Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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USA Today Editoral: Trump Is Unfit To Clean Toilets In Obama's Presidential Library Or To Shine George W. Bush's Shoes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017 *USA Today Editorial:* *Will Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom?* A president who'd all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama's presidential library or to shine George W. Bush's shoes: Our view With his latest tweet, clearly imp... more »

Short story: Nanobots and the Teenage Brain

Ethical Technology - 13 hours ago
*Charlie had a chip in his head, but that’s not what made him special…*

Very Strange Contradiction Concerning Unit 2 in Story of Fukushima Daiichi Radiation Levels

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
I was reading the article below in The Asahi Shimbun and was startled by the claim made that there was no hydrogen explosion in Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 in 2011: Chikako Kewahara (2017, December 4). Fukushima dome roof takes shape, but radiation remains high. The Asahi Shimbun, To the south of the No. 3 reactor building stands the No. 4 reactor building, from where all the spent nuclear fuel has been removed. To the north is the No. 2 reactor building, which avoided a hydrogen explosion. Beyond the building, cranes and other l... more »

Why Trump Was the Real Loser in Alabama

Jacob Heilbrunn at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Jacob Heilbrunn* *Poitics, North America* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Pensacola, Florida] So far Trump’s approach has yielded him steadily sagging polls and zero legislative accomplishments. Roy Moore’s victory party last night in Birmingham, Alabama was blasting Lynyrd Skynyrd’s southern rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama.” At the outset of the song, lead vocalist Ronnie Van Sant ordered, “Turn it up.” But the crowd yesterday was quickly stilled by the news that their man had lost his crusade to enter the Senate. And so there was no sweetness, only bi... more »

Why the Doug Jones Victory Is Overblown

Daniel McCarthy at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Daniel McCarthy* *Politics, North America* [image: Democratic Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones acknowledges supporters at the election night party in Birmingham] But don’t be fooled—the future is still heading toward new and harder forms of left and right. Nothing less than accusations of fondling a fourteen-year-old, along with copious proof of dating sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds, was needed to stop Roy Moore from becoming the next U.S. Senator of Alabama. The scandals suppressed Republican turnout, while the fundraising boom Democrat Doug Jones enjoyed helped him ... more »

A Look At How The Islamic State Produced Its Arsenal On An Industrial Scale

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A series of shoulder-fired, recoilless launchers made by the Islamic State, shown with a variety of repurposed projectiles. ISIS weapons engineers took Soviet-era munitions and made Western-style disposable launchers for them, even affixing written instructions for their use. Credit Damien Spleeters/Conflict Armament Research *New York Times:* *How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale* WASHINGTON — Late this spring, Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State in Mosul discovered three unfired rocket-propelled grenades with an unusual feature — a heavy liquid sloshin...more »

Open Thread

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Just in case posts from Craig and / or Sue are sporadic during the frantic season, here's a new Open Thread.

China Gathering Blood, DNA And Iris Scans For Massive Database Of All Muslim Uighurs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Xinjiang is one of the most tightly controlled parts of China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters *The Guardian*: *Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang* Officials build database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged 12 to 65 in region home to 11 million Muslim Uighurs Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data from every resident in a far western region, Human Rights Watch has said. Officials are also building a database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged between 12 and 65 in Xinjiang, addin... more »

Judge Bans Fmr House Speaker from Being Left Alone With Kids as He’s a ‘Serial Child Molester’

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: speaker]A federal judge in Chicago just banned former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, from being around anyone under the age of 18.

Young Americans, like young Brits, aren’t Right

Tim Montgomerie at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 13 hours ago
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A podcast in which we all agree about Roy Moore and largely disagree about Brexit…

Tim Montgomerie at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 13 hours ago
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Supplementary pieces

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
It’s hectic chez Sue at the moment, but I’d like to quickly link to pieces that relate to a couple of our earlier posts. Time (lack of sufficient) sometimes forces me to combine several issues in one piece and I often have to condense material that I’d have liked to expand upon much more fully. Not to worry; someone far more eloquent has done it so I don't have to. Here’s Douglas Murray’s article for Gatestone Institute about President Trump and Jerusalem. He compares Emily Maitlis’s appalling Newsnight interviews, first with Ghada Karmi and next with Mark Regev. The reaction ar... more »

Willie attempts to tackle turnout!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017There's only one word for this—sad:* In fairness, the children have to spend lots of time in hair and makeup. They also have to study their scripts. As Talking Cable Star Ken has said, "Cable news is hard!" Once in a while, the children's scripts compel them to tackle some technical matter. So it was that Willie Haskell-Geist found himself attempting to discuss voter turnout down Alabama way. Willie tried to tackle the topic in the first segment of today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough played along as Willie bungled the topic. To observe the initial bu... more »

Alabama election: Time to move on...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*I was wrong.* Moore lost, which is not the end of the world. Moving on now. See you all later. Some very cool deals on* Day 11 of 12 Days of Deals at Amazon.* As an Amazon affiliate I receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, when you purchase through my links - and I thank you.

Doctor with 9 retractions loses lawsuit over work as expert witness

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A Canadian doctor with nine retractions due to misconduct has lost a court case seeking payment for an expert medical exam he performed in August 2014. The exam took place several months after his university found he had allowed a breach of research integrity in his lab and a month before news of the investigation […] The post Doctor with 9 retractions loses lawsuit over work as expert witness appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Dems Find Winning Formula

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 14 hours ago
"The Democrats finally got their narrative shifting win even if it was the result of accusing an honorable man of being a child molester and plumbing the gutters of racial demagoguery. The party and its radical left backers in California threw everything that they had into this election and it worked, setting up three years of sexual smears to come that they hope will result in their return to power. However, they couldn’t have pulled it off without a huge helping hand from Republicans who with the exception of President Trump, refused to support their own candidate and losing a Sen... more »

CNN Says Anderson Cooper’s Twitter Account Apparently Hacked

Associated Press at - 14 hours ago
CNN is claiming Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account was hacked after a tweet from his handle called the president a "pathetic loser."

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - PressProgress points out Statistics Canada's latest numbers on Canada's extreme wealth disparity - with 60% of the population owning only 10% of the wealth while a lucky few amass gigantic fortunes. - Jordan Brennan discusses how a lack of labour conflict has led to low levels of both wage increases and inflation while ensuring that productivity gains accrue only to the wealthy. And Harrison Samphir examines how Skip the Dishes is one of the poster children for the suppression of workers' rights and interests through precarious w... more »

Iraq’s Unfinished Jazeera Operation

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Iraqi forces had just re-started the sweep through the Jazeera desert of Anbar and Syria when Prime Minister Haidar Abadi announcedvictory over the Islamic State. Unfortunately, the premier’s declaration took precedent, and the operation was never completed undermining Abadi’s claim. The Jazeera operation was aimed at clearing the huge desert and rural region of Anbar, Ninewa, and Salahaddin. By November 26, the first phase was completed with 176 villages cleared, 50%of the desert gone through, and a berm was being builtalong the Iraq-Syrian border. There was then a week paus... more »

This Day In Iraq History – Dec 13

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1916 New British offensive launched up Tigris River to retake Kut from Ottomans 2002 UK intel report said U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq could help motivate Islamists for next 5 years 2002 Bush said military would have small pox vaccinations Was actually protection against possible Iraq WMD attack during invasion 2003 U.S. forces captured Saddam outside Tikrit in Adwar 2003 Fmr Iraqi intelligence officer denied he met 9/11 hijacker Atta in Vienna in 2001 2004 PM Allawi blamed CPA disbanding military for rise in violence in Iraq 2004 Allawi govt claim... more »

Can a cocoa compound delay diabetes?

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, the majority of whom are Type 2 diabetics. Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, meaning they could advance to the full-blown disease in less than five years. By 2035, diabetes is expected to afflict 592 million people globally. As

A diet for improved mood & productivity

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
You can do anything for 30 days, right? Well, would you consider trying a plant-based diet if it helped improve your mood and productivity? RELATED STORY: Eating the right foods can give your mood a boost According to our friend Dr. Greger, research has found that a plant-based nutrition program in a workplace setting across ten

World News Briefs -- December 13, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem 'crime' prevents U.S. peace role* ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks. Addressing an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Turkey, Abbas said President Donald Trump was giving Jerusalem away as if it were an American city. “Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Palestine,” he said, adding Trump’s decisio... more »

Bureau Local wins British Journalism award

Gareth Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 14 hours ago
The Bureau wins a prestigious innovation award


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 14 hours ago
Yesterday Doug Jones beat Roy Moore, a man who never apologizes, never concedes a point to an opponent, and never admits error. Moore was backed by Steve Bannon, who has the same attitude toward those who disagree with him, and who takes the Breitbart #WAR mentality so seriously he defied the president he used to work for by not backing that president's candidate in the primary of this race. Bannon's support of Moore was also part of a #WAR against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the most powerful congressional Republican. McConnell for his part, has declared #WAR on regul... more »

BREAKING: OIC recognizes East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Under the leadership of the Turkish President, the OIC unites for Palestine, while Erdogan bolsters his personal prestige in a calculated diplomatic masterstroke. More The post BREAKING: OIC recognizes East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine appeared first on The Duran.

Ukraine goes on spiralling down

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 15 hours ago
As political conflict continues and corruption remains as before even Ukraine's most fervid Western friends are now in despair More The post Ukraine goes on spiralling down appeared first on The Duran.

Good Medicine: Do As Much Nothing As Possible

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 15 hours ago
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Is Functional Medicine Here to Stay?

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 15 hours ago
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 13, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Backed by Putin, Russian military pushes into foreign policy* MOSCOW (Reuters) - From Damascus to Doha, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places, a sign of the military’s growing influence under Vladimir Putin. In the past few months, at times wearing his desert military uniform, Shoigu has held talks with Syria’s president in Damascus, met Israel’s prime minister in Jerusalem and been received by the Emir of Qatar in Doha. The defence ministry’s forays into areas long regarded as the preserve of the foreign ministry are raising... more »

Rep. Blake Farenthold is a naughty naughty boy.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
The New York Times has done a rather extensive expose on the goings on in the office of Blake Farenthold and why this guy has not yet been forced out of office is a complete mystery to me. Here are a few examples: *As allegations of sexual misconduct rock Capitol Hill — three lawmakers announced their resignations last week alone — Mr. Farenthold, Republican of Texas, stands out as the survivor. He was sued over accusations of sexual harassment three years ago, paid out an $84,000 settlement, financed by taxpayers, and has an open Ethics Committee investigation into his behavior.... more »

EXCLUSIVE: Video Shows Cops Taser Grandpa to Death While Handcuffed in Back of Police Cruiser

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: taser]Horrifying video shows an innocent grandfather's last moments alive as police taser the handcuffed mentally ill man repeatedly until he died.

THE PAROCHIALS: The topics NBC likes to cover!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017Epilogue—Craziest candidate ever:* Was Roy Moore the craziest candidate ever? Or at least since Judge Roy Bean? Possibly not! That said, he was almost surely the craziest Senate candidate in the modern era. He made, and makes, Sharron Angle seem excessively sane. Moore had been a major public figure since 1992. He had routinely engaged in crazy behavior as a public official—behavior that was crazy even by Alabama conservative standards. He'd made endless crazy statements, a practice he maintained this month to the very end. Yesterday, Moore was likel... more »

Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws

Walter E. Williams at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: moral-values-and-customs-vs-laws] Society's first line of defense is not the law but customs, traditions and moral values. Customs, traditions and moral values are those important thou-shalt-nots, such as thou shalt not murder, shalt not steal, shalt not lie and shalt not cheat.

Why South Korea Might Want Nuclear Weapons

Asia Times at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* Seoul has never given up its nuclear-weapon aspirations and Pyongyang's behavior has lent it more justification for pressing ahead. It has been reported that Seoul may be looking into reviving its own nuclear program as Pyongyang has made no bones about the possibility of nuking the United States and its allies after it detonated a hydrogen bomb in September. If South Korea is able to come up with its own H-bombs, then the security implications for China would be far more complex than the controversial installation of the US-supplied Terminal High A... more »

Japan’s Caution over North Korea's Ghost Ships Lets China Off the Hook

Peter J. Brown at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Peter J. Brown* *Security, Asia* Questions must be raised as to why Japan has not intercepted North Korean vessels more aggressively, or protested China's role in their appearance. The announcement by the Japanese Coast Guard that it has recently warned over 800 North Korean fishing vessels to leave Japanese waters would appear to demonstrate that Tokyo is finally addressing the deficiencies in its maritime domain awareness – and aims to address the latest round of so-called North Korean “ghost ships” that first started to appear, with corpses on board, three years ago. The bod... more »

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Will Soon Be Able to Do More Damage in the Sky

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Thanks to some big upgrades. *Some of the components include an Advanced Memory System (AMS) engineered to improve data storage and generate higher resolution imagery to help pilots with navigational and targeting information. Block 3F increases the weapons delivery capacity of the JSF as well, giving it the ability to drop a Small Diameter Bomb, 500-pound JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) and AIM-9X short-range air-to-air missile, service officials explained.* The Pentagon is upgrading mission systems avionics as part of a tech refresh effort for t... more »

The Toughest Road

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump likes to think of himself as a winner. So does Steve Bannon. But neither man won last night in Alabama. Quin Hillyer reports in *The New York Times:* Donald Trump and Steve Bannon are politically impotent. The president and his former grand strategist threw considerable weight behind Roy Moore, the polarizing Republican Senate candidate in Alabama. For the second time this year, the state that gave Mr. Trump crucial early support during the presidential campaign — and his first senatorial endorsement — has rejected the candidate Mr. Trump endorsed for the Senate. T... more »

Mueller's War on Lyndon LaRouche Can Finally Be Defeated

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20171213-muellers-war-on-larouche.pdf The Robert Mueller "legal assassin" operation to remove President Trump from office is crumbling. Mueller and his sponsors — especially the Obama-Hillary apparatus within the Democratic Party and their cheerleaders in the nation's press corps — are panicked. Mueller is throwing several members of his team to the wolves, while he tries to salvage the illegal witch hunt before he and his team face criminal charges for their treasonous actions. Monday, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, one of the central actors in the cou... more »

How An Arctic Current Could Cool the Climate in Europe

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Yup, an Arctic current, that exists. In the real world. Not computer simulation.- It’s not a “wayward” current either, despite the Yale headline- That’s spin/lie/manipulation. Which is why I won’t use it for the post headline! The current was identified as existing, on the planet, more then 50 years ago, by Russian scientists * *I’m dumping all the spin and hyperbole to give you the facts alone*- *Which means I will include what is known and either omit or note the wild speculation.* *How a "Wayward" (manipulative) Arctic Current Could Cool the Climate in Europe * *Some sorel... more »

Leaky Gut Testing

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 16 hours ago
Do you have a leaky gut? No matter what disease you have or are looking to prevent, leaky gut may be the beginning of the end. When I met Dr. Heather, she mentioned the idea of a “leaky gut” and I laughed in her face. Who was this chiropractor telling ME about leaky gut? I […] The post Leaky Gut Testing appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

“Utterly awful:” David Gorski weighs in on yet another paper linking vaccines and autism

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Retraction Watch readers may be forgiven for thinking that there has been at least a small uptick in the papers that claim to link autism and vaccines, and yet tend to raise more questions than they answer. Sometimes, they are retracted. See here, here and here, for example. We talk to David Gorski, well known […] The post “Utterly awful:” David Gorski weighs in on yet another paper linking vaccines and autism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Would-Be Suicide Bomber in New York City Faces Court Hearing

Associated Press at - 16 hours ago
Commuters returning to New York City's subway system were met with heightened security after a would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast.

Democrat Jones Wins Stunning Red-State Alabama Senate Upset

Associated Press at - 16 hours ago
In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on 12 December 2017.

Another Democrat Running To Prevent Monopolies From Destroying The American Way Of Life-- Meet Jess King (PA-16)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
[image: Goal Thermometer]*A few days ago, we compared the endorsement questionnaires that Lancaster Stands Up sent out to the PA-16 candidates. The differences between the garden variety corporate candidate, Christtina Hartman, who the DCCC is pushing, and who was unable to respond to even simple policy questions, and the progressive grassroots candidate, Jess King, were startling. Right after that we started thinking that we needed to endorse Jess' campaign. Monday we ran a post about the dangers inherent in monopolies, Why Aren't More Democrats Using Anti-Monopoly Arguments In T... more »

Syrian Army makes fresh gains against jihadists in southern Aleppo

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 45 P.M.) – Battles against al-Qaeda-linked militants resumed in southern Aleppo countryside with the Syrian forces making progress deep in the jihadi-controlled area. According to an informed military source, the government forces managed today to impose full control over the strategic Syriatel hilltop and Rasm al-Kabarah village; both located in the south-western […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Putin drafts bill for expanding of Russian Tartus navy base in Syria

Hasan Khat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the State Duma (lower house of parliament) an agreement with Syria on expanding the Russian Navy’s base in Syria’s Tartus. The information is available in the Duma’s digital database. “The duration of the agreement is 49 years, it can be automatically prolonged for a period of 25 years […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Very graphic photos: ISIS crucifies captured Syrian Army soldier in rural Deir Ezzor

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:50 P.M.) – In yet another heinous act, ISIS members have crucified a Syrian soldier and chopped up his body with a machete before a public crowd where several adolescents were present. The incident took place on Tuesday and according to Amaq Agency was carried out in the Abu Kamal countryside, located south […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Emergency OIC meeting on Jerusalem kicks off in Istanbul

Brecht Jonkers at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:25 PM) – An extraordinary summit of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has started in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Wednesday. The summit, convened and chaired by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is meant to discuss the recent decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem, also known as al-Quds […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US Congressman Cummings Backs Calls for Oversight Committee to Investigate Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Trump

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
“Cummings Backs Calls for Oversight Committee to Investigate Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations Against President Trump Dec 12, 2017 Press Release … Continue reading →

Oriol Junqueras Letter From Estremera Prison (Letter Of The Legitimately Elected Vice-President of Catalonia)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
Via “Oriol Junqueras letter from Estremera prison Letter of the legitimately elected Vice-President of Catalonia Per: Redacció 13.12.2017 09:26 The … Continue reading →

Ecologic study of blood lead and dental caries of limited value

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
Another ecologic study attempting to infer associations with very weak correlations. Would nonconsumption of food be associated with a lower prevalence of elevated dental caries? Sanders AE, Slade GD. Blood Lead Levels and Dental Caries in U.S. Children Who Do Not … Continue reading →

Organic micropollutants in wastewater treatment plants, China

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
Ben W, Zhu B, Yuan X, Zhang Y, Yang M, Qiang Z. Occurrence, removal and risk of organic micropollutants in wastewater treatment plants across China: Comparison of wastewater treatment processes. Water research. 2017 Nov 30;130:38-46. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.11.057. This study investigated the occurrence, removal and risk of … Continue reading →

Solar Power Snow Job, United Kingdom

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
“The renewable lobby would like you to believe that solar power is an important part of our future energy strategy. But they don’t tell you just how little power is produced during winter months, at the time when demand is … Continue reading →

More Kudos for Judge Roy Moore

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
“A new Emerson Poll released on Monday shows that conservative Republican Roy Moore has increased his lead over liberal Democrat Doug Jones to 9 points, 53 percent to 44 percent, in tomorrow’s special election for the Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat … Continue reading →

Transcript of “The Last Debate” on Climate

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
“The transcript of the workshop is a remarkable document. It provides, in my opinion, the most accurate portrayal of the scientific debates surrounding climate change. While each of the six scientists agreed on the primary scientific evidence, we each had … Continue reading →

UAH Satellite-Based Temperature of the Lower Troposphere

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
Nov 2017: 0.36 C

California Public School Fails Test

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
“A group of parents and students has filed what it hopes will be a landmark lawsuit against the State of California for its public schools failing to teach literacy.” click here

President Trump more popular in media coverage than “climate change”

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
Instead of being a problem as this writer asserts (click here) less attention to fictitious “climate change” is actually a good thing. Articles such as this are intended to personally attack others, simply stir up strife and repeat misinformation. The global … Continue reading →

Assessment of the Municipal Water Cycle in China

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
Tao Wang, Shuming Liu, Xuepeng Qian, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Sébastien M.R. Dente, Seiji Hashimoto, Jun Nakajima. Assessment of the municipal water cycle in China. Science of The Total Environment Volumes 607–608, 31 December 2017, Pages 761-770. Water produced from municipal utilities accounts … Continue reading →

Polar Bears are Doing Just Fine, Thank You.

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 16 hours ago
“The overwhelming conclusion from years of accumulated conversations with native populations about polar bears is that there is almost no connection between the long-term observations of polar bear ecology and the more recent claims that polar bears as a species … Continue reading →

Yuri Milner and Papa Oumuamua: a telephone call

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Milner: Hi, this is Yuri Milner. Do you hear me? I am calling you through the Green Bank radio telescope in West Virginia. ET: Of course we hear you. Papa Oumuamua (wiki) speaking. But we don't understand you. In fact, this fact makes it puzzling how we could answer your question at all. Do you speak Russian? Milner: Yes, I do. Privět. Are you extraterrestrial? ET: What do you think? If we weren't extraterrestrial, we would call you on that annoying round rock of yours and we wouldn't need three minutes for the answer to go back and forth. Milner: Mother Russia is no annoying round ... more »

As Media Obsesses over Trump’s Diet, Israel is Dropping Bombs on Children

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: diet]While the MSM educates the public on Trump's diet, the aftermath of his decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem has turned deadly.

The U.S. Navy Is Going All Out to Manufacture More Attack Submarines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelvin Edwards (Released) *Business Insider/Scout Warrior*:* The Navy is going to pump out more attack submarines to counter Russia and China* * A new Navy analysis says producing more Virginia-Class attack submarines on a much faster timetable is necessary to ensure the US' future undersea dominance. * The previous status quo was to reduce production of Virginia-Class boats from to two to one in the early 2020s, but the study recommends two per year. * If the study's recommendations are adopted, the US would produce two ...more »

Russia's New Sniper Rifles Can Pierce U.S. Body Armo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Wikimedia Commons / Vitaly V. Kuzmin *Charlie Gao, National Interest:* *Russian Army Snipers Have Rifles and Ammo That Can Pierce U.S. Body Armor* The Russian involvement in Syria and Ukraine has provided a wealth of experience to the Russian military. One of the hallmarks of these engagements is the continued use of sniper tactics. As a result, the modern Russian sniper has evolved far beyond the relatively primitive technology used during the Cold War. Most notably, significant attention has been given to sniper systems that have the ability to penetrate body armor. There are cu... more »

A Look At The Strengths And Weaknesses Of China's First Stealth Fighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The Chengdu J-20. Wikimedia *Alex Lockie, Business Insider:* *3D model of China's first stealth fighter reveals its greatest strengths and weaknesses* * China's J-20 stealth jet is getting closer to completion, and it poses a real threat to the US's weapons systems. * The J-20 has many of the F-35's most favorable features, but slightly worse stealth. * China has created the first stealth fighter outside of the US, and it will only improve it further. China's Chengdu J-20, the first stealth jet ever produced by anyone other than the US, has presented a mystery to American military ... more »

How Close Did U.S. F-22s And Russian Aircraft Over Syria Came To Blows?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Su-35 in flight. Wikimedia *Michael Peck, National Interest: **Did U.S. F-22s Almost Shoot Down Russian Aircraft over Syria?* U.S. and Russian warplanes almost clashed into each other over Syria. And almost as important, those aircraft included America's vaunted but untried F-22 stealth fighter, and Russia's Su-35. Yet disappointment awaits those aviation buffs and nationalists who savor the thought of a dogfight between the top American and Russian jets. There has no battle—so far. The United States has shot down a Syrian jet, and Turkey has shot down a Russian plane, but the Am... more »

A Look At How Drones Will Change Urban Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems and/or small unmanned ground systems in swarms of 250 robots or more to accomplish diverse missions in complex urban environments. By leveraging and combining emerging technologies in swarm autonomy and human-swarm teaming, the program seeks to enable rapid development and deployment of breakthrough capabilities to the field. (DARPA) *Maj. John Spencer, C4ISRNet*: *How drone swarms could change urban warfare * For the first time since the Korea... more »

Men accused of plotting to blow up a mosque in Kansas want to make sure that there are trump voters on the jury.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of TPM: *Three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees asked a federal judge Friday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are twice as likely to have voted for President Donald Trump.* *A defense motion argues that plans to only summon citizens in the more urban counties closest to the federal courthouse in Wichita is a discriminatory practice that excludes rural and conservative jurors. The trial begins March 19.* *Gavin Wright, Patrick Stein and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to us... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Is there hope for the education system?* Both sides of the aisle can agree that education reform is a necessity. With rising costs of higher education and increased joblessness amongst graduates, the higher education system is failing millions of young Americans. Rather than merely reauthorizing the Higher Education Act as administrations before have done, Congress is voting on the first significant changes to the legislation since 2008. The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act was introduced by Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Ho Hum! Another Melting Arctic report* *When Arctic temperatures rise well above baseline, Warmists seem to get erections. The fact that the earth as a whole at the same time changes only minutely should tell them that they are looking at a local phenomenon, not a global one. But it never does. The reason Arctic temperatures sometimes rise dramatically simply reflects the varying activity of the many underwater volcanoes around the North Pole. Because most of the Arctic is sea ice (floating ice), those volcanoes can have a big effect on the ice above them and on Arctic water... more »

Thailand: US Creating "Space" For Destabilisation

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*December 13, 2017* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - In late November, the US, Canadian and British embassies along with several other European partners as well as the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Amnesty International, organised what they called the "Isaan Human Rights Festival" in northeast Thailand. *Foreign embassies have funded and directed a number of events to breath new life into the political proxies of ousted former prime minister, Thaksin Shianwatra in pursuit of regime change in Thailand. * US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded media front, the "Isaan ... more »

Doofus Of The Day #991

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
The video speaks for itself. Courtesy of Wirecutter: Peter

Mixing Crocodiles With Blonde Hair

Willis Eschenbach at Skating Under The Ice - 18 hours ago
As a child, I loved my grandmother’s stories of the places that she’d been and the things that she’d done. As a result, I was bitten early by the wanderlust, and when that bug bites you, you live with the sting. And following in my grandmother’s peripatetic footsteps, although I could never hope to fill…

Study reveals racial inequality in Mexico, disproving its 'race-blind' rhetoric

Daniel Zizumbo-Colunga, Assistant Professor of Drug Policy, Centro de Investigación y Docencia (CIDE) and Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 18 hours ago
Mexico may celebrate its mixed-race heritage, but a new study shows that racism is powerful there. Darker-skinned Mexicans earn less and finish fewer years of schooling than white citizens.

The Truth Behind Sea Legacy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Even the BBC seem to have woken up to the Sea Legacy scam: It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-eastern Canada. Exhausted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, eventually trying to eat some discarded seating foam among rubbish humans have left. Polar […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 18 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use FBI evidence points to journalist Jack Anderson’s role in Watergate The SoCal Wildfires Are Now Larger Than New York City And Boston Combined"It Will Impact The Life Of Every Single Human Being" - The Cryptocurrency Revolution DocumentaryWarning From The World's Biggest Shipping Line On Outlook for World Trade Ex-Spy Chief Admits Role In 'Deep State' Intelligence War On Trump It's Official: Bitcoin Surpasses "Tulip Mania", Is Now The Biggest Bubble In World History Incredible satellite photos of Southern California's wildfires ... more »

Democrat Doug Jones Won Alabama Senate Election By Very Narrow Margin

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
“From 1997 to 2001, Jones served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, and is known … Continue reading →

Spare A Thought For Bethlehem This Christmas As Politics And Tourism Collide

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
From The Conversation: Spare a thought for Bethlehem this Christmas as politics and tourism collide By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, University of … Continue reading →

Rouhani: Iran willing to cooperate with ALL Muslim nations WITHOUT preconditions on Palestine

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Iran appears to have extended an olive branch to Saudi Arabia and its allies over the issue of Palestine. More The post Rouhani: Iran willing to cooperate with ALL Muslim nations WITHOUT preconditions on Palestine appeared first on The Duran.

Turkey’s Erdogan urges world leaders over Palestine at emergency OIC meeting

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Erodgan urges the world to reject Donald Trump's decision and recognise East Jerusalem/Al-Quds as the capital of Palestine. More The post Turkey’s Erdogan urges world leaders over Palestine at emergency OIC meeting appeared first on The Duran.

FBI agents’ text messages to mistress discovered: “Trump Should Go F Himself”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Text messages between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page are published. More The post FBI agents’ text messages to mistress discovered: “Trump Should Go F Himself” appeared first on The Duran.

Politifact says, “2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a made-up story”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Trump hating, liberal left propaganda fact checking site provides zero evidence to confirm this claim. More The post Politifact says, “2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a made-up story” appeared first on The Duran.

Intermittent fasting found to increase cognitive functions in mice

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 19 hours ago
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Science reveals the best age for Motherhood. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 19 hours ago
Science reveals the best age for Motherhood – Ideapod

Forget the Blood of Teens. Metformin Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pill 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 19 hours ago
Forget the Blood of Teens. Metformin Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pill | WIRED

Scientists create molecule of love with less complications

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 19 hours ago
Scientists create molecule of love with less complications

Molecular ingredients for life may have originated in outer space, study finds

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 19 hours ago
Molecular ingredients for life may have originated in outer space, study finds

Full-fat milk ‘may drastically reduce risk of diabetes’

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 19 hours ago
Full-fat milk ‘may drastically reduce risk of diabetes’ – study—study/

Whom Does the Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Protect?

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
...Hint. It isn't the kids. Note: We're happy to share this post from Deirdre Imus on the World Mercury Project website. Ms. Imus has been a steady presence of support and education in our community for many, many years. We...

The 12 Days of Skyhorse Publishing Day 8 An Unfortunate Coincidence

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
We'd like to express our gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. Skyhorse is one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America and one of the few to tackle the toughest, most controversial topics...

Best cover ever!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Bama bucks the perv! An early look at Wednesday's front... — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 13, 2017 That is worthy of framing.

RBS, British Airways, Porsche, Caterpillar and the private spies

Meirion Jones at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 19 hours ago
How big business used private spies to surveil protest groups

Hump Day Blues

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
*The Universal Progressive Elixir* This may be the only way to get the progressives onboard in dealing with North Korea. I'm not sure about Judge Moore, who recently lost the bid for the Senate to represent Alabama. Stuff that happened 40 years ago? Really? Anybody can claim that anything happened 40 years ago and who can gainsay it. *Dateline 1967*: "LL grabbed my breast when we were on a date." Uh, how do you respond to that one? Justice delayed is justice denied. Sometimes you have to resort to the statute of limitations and just get on with life, but that's not part of the p... more »

Findings From 1960s Study Suggest Sugar Industry Cover Up

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Essentially the industry has gotten a pass on sugar for decades. It is only now with so many researchers in the field that these questions are been retested and those bad results replicated. In fact a whole string of rackets have been run in the food industry often to dislodge safe well established competitors. Not least is the butter margarine bait and switch. for the past half century. The science is catching up to all this and unfortunately it is never linked to an aggressive public relations campaign. Thus the actual push back will be slow. However the increasing power of or... more »

Army General Exposes Brutal Truth About What Obama Did For Terrorists

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The winning strategy for the military is clear. Train up local forces to the point that they become highly effective. Behave as if time does not matter. That is how the British did it. Afghanistan became the advanced combat school for young officers and soldiers for the British Empire. That meant that no one was terribly inclined to start something anywhere else when anywhere else encompassed a quarter of the world's surface and perhaps as much of its population.. This is all about establishing your will. An Empire is sustained through will combined with ample dollops of ... more »

Citi's Shocking Admission

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I am more amazed that they had such an illusion. What is happening is that the whole world is steadily adjusting to a zero interest monetary situation. It has never happened before. If you can borrow all the money you want and pay almost zero interest, you obviously buy hard assets even if they barely earn. Thus we get the million dollar shack. Curiously, in the aftermath of the 2008 silliness the USA lost access to all that cheap money. Housing prices remain low in comparison to Canada. By that measure the USA has a long way to go in terms of asset appreciation. The rea... more »

Descoberta brasileira alimenta debate sobre, afinal, quando a Humanidade chegou às Américas?22

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The translation is not much good, but what is been uncovered is definitive evidence supporting human populations in south america 30,000 yeaers ago. These are likely of african and aboriginal lineage. this is great news as there has been plenty of other indication and would have long since been accepted except for the erroneous clovis only argument held for years. Transoceanic travel has always been a problem to overcome but even dug out canoes did populate the Pacific in the tropics. Add in the forgotten detail that our seal levels were a good hundred meters lower before the P... more »

Brooke Simpson’s ‘Voice’ stardom thrills parents, entire Native American tribe

White Wolf at White Wolf - 20 hours ago
Simpson’s recent fame has thrilled her parents, her entire hometown and her Native-American tribe, the Haliwa-Saponi. “Our people, especially within the tribal community, are very supportive and I think that it has meant a great deal to them – having something positive to come from our small community,” Michael Mills said. Last week, Simpson sang “Amazing Grace” on the hit television show “The Voice.” Jimille and her husband, Micheal Mills, have listened to their now 26-year-old daughter’s singing voice for the past 24 years. “Her dreams of wanting to do this for a living and do t... more »

Blocking construction at Camp Schwab

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
We arrived early this morning at the gates of Camp Schwab at Henoko. We held the great banner made by fellow Mainer Russel Wray (Hancock) as GI’s and Okinawan civilian employees began arriving for work. The line of cars was long so entering the base was slow going which made it possible for the car drivers to get a good look at the banner. Soon enough two Stryker assault vehicles (produced by General Dynamics) tried to leave the base carrying several decked-out combat Marines on top of each of them. We moved out in front of the gate and blocked them for quite a while. When the... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
*Doug Jones (left), who beat Roy Moore (right) in Alabama.* *"Roy Moore stuck to the theme of the vote being a referendum on Trump's agenda."* The Making of an Upset - *The Atlantic* "Of the people who voted for the Democrat Doug Jones, 97% said that they wanted to express opposition to Donald Trump." Alabama election exit poll results *Roy Moore prefers Moses to Jesus?* The vote was not mainly about Child Abuse. *"A Democrat with an upstanding record on civil rights won in deep-red Alabama."* "Jones was responsible for convicting members of the Ku Klux Klan who bombed a Birmi... more »

Large earthquake rocks eastern Iran

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Iran on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported. According to the center’s information, the epicenter of the earthquake was located about 63 km north of Iran’s city of Kerman, which has a population of about 600,000 people, at a depth of 10 km. There is no information about […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Is The U.S. Now The Most Unpredictable 'Actor' In The World Today?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Center for Preventive Action / Council on Foreign Relations *Uri Friedman and Annabelle Timsit, The Atlantic*: *Global Conflicts to Watch in 2018* *“The U.S. is now the most unpredictable actor in the world today.”* As conflicts ignite and burn and flicker out around the world, U.S. officials assess the dangers they represent back home. Not all of these conflicts directly threaten American interests, which is why the Council on Foreign Relations conducts an annual survey to help U.S. leaders prioritize threats in the year ahead. For the past decade, this survey has focused on the ... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*-by Noah* There you have it. Democrat Doug Jones has ever so narrowly beaten Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump's Great Perv Hope, Judge Roy Moore, in the Alabama Senate race. But, the Alabama race has distilled, for all to see, what it means to be a member of the Republican Party in 2017. Some Republicans would try to sucker you into believing that the votes and predilections of Alabama republicans don't reflect the votes and predilections of Republicans as a whole, but let's get real. The national offices of the Republican Party not only sent Roy Moore their money, they sent the... more »

Australia wants you to take over Australian stocks by a 51% attack on the blockchain

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
As Keith informed me via Twitter, Australian stock exchange [plans] to move to blockchain. It should be able to fire a few settlement employees and move the record of the purchases and sales of stocks to a distributed ledger (DL), also known as a blockchain – the type of keeping of records that is used by the Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. I don't know the details but whatever the details are, I think it's a terrible idea. Copies of the transactions will be kept at hundreds or thousands of computers. It's my understanding that the whole point is that "not centralized", ra... more »

The U.S. Navy's Newest And Latest Zumwalt-Class Stealth Destroyer Suffers A Breakdown

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *The U.S. Navy's Newest Stealth Destroyer Promptly Suffers a Breakdown* It's not the first failure for Zumwalt-class destroyer's power system. The USS Michael Monsoor, the second and latest Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer, suffered an equipment failure that prevented the ship from conducting sea trials. The ship returned to the shipyard for a fix. The repairs are not expected to delay handover of the ship to the U.S. Navy in March. The Monsoor left Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine on December 4th to conduct builder’s trials. All ships conduct builder’s trial... more »

Doug Jones just defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate election

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 23 hours ago
In a shocking upset, Democrat Doug Jones has beaten Republican Roy Moore to win the Senate seat in Alabama. The dramatic win comes after allegations against Moore of sexually abusing teens and his history of controversial comments about women and minorities. This is the first Democratic senator to be elected in the reliably red state in

3 Florida men now facing charges with shark-dragging video

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 23 hours ago
(Note from Erin: As many of you may know, I live in Florida where this crime happened and am glad these men are being brought to justice. We do not condone animal abuse or abuse of any kind.) On Tuesday, three Florida men, who can be seen in a viral video below, were charged with felony

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017 AFRICOM strike halts Shabaab car bomb attack - — Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) December 12, 2017 Bitcoin hits another record high in march towards $20,000 — Reuters To... more »

The Meaning of Doug Jones’s Upset Victory

Robert Reich - 23 hours ago
Common sense and decency have prevailed in Alabama. It was a vote not just against sexual abuse but... more »

Is The U.S. Drone War Against al Qaeda In Yemen Working?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa November 13, 2014 Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS *Rathna K. Muralidharan, RCD*: *Trump Drone War Against al Qaeda Paying Dividends* Since taking office, Trump has been particularly focused on targeting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a major affiliate of the al-Qaeda network that operates primarily in Yemen and is a significant threat to the West. The Trump administration has escalated strike activity and walked back Obama era policies that restricted military and CIA operations ... more »

The Swamp Wins: Roy Moore Defeated in Alabama

Selwyn Duke at rss - 1 day ago
[image: the-swamp-wins-roy-moore-defeated-in-alabama] In what surely was one of the dirtier campaigns in American history, Judge Roy Moore was narrowly defeated in the Alabama special Senate election today by his hard-left opponent, Doug Jones.

NOAA’s Arctic report card released at #AGU17

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades Despite relatively cool summer temperatures, observations in 2017 continue to indicate that the Arctic environmental system has reached a ‘new normal’, characterized by long-term losses in the extent and thickness of the sea ice…

Eckhart Tolle, "A New Earth" Excerpt (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle "Unconscious people – and many remain unconscious, trapped in their egos throughout their lives – will quickly tell you who they are: their name, their occupation, their personal history, the shape or state of their body, and whatever else they identify with. Others may appear to be more evolved because they think of themselves as an immortal soul or living spirit. But do they really know themselves, or have they just added some spiritual sounding concepts to the content of their mind? Knowing yourself goes far deeper than the adoption of a set of ideas... more »

"Our Greatest Pretenses..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there." - Eric Hoffer

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
R20 founder and former California state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rides the new Velib' Metropole self-service public bicycle by the Smovengo consortium as he arrives at a news conference ahead of the One Planet Summit in Paris, France. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery ....* Editors Choice Pictures* (Reuters).

Is Pakistan Making Progress In Countering Terrorism?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Michael Kugelman, War On The Rocks*: *Progress and Peril in North Waziristan* Last month, I had a rare opportunity to visit North Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal region blessed with rugged beauty, yet cursed with a long history of conflict. Long a haven for terrorists, both local and foreign, it’s been described as the most dangerous place on earth. My visit was eye-opening — but it also raised some unsettling questions. There were clear signs that Pakistan has made progress in countering terrorism in North Waziristan, but also good reason to believe that a less positive picture ... more »

Ashkenazis ‘Self Styled’ Jews Are NOT the Descendants of the Ancient Israelites!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Revelation 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9 “… I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. – Revelation 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are […]

Former CIA Director Admits Russia-Gate Is Fake As Democrats Make False Allegations Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Dec 12, 2017 An ex-spy chief for the CIA has admitted his leading role in the intelligence community waging political war against the president. end

Widely-Reported ‘Fake News’ Story Reveals Troubling Pattern Among Mainstream Media

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Dec 11, 2017 Several of the nation’s most influential news outlets were caught spreading a sensational, but totally false, news story on Friday: Pundits accused WikiLeaks of secretly offering the Trump campaign access to Democratic National Committee emails before they were published. RT America’s Anya Parampil explains what led to this transgression. […]

Middle Eastern Promises: ‘Most Americans Support Trump’s Jerusalem Decision’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Dec 11, 2017 Donald Trump had promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during his campaign, yet the decision taken now already causes serious unrest in the Middle East and protests in Europe & America. Political analyst and therapist Gina Loudon shares her oppinion. end

German FM Defends SPD Party’s Idea of European Super-State

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
German FM Defends SPD Party’s Idea of European Super-State by With his proposal for deeper European integration, SPD leader Martin Schulz has big plans to transform the EU into a bloc with a common constitution. His initiative hasn’t been met with excitement among the conservatives, but the German foreign minister and member of Angela Merkel’s […]

The World Is About To Change And Those Who Are Sleeping Better Wake Up

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
X22Report Published on Dec 11, 2017 The cabal is putting their agenda into overdrive, the attacks on the people and the White House has begun. Russian trains will not bypass Ukraine. Russia made an announcement that it would recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine and West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if all […]

Mainstream Media Collapse: 3 Debunked Stories in One Week

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Mainstream Media Collapse: 3 Debunked Stories in One Week by Jamie White | www, – DECEMBER 9, 2017 The Fake News corporate media is accelerating its own downfall The mainstream corporate media had a devastating week as three different stories about Trump-Russia “collusion” have fallen apart, resulting in suspensions, “corrections,” and insincere apologies. – Let’s examine these fake […]

Revolutionary Guard Commander Says Iran Will Support Palestinian Forces In Fight Against Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Revolutionary Guard Commander Says Iran Will Support Palestinian Forces In Fight Against Israel by Tyler Durden, With US forces in the middle-east in chaos and disarray, with Saudi Arabia unsure if it wants to side with Israel or other Arab nations, and with its ally Russia increasingly more influential in the region, Iran is not […]

The Hidden Hands Behind US Embassy Move to Jerusalem. The Plan to Tear Down Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque & Dome of the Rock, to Rebuild the Jewish Temple

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Hidden Hands Behind US Embassy Move to Jerusalem by WAYNE MADSEN, Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, all-but-abandoning America’s commitment to a two-state solution, has its roots with the religious politics of Jared Kushner, Trump’s Middle East adviser and son-in-law. Kushner, a […]

"U.S. Government A Criminal Enterprise" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"U.S. Government A Criminal Enterprise"* By Greg Hunter’s "Financial expert and investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts says the U.S. Government runs on massive criminal activity. Fitts explains, “The U.S. economy is deeply dependent on criminal cash flows. We’re the global leader in money laundering. If we stopped doing that, the economy would be in for a major, major change. The preference for most Americans is to keep that system going as long as it works for them. So, it you are a public official, you are between a rock and a hard place. If you press the red ... more »

A Letter to Today’s Undergrads

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Ph.D. student pens a letter to undergraduate students.

“5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*A Comment:* Real life, rough language. Within this context it stays as written. - CP *“5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor”* by John Cheese “Being poor is like a game of poker where if you lose, the other players get to screw you. And if you win, the dealer screws you. A bunch of you reading this are among the 45 million “working poor” in America, and if you’re not, you know somebody who is. Like me. I’m not blaming anybody but myself for getting into this situation (I was drunk for two straight decades) and I’m not asking for anybody’s sympathy. What I am saying is that pe... more »

The Catholic Church Begs Mimi Walters And Ed Royce For Compassion

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Earlier today, we looked at how Trump and Ryan are leading a war against Jesus' message to mankind. It looks like every Catholic pastor in CA-39 and CA-45 (mostly Orange County) is concerned about the same thing-- except they're focusing on Republican members of Congress Ed Royce and Mimi Walters, both lockstep rubber-stamps for Trump and Ryan. The *Orange County Register* piece over the weekend was devastating. All the pastors signed a letter to Walters and a letter to Royce about DREAMers-- and the letters were followed by Sunday sermons along the same lines. The sermons will be ... more »

Federal Government Continues to Argue in Favor of Indefinitely Detaining an American Citizen

Derrick Broze at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Derrick Broze On Monday a federal judge challenged the U.S. government to justify the continued imprisonment of an American citizen who has been denied... more »

DOJ Wall Street – Get Rich Quick – Revolving Door$

Aaron at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Aaron Kesel This is the fourth part of an investigative series concerning the troubling matter of Wall Street crimes protected by federal agents switching... more »

U.S. Government Interventionism and Wars Provoke More Violence: NYC Bombing

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Scott Lazarowitz Another terrorist bombing, an “amateurish” pipe bombing/attempted suicide bombing, in New York City on Monday morning, in which no deaths occurred but...more »

The U.S. Military Believes It Will Take Two Years To Drive Back The Taliban In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Army General John W. Nicholson Jr., center, commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, arrives during a transfer of authority ceremony April 29 at Shorab camp in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. (Reuters) *Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio, The Cipher Brief:* *The U.S. Military Believes It Will Take Two Years To Drive Back The Taliban In Afghanistan* America’s plan of attack in Afghanistan has evolved significantly, since President Donald Trump announced his new strategy for confronting the Taliban-led insurgency and the Islamic State’s inroads in Afghan... more »

Latest battle update from northeast Hama: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in the northeastern countryside of the Hama Governorate, Tuesday, targeting a small group of hilltops located just south of Musharifah. Led by the Qalamoun Shield forces of the 3rd Division, the Syrian Arab Army scored a new advance on Tuesday, capturing the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza, two dead

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:51 A.M)- Israeli warplanes bombed multiple sites in the Gaza Strip today, including Khan Yunis and Beit Lahiya. Airial bombardments of Khan Yunis, have left uncomfirmed amounts of Gazan civilians injured as Israel struck multiple sites. Two members of the militant fighting wing of Hamas, the al-Qassam brigades, have also been killed in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israeli Mossad attempting to recruit Lebanese citizens via social media: General Security

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 A.M.) – The Lebanese General Security Directorate issued a statement on Tuesday warning Lebanese citizens that the Israeli Mossad is attempting to recruit individuals via social media. The General Security Directorate warned, in a communiqué on Tuesday, of the Israeli Mossad’s attempts to recruit individuals via fake Facebook pages and social media […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Israeli warplanes bomb southern Gaza

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – For the second night in a row, the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes over the Gaza Strip, hitting the southern suburbs of this isolated Palestinian territory. According to the spokesperson of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), their warplanes struck the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a rocket that was fired […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US sees no future for Assad in Syria

The United States does not believe Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will stay in power and remains committed to the Geneva process, Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a press briefing. Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Tuesday that the US does not believe Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will stay in power, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز