE:* Correction: Latest reports are that *no* Russians were killed. *In a Cataclysmic Attack on World Peace and Justice* *The US... more »

BWorld 119, Seven myths in the mining debate

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld on March 15, 2017. The endless debate in mining is largely fueled by endless myths and disinformation that fan more emotionalism than reason. Below are some of these myths and the realities behind these half-truths. 1. Mining provides a small contribution to GDP, only P70 billion a year in gross value added (GVA). Wrong. Mining GVA is P85 billion a year, average for 2010 to 2016. Also, the sectors gross value production is P166 billion a year, average for 2010 to 2015. A large part of this is from large-scale corporate mining while the reporte... more »

Energy 92, Asia retains big coal use

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
There are many reports now saying that "Asia moving away from coal" or "Asia embracing more renewables, ditching coal" and similar stories. These claims are half-truths and hence, generally not correct. See these reports and stats below. *Why Is Asia Returning to Coal?* The fossil fuel is undergoing an unexpected renaissance in the region. By Grace Guo February 17, 2017 *"For Japan, coal has emerged as the best alternative to replacing its 54 nuclear reactors, which are deeply unpopular with the population and seen as symb... more »

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