Thursday, January 09, 2020

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"How The Banks Rape You"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 seconds ago
*"Federal Discount Rate"* Updated: 01/07/2020 *Federal Discount Rate THIS WEEK MONTH AGO YEAR AGO* 2.25 2.25 3.00 *"What it means:* The interest rate at which an eligible financial institution may borrow funds directly from a Federal Reserve bank. Banks whose reserves dip below the reserve requirement set by the Federal Reserve's board of governors use that money to correct their shortage. The board of directors of each reserve bank sets the discount rate every 14 days. It's considered the last resort for ... more »

It Will Take Far More Than 15 Flushes To Get Rid Of Trump And The Stench Of His Regime

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 seconds ago
Frank Rich's *New York* Magazine essay, What Will Happen to The Trump Toadies?, suggests going back to history to see how collaborators were treated. He specifically suggests Nixon defenders and Vichy France collaborators. (Imagine Nikki Haley, Marsha Blackburn, Ivanka and Sarah Huckabee with shaved heads.) Will there be a reckoning... and when? If-- God forbid-- Biden becomes president, Trump will be pardoned almost instantly. And the collaborators? Rich wrote that "Rather than being the end of American history as we know it, the Trump presidency may prove merely a notorious chap... more »

Anti-Government Protests Are Predicted Throughout Iraq Tomorrow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
Karbala earlier tonight. Protests come under fire. Tomorrow 1/10 there will be protests across the country | — Mike (@Doranimated) January 10, 2020 *WNU Editor: *There are suppose to be widespread demonstrations and protests throughout Iraq tomorrow. We shall see. But tonight's demonstrations are an ominous sign on what is probably going to happen tomorrow.

Herald disbelieve unbelievers

Richard Treadgold at CCG - 8 minutes ago
A brain-dead editorial, a fresh view of CO2, an amazing letter, the kitten and the blue whale. … Continue Reading →

Could The IWI DAN .338 Sniper Rifle Be The Best Weapon Israel Ever Made?

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 23 minutes ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, * It has some stiff competition. *Key point:* It remains to be seen if the DAN can replicate even a fraction of the massive export success of the Galil and Tavor, but IWI is confident in their ability to carve out a niche in the sniper rifle market. Israeli Weapon Industries (IWI) is best known as the creator of the Uzi, a compact submachine gun that went on to become a global export hit in the 1960’s. IWI’s other notable products include the Galil and Tavor, both of which have become formidable export contenders in their own right. Following its priv... more »

Could Syria Become Iran's Very Own Vietnam?

Seth J. Frantzman at The National Interest - 23 minutes ago
*Seth J. Frantzman* *Security, Middle East* Israel thinks so. *Key point: *Israel has been working to stop Iranian military entrenchment in Syria. Israel’s new Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has warned Iran that Syria will become its version of Vietnam, where its forces will sink in the sand under Israeli airstrikes. “There’s nothing for you in Syria,” he said during a late November trip to northern Israel. “Whatever you try to do, you will encounter a strong and determined IDF that will strike you.” The Israel Air Forces have already been striking Iran frequently in Syria, w... more »

Can The U.S. Army Get The 6.8mm Ammo It Wants? This Russian Expert Has Doubts

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 23 minutes ago
*Michael Peck* *Economics, Americas* Some 5.56-mm rounds can already penetrate Russian and Chinese body armor. *Key point: *It all rests on basic physical properties: the ammunition has reached its limit of what the ballistic gunpowder can propel and that’s it. Will the U.S. Army follow through on a plan to adopt a bigger caliber of small arms ammunition? One Russian expert says no. Viktor Murakhovsky, editor-in-chief of Russian defense journal *Arsenal of the Fatherland*, questions the practicality of the U.S. Army’s project to replace the familiar 5.56-mm round—used by the M-1... more »

China Paid a Big Price For Stealing a Russian Fighter Jet Design

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 23 minutes ago
*Michael Peck* *Technology, Europe* [image:] Beijing is paying the price. *Key Point:* Russia loves pointing out the flaws in the Chinese J-15, which is a knock-off of their Su-33 Remember that Russian carrier-based jet that China copied without permission? Those airplanes are crashing, and Russia doesn't seem too broken up about it. Though Russia and China are now friends, even holding joint exercises, Russia's Sputnik News recently trotted out an article titled "Chinese Navy Short on Carrier-Base... more »

The Cliches On Good & Evil

Unknown at The Verma Report - 27 minutes ago
It’s not necessary that good will triumph over evil—in the political space, the taste for good is a luxury and a disability. It’s not necessary that truth will make us free—truth can give rise to a new forms of scholasticism and slavery. It’s not necessary that knowledge and good life go together—ignorant people often enjoy a higher quality of life than those with knowledge. It’s not necessary that technology can cure the frailty of human nature—technology may fulfill our material wants but it can have a negative impact on our spiritual nature. It’s not necessary that progress and p... more »

Canadian PM Steps Into the Mud of Slander Blaming Iran For Boeing Crash

Matthew Ehret at The Duran - 54 minutes ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent claim that Ukraine’s flight PS752 was shot down by Iranian rockets according to “secret intelligence” has provoked the Iranian government to respond by calling out the bluff which has spread like wildfire in the recent 48 hours. On Wednesday, Trudeau stated: “We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our […] More The post Canadian PM Steps Into the Mud of Slander Blaming Iran For Boeing Crash appeared first on The Duran.

Report: John Huber Completes Review of Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, Finds Nothing…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 56 minutes ago
As with all things MSM it’s worth considering with a dose of salt. However, that said, media are now reporting that U.S. Attorney John Huber has completed his review of the Clinton Foundation and Uranium-One and found nothing worth pursuing. … Continue reading →

Would Members Of Congress 'Compromise Sources And Methods' If Fully Briefed On The Soleimani Strike?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 59 minutes ago
*Business Insider*: *Mike Pence says Congress might 'compromise sources and methods' if fully briefed on the Soleimani strike* * Vice President Mike Pence insisted on Thursday that the administration couldn't reveal more information to lawmakers about the alleged "imminent threat" posed by an Iranian general the US military assassinated last week. * Pence said in interviews with NBC News and Fox News that providing more information about the threat to lawmakers in a classified setting could compromise sensitive "sources and methods." * This comes as many lawmakers — including two ... more »

The Replacement

LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 hour ago

Outback survivor arrested over alleged heroin possession and extortion links

Matt Garrick at Just In - 1 hour ago
Tamra McBeath-Riley, who recently survived 12 days lost in the Central Australian outback, has been charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of heroin, receiving stolen property, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possessing a prohibited weapon.

'He's crowning': Triple-0 operator coaches couple through 'chaotic' two-minute birth

Lily Nothling And Hannah Palmer at Just In - 1 hour ago
Alyssa-Marie says she just managed to "do a front flip on the couch" after her waters broke in the early hours of New Years Eve, delivering baby Carlo with the help of her husband and a triple-0 operator.

'Hell on earth': Kangaroo Island fire footage captured by helicopter pilot

Daniel Keane at Just In - 1 hour ago
Kangaroo Island residents tell their stories of escape and survival after bushfire caused many to seek overnight refuge in two of the island's main settlements.

Iran denies accusations it shot down a Ukrainian plane, so what do we know about the crash?

Just In - 1 hour ago
Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 went down just after Iran fired on US military assets, so naturally the two events were tied together. But who's saying what and what do we actually know about the crash that killed 176 innocent people?

Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki issue voluntary recalls for cars fitted with Takata airbags

Just In - 1 hour ago
Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki issue voluntary recalls of more than 18,000 cars manufactured between 1996 and 1999 that are fitted with potentially deadly Takata airbags.

Israeli psychiatric panel finds Malka Leifer fit to stand trial

Just In - 1 hour ago
An Israeli psychiatric panel finds accused child abuser Malka Leifer fit to stand trial for extradition to Australia where she faces 74 counts related to sexual assault.

Australian shoppers seem to be doing their Christmas shopping early … at a discount

Stephanie Chalmers at Just In - 1 hour ago
Retail sales rebound in November, with rising spending on clothing, household goods and at department stores, but economists say it is too early to call a resurgence of consumer spending.

Shane Warne's baggy green goes for $1 million for bushfire relief

Just In - 1 hour ago
The bidding stops on Shane Warne's baggy green — and 'M.C. from Sydney' stumps up just over $1 million to own a piece of cricket history and help boost bushfire relief.

'It's a great loss for all of us': Utopia mourns deaths of three men

Oliver Gordon at Just In - 1 hour ago
Three people from central Australia's Utopia region have died near the Lake Nash area on the Northern Territory and Queensland border. Police are investigating the deaths.

Indigenous woman dies in custody in Victoria two days after being refused bail

Hayley Gleeson at Just In - 1 hour ago
The death of the 37 year-old woman, who was found in her cell on January 2, has devastated friends and family and left Indigenous leaders and criminal justice advocates reeling.

'It looks like it's been snowing in Ballandean': Firefighters drive through hail en route to bushfire

Holly Richardson And Matt Eaton at Just In - 1 hour ago
Volunteer firefighter Graham Parker captures the moment his fire truck drives through the aftermath of a hailstorm as they head to a local bushfire with more rain forecast for the drought-ravaged Granite Belt.

Melbourne crime figure Nabil Maghnie shot dead in Epping

James Hancock And Nino Bucci at Just In - 1 hour ago
Detectives investigate the killing of Melbourne crime figure Nabil Maghnie in a suburban shooting which also injured two other men, including Mr Maghnie's son.

Your quick guide on what to do if your pet comes across a snake

Nick Kilvert at Just In - 1 hour ago
Snakes are out in big numbers this time of year. Here's what to do if your pet gets into trouble.

Your best photos from the past week

Just In - 1 hour ago
Here is a selection of photos sent in by audience members from around Australia. If you have any photos that you'd like to share, send them in via the upload page. You can take a look at more photos from across the country on our Instagram, and share your own Instagram photos with us by using #ABCmyphoto on Instagram.

New York Showers Criminals With Gifts As They Leave Rikers Island Prison

Defense Maven at Need To Know - 1 hour ago
NY Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized gifts for Rikers Island departing inmates, including $25 debit cards, Mets tickets, free transit passes, movie tickets, and various gift cards. As many as 15,000 inmates are expected to rake in the prizes.

Chelsea Clinton Rakes in $9 Million as Corporate Board Member of IAC/InterActiveCorp, which Is Controlled Clinton Supporter, Barry Diller

Information Liberation and Breitbart at Need To Know - 1 hour ago
Chelsea Clinton made $9 million since 2011 while serving as a board member for the IAC/InterActiveCorp. However, it is unclear what exactly her role entailed. There seems to be little difference between the oligarchs in the Ukraine paying off Hunter Biden and oligarchs like Diller paying off Chelsea Clinton.

Who Are Iran's Allies?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Photo: While the US commands a large sphere of influence, the Middle East presents an uncertain landscape for Washington. (ABC News: Jarrod Fankhauser) *ABC News Online:* *Who are Iran's allies in a potential conflict with the United States?* After a week of hostilities between the US and Iran raised fears of an all-out conflict that could draw in the two countries' global allies, President Donald Trump says Iran appears to be "standing down". The latest escalation came when top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport last w... more »

US Economic Data Showing Even More Warning Signs of Recession While DOW 29k Coming Soon Anyways?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
WallStForMainSt U.S. manufacturing closed out a tumultuous year with the weakest monthly performance since the end of the recession, with orders shrinking and factories continuing to dial back production. The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index fell to 47.2 in December from 48.1, the fifth straight month of contraction and missing estimates for a …

Dave Kranzler: Rumors of Gold Shortage On The LBMA Continue

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Arcadia Economics #DaveKranzler: Rumors of #Gold Shortage On The #LBMA Continue In recent weeks several gold market analysts have been commenting on signs of disruption in the LBMA gold market. Which is the kind of event that many in the #preciousmetals community have been on watch for over the past decade. Perhaps it’s still early …

Israel’s Long Campaign of Home Demolitions Back in the Spotlight

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Israel’s Long Campaign of Home Demolitions Back in the Spotlight by RAY HANANIA, The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced its plans to investigate war crimes committed by Israelis and yet, despite that, Israel continues to commit war crimes and violate international laws such as the Fourth Geneva Convention. – These crimes don’t just …

John Rubino: World Governments have Given Up on Fixing Financial System — Past Point of No Return — Global Monetary Reset

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
John Rubino: World Governments have Given Up on Fixing Financial System — Past Point of No Return by Greg Hunter’s Financial writer and book author John Rubino sees the world careening toward a debt reset at an increasing pace. Rubino explains, “The coming monetary reset and what that means for gold and what that means …

New Cambridge Analytica Leaks Reveal Psychological Manipulation of Global Population

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
New Cambridge Analytica Leaks Reveal Psychological Manipulation of Global Population by DERRICK BROZE, “We use the same techniques as Aristotle and Hitler. We appeal to people on an emotional level to get them to agree on a functional level.” – (TMU) — On New Year’s Day 2020, Twitter account @HindsightFiles began posting documents from data firm Cambridge …

United Methodist Church May Split Over LGBTQ Issues

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT America The United Methodist Church, the largest Christian denomination in the US, is closing churches and consolidating parishes because of rising costs and failure to attract younger generations. There is also talk of a coming schism if the Church ends its prohibition on LGBTQ clergy and lack of recognition for same-sex marriage. Natasha Sweatte …

Rickards: A Global Monetary Reset is Coming with Gold at Its Center

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Rickards: A Global Monetary Reset is Coming with Gold at Its Center by Jim Rickards, Dear Reader, – Gold spiked after last Friday’s drone strike that took out a top Iranian military official and is trading at seven-year highs. Yes, the news was dramatic and made a major impact. But geopolitics is just one …

Selling Iran War on Prime Time: Who Profits?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT Despite the White House avoiding further escalation for now, US TV pundits are ramping up the pressure for war, while masking their connections to the lucrative defence industry. end

Trump Confirms More Sanctions Against Iran, Says Tehran Plane Crash Could Be a ‘Mistake’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT President Donald Trump has announced fresh sanctions on Iran, a day after the Islamic Republic launched a missile attack on a pair of bases used by American troops in Iraq. Trump also called for a NATO presence in the Middle East. READ MORE: end

Pompeo Says US Support for Israeli Settlements Advances Peace with Palestinians

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Trump administration is accelerating the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians (REAL Jews). The Zionists want to expel Palestinians into the North Sinai desert. Thus, fulfilling Revelation 12:6,13-14. – Pompeo Says US Support for Israeli Settlements Advances Peace with Palestinians by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington’s backing for Israel’s …

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Top Repo Expert Warns Fed Is Now Trapped: “It Will Take Pain To Wean The Repo Market Off Easy Cash” by Tyler Durden, Yesterday we reported that with the Fed’s first oversubscribed term repo in three weeks… (chart top of post) – … coupled with a surge in amount of overnight repo submission, indicated that …

‘Harsher Revenge’: Revolutionary Guards Commander Vows It’s Not Over After Iranian Missile Strikes on US Forces in Iraq

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
‘Harsher Revenge’: Revolutionary Guards Commander Vows It’s Not Over After Iranian Missile Strikes on US Forces in Iraq by A senior Iranian military commander has promised further action against the United States, a day after Tehran launched missiles at two bases housing US troops in Iraq. – Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Abdollah …

Is This Why Central Banks Are Rushing to Buy Gold: Geopolitical Conflagration Followed by a Monetary Crisis with the U.S. Dollar at the Epicenter

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Is This Why Central Banks Are Rushing to Buy Gold: Geopolitical Conflagration Followed by a Monetary Crisis with the U.S. Dollar at the Epicenter by Brandon Smith, Gold has seen an impressive price spike in the past 18 months, and if you are wondering what the cause is, you’ll find almost everyone has a …

Drone Strikes, The Petrodollar, & “Politics by Other Means” | McAlvany Commentary

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
McAlvany Financial Drone Strikes, The Petrodollar, & “Politics by other means”. Iran has been “feeling empowered by its perception of U.S. weakness”… Petrodollar system is clearly changing – we now loan ourselves what we borrow. Did the U.S. strike before Israel? Saving us from full scale war? Thanks for listening to this week’s McAlvany Commentary. …

Bernanke Gives More Hints to the Coming Monetary Oblivion

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Silver Fortune Though he has been out the chairman position for many years, I think what Bernanke says does correspond to future policy. end

And What the “Cup Formations” are Telling You…

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
ITM TRADING, INC. Slides and Links:… Well it’s official, the spot gold consolidation that began in September is over and it finished with a bang, up $24.30 on Friday and $16.40 on Monday. Now that’s a breakout. The next resistance level is $1,800. Are you in? If not, what are you waiting for? end

Did Trump Ask If Americans Would ‘Want a President Who Was Dumb Enough to Get Drafted?’

David Mikkelson at - 2 hours ago
What should be deferred is the further spreading of this quote meme.

Was This Woman Flogged for Drinking Beer in Iran?

David Mikkelson at - 2 hours ago
The origins of a frequently repurposed anti-Islam photograph remain murky.

Man Breaks Into Taco Bell, Prepares Food, Takes Nap

AP News at - 2 hours ago
Taco Bell wasn’t open on Christmas Day, but a burglar in Georgia decided he wanted a festive feast anyway — and to take a nap while he was at it.

‘Literally IDK’: Facebook Ad Confuses Teen Vogue and Everyone Else

Bethania Palma at - 2 hours ago
Both Facebook and Teen Vogue were criticized for news-like content that initially carried no advertising disclosure.

""The man of system seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*"The man of system ... is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it... He seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. He does not consider that ... in the great chess-board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislature might chuse to impress upon it."* ~ Adam Smith, from his... more »

The Marine Corps Wants The MV-22 Osprey To Become A Fearsome Weapon Of War

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Here's the plan. *Key Point:* The Osprey is, among other things, known for its ability to reach speeds of 280 knots and achieve a much greater combat radius than conventional rotorcraft. The U.S. Marine Corps is progressing with a new project to arm its MV-22 Osprey aircraft with new weapons such as laser-guided 2.75in rockets, missiles and heavy guns - a move which would expand the tiltrotor's mission set beyond supply, weapons and forces transport to include a wider range of offensive and defensive combat missions, Corps officials said. "Currently,... more »

Does History Tell Us If Winning World War III Is Possible?

John M. Curatola at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*John M. Curatola* *Security, * Strategic bombing gives us a clue. In the pantheon of American military commanders, Curtis LeMay stands out as one of the more controversial individuals. His gruff, no-nonsense, yet pragmatic approaches to strategic bombardment and airpower leave most people either admiring his aptitude or loathing his methods. The author of the Japanese fire raids in the closing months of World War II, LeMay’s actions provide one of the clearest examples of total war and unrestricted bombing. His ability to get the most out of his command became a hallmark of hi... more »

Fighting Back: How Ukraine Upgraded Its T-64BM Bulat Tanks to Stop Russia

David Axe at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*David Axe* *Technology, Europe* [image:] It took a lot of hard work and creative thinking. *Key point:* Kyiv found a way to give its aging tanks much better armor. With the war in eastern Ukraine dragging into its sixth year, the government in Kiev is buying upgraded models of a Cold War tank in an effort to outmatch Russia-backed rebels. The Ukrainian army has acquired around 150 “T-64 2017s” since 2018, Radio Free Europe reported. The T-64 is unique among Soviet-style tanks. A departure and major advance... more »

CNN: Justin Bieber Reveals he’s Battling Lyme Disease

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 2 hours ago
Justin Bieber just revealed he recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, an infection caused by bacteria commonly carried by ticks. Bieber, 25, shared the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday writing: “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s***, on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with […] The post CNN: Justin Bieber Reveals he’s Battling Lyme Disease appeared first on Health Nut News.

Will The U.S. - Iran Conflict Return To The Shadows?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
People gather at the funeral of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, top commander of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Baghdad, Iraq, January 4, 2020. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili *Kimberly Dozier and John Walcott, Time:* *After Retaliation, Iran’s 40-Year Conflict With U.S. Likely to Return to the Shadows* Now that Tehran and Washington have openly exchanged fire, the conflict between the two nations will continue in the shadows where it has been fought... more »

Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Discusses the Ridiculous Non-binding House “War Powers Resolution”…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 2 hours ago
Speaker Pelosi is once again attempting to create the image of something that doesn’t actually exist; and her DNC media scribes are more than willing to sell it. We are living in Orwellian times. The House war power’s resolution is … Continue reading →

"Government Officials Have Stepped Into “God” Mode"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Government Officials Have Stepped Into “God” Mode"* By Bill Bonner "So, so you think you can tell Heaven from hell, Blue skies from pain. Did you exchange A walk-on part in the war For a lead role in the cage?" – Pink Floyd BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – "Bad Guy Theory, BGT, was back in the news this week. It was used to justify the assassination of Qassem Suleimani. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with a deadpan delivery, as though he had been taken over by zombies, explained the killing: “This was a bad guy… we took him off the playing field. It’s very clear that the world is a safe... more »

"The Mother of All Bailouts"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Mother of All Bailouts"* by Brian Maher “Journalism is about covering important stories,” said one scalawag. “With a pillow.” A staggering bailout of the banking system presently proceeds apace. The mainstream financial press has seized a bed pillow, placed it over this important story… and pressed down murderously. Today we pry away the pillow… and vent in desperately needed oxygen. Here we refer to the Federal Reserve’s ongoing support of the “repo” market. Precisely how large is this bailout? Might it exceed the entire Wall Street bailout of 2007–10? Answers, elusive answe... more »

Nancy Pelosi Says She’s Not Withholding Articles of Impeachment “Indefinitely”…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 3 hours ago
The nonsense is off-the-charts around this issue. The DNC media apparatus are playing a game of willful blindness (Mamet Principle) and the RNC media appear genuinely oblivious… It is beyond silly. Today Pelosi stutters about releasing the articles sometime “soon”. … Continue reading →

Gravity Finally Solved

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 3 hours ago
I’m reading Nick Kollerstrom’s book about Isaac Newton and discovered how Newton understood gravity, as De motu – ‘I will call “centripetal” that force which…’** Here was the utterly new concept, a force pulling circular motion towards the centre. That … Continue reading →

EU Has Poured $364 Million into Libya, Lining the Pockets of Warlords and Criminal Gangs

Breitbart at Need To Know - 3 hours ago
The EU has spent $364 million euros, with another $45 million earmarked in the future. Internal emails show that corrupt UN officials knew some of the cash had been funneled to criminals. The Italian government handed ten boats for Libyan coast guard patrol activities.

US Military Contractor Whose Death Could Spark WW3 Identified As 33-Year Old Iraqi Migrant

Information Liberation at Need To Know - 3 hours ago
US authorities say Iranian-backed militia fired rockets at the base, killing Hamid and injuring several coalition troops. Iran denies killing him. Neocons have been planning war with Iran for decades.

WSJ: US and Our Allies Believe Ukrainian Plane that Crashed and Killed 176 People Was Mistakenly Shot Down by Iran

Wall Street Journal at Need To Know - 3 hours ago
US, Canadian and UK officials claim that a Ukrainian Boeing 737 commercial aircraft that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran was mistakenly downed by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile system fired by Iran. However, there is still an investigation pending and Iran has responded by calling the theory a "big lie."

FDA Wants to Restrict Brain Health Supplements Which are a Threat to Big Pharma

AdminM at Health Impact News - 3 hours ago
Earlier this year, the FDA fired off warning letters to seventeen companies that, in the agency’s view, were illegally marketing supplements to treat Alzheimer’s disease. One of the supplements targeted in the FDA’s action was piracetam, a derivative of GABA, continuing an FDA trend of attacking brain health supplements to protect drug industry profits. Piracetam has been on the market as a supplement for years. It is approved as a drug in Europe and prescribed for cognitive impairment and dementia. Researchers think that piracetam helps the brain by boosting energy production in br... more »

US Congress Votes To Limit President Trump's Power To Wage War Against Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The War Powers Resolution passed the House of Representatives Thursday evening, with 224 lawmakers voting for it and 194 against it, mainly along party lines *Daily Mail:* *Democrats vote to limit Donald Trump's power to wage war against Iran - and even his top Republican ally Matt Gaetz backs Nancy Pelosi's move* * The House of Representatives voted on a resolution Thursday that aimed to curb President Trump's ability to wage war with Iran * The vote saw eight Democratic defections, while three Republicans voted alongside the Democrats * Most notably was Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Flori... more »

Empire Center announces ‘DeregulateNY’ contest

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 3 hours ago
The Empire Center today kicked off DeregulateNY, a web-based contest inviting users to identify the the most needlessly expensive and restrictive rules imposed on people offering goods and services in New York State. Contestants submit entries online and compete to win a cash

Millions of ‘extra’ registrants found on voting rolls, five States could face lawsuits

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 3 hours ago
At Least 2.5 Million Extra Names on Voting Rolls, Drop of One Million After Successful Judicial Watch Lawsuits WASHINGTON, DC – Judicial Watch announced today it is continuing its efforts to force states and counties across the nation to comply

Steele’s State Department handler used personal email to push reports

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 3 hours ago
‘Flipping to the high side will result in delays’ – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Paul Jones WASHINGTON, DC – Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 11 pages of State Department documents revealing a discussion

New Strzok-Page emails reveal DOJ special treatment for Clinton lawyers

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON, DC – Judicial Watch announced today it received 211 pages of emails between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that detail special accommodations given to the lawyers of Hillary Clinton and her aides during the FBI investigation of

Eight Democratic War Mongers Voted With Trump Today Against The War Powers Resolution

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
This morning Bernie introduced the No War Against Iran Act with support from co-sponsors Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Marie Cantwell (D-WA) plus Congress members Ro Khanna (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). "When I look back upon America history," Bernie said this morning, "I remember the two most significant foreign policy mistakes our count... more »

Board recommends council approve Halifax police budget with extra $1 million

Zane Woodford at Halifax Examiner - 4 hours ago
Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella says he needs a budget increase of nearly $1 million for the next year to create eight new sergeant positions “to better serve the community.” The department presented its 2020-2021 budget request to the city’s board of police commissioners on Thursday, asking for an increase of $993,300 over the […]

When Rafael Nadal won't set foot on the court, it's time to start asking serious questions

Clint Thomas at Just In - 4 hours ago
When stars like Rafael Nadal won't use our main practice facilities to train before a major tournament, we need to start asking how Perth plans to attract more international tennis events, writes Clint Thomas.

Nullarbor highway reopens after being closed for 12 days

Isabel Moussalli at Just In - 4 hours ago
The only sealed road linking Western Australia and South Australia reopens after being closed for 12 days because of bushfires.

Why Iran's role in the Ukrainian plane crash could be very bad news for Donald Trump

David Lipson at Just In - 4 hours ago
The US President was going to count this week as a win, but there are a few issues that could come back to haunt him, writes Washington bureau chief David Lipson.

Medvedev hits umpire's chair with racket twice in ATP Cup win for Russia

Just In - 4 hours ago
World number five Daniil Medvedev helps Russia win through to the ATP Cup semis, but his victory over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman is overshadowed by an angry courtside confrontation with the umpire.

Fire crews battle to contain Perth bushfire before winds blow it across major freeway

James Carmody at Just In - 4 hours ago
Emergency services say a large bushfire burning in Perth's south is under control but fear a forecast wind change could send it in the direction of the city's major freeway.

Live: Helicopter evacuations refused in East Gippsland as conditions in NSW deteriorate

Paul Johnson, Paige Cockburn And Riley Stuart at Just In - 4 hours ago
Bushfires in NSW, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia are keeping emergency services busy, as high temperatures and windy conditions fan flames. Keep up to date with our live blog.

British politicians approve Brexit bill for departure from EU

Just In - 4 hours ago
Britain passes a long-elusive milestone on the road to Brexit as the House of Commons approves a bill authorising the country's departure from the European Union at the end of the month.

We must applaud political courage

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 4 hours ago
Earlier this week, two Republican Senators, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, said the briefing by the White House on the assassination of the Iranian Soleimani, was not just poor, but the worst of briefings. I applaud their political courage to … Continue reading →

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 9, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Iranian General Qassem Soleimani *Anthony Dworkin, Just Security*: *Soleimani Strike Marks a Novel Shift in Targeted Killing, Dangerous to the Global Order* The drone strike against Qassem Soleimani marks a significant escalation in the United States’ use of force against external security threats as it has evolved in the years since September 11, 2001. President Donald Trump’s decision to target Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, brings the signature technique of the so-called “war on terror” – the targeted killing of individuals ou... more »

Even Strong People Need A Break

Natalie Porter at Enlightened Consciousness - 4 hours ago
From the outside, you look at that confident, cheerful, optimistic person, and think, they probably have everything going for them. Here’s where you wrong, even the strongest girls get tired, they get tired of the independent life they chose where they have pay bills make decisions alone, and take responsibility for everything. They get tired of being everyone’s shoulder to cry on. These girls get tired of the expectations placed on them. They seldom ask for help as it expected that they do everything as everyone is counting on them. Other people’s expectations of them are ranked ... more »

Back From the Grave: What If the Navy Revived Flying Aircraft Carriers?

David Axe at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*David Axe* *Technology, Americas* [image:] A good idea or a fool's errand? *Key point: *They may sound cool, but it is far from certain whether flying carriers would be any more useful. *You May Also Like: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time. * The U.S. Navy should consider reviving a concept that died a catastrophic death in the 1930s, one journalist recommended in the pages of *Proceedings*, the professional journal ... more »

Here's How Taiwan Could Still Build Its Own Submarines

David Axe at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* [image:] Sticking it to China. *Key point:* Taipei needs to keep up its naval strength if it is to deter a Chinese invasion. Taiwan wants new submarines to replace its two 1980s-vintage front-line boats. But China has leaned on every major submarine-exporting country to not conduct business with Taipei. So Taiwan is going it alone, with some technical assistance from companies in the United States and Japan. Everyone knows the Indigenous Defense Submarine program is risky. But o... more »

Jan: 09: Our world clock is at midnight.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 4 hours ago Just a couple of days ago, the world was on the edge of nuclear war created by the U.S. Then came the Iranian attack on an American airbase in Iraq. Amazingly, Donald Trump, who had been beating the drums for a war with Iran, had no initial response to the attack. He was all gentleness. Why? Almost certainly, it was because there was enormous pressure, even from the Pentagon, not to start a war with Iran. NATO was very vocal on the issue. And, almost certainly, Russia a... more »

Dissenter Weekly: EPA Employees Push For ‘Bill Of Rights’ With Whistleblower Protections

Shadowproof at Shadowproof - 4 hours ago
This week's "Dissenter Weekly Update" includes the story of unionized EPA employees fighting for whistleblower protections as part of a bill of rights. The post Dissenter Weekly: EPA Employees Push For ‘Bill Of Rights’ With Whistleblower Protections appeared first on Shadowproof.

Massive President Trump MAGA-KAG Rally, Toledo, OH – 7:00pm Livestream…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
Tonight President Trump heads to Toledo, OH for a massive Keep America Great rally at the Huntington Center. President Trump is expected to speak at 7:00pm EST. RSBN Livestream – Fox News Livestream – GST Livestream – Global News Livestream … Continue reading →

President Trump Press Conference During NEPA Event – Transcript of Presser…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
Following remarks during the National Environmental Policy Act event at the White House, President Trump held a press conference with media: [Transcript Below] [Transcript] THE PRESIDENT – We’ll take a few questions. Please. Q Mr. President, you mentioned the Chinese … Continue reading →

NOLA KIPP High School Using Students to Fill Teacher Gaps

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
What happens when your charter school brand is so poisonous that you can't find enough teachers to staff up? Administrators at Booker T. Washington KIPP HS have come up with a self-serving answer: recruit high school students to teach other students. KIPP stands to save millions of dollars when the program is fully operational, and KIPP might even be able to grow its own unique brand of prison guards teachers who may be arm-twisted into coming to work at KIPP once they are actually certified to teach. Meanwhile, students must depend upon other students for what they are taught... more »

Water Company Pleads Guilty to Hazardous Waste Violations

AP News at - 4 hours ago
A California company that produces Crystal Geyser bottled water pleaded guilty to illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste and agreed to a $5 million fine, federal prosecutors said.

Iranians Shot Down Airliner, Western Leaders Declare

AP News at - 4 hours ago
Officials say a fiery missile strike could well have been a mistake amid rocket launches and high tension throughout the region.

Here’s How Countries in Conflict, Like Iran and the US, Still Talk to Each Other

Doreen Marchionni at - 4 hours ago
International diplomacy has found an ingenious solution to the problem of communication between countries that have broken ties.

Prolific ‘Graduate’ Writer-Actor Buck Henry Dies at 89

AP News at - 4 hours ago
His breakthrough came when he and Mel Brooks wrote the TV pilot for “Get Smart.”

Did a U.S. Navy Ship Display This Crude Message Overhead to Iran?

Bond Huberman at - 4 hours ago
An old fake photo found a new target.

With ‘Megxit,’ Harry and Meghan Aim to Control Media Image

AP News at - 4 hours ago
The British press was stung by the snub, reacting with articles, columns and editorials that ranged from disappointment to fury.

The ASEAN pincer: Caught between elite capture and populists

Swee Kheng Khor at New Mandala - 4 hours ago
Democracy 2.0 in ASEAN must consider the invisible threat of elite capture and build new tools to fight it. The post The ASEAN pincer: Caught between elite capture and populists appeared first on New Mandala.

Schoolchildren Terrorized About Death from “Climate Change”

Alex Newman at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: schoolchildren-terrorized-about-death-from-climate-change] The poor children were absolutely terrified. “We are gonna die! I don't want to die!” screamed one little child during a propaganda session on “climate.”

The Real WWIII Threat Was Hillary Clinton

Selwyn Duke at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: the-real-wwiii-threat-was-hillary-clinton] While many young people are worried about President Trump starting WWIII with Iran, Hillary Clinton would have been much more of a warmonger than Trump if she had been elected president.

Aussies’ Choice: Burn Cool or Burn Hot

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Global Warming is Not to Blame for the Horrific Bush fires in Australia by Jon Gaunt, writing from England on the distorted media coverage, published at Sputnik There I have said the unsayable but don’t hold your breath, you will not hear that on the MSM biased broadcasters like Sky…

EPA Overhaul Long Overdue

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Prudent public officials should anticipate that some future periods will be warmer and other periods cooler than today. They should also affirm that cold is the greater threat to human health and prosperity. Thus investments should place priority on building robust infrastructure and ensuring reliable affordable energy. These things can…

California dreaming of an energy storage miracle

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Solar power complex in California [USA.Gov – BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT] This public statement looks long on ambition but short on realistic and/or affordable possibilities. They openly admit that existing ‘green’ tech won’t cut the mustard on its own, as everyone knew – or should have known…

Atlantic and Pacific oscillations lost in the noise, say Mann & co. 

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) [credit: NASA-JPL] AMO & PDO – RIP. That’s the claim here anyway. Might be news to NASA and others. Recently, meteorologists report that the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) do not appear to exist, says Tech Explorist. The discovery could…

Met Office’s “Extreme Weather Year” Brings Record Cereal Yields

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood A year of extreme weather in the UK, says our highly reliable Met Office, full of record breaking heat and rain, and notable spells of cold and windy weather! Meanwhile, back in the real world, DEFRA have been…

Australian Bushfires Much Worse In 1974/5

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? An important and, as usual,? forensic contribution from Roy Spencer: ? Summary Points 1) Global wildfire activity has decreased in recent decades, making any localized increase (or decrease) in wildfire activity difficult to attribute to ‘global climate change’. 2) Like California,…

Ocean Air Temps Cool, Land Waffles in December

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: 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…

Australia Drought, The Indian Ocean Dipole & Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? One factor that seems to have received no attention at all in the media’s reporting of the Australian fires is the role of the Indian Ocean Dipole, or IOD. The IOD is, in very simplistic terms, a similar phenomenon to…

EPA Overhaul Long Overdue

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 4 hours ago
Prudent public officials should anticipate that some future periods will be warmer and other periods cooler than today. They should also affirm that cold is the greater threat to human health and prosperity. Thus investments should place priority on building robust infrastructure and ensuring reliable affordable energy. These things can not be achieved if the […]

Devastation After The Fires

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 4 hours ago

Musical Interlude: 2002 (Pamela and Randy Copus), “Oceans of Life”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
2002 (Pamela and Randy Copus), “Oceans of Life” -

"A Look to the Heavens"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Point your telescope toward the high flying constellation Pegasus and you can find this expanse of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies. Centered on NGC 7814, the pretty field of view would almost be covered by a full moon. NGC 7814 is sometimes called the Little Sombrero for its resemblance to the brighter more famous M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Both Sombrero and Little Sombrero are spiral galaxies seen edge-on, and both have extensive central bulges cut by a thinner disk with dust lanes in silhouette. In fact, NGC 7814 is some 40 million light-years... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Cosmography of Myself”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Cosmography of Myself”* by Chet Raymo “It was a common conceit of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to think of the human self– body and soul– as a microcosm, a little world made cunningly of elements and an angel-like sprite, a miniature version of the macroscosm, the universe. So-called "correspondences" linked the microcosm and the macrocosm. For example, each of the seven holes in the human head corresponded to a celestial body- Sun, Moon, or one of the five known planets. Astrology articulated a vast system of correspondences between the peregrinations of stars and human l... more »


CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Me"* Author Unknown "I am the only "me" I've got. I am unique. There are two major parts of me. There is the inside "me" and the outside "me". The outside "me" is what you see. The way I act, the image I portray, the way I look and the things I do. The outside "me" is very important. It is my messenger to the world and much of my outside me is what communicates with you. I value what I have done, the way I look, and what I share with you. The inside "me" knows all my feelings, my secret ideas, and my many hopes and dreams. Sometimes I let you know a little bit about the inside "m... more »

"Random Thoughts From the Heart of Darkness"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Random Thoughts From the Heart of Darkness"* by Fred Reed "Just got back to Guadalajara and environs after two weeks of Christmas in Washington. Good times were had, old friends seen, but it was not altogether a delight. Going back to America every nine months or a year is like watching something decay in time-lapse photography. It can be a shock. Arriving in the Virginia burbs of the Yankee Capital, I turned on CNN with the attitude of a forensic pathologist. Gawd. It was sickening. A lynch mob. Endless raving against Trump by talking heads who seemed to have a high-school menta... more »

"I Want Better..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better." - Ray Bradbury

"Economic Market Snapshot PM 1/9/20"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*AM 1/9/20, Updated frequently as available.* ◆ Gregory Mannarino, PM 1/9/20: "*I Am Back! Running With The Pride**"* - ◆ *MarketWatch Market Summary, Live Updates* - *CNN Market Data:* - *CNN Fear And Greed Index:* - ◆ *Buffett Indicator: Where Are We with Market Valuations?* "As of 1/9/20 (updates daily): The Stock Market is Significantly Overvalued. Based on historical ratio of total market cap over GDP (currently at 153.5%), ... more »

Daily World News Briefs -- January 9, 2020 (Evening Updates)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iran likely downed Ukraine airliner with missiles, Canada's Trudeau says, citing intelligence* A Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Thursday, citing intelligence from Canadian and other sources. The destruction of the airliner, which carried 63 Canadians, “may well have been unintentional,” Trudeau told a news conference in Ottawa. “We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence i... more »

Fight 752

LL at Virtual Mirage - 4 hours ago
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, a three year old Boeing 737-800, carrying 176 people crashed after departing Imam Khomeini International Airport en route to Kyiv, Ukraine early Wednesday. Best evidence suggests that it was taken down by a Russian Tor missile system. The Tor is an all-weather low to medium altitude, short-range surface-to-air missile system designed for destroying airplanes, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles and short-range ballistic threats. It was likely put in "automatic mode" wherein it would engage any ... more »

Opposing Iran War Doesn’t Make You Conservative or Liberal, It Makes You Smart

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Matt Agorist* - The United States is marching directly into a major conflict with Iran that could have catastrophic implications.

Atlanta Police Make Monumental Move, Disband Entire Drug Unit to Focus on Actual Crime

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Matt Agorist* - The Atlanta Police Department announced that they are disbanding their narcotics unit so they can fight actual violent crime.

Trump to Veto Bill Intended to Keep Forever Chemicals out of Groundwater

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Jordan Davidson* - The White House announced Tuesday that it plans to veto the PFAS Action Act of 2019, which aims to keep harmful forever chemicals out of groundwater.

Full-Scale War Is Avoided And Trump Goes Right Back To Warmongering

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Caitlin Johnstone* - The United States and Iran entered into a direct military exchange for the first time ever with the drone assassination of General Qassem Soleimani last week.

Come Home, America: Stop Policing the Globe and Put an End to Wars-Without-End

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - It’s time to bring our troops home.

New Study: US Gov’t Spent $6.4 Trillion on Military Actions in Over 80 Countries Since 9/11

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*John Vibes* - $6,400,000,000,000: Spending $1 million an hour, 24 hours a day, you wouldn't run out of money for 730 years.

O'odham Voice against the Wall brightens holidays for children

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
O'odham children, Sonora, Mexico by Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham Censored News Thank you from O'odham VOICE Against the WALL for all the toy donations and funds for the purchase of toys. Every smile and giggle of each child receiving a gift is an awesome experience. We appreciate every effort to bring this joy to the children. We wrapped gifts the night before, coffee and snacks for us.

Iran denies ‘illogical rumor’s as US accuses them of shooting down Ukrainian airliner

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
Two unnamed US officials told AP that the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 Flight PS752 was “highly likely” downed by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile. The sources cited US intelligence from the region as the basis for their assumption, without delving into details. Reuters separately reported that US officials believe the Ukrainian passenger plane was brought down “accidentally”. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New ceasefire announced in Idlib: Russian military

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
A ceasefire came into effect in the Syrian Idlib de-escalation zone at 14:00 Moscow time on Thursday in line with agreements with the Turkish side, Major General Yuri Borenkov, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, told reporters on Thursday. “In accordance with the agreements with the Turkish side, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Labour and the New Working Class

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
There is something about politics that lends itself to simplistic answers, and that's exactly what we're starting to see emerge in response to the size of Labour's loss. Bugger the complexity of the thing when faction-friendly sound bites will do. For the right it's mainly about Jeremy Corbyn, and for the left it was mainly about Brexit and Labour's pitch into remain territory. Both are correct, and both are mistaken, but merely observing that is not enough. We have to ask why the left read the election wrong, why the result was unexpected and, more importantly, think seriously abo... more »

New Video Shows Ukrainian Plane Being Hit Over Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Video Shows Ukrainian Plane Being Hit Over Iran* The New York Times has obtained video of the moment a Ukrainian airliner was hit minutes after takeoff from Tehran. Video verified by The New York Times appears to show an Iranian missile hitting a plane above Parand, near Tehran’s airport, the area where a Ukrainian airliner stopped transmitting its signal before it crashed on Wednesday. A small explosion occurred when a missile hit the plane, but the plane did not explode, the video showed. The jet continued flying for several minutes and turned back toward th... more »

State Capacity versus Libertarianism

David Henderson at Econlib - 5 hours ago
In a recent blog post, George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen writes a tribute to what he calls “State Capacity Libertarianism.” I use the word “tribute” advisedly because Cowen doesn’t really make a case. Instead, he claims that libertarians should be State Capacity Libertarians, and settles for eleven assertions about what State Capacity Libertarianism is, […] The post State Capacity versus Libertarianism appeared first on Econlib.

Trump Stands Down Against Iran, U.S. Still in Denial of the ‘New Middle East’

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 5 hours ago
*Patrick Henningsen* | There's a New Middle East taking shape, only it's not exactly what Condoleezza had in mind.

Study: Black and Latino Students Often Left out of Advanced Coursework

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Whether it’s lack of resources or lack of opportunity, a study from The Education Trust finds that Black and Latino students across the country are being denied valuable educational opportunities.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities Receives $2.5M Grant

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 5 hours ago
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) a $2.5 million grant in order to increase student success. AASCU has around 400 public colleges and university members and is one of 12 organizations to receive the foundation’s Intermediaries for Scale grant. Through the grant, AASCU aims to […]

APLU Receives $2.5M Grant to Aid Student Success

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 5 hours ago
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) received a $2.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help break down higher education barriers for students. Under the foundation’s Intermediaries for Scale two-year grant, only 12 organizations were awarded the funding out of 200 applicants. APLU will launch the Powered by Publics: […]

Morgan State Considering Osteopathic Medical School

Jessica Ruf at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Morgan State University President Dr. David A. Wilson will consider adding a College of Osteopathic Medicine through a partnership with Salud Education, LLC, a company which has experience working with seven medical colleges in the U.S. and internationally. If the Board of Regents and Wilson approve of the agreement and other details of the partnership, […]

Emergency Nurse Berates General Public On Vaccine Damage And Death. My Infant Was Paralysed Immediately After Vaccination And No One Is Connecting The Dots?

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Truth To Power: I’m a nurse and I work in emergency. My baby was vaccinated and became catatonic. We were never taught in medical/nursing school that there were neurotoxins in vaccines. That Mercury, Aluminium, Formaldehyde, and Aborted Foetal Tissue are in vaccines. Dr Judy Mikovits Jailed For Exposing deadly viral Neurotoxins…

French workers fighting Macron for their rights

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog: From daily The Morning Star in Britain: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Teachers, nurses and public-sector workers join pension strikes across France President Emmanuel Macron’s political crisis continues to deepen TEACHERS, nurses and other public-sector workers joined pension strikes in France today as President Emmanuel Macron’s political crisis continues…

Facebook Restricts Video Content, Gets Tough on ‘Deepfakes’

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Nwo Report: Source: As deceptively edited videos and memes go viral, the Internet’s leading social network has had to make a tough call as the 2020 election approaches. Facebook’s Vice President of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert wrote a company blog “Enforcing Against Manipulated Media” on Jan 6. The blog was written to announce…


Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on COMMUNITY ACTION ALLIANCE FOR NSW (CAAN): HOUSING INEQUALITY WITH AUSSIES LOCKED OUT!: SEARCH for the following Reports on the Murray-Darling River on CAAN’s Website. View link at the bottom of the text. ‘Reckless’: Farmers left high and dry after Murray River water goes missing? Barnaby Joyce attempts to Revive the Bradfield Scheme…

Trump, like Obama, tests the limits of presidential war powers

Sarah Burns, Associate Professor of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 5 hours ago
Both President Trump and President Obama used military force without informing Congress, or getting its approval. But the differences reveal more than the similarities.

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