Friday, January 10, 2020

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vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 14 seconds ago

DC Is a Fetid Cesspool Of Anti-Democracy Corruption-- Whether We're Talking About Cheri Bustos (D) or Moscow Mitch (R)... Same Garbage

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 minute ago
*real picture of two fascists* This week AP reporter John Hanna reported how McConnell is moving to deny Kansas Republicans the opportunity to pick their own Senate nominee this year, basically using the same anti-democracy tactics that Schumer uses with the DSCC and that Cheri Bustos uses in the House. I'm no fan of Kansas racist and neo-Nazi Kris Kobach but he's the best representative of what Kansas Republicans are all about regardless of what McConnell's calculus for staying in power is all about. There are plenty of decent people in Kansas. In fact, I never met a Kansan I didn'... more »

The Iowa Straw Poll? It’s Like Buttah!

From abc NEWS: DES MOINES — Walking amid the good folk and food booths and rides at the Iowa State Fair, it’s hard to get a sense people are fixated on politics in the aftermath of the Republican debate and before the important straw vote in Ames. Iowans seem more intent on viewing the giant […]

ALERT: Banks Need $473B for Weekend!… And Plans Change on Tuesday!! (Bix Weir)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
RoadtoRoota The banks REQUIRED a bailout for this weekend is $473B and on Tuesday they have to update the schedule for the next month. Will they “taper” the repos? Will they announce a new SCHEME to keep the bubbles from popping? I’m on the edge of my seat! end

David Morgan: “The Silver Guru’s” Silver Forecast for 2020

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Arcadia Economics As the #FederalReserve continues to increase its balance sheet with no end in sight, the dynamics for a silver rally continue to fall firmly in place. So with few in the world more knowledgeable about the silver market than David Morgan “The Silver Guru”, I was fortunate to have him join me on …

The Counterfeit Society Is Heading Towards A Horrendous Disaster

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
RonPaulLibertyReport Counterfeit money produces a counterfeit economy. A counterfeit economy is bolstered by counterfeit news. All of this leads to a counterfeit society, and America’s counterfeit society is heading towards a horrendous disaster. You should know about sound money. It’s the only way out. end

Gaza is Now Officially Uninhabitable

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Gaza is Now Officially Uninhabitable by Ramzy Baroud, Special to Gulf News, Resistance and solidarity for the people of Palestine is expected to continue in 2020 A new year is upon us, yet the siege on the Gaza Strip persists, only to be interrupted by a massive war, like the one of 2014, or …

Could ‘Deal of the Century’ Be Released Before Israel’s Election?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
The Trump administration is accelerating the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians (REAL Jews). The Zionists want to expel Palestinians into the North Sinai desert. Thus, fulfilling Revelation 12:6,13-14. – The important aspect of this “Deal of the Century” which I am monitoring closely is: the Guardianship of the Temple Mount. My understanding is that it will …

‘Because You’d Be in Jail!’ The Real Reason Democrats Are Pushing Trump Impeachment?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
‘Because You’d Be in Jail!’ The Real Reason Democrats Are Pushing Trump Impeachment? by Robert BRIDGE, In the time-honored tradition of Machiavellian statecraft, all of the charges being leveled against Donald Trump to remove him from office – namely, ‘abuse of power’ and ‘obstruction of congress’ –are essentially the same things the Democratic Party …

The Deep State is Real, and They’re Not Playing Games — The Dan Bongino Show

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Dan Bongino In this episode, I address the stunning connections between the anti-Trump impeachment players and the Spygate hoaxers. I also address the imploding impeachment farce and the failure of Pelosi’s latest gamble. Finally, I address failure of media outlets to understand the significance of Trump’s strike against Soleimani. end

‘We Are Going to Have a Horrible Time,’ Jim Rogers Tells Boom Bust as Global Debt Skyrockets

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
‘We Are Going to Have a Horrible Time,’ Jim Rogers Tells Boom Bust as Global Debt Skyrockets by Central banks around the world will continue printing money as long as it’s necessary, says legendary investor Jim Rogers, calling it “madness.” – He talks to RT’s Boom Bust about the state of the global economy …

The Story Of The USS Maddox Explains How America Got Into The Vietnam War

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 22 minutes ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, Asia* Here it is. *Key point:* In the immediate wake of the events that transpired in August of 1963, the USS Maddox quickly became a symbol of North Vietnamese aggression The United States Navy commissioned the USS Maddox toward the end of World War II as a fast carrier escort for action in the Philippines and South China Sea. An Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, the Maddox supported carrier raids against Japan and American operations on Okinawa after recovering from a Kamikaze attack earlier in 1945. She would also participate in UN operati... more »

The Modern Sniper Was Forged In World War II

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 22 minutes ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, * They proved their effectiveness. *Key point:* Throughout the war, the Japanese sniper proved a constant trial to his enemies, from coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean to the forests of New Guinea. The art of sniping developed from the sharpshooting practiced during earlier conflicts. During the 19th century, the steadily improving technology of the rifle led to the use of sharpshooters during the American Civil War and the Boer War. However, it was during World War I that sniping progressed from simply a good marksman picking choice targets to... more »

Japan Wasn't Expecting This Battleship to Put Up a Fight At Pearl Harbor

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 22 minutes ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Americas* [image: The U.S. Navy battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) leads USS Colorado (BB-45), USS Louisville (CA-28), USS Portland (CA-33), and USS Columbia (CL-56) into Lingayen Gulf before the landing on Luzon, Philippines in January 1945.] What a fight it was! *Key Point:* Pennsylvania was the first ship to return fire that morning, its machine guns barking at 8:02. During the attack Winsett and his fellow gunner’s mates fired 65,000 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition. On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, Gunner’s Mate Russell Winsett, 19, ... more »

You Can't Stop the the Remington 700 Rifle

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 22 minutes ago
*Charlie Gao* *Technology, * The U.S. military just can't say good bye. The Remington 700 has served the U.S. military for more than half a decade. Both major ground warfare services, the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps used variants of the Remington 700. The rifle is likely to serve well into the future, updated versions of the rifle were adopted as recently as 2019. The story of the Remington 700’s official use in the US Military begins in Vietnam. As the Marine Corps needed a newer sniper rifle to replace their stocks of aging M1903 Springfield sniper conversions, a variant of... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Iran admits it accidentally shot down Ukraine Flight with missile

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 26 minutes ago
*Tehran crash site of Ukraine passenger jet* *January 2020* Shocking news out of Iran. It has reversed its stand on the crash of the Ukraine airliner and has now admitted that it was brought down with a missile...albeit unintentionally. Apparently the plane flew too close to a military installation which triggered a defensive missile launch. Iran has admitted the error and apologized which is more than the West has done for its many similar "errors" including a take down of an Iranian plane years ago with the loss of 200 lives. Just shows that war is a very unpredictable course ... more »

So The US Is Invading Iraq Again

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 50 minutes ago
So the US has decided to become an invading, occupying force in Iraq again. It won’t be as exciting as last time. There will be no “shock and awe” invasion tactics this time. The invaders won’t even have to enter the country, because they’re already […]

FBI Director Chris Wray Responds to FISA Court – More Training, More Promises, No Mention of Accountability…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 53 minutes ago
In June 2018, in response to an IG investigation, while denying the FBI had any political bias, FBI Director Christopher Wray promised anti-bias training for all agents. In response to the “challenges” identified by the report, the FBI “appreciates the … Continue reading →

Rose breaks with party to oppose war powers resolution on Iran

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
Congressman Max Rose, an Army combat veteran, issued the following statement on the War Powers Resolution on Iran before the House of Representatives today: “President Trump was justified in killing a terrorist who was responsible for the murder of hundreds

Brindisi pushes legislation to declare Mexican drug cartels ‘Terrorist Organizations’

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick introduced the bipartisan Identifying Drug Cartels as Terrorists Act. This bipartisan legislation would list seven Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs), as defined by section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality

Tonko’s electric vehicle charging bill advances in House

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Paul D. Tonko celebrated the advance of his bill, H.R. 5530, the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Rebate Act, through the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy today as part of a broader Electric Vehicle (EV) legislative package,

Stefanik co-leads bipartisan effort to modernize online job searches

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, as a co-lead of the bill, reintroduced the Widening Internet Readiness for Employment Development (WIRED) Act this week, alongside U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Richard Hudson (R-NC). This bill directs the Department of

Morelle advances legislation to address contaminated drinking water

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
Legislation seeks to address exposure of cancer-causing chemicals known as PFAS: harmful pollutant that contaminated drinking water in Hoosick Falls, NY WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to protect public health and the safety of our drinking water

Light Bulbs Disprove Global Warming

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 1 hour ago
Peter Ward explains at The Hill Greenhouse gases simply do not absorb enough heat to warm Earth Excerpts in italics with my bolds. Science is not done by consensus, by popular vote, or by group think. As Michael Crichton put it: “In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists […]

The OLC's Mistaken Analysis of the ERA

Gerard N. Magliocca at Balkinization - 2 hours ago
Soon the impeachment trial will inhale all of the constitutional oxygen. Before that happens, though, I would like to explain why I believe the OLC was wrong in concluding that Congress cannot waive the expired ratification deadline for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. To be clear, I think that a member of Congress can in good faith reject waiving the deadline or conclude that the states that rescinded their ratifications during the 1970s should not be counted as yes votes, which would leave the ERA well short of the three-quarters required for ratification. ... more »

Television news ‘anchors’ are the enemy

Editor, cairnsnews at Cairns News - 2 hours ago
by John Lecrone This will be one of my more controversial posts. Can a hawk become a dove? This is a relevant question and one that needs answered. This is especially true for me as i have some friends that think i am simply too much of a pacifist. So let us talk about what […]

Achievements Are Not Natural

Unknown at The Verma Report - 2 hours ago
To be born free is meaningless; to become free is an achievement. That man has natural rights is meaningless; that he has created nations in which rights are possible is an achievement.

It Was Hell: The Korean War And the Bloody Battle for Seoul

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, * [image:,_Korea_HD-SN-99-03081.jpg] Sometimes the briefest battles can be the toughest. *Key Point:* Americans suffered thousands of casaulties retaking the city from the North Koreans. On September 15, 1950, the United Nations X Corps, spearheaded by two regiments of the U.S. 1st Marine Division, landed at Inchon, on South Korea’s west coast, 25 miles from the capital of Seoul. The landing was a spectacular gamble by UN Su... more »

Twitter Openly Allowing Pedophiles to Discuss Raping Children

AdminM at Health Impact News - 2 hours ago
Previously, TFTP reported how a disturbing push was made to attempt to normalize pedophilia as a mainstream “sexual orientation.” The move involved pedophiles rebranding themselves as “Minor Attracted Persons” (MAP) with the hope that they will be accepted like the LGBTQ community. Disgustingly enough, it was somewhat effective as multiple outlets reported it like it was totally acceptable to be sexually attracted to children. While this incident was extremely disturbing, even more worrisome is that this normalization appears to be spreading and as some recent activity on Twitter i... more »

Big Pharma Spends $30 BILLION on Medical Marketing – Wants Vaccine Exemptions Eliminated

AdminM at Health Impact News - 2 hours ago
In her meticulously referenced testimony submitted to the Massachusetts legislature which is considering whether to eliminate religious exemptions from the childhood vaccination schedule, Meryl Nass, MD, board member of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, laid out the facts to refute the Pharma-orchestrated propaganda about vaccines. First: “there is no crisis (no epidemic of deaths or disabilities) from infectious diseases caused by unvaccinated children, either in Massachusetts or the United States.” She pointed out that “the elephant in the auditorium today is Pharma pr... more »

Florida Mom Hits Jackpot: 2 Sets of Twin Boys Born in 2019

AP News at - 2 hours ago
Doctors told a Florida woman she had a better chance of winning the lottery than of giving birth to two sets of twins in the same year.

'Strange stuff falling from the sky': Rain relief for communities under threat from fires

Kevin Nguyen, Rani Hayman And Michelle Brown at Just In - 3 hours ago
While the rain falling in parts of NSW will have little impact on fires, according to the RFS, communities under threat from blazes have received the wet weather with joy.

US tried to kill another Iranian leader but failed, officials say

Just In - 3 hours ago
US officials reveal a military air strike targeted a high-ranking commander in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on the same day Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed, but the mission was not successful.

Oman's Sultan dies, aged 79, without publicly appointing a successor

Just In - 3 hours ago
Oman goes into a three-day period of morning after the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who had no children.

SA Premier takes over as Tourism Minister to lead recovery in fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills

Just In - 3 hours ago
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall will take-over as tourism minister in a bid to "rebuild the economy" on bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island and in the Adelaide Hills.

Royal family scrambles to sort out future role for Prince Harry and Meghan

Just In - 3 hours ago
The Queen reportedly holds a conference call with Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry to map out the Royal couple's future, as the Duchess of Sussex returns to Canada to be with her eight-month-old son.

Morrison labelled 'laughing stock' by climate change protesters across Europe

Bridget Brennan And Roscoe Whalan at Just In - 3 hours ago
Thousands of people take part in demonstrations across Europe, taking aim at what they say is the Australian Government's lack of action on climate change during the bushfire crisis.

Rafa rattled by ATP Cup travel ahead of semi-final against Aussies

Just In - 3 hours ago
Australia's men's tennis stars, led by Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur, are preparing for a semi-final tie against Spain, with world number one Rafael Nadal coming off a shock loss.

Twitter Openly Allowing Pedophiles to Discuss Raping Children

Admin at Medical Kidnap - 3 hours ago
Previously, TFTP reported how a disturbing push was made to attempt to normalize pedophilia as a mainstream “sexual orientation.” The move involved pedophiles rebranding themselves as “Minor Attracted Persons” (MAP) with the hope that they will be accepted like the LGBTQ community. Disgustingly enough, it was somewhat effective as multiple outlets reported it like it was totally acceptable to be sexually attracted to children. While this incident was extremely disturbing, even more worrisome is that this normalization appears to be spreading and as some recent activity on Twitter i... more »

Watch the F-35 Go Into 'Beast Mode'

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, Americas* [image: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. - U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Michael Lippert, test pilot with the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, takes off from HMS Queen Elizabeth with the first Paveway II payload Oct. 9, 2018.] Boom! Boom! Boom! *Key Point:* “It’s an F-35 at NTTR (Nellis Test and Training Range), I could be wrong, but it [seems to be] dropping five Paveway IVs and hitting all five targets with GEOT (Good Effect On Target).” Recently leaked video sheds light on one of the F-35’s possible weapons configurations, previously... more »

By 2030, These Russian Weapons Will Be Second To None

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Eurasia* More than submarines. *Key point:* Russia is a leader in many military technologies. Russia’s military is on the brink of transformation—or not. The Russian government has big plans for revamping its forces, planning to replace 70 percent of its equipment by 2020. New fighters, bombers, aircraft carriers, destroyers and nuclear weapons would flow to the Russian Armed Forces, boosting their ability to protect their borders and operate in the “near abroad” of the former Soviet socialist republics, and in farther-away locations such as Syria. Th... more »

Iran Might Attack Its Very Own Fake U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier (Again)

David Axe at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Middle East* It appears the Iranian military might stage another mock attack on its huge model of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. It appears the Iranian military might stage another mock attack on its huge model of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. If so, the mock attack essentially would repeat a similar event from 2015 and could function as a show of force in the aftermath of the United States’ Jan. 2, 2020 assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Iran built the carrier mock-up on a barge. The fake flattop, which at roug... more »

This Is How the U.S. Navy Hunts Nuclear-Armed Chinese Submarines

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Pacific* [image: The U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon takes flight just off the coast of Naval Air Station Patuxent River during testing of an enhanced Search and Rescue (SAR) kit.] From the sky! (*Washington, D.C.*) The increasing global reach of Chinese nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, armed with JL-2 weapons reportedly able to hit parts of the US, continues to inspire an ongoing Navy effort to accelerate production of attack submarines, prepare long-dwell drones for deployment to the Pacific and continue acquisition of torpedo-armed sub-hunting pl... more »

Mike Lee Deserves Answers on Iran

Charles “Cully” Stimson at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Charles “Cully” Stimson* *Politics, Americas* [image: U.S. Senators' Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) depart via the Senate Subway following a classified national security briefing of the U.S. Senate on developments with Iran after attacks by Iran on U.S. forces in Iraq, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington] And no, he isn't breaking with the President. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is a serious constitutional scholar. He grew up around the law and has a profound respect for the Constitution, its structure and purpose, and in particular, the separation of powers. His father, Rex Lee,... more »

Humanity Is Lucky A NATO-Warsaw Pact Nuclear War Never Happened

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Europe* We would have all died. *Key point:* It’s possible that in formulating these plans, the Soviets caught a brief glance at the realities of atomic combat—and that may have made them even more determined to avoid all-out war. *This is a plan* for the end of the world, dated 1970. The arrows are armies and the red vertical symbols are nuclear bombs, all part of a part of Cold War contingency plan crafted by the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies in case of war. War that would have destroyed civilization. *War Plan:* The map and other documen... more »

North Korea's 5,000 Metric Tons Of Chemical Weapons Is a Threat

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* North Korea has a robust WMD program. *Key point: *North Korea’s chemical-weapons threat is real and the likelihood of their use in wartime is high. In recent years, North Korea’s chemical weapons have taken a backseat to her nuclear weapons. They are, however, no less dangerous. The deterioration of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) makes them more essential to victory than ever before. For both practical and doctrinal reasons, North Korea will almost certainly use chemical weapons in wartime, from riot control to lethal nerve gases. Chemical weap... more »

Jimmy Dore: “The U.S. Set Off a Powder Keg in Iran that It Won’t be Able to Stop.”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
RT America Jimmy Dore and Brigida Santos discuss the assassination of Iran’s top security and intelligence commander, Qassem Soleimani. President of the National Iranian American Council, Jamal Abdi, talks about the need to de-escalate and find a diplomatic solution to the conflict between America and Iran. end

How the US War-State ‘Wasted’ $11 Trillion

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
RT America Economist and founder of Democracy at Work Dr. Richard Wolff joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the bizarre economics of Washington’s military interventions abroad. He explains how the war lobby actually incentivizes endless and destructive conflict. end

Many Forces Would ‘Love’ to See US-Iran War – Former Diplomat

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
RT America Former US diplomat Jim Jatras dives into how the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran that the United States blames on an Iranian missile impacts Middle East tensions. end

Rick Sanchez Mailbag: War is America’s Chief Export

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
RT America Rick Sanchez answers your questions about US military interventions abroad, the assassination of Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani, the deployment of 5G wireless technology, and more. end

CrossTalk: De-Escalating

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
RT Over the past week, we have heard a lot about escalation, de-escalation and what is proportionate. We have also heard the word ‘war’. This is how the US-Iran conflict is described. What is not talked enough about? The necessity of ending the American military presence in the Middle East. These endless wars must cease. …

Mexico Issues Yellow Alert After Popocatepetl Volcano Explosion

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
RT One of Mexico’s most active volcanoes, Popocatepetl, erupted on Thursday morning, spewing ash high into the air above and showering lava around its crater. Officials have issued a yellow alert in response to the volcanic activity. Dramatic footage of the moments of eruption were caught on camera at around 6.30am local time. Officials say …

America Escalates Its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
America Escalates Its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East by MICHAEL HUDSON, The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind America’s seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just a …

Top Repo Expert Warns Fed Is Now Trapped: “It Will Take Pain To Wean The Repo Market Off Easy Cash”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Top Repo Expert Warns Fed Is Now Trapped: “It Will Take Pain To Wean The Repo Market Off Easy Cash” by Tyler Durden, Yesterday we reported that with the Fed’s first oversubscribed term repo in three weeks… … coupled with a surge in amount of overnight repo submission, indicated that the funding situation in the …

Musical interlude

Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 3 hours ago
Esthero feat. Miguel - Many Times

Speaker Pelosi Instructs Chairman Nadler to Appoint Impeachment Managers Next Week…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 3 hours ago
Amid mounting pressure, and considerable laughs in her general direction, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced her intention to appoint impeachment managers next week and release the impeachment articles to the Senate: Release the Flying Monkeys …”I am … Continue reading →

Targeting Shahla’i in Addition to Soleimani: Unpacking the Legal Questions

RChesney at Lawfare - 3 hours ago
President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Pence and Pentagon officials, delivers an address following the Soleimani strike and Iran's retaliatory missile strike, Jan. 8, 2020 (Source: Flickr/Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) Remarkable news from the Washington Post this afternoon. It appears that, at roughly the same time that U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) conducted the Soleimani airstrike in Iraq, it attempted the same (albeit unsuccessfully) with a second Iranian Quds Force commander: Abdul Reza Shahla’i. According to a prior posting by ... more »


Noor al Haqiqa at SNIPPITS AND SNAPPITS - 4 hours ago
Well done, Nick. I wonder if media has learned a lesson here. Sigh. No. Thank you to the troops of Canadian and American heroes going to fight these fires. I noticed that most of these men appear 'toxic white males' who seem to care about doing something! For the truth about the situation in Australia, Max Igan nails it with his deep work on these fires and their origins. Go to his YouTube site and get educated. Brace yourself for some hard truths. These fires are not accidental; the "fire season", as Australian media renamed the summe... more »

Democrats Need Someone Who Can Defeat Trump-- And That's Bernie, Not A Pale And Doddering Imitation Of Hillary

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Yesterday, Bernie had an immense endorsement-- the Sunrise Movement. There were three more notable Bernie endorsements as well, one from Kshama Sawant, a Socialist member of the Seattle City Council, one from actress Emily Ratajkowski, which you can watch in the video below, and one from the Dream Defenders. Sawant: "we need a political revolution against the billionaire class, an Organizer-in-Chief prepared to build the movement of millions needed to win far-reaching change." Jessica Corbett, writing for Common Dreams, explained the significance of the Dream Defenders endorsem... more »

7 Cultural Sites Damaged or Destroyed By War

A 1977 photograph of the Nergal Gate in Nineveh, Iraq, which was later destroyed by ISIS. ( Vivienne Sharp/Heritage Images/Getty Images)During World War II, countries on both sides of the fight destroyed a number of important cultural sites in Europe and Asia.

Assyrian Church in Sweden Under Guard After Series of Suspected Arson Attacks

( AFP/Getty Images)Following several suspicious fires, members of the Syrian Orthodox St Maria's church in Norrköping say they will begin patrolling the area around the church at night to avoid further potential attacks.

Sultan Qaboos , Gulfs’ long-serving ruler passes away (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 4 hours ago
Omani TV has declared from shot time ago that Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman has passed away after suffering from illness. There will be a 40-days of National mourning in the country. [image: Sultan Qaboos of Oman] Sultan Qaboos of Oman I do not recall Arab media speaking about his illness directly but it seems that the man surfed from cancer of the colon since 2015. Sultan Qaboos returned from Belgium after treatment. The Royal palace claimed on 29 December 2019 that it was a successful trip and he was fine but I guess we know that was not true. It was said that he r... more »

Did Vermont Outlaw Anyone Under Age 21 from Owning a Cellphone?

Bethania Palma at - 4 hours ago
Any legislator can write legislation, but that doesn't mean it will become law.

"Economic Market Snapshot PM 1/10/20"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*PM 1/10/20, Updated frequently as available.* ◆ Gregory Mannarino, PM 1/10/20: "*Be Ready! Because The Fed. MUST Cut Rates* * And Increase Pumping The Debt Market**"* - ◆ *MarketWatch Market Summary, Live Updates* - *CNN Market Data:* - *CNN Fear And Greed Index:* - ◆ *Buffett Indicator: Where Are We with Market Valuations?* "As of 1/9/20 (updates daily): The Stock Market is Significantly Overvalued. Based on historical ratio of ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

"A Look to the Heavens"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring? The rim of the blue galaxy pictured below is an immense ring-like structure 150,000 light years in diameter composed of newly formed, extremely bright, massive stars. That galaxy, AM 0644-741, is known as a ring galaxy and was caused by an immense galaxy collision. *Click image for larger size.* When galaxies collide, they pass through each other- their individual stars rarely come into contact. The ring-like shape is the result of the gravitational disruption caused by an entire small intruder galaxy passing through a large one. When t... more »

"The Human Touch- 5 Seconds Equals a Thousand Words"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The Human Touch - 5 Seconds Equals a Thousand Words" by Nicholas Bakalar "Researchers have found experimental evidence that a touch can be worth a thousand words, that fleeting physical contact can express specific emotions — silently, subtly and unmistakably. Scientists led by Matthew J. Hertenstein, an associate professor of psychology at DePauw University, recruited 248 students, each to touch or be touched by a partner previously unknown to them to try to communicate a specific emotion: anger, fear, happiness, sadness, disgust, love, gratitude or sympathy. The person touched ... more »

Chet Raymo,“Telling Stories”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Telling Stories”* by Chet Raymo "When the pulse of the first day carried it to the rim of night, First Woman said to First Man, "The people need to know the laws. To help them we must write the laws for all to see"...And so she began, slowly, first one and then the next, placing her jewels across the dome of night, carefully designing her pattern so all could read it. But Coyote grew bored watching First Woman carefully arranging the stars in the sky: Impatiently he gathered two corners of First Woman's blanket, and before she could stop him he flung the remaining stars out into ... more »

"And For The Rest..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"It is always what I have already said: always the wish that you may find patience enough in yourself to endure, and simplicity enough to believe; that you may acquire more and more confidence in that which is difficult, and in your solitude among others. And for the rest, let life happen to you. Believe me: life is right, in any case." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Mohawk Nation News 'Iran: Historic Supporter of Indigenous Rights'

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
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How Today’s Iran Crisis Exposes Achilles Heel of Canadian Neocons

Matthew Ehret at The Duran - 4 hours ago
From The Canadian Patriot Review Many Canadians have been rabble roused to extremes over revelations that Canadian Foreign Aid to Iran amounted to $2.5 million over 2018. Even though aid to other nations like Afghanistan, Syria and Ethiopia were magnitudes larger, a writer from the Canadian Action Party embodied a the worst of neocon bigotry asking HOW […] More The post How Today’s Iran Crisis Exposes Achilles Heel of Canadian Neocons appeared first on The Duran.

Brexit Deal Finally Passes House of Commons; UK Set to Leave the EU in Three Weeks

James Murphy at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: brexit-deal-finally-passes-house-of-commons-uk-set-to-leave-the-eu-in-three-weeks] The House of Commons voted 330 - 231 to pass Prime Minister Boris Johnson's amended Withdrawal Agreement bill on Thursday, clearing the path for the United Kingdom to formally leave the European Union on January 31.

Whistleblower Provides Attkisson New Details to Name Rod Rosenstein and Shawn Henry (Crowdstrike) as Defendants in Lawsuit…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
A very interesting development in the ongoing effort of former CBS investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson, to resolve the issue of who spied on her, planted spyware and infiltrated her computer systems for illegal surveillance. [Attkisson website here] According to a … Continue reading →


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 4 hours ago
You know what's killing America? Meanness. You know who's really, really mean? Like, *extremely* mean? No, not who you're thinking. And no, not all his allies in Congress, on the federal bench, or at Fox News. Not his lawyer-slash-unofficial-secretary-of-state either. The *real* meanies in America are Democrats. So I learn from the absurdly named Tristan Justice at The Federalist, who's having a sad because Marianne Williamson is no longer a candidate for president. While there were many reasons Marianne Williamson is ending her longshot presidential campaign that never really got ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 10, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Debris from the plane is seen on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA *Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic:* *The Overwhelming Visibility of the Iran Plane Crash* A cellphone video. An international dispute. The world is more confusing—and more exposed—than ever. To be alive in 2020 and connected to the immense information network is to experience a rich confusion of images, videos, social-media posts, and reportage about everything, all the time. The latest example: a Ukrainian-airliner crash outside Tehran. The plane, a Boeing 737-800, crashed shortly a... more »

Is the Greenland Ice Sheet declining rapidly? No, no, and no

Robert at Ice Age Now - 4 hours ago
“NASA claims Greenland ice sheet has rapidly declined in the last several years due to surface melting and iceberg calving,” says reader Jimmy Walter. “Do you have a refutation for this?” Well, yes, I certainly do, because that’s old news. Here’s an article that I posted at the end of 2018. Greenland Ice Sheet surface ... Read more Is the Greenland Ice Sheet declining rapidly? No, no, and no The post Is the Greenland Ice Sheet declining rapidly? No, no, and no appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Interview: Award-Winning Director on New Film Exposing Monsanto’s Glyphosate, the #1 Most Damaging Chemical to Humans & More

Nick Meyer at - 4 hours ago
Editor’s note: This interview was first published in 2013 with director Ed Brown of the documentary ‘Unacceptable Levels,’ and was updated in January 2020 to include information and a trailer of Brown’s upcoming 2020 film ‘A New Resistance.’ ‘Unacceptable Levels’ is currently fundraising and plans to expose the dangers of glyphosate through interviews with experts including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., along with those who have suffered from chemical exposure including Dewayne Johnson, the groundskeeper who won a multi-million dollar cancer lawsuit against Monsanto in 2019. It’s take... more »

Beyond Prisons: Certain Days Collective

Beyond Prisons at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
Activists behind the Certain Days calendar join the Beyond Prisons Podcast to discuss their project, which raises money for prisoners and grassroots groups. The post Beyond Prisons: Certain Days Collective appeared first on Shadowproof.

Global Warming Causes High And Low Great Lakes Water Levels

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 5 hours ago
As Lake Michigan rises, homes threatened by waves and gale-force winds Warming Lakes: Climate Change and Variability Drive Low Water Levels on the Great Lakes – National Geographic Society Newsroom Declining Water Levels In The Great Lakes May Signal Global … Continue reading →

Neil Peart, Drummer for Rush, Dead at 67

AP News at - 5 hours ago
He was revered for his drumming skills, but was also the band’s key lyricist.

Is This a Burned Tree with Spaghetti-Patterned Wood Inside?

Dan Evon at - 5 hours ago
This picture has been shared with humorous captions, such as Spaghetti Tree, Spaghetree, and Chef Boyartree.

The U.S. Army Wants Pulsed Lasers to Slice Missiles in Half

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Could it work? The U.S. Army wants a deadlier laser weapon that won’t just burn a target, but rather will slice it up. Instead of low-power continuous wave lasers that emit a steady stream of energy, the Army wants pulsed lasers that shoot intermittent but intense bursts that can quickly destroy a target. Pulsed lasers are already used commercially for precision cutting and etching. How big a difference will this make? Consider this: the Army plans to mount 50-kilowatt continuous wave laser weapons on Stryker armored vehicles by 2023. A kilowatt is 1... more »

This American Battleship Sailed 12,000 Miles To Win A War With Spain

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, * [image:] The U.S. Navy gets the job done. *Key Point:* The journey of the USS Oregon helped make the case for the need for a canal through Panama. Following the Civil War, the United States saw enormous industrial progress. A sense of nationalism also developed, and public opinion was continually enlisted behind an aggressive foreign policy. *Media Fans The Flames Of Nationalism During Cuban Revolution* During the 1880s the American news media exploited... more »

Audit Culture in UK Higher Education

Anne Harrington at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
In 2016 I took a job at university in the UK. As an American, British academic culture was new to me, especially its ‘audit culture’. The key elements of audit culture are mechanisms for the evaluation and measurement of teaching and research. The vast majority of UK higher education is delivered by public institutions, regulated […]

The Facts About Iran and Terrorism

Larry C. Johnson at 5 hours ago
[image: undefined] When emotion rules the day facts do not matter. Sadly, that is the reality we confront when it comes to talking about Iran and terrorism. The US Government and almost all of the media continue to declare that Iran is the biggest sponsor of terrorism. That is not true. That is a lie. I realize that calling this assertion a lie opens me to accusations of being an apologist for Iran. But simply look at the facts. Here is the most recent US State Department claim about Iran and terrorism: Iran remains the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism. The regime has spen... more »

Bolivia News Links 1-10 January 2020

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 5 hours ago
10 January 2020 — The New Dark Age There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back Iran’s Hero Has Fallen, and Now the World Is an Even More Dangerous Place USAID Arriving in Bolivia to ‘Monitor Elections,’ Raising Fears of US Meddling in May … Continue reading Bolivia News Links 1-10 January 2020

A Soulmate Doesn’t Complete You – A Soulmate Inspires You To Complete Yourself

Natalie Porter at Enlightened Consciousness - 5 hours ago
Your soulmate will not be the one to make you a better person. They will inspire you to become a better person yourself. A true soulmate is not someone who completes you. A soulmate is someone who would inspire you to complete yourself. To achieve who you always wanted to be. Soulmates do not judge. Soulmates don’t point fingers at you or judge your flaws. A genuine soulmate is a person who sees your weaknesses and sees the battles you have overcome. They understand your jagged edges from the life you have lived. A soulmate is someone who stands with you through it all and supports... more »

Pigs Break into Supermarket, Smash Bottles and Help Themselves to Whiskey

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 5 hours ago
The story of the Three Little Pigs recently came to life, but in a dramatically different way than the story we’ve all heard. In the Siberian city of Tyumen, a mother and her two piglets snuck out of their farm for a night out on the town. The pigs had some fun in the snow […] The post Pigs Break into Supermarket, Smash Bottles and Help Themselves to Whiskey appeared first on Health Nut News.

Coca-Cola Launches Obesity Subscription Service

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 5 hours ago
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Story at-a-glance – Coca-Cola Co. has just launched its Insiders Club, a subscription service that delivers new drinks to subscribers’ doors before the products reach the stores Coke vowed it would stop advertising directly to children but continues to do so, including in ads directed at their mothers; its aggressive […] The post Coca-Cola Launches Obesity Subscription Service appeared first on Health Nut News.

Please, Someone Make It Stop. Lizzy Is Dancin' Again.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 5 hours ago
Senator Lizzy's once promising presidential campaign has kinda hit the skids now that she says she wants us to eat the rich and she's running out of free things to promise, not to mention *Jules Winnfield* is pointing a gun at her yellin "say I got a plan for that one more time bitch!" Progtards are starting to seeing she’s faker than a 3-dollar bill. No one would ever accuse Lizzy of having a sense of self awareness and lately, when taking the stage and just before she starts yelling some goofy policy ideas while shaking like a speed freak, she thinks she can get her some traction ... more »

December jobs reports keeps unemployment flat at 3.5%

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 5 hours ago
BY BETH AKERS According to this morning’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added just 145,000 jobs in December. Surveys indicated that economists were anticipating closer to 160,000 jobs. This left the unemployment rate unchanged at 3.5%, a 50

Time to reset the Doomsday Clock of ‘late capitalism’

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 5 hours ago
BY JAMES PETHOKOUKIS The famous Doomsday Clock — it’s a key visual motif in the Watchmen graphic novel and television miniseries — was created by Manhattan Project scientists as a metaphor to suggest how close mankind might be to global catastrophe, originally atomic war.

Rhetoric aside, safety net spending continues to grow

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 5 hours ago
BY MATT WEIDINGER To listen to some of the Trump administration’s critics, you would think the American safety net for families and the poor has been completely shredded. One recent example is an “Open Letter to the American People Concerning the Trump Administration’s

Don’t expect anti-tech antitrust to boost innovation

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 5 hours ago
BY JAMES PETHOKOUKIS It’s easy to sound like a knee-jerk, anti-business agitator when calling for the breakup of Big Tech. These are America’s biggest and most innovative companies. China is trying to build many, Europe any. Consumers love them. What’s

Book Review: The American Dream Is Not Dead (But Populism Could Kill It)

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 5 hours ago
Populists on both sides of the political aisle routinely announce that the American dream is dead. According to them, the game has been rigged by elites, workers cannot get ahead, wages have been stagnant for decades, the middle class is

High Court decision prompts lawyers to use the humble BBQ to sign clients

Rebecca Turner at Just In - 5 hours ago
A recent High Court ruling that impacts how class actions can be funded in Australia has threatened a planned PFAS class action, which has been billed as Australia's biggest ever, involving eight sites across Australia.

Iran says it wants to analyse plane black box itself, denies it bulldozed crash site

Just In - 5 hours ago
Tehran says it wants to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner that crashed, killing all 176 people aboard, after Canada and others said the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile, probably by mistake.

When air quality is bad what helps (and what doesn't) reduce smoke in your home

Suzannah Lyons at Just In - 5 hours ago
With bushfire smoke affecting air quality in many parts of Australia, here are some of the things the experts say will help to reduce smoke in your home.

Did Tasmania dream itself out of being the 'poorest, sickest, dumbest' state?

James Dunlevie at Just In - 5 hours ago
Tired of being seen as the "poorest, sickest, dumbest" state, Tasmanians in 1999 were asked what they wanted for the place by 2020 — now that year has arrived, is it time to concede the island daydreamed its way to a better future?

'Another day, another struggle': Tarasa's family skips meals while waiting for public housing

Alexandra Humphries at Just In - 5 hours ago
Thousands of Tasmanians have been left languishing on the state's growing housing waiting list, new figures reveal, with the list now higher than at any point in the past year.

Defence Force Chief warns bushfire crisis could worsen

Andrew Greene at Just In - 5 hours ago
Angus Campbell thanks military personnel for providing a "comforting" presence to Australia's bushfire victims, while warning the worst of the crisis may still lie ahead.

'I'm not a firefighter, but I am a developer': Online gamers throw weight behind bushfire recovery

Donal Sheil at Just In - 5 hours ago
A video game created by a developer in one of New South Wales' most fire-prone regions is raising money and awareness for Australia's devastated wildlife.

Daily World News Briefs -- January 10, 2020 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The crate containing purportedly the two black boxes recovered from the crashed Ukrainian airliner, Boeing 737-800, is seen in this still image taken from a video, in Teheran, Iran January 10, 2020. IRIB VIA WANA/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters: **Iran to probe black boxes after missile blamed for plane crash* DUBAI (Reuters) - Tehran said on Friday it wanted to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner crash that killed all 176 people aboard, amid Western suspicions the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile, probably by mistake. The crash has heightened ... more »

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