Friday, November 30, 2018

30 November - Blogs I'm Following - 3 of 3

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Charity and tolerance

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
In 1959, Bertrand Russell, the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher, mathematician and peace activist was just short of his 87th birthday, when he gave wide-ranging interviews to the BBC and the CBC. In this video Russell shares life lessons — lessons about critical thinking, love and tolerance — to a generation living 1,000 years in the future.

Ebola's still getting worse, and I'm getting worried

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
The most recent Ebola outbreak, about which we've written before in these pages, is steadily getting worse. The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday. The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where more than 28,000 cases where confirmed, and is bigger than an outbreak in 2000 in Uganda involving 425 cases. Ebola is believed to have killed 245 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces ... more »

DWP softens ‘threatening’ tone of universal credit agreement after claimant’s death

John Pring at Disability News Service - 18 hours ago
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to soften the “threatening” tone of the agreement that claimants of universal credit are forced to sign to receive their benefits, following a secret review into the death of a claimant. A panel of DWP civil servants called for the threatening wording of the claimant [...]

Minister appears unprepared for impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on social care

John Pring at Disability News Service - 18 hours ago
The health and social care secretary appears to have accidentally confessed to having no plans for dealing with the worsening social care recruitment crisis that is almost certain to hit the UK if the country is forced into a no-deal Brexit. Matt Hancock was asked by a committee of MPs on Tuesday about the prospect [...]

Watchdog calls on government to act ‘before it’s too late’ on impact of cuts

John Pring at Disability News Service - 18 hours ago
The equality watchdog has called on the government to “do something before it’s too late”, after its own research showed UK government reforms will cut the living standards of disabled people with the highest support needs in England by more than 10 per cent. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report says that the [...]

Crossrail step-free promise looks set to be broken

John Pring at Disability News Service - 18 hours ago
The promise to disabled people that every station on London’s much-delayed, £15 billion Crossrail project would be step-free from the moment it opens looks increasingly likely to be broken. Four years ago, a two-year campaign by disabled and older people led to promises by Transport for London (TfL) that every one of its stations would [...]

Bus company ‘turns back clock on wheelchair access’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 18 hours ago
A bus company has turned back the clock on access by introducing new buses that will make it harder for wheelchair-users to use public transport, says a leading disabled campaigner. Lothian Buses took the decision to ban non-folding buggies from its vehicles in 2008 so the accessible spaces could be used by wheelchair-users, which it [...]

Here Are The U.S. Army's 5 Next Super Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
U.S. Army Video by Gina Palombit *Michael Peck, RCD:* *Meet the U.S. Army's 5 Next Super Weapons* Here are five that we will likely see in the coming years. The U.S. Army already fields an impressive array of weapons. But as the U.S. Army prepares itself for potential conflicts against high-tech Russian and Chinese armies , the Army is working on a slew of new systems ranging from tanks to missiles. The result will be the gradual disappearance of the familiar weapons born during the Cold War -- the Abrams tanks and Apache helicopters -- that symbolize America's arsenal. In their p... more »

Ukraine to Limit Entry for Russian Men Aged 16-60 Amid Kerch Strait Row

Sputnik News Service at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The post Ukraine to Limit Entry for Russian Men Aged 16-60 Amid Kerch Strait Row appeared first on The Duran.

Guardian Busted For Bogus Assange Story

The Jimmy Dore Show at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The post Guardian Busted For Bogus Assange Story appeared first on The Duran .

Fruit Flies Have The Cognitive Ability To Learn Sexual Preferences - And Perhaps Transmit Them Culturally

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 18 hours ago
Do Drosophila, commonly called fruit flies, have culture? Culture, lasting changes in a group that cannot be ascribed to genetic or ecological variation, is obviously a human quality, and it may be found in other vertebrates like some other primates and birds. A new computer simulation says it may be in fruit flies also. Fruit flies can learn and copy the sexual preferences of their conspecifics after observing them copulating. For a behavioral pattern to be deemed culturally transmitted, there are considered: 1) the behavior must be learned socially, which is to say by observing c... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, November 30, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 18 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Baile da U.G. @ Comuna (Botafogo) – UjimaGang are a collective of young creative minds who met in Niterói. A year ago they started to independently produce parties, musical […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, November 30, 2018 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Plastic Water Bottles

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
If environmentalists are to protest something, disposable plastic water (and beverage) bottles might be the first thing to boycott. When I was young, they didn't exist and people drank water from drinking fountains (and survived). There were also canteens (reusable metal (later plastic) water bottles. California declared a war on plastic drinking straws, but compared to plastic bottles, their contribution to the detritus mass that covers the landscape, floats in the ocean and degrades over decades or longer - is NOTHING. Yet not a peep from the environmental left. Why is that? Ye... more »

Female genital mutilation cases more than double in a year in UK per The Guardian

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The Guardian manage to report on the rise in FGM in the UK. 'The number of girls in England who have experienced or are believed to be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) has more than doubled in a year, according to assessments by council social workers. Analysis of government figures shows that FGM featured in 1,960 social work assessments in 2017-18 – more than twice the 970 cases reported in the previous year. The figures were described as alarming by those wo... more »

Comparing China and America

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Fred Reed ponders China's rapid progress, and America's steady decline

WATCH: Drag queen admits he’s ‘grooming’ children at story hour events

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
LGBT activist admits that children as young as three are being deliberately targeted with reading events at public libraries

Israeli Squatters in West Bank uproot 1,000 Palestinian Olive Trees a Month (800,000 since 1967)

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Instead of making the "desert bloom”, Israeli settlers appear to have done the opposite

When SHTF, America will see a resurgence of diseases long thought to have been eradicated…

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
… And most deaths will happen through sickness, not violence

State Department floats threat of military action against Iran

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
U.S. State Department warns that “military force” is still an option amid suspicions that Iran had supplied Houthi rebels with missiles

Muslim Invasion of Europe in Historical Perspective

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
"Wherever they went, the Jews threw open to [the Muslim invaders] the gates of the principal cities." [Spain, 709 AD]

Middle East dictators always end up bringing their western allies down

Robert Fisk at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
The world is indeed a vicious place – but the Middle East is its most treacherous.

Another Canadian Diplomat In Cuba Is Sick From Suspected 'Sonic Attack'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
A man walks beside Canada's embassy in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.Desmond Boylan/The Canadian Press *National Post:* *Another Canadian diplomat in Cuba is sick with mysterious illness that has affected 13 people so far* *Canadian diplomatic personnel are allowed to return to Canada if they wish.* OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada says another Canadian diplomat in Cuba has fallen ill, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 13. That includes diplomats posted to the Canadian embassy in Havana, as well as their dependants, who have come down with a mysterious illness... more »

Ukraine Provocations Staged to Cancel Trump-Putin Summit

Ukraine Provocations Staged to Cancel Trump-Putin Summit by In this week’s webcast, Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Harley Schlanger discuss the causes and consequences of Trump’s cancellation of he and Putin’s summit at the upcoming G20 meeting in Argentina. Zepp-LaRouche reiterates Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s assessment that the provocation was conducted by the same forces out to […]

Within the Past 48 hrs the British Empire Have Attempted to Derail the Prospect of President Trump’s Collaboration with Russia and China to Rebuild the World

Who is behind the attacks on Trump and the Ukraine incident on 25 Nov 2018? The Satanic bloodlines, the Old Black (as in EVIL) Nobility of Europe headed by the British Queen Lizzie Lizard … Zzzerpent. – Within the Past 48 hrs the British Empire Have Attempted to Derail the Prospect of President Trump’s Collaboration […]

UK Commits Extra Military Forces to Ukraine: Irresponsible Policy, Dangerous Repercussions

UK Commits Extra Military Forces to Ukraine: Irresponsible Policy, Dangerous Repercussions by Arkady Savitsky, Strategic Culture Foundation, via GR Editor’s note This carefully researched article by Arkady Savitsky first published on November 24, (one day before the Kerch Strait Incident) outlines with foresight Britain’s so-called “hydrographic survey” in the Black Sea which is slated to be carried out as of […]

China To Save The Planet

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 20 hours ago
A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not … Continue reading →

JFK Jr. predicted Trump’s run for president 20 years ago

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: JFK Jr. predicted Trump’s run for president 20 years ago] . In fairness, predicting Trump running was no big trick at all by this time. He had the necessary public profile to do it plus serious business success behind him already. That he would have to beat his way through both National parties was not predictable then. I am more interested by the mere fact that JFK jr chose to run his show through Trump's facility as that indicates two things. The two certainly knew each other. And this is much more subtle. the plausibility of the Kennedy fortune acting as a silent i... more »

Stunning Investigation Exposes Israel’s Secretive Assassination Program

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is hardly news, although we now get a deeper dip than we perhaps wanted. However i do want to say something that needs to be said. The ultimate problem with creating an assassination team is that there are always obvious targets well worth removing that justify the creation of such a team which abates pretty fast. Now you have a team that needs to be in action every two months at least to keep their skills up to speed. Just like a sniper team. Management must now feed the monkey. Pretty soon you are taking out low level targets. They are still bad guys but gunning dow... more »

Hiawatha Impactor associated with Pleisocene Nonconformity

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is pleasant surprise as i do think that it was part of the comet impact that whacked this part of the Ice Cap 12,900 BP and I refer to as the Pleistocene nonconformity. delivering targeted mass would serve to produced a controlled crustal shift much better than the distributed mass of the comet itself whose kinetic energy was meant to be dissipated within the ice itself.. *'This crater is the only known terrestrial crater of this size that retains aspects of its original surface topographic expression. The age of the crater is presently unknown, but an impact sometime durin... more »

Hayek's Case for Decentralized Communities

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: GettyImages-920381302.jpg] What i would like to add to this is the importance of the natural community of about 150 souls who self create most of the information producing price. Mastering that meme eliminates poverty of the physical and even poverty of the soul as well. The church used to sort of know this but then allowed itself to forget. The fundamental failure of economic thinking has been not understanding natural community as the fundamental unit of economics. Without that you are massaging data. With that in mind, this is an excellent read. . *Hayek's Case for... more »

Contrary To Earlier Reports, US And Russian Troops Are Not Shooting At Each Other In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey. Photograph: Yasin Öztürk *Task & Purpose*: *No, US And Russian Troops Are Not Shooting At Each Other In Syria, US Official Clarifies * There are screw-ups and there are major-league screw-ups, but the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement takes the prize for the mother of all screw-ups by implying that U.S. and Russian troops are shooting at each other in Syria – they aren’t. * Let’s recap. Ambassador James Jeffrey recently told Russian media that U.S. troops have had to defend themselves “about a dozen times” in Syri... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
*by Noah* Every time you think that Trump and his party have gone as low as they possibly can, they find a new depth of WTF Hell to drag us all into. Perhaps that was no more evident than when Comrade Trump recently attacked Admiral McRaven, our military man in charge of the Navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden, and, at the very same time, Trump continued to support the killers of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, all because they own him and enrich him as much as Putin's oligarchs, and because the very ideas and ideals set forth by America's founding fathers are ... more »

CNN: Bayer is cutting 12,000 jobs in the wake of its Monsanto deal

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 21 hours ago
London (CNN Business)Bayer plans to slash thousands of jobs as part of a corporate overhaul following its acquisition of Monsanto. The chemicals and pharmaceuticals group said it would cut 12,000 jobs out of its global workforce of 118,000 by the end of 2021. A significant number of the reductions will be made in its home […] The post CNN: Bayer is cutting 12,000 jobs in the wake of its Monsanto deal appeared first on Health Nut News.

CNN: DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather Jr. charged with cryptocurrency fraud

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 21 hours ago
(Editor’s note: This has nothing to do with cryptocurrency but I wanted to draw your attention to the corrupt and criminal SEC (mentioned below). After my money manager was charged with (allegedly) spending our investments on himself, the SEC (San Francisco) contacted me and said we should get our initial investment back as it appeared […] The post CNN: DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather Jr. charged with cryptocurrency fraud appeared first on Health Nut News.

"An Excellent Question!" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago

Retired Gen. McChrystal: President Trump's Attacks On Military Service Members Are 'Disturbing'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Retired Gen. McChrystal. ABC News *The Hill:* *Retired Gen. McChrystal: Trump's attacks on military service members are 'disturbing' * Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Wednesday denounced President Trump's attacks on military service members, including the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and retired Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. "His discussions on Bill McRaven, as well as his previous discussions on John McCain and others have been something that’s deeply disturbing to a lot of thoughtful people,” McChrystal said on ABC's Powerhous... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 11/30/18" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 11/30/18"* By Greg Hunter’s "Trump tweeted out a cartoon with some of the people behind bars that failed in taking him out of office in a soft coup. The cartoon asked “When do the trials for treason begin?” Could a release of the FISA documents laced with outright fraud used to spy on President Trump and prove a phony witch hunt be far away? People will go to jail over this. Meanwhile, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and his team of Democrats seem to be panicked to tie President Trump to the failed Russian collusion case of the 2016 election... more »

Foreboding – FBI Raids Home of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
The Daily Caller has an exclusive report tonight that is very troubling, and, unfortunately in alignment with a previous suspicion CTH shared when it was first announced that John Huber was scheduled to testify to congress on December 5th. According … Continue reading →

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
G20 powers open two days of summit talks in Argentina after a stormy buildup dominated by US President Trump's crusade to realign world trade — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 30, 2018 In Pictures: World leaders gather for G20 summit — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 30, 2018 US sets up new observation posts along Syria-Turkey border as constitutional committee fails to progress — Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) November 29, 2018 French authorities ... more »

Is Austria About To Become Israel’s Top Ally In Europe?

Andrew KORYBKO at - 22 hours ago
Austria currently holds the EU’s rotating six-month presidency until the end of the year, meaning that Vienna veritably has agenda-setting powers that could therefore place the bloc on the course of developing a more pro-Israeli policy by 2019 that would dovetail with the US’ own. The post Is Austria About To Become Israel’s Top Ally In Europe? appeared first on

Nir Shaviv in Bundestag

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Gene has informed me that the Israeli astrophysicist, climate skeptic, and TRF guest blogger Nir Shaviv gave a testimony in the German Parliament, the greenest Parliament of any country in the world, on Wednesday. EIKE, a skeptical institute for climate and energy, has written down a detailed story in German. How did Nir get there? Well, it's simple. The Green Party whackadoodles are the new Übermenschen in that group of lawmakers so they decided that they had to educate the Untermenschen, i.e. the non-green lawmakers, by inviting their "expert", an unhinged climate fearmonger. Ho... more »

Vermont Air Guard Commander Uses An F-16 For A Romantic Getaway

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
An F-16 Fighting Falcon pulls away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after aerial refueling, October 7, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Hampton Stramler) *Task & Purpose*: *When Booty Calls: A Vermont Air Guard Commander Allegedly Used An F-16 For A Romantic Getaway * The commander of the Vermont Air National Guard was quietly forced out of his job after bogarting an F-16 Fighting Falcon in what amounted to an interstate booty call with an Army officer in Washington, D.C., according to a salacious new investigation by VTDigger. * Just a year after taking command of the Burlington-bas... more »

Don’t Be A Conspiracy Theorist

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 22 hours ago
If you control the language, you control the argument If you control the argument, you control information If you control information, you control history If you control history, you control the past He who controls the past controls the future. … Continue reading →

The Ruthless Effectiveness of these Outrageous Stories

Teodrose Fikre at The Ghion Journal - 23 hours ago
Oh where to start? To pinpoint an outrageous story of the day is impossible given the glut of ridiculous political headlines and cultural depravities that have become a norm. I could go with Nancy Pelosi and how the Democrat base has once again been shafted given that the blue wave is about to reveal its true neoliberal face caked in the foundation of corporatism. Or better yet, I could go with the absurdity of Donald… The post The Ruthless Effectiveness of these Outrageous Stories appeared first on The Ghion Journal.

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Thursday 29th November 2018

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

WashPost Trashes ‘Gaffe’-Prone Melania: She Is ‘Just Plain Bad At This’

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Scott Whitlock ~ The Washington Post on Thursday published a nasty, dismissive attack on Melania Trump, mocking the “gaffe”-prone First Lady and insisting she is just “just plain bad at this.” In the kind of attack not seen on other first ladies (or at least Democratic First Ladies), columnist Monica Hesse tried to make some […]

Colorado Energy Plan Bid Rigging?

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Colorado Energy Plan is a massive $2.5 billion scheme by Xcel Energy that substitutes wind and solar-plus-storage power for existing coal fired generation. The Plan is supposed to be based on a competitive procurement that received a multitude of bids. Only a few were selected and the makeup of […]

The Incoming Congress May Look Diverse, But Diversity Of Thought Is Dwindling

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Star Parker ~ The headlines about the incoming 116th Congress scream that our representation has never been so “young,” so “blue,” so “diverse.” If diversity is about how people look, this Congress is very diverse. It’s a fact that there has never been so great a number of representatives who are women and people […]

Lost in literature: the misuse of western sources and perspectives [Part III]

Phacharaphorn Phanomvan at New Mandala - 23 hours ago
On the the misuse of western historical sources in the search for Suvarnabhumi. The post Lost in literature: the misuse of western sources and perspectives [Part III] appeared first on New Mandala.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A sandstorm hits the city of Zhangye in Gansu province, China, November 25. REUTERS/Stringer *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Photos of the week* (Reuters).

November 30th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #680

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Friday November 30th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Is The Era Of The U.S. Navy Having It All Coming To An End?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kennishah J. Maddux *Popular Mechanics*: *The U.S. Navy Is Facing a Choice: Nukes or Ships?* *The era of having it all may be over.* The U.S. Navy may have a tough choice to make: prioritizing growing its fleet of warships or funding the next generation of nuclear ballistic missile submarines. The Navy has made growing the size of the overall fleet to 355 ships a major priority, while at the same time building the new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Meanwhile, the service is also being warned that the Pentagon... more »

Ben Swann Responds to Jeffery Epstein Pedophilia Case

RT America Published on Nov 29, 2018 Anya Parampil reports on millionaire investor, Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal, which allowed him to serve a mere 13 months in prison for raping dozens of underage girls. She breaks down how Epstein leveraged his vast political and legal connections to cover up the extent of his crimes. Anya speaks […]

Anglo-American Psy-op Agency Exposed

Anglo-American Psy-op Agency Exposed by Paul Craig Roberts, In 2015 an organization called the Integrity Initiative was created “to counter disinformation and other forms of malign influence being conducted by states and sub-state actors seeking to interfere in democratic processes and to undermine public confidence in national political institutions.” As the only government that interferes in […]

Feminist Suspended from Twitter After Referring to Trans Woman as ‘Him’

RT Published on Nov 29, 2018 feminist journalist in Canada has been permanently banned from Twitter for ‘hateful conduct’. She’d tweeted that transwomen can’t be identified as women or join the feminist movement. READ MORE: end

‘RT is Unrelenting But Not Lying’: Former Homeland Security Official Laments Channel’s Truth-Telling

RT Published on Nov 29, 2018 Over the years, Russian media, and RT in particular, have repeatedly been branded by their critics in America & elsewhere, as ‘fake news’ and propaganda. But in a notable shift in tone, a former under-secretary for US Homeland Security now says RT does tell the truth… not that it was […]

Trump Cancels Planned Meeting with Putin at G20 Over Russia-Ukraine Flare Up

RT Published on Nov 29, 2018 US President Donald #Trump has cancelled a scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir #Putin which was due to take place at the #G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Saturday. READ MORE: end

China Warns US that Trade War Could Escalate into ‘Great Depression & World War’

China Warns US that Trade War Could Escalate into ‘Great Depression & World War’ by An escalation of the Sino-American trade conflict could lead to a repeat of the great catastrophes of the 20th century, a Chinese envoy has warned, just as Donald Trump once again threatened to slap China with additional tariffs. – Just […]

Ukraine to Ask Turkey to Close Bosphorus to Russian Ships Amid Kerch Strait Rift

Ukraine to Ask Turkey to Close Bosphorus to Russian Ships Amid Kerch Strait Rift by Earlier in the day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had discussed the possibility of mediating the crisis between Russia and Ukraine following a violation of Russia’s maritime border by Ukrainian warships. – Speaking at the second International Maritime Security […]

NATO in Azov Sea? NATO-Backed Think Tank Says Yes

RT America Published on Nov 28, 2018 RT Correspondent Murad Gazdiev reports from the Kerch Strait, as European officials mull whether or not to sanction Russia after the country seized Ukrainian ships which failed to comply with proper procedure when crossing the straight. RT Producer Nebojsa Malic joins host Anya Parampil to discuss the NATO-backed Atlantic […]

US Switching to Ukraine as Location to Start World War III Against Russia

US Switching to Ukraine as Location to Start World War III Against Russia by ERIC ZUESSE | 02 Oct 2018, The United States Government is now treating Ukraine as if it were a NATO member, and on September 27th donated to Ukraine two warships for use against Russia. This is the latest indication that the US is switching to […]

UK Admiral Suggests Deploying Destroyer to Ukraine to Confront Russia

UK Admiral Suggests Deploying Destroyer to Ukraine to Confront Russia by The admiral’s comments come amid escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine after three Ukrainian warships violated international law by illegally entering Russia’s territorial waters in what Moscow called a premeditated provocation orchestrated by Kiev. – Speaking with Daily Star Online, Admiral Lord Alan West said […]

Did Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Announce She Will Be Retiring in January 2019?

David Mikkelson at - 1 day ago
"Santa Monica Observer plays fast and loose with the facts." In spades.

Canada: Virtually No Change in July/August Highs Since 1939

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: Ross McKitrick analyzed Canadian weather records. Summers aren’t any hotter. Since 1939 there has been virtually no change in the median July and August daytime highs across Canada, and October has cooled slightly If people knew that summers won’t get an hotter and winters would get a little warmer, would…

Vehicle Electrification Common Sense

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
From Watts Up With That: Guest Blogger / November 26, 2018 By Rud Istvan, This is the first of two loosely related technology posts that ctm suggested might be interesting to WUWT. In full disclosure, the details stem from my financial interests in energy storage materials and related topics, having spent much time and money […]

Met Office: If At First You Don’t Succeed … Double Down

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? Andrew Montford on the new set of UK Climate Predictions: ? The Met Office has today released the latest iteration of the official climate predictions that it periodically issues to the country. The last iteration, UKCP09, provided considerable entertainment to climate…

BBC’s Latest Propaganda For Katowice

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? More propaganda from the WMO and BBC. Who would have guessed there was another climate conference next week! ? The year 2018 is on course to be the fourth warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. It says that…

Bjorn Lomborg Shreds Media/Scientists Over US Climate Report

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: Bjorn Lomborg shreds scientists and media. “Actually, the assessment, and science, tell a different story. “Drought statistics over the entire contiguous US have declined,” the report finds, reminding us that “the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s remains the benchmark drought and extreme heat event.” On flooding, the assessment accepts…

Panda Requests “Fair Minded” Trade Discussion in Advance of G20 Dinner…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
President Trump took all the ‘dragon slayers’ with him to Argentina likely anticipating a rapid Chinese evolution from Panda to Dragon. Trump’s delegation selection sends exactly that message. If cunning Chairman Xi exhibits wounded sensibilities, well, tough. China deployed the … Continue reading →

Japan Wants To Modify Its Ships To Carry F-35s

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon *CNN:* *Japan preparing to put US-designed stealth jets on an 'aircraft carrier'* CNN)Japan is preparing an order for roughly 100 US-designed F-35 stealth fighter jets in a deal that could potentially upend the balance of power in Asia, according to sources familiar with the process. That order would include a version of the jet that can take-off and land vertically, a feature that could prompt Japan to transform some of its existing ships into aircraft carriers so that it can operate the fighters at sea -- a capability they have not had since World War ... more »

The Real Red Pill

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
“To those three soldiers who got killed in Afghanistan the other day,” said Ian. “They died fightin’ for our freedom.” “Freedom isn’t free,” Bill solemnly declared as the men raised their glasses and drank. “That’s bullshit,” Steve mumbled into his glass. “Aww, come on,” said […]

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning” ("Void of the Stellar Winds") (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
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"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left) along the diagonal in this cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. *Click image for larger size.* They lie from 800 to 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion's well-studied interstellar clouds. In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have some surprisingly familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. The famous Orion N... more »

How To Commit Green Genocide

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 day ago
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities – Voltaire If you want to kill billions of people in a short period of time, a good way to do it would be cut off the supply … Continue reading →

This Is China's Plan To Defeat The U.S. Air Force Without Firing A Shot

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese airmen march in formation prior to a combat drill with H-6K bombers. (Yang Ruikang/People's Republic of China) *Kyle Rempfer, Air Force Times*: *China aims to defeat the US Air Force without firing a shot. Here’s how. * A new study highlights China’s growing air power, and warns that China is looking to build out its Air Force to the point that the U.S. would not be willing to take it on in direct conflict. The Project Air Force team at Rand Corp. describes an emerging Chinese air force that aims to rival the United States' own, both technologically and strategically, ofte... more »

President Trump and First Lady Melania Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the G20 Summit…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
President Donald Trump and Fist Lady Melania Trump arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the G20 Summit of world leaders. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived with the first couple met by local dignitaries.