Sunday, January 05, 2020

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Gotham City Digest

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 11 hours ago
(Where sometimes we don't listen to the ghosts of our ancestors.) ------------------------------ Now that we've carried out what was essentially a terrorist action, war crime and human rights violation against Iran that may've touched off WW3 by an impeached president, I'm thinking of the movie, WAG THE DOG. Anybody else? ------------------------------ The closest one can get to real magic in the real world. ------------------------------ Australia's in flames, 17 people & half a billion animals dead. The Amazon's still burning. 4.0 quake in LA. IQ 45 ... more »

Democrats Pushing Back on Trump’s Drone Strike ‘Gutted’ Antiwar Provisions Weeks Ago

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 11 hours ago
*21WIRE* | Speaker Pelosi and her majority now have more to answer for in the aftermath of Trump's act of war.

Necessary Background on Iran Situation

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
*Here are some important statements about the Iran situation, seen from a global perspective. * ------------------------------ The US unwittingly helped create Qassem Soleimani, then they killed him, *by Scott Ritter* Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer. He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector. ------------------------------ The British Creation and Control of Islamic Terror — The Background to China’s Defeat of Xinjiang Ter... more »

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice On Soleimani Killing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
#NEW: Former NSA Susan Rice on Soleimani killing: "The Obama administration was not presented with an opportunity by our intelligence community or by the U.S. military to strike Qassem Soleimani." — Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) January 4, 2020 *WNU Editor:* I am skeptical of her explanation that the Obama administration was not presented with an opportunity to launch a military strike against Soleimani during their eight years in the White House. But if it is true, then what was the US intelligence community during those 8 years?

Rockets Fired At The U.S. Embassy In Baghdad And At Balad Airbase Housing US Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Two rockets fired near US Embassy in Baghdad and three more fired at airbase housing American troops in 'simultaneous attacks'* * At least two rockets have been fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad * Another three rockets were fired at Balad Airbase housing US troops, about 50 miles north of the city * A number of rockets also landed in the Al-Jadiriya neighborhood, according to the Iraq Army, although it is not clear if that was the intended target * There have been no reports of injuries Rockets have been fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad and a military airba... more »

Cherry growers struggle with workload as hot conditions ripen fruit at same time

Jessica Hayes at Just In - 11 hours ago
Tasmanian cherry growers in the state's south are in a race against the clock to pick their produce or face the possibility of leaving it to rot.

As anti-Semitic attacks continue, US Jews turn to guns for protection

David Lipson And Niall Lenihan at Just In - 11 hours ago
The number of anti-Semitic attacks in the US has more than doubled since 2013 — and now Jews are taking shooting classes and arming themselves.

Coming back from holidays? Here's what you need to know about the fires

Bridget Judd at Just In - 11 hours ago
It's the bushfire crisis that's been likened to "looking into the gates of hell", and now the National Security Committee of Cabinet is preparing to meet to consider the Federal Government's long-term response. Here's what you need to know before then.

Live: Communities wake to devastation after bushfires burn through the night

Peter Marsh at Just In - 11 hours ago
As bushfires still threaten some communities on Australia's east coast, others will return to assess the damage after another day of horrific conditions. Follow updates in our live blog.

NSW fire boss scolds PM, 'hundreds' more homes destroyed

Just In - 11 hours ago
NSW's fire boss Shane Fitzsimmons criticises Scott Morrison, saying he was blindsided by an announcement 3,000 army reservists would be sent to help recovery efforts.

'It's not worth dying' say residents of South Coast town as they waited for the worst

Jonathan Hair And Tim Swanston at Just In - 11 hours ago
Residents of Narooma had an out-of-control bushfire bearing down from the north, south and west. All they could do was hold their breath.

China's Communist Party is at a fatal age for one-party regimes. How much longer can it survive?

Christina Zhou at Just In - 11 hours ago
Pundits predicting the collapse of the Chinese Communist Party have been proven wrong decade after decade. But experts say some of the measures that have made the party strong are eroding under President Xi Jinping's rule.

Nine things you didn't know you needed to know about the Golden Globes nominees

Just In - 11 hours ago
Did Taron Egerton really sing in Rocketman? Who is Dolemite? Has Quentin Tarantino directed his last movie? Get ready for the Golden Globes with all the answers about this year's nominees.

Welcome to video game speedrunning, where the only rule is to go fast

Peter Marsh at Just In - 11 hours ago
A few thousand people are about to gather at a hotel in America to play video games non-stop for a week. At the same time, they'll be raising millions for charity.

Iranian-Backed Militias In Iraq Are Recruiting 'Martyrs' To Strike At US Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior military commander of Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah group Abu Ali al-Askari called for enrollment of the crowds who have volunteered for martyrdom-seeking operations against the US occupying forces. *FARS News Agency: **Iraqi Hezbollah Official Calls for Recruiting Martyrdom-Seekers to Strike at US Forces* "I want a chance to be given to those who are willing to be martyred in martyrdom-seeking operation against the aggressors by enrolling them," al-Askari wrote on his twitter page on Friday after Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iraq's Popular Mobiliza... more »

Rep. Elise Stefanik Shares Her Perspective on Soleimani’s Death…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 11 hours ago
You don’t have to agree with some of the more moderate viewpoints of Rep. Elise Stefanik to recognize how dangerous she is to the narrative expressed by Democrats.

NATO Has Suspended Its Iraq Training Mission After The Death Of Soleimani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *NATO suspends Iraq training mission after Soleimani killing* BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO has suspended training of Iraqi forces to ensure the safety of several hundred mission members amid fears for regional stability after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general, an alliance spokesman said on Saturday. “The safety of our personnel in Iraq is paramount,” acting NATO spokesman Dylan White said in a statement. “We continue to take all precautions necessary. NATO’s mission is continuing, but training activities are temporarily suspended.” He said NATO Sec... more »

Iran Vows Revenge Against The U.S. For The Killing Of Iranian Quds General Soleimani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Iran threatens 35 targets including US warships and Tel Aviv after Soleimani's death while Hezbollah issue ultimatum for Iraqi's to leave US bases by Sunday and the White House says it expects an attack* * The potential threat was raised by General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, the commander of the Guards in the southern province of Kerman * Some of the potential targets include ships in the Gulf, as well as Tel Aviv * Abuhamzeh said: 'The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there' * Iranian officials and ... more »

Wildfires and Virtual Reality

Robert at Ice Age Now - 12 hours ago
These “wildfires” on Borneo are NOT evidence of any “climate change.” If anything, the new “virtual reality” increasingly pervades our factual reality in too many ways. __________________ Wildfires and Virtual Reality Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser A recent news post at Gizmodo claims to show “The Satellite Images That Show a Decade of Climate Change” ( ... Read moreWildfires and Virtual Reality The post Wildfires and Virtual Reality appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 3 – 2020

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: ? South / North

Red Flag Of Jihad Raised Over The Holy Mosque Of Jamkaran In Iran's Holiest City Signalling Revenge For Soleimani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Red Flag: A Symbol Of Severe Battle/War To Come . #IranVsUS #سليماني — iftiAmiry (@IftiAmiry) January 4, 2020 *Daily Mail*: *Iranians raise blood red 'flags of revenge' as they vow to hit back after US killed general Qassem Soleimani* Iranian state TV broadcast the flag being hoisted over minarets in city of Qom In Shia Islam red flags signify blood spilled unjustly and are a call to vengeance They red flags also fluttered at mourning ceremonies held in the capital Tehran It comes as President Rouhani assured Soleimani's family he would be avenged Irani... more »

Baghdad Funeral For Top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Thousands chant 'Death to America!' and hold signs vowing revenge at funeral of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani after he was killed in US airstrike* * Thousands of furious mourners packed the streets of Baghdad on Saturday for Soleimani's funeral * Processions were also held for Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi militia commander who died with Soleimani * Flags of Muhandis' pro-Iran militia Kataeb Hezbollah, which besieged the US embassy Tuesday, were flown * Kataeb Hezbollah has been blamed for a spate of attacks on US personnel and bases in Iraq in recent week... more »

Food nannies strike again

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 12 hours ago The food nannies strike again. Don't you dare touch my dollar store. They have great deals on the things I want, and the only food items I've purchased are peanuts. That food desert hoax was disproven years ago. If someone is fat, sick or malnourished and they occasionally pick up frozen chicken or a loaf of bread at a fast food mart or dollar store because there's no super market near by, it's more likely the cigarettes and beer they are buying somewhere else. If momma didn't teach them to eat right, it's unlikely the mayor or go... more »

What the party who opposed the Soleimani killing stand for—guest blogger Michael Smith

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 12 hours ago
"No one should be surprised by the reaction of Democrats to an American drone going all "Fargo" wood-chipper on Qassem Soleimani. This is a political party that: - Reflexively sides with criminals against victims. - Actively promotes illegal immigration. - Believes non-citizens have more rights than citizens. - Condemns victims (like the Texas church shooting) for protecting themselves - Puts criminals back on the street and calls it "criminal justice reform). -Seeks to decriminalize anti-social behaviors and then blames their opposition for the result in crime (increases in pr... more »

This Is How President Trump's Decision To Kill Iranian General Soleimani Unfolded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Via Kevin McCarthy/Instagram, and Daily Mail: "President Trump ate ice cream and meatloaf with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday when the Pentagon confirmed that a top Iranian general was killed in an airstrike. From left: Trump aides Hogan Gidley and Dan Scavino; McCarthy; and Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday night." *Zero Hedge: **"Calm, Cool & Collected": How Trump's Risky Decision To Kill Soleimani Unfolded* Multiple similar accounts have now come out over the inside the Situation Room decision-making process concerning the risky move to take out the IRGC's Gen. ... more »

One Day Soon, When The Earth Is Barely Habitable, Will People Hunt Down Today's Politicians And Hang Them? Will There Be Trials First?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
It’s 3,350 miles from Canberra, capital of Australia, to Jakarta, capital-- for now-- of Indonesia, a little less than 7 hours by air. Air quality index (AQI) readings above 200 are considered dangerous to human health. A reading over 300 means no one should go outdoors. This week in Canberra readings were over 3,000-- sometimes double that. And some of the Canberra suburbs like Monash and Florey were even worse. There are cities around the world you’ve probably never heard of where breathing the air is deadly-- Linfen, Pingdingshan, Luohe, Zhengzhou, Dongying, Jining, Xinxiang,... more »

Activist groups 3rd KO blow in fight against Trump 2-for-1 Regulations

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 12 hours ago
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Deregulation Plan Plaintiffs challenged an executive order requiring agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one they introduce. Government Executive Courtney Buble’ January 2, 2020 After an almost three year legal battle, a federal judge in late December dismissed a lawsuit challenging an executive order President Trump issued shortly after his inauguration that requires agencies to cut two regulations for every new one issued. The order is a cornerstone of the administration’s deregulatory agenda. In February 2017, t... more »

World War II Has Wise Lessons for the F-35 and F-22

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * [image:] There's a lot to learn in history. *Key Point:* The U.S. Air Force needs to relearn hit and run tactics. In Len Deighton’s book *Fighter*, he describes the tactics used by the outnumbered English fighter pilots defending against German *Luftwaffe* bombers in the Battle of Britain: *The professional fighter pilot gained height as quickly as he was permitted, and treasured possession of that benefit. He hoped always to spot the enemy before they spotted him and hurried to... more »

D-Day Won World War II? Not So Fast—There Was Another Battle

Connor Martin at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Connor Martin* *History, Asia* [image: Battle of Midway, June 1942. Burning oil tanks on Sand Island, Midway, following the Japanese air attack delivered on the morning of 4 June 1942.] This was the forgotten battle that won the war. *Key Point:* The liberation of Europe wouldn't have happened without the battle for Midway. Thursday, June 6th saw the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion at Normandy, the amphibious assault phase of Operation Neptune, or what we commonly remember as D-Day. U.S. troops who landed at Normandy – particularly at Omaha Beach – waded ashore amidst ... more »

Fed: “We don’t have a really good understanding of why it’s been so difficult to get inflation back up”…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 12 hours ago
A good day for a MAGAnomic pause and reminder… In 2015 we discussed candidate Trump’s economic positions and how they would impact the economy. CTH anticipated that MAGAnomics would be reversing three decades of federal reserve monetary policy. After about … Continue reading →

Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Michelle Cook, Dine', who visited Iran on a friendship visit, urged peace and diplomacy. Photos courtesy Michelle Cook. Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq By Brenda Norrell Censored News Native Americans rallied for peace today, sending a message of friendship to the people of Iran and demanding that the U.S. get out of Iraq, as

The Mafia Would Have Been Proud

Eric Margolis at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] The US drone strike at Baghdad airport that killed Iran’s top commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and a senior leader of Iraq’s Shia militia, has set the Mideast on fire. The Trump administration, which authorized the assassination, called it a "pre-emptive" strike. Iran branded it "outright murder." Soleimani was Iran’s second most powerful figure and a national icon. He headed up the Quds Force, the elite branch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, a key player in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and the Gulf region. Soleimani was also the most capable, intelligent and effective ... more »

Zapatistas Words on 26th Anniversary of Beginning War against Oblivion

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Zapatistas Words on 26th Anniversary of War against Oblivion Words of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the EZLN, in the voice of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, on the 26th Anniversary of the Beginning of the War Against Oblivion December 31, 2019. January 1, 2020. Good afternoon,

Zapatista Women Declare Global Support for Murdered and Disappeared Women as Gathering Closes

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Zapatista Women Declare Global Support for Murdered and Disappeared Women as Gathering Closes ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION MEXICO December 29, 2019 Compañeras and sisters: We want to share a few words with you as we close this Second International Gathering of Women Who Struggle. We have listened to the words and

The U.S. Killing of Soleimani Could Have Devastating Consequences for Iraq's Assyrians

Demonstrators react during a Jan. 3, 2020, protest in front of U.N. offices in Tehran, Iran, after Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.

The Daily "Near You?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Arvada, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"We Simply Don't Have The Time..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"We are fast moving into something, we are fast flung into something like asteroids cast into space by the death of a planet, we the people of earth are cast into space like burning asteroids and if we wish not to disintegrate into nothingness we must begin to now hold onto only the things that matter while letting go of all that doesn't. For when all of our dust and ice deteriorates into the cosmos we will be left only with ourselves and nothing else. So if you want to be there in the end, today is the day to start holding onto your children, holding onto your loved ones; onto tho... more »

"Five Things You Notice When You Quit the News"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Five Things You Notice When You Quit the News" * by David Cain "I grew up believing that following the news makes you a better citizen. Eight years after having quit, that idea now seems ridiculous—that consuming a particularly unimaginative information product on a daily basis somehow makes you thoughtful and informed in a way that benefits society. But I still encounter people who balk at the possibility of a smart, engaged adult quitting the daily news. To be clear, I’m mostly talking about following TV and internet newscasts here. This post isn’t an indictment of journalism a... more »

"Instructions For Living A Life"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Instructions For Living A Life"* "*1.* Pay attention. * 2.* Be astonished. *3. *Tell about it." - Mary Oliver

The Pharaoh, The Suburb, And Mathematics.

Robert H Olley at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
Not long ago, I was watching a documentary *The Pharaoh in the Suburb* on Channel 5 (UK terrestrial television) which told us that * The discovery of a gigantic statue in a suburb of Cairo shed light on an almost forgotten period of Egyptian history, and the accomplishments of one of the greatest pharaohs of all*, * Psamtik I*, who reigned 664–610 BC. The statue was discovered in March 2017, and here he is after being excavated: read more

"The Pig Farmer"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"The Pig Farmer"* by John Robbins "One day in Iowa I met a particular gentleman— and I use that term, gentleman, frankly, only because I am trying to be polite, for that is certainly not how I saw him at the time. He owned and ran what he called a “pork production facility.” I, on the other hand, would have called it a pig Auschwitz. The conditions were brutal. The pigs were confined in cages that were barely larger than their own bodies, with the cages stacked on top of each other in tiers, three high. The sides and the bottoms of the cages were steel slats, so that excrement fro... more »

"How It Really Is"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

Rand Paul: Constitution Requires Congressional Declaration of War

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: rand-paul-constitution-requires-congressional-declaration-of-war] Does the president possess the authority under the Constitution to go to war on his own? Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky thinks not, and all of the Framers of the Constitution thought not, too.

Over 200 Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court to Revisit Roe v. Wade

Michael Tennant at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: over-200-lawmakers-urge-supreme-court-to-revisit-roe-v-wade] More than 200 congressmen and senators have filed an *amicus* (friend-of-the-court) brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold a pro-life Louisiana law and to reconsider *Roe v. Wade*, the 1973 decision that made abortion-on-demand the law of the land.

BMJ Exposes Big Pharma’s Interference in Medical Decisions

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
Analysis by Joseph Mercola, D.O., Ph.D. Story at-a-glance – The BMJ has launched a global initiative calling for a reduction in the commercial influence of Big Pharma in health care. They brought together experts from eight nations in medicine, law and philosophy to propose fundamental cultural changes In trying to balance overtesting, overdiagnosis and overtreatment […] The post BMJ Exposes Big Pharma’s Interference in Medical Decisions appeared first on Health Nut News.

'Not being guilty, he doesn't deserve it': Unseen footage reveals division on Australia's last man hanged

Kelsie Iorio at Just In - 14 hours ago
Fascinating new footage from the lead-up to the last death by capital punishment in Australia has been unveiled, 52 years on.

My kids went to a US public school for a year. I wish our Sydney school was half as good

Just In - 14 hours ago
When I first announced I would be moving to the United States with my family for a year, there was one question on everyone's lips: was I worried about school shootings? But as I would discover, the most striking change had little to do with safety, writes Eleanor Limprecht.

Pesticides and Biological Life

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
I realize there are times when pesticides are seemingly inescapably necessary but I have problems with the routine use of them, especially on food and in our homes. A recent study published in the Journal of American Medicine finds that exposure to the class of pesticides known as pyrethroids, which are widely used in the course of daily life, are correlated with increased risk of death: Bao W, Liu B, Simonsen DW, Lehmler H. Association Between Exposure to Pyrethroid Insecticides and Risk of All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in the General US Adult Population. JAMA Intern Med... more »

Coldest temperature ever recorded in Greenland

Robert at Ice Age Now - 14 hours ago
Greenland just set a new all-time record low temperature. Not only for January 2, not only for the entire month of January, not only at Summit Station, but for anywhere across the island, and for any month of the year. Summit Camp, also known as Summit Station, is a year-round research station on the apex ... Read moreColdest temperature ever recorded in Greenland The post Coldest temperature ever recorded in Greenland appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Whatever you’re doing come hold this baby

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 14 hours ago
Lonnie Lacy One of the best Christmas poems you’ll read. “Honey,” she said, “whatever that is you’re doin’, you gotta put it down and come hold this baby.” “What?” “*Put it down*, and come *hold this bab*y.”

Russia Is Upgrading Its Old, Propeller-Driven Tu-95 Bombers

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Europe* Why? *Key point: *The current backbone of the Russian strategic bomber force is the Tu-95MS. The Tu-95 is one of the oldest designs in active service in the Russian Air Force. Driven by eight contra-rotating turboprop engines, it is the only propeller-powered bomber that remains in service today. It shows no signs of leaving service either, with the Russian Air Force rolling out the Tu-95MSM modernization that adds significant capability to the Tu-95, far beyond its original role of dropping unguided bombs. The current backbone of the Russian st... more »

Russia's MiG-27 Attack Jet Had a Gatling Gun So Powerful it Blew Off Its Own Landing Lights

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* Some Cold War military history that seems to get overlooked. On December 27, 2019, the Indian Air Force bade farewell to the last of the beefy MiG-27 attack jets it had dubbed the *Bahadur* (“Valiant”) in a ceremony held by No. 29 squadron at Jodhpur air station. The powerful swing-wing jets were a Soviet warplanes license-built by India and upgraded with 2000s-era avionics. Armed with unguided bombs, rockets and an earth-shattering six barreled Gatling guns, the type had seen extensive action during the 1999 Kargil War, blasting Pakistani troo... more »

Meet the U.S.S. Massachusetts: the Battleship Imperial Japan Feared

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *History, Asia* [image: 5-12-1942] Watch out! *Key Point:* It was one of the earlier American ships commissioned during World War II. The U.S. Navy began construction of its first fast battleships in 1937, with the two ships of the North Carolina class. The restrictions of the Washington and London Naval Treaties had imposed a battleship “holiday,” and mandated limits on the size of new warships. Treaty requirements limited displacement to thirty-five thousand tons, and (after Japan’s exit from the treaty triggered an escalator clause) gun size to sixteen inches.... more »

The Sig CROSS: Has Sig Sauer Built the World's Best Bolt-Action Rifle?

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, * Or not? In late December, Sig Sauer, Inc. debuted its first bolt action rifle, the Sig CROSS. While Sig Sauer, Inc. (then known as SIGARMS, Inc.) sold bolt actions prior, the SSG 2000 and SSG 3000 were designed by Sig Sauer, GmbH in Germany, not by the U.S. division. However, the SSG 2000 and SSG 3000 were relatively conventional designs, with a barreled receiver being placed in a one-piece stock/chassis. The Sig CROSS is radically different, featuring a one-piece receiver that accepts magazines, eliminating the chassis and stock. This leads to reduced... more »

"Foolish Message"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 14 hours ago
*Iranian Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi* It is always reassuring as a blogger to see your first gut reaction/instinctive "takes" on a breaking issue prove to be true. In my "Breaking News" post on the Iranian General assassination I said that 1) Israel was behind it; and 2) all Iran needed to do was hold their fire for maximum negative affect on the USrael serial killers...who are now on a "killing spree" (see my previous post). Pepe Escobar's sources have subsequently told him the same thing: "PEPE ESCOBAR: US Kick Starts Raging ’20s Declaring War on Iran": "According to my best Southw... more »

Strikes in France continue to dog Macron (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 423. More The post Strikes in France continue to dog Macron (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Trump’s unforced error, advantage neocons (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 422. More The post Trump’s unforced error, advantage neocons (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Was the Drone Attack on Iranian General an Assassination?

AP News at - 15 hours ago
After the targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, newsrooms struggled with the question: Had the United States just carried out an assassination?

Rose McGowan Defends Tweet Apologizing to Iran After Strike

AP News at - 15 hours ago
She faced outrage over her Twitter post, with some suggesting she move to Iran. McGowan acknowledged that her tweet was unusual.


GunnyG at 'Nox & Friends - 15 hours ago
Did y’all miss this little jewel that the Liberal Lapdog buttkissing Media failed to post? “Ukrainian authorities have announced developments in an ongoing high-level investigation that has political ramifications.” Bombs away! And the comment of the day goes to: Binford Man! Quid-Pro-Joe Ode To Hunter CrackheadI’ve long since retired, my son’s moved awayI called him up just the other day.I said, “I’d like to see you if you don’t mind”He said, “I’d love to, Dad, but I’m doing time.You see my cell mate’s a hassle and the crack ain’t thru,But it’s sure nice talking to you, DadIt’s been... more »

LIST of Liberal Media Lies

GunnyG at 'Nox & Friends - 15 hours ago
Americans, you are being LIED TO daily! President Trump was DEAD RIGHT when he labeled the Liberal Lapdog Media as FAKE NEWS! This is just SIX of the over 100 bullsh*t stories from the Pravda Liberal Press… Oct. 1, 2016: The New York Times and other media widely suggested or implied that Trump had not paid income taxes for 18 years. Later, tax return pages leaked to MSNBC ultimately showed that Trump actually paid a higher rate than Democrats Bernie Sanders and President Obama. Feb. 2, 2017: TMZ reported Trump changed the name of “Black History Month” to “African American History M... more »

The Coup Plotters Media Helpers have NO Clothes.

GunnyG at 'Nox & Friends - 15 hours ago
They are exposed as little more than a Goebbels/Pravda-like propaganda outlets as well as unindicted co-conspirators. EXCERPT: “Crime in Progress is, inadvertently, the cruelest book ever written about the American media. Its authors, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, are the two former Wall Street Journal reporters who founded the DC-based consultancy Fusion GPS. In 2016, the Hillary Clinton campaign paid them to use their former media colleagues to push a conspiracy theory smearing her Republican opponent, Donald Trump. The crime is still in progress. To help top-notch journalists ... more »

Saturday in the park (a muddy one to ponder muddy agreements)

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 15 hours ago
The weather report for Saturday is better than our rainy Friday. Even if the sun emerges through the morning clouds, it may leave very muddy walking paths. So, as I take a muddy stroll, join me as I ponder a … Continue reading →

How Will The Deaths Of General Suleimani and Abu Muhandis Affect Iraq? Comments by the Washington Institute’s Mike Knights

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
(Al Forat) The deaths of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force Commander General Qasim Suleimani and the deputy head of the Hashd Commission and Kataib Hezbollah leader Abu Muhandis will have tremendous implications in Iraq. Both were intimately involved in Iraqi politics and security. To give his thoughts on this momentous event is Michael Knights of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He can be followed on Twitter @Mikeknightsiraq. *1. The war against the Islamic State allowed Iran to both become one of Iraq’s closest allies as well as undermining the Iraqi state. T... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 4

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
*Jan 4 *1920 Cpt Mann UK political officer in Shamiya said that Iraqis were angry that British had not kept WWI promises of independence 1948 Students in Baghdad protested against 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty Broken up by police 1981 Iran claimed it destroyed Iraq’s oil industry in Iran-Iraq War Was just damaged 1981 Iran launched diversionary attack in Mehran Iran central front before main operation in south (Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War) (Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper on Iran-Iraq War) (Musings On Iraq book review *The... more »

New questions concerning "Mister Trump's War!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020Plus, the New York Times spots a pandemic:* In the past few days, it has become our most frequently-asked question. The question goes like this: Is Commander Trump's recent bold action the start of a global conflagration—the conflagration future experts refer to as "Mister Trump's War?" (As we've repeatedly acknowledged, that description has come to us from Future Anthropologists Huddled in Caves, a disconsolate group of future scholars who report to us through a set of nocturnal submissions the haters refer to as dreams.) Have we just now seen the st... more »

Flashback 2014: Dick Cheney, Former Vice President, Predicts US Will Suffer Nuclear Terror Attack Before End Of The Decade

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
Emphasis mine: Cheney: I Believe There Will Be ‘Far Deadlier’ Terrorist Attack Against US by , 25 June 2014 WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes the U.S. will face another terrorist attack in this decade and that it will be worse than 9/11. – “I think there will be another attack. …

Major U.S. Cities Ramp Up Security to Prepare for Potential Iran-Backed Attacks

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
Are we about to see nuclear false flag attacks over several western cities to ignite Albert Pike’s Satanic WW3? See video above. Emphasis mine: – Major U.S. Cities Ramp Up Security to Prepare for Potential Iran-Backed Attacks by Paul Joseph Watson | NYPD & LAPD monitoring developments. Authorities in major U.S. cities are monitoring …

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