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According to Russian Experts: The US Bears “Partial Responsibility” for the “Human Error” Which Caused the Ukrainian plane crash

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Evil #5* Evil is as evil does. According to the following post on Global Research, *USrael bears "partial responsibility" for the downing of the Ukraine jetliner.* No wonder le Dauphin and his fellow vassals from the CBC were working overtime all weekend, attending vigils and melodramatically pushing the "tragedy of the Canadians of Iranian descent" who were killed in the crash. Trudeau was ordered by his Ziofascist Globalist controllers to do so. Ordered to imprint on the mushy brains of the non-sentient Canadian sheeple that it was "*all Iran's fault*. Here we have informa... more »

US to Iraq: ‘Vote All You Want, We’re Not Leaving!’

Ron Paul at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] President Trump’s decision earlier this month to assassinate Iran’s top military general on Iraqi soil – over the objection of the Iraqi government – has damaged the US relationship with its “ally” Iraq and set the region on the brink of war. Iran’s measured response – a few missiles fired on an Iraqi base after advance warning was given – is the only reason the US is not mired in another Middle East war. Trump said his decision to assassinate Gen. Qassim Soleimani was intended to prevent a war, not start a war. But no one in his right mind would think that killi... more »

Queen Agrees to Let Harry, Meghan Move Part-Time to Canada

AP News at - 11 hours ago
The British monarch says there will be a period of transition while questions about the move are resolved.

Cory Booker Ends Presidential Campaign After Polling, Money Struggles

AP News at - 11 hours ago
The New Jersey senator's departure leaves 12 candidates (and only one African American) in the Democratic primary race.

Should We Trust the Climate Models? Part 3 of 3

Robert P. Murphy at IER - 11 hours ago
In my first article of this 3-part series on the reliability of the climate models used to guide policy debates,… The post Should We Trust the Climate Models? Part 3 of 3 appeared first on IER.

Will Trump Send the Marines to Land on Iran's Shores?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] A path to victory or defeat? *Key point: *A full-on invasion and occupation would be unwise, but a lot of damage could be done. One of the greatest truisms of life is that land wars in Asia are futile. The continent’s vastness allows defenders to trade space for time, extending the logistical lifelines of invaders to the breaking point. This argument holds for Iran, which at a population of one quarter that of the United States and the size of the West Coast is too large for even the largest of modern armies to occupy. But... more »

In 2015, Iran Practiced Destroying America's Aircraft Carriers

Jassem Al Salami at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Jassem Al Salami* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Could they sink one today? *Key point:* Tehran has long hoped that its threats to America's carriers might give Washington pause when tensions are high. Back in 2015, Iran carried out a massive attack on a mock version of an American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Tehran wanted everyone to know about it—state TV broadcasted the military exercise live. It’s a revealing look at Iranian naval assault tactics, involving several waves of ships backed by helicopters and shore-launched missiles. The timing isn’t a coincidence.... more »

After D-Day: Meet the Heroes Who Fought the Battle of Carentan

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: Reuters] An important effort. “Move out!”shouted Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Winters to the men of Easy Company. It was 6 o’clock on the morning of June 12, 1944, and Easy Company’s paratroopers braced themselves to attack the southern section of Carentan. Lieutenant Harry Welsh dashed forward, leading his 1st Platoon over a small rise and down the slope into the town. His men followed until someone yelled, “Look o-o-o-u-u-u-t!” A German machine gunner in a second-story window perpendicular to the road opened up, firing rounds st... more »

Owls Head Provincial Park has been deleted from the province’s map of parks and protected areas

Tim Bousquet at Halifax Examiner - 11 hours ago
Last week, CBC reporter Michael Gorman noted that: Last year the government quietly removed Owls Head provincial park in Little Harbour from the province’s pending protected status list. The move was made so negotiations could begin with Lighthouse Links Development Co., which hopes to acquire the 285 hectares of coastal headland, add it to land […]

Council preview: Uber rules, climate plan, cooling-off period for bureaucrats

Zane Woodford at Halifax Examiner - 11 hours ago
Rules for Uber, a plan for climate change, and a cooling-off period for politicians and staff are all on the agenda for Halifax regional council’s meeting this week. The meeting, starting at 10am Tuesday, also includes an appeal hearing for a design review committee decision at 1pm and a public hearing on a Bedford Highway […]

The province wants your input on six newly proposed wilderness areas

Tim Bousquet at Halifax Examiner - 11 hours ago
1. Council preview “Rules for Uber, a plan for climate change, and a cooling-off period for politicians and staff are all on the agenda for Halifax regional council’s meeting this week,” reports Zane Woodford: The meeting, starting at 10am Tuesday, also includes an appeal hearing for a design review committee decision at 1pm and a […]

LSU Heisman Trophy Winner Joe Burrow Shines Spotlight on American Poverty – Geaux Burreaux!

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
Tonight LSU plays Clemson in the New Orleans Superdome for the 2020 College Football National Championship. At four minutes into … Continue reading →

LSU Death Valley: An Entergy-River Bend Nuclear Disaster Could Make It Literal

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : At around 34 miles from River Bend Nuclear Power Station, LSU is well within the 50…

Proposed Michigan cannabis union rule under fire

John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily - 11 hours ago
Marijuana regulators in Michigan are being criticized by some business groups for proposing an administrative rule that marijuana businesses must enter into labor peace agreements with unions as a condition for licensing to grow, sell or distribute cannabis. Adult-use marijuana sales began Dec. 1 in Michigan, which also has a legal medical cannabis market. Labor unions frequently seek […] Proposed Michigan cannabis union rule under fire is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Daily World News Briefs -- January 13, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A woman shouts slogans as she gathers with people to show their sympathy to the victims of the crash of the Boeing 737-800 plane, flight PS 752, in Tehran, Iran January 11, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS *Reuters:* *'Clerics get lost!': Iran protests rage on over plane disaster* DUBAI (Reuters) - Protesters denouncing Iran’s clerical rulers took to the streets and riot police deployed to face them on Monday, in a third day of demonstrations after authorities acknowledged shooting down a passenger plane by accident. Demonstrations in Iran, some ... more »

L'œuvre négative du néocolonialisme français et européen en Afrique. Les Accords de Partenariat Économique (APE) : De la Françafrique à l'Eurafrique - 11 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 Les objectifs de libéralisation du commerce ont pris explicitement le pas sur ceux concernant le « développement » ou l'amélioration des conditions d'existence des populations.

Uber sues Colombia before international arbitration committee over suspension order - 11 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 Taxi app Uber is suing Colombia before an international arbitration court, claiming that a recent order to suspend its services is in violation of the free trade agreement with the US.

“A la carte” justice for transnational corporations? - 11 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 At a time when 3,400 trade and investment agreements protect the interests of transnational corporations, there is no international treaty requiring them to uphold human rights and environmental protection.

Winshear delivers notice of intent to submit a claim to arbitration under Canada-Tanzania agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments - 11 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 The dispute arises out of certain acts and omissions of the United Republic of Tanzania, relating to the SMP Gold Project, says the company.

KTurbo Inc. v. United States of America - 11 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 KTurbo Inc. served a notice of intent to submit a claim to arbitration under Chapter 11 of the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Irish focus as EU's Hogan opens China investment talks - 11 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 Later this week negotiations for a comprehensive agreement on investment between the EU and mainland China will be held in Brussels.

"How’s This Working, Nancy?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"How’s This Working, Nancy?"* by Jim Kunstler "Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been clinging to her bill of impeachment for one reason: hoping that a judge will rule to release all the evidence and depositions collected by Robert Mueller’s investigation. What’s wrong with that? Mr. Mueller failed to find any prosecutable crimes. That was the sum and substance of his two-year-long exercise in bad faith. In which case, all that material is officially and legally evidence of nothing. Impeachment is a political act and sealed evidence of nothing can’t be released to one set of political acto... more »

What US election officials could learn from Australia about boosting voter turnout

Steven Mulroy, Law Professor in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Election Law, University of Memphis at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 11 hours ago
Many of the problems the US has with its election processes and outcomes are avoidable and don't happen in countries with different voting laws. Australia is a great example.

How Restricting Legal Trade In Endangered Species Backfires

The Conversation at Science 2.0 blogs - 11 hours ago
Every year humans buy and sell hundreds of millions of wild animals and plants around the world. Much of this commerce is legal, but illegal trade and over-harvesting have driven many species toward extinction. One common response is to adopt bans on trading in threatened or endangered species. But research shows that this approach can backfire. Restricting high-value species can actually trigger market booms. read more

Solar Power Is A Manifestation Of Income Inequality, Solar Geoengineering May Instead Fix It

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 11 hours ago
Solar panel proponents rave about their solar energy. They tout how low their electricity bills are, that the utility is forced to buy energy from them at the same price they sell it, and that they are helping the planet. The problem is that solar panels are subsidized by poor people who can't afford the installations in order to get a rebate. And that those who rent, or who live in apartments. Multi-million dollar Malibu solar installations that have their costs passed through to poor families, because no company with employees and infrastructure can afford to buy and sell at the sa... more »

Majorana Fermion: We Found The God Particle, Why Is The 'Angel Particle' Still Missing?

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 11 hours ago
Majorana fermions, particles that act as their own antiparticle and were first hypothesized by Italian physicist Ettore Majorana in 1937, have not been detected after all. A 2017 report of the discovery of a particular kind of Majorana fermion, the chiral Majorana fermion, was a false alarm, finds a new study, which means construction of a topological quantum computer also remains elusive. Some particle physicists are using underground observatories to discover if the ghost-like particle known as the neutrino, a subatomic particle that rarely interacts with matter, might be a Majora... more »

Libertarian Congressman Blasts Trump for ‘Selling Troops’ to Country Who Helped Carry Out 9/11

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: troops]Conservatives and military alike call out the president for boasting about selling US troops to the terrorist nation of Saudi Arabia.

Drug War-Addicted Cops Raid Hemp Farm, Bulldoze Struggling Farmer’s Million Dollar Crop

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: hemp]A struggling farmer was arrested and his million dollar legal hemp crop bulldozed because government is addicted to a war on drugs.

How Dare You?

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 11 hours ago
Great detective work by Michael Smith

FROM OUR TALES OF THE NAEP: Digest of last week's reports!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020Already started, Rational Animal Tales:* All last week, we examined a set of claims about Mississippi's rising scores on the Naep. How does our press corps cover public schools? The question leads directly to the set of reports we started this morning—to this week's Rational Animal Tales. As of this morning, we've started down the road toward a great anthropological exegesis. Before long, our rational animal tales will reach Lord Russell and the later Wittgenstein—fellows once found at the very top of the rational food chain. Frankly, it's all anthropo... more »

Bernie-Elizabeth Tacit Alliance Frays

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The SEIU, one of the biggest and, usually, one of the more progressive unions, is staying neutral in the presidential race, at least nationally. But not in New Hampshire. The crucially important State Employees’ Association/SEIU Local 1984 voted to endorse Bernie late last week. Richard Gulla, President of the union: "Bernie Sanders has a long history of fighting for working people. He shares many of our members’ goals and values. He is not afraid to take on Wall Street and will fight against corporate greed and corruption. Bernie supports every worker earning a livable wage allow... more »

Jewish News: “Regime Change In Iran Must Be an International Goal”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*An "international goal" Not a global goal? Or a democratic goal? Curious?* * Loaded words leaving one wondering if they were chosen intentionally. Thinking about "a Jewish led international boycott of German products” , and history repeating? Considering this oped comes from Jewish News the question has to be asked if this is the real meaning of the headline? * *Victor Rosenthal (excerpted)* "The shooting down of a Ukrainian commercial airliner immediately after takeoff from Teheran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport last week is still shrouded in mystery. 176 passengers and c... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Greenland’s Ice Melt Rate Has Now Accelerated To A Whopping 234 Billion Tons Of Ice Lost Per YearQld Govt says it owns rainfall once it hits the ground on your propertyAboriginals Have the Answer (CNN!)The Oceans We Know Won’t Survive Climate Change'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsessionLouisiana greenlights huge pollution-causing plastics facility in 'Cancer Alley' Farmers Are Buying 40-Year-Old Tractors Because They're Actually Repairable The US reportedly sent secret messages to Iran via Swiss intermediaries, urging not to ret... more »

Teachers Union wants climate based social revolution taught in English classes

David Wojick at CFACT - 12 hours ago
The National Federation of Teachers is promoting the teaching of Action Now! climate radicalism in America's English classes. The post Teachers Union wants climate based social revolution taught in English classes appeared first on CFACT.


Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 12 hours ago
Found at Wirecutter's place: I'd say many of the former military servicemen I've met - particularly former Navy personnel - are poster children for the first group. I can still remember the retired Chief Petty Officer who informed me (very loudly) that coffee wasn't coffee unless you could stand your teaspoon upright in it, without support. Also, it had to be as strong and as bitter as possible, "like me!" As for milk, sugar and that other stuff . . . the less said, the better! It does help one understand why so few millennials, comparatively speaking, will consider military... more »

North Korea Built Its Very Own AK-47 (And Sold It All Over the World)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* The Type 88 rifle has five times the round of its Soviet predecessor. *Key Point:* We're not entirely sure how many Type 88 rifles the North Koreans have manufactured. One of the largest armies in the world has adopted one of the most unusual variants of the AK-series of assault rifles. The North Korean People’s Army Type 88 rifle is similar to the Soviet-era AK-74 with one key difference: unusual helical magazines that carry up to five times as many rounds as conventional 30-round magazines. Over the past sixty years, the Korean People’s Army (K... more »

Could Europe's New Stealth Drone Be What Unseats America's F-35?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Europe* A new capability. *Key point: *It is not clear where LOUT is going, but it may yet bear enough fruit to keep Europe competitive in the stealth race with the other major powers. The Low Observable UAV Testbed, or LOUT, isn’t a fighter or a bomber. It is a 4-ton, diamond-shaped drone intended for research into stealth technologies. Developed by Airbus under a German military contract, LOUT “was developed with a holistic approach to stealth so that it could address the three domains of capabilities LO [low observability] platforms must feature: r... more »

Good News: The Army's New Battery Packs Won't Blow up When Shot At

Warrior Maven at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Warrior Maven* *Technology, Americas* [image: Reuters] It's a big improvement. (*Washington, D.C.*) Soldiers are taking enemy fire in 120-degree desert heat, carrying up to 100-pounds of gear and conducting attack operations at night are totally reliant upon battery-powered weapons, sensors and computers -- a potential scenario inspiring current Army Research Laboratory work to engineer longer-lasting, more-stable and, of critical live-saving significance, *less flammable* Lithium-ion batteries. Current Lithium-ion batteries, well known for their widespread use in commercial it... more »

Fear the .458 SOCOM: A Bigger Bullet for the AR-15

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Technology, Americas* [image: Reuters] A very wide caliber. *Key point:* The military's new toy can fire a bigger and badder caliber of bullet. One of the more interesting—and powerful—upgrades for the standard AR-15 rifle is an upper receiver in .458 SOCOM. Although nearly twice as wide as the .223/5.56 cartridge, .458 SOCOM can still fire from an AR-15 lower receiver and even use the same ammunition magazine. That’s no accident, as the cartridge was invented to give U.S. troops using the M-16 platform a major firepower boost. Unlike other heavy-caliber rifle r... more »

Meet Kel Tec's PMR-30: A Gun You Will Rarely Need to Reload

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Americas* [image:] How could this be? *Key point:* This gun just has a really impressive magazine capacity. The Kel-Tec PMR-30 is a rarity among handguns on the market today: a pistol with a magazine holding more than seventeen rounds. The PMR-30 actually holds thirty rounds and does so with some clever engineering that reduces it to a lightweight package attractive to casual shooters, backcountry shooters, or people interested in a firearm for home defense. High-capacity handguns have traditionally... more »

Yes, There Is a Good Reason the Army Likes Hunting Rifles

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] The best? *Key point:* Hunters were the original snipers. The U.S. Army’s long-serving sniper rifle has its roots in one of the most iconic American hunting rifles ever produced. The M-24 Sniper Weapon System, standard issue among the Army’s sniper teams, is based on the fifty-six-year-old Remington 700 hunting rifle. When the U.S. Army decided to field a new, heavier-caliber sniper weapon, it again turned to the Remington 700 to produce the advanced M2010 rifle. The Remington 700 is one of the most popular American firearms ... more »

MJBizDaily donates $425,000 through Industry Giveback Program

John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily - 12 hours ago
Marijuana Business Daily donated more than $425,000 in cash and in-kind donations through its Industry Giveback Program in 2019. The program, established in 2015, supports nonprofit organizations and professional associations focused on industry building in areas of professional development and inclusion, sustainability and community development as well as continued support for legalization advocacy work across […] MJBizDaily donates $425,000 through Industry Giveback Program is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

US Increases Threats Against Iraq If It Forces US Troops To Leave

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
(Factbase) The Trump administration is upping the ante against withdrawing its troops from Iraq by issuing more threats against Baghdad including sanctions, travel bans, and freezing its oil revenues. The deaths of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force commander General Qasim Suleimani and deputy head of the Hashd Commission Abu Muhandis has motivated many of the Shiite parties to move against the U.S. troop presence. On January 5, parliament voted to expel the Americans. Then on January 9 retired Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and asked that a ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 13

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1916 Ottomans retreated 10 mil up Tigris after defeat of Battle of Sheikh Saad and were beaten again by British at Battle of Wadi 1968 6 ministers from Pres Arif’s govt resigned after anti-govt protests demanded return to democracy 1972 Bakr govt said it would take power away from Iraq Petroleum Company 1983 Report China was supplying both Iraq and Iran with weapons during Iran-Iraq War 1987 Iran Op Karbala 5 Used night attack to advance 2 miles towards Basra city Caused 1000 Iraqi casualties Iran accused Iraq of using poison gas to repulse attack Iranian casualties so high called... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 13, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Hill:* *US troops clear rubble, debris from Iraq base struck by Iranian missiles* U.S. crews at the Ain al-Asad military base in western Iraq cleared debris from the scene of an Iranian missile strike on Monday, with officials telling reporters that at least 10 missiles struck the airfield. The Associated Press reported Monday that workers used forklifts and large trucks to move debris as large craters littered the area where Iranian missiles struck the base last week, causing no casualties. The base was one of two struck by Iranian missiles during the attack. "There were mo... more »

William and Harry deny royal rift ahead of family crisis meeting

Just In - 12 hours ago
Prince William and Prince Harry slam a newspaper report describing a severe strain in their relationship, calling the story offensive and potentially harmful, prior to the royal family crisis meeting regarding future roles.

You have one month to watch these nominated movies before the Oscars

Just In - 12 hours ago
Could war epic 1917 take down the great Joker? Will Netflix add a few notches to its belt with The Irishman and Marriage Story? From best actor to best picture, here are all the nominations for the 2020 Oscars.

Democrats love crooks not you: NY's new bail law edition

trinko at Conversations about the obvious - 12 hours ago
Democrats are running New York these days and they passed a law which says that criminals don't need to post bail to get out of jail after being arrested. Sane people knew that that was amazingly stupid and we're seeing more evidence that sane people were right. Gerod Woodury was arrested for robbing a bank and was released due to the new no bail law. The next day he robbed another bank. Jews in New York are upset about the fact that antisemites who attack Jews are being released and then go back and attack Jews again. The situation is so bad that Democrat Bill de Blasio, mayor o... more »

FBI Is Trying to Catch a “Bad Wig Bandit” in North Carolina

AP News at - 12 hours ago
The FBI is asking the public's help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who's been robbing banks in North Carolina.

Border Apprehensions Decrease Again, but Numbers Are Still High

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: border-apprehensions-decrease-again-but-numbers-are-still-high] The Border Patrol caught or stopped another 40,000-plus illegal aliens from entering the county in December, a slight dip from November and October and a significant decline from last December 2018.

US to Iraq: “Vote All You Want, We’re Not Leaving!”

Ron Paul at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: us-to-iraq-vote-all-you-want-we-re-not-leaving] American troops are in Iraq by invitation of the Iraqi government and the Iraqi government had just voted to revoke that invitation. The State Department essentially said that the U.S. would not abide by the request of its Iraqi partners.

Trump Supporters Floating Purchase of OAN Network as Fox Moves Leftward

Bob Adelmann at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: trump-supporters-floating-purchase-of-oan-network-as-fox-moves-leftward] The purchase of the conservative One America News Network by Trump investors could help reelect the president in November.

U.S. Might Pull Troops from West Africa, but Who Will it Affect?

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) - While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East Politics, behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa. Read the full story, “U.S. Might Pull Troops from West Africa, but Who Will it Affect?”, on →

The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 (IPS) - One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an "annual temperature check" on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of what's working, and where countries need more action. Read the full story, “The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions”, on →

The strange new silence of the Democrats: protesting Iranian tyranny editon

trinko at Conversations about the obvious - 12 hours ago
In Iran the government is killing protesters and the protestors aren't condemning Trump but the fascist Imams who run Iran. But now that the protests aren't targeting Trump most Democrat politicians are suddenly silent with the exception of Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar. The same Democrats who blamed Trump for Iran shooting down a civilian airliner are strangely silent about the Iranian people correctly blaming their theocratic rulers. Which is in contradiction to a bizarre aspect of leftists dogma. Leftists in America constantly contend that Christians who use the political process ... more »

Trump green-lighted Soleimani’s assassination in June

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
US President Donald Trump approved the assassination of Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani seven months ago, NBC News reported on Monday, citing five current and former senior administration officials. The president first issued the directive to kill Soleimani in June, after Iran shot down a US drone, the report said. The order authorised the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian troops pack up their equipment near Idlib front-lines: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers could be seen packing up their artillery in Maarat al-Numan, as a ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey came into effect on Sunday, in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. “As you can see, the vehicles are in non-operation status. We adhere to all agreements the government concludes, we adhere to it […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Revenge for Qassem Soleimani’s assassination is far from over: Iran

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Iran’s revenge to the United States for the killing of the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Qassem Soleimani, is not over yet, the representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to the Quds Force, Ali Shirazi, said on Monday. “We have not completed our revenge to the enemies for […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 100 civilians leave jihadist-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Over 100 civilians have left the jihadist-held areas in the Idlib and Aleppo governorates on Monday, a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, tens of families traveled to the Al-Hader humanitarian crossing on Monday morning after a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) leaflet encouraged people to seek shelter in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iranian missiles that targeted US forces were guided by Russian satellite technology: media

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The missiles fired by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the U.S. military’s positions in Iraq were allegedly guided by Russian satellite technology, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported, citing Pravda TV. According to the report, Iran’s missile strikes on the U.S. forces in Erbil and the ‘Ayn Al-Assad […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli military aircraft suffer costly damage due to weather

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
The Israeli Defense Forces have admitted that the costly damage to a number of Israel Air Force fighter jets at an undisclosed base, caused by flooding, was their fault. The aircraft sustained damage as the hangars, where they were parked, were flooded by the heavy rains that have plagued the country for the past week. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Dozens of tribes in northeast Syria demand US withdrawal after Soleimani assassination: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – Dozens of tribes in northeastern Syria gathered in the Al-Hasakah Governorate to demand the U.S. Armed Forces withdraw from the country. The Arab tribes reportedly gathered in Hafez Al-Assad Square inside Hasakah city to protest the U.S. presence in Syria and the attacks carried out by their forces inside Iraq. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Libyan rival leaders meet in Russia for peace talks

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
The anticipated Libyan emissaries have arrived in Moscow and will soon join the Russian-Turkish meeting between the top diplomats and defense chiefs, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page on Monday. “In line with the agreements reached in Istanbul between the Russian and Turkish presidents, the Russian-Turkish meeting at the level […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Heavy clashes erupt in southwest Aleppo as Syrian Army’s offensive approaches

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – A series of intense clashes broke out last in the outskirts of Aleppo city, following a heavy attack on the provincial capital by the jihadist rebels that killed two civilians and wounded a dozen more. According to a military source inside the city, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) engaged a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi Energy Minister: President Trump ‘Can Do Whatever He Wishes’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNBC:* *Saudi energy minister on Trump’s actions in the Middle East: ‘He can do whatever he wishes’* “We are leaving it to our friends of the U.S. to conduct themselves in a manner they see fit in attending to a situation like this,” Abdulaziz said. The U.S. killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani earlier this month, triggering a dramatic escalation that many feared could result in a widening regional conflict. Iran, an arch-rival of Saudi Arabia in the region, responded to the U.S. attack by launching missiles at two military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq. Saudi Ar... more »

Brazilian Documentary ‘The Edge of Democracy’ Nominated for Oscar

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday morning, January 13th, the Academy Awards announced the nominees for the best films of the year in several technical categories. In the category of 'Best Documentary Feature', Brazil was nominated with "The Edge of Democracy", by Brazilian director Petra Costa. "The Edge of Democracy" ("Democracia em Vertigem" in […] The post Brazilian Documentary ‘The Edge of Democracy’ Nominated for Oscar appeared first on The Rio Times.

Big Tech Firms Are Joining Trump’s All Out War Against Iran

Alan Macleod at MintPress News - 13 hours ago
Deleting messages of support for Iran may seem a petty, childish retaliation for opposing the Trump administration, but it has profound ramifications for freedom of access to information. The post Big Tech Firms Are Joining Trump’s All Out War Against Iran appeared first on MintPress News.

Go Ahead, Apply the Federal Rules of Evidence to the Senate Impeachment Trial

smorse at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Flickr/Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0) Nine of the president’s most devout supporters in the House of Representatives last month penned a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Chuck Schumer formally requesting that the Senate adopt the Federal Rules of Evidence for the impeachment trial of President Trump. On Dec. 19, 2019, the day after the House voted to impeach the president, Republican representatives Mo Brooks, Jeff Dunca... more »

This might be the final episode of Juan Guaidó’s surreal Venezuela regime-change reality show

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 13 hours ago
The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela’s National Assembly as its members voted him out was just the latest chapter in an absurdly bungled coup attempt, and brings Trump’s policy to a dead end.

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

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 13 hours 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.

Abortion, Soleimani, and Democrat morals

trinko at Conversations about the obvious - 13 hours ago
Democrats have been condemning the execution of Iranian terrorist mastermind Soleimani since it happened. They even admit that they know that he murdered hundreds of Americans and thousands of other innocent people in the Middle East but they declare that killing him was wrong; it violates their moral principles. Which is odd because these same Democrats have recently endorsed abortion after birth and abortion because the unborn child might not be "perfect". Every Democrat presidential candidate in the Senate, along with all but 3 Democrat Senators, voted to deny a little girl who s... more »

Where are American Taxpayer's Spending Their Health Care Dollars?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 13 hours ago
Those of my readers that live in the United States are well aware of the high cost of health care in America. One of the high costs of health care is not one that consumers of American health services generally give consideration to; the high cost of administering health services in the United States. A recently released study by David U. Himmelstein MD, Terry Campbell and Steffi Woohandler MD breaks down the major components of health care administration in the United States and their costs on a per capita basis and then compares these costs to Canada and its universal health car... more »

Orange Dwarfs: ‘Goldilocks’ Stars for Life?

Paul Gilster at Centauri Dreams - 13 hours ago
Our Sun is a G2V type star, or to use less formidable parlance, a yellow dwarf. It was inevitable that as we began considering planets around other stars (well before the first of these were discovered), we would imagine solar-class stars as the best place to look for life, but attention has swung to other […]

Lava Gushes from Volcano Near Manila; Tens of Thousands Flee

AP News at - 13 hours ago
Red-hot lava spewed from a volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila as tens of thousands of people fled through heavy ash and frightening tremors.

"Economic Market Snapshot AM 1/13/20"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*AM 1/13/20, Updated frequently as available.* ◆ Gregory Mannarino, AM 1/13/20: "*Incredible… The BIGGEST Trade Deal (LOL) * *That Isn't, To be Signed Wednesday**"* - ◆ *MarketWatch Market Summary, Live Updates* - *CNN Market Data:* - *CNN Fear And Greed Index:* - ◆ *Buffett Indicator: Where Are We with Market Valuations?* "As of 1/13/20 (updates daily): The Stock Market is Significantly Overvalued. Based on historical ratio of to... more »

America Needs No British Regime-Change in Iran, but Middle East Peace and Economic Reconstruction

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
[image: President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question after his announcement of the proposed changes to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official WH Photo)] PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20200113-no-regime-change-iran.pdf With both Russia and China now trying to intervene with truces and reconstruction projects in Southwest Asia and North Africa, the most urgent need is for an emergency summit of Presidents Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin to guarantee stability and provide econom... more »

UK firms buy ‘green energy’ proof from Europe but burn fossil fuel

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood UK energy providers have turned to Eastern Europe to buy cheap green energy certificates that let them claim they provide 100pc renewable energy while continuing to rely on fossil fuels. Such schemes are known in the industry as “dirty REGOs”, in reference to watchdog Ofgem’s Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin […]

Greta’s Facebook Posts Written By Her Father

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Michael Smith has found out with the help of a Facebook glitch who writes Greta’s posts: And so does Adarsh Prathap. Who is Adarsh? An Indian delegate to the UN Climate Change Secretariat. Small world huh! It’s little wonder that little Greta can […]

CONFIRMED, Trump White House used Swiss back channel to de-escalate Iran conflict (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 431. More The post CONFIRMED, Trump White House used Swiss back channel to de-escalate Iran conflict (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Working the doors across Maine for Lisa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Lisa Savage going door-to-door in Portland asking people to sign her petition to get on the ballot. She needs 2,000 signatures of registered Maine Green Independent party members.* - Mary Beth and I went door-to-door in Brunswick over the weekend. We had to dodge some rain and ice but managed to have a good experience. Folks in other parts of the state were also out gathering signatures for Lisa Savage to get on the ballot for the US Senate race in November as we step up our efforts to get the required 2,000 signatures by March 15. We hit over 100 doors on Sa... more »

Cops Acquire ‘Nasal Ranger’ Smell Amplifier to Crack Down on Marijuana Users

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: smell]Police in the a Michigan city are arming themselves with smell radar in order to crack down on those who'd dare partake in the legal marijuana trade.

U.S. To Expel A Dozen Saudi Trainees After Pensacola Shooting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN: **First on CNN: More than a dozen Saudi servicemen to be expelled from US after review of December shooting at Naval Air Station* More than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at US military installations will be expelled from the United States after a review that followed the deadly shooting last month at a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, multiple sources told CNN. The Saudis are not accused of aiding the 21-year-old Saudi Air Force second lieutenant who killed three American sailors in the December shooting, two sources said, but some are said to have connections to... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Admits He ‘didn’t see’ Trump’s Evidence About Soleimani Planning Attacks

Geopolitics101 at Covert Geopolitics - 14 hours ago
President Donald Trump warned that Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was planning “imminent” attacks against Americans, but his own defense secretary seems to be unable to back this claim. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper revealed in a Sunday interview with ‘Face the Nation’ on CBS that he “didn’t see” specific evidence that supported the president’s … Continue reading U.S. Defense Secretary Admits He ‘didn’t see’ Trump’s Evidence About Soleimani Planning Attacks →

CONFIRMED: Israeli Supplied the Key Intelligence for U.S. Assassination of Iran’s Soleimani

Geopolitics101 at Covert Geopolitics - 14 hours ago
This latest revelation should not surprise anyone who has been actively following the exploits of the current Trump Administration and its partner organization, Israel’s Netanyahu government. According to a recent report released by the Times of Israel, it was officials in Tel Aviv who provided the White House with the key intelligence details leading to … Continue reading CONFIRMED: Israeli Supplied the Key Intelligence for U.S. Assassination of Iran’s Soleimani →

Official ISIS Newspaper ‘Thanks God’ for Trump Killing Iran’s General Soleimani

Geopolitics101 at Covert Geopolitics - 14 hours ago
It was only a matter of time before US President Donald Trump got the recognition he deserved for America’s military exploits these past two weeks. Yesterday, Trump received glowing praise from the official international ISIS newspaper, Al Naba, highlighting Washington’s assassination of Iranian IRGC’s General Qasem Soleimani on January 3rd. by Patrick Henningsen | 21stCenturyWire … Continue reading Official ISIS Newspaper ‘Thanks God’ for Trump Killing Iran’s General Soleimani →

Vague Imminence: US Policy, Pre-emptive Force And Qasem Soleimani

Binoy KAMPMARK at - 14 hours ago
International relations is typified by its vagueness of definition and its shallowness of justification. Be it protecting citizens of a state in another, launching a pre-emptive strike to prevent what another state might do, or simply understanding the application of a treaty provision, justifications can prove uneven and at odds. […]

Happiness Will Come - A Quotation by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*Happiness will come and does come constantly. It is only the receiver who tunes it out and refuses to see and hear the glad tidings all around.* *© **M.N. Hopkins* *To read more of my poems & quotations, please click on the link below:* *Poems & Quotations by M.N. Hopkins* *or visit:* *Pinterest*

RATIONAL ANIMAL TALES: Atticus Finch complicit in murder!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020Suggestions of Woke Gone Wild:* Not that many days before Christmas, we read a rather peculiar interview piece right there in The Atlantic. Much of the blame for this interview piece goes to David Sims, the magazine's apparently Brit movie critic. Sims is so sexist that he listed Little Women as only the ninth best film of last year. This seems to suggest that he may even agree with the "idiotic" Golden Globes, who didn't honor Greta Gerwig with one of their (five) Best Director nods. In the typical way of These Critics Today, Sims attempted to cover his... more »

US–China rivalry and the future of interdependence - 14 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 The clash between the US and China is arrestingly sharp and deep not only because the stakes are so high and the parties so profoundly different but also because it has been brewing over several decades of increasingly intimate and complex interaction.

Chinese textile companies bank on BRI for growth - 14 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 As participating countries are expected to sign the RCEP this year, China's textile industry must accelerate the adjustment of products, capacity and trade structure to better integrate regional development in the next stage.

India has left RCEP behind, but not its ambition in Southeast Asia - 14 hours ago
13-Jan-2020 India's decision in the final months of last year to withdraw from negotiations for the mega-regional trade agreement known as the RCEP disappointed the countries of Southeast Asia, which are also members of the ASEAN.

Has The Media Been Always Wrong When Covering President Trump's National Security Decisions?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Federalist:* *The Media Is Always, Always Wrong About Trump And National Security* We should stop listening to the media on national security issues, since they are always wrong. As a captive audience, they make us accompany them through their stages of hysteria, and it's insufferable. If anything may be gleaned from the recent hyperbolic reporting about Iran, it is that our media betters, particularly those reporting on national security issues, are deeply and inexorably challenged at providing reasonable and thoughtful analysis due to a blinding animus towards President T... more »

Israel Wants to Kill Rockets and Drones with Lasers

Seth J. Frantzman at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Seth J. Frantzman* *Security, * Is this possible or just science fiction? Israel has been working on using lasers to confront rocket and drone threats. Israel’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development announced a new breakthrough in the use of lasers earlier this month. “We are entering a new age of energy warfare in the air, land and sea,” Brig. Gen. Yaniv Rotem, the head of the Directorate said. Israel already has a multi-layered air defense system consisting of Iron Dome, David’ Sling and Arrow 3, designed to stop threats from low-level mortars to ballistic missiles... more »

Sig Sauer's P320-M18 Is the U.S. Military's Gun of Choice. Soon You Can Find Out Why.

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, * As you might soon be able to buy it. A civilian version of the popular Sig Sauer P320-M18 handgun, adopted by large swathes of the U.S. military in 2019, has come to consumer markets following a groundswell of popular demand. Sig Sauer’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, Tom Taylor, made the following announcement in a press statement issued last month: “Since the official selection of the M17 and M18 by the US Army for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), we’ve seen significant civilian interest to own both varia... more »

Garett Jones on Open Borders: A Belated Reply

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 14 hours ago
Last November, Garett Jones wrote two responses to my Open Borders. The first was “Measuring the Sacrifice of Open Borders,” a short paper on the distributional effects of free migration. I replied here. Soon afterward, however, Garett also wrote me this open letter. Since I didn’t want to hastily respond to serious criticism, I waited until […] The post Garett Jones on Open Borders: A Belated Reply appeared first on Econlib.

Israel Is Becoming A Natural Gas Superpower

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Legal Insurrection:* *While you were focused on Soleimani, Israel became a natural gas superpower* “During the last week, earth-shattering events occurred that completely disrupted the Middle East …. In other news the Americans assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.” In March 2013, I noted that Israel’s discovery and development of huge offshore natural gas fields was a game-changer, putting Israel on course to become an energy superpower. At that time, the field that had just come on line was the Tamar field. I wrote, Yesterday the Middle East changed forever, and you d... more »

It's All About The Money

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
The* Toronto Star* has uncovered a document which clearly elucidates the Ford government's vision of education in the province of Ontario. Rob Ferguson and Kristin Ruchowy report that: A “confidential” government document obtained by the Star shows Premier Doug Ford’s government considered keeping online learning optional until 2024 and planned to slash school board funding while creating courses to sell to other jurisdictions at a profit. The “implementation plan for Ontario’s transformed online learning system” comes to light amid high-stakes contract talks between the province ... more »

Chinese President Xi Rejected President Trump's Wish To Have A Joint Signing Of The Trade Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AFP *SCMP:* *Trade war deal: How Xi Jinping rejected Donald Trump’s signing ceremony proposal during turbulent period* * Xi Jinping rejected proposals for a bilateral meeting with Donald Trump after the Apec summit in Chile was cancelled in November * A frantic three months in US-China relations will culminate in Liu He’s trip to Washington next week, but analysts point to more choppy waters ahead In the first week of November, after Chile canc... more »

Reaching Out To Climate Alarmists

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 14 hours ago
It is very important for us to respect and reach out to the deep understanding of science held by climate alarmists. In this spirit, I am thinking about changing my profile picture to symbolism which they understand and respect. Not … Continue reading →

Texas Governor: State Will Refuse New Refugees in Accordance With Trump Executive Order

James Murphy at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: texas-governor-state-will-refuse-new-refugees-in-accordance-with-trump-executive-order] Citing a “broken federal immigration system,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott made it clear that his state will not accept any new refugees in 2020.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
In *The New York Times,* David Leonhardt makes an argument to which I'm sympathetic, although he distorts the facts to make it. Leonhardt's point is that Franklin Roosevelt won public support for his policies by creating big, visible programs -- something Democrats have forgotten how to do, but Republicans haven't. I agree with what Leonhardt says about FDR. I think he's somewhat off base regarding modern Democrats, and almost entirely off base when he talks about modern Republicans. Leonhardt writes: In January 1937, near the end of Franklin Roosevelt’s first term as president, L... more »

Come In From the Cold! Please Join Our NYC Meetup Next Thursday January 23

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 15 hours ago
Hope you can make our first meetup for the new year! Much to discuss!

This Russian Expert Believes That The US Carrier Fleet Will Defeat The Chinese Carier Fleet Due to Its Superior Reconnaissance Capabilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Reuters *Michael Peck, National Review:** Even the Russians Think The U.S. Navy Would Defeat the Chinese* *Konstantin Sivkov, a member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences, says superior U.S. reconnaissance would give it the defining advantage.* *Key Point:* Sivkov's scenario relies on a lot of built-in assumptions, but it's still useful in designing strategy. If U.S. and Chinese aircraft carriers were to clash, the U.S. Navy would win. And who makes that prediction? A Russian military expert. Konstantin Sivkov, a member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Ar... more »

Kodak Agfa presents : A short visit to 2017 to Fayoum's Lake Qarun (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 15 hours ago
Kodak Agfa is back once again in 2020. We are in 2020 but this post goes back a short visit to the amazing and beautiful Fayoum governorate in 2017. It is like a good thing to remember those warm days in our very cold night in Cairo right now. Hopefully, it will be the first in a series for posts and photos published for the first time on Egyptian Chronicles about this beautiful place in Egypt this month. Fayoum is like one of Egypt’s best-kept secret with its rich history as well as its amazing natural landscape that takes your breath away and the kindness of its people that captu... more »

Contact The NJ Legislative Black Caucus About S2173 Discrimination

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 15 hours ago Contact legislators this morning to explain that S2173 discriminates and segregates schools. Be concise and respectful. The vote is today. This is a bellwether moment. Ring it loud.

Monday Morning Links

Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Miscellaneous material to start your week. - James Bradley writes about the range of responses to an increasingly threatening climate. And Emma Morris offers some suggestions as to how to become part of the solution to the climate crisis. - Adrienne Buller discusses why the popular and necessary prospect of a Green New Deal didn't get anything approaching a fair hearing in the UK's general election. And Malcolm Turnbull writes that Australia's catastrophic bushfires should have provided the impetus for a transition - though part of the lesson to be taken from Scott Morrison's respo... more »

Individualism and Nationhood

Unknown at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
Man has two political aspects—first, man as an individual; second, man as the member of a political community. In a good political community, the individualism of most citizens will move in tandem with their sense of belonging to the nation. A symbiotic relationship between man’s individualism and man’s nationhood is the fundamental requirement for a stable political community. The philosophies which preach the notion of a rift between individualism and nationhood are the breeders of alienation, nihilism, and immorality. Such philosophies are not at all conducive for good life and m... more »

Ahead of Impeachment Trial, Trump Suggests Not Having It

AP News at - 15 hours ago
President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him.

An Accountability Update for Crimes Committed in Syria

ebroches at Lawfare - 15 hours ago
Photo Credit: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty via NPR On Dec. 28, 2019, the Washington Post reported that “Idlib could become the worst humanitarian crisis in Syria’s civil war.” Idlib and its environs have been under intense assault since April, when the Syrian government began a major offensive to retake the last opposition-held enclave in Syria, displacing more than 500,000 civilians and damaging dozens of hospitals and schools. By August, the attacks had become so frequent that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres established an inquiry to document the incidents. Despite this persis... more »

Canadian Officials Accidentally Push Nuke Alert to Millions

AP News at - 15 hours ago
People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke to a cellphone alert warning them of an “incident” at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto — only to later be told the message was a mistake.

Tears of sadness and pride as 200 Australian sailors leave for Middle East

James Carmody at Just In - 15 hours ago
"Emotional and proud" families farewell sailors on HMAS Toowoomba as it leaves Garden Island, near Perth, on a six-month mission to maintain order in the tense Strait of Hormuz.

Iran's police fire on crowds protesting against denial of Ukrainian plane shootdown

Just In - 15 hours ago
Iranian security forces reportedly fire live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic's initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner.

Mental illness should be the top of the list at the Sandringham summit

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*As warring factions of the NWO depopulaiton plan and the top Globalist kingpins gather in Sandringham for crisis talks on their feud, my suggestion is that they put mental health issues at the top of their list.* ** ** *They should include Meghan and her handlers in the USA in the discussions about how to deal with personal trauma, disappointments, grief, vanity, jealousy etc.* *Mental ... more »

The Panama Canal, faster than usual

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Old Salt Blog, here's a time-lapse video of a passage through the Panama Canal. The trip lasts 11 hours, but the video takes less than 7 minutes - much more palatable in our high-speed world! Note the "locomotives" on either side of the ship, hauling it through the locks. They're partly visible from time to time, as in the video 'cover image' below, on the right of the ship's bow. The digging of the Panama Canal remains one of the great adventure stories of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It advanced not only navigation, but also medicine, engineering an... more »

Guest Post: Who Really is Obama?

Admin at 'Nox & Friends - 15 hours ago
This was sent in by Ric, a reader, and we thank him: His 8 years of living in the White House is over. He’s (mostly) gone … but questions remain. This came from a union guy in Chicago who didn’t vote for Obama. A very interesting perspective! It will be interesting to see what they put in his “Library” about his early years now that he is out of office. In a country where we take notice of many, many facets of our public figures’ lives, doesn’t it seem odd that there’s so little we know about Barack Obama? As … Continue reading →

Democrats Always Choose America’s Enemies Over America

Hardnox at 'Nox & Friends - 15 hours ago
By Kurt Schlichter at Townhall. Here’s an idea that our Democrat politician friends might want to try if they want to stop being back-stabbing garbage people. It’s kind of a radical notion and a little outside the box, but here goes: How about, just once, you stop sucking-up to the foreign bastards who are attacking our country and take America’s side? Maybe you should not back and excuse the gay-hanging, women-stoning, airline-downing, Obama check-cashing, Israel-threatening, American-murdering cultists ruling Iran. Just a thought. It’s kind of crazy, but it just might work. Now, I ... more »

Update On Death of Soleimani proves MSM reports to be lies

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 15 hours ago
Amir Tsarfati: Middle East Update with Pastor Barry Stagner, January 13, 2020 . . This is a Christian discussion but it gives a real and up-to-date understanding of what is going on close to the action. I came across this gentleman a week or so back and truly appreciate his comments which give more than most a realistic understanding of what is going on. It is a breath of fresh air that shows the ridiculousness of the MSM narrative; the respect Trump has earned; and more importantly the Iranian citizenry response to the loss of one they considered a monster. … Continue reading →

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