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War Pigs Belong In The GOP

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 27 seconds ago
Hard to recognize the War Pig in the picture above? Trump? Mike Pompeo? Tom Cotton? Lindsey Graham? Miss McConnell? Kevin McCarthy? Could be any of them. Also could be Status Quo Joe, Mayo Pete or any of the 8 Democratic war mongers who voted with Trump against the War Powers Resolution Thursday. Don't forget the names: • Anthony Brindisi (Blue Dog-NY) • Josh Gottheimer (Blue Dog-NJ) • Max Rose (Blue Dog-NY) • Kendra Horn (Blue Dog-OK) • Ben McAdams (Blue Dog-UT) • Stephanie Murphy (Blue Dog-FL) • Joe Cunningham (Blue Dog-SC) • Elaine Luria (New Dem-VA) No Bernie supporters there,... more »

New India-China Military Hotline To Become Operational

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 minutes ago
*Economic Times:* *New India-China military hotline to become operational between DGMO and Western Theatre Command* India and China have also looked at setting up more hotlines between their armies. During the visit of the Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe to India in August 2018, a year after the Doklam standoff, he had suggested to the then Defence Minister Sitharaman on establishing two to three more military hotlines with India such as at the local command level. NEW DELHI: A new military hotline between India and China which has been pending for a long time will soon... more »

2019 Alaska aerial survey found the most polar bears since 2012 – dozens of fat healthy bears

Hifast at Climate Collections - 7 minutes ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: This aerial shot of six fat polar bears lolling around on a sand beach on the coast of the Southern Beaufort Sea, Alaska, was taken by NOAA employees in July 2019. It exemplifies the reality that bears in this subpopulation are currently abundant and healthy, negating the suggestion that numbers have…

SSTs Keep Cool at Year End

Hifast at Climate Collections - 7 minutes ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: The best context for understanding decadal temperature changes comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons: The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures; SSTs have a constant water content, (unlike air temperatures), so give a better reading of heat content variations; A major…

The Russian Navy Has The Monopoly On Supercavitating Torpedoes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 minutes ago
Media: Wikipedia *National Interest:* *Russia's 200 Knot 'Supercavitating' Torpedoes Leave America Speechless* Key point: At the moment Russia has a monopoly on supercavitating missiles. Imagine the sudden revelation of a weapon that can suddenly go six times faster than its predecessors. The shock of such a breakthrough system would turn an entire field of warfare on its head, as potential adversaries scrambled to deploy countermeasures to a new weapon they are defenseless against. While a lull in great power competition delayed the impact of this new technology, the so-called “... more »

What A "Moderate" Democratic Candidate Looks Like: Mike Bloomberg?

Francis Menton at Manhattan Contrarian - 28 minutes ago
* A new (January 10) Des Moines Register poll shows Bernie Sanders starting to pull away from the field at 20%, with Elizabeth Warren second (17%), and Pete Buttagieg suddenly down 9 points to 16%. Is the Democratic nomination battle really going to come down to just crazy versus crazier? * But, you say, there’s Joe Biden. He’s stuck at 15% in the Register poll, although perhaps will do better in subsequent states like South Carolina. But is he really a moderate? Among other things, Biden has endorsed the total socialist restructuring of the U.S. economy known as the Green New Deal; ... more »

W.O.O.D. – 12 January 2020

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 40 minutes ago
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The US Navy Was Eager To Get Back Its Secret Device From A Croatian Fisherman

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 40 minutes ago
The mystery object was handed over to the crew of the US Naval Service's Oceanographic survey ship USNS Bruce C. Heezen. H I Sutton (Author) *Forbes*: *Mystery Underwater Device Lost By U.S. Navy* A Croatian fishing vessel netted more than it bargained for when it pulled part of a U.S. underwater system out of the Adriatic on Jan. 6. The Marian II was trawling at depths of 460 feet when the snared the mystery object. The device, weighing about 220 pounds, was hauled up onto deck. The crew, and local media could only speculate as to what it was. The object consisted of a square ora... more »

McCord is The Key – Devin Nunes Discusses Sketchy Issues Surrounding ICIG Michael Atkinson and Origination of the “Whistle-blower” Complaint…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 hour ago
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes appears with Maria Bartiromo to discuss two very important issues. The first is the origination of the “whistle-blower” complaint and new issues surrounding Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. The second important subject … Continue reading →

Patient of the Week: American White Pelican With Back Injury

Russ Curtis at International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters - 1 hour ago
What a difference a few weeks of care can make! In mid-December 2019, this young male American White Pelican was found in a Long Beach parking lot, cold and anemic, with a huge wound across his back and a small pouch laceration. We suspect he may have been struck by a vehicle. He was brought […]

Carnival Opening in Rio Ends in Confusion and Tear Gas

Dermot OSullivan at The Rio Times - 1 hour ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On one of the hottest days of the year, the official opening of Carnival took place in Copacabana. On Saturday, January 11th, the Rio Heat Index hit 55° and on Sunday, January 12th, it was similar. Hot and humid, and different from the unseasonable cold and rainy weather that Rio […] The post Carnival Opening in Rio Ends in Confusion and Tear Gas appeared first on The Rio Times.

US Navy Admits It Still Has Additional Video Of The 2004 USS Nimitz ‘Tic Tac’ UFO Encounter That Has Not Been Released To the Public

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The classified video is likely the full version of the leaked 76-second clip (above) which circulated online from 2007, and was confirmed as authentic in 2017 *Daily Mail*:* Navy admits it has secret unreleased video from infamous USS Nimitz encounters with mysterious 'Tic Tac' UFO in 2004* * ONI revealed the existence of the video in a response to a FOIA request * The classified video relates to the 2004 USS Nimitz 'Tic Tac' UFO encounters * A confirmed clip of gun-pod video of the flying object previously leaked online * The classified video is likely the full unreleased version ... more »

Man 'failed to resurface' at popular NT swimming hole

Lauren Roberts at Just In - 1 hour ago
Police divers are travelling to Alice Springs to look for a 31-year-old man feared to have drowned in a nearby water hole on Sunday afternoon.

Man charged over crash that killed 'well-loved' firefighter Mat Kavanagh

Just In - 1 hour ago
Police charge a man with dangerous driving causing death in relation to the road crash that killed Victorian firefighter Mat Kavanagh.

Government pledges $50m to restore wildlife amid 'ecological disaster'

Emma Elsworthy at Just In - 1 hour ago
It comes as more than 1.25 billion animals and 'hundreds of billions' of insects are thought dead — only midway through what has already been an unprecedented bushfire season.

Canberra man accused of 'terrible' stabbing faces court charged with murder

Rachel Hayter at Just In - 1 hour ago
Jayscen Anthony Newby, 26, appears in court facing a murder charge, after handing himself in to police hours after the stabbing death of a man in Charnwood.

Kangaroo Island ferry fares spark debate as Government considers subsidy

Just In - 1 hour ago
Kangaroo Island ferry operator SeaLink says it cannot afford to reduce fares for mainland visitors without subsidisation, as the SA Government considers ways to stimulate the fire-ravaged island's economy.

Thinking about working a four-day week? A six-hour day might be a better idea

Just In - 1 hour ago
Around the world there's renewed interest in reducing the standard working week. But moving to a four-day week, while retaining the same eight-hour workday, may not be as practical as we think, writes Anthony Veal.

White Island volcano claims another victim as man dies in Melbourne hospital

Just In - 1 hour ago
The official death toll from last month's volcanic eruption in New Zealand grows to 18, with the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne confirming a man it was treating died overnight. A further two people are missing, presumed dead.

Teen who filmed alleged beach attack on elderly woman charged with serious assault

Owen Jacques at Just In - 1 hour ago
Two teenagers are charged with serious assault after a 72-year-old woman is crash tackled in an unprovoked attack on the Sunshine Coast which was filmed by one of the teens.

Bruce Pascoe labels Aboriginality dispute 'hurtful' after Peter Dutton's office refers complaint to AFP

Alexandra Humphries at Just In - 1 hour ago
Author and historian Bruce Pascoe describes the referral of an allegation disputing his Aboriginal heritage to the Australian Federal Police as "hurtful", saying his family association is "distant but important".

This Member of the “Little Rock Nine” Is Fighting School Diversity Quotas

Kenny Xu at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Kenny Xu* *Politics, Americas* [image:] A big deal. When a school system draws racial boundary lines and denies entry to qualified students on the basis of race, it doesn’t matter if it’s done in the name of segregation or so-called diversity—it is still wrong, according to one prominent civil rights advocate. Terrence Roberts, a member of the original “Little Rock Nine” who entered a segregated Arkansas high school under National Guard protection in 1957, appeared in front of a Connecticut parents union Dec. 5, criti... more »

“Iran Must Begin Acting Like A Normal Nation,” Says Totally Normal Nation

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 hour ago
The government which runs a globe-spanning empire led by a reality TV host keeps talking about the lack of normality in the nation of Iran. “What we want all countries to join in,” said State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus in a recent Fox News interview, […]

Amazon Admits Employees Have Secretly Watched Ring Camera Customers

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 1 hour ago
[image: amazon-admits-employees-have-secretly-watched-ring-camera-customers] Tech giant Amazon has admitted to firing employees for having secretly watched customers' video feed from the company's Ring camera,

Houston Program Aims to Help Boys of Color Attain Higher Education

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 1 hour ago
The Houston Independent School District's Miles Ahead Scholars Program aims to increase the number of Black males pursuing higher education through support and mentorship.

Inclusion Issues Explored at MLA Convention

Sara Weissman at Diverse - 1 hour ago
Humanities faculty discussed practical techniques for boosting academic diversity alongside broader national conversations about race and White supremacy as the four-day Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention drew to a close.

The Board of Regents push a reckless spending spree

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
BY E.J. McMAHON New York State is facing its biggest budget deficit since Gov. Cuomo took office at the end of the Great Recession — but you’d never know it from watching or listening to the Board of Regents, the

Blame Cuomo for the state budget crisis

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
BY BILL HAMMOND In spite of a growing and healthy economy, New York is facing a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall, and concerned citizens deserve a straight accounting of what went wrong. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has blamed a surge in Medicaid spending—but

HAMMOND: Albany’s Medicaid crisis is self-inflicted

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
BY BILL HAMMOND In 2020, the biggest headache facing Albany will be Medicaid, the state-run health plan that covers more than 6 million lower-income and disabled New Yorkers. As revealed last month, Medicaid is running 16 percent over budget—opening a

FBI finds new Clinton emails that include classified information, text messages

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON, DC — Judicial Watch today released 37 pages of new Clinton emails recently found by the FBI that show former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her unsecure, non-government email to transmit classified information. The new emails also show Clinton used

Russsian President Putin: A Full-Scale War In The Middle East Would Be A 'Catastrophe For The Whole World'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Bloomberg*:* Putin Warns Full-Scale War in Mideast Would Be ‘Catastrophe’* (Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that a full-scale war in the broader Middle East would be a global “catastrophe” and said he hopes it won’t happen. “War is already going on there -- it is low-intensity, but this is war,” Putin said at a news conference in Moscow after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday. “People get killed. It’s a fact.” Putin was responding to a question about U.S.-Iranian tensions after the targeted killing of a Iranian general Qassem Soleimani ... more »

Bill Holter: The Fed Has Already Lost Control

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Arcadia Economics #BillHolter: #TheFed Has Already Lost Control After months of #repo lines and injecting more credit into the system, it seems as if not only haven’t the problems been resolved. But that they appear to be getting worse. As the #FederalReserve has lost control, and the #everythingbubble is coming to an end. Which Bill …

US Support for Israeli Annexation Plan a War Crime — House Committee

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
US Support for Israeli Annexation Plan a War Crime — House Committee by Committee slams US backing of Israel settlement plans AMMAN — The US administration’s support of Israel’s “right” to annex the occupied territories is a war crime according to international law, the Lower House’s Palestine Committee said on Saturday. – MP Yahya …

World’s Super Rich Are Hoarding Gold! Mass Exodus From New York and Illinois

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
World’s super-rich are hoarding physical gold in secret bunkers by The strategic case for owning gold remains strong, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs. They point to such factors as political uncertainty, recession fears and other worries among the global elite. – Data from Goldman research showed that owning the physical metal seems to …

Christians Beheaded for Christmas, The West Goes Back to Sleep

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Christians Beheaded for Christmas, The West Goes Back to Sleep by Giulio Meotti, * How much bigger and more extended must this war on Christians become before the West considers it a “genocide” and acts to prevent it? – * The day after Christians were beheaded in Nigeria, Pope Francis admonished Western society. About …

Kevin Shipp: Iranian Sleeper Cells Will Attack America

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Kevin Shipp: Iranian Sleeper Cells Will Attack America by Greg Hunter’s (Early Sunday Release) Former CIA Officer and counter-terrorism expert Kevin Shipp says the threat of outright war with Iran is over—for now. Shipp says Iran will change its strategy from overt conflict to covert conflict against the U.S. Shipp explains, “Iran has backed down. There …

Nancy Pelosi Guilty of ‘Obstruction of Congress’ for Withholding Articles of Impeachment that Claim Trump “Obstructed Congress;” the Hypocrisy is Sickening

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Could it be that the DEMONcRATS that have been driving the impeachment are afraid to proceed further? Yes! The evidence will come out that they are corrupt. The AXE will fall on: Pelosi, Schiff, Mueller, Biden ….. Hitlery Clinton and possibly Obama bin Laden will not be able to escape. There are NO Evidence Trump …

Pompeo Struggles to Explain How Soleimani Was an ‘Imminent Threat’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT The US Secretary of State has defended Washington’s decision to assassinate Iran’s top general. But during a news conference, Mike Pompeo struggled to explain the alleged threat posed by General Soleimani. end

Keiser Report: Permanent War, Permanent Repo (E1487)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the latest phase of permanent war and how bitcoin, gold, and oil markets responded to the assassination of General Soleimani. They also look at the US central bank seeking ways to make their latest interventions in the repo markets a permanent fixture for …

Israel and Its US Lobby Finally Achieve a Long-Term Objective: Direct US-Iranian Military Conflict

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
The Synagogue of Satan controls both all sides: USA+Israel & Iran. Israel and Its US Lobby Finally Achieve a Long-Term Objective: Direct US-Iranian Military Conflict by Grant Smith, In 1953 the United States and United Kingdom overthrew the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh. The catalyst was the Iranian government’s decision to exert …

How The Media Lies To You

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
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‘The Vulnerable Spot’: Disruption in the Strait of Hormuz would be Greatest ‘Black Swan’ Event in Years for Oil Markets – S&P

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
‘The Vulnerable Spot’: Disruption in the Strait of Hormuz would be Greatest ‘Black Swan’ Event in Years for Oil Markets – S&P by The growing hostilities between the United States and Iran have raised concerns about the possibility of disruption to a key shipping route in the Gulf region, and about the consequences for …

JP Cortez: Battle at State & Federal Levels to Restore Gold & Silver Sound Money to America

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Silver Bullion TV SBTV speaks with JP Cortez, Policy Director of the Sound Money Defense League, about the citizenry efforts to restore gold and silver sound money to America at both State and Federal levels. Learn also about the Sound Money Index which tracks the process of each U.S. State in the adoption of gold …

The Point: What You Read On Iran-U.S. May Not Be True

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
CGTN This week’s topic: U.S. and Iran. Tensions sparked between the two when the U.S. killed Iran’s powerful military commander, Major General Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike near Iraq’s Baghdad International Airport. To justify the strike, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Soleimani was planning attacks on U.S. forces and that the action was taken …

Greta Busted

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 2 hours ago
Michael J. Smith took advantage of a brief Facebook bug to find out who writes Greta’s Facebook posts. Facebook glitch reveals Indian UN climate delegate posts as Greta Thunberg – Michael Smith News

On Man’s Idealism and Materialism

Unknown at The Verma Report - 2 hours ago
If idealism is right, there is no difference between man and an omnipotent god. If materialism is right, there is no difference between man and a mindless animal. Man is man because he exists in the narrow stretch in which idealism and materialism intersect.

Don't Be Misled By Twisted Tweets About Cannabis’ Health Benefits

Jon-Patrick Allem at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Jon-Patrick Allem* *Health, Americas* [image: Reuters] While proponents of legalizing cannabis say that the drug is safer than alcohol, repeated cannabis use is associated with the potential for cannabis dependence, other substance use disorders and increased risk of schizophrenia, among individuals with a specific genetic makeup. There has been a lot of talk in the U.S. about legalizing recreational cannabis, and about cannabis’ potential to help with health issues. Scientists working in medicine may have a lot to discover about cannabis’ ability to improve health. However, th... more »

I Guess that they ARE Coming.

LL at Virtual Mirage - 2 hours ago
Photographs are worth a thousand words.

SSTs Keep Cool at Year End

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 2 hours ago
The best context for understanding decadal temperature changes comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons: The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures; SSTs have a constant water content, (unlike air temperatures), so give a better reading of heat content variations; A major El Nino was the dominant […]

F/A-18 Fighter's New Best Friend: Boeing Is Prepping an Armed Wingman Drone

David Axe at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Boeing is preparing to test prototype wingman drones, apparently at a secretive site in the Australian Outback. Boeing is preparing to test prototype wingman drones, apparently at a secretive site in the Australian Outback. The Australian subsidiary of the Chicago-based plane-maker is developing the so-called “Airpower Teaming System” using company funds as well as $27 million from the Australian military. Boeing revealed the 38-feet-long Loyal Wingman drone at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon in February 2019. The drone has the distinctiv... more »

The U.S. Air Force Could Transform Old Tankers Into New Command-and-Control Planes

David Axe at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * The U.S. Air Force has a problem. The world’s leading air arm wants to reshape its force structure for a possible high-tech war with Russia or China. That means replacing many of the big, lumbering surveillance and command-and-control aircraft that the service relies on to direct forces during combat, but which also are increasingly vulnerable to enemy missiles. But replace them with what? The U.S. Air Force has a problem. The world’s leading air arm wants to reshape its force structure for a possible high-tech war with Russia or China. That means repla... more »

The Iran Protests of 2020 Are A Big Deal

Michael Rubin at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Michael Rubin* *Security, Middle East* The Islamic Republic may have faced protests before in 1999, 2001, 2009, and 2017-2019, but the 2020 protests are something different. And it is not clear the Iranian government is fully prepared. On July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air 655, an airliner traveling from Bandar Abbas to Dubai. The USS Vincennes, which had earlier been harassed by Iranian small boats, believed they were under attack and crewmen misinterpreted the data as the Iranian airliner approached. (Iran for its part had failed to warn the civilian airliner t... more »

The Importance of Being China

Richard Javad Heydarian at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Richard Javad Heydarian* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] Beijing has flexed is military and political muscles in its neighborhood of distrust again and again and again. But now, one of those neighbors has leverage over Xi Jinping's kingdom thanks to a precedent set by the Philippines. “China is a big country and other countries are small countries, and that's just a fact,” thundered China’s then Foreign Minister Yang Jiechie almost a decade ago during a high-stakes security forum in Vietnam. This was the beginning of a new, assertive China, openly and coercively carving out a ... more »

Energy Idiocracy: Global Policymakers are Creating More Problems Than Solutions By Embracing Renewables

Todd Royal at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Todd Royal* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] What we are seeing is “a first-world problem” that is obsessed with global warming/climate change instead of being concerned with the two billion people globally without electricity. The United Nations Environment Programme and partner organizations determined in a recent report “the world’s nations are on track to produce more than twice as much coal, oil, and gas as can be burned in 2030.” *The British Petroleum* (BP) *Statistical Review of World Energy 2019* states that “Total global proved reserves of oil—that is the volumes ... more »

Is Somalia Poised for Economic Success?

Ali Sharif Ahmed at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Ali Sharif Ahmed* *economy, Africa* [image: Reuters] Mogadishu's debt may be the only thing preventing it from being prosperous in 2020. Dr. Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute has published a series of articles in the *National Interest* and other publications that seemed aimed to destabilize a concerted effort by the federal government of Somalia and its international allies to settle Somalia’s longstanding external debt. This would have doomed our nation. In his essays, Dr. Rubin outright accuses Somalia of corruption and an unwillingness to fight terrorism. H... more »

Manufacturing: An Example of Industrial Policy

Pierre Lemieux at Econlib - 2 hours ago
Recent data and analysis show two interesting facts: (1) American manufacturing output has been falling for a year; (2) the Trump administration’s tariffs have reduced manufacturing employment. One chart and one new econometric study will help understand. As a bonus, we’ll also see that, as dangerous as a central bank is, an independent one has […] The post Manufacturing: An Example of Industrial Policy appeared first on Econlib.

LBJ Guilty of Treason

I.R. Wayright at 'Nox & Friends - 2 hours ago
As a Vietnam Vet, I would rather read books or watch You Tube videos on the subject than sit and watch what passes for TV these days. So tonight, I saw an interesting story presented by a pilot who flew F-105 Thunderchiefs on missions over North Vietnam. He had some close calls and had to eject once when a fuel valve failed during in-flight refueling. His wing man saw flames and told him to eject, which he did, with one second to spare while going 400 knots. Between the Triple A and SAMS it became quite hazardous to try to … Continue reading →

Is The Iranian Regime Fragile?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Iranians shop in the Tajrish Bazaar in Tehran in November 2019. Photo: Atta Kenare / AFP *David Goldman, Asia Times*: *How fragile is Iran’s regime?* *US sanctions are creating extreme economic conditions; birthrate dropping precipitously* Smartphone videos of anti-regime protests in Tehran circulated in global news media this weekend, after the Iranian government admitted it shot down a Ukrainian civilian airliner. The latest demonstrations followed a national wave of protests last November in which up to 1,500 demonstrators were killed. Hard information about the origins and ext... more »

The U.S. And Iranian General Soleimani Worked together To Defeat ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Major General Qassem Soleimani Philip Kowalski, OZY: *Soleimani and the United States Worked Together to Beat ISIS * Before Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed by a drone strike outside Baghdad’s international airport in the early hours last Friday, he was hardly a household name in the United States. The White House — which had ordered the killing — immediately set about framing the assassination along the same lines as the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a few months previously, or that of Osama bin Laden in 2011. America had just defeated one of its greatest enemies, officials said.... more »

US President Trump 's Tweet In Farsi 'The Most Liked Persian Tweet' In History Of Twitter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Examiner:* *Trump tweet in Farsi 'the most liked Persian tweet' in history of Twitter* President Trump's tweet in Farsi expressing his support for Iranians protesting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has already earned over 200,000 likes, making it the "most liked Persian tweet" in the social media giant's history, according to a leading think tank adviser. On Saturday, protesters in the country called upon Khamenei to step down after Iran admitted to shooting down a commercial airliner on which dozens of Iranian citizens were traveling. That evening, the presiden... more »

Another Day Of Protests In Iran Over Downed Plane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*BBC:* *Iran plane downing: Second day of protests turns up heat on leaders* Iran's leaders have faced a second day of protests following their admission the military shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board, many of them Iranians. Protesters in Tehran and in several other cities chanted slogans against the leadership. Clashes with security forces and the firing of tear gas are reported. Iran admitted "unintentionally" hitting the plane after initially denying it, amid rising tensions with the US. The plane, en route to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, w... more »

My First Beach Read of 2020

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 3 hours ago
I like nothing better than sitting on a beach and reading a book. Well, after the ASSA meeting, my wife and I decamped to Maui for a few days of R&R. One of the books I took along was *The Rationing* by Charles Wheelan. Readers of this blog may be familiar with Wheelan as the author of *Naked Economics*, an excellent nontechnical introduction to basic economic ideas, as well as several other nonfiction books. *The Rationing* is Wheelan's first work of fiction, and it is a fun read. It is a smart, fast-paced political thriller, similar to what James Patterson might write. It won't b... more »

Gotham City Digest

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 3 hours ago
(Love is blind and is addicted to Adderall.) ------------------------------ Wait a minute. Repo Men for prosthetic limbs is actually a thing? What the fuck is this, SEINFELD? ------------------------------ This may be a gross oversimplification but this is basically what Trump is facing: 2017: "Fuck you, NATO." 2018: "Fuck you, NATO." 2019: "Fuck you, NATO." 2020: "NATO, help!" 2020: "Fuck you, Trump." ------------------------------ "I can't show it to you." At this point, Trump & Pence sound like Joseph Smith and his golden Bible. -----------------... more »

Trillions of Dollars in U.S. Military Spending Are Unaccounted-For

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 3 hours ago
Eric Zuesse (This updated version is first published at The Saker.) This article from 21 July 2017 is here updated and expanded to the present; and the dead links in it have been replaced by functional (this time, archived — and thus more permanent) links: Before documenting that many trillions of dollars in U.S. Government […] More The post Trillions of Dollars in U.S. Military Spending Are Unaccounted-For appeared first on The Duran.

Free Download: Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*Free Download: * *Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy”* “'The Divine Comedy' (Italian: "Divina Commedia") is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the pre-eminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian langua... more »

Figuring Out The Georgia Senate Race

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Amico, Perdue, Tomlinson, Ossoff* There are something like 10 Democrats competing for the nomination to take on weak Trumpist incumbent David Perdue this year. Of the 10, just 3 are raising the kind of money needed to run a credible campaign. None of them are going to match Perdue's corporate onslaught (already $8,791,345 raised) but they don't really need to; all they need to do is to raise enough to get out their messages and right now they only three who have are: Jon Ossoff- $1,343,249 Teresa Tomlinson- $928,408 Sarah Riggs Amico- $710,770 And yes, I said something about gett... more »

Four Iraqi servicemen injured in rocket attack on airbase

Just In - 4 hours ago
Iraqi security officials say four members of the country's military have been wounded in a rocket attack on Balad airbase in Iraq, where American trainers were present until recently.

We can have zero emissions and still profit from our minerals, says Ross Garnaut. Here's how

Patrick Wood at Just In - 4 hours ago
Australia could have avoided the scale of the devastating bushfires, Professor Ross Garnaut says as he warns the situation will continue to worsen if there isn't global action on climate change, something he says doesn't have to come at the expense of the economy.

'I'm so pumped': Big names revealed for bushfire relief concert in Sydney

Just In - 4 hours ago
A stellar list of international and local artists will come together for the 'Live Aid' style bushfire relief concert in Sydney next month including Queen and Adam Lambert, k.d lang, John Farnham, Jessica Mauboy, Peking Duk, ICEHOUSE and Tina Arena.

Stoinis 'carried' burden of homophobic slur during record Big Bash innings

Just In - 4 hours ago
Marcus Stoinis used the reaction to his homophobic slur to hit an epic BBL record score for the Melbourne Stars against the Sydney Sixers at the SCG.

Fire allegedly lit by prison escapee guts historic Broome school weeks before students due back

Just In - 4 hours ago
A woman faces court charged over a fire which caused millions of dollars in damage to Broome Primary School in WA's north, where she allegedly lit another blaze to escape from jail hours earlier.

NSW's first all-Indigenous firefighting crews to protect sacred sites, remote communities

Jessie Davies at Just In - 4 hours ago
For the first time in the state's history, the NSW Rural Fire Service has created two all-Indigenous firefighting crews, handpicked by elders to care for country.

Christian missionaries retract claim that God TV is preventing suicide in remote Indigenous communities

Erin Parke at Just In - 4 hours ago
Missionaries from southern Australia are raising tens of thousands of dollars to travel to remote Indigenous communities to install the televangelist satellite and cable service.

Serena Williams donates prize money from first title in three years to bushfire appeal

Just In - 4 hours ago
Serena Williams lays down a marker for her Australian Open rivals with a first singles title in three years, before donating her entire prize purse and playing outfits to the bushfire appeal.

Victorian air quality deteriorates as bushfire smoke blankets state

Just In - 4 hours ago
The Alpine town of Bright records the worst air pollution in Victoria, as smoke from out-of-control fires in East Gippsland and the north-east spreads across the state.

Canadian officials accidentally push nuclear alert to millions

Just In - 4 hours ago
People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario wake up to a mobile phone alert warning them of an "incident" at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto — only to later be told the message was a mistake.

Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Says Payback For US Strike That Killed Qassem Soleimani Has Begun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Hezbollah leader warns the US will 'discover in blood how unsafe the world has become' as he cites The Washington Post's criticism of Trump* * Secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah called Trump 'the biggest liar in US history' * The last known images of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani before he was killed in a US drone strike show him hugging and praying with Nasrallah in Beirut * Nasrallah said Sunday: 'America built ISIS to destroy our countries, our cultures' * Nasrallah added: 'The American leadership said in days after Soleimani's death the world was a safer pla... more »

Kevin McCarthy: Speaker Pelosi is Trying to Block Bernie Sanders Nomination…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears on Sunday Morning Futures to discuss the current status of Speaker Pelosi’s fraudulent impeachment effort. Leader McCarthy emphasizes his claim that Pelosi’s intention is to block Bernie Sanders from achieving the democrat party presidential … Continue reading →

Italy May Have Lost World War II, But It's Tough Tanks Were Not To Blame

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, Europe* Some serious armor. *Key Point:* The P40 was formidable and the Germans—who were the primary users—liked the armor, which changed during the design phase to resemble the Soviet T-34/76. The Carro Armato P26/40 was a rare example of an Italian medium tank—the Italian army referred to it as a heavy tank, as it was heavy in comparison to Italy’s other vehicles, but it was roughly similar to America’s M4 Sherman, the Soviet T-34 and the German Panzer IV medium tanks. Manufacturer Fiat-Ansaldo began design work in 1940. However, production would... more »

A Little Bit of Physical Activity Everyday Can Improve Your Health

Libby Richards at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Libby Richards* *Health, Americas* [image: Reuters] You don’t have to run a marathon to get into better shape. Make walking a part of your routine every day. A new year typically brings new resolutions. While making resolutions is easy, sticking with them is not. Exercise-related resolutions consistently make the top 10 list, but up to 80% of resolutions to be healthier, including promises to exercise more, are tossed aside by February. You know physical activity is good for you. But, that isn’t always enough to get or keep you moving. You’re not alone. Fewer than half of Americ... more »

The CBD Health Revolution is Online and FREE

Admin at Health Impact News - 4 hours ago
Is CBD really the wonder medicine it’s purported to be? Join us to learn about the revolutionary healing properties of CBD (legal in all 50 US states) for chronic pain, insomnia, addiction, cancer, epilepsy, anxiety, PTSD, diabetes, skin issues, MS, Alzheimer's and other conditions! The CBD Health Revolution is online and FREE from January 13-19, 2020. You’ve probably heard of “CBD” by now, since it became legal in the US it has been added to many coffee shops, gas stations and retail stores. However, not all CBD products are the same! It’s vital for you to learn why and when to us... more »

California Medical Doctor Explains How Doctors Receive No Medical Training on Vaccines – Indoctrination on Belief in Vaccines

AdminM at Health Impact News - 4 hours ago
Dr. Gary Foresman was recently interviewed by Polly Tommey on the VAXXED II tour bus. Dr. Foresman compared today's medical training, which forces most doctors into huge debts, as "the indoctrination, almost the indentured servitude of the average physician" coming out of medical school. He goes on to explain that doctors come out of their training wanting to think they have all the knowledge after spending so much money, and that it is hard for them to admit there are gaps in their knowledge. "Today's doctor, they're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, and then when you go ... more »


Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 4 hours ago
Here’s an interesting fact noted by Gunnar Heinsohn, (my boldening): Subject: 10th century collapse by Rodulfus Glaber/Raoul Glaber (985–1047) Rodulfus Glaber (985–1047) Rodulfi Glabri Historiarum Libri Quinque (The Five Books of the Histories) “Therefore these things aforesaid befell more frequently … Continue reading →

Un-Civil Rights: America’s Fear of Diversity in 2020

Emil Guillermo at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Have the war protests started? Are your students beginning to wonder about military service and the importance of a draft? Our country’s constitutional crisis seems to be coming to a head as we deal with a president who insists he can do anything he wants.

Eastern Michigan University’s Program Digital Divas to Expand Through $500,000 Grant

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 4 hours ago
GameAbove and Mr. October Foundation recently partnered to expand the Eastern Michigan University program Digital Divas by offering $500,000 in funding. Digital Divas aims to encourage more females to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees. Previously, the program only offered a yearly conference. However, with the new funding, it will now include summer […]

CUNY Receives $100,000 to Offer Courses to Local Entrepreuners

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 4 hours ago
The City University of New York (CUNY) was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to create a mentorship programs for small businesses within the city. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to take introductory courses at CUNY colleges across the five boroughs which will introduce the concepts of using 5G technologies and artificial intelligence within […]

UVA School of Nursing Receives $20M to Fund Scholarships and Increase Program Diversity

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 4 hours ago
The University of Virginia School of Nursing received $20 million to fund scholarships and increase the program diversity, according to university officials. This is one of many donations given by Bill and Joanne Conway, whose previous grants totaled $15 million. Scholarships will be funded for 10-12 years with a goal of ensuring that nursing students […]

Rutgers University at Camden’s Chancellor Named Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Board of Directors

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Rutgers University at Camden’s Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon was named chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. As chancellor, Haddon has advocated for more affordable college access for working class families in New Jersey through the Bridging the Gap program. She has received a number of accolades including the […]

Texas Southern University President Placed on Administrative Leave

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
The president of Texas Southern University, a historically Black college in Houston, has been placed on administrative leave. The Board of Regents announced that Dr. Austin A. Lane is on leave with pay and that the chief financial officer, Kenneth Huewitt, will serve as interim president. It is unclear why Lane, the 12th president, was […]

Four Iraqi Air Force Servicemen Injured As 8 Rockets Hit Base Housing US Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Ballistic missile debris is seen after Iran's Revolutionary Guard targeted Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq last week [Anadolu Agency] *Al Jazeera:** Rockets hit Iraq military base hosting US troops* Airbase north of Baghdad targeted with rocket barrage, wounding four Iraqi soldiers, as US-Iran tensions simmer. Rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad on Sunday where US troops have been based, wounding at least four Iraqi troops. No immediate information about American casualties was reported. At least six rockets struck the Al Balad base, which hosts American trainers, a... more »

Protesting Students Of Beheshti University In Iran Refuse To Walk On The American And Israeli Flag

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
WATCH: Protesting students of Beheshti University in Iran refuse to walk the American and Israeli flag and chant that the Iranian regime is our enemy, not America. — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 12, 2020 In 2020, all freedom loving people need to learn and use "Bisharaf." We adopt other languages' words all the time. Why not Farsi? — cdrsalamander (@cdrsalamander) January 12, 2020 *WNU Editor*: This generation is the future of Iran.

Rubin Report – Ex CIA On Iran & Media & The Left

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 5 hours ago
Dave Rubin, Rubin Report, interviews an ex-C.I.A. analyst Bryan Dean Wright. Continue reading →

"To Know You Don’t Know"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* *"To Know You Don’t Know"* by Robert Gore "*We’re all ignorant; few recognize it*. "Aubrey’s deployment order came a week later. A conflict had waxed and waned in Syria and Iraq for the better part of three years. It was the typical Middle Eastern fracas: hapless governments and their armies; not-so-hapless sectarian brigades with colorful names waging guerrilla war, detonating bombs, promoting mayhem; shifting alliances; endless intrigue; diabolical duplicity; rampant disinformation; appearances masking antipodal realities; and machinations by outsid... more »

Sunday Talks: Steve Bannon Discusses Senate Impeachment Trial and Connects to Bigger Picture…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 5 hours ago
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon joins Sunday Morning Futures to discuss rising support for democracy around the world and connects the movement to the impeachment effort against President Trump. Big Stuff. Big Ugly type stuff. A fired-up Bannon … Continue reading →

Sunday Talks: Secretary Steven Mnuchin Discusses Sanctions Against Iran and Upcoming U.S-China Trade Signing…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 5 hours ago
Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin appears with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the latest round of sanctions against Iran. Secretary Mnuchin notes the economic engagement by China with Iran may open up Beijing to countermeasures for violating sanctions. Additionally, Secretary Mnuchin … Continue reading →

Clinging to a Narrative – Speaker Pelosi Denies Iranian Protestors Marching Against Oppressive Regime…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 5 hours ago
In an effort to retain a manufactured anti-Trump narrative, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears on ABC to deny the uprisings in Iran are against the Iranian government. It really is ridiculous how far the democrats will push a false pretense … Continue reading →

Kylee’s Fight – A Medical Kidnapping

OYE NEWS at OYE Alternative News - 5 hours ago
We urge you read the lengthy statement made on Kylee’s Fight Facebook Page, however we’ll attempt to summarize it here: Kylee Dixon at age 13 was rushed to Providence Portland Medical Center in February 2018 in extreme pain. After eight hours of exams and x-rays, doctors concluded that Kylee had a mass tumour inside her … The post Kylee’s Fight – A Medical Kidnapping appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

U.S. Defense Secretary Esper: Didn’t See Specific Evidence Iran Planned To Attack 4 Embassies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
NEWS: @EsperDod tells @margbrennan he "didn't see" specific evidence showing Iran planned to strike 4 U.S. embassies, despite @realDonaldTrump saying an attack at multiple embassies was “imminent." Watch more of Esper's interview on @FacetheNation today. — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 12, 2020 *CBS*: *Esper says he "didn't see" specific evidence showing Iranian threat to 4 U.S. embassies* Washington — Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said he "didn't see" specific evidence that top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was planning attac... more »

Democrat Gavin Newsom hates Americans and loves illegal immigrants

trinko at Conversations about the obvious - 5 hours ago
Fresh off creating a new tax on US citizens to fund healthcare for illegal immigrants Governor Gavin Newsom of California is now proposing to use taxpayer dollars to pay for healthcare for senior illegal immigrants. That's right Newsom is making California heaven for illegals. They get the same benefits as American citizens while not having to pay for anything. Clearly Newsom knows that enough illegals do vote to ensure the Democrats will keep winning in California so he's going to buy their votes using Californian's hard earned dollars. What's really amazing is that Newsom is doin... more »

Washington State Rep. Matt Shea, Viciously Maligned as a “Domestic Terrorist,” Refuses to Cave

William F. Jasper at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: washington-state-rep-matt-shea-viciously-maligned-as-a-domestic-terrorist-refuses-to-cave] Amidst the frantic calls for him to resign, Rep. Shea has said, “I will not back down, I will not give in, I will not resign.... I will continue to defend the Constitution against tyranny and fight to protect our God given unalienable rights to life, liberty, property, and the ability to defend the same.”

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