Monday, January 06, 2020

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"DRAFT" US withdrawal from Iraq letter sign of US civil war?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Confederate Flag* Another possible explanation for the incredible event of today: where the *US military leader in Iraq sent a letter to the Iraqi government* saying the US would "*respect Iraqi sovereignty"* and then just an hour or so later Washington cut him off at the knees by saying that the letter was a "DRAFT", sent by "mistake", and that *the US has no intention of leaving Iraq.* Is this is one of those rare instances *where the ongoing civil war, that has been festering away in the bowels of the beltway, bubbled up to the surface and boiled over?* According to Nomadice... more »

Broadcast News At 100: How Radio Shaped The Modern World

The Conversation at Science 2.0 blogs - 6 hours ago
Eighty-one years ago, a broadcast of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds supposedly caused mass hysteria in America, as listeners thought Martians had invaded New Jersey. There are varying accounts of the controversial incident, and it remains a topic of fascination, even today. Back when Welles’s fictional Martians attacked, broadcast radio was considered a state-of-the-art technology. And since the first transatlantic radio signal was transmitted in 1901 by Guglielmo Marconi, radio has greatly innovated the way we communicate. read more

"Economic Market Snapshot PM 1/6/20"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*PM 1/6/20, Updated frequently as available.* ◆ Gregory Mannarino, PM 1/6/20: "*End Game: * *Depopulation Via War And A Major Stock Market Crash**"* - ◆ *MarketWatch Market Summary, Live Updates* - *CNN Market Data:* - *CNN Fear And Greed Index:* - ◆ *Buffett Indicator: Where Are We with Market Valuations?* "As of 1/6/20 (updates daily): The Stock Market is Significantly Overvalued. Based on historical ratio of total market cap ov... more »

"The Guns of January"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Guns of January"* by David Stockman "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron." – President Dwight D. Eisenhower, The “Chance for Peace/Cross of Iron” Speech (April 16, 195... more »

Harvey Weinstein Charged with Sexual Assault in Los Angeles

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 6 hours ago
The following excerpt is from BBC News: Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in Los Angeles on the same day he appeared in a New York court in a separate case. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said the charges related to the alleged sexual assault of two women in 2013. If … The post Harvey Weinstein Charged with Sexual Assault in Los Angeles appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Disavowing Trans Agenda, America’s First “Nonbinary” Person Becomes Officially Male Again

Michael Tennant at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: disavowing-trans-agenda-america-s-first-nonbinary-person-becomes-officially-male-again] The nation’s first official “nonbinary” individual has successfully changed the sex on his birth certificate back to male, saying he wants to stop being used to advance the transgender agenda.

Climate Reparations? Jane Fonda Led Climate Hysteria Group Pushes “Climate Crisis” Cures

James Murphy at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: climate-reparations-jane-fonda-led-climate-hysteria-group-pushes-climate-crisis-cures] Jane Fonda is heading up the Fire Drill Fridays climate protests, and protestors are calling for fossil fuel companies to pay reparations to finance the Green New Deal.

Building a Digital Archive for Decaying Paper Documents, Preserving Centuries of Records about Enslaved People

Doreen Marchionni at - 6 hours ago
Institutional neglect can transform precious records into moldy rubbish

Did AOC Say Christianity Should Be Ignored as ‘Superstitious Nonsense’?

Snopes Staff at - 6 hours ago
A routine review of content labeled satire.

History's Project Blue Book Returns

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
For those who are interested, *History’s Project Blue Book* returns on Tuesday, January 21. Normally, I wouldn’t bother with this but I have seen one of the trailers and I have some other information about the show that I thought I would mention. First, however, let me say that those who visit here regularly know that I was something of a fan of the show. I pointed out, repeatedly, that I viewed it as science fiction rather than science fact and the claim that it was based on the Project Blue Book files was stretching things quite a bit. What caught my attention in the latest trail... more »

Ocean Air Temps Cool, Land Waffles in December

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 6 hours ago
With apologies to Paul Revere, this post is on the lookout for cooler weather with an eye on both the Land and the Sea. UAH has updated their tlt (temperatures in lower troposphere) dataset for December. Previously I have done posts on their reading of ocean air temps as a prelude to updated records from HADSST3. […]

President Trump: Iran Will 'Never' Get A Nuclear Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2020 *Daily Mail: **Donald Trump insists Iran will 'NEVER' get a nuclear weapon after Tehran declares it's no longer bound by Obama-era pledge to slow down uranium enrichment* * President Trump vowed Monday Iran 'will never have a nuclear weapon' * His words came a day after Tehran with drew from the 2015 nuclear pact * Pact was designed to keep Iran from being able to power a nuclear warhead * Trump with drew from the pact in 2015 * His administration argues Iran wasn't following it anyway Don... more »

Replacement For Slain Iranian General Qassem Soleimani Vows Revenge For U.S. Airstrikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Replacement for slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani vows revenge for U.S. airstrikes in chilling threat issued on state TV - as his daughter swears death to American soldiers* * Iranian general Esmail Ghaani made the threat on Monday in an interview with the country's state television * He vowed revenge for the U.S. killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani * Soleimani's daughter, Zeinab, directly threatened an attack on the U.S. military, saying their families 'will spend their days waiting for death of their children' * It comes as Tehran abandoned the... more »

Rush Limbaugh Interviews President Donald Trump – Transcript and Audio/Video

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
Earlier today President Trump called in to the Rush Limbaugh show for an interview about current political events. [Transcript Below] RUSH: Welcome back the EIB Network, and Rush Limbaugh back at it after a couple of weeks off for Christmas. … Continue reading →

Another Huge Milk Producer, Borden Milk, Files for Bankruptcy

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 6 hours ago
One of the biggest milk producers in the United States, Borden Dairy Inc., announced it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The country’s largest milk producer, Dean Foods, filed for bankruptcy on November 12. RELATED STORY: How the Dairy Mafia Destroyed Dairy Farmers Borden listed estimated debts and liabilities ranging between $100 million and […] The post Another Huge Milk Producer, Borden Milk, Files for Bankruptcy appeared first on Health Nut News.

New Study Analyzes Impact of Exercise Program in Elementary Schools

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 7 hours ago
A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) analyzed the impact of the Walking Classroom, a program that intertwines exercise into the school day, on elementary student’s health. Currently, the program is used in all 50 states. It aims to combat childhood obesity and helps students with ADHD, dyslexia or […]

Former President of Southern Vermont College Files Lawsuit Against Trustees

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 7 hours ago
After the closure of Southern Vermont College, former president Dr. David Evans has filed a lawsuit against four of the college trustees. The lawsuit was introduced in federal court on Dec. 30. After disagreements occurred during the process of shutting down the school, Evans alleged that the trustees and the chief restructuring officer denied him […]

Wake Forest University Confronts Slavery Past Through New Project

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 7 hours ago
Over the past three years, Wake Forest University has focused on uncovering their connection and history with slavery through several initiatives.In addition to joining the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) consortium, Wake Forest launched the Slavery, Race and Memory project last spring. The project consists of a lecture series and offers professors course enhancement grants.

Qassem Soleimani's Mass Funeral Held In Tehran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei weeps over Soleimani's coffin at 'million-strong' Tehran funeral as assassinated warlord's daughter warns that families of US troops are 'waiting for the death of their children'* * Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wept over the remains of Qassem Soleimani at a mass funeral march in Tehran today * Soleimani died in a drone strike in Iraq on Friday and his remains were flown back to Iran on Sunday night * His daughter Zeinab directly threatened an attack on U.S. forces as she spoke to the mourners on Monday * Iran has vowed 'severe revenge' a... more »

Stosur ends Brisbane hoodoo with upset win over Kerber

Just In - 7 hours ago
Samantha Stosur moves into the second round of the Brisbane International after stunning former world number one Angelique Kerber in straight sets, lifting her Brisbane curse in fine fashion.

US-Iran tensions rattle investors but boost commodity prices; ASX rises

Stephanie Chalmers at Just In - 7 hours ago
Gold prices hit near-seven year highs as investors seek a safe haven, while oil prices touched above $US70 a barrel before retreating. The Australian share market is making strong gains.

Warne auctions beloved baggy green for bushfire relief

Just In - 7 hours ago
Shane Warne puts one of the most valuable mementos from his decorated cricket career up for auction, joining the fundraising drive for bushfire victims.

Japanese 'sushi king' spends millions on tuna at Tokyo auction

Just In - 7 hours ago
The boss of a celebrated Japanese sushi restaurant chain bids a winning $2.6 million for a 276-kilogram tuna in the first auction of the new year at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market.

NSW Now: Sydney to host massive bushfire benefit concert next month

Just In - 7 hours ago
*MORNING BRIEFING: *One of Australia's leading music promoters announces a benefit concert in Sydney, and promises a "globally-renowned" line-up will help raise funds for fire-affected communities.

Rehydrating landscapes 'better than dams' in improving farm production, reducing fire risk

Tom Major at Just In - 7 hours ago
Holding more water in soils is critical to reducing catastrophic fire, flood and drought, land managers say.

Boutique cinemas buck the trend, prompting spike in movie attendance

Brittney Kleyn at Just In - 7 hours ago
Moviegoers are being treated to the cinematic experience of yesteryear with the resurgence of boutique and arthouse cinemas, boosted by niche audiences who are part of the growing "experience economy".

Pedestrian killed, woman hospitalised after crash involving police car

Just In - 7 hours ago
Police say a "full professional standards investigation will be held" after a male pedestrian died following a crash between a police car and another car in Tasmania's north.

'We wound up with a $700,000 mortgage': Our reliance on house insurance in disasters can be costly

Just In - 7 hours ago
All too often the disaster of having your home and possessions razed by fire is followed by the disaster of realising by how much you are underinsured.

There's a larger epidemic than obesity and we're not certain what's causing it

Just In - 7 hours ago
Myopia has increased dramatically in recent years in various regions of the world. In pure numbers, this is one of the largest epidemics humanity has ever seen, far greater than the obesity epidemic, writes David Mackey

'If we have to have a girl, it may as well be you'

Kelly Butterworth at Just In - 7 hours ago
As one of six female police recruits in her squad, this now-senior police officer says she didn't stand out because of her gender, but when she began working in the Criminal Investigation Branch the number of female officers dropped off dramatically.

Quarter of Kangaroo Island's unique bees may have died in bushfires

Eugene Boisvert And Casey Briggs at Just In - 7 hours ago
Apiarists estimates about 1,000 of the island's hives have been burnt in bushfires that have devastated the western half of the "bee utopia".

Weinstein begins #MeToo rape trial on walker, mocked as acting by celebrity accusers

Just In - 7 hours ago
Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein is charged with new sex offences just hours after appearing in New York for the start of his rape trial.

The US Isn’t Leaving Iraq As Myster Letter Psyop Makes the Rounds

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
We all know the US DID NOT leave Syria... So, should we believe there is a letter of agreement claiming they will, indeed, leave Iraq? There is a letter claiming* “movement out of Iraq”** But does the mystery letter which most probably doesn’t even exist really state an exit is coming?* * “Repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for forward movement”** Well that sentence doesn’t state exit. Obfuscation. Misleading. Not exit.* *Mystery Letter Rubbish* "The US military informed its counterparts in Baghdad on Monday it was preparing for *“movement... more »

Taxes: Politicians taking the money you earn and spending it the way they want

trinko at Conversations about the obvious - 7 hours ago
Every tax dollar you pay is one you earned. When politicians raise taxes they're making you their serf. You work; they spend. The Big Lie is that government spending is for the good of everyone and that it's like charity. The reality is that the vast majority of what the governments spends does nothing to help taxpayers who fund the whole bloated enterprise. The bloat is real. Not only do Federal government employees make a lot more money than do the taxpayers who fund them they have essentially perfect job security; people who were caught stealing or allowing people to die throu... more »

NM medical marijuana growers use too much water, agencies fear

John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
Medical marijuana growers in New Mexico might be straining some local water supplies. The Peña Blanca Water and Sanitation District and Sile Mutual Domestic Water and Sewer Association wrote to state agencies and legislators saying they are concerned that medical marijuana growers are using a disproportionate amount of scarce water resources. The agencies are asking […] NM medical marijuana growers use too much water, agencies fear is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

BCI Ramping Up its Direct PE Deals

Leo Kolivakis at Pension Pulse - 7 hours ago
Kelsey Rolfe of Benefits Canada wrote a comment on why institutional investors ramping up allocations to private equity: As private equity becomes a more sizeable part of Canadian pension portfolios, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp.’s resources and staffing are growing with it. In April 2016, when Jim Pittman joined the BCI as its senior vice-president of private equity, his group comprised six or seven people. Three and a half years later, the private equity team has ballooned to 37 members, *with 26 specifically focused on developing relationships within the priva... more »

Rite Aid Announces Plan to Phase Out Bee-Killing Pesticides, Including Monsanto’s Glyphosate

Nick Meyer at - 7 hours ago
As far as drug stores go, there’s been a major shift in the products they sell over the past decade, thanks in large part to the organic and non-GMO movement. While these chains still sell many controversial drugs with potentially serious side effects, they have also begun to diversify their offerings to include more natural and organic supplements, foods, drinks, and remedies in recent years. Many of these chains also still sell pesticides that are toxic to pollinators, including the all-important bee population, with Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides a popular item... more »

The Gnashing of Teeth Begins After Ricky Gervais Burns Hollywood to the Ground

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 7 hours ago
Even before the star-stuck soft skulls got a chance to tune in to watch the Golden Globes, there were *signs it was going to be a real shit show.* Then Ricky Gervais later on took to the stage and essentially burned Hollywood to the ground for the self-righteous, self-important partisan political commentary that typically transpires at these events. He also roasted them over Harvey Weinstein, something other award show hosts have been too scared or invested to do. It was all pretty great and that means the mainstream media have to hate it. The gnashing of teeth has begun and I e... more »

is the Financial Times calling for Dictatorship?

Robert at Ice Age Now - 7 hours ago
“Democracies are ill-suited to deal with climate change,” reads the headline. “Giving ordinary people a say over public policy impedes climate action, because we don’t care enough about other people’s problems,” writes Edward Luce in the Financial Times, This is “another green attack on Democracy,” says Eric Worrall. “Sadly Edward does not go on enlighten ... Read moreis the Financial Times calling for Dictatorship? The post is the Financial Times calling for Dictatorship? appeared first on Ice Age Now.

U.S. Led Coalition Announces Troop Withdrawal and Reposition From Iraq…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
Several days ago CTH pondered the possibility part of President Trump’s decision-making would be intended to provoke a request by Iraq for the U.S. to leave the region…. The United States-led military coalition against Islamic State said on Monday that … Continue reading →

UPDATED: False Flag Alert!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*UPDATED: January 6, 2020* The US government has corrected the so-called "respectful" letter of the Military *that was delivered to the Iraqi government *supposedly respecting the Iraqi national sovereignty. Now, they say it was only a *"DRAFT"* that was released [sent] by mistake. I guess the False Flag operation was a bit* too blatant* and so it was called back. I still suggest to the Iraqis and Iranians that they absolutely forbid the US military to do any "night time" flights and maneuvers. If they *DO *leave...they must leave by ground travel and do it during the daytime. ... more »

The USA Takes out Top Iranian General

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 7 hours ago
Hostilities between Iraq and Iran go back many years. Since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the political situation between Iraq and Iran changed significantly. This happens with the help[ of the US, the rise of ISIS as well as the rise of sectarianism. All of this led to the development of Iranian influence over Iraq. The Iranian strategy is the creation of the Shi’i crescent as it was stated by top Iranian political leadership. As of 1/5/2020, the Iranian government created an open road from Iran to the Mediterranean through Iraq and Syria. The strategy was implemented over t... more »

Marcie Frost Narcissism Watch: Grating Self-Promotion in CalPERS Newsletters

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 7 hours ago
CalPERS CEO Marcie Frost’s narcissism has become far too evident. Even media darlings like Jamie Dimon1 who clearly have an awfully high opinion of themselves don’t go around touting their status as CEO the way Frost does. Frost appears to believe that her elevation to leadership of CalPERS gives her at stature like medieval kings, […]

Iraq Coverage: Yet Another Cavalcade of Stupid at the Wall Street Journal

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 7 hours ago
Our famously free press in action.

Meet America's B-25G Bomber: The Jet That Used A Tank Cannon To Destroy Enemy Warships

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * When the U.S. Army Air Force procured the B-25G Mitchell, it had a very different mission in mind—sinking ships at sea. *Key point: *Ultimately, the cannon-armed bomber failed to prevail not because it could not be done, but because it was not the most efficient solution for the job. It’s an axiom in military aviation that for all their potential aesthetic appeal, combat aircraft are little more than weapons platforms meant to efficiently deliver deadly payloads on an enemy. However, size and weight constraints have always imposed greater limits o... more »

6th-Generation Fighter Jets Will Redefine Everything

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The future is here. *Key Point:* Current work on a futuristic 6th-gen fighter - to come after and fly alongside upgraded F-35s -- includes development of stealthy drone fighters, hypersonic flight, lasers, new precision weaponry and advanced AI able organize targeting data in milliseconds. (Washington, D.C.) Drone fighter jets, hypersonic attack planes, artificial intelligence, lasers, electronic warfare and sensors woven into the fuselage of an aircraft - are all areas of current technological exploration for the Air Force as it begins early prototypi... more »

Does This Photograph Show Clouds Over Australian Bushfires?

David Mikkelson at - 8 hours ago
A spectacular image of red-tinted clouds at sunset was repurposed to connect it with 2020 bushfires in Australia.

Bolton Willing to Testify in Impeachment Trial if Subpoenaed

AP News at - 8 hours ago
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said that he is "prepared to testify" if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a surprise statement that bolstered Democrats in their push for new witnesses.

Harvey Weinstein Indicted on New Sex Crimes Charges in LA

AP News at - 8 hours ago
Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on new sex crime charges in Los Angeles, just as his trial on separate rape and sexual assault charges in New York was poised to get underway, prosecutors announced.

A Guest Post By Liam O'Mara-- A Moral Force Or A Rogue State? Our Choice in 2020

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The U.S. has made another blunder in the Middle East which will impact us for years to come. Will it lead to a much wider war? That’s hard to say, though speaking as a historian of the Middle East and an analyst of its politics, I would say it is not especially likely. But it will have severe consequences, and it will cost us in blood and treasure. I think we have a right to ask why it happened, and to consider our standing in the world. Was it legal to kill Qassim Soleimani? That depends on who you ask. Assassinations are against both U.S. and international law, though his design... more »

January 27th is the Day

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 8 hours ago
I know there's a shitload going on now in the political world and I *will* be blogging about it, probably later on today. But I wanted you to know about the contents of an email that I got in response to a question I'd put to my contact at *Publisher's Weekly* over the weekend. Now, I'm sure that even those of you who aren't in the publishing business know about *Publisher's Weekly*. It's the biggest trade periodical out there for those who are in the publishing business. Well, a part of their online presence is an entity called Book Life (Facebook page and Twitter account... more »

Australian Fires are Largest in The World And 5 Times Bigger Than Amazon Fires

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*John Vibes* - The wildfires that are current ripping across Australia have gotten only passing mentions in the global media, but they are actually far more serious than many similar acts of nature that have happened in recent years.

California’s Increasing Weed Taxes are Fueling Crime, Destroying the Environment, and Killing Jobs

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Matt Agorist* - The legal scene is far outmatched by the black market and the state government is 100% responsible.

Tens of Thousands Rally Against War With Iran in Over 70 Cities Across US

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Emma Fiala* - The people of the United States say NO to war with Iran.

Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

"A Look to the Heavens"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“M13 is one of the most prominent and best known globular clusters. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hercules, M13 is frequently one of the first objects found by curious sky gazers seeking celestials wonders beyond normal human vision. *Click image for larger size.* M13 is a colossal home to over 100,000 stars, spans over 150 light years across, lies over 20,000 light years distant, and is over 12 billion years old. At the 1974 dedication of Arecibo Observatory, a radio message about Earth was sent in the direction of M13. The featured image in HDR, taken through a s... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Sense Of Place”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“A Sense Of Place”* by Chet Raymo “It would be hard to find two writers more different than Eudora Welty and Edward Abbey. Welty was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of stories and novels who lived all her life in Jackson, Mississippi, in the house in which she was born, the beloved spinster aunt of American letters. Abbey was a hard-drinking, butt-kicking nature writer and conservationist best known for his books on the American Southwest. Both writers are favorites of mine. Both were great champions of place. I always wondered what it would have been like if they got together. As... more »

U.S. Secret Service Has Increased Security At Mar-a-Lago After Iran Put A $80m Hit On President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Secret Service has ramped up security at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as recent as his last visit where Secret Service members are seen behind the president as he boards Marine One *Daily Mail:* *Secret Service at Mar-a-Lago adds four checkpoints to examine vehicles for explosives and search guests for weapons after Iran put out $80m hit on the president* * Secret Service has ramped up security at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida * Members and guests must pass through as many as four Secret Service checkpoints and have their vehicles examined for explosives under the h... more »

Cannabis giant Harvest Health plans $87.5 million purchase

John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily - 8 hours ago
Harvest Health & Recreation, an Arizona-based multistate cannabis company, said Monday it is negotiating to pay $87.5 million in stock and debt assumption for Interurban Capital Group in Seattle. Interurban is the owner and operator of Seattle-based Have a Heart, which has a total of 11 dispensaries in California, Washington state and Iowa. It also […] Cannabis giant Harvest Health plans $87.5 million purchase is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

High Times changes CEOs again as iconic cannabis brand seeks profitability

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 8 hours ago
High Times Holding Corp. has reshuffled its chief executives, the latest development in the saga of a 46-year-old magazine publisher struggling to evolve into a mainstream, diversified cannabis company. The company appointed Stormy Simon, former president of the online retailer, to replace Kraig Fox, a media heavyweight who left Los Angeles-based High Times on Dec. […] High Times changes CEOs again as iconic cannabis brand seeks profitability is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

New Brunswick’s cannabis sales see slight improvement ahead of ‘system reset’

Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily - 8 hours ago
New Brunswick’s adult-use cannabis sales surpassed 26 million Canadian dollars ($20 million) for April 1-Dec. 1, 2019, according to recently released data on the province’s tenders portal. That means New Brunswick’s second-half sales (CA$17 million, not including December) are on pace to surpass first-half receipts, which totaled CA$18.8 for January-March and April-June, respectively. Consumers continued to show […] New Brunswick’s cannabis sales see slight improvement ahead of ‘system reset’ is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for canna... more »

Former Starbucks president takes Supreme Cannabis reins on interim basis

Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily - 8 hours ago
Supreme Cannabis Company has parted ways with another chief executive, with Navdeep Dhaliwal leaving the Toronto-based company effective immediately. Dhaliwal took over as CEO in September 2018. The board appointed its director, Colin Moore, a former Starbucks Canada president, as interim CEO. Supreme said it is engaging an executive search firm to identify a permanent […] Former Starbucks president takes Supreme Cannabis reins on interim basis is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Senator Josh Hawley Introducing Senate Impeachment Rule Change…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
Republican Senator Josh Hawley appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’ this morning to outline a proposal for Senate action to throw out the impeachment case if Democrats don’t prosecute it. .

"Tell Yourself..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” – Louise Erdrich

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Peace of Wild Things"* "When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free..." - Wendell Berry

"The Heart of Humanity"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Heart of Humanity"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Sitting with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and we will come out the other side. The last thing most of us want to hear or think about when we are dealing with profound feelings of sadness is that deep learning can be found in this place. In the midst of our pain, we often feel picked on by life, or overwhelmed by the enormity of some loss, or simply too exhausted to try and examine the situation. We may feel far too disappointed and angry to look for anything resembling a bright side to o... more »

"An Interview With The Man"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"An Interview With The Man"* by David Cain "Last Tuesday, between my late dinner and early bedtime, I was able to catch up with The Man, best known for being the head of The Establishment, and the developed world’s biggest employer. Millions of people work for The Man, and many complain about his managerial practices and his indifference to the plight of workers. I sat down with him to get his side of the story, and he was very candid. *David:* You are an authority figure in all sorts of spheres: government, religion, culture, politics - but today we’re focusing specifically on b... more »

Border Cave In Lebombo Reveals Cooking Of Hypoxis Plants 170,000 Years Ago

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 8 hours ago
Though the development of agriculture 10,000 years ago is what made humans the apex predator, a new analysis reveals that the stage was set long before farming became science. Excavations at Border Cave in the Lebombo Mountains, on the border of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, and Swaziland, show that someone was cooking starchy *Hypoxis angustifolia* rhizomes plants, such as the Yellow Star flower, 170,000 years ago. It also suggests they probably used wooden sticks to extract plants from the ground. read more

Sweet and sour chicken

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 9 hours ago
I received a new cookbook for Christmas—it’s a family compilation by the Shaw family, 5 of whom I met blogging and now read and enjoy regularly on Facebook. Their mother Ruth Baird Shaw went back to college after her Methodist minister husband died and became a Methodist minister. All the children are grown with grandchildren and are quite successful and interesting people—and they have collected in 2 editions, family recipes. With photos. As I was browsing (always looking for the easiest and quickest) I noticed *“Ricky and Lyn’s Sweet and Sour Chicken.*” I think Lyn is Joan’s d... more »

Epiphany, January 5, 2020

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 9 hours ago
Today is Epiphany, the day Christians celebrate the Magi searching for, finding and worshiping the baby Jesus. Sermon of Odilo of Cluny, who lived in the 10th century (962-1049). Today is festive enough in its own right, but it stands out all the more clearly because of its proximity to Christmas. When God is worshiped in the Child, the honor of the virgin birth is revered. When gifts are brought to the God-man, the dignity of the divine motherhood is exalted. When Mary is found with her child, Christ’s true manhood is proclaimed, together with the inviolate chastity of the Moth... more »

Syrian Army captures jihadist along southeastern Idlib front: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) caught a jihadist rebel that took part in an attack on their positions in southeastern Idlib recently. In the video released by the 1st Armored Division, the jihadist rebel can be seen being escorted back to the Syrian Arab Army’s lines near the town of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS terrorists launch several attacks against Syrian Army troops in eastern Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization launched several attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern region of Syria on Monday. The terrorist group began their attacks in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, where they attacked a couple of Syrian Arab Army posts near the city of Al-Mayadeen. ISIS […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians flood the streets of Tehran to attend Soleimani’s funeral: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Hundreds of thousands attended the funeral procession in Tehran on Monday for a top Iranian general who was killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad last week. Mourners wearing black beat their chests and carried posters with Qassem Soleimani’s portrait while chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel.” Demonstrators also unfurled red Shiite flags, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

‘Iran will never have a nuclear weapon’: Trump

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to write an all-caps declaration stating that Iran would never be allowed to gain access to a nuclear weapon. Trump did not immediately expand on what he meant by the statement. The president made the comments after Tehran’s announcement Sunday that it would continue to reduce its obligations […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

IHEP Study, Top 100 Rankings Highlight Student Diversity Record of Flagship Institutions

cmaadmin at Diverse - 9 hours ago
Minority students are achieving academic success, but all too often not at the public flagship institutions entrusted with serving them.

Iraqi Parliament Votes to End U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: iraqi-parliament-votes-to-end-u-s-troop-presence-in-iraq] The Iraqi Parliament voted on January 5 to eliminate the U.S. troop presence in Iraq “due to the end of military operations in Iraq and the achievement of victory [over ISIS].”

Calif. Democrats Pay Big Time for #MeToo Cases Involving Gay Party Boss

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: calif-democrats-pay-big-time-for-metoo-cases-involving-gay-party-boss] California Democrats will cough up nearly $3 million to pay for the sexual predation of their former chieftain, Eric Bauman, an out-of-control homosexual who couldn’t keep his hands to himself.

Trump’s Tax Cut Act 2.0 Coming

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: trump-s-tax-cut-act-2-0-coming] Trump is certain to offer his “tax cut 2.0” proposal later on this year even though the House would reject it out of hand. A new House, with Republicans again in control, could enact the second iteration of what has worked so well.

The decline of marriage?

Andrew Koppelman at Balkinization - 9 hours ago
In USA Today last week, Robert George and Ryan Anderson lamentthe past ten years of LGBT policy. They argue that the legalization of same-sex marriage, which they tirelessly opposed, is the logical consequence of “the erosion of marital norms in the wake of the sexual revolution — with the rise of cohabitation, nonmarital childbearing, no-fault divorce and the hookup culture.” The shift destabilizes heterosexual marriage: “If it isn’t a comprehensive union inherently ordered to childbearing and rearing, why should it be pledged to permanence?” This is a familiar theme in opposi... more »

Military Contractors Raytheon, Lockheed Martin See Stock Prices Soar Amid Iran Crisis

Alan Macleod at MintPress News - 9 hours ago
Lockheed Martin, famous for its fighter planes, helicopters and missiles, saw its stock price spike to over $416, a jump of seven percent almost overnight. Raytheon and General Dynamics saw similar increases. The post Military Contractors Raytheon, Lockheed Martin See Stock Prices Soar Amid Iran Crisis appeared first on MintPress News.

Trump Threats of Cultural Genocide Against Iran Violate US, International Law

Alan Macleod at MintPress News - 9 hours ago
UNESCO recognizes 24 sites in Iran, more than almost any other country in the world, that are of such critical cultural and historical importance that they belong to all of humanity. The post Trump Threats of Cultural Genocide Against Iran Violate US, International Law appeared first on MintPress News.

Why Australia Won’t Shut Its Coal Industry

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Articles like this one from the Telegraph could have appeared, and probably have, in any newspaper in the last few days: For decades, coal mining has been a cornerstone of the Australian economy: it is an industry worth $70bn (£53.6bn) that employs tens of thousands of people. But as devastating […]

Encouraging Congress

LL at Virtual Mirage - 9 hours ago
I wonder if the Squad would join the fun?

In Iran showdown, conflict could explode quickly – and disastrously

Bear F. Braumoeller, Baranov and Timashev Chair in Data Analytics and Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 9 hours ago
It's very dangerous to assume that Iran will not escalate the crisis further, much less that the US could limit any violence that might ensue.

Musical Interlude: Roger Waters, “The Tide Is Turning”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Roger Waters, “The Tide Is Turning”

The Daily "Near You?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Izhevsk, Udmurt, Russian Federation. Thanks for stopping by!

"Once Alienated..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Once alienated, an "unalienable right" is apt to be forever lost, in which case we are no longer even remotely the last best hope of earth but merely a seedy imperial state whose citizens are kept in line by SWAT teams and whose way of death, not life, is universally imitated." - Gore Vidal

How Snopes’ Investigation into ‘The BL’ Came Together

Alex Kasprak at - 9 hours ago
Snopes invites readers to peek behind the scenes and learn how our Dive Team unmasked a massive misinformation network operating on Facebook.

CES Gadget Show: Toilet Paper Robot and Tracking the Elderly

AP News at - 9 hours ago
A few highlights from the technologies showcased at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas.

Homeland Security Will Share Citizenship Data with Census

AP News at - 9 hours ago
Trump ordered the Census Bureau to collect citizenship information through administrative records from federal agencies and the 50 states after the Supreme Court ruled against his administration last summer.

5.8-Magnitude Quake Strikes Puerto Rico, Damaging Homes

AP News at - 9 hours ago
A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes.

The Daily "Near You?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Izhevsk, Udmurt, Russian Federation. Thanks for stopping by!

Obama’s 2015 Nuclear Deal with Iran: Co-authored by Qassem Soleimani

SafeSpace at 'Nox & Friends - 9 hours ago
Hat tip to El Rushbo for pointing us to this five-year-old article by Lee Smith, a columnist at The Federalist. NOW we better understand the left’s furor over Trump’s takedown of Qassem Soleimani. And (in case there was any doubt left in your mind) we see how King Barky was best buds with one of the most dangerous and powerful Islamists on planet earth. These two enemies of our nation worked together to neuter the Iran nuke deal before the ink was dry on the paper. They worked together to threaten Israel’s freedom to continue as the sole democracy in … Continue reading →

Free Download: Barbara Tuchman, "The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam"* “Only one writer of history has gained and held anything like such a general readership. Barbara Tuchman’s book shows us why. She now sweeps us through thirty centuries, from the fall of Troy to the war in Vietnam, paying close attention along the way to how the Renaissance popes provoked the Reformation and England lost the American colonies - the four events she’s found to propel her idea that the disasters of history are the result of the folly of rulers. But even these thumping good stories are not quite enough for her. We are also a... more »

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/6/2020

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 9 hours ago
Today's Water Cooler:

How to Screw Up a Leadership Election

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
I'm oft fond of saying on here that if you want to avoid politics, you should go to a Labour Party meeting. Another adage might be if you want something organising, don't let the Labour Party NEC anywhere near it. Unfortunately as our highest decision making body between conferences, the newly-decided timetable for the Labour leadership election is, to put matters euphemistically, counter-productive. This is how it's looking. Between 7th and 13th January nominations from MPs and MEPs are made, with parliamentary hustings taking place *tomorrow night* (Rebecca Long-Bailey, despite ... more »

Transferring power from the many to the tiny minority

Robert at Ice Age Now - 10 hours ago
“The entire Academic Industry has been politically consumed by Green Socialism.” – J.H. Walker ____________ Transferring power from the many to the tiny minority J.H. Walker The majority, if not all of the climate models are set up to gain funding for further research, they are not set up as an accurate speedo for the ... Read moreTransferring power from the many to the tiny minority The post Transferring power from the many to the tiny minority appeared first on Ice Age Now.

That Short Time the F-14 Tomcat Was a Strike Aircraft

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, * [image:] How exactly did that happen? *Key Point:* The Navy was trying to find a purpose for the F-14 after the end of the Cold War. The F-14 Tomcat was designed to defend the U.S. Navy’s fleets from practically every airborne threat. While it packed long range AIM-54 Phoenix missiles for defense against bombers carrying standoff missiles, it was no slouch in a dogfight either, although early versions were held back by its TF30 engines in that arena. But for a brief period in the 1990s, the F-1... more »

This Would Be Iran's Opening Shot in a War With America

Sidharth Kaushal at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Sidharth Kaushal* *Security, Middle East* [image: A seagull flies in front of an oil platform in the Bouri Oilfield some 70 nautical miles north of the coast of Libya, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi] A suicidal gambit. *Key Point:* Global shipping is vulnerable to Iranian deterrence. The recent mining of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, attributed to Iran by the United States, offers an important window into the strategic thinking of Iran and similarly situated regional powers. The incident is notable because the act of mining a limited number of vessels makes ... more »

Russia Wants To Make History With The First Catamaran Aircraft Carrier

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Europe* Why a catamaran design instead of a conventional flat-top or ski-jump carrier? *Key point:* Catamarans suffer from the serious disadvantage that they are considerably less stable in rough seas. Russia says it is building the world's first catamaran aircraft carrier. Russia's light aircraft carrier will feature a semi-catamaran hull, a representative of the Krylov Scientific Center told Russian news agency TASS (see the translation and a model of the design here). "The project is distinguished by the underwater part of a semi-catamaran form," he... more »

Russia Has A New Sukhoi S-70 Stealth Drone (Should NATO Be Worried?)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* We take a look. *Key point:* The Okhotnik’s effectiveness for deep penetration missions will depend on whether Russian engineers attempt to significantly refine the airframe with a more discreet engine configuration. On August 7, 2019 the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video showing the first flight, five days earlier, of a prototype stealth drone called Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik-B. The flying-wing drone circled for twenty minutes around two thousand feet above the Chkalov State Flight Test Center in Astrakhan (near the Caspian Sea) befor... more »

College is a Racket. Here's Why.

Walter E. Williams at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Walter E. Williams* *Politics, Americas* [image: A student dressed for sub-zero temperatures walks to class at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Miller] Your tuition money went...where?! Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today’s students have needs that were unknown to their predecessors. Those needs include diversity and equity personnel, with massive budgets to accommodate. According to Minding the Campus, Penn State Uni... more »

Could Iran Win a Naval War Against America?

James Holmes at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Middle East* [image: Marines onboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) watch nearby Iranian fast inland attack craft, as it transits the Strait of Hormuz, off Oman, in this undated handout picture released by U.S. Navy on August 12, 2019.] And would they be crazy enough to try? *Key Point:* The Persian Gulf could be the flashpoint between Iran and the United States. Would Iran close the Strait of Hormuz, could it, and would the United States reply by force of arms if Tehran made the attempt? Maybe, maybe, and yes. There is ... more »

Why No North Korean ICBM Test for Christmas?

Adam Mount at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Adam Mount* *Security, Asia* The holidays have passed without major weapons tests from North Korea, but we’re hardly out of the woods yet. If anything, the risks have increased relative to a month ago. The holidays have passed without major weapons tests from North Korea, but we’re hardly out of the woods yet. If anything, the risks have increased relative to a month ago. In April, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told his national Assembly, “we will be patient and wait till the end of this year to see whether the United States makes a courageous decision or not.” Over the cours... more »

Kim Jong-un’s Resolute New Year’s Declamation

Sung-Yoon Lee at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Sung-Yoon Lee* *Security, Asia* What will North Korea do next? Were North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a complex fictional character, say, like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, he may brood with guilt over having had his uncle killed in 2013 (since Donald Trump was still talking about it in 2019) or having called a woman who has never married or had children a prostitute. He may even spend his days pondering whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the proud man’s contumely or whether he should deliver on previous generations’ declarations of denuclearization and relinquish the “supreme ... more »

Would China Dare Sink 2 U.S. Aircraft Carriers in the South China Sea?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* [image: China's aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a military drill of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018. Picture taken April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer] They can try... *Key Point:* Some Chinese leaders believe America is too weak to fight. Admiral Lou Yuan is China’s Curtis LeMay. LeMay, the U.S. Air Force general who torched Japanese cities and later headed Strategic Air Command, was notorious for his bellicosity. In the 1950s and during the Cuban Missile Crisis, he tried to get the U.... more »

The Navy Sees Russia's Aircraft Carrier As A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, * It could sink, or worse. *Key Point:* The carrier is barely capable of doing what carriers are *supposed* to do: launch fighters. In December 2011, the Russian navy’s aging, poorly-maintained aircraft carrier *Admiral Kuznetsov* departed from its northern base on the troubled vessel’s fourth deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. True, the full-size carrier—which displaces 55,000 tons fully loaded—has a history of mechanical troubles since she entered service in 1991. But her operational tempo had increased, the result of a renewed push by Russian ... more »

Two more people unaccounted for in NSW as latest fire destruction figures revealed

Bellinda Kontominas And Dan Harrison at Just In - 10 hours ago
Milder conditions are providing a reprieve for exhausted firefighters as new figures reveal more than 2,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed in NSW this fire season, and another two people are reported missing.

'My chef fled to Melbourne': Fires scare off more than tourists in East Gippsland

Danny Tran at Just In - 10 hours ago
Ken Eckersley is dealing with the devastating consequences of bushfires in East Gippsland — the tourists have been scared off, his winery is closed and his chef is not coming back anytime soon.

The rhythm of my family is set by disasters and there are thousands just like us

Just In - 10 hours ago
The work of volunteer firefighters is most visible when large swathes of the country are burning. But in outer suburbs and rural areas, firefighting relies on volunteers like my family year-round, writes Erin Stewart.

Michelle wanted to buy a house but didn't want to give up holidays — something her bank needed to know

Stephanie Chalmers at Just In - 10 hours ago
The corporate regulator has updated its responsible lending guidance and says banks should consider everything from streaming subscriptions to irregular work hours before making a loan.

For Rod, retirement was the perfect time to start a new career

Megan Macdonald at Just In - 10 hours ago
When Rod Chandler retired from the coroner's office, he did not waste any time following his passion into a new career.

Student facing at least 30 years in jail for drugging and raping nearly 50 men

Just In - 10 hours ago
A student from Indonesia is identified as Britain's most prolific rapist after being convicted of more than 150 sex offences, including 136 rapes, against male victims.

Weinstein begins #MeToo rape trial on walker, mocked as bad acting by celebrity accusers

Just In - 10 hours ago
Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court for the start of his landmark trial on charges of rape — allegations that fuelled the #MeToo movement.

Machinery lost, town half destroyed as Snowy Hydro 2.0 suffers another setback

Melissa Clarke at Just In - 10 hours ago
The beleaguered Snowy Hydro 2.0 scheme is facing another setback, after bushfires hit the renewable energy project on multiple fronts.

The New (old) Insanity

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Funeral Procession of Iranian IRGC* *-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani,* It all started with the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy on October 22, 1963. The circle is now closed. Ron Unz and other investigative journalists have provided ample evidence that *the same demonic entities who assassinated Kennedy assassinated Soleimani **and for the same reasons*. A charismatic leader is the most potent tool in the world for human empowerment. Human empowerment is the antithesis of what the reptilians want or need. What they like is human blood...splattered all over... more »

Climate models continue to project too much warming

Dr. Jay Lehr, James Taylor at CFACT - 10 hours ago
Climate computer models continually run too hot. Global warming campaigners are trying to rewrite history to claim they were accurate. The post Climate models continue to project too much warming appeared first on CFACT.

“Nothing To Do With Climate Change”

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 10 hours ago
“As former State Fire Chiefs call for a summit on bushfires, expert and scientist David Packham explains that it has nothing to do with climate change and everything to do with fuel-loads.” Scientist David Packham on what’s really causing the … Continue reading →

CDN Climate Discussion Nexus

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 10 hours ago
An interesting Canadian group looking at Global Warming mythology. Continue reading →

Free Download: Chalmers Johnson, "The Sorrows of Empire"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Sorrows of Empire: * *Imperialism, Militarism, And The End Of The Republic"* “Four sorrows are certain to be visited on the United States: • First, there will be a state of perpetual war. • Second is a loss of democracy and Constitutional rights as the presidency eclipses Congress and is itself transformed from a co-equal ‘executive branch’ of government into a military junta. • Third is the replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation, and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions. • Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic res... more »

Democrats Move To Limit President Trump’s Actions In Iran With War Powers Resolution Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© Aaron Schwartz - Greg Nash *The Hill: **Pelosi: House to vote on resolution limiting Trump's actions against Iran* The House will vote on a resolution limiting President Trump’s military actions toward Iran following his decision to launch a drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday. Pelosi told Democratic members in a letter that the House will introduce a vote on a “War Powers Resolution” mandating that the administration's military hostilities with regard to Iran would cease within 30 days if no further congressional actio... more »

Oh, he just dropped in for a little swim . . .

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 10 hours ago
A family in Botswana, Africa, found an unexpected guest in their swimming-pool a couple of days ago. Q: How long do you allow a hippo to swim in your pool? A: *As long as he bloody well wants to!* The Independent reports: Brent Reed, 47, said the giant male was discovered by a night watchman in the garden of his home in Maun, Botswana, in the early hours of 31 December. The safari director managed to capture pictures of his youngest son Troy, 11, and friend Kyle Steyn, 15, gazing down at the wild animal, which he said appeared completely at ease with their presence. The hip... more »

How Water Warms Our Planet

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 10 hours ago
This site has long asserted that “Oceans Make Climate”. Now a recent study reveals the dynamics by which water influences temperatures over land as well. The paper is Testing the hypothesis that variations in atmospheric water vapour are the main cause of fluctuations in global temperature by Ivan R. Kennedy and Migdat Hodzic, published in […]

Financial N-option will settle Trump’s oil war

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 10 hours ago
On foreign soil, as a guest nation, US has assassinated a diplomatic envoy whose mission the US had requested. The bombshell facts were delivered by caretaker Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, during an extraordinary, historic parliamentary session in Baghdad on Sunday.

‘Millions’ Mourn General Soleimani in Iran, Uniting Against US Aggression

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
"Last month Iran was protesting their government—now millions are united against the United States. Thanks to Donald Trump."

Why Was Soleimani Assassinated?

Daniel McAdams at 10 hours ago
President Trump and Mike Pompeo told us that Iranian Gen. Soleimani had to be assassinated when he was in Baghdad at the end of last week because he was on a mission to plan and implement attacks on US military and diplomatic personnel in the region. But their story is not holding up very well, as reports surface that he was on a peace mission and other US claims are not adding up. So...why was he killed? Watch today's Liberty Report:

Does Trump Have An Ethnic Iranian Interrogation and Detention Program In The Works?

Patrick Eddington at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] The reported detention and interrogation of Iranian Americans in Washington state over the weekend raises an obvious question: was this an isolated incident, or is the Trump administration now rolling out an interrogation and possible detention program targeting persons of Iranian heritage? A FOIA response from the Justice Department I received in May 2019 may offer a telling clue. First, a little background. In April 2019, not long after President Trump designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization, I decided it would be a good... more »

Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump’s lie of ‘imminent attacks’

Max Blumenthal at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] Desperate to justify the US drone assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that Washington had made an “intelligence-based assessment” that Soleimani was “actively planning in the region” to attack American interests before he was killed. President Donald Trump justified his fateful decision to kill the Iranian general in even more explicit language, declaring that Soleimani was planning “imminent attacks” on US diplomatic facilities and personnel across the Middle East. “We took action last night to stop a w... more »

Why I Don’t Trust Trump on Iran

Ron Paul at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] President Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told us the US had to assassinate Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani last week because he was planning “Imminent attacks” on US citizens. I don’t believe them. Why not? Because Trump and the neocons – like Pompeo – have been lying about Iran for the past three years in an effort to whip up enough support for a US attack. From the phony justification to get out of the Iran nuclear deal, to blaming Yemen on Iran, to blaming Iran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities, the US Administration has fed us a steady stream of ... more »

The Pentagon Kept Many Officials Out Of The Loop On The Soleimani Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, right, and Army Secretary Mark Esper, left, during a news conference Oct. 8, 2018. (Stephen Barrett/Special to Defense News & Army Times) *Foreign Policy*: *Pentagon Chief Kept Tight Circle on Suleimani Strike* *Sources say senior officials who would normally be consulted were left out of the loop.* In the hours leading up to the U.S. drone strike that killed Qassem Suleimani this past week, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper kept President Donald Trump’s decision to target the commander of Iran’s powerful Quds Force closely held, cutting out s... more »

Occupy Trenton Against S2173 Starts On Epiphany

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 10 hours ago
Photo credit Kevin Barry First Freedoms Robert Kennedy Jr live from Trenton today as concerned citizens speak out about state bill S2173. From Kathleen Hayes McCarthy on AofA last month: For over 50 years, the religious exemption in New Jersey... more »

World News Briefs -- January 6, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *Soleimani: Huge crowds pack Tehran for commander's funeral* Huge crowds have packed the streets of the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq on Friday on the orders of President Donald Trump. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei led prayers and at one point was seen weeping. Iran has vowed "severe revenge" for the death of Soleimani and on Sunday pulled back from the 2015 nuclear accord. Soleimani, 62, headed Iran's elite Quds Force, and was tasked with protecting ... more »

Iraqi PM Says Soleimani Was on a Peace Mission When He Was Killed, Trump Lied About ‘Imminent Attacks’

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
In an address to Parliament Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi stated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was on a peace mission when he was assassinated.

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