Tuesday, April 23, 2019

23 April - Blogs I'm Following - 2 of 3

10:11 pm MDT

Pompeo Finally Tells The Truth: 'We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal'

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton have vowed to strangle Iran and cut off all oil exports. They claim it's because of Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and missiles and its support for terrorism. In a recent speech at Texas A&M University he finally told the truth about the CIA and the neocons - they lie and cheat and steal. So should we believe him now? Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

A little bird and a big crow

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 9 hours ago
While at a stop light, I saw a flying metaphor. A little bird (about three inches in height) chased off a big crow who is closer to a foot in height. The little bird chased the bigger one for well … Continue reading →

Sri Lanka Bombings: Can We Really Trust the ‘ISIS’ News Agency?

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 9 hours ago
*21WIRE* | With so many commentators rushing to impose their own narrative onto this tragedy, it's important to examine the facts, along with the geopolitical context in which this event has occurred.

Big Pharma AND The Democrats – The “Fake Epidemic” Game…

Tim Bolen at BolenReport - 9 hours ago
Eight Billion Was Just the Beginning… Opinion By “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen There is a “Special” relationship between the US Democratic Party, Big Pharma, and US Public Health. It consists of the Democrats, when in office, declaring some kind of health emergency, a pandemic, or at least an epidemic. Then they, under the so-called … Continue reading Big Pharma AND The Democrats – The “Fake Epidemic” Game…

U.S. Senator Sanders Leads In The Early Democrat Primary Polls

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*FOX News: **Sanders tops Biden in New Hampshire poll, as Buttigieg surges* MANCHESTER, N.H. – A new poll in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House shows Sen. Bernie Sanders of neighboring Vermont leading in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. The University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll also shows former Vice President Joe Biden a distant second, with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg surging to third. And the survey, released Monday, puts Republican President Trump far ahead of his declared or potential primary riva... more »

Stay tuned for my visit to the grave of St Paisios, next weekend is Orthodox Easter

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 9 hours ago
*Have had quite a few surprises here in Greece, dear readers. Including finding out about St Paisios, a Mount Athos monk who worked miracles according to tens of thousands of living witnesses. * *I also met a Russian who visited his grave close to Thessaloniki in autumn. A few weeks later, at Christmas, she emailed me to say she had just gotten married and even sent me photos of her wedding (typically Russian, I guess, with a couple holding hands in the snow and looking into a river of full of ice). She said she was sure she would never have married if it had not been for the interv... more »

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?–Harrabin

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Harrabin is off in the clouds again! Protests by Extinction Rebellion’s seemingly inexhaustible army of activists made plenty of headlines last week. They say politicians are out of touch with climate reality. But what do they want, and can ministers realistically make it happen? Let’s consider XR’s three core […]

Help for Native American Students Celebrating Their Culture at Graduation

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 9 hours ago
Citing restrictive dress codes and uninformed administrators that routinely prevent Native American students from celebrating their heritage and achievements in a culturally appropriate way at graduation ceremonies, the American Indian College Fund (AICF) has partnered with the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) to provide Native students with legal information and communications strategies prior to commencement […]

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to Serve as Spelman Commencement Speaker

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 9 hours ago
Keisha Lance Bottoms, the 60th Mayor of Atlanta, will serve as Spelman College’s commencement speaker on Sunday, May 19. During the class of 2019’s commencement ceremony, Bottoms will address the 474 graduating seniors at the all-women’s, historically Black college, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. She will also receive the National Community Service Award. Other award recipients […]

UNCF and Diverse: Our Work Remains Unfinished

cmaadmin at Diverse - 9 hours ago
This has probably been overstated, but the times in which we live feel like a critical juncture in American history. The rise of previously silenced or ignored voices that assert themselves daily through democratizing channels like social media or personal blogs significantly contribute to greater representation of and respect for Black issues across society, particularly in education. The advancement of educational aspirations for Black Americans has been facilitated by key individuals and organizations for decades, two of which celebrate milestone anniversaries this year.

Appeal to China to arrest Tsipras when he goes to China for verifiably trying to organize my murder as a journalist

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 9 hours ago
*Alexis Tsipras is to visit China on April 27 and I would like to appeal to the Chinese to use the occasion to place him under arrest for repeatedly trying to misuse the legal process to silence a journalist reporting on the merits of start run central banks and strict vaccine controls.* *http://www.ekathimerini.com/239793/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-pm-to-visit-china-this-week-in-third-trip-in-as-many-years* *The next show trial execution date connected with this case is June 10th. China can use my case Delta 15 218 as evidence for an arrest by their Interpol office.* *There n... more »

Imagine if the Navy SEALS Had Their Very Own Submarines

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 9 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, Asia* [image: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5006198/bud-s] Could it happen? *With U.S. special operations forces leading the charge in the Global War on Terror, assets like the OTMD could greatly increase their operational flexibility — and effectiveness.* It usually takes the Navy around five months to build even the smallest submarines to ferry Navy SEALs into and out of combat zones — but thanks to new technology, the Navy’s most elite warfighters could slap together a submersible hull in just a few weeks. *(This first appeared in late 2017.)* ... more »

Conflict with China is Not Inevitable

Nicholas Grandpre at Test Feed Using Fields - 9 hours ago
*Nicholas Grandpre* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] Reaching a balance of power in East Asia does not necessitate extensive security guarantees, nuclear umbrellas, and bellicose rhetoric focused on containing China at every point. *Editor’s note: This essay won the John Quincy Adams Society’s* *2019 Student Foreign Policy Essay Contest**.* As China rises and America’s interventions in the Middle East fade away, a stream of proclamations from the foreign policy commentariat has announced a return to great power competition. Short of a Soviet-like collapse, the most important in... more »

The Story of How F-35s Are Getting Ready for a War Against Russia's Mighty S-400

Kris Osborn at Test Feed Using Fields - 9 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Europe* [image: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/3696636/f-35-over-luke] Think open-air ranges. The Air Force F-35 is using “open air” ranges and computer simulation to practice combat missions against the best Chinese and Russian-made air-defense technologies – as a way to prepare to enemy threats anticipated in the mid-2020s and beyond. *(This first appeared in 2016.)* The testing is aimed at addressing the most current air defense system threats such as Russian-made systems and also focused on potential next-generation or yet-to-exist threats, Air Forc... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 9 hours ago

Secretary Carson, the man liberals decried as woefully inadequate doing great job few hear about

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 9 hours ago
– Ben Carson‏ @SecretaryCarson – Twitter Thanks to @realDonaldTrump’s leadership, we are putting America’s most vulnerable first. Our nation faces affordable housing challenges and hundreds of thousands of citizens are waiting for many years on wait lists to get housing assistance. While there certainly are a lot of critics mostly of the Democrat persuasion, there are just as importantly a lot of regular people who post really good things right now to his Twitter account like these: April 20, 2019 Great seeing the US Govt actually working for Americans! Thank you Ben Carson. It’s ab... more »

China to lift all its people of poverty by 2020

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 9 hours ago
*While the people of the USA, UK, Europe, Russia etc are becoming totally impoverished by the private central banks and fractional reserve banking system, China with its state run bank is aiming to lift all of its 1.4 billion people out of poverty by next year.* *From the CNN* *Hong Kong (CNN)In the small village of Gaibao, locals are filming short videos of their unspoiled and idyllic countryside on the Kwai streaming app.* *One clip shows four young women laughing as they grab fat fish out of the rice fields with their hands. In another they don traditional outfits and stand n... more »

UK globalists push fake narrative of Russian war threat in Estonia

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 9 hours ago
*The Globalist UK government has started to hype the threat of a war with Russia in Estonia to divert from discontent over their handling of Brexit and the economy.* *It has sent more attack helicopters to Estonia.* *Russia has no interest in a war with Europe since it depends largely on sales of gas and oil to Europe to fund its government, military and social programmes.* *How is Russia going to fight a war without that revenue stream? It will have to go nuclear very quickly.* *From Zerohedge* *Contributing to NATO's latest increased presence in the Baltic states, five Boeing ... more »

Social Security Taxes Won’t Meet Payouts Starting Next Year

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: social-security-taxes-won-t-meet-payouts-starting-next-year] The report issued by the trustees of the Social Security trust funds on Monday was blunt: “Social Security’s total cost is projected to be … higher that its total income in 2020 and all later years.”

Illegal-alien Invasion Crisis Not Just at the Border

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: illegal-alien-invasion-crisis-not-just-at-the-border] Bad as the crisis is in the southwest for Customs and Border Protection, it doesn’t seem much better in the towns and cities where illegal aliens hide once they slip past CBP or CBP releases them.

Climate Change: It’s Not That Complicated

Ed Hiserodt and Rebecca Terrell at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: climate-change-it-s-not-that-complicated] Calling all environmental superheroes! The answer to climate catastrophe may be simpler than you think. Read on!

As French US Envoy Calls Israel ‘Apartheid State,’ Trump’s Palestine Deal Looks All But Doomed

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 9 hours ago
As French US Envoy Calls Israel ‘Apartheid State,’ Trump’s Palestine Deal Looks All But Doomed by https://www.rt.com/ US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century,” aimed at resolving the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine, looks dead in the water, as speculation continues that the plan will be far more favorable to Israel. – Gérard […]

"Should Jesus Have Gone to College?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Should Jesus Have Gone to College?"* By Bill Bonner "When I think back On all the crap I learned in high school, It’s a wonder I can think at all." – Paul Simon, "Kodachrome" YOUGHAL, IRELAND – Would Abraham Lincoln have been a better president if he had a college degree? How about Cornelius Vanderbilt? Or Jesus Christ? *More Education: *In a recent survey, Americans favored more education spending over all other categories of the federal budget. Spend enough of other people’s money on their little Jimmy, people must believe, and he’ll turn into Einstein, Erasmus, and Elvis, all ... more »

Suicide rate doubles among French police facing social isolation due to role in defending Macron against the people

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 9 hours ago
*French police should go on strike and force Emmanuel Macron to hold new elections.* *From Zerohedge* *The French police are now protesting after 28 officers have committed suicide so far in 2019. This is double the amount recorded at the same time last year. While the press tends to focus on complaints of a lack of resources, unpaid overtime, and inefficient management, they are not speaking about the social isolation the police are starting to experience as they defend the government against the people.* *"The working conditions are difficult, the management is too hard. When we a... more »

Trump to visit Queen in June

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 9 hours ago
*My thinking is that Donald Trump belongs to the British freemason faction under the Queen, which has strong links to the private Russian central banks and its oligarchs, who scam off the Russian people.* *This merry band may have helped fund Trump and get him into office. The evidence may be so overwhelming that corrupt Robert Mueller did not look into Trump's finances or into what appears to be money laundering activities.* *A key oligarch Oleg Deripaska has very close links to the UK government and Nat Rothschild, scion of the Rothschild banking dynasty, which serves as the Quee... more »

"AM Economic Market Snapshot 4/23/19"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
• Gregory Mannarino, “AM Market Update 4/23/19: Miraculous Events Happen! Even On Wall Street” - https://www.traderschoice.net/ • MarketWatch Market Summary - https://www.marketwatch.com/tools/marketsummary • CNN Market Data: - http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/ CNN Fear And Greed Index: - http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/

Remember mountain, tree, river, bird.

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 9 hours ago
Remember mountain, tree, river, bird. -Confucius, at Summit University, Santa Barbara, 1974 ................... -Nicholas Roerich: Drops of Life, 1924

Racism and Prejudice — Toward an Understanding of Linkable Causes

Arjun at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
Op-Ed by ARJUN AP. This article will discuss possible causes to why an individual may develop prejudice and ultimately be looked upon as racist. Every... more »

Do You Remember The Oil Crisis And “Stagflation” Of The 1970s? In Many Ways, 2019 Is Starting To Look A Lot Like 1973…

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Michael Snyder The price of gasoline is rapidly rising, economic activity is slowing down, the Middle East appears to be on the brink of... more »

Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
BBC News – Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47803496 Advertisements

Feeding juvenile rats extra #omega-3 #PUFAs and vitamin A shown to reduce negative health impact of stress

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

#CRISPR gene-editing creates wave of exotic model organisms

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

#DARPA Wants to Build Conscious Robots Using Insect Brains

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

First Eat Right.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

A sleep expert explains what happens to your body and brain if you don’t get sleep.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

The average age for marriage in the UK is now over 30.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

Fecal Transplants See Success in 90 Percent of Bacterial Gut Infections

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

Putting Cancer in Check: how to Destroy the Tumour Incubator.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

#Marsquake’: first tremor detected on Red Planet

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago

New Brexit party emerges as UK Globalist government continues pressing same binary options of feudal status or no deal

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 10 hours ago
*Brexit is galvanizing parliament and ordinary people, some of whom are now getting involved in a new anti Brexit party Change UK The Independent Group campaigning in the European elections.* *With Theresa May poised to place the very same Withdrawal Agreement before parliament again that has been rejected three times because it reduces the UK to a feudal state in ten days and a new count down to a no deal Brexit deadline, revoking Brexit or a Final Say referendum are the safer options.* *Excerpts from media* *Standing next to him was Jean-Claude Juncker, who could not have made a... more »

Did Barack Obama Endorse the Grandson of a Terrorist for U.S. Congress?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
California U.S. congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar is the grandson of a Palestinian terrorist who died 16 years before he was born.

Were Piles of Rubbish Left in Hyde Park By Global-Warming Protesters?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
By most accounts, the protests held by "Extinction Rebellion" have been rather tidy affairs.

‘Snot Otter’ Named Official Amphibian of Pennsylvania

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
It's the largest salamander in North America.

Twitter Profit Rises as Trump Demands ‘Fairer’ Social Media

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Shortly after the numbers were released, President Trump took to Twitter to lambaste the social media company's treatment of him.

Kushner Downplays Russia Election Interference

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
One of the most influential voices in the White House tried to minimize Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/23/2019

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 10 hours ago
By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade ISDS encourages off-shoring? See the extract from Stiglitz: I'm reading @JosephEStiglitz's new book, "People, Power, & Profits". Really appreciate this point about globalisation & wages: It's not just that wages are cheaper overseas, but our trade agreements give companies stronger rights if they invest overseas than at home. #ISDS […]

Goldman Sachs admits information about the fractional reserve banking system is now so widespread, the Fed can't hoodwink people, poised to make huge changes

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 10 hours ago
*Goldman Sachs admits private banksters can't keep robbing people, too much information about the fractional reserve banking system in circulation, largely through the internet.* https://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/fed-losing-forecast-edge-is-market-game-changer-says-goldman-sachs-group-119042300006_1.html *Faced with a booming China run by a state run bank and a disaffected population, the Fed "is paving the path for significant fundamental changes in how it does business in a world of economic conditions that it concedes have changed forever," says Zerohedge.* *The ... more »

Jared Kushner Says Mueller Probe Was 'More Harmful' To U.S. Than Russian Election Interference

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Time:* *Jared Kushner: Mueller Investigation 'More Harmful' Than Russia* Jared Kushner downplayed the significance of Russian interference in the 2016 election, dismissing it as a “couple of Facebook ads” in an interview with TIME and arguing that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was more damaging to democracy than the influence operation itself. “You look at what Russia did, buying some Facebook ads to try to sow dissent and do it, and it’s a terrible thing,” Kushner said at the TIME 100 Summit in New York City. “But I think the investigations and all of the specul... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
So it appears that the tiny anti-Trump vote in the GOP primaries will be divided at least two ways: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he is seriously considering a primary challenge to President Trump.... Hogan’s willingness to draw the president’s ire comes as he continues to weigh an insurgent primary challenge backed by the Never Trump wing of the GOP. The governor said he’s been approached “by a lot of people and a growing number of people” since his January inauguration about getting into the race, and he plans to visit 16 states in the next few months as he continues to ... more »

Leading Dem proposes cancelling student debt, all debts need to be cancelled, student, corporate, household, credit debts

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 10 hours ago
*The US, UK etc has record debt levels due to the fractional reserve private banking system where all money is created as a debt with interest.* *That means that everything time new money or a loan is created to repay a debt, it is also created as a debt with interest.* *When private banks etc stop making new loans, as they largely have done for the past ten years, people have to pay the debts and interest out of real world income or savings or assets or tax money or go bankrupt in a dystopian hunger games.* *Cancelling all debts in the USA, including the 1.5 trillion debts in stud... more »

Chelsea Manning Remains in Jail Indefinitely

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Andrea Germanos (CD) — Chelsea Manning remained in jail on Monday after a federal appeals court rejected her bid to be released and affirmed a... more »

Why Russia has a dilemma as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin hold their first summit this week

Christina Zhou at Just In - 10 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is expected to meet President Vladimir Putin for the first time behind closed doors in Russia within the next 24 hours amid deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Washington.

Controversial candidate won spot on Senate ticket after 12-month cash splash

Dan Conifer at Just In - 10 hours ago
Controversial election candidate Gerard Rennick donated more than $30,000 to the Liberal National Party in the year before he secured a winnable spot on its Senate ticket.

Labor pledges inquiry into controversial water buyback deals

Amy Greenbank at Just In - 10 hours ago
Labor says it will push ahead with plans to set up an inquiry into the contentious taxpayer-funded water buybacks, after a request for documents was not met on Tuesday.


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 10 hours ago
*Have just sent an email to WHO's Director General asking him to stop making false and misleading claims about the effectiveness of Merck's Ebola vaccine.* *I cc'd in US DOJ, which is cracking down on the people and companies who made false claims about opioids, as well as the FDA.* *Read the full email to WHO's DG below with some of the staggering facts about Merck's Ebola vaccine.* *Figure 1 of WHO's April ring vaccination results also shows 9 confirmed cases of Ebola among vaccinated individuals out of 41 cases in the week ending 23rd January 2019. Thats about 25% of all the ... more »


greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
Note: In the lead photograph, in left foreground, Hans Frank, the Governor-General of German-occupied Galicia, which he ran from Cracow from 1939 to 1944. He was captured in Bavaria by US forces and tried at Nuremberg between November 1945 and October 1946. Found guilty of murdering Jews and Poles, Frank was hanged on October 16, 1946. Chrystia Freeland was born in Alberta, Canada, on August 2, 1968. ******************** *Greencrow says:* The following are snippets from a post by one of my favourite pro-Russian bloggers....*John Helmer [Dances with Bears] from Moscow.* Helme... more »

You Have No Right to Your Culture

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 10 hours ago
Most complaints about immigration are declarative: “Immigrants take our jobs.” “Immigrants abuse the welfare state.” “Immigrants won’t learn English.’ “Immigrants will vote for Sharia.” One complaint, however, is usually phrased as a question: “But don’t people have a right to their culture?” When people so inquire, their tone is usually conciliatory, as if to say, […] The post You Have No Right to Your Culture appeared first on Econlib.

Are There Enough Votes In The U.S. Congress To Impeace President Trump AND In The U.S. Senate To Convict Him?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Alexander Drago / Reuters *NPR: **More Democrats Call For Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump* A growing number of Democrats running for President in 2020 say the House of Representatives should begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The latest is Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton, who declared his candidacy Tuesday, and in an interview on NPR's Morning Edition, said "we absolutely should be having this debate." Moulton said he was ready to begin impeachment proceedings last year. "Don't tell me there's not enough to debate impeaching the Presiden... more »

Star Wars - Australian edition

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 10 hours ago
This parody fan movie dates from 2013, but until reader Snoggeramus directed my attention to it, I'd never heard of it. Half an hour of creative and Australian-sense-of-humor funny - what's not to like? See the movie's Web site for more information. It looks like there are a whole raft of Star Wars parodies and fan films. See this list for the details. Peter

A Question of Adequate Narcissism

LL at Virtual Mirage - 10 hours ago
*Should We run for Congress?* I was commenting on Old NFO's Blog and the thought struck me... I was recently appointed to legislative public office in Arizona. True story. I know that I haven't been here long, but long enough and I'm a registered voter. For those of you who know me, I vowed never to be a politician (better to own one than to be one has been my mantra). But with AOC, Ali and the rest of those freaks sitting in Congress, I think that *I might be the perfect fit, because I would have NO INTEREST in a second term* . If not me, possibly WSF, LSP, SiGraybeard, Ed, Mike_C... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Monday 22nd April 2019

By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

Japan Leads the Way: No Vaccine Mandates and No MMR Vaccine = Healthier Children

Joyce Ghen at Children's Health Defense - 11 hours ago
The U.S. has the most aggressive vaccine schedule of developed countries (administering the most vaccines the earliest). If vaccines save lives, why are American children dying at a faster rate, and…dying younger compared to children in 19 other wealthy countries—translating into a 57 percent greater risk of death before reaching adulthood? Japanese children, who receive the fewest vaccines—with no government mandates for vaccination—grow up to enjoy long and vigorous lives. The post Japan Leads the Way: No Vaccine Mandates and No MMR Vaccine = Healthier Children appeared first on... more »

CDC Lies About, and Media Repeats, Risk of Dying from Measles

Joyce Ghen at Children's Health Defense - 11 hours ago
In reporting on measles outbreaks, the mainstream corporate media routinely claim that for every 1,000 children infected, one will die from the virus. Their source for this claim is US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The trouble is, though, that it’s a lie. The post CDC Lies About, and Media Repeats, Risk of Dying from Measles appeared first on Children's Health Defense.

The Case for Environmental Justice Climate change and widening...

Robert Reich - 11 hours ago
*The Case for Environmental Justice * Climate change and widening inequality are not two separate issues. They’re intimately connected. And there’s at least one solution to both. The people who are bearing the brunt of climate change here and around the world are the poor and working class who live in areas increasingly prone to flooding. Who rely on croplands susceptible to ever more frequent droughts. Who depend on outdated water and sewage systems, and older roadways and power grids that are falling apart under the strains of more severe weather. Who live in fragile struc... more »

New York Times Is Now Saying That The Steele Dossier Is Probably False, And May Have Been A Russian Disinformation Effort

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The London offices of Orbis Business Intelligence. The firm’s co-owner is Christopher Steele, who wrote a series of memos in 2016 alleging ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.CreditCreditStefan Wermuth/Reuters *New York Times*: *Mueller Report Likely to Renew Scrutiny of Steele Dossier* WASHINGTON — The 35-page dossier, spiced up with tales of prostitutes and spies, sketched out a hair-raising story more than two years ago. Russian intelligence had used bribery and blackmail to try to turn Donald J. Trump into a source and ally, it said, and the Kremlin was running som... more »

‘Trump Shtetl’: Netanyahu pledges to Name Illegal Golan Settlement After US President

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 11 hours ago
*21WIRE* | Embattled PM repays the US President for helping to swing the recent Israeli elections in his favor.

Petro Poroshenko's Nationalism Cost Him the Presidency

Nicolai N. Petro at Test Feed Using Fields - 11 hours ago
*Nicolai N. Petro* *Politics, Eurasia* [image: Reuters] This is one of the lessons that Western policymakers can learn from Poroshenko's crushing defeat. Petro Poroshenko lost the Ukrainian presidential elections by a larger margin than any candidate in the history of Ukraine. He won in only one region of the country. His opponent, a comedian with no political experience, received more votes than any candidate in Ukrainian history. Why, after five years of policies that had the full political and financial backing of the West, did the Ukrainian people reject him by a three-to-one... more »

Growing U.S. Pressure is Emboldening Iranian Hardliners

Sina Toossi, Assal Rad at Test Feed Using Fields - 11 hours ago
*Sina Toossi, Assal Rad* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] As the influence of Iranian hardliners increases, so does the likelihood that Iran will tap into its underused leverage to raise the costs for U.S. actions against it. The ingredients for a war with Iran are falling into place. The Trump administration’s termination of oil waivers for importers of Iranian oil and designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a branch of Iran’s state-run military, as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) are dangerous acts of escalation. Surprisingly, the Iranian rea... more »

Be Afraid, F-35: Is the New F-15X a Threat or Not?

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 11 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Technology, Americas* We take a look. *“In any of the fights that we have been asked to plan for, more fifth gen aircraft make a huge difference, and we think that getting to 50-50 means not buying new fourth-gen aircraft, it means continuing to increase the fifth generation.”* Brace yourselves: the Department of Defense is eyeing a brand new variant of the storied F-15 Eagle to rule the skies, the U.S. military’s first purchase of the storied aircraft in more than 15 years. *(This first appeared several months ago.)* Bloomberg Government reports that the Pe... more »

Israel's Support for the Chinese Military Could Harm the United States

Michael Rubin at Test Feed Using Fields - 11 hours ago
*Michael Rubin* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] A desire for trade and cash in Israel’s government simply reinforces the delusion that China will take the Jewish state’s diplomatic and military interests into account. The votes are now all tallied and Israeli prime minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has come out on top for a historic fifth term as Israel’s prime minister. Among Europeans, progressives, activists, career American diplomats and professional peace-processers, hand-wringing abounds. Shortly before elections, for example, Netanyahu promised to begin annexing ... more »

Lessons Learned from South Asia's Terrorism Troubles

Abdul Basit at Test Feed Using Fields - 11 hours ago
*Abdul Basit* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] India and Pakistan must make concerted efforts to curb the financing of extremist groups and put an end to cross-border terrorism. South Asia has one of the highest regional concentration of militant groups in the world, including some of most-wanted jihadist groups by the United States such as Al Qaeda, the Haqqani Network, the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Ahead of the expected U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed attack on India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Kashmir’s Pulwama distri... more »

The M4A1 Rifle Is a Legend on the Battlefield (And Now Even Deadlier)

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 11 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, Americas* [image: By DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Suzanne M. Day, U.S. Air Force. - This Image was released by the United States Air Force with the ID 050323-F-9629D-056 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still] Here's why. *And was that money worth it? Put it this way: None of SOCOM’s targets downrange can say otherwise.* U.S. Special Operations Command has doled out a hefty contract to upgrade its arsenal of M4A1 carbines with suppressed upper receivers, the culmination of a long-runni... more »

US Navy Ship Quarantined at Sea for Vaccine Preventable Virus, Despite 100% Vaccination Rate

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: vaccination]A US Navy ship has been quarantined at sea for months due to a mumps outbreak. This is in spite of a 100% percent vaccination rate against it.

FBI Arrests Cop After Video Showed Him Pummel Man with His Hands Up and Brag About It

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: hands]Body camera footage was so graphic that it led to the indictment of two Trenton cops for the savage beating of a surrendering man with his hands in the air.

If Precipitation Extremes Are Increasing, Why Aren’t Floods?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood According to David Attenborough’s “Climate – Change The Facts”, climate change is making floods much worse: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00049b1/climate-change-the-facts This must have surprised the IPCC who found no evidence of that whatsoever in 2013: IPCC AR5 Note as well that although flooding in India and other parts […]

Powerful Quake Hits Philippines, Day After Deadly Temblor

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4, while the local seismology agency said it was 6.5.

Sri Lanka Minister: Easter Bombings a Response to NZ Attacks

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
The comments came shortly before IS asserted it was responsible, although the group gave no evidence to support its claims.

Impeachment, Felons Voting Divides Democrats at CNN Forums

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A central question faced candidates throughout the night: Who is best positioned to deny Trump a second term?

Flores Calls Biden’s Jokes About Touching ‘Disrespectful’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Joe Biden has forcefully asserted that he's never touched anyone in a way he believed was inappropriate.

Police State Madness: Cops In DUI Vans Drawing Motorists’ Blood

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By MassPrivateI Halloween is less than six months away but that has not stopped law enforcement from taking people’s blood. In fact, police officers want... more »

Pentagon Reviewing Border Rules After Two Soldiers Surrendered A Pistol To Mexican Troops On U.S. Soil

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *US military rules are under review after two soldiers surrendered a pistol to Mexican troops on American soil, Pentagon source reveals* * US Northern Command revealed Mexican soldiers took a pistol from the troops * Two American soldiers were approached by 'five or six' men near Clint, Texas * Pentagon are now investigating how to avoid similar situations, a source said * There had been no protocol for the unusual circumstances the men faced The Pentagon are reviewing military guidance after the disarming of two US soldiers in the Texas border country by Mexican tro... more »

The Crazy Train Just Keeps Picking Up Speed

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 11 hours ago
More and more polls are showing the American people are not fond of impeachment and coming to the conclusion that the President was indeed the victim of political persecution. With the Democrat Klown Kar jamming more and more corpses into it almost on a daily basis, the other thing besides demonizing Trump and America as founded, is the pimping of more free shit to the Free Shit Army is what amounts to a Constitutional Demolition Derby. Never Ever Trust a Politician Who Wears Socks With SandalsYou *were warned* the other day 37-year-old kid mayor Buttgig is going pedal to the metal ... more »

World News Briefs -- April 23, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mourns* Sri Lanka has held its first mass funeral amid a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday's bomb blasts. The death toll from the attacks on churches and hotels has risen to 321 with about 500 wounded, police said. A state of emergency is in effect to prevent further attacks. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed the attack on Tuesday via its news outlet. Sri Lanka's government has blamed the blasts on local Islamist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ). *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Assad regime* hits Syria’s Idli... more »

KANSAS -- Longest Walk 2019 Photos by Bad Bear

Censored News, publisher Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Longest Walk 2019 Photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone Long Walker. Walkers are in Dodge City, Kansas today, and ask for help. There's just a few walkers and runners now on the long stretch of Kansas walking and running for Indigenous rights, enroute to DC. Contact for Bad Bear, text him at 775-624-4403

'Unprecedented build-up': China's navy is expanding twice as fast as the US

Bill Birtles at Just In - 11 hours ago
The Chinese navy invited top military brass from around the world to see its rapidly expanding fleet. But an exhibition of brand new destroyers and submarines went awry as a heavy fog rolled in.

Climate Boogyman

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 11 hours ago
As You Sow, So Shall You Reap. This proverb from the bible draws an analogy from farming: The seeds you choose to put in the soil lead to different crops. Humans are responsible for the effects of their actions. If the action is based on goodness, it will churn out only goodness in the long […]

Thoughts in 2006, an AFMF

Bienvenido Oplas Jr at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
In early November 2006, I suggested to some Asian free market friends the formation of an Asian Free Marketers Alliance (AFMA), or an Asian Free Market Forum (AFMF). These were my thoughts then. This image I got from a WSJ graphics, "the United States of Trade." ------------ The statists, politicians and bureaucrats in our continent and the rest of the world have their own formal alliances or associations, why can't free marketer groups and institutes form their own, especially in our continent? Groups like APEC, ASEAN (now ASEAN + 6), ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting), blocs within WTO,... more »

Woman Manager’s Mutiny at Microsoft Reprises Damore’s at Google

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: conservative-mutiny-at-microsoft-reprises-damore-s-at-google] It appears that Microsoft might just have an insurrection on its hands similar to the one that hit Facebook in August and Google in 2017.

German Parents Fined for Not Sending Child to Mosque

Alex Newman at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: german-parents-fined-for-not-sending-child-to-mosque] A German family is being fined by authorities for keeping their child home from school for a day to avoid having him go to an Islamic mosque.

Pedophilia Being Taught As “Sexual Orientation” in California Schools

Alex Newman at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: pedophilia-being-taught-as-sexual-orientation-in-california-schools] Government school officials in California think it is “really important” to teach children about pedophilia and pederasty in the classroom because it is a “sexual orientation.”

Kentucky BBQ Gives New, Conservative Meaning to LGBTQ

Dave Bohon at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: kentucky-bbq-gives-new-conservative-meaning-to-lgbtq] A popular Kentucky BBQ has co-opted the acronym LGBTQ for a t-shirt, changing the letters to reflect a conservative “MAGA” message.

The Democrats Divide on Impeachment

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: the-democrats-divide-on-impeachment] It is difficult to see how those Democrats and their media allies, who have invested so much prestige and so many hopes in the Mueller report, can now pack it in and concede that they were wrong.

Warren’s Plan to Cancel Student Loan Debt Has Multiple Flaws

Steve Byas at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: warrens-plan-to-cancel-student-loan-debt-has-multiple-flaws] Warren, like so many on the Left, is so generous — with someone else’s money.

Smashed by Debbie – Middle Island Corals

jennifer at Jennifer Marohasy - 12 hours ago
WE have been led to believe that smashed coral is our fault – that when it is lying on the sea floor as untidy piles of grey it is because of catastrophic human-caused global warming. But just maybe coral bleaching and cyclones are natural, and not even increasing in extent. I visited four reefs during [...] The post Smashed by Debbie – Middle Island Corals appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.

Study finds $100B in taxpayer money is used for immigrant benefits

Hardnox at 'Nox & Friends - 12 hours ago
Pissed off yet? ~ Hardnox

Asshat Alert: Philadelphia Snowflakes

Hardnox at 'Nox & Friends - 12 hours ago
By now you may have heard that some butthurt snowflakes learned that Kate Smith, a singer famous for “God Bless America” sang what would now be a racial slur back in the 1930’s. A statue of her was outside of the Ice Hockey Arena and home rink of the Philadelphia Flyers. Last week the statue was draped with a black canvas and then promptly removed over the Easter weekend. Seriously? The offending song was written by a black man. Here’s Freddie Rubino’s take on the idiocy: Well stated Freddie. This idiocy needs to end. Removing Kate Smith’s statue accomplished what … Continue reading →

Trivia : April 23rd

Terry at 'Nox & Friends - 12 hours ago
These things happened on this date….. Crucifixion April 23, A.D. 34 Using astronomical data, Isaac Newton calculated the date of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as April 23, AD 34. However, modern scholars generally prefer the date April 3, AD 33. First U.S. Satellite to Reach the Surface of the Moon April 23, 1962 Ranger IV is launched, reaching the Moon’s surface three days later. It was intended to transmit pictures of the lunar surface to Earth stations for the 10 minutes of flight prior to crashing on the Moon’s surface. However, an onboard computer failure caused failure of th... more »

White label cannabis products could play big role in Canada’s extracts market

Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily - 12 hours ago
Analysts anticipate that white label cannabis products – those manufactured by one company for branding and marketing by another – will play a key role in Canada’s cannabis extracts market, as companies look for ways to capitalize on the crucial segment without breaking the bank. Canada will allow the production and sale of marijuana edibles, extracts […] White label cannabis products could play big role in Canada’s extracts market is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

The NRCC Wants Everyone To Know Who Their Weakest Incumbents For 2020 Are

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*The GOP defeat was so stunning and so overwhelming that HALF of these 10 random losing incumbents didn't even get into the NRCC Patriot Program* The NRCC Patriot Program-- which is charged with protecting vulnerable Republican incumbents-- was a total hot mess last year. Of the 30 members included in the program, 20 were defeated. These were the victims of the Patriot Program's inability to fight an anti-red/anti-Trump wave (the is bound to remain strong, or even strengthen, in 2020): *•* Mike Bishop (MI) *•* Rod Blum (IA) *•* Mike Coffman (CO) *•* Barbara Comstock (VA) *•* John Cu... more »

W.H.O. doctor killed by armed militia who stormed hospital at epicentre of Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 12 hours ago
*From The Telegraph* *World Health Organization doctor has been killed by armed militia when a hospital at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was stormed by rebels. * *According to IMA World Health, an American aid group, Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist from Cameroon, was killed when armed individuals in civilian clothes burst into a conference room at Butembo University Hospital and forced everyone to the floor. * *In a statement IMA said: "[The gunmen] accused them of perpetuating false rumours about Ebola. When they departe... more »

2,000 lawsuits filed against Sackler family, Purdue and other companies in the opioid epidemic, 60 doctors and medical professional charged

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 12 hours ago
*The Sackler family, Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, which they control face and other companies are facing more than 2,000 lawsuits related to its role in spreading false and misleading claims to fuel an opioid epidemic.* https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-opioids-litigation/purdues-sackler-family-fights-inflammatory-massachusetts-opioid-case-idUSKCN1RE27A *Opioid overdoses killed an estimated 48,400 people from April 2017 to March 2018 in the USA.* *https://www.statnews.com/2018/10/23/overdose-deaths-fall-for-six-months/* *Last year, doctors in Canada called on opioid manuf... more »

More and more, America’s recyclable plastic is being burned, not recycled

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
If you are one of the Americans that dutifully separates, sorts, and even hauls your recyclables to the curb- thank you. For a long time, our recyclables were kept out of our landfills, destined to become something else, in China. “For decades, China couldn’t get enough of our precious plastic trash, which was transformed into […] The post More and more, America’s recyclable plastic is being burned, not recycled appeared first on Health Nut News.

Fox: Young people on amphetamines for ADHD have twice the psychosis risk compared to other stimulants, study says

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
A new large study following teens and young adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who received amphetamines like Adderall for treatment, found they actually have a higher risk of developing psychosis, compared to those who receive methyphenidates stimulants like Ritalin. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Using two national insurance claim […] The post Fox: Young people on amphetamines for ADHD have twice the psychosis risk compared to other stimulants, study says appeared first on Health Nut News.

Do your numbers indicate this sure sign of liver disease?

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
In recent years, research has suggested trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) might be a therapeutic target for insulin resistance and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. As noted in one 2017 scientific review: “Through the digestion of animal protein and other constituents of animal products, the commensal bacteria in the gut (the gut microbiota) forms metabolites that can contribute to the […] The post Do your numbers indicate this sure sign of liver disease? appeared first on Health Nut News.

NASA reports that the earth is greener now than 20 years ago thanks to reforestation efforts

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times With all of the discouraging news about global deforestation and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, it’s good to know that people in many parts of the world are having great success at re-foresting planet earth. RELATED STORY: A planet in crisis: Here’s how you can help In Bhutan, […] The post NASA reports that the earth is greener now than 20 years ago thanks to reforestation efforts appeared first on Health Nut News.

WATCH: ‘Hero’ cops raid cancer patient’s hospital room for treating cancer with THC oil

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
Boliver, MO — In December of last year, medical marijuana was officially legalized in Missouri—sort of. The legislation, titled Amendment 2, would establish 192 medical marijuana dispensaries by 2020. Those who need that medical marijuana now—like cancer patients, epileptics, glaucoma patients, those suffering from PTSD, and others—will still be prosecuted by police if they try […] The post WATCH: ‘Hero’ cops raid cancer patient’s hospital room for treating cancer with THC oil appeared first on Health Nut News.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 22, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The PLA Navy held its largest ever fleet review in the South China Sea last year. Photo: Xinhua *SCMP: **China’s new aircraft carrier, US expected to miss navy’s 70th anniversary fleet review* * Thirty-two Chinese warships and 39 aircraft will take part in naval parade in Yellow Sea on Tuesday, along with nearly 20 foreign vessels * But home-grown carrier the Type 001A is not yet ‘combat ready’ and the Pentagon says it won’t send a warship China’s navy will mark the 70th anniversary of its founding on Tuesday, but its new home-grown aircraft carrier is unlikely to take part in a m... more »

Why Climate Action Plans are not Good Enough to Deliver a Low-Carbon Future in Cities

DUBAI, Apr 23 (IPS) - Karishma Asarpot* is an urban planner, blogger and researcher who holds a Master of Science degree in Urbanism from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Though climate policies aim to reduce GHG emissions, they miss out on emphasizing the importance of urban planning policies Cities that have ratified the Paris Agreement and pledged to reduce carbon emissions are adopting climate action plans aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Read the full story, “Why Climate Action Plans are not Good Enough to Deliver a Low-Carbon Future in Cit... more »

Privatization Promotes Collusion and Corruption

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 23 (IPS) - Privatization is expected by many to promote competition and eliminate corruption. In practice, the converse has been true as privatization beneficiaries have successfully colluded and engaged in new types of corruption to maximize their own gains.At the risk of reiterating what should be obvious, the question of private or public ownership is distinct from the issue of competition or market forces. Despite the misleading claim that privatization promotes competition, it is competition policy, not privatization, that promotes competition. Rea... more »

Lost in the Cyberworld? The Enigmatic Mr Assange

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 23 (IPS) - Trump´s electoral success was preceded by a rise of chauvinistic politics in most of Europe, paired with electoral triumphs of far-right candidates in several other countries. A development accompanied by revelations of corrupt leaders laundering and transferring illegally obtained money, aided by financial institutions finding the means to do so. The world seems to move away from a rule-based order to a state of affairs dominated by might and wealth. World leaders´ private business dealings thrive within a global environment where laws intended to ... more »

How Long Should You Stay on Blood Thinners After a Stent

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 12 hours ago
We get a ton of emails and visits from people wanting to get off blood thinners after a stent. People are not satisfied by the typical cardiologist’s recommendation, ” Stay on them for life.” I am not satisfied with that answer and you shouldn’t be either. We can do better. In this post, I will […] The post How Long Should You Stay on Blood Thinners After a Stent appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Breaking: Haftar’s Libyan Army say they shot down warplane targeting their airbase

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
The forces of the Libyan National Army, led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, shot down a military plane belonging to armed groups and attempted to attack the al-Jufra military airbase, a spokesman for the LNA, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said. It is reported that the plane had been shot down by the air defence forces of al-Jufry military airbase. “Ground defence forces based at al-Jufra were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian airbase in Armenia will be re-equipped with Su-30SM fighter jets — source

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Multirole fighter jets Su-30SM of the new generation will be delivered to the 3624th Russian airbase at the Erebuni aerodrome in Armenia to replace MiG-29 aircraft, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS on Tuesday. “The re-equipment of the airbase with Su-30SM fighter jets is planned to start next year. The delivery of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Crooked Gov. Bill Lee Buys Voucher Support with Public Funds

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Does your community need a new park or softball field? Tell your state rep to go see Bill Lee with a promise to vote for his school privatization plan. Works every time. . . . .A USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee review of Lee’s latest budget proposal shows several lawmakers who were once against or on the fence about the governor’s controversial education savings account legislation received funding for their requests. The lawmakers identified in the review include freshmen Reps. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro; Scott Cepicky, R-Culleoka; Clay Doggett, R-Pulaski; Tom Leatherwood, R-Arlin... more »

The Only Thing Between Trump and the Golden Pitchforks

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
After two years of urging Democrats to patiently await the results of the Mueller investigation before even thinking about impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved the goalposts on Monday. As she sees it, the report is only a prelude. It is merely a template, or book of clues which Congress must carefully examine in order to finally arrive at The Truth. So much for Robert Mueller III being the avenger and final arbiter of the fate of Donald Trump. It's almost as though Pelosi is pulling an Obama, who back in 2009 told a group of nervous Wall Street bankers that "I am the only t... more »

"10 Marcus Aurelius Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
by Learning-Mind "Marcus Aurelius quotes may be from the time of Ancient Rome, but they are still relevant today. Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor between 161 to 180. He was known as the last of the Five Good Emperors. His personal philosophical writings, now known as his Meditations, have become a source of many Marcus Aurelius quotes and are widely praised in the philosophical community. They are also commonly found to be a significant source of modern understandings of Stoic philosophy. There are hundreds of Marcus Aurelius quotes that you can integrate into your daily life t... more »

Security In Iraq Apr 15-21, 2019

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
(Iraqi News) The Islamic State announced a new offensive in the second week of April. There was a corresponding jump in attacks. The third week of the month however, there was a big drop back to the previous averages. Is this the result of the ebb and flow of insurgent attacks or was their operation disrupted by a recent raid into one of their headquarters in Diyala? From April 15-21, 2019 there were just 17 incidents. That was down from 41 the week before when IS said it was starting a new campaign. 17 is around the average number of weekly incidents since March. Ninewa with 5 and... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 23

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1917 British Samarra Offensive ended in victory over Ottomans British suffered 18,000 casualties 1920 Ataturk gave speech demanding Turkey’s southern territories include Mosul and Sulaymaniya (Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq) (Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq) (Musings On Iraq book review *The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921*) (Musings On Iraq book review *Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930*) 1941 PM Gaylani asked for German military intervention in ... more »

Week of Intense Diplomacy — Promise, Danger, Lunacy

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
[image: President Donald J. Trump meets with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea Thursday, April 11, 2019, during a working lunch in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)] This is a week of intense and world-historic diplomacy, some of it providing great promise for a shared future for humanity; some indicating the extreme strategic danger facing the world as a whole; and some expressing the state of outright satanic intentions emanating from the British Empire's anti-science climate-change hoax. Starting with the satanic:... more »

Governing Ukraine is No Laughing Matter

Melkulangara Bhadrakumar at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Comedy, it is often said, is unusual people in real situations and farce is real people in unusual situations. No doubt, it can be said that by electing comedian Vladimir Zelensky as their new president in a landslide victory in Sunday’s runoff, the people of Ukraine find themselves in a farcical situation. To be sure, the country’s embrace of an inexperienced showman represented a verdict on three decades of political failure. Ukraine’s first president in the ‘post-Soviet’ era Leonid Kuchma told the Russian paper Komsomolskaya Pravda, “Ukraine is tired of its pol... more »

The Three Purposes of Russiagate

Paul Craig Roberts at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Russiagate has three purposes. One is to prevent President Trump from endangering the vast budget and power of the military/security complex by normalizing relations with Russia. Another, in the words of James Howard Kunstler, is “to conceal the criminal conduct of US government officials meddling in the 2016 election in collusion with the Hillary Clinton campaign,” by focusing all public and political attention on a hoax distraction. The third is to obstruct Trump’s campaign and distract him from his agenda when he won the election. Despite the inability of Mue... more »

The Conspiracy Against Trump

Philip Giraldi at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The real “deplorable” in today’s United States is the continuation of a foreign policy based on endless aggression to maintain Washington’s military dominance in parts of the world where Americans have no conceivable interest. Many voters backed Donald J. Trump because he committed himself to changing all that, but, unfortunately, he has reneged on his promise, instead heightening tension with major powers Russia and China while also threatening Iran and Venezuela on an almost daily basis. Now Cuba is in the crosshairs because it is allegedly assisting Venezuela. ... more »

Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman?

RT at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Smiling to himself, Kolomoisky would be within his rights to think that he has never had it so good. The post Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman? appeared first on The Duran.

Roger Waters – The People’s Champion for Freedom

Richard Galustian at The Duran - 13 hours ago
In February 2019, Waters showed his support for the Venezuelan Maduro government and continues to be totally against US regime change plans there. The post Roger Waters – The People’s Champion for Freedom appeared first on The Duran.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet ‘for sale’, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence – briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing – cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity.” - Erich Fromm ◆ *"Shop Of Fools"* We're On A Shop Of Fools, God Help Us by Yojimbo Hat tip to Yojimb... more »

How trade agreements stand in the way of an international green new deal

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
23-Apr-2019 To reduce emissions abroad, the US must renegotiate its trade agreements.

The battle for Latin America: How the US helped destroy the “pink tide”

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
23-Apr-2019 After sponsoring juntas until well into the 1990s, the US went after Central and South America with “free trade” deals before once again working with extremists.

C'est bon: French politicians check out Alberta cattle ranch

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
23-Apr-2019 Bringing European officials to cattle country is part of a multi-pronged effort to sell beef to the EU.

Le géant pétrolier Chevron, qui a saccagé l'Amazonie, échappe à la justice

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
23-Apr-2019 Texaco — Et pourtant nous vaincrons, une nouvelle BD, relate l'histoire du désastre environnemental en Amazonie et de la lutte en justice des affectés.

US company's attempt to sue Australian government collapses

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
23-Apr-2019 Florida-based APR Energy sought compensation for treatment of its gas turbines.

On self-serving claims

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
Others have pointed out a few of the problems with Stuart Thomson's hagiography of Jason Kenney. But let's take a look at one part of Kenney's spin which can be tested against other available evidence - and which highlights just how implausible his claims are. Here's Kenney on the UCP's plan to slash taxes for corporations: It may seem eccentric to stake the farm on a massive corporate tax cut even as populist politicians around the globe are taking aim at big business, but Kenney believed he had an ace up his sleeve: The party’s internal polling on the issue was absolutely off the ... more »

Easter Worshippers?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*not sure about anyone else, but I don't "worship" Easter.* Most Christians worship God - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The commie left just can't bring themselves to admit there is *a war on Christians* - and not just by the Muslims. The commies have rent their clothes and cried great virtue signalling tears over the mosque attack in New Zealand - an attack that probably didn't even happen (IMO), but have no sadness for the over 300 *Catholics* killed and over 500 injured in Sri Lanka. *And Paul Joseph Watson (of the perfectly proportioned face) has more to add.* ... more »

WATCH: Cops Walk Up to Innocent Family’s Home, Shoot Dad Through the Door–NO Jail

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: door]As an innocent family slept in their home, two rogue cops showed up and began shooting through the door for no reason, shooting the dad.

HIV as a way to cure other diseases???

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 13 hours ago
I was astonished to read this report. US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease. * . . .* The babies, born with little to no immune protection, now have fully functional immune systems. Untreated babies with this disorder have to live in completely sterile conditions and tend to die as infants. The gene therapy involved collecting the babies' bone marrow and correcting the genetic defect in their DNA soon after their birth. The "correct" gene - used to fix the defect - was inserted ... more »

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Kurtis Alexander points out how climate change is exacerbating the gap between wealthy and poor countries. Megan Mayhew Bergman highlights the importance of discussing climate change even where it's all too often treated as a taboo topic, while Jeff Sparrow points out that politicians are largely lagging behind the public's interest in climate action. And Kyle Pope and Mark Hertsgaard note that we also need to see more and better coverage of the impact a collapsing climate has on our lives. - Meanwhile, Zach Dubinsky reports on new research... more »

BRAVE — The Future Of Content Creation, Curation And PRIVATE Internet Browsing: Review

Aaron at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Welcome to a new way of browsing the Internet where by default your privacy is protected from intrusive ads and ad networks... more »

EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS: How good were the children's test scores?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019How bad was the adults' reporting?* The nugget claims came right at the start of the New York Times front-page report. At least one of those nugget claims was just flatly wrong. The report concerned the I Promise School, a new elementary school in Akron, Ohio which is being substantially funded by NBA star LeBron James. Below, you see paragraphs 3-5 of the New York Times front-page report. This passage includes several nugget claims. At least one of these claims is just wrong: GREEN (4/13/19): ...*This time last year, the students at the school*—Mr. Jame... more »

Lethal Bungling: Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings

Binoy KAMPMARK at OrientalReview.org - 13 hours ago
The number of dead is bound to rise, already standing at more than three hundred. The bombs, worn by seven suicide bombers, struck at three churches during the period of Easter Sunday worship, and three hotels. As the dead were counted and the wounded accounted for, the situation through the […]

Is Bernie Stealing Trump’s “No More Wars” Issue?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: is-bernie-stealing-trump-s-no-more-wars-issue] Does Trump really want to go into 2020 as a war party president? Does he want to go into 2020 with Democrats denouncing “Trump's endless wars” in the Middle East? Because that is where he is headed.

Bipartisan Support for Electric Vehicle Handouts Betrays Taxpayers

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: bipartisan-support-for-electric-vehicle-handouts-betrays-taxpayers] Bipartisanship isn't always what it's cracked up to be. As evidence, consider the latest attempt to extend corporate handouts for electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers.

Environmentalists: Not Having Children Can Save the Planet

Steve Byas at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: environmentalists-not-having-children-can-save-the-planet] It should be understood that abortion and environmentalism are inextricably tied.

China To Replace America As Asia's Military Titan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews troops stationed in Hong Kong on June 30. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa) *David Lague, Benjamin Kang Lim:* *How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan* HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping is refashioning his country’s military into a potent fighting force that in some critical areas now surpasses the U.S. armed forces, making an American victory over China in a regional war far from assured, Reuters reports today. A scenario considered unthinkable not so long ago in Asia is now possible. According to retired Admiral Gary ... more »

Hell: How Many Millions Would Die In a NATO-Russia War?

Dave Majumdar at Test Feed Using Fields - 13 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* [image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nato/16738385947/in/photolist-udGPzU-rRoAc2-usYaQf-sMZKYw-udGvEo-tygDef-tLTBxr-tygKN7-uvi7nx-uuSfG5-uvi4CK-usY2uN-uvv62D-udGRDd-2bAwcgd-2bnwt2u-282vVZm-25G71RL-24s3KZh-rv7AZa-svCHNW-rv7B9P-2cp2yTA-VAQJCf-RvRxab] Tough to say, but it would be a horrific event. *If a war were to breakout in the Baltics between Russian and NATO, it might ultimately be irrelevant what the conventional balance is on the ground. “The other problem with the fixation on conventional deterrence in the Baltic fight is that just as in t... more »

America's Hypersonic Danger—Missiles that Go 10 Times the Speed of Sound

John L. Dolan, Richard K. Gallagher, David L. Mann at Test Feed Using Fields - 13 hours ago
*John L. Dolan, Richard K. Gallagher, David L. Mann* *Technology, Americas* [image: By US Air Force - https://media.defense.gov/2010/May/20/2000360693/-1/-1/0/100520-F-9999B-111.JPG, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10404400] And we have no defense against them. “The hypersonic threat is real; it is not imagination"- Lt Gen Samuel Greaves As evidenced by numerous media accounts and Department of Defense (DoD) senior leaders’ comments, the impact and challenges posed by hypersonic missile systems are a growing and extremely complex threat to our nati... more »

The Real Top Gun: Could China's J-20 Fighter Beat An F-35 or F-22 in a Dogfight?

Sebastien Roblin at Test Feed Using Fields - 13 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * Maybe? *A 2011 analysis by Australian aviation expert Carlo Kopp concluded that J-20 probably had strong stealth from a frontal aspect, but a larger radar cross section (RCS) when scanned from the side or rear—a limitation also found in the Russian Su-57 stealth fighter.* In January 2011, the maiden flight of a large, dagger-like grey jet announced that China had developed its first stealth aircraft—the Chengdu J-20 “Mighty Dragon.” Six years later, after several substantial revisions, J-20s entered operational service with the People’s Liberatio... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Mueller Report Likely to Renew Scrutiny of Steele Dossier Wikileaks Claims MI5 and CIA Developed Spyware to Turn Televisions and Smart Phones Into Bugs U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Weren’t Built for Climate Change Electric Vehicles are not a Panacea for Climate Change FDA medical adviser: 'Congress is owned by pharma' A Ukranian comedian just won the presidential election, according to exit polls. Some are concerned about his lack of experience or firm policy positions New Study Finds Over 70,000 Killed In Yemen War 6 Million Euros Found Stuffed In Suitcases At Home Of... more »

US President Donald Trump to meet with Queen Elizabeth II on UK state visit

Just In - 14 hours ago
The last time Mr Trump visited the UK, tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets in protest, flying a six-metre high balloon depicting Mr Trump as a screaming baby.

The Cloud Act Is Not a Tool for Theft of Trade Secrets

jhemmings at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
After last year’s passage of the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (Cloud Act), officials and journalists in the European Union have ramped up criticism of the American desire for extraterritorial access to electronic evidence, with some accusing the United States of being motivated by the desire to conduct economic espionage for the benefit of U.S. economic interests. A February piece from the French paper Les Echos said that “[m]any observers feel that American justice could be deploying [the Cloud Act] for purposes of economic espionage.” The article quotes the CEO of a... more »

Phildelphia Catholic Service dropped as foster care agency on religious grounds against LGBTQ

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 14 hours ago
Catholic Social Services is a religious non-profit organization affiliated with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that provides foster care services in Philadelphia. Created in 1917 as the Catholic Children’s Bureau, it is part of a tradition of caring for children in need that stretches back even further, to the yellow fever outbreak of 1797. As an affiliate of the Catholic Church, CSS sees caring for vulnerable children as a core value of the Christian faith and therefore views its foster care work as part of its religious mission and ministry. When the Catholic Children’s Bureau was... more »

The Nova Centre hotel isn’t opening any time soon; what does that mean for the city budget?

Tim Bousquet at Halifax Examiner - 14 hours ago
News 1. Street checks “No one in authority seems willing to apologize for the decades of ‘disproportionate and negative’ impact street checks have had on Nova Scotia’s black community,” writes Stephen Kimber. “Worse, no one seems to be committed to finally ending them once and for all.” Click here to read “Street checks: Who’s sorry […]

Superior Court Judges Today Lula’s Third Appeal Against Conviction

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Fifth Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) will judge on Tuesday (23rd) the appeal filed by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s defense in an attempt to reverse the conviction on the Triplex case, in Guarujá (SP). The trial was officially […] The post Superior Court Judges Today Lula’s Third Appeal Against Conviction appeared first on The Rio Times.

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Lews Barbosa and Erêditários (Centro) – The traditional Olida gallery will be hosting the band Lews Barbosa and Erêditários tonight. As the Olido gallery celebrates Hip-Hop music in April, […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

There Are Pros and Cons to a Vegetarian Diet, New Study Reveals.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
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Staggering New Data Show Greenland’s Ice Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than in The 1980s

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Climate Change Is Eliminating Clouds. Without Them, Earth Burns

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

How Doctors Treat Doctors May be Medicine’s Secret Shame.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

#Magnesium Treats Depression Better Than Antidepressant Drugs

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Biologists design new molecules to help stall lung cancer

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

After death you’re aware that you’ve died, say scientists

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

‘Stop ignoring the dangers of #vaping’, scientist warns Public Health England.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Last Known Female of Endangered Turtle Species Dies

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Multiple Studies Show that Alcohol is the Real ‘Gateway Drug’ Not Cannabis

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Effects of the 2018 Tariffs on Washing Machines

Pierre Lemieux at Econlib - 14 hours ago
When President Donald Trump announced tariffs of 20% to 50% on imported washing machines in January 2018, the prediction of economic theory was quite straightforward: the price of all washing machines in the U.S., both imported and domestic, would rise in roughly the same proportion as the tariffs. In an essay for Regulation, (“Putting 97 […] The post Effects of the 2018 Tariffs on Washing Machines appeared first on Econlib.

'I'm not a traitor, you are!' Political argument from the Founding Fathers to today's partisans

Jeffrey Selinger, Associate Professor of Government, Bowdoin College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.

Japan’s next emperor is a modern, multilingual environmentalist

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis, Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
Japan's 86-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30 — an exceedingly rare event for this ancient monarchy. Can his son, Prince Naruhito, give Japan's royal family a modern makeover?


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Joe Lockhart, who was press secretary to Bill Clinton in his second term, tells us in *The New York Times* that impeaching Donald Trump would be a bad idea because Trump should be allowed to go on killing the GOP: For Democrats, leaving Donald Trump in office is not only good politics — it is the best chance for fundamental realignment of American politics in more than a generation. Mr. Trump is three years into destroying what we know as the Republican Party. Another two years just might finish it off. Trumpism has become Republicanism, and that spells electoral doom for the party.... more »

ISIS Says Behind Sri Lanka Bombings; Was ‘Retaliation’ For New Zealand Mosque Massacre

Tyler Durden at The Duran - 15 hours ago
ISIS's claim couldn't be confirmed and the group has been known to make "opportunistic" claims in the past, according to WaPo. The post ISIS Says Behind Sri Lanka Bombings; Was ‘Retaliation’ For New Zealand Mosque Massacre appeared first on The Duran.

Putin & Kim set to meet in Vladivostok, Russia on April 25 – RT source

RT at The Duran - 15 hours ago
It is expected that the leaders will discuss security and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The post Putin & Kim set to meet in Vladivostok, Russia on April 25 – RT source appeared first on The Duran.

Trump bets on Haftar, as the battle to control Libya rages on (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 190. The post Trump bets on Haftar, as the battle to control Libya rages on (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Why Is The Washington Post Focused On The 'Far Right' After Each Crisis Regardless Of The Cause?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
White supremacist massacres Muslims in New Zealand: let's talk about the far-right Notre Dame burns: let's talk about the far right Jihadists massacre Christians in Sri Lanka: let's talk about the far right pic.twitter.com/Z0Tk3uqnfA — Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 22, 2019 *Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Fox News:* *Washington Post faces backlash after Sri Lanka attacks for focus on 'far right'* The Washington Post sparked backlash on Monday for an article that focused on reaction from the “far right” after the Sri Lanka attacks on Christians, with at least one analyst saying it's... more »

Former Victorian senator Ricky Muir in comeback bid with Shooters, Fishers and Farmers

Kath Sullivan at Just In - 15 hours ago
Former Motoring Enthusiast and unlikely senator Ricky Muir attempts a political comeback, leading the Shooters Fishers and Farmers attempt to snare a Victorian senate spot.

Australians killed in Sri Lanka bombings planned to move back to Melbourne next year

Bridget Rollason at Just In - 15 hours ago
Melbourne restaurateurs who employed the Australian woman killed in the coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday say the "hard worker" with a "high intellect" planned to return to the city next year, and had already enrolled her daughter, who was also killed, at a school.

Weather forecasting has a predictability limit

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 15 hours ago
“Unpredictability in how weather develops means that even with perfect models and understanding of initial conditions, there is a limit to how far in advance accurate forecasts are possible, scientists said.” click here

Sri Lanka Defense Minister: Blasts Were Revenge For New Zealand Mosque Killings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Sri Lanka blasts were revenge for New Zealand mosque killings: minister* COLOMBO (Reuters) - Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated blasts that killed 321 people. Islamic State’s claim, issued on its AMAQ news agency, came shortly after Sri Lanka said two domestic Islamist groups, with suspected links to foreign militants, were believed to have been behind the attacks at three churches and four hotels, which woun... more »

May's Honeymoon

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
On Monday, Elizabeth May got married. Susan Delacourt writes that she may also be experiencing a political honeymoon: All signs currently point to this being a very good week for May and the Greens, part of a long-building, upward trend in their fortunes that could well keep climbing until the fall federal election. Personally, things are definitely looking up for May, too. Greens have held the balance of power in British Columbia for two years now. Last June, the Greens elected their first MPP in Ontario — Leader Mike Schreiner, who represents Guelph at Queen’s Park. In this year... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*BIAS ALERT: Elementary Students Told To Color A Picture Of Great American… ILHAN OMAR * All across the country we are hearing stories of children being discriminated against because of their support of President Trump and his battle cry, “Make America Great Again” (AKA “MAGA”). He’s too controversial, they say. These students have been silenced and even suspended for daring to believe that he could be a great American, worthy of respect. As reported by Daily Wire: For example, in 2018, a high school student from a public school in Oregon, Addison Barnes, was suspended for wea... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Global warming is beneficial: The NYT says so* *Most of the wealth and human progress is located in the North of the world. Even quite far North countries such as Norway and Sweden do very well. And it gets pretty cold there a lot of the time.Even in Italy, it is the cooler North where the prosperity is mostly to be found. And the warmer European countries such as Greece, Portugal, Turkey and the Yugoslav countries are not rich at all.But cold climates do have their limits. All that snow shovelling and burst water pipes, for instance. So wouldn't countries in tho... more »

From crisis to crisis

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 15 hours ago
Democrats and media were wrong for over 2 years about Russia, but they just move on to something else. The investigation served them well--more money for the media investors and more donations for the politicians. If we disagree with them, they pull out the laundry list of names--racist, homophobe, xenophobe, white supremacist (even blacks are called that if conservative), or fan of Fox, etc. This isn't healthy. And now the investigators will be investigated. Kate Smith has been shut down and silenced because of a song she sang in the 1930s? When will it stop? https://spectato... more »

F-15EX vs. F-35A

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*David Axe, National Interest:* *F-15EX Eagle Fighter Jet vs. Lockheed's F-35: Let the Showdown Begin* A Russian-made S-400 air-defense system could detect an F-35 at 20 miles, Air Force estimated. It could pick up an F-15EX 200 miles away. The debate continues over the Pentagon’s proposal to buy new F-15EX Eagle fighters from Boeing to complement Lockheed Martin-made F-35 stealth fighters. As lawmakers weigh the military’s request, Air Force magazine has published an infographic comparing the two fighters. Both fighters cost roughly $80 million apiece, according to Air Force. Bu... more »

Pompeo Announces Sanctions on Iranian Oil — Iran May Close Hormuz Strait If Not Able to Use It: IRGC Navy Commander

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
Looks like NeoCon Pompeo is desperate to ignite the Greater Middle East war. Fox Business Streamed live 21 hours ago Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces the United States will sanction all countries importing Iranian oil, refusing to extend several waivers that allowed countries to do so without facing US sanctions. This comes after the […]


Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*hattippin anonymous commenter for this excellent article- * *AnonymousApril 23, 2019 at 4:27 AM* *Hmm, Common Purpose...https://steemit.com/news/@francesleader/from-occupy-to-extinction-rebellion-exposing-the-common-purpose* *UPDATE: The Carbon Cult adherents hold a "die in "*: *"Climate change 'die-in' protest held at top U.K. museum**" Sick, sick, sick * *Lots of information. And an interview of Frances Leader on the Richie Allan show. Perfect companion piece to what I'd written about on the 19th of April Ex/Stink/Shun Rebellion. The Cult . * *It pleased me to no end that Fra... more »

Stealth on Steroids: How the B-2 Bomber and F-35 Will Get Even Deadlier

Kris Osborn at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Thanks to AI. *Additional computer-based B-2 upgrades include the now-in-development Defensive Management System, an emerging sensor system engineered to identify the location of enemy air defenses. This system, called DMS, uses computer empowered sensor technology to inform B-2 crews about where air defenses are. This not only increases mission efficiency and safety but also helps ensure that B-2 stealth bomber missions remain effective and relevant for years to come.​* The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) released a study sugge... more »

Russia's New Armata Tank: The Best Tank in the World?

Mark Episkopos at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, * Lots of features (But it won't be cheap). From *anti-slip coating* to *on-site lavatories*, not a month goes by without news of yet another addition to the T-14 Armata tank’s burgeoning features list. As with many of their other upcoming flagship weapons, the Russian Defense Ministry often supplements these revelations with a steady trickle of in-depth manufacturer insights. One of the most recent comes courtesy of Armata Deputy Head Engineer Andrei Makhnin, who spoke with the official television channel of the Russian Defense Department, *Zvezda*... more »

Report: Poland Will be Getting the F-35. Here's Why That's Big News.

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * And Russia is going to flip. It looks like Poland will be getting the F-35. The eastern European country and NATO member is skipping its usual competitive process in order to acquire the Lockheed Martin stealth fighter as early as 2024, *according to* Jacek Siminski at The Aviationist. Mariusz Błaszczak, the head of the Polish defense ministry, in February 2019 signed the ministry’s Technical Modernization Plan outlining the country’s weapons priorities. “During the presentation of the plan Błaszczak suggested the procurement of 32 fifth-generation figh... more »

Is the U.S. Navy's Railgun Dream Dead?

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Technology, Americas* [image: By U.S. Navy - http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=54942 (direct link), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3487832] Or on the way? *"This is how innovation maybe shouldn't happen."* Less than a year after declaring the U.S. Navy "fully invested" in the service's much-hyped electromagnetic railgun, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is apparently experiencing some buyer's remorseover the $500 million supergun's troubled development. Appearing before an audience at the Atlantic Council on T... more »

How One Submarine Killed a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in a Simulation

Sebastien Roblin at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Americas* [image: By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Michael Moriatis (RELEASED) - http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/051001-N-1722M-355.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=695865] The era of AIP subs? *The slow, sustainable underwater speed of AIP-powered diesel submarines make them less than ideal for stalking prey over vast expanses of water.* In 2005, USS *Ronald Reagan*, a newly constructed $6.2 billion dollar aircraft carrier, sank after being hit by multiple torpedoes. Fortunat... more »

US Power Wielding - Unconventional Warfare and Financial Power

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 16 hours ago
Back in December 2008, WikiLeaks released a relatively little-noted document "US Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare". This 248-page, nine chapter publication was the September 2008 revision of the U.S. Army Field Manual 3-05.130, the keystone doctrine for Army special operations forces operations in unconventional warfare. This document defines unconventional warfare as: "*Operations conducted by, with or through irregular forces against a variety of state and no-state opponents.*" These operations are conducted: "*...in support of a resistance movement, an in... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
#UPDATE The Islamic State group has said it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday https://t.co/PLTb9qVSPF pic.twitter.com/2WnNwAsC8b — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 23, 2019 The moment a bomb explodes in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, as the police attempt to defuse it More live updates from #SriLanka: https://t.co/kjPB5eEjBD pic.twitter.com/1L3H7rp4cm — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 22, 2019 #UPDATE China has warned that the US decision to impose sanctions on buyers of I... more »

“A new form of plagiarism:” When researchers fake co-authors’ names

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
There’s a new publishing trend in town, says Mario Biagioli: Faking co-authors’ names. Biagioli, distinguished professor of law and science and technology studies and director of the Center for Innovation Studies at the University of California, Davis, writes in an article in Trends in Chemistry that it’s “the emergence of a new form of plagiarism … Continue reading “A new form of plagiarism:” When researchers fake co-authors’ names

The Meaning and Implications of the Mueller Report

Neil Siegel at Balkinization - 16 hours ago
I have finally finished reading the Mueller Report, slowly and with care. In one sense, the Report is more accessible than its intimidating four-hundred-plus pages may at first appear. The executive summaries of Volumes I and II are short, clear, and illuminating. Before voting in the 2020 primaries or general election, every literate American might consider reading them. On the other hand, it may be challenging for readers who are not sophisticated lawyers to figure out what is going on in terms of the Report’s bottom lines. The Report repeatedly finds in Volume I that agents of t... more »

Trump Is Still Dangerous-- But Most Of America Has Started Ignoring Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Robert Reich released this video above before the new Morning Consult weekly poll came out. But it seems to back up what Reich said. "Trump's net approval sank to its lowest point since Putin handed him the key to the White House following the release of a *redacted* version of Mueller’s report. While 57% of registered voters disapproved of his job performance, only 39% approved. Worse news for Trump is that among independent voters, 32% approve and 58% disapprove (41% *strongly*). Most indicators point to voters being pretty much done with Trump: *•* By a margin of 63-37%, most... more »

Petrobras Reports Second oil Leak in Rio de Janeiro this Month

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 16 hours ago
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras reported on Monday morning (22nd), the second oil spill on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro this month. This time, the leak sourced from an oil pipeline from the Albacora field, in the northern region of the Campos Basin, about 110 km off the […] The post Petrobras Reports Second oil Leak in Rio de Janeiro this Month appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazil’s Economic Growth Forecast Falls For the Eighth Consecutive Time

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 16 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions in Brazil reduced on Monday the country’s economic growth forecast for the eighth consecutive time this year, showed the Central Bank’s weekly Focus Survey. The estimate for this year’s GDP dropped from 1.95 percent to 1.71 percent. According to economists, however, if at […] The post Brazil’s Economic Growth Forecast Falls For the Eighth Consecutive Time appeared first on The Rio Times.

Chart: Eastern US salaries top Western compensation in cannabis

Maggie Cowee at Marijuana Business Daily - 16 hours ago
Salaries for employees of U.S. marijuana companies lean higher in East Coast markets than on the West Coast. That’s one key takeaway from a Marijuana Business Magazine survey of cannabis industry recruiters. Exceptions exist, of course, such as California, where salaries are higher than average, and Florida, where they are lower than average. Several factors […] Chart: Eastern US salaries top Western compensation in cannabis is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Connect the dots: Conversion for survival

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space talks about the necessity to bring the environmental and peace movements together and to be authentic, even when your political party is on the wrong side. The Global Network website is http://space4peace.org/ Bruce is departing for Russia with a group of Global Network and Veterans for Peace members this week. You can follow their progress on his blog and donations to the Global Network can be made from their web site.

Examining the Exploitive Role of Ethnic Germans in Guatemala to Better Contextualize the US Border Crisis

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
“Delivery of coffee on a German farm in Guatemala“. Alta Verapaz is the district from which Jakelin Caal, the little … Continue reading →

US-NATO stirring war pot

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
NATO is preparing a package of measures to counter Russia in the Black Sea region. These operations include the deployment of NATO warships to the Black Sea to guarantee ‘passage’ of Ukrainian ships via the Kerch Strait, U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison stressed during a press briefing on April 2. Hutchison said that the prepared package “beefs up the surveillance, both air surveillance as well as more of the NATO country ships going into the Black Sea to assure that there is safe passage from Ukrainian vessels through the Kerch Straits, the Sea of Azov”. Earlier the ... more »

BWorld 315, MORE power supply needed: Attention ERC

Bienvenido Oplas Jr at Government and Taxes - 16 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last week, April 15, 2019. After the water shortage in many areas in Metro Manila last March, next is power shortage and brownouts in many areas of Luzon including Metro Manila this month. Yellow alerts (insufficient and thin reserves) were issued early this month due to high electricity demand and unplanned, unscheduled outages of several power plants (boiler tube leak, piping leak, boiler slagging, other causes). Red alert (insufficient supply) was issued last Friday, April 12, and many areas in Luzon including Metro Manila experienced a 1-3-h... more »

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