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Sunday, 24 September

22:15

Phil Giraldi: Americas Jews Driving Americas Wars Public Intelligence Blog

Philip Giraldi

Americas Jews Are Driving Americas Wars

Shouldnt they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?
Phi Beta Iota: He names names. What he does not do is emphasize the degree to which Members of Congress are being both bribed and blackmailed by Zio-Cons.

22:00

Kaliya Identify Woman Young: Humanizing Technology Public Intelligence Blog

Kaliya Hamlin Young

Humanizing technology

Its easier to turn technology in the direction of democracy and social justice when its developed with social and emotional intelligence..

One key element of the answer to that question is to generate a digital identity that is not under the control of a corporation, an organization or a government.

I have been co-leading the community surrounding the Internet Identity Workshop for the last 12 years. After many explorations of the techno-possibility landscape we have finally made some breakthroughs that will lay the foundations of a real internet-scale infrastructure to support what are called user-centric or self-sovereign identities.

21:54

Lightning strikes kill at least 11 in 3 districts of Bangladesh in a day Signs of the Times

At least 11 people were killed in lightning strikes in three districts of the country on Saturday. In Dinajpur, eight were killed as lightning struck them in separate areas of the district in the morning. Of them four were killed at Bochaganj upazila. The deceased are Bonita, 35, Kushal, 16, Sukradi, 30, and Meser Ali, 32. Bochaganj police station Officer-in-Charge Arzu Mohammad said the four were killed while they were working in the field. On the other hand, three were killed in Birol upazila as lightning struck them while they were working in the field during the rain. The deceased could not be identified yet, said Abdul Majid, officer-in-charge of Birol police station. Another unidentified man was killed in Chirirbandar upazila as lightning struck him in the morning.

21:45

Record-high health insurance premiums hit New Mexico Signs of the Times

Health insurers in New Mexico are increasing premiums at the highest rate seen in the four-year history of the state's exchanges, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Insurers will increase premiums next year from a range of 36 to 41 percent for midlevel insurance plans. For all plans, premiums are expected to rise a range of 17 to 49 percent. Sixty percent of consumers in New Mexico will qualify for subsidies to lower the cost of the increasing premium. "I feel sorry for the other 40 percent though," said John Franchini, the state's insurance superintendent. "Forty percent have to pay the full brunt of the rate increases." Franchini says that instability of the exchanges is the main reason insurers want premium rate increases. By raising premiums, insurers can be more confident about participating in Obamacare if the extra cash can insulate them from major financial losses.

21:43

A foot of snow falls on Mount Bachelor, Oregon; skiing season starts early Signs of the Times

After a foot of snow this week, Mt. Bachelor has become the first place in North America to offer skiing and snowboard this early in the season. Officials set up a terrain park in the base area, where snowboarders and skiers used rails to slide around on the snow. They're offering free access to the terrain park, as well as free "snow-seeing" chairlift rides for foot passengers only. "The storm gave us an opportunity to try something new and unique," said Drew Jackson, Mt. Bachelor's director of sales and marketing. "There was too much snow to open our bike trails this weekend, so we thought we'd put something together with what we had to work with - which was about a foot of snow."

21:33

Autistic behaviors seen as reasonable suspicion for arrest: Cop who assaulted autistic boy cleared of wrongdoing Signs of the Times

Following a national outcry surrounding the violent takedown of an autistic boy by Officer David Grossman, the Buckeye Police Department is in damage control mode. In a press conference, BPD spokesperson Tamela Skaggs addressed reporters in an effort to explain to the public why Grossman confronted Connor Leibel, a 14-year-old autistic boy. Skaggs described Grossman as a "drug recognition expert" with the department's patrol division. As The Free Thought Project has reported, officers can attend a weekend training seminar where they learn how to escalate traffic stops under suspicion of drug use and charge more motorists with "driving under the influence of drugs," even though many who are charged had no drugs in their system at all. Reporters immediately questioned how a so-called "drug recognition expert" could not immediately recognize that Leibel was first, a juvenile, and second, a person with special needs-instead of someone who was high on drugs as Grossman admitted he believed Leibel to be. Skaggs said she could not begin to speculate or "get into his [Grossman's] mind," but said Leibel's behavior was suspicious enough to make contact with him, apprehend him when he pulled away, and detain him. However, Skaggs stopped short of saying Grossman took Leibel violently to the ground. Instead, she said the two both fell to the ground together. Leibel's family maintains their son was injured in the process - having the photos to prove it - and they are demanding an apology from Grossman, for the officer to undergo community service within the Autism community, and additional training for the entire department.

21:32

Donald Trump get endangered cheetahs fur from Saudi king Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Rapid decline of cheetahs due to depleting habitat & poaching

27 December 2016

Scientists are warning that the cheetah is rapidly heading towards extinction, with depleting habitats and poaching to blame for the plummeting numbers. CCTVs Clementine Logan reports.

From the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph in Britain:

Cheetah-fur robes and silver dagger among 83 gifts Donald Trump received from Saudi Arabia

By Emma Gatten

5 September 2017 7:21pm

The White House accepted 83 gifts from Saudi Arabia during a presidential visit by Donald Trump earlier this year, including cheetah and tiger fur-lined robes,

Tigers are endangered animals. Tiger products are illegal in most countries. Cheetahs are endangered. Most people found out to have cheetah fur robes or leopard fur robes get arrested by police. Apparently, there is one law for most people, and quite another law for...

21:29

9 inches of snow hits the mountains of Colorado Signs of the Times

It will be a chilly and wet weekend around metro Denver. High temperatures won't make it out of the the 50s on Sunday and Monday. Colorado will have cloudy skies, fog, breezy winds, and rainfall in the lower elevations with snow in the mountains through Monday. Rainfall totals for Denver and the Front Range will be anywhere from .25 to .75... great news for our current drought. A rain/snow mix possible in the Foothills on Sunday-Monday. Mountains: Snow will come in two batches during the weekend ... one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Grand Mesa near Grand Junctions had 9 of snow on the ground at the higher elevations by late Saturday afternoon.

21:03

United States bombs killing Yemeni children Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Amnesty International Reveals the Bomb That Killed 16 Civilians in Yemen Was Made in the U.S.A.

22 September 2017

A major new investigation by Amnesty International reveals a bomb that killed 16 civilians in Yemens capital last month was made in the U.S.A. Among the survivors was 5-year-old Buthaina, whose photograph went viral in the aftermath of the strike. She lost her entire family in the strike.

Amnesty Internationals arms expert analyzed remnants of the weapon and found clear markings that matched U.S.-made components used in laser-guided, air-dropped bombs. Coalition airstrikes continue to be the leading cause of child casualties, as well as overall civilian casualties. The latest finding by Amnesty comes as some European Union countries recently tabled a motion at the U.N. Human Rights Council calling for an independent inquiry into human rights abuses committed by all sides in the conflict. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights has called the humanitarian crisis in Yemen an entirely man-made catastrophe. We speak with...

20:54

Something must be wrong at Arsenal? blogfactory

Sanchez has asked to leave the Chile national team camp in order to sort out his club future???????

by Leon

wtf

As we write Arsenal FC , after 5 games played, lie in 12th place in the Premiership . Its certainly an unusual start to the season for the North London club and their strong following of faithful almost religious Arsenal supporters? The Daily Mail in particular having a field day writing virtually every day about Arsenals unfortunate demise.

ozil.jpg

Turkish~German star Ozil looked deflated after Arsenal were shattered at Anfield

...

20:46

Wildfire on Gran Canaria burns over 2000 hectares Signs of the Times

More than 300 firefighters have been battling the infernos overnight on the Spanish island in the Canaries, which is popular with British tourists. As of 8am this morning, officials said the fire was "neither controlled or stabilised" with at least 800 people being ordered to leave their homes. Footage taken from the region shows one firefighter surrounded by flames as he desperately tries to dampen them with hoses. The blaze has already ravaged 2,000 hectares, having been fanned by strong wind and the dry conditions.

20:29

Everything Is About Frequency, And Your DNA Is The Ultimate Antenna The Crazz Files

Everything Is About Frequency, And Your DNA Is The Ultimate Antenna

By Josh Richardson
Preventdisease.com

Your entire existenceall matter, all life, all experienceseverything owes its existence in the physical world to frequency. Read More

20:23

Antidepressants are killing people: Risk of early death increased by 33% The Crazz Files

Image: Antidepressants are killing people: Risk of early death increased by 33%

(Natural News) There is no doubt that the intense stresses and pressures of modern life have left many people feeling depressed and unable to cope. Read More

20:03

2nd Indian 'godman' guru arrested for rape Signs of the Times

Indian police have arrested a well-known spiritual guru for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman. Falahari Maharaja was imprisoned for 15 days while authorities complete their investigation. The woman, a law student, said the guru sexually assaulted her on August 7 when she went to give him 3,000 rupees she had earned while working with an attorney in New Delhi. "Her family told her to give it to the Baba. When she went to meet him, he told her to wait and then raped and threatened her. The parents came to us after the woman told them everything and we registered a case," said police officer Archana Jha, as cited by NDTV.

19:47

Abu Ghraib Ex-Inmates' Lawsuit Moves Ahead in Federal Court CLG News

Abu Ghraib Ex-Inmates' Lawsuit Moves Ahead in Federal Court --The lawsuit has been dismissed multiple times, only to be reinstated each time by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond | 22 Sept 2017 | After nine years of fits and starts, dismissals and reinstatements, a federal lawsuit filed by one-time inmates at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against civilian interrogators who worked there is moving ahead. "We're not dismissing this case. It's going to go forward," U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema said at the conclusion of a hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. It's been 13 years since photos documenting abusive treatment of inmates at Abu Ghraib first became public, and nine years since the lawsuit was first filed against CACI Premier Technology, which supplied civilian interrogators to the prison on a contract basis.

19:30

SURPRISE SURPRISE THE CIAS OSWALD FILES ARE CONVENIENTLY ... Giza Death Star

2017 is supposed to be the year of disclosures, when classified files are scheduled for release. To be specific, 2017m is the year that

The post SURPRISE SURPRISE THE CIAS OSWALD FILES ARE CONVENIENTLY ... appeared first on Giza Death Star.

19:30

CIA files on Lee Harvey Oswald set to be released in October have gone missing Hang The Bankers

Countless concerned individuals are still searching for answers surrounding the mysterious death of the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. The official narrative, that a lone former Marine named Harvey Oswald assassinated him, is widely disputed. All available documents from all government entities are required by the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act

19:27

North Korean leadership wont be around much longer Trump blogfactory

Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to threaten Kim Jong-un after North Koreas foreign minister spoke on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly Saturday.

Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they wont be around much longer! Trump tweeted in response to Foreign Minister Ri Yong-hos comments.

Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they wont be around much longer!

19:24

Trump is Kims ideal partner for war dance, but war in Korea detrimental to everyones interest blogfactory

Despite belligerent rhetoric over Korean nuclear crisis, neither party would win from actual military action, observers say. But there is a risk of a war by mistake, triggered by some unintentional accident and spiraling out of anyones control.

U.S. President Donald Trump Kevin Lamarque

If you get to be US President you get a little stars and stripes pin to wear and can place your hand over your heart mimicking an ultra~patriotic gesture, while secretly despising and acting against the interest of normal American people.

...

19:19

Trudeau Government seeking to oust Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro Dissident Voice

Alongside Washington and Venezuelas elite, the Trudeau government is seeking to oust President Nicols Maduro. While Ottawas campaign has recently grown, official Canada has long opposed the pro-poor, pro-working class Bolivarian Revolution, which has won 19 of 21 elections since 1998.

Following a similar move by the Trump Administration, Global Affairs Canada sanctioned 40 Venezuelans on Friday. In a move that probably violates the UN charter, the elected president, vice president and 38 other officials had their assets in Canada frozen and Canadians are barred from having financial relations with these individuals.

In recent months foreign minister Chrystia Freeland has repeatedly criticized Maduros government. She accused Caracas of dictatorial intentions, imprisoning political opponents and robbing the Venezuelan people of their fundamental democratic rights. Since taking office the Liberals have supported efforts to condemn the Maduro government at the Organization of American States (OAS) and promoted an international mediation designed to weaken Venezuelas leftist government (all the while staying mum about Brazils imposed president who has a 5% approval rating and far worse human rights violations in Mexico).

Beyond these public interventions designed to stoke internal unrest, Ottawa has directly aided an often-unsavoury Venezuelan opposition. A specialist in social media and political transition, outgoing Canadian ambassador Ben Rowswell told the Ottawa Citizen in August: We established quite a significant internet presence inside Venezuela, so that we could then engage tens of thousands of Venezuelan citizens in a conversation on human rights. We became one of the most vocal embassies in speaking out on human rights issues and encouraging Venezuelans to speak out. (Can you imagine the hue and cry if a Russian ambassador said something similar about Canada?) Rowswell added that Canada would continue to support the domestic opposition after his departure from Caracas since Freeland h...

19:13

Morgan Freeman used in later war propaganda video against Russia Hang The Bankers

Morgan Freemans latest publicly stunt permanently stained his legacy after the famous actor decided to join the fake news industry by passing off a blockbuster script as a true story. Morgan Freeman declared in his latest two-minute video that We have been attacked. We are at war, but hes wrong in saying that Americans have been victimized by Russia, but should have rather

18:58

Revolutionary Mind Trap - Bernhard Guenther After the Shift

 

Unseen forces are using narcissistic identity politics to turn us into angry souls feeding the Beast! Will augmented reality form the final rift in our society? What will happen when we no longer worry about consequences? Hostile forces leave us believing violence is the way to enact changes on planet Earth.http://freemantv.com/augmented-realit...

18:45

Rubens painting rediscovered after centuries Dear Kitty. Some blog

The newly rediscovered portrait of the Duke of Buckingham by Rubens dates from around 1625

From the BBC in Britain today:

Rubens Duke of Buckingham found after 400 years

A lost portrait by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens has been rediscovered after almost 400 years.

The 17th century Flemish artists head study of the Duke of Buckingham was identified by Dr Bendor Grosvenor from BBC Fours Britains Lost Masterpieces.

It was in Glasgow Museums collection and on public display at the citys Pollok House stately home.

But overpainting and centuries of dirt meant it was thought to be a later copy by another artist.

The restored portrait of George Villiers, the 1st Duke of Buckingham, was authenticated as a Rubens by Ben van Beneden, director of the Rubenshuis in Antwerp.

He said it was a rare addition to Rubenss portrait oeuvre, showing how he approached the genre.

Dr Grosvenor said: The chance to discover a portrait of such a pivotal figure in British history by one of the greatest artists who ever lived has been thrillingly exciting.

The portrait of the duke in a doublet with an elaborate lace collar and a sash dates from around 1625.

He was a controversial figure in the Jacobean era who rose from minor nobility to become one of the favourites of James I, who was James...

18:36

"Three Nights in Philly" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Three Nights in Philly"
By Joe Bageant

"A fellow expatriate told me recently when I left Belize, Central America, which I now consider my home: "America is a sticky place, Joe, hard to get out of again, even from a short visit. The everyday money and business stuff alone will trap you like flypaper." And that keeps ringing in my head during this current return to sell my house and fulfill my promotional obligations for the book I just published here. Which could take months.

But it's sticky in other ways too, some of them rooted in the hearts of its working class people. Last week I found myself in Philadelphia, a working class town if ever there was one. In this sprawl-and-mall age, it's surprising for non-metro people like me to run into whole neighborhoods of folks who are not full of suburban self-important horseshit and three-car garages, and when you do they always seem to be immigrant or working class neighborhoods. But then, maybe I was just around too many bland American "sluburbs" for too long before I skipped the country.

Old men see a lot of phantoms when they revisit the scenes of their youth. Philly is like that for me. I was stationed at the now-defunct South Philly Naval Base in 1965. And it was in roaming that city during off-duty hours that city I experienced my first intellectual awakening, or at least the first one that had other human participants. I hung out at places like the Artist's Hut or the Guilded Cage off Rittenhouse Square, learned of the folk music and peace protest movements and heard poetry read live by real poets for the first time.

The people introducing me to those things had a strange similarity, o...

18:29

Lebanons First Hockey Team Blog Baladi

A group of Lebanese Montrealers who love to play hockey have decided to get organized and form Lebanons first hockey team. Theres still no formal structure but they have already played a couple of exhibition games against Team Haiti, Egypt, Morocco & Algeria and have won on every occasion.

Theyre doing it out of love for the sport and their country Lebanon but theyre also aiming big and want t get accepted into the International Ice Hockey Federation. Unfortunately, in order to do so, they will need the support of the Lebanese authorities and proof that the country has at least one ice hockey rink and a league with teams, which is not gonna happen anytime soon.

Lebanons hockey team has players coming in from Toronto, Ottawa, Michigan, Calgary and France. Thats a pretty awesome initiative. I wish them the best of luck and I hope they will be able to take things to the next level.

You can check out their Facebook page [here] and heres a video of their full game against Algeria:

18:20

"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?" 
 by Meanings of Life

"Is human life just a dream, from which we never really awake, as some great thinkers claim? Are we submerged by our feelings, by our loves and hates, by our ideas of good, bad, beautiful, awful? Are we incapable of knowing beyond those ideas and feelings? Listen to Shakespeare and Joseph Conrad:
 
"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep"

William Shakespeare, "The Tempest"

"A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea."
Joseph Conrad, "Lord Jim"

Is the reality we know a reality imposed to us by nature? Is the reality and the meaning of life a creation of men, such as music, or love or colors (science tells us that there isn't such things a...

18:15

Is the NFL dying? 49ers game played in front of a nearly empty stadium Signs of the Times

The San Francisco 49ers Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams kicked off in front of a nearly empty stadium. Los Angeles Times reporter Lindsey Thiry tweeted a photo at the time of kickoff, which showed thousands of open seats. In fact, most sections in the photo have more empty seats than fans.

18:13

"Meanwhile, On Mars..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

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This is image of the Red Planet, snapped by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows blue sand dunes covering part of the Rabe crater, a 100-kilometre-diameter impact site in the planet's southern highlands. The dunes are an accumulation of basalt sands from the crater's floor, sculpted by Martian winds. This granular image reveals the thumbprint-like texture of the ridges, troughs and ripples formed there.

Blue sand dunes? Looks like water to me... what do you see?

18:09

UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape and sex abuse, over 700 cases Hang The Bankers

She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe the day she was raped. A delegation from the U.N. was paying a visit, and her grandmother had left her in charge of her siblings. That

17:53

Spiderman el Lebnene Blog Baladi

Our friend Elie Iskandar is kicking off a series of animated shorts entitled Lebanese Superheroes and kicked off with the Lebanese Spiderman, who smokes Arguile and get tangled in electric & moteur wires.

Elie is super-talented. Hes famous for impersonating the voices of several Hollywood celebrities and cartoon characters. Check one of his many videos [here].

One of my favorite clips is this one where hes trying to sell his car:

Im looking forward to more short videos of Lebanese superheroes. I hope they make them a bit longer than this one though.

17:44

Miss Turkey dethroned after tasteless tweet over 2016 coup attempt Signs of the Times

Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. Miss Turkey organizers said the 18-year-old Itir Esen was dethroned on Friday, a day after she won the contest and the right to represent Turkey at the Miss World contest in China. The organizers said in an emailed statement that her title was revoked because of a tweet in July that they described as "unacceptable." Runner-up Asli Sumen will now represent Turkey in China. Media reports said Esen, a model and university student, caused a storm on social media after she posted a remark on Twitter as the country held memorials for the victims on the first anniversary of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.

17:43

Facebook admits it works with government, as efforts to blame Russia for everything intensify Hang The Bankers

US President Donald Trump has accused the media of bias over a continuing Russia hoax. The statement comes on the heels of a Facebook investigation into alleged Russia-linked ads on the social network during the 2016 presidential campaign. The Russia hoax continues, now its ads on Facebook, Trump tweeted on Friday. What about the totally biased and

17:37

Intense hailstorm leaves hail accumulation of 50cm in Teruel, Spain Signs of the Times

A major hailstorm hit the city of Teruel in the Aragon region of eastern Spain on Friday, September 22, 2017 leaving hail accumulation of 50cm in places. The hailstorm began at about 21:00 (CET) and was extremely intense for about 15 minutes, followed by another 15 minutes of heavy rain according to El Pais. Within a few hours the temperature had dropped from 24 C to just 8 C. Four people were treated for hypothermia when a driver became trapped under a bridge during flash flooding. Firefighters had to rescue drivers on the San Julin rambla and other streets, where many cars were stuck in the ice. Snowplows were dispatched to some areas to clear the thick layer of hail.

17:14

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Healing the Soul of the World" -- September 24, 2017 Operation Disclosure



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Well, another Saturday night is upon us is it coming and going? At this point we don't know.

There was no Church Bank call tonight because we were asked not to go on the air.

There is no advanced intel tonight because we were asked to put any out. Especially about Trump, Mueller, North Korea, Israel or Kurdistan.

There is however USN replacing USD that we can assure everyone happened as of 12:01am EDT. Hallelujah!

As such, we're waiting to release the website until we know when the RV release will be forthcoming.

We're just not sure how or when they're going to roll it out today, Sunday.

The RV could come literally at any second Sunday. Anytime.

That is the problem, we have several windows to choose from. Who knows which one is accurate.

And since we're in truth a post RV website at heart, it only makes sense for us to wait a little longer and aspire to release the Human Angel Services post RV www.humanangelservices.com.

We currently have 55,000 sign ups and will be over 60,000 at this rate before October 1, 2017. Again, thank you for your overwhelming support in rounding up all the Human Angels. It's truly been a humbling experience for Showme and I to watch all of you Human Angels answer the Clarion Call.

Amazing.

We thought we have another week just to put everything we wanted into the site, but the dates keep gettin...

17:09

President Trump's full United Nations speech CLG News

President Trump's full United Nations speech | 19 Sept 2017 | President Trump delivered a warning to North Korea and discussed the Iran nuclear deal in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly. (Video)

17:08

Smoke & Mirrors With Wayne Bush The Crazz Files

Making movies is casting spells. Director of Lucifer Rising, Kenneth Anger<br /> Magic wands were always made out of the wood of a Holly tree. Read More

17:02

Dam failure 'imminent' in Puerto Rico after Maria, thousands urged to evacuate CLG News

Dam failure 'imminent' in Puerto Rico after Maria, thousands urged to evacuate | 23 Sept 2017 | Fears in storm-battered Puerto Rico have shifted to a failing dam as the U.S. territory reels from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. Early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said failure of the Guajataca Dam in northwest Puerto Rico is "imminent" and could cause "life-threatening flash flooding" downstream on the the Guajataca River. Dam operators said it began to show signs of failing, causing flash flooding, on Friday around 2:10 p.m. ET. "Move to higher ground now," the National Weather Service urged residents in the area. "This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation."

16:43

Swaraj ramps up the rhetoric against Pakistan RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

We (India) produced scholars, doctors, engineers. What have you produced? You have produced terrorists. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lets fly.

16:31

No foreign intervention President Trump bombs Afghanistan over 500 times last month Hang The Bankers

Even before President Trump made his late-August speech announcing the escalation of the Afghan War, the war has been dramatically escalating by several metrics. Today, Central Command issued new figures underscoring that with respect to airstrikes in Afghanistan. In the month of August, the US Air Force dropped more than 500 bombs in Afghanistan, which officials

16:27

Fayruz New Album Bebalee is Out! Blog Baladi

When the first song from the new album Yemken came out, it didnt feel like a Fairouz song to me but it was just one song so I thought I wait for the whole album. Unfortunately, the whole album is a disappointment, the lyrics are a bit childish and the takes on popular songs like Bsame Mucho and Dont Cry for me Argentina arent that great. Also whats that Baytee Sgheer bi Canada song? Couldnt they have come up with a suitable song about her house here and how shes spending her days?

I still bought the whole album because its Fayrouz and unlike the song that first came out, her angelic voice is still unchanged and a joy to listen to in the official album.

I really hope this wont be Fayrouz last album. I think all Fayrouz fans want (and deserve) one last collaboration between Ziad & Fayrouz.

16:24

11 Deaths: At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference CLG News

11 Deaths: At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference | 23 Sept 2017 | Eight residents of the nursing home [Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills] were dead by the end of that day, Sept. 13, and three who were among the 140 evacuated have died since. The Hollywood police have opened a criminal investigation, while the state has all but shut down the residence. That same day, about 160 other nursing homes across Florida had no electricity, and most of those, like Hollywood Hills, had no generator capable of powering air-conditioning. But of all those places, the only one where a power loss is known to have caused multiple deaths was the home that advertised being "directly across the street from Hollywoods Memorial Regional Hospital -- so patients receive the finest health care day and night."

16:13

Kim Jong-un Responds to Trump Dissident Voice

An AP report described as a rare if not unprecedented move, a purported statement1 by Kim Jong-un, the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Republic of Korea, in response to United States president Donald Trumps bullying speech to the United Nations earlier this week. The response was relayed by DPRKs state news agency KCNA.

Of Trumps speech, Kim said,

[F]ar from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension, he made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors.

Kim smartly identified defusing tension as a goal and criticized Trumps unprecedented rude nonsense. He also took umbrage at Trumps insulting his person and his country in front of the eyes of the world.

Kim offered,

Id like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words.

Yet Kim described Trump as a political layman, political heretic, a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, and a mentally deranged US dotard. Was this exercising prudence in selecting words? Was it helpful in defusing tension?

Do such remarks have any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension?

In closing, Kim said,

As a man representing the DPRK and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK.

A colleague informed me that at first blink he considered Kims response intelligent. I demurred. Trumps words were indeed undiplomatic, foolish, and uninformed. Nevertheless, in this case fighting fire with fire is the wrong response.

Kim Jong-un would have been better served by taking the high road to defuse tension. One should not respond to Trumps undiplomatic insani...

16:07

Six hurt after being sprayed with noxious substance at Stratford Centre CLG News

Six hurt after being sprayed with noxious substance at Stratford Centre | 24 Sept 2017 | Six people have been injured after a suspected noxious substance attack at a shopping centre. A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after the incident at the Stratford Centre, opposite Westfield, in east London. Police said there was an altercation involving two groups of males inside the shopping centre just before 8pm on Saturday, during which the substance was thrown. The groups ran from the scene, with some entering Stratford station.

15:51

Pentagon Caught Falsifying Paperwork on $2.2 Billion Weapons Funnel to Syrian Opposition CLG News

Pentagon Caught Falsifying Paperwork on $2.2 Billion Weapons Funnel to Syrian Opposition --Pentagon is running massive weapons trafficking pipeline which originates in the Balkans and Caucuses and ends in Syria and Iraq | 14 Sept 2017 | A new bombshell joint report issued by two international weapons monitoring groups Tuesday confirms that the Pentagon continues to ship record breaking amounts of weaponry into Syria and that the Department of Defense is scrubbing its own paper trail. On Tuesday the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) produced conclusive evidence that not only is the Pentagon currently involved in shipping up to $2.2 billion worth of weapons from a shady network of private dealers to allied partners in Syria - mostly old Soviet weaponry - but is actually manipulating paperwork such as end-user certificates, presumably in order to hide US involvement.

15:37

UKIP Wants Nigel Farage Back Claiming May Has Betrayed BREXIT Armstrong Economics

 

Theresa May Florence speech is being seen by many as a betrayal of BREXIT. Instead of getting on with it, she has said that there will be a longer transition period even two years beyond 2019 into 2021. She said that Europeans will still be able to come and work in Britain into 2021 but under a registration system that many fear will still allow terrorists to enter from Europe.

Prime Minister May said that the temporary transitional arrangements will not go on for everand will end around two years after Britain leaves the European Union (EU) in 2019. She made it clear that [d]uring the implementation period, people will continue to be able to come and live and work in the UK. She did also say that [t]here will be a registration system, an essential preparation for the new regime.

Dragging this on has many concerned. While she says businesses should have the time to plan, quite honestly, two years is plenty of time. The way the markets are looking going forward, Britain may find itself engulfed in the European banking crisis even before 2019.

The Yorkshire MEP Jane Collins, who was preparing to run for the leadership of UKIP, has said she would step aside and Nigel should come back. Most people say he is by far the most effective politician perhaps in Europ...

15:31

Germany To Tax VAT Just Billing People Before they Pay Armstrong Economics

The German government is desperate for money and what they are doing now is just unbelievable. Germany is looking to order companies to prepay VAT tax before they even collect it.  Companies in Germany will now have to pay the VAT immediately to the government on any amount they have billed to a customer. This is very drastic. Normally, someone who pays a bill in installments would pay the VAT on that amount that they pay. Under this new scheme, the company must pay the full VAT tax before they get the money. Even a sports contract would require paying the VAT on the entire contract which may be for 5 years up-front. 

 

15:30

Three Simple Questions This GE Exec Asks To Solve Big, Complex Problems Fast Company

GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock explains how remaining carefully uninformed helps her see the big picture, no matter how complex a challenge becomes.

Ignorance isnt usually rewarded in most work settings. Many of us fear it: Standing up in an important meeting, unsure whether what youre about to say will go over well. Or staring at a blank page, knowing youll have to get something great onto it by the end of the weekbut no idea yet of what.

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15:16

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Sept. 24, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Sept. 24 2017

Compiled 12:30 am EDT 24 Sept. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

1. Iraq's Prime Minister Abadi will speak at the UN's afternoon session today Sept. 23 roughly around 8pm EDThttps://gadebate.un.org/en

2. It is expected that he will announce Iraq as a whole and sovereign nation again after a decade plus of war.

3. He was also expected to announce the international implementation of global financial reforms including the revaluation of their national currency - the dinar (IQD).

4. On Friday Sept. 22 the ZIM screen rate hit $3.68. VND was $24.72.

5. We expect the RV tonight Sept. 23-24 sometime after midnight on Sunday.

Updates for the last week:

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Sept. 23, 2017

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Sept. 22, 2017

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Sept. 21, 2017

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Sept. 20, 2017

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15:14

Recent Study Proves That Men Never Fully Recover from Breakups Awareness Act

Breakups suck no matter what, and while we ladies think we have it rough some men have it rough as well. With that being said, this is not universal for everyone, some men and women just do not care.

We often feel as if the man with whom we had a relationship is out having a good time while we are sitting at home upset dealing with the pain of the breakup. However, this isnt because he hasnt been affected, it is because men hurt differently. According to a recent study, men dont tend to properly get over their past significant relationships.

In this study, the emotional state of about 2,000 individuals who had divorced was assessed and then reassessed about seven years later. The women in the study showed strong indications of having become more extroverted in the years following their divorces while the men became more emotionally unstable. Sure, the breakup will hit the woman harder in the beginning, but they are able to get over things much easier than men in the long run.

Another study actually backs this up, researchers from Binghamton University assessed participants from 96 countries (5,705 people0 and found that men were suffering from the breakup far longer than women were. For a man, the sting of a breakup doesnt hit right away like it does for a woman. The more time that passes the more that loss will truly sink in for the man.

Craig Morriss researcher from the second study listed says:

The man will likely feel the loss deeply and for a very long period of time as it sinks in that he must start competing all over again to replace what he has lost or worse still, come to the realization that the loss is irreplaceable.

When dealing with a breakup know that it is hard for everyone, not just one side. Dont assume someone isnt hurting just because you cannot see their pain.

To read more about this I suggest reading this article by Elizabeth Aura McClintock Ph.D for Psychology Today.

15:11

Compared to the Benefits of Peace, Spending Money on War Is Insane Dissident Voice

While war is perceived by many as an inherent institution of the nation state, few people fail to recognize and regret the horror, death, destruction, suffering, and misery it inflicts. Another consequence of war, however, is less often considered, though it is in the long run even more damaging to the cause of human well-being. That is the waste of resources in preparing for, and waging, war that could otherwise be used to help meet the physical, economic, social, and cultural needs of ordinary people.

According to a reliable online information source, the U.S. accounted for 37 percent, or about $592 billion, of the more than $1.6 trillion in world military spending in 2015. That outlay amounts to roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets combined. (On September 11, 2017, a new defense spending authorization bill calling for a budget of $692 billion in fiscal year 2018 was introduced into the U.S. Senate.) Moreover, it has been estimated that overall annual U.S. military spending is actually about $1 trillion, when funding is counted not only for the Pentagon but for Homeland Security and other related government departments and agencies. In addition, the U.S. has spent approximately $2 trillion in direct costs for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. That figure is itself raised to an estimated $6 trillion when indirect expenditures are addedsuch as future care of veterans and lost domestic investment opportunities.

If those dollars were made available instead for investments to meet the direct needs of people, a substantial portion could be used in our own country to help adequately fund two important projects: the long-neglected rebuilding of our crumbling physical infrastructure, and systematic progress toward a more cost-effective and environmentally-healthy green economy. Besides making life better for everyone, both investments would generate millions of new, good-paying jobs. Other diverted defense dollars could be used to fund projects abroad that help meet the basic needs of underdeveloped countriessuch as food, clean water, medicine, agriculture, sustainable energy, and education. Those initiatives could greatly enhance the American image with the people of those countries, and, by providing young males a basis of hope for the future, reduce the allure of political extremism and help ease the threats to our own country posed by international terrorism.

  • It is economically unfair. It shuttles public funds into increasingly privatized industries, which are subject to little public accounting and tend to place huge profits in the hands of corporate owners and directors.
  • It endangers both th...

15:01

35 of the Most Powerful Photos of All Time Awareness Act

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and not many people will disagree with that. We are enormously privileged that photos are so accessible to us these days, because theres just no better way to save a memory!

Pictures are one of my favorite things to share with people. I love taking photos to capture some of the best memories Ive made in my lifetime. We have access to pictures anywhere we are these days. Not only that, but our smartphones that we have with us all the time have cameras that are technologically equivalent to a professional grade DSLR camera! We have the privilege of seeing our memories at any given moment and place and in high definition too! And for that, we are lucky, however, photos are specifically great for one other thing.

Photos are an excellent way to raise awareness and really capture the feeling of a certain moment. Many different research foundations and global awareness groups wouldnt be able to spread the word of how serious some things are without a picture. I mean, you just dont imagine the intensity of third world countries but a photo can really give you a visual. In fact, all of the photos below can. These photos are enormously powerful and honestly, everyone in the western society needs to see them. We have to stop looking at the world through rose shaded glasses and do our part. Just look at the photos below.

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14:48

Meals as Message La Paz Group

A barbecued vegetable platter, top, with kale rib and carrot brisket. Beluga lentils, black rice and chimichurri broth, left, and a side of crisped smoked beef from Stemple Creek Ranch. Credit Preston Gannaway for The New York Times

Although not quite an example of Model Mad, this culinary entrepreneurial activism sends a message to both consumers and food industry colleagues alike.

San Francisco Chefs Serve Up a Message About Climate Change

Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint opened the Perennial in San Francisco last year with a clear mission in mind: Run an environmentally friendly restaurant with a minimal carbon footprint, and inspire other restau...

14:34

Harvard Study Reveals That Tibetan Monks Can Control Body Temperature Using Only Their Minds Awareness Act

If you have been following us for a while, you have probably read our article about the superhuman abilities that some monks possess. According to a study performed by Harvard, some monks have the ability to control body temperature using only their minds.

We too often get caught up in the modern day world, and we forget about all of the things happening in other parts of the world. For example, while we are tweeting away, Tibetan monks are raising their own core body temperatures with their minds!

Almost every single one of us are nose deep in social media, so much to the point where we ignore the entire rest of the world. All we care about these days is how many likes and followers we get when in other parts of the world monks are literally controlling their body temperature with their minds! I know, amazing right? But how? Well, Harvard explains it for us.

What is Tum-Mo? 

One Monastery in Northern India Tibetan Monks are testing their knowledge of a practice known as Tum-Mo. Its a process that allows the body to enter a deep state of relaxed meditation. Some even practice it while wrapped in sheets soaked in cold water. If the average joe was to try this and they were unable to regulate their body temperature, they could easily enter a state of hypothermia and that can cause death. Monks who practice this have done so for an extensive amount of time and they are able to regulate their body temperature with their minds. They are able to actually generate heat from their bodies.

Why they do it, and why meditation is important. 

There are massive amounts of benefits to be obtained from meditation. Meditation has been clinically proven to reduce stress, blood pressure, anxiety, and it has even been shown to treat diabetes! Tum-Mo dramatically escalates the benefits because it is such a deep state of meditation. Peoples metabolism and breathing can even be slowed using meditation. While there arent a lot of groups and organizations who are willing to shoulder the research needed to prove the theory, there are so...

14:30

Why Turmeric Needs To Be A Daily Habit For Anyone Seeking Good Health Humans Are Free

There are many important factors that help determine our quality of life. Proper nutrition, a healthy mindset, comforting relationships, and clean air are just some of the most important components to improve in order to lead a healthy and abundant life.

One of the easiest and most beneficial aspect of our lives we have a degree of control over is nutrition.

It is also one of the most important as it provides the fuel and energy we need to get through our day and also helps us recover from any infectious assaults that inevitably will be a part of our experience.

Unfortunately, most of us do not see these assaults on our body coming. Even though there is a general awareness that the food supply is tainted and diluted, that our public water systems are contaminated, and our air is polluted, we still unknowingly ingest toxins on a daily basis that challenge our immune system.


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14:25

Bird of the Day: Southern Grey Shrike La Paz Group

Southern Grey Shrike by Ramesh Desai - La Paz Group

sub-adult   Vijayapura, Karnataka


13:56

12 Common Traits of a Strong Woman That Most People Cant Handle Awareness Act

A strong woman is someone we all wanted to grow up to be but did we? I guess that depends on what your definition of strong is, I believe we are all strong in our own ways.

What makes a woman strong in your opinion? Below you will find a list of things that to me are signs a woman is strong. You see, anyone can be strong if they want to be. While we must work at it sometimes, it is achievable. If you dont match up to the things below dont worry, you will get there if you try, and you are most likely strong in your own way as mentioned above.

12 Signs You Are a Strong Woman:

1. She is always bettering herself.

She does everything she can to ensure she is constantly growing. She knows that in order to get anywhere in life you must grow. If you want to settle in life this woman is not the one for you, she will never settle.

2. She knows her worth.

She is not going to let anyone put her down. She knows her worth and knows it well. You cant try to tell her she is anything less than a diamond.

3. She will not put up with disrespect.

If you disrespect her you are no longer going to be a part of her life. She will not deal with people who want to bring her down. Either build with her or fall back, there is no free ride.

4. She is honest and expects honesty in return.

She is not going to lie to you, she will tell things like they are. If you lie to her that is the end of your chapter in her book. She does not have time to put up with dishonesty.

5. She knows what she wants in life.

She is busy chasing after her dreams. If you cant keep up then too bad. She is not going to give up on her future for anything or anyone.

6. She is independent.

She doesnt need anyone to make it through in this life. She has herself together in all the right ways. Financially and emotionally she can get by just fine on her own.

7. She loves herself.

She loves herself and puts herself first. She knows that her well-being is important, and this is something a lot of women struggle with. She, as mentioned above, knows her worth and loves herself, this is a fantastic combination!

8. She isnt afraid to show her own emotions.

She knows that it is okay to feel things. She does not bottle up her emotions and wait to explode! She embraces them and makes damn sure you know when you have messed up.

9. She loves unconditionally and is supportive.

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13:46

The crazy imbalance of Russia-gate: Ignoring Israel's actual power to influence US elections Signs of the Times

If the U.S. government and mainstream media are really concerned about foreign influence in American politics, they might look at Israel and other nations with much more clout than Russia The core absurdity of the Russia-gate frenzy is its complete lack of proportionality. Indeed, the hysteria is reminiscent of Sen. Joe McCarthy warning that "one communist in the faculty of one university is one communist too many" or Donald Trump's highlighting a few "bad hombres" raping white American women. It's not that there were no Americans who espoused communist views at universities and elsewhere or that there are no "bad hombre" rapists; it's that these rare exceptions were used to generate a dangerous overreaction in service of a propagandistic agenda. Historically, we have seen this technique used often when demagogues seize on an isolated event and exploit it emotionally to mislead populations to war.

13:31

(Video) The Afterlife Exists, What Really Happens When We Die? Operation Disclosure



Published on Sep 20, 2017

This video details the whole process of crossing into the next life, from the journey home, to adapting to new living conditions in the afterlife, and even delving into what kinds of activities will be available there, and how we can be prepared for our own personal journey.

What happens when someone dies? What does it feel like? What exactly is the light at the end of the tunnel? Is reincarnation real? And if so, do spirits have any influence over their lives to come? Based on his own amazing experiences communicating with those who have passed over, Barry Eaton answers these questions about the spirit world, and many, many more. Taking the reader on a journey through the realm of the spirit.

13:30

DARPA Using Warfare Technology on Unsuspecting Civilians for Mass Mind Control Humans Are Free

Never mind the bombs and bullets or other conventional weaponry, consider the use of hi-tech stealth weapons. Not just for use in warfare, but for other nefarious purposes.

A number of whistleblowers have come out of the woodwork to let us know that governmental agencies such as DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Project Agency) are using some of these hi-tech stealth weapons on unsuspecting civilians for mass mind control.

Through his research, such as that based on the startling revealing information he obtained from whistleblowers, author Dr Nick Begich explains the nature of the operations and hidden ulterior motives behind this rapidly developing mind control technology: 

The mind control technology originates from the work of original scientists such as Jos Delgado and his EEG (electroencephalograph), bio-physics studies on subjects. The technology began with brain implants, which were later removed as it developed.


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13:26

Zuckerberg's Facebook fake news problem isn't going away Signs of the Times

Facebook has 2 billion users, record profits, vast influence, and big problems in Washington. Technically speaking, Mark Zuckerberg has been on paternity leave. In late August his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to their second child, a girl. But though Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., stayed away from the office for a month after the delivery, he has been utterly unable to avoid what's become a second full-time job: managing an escalating series of political crises. In early September, Facebook disclosed that it sold $100,000 in political ads during the 2016 election to buyers who it later learned were connected to the Russian government. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Mark Warner of Virginia, the most senior Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, have said they're considering holding a hearing, in which case Zuckerberg could be asked to testify. Meanwhile, special counsel Robert Mueller has made Facebook a focus of his investigation into collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump's campaign. A company official says it's "in regular contact with members and staff on the Hill" and has "had numerous meetings over the course of many months" with Warner. On Sept. 21, Zuckerberg said the company would turn over the ads to Congress and would do more to limit interference in elections in the future. Facebook acknowledges that it has already turned over records to Mueller, which suggests, first, that the special counsel had a search warrant and, second, that Mueller believes something criminal happened on Zuckerberg's platform.

13:26

6 Tricks That Will Make it Impossible For Men Stop Thinking About You Awareness Act

Getting a guy to think about you is not quite as hard as you may think. Women have lots of tricks up their sleeves, and if you happen to be a lady who needs a little reminding this article is for you.

While the things below may not seem like much they work like a charm. Getting someone to think about you boils down to how you treat them and make them feel. Sure, you may have a pretty face, but if you treat someone like complete shit chances are they will never want you on their mind to being with. Of course, in time this person may not be able to stop thinking about you on his own, but if you feel like you could use something to speed up the process these 6 things will help.

6 Tricks That Will Make Men Unable to Stop Thinking About You:

1. Be interesting and LISTEN to what he has to say.

While not everyone will find you interesting, and that is fine, you can make him think you are! Take time to think of things to talk about before going to see him. This will help make things flow better. When it comes to making the conversation perfect, listen. Let him talk and really pay attention to what he has to say. With that being said, dont let him be the only one to talk really have a real conversation.

2. Find things you have in common and experience them together.

The more you have in common the better, but dont go overboard and become his twin. If you find you have similar hobbies go do that thing together. For instance, my boyfriend and I both love hiking, so experiencing it together helped us bond in a sense.

3. Be yourself but also flirt hook him in.

Be true to yourself, no one wants to get in a relationship with someone who they thought was perfect only to find out she was pretending. If flirting isnt your thing you can always send out subtle hints that you are interested. After the first few dates if you arent feeling it then dont push it.

4. Follow his lead but take charge when the time is right.

Make him think that you are letting him take charge, if he want to try that new Chinese restaurant downtown dont shut him down, go for it. Relationships are about compromise, and nobody wants to be controlled.

It is also important to note, some men like women who are submissive in the bedroom, and others are waiting for you to take charge. Get to know him and figure out what it is he wants and enjoys. When the time is right, blow his mind.

5. Keep your promises and only make promises you can keep.

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13:24

Apocalypse not: The world didn't end on September 23, 2017, but threats to humanity do exist Signs of the Times

From volcanic eruptions to solar storms or nuclear war, there are plenty of ways our species could meet a grisly end There have been several "mass extinctions" throughout history which almost wiped out life on earth. Scientists fear humanity could be destroyed during one of these devastating events - and one conspiracy theorist even believes this could happen on SATURDAY. Now, there's no reason to be afraid of a wild piece of online gossip which suggests a mysterious planet called Nibiru will whack into us this weekend. Comment: See: Batten down the hatches: More nonsensical Nibiru-Planet X-Death Planet "news" coming our way! But there are plenty of more realistic threats to the future of our species.

13:18

NASA's asteroid chasing spacecraft "Osiris-Rex" swings by earth en route to space rock Signs of the Times

NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft swung by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex passed within 10,711 miles (17,237 kilometers) of the home planet early Friday afternoon - above Antarctica. It used Earth's gravity as a slingshot to put it on a path toward the asteroid Bennu. Osiris-Rex should reach the small, roundish asteroid next year and, in 2020, collect some of its gravel for return to Earth. If all goes well, scientists should get the samples in 2023. Friday's flyby was a quick hello: The spacecraft zoomed by at about 19,000 mph (31,000 kph). NASA took precautions to ensure Osiris-Rex - about the size of an SUV - did not slam into any satellites.

13:16

LSD, CIA & Weaponized Liberty Jay Dyer on Afternoon Commute Jay's Analysis

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12:55

Oppression In Spain: Heavy Handed Madrid Government Suppressing Catalan Independence Referendum Qntra

The Madrid government has arrested numerous local leaders, seized voting materials, usurped local police command, and undertaken a campaign of censorship in an effort to stop a referendum from happening (archived). On September 27th, 2015 the government of the nominally autonomous region of Catalonia announced its intent to pursue a peaceful secession from the Madrid government and become an independent republic. Towards this cause they scheduled a referendum on independence for October 1st of this year.

As is typical of other contemporary European secession movements, there is substantial resentment that the self declared supranational government in Madrid is burdening the Catalan nation with the woe demanded by the failing two headed EU Reich centered in Berlin and Brussels. Apparently the level of resentment has hit a point where Angela Merkel's puppets in Madrid are seeking to prevent a vote they are sure to lose for the sake of preserving "Our Democracy".

12:30

The Scientist Who Controlled People with Brain Implants Humans Are Free

Brain implantation and manipulation is a mainstay of science fiction. Often, characters can gain extra memory or get smarter, by having chips placed within the brain. 

(Or you can wind up mind-controlled by a psychopath. It's a mixed bag.)

But in real life, one scientist made huge strides towards creating workable brain implants. In the 1950s and 1960s. Here's his story.

Jose Delgado performed experiments using permanent brain implants in bulls, primates, and humans beginning in the 1950s, with extremely successful results. Neuroscience often ignores this chapter of its history, but it's worth taking a look at Delgado's successes, and his long term goals for manipulation of humans and society.


Controlling the Movements of Primates

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11:51

Russia will Target U.S.-backed SDF in Syria if Provoked Operation Disclosure



Source: Covert Geopolitics

The United States' highly illegal operations in Syria has caused the delay of freeing civilians trapped in the remaining ISIS occupied territories in Syria.

After the combined forces of the Syrian Army and Russian special forces are targeted by the terrorists recently, a Russian general held a meeting with his US counterpart purposely to warn the latter of the grave consequences should its operations be hampered again.

American commandos are embedded with the so called "Syrian Democratic Forces."

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target U.S.-backed militias in Syria if Russian troops again came under fire, as the United States disclosed an unusual face-to-face meeting between U.S. and Russian generals meant to avoid such clashes.

The Russian warning underscored growing tensions over Syria between Moscow and Washington. While both oppose Islamic State (IS), they are engaged, via proxies, in a race for strategic influence and potential resources in the form of oilfields in eastern Syria's Deir al-Zor province.

The Russian Defence Ministry said the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had taken up positions on the eastern banks of the Euphrates with U.S. special forces, and twice had opened fire with mortars and artillery on Syrian troops who were working alongside Russian special forces.

"A representative of the U.S. military command in Al Udeid (the U.S. operations center in Qatar) was told in no uncertain terms that any attempts to open fire from areas where SDF fighters are located would be quickly shut down," Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

"Fire points in those areas will be immediately suppressed with all military means."

In a sign of the high stakes as both forces come in increasing proximity, U.S. and Russian generals held a face-to-face meeting thi...

11:51

Is the US Military Really Capable of Shooting Down North Korean Ballistic Missiles? Operation Disclosure



Source: Covert Geopolitics

Some American analysts are now asking why the North Korean missile was allowed to pass by a Japanese island with ringing alarm bells as the only response.

"According to some analysts, Americans may be overly confident in our military's ability to shoot down North Korean missiles if the country were to attempt to strike. Maybe the reason we haven't shot down North Korea's test missiles is that we can't. While we all certainly hope that our military would be able to successfully defend the country against incoming missiles, we need to be prepared for any possibility.

According to an article by Joe Cirincione of Defense One, the reason we don't shoot down North Korea's missiles when they fire them over Japan is because

We don't have the capability.

Joe Cirincione is the president of Ploughshares Fund and the author of several books about nuclear weapons, including Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late.

According to Cirincione, when Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, "We didn't intercept it because no damage to Japanese territory was expected," this was only partially true. It wasn't a threat, but they didn't have the capability to shoot it down due to the altitude.

Neither Japan nor the United States could have intercepted the missile. None of the theater ballistic missile defense weapons in existence can reach that high. It is hundreds of kilometers too high for the Aegis interceptors deployed on Navy ships off Japan. Even higher for the THAAD systems in South Korea and Guam. Way too high for the Patriot systems in Japan, which engage largely within the atmosphere.

All of these are basically designed to hit a missile in the post-mid-course or terminal phase, when it is on its way down, coming more or less st...

11:44

First they HAARPed You, then Sell You the Catastrophe Bonds Operation Disclosure



Source: Covert Geopolitics

The Khazarian holdovers on this planet are getting more creative as the situation is getting worse for them. The slew of "natural disasters" hitting Latin America and coastal portions of the US mainland, through the use of HAARP derivatives, indicates how desperate the situation really is for the Cabal.

US Air Force Admits They Can Control the Weather

World Bank Group Issues Its Biggest-Ever Catastrophe Bond

By Mathew Carr | August 4, 2017, 9:00 PM GMT+8

The World Bank Group issued its largest catastrophe bond, providing Mexico with financial protection of as much as $360 million against losses from tropical cyclones and earthquakes.

Mexico is among the countries most vulnerable to natural disasters, the bank said in a statement. Nearly a third of its population lives in areas exposed to hurricanes, storms, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The coverage is the equivalent of 71 percent of the country's economic output considered at risk from two or more natural hazards.

The bonds were issued in three structures to provide coverage against earthquakes, Atlantic tropical cyclones, and Pacific tropical cyclones. If a natural disaster occurs that's eligible for coverage, some or all of the bond proceeds will be made available to the Mexican Fund for Natural Disasters.

The bank has arranged risk-transfer transactions worth about $1 billion in the past two months, compared with $2.5 billion in the past decade, it said by email. It's ramping up its activities as it seeks to help transfer risk from poorer nations.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-04/world-bank-group-issues-its-biggest-ever-catastrophe-bond
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11:44

Failed End Time Predictions: Brief History Operation Disclosure



Source: Waking Times | by Gregg Prescott, M.S.

Here are just a few of them:

In 1284, Pope Innocent III (d. 1216) predicted that the world would end 666 years after the rise of Islam. (do you see how long the divide and conquer principle has been going on?)

In 1658, Christopher Columbus claimed that the world was created in 5343 BCE, and would last 7000 years. Assuming no year zero, that means the end would come in 1658.

Mathematician Jacob Bernoulli predicted a comet would destroy the earth on April 5, 1719.

The newly formed Seventh Day Adventists, a group founded by former Millerites, predicted the Second Coming would be in 1874.

Mother Shipton, a 15th-century prophet, was quoted as saying "The world to an end shall come, In eighteen hundred and eighty one" in a book published in 1862. In 1873 it was revealed to be a forgery; however, this did not stop some people from expecting the end.

Camille Flammarion predicted that the 1910 appearance of Halley's Comet might destroy life on Earth, but not the planet itself.

Evangelist Wilbur Glenn Voliva announced that "the world is going to go 'puff' and disappear in September, 1935.

On December 21, 1954, according to Dorothy Martin, the world was to be destroyed by terrible flooding on this date, claimed this leader of a UFO cult called Brotherhood of the Seven Rays.

Psychic Jeane Dixon predicted that on February 4, 1962, a planetary alignment was to bring destruction to the world.

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11:41

When Black Lives Matter & Trump Supporters Come Together -- This is what the Establishment Fears Operation Disclosure



Source: The Free Thought Project | by Matt Agorist

This counter-protest began just like all the counter-protests before, people gathered around and began shouting in faces. "You don't like this country, you leave!" shouted one man, repeating the ill-thought-out, yet often repeated, asinine talking point implying that people who criticize the government, should leave instead.

The Black Lives Matter members remained militant and did not stand down as they chanted "black lives matter!" over and over, while Trump supporters encircled them.

As the hostile crowd began to surround the small group of Black Lives Matter protesters, event organizers on stage told them to back off and come back to the stage albeit they did it in the most offensive way saying, "don't give them the spotlight. They don't exist."

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But, like every other human on this planet, they do exist. And in order for all of us to coexist, we must be at peace. We don't have to like each other, we just have to not be violent toward one another.

Shortly after reigning in the Trump supporters back to the stage, instead of simply insulting the Black Lives Matter activists further, the organizers did something entirely unexpected they invited them to speak.

Rally lead organizer Tommy Gunn told the Trump fans that the BLMers would have two minutes to speak.

"What we are going to do is something you're not used to," Gunn told the BLM activists. "We're going to give you two minutes of our platform to put your message out. Whether [people in the crowd] disagree or agree with your message is irrelevant. It's the fact that you have the right to have the message,"he said as the crowd cheered....

11:36

David Wilcock -- Personal and Global Attacks Become Lethal: Is the Disclosure War Reaching a Climax? (Part 1) Operation Disclosure

Personal and Global Attacks Become Lethal: Is the Disclosure War Reaching a Climax? [Part I]

by David Wilcock
September 23, 2017, 12:12 pm



Unprecedented solar emissions. Huge wildfires smoking out the US. Massive earthquakes. Three different monster hurricanes that steered perfectly into Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Damages to the already fragile US economy could easily exceed 1 trillion dollars -- at a time when there is nothing left to restore it with.

Within the UFO / Seeking Truth community, we saw the tragic deaths of Jim Marrs and William Tompkins -- as well as the possible attempted murders of Graham Hancock and David Wilcock, as we will discuss in Part Two.

David's insider 'Paul' had everything he owned stolen from him, as well as serious death threats. Pete Peterson's house has now been emptied to the bare walls and his trailers, packed with priceless classified items, are under imminent threat.

A massive, coordinated online attack against Corey Goode, including the destruction of his business and the expected loss of his children, was intended to lead to a fake, staged 'suicide', made believable by his overall anticipated collapse.

This all occurred shortly after Ancient Aliens, a top History Channel show, featured Corey Goode and William Tompkins' Secret Space Program testimony in an episode entitled "The Majestic Twelve", which aired on July 7, 2017.

So much has happened since our last update a month ago that it is difficult to summarize everything. Are these events interconnected? The answer definitely appears to be yes.

Since I am still on vacation, we will break this up into two different parts in order to not create any further d...

10:37

"A Look to the Heavens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

A conjunction of comets is captured in this pretty star field from the morning of September 17. Discovered in July by a robotic sky survey searching for supernovae, comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN is at the lower left. The visible greenish glow of its coma is produced by the fluorescence of diatomic carbon molecules in sunlight. Nearing its closest approach to the Sun, the binocular comet was only about 7.2 light-minutes from Earth. 
Click image for larger size.
In the same telescopic field of view is the long-tailed, outbound comet C/2015 ER61 PanSTARRS at the upper right, almost 14 light-minutes away. Many light-years distant, the starry background includes faint, dusty nebulae of the Milky Way. The well-known Pleiades star cluster lies just off the top right of the frame.

10:35

Enormous 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off the Coast of California Awareness Act

With everything that has been going on in the world these days, of course, earthquakes are now making their way into the mix. A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Northern California just last week.

This quake did not do any damage that we know of thus far and no tsunami warning has been issued. However, it was followed by a 5.6 magnitude quake according to the USGS. Both quakes seem to have struck west of the town known as Petrolia and were not widely felt along the coast. Official Emergency Services say no initial injuries were reported.

 

The Sacramento Bee wrote that after the devastating earthquake in Mexico these smaller ones hitting California have everyone bracing themselves for the worst. They note that Time spoke to experts who pointed out that Southern California, LA, and San Francisco were the most at-risk areas in the country for the next destructive earthquake.

They reported as follows:

On the central coast, a magnitude 3.2 quake hit San Juan Bautista on Wednesday morning, and a magnitude 2.8 earthquake rumbled between Gilroy and Morgan Hill about 10 a.m. Thursday, television station KSBQ-8 reported. Stronger earthquakes were reported in Northern California with a magnitude 3.8 earthquake reported in Shasta County and a 3.0 in Humboldt County.

As you know, not too long ago, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City and killed over 200 people. This could turn into something quite scary depending on how it progresses.

Featured Image Credit: USGS

10:32

Edward Abbey, "Benedicto" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Benedicto"

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you - beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.
- Edward Abbey

10:31

The Poet: Matthew Arnold, "Growing Old" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Growing Old"

"What is it to grow old?
Is it to lose the glory of the form,
The lustre of the eye?
Is it for beauty to forego her wreath?
Yes, but not for this alone.

Is it to feel our strength -
Not our bloom only, but our strength - decay?
Is it to feel each limb
...

10:30

Credit Card Tips You Might Have Overlooked Hang The Bankers

When it comes to credit cards, most everyone knows the basics. Keep your balance well within your limits, use your card in conjunction with your budget, plan for the big stufftheyre all common sense credit card rules that come as second nature to most anyone with a credit history. There are some facets of the

10:24

Chet Raymo, The Radiance Of What Is Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

The Radiance Of What Is
by Chet Raymo

In the summer of 1936, as I nestled snug in my mother's womb, Fortune magazine sent the young writer James Agee and the photographer Walker Evans to rural Alabama to report on how the Great Depression was affecting the poorest of the poor. For eight weeks they lived with three impoverished sharecropper families. (Pictured below is the family of Bud Fields. Click to enlarge.)


Their combined work never appeared in Fortune, but it was published as a book- Let Us Now Praise Famous Men- in 1941. The book was not an immediate success, but decades later, after Agee won a posthumous Pulitzer for "A Death in the Family", it found a new audience and eventually a place in the American canon of literary and photographic masterpieces.

The book has a strange, difficult and self-lace...

09:34

Prevalence of dental resorptive lesions in Swedish cats RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Prevalence of dental resorptive lesions in Swedish cats

09:34

A comparison of two phosphatic fertilisers in re-seeding a brown earth soil by pure sowings of Lolium perenne and Holcus lanatus. 1. General sward and soil responses RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A comparison of two phosphatic fertilisers in re-seeding a brown earth soil by pure sowings of Lolium perenne and Holcus lanatus. 1. General sward and soil responses

09:31

How did that get there? Plastic chunks on Arctic ice show how far pollution has spread RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Discovery by UK scientists prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released into the central Arctic Ocean with huge effects on wildlifeA British-led expedition has discovered sizeable chunks of polystyrene lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.The depressing find, only 1,000 miles from the north pole, is the first made in an area that was previously inaccessible to scientists because of sea ice. It is one of the most northerly sightings [...]

09:26

Confirmation bias: People ignore facts that contradict their false beliefs Signs of the Times

The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within a given country. Here is how aristocracies, throughout the Ages, have controlled the masses, by taking advantage of this widespread tendency people have, to ignore contrary facts: What social scientists call "confirmation bias" and have repeatedly found to be rampant,* is causing the public to be easily manipulated, and has thus destroyed democracy by replacing news-reporting, by propaganda - 'news' that's false - in a culture where lies which pump the agendas of the powerful (including lies pumped by the billionaire owners of top 'news'media and of the media they own) are almost never punished (and are often not even denied to be true). Thus, lies by those powerful liars almost always succeed at enslaving the minds of the millions, to believe what the top economic-and-power class want those millions of people to believe - no matter how false it might happen actually to be.

09:12

Russia Erupts In Nazi Rifle Monument Scandal Qntra

A scandal has emerged in Russia after visitors to a new monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov noticed the monument featured a plaque engraved with the blueprints for a Nazi rifle (archived). The engraved schematics featured the German Sturmgewehr 44 which predates any alternative assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov which could have been featured on the Russian military monument. The director of the Russian Mulitary Historical Society (RVIO) offered:

following the sculptors blunder everybody can see the StG and Kalashnikov are two different weapons.

08:58

In Ukraine, Fears of Technological Terrorism Cause Free Expression to Decline The Fifth Column

(GV)  Olga Kyryliuk, PhD, is an expert in International Law, and co-founder of the Ukrainian NGO Digital Defenders Partners DDP (  in Ukrainian), focused on protecting human rights online and promoting the idea of free, open and affordable to all Internet.

DDP is a member of the Internet Freedom Platform of Eastern and Central Europe and Eurasia, established by civil society organizations that work on fostering of the freedom of expression, association and flow of information on internet.

In this interview, Kyryliuk spoke to Global Voices about the results of the recent research, and the current situation with digital rights in Ukraine.

Filip Stojanovski (FS): DDP recently published an analytical report on freedom of expression in Ukraine. What is your general assessment?

Olga Kyryliuk (OK): Freedom of expression is gradually deteriorating in Ukraine as the conflict in the East of the country gets protracted. The threats faced by Ukraine are of hybrid nature, and, therefore, require some non-linear reaction and deterrence tactics. Somehow succeeding over time in maintaining its military positions, Ukraine appeared to be absolutely unprepared to handle the information confrontation. Instead of ensuring equal protection to all the values recognized in any democratic society, Ukraine put itself before a dilemma of protecting either national security, or freedom of expression. And I strongly believe that this is the choice that should have never emerged. We should never sacrifice one basic value for the sake of the other, but rather try to balance them as much as possible.

FS: Unlike other European countries, Ukraine is in a particular situation: since 2014 parts of its territory are not under control of the government, but no state of war had been declared. How does this affect the level of freedom of expression in the country?

OK: This is another aspect where, in my opinion, Ukraine has to deal with extremely challenging reality of armed conflict without even using proper names to define this reality. And it really makes difference in terms of the limits of states discretion when safeguarding human rights in the peacetime and during the period of martial law. And if the martial law p...

08:54

Climate science and their money making scam Signs of the Times

Forty years ago, the front page of the Chicago Tribune featured astrologer Jeanne Dixon, and a warning that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet was going to collapse and drown us all. That was during the global cooling scare. It was one of the coldest winters on record in the US. It snowed in Miami, and they blamed the Polar Vortex and California drought on global cooling.

08:37

US Fighter Jets Deployed To North Korea Following Latest Nuke Test Your News Wire

US fighter jets and Air Force bombers have been deployed to North Korea following Pyongyangs nuclear test on Saturday.  A fleet of B-1B Lancer bombers were escorted by F-15C fighter jets towards the Korean Peninsula [...]

08:33

Thousands Take To Streets Of Paris To Protest Rothschild Elitist Emmanuel Macron Your News Wire

Thousands of French citizens have taken to the streets of Paris in protest to Rothschild elitist President Emmanuel Macron.  Tens of thousands of angry French citizens are protesting the tyrannical labor law reforms imposed by [...]

08:29

Bernie Sanders: We Need To Cut Ties With Israel Your News Wire

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has blasted the U.S. Deep State for being in bed with Israel, and has called on all ties with the terrorist state to be severed. In an interview published Friday, [...]

08:28

North Korea assures missiles to US are inevitable after Trump's insults Signs of the Times

The bad-mouthing by the US president only makes a North Korean strike on the US "inevitable," while the sanctions would not move Pyongyang's resolve to develop nuclear and missile weaponry "by an inch," according to the North Korean Foreign Minister. The insults dished out by US President Donald Trump against North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, make "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable," North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the UN General Assembly on Saturday. The leaders of the two countries have been exchanging fiery speech lately, with Donald Trump calling the North Korean leader "rocket man" and a "madman," while Kim Jong-un branded Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard." The North Korean Foreign Minister has joined his country's leader in the name-calling, branding the US president a "mentally deranged person full of megalomania" in possession of a "nuclear button."

North Korea assures missiles to US are inevitable after Trump's insults Signs of the Times

The bad-mouthing by the US president only makes a North Korean strike on the US "inevitable," while the sanctions would not move Pyongyang's resolve to develop nuclear and missile weaponry "by an inch," according to the North Korean Foreign Minister. The insults dished out by US President Donald Trump against North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, make "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable," North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the UN General Assembly on Saturday. The leaders of the two countries have been exchanging fiery speech lately, with Donald Trump calling the North Korean leader "rocket man" and a "madman," while Kim Jong-un branded Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard." The North Korean Foreign Minister has joined his country's leader in the name-calling, branding the US president a "mentally deranged person full of megalomania" in possession of a "nuclear button."

08:25

Deep State Admit Theyve Brainwashed Trump Liken Him To George W. Bush Your News Wire

The Deep State has just admitted that Donald Trump is now under their control likening him to Barack Obama and George W. Bush who were brainwashed puppets.  The founder of the Project for [...]

08:18

CDC: Deadly Mosquitoes Will Contaminate 75% Of United States Your News Wire

Experts at the CDC have warned that mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases are going to contaminate roughly 75% of the United States. According to advice published by the Centers for Disease Control, Americans should wear long-sleeved [...]

08:06

Bernie Sanders: Saudi Arabia is a state-sponsor of terror & 'not a US ally' Signs of the Times

Saudi Arabia is "not an ally of the United States," according to Bernie Sanders, the independent senator and former Democratic presidential hopeful. Sanders broke with the bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill in an exclusive interview with The Intercept. The United States has long considered Saudi Arabia to be a loyal friend, supporter, and partner in the so-called war on terror. Sanders issued a scathing denunciation of the Gulf kingdom, which has recently embarked on a new round of domestic repression.

Bernie Sanders: Saudi Arabia is a state-sponsor of terror & 'not a US ally' Signs of the Times

Saudi Arabia is "not an ally of the United States," according to Bernie Sanders, the independent senator and former Democratic presidential hopeful. Sanders broke with the bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill in an exclusive interview with The Intercept. The United States has long considered Saudi Arabia to be a loyal friend, supporter, and partner in the so-called war on terror. Sanders issued a scathing denunciation of the Gulf kingdom, which has recently embarked on a new round of domestic repression.

08:06

Ukraine now formally in a state of default Signs of the Times

Originally at DNR News Eurobonds of Ukraine, which were successfully posted on Monday by the president of the country Petro Poroshenko, "are interesting only to speculators, as the country is in fact in a state of default" - said Konstantin Vyshkovsky, director of the department of debt policy of the Russian Federation Ministry of Finance. "Ukraine is formally in a state of default, such instruments are of interest only for investors pursuing sufficiently speculative strategies." - said Vyshkovsky on the air of the channel "Russia 1". Ukraine has successfully completed the placement of Eurobonds for 3 billion dollars, as stated by the President of the country Petro Poroshenko on the eve of his visit to New York.

Ukraine now formally in a state of default Signs of the Times

Originally at DNR News Eurobonds of Ukraine, which were successfully posted on Monday by the president of the country Petro Poroshenko, "are interesting only to speculators, as the country is in fact in a state of default" - said Konstantin Vyshkovsky, director of the department of debt policy of the Russian Federation Ministry of Finance. "Ukraine is formally in a state of default, such instruments are of interest only for investors pursuing sufficiently speculative strategies." - said Vyshkovsky on the air of the channel "Russia 1". Ukraine has successfully completed the placement of Eurobonds for 3 billion dollars, as stated by the President of the country Petro Poroshenko on the eve of his visit to New York.

07:59

Iran Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile Your News Wire

Iran has successfully test-launched its new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and travel up to 2,000km, according to state media.  It was test fired a few hours after it was unveiled during a [...]

07:45

Loneliness: Nine in 10 in the UK now fear being alone 'more than ever,' group seeks solutions Signs of the Times

Nine in 10 people believe loneliness in old age is 'more likely than ever', warns a report which reveals the grim reality of the isolation faced by Britain's pensioners. And the cost to the NHS of dealing with the health problems caused or exacerbated by long periods of time spent alone is almost 7.2bn a year - and set to soar as increasing numbers of elderly people are left isolated. The taxpayer faces a bill of 6,000 on average for each of the 1.2m chronically lonely pensioners who find themselves going to their GP simply to have someone to talk to or are taken to A&E because health conditions have worsened. Prescriptions and other health-related costs also add substantially to the financial pressure on the public purse, found research by the London School of Economics.

Loneliness: Nine in 10 in the UK now fear being alone 'more than ever,' group seeks solutions Signs of the Times

Nine in 10 people believe loneliness in old age is 'more likely than ever', warns a report which reveals the grim reality of the isolation faced by Britain's pensioners. And the cost to the NHS of dealing with the health problems caused or exacerbated by long periods of time spent alone is almost 7.2bn a year - and set to soar as increasing numbers of elderly people are left isolated. The taxpayer faces a bill of 6,000 on average for each of the 1.2m chronically lonely pensioners who find themselves going to their GP simply to have someone to talk to or are taken to A&E because health conditions have worsened. Prescriptions and other health-related costs also add substantially to the financial pressure on the public purse, found research by the London School of Economics.

07:36

Shift to commercial goals? Trump touts 'delusional gold rush' in 'graveyard of empires' Signs of the Times

The people of Afghanistan are not going to profit from US mining rare-earth minerals there: it is always going to be the elite in that country and the foreign corporations, said journalist and foreign policy strategist Michael Hughes. President Trump met with Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani in New York on Thursday to discuss joint efforts to mine the country's mineral resources. According to the US government, Afghanistan has a trillion dollars' worth of untapped rare-earth minerals, including those used in the production of electronics. That is about the same amount the US has spent in the country since the 2001 invasion. Last month, President Trump outlined his new strategy for Afghanistan with thousands of extra troops and no deadline for a withdrawal, also saying Washington needs to think about its economic interests. RT spoke to the political analysts who believe the US strategy in Afghanistan is shifting towards commercial goals. "The only thing I think of is that Trump may be 'pushing it' out of perception so that it looks like there is a good reason to stay," journalist and foreign policy strategist Michael Hughes told RT.

Shift to commercial goals? Trump touts 'delusional gold rush' in 'graveyard of empires' Signs of the Times

The people of Afghanistan are not going to profit from US mining rare-earth minerals there: it is always going to be the elite in that country and the foreign corporations, said journalist and foreign policy strategist Michael Hughes. President Trump met with Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani in New York on Thursday to discuss joint efforts to mine the country's mineral resources. According to the US government, Afghanistan has a trillion dollars' worth of untapped rare-earth minerals, including those used in the production of electronics. That is about the same amount the US has spent in the country since the 2001 invasion. Last month, President Trump outlined his new strategy for Afghanistan with thousands of extra troops and no deadline for a withdrawal, also saying Washington needs to think about its economic interests. RT spoke to the political analysts who believe the US strategy in Afghanistan is shifting towards commercial goals. "The only thing I think of is that Trump may be 'pushing it' out of perception so that it looks like there is a good reason to stay," journalist and foreign policy strategist Michael Hughes told RT.

07:26

Putin: Robots With Artificial Intelligence Will One Day Eat Us Your News Wire

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that robots with Artificial Intelligence will eventually eat us in the near future.  Putin asked Arkady Volozh, the head of Russias largest technology firm, Yandex, how long it would [...]

07:17

Nigel Farage Vows To Destroy Theresa May After She Betrayed Brexit Your News Wire

Nigel Farage is considering returning as UKIPs leader and has said he will push British Prime Minister Theresa May out of office after she betrayed Britain on Brexit. The potential return of Farage comes amid [...]

07:05

The US grand imperialist strategy in one map Signs of the Times

Mikhail Leontiev devoted his column on the first Russian television channel to Thomas Barnett's theory. What appeared to be an intellectual lucubration in 2001 is currently being realized. Everyone must now rethink their vision of the wars of the past sixteen years. Transcript: However, hello! Trump delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly. As Saltykov-Shchedrin [1] pointed out once: "Kind folk awaited bloodshed and massacres from him, instead, he ate a doughnut." "Strong sovereign nations allow citizens to flourish in the fullness of life provided for by God. We in America do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone. And we want ours to be so brilliant as to serve to the rest as an example, "said US President Donald Trump. Hooray! He is giving a slack. In the past he would have aspired to impose a resplendent image to follow! But now he has given up all the aspiring. At the same time, note, to erase from the face of the Earth and to overthrow is still in fashion. Trump threatens to destroy North Korea, Iran, overthrow the regime in Venezuela ... But to try to impose an image nowadays is a big no-no.

The US grand imperialist strategy in one map Signs of the Times

Mikhail Leontiev devoted his column on the first Russian television channel to Thomas Barnett's theory. What appeared to be an intellectual lucubration in 2001 is currently being realized. Everyone must now rethink their vision of the wars of the past sixteen years. Transcript: However, hello! Trump delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly. As Saltykov-Shchedrin [1] pointed out once: "Kind folk awaited bloodshed and massacres from him, instead, he ate a doughnut." "Strong sovereign nations allow citizens to flourish in the fullness of life provided for by God. We in America do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone. And we want ours to be so brilliant as to serve to the rest as an example, "said US President Donald Trump. Hooray! He is giving a slack. In the past he would have aspired to impose a resplendent image to follow! But now he has given up all the aspiring. At the same time, note, to erase from the face of the Earth and to overthrow is still in fashion. Trump threatens to destroy North Korea, Iran, overthrow the regime in Venezuela ... But to try to impose an image nowadays is a big no-no.

06:58

New Test Can Detect Cocaine Use Within Seconds Your News Wire

A new non-invasive fingerprint test that can detect within seconds if someone has been taking cocaine, even after they have washed their hands, is being hailed as a breakthrough by scientists from University of Surrey [...]

06:56

"The Essential Thing..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. 
The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
- Pierre de Courbertin

06:55

Trumps UN Reform Declaration The Sleuth Journal

 

Trumps UN Reform Declaration | Donald-Trump3 | Politics Special Interests Trump United Nations

(image: Reuters)

 

Putin wasnt invited to Trumps UN reform meeting, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov explained, convened ahead of the General Assemblys 72nd session, an unacceptable snub.

 

A handful of countries alone got to participate, ones willing to sign Trumps 10-point plan. Upper house Federation Council Defense and Security Committee First Deputy head Franz Klintsevich called his proposal a diktat rather than a discussion, adding:

 

I cannot really judge if UN reform is timely at the moment, and whether it may cause bigger disputes among countries. Those are, so to say, issues of a different layer, but anyway this is not the way to address them.

...

06:53

The Daily "Near You?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Longview, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

06:51

How flying seriously messes with your mind and body Signs of the Times

Travelling by plane has become an everyday activity - but our bodies and brains are still affected by it. With the tiny screen bouncing around in front of us, tinny sound quality and frequent interruptions, watching a movie during a flight is hardly an immersive experience. Yet, frequent fliers may have found themselves - or at least witnessed others - welling up at the most innocuous of films while on a long airline journey. Even lighthearted comedies such as Bee Movie, Bridesmaids and The Simpsons can trigger the water works in passengers who would normally remain dry-eyed if watching these on the ground. Physicist and television presenter Brian Cox and musician Ed Sheeran have both admitted they can get a bit over-emotional when watching movies on aircraft. A new survey by Gatwick Airport in London found 15% of men and 6% of women said they were more likely to cry when watching a film on a flight than they would if seeing it at home.

How flying seriously messes with your mind and body Signs of the Times

Travelling by plane has become an everyday activity - but our bodies and brains are still affected by it. With the tiny screen bouncing around in front of us, tinny sound quality and frequent interruptions, watching a movie during a flight is hardly an immersive experience. Yet, frequent fliers may have found themselves - or at least witnessed others - welling up at the most innocuous of films while on a long airline journey. Even lighthearted comedies such as Bee Movie, Bridesmaids and The Simpsons can trigger the water works in passengers who would normally remain dry-eyed if watching these on the ground. Physicist and television presenter Brian Cox and musician Ed Sheeran have both admitted they can get a bit over-emotional when watching movies on aircraft. A new survey by Gatwick Airport in London found 15% of men and 6% of women said they were more likely to cry when watching a film on a flight than they would if seeing it at home.

06:48

"O Brave New World..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"How many goodly creatures are there here! 
How beauteous mankind is!
 O brave new world, That has such people in't."
- William Shakespeare, "The Tempest"

And then reality sets in...

06:45

Letter to Jeff Sessions signed by every single Republican member of the HJC Signs of the Times

The easiest way to spot a whiney liberal is this - He'll demand special privileges, and then complain when those privileges are granted to everyone. He'll want a safe space. But if you demand a safe space from his angry rants, he'll claim you're restricting his freedom of speech. He'll want freedom of conscience. But if you demand the same for yourself and Christianity, he'll throw a fit. So it's fitting, I suppose, that Democrats are now throwing a fit...after Republicans used their same underhanded tactics against them. Because Republicans, like Democrats, are now calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the 2016 elections. Except this time, they're investigating Clinton, Comey, and Lynch.

Letter to Jeff Sessions signed by every single Republican member of the HJC Signs of the Times

The easiest way to spot a whiney liberal is this - He'll demand special privileges, and then complain when those privileges are granted to everyone. He'll want a safe space. But if you demand a safe space from his angry rants, he'll claim you're restricting his freedom of speech. He'll want freedom of conscience. But if you demand the same for yourself and Christianity, he'll throw a fit. So it's fitting, I suppose, that Democrats are now throwing a fit...after Republicans used their same underhanded tactics against them. Because Republicans, like Democrats, are now calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the 2016 elections. Except this time, they're investigating Clinton, Comey, and Lynch.

06:42

The Social Contract Is a Fraud Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 
The Social Contract Is a Fraud
by Bill Bonner

There are many theories to explain government. Most are nothing but scams, justifications and puffery. One tries to put something over on the common man, the other claims it was for his own good, and the third pretends that he'd be lost without it. Most are not really "theories" at all but prescriptions, blueprints for creating the kind of government the "theorist" would like to have. Not surprisingly, the blueprints flatter his intellect and engage his imagination.

The "social contract," for example, is a fraud. You can't have a contract unless you have two willing and able parties. They must come together in a meeting of the minds - a real agreement about what they are going to do together. But what is the "social contract" with government? There was never a meeting of the minds. The deal was forced on the public. And now, imagine that you want out. Can you simply "break the contract"? You refuse to pay your taxes and refuse to be bossed around by TSA agents and other government employees. How long would it be before you got put in jail?

What kind of contract is it that you don't agree to and can't get out of? They can dress it up, print out a piece of paper, have a solemn ceremony in which everyone pretends it is a real contract. But it's not worth the paper it's not written on. Also, what kind of a contract allows for one party to unilaterally change the terms of the deal? Congress passes new laws almost every day. The bureaucracy issues new edicts. The tax system is changed. The pound of flesh they got already wasn't enough; now they want a pound and a half!

Here are the critical questions: Why do we let other people tell us what to do; are we not all equal? What is the purpose of government? What does it cost, and what benefits does it confer?

A theory should explain something without reference to something else. That is, a metaphor doesn't work. It's just a description. If you say that government is a kind of "social contract," you are merely describing how it seems...

06:39

8 Symptoms Your Anxiety Is Getting Worse Not Better Awareness Act

Its sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age. Amanda Seyfried

 The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that approximately 29% of American adults have lived with an anxiety disorder over the course of their lifetime. These disorders can be life-altering, impacting and interfering with all areas of your life including your school work, job performance, relationships and even your ability to leave the house and function in the outside world. Involving more than the typical, temporary feelings of worry or fear that one experiences from time to time, but rather a more serious, nagging anxiety that doesnt go away, gradually getting worse over time.

Source: Lifehacker

 

There are a number of options for those that are suffering to work towards either treating or managing their condition, including self-help or support groups, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication or a number of stress management techniques. These management techniques may include meditating, taking focused deep breaths, writing or journaling, exercising or creating artwork among other ideas. Often found to be effective, there are times that these techniques fail to calm our nerves.

Some people have the ability to tolerate and reduce the intensity of anxiety, explains Vena M. Davis, a licensed clinical social worker, In the event those things are no longer enough, I would invite the person to consider the pros and cons of receiving therapeutic support from a licensed mental health professional. A professional can help the person learn additional strategies to manage anxiety if it is long-lasting and happening more often than the persons usual experience. If the aforementioned continues unaddressed, the person may experience challenges in maintaining pleasant relationships The person may have challenges in maintaining a pleasant relationship with themselves, as well.

 How do you know if your anxiety is getting worse? Watch for th...

06:27

US Flies Nuclear Capable B1-B Bombers Just Off Coast Of North Korea Your News Wire

The US flew B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Koreas coast on Saturday in show of resolve, the Pentagon said. U.S. Air Force warplanes flew the closest they have flown to North [...]

06:21

"The Sandcastle" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Sandcastle"
By Jeff Thomas

"The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. Thats not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but its a fact, nonetheless. In every case, a democracy will deteriorate as the result of the electorate accepting the loss of freedom in trade for largesse from their government. This process may be fascism, socialism, communism or a basket of isms, but tyranny is the inevitable endgame of democracy. Like the destruction of a sandcastle by the incoming tide, it requires time to transpire, but in time, the democracy, like the sandcastle, will be washed away in its entirety.

Why should this be so? Well, as I commented some years ago, The concept of government is that the people grant to a small group of individuals the ability to establish and maintain controls over them. The inherent flaw in such a concept is that any government will invariably and continually expand upon its controls, resulting in the ever-diminishing freedom of those who granted them the power. 

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06:13

Downy woodpecker in the USA Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

23 September 2017

Male Downy Woodpecker quickly working an Oak tree they dont hold still for long! The smallest North American woodpecker is a precious little bird and just the day before the largest North American woodpecker was in the Backyard see here. After Hurricane Irma the woodpeckers in general seem to be much more active.


06:04

Hurricane Maria's forecast path edges closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks Signs of the Times

Still a Category 3 storm on Saturday, Hurricane Maria was rolling northward away from the Bahamas on a path that could affect parts of the U.S. East Coast next week. Maria pummeled the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday, its western eyewall passing over the capital city of Cockburn Town. For the first time in several days, Maria poses no immediate threat to land. At 11 am EDT Saturday, Maria was located about 320 miles east of Nassau, The Bahamas, moving north-northwest at 8 mph. Maria's top sustained winds had dropped to 115 mph, putting it at the low end of the Category 3 range. Maria was not a classically symmetric hurricane on Friday night, but its appearance on satellite had become dramatically stronger by midday Saturday. Very strong thunderstorms (convection) were wrapping around Maria's ragged, 35-mile-wide eye. As is typically the case for hurricanes moving poleward, Maria's wind field has been gradually expanding. Hurricane-force winds now extend up to 60 miles from Maria's center, with tropical-storm-force winds extending out some 200 miles to the northeast of the center. Maria has been successfully fending off moderately strong wind shear of around 15 knots, with the help of its well-established structure as well as very warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs) of 29-30C (84-86F).

Hurricane Maria's forecast path edges closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks Signs of the Times

Still a Category 3 storm on Saturday, Hurricane Maria was rolling northward away from the Bahamas on a path that could affect parts of the U.S. East Coast next week. Maria pummeled the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday, its western eyewall passing over the capital city of Cockburn Town. For the first time in several days, Maria poses no immediate threat to land. At 11 am EDT Saturday, Maria was located about 320 miles east of Nassau, The Bahamas, moving north-northwest at 8 mph. Maria's top sustained winds had dropped to 115 mph, putting it at the low end of the Category 3 range. Maria was not a classically symmetric hurricane on Friday night, but its appearance on satellite had become dramatically stronger by midday Saturday. Very strong thunderstorms (convection) were wrapping around Maria's ragged, 35-mile-wide eye. As is typically the case for hurricanes moving poleward, Maria's wind field has been gradually expanding. Hurricane-force winds now extend up to 60 miles from Maria's center, with tropical-storm-force winds extending out some 200 miles to the northeast of the center. Maria has been successfully fending off moderately strong wind shear of around 15 knots, with the help of its well-established structure as well as very warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs) of 29-30C (84-86F).

06:03

Anthony Lamar Smith killed in St Louis, killer scot free Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 22 September 2017 video from Missouri in the USA says about itself:

That verdict was a travesty

Watch: St. Louis workers denounce acquittal of killer cop, crackdown on protests

By Genevieve Leigh and George Gallanis reporting from St. Louis

23 September 2017

Protests in St. Louis against the acquittal of Jason Stockley, the police officer who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith on camera in 2011, have now entered their second week. Police in riot gear have arrested hundreds of mostly peaceful protesters and journalists in what amounts to a military-style lockdown of the city using pepper spray and tear gas.

WSWS reporters spoke with protesters and St. Louis workers about the verdict and the suppression of protests by the police.

By Niles Niemuth in the USA, 23 September 2017:

The 2011 killing of Anthony Lamar Smith by St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was an open-and-shut case of police murder.

Smith was a 24-year-old African-American who was driving away from police after they burst in on what they claim was a drug deal. Stockley, who is white, was recorded on a dashboard camera saying, Im going to kill this motherfucker, dont you know it. Less than 45 seconds later, his partner Brian Bianchi rammed their police SUV into Smiths car. Video of the incident shows that Smith remained in the car and made no attempt to flee.

Stockley jumped out of the SUV and shot Smith five times. Forensic evidence revealed that Stockley fired the kill shot from six inches away. The officer then returned to his vehicle, rummaged through a duffel bag and returned to Smiths car to plant a throwaway gun on the dead victim. Tests showed the gun had only Stockleys DNA on it.

In addition to hi...

05:54

6 Obstacles Those Who Choose Not to Conform Must Overcome Awareness Act

In order to be our true selves in life, we, for the most part, must not conform. Conforming in this day and age means allowing the rest of the world to tell us who we are, how we should dress, what things we should find interesting and so much more.

While it may sound simple, it is anything but. Doing things without others to back you can be terrifying. For most, conforming was never an option and I learned from a very young age that standing out was not something the rest of the world wanted people doing. Those who choose to stick to the status quo attack in groups and will do anything to tear us free-thinkers down.

Everyone faces their own challenges in life that much is of course, true. When we do not conform life can become quite complicated. Below you will find a list of obstacles that those who choose to be themselves have to face.

1. Being the black sheep of the family.

Growing up as the black sheep in the family is not fun at all. I was easily the black sheep of my family and they still do not see me as a normal person. While I am different, there is only one thing that sets me apart.

2. Facing your fears without hesitation.

When you are a non-conformist, you have to face all of your fears as they show themselves. You dont have time to live inside a bubble. Everything must be overcome.

3. Not having very many friends.

Having few friends gets lonely. Sometimes you want to talk to someone, anyone, but there is no one there. Seeking out like-minded individuals will benefit you greatly.

4. Being seen as a weirdo.

Conformists like to call the things they do not understand harsh names or belittle them. No one is more important than anyone else. We all matter. Whether you call a non-conformist a weirdo or not, we know you are thinking it.

5. Living in a world of people who refuse to think for themselves.

Dealing with people who are all thinking and doing the same thing is exhausting. You feel so alone when you are surrounded by people who judge you and envy you at the same time. It can be a bit frustrating at times.

6. Being unsure of what comes next.

People who live life without conforming are not always sure about what steps they need to take next and they dont have the same safety net to fall back on that most people do. These people have to take what they have and run with it in a sense. They can figure out where to go from here but also are not always given enough time to do so.

 

 

05:49

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon On North Korea The Sleuth Journal

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon On North Korea | kinetic-weapon-north-korea-1024x561 | Military Military Weapons Science & Technology Special Interests

By: Aaron Kesel, Activist Post

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday while discussing tensions with North Korea when he made a Freudian slip.

Mattis was asked whether there was any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis responded, Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.

Later during the press conference, another reporter questioned Mattis and caught him off-guard:

Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul, a reporter asked. Are we talking kinetic options as well?

Yes, I dont want to go into that, Mattis responded.

Previously, Mattis stated that a war with North Korea would involve the massive shelling of an allys capital, (South Korea) which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth.

U.S. President Donald Trump in a speech to the United Nations on Tuesday threatened to totally destroy North Korea if Pyongyang didnt quit its nuclear testing and threats.

This also comes after the U.S. and South Korea wrapped up its annual military drill harassing of North Korea, reminding the dictatorship of its military presence at its southern border.

In 2015, the U.S. Air Force...

05:44

Box tree moth video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 23 September 2017 video shows an adult box tree moth and a caterpillar of that species.

This Asian moth is an introduced species in Europe.

Annette van Berkel in the Netherlands made this video.


05:42

8 Places Around the World Where Taking Photos Is Against the Law World Truth.TV

Vacations are a long-awaited time of travel and leisure that should only leave warm memories and bright impressions. However, in some countries, obscure rules and weird restrictions can get unwitting tourists in trouble with the law. Amsterdam, Netherlands The Red Light District in Amsterdam is famous for its brothels, picturesque canals, and coffee shops. In this part of the city, the local proprietors []

05:41

Military-Industrial Complex reaps billions as NATO hypes fake 'Russian menace' Signs of the Times

The military of the Russian Federation is organized in four districts - west, central, east and south. Each year one of the districts will stage a division size maneuver. 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers leave their quarters to move against imaginary adversaries. Their training is complemented by various military and civilian staffs exercises. The active part of the medium-size maneuver takes about a week and includes some live firing. This year, like in 2009 and 2013, the turn was on the western military district to run its quadrennial exercise. It included, as is usual in the western district, units from and within Russia's ally Belarus. The name of this regular training event is simply "West", Zapad in Russian. Zapad-2017 was publicly announced and foreign military observers were invited to watch it.

Military-Industrial Complex reaps billions as NATO hypes fake 'Russian menace' Signs of the Times

The military of the Russian Federation is organized in four districts - west, central, east and south. Each year one of the districts will stage a division size maneuver. 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers leave their quarters to move against imaginary adversaries. Their training is complemented by various military and civilian staffs exercises. The active part of the medium-size maneuver takes about a week and includes some live firing. This year, like in 2009 and 2013, the turn was on the western military district to run its quadrennial exercise. It included, as is usual in the western district, units from and within Russia's ally Belarus. The name of this regular training event is simply "West", Zapad in Russian. Zapad-2017 was publicly announced and foreign military observers were invited to watch it.

05:41

Clapper: His non-denial denials revisited Signs of the Times

The former intelligence chief never actually refuted Obama administration spying on Trump. It would be peculiar if, as he now claims, James Clapper did not know about the Obama administration's monitoring of Paul Manafort. At the time, which appears to have been the autumn of 2016, Clapper was Obama's national intelligence director. The (dubious) raison d'tre of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) - a post-9/11 layering of yet more bureaucracy atop bureaucratic sprawl - was to ensure efficient information flow through the "community" of U.S. intelligence agencies. That said, it is a gross exaggeration to contend, as some are doing, that new revelations about the surveillance of Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, show that Clapper lied in a March 2017 interview by NBC's Chuck Todd. Instead, what we now know proves what I warned at the time of the interview: It was a mistake to construe Clapper's answers to Todd as a blanket denial of Obama spying on the Trump campaign. Carefully parsed, Clapper's comments left open the possibility - which some of us regarded as a high probability - that Manafort and other Trump associates had been under Obama-administration surveillance.

Clapper: His non-denial denials revisited Signs of the Times

The former intelligence chief never actually refuted Obama administration spying on Trump. It would be peculiar if, as he now claims, James Clapper did not know about the Obama administration's monitoring of Paul Manafort. At the time, which appears to have been the autumn of 2016, Clapper was Obama's national intelligence director. The (dubious) raison d'tre of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) - a post-9/11 layering of yet more bureaucracy atop bureaucratic sprawl - was to ensure efficient information flow through the "community" of U.S. intelligence agencies. That said, it is a gross exaggeration to contend, as some are doing, that new revelations about the surveillance of Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, show that Clapper lied in a March 2017 interview by NBC's Chuck Todd. Instead, what we now know proves what I warned at the time of the interview: It was a mistake to construe Clapper's answers to Todd as a blanket denial of Obama spying on the Trump campaign. Carefully parsed, Clapper's comments left open the possibility - which some of us regarded as a high probability - that Manafort and other Trump associates had been under Obama-administration surveillance.

05:38

14 Secrets Behind the Meanings of Famous Logos World Truth.TV

Have you ever thought about what inspired designers to create famous logos and what the story behind them is? Perhaps they were an accidental creation? Disney The logo of the most well-known animation studio in the world has always been a fairy-tale castle. In the beginning, the prototype was Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. However,Cinderella Castle in Disneyland Paris took its place in 2006.  LEGO The []

05:36

Liberty Links 9/23/17 Liberty Blitzkrieg

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Bernie Sanders to Democrats: This is What a Radical Foreign Policy Looks Like (Appropriately harsh words for the Saudis, The Intercept)

Electronic Frontier Foundation and ACLU Sue Over Warrantless Phone, Laptop Searches at US Border (This is crazy, read and share, Naked Capitalism)

What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone? (More info related to the above, The New York Times)

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Muellers Inquiry Sets a Tone (Imagine if they employed this strategy with Wall Street criminals, The New York Times)

Tucker Carlson Interviews Rob Reiner on Russia Hysteria (Must watch, YouTube)

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers (This is evil, The New York Times)

The Unknown Path to a Decentralized Future (Union Square Ventures)

Did The Washington Post Break a Law When It Disciplined a Reporter Over a Jeff Bezos Op-Ed? (Huffington Post)

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05:35

China detects 'natural' N. Korea earthquake - fears of nuclear test unfounded Signs of the Times

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake, at a depth of 0 kilometers, was recorded near the Kilju area of North Korea Saturday. Although initial reports suggested it may have been the result of a nuclear test, it seems likely the quake was naturally occurring. The quake occurred at approximately 08:30 GMT (16:29 local time) Saturday, CENC reported. Kilju is home to the Punggyeri nuclear site, where North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear test was conducted on September 3. There were conflicting reports as to the strength of the quake, with South Korea's weather agency reporting that it measured 3.0 on the Richter Scale, as cited by the country's Yonhap news agency.

China detects 'natural' N. Korea earthquake - fears of nuclear test unfounded Signs of the Times

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake, at a depth of 0 kilometers, was recorded near the Kilju area of North Korea Saturday. Although initial reports suggested it may have been the result of a nuclear test, it seems likely the quake was naturally occurring. The quake occurred at approximately 08:30 GMT (16:29 local time) Saturday, CENC reported. Kilju is home to the Punggyeri nuclear site, where North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear test was conducted on September 3. There were conflicting reports as to the strength of the quake, with South Korea's weather agency reporting that it measured 3.0 on the Richter Scale, as cited by the country's Yonhap news agency.

05:34

Israeli warplanes strike ammunition facility near Damascus International Airport Signs of the Times

Israeli planes have reportedly fired two missiles which hit near Damascus, targeting an ammunition facility belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah, according to a Lebanese TV station citing "informed" sources and various social media reports on pro-Syrian webpages. Israeli forces are reported to have carried out attacks from outside the Syrian border early on Friday, according to the Lebanese Al Mayadeen. It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported.

Israeli warplanes strike ammunition facility near Damascus International Airport Signs of the Times

Israeli planes have reportedly fired two missiles which hit near Damascus, targeting an ammunition facility belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah, according to a Lebanese TV station citing "informed" sources and various social media reports on pro-Syrian webpages. Israeli forces are reported to have carried out attacks from outside the Syrian border early on Friday, according to the Lebanese Al Mayadeen. It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported.

05:29

Parents Who Pranked Their Kids On YouTube Sentenced To Five Years Probation For Child Neglect World Truth.TV

A psychologist found that Michael and Heather Martins children suffered mental injury because of the viral kid pranks videos made by their parents. The Maryland couple behind the viral YouTube prank channel DaddyOFive were sentenced to five years of probation on charges of child neglect on Monday. Michael and Heather Martin had been charged with []

05:26

Massive backlash begins over bombshell decision to strip Uber of London business license Signs of the Times

40,000 drivers out of work as 400,000 sign protest petition A massive backlash has started after Uber was today stripped of its licence to operate in London with hundreds of thousands of passengers signing a petition to keep the app running. Transport for London (TfL) sensationally announced the firm would be barred from working in the city from next month due to its failure to report crimes carried out by its drivers. The Silicon Valley firm - which boasts more than 5billion passengers in over 630 cities worldwide - fears the decision by regulators in London may now encourage authorities in other countries to launch their own crackdowns. Passengers are outraged by the bombshell announcement, which they say will leave them unable to afford late-night lifts home and will put thousands of drivers out of work. Ahead of a planned appeal, which will see the dispute dragged into court, at least 400,000 Londoners have signed a petition calling for the decision to be reversed. But critics of Uber insist it has failed to properly vet its drivers and is an example of the so-called 'gig economy' that gives workers no employment rights.

Massive backlash begins over bombshell decision to strip Uber of London business license Signs of the Times

40,000 drivers out of work as 400,000 sign protest petition A massive backlash has started after Uber was today stripped of its licence to operate in London with hundreds of thousands of passengers signing a petition to keep the app running. Transport for London (TfL) sensationally announced the firm would be barred from working in the city from next month due to its failure to report crimes carried out by its drivers. The Silicon Valley firm - which boasts more than 5 billion passengers in over 630 cities worldwide - fears the decision by regulators in London may now encourage authorities in other countries to launch their own crackdowns. Passengers are outraged by the bombshell announcement, which they say will leave them unable to afford late-night lifts home and will put thousands of drivers out of work. Ahead of a planned appeal, which will see the dispute dragged into court, at least 400,000 Londoners have signed a petition calling for the decision to be reversed. But critics of Uber insist it has failed to properly vet its drivers and is an example of the so-called 'gig economy' that gives workers no employment rights.

05:20

Science Reveals Why We Dont Like Some People World Truth.TV

By and large, wed prefer that people like us. We are who we are, of course, but we can change specific behaviors. So if theres something we do that drives others away, wed at least like to know what it is. Researchers have put a lot of work into finding out if there are behaviors []

05:09

Trumps nuclear war threat Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 20 September 2017 video is about United States President Donald Trumps threat of nuclear war about Korea.

It features part of speeches by Trump and by Adolf Hitlers propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

In the wake of President Trumps bellicose and menacing speech at the United Nations this week, the war of words between the US and North Korea has intensified, heightening the danger of catastrophic military conflict: here.


05:02

What Is The Longest Straight Line On Earth You Can Walk World Truth.TV

What is the longest straight line on Earth you can walk without getting your feet wet in a lake, sea or ocean? Someone has finally produced an answer to that question and heres the map that shows you how to go. Start in Shitangzhen, a Chinese coastal city just south of Shanghai. March inland, []

04:57

Chuck Hagel, James Fanell, and the new strategy to target China via Australia Signs of the Times

The dismissal of an unwilling Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense in 2014 was, I think, a watershed in the fortunes of the China hawks, both in the Pentagon and at Pacific Command. Perhaps because it is bad form to explore the possibility that Hagel was purged for insufficient enthusiasm for a pro-active China confrontation agenda, nobody went there. But I did. Natch. In 2015, I buried my analysis in a tediously long piece that was meant to give an overview of the evolution of US China policy, and provide a corrective to the "Chinese aggression" meme that China hawks like to lean on. The narrative of escalating Chinese aggression is central to the China hawks' thesis that we need an escalating response. Rather interestingly, today a lot of this narrative is coming out of Australia. Google "Chinese influence Australia" and you'll get an idea of the barrage of local and global coverage keying on the skillfully shaped message that Chinese influence--though it is not illegal--must be feared. I've recently come to the conclusion that spate of panic stricken reports emerging from Australia concerning the China menace in economics, politics, and academics are a belated and improvised substitute for what was supposed to be the real deal: a pivot from Obama namby-pambyism to steely Clinton resolve to confront China in 2016.

Chuck Hagel, James Fanell, and the new strategy to target China via Australia Signs of the Times

The dismissal of an unwilling Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense in 2014 was, I think, a watershed in the fortunes of the China hawks, both in the Pentagon and at Pacific Command. Perhaps because it is bad form to explore the possibility that Hagel was purged for insufficient enthusiasm for a pro-active China confrontation agenda, nobody went there. But I did. Natch. In 2015, I buried my analysis in a tediously long piece that was meant to give an overview of the evolution of US China policy, and provide a corrective to the "Chinese aggression" meme that China hawks like to lean on. The narrative of escalating Chinese aggression is central to the China hawks' thesis that we need an escalating response. Rather interestingly, today a lot of this narrative is coming out of Australia. Google "Chinese influence Australia" and you'll get an idea of the barrage of local and global coverage keying on the skillfully shaped message that Chinese influence--though it is not illegal--must be feared. I've recently come to the conclusion that spate of panic stricken reports emerging from Australia concerning the China menace in economics, politics, and academics are a belated and improvised substitute for what was supposed to be the real deal: a pivot from Obama namby-pambyism to steely Clinton resolve to confront China in 2016.

04:55

Correcting Gregory Bateson Dissident Voice

Forty-five years ago the late Gregory Bateson [1904 1980] wrote these ominous words:

If you put God outside and set him vis--vis his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, you will logically and naturally see yourself as outside and against the things around you.  And as you arrogate all mind to yourself, you will see the world around you as mindless and therefore not entitled to moral or ethical consideration.  The environment will seem to be yours to exploit.  Your survival unit will be you and your folks or conspecifics against the environment of other social units, other races and the brutes and vegetables.

If this is your estimate of your relation to nature and you have an advanced technology, your likelihood of survival will be that of a snowball in hell.  You will die either of the toxic by-products of your own hate, or, simply, of overpopulation and overgrazing.  The raw materials of the world are finite.1

Although Bateson was prescient in asserting that the likelihood of survival of our species is that of a snowball in hell, his statement needs to be corrected/updated in several ways:

  1. When some humans began conceiving deity as transcendenti.e., as existing apart from Earth System(rather than immanent), this advance was not the beginning of our problems as humans.
  2. Although conceiving deity as transcendent did play a role in the downward path that our species has been on since the Neolithic, many other factors have come into play since that time.
  3. Batesons overpopulation and overgrazing causes are in need of updating.

Let me next, then, address each of these three points.

Our Apartness

During the Neolithic agriculture began to replace foraging as the source of sustenance; the groups affected began to grow in population size, and the erosion of bonds that had connected one member of the group with other members fostered the development of societal changesmost notably the development of social classes, and the beginning of exploitation.

One way to express what was occurring is to say that a Discrepancy was beginning to develop bet...

04:49

Liberal Hollywood Darling, Hero McCain, Kills Obamacare Repeal Your News Wire

Turncoat Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who only in 2016 ran a campaign as an ardent foe of Obamacare, dealt a major blow to the GOP by promising to oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill due [...]

04:48

Earthquake In North Korea Strokes Fears Of New Nuclear Test Your News Wire

A mysterious magnitude 3.4 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday, raising fears it may have been caused by a nuclear explosion. Chinese officials say the quake, which was detected near North Koreas nuclear [...]

04:44

Bali issues travel warning as Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt Signs of the Times

Holiday plans are in limbo for thousands of Australians after the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a new travel warning for Bali because of fears of a volcano eruption on the popular tourist island. Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest classification, meaning an eruption could be imminent. On Saturday, the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there had been five small eruptions detected coming from the mountain, and an ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed. There had been a "tremendous increase" in volcano activity. They said locals and tourists should be 12 kilometres away from the crater in some areas.

Bali issues travel warning as Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt Signs of the Times

Holiday plans are in limbo for thousands of Australians after the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a new travel warning for Bali because of fears of a volcano eruption on the popular tourist island. Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest classification, meaning an eruption could be imminent. On Saturday, the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there had been five small eruptions detected coming from the mountain, and an ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed. There had been a "tremendous increase" in volcano activity. They said locals and tourists should be 12 kilometres away from the crater in some areas.

04:41

South Korean Preppers: Government Instructs Citizens How to Get Ready for War The Sleuth Journal

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The government of South Korea is making every effort to turn its citizens into a country of survivalists. With the ever-increasing threats from the North, South Korean preppers are becoming mainstream, instead of a quirky fringe element.

Kim Jong Un fired yet another ballistic missile over Japan, spitting in the face of international pressure. It seems difficult to imagine that hes going to just eat a Snickers and chill out. So wisely, his closest neighbors are preparing for the worst.

The South Korean President isnt taking this lying down. In case North Korea undertakes provocations against us or our ally, we have the power to destroy (the North) beyond recovery. (source)This threat most likely will not please the Dear Leader of North Korea, so its probably safe to predict even greater hostilities on the horizon.

South Koreans have been warned to get ready.

The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security has issued guidelines for a variety of attacks to their citizens due to the ever-increasing risk of an attack by North Korea. Here are some brief quotes from the Ministry. Go here to read the whole thing.

1. The basics

Despite living under constant threat of war, South Koreans rarely possess emergency supply kits at home or...

04:38

Supernatural possession: Demons on trial Signs of the Times

The Devil made me do it. This has long been the plea of those who have been caught doing something wicked that is uncharacteristic of their usual behavior. Most of the time, we take it only as a figure of speech to brush off an aberrant deviation from the norm. However, sometimes the meaning can become all too literal. In 1981, a brutal murder occurred in a tranquil town on the East Coast of the United States; a vicious crime that the perpetrator claimed was not carried out by his own hand, but rather that of demons that had taken him over. It was a defense that would carry over into an actual court of law to become the nation's first case of a court defense seeking to blame a crime on demonic possession, and would trigger a media blitz of this spectacular tale of menacing supernatural evil on trial. The whole strange tale begins in the quite, affluent, and peaceful neighborhood of Brookfield, Connecticut, where an unassuming family, the Glatzels, had arrived in order to clean and put in order a rental property they had recently acquired in this scenic town of 13,000. Shortly after they arrived, a series of bizarre events began to unfurl that would mark the beginning of the madness that was about to spiral out of control. One day, about a month after they had arrived, Mrs. Judy Glatzel reported that her youngest son, 11 year-old David, had suddenly and inexplicably fallen down rather forcefully onto the bed as if he had been shoved. When questioned about the occurrence later, David told his mother that he had in fact been pushed by what he described as an old man with "burnt-looking skin," who had pointed a finger at him and growled the word "Beware" before throwing him onto the bed. For more of this article, go here.

Supernatural possession: Demons on trial Signs of the Times

The Devil made me do it. This has long been the plea of those who have been caught doing something wicked that is uncharacteristic of their usual behavior. Most of the time, we take it only as a figure of speech to brush off an aberrant deviation from the norm. However, sometimes the meaning can become all too literal. In 1981, a brutal murder occurred in a tranquil town on the East Coast of the United States; a vicious crime that the perpetrator claimed was not carried out by his own hand, but rather that of demons that had taken him over. It was a defense that would carry over into an actual court of law to become the nation's first case of a court defense seeking to blame a crime on demonic possession, and would trigger a media blitz of this spectacular tale of menacing supernatural evil on trial. The whole strange tale begins in the quite, affluent, and peaceful neighborhood of Brookfield, Connecticut, where an unassuming family, the Glatzels, had arrived in order to clean and put in order a rental property they had recently acquired in this scenic town of 13,000. Shortly after they arrived, a series of bizarre events began to unfurl that would mark the beginning of the madness that was about to spiral out of control. One day, about a month after they had arrived, Mrs. Judy Glatzel reported that her youngest son, 11 year-old David, had suddenly and inexplicably fallen down rather forcefully onto the bed as if he had been shoved. When questioned about the occurrence later, David told his mother that he had in fact been pushed by what he described as an old man with "burnt-looking skin," who had pointed a finger at him and growled the word "Beware" before throwing him onto the bed. For more of this article, go here.

04:36

Traveler warning: Meth-laced soda in Mexico Signs of the Times

Health professionals in Arizona are warning those traveling to Mexico to be aware of possible contaminated 7Up beverages in the Mexicali area. The contaminated soft drinks caused seven people to become ill and has killed one person, according to the Attorney General of Justice of the State of Baja California. Mexicali is located about 240 miles from Phoenix and 124 miles from San Diego, just south of the California border and Interstate 8. According to a Banner Health news release, medical toxicologists and physicians are on alert after reports surfaced that methamphetamine was found in 7Up drinks originating in Mexicali. Baja California's Health Department officials said health authorities have removed the products from shelves. Chris Barnes, spokesman for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, reassured that no 7Up products in the United States have been contaminated. The company distributes 7Up in the United States. "None of the 7Up products sold in the U.S. are affected by the issue being reported in Mexico," said Barnes. "Dr Pepper Snapple owns and licenses the 7Up brand only in the U.S. and its territories. We do not market, sell or distribute the brand internationally."

Traveler warning: Meth-laced soda in Mexico Signs of the Times

Health professionals in Arizona are warning those traveling to Mexico to be aware of possible contaminated 7Up beverages in the Mexicali area. The contaminated soft drinks caused seven people to become ill and has killed one person, according to the Attorney General of Justice of the State of Baja California. Mexicali is located about 240 miles from Phoenix and 124 miles from San Diego, just south of the California border and Interstate 8. According to a Banner Health news release, medical toxicologists and physicians are on alert after reports surfaced that methamphetamine was found in 7Up drinks originating in Mexicali. Baja California's Health Department officials said health authorities have removed the products from shelves. Chris Barnes, spokesman for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, reassured that no 7Up products in the United States have been contaminated. The company distributes 7Up in the United States. "None of the 7Up products sold in the U.S. are affected by the issue being reported in Mexico," said Barnes. "Dr Pepper Snapple owns and licenses the 7Up brand only in the U.S. and its territories. We do not market, sell or distribute the brand internationally."

04:32

Federal government tells 21 states they were targeted by hackers before 2016 election - doesn't give any details Signs of the Times

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The AP contacted every state election office to determine which ones had been informed that their election systems had been targeted. The others confirming were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Being targeted does not mean that sensitive voter data was manipulated or results were changed. A hacker targeting a system without getting inside is similar to a burglar circling a house checking for unlocked doors and windows.

Federal government tells 21 states they were targeted by hackers before 2016 election - doesn't give any details Signs of the Times

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The AP contacted every state election office to determine which ones had been informed that their election systems had been targeted. The others confirming were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Being targeted does not mean that sensitive voter data was manipulated or results were changed. A hacker targeting a system without getting inside is similar to a burglar circling a house checking for unlocked doors and windows.

04:31

Tom Fitton claims Mueller is setting up his own 'justice department' Signs of the Times

Mueller's team of lawyers is so big and powerful now, that Fitton described it as the Special Counsel's 'own Justice Department'. This is all thanks to AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself. In response to a Daily Beast article titled Bob Mueller Brings on 'Tough' Guy Stephen Kelly to Handle Capitol Hill, Fitton said, "Bob Mueller setting up his own Justice Department. Shut it down." The Daily Beast article says Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill: Having hired a host of seasoned federal prosecutors for his probe of the president's associates, Bob Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill. Stephen Kelly, formerly the longtime congressional affairs chief for the FBI, has joined the probe, according to several sources familiar with his new role. "Stephen Kelly is exactly who I would hire if I wanted to share as little information with Congress as possible," said a Hill staffer who has interacted with Kelly in his new role as Mueller's congressional liaison. Robert Mueller also just hired his SEVENTEENTH liberal hack lawyer to investigate Trump. The latest hack is an Obama/Hillary donor. Fitton is right. Mueller has essentially set up his own Justice Department; he's the one doing all the investigating while Trump's Justice Department sits idly by doing absolutely NOTHING.

Tom Fitton claims Mueller is setting up his own 'justice department' Signs of the Times

Mueller's team of lawyers is so big and powerful now, that Fitton described it as the Special Counsel's 'own Justice Department'. This is all thanks to AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself. In response to a Daily Beast article titled Bob Mueller Brings on 'Tough' Guy Stephen Kelly to Handle Capitol Hill, Fitton said, "Bob Mueller setting up his own Justice Department. Shut it down." The Daily Beast article says Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill: Having hired a host of seasoned federal prosecutors for his probe of the president's associates, Bob Mueller has now brought on a liaison to Capitol Hill. Stephen Kelly, formerly the longtime congressional affairs chief for the FBI, has joined the probe, according to several sources familiar with his new role. "Stephen Kelly is exactly who I would hire if I wanted to share as little information with Congress as possible," said a Hill staffer who has interacted with Kelly in his new role as Mueller's congressional liaison. Robert Mueller also just hired his SEVENTEENTH liberal hack lawyer to investigate Trump. The latest hack is an Obama/Hillary donor. Fitton is right. Mueller has essentially set up his own Justice Department; he's the one doing all the investigating while Trump's Justice Department sits idly by doing absolutely NOTHING.

04:30

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says US flew nuclear-capable B-1B bombers just off coast of North Korea Signs of the Times

The US has flown nuclear-capable B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Korea's coast venturing the "farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone," separating the two Koreas, in the 21st century, the Pentagon's spokesperson said. "This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea's coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take (North Korea's) reckless behavior," said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. The DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula near the 38th Parallel, separating North Korea from South Korea. It was created in 1953, following the armistice which ended the Korean War. "This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat. North Korea's weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international community. We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the US homeland and our allies," the spokeswoman added.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says US flew nuclear-capable B-1B bombers just off coast of North Korea Signs of the Times

The US has flown nuclear-capable B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Korea's coast venturing the "farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone," separating the two Koreas, in the 21st century, the Pentagon's spokesperson said. "This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea's coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take (North Korea's) reckless behavior," said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. The DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula near the 38th Parallel, separating North Korea from South Korea. It was created in 1953, following the armistice which ended the Korean War. "This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat. North Korea's weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international community. We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the US homeland and our allies," the spokeswoman added.

04:26

Will French ortolan bunting eating stop at last? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This is an ortolan bunting video from France.

From BirdLife:

22 Sep 2017

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, plumpened and drowned in brandy. Its a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.

By Alex Dale

Ortolan is a dish savoured with an almost ritualistic relish. Custom dictates that the diner eats the bird while wearing a napkin over their head; this, it is said, is to ensure the rich aromas do not escape while the gourmand chews the bird, bones and all, a process that lasts for several minutes. Pragmatically, the ritual may also have arisen because eating it is a messy business indeed. Or, others might say, out of shame. Because the process of delivering the Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana from perch to palate is a gruesome affair indeed.

The cruelty begins in the field, where around 30,000 Ortolan Buntings are captured every year during the autumn migration, as their flightpath from eastern Europe to west Africa takes them across France and in particular Landes, a poaching hotspot in the south-west of France. Here, songbirds are trapped in huge numbers, either in nets, or, in Provence, by getting snared by glue smeared on the branches of their favoured trees. BirdLife estimates around 500,000 protected passerines are illegally caught every year in France. Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are also targets for poachers, and many other species, such as European Goldfinch...

04:19

Putin: Russia Is Ready To Show Proof US Hurricanes Are Man-Made Your News Wire

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named the date he plans to release proof that the US government engineered the recent spate of hurricanes that devastated large parts of the U.S. Like a boxer confident in his [...]

04:15

Draco - Crystalline Sirian B Warfare After the Shift

  

Not my usual sort of video but important. These are my personal experiences dealing with the dark factions behind the 369 triangulation. This video will not be to everyone's taste but I needed to get this out. Enjoy!

04:13

Hundreds of homeless have seemingly vanished in Salt Lake City following "police operation" Signs of the Times

The streets around Salt Lake City's downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people. In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local residents are mystified as to where they've gone. The Salt Lake City police chief, Mike Brown, said he had visited parks and the Jordan river, which threads its way to the Great Salt Lake and has homeless camps dotted along its banks, but he hadn't seen an influx from downtown. Sgt Brandon Shearer has been up in a police helicopter looking for camps and seemed equally perplexed when asked where the people had gone. "I don't know," he said. "That's a good question." Advocates, for their part, fear a humanitarian crisis is brewing. The unfolding drama is all the more remarkable considering that several years ago, national media reports published claims by Utah that it had "won the war" on homelessness there, at least when it came to housing those who had been outside the longest. Jon Stewart ran a laudatory piece titled "The homeless homed". But the picture wasn't quite that simple.

Hundreds of homeless have seemingly vanished in Salt Lake City following "police operation" Signs of the Times

The streets around Salt Lake City's downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people. In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local residents are mystified as to where they've gone. The Salt Lake City police chief, Mike Brown, said he had visited parks and the Jordan river, which threads its way to the Great Salt Lake and has homeless camps dotted along its banks, but he hadn't seen an influx from downtown. Sgt Brandon Shearer has been up in a police helicopter looking for camps and seemed equally perplexed when asked where the people had gone. "I don't know," he said. "That's a good question." Advocates, for their part, fear a humanitarian crisis is brewing. The unfolding drama is all the more remarkable considering that several years ago, national media reports published claims by Utah that it had "won the war" on homelessness there, at least when it came to housing those who had been outside the longest. Jon Stewart ran a laudatory piece titled "The homeless homed". But the picture wasn't quite that simple.

04:07

Social Democracy, Bernie Sanders, and the Options of the Radical Left PM Press Latest Blogs

An interview with members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federacin Anarquista Rosa Negra.

04:04

ISIS film themselves in panic as Syrian army blows them "to smithereens" Signs of the Times

Terrorists are filmed in blind panic as they are hunted down in the desert as their so-called caliphate crumbles into sand THIS is the moment a group of ISIS jihadis are blown to smithereens after being hunted down by a Syrian government tank. Footage filmed on a head-cam inside an armoured car shows the moment the death cult troops spot a tank. One of the jihadis can be heard screaming: "Tank on the right side. The tank..the tank..the tank is over there, over there, over there." The machine can't be seen in the clip but a bright flash is visible which could suggest that its barrel is firing rounds. The jihadi can then be heard crying out: "Anti-tanks oh anti-tanks..follow us." Another asks where the tank is. And the jihadi replies: "Over there, the tank will bomb us." The armoured car then tries to out-drive the tank before stopping. Someone can be heard saying: "No-one gets off...stop...stop." Then there are pleas for the anti-tank units to protect them.

ISIS film themselves in panic as Syrian army blows them "to smithereens" Signs of the Times

Terrorists are filmed in blind panic as they are hunted down in the desert as their so-called caliphate crumbles into sand THIS is the moment a group of ISIS jihadis are blown to smithereens after being hunted down by a Syrian government tank. Footage filmed on a head-cam inside an armoured car shows the moment the death cult troops spot a tank. One of the jihadis can be heard screaming: "Tank on the right side. The tank..the tank..the tank is over there, over there, over there." The machine can't be seen in the clip but a bright flash is visible which could suggest that its barrel is firing rounds. The jihadi can then be heard crying out: "Anti-tanks oh anti-tanks..follow us." Another asks where the tank is. And the jihadi replies: "Over there, the tank will bomb us." The armoured car then tries to out-drive the tank before stopping. Someone can be heard saying: "No-one gets off...stop...stop." Then there are pleas for the anti-tank units to protect them.

04:02

Ukrainian armed forces purposefully target doctors and civilians in Donbass Signs of the Times

AFU shelled car of ambulance in the night from 17 to 18 September that arrived to the Petrovskiy district that was shelled and a civil man got wounded. When we arrived, we were told that the mortar shelled landed.

Ukrainian armed forces purposefully target doctors and civilians in Donbass Signs of the Times

AFU shelled car of ambulance in the night from 17 to 18 September that arrived to the Petrovskiy district that was shelled and a civil man got wounded. When we arrived, we were told that the mortar shelled landed.

03:54

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? The Sleuth Journal

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? | war-on-terror | 911 Truth Propaganda Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News War Propaganda World News

The War on Terror is a concoction to manipulate you out of your rights and allow an endless war against a faceless enemy.

War on Terror has become a catchcry phrase after the biggest of all false flag operations, September 11th. While its true that 9/11 became the pretext for the War on Terror, and catapulted the doctrine from an idea to official US policy (and a preeminent Western ideology going into the 21st century), the idea didnt originate with the George W. Bush Administration. The origins of the phrase War on Terror can actually be traced back to around 1979 and to another infamous New World Order agenda-pusher by the name of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel. The War on Terror has become such a hackneyed phrase that its worthy of being trademarked and corporatized, if the Military Industrial Complex hasnt done so already. Think of how much carnage, death and destruction have been wrought in the name of fighting the War on Terror and its various offshoots such as Radical Islamic Terrorism  millions of people killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Palestine and more  and theres no sign of it stopping. The War on Terror is the ultimate abstract endless war against a nebulous faceless enemy. Its not going to stop until enough people see through the deception.

Meet Benjamin Netanyahu, Inventor of the War on Terror

Netanyahu is more than just an Israeli politician. Netanyahus father, Benzion Netanyahu, was a leader of Revisionist Zionism, a colonialist, aggressive, xenophobic and expansionist form of Israeli nationalism founded by Zeev Jabotinsky in the early part of the 20th century. Netanyahu was already talking about terrorism in 1979 when he wrote his book International Terrorism: Challenge and Response that year. He wrote another book on terrorism in 1995, a major work entitled Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International...

03:53

Activation & Initiation After the Shift

 

This is a guide based on my own experiences of what it means to be initiated and what the activation process actually is.......

Thanks to creation for getting me this far........

Sethikus Boza:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXT4...

Randi Green:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxf...
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03:50

Vanuatu prepares to evacuate 5000 as Ambae volcanic eruption intensifies Signs of the Times

Authorities in Vanuatu were preparing to evacuate as many as 5000 people on Saturday, as a volcanic eruption on Ambae island continued to intensify. The country's Geohazards Department on Saturday raised its alert from level three to four, what it classified as a "moderate eruption state." The volcano is one of the most active in the world, but its activity has steadily increased in the past couple of weeks, said Esline Garaeviti, the manager of the Geohazards Department. On Saturday, that increased further, with the volcano belching ash across much of the 400sqkm island. "In the early hours, around 3-4am, we noticed that the activity started to increase, followed by another eruptive phase," said Ms Garaeviti. "So the ash plume from Ambae is still there now. The ash fall is expected all around the island." "The increased level of activity means increased area of risk," she said. "There's more risk exposed to people on the island, that's why. It's a moderate state of activity." Ms Garaeviti stressed that the state of the eruption was only moderate, but there was every chance it could increase. However, authorities on the island, which sits between Santo and Pentecost about halfway up the archipelago, were swinging into action on Saturday. Shadrack Welegtabit, the director of the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office, said his officials weren't taking chances, and were preparing to start evacuating half of the island's 10,000 people from one side to the other.

Vanuatu prepares to evacuate 5000 as Ambae volcanic eruption intensifies Signs of the Times

Authorities in Vanuatu were preparing to evacuate as many as 5000 people on Saturday, as a volcanic eruption on Ambae island continued to intensify. The country's Geohazards Department on Saturday raised its alert from level three to four, what it classified as a "moderate eruption state." The volcano is one of the most active in the world, but its activity has steadily increased in the past couple of weeks, said Esline Garaeviti, the manager of the Geohazards Department. On Saturday, that increased further, with the volcano belching ash across much of the 400sqkm island. "In the early hours, around 3-4am, we noticed that the activity started to increase, followed by another eruptive phase," said Ms Garaeviti. "So the ash plume from Ambae is still there now. The ash fall is expected all around the island." "The increased level of activity means increased area of risk," she said. "There's more risk exposed to people on the island, that's why. It's a moderate state of activity." Ms Garaeviti stressed that the state of the eruption was only moderate, but there was every chance it could increase. However, authorities on the island, which sits between Santo and Pentecost about halfway up the archipelago, were swinging into action on Saturday. Shadrack Welegtabit, the director of the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office, said his officials weren't taking chances, and were preparing to start evacuating half of the island's 10,000 people from one side to the other.

03:49

Syrians lament cost of US bombing: 'Raqqa was a beautiful city, now it's completely destroyed' Signs of the Times

US-led coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, have claimed many civilian lives and forced tens of thousands to flee. RT's Ruptly agency spoke to the displaced locals who described how the city was leveled in front of their eyes. The ancient city of Raqqa, which has recently become known as the de-facto capital of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, is currently under siege by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia backed by the US-led coalition. The besieged city has come under heavy air bombardment while civilians have been trapped in IS-occupied neighborhoods, unable to escape. The SDF on Wednesday said that "80 percent" of Raqqa has been retaken from IS and that the operation has moved into the final phase. At the same time, some SDF forces were seen being transferred away from the battlefield to the northern areas of the Deir ez-Zor province, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The dislocation comes as the Syrian armed forces backed by Russian Air Force have been pushing out IS terrorists after liftking the siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor. People in the Al-Mabrookeh refugee camp told Ruptly of the terrors they faced being caught in the middle of the fighting between IS terrorists and the US-backed SDF. "The coalition launched heavy airstrikes over the residential areas and the nearby towns in the western and northern sectors, especially northward, where they targeted ISIS headquarters, and also locations where civilians were killed," Ahmad Ibrahim told Ruptly. "Schools, where students were studying, have been targeted as well. There was nothing there, and they have just been hit and destroyed,"he said.

Syrians lament cost of US bombing: 'Raqqa was a beautiful city, now it's completely destroyed' Signs of the Times

US-led coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, have claimed many civilian lives and forced tens of thousands to flee. RT's Ruptly agency spoke to the displaced locals who described how the city was leveled in front of their eyes. The ancient city of Raqqa, which has recently become known as the de-facto capital of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, is currently under siege by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia backed by the US-led coalition. The besieged city has come under heavy air bombardment while civilians have been trapped in IS-occupied neighborhoods, unable to escape. The SDF on Wednesday said that "80 percent" of Raqqa has been retaken from IS and that the operation has moved into the final phase. At the same time, some SDF forces were seen being transferred away from the battlefield to the northern areas of the Deir ez-Zor province, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The dislocation comes as the Syrian armed forces backed by Russian Air Force have been pushing out IS terrorists after liftking the siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor. People in the Al-Mabrookeh refugee camp told Ruptly of the terrors they faced being caught in the middle of the fighting between IS terrorists and the US-backed SDF. "The coalition launched heavy airstrikes over the residential areas and the nearby towns in the western and northern sectors, especially northward, where they targeted ISIS headquarters, and also locations where civilians were killed," Ahmad Ibrahim told Ruptly. "Schools, where students were studying, have been targeted as well. There was nothing there, and they have just been hit and destroyed,"he said.

03:44

Death Of Worlds Richest Woman Adds $1 Billion To Her Estate Your News Wire

The worlds richest woman LOreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt died on Wednesday aged 94. Her estates net worth. valued at $44.7 billion by Forbes. increased by $1 Billion, as news of her death sent LOreal shares [...]

03:37

Russia Threatens To Fire Back On U.S. Proxies, Special Forces If Fired On Again Activist Post

By Brandon Turbeville Even after the apparent cooling of tensions between Russia and the United States in Syria, it seems that the potential for direct...

03:34

Adorable Chimpanzee Is Learning To Trust Again, And The Photos Are Too Cute TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

This 10-month-old chimpanzee hasnt had the easiest start in life. Though he is now cared for by kind caregivers, Farah once lived in chains after being seized by wildlife traffickers who killed his mother.

Sadly, his story is not unusual. Every year, millions of helpless animals are orphaned as a result of poaching or human negligence. In fact, the illegal industry generates a profit of five to 20 million dollars annually. Even if the trade does result in species going extinct, many poachers do not care as it is profitable short-term.

Fortunately, Farah is now living a good live at Mefou Sanctauary, Ape Africas safe haven which is located in Cameroon, Africa. The non-profit is focused on the conservation of chimpanzees, monkeys and gorillas.

When Farah first arrived at the sanctuary, he was distrustful of humans and shied away from the strange sights and sounds. The patent caretakers eventually earned his trust, however. Now, hes realizing humans arent all that bad.

In the photo below, Farah curiously looks at his caregiver, Stephanie.

...

03:30

How Youve Been Tricked Into Living in the Land of the Legally Dead Wake Up World

September 24th, 2017 By Pao L. Chang Guest writer for Wake Up World The current reality of man is heavily controlled by words. As a result of that, words play a big role in shaping the reality and culture of man. Besides shaping the reality and culture of man, words also play an important role in trade. []

03:28

Yet another study done that links autism with aluminum found in most vaccines Signs of the Times

A peer-reviewed study conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia, has established a link between a popular aluminum vaccine and autism. It is no question that the subject of vaccines is profoundly controversial. On both sides of the argument exists truth and lies that can hinder the ability of some to make rational decisions. While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who write for the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, when we see critical information about vaccines that fails to be covered in the mainstream media, we will cover it every time. This is one of those times.

Yet another study done that links autism with aluminum found in most vaccines Signs of the Times

A peer-reviewed study conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia, has established a link between a popular aluminum vaccine and autism. It is no question that the subject of vaccines is profoundly controversial. On both sides of the argument exists truth and lies that can hinder the ability of some to make rational decisions. While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who write for the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, when we see critical information about vaccines that fails to be covered in the mainstream media, we will cover it every time. This is one of those times.

03:19

Is California next? Concerns increase as a series of killer quakes hit the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' Signs of the Times

In the span of just 24 hours, a series of powerful earthquakes rocked several locations along the Pacific one by one this week, all in a seismic region known as the 'Ring of Fire' - and, others in its path, including California, are now wondering if they could be next. Roughly 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur in this belt, which loops from New Zealand to Chile, passing through the coasts of Asia and the Americas on the way. Now, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, experts admit the Pacific is experiencing 'unusual' seismic activity, leaving the West Coast on edge. After a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, others along the Ring of Fire - including California - are wondering if they could be next. But, experts say offshore quakes happen in the region all the time, and go unnoticed But, this doesn't necessarily mean California or other areas of the West Coast will be affected by the events.

Is California next? Concerns increase as a series of killer quakes hit the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' Signs of the Times

In the span of just 24 hours, a series of powerful earthquakes rocked several locations along the Pacific one by one this week, all in a seismic region known as the 'Ring of Fire' - and, others in its path, including California, are now wondering if they could be next. Roughly 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur in this belt, which loops from New Zealand to Chile, passing through the coasts of Asia and the Americas on the way. Now, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, experts admit the Pacific is experiencing 'unusual' seismic activity, leaving the West Coast on edge. After a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) early Thursday morning, others along the Ring of Fire - including California - are wondering if they could be next. But, experts say offshore quakes happen in the region all the time, and go unnoticed But, this doesn't necessarily mean California or other areas of the West Coast will be affected by the events.

03:15

London Grenfell Tower disaster damages mental health Dear Kitty. Some blog

London, England: Grenfell survivors and local residents outside Kensington & Chelsea Council Town Hall demanding the resignation of the council

From daily News Line in Britain:

Saturday, 23 September 2017

GRENFELL INFERNO! unprecedented trauma

THE GRENFELL Tower disaster triggered a mental health crisis of an unprecedented scale, a leading doctor has said 100 days on from the fire.

NHS data shows 457 adults have been flagged as being in urgent need of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, while 39 children are also receiving specialist mental health care.

Survivors and nearby witnesses of the June 14 inferno, which left so many dead, are considered to have a 50% chance of developing the disorder, according to health service modelling. Those mentally scarred by the tragedy report suffering from flashbacks and sleeplessness, which can be triggered by the sight of the towers wreckage, clinicians say.

Dr Alastair Bailey, the clinical psychological lead at the NHS Grenfell Tower Trauma Service, said the impact of the fire is unlike anything seen before by the health service. He said: It is unprecedented, I dont think we have experienced anything like it. We had similar events that have been large-scale, traumatic events that have occurred in the UK.

We think about the London bombings, the terror attack in Tunisia which affected British nationals and other events over the years, but nothing has affected a community like this for a number of years.

Similar events have occurred that have affected one community, things like t...

03:15

Rare oarfish washes up in Oak Bay, British Columbia Signs of the Times

A strange sea creature that washed up on Oak Bay's Rattenbury Beach late Thursday morning has been identified as a very rare king-of-the-salmon, according to a local biologist. The unique name of the king-of-the-salmon originates from Makah First Nation legend, in which the fish (Trachiptreus altivelis) was believed to be the "king" that would lead salmon back to their rivers to spawn, noted Jackie Hildering, a biologist and marine educator, who goes by the handle of The Marine Detective on her blog. The strange-looking fish, at more than two metres long, was found deceased beside the water by a man who was walking on the beach with his dog.

Rare oarfish washes up in Oak Bay, British Columbia Signs of the Times

A strange sea creature that washed up on Oak Bay's Rattenbury Beach late Thursday morning has been identified as a very rare king-of-the-salmon, according to a local biologist. The unique name of the king-of-the-salmon originates from Makah First Nation legend, in which the fish (Trachiptreus altivelis) was believed to be the "king" that would lead salmon back to their rivers to spawn, noted Jackie Hildering, a biologist and marine educator, who goes by the handle of The Marine Detective on her blog. The strange-looking fish, at more than two metres long, was found deceased beside the water by a man who was walking on the beach with his dog.

03:10

Fearless Dog Who Saved 52 People Is Rescuing Victims Of Mexico Earthquake TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Last Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico. At least 230 people were killed and thousands were injured. The terrifying incident took place just two weeks after another, more powerful earthquake shook up Oaxaca.

This latest natural disaster left the area in ruins and many people trapped under the rubble. Fortunately, thousands of emergency services, military members and civilians are helping rescue trapped victims. Among them is a six-year-old Mexican Navy (SEMAR) rescue dog who has saved 52 people in her career.

Frida the Labrador has been tirelessly searching for survivors. As can be seen in the photos below, she is equipped with her own personal protective equipment which includes customized boots and goggles. The boots protect her paws from abrasive materials and the goggles shield her eyes from debris.

Despite the double tragedy Mexico has experienced, its heartening to know activists like Frida are nearby and willing to help out.

Following are photos of the fearless dog:

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03:09

Not learning from past mistakes: Zuckerberg rehires 'Gang of Eight' pollsters to garner support for 2017 DACA amnesty Signs of the Times

Mark Zuckerberg's deputies have rehired the pollsters behind the 2014 "Gang of Eight" electoral disaster to help persuade politicians that support for the 2017 DACA amnesty will not be a career-ending decision. The pollsters' "optimized messaging" advice proved catastrophic to many politicians in 2014, including five defeated Democratic Senators plus the GOP's House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who lost his Virginia primary. The amnesty-boosting advice was also catastrophic for Sen. Marco Rubio, and for Sen. Chuck Schumer, who lost the five Democrats and four more open seats held by retiring Democrats. That loss of nine seats cost Schumer the opportunity to be the Senate's Majority leader for President Barack Obama's last two years and President Donald Trump's first two years. Because of the 2014 amnesty fiasco, many politicians - and a New York real-estate developer - realized that most Americans want to like immigrants but they also strongly oppose big uncontrolled amnesties which allow companies to unfairly hire cheap labor and to sideline Americans and their growing children. Pollster Kellyanne Conway recognized the combination of decency and anger, and she used that knowledge to help Donald Trump bulldoze the GOP and Democratic establishments in 2016. This year, the pollsters have only persuaded credulous liberal reporters who are eager to believe that Americans welcome more crime and civic conflict, lower wages, fewer college slots, and fewer taxpayer dollars.

Not learning from past mistakes: Zuckerberg rehires 'Gang of Eight' pollsters to garner support for 2017 DACA amnesty Signs of the Times

Mark Zuckerberg's deputies have rehired the pollsters behind the 2014 "Gang of Eight" electoral disaster to help persuade politicians that support for the 2017 DACA amnesty will not be a career-ending decision. The pollsters' "optimized messaging" advice proved catastrophic to many politicians in 2014, including five defeated Democratic Senators plus the GOP's House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who lost his Virginia primary. The amnesty-boosting advice was also catastrophic for Sen. Marco Rubio, and for Sen. Chuck Schumer, who lost the five Democrats and four more open seats held by retiring Democrats. That loss of nine seats cost Schumer the opportunity to be the Senate's Majority leader for President Barack Obama's last two years and President Donald Trump's first two years. Because of the 2014 amnesty fiasco, many politicians - and a New York real-estate developer - realized that most Americans want to like immigrants but they also strongly oppose big uncontrolled amnesties which allow companies to unfairly hire cheap labor and to sideline Americans and their growing children. Pollster Kellyanne Conway recognized the combination of decency and anger, and she used that knowledge to help Donald Trump bulldoze the GOP and Democratic establishments in 2016. This year, the pollsters have only persuaded credulous liberal reporters who are eager to believe that Americans welcome more crime and civic conflict, lower wages, fewer college slots, and fewer taxpayer dollars.

02:57

Congratulations World, Sea Turtles Are Officially Making a Comeback From the Brink of Extinction Awareness Act

Humans have caused a lot of destruction to Earth and mother nature itself. It isnt often that we clean up the messes weve caused, however, weve done well this time!

Because of our rapid industrialization, deforestation, and other external forces brought upon nature by humanity has caused a tremendous effect on the environment. There has been a variety of different species that are near being wiped out completely from the planet. Polar bears, Bengal tigers, and even bees are all nearing complete extinction as modern society continues to grow. Sea turtles were one of the most upsetting components of the list, however, because of conservation foundations and the good will of the people they are returning from the brink of extinction!

Scientists have found that the population levels of the large sea turtles have been improving when they looked at nearly 60 different regions across the Earth. According to experts, long life sea turtles have been pushed to endangering levels because of hunting, fishing nets, habitat loss, plastic o rings, pollution, and climate change. However, there have been massive amounts of effort put into preserving and protecting baby sea turtle eggs and the turtles themselves.

Theres a positive sign at the end of the story, Mazaris said. We should be more optimistic about our efforts in society. said study lead author Antonios Mazaris, an ecology professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

There are a variety of different sea turtle species that have been at risk. In fact, there are only seven different types of sea turtles all of whom are at risk besides one. They can live for several decades and weight over 1,000 pounds!

They have more turtles than they know what to do with, said Roderic Mast, a sea turtle advisory group co-chairman at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which determines the global list of endangered species. After looking at 299 sets of turtle populations over different lengths of time all over the globe. The researchers found that 95 of them were increased, but 35 were still down.

The evidence is widespread and convincing, said...

02:53

Greece Could Leave The EU: Why The Grexit Option Deserves Consideration MintPress News

Eight years into the deepest economic depression that an industrialized country has ever experienced, we are now being told that Greece is a success story. Having accepted the bitter medicine prescribed by the troikathe European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fundthe storyline today is that Greece is on the road to recovery, firmly within the European Union and the eurozone.

This narrative was recently echoed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his annual speech at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair, Greeces equivalent to the State of the Union address. In this speech, Tsipras triumphantly declared that talk of Grexitor a Greek departure from the eurozone and the EUhas been replaced by that of Grinvest.

Within such a context, there is seemingly no room for discussions about whether it is in Greeces best interest, even after so many years of implementing the troikas austerity diktats, to consider a departure from the eurozone and the EU. Indeed, the narrative is that the people of Greece overwhelmingly have never supported the prospect of Grexit.

All throughout the economic crisis in Greece, it has been reported that polls have consistently shown clear majorities favoring the countrys European trajectory and rejecting the possibility of a departure from the eurozone and EU.

So the Greeks want the euro at all costs, even if it means more harsh austerity measures and cuts to wages, pensions and social services. Or so we are told. These claims would be believable if they were the product of robust public debate and deliberation on the respective pros and cons of remaining within the European family or departing. But in Greece, and in most of the global mainstream media, there is no such debate and never has been.

Instead, what has taken place in Greece during the economic crisis has been the complete elimination from public debate of opponents of the prevalent economic and political doctrines. Those who oppose the eurozone, the EU, or simply the austerity measures, are stamped with the scarlet letter of being nationalists, xenophobes, or fascists. Such rhetoric became even more polarized following the Brexit referendum result. The Brexit result and the rise of populism have themselves been demonized, while poll results that contradict the mainstream narrative are habitually buried by the supposedly objective major media outlets.

Following the first installment of this series in which the less-than-democratic roots of the EU, the zeal with which the EU is lionized by the global media today, the EUs presen...

02:50

To Help Residents Repair Homes After Irma, Govt Gave Out Code Violations for Damaged Property Activist Post

By Matt Agorist When all logic and reason is devoid of a decision as in many decisions made by the State authorities often...

02:50

Catalonia Closes Ranks As Outrage Over Crackdown Grows MintPress News

Spains increasingly public crackdown on the planned October 1 secession referendum in Catalonia appears to be bringing the population of the northeastern region together. Reports say that the social indignation toward police action is spreading far from just the pro-secession crowd.

Spains Constitutional Court forbade the referendum, and national police have been out in growing force trying to undermine the lead-up to the vote. Still, theres little sign theyre going to be able to prevent the vote outright, and mostly theyre just angering everybody in the region.

If anything, theres some speculation that Spains crackdown is likely to sway the outcome more in favor of secession, as the pro-secession crowd is more mobilized than ever, and resentment is soaring. Polls had previously shown Catalonia widely split on the issue.

With 10 days left to the vote, theres a lot of time for the situation to continue to escalate, with thousands of Catalan demonstrators in the streets, and thousands more police arriving on ferries in Barcelona.

Leaders of the region say the referendum will take place irrespective of moves against them. In the meantime, however, talk of a general strike is mounting, and prosecutors are threatening sedition charges for the pro-secession movement.

Top photo | People shout slogans during a protest in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 21, 2017. Thousands have gathered at the gates of Catalonias judiciary body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish central authorities are challenging as illegal. (AP/Manu Fernandez)


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02:46

Austrian opposition party chairman calls Crimea's reunification with Russia legitimate Signs of the Times

Crimea is part of Russia, and it must be recognized. This was stated on Friday by the chairman of the Austrian Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache on the eve of the elections to the National Council of Austria (lower house of parliament) on October 15. "The Crimea is a real part of Russia, it needs to be accepted." Sanctions on this issue should eventually be canceled.", Strache said in response to a question from the Austrian press agency whether Austria should recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia and abolish the related sanctions. In turn, the head of the New Austria party, Matthias Stroltz, noted that Austria can not yet acknowledge the fact of reunification. "But we need to agree that the Crimea will never return to Ukraine, and cancellation of the sanctions can follow Russia's clear steps towards democracy, freedom of speech, respect for human rights. Without this, sanctions can not be lifted, " Stroltz said. At the same time, Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern and Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz still believe that "the annexation of Crimea violates international law." "But the sanctions did not lead to an improvement in the situation in Ukraine," Kern added.

Austrian opposition party chairman calls Crimea's reunification with Russia legitimate Signs of the Times

Crimea is part of Russia, and it must be recognized. This was stated on Friday by the chairman of the Austrian Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache on the eve of the elections to the National Council of Austria (lower house of parliament) on October 15. "The Crimea is a real part of Russia, it needs to be accepted." Sanctions on this issue should eventually be canceled.", Strache said in response to a question from the Austrian press agency whether Austria should recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia and abolish the related sanctions. In turn, the head of the New Austria party, Matthias Stroltz, noted that Austria can not yet acknowledge the fact of reunification. "But we need to agree that the Crimea will never return to Ukraine, and cancellation of the sanctions can follow Russia's clear steps towards democracy, freedom of speech, respect for human rights. Without this, sanctions can not be lifted, " Stroltz said. At the same time, Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern and Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz still believe that "the annexation of Crimea violates international law." "But the sanctions did not lead to an improvement in the situation in Ukraine," Kern added.

02:45

How A Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food WasteAnd Hunger TruthTheory

By via Yes Magazine

Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants themno questions asked.

On a windy late afternoon, dozens of people have lined up in front of a 20-foot-long repurposed shipping container situated on a church parking lot. Inside, volunteers are unloading food items from custom-built shopping carts and stacking them onto rows of shelves. There are hearty rice meals and healthy salads, thick sandwiches, pies, and other savory and sweet items. This is just another busy day for The Free Store.

We saw the potential in an untapped food supply.

The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that redistributes surplus food from local businesses in New Zealands capital city, Wellington, to those in need. It was inspired by a two-week art project in 2010 where artist Kim Paton filled a shop with surplus food items from bakeries and supermarkets. Anyone visiting the shop could take what they wanted free of charge.

I heard that some of the food in the shop was...

02:43

The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked The Sleuth Journal

The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked | man-asleep | General Health Special Interests

Insomnia is a bigger issue in the United States than most people think. More than a third of all American adults arent getting enough sleep. Thats enough to be considered an epidemic. Sleeplessness doesnt just make you yawn; it has a significant effect on obesity, diabetes, blood circulation, muscle health, heart health, the immune system, and cognitive behavior.[1]

Because of our sleep crisis, more people than ever before have resorted to sleeping pills. In 2015, Americans spent an estimated $41 billion on sleep aids. A 2013 study concluded that nearly nine million Americans use sleeping pills, and that figure continues to rise.[2] This is cause for concern as sleep aids can have severe health consequences. They may lead to dependence, addiction, and a number of negative side effects.[34] Fortunately, theres an all natural (and au naturale) trick you can try to sleep better tonight.

Simply sleeping naked has a host of health benefits including better sleep, balanced mood, better sex life, weight loss, and sexual health for both men and women.

1. Sleeping Naked Gives You Better Quality Sleep

Temperature has a tremendous effect on your sleep patterns and quality. While your body temperature is usually somewhere around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, studies have found cooler ambient temperatures support better sleep. A slight drop in room temperature signals your body that its bedtime,...

02:40

Trump Looking To Expand Drone Strikes Outside Conventional Warzones MintPress News

US President Donald Trump is seeking to loosen some Obama-era limits on drone attacks and ground raids outside conventional warzones US media reports have said.

The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, reported on Thursday that Trumps top national security advisers have proposed relaxing two rules from the administration of Barack Obama, the former US president.

The officials said the targets of kill missions by the military and the CIA would be expanded to include foot-soldier fighters with no special skills or leadership roles.

The officials added that proposed drone attacks and raids would no longer undergo high-level vetting.

The New York Times report comes after NBC News published a story on Monday about the Trump administration contemplating policy changes that will further expand the CIAs authority to conduct drone raids in a number of countries, both in and out of warzones.

NBC News cited officials at intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, Congress and the White House, who all requested anonymity to discuss the classified programme.

The international human rights organization Reprieve has found that since Trump took office in January this year, at least 30 civilians have been killed in ground raids and drone attacks in Yemen, where the US is not formally at war. That number includes women and children.

 

Foreign policy disaster

The US military has admitted that civilians, including children, were probably killed in Yemen, in the first operation authorised by Trump.

In one week in March, the Trump administration conducted...

02:38

National Police arrive in Barcelona on ferry decorated with Looney Tunes TheTruther.us

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE National Police arrive in Barcelona on ferry decorated with Looney Tunes As tensions between Madrid and Catalonia reach boiling point, Twitter users find the funny side of the peculiar choice of vessel. El Gobierno da un ultimtum a Puigdemont: si no desconvoca el referndum, dejarn que Silvestre se coma a Pioln. []

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02:35

Mexico City feels another 6.2 magnitude quake, citizens evacuate onto streets Signs of the Times

Earthquake warning sirens are currently sounding in Mexico City while the head of the city government has advised that emergency protocols have been activated following a 6.4 temblor in the city of Ixtepec in the southern state of Oaxaca. Initial reports from the Mexican Seismological authority said the quake struck at 07:53 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers with an epicenter approximately 12 km north of the City of Ixtepec. This is around 530km south of Mexico City. In an update, the service downgraded it to a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, placing its epicenter seven kilometers west of the town of Union Hidalgo in Oaxaca at a depth of 75km. So far there have been no reports of injuries, fatalities or damage, reports news outlet 24 Horas.

Mexico City feels another 6.2 magnitude quake, citizens evacuate onto streets Signs of the Times

Earthquake warning sirens are currently sounding in Mexico City while the head of the city government has advised that emergency protocols have been activated following a 6.4 temblor in the city of Ixtepec in the southern state of Oaxaca. Initial reports from the Mexican Seismological authority said the quake struck at 07:53 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers with an epicenter approximately 12 km north of the City of Ixtepec. This is around 530km south of Mexico City. In an update, the service downgraded it to a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, placing its epicenter seven kilometers west of the town of Union Hidalgo in Oaxaca at a depth of 75km. So far there have been no reports of injuries, fatalities or damage, reports news outlet 24 Horas.

02:34

New crustacean discovery in Dutch Zeeland Dear Kitty. Some blog

Caprella equilibra, photo by Brian Prins

This photo by Brian Prins shows a crustacean species, new for the Netherlands: Caprella equilibra.

Its size is only four millimeter.

It was found near Borssele in Zeeland province.

02:34

German psychiatrist: "Migrants have an enormous potential for violence, with a completely different set of values - we have let in a time bomb" Signs of the Times

On 18 September, German Public Broadcaster ZDF showed an interview by Peter Hahne. It posited the idea that Germany has been living in fear for quite some time and asks the questions: "Is that right? Are we Germans fearful in our own country for violence, terrorism and war? Or is this mood promoted, exaggerated by the media? What is the truth about 'German angst'?" On the ZDF website, the interview is introduced by noting increased crime in German cities, the growth in the number of terrorist attacks in Europe, assaults by immigrants against unreproachable citizens, the threat of climate change. So, the program asks, what is happening in the world, in Europe, in Germany? Is it really all that dangerous? Should we fear? Or is it a conspiracy "to make people live in fear and coerce them into a certain direction? What to make of the emotional state of the Germans? Is the fear genuine, or constructed? Can it be fought with arguments, proof and 'fact-checks'? These are the questions Peter Hahne discussed with his guests.

German psychiatrist: "Migrants have an enormous potential for violence, with a completely different set of values - we have let in a time bomb" Signs of the Times

On 18 September, German Public Broadcaster ZDF showed an interview by Peter Hahne. It posited the idea that Germany has been living in fear for quite some time and asks the questions: "Is that right? Are we Germans fearful in our own country for violence, terrorism and war? Or is this mood promoted, exaggerated by the media? What is the truth about 'German angst'?" On the ZDF website, the interview is introduced by noting increased crime in German cities, the growth in the number of terrorist attacks in Europe, assaults by immigrants against unreproachable citizens, the threat of climate change. So, the program asks, what is happening in the world, in Europe, in Germany? Is it really all that dangerous? Should we fear? Or is it a conspiracy "to make people live in fear and coerce them into a certain direction? What to make of the emotional state of the Germans? Is the fear genuine, or constructed? Can it be fought with arguments, proof and 'fact-checks'? These are the questions Peter Hahne discussed with his guests.

02:32

Calling Kaepernick Son Of A Bitch, Trump Urges NFL To Fire All Protesting Players MintPress News

Civil libertarians, racial justice advocates, and NFL players from across the league expressed outrage overnight after President Donald Trump called on owners of professional football teams to fire players who express their political views.

In a veiled reference to quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who last season started a wave of protest by kneeling during pre-game National Anthems in protest of police killings of unarmed black men, Trump said during a campaign-style rally in Alabama on Friday night, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say Get that son of a bitch off the field right now?'

Bishop Sankey, running back for the Minnesota Vikings who called the presidents behavior a disgrace, was among the many players in the league who condemned the president for his comments.

Kaepernick remains unsigned to a team this season and though Trump did not mention him specifically by name the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has remained a key target among right-wingers who express the opinion that black athletes should keep quiet about their political opinions.

As journalist and justice activist Shaun King tweeted:

...

02:27

Study asks if people with wide faces have a higher sex drive than those with narrow faces Signs of the Times

New research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how likely you are to cheat on your partner. Recently, behavioral and psychological researchers have taken an interest in facial morphology - that is, how the shape of the human face may correlate with certain attitudes, behaviors, and personality traits. For example, some studies have suggested that in men, a high facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) may signal aggressiveness, unethical behavior, and even psychopathy. New research - led by Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada - examines the role of men and women's FWHR in sexual relationships, infidelity, and mate selection.

Phrenology is IN! Study asks if people with wide faces have a higher sex drive than those with narrow faces Signs of the Times

New research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how likely you are to cheat on your partner. Recently, behavioral and psychological researchers have taken an interest in facial morphology - that is, how the shape of the human face may correlate with certain attitudes, behaviors, and personality traits. For example, some studies have suggested that in men, a high facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) may signal aggressiveness, unethical behavior, and even psychopathy. New research - led by Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada - examines the role of men and women's FWHR in sexual relationships, infidelity, and mate selection.

Phrenology is IN! Study asks if people with wide faces have a higher sex drive than those with narrow faces Signs of the Times

New research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how likely you are to cheat on your partner. Recently, behavioral and psychological researchers have taken an interest in facial morphology - that is, how the shape of the human face may correlate with certain attitudes, behaviors, and personality traits. For example, some studies have suggested that in men, a high facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) may signal aggressiveness, unethical behavior, and even psychopathy. New research - led by Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada - examines the role of men and women's FWHR in sexual relationships, infidelity, and mate selection.

02:19

Women Have Quarter of A Brain Saudi Cleric Claims World Truth.TV

A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women dont deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, The evils of women driving. Women []

02:15

"Fukushima Update: 15,325.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
- Shiva

Updated September 23, 2017: Fukushima Equals 15,325.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over 600 tons, at Fukushima daily release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of September 23, 2017 - 2,376 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 15,325.2 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium...

02:15

Unintended consequences & ugly repercussions: Catalonia situation deteriorating Signs of the Times

As NakedCapitalism's Jerri-Lynn writes, the Catalonia crisis is accelerating, with Madrid's crackdown increasing support for independence even among those previously not so disposed. This does not look like it will end well. Spain will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place, officials said Friday. AP reports that an Interior Ministry statement said the extra agents would provide backing for the Catalan regional police who are also under orders to prevent the staging of the referendum. But protests continue to grow and Rajoy's actions only seem to solidify opposition... "I feel the way people used to feel during Franco regime. Nothing less. Because Francoism is still alive," said protester Josep Selva, referring to Gen. Francisco Franco's military regime that ruled Spain between 1939 and 1978, three years after his death. "The political reform of 1978 only legalized Francoism and disguised it as democracy," he said. But, as WolfStreet.com's Don Quijones points out Madrid's crackdown on Catalonia is already having one major consequence, presumably unintended: many Catalans who were until recently staunchly opposed to the idea of national independence are now reconsidering their options.

Unintended consequences & ugly repercussions: Catalonia situation deteriorating Signs of the Times

As NakedCapitalism's Jerri-Lynn writes, the Catalonia crisis is accelerating, with Madrid's crackdown increasing support for independence even among those previously not so disposed. This does not look like it will end well. Spain will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place, officials said Friday. AP reports that an Interior Ministry statement said the extra agents would provide backing for the Catalan regional police who are also under orders to prevent the staging of the referendum. But protests continue to grow and Rajoy's actions only seem to solidify opposition... "I feel the way people used to feel during Franco regime. Nothing less. Because Francoism is still alive," said protester Josep Selva, referring to Gen. Francisco Franco's military regime that ruled Spain between 1939 and 1978, three years after his death. "The political reform of 1978 only legalized Francoism and disguised it as democracy," he said. But, as WolfStreet.com's Don Quijones points out Madrid's crackdown on Catalonia is already having one major consequence, presumably unintended: many Catalans who were until recently staunchly opposed to the idea of national independence are now reconsidering their options.

02:11

Russia prepping lawsuit for illegal U.S. seizure of diplomatic property as Russian diplomats evicted from San Francisco homes - but justice unlikely Signs of the Times

Russia would have little chance of winning a favorable judgment on the illegality of the US government seizing its diplomatic property in the United States if the issue was ever brought before any court especially one in America, analysts told Sputnik. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after the BRICS Summit in China said he would instruct the Foreign Ministry to go to court after the US State Department seized three Russian diplomatic facilities in retaliation for Moscow's decision to cut US diplomatic staff in Russia. Russian diplomats left the Consulate General in San Francisco and two other diplomatic entities in New York City and Washington on Saturday, while US security agents entered the premises and conducted a search, which Moscow said violated the Vienna Convention.

Russia prepping lawsuit for illegal U.S. seizure of diplomatic property as Russian diplomats evicted from San Francisco homes - but justice unlikely Signs of the Times

Russia would have little chance of winning a favorable judgment on the illegality of the US government seizing its diplomatic property in the United States if the issue was ever brought before any court especially one in America, analysts told Sputnik. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after the BRICS Summit in China said he would instruct the Foreign Ministry to go to court after the US State Department seized three Russian diplomatic facilities in retaliation for Moscow's decision to cut US diplomatic staff in Russia. Russian diplomats left the Consulate General in San Francisco and two other diplomatic entities in New York City and Washington on Saturday, while US security agents entered the premises and conducted a search, which Moscow said violated the Vienna Convention.

02:11

ADA Untroubled By Yet Another Study Pointing To Fluorides Negative Health Impacts MintPress News

For decades, many groups have fought against the inclusion of fluoride in publicly supplied water, arguing that the risks of mass fluoride consumption outweigh the purported benefits. Now, a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives has added to the scientific literature that suggests that fluoride negatively impacts human intelligence, especially in children and infants.

The study, surprisingly, was widely reported in the U.S. mainstream media despite the fact that its findings contradict the governments official position regarding the safety of fluoride.

The study examined nearly 300 sets of mothers and children living in Mexico and tested the childrens cognitive development twice over a 12 year period. A drop in scores on intelligence tests was observed for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in maternal urine. While researchers found a potential connection to prenatal fluoride exposure, they found no significant influence of fluoride exposure on brain development once a child was born.

While the study is likely to cause concern for mothers-to-be around the world, the findings of this study will be of particular concern for those living in areas where public water is fluoridated. In Mexico, where the study was conducted, fluoride is not added to public water supplies and fluoride exposure largely occurs via naturally occurring fluoride in the environment, fluoridated salt and supplements. In contrast, three-quarters of the U.S. population is exposed to fluoride through public water, in addition to other sources of fluoride such as fluoridated toothpaste.

FluorideHowever, the American Dental Association (ADA) took issue with the study, stating, its findings are not applicable to the U.S. The ADA continues to endorse fluoridation of public water as the most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay. The ADA declined to state why the studys findings were not applicable to pregnant women in the United States, given that fluoride co...

02:10

H-Bombs -vs- A-Bombs: Whats The Difference & Why Does N. Korea Crave Thermonuclear? World Truth.TV

The most recent North Korean nuclear test was claimed by Pyongyang to be a successful hydrogen bomb detonation. While the experts question whether the country is actually capable of using it, what are the main differences between H- and A-bombs? The test was performed by Pyongyang on September 3, and resulted in perfect success, according []

02:06

China implements additional UN restrictions on North Korea, caps oil supplies and bans gas exports Signs of the Times

China is to limit the export of refined oil products and totally ban exports of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate to North Korea, as well as textile imports from that country, the Ministry of Commerce has announced. China will limit refined oil exports to North Korea to 500,000 barrels for the period from next Sunday, October 1, to the end of the year, in compliance with the latest UN restrictive measures imposed on Pyongyang due to its sixth nuclear test earlier in September. The UN resolution states that starting next year, exports of the refined oil products such as gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil, etc. will be capped at 2 million barrels annually.

Former aide Gorka: Trump to dump new team and reunite old team Signs of the Times

Sebastian Gorka, until recently a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, has predicted that Trump will conduct an imminent cull of his White House team in order to bring back people more beholden to the president's original agenda. Gorka was ousted from the White House last month, just days after his former Breitbart News colleague Steve Bannon met a similar fate as part of a shakeup in the wake of John Kelly's arrival as Trump's chief of staff. Since coming on board at the end of July, Kelly, a former general, has sought to cut out the numerous voices competing for the president's attention, restricting access to those who, like Bannon, once regularly dropped by the Oval Office. Reports have since described Trump as isolated within the West Wing. And Gorka, a self-styled counter-terrorism expert who earned Trump's admiration with his combative defense of the president in interviews, does not believe the current setup will continue for much longer.

China implements additional UN restrictions on North Korea, caps oil supplies and bans gas exports Signs of the Times

China is to limit the export of refined oil products and totally ban exports of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate to North Korea, as well as textile imports from that country, the Ministry of Commerce has announced. China will limit refined oil exports to North Korea to 500,000 barrels for the period from next Sunday, October 1, to the end of the year, in compliance with the latest UN restrictive measures imposed on Pyongyang due to its sixth nuclear test earlier in September. The UN resolution states that starting next year, exports of the refined oil products such as gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil, etc. will be capped at 2 million barrels annually.

Former aide Gorka: Trump to dump new team and reunite old team Signs of the Times

Sebastian Gorka, until recently a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, has predicted that Trump will conduct an imminent cull of his White House team in order to bring back people more beholden to the president's original agenda. Gorka was ousted from the White House last month, just days after his former Breitbart News colleague Steve Bannon met a similar fate as part of a shakeup in the wake of John Kelly's arrival as Trump's chief of staff. Since coming on board at the end of July, Kelly, a former general, has sought to cut out the numerous voices competing for the president's attention, restricting access to those who, like Bannon, once regularly dropped by the Oval Office. Reports have since described Trump as isolated within the West Wing. And Gorka, a self-styled counter-terrorism expert who earned Trump's admiration with his combative defense of the president in interviews, does not believe the current setup will continue for much longer.

02:05

According to a Recent Study, Teenagers Are Avoiding Booze, Sex and Driving Like Never Before Awareness Act

For most of the time, everyone has always perceived the teenage years to be dangerous because teenagers are so reckless. However, a new study shows that todays teens are actually avoiding the rebellious lifestyle.

There are a lot of bad things about modern day society, and us media folks tend to have a habit of reporting on the negative sides a bit too much. While there is a variety of different issues with society today, there are actually some surprisingly good things about it too! While most people view teenagers as reckless and rebellious, a new study suggests that todays teens are less rambunctious than the typical teenager.

Parents always dread the teenage years and its understandable. The teenage years are where we ultimately discover ourselves and it can also be kind of a make it or break it phase of life. Parents tend to dread the teenage years because they are concerned for their kids safety. People worry about teenagers getting drunk and driving, getting addicted to drugs, or end up becoming a parent before theyre ready. However, a recent study conducted by psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park found that teenagers these days prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through social media instead of partying! This an awesome sign for the future of our generation.

The study was published in the journal Child Development. It analyzed survey responses from over 8.5 million teenagers given between 1976 and 2016. Todays teens were found to be less likely to drive, work for pay, go on dates, have sex, or even go out without their parents! This isnt just about parenting, Twenge told Business Insider. Its also about teens themselves and the economy and fertility rates and people living longer.

While the studies conclusions are based on personal survey responses it might not apply to all of the generation Z.

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02:04

Trump meets with Ghani, focus on mineral resources Signs of the Times

President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have voiced support for US companies developing Afghanistan's vast trove of minerals, in what Trump sees as payment for the US's role in the drawn out war. The two leaders met in New York on Thursday, where they discussed how American companies can help "quickly develop Afghanistan's rare earth mineral resources," the White House said in a statement. The White House said the two "agreed that such initiatives would help American companies develop materials critical to national security while growing Afghanistan's economy and creating new jobs in both countries, therefore defraying some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant." Trump has had his eyes on Afghanistan's vast mineral resources as a way to cover the $117 billion cost of the war and reconstruction efforts since the US began bombing and occupying the country in 2001. Reuters reports that Trump told advisors in June that the US should demand a share of Afghanistan's minerals as a payment for US assistance given to the Afghan government. In July, the New York Times reported that senior White House aides met with an executive from American Elements, which specialises in mineral extraction, to discuss the potential for Afghanistan. Afghanistan is home to vast deposits of gold, silver, platinum, coal, lithium, natural gas, uranium, tantalum and copper, among other minerals.

Trump meets with Ghani, focus on mineral resources Signs of the Times

President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have voiced support for US companies developing Afghanistan's vast trove of minerals, in what Trump sees as payment for the US's role in the drawn out war. The two leaders met in New York on Thursday, where they discussed how American companies can help "quickly develop Afghanistan's rare earth mineral resources," the White House said in a statement. The White House said the two "agreed that such initiatives would help American companies develop materials critical to national security while growing Afghanistan's economy and creating new jobs in both countries, therefore defraying some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant." Trump has had his eyes on Afghanistan's vast mineral resources as a way to cover the $117 billion cost of the war and reconstruction efforts since the US began bombing and occupying the country in 2001. Reuters reports that Trump told advisors in June that the US should demand a share of Afghanistan's minerals as a payment for US assistance given to the Afghan government. In July, the New York Times reported that senior White House aides met with an executive from American Elements, which specialises in mineral extraction, to discuss the potential for Afghanistan. Afghanistan is home to vast deposits of gold, silver, platinum, coal, lithium, natural gas, uranium, tantalum and copper, among other minerals.

02:04

Southeast Asia sees rapid spread of a 'super malaria', resistant to the most effective anti-malaria drug Signs of the Times

The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok said there was a real danger of malaria becoming untreatable. Prof Arjen Dondorp, the head of the unit, told the BBC News website: "We think it is a serious threat. "It is alarming that this strain is spreading so quickly through the whole region and we fear it can spread further [and eventually] jump to Africa."

Southeast Asia sees rapid spread of a 'super malaria', resistant to the most effective anti-malaria drug Signs of the Times

The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok said there was a real danger of malaria becoming untreatable. Prof Arjen Dondorp, the head of the unit, told the BBC News website: "We think it is a serious threat. "It is alarming that this strain is spreading so quickly through the whole region and we fear it can spread further [and eventually] jump to Africa."

02:02

Report: US created an Afghani force unable to provide national security Signs of the Times

The Pentagon has spent billions outfitting Afghan forces without giving them proper training, failing to understand the full "complexities and scale of the mission," a government watchdog said, also pointing out other flaws in US strategy. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a critical report on Thursday, titled Reconstructing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: Lessons From the US Experience in Afghanistan SIGAR found the US government ill-prepared to help Afghanistan in building proper security forces that could protect the country from "internal and external threats and prevent the country from becoming a terrorist safe haven." One of the key problems outlined in the report was that Afghan soldiers, while being handed advanced weaponry, were poorly trained. The US and NATO instructors sent to Afghanistan were themselves undertrained and undermanned, with the NATO training mission for ANDSF missing at least 50 percent of its staff. Over 100,000 Afghan police were trained by US Army pilots, infantry officers, and civilian contractors, despite these clear concerns about the competency of the instructors.

Report: US created an Afghani force unable to provide national security Signs of the Times

The Pentagon has spent billions outfitting Afghan forces without giving them proper training, failing to understand the full "complexities and scale of the mission," a government watchdog said, also pointing out other flaws in US strategy. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a critical report on Thursday, titled Reconstructing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: Lessons From the US Experience in Afghanistan SIGAR found the US government ill-prepared to help Afghanistan in building proper security forces that could protect the country from "internal and external threats and prevent the country from becoming a terrorist safe haven." One of the key problems outlined in the report was that Afghan soldiers, while being handed advanced weaponry, were poorly trained. The US and NATO instructors sent to Afghanistan were themselves undertrained and undermanned, with the NATO training mission for ANDSF missing at least 50 percent of its staff. Over 100,000 Afghan police were trained by US Army pilots, infantry officers, and civilian contractors, despite these clear concerns about the competency of the instructors.

02:01

The Parsons Green bombing 1 week later: What do we now know? Signs of the Times

A week has passed since the terrorist attack on Parsons Green tube station in West London, but police have offered few definitive answers at this stage. RT rounds up what we know so far. Although no one was killed in the blast, 30 commuters were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), planted towards the rear of a District Line train, partially detonated during morning rush hour. The official terrorism threat level in the UK has returned to 'severe', meaning an attack is highly likely, but no longer imminent, having been raised to 'critical' in the aftermath of the blast. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the bombing via its Amaq news agency. As Londoners try to return to life as normal, RT sums up everything we know so far about the attack and the ongoing police investigation.

The Parsons Green bombing 1 week later: What do we now know? Signs of the Times

A week has passed since the terrorist attack on Parsons Green tube station in West London, but police have offered few definitive answers at this stage. RT rounds up what we know so far. Although no one was killed in the blast, 30 commuters were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), planted towards the rear of a District Line train, partially detonated during morning rush hour. The official terrorism threat level in the UK has returned to 'severe', meaning an attack is highly likely, but no longer imminent, having been raised to 'critical' in the aftermath of the blast. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the bombing via its Amaq news agency. As Londoners try to return to life as normal, RT sums up everything we know so far about the attack and the ongoing police investigation.

02:00

"Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria: the Nightmare Scenario" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Uncle Sam vs. Russia in Eastern Syria:
 the Nightmare Scenario" 
By Mike Whitney

"The impending collapse of ISIS has touched off a race for territory in the oil-rich eastern part of Syria pitting US-backed forces against the Russian-led coalition of Syria, Iran and Hezbollah. This is the nightmare scenario that everyone wanted to avoid. Washington and Moscows armies are now converging on the same area at the same time greatly increasing the probability of a conflagration between the two nuclear-armed superpowers. The only way a clash can be avoided is if one party backs down, which seems increasingly unlikely.

The situation can be easily explained. The vast swath of territory captured by ISIS is steadily shrinking due to the dogged perseverance of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) which has liberated most of the countryside west of the Euphrates River including the former ISIS stronghold at Deir Ezzor, a critical garrison at the center of the fighting. ISIS is also getting pressure from the north where the US-backed SDF is pounding their capital at Raqqa while deploying troops and tanks southward to the oil fields in Deir Ezzor province.

Washington has made it clear that it wants its proxy-army to control the area east of the Euphrates establishing a soft partition between east and west. The US also want...

01:59

An independent Kurdistan will allow Israel to 'kill two birds with one stone' Signs of the Times

The Kurdistan independence vote scheduled for September 25 will play into Tel Aviv's hands: an independent Kurdish state would allow Israel to solve its energy issues and weaken its regional rivals Iraq and Syria, Iraqi expert told Sputnik. For his part, a Syrian general revealed what steps the Syrian Army is taking to halt Kurdish separatism. Israel has good reason to support the creation of an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East, Iraqi security expert Ahmed al-Sharifi told Sputnik Arabic: This project targets Damascus and Baghdad to guarantee water and energy supplies to Tel Aviv. "Since 2005 [Benjamin] Netanyahu has spoken about the necessity of building an oil pipeline from [the Iraqi cities of] Kirkuk and Mosul to the Mediterranean Sea through Syria, to provide Israel with a constant source of energy," al-Sharifi emphasized. According to the expert, Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) was created "to replace the governments in Syria and Iraq with pro-American authorities." It would also have played into the hand of Israel, he believes. "It would have allowed Israel to maintain control over oil and water resources," al-Sharifi suggested. "Additionally, [Tel Aviv] would have had loyal neighbors from the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean basin."

An independent Kurdistan will allow Israel to 'kill two birds with one stone' Signs of the Times

The Kurdistan independence vote scheduled for September 25 will play into Tel Aviv's hands: an independent Kurdish state would allow Israel to solve its energy issues and weaken its regional rivals Iraq and Syria, Iraqi expert told Sputnik. For his part, a Syrian general revealed what steps the Syrian Army is taking to halt Kurdish separatism. Israel has good reason to support the creation of an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East, Iraqi security expert Ahmed al-Sharifi told Sputnik Arabic: This project targets Damascus and Baghdad to guarantee water and energy supplies to Tel Aviv. "Since 2005 [Benjamin] Netanyahu has spoken about the necessity of building an oil pipeline from [the Iraqi cities of] Kirkuk and Mosul to the Mediterranean Sea through Syria, to provide Israel with a constant source of energy," al-Sharifi emphasized. According to the expert, Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) was created "to replace the governments in Syria and Iraq with pro-American authorities." It would also have played into the hand of Israel, he believes. "It would have allowed Israel to maintain control over oil and water resources," al-Sharifi suggested. "Additionally, [Tel Aviv] would have had loyal neighbors from the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean basin."

01:57

This Couples Photoshoot Is Going Viral For The Best Possible Reason TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Messages of body positivity may be pervading mainstream society, but many women and men are still made to feel as if their physical forms are inadequate. It is likely because of this that a recent boudoir photoshoot of an unconventional couple recently went viral after being posted to Facebook by Wolf & Rose Photography.

Stephanie and Arryn, a young couple from Texas, are friends with the photographers behind Wolf & Rose Photography and agreed to the photoshoot when they saw an open call for everyday models. Little did they know their steamy pics would inspire millions

The photoshoot turned out to be a real confidence-booster for Stephanie. I honestly have never felt more attractive, she told HuffPost. I was so nervous to see the final result. I didnt know what to expect. But when I saw the album, I was shocked. I look so in love and confident. Every person should be able to see themselves in that light. It is really eye-opening.

Ordinarily, curvier women such as her are made to feel bad about exposing their bodies. This is because stretch marks and love handles are not deemed attractive qualities by mainstream culture. However, Stephanie loves her body and so does Arryn. Aware of this, Stephanie used the photoshoot as an opportunity to spread an important message about body positivity something she has struggled with all of her life.

I remember being in junior high and looking at myself in the mirr...

01:57

Iran unveiled new ballistic missile at military parade hours before test Signs of the Times

Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile that can carry several warheads to hit multiple targets, local media reported. The test comes hours after the locally-made missile was unveiled at a military parade in Tehran. Footage aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday showed the missile launched from an unknown location. The video also featured telemetry camera footage from four different angles, purportedly showing the moment when the missile was discharged. The Khorramshahr missile is the third Iran has purchased, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, according to Mehr news agency. "The 2,000-km-range missile can carry the warhead 1,800km away," the Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told reporters on Friday. "The specification of this missile is that it can carry several warheads instead of one to hit several targets," he added. The Khorramshahr missile, weighing more than a ton, has been manufactured in a smaller and more tactical size. It will be put into operation in the near future.

Iran unveiled new ballistic missile at military parade hours before test Signs of the Times

Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile that can carry several warheads to hit multiple targets, local media reported. The test comes hours after the locally-made missile was unveiled at a military parade in Tehran. Footage aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday showed the missile launched from an unknown location. The video also featured telemetry camera footage from four different angles, purportedly showing the moment when the missile was discharged. The Khorramshahr missile is the third Iran has purchased, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, according to Mehr news agency. "The 2,000-km-range missile can carry the warhead 1,800km away," the Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told reporters on Friday. "The specification of this missile is that it can carry several warheads instead of one to hit several targets," he added. The Khorramshahr missile, weighing more than a ton, has been manufactured in a smaller and more tactical size. It will be put into operation in the near future.

01:55

Human Rights Watch: UN council has utterly failed to investigate war crimes committed under guise of fighting terrorism in Iraq Signs of the Times

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the UN Security Council (UNSC) of failing to investigate war crimes and rights abuses by anti-ISIS forces in Iraq. The group said it's a "flawed and selective" approach that turns a blind eye to abuses that have plagued the country for decades. On Thursday, the UNSC unanimously adopted a US-backed resolution that sets up an investigative team to collect evidence of "war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide" committed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) members. While many welcomed the decision, with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley saying the "landmark resolution was a major first step in addressing ISIL atrocities, especially against women," Human Rights Watch said the UN Council has utterly failed to include abuses by anti-ISIS forces.

Human Rights Watch: UN council has utterly failed to investigate war crimes committed under guise of fighting terrorism in Iraq Signs of the Times

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the UN Security Council (UNSC) of failing to investigate war crimes and rights abuses by anti-ISIS forces in Iraq. The group said it's a "flawed and selective" approach that turns a blind eye to abuses that have plagued the country for decades. On Thursday, the UNSC unanimously adopted a US-backed resolution that sets up an investigative team to collect evidence of "war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide" committed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) members. While many welcomed the decision, with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley saying the "landmark resolution was a major first step in addressing ISIL atrocities, especially against women," Human Rights Watch said the UN Council has utterly failed to include abuses by anti-ISIS forces.

01:54

Whitewashing the Vietnam war: Ken Burn's documentary revises the great crime to legitimize more wars of aggression Signs of the Times

One of the most hyped "events" of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, "They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way". In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its "exceptionalism", Burns' "entirely new" Vietnam war is presented as "epic, historic work". Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam. Burns says he is grateful to "the entire Bank of America family" which "has long supported our country's veterans". Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as four million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives.

01:52

18 Million Year Old Asexual Worm Could Unlock Secrets of Cloning Humans World Truth.TV

Scientists have revealed how an asexual worm that lived 18 million years ago has been cloning itself without sexual reproduction solving a longstanding mystery. The species of tiny, transparent roundworm, Diploscapter pachys, belongs to one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals, researchers confirmed. The research by New York University (NYU)s Center for []

01:48

McMaster told Mossad, IDF chiefs that Hezbollah is a resistance group, not a terror group Signs of the Times

August meeting with US officials grew heated when H.R. McMaster rejected Israel's Hezbollah concerns, denied it was a terror group. US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster denied that Hezbollah was a terrorist group. He has also taken other stands that outrage Israel partisans. A new bombshell report alleges that a meeting between high-level Israeli officials and their American counterparts last month deteriorated when National Security Adviser H.R McMaster brushed off Israel's concerns about Hezbollah, at one point backing up an aide who denied that Hezbollah is a terror organization. According to the report on Channel 10 and PJ Media, McMaster yelled at Israeli officials, and denied that the Iran-backed militia is a terrorist group. Israeli had sent a high-level delegation to meet with their American counterparts on August 27, in order to discuss the looming threat by the Hezbollah terror group. Israel is worried that the militia is becoming entrenched on its Syrian border, and were incensed with McMaster brought along NSC Senior Director on Counter-Terrorism Mustafa Javed Ali, even asking him to leave the room when he denied that Hezbollah is a terror group.

McMaster told Mossad, IDF chiefs that Hezbollah is a resistance group, not a terror group Signs of the Times

August meeting with US officials grew heated when H.R. McMaster rejected Israel's Hezbollah concerns, denied it was a terror group. US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster denied that Hezbollah was a terrorist group. He has also taken other stands that outrage Israel partisans. A new bombshell report alleges that a meeting between high-level Israeli officials and their American counterparts last month deteriorated when National Security Adviser H.R McMaster brushed off Israel's concerns about Hezbollah, at one point backing up an aide who denied that Hezbollah is a terror organization. According to the report on Channel 10 and PJ Media, McMaster yelled at Israeli officials, and denied that the Iran-backed militia is a terrorist group. Israeli had sent a high-level delegation to meet with their American counterparts on August 27, in order to discuss the looming threat by the Hezbollah terror group. Israel is worried that the militia is becoming entrenched on its Syrian border, and were incensed with McMaster brought along NSC Senior Director on Counter-Terrorism Mustafa Javed Ali, even asking him to leave the room when he denied that Hezbollah is a terror group.

01:46

No-brainer: Internal report finds Merkel should have gotten parliament's approval for opening borders to migrants Signs of the Times

A report written by the German parliament's legal experts has found that parliament and not Angela Merkel should have decided on opening Germany's borders to refugees in September 2015. The report by the Bundestag Scientific Office, a team of non-partisan legal experts, stated that it is the role of the Bundestag (German parliament) to decide on all matters of essential relevance to the state. In the document, the main findings of which were published by Die Welt on Friday, the experts do not explicitly say that the decision made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 4th 2015 to take in tens of thousands of refugees was a decision "of essential relevance to the state." Instead they refer to a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court on refugees reuniting with their families in Germany. The ruling stated that "parliament is obliged to decide on whether, and to what extent, the proportion of non-Germans in the population will be altered by the arrival of foreigners inside the country."

No-brainer: Internal report finds Merkel should have gotten parliament's approval for opening borders to migrants Signs of the Times

A report written by the German parliament's legal experts has found that parliament and not Angela Merkel should have decided on opening Germany's borders to refugees in September 2015. The report by the Bundestag Scientific Office, a team of non-partisan legal experts, stated that it is the role of the Bundestag (German parliament) to decide on all matters of essential relevance to the state. In the document, the main findings of which were published by Die Welt on Friday, the experts do not explicitly say that the decision made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 4th 2015 to take in tens of thousands of refugees was a decision "of essential relevance to the state." Instead they refer to a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court on refugees reuniting with their families in Germany. The ruling stated that "parliament is obliged to decide on whether, and to what extent, the proportion of non-Germans in the population will be altered by the arrival of foreigners inside the country."

01:37

Research suggests gravity waves have influence over weather and climate Signs of the Times

In fluid dynamics, gravity waves are waves generated in a fluid medium or at the interface between two media when the force of gravity or buoyancy tries to restore equilibrium. An example of such an interface is that between the atmosphere and the ocean, which gives rise to wind waves. -source From Goethe University in Frankfurt Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes, for example at weather fronts, during storms or when air masses stroke over mountain ranges. They can occasionally be seen in the sky as bands of cloud. For weather forecast and climate models, however, they are mostly "invisible" due to their short wavelength. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into consideration by including additional special components in the models. The "MS-GWaves" research unit funded by the German Research Foundation and led by Goethe University Frankfurt has meanwhile further developed such parameterizations and will test them in the second funding period.

Research suggests gravity waves have influence over weather and climate Signs of the Times

In fluid dynamics, gravity waves are waves generated in a fluid medium or at the interface between two media when the force of gravity or buoyancy tries to restore equilibrium. An example of such an interface is that between the atmosphere and the ocean, which gives rise to wind waves. -source From Goethe University in Frankfurt Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes, for example at weather fronts, during storms or when air masses stroke over mountain ranges. They can occasionally be seen in the sky as bands of cloud. For weather forecast and climate models, however, they are mostly "invisible" due to their short wavelength. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into consideration by including additional special components in the models. The "MS-GWaves" research unit funded by the German Research Foundation and led by Goethe University Frankfurt has meanwhile further developed such parameterizations and will test them in the second funding period.

01:37

Illegal Guatemalan immigrant breaks into NJ home, sexually assaults 6yo girl Signs of the Times

A man in the country unlawfully was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was found in bed with a 6-year-old girl. Edgar Mendoza, a 32-year-old citizen of Guatemala, jumped out the second-floor window of a Bayard Street home after the child's father found him in bed with his daughter. Police apprehended Mendoza a short time later. The family does not know Mendoza, who now faces deportation, according to a police spokesperson. "The people in the residence do not know him," Lt. Stephen Varn said when asked if Mendoza was a stranger to the victim's family. "We believe he entered through the same window he jumped out of." Officials say the victim's father entered the young girl's room around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found Mendoza in bed with his child. After Mendoza jumped out of the window, the father called police and provided a description of the alleged pedophile.

Illegal Guatemalan immigrant breaks into NJ home, sexually assaults 6yo girl Signs of the Times

A man in the country unlawfully was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was found in bed with a 6-year-old girl. Edgar Mendoza, a 32-year-old citizen of Guatemala, jumped out the second-floor window of a Bayard Street home after the child's father found him in bed with his daughter. Police apprehended Mendoza a short time later. The family does not know Mendoza, who now faces deportation, according to a police spokesperson. "The people in the residence do not know him," Lt. Stephen Varn said when asked if Mendoza was a stranger to the victim's family. "We believe he entered through the same window he jumped out of." Officials say the victim's father entered the young girl's room around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found Mendoza in bed with his child. After Mendoza jumped out of the window, the father called police and provided a description of the alleged pedophile.

01:37

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes The Sleuth Journal

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes | senior-care | Sleuth Journal

 

 

The late comedian Jerry Lewis once said old people are discarded like yesterdays garbage.

 

In congressional testimony at age 92, actor Mickey Rooney explained abusive treatment he received from his stepson, saying (y)ou cant believe its happening to you.

 

You feel overwhelmed. He urged Congress to criminalize whats happening. Im asking you to stop this elderly abuse, he urged. I mean stop it now. Not tomorrow. Not next month, but now. Pass legislation saying its a crime, and we will not allow it in the United States of America.

 

Congress failed to act. Elder abuse is rampant. An earlier House Government Reform Committee study found nearly a third of US nursing homes cited for elder abuse thousands of incidents nationwide over a two-year period alone.

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01:34

Report: West is trying to influence Russia's 2018 elections, spent $80 million to do so Signs of the Times

In Russia, from 2015 to the envisaged 2018, various states spent more than $80 million (4.5 billion rubles) to affect the Russian elections, the deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Forecasts of the Russian People's Friendship University, Nikita Danyuk estimated. The data is presented in the report "On the facts of interference in the information sovereignty of Russia before the presidential elections." The expert explained that there are three channels of financing through which foreigners can influence the processes inside Russia and try to destabilize the public opinion situation: foreign media holdings, sponsoring in-Russian media and supporting so-called independent Russian journalists.

Report: West is trying to influence Russia's 2018 elections, spent $80 million to do so Signs of the Times

In Russia, from 2015 to the envisaged 2018, various states spent more than $80 million (4.5 billion rubles) to affect the Russian elections, the deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Forecasts of the Russian People's Friendship University, Nikita Danyuk estimated. The data is presented in the report "On the facts of interference in the information sovereignty of Russia before the presidential elections." The expert explained that there are three channels of financing through which foreigners can influence the processes inside Russia and try to destabilize the public opinion situation: foreign media holdings, sponsoring in-Russian media and supporting so-called independent Russian journalists.

01:31

Planned obsolescence: Apple products become much slower just before release of a new model Signs of the Times

(Editor's note: Snopes made an effort to debunk this article. They claim it is misleading to quote the work of a student as a "Harvard Study," but we specifically said she did "what any person with Google Trends could do." The original article was published in 2014, and it is still relevant today. The purpose of this article is to get people questioning the incentives and behavior of powerful corporations.) If you were Apple, what tricks would you utilize to increase the sales of your latest product? If you know corporations, you'd know they use any possible trick they can as a generality to increase their profit: think of how huge a factor it would make in the sale of new iPhones if the old ones became slower. People have made the anecdotal observation that their Apple products become much slower right before the release of a new model. Now, a Harvard student's study has done what any person with Google Trends could do, and pointed out that Google searches for "iPhone slow" spiked multiple times, just before the release of a new iPhone each time.

01:27

Teens in Maryland charged with kidnapping, raping classmate - allegedly instigated by younger female acquaintance Signs of the Times

Two young men were charged and a third remains at large after a teen girl was kidnapped and raped, according to police and court documents filed last week in Frederick. "This is very, very rare in my experience," said Detective Joe Palkovic, an assistant supervisor in the Frederick Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division. "The violence of it and the nature of the crime, the fact that this involves someone laying in wait, kidnapping the victim and then taking her to a separate location to rape her, is very rare." And a younger female acquaintance of the teen girl was identified in charging documents as the suspected mastermind of the crime. The case began Sept. 5, when Detective Anthony McPeak and Officer 1st Class Marlon Alvarez arrived at a home in the Hillcrest area to interview a high school-age girl about an assault she said happened at about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 1, according to police and two sets of charging documents filed last week in Frederick County District Court.

01:24

Proposed Courses of Action Versus Hamas and Hezbollah, January 2, 2011 The Black Vault

Background

In recent years, Iran strengthened its regional and global position through a wide array of alliances, spreading from Latin America to the borders of Israel. This has been done as to enhance /rants role as a regional leader, and to undermine efforts to halt its nuclear project. Within this strategic context, Iran had developed prominent ties with the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Gaza based Hamas.

Such ties pose a continuous challenge to stability in the Middle East, and disrupt the prospects of peace talks between Israel and moderate Palestinians. If a wide armed conflict breaks out due to an attempt to foil/rants nuclear project by force, these alliances might pose a serious military challenge. Such a challenge would be more serious to Israelis than to a non-regional observer, who would by nature see it as a secondary issue.

The paper will look at the contemporary challenge posed by those organizations, using the historic perspective of the Soviet revolution as a raw model. Forced by the necessity to form a new balance of power in the Middle East as a result of such a conflict several courses of action will be examined, and one will be recommended.

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01:19

Married Arkansas high school teacher slept with 4 students, 2 in same day Signs of the Times

An Arkansas teacher allegedly had sex with four students, two on the same day, according to a court filing. Jessie Lorene Goline, an art teacher at Marked Tree High School in northeast Arkansas, allegedly had sexual relationships with four students, three who attended Marked Tree School District and one from East Poinsett County School District, according to an affidavit obtained by Arkansas Online. Goline, 25, was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree sexual assault, Arkansas State Police said. One student was younger than 18 at the time, Arkansas Online reported. On one of the occasions between January and April 2016, Goline drove a student to her apartment, where they had sex before going back to school. Later that day, Goline brought another student to her apartment, where they had sex, Arkansas Online reported.

01:08

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Opening Night" -- September 23, 2017 Operation Disclosure



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Like Crimea in Ukraine, Kurdistan decided last minute to hold referendum vote about leaving the country and government of Iraq and become a sovereign territory.



Unlike Crimea, the Kurds have no greater national sponsor like Russia backing them. Israel cannot openly annex them because there is no boarder relationship which there is a little bit with Crimea.



Kurdistan represents 12% of Iraq's total oil supply which will increase in future years on par with Iran.

What's interesting is Kurdistan's capital is Ebril and right next to Mosul, which we know as the ISIS stronghold recently defeated.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-09-20/iraq-s-kurds-seek-independence-what-impact-for-oil-markets

But Ebril is landlocked between Iran, Syria, Iraq and Turkey. They can't get their 500,000 plus daily barrels of crude to market without an access route to a sea port.

And Iran, Turkey, Syria and Iraq are all shutting do...

01:06

FLASHBACK: Actor Tim Allen: The Clintons' are like herpes Signs of the Times

Tim Allen isn't a typical "Hollywood liberal," which the comedian demonstrated by joking at the Clintons' expense in a new interview, comparing them to herpes. Allen sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss how his ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing" has recently become highly political. He explained that the "right-leaning character" he plays on the show is actually "milder" than he is, adding, "You wouldn't want to hear what I have to say." The popular comedian saved his sharpest barbs for the Clintons, and defended his show's decision to be critical of Hillary Clinton and ignore Trump. "We're not sure he's going to last," Allen said. "Whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they're gone, they show up again."

00:53

Bali Volcano About to Erupt, Evacuations Already in Order Awareness Act

Im not entirely sure if I believe the end is near, but I cant deny that the sequential chain of natural disasters still going on in the world today is terrifying me. Im sure Im not alone either, especially after hearing about the erupting Bali volcano.

There has been a tremendous amount of natural devastation happen in the year two thousand seventeen. Almost every different region of the world has experienced some form of a devastating natural; disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, monsoons, and tropical storms. Just weeks ago southern Texas was being slammed by hurricane Harvey. One week later, the East Coast and Southern Florida experienced devastation from hurricane Irma! If two hurricanes in one week arent already insane, Southern Asia is experiencing record-setting monsoons and flooding, Japan and Mexico just suffered from two earthquakes, and now a Bali Volcano is about to erupt!

Bali is on high alert right now due to tremors around Mount Agung Volcano. Authorities have warned tourists to avoid hiking and camping within four miles of the mountain because tremors shook the area and smoke rose above the crater, 3,000m above sea level. Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Management Agency. There should be zero public activity within the specified radius in case there is an eruption.

There have already been over 6,000 people evacuated for safety reasons, and they expect more to come. Some residents at the foothills were reluctant to move, and some are even gathering to watch the volcano in groups!

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00:47

Aid cuts threat to displaced people's camp in Myanmar RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A Burma democracy campaign group has called on the UK to provide emergency funding to 9,000 displaced people in camps in Myanmar at risk from cuts in aid by other donors.

00:41

Bimbo Bono: U2 delayed new album because Trump disrupted the 'moral arc of the universe' Signs of the Times

In January, U2 founding guitarist The Edge revealed that "Songs of Experience," the band's follow-up to its platinum-selling 2014 album "Songs of Innocence," was delayed because of Trump's election. Now Bono says "there's a couple of reasons why we delayed Songs of Experience. One personal, one political." "The world around us was certainly changing out of all recognition, we nearly lost the European Union, something that has helped keep the peace in our region for nearly 70 years," Bono told Rolling Stone of the United Kingdom's vote last year for independence from the European Union. "Globalization replaced with localization is somewhat understandable, but the return of hard right views is not to be tolerated. If Marie La Pen had been elected president of France, the whole idea of a European Union would have been vulnerable." "You've had the same sort of disaffection in the United States with the rise of a new kind of constituency, people on the both left and right who have lost faith in political process, the body politic, in political institutions," the Grammy-winner told the outlet. "These sentiments are easily played and manipulated by the likes of Donald Trump." Bono said Trump's election marked, "for the first time in many years, maybe in our lifetime, the moral arc of the universe, as Dr. King used to call it, was not bending in the direction of fairness, equality and justice for all."

00:40

Palestinian rights groups file 700-page dossier to ICC on Israeli apartheid and other human rights violations - DETAILS Signs of the Times

Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists on Wednesday handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The documents are an attempt to provide evidence for an ongoing preliminary probe opened in 2015 by prosecutors at the global court into crimes committed on Palestinian territories. The so-called preliminary examination aims to establish if there are sufficient grounds for opening a full-scale investigation into alleged crimes by Israel, but also by Palestinians, during and since the 2014 Gaza conflict. Shawan Jabarin, director of Palestinian rights group Al-Haq, said in a statement that the dossier includes evidence that Israel forcibly removes Palestinians from the territories and replaces them with Israeli settlers.

00:40

Syrian refugee falsely accused of terrorism Dear Kitty. Some blog

As this video shows, hundreds of Syrian refugees in Arnhem city in the Netherlands have demonstrated against ISIS terrorism in Paris and in their homeland. They stated they wanted peace all over the world, not terrorism.

Their signs said things like: I am Kurdish, I am against terrorism and pointed out that they fled Syria because of ISIS violence.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Apology demanded as Yahyah Farroukh freed without charge

Saturday 23rd September 2017

THE employer of a Syrian refugee wrongfully arrested for terrorism demanded an apology from the police yesterday.

Suleman Sarwar, who manages the Aladdins chicken shop in Hounslow, said there had been abuse, threats, anger, and hatred, since Yahyah Farroukh was arrested at his place of work last Saturday over the Parsons Green Tube train bombing.

When Mr Farroukhs mother heard of his arrest, she suffered a heart attack and reportedly remains in a critical condition in a hospital in Egypt after collapsing from shock.

Mr Farroukh, 21, was released without charge on Thursday.

Mr Sarwar is asking for a fully unreserved apology from the Metropolitan Police, saying: The investigation brought Yahyah, his friends, family, place of employment and...

00:38

Kurdish delegation to visit Baghdad ahead of referendum The Fifth Column

(KurdPress)  A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad within the following two days to hold another discussion over pending disputes and the imminent independence referendum of the region, set for September 25.

According to a statement by Kurdistan Region Presidency, the decision was made after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and his Iraqi counterpart met in Sulaimani on Wednesday.

According to BasNews the two officials discussed the alternatives proposed by the international community to convince Erbil put off the vote.

The report added that the two officials also talked about another initiative put forward by Iraqi President Fuad Masum.

Kurdistan
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In the meeting, Barzani reiterated that Erbil has tried every formula with Baghdad, from autonomy to federalism; but the central government of Iraq has failed to consider the Kurds as genius political partners.

He also pointed out that Erbil will continue dialogues with Baghdad before and after the referendum in hopes of paving the way for the sides to become friendly neighbors in the future as living together within on border did not work.

00:36

M3 closed in both directions after bomb disposal investigating potential hazardous material call upon police to shutdown motorway blogfactory

Motorists and passengers remain stranded on the M3 while bomb disposal experts tackle a mysterious hazard on the carriageway.

Bomb disposal teams have been investigating a potential hazardous material on the M3 in Hampshire since 4am this morning and it is still partially closed.

The motorway, the main road between London and Southampton, is partially closed between junctions 9 and 11.

The Highways agency has warned of severe delays.

Among those stuck on the motorway are Manchester United fans making their way to Southampton for a 3pm kick off.

People are going to extreme lengths to pass the time


00:32

Lavrov: Russia will not allow Syria partition, Trump and Kim must chill out Signs of the Times

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has held a press conference with journalists at the United Nations, during which he reiterated Russia's positions on key issues around the glob. Here are the main points. SYRIA: On Syria, Russia's Foreign Minister stated that "we cannot allow for partition". He further stated that it would only bring more instability to the Middle East and that the only parties who would benefit from such a thing would be those who seek to benefit from causing havoc across the region. Beyond this, Lavrov stated that time tables for military withdrawal among all foreign actors in Syria is premature and that this can only be discussed once the battle against terrorism is totally won. Sergey Lavrov also reiterated Russia's position that only the Syrian people can determine their future and that the political decisions of Syria should not be influenced by foreign powers. Comment: On the U.S.-led coalition, Lavrov had this to say: "About the foreign presence. There is legitimate presence based on an invitation from official authorities, but there is illegitimate one, namely presence of the US-led coalition and special forces' troops from a wide range of foreign countries who nobody has invited," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "After terrorism is defeated, the first step should be the pullout of those who stay illegitimately in Syria," he said. "As for those, who were invited on a legitimate basis, leaders of the Syrian state will take a decision upon results of the political process," he noted. However, he also called for continued cooperation with the U.S. in Syria: "In order to deal a final blow to terrorists in fact, not just deconflicting is need, coordination is necessary. However, American military are forbidden from coordination," he added. ... "We have regular talks with the Americans, the Department of State and Pentagon. We have explained what is going on, as the Russian Defense Ministry had earlier announced publicly," he emphasized. "We have sent a clear message that if there are attempts to complicate the end of the counterterrorism operation from the areas that are close to American 'friends,' or what else they can be called, it will not be left without reaction," Lavrov concluded.

00:30

Cultural Marxism Exploding In America- All Part of NWO Plans (VIDEO) The Sleuth Journal

Cultural Marxism Exploding In America- All Part of NWO Plans (VIDEO) | cultmarx | Multimedia New World Order Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News

There is a phenomenon that is surrounding us every day. Many see it but they have many different names for it. The overall effect of it however is very distinct. It is very real. The consequences are unmistakable and those consequences depends on how far you are willing to go to challenge this now invisible, seemingly symbolically tasteless, colorless and weightless phenomenon which is both completely ignored by the mainstream media, Hollywood and Academia while at the same time it is being rubbed in your face every day to where a normal person cannot help but to be chocked by this. In fact this phenomenon is so real and so encompassing that upon reading this first paragraph some will sincerely react by saying- what do you mean by normal?

Thats right. How dare I use the term normal when we are supposed to believe today that there is no such thing as normal. Oh, and science, reason and logic is also all out the door, havent you noticed? So is the concept of right versus wrong, free speech, moral values, belief in a higher power and many other things. By now many have probably guessed where Im going with this and what Im describing. Im describing todays politically correct phenomenon which as many know is grounded in what many refer to as Cultural Marxism, which itself has become the hallmark of the Liberal Left progressive ideology. Cultural Marxism itself is buried deep in the concept of multiculturalism. Lets explore this a bit more to clarify.

In a 2007 article on the topic written by Linda Kimball she discusses the core segments of Cultural Marxism as well as defines what it is and what are some of the core goals of this agenda.

There are two misconceptions held by many Americans. The first is that communism ceased to be a threat when the So...

00:30

AI could put a stop to electricity theft and meter misreadings RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

An algorithm developed to detect electricity theft for companies in Latin America could also uncover billing errors

00:20

Gasless Cows Could Help Cool The Atmosphere: UN Report Your News Wire

Scientists have found a way to mitigate the effects of global warming by breeding gasless cows for consumption without expanding the burden on the planet, through eliminating methane-producing bacteria living in their guts. Some cows belch and [...]

00:18

New study says expressive writing can help alleviate stress and stop worrying Signs of the Times

Writing down the things that cause anxiety can help to alleviate stress and concerns, according to a new study carried out by the Michigan State University. Through this study, the first neural evidence of expressive writing has been shown. People worry a lot on a daily basis, which leads to stress, anxiety and related disorders and diseases. Most of the concerns are based on feelings or future events that might never happen. Sadly, it appears to be a condition that many people can't avoid suffering. However, this new research shows that there are simple things people can do to stop worrying. It backs up the research developed by James Pennebaker in the 80's about the benefits of journaling to reduce pressure and improve our immune system. "Worrying takes up cognitive resources; it's kind of like people who struggle with worry are constantly multitasking - they are doing one task and trying to monitor and suppress their worries at the same time. Our findings show that if you get these worries out of your head through expressive writing, those cognitive resources are freed up to work toward the task you're completing and you become more efficient" said lead author of the study, Hans Schroder, who is also an MSU doctoral student in psychology and a clinical intern at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital. What does the field of psychoneuroimmunology study?

00:17

Zuckerberg announces harsh anti-Russian censorship measures on Facebook? Signs of the Times

He was live with this exactly one hour ago. We haven't even finished watching the 8 minute video, but we thought you should know about it. Our initial impression a few minutes into it is that this guy seems very uptight and nervous for someone supposedly so 'accomplished'. Whatever could be the reason why. It's almost like someone is standing screen left pointing a gun at him or something. Def a hostage video feeling about it ...

00:15

Kremlin says Russia never bought Facebook ads to interfere with U.S. election Signs of the Times

Moscow has nothing to do with political advertisements on Facebook that were allegedly aimed at influencing the 2016 US presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. "We don't know who placed the advertisements on Facebook or how, and have never done it. The Russian side has never been part of it," Peskov told journalists on Friday. Earlier, Facebook reported that a Russian agency had purchased some ads on the social network during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook co-founder and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the company is "actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference." The company also said that it "will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election."

00:13

ABC Dbayyeh New Kids Playground Blog Baladi

As much as I love going to ABC Dbayyeh, I hated taking Brian to their old kids playground. To begin with its underground, ceiling is too low and it was a bit too squeezed and felt a bit old and in need of a total revamp, which is what they did.

The new playground looks much better, is more spacious and everything is nice and shiny. Hygiene is even more crucial than safety then it comes to kids playgrounds. Most parents I know avoid taking their kids to indoor playground because they feel theyre dirty and germ-invested and the outdoor playgrounds are much worse.

Its good to see ABC revamping its playground. I still wish they had relocated it to a higher floor with a higher ceiling and better ventilation.

PS: They should force parents to remove their shoes in the locker room, not outside.

Here are some pictures:

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00:07

7 Signs Youre A Witch And Dont Realize It World Truth.TV

Youve been called a witch and arent sure whether you should be offended or throw the biggest party youve ever had. To you, a witch is very clear cut: either you rock a sparkly dress and youre a good witch or youre lying dead under a house and youre a bad witch. I refuse to []

00:06

New 6.2 earthquake centered in Oaxaca, Mexico Signs of the Times

The US Geological Survey says a new earthquake has struck Mexico with a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. That's the region most shaken by a magnitude 8.1 quake that hit last week. It also swayed buildings in Mexico City, which is trying to recover from a magnitude 7.1 temblor that struck on Thursday, killing at least 295 people. It's not immediately clear if the new quake caused damage or injury. Source: The Associated Press

Saturday, 23 September

23:57

Trumps Mein Kampf Tirade down at the United Nations building blogfactory

Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the scourge of war and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, the American president openly embraced a policy of genocide, declaring that he was ready, willing and able to totally destroy North Korea and its 25 million people.We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.

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During his speech, Trump railed against rogue regimes, international criminal networks that traffic drugs (Trump wouldnt be talking about the CIA, a major player in the international drug trade, would he?1), weapons (the US is a major exporter of weapons, illicit or otherwise), and the forced dislocation and mass migration of people?

Washingtons plan for UN reform is a plan to turn the organization into another instrument of US f...

23:47

Why You Need To Eat More Turmeric World Truth.TV

Most of us know turmeric as just a vivid orange spice, something we might add to curries for an extra flavour boost, or use to colour rice a magnificent yellow. But there is far more to this humble plant than first meets the eye. Recent research has proved what countries in South Asia have known []

23:43

Russias Summer Wargames made Nato super nervous , especially Poland and the Baltic states blogfactory

Russias summer wargames, named Zapad (West) 2017, kicked off in September but are already setting off alarm bells across Europe. Held every four years, the Zapad exercises are a window into Russias military prowessand perhaps future intentions.

One of the main purposes is to check cooperation by all military command and control centers and all units from platoon to army and from soldier to general. In other words, it verifies the speed and efficiency of what can be called the armed forces nervous system how long it takes information issued by commanders to reach the subordinates and how effectively all arms and services can interact in unfamiliar situations and environments under pressure~Tass

The exercises, held jointly between Russia and neighboring Belarus, will take place later this summer in the two countries, involving the armed forces of both. According to Belarus defense minister, Up to 12,700 servicemen are planned to be involved in the drills. About 10,200 troops will be involved on the territory of our country, including 7,200 servicemen from the Belarusian Armed Forces and about 3,000 from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The minister also stated that 680 pieces of military hardware, including armored vehicles, would take part in the exercises. Zapad 2017 will take place at six different training grounds scattered across the two countries.

The Defense Ministry has said more than once the participating troops will be getting all instructions and tasks not beforehand, but at the very last moment before this or that episode of the exercise is due to begin. The need to act in conditions approximating real ones, and not under a rehearsed scenario was an important feature of the exercise from the very beginning.

International cooperation, too, leaves its imprint on the drills. Russian military and their Belarussian counterparts have been mastering the skill of protecting not only the borders of their own countries, but the borders of the common, Union State as well. The scale of the exercise and the complexity of tasks to be coped with grows immeasurably.

The location of the exercises, in Central Europe near NATO members states Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, has made NATO nervousespecially after Russias secret 2014 war in Ukraine and annexation of the Crimean peninsula. The Zapad 2013 exercises, also held by Russia and Belarus, were publicly claimed to involve approximately 12,000 troops but in reality that number was...

23:35

Israels Chief Stooge at Westminster shames us again Dissident Voice

As Prime Minister, I am proud to say that I support Israel. And it is absolutely right that we should mark the vital role that Britain played a century ago in helping to create a homeland for the Jewish people.

Thus spake Theresa May the other day as she welcomed members of the Jewish community to 10 Downing Street. But by focusing on creating a homeland for the Jewish people shes also celebrating the hell that Balfours Declaration created for the gentle Palestinians and for the rest of the region. Born of that letter, the pen of Balfour, and of the efforts of so many people, is a remarkable country, said May, apparently blind to the reality.

Right now were on the run-up to the centenary of what is arguably the biggest foreign policy blunder in British history: the Balfour Declaration. In 1917 Arthur Balfour, foreign secretary, bowed to Zionist demands for a homeland for the Jews in Palestine and gave an undertaking that set the world on course for long-term turmoil and, for the native Palestinians, unspeakable misery, dispossession and displacement. It was a criminal conspiracy. And Balfour was an A-list idiot who bragged that he wasnt even going to counsult the local Arab population about this theft of their homes and lands.

Yet he remains a hero of the Conservative Party which, led by Theresa May, plans to celebrate this hundred-year running sore as Lord Sydenham called it in great style, inviting Israels prime minister Netanyahu to the festivities. Thats if the warmonger isnt under arrest by then on imminent charges of corruption back home.

I will always do whatever it takes to keep our Jewish community safe, May added. Through our new definition of anti-Semitism we will call out anyone guilty of any language or behaviour that displays hatred towards Jews because they are Jews. We will actively encourage the use of this definition by the police, the legal profession, universities and other public bodies.

She was referring to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

BDS unsucessful? Really?

One of Mays Cabinet minsiters, Sajid Javid, told the World Jewish Congress that the UK would celebrate the upcoming anniversary with pride. Someone said we should apologise for the Declaration, to say it was an error of judgment. Of course thats not going to happen. To apologise, he said, would be to apologise for the existence of Israel and to question its right to exist.

Instead, he emphasised the UK governments intolerance towards any kind of boycott of Israel. Ill be 100 per cent clear. I do not support calls for a boycott, my party does not support calls for a bo...

23:29

Lady Gaga: I Regret Selling My Soul To Illuminati Dark Forces World Truth.TV

Pop star Lady Gaga has spoken openly about her membership of the Illuminati for the first time to say that she regrets joining the secret society. Gaga, a sufferer of the painful fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), says she believes her longterm illness is the result of her allowing dark forces to manifest themselves in her body when she sold her soul []

23:29

Flash floods kill two, blocks roads leaving 150,000 isolated in eastern Sudan Signs of the Times

Flash floods caused the death of two people in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan on Wednesday and blocked off the road leading to and from 27 villages. The Bandigyo-Simsim road has become inaccessible. A resident in Bandigyo told Radio Dabanga that a pregnant woman died on the road, in Sidra area, as she attempted to travel to El Gedaref on a tractor. A herder died in a flash flood the same day. "The water washed away the part of the Bandigyo-Simsim road at Khor Sidra a few days ago. "27 villages, accommodating about 150,000 people have become isolated," he said. The road interruptions are causing a shortage in food. Meanwhile, numbers of families were forced to leave flooded homes. The resident mentioned the proliferation of snakes and the deteriorating health environment.

23:01

Police Can Detain Innocent Passengers: Florida Supreme Court Your News Wire

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that police can detain car passengers for a reasonable time, even if they are not suspected of having committed a crime. Holding an innocent passenger, during even a minor traffic [...]

22:59

Saudi Textbook Recalled Showing Photo Of Yoda With King Faisal Your News Wire

Saudi Arabian high school students have had their social studies disrupted after a textbook photo, depicting the Star Wars character Yoda sitting next to King Faisal at the United Nations, was recalled by the education [...]

22:39

Britain must accept ambiguity to survive Brexit RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Theresa May and Brexiteers both insist on a damaging binary view of the UK and Europe. PM Theresa May's speech in Florence, Italy, setting out plans for a transitional period from the formal date of Brexit in March 2019.Jeff J Mitchell/Press Association. All rights reserved.Brexit is written in binary code. It is all zeros and ones - out of the European Union or in. In his long Telegraph essay last weekend, the British [...]

22:36

Mel Brooks: 'We have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy' Signs of the Times

Comedy legend Mel Brooks is speaking out about political correctness and how it is leading to the "death of comedy." Best known for his politically incorrect comedies like "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers," Brooks has always taken risks with his writing by satirizing racism. Brooks, who said he could find humor in almost anything, warned on Thursday that political correctness is strangling comedians from being able to perform and said there only a handful of subjects he personally wouldn't make fun of.

22:30

Mongoose: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA Front to Spy on Campaign Public Intelligence Blog

Mongoose

EXCLUSIVE: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA Front to Spy on Campaign

From the beginning it was a set up to find dirt on Trump campaign insiders and if possible to topple Donald Trumps presidential aspirations.

Before and after the 2016 election. And while this operation had many moving parts and alternating players, the mission to unseat Trump never changed. And it remains ongoing.

Phi Beta Iota: The only organization not mentioned that should have been is the Mossad. From probable Mossad officers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghslaine Maxwell to many others, the Mossad has been all over the Trumps and the Clintons, to include, we speculate, having a hand in profiling Ivanka and Chelsea so as to be able to to place controlled sayonim (helpers) inside both families.  We note with sadness that Mike Hayden set the gold standard for treason at the highest levels of the US secret intelligence community, first with warrantless wiretapping at NSA, a...

22:28

PROOF: Flu shots are the Greatest Medical Fraud in the History of the World Waking Times Media

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

As one of the very few independent voices willing to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical regime, Ive long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

This doesnt mean Im opposed to the theory of vaccination, by the way. In fact, Im the author of A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines, an audio guide to saving lives and preventing vaccine injuries and deaths.

To my knowledge, Im the only independent journalist in the world who is scientifically trained to run an atomic mass spectrometry laboratory, which Ive been running for over three years now and testing the heavy metals content of organic superfoods like cacao, common vaccines as well as the ability of water filters to remove toxic heavy metals. Im the creator of the Low Heavy Metals Verified standard and Im the inventor of patented nutritional formulas for capturing heavy metals during digestion and binding with the radioactive isotopes of cesium (such as Cesium-137) to eliminate them from the digestive tract. Click here to see my Cesium Eliminator patent that was recently approved by the U.S. government.

My independent atomic elemental analysis of flu vaccines, published in the summer of 2014, proved that flu vaccines contain over 50 ppm mercury, an extremely toxic heavy metal linked to kidney failure, birth defects, spontaneous abortions and neurological damage. This finding has never been refuted by anyone. In fact, it was affirmed by vaccine proponents who insisted that it is perfectly safe to inject pregnant women, young children and senior citizens with mercury even though the...

22:17

Barred warbler on video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video shows a young barred warbler, feeding on elder berries in Egmond town in the Netherlands.

Luuk Punt made this video.

These east European birds are rare in western Europe.


22:15

Berto Jongman: Allies Dont Trust NSA, Force Backdown on Encryption Standards Public Intelligence Blog

Berto Jongman

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the U.S. electronic spy agency was pushing the new techniques not because they were good encryption tools, but because it knew how to break them.

...

22:12

Why are traditional values considered white supremacy? Signs of the Times

Does the political left -- which dominates the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia and the Democratic Party -- really believe its ubiquitous charges of racism against conservatives, or are they a sick ploy to discredit, ruin and defeat its political opponents? During President Obama's tenure, a conservative could hardly oppose Obama on policy grounds without being accused of racism. It didn't matter that conservatives had fought Hillary Clinton's health care plan in the '90s because they opposed socialized medicine. It didn't matter that they had opposed Bill Clinton's tax hikes. Their opposition to Obamacare and Obama's proposed tax increases had to be motivated by race.

22:00

Stephen E. Arnold: Google to Fund News Only Google-Approved News with Be True News Public Intelligence Blog

Stephen E. Arnold

Google-Publishers Partnership Chases True News

It appears as though Google is taking the issue of false information, and perhaps even their role in its perpetuation, seriously; The Drum reveals, Google Says it Wants to Fund the News, Not Fake It. Reporters Jessica Goodfellow and Ronan Shields spoke with Googles Madhav Chinnappa to discuss the Digital News Initiative (DNI), which was established in 2015. The initiative, a project on which Google is working with European news publishers, aims to leverage technology in support of good journalism. As it turns out, Wikipedias process suggests an approach; having discussed the collaborative content model with Chinnappa, the journalists write:

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21:58

Cops Delete FB Post of Massive Weed Bust After the Internet Corrects Them Waking Times Media

Carey Wedler, Anti Media
Waking Times

Last week, officers from Missouris Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000. In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriffs deputies and a National Guard helicopter to conduct.

As the Riverfront Times noted (grabbing screenshots before the post was taken down):

What a great team effort today, the Jasper departments now-deleted post read. It was hot and humid and not easy getting these plants. We ALL got in the thick of things and got it done.

The Times summarized the posts sentiment:

In a curious bit of show-your-work math, the department calculated the nearly 290 plants seized would have produced on the low side 63 pounds of marijuana with a street value of roughly $100,000.

But commenters were quick to point out an apparent flaw in the officers bust: it wasnt cannabis they had seized, but hemp, they said. You cant get high from smoking hemp, and the material can be used to create anything from clothing, soap, paper to sails, rope, fuel, and concrete, called hempcrete. It is both durable and sustainable.

Thats hemp, one comment bluntly said, according to the Times, though the rest of the comments are not available to view because the original post has been removed. One of Missouris two entities allowed to grow hemp for certain medicinal purposes, Mitch Meyers of BeLeaf, said, Sure looks like hemp to me.

These look to me like wild hemp plants, because they are tall and without buds, Show-Me Cannabis Executive Director John Payne told the Times, which sent images of the confiscated plants to sev...

21:49

European Banking Crisis Armstrong Economics

Perhaps this period will be looked back upon ass the Draghi Deflation. After nearly 10 years of this failed policy, the European banking industry is contracting on every possible level. The merger of Commerzbank to Merge with French BNP is one possibility. Commerzbank is a takeover candidate or shotgun wedding candidate, for good reasons. Its shares have fallen and are trading now at half their book value. When interest rates rise to bring back deposits, then the bank could perhaps get out of its deep hole. The German government, which has a 15 percent stake after a bailout in 2009, is ready to sell looking to raise cash itself.

The Draghi era of negative interest rates has proven to be a complete disaster. People have withdrawn money and preferred to buy safes. Major banks with branches in the USA have shipped their cash to the American branch and deposited at the Fed in excessive reserves. Meanwhile, with deflation dominating the European economy and rising taxation, the average person is just not interested in borrowing until they see the economy turn around.

On top of these issues, to survive, European banks have been withdrawing from proprietary trading, firing expensive staff with experience, and replacing them with inexperienced kids. Additionally, the low-interest environment and the decline in deposits has resulted in a major contraction in bank branches. As banks also move to online banking, they have been able to reduce staff. In 2016, the banks let go some 50,000 jobs. They were also able to close some 9100 branches throughout the EU, according to the European Banking Association.Consequently, now the banking work force has been reduced to 2.8 million people contracting back to 1997 levels. We will most likely see a further reduction of at least 5% going into e...

21:37

UN Environment Chief: Make Polluters, Not Taxpayers, Pay For Destroying Nature Waking Times Media

Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Erik Solheim, the head of the United Nations Environment Program, made an interesting point during a recent speech in New York: Companies, not taxpayers, should pay the costs of damaging the planet.

The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized, Solheim said Monday, per Reuters, at the annual International Conference on Sustainable Development at Columbia University.

That cannot continue, Solheim added. Anyone who pollutes, anyone who destroys nature must pay the cost for that destruction or that pollution.

In a recent article, climate experts Peter C. Frumhoff and Myles R. Allen argue that companies like Exxon and other Big Oil and Gas giantswhich purportedly knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decadesshould shoulder the billions of dollars in damages caused by extreme weather events such as hurricanes that are exacerbated by Earths risings temperatures.

Frumhoff and Allen write:

Using a simple, well-established climate model, our study for the first time quantifies the amount of sea level rise and increase in global surface temperatures that can be traced to the emissions from specific fo...

21:35

Puerto Rican lives in danger in Hurricane Maria aftermath Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Guajataca Dam Failing In Puerto Rico, Forcing Extremely Dangerous Situation

22 September 2017

CBS Miamis Rick Folbaum reports.

Failing dam poses new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria: here.

Thousands of people could die: 70,000 in Puerto Rico urged to evacuate with dam in imminent danger: here.

By Rafael Azul:

Dam collapse threatens to kill thousands in Puerto Rico

23 September 2017

Sunlight finally shone intermittently in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday following a night of heavy rainmore than three feet fell in the previous twenty-four hours. There are flash flood warnings and people are being told to seek higher ground. Stores that are still open are running out of water bottles. Those that still have them are rationing them. Two days after the hurricane, virtually every necessity is in short supply.

That food, fuel and other essentials are in short supply so soon, despite having been rationed since before Maria hit the island, is an indictment of the current administration of Ricardo Rossell, the ruling Financial Oversight and Management Board, and the American government which has kept the island under colonial subjugation for over a century. All three are guilty of criminal indifference and lack of preparation.

All over the island streets are blocked by hundreds of toppled electric posts, leaving all of Puerto Rico with no public electric power. Hundreds of trees have also been yanked out by the sustained 150 mile-per-hour winds.

The heavy rains caused a partial failure in the Guajataca Dam, on the northern coast about 70 miles west of San Juan. The breach sent streams of water toward the cities of Isabela (pop. 45,000) and Quebradillas (pop. 26,000), prompting calls for the last-minute emergency evacuation of some 70,000 people.

Abner Gomez, executive director of Puerto Rico...

21:24

Satire: Jordan Peterson refuses to pander to Pennywises delusions Signs of the Times

Controversial U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson once again ignited a public furor last night, refusing to refer to a popular Stephen King-based horror film by the gender-neutral pronoun "IT", on the grounds that the titular character, Pennywise the clown, is obviously a "HIM." According to eyewitnesses, Peterson spent 12 minutes holding up the box office line at Toronto's Varsity Cinema while he repeatedly requested VIP room tickets for "HIM", to the confusion of numerous employees.

21:08

3.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN NORTH KOREA BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY A NUCLEAR TEST blogfactory

South Koreas weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural

 

 

Chinas seismic service, says the quake is likely caused by explosion and happens in the same location where last H-bomb detonated. The states media reports the rumble was detected at a depth of 0km. The tremor was detected in the Kilju area in the North Hamgyong province by the South Korean meteorological agency and Chinas official Xinhua News Agency. The reports come after a raging Kim Jong-un lashed out at US rival Donald Trump labelling him mentally deranged dotard in a rare personal statement.

LOCATION OF THE DETONATION SAME AS WHERE THE LAST NUCLEAR TEST WAS CONDUCTED UPDATES TO FOLLOW

 

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21:04

The Australian Safe Schools Program and La Trobe University The Crazz Files

Unsafe Schools

In October 2010 La Trobe Universitys Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) launched an Australian Safe Schools program.

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20:54

Puerto Rico: Dam failure causes flash floods; evacuation orders issued Signs of the Times

Evacuation orders have been issued for an area in northwestern Puerto Rico, after authorities said the Guajataca Dam was failing under the pressure of water accumulated from Hurricane Maria. Operators reported that the structure was failing around 2:10 pm local time on Friday, causing flash flooding downstream on the Rio Guajataca, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan.

20:53

NSW Police Given Power to Kill with Impunity The Crazz Files

The Berejiklian government has continued on in the Coalitions tradition over recent years of enacting laws that increase police powers, whilst whittling away at civil liberties, all in the name of a perceived terrorist threat.

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20:52

'Man who saved the world': Tillerson praises Soviet officer who averted a nuclear Armageddon Signs of the Times

Rex Tillerson took a moment at the UN Security Council to remember Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov, who bravely called a false alarm when all computer data told him the US had launched nuclear missiles at the USSR at the height of the Cold War. "Just this week, the world learned of the passing of a little known, but important figure in the history of the Cold War. His name was Stanislav Petrov and he is sometimes referred to as the man who saved the world," the US Secretary of State said Thursday at a Security Council meeting on nuclear non-proliferation. Tillerson then went on to tell the story of the Soviet officer, who one night in 1983 was on duty, in charge of a nuclear early warning center near Moscow, when his computers detected incoming American nuclear missiles. Despite all systems telling him that the bombs were heading toward the Soviet Union, Stanislav Petrov recognized it was a false alarm and reported the technical malfunction to his superiors, thus preventing a retaliatory attack by the Soviet Union which would most likely have triggered a nuclear Armageddon. "This episode illustrates just how high the risk factor is with nuclear weapons," Tillerson said.

20:51

Queensland police get new powers to tackle terrorism The Crazz Files

New Queensland laws to help police fight terrorism, including powers to turn phones, high-tech fridges and other devices into surveillance tools, have passed Parliament.

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20:50

Safe Zones' for Rohingya Refugees in Burma Could Be Dangerous RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

When Bangladesh's prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, spoke at the United Nations General Assembly this week, she focused on the humanitarian challenges of hosting 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from northern Rakhine State in Burma. They have arrived destitute, victims of a state-led campaign of ethnic cleansing that began after Rohingya militants attacked some 30 police outposts on August 25. Expand [...]

20:35

Meet Luther Strange, the Alabama Senate candidate who drained thousands of jobs to Central America Signs of the Times

For over one hundred years, Alabamians manufactured clothing in Alexander City for a company called Russell. Today you can still buy Russell Athletic gear in "Alex City" but it won't be made locally. It will likely be made by workers in Honduras, El Salvador, or China. In a strange twist of fate, one of the key figures who helped bring about this transfer of jobs out of Alabama is now campaigning for the Senate seat formerly occupied by Jeff Sessions. Even stranger still, his campaign ads promise that he will "Kill Unfair Trade Deals." His name is Luther Strange. The company now known as Russell Brands was founded in 1902 by Benjamin Russell on the ashes of Alex City's business district, which had suffered a devastating fire months earlier. Russell expanded and thrived in the decades that followed, eventually becoming the largest manufacturer of athletic apparel and uniforms in the country. It became, at one point, the exclusive producer of uniforms for Major League Baseball. At its height, Russell employed at least 7,000 people in Alabama.

20:30

Harvey Proved How Fragile the Oil and Gas Industry Really Is RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. During this year's record-breaking hurricane season, oil rigs and refineries were just as exposed as any structure on the precarious Gulf Coast, and their owners were limited to the same options as everyone else: evacuate, prepare, and hope the storm was merciful. []

20:30

'Everything is gone': Americans return to their flooded homes RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Gideon Mendel photographs the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, while Oliver Laughland meets those whose lives have been upturned Dave Eggers: As the hurricane bore down, Trump tweeted his excitement'Terrence Mckeen, 30, mechanic, Black Creek, Florida, with his mother, Gloria Mckeen, 68I'm most upset about losing my ceramic eagles. They were beautiful and given to me by members of my familyTrump's got more done than Obama did in eight years. The fact he's donating $1m of his [...]

Dave Eggers: 'As the hurricane bore down, Trump tweeted his excitement' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The novelist counts the political cost of hurricanes Harvey and Irma Everything is gone': Americans return to their flooded homesIt had been 12 years, since Katrina, that an Atlantic hurricane of this strength had made landfall on the American mainland.On 17 August, meteorologists were watching storm formations in the Atlantic. They named one Potential Tropical Cyclone 9. Later that night, they renamed it Tropical Storm Harvey. For the next week, the storm was downgraded to a [...]

20:30

Our terrifying energy future leaves us with uncertainties RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

We could outrun environmental disaster by ditching fossil fuels for safer options, but will we? Three new books paint a scary picture by refusing to commit

20:20

'Women have quarter of a brain and don't deserve to drive', unhinged Saudi cleric claims Signs of the Times

A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women don't deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, "The evils of women driving." Women are banned from driving altogether in the notoriously conservative country, with many jailed for attempting to. According to the cleric, women only have half a brain to begin with, but, when they attempt to factor shopping into their feeble minds, that halves again and they "end up with only a quarter," as cited by the Jerusalem Post.

20:20

Could federal regulators be paid off to silence Drudge and other political websites? Signs of the Times

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this month that his company sold over $100,000 in social media advertising to a Russian government-controlled front group during the 2016 election cycle. While that amount is a relative pittance and critics are saying the ads were poorly produced - where is Bill Maher when you really need him? - the discovery has raised alarms. It's ironic, of course, that America's media elites are suddenly alarmed, considering that the CIA and intelligence agencies abroad have engaged in similar activity for decades. But putting that aside, what if the bigger danger comes not from amateurish foreign advertisers, but from foreign governments seeking to influence the American regulatory agencies meant to act as the citizens' watchdogs? Could a foreign government - such as Russia, Ukraine, or Mexico, for example - bribe or "incentivize" a federal agency such as the Federal Election Commission to regulate (or "rein in") conservative news websites?

20:07

Four-year-old boy killed by pack of 17 stray dogs in Andhra Pradesh, India Signs of the Times

A shocking video shows a small boy crying for help while lying in a pool of blood after being mauled by 17 stray dogs in India. Four-year-old Praveen Kumar left his house in Guntur, southern India, with his sister to play with other children on Thursday, when a pack of dogs attacked him. The dogs bit the child in the neck, face, hands, chest, shoulders and legs in an attack that lasted more than 30 minutes until he was left in a semi-conscious condition. His parents claimed neighbours heard the attack and ran out but proceeded to film the incident on their phones instead of rescuing the child while he screamed and cried for help. Achyuta Rao, President of the Child Rights Association who is now involved in the case, said: 'The dogs pounced on the child and bit him indiscriminately. (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

20:00

Lavrov slams war of words between Trump, Kim as kindergarten fight blogfactory

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged the United States and North Korea to reduce tensions and described the trading of insults between their leaders as a kindergarten fight between children.

We have to calm down the hotheads and understand that we do need pauses, that we do need some contacts, Lavrov told a news conference at the United Nations on Friday where he was attending the annual General Assembly debate.

Lavrov said Moscow was working with other countries to strive for the reasonable and not the emotional approach instead of the kindergarten fight between children (where) no one can stop them.

Russia would welcome any attempt by a third country to mediate in the crisis, Lavrov told the news conference, adding that this could come from a neutral European nation.

Russia and China are pushing a joint proposal that would freeze North Koreas nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a suspension of US-South Korean military drills.

Washington has rejected that proposal, describing it as insulting, and says it will not offer incentives to Pyongyang to come to the negotiating table.

In his first address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea and mocked its leader Kim Jong-un as a rocket man who was on a suicide mission.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Trump complimented his controversial UN speech and called Kim a madman who will be tested like never before.

Kim shot back at Trump on Thursday, describing the US president as mentally deranged and warning he would pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country of 26 million.

Trump signed an executive order on Thursday imposing new sanctions on North Korea.

Analysts say Trumps threats against North Korea are counterproductive and justify Pyongyangs nuclear weapons and missile programs that it insists are for self-defense. They say Trumps...

19:58

Germany expels 2nd Vietnamese diplomat over Cold War-style abduction blogfactory

Germany said on Friday it had ordered a second Vietnamese embassy official to leave the country, after the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman who had applied for asylum and was facing corruption allegations back home. Germany last month accused Vietnams intelligence agency of kidnapping Trinh Xuan Thanh, who is wanted in the southeast Asian country on charges of financial mismanagement that caused losses of around $150 million. Vietnam last month denied the accusations and said Thanh had returned home voluntarily. German officials informed the Vietnamese ambassador on Thursday that it was temporarily suspending the strategic relationship between the two countries. Czech authorities have arrested and extradited to Germany a Vietnamese intelligence agent suspected of involvement. (Reuters)


19:58

Lesbian couple sentenced to 20 years in prison for abusing son so badly he had two strokes Signs of the Times

A lesbian couple arrested and convicted of beating and torturing their five-year-old boy so badly that he had two strokes from years of beatings has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Police in Muskogee, OK, arrested the boy's mother, Rachel Stevens, 28, and his "stepmother," Kayla Jones, 25, last year for what doctors said appeared to be months of vicious child abuse. Police became involved after the child was transferred from a Muskogee, Oklahoma, clinic to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa because of lesions on his face and after a series of seizures. But when he got to Tulsa, doctors became suspicious over his injuries and determined that he was abused and not just suffering some sort of ailment as claimed by the lesbian couple.

19:56

Lavrov says Russia supports Iraqs territorial integrity blogfactory

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday confirmed invariable support for friendly Iraqs unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity, TASS reported. He met with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in Moscow to discuss the situation in that country and the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Only Iraqis themselves should decide internal issues, Lavrov said. Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote on Monday in an independence referendum that neighboring countries and Western powers fear could stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict.


19:52

Leaked report reveals Israeli Army unprepared after latest exercise failed Signs of the Times

Reports said Israel's claims that it is able to defeat Hezbollah in the next war received a slap from within following a leaked report released by the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The report was described as "very dangerous," revealing "gaps" in the readiness and preparedness of the "Israeli" army. The Israeli public was shocked by the Committee's leaks. Although the report is classified and should presumably remain under lock and key, the reason behind the leak was the result of a disagreement between the members of the committee, Al Akhbar reported. The disagreement was not about the gaps in the army's preparations, but about who was responsible for these gaps. A member of the committee refused to sign the report because it holds the Israeli authourities, especially Benjamin Netanyahu, fully responsible for the deteriorating readiness and preparedness of the soldiers. This brings us back to the subject of the great military exercise that Israel just concluded a few days ago, which was focused on defeating and crushing Hezbollah. The point of focus has been the subject of debate and widespread skepticism by military correspondents, experts and the public.

19:35

Refugee from Syria sentenced in Estonia to 10 years in prison for setting wife on fire to "teach her a lesson" Signs of the Times

A court in Estonia has sentenced a Syrian refugee to 10 years' imprisonment for setting fire to his wife in front of their young daughter, as well as subjecting her to months of abuse. On Friday, Judge Merle Parts pronounced her sentence on 20-year-old Kovan Mohammad at the Harju County Court. Mohammed, who arrived in Estonia with his family from Greece last year, had been charged with assault causing severe bodily harm, as well as physically abusing his 22-year-old wife throughout their relationship. On March 7, wanting to teach his wife a "lesson," Mohammed used gasoline to set her alight in front of their young daughter at their apartment in the Lasname district of Tallinn, local media reports. After calling an ambulance herself, the wife had to spend five months in hospital and go through six operations, as well as spending two months in a coma. Nearly 70 percent of her body was covered in burns. Mohammed pleaded guilty to putting his wife through physical abuse, including hitting her with a wooden slat, but claimed the incident on March 7 was an accident. However, the court heard he took the time to go out and buy gasoline and also watched videos of burnings over the internet, as well as searching for the best ways to punish a woman. He was found guilty of both charges, but his lawyer Alar Neiland says he intends to appeal. Mohammed's wife, who was released from hospital in August, has now moved into a new apartment with their child.

19:30

MATTIS, NORTH KOREA, AND HINTS OF EXOTIC WEAPONS Giza Death Star

Mr. D.W. sent along this article with his own speculations as to what it may mean, and I want to pass those along as

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19:30

Nada para nosotros, pero sin nosotros RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The post Nada para nosotros, pero sin nosotros appeared first on Climate Tracker.

19:30

Beating the battery barrier RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Electric cars need batteries that store plenty of energy, deliver it quickly and then recharge in the time it takes to gulp a cup of coffee. BASF researchers are developing the solution

19:24

New Alabama Senate frontrunner hopes to shake up the swamp in D.C. Signs of the Times

Michael Scherer of the Washington Post profiles "outsider" candidate Judge Roy Moore, the frontrunner in Alabama's U.S. Senate primary runoff election, in an article published Thursday morning. While Scherer hopes to tarnish Moore as an "angry" theocrat, the former justice's life story provides a compelling narrative of a determined fighter who was always bristled at establishment corruption. The story reveals several compelling episodes from Moore's past: His Vietnam service, his training in boxing and martial arts, his "hobby" of "hard manual labor" including building his own home, and his record as chief justice for his home state's Supreme Court. Scherer writes that Moore's ideology and fighting spirit could lead to "a new level of disruption in the U.S. Senate."

18:52

A humanely killed animal is still killed and thats wrong Terra Forming Terra



Hereford cattle arrive at a meat processing plant. <em>Photo by Daniel Garcia/Getty</em>
















This is a stretch of course.  The animal's death releases its spirit body for a new cycle of life.  A humane death does matter while death itself does not matter at all.  The reason that is true is because death is inevitable while the experience is what is retained by the spirit body.  .

The faux moralists argue nonsense that demands outright extinction for all domesticates and a complete rewilding of the Earth as well.

I am actually a fan of a successful vegetarian diet.  At the same time i am also a fan of organic farming methodology and all that demands a massive increase in our use of working livestock to assist us.  That does mean a steady stream of animal protein to be consumed and ultimately a global surf...

18:43

Indonesia raises Mount Agung volcano alert to highest level, thousands evacuated Signs of the Times

Tourists on the Indonesian island of Bali are becoming understandably anxious after Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest level. Some 10,000 villagers have already left their homes around the mountain, while more than 200,000 have received warnings. Locals have described the volcano as "starting to spit". "Of course it's going to explode," one man said from a rice field overlooking Mount Agung. Meanwhile, holiday-makers have been urged to be vigilant amid fears of increasing seismic activity and the possibility of a volcanic eruption. The volcano, about 72 kilometres from the resort area of Kuta, is a popular tourist destination and hiking spot. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency earlier said no residents or tourists should be within 9km of the crater and within 12km to the north, north-east, south-east and south-southwest. Locals and tourists alike have already begun posting about feeling earthquakes and tremors from deep below the ground as Indonesian authorities sweep a 12km radius from the peak, ensuring no residents or tourists remain in the critical-risk region.

18:38

Iranian president Rouhani says Tehran will boost its missile capabilities Signs of the Times

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to strengthen the country's missile capabilities, state media reported. The statement comes amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington after President Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly. The Iranian leader addressed the military on Friday, during a parade marking the start of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Rouhani said that the country will boost its military capabilities, from missiles to ground, air and sea forces. The military will be strengthened to the extent that Iran considers necessary, he added. "We will increase our military power as a deterrent. We will strengthen our missile capabilities...We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country," Rouhani said, as cited by the Irna news agency.

18:34

US nuclear carrier conducts naval drills with Japan as N. Korea threatens H-bomb test CLG News

US nuclear carrier conducts naval drills with Japan as N. Korea threatens H-bomb test | 22 Sept 2017 | The 100,000-ton US Navy supercarrier Ronald Reagan has conducted drills with Japanese warships south of the Korean Peninsula, Japan's military said. Pyongyang, meanwhile, has threatened a further "hydrogen bomb test" over the Pacific.The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force said in a statement on Friday that the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier Ronald Reagan, based in the Japanese town of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, and its escort ships have been holding drills with Japanese Navy vessels in waters south and west of Japan's main islands since September 11. The strike group is also set to stage a separate drill with the South Korean Navy in October, the Defense Ministry added.

18:33

Redirecting the colonial gaze RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Are we decolonising queer liberation or disciplining the Kurds? Let us attempt a careful and nuanced consideration of the historicity of different struggles. It's going down: TQILA-IRPGF Speaks from Rojava. Anon.The situation of the Kurds in a drastically changing Middle East has received little attention in academia and less in the media despite their growing impact on regional and international politics. The biggest [...]

18:25

Photos: Sioux Tribe Says Elder Beaten and Tased by Cop While Trying to Visit Dying Mother After the Shift

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(ANTIMEDIA) South Dakota  The Yankton Sioux Tribe is claiming police used excessive force to prevent one its tribal elders, 64-year-old Raymond Cournoyer Sr., from seeing his dying mother in a nursing home last weekend. Cournoyer was detained following the incident with police and wasnt able to see his mother before she passed.
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18:23

Merkel booed and heckled during final campaign rally in Munich Signs of the Times

Two days before German federal elections, Angela Merkel, who is going for a fourth term as Chancellor, found her closing campaign rally in Munich crashed by right-wing protesters, who booed and heckled her for half an hour as she made her speech. The loud heckling and whistling was audible on RT Ruptly's live feed from the Friday rally even before Merkel began to speak, and the organizers eventually had to raise the mic's volume. This did not prevent the German leader from giving her prepared 30-minute speech, but she added an improvised detail as an opening remark to her opponents. "With whistling and yelling, one will surely not shape Germany's future," Merkel told the protesters on the last day election campaigning is allowed to take place.

18:10

Banded demoiselle on video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 21 September 2017 video shows a banded demoiselle removing dewdrops from its head early in the morning, on the bank of the Barneveldse beek stream near Leusden town in Utrecht province in the Netherlands.

Richard Bakker made this video.

I saw these beautiful damselflies, eg, in France.

18:10

FBI Files: Terrorism The Black Vault

The FBI is tasked with keeping tabs on potential terrorists and their activities.  The following is a list of documents that have been released.

 Declassified Terrorist FBI Files

Chemical AliAli Hasan Al-Majid Al-Tikriti (Chemical Ali)  [ 53 Pages, 3.64MB ]  Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (November 1941 25 January 2010) was a Baathist Iraqi Defense Minister, Interior Minister, military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. He was also the governor of annexed Kuwait, during the Persian Gulf War. A first cousin of former Baathist Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, he became notorious in the 1980s and 1990s for his role in the Iraqi governments campaigns against internal opposition forces, namely the ethnic Kurdish rebels of the north, and the Shia religious dissidents of the south. Repressive measures included deportations and mass killings; al-Majid was dubbed Chemical Ali by Iraqis for his use of chemical weapons in attacks against the Kurds.
Chemical AliBin Laden, Osama  FBI Release #1 [19 Pages, 1.03MB]
Bin Laden, Osama  FBI Release #2 [107 Pages, 13.1MB]

Usama (or Osama) Bin Laden, founder of the al Qaeda terrorist organization, was born in Saudi Arabia in 1957. On March 10, 1984, Bin Laden and others killed two German nationals. On March 16, 1998, authorities in Tripoli issued an arrest warrant for him for murder and illegal possession of firearms....

18:02

Merkel Poised for 4th Term as Head of Europe/Germany Armstrong Economics

The German election takes place tomorrow, with Chancellor Angela Merkel the favorite to defend her position against Martin Schulz for a fourth term in power. The AfD will for the first time win seats Bundestag elections. The the union parties and the SPD are losing approval while Merkels party, CDU / CSU, polls at just 34%, which is two percentage points less than the last election. The SPD is polling at just 21% with the left at 11% and the FDP at 9%. The AfD, according to the opinion research institute Insa, is gaining two points and comes to 13%, the Greens increase one point to 8%.

Polls currently show that Merkels Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU) will be the largest party after the Bundestag election, but they will fall short of a majority once again so there will have to be coalition government with the SDP. This is what is harming Germany and Europe for it gives the impression that Merkel has a mandate when she cannot win 51% of the German vote.

Therefore, the wildcard remains the AfD and if they come in at a higher level than expected, there will be an ongoing battle that will turn against Merkel in the next two years. If the AfD come in above 15%, then the shape of the coalition government may be different than expected. As one German politician put it, you will have to drag Merkel out by the hair to get her to to leave office. Therefore, expect no change in the course of direction for Europe. As long as Merkel is still there, it will be more of the same but worse with ever increasing taxes and more deflation. You cannot reverse the course of Europe without changing the leadership.

18:01

Kenya president hints at changes in law to tame judges RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Kenya's President Kenyatta has hinted at constitutional changes targeting the judiciary, deepening his attacks since the Supreme Court nullified his August election victory.

17:49

Syrian FM Walid Muallem says US using Al-Nusra terrorists to undermine Astana peace talks progress Signs of the Times

The US is enabling former Al-Nusra jihadists to subvert the Astana peace process, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said after a meeting with Sergey Lavrov. The Russian FM in turn vowed to respond to any provocations from the US's rebel "friends." Speaking to journalists following talks with Russia's top diplomat on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday, Muallem accused the US military of enlisting the help of terrorists to wreak agreements on de-escalation zones secured within the Astana reconciliation process. "They are dissatisfied with the successful outcome of Astana peace process, that's why they use their [assets], including Jabhat al-Nusra [Al-Nusra Front] to impede the agreements that had been negotiated," Muallem said, as cited by TASS.

17:32

Erdogan's bodyguards pummel protesters Signs of the Times

Violence broke out Thursday as protesters descended upon a Midtown speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish leader - whose guards were recently indicted in connection with a wild brawl in Washington, DC - was attempting to address the Turkish American National Steering Committee at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, according to BuzzFeed News. As soon as Erdogan enters the stage, a protester can be heard on a Periscope video shouting, "You're a terrorist! Get out of my country!" The assembly soon turned into a battle royale, with protesters causing mayhem as security guards hurried them out of the room. The demonstrators can be seen being pummeled by punches as they attempt to leave.

17:30

Return of the city-state Terra Forming Terra




I personally posit the Communion of Xanadu as a global entity in which governance is through the natural community of approx. 150 souls and the rule of twelve.  The Nation State as we know it reduces natural communities into virtual communities inefficiently and fails a significant portion of its citizens.
 
What can be retained is the nation city that provides direct citizenship to ethnic avocations.   For example the city of Edinburgh can grant Scottish citizenship to all Scots.  This would give it almost 50,000,000 citizens able to vote on obvious cultural issues and a real forum to promote cultural values. They just would not mostly live there as that would no longer matter anyway.
 
 
What needs to be delinked is control over land use generally as that is best handled through the local; natural community and the application of the rule of twelve for conflicting issues...
 

Return of the city-state 
 
 
Nation-states came late to history, and theres plenty of evidence to suggest they wont make it to the end of the century

https://aeon.co/essays/the-end-of-a-world-of-nation-states-may-be-upon-us

If youd been born 1,500 years ago in southern Europe, youd have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been around for 1,000 years. And yet, following a period of economic and military decline, it fell apart. By 476 CE it was gone. To the people living under the mighty empire, these events must have been unthinkable. Just as they must have been for those living through the collapse of the Pharaohs rule or Christendom or the Ancien Rgime.

We are just as deluded that our model of living in countries is inevitable and eternal. Yes, there are dictatorships and democracies, but the whole world is made up of nation-states. This means a blend of nation (people with common attributes and characteristics) and state (an organised political system with sovereignty over a defined space, with borders agr...

17:30

Global cooperation depends on the strength of local connections Terra Forming Terra




Of course it does.  Thus my Rule of Twelve.   No communicating fully networked population is able to sustain conflict at all.  Where the problem arises is when such communication is assigned to an ill chosen one in such a way that he or she restricts such communication.  In short, hierarchy acts to limit cooperation and by extension, the more hierarchy we have the less cooperation we earn


The future will see all this resolved.  A lot we are actually relearning.  It is instructive that my newly imagined rule of twelve is integral to Bronze Age community governance and likely goes back to Antediluvian times.


We still see little substantive movement in my indicated direction mostly because hierarchical structures have and continue to control access to credit.


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Global cooperation depends on the strength of local connections 

https://aeon.co/ideas/global-cooperation-depends-on-the-strength-of-local-connections
Benjamin Allen  is an assistant professor of mathematics at Emmanuel College in Boston.

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17:30

The healing power of nature Terra Forming Terra



This is a reminder, but also do note that methodology is also evolving as well and that this all needs to be taken much further.  I do think that running water has much to do with all this.

Thus there are plenty of local streams that need to be dressed up a little and set up for straight up canoe trips.  This also has the advantage of placing eyeballs on these forgotten rivers and getting political support for full restoration.  They will no longer be out of sight and out of mind.


My own experience tells me that even modest creeks can use this attention and be nicely restored.





The healing power of nature 

The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom 

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17:24

Globalist Puppet John McCain Showered With Praise By Liberal Establishment and Hollywood Over Health Care Bill Opposition The Daily Sheeple

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The liberal establishment, with help from Hollywood, is showering turncoat Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) with praise after his stunning announcement that he would once again go directly against his own campaign promise and oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill.

McCain made the announcement in a statement Friday, saying that he could not in good conscience vote for the repeal of a law that he ran against during his last campaign.

I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried, McCain declared.

Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it, his statement continued. Without a full CBO score, which wont be available by the end of the month, we wont have reliable answers to any of those questions.

After the announcement the liberal media immediately went to work praising the senator, with multiple news outlets spending considerable time painting McCain as some sort of hero standing up to the forces of Trump when in reality he is nothing more than an establishment puppet working for the very same masters who control the mainstream press.

Unsurprisingly, numerous Hollywood celebrities also chimed in with praise for McCain throughout Twitter, with multiple openly anti-Trump Democrats responding joyfully to the senator once again turning on not only his party, but the people who voted for him in the first place.

Some of the more pointed Tweets included:

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17:21

NIH supported study: Fluoride exposure during pregnancy linked to lower intelligence in children Signs of the Times

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure have been linked to lower intelligence in children, according to the results of a new study. In the eye-opening new peer-reviewed study, published on September 19, 2017, in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found strong evidence of a link between fluoride and lower cognitive function in children. With an impact factor of 9.78, Environmental Health Perspectives is one of the most highly ranked journals in Toxicology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Sciences. The researchers found that "higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 6-12 y old," according to the study.

17:09

Hypnosis and the Department of Justice (DOJ) The Black Vault

Background

According to the Department of Justice Criminal Resource Manual Use of Hypnosis:

In certain limited cases, the use of forensic hypnosis can be an aid in the investigative process. Witnesses to crimes have been able to recall certain facets of the crime while in a hypnotic state that they had not remembered without hypnosis. The use of hypnosis, however, is subject to serious objections and thus should be used only on rare occasions.

The information obtained from a person while in a hypnotic trance cannot be assumed to be accurate. Therefore, any information obtained by the use of hypnosis must be thoroughly checked as to its ultimate accuracy and corroborated. It would therefore be advisable to first consult with a board-certified forensic psychologist/ psychiatrist to ascertain if the matter in question is appropriate for the application of forensic hypnosis. Because of the question of admissibility with regard to information retrieved within a hypnosis session, Assistant United States Attorneys should also consider the appropriateness and potential application of the cognitive interview before using hypnosis. The cognitive interview is a non-hypnotic structured interview that is used to enhance the witnesss ability to remember an event by engaging in a reconstruction of to: the context in which the event took place.

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17:00

14 Signs You Are Dealing with a Covert Psychopath Awareness Act

I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.

  • Criss Jami, Killosophy

Our society is obsessed with the very idea of psychopaths. The subject of many shows and movies, we are intrigued by the inner workings of their mind, desiring to understand what drives them to do what they do, and how we differ from them. Countless documentaries exist, featuring the likes of Hannibal Lecter, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy. Their lack of conscience and twisted view of reality intrigues us.

Is it a desire to understand them that draws our attention, or a need to clearly draw a line between them and ourselves, proving just how different we are? Experts describe Psychopaths as being cold and calculated, carefully planning their every move in order to move towards their ultimate end goal. They are masters of manipulation, and when they are on their game they can hide in plain sight.

In an article for Psychology Today, Robert Hare explains, Not surprisingly, many psychopaths are criminals, but many others manage to remain out of prison, using their charm and chameleon-like coloration to cut a wide swathe through society, leaving a wake of ruined lives behind them.

How do you know if you are dealing with an undercover psychopath? Watch for these 14 signs:

Many psychopaths have a history of childhood trauma.

Many experts over the years have theorized that if you were to do an in-depth study into the past of a psychopath you would find a history of childhood abuse, neglect, and trauma. While obviously isnt true for every victim of childhood trauma, The Globe and Mail published an article discussing the fact this has been found to be a contributor in many cases.

They believe that they are the center of the universe.

Psychopaths are incredibly focused on themselves and the way everything that happens can impact them. They believe that they are the center of the universe, and everything that they do is with the end goal of benefiting themselves. The only time that they stop to consider others is in deciding how they can use others as a pawn working towards their goals.

They lack any semblance of a conscience.

While many Americans may, at some time, lie, cheat or do something they deem to be wrong...

16:57

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Aura and Eliminate Emotional Drainage Awareness Act

Many people still deny the existence of metaphysical energy. However, that might be the exact reason that we are experiencing tremendous emotional trauma and stress.

As we go throughout time we are finding out more and more about our universe. Researchers have discovered groundbreaking findings about the true essence of life, where we came from, or what we are supposed to do. Simply saying, not believing in the metaphysical is just a thing of the past. We factually know that everything is made up of varying frequencies. We just have yet to figure out where they come from and everything they can do.

Just like our energy can be a positive thing, it can become negative too. There are certain external forces that have a tremendous effect on your overall energy levels. This can even cause your aura to become plagued with negative energy.  

Humans are vast metaphysical creatures; we are very in depth and interconnected to the universe of all things. The cosmos has us here for a reason, and everything truly happens for a reason even the shitty parts of life. We either gain something or learn something.

Many people even believe that humans poses psychic abilities. I know it sounds crazy, but we are extravagant receptors for energy of all kinds. There are certain things that we deal with in modern day society that block us from our true self. Many things today can cause your aura to become weak, but there are ways to strengthen it. Eliminate these things and you will notice an extremely positive change in your life.

Negative People

Negative people bring immense amounts of negative energy, and it takes a serious toll on you. They block you from receiving positive energy and vibrations. They are basically a barrier to your abilities. You create a protective shield around yourself, and you cant explore your abilities within a bubble of self protection.

You Dont Spend Enough Time with Nature

Every human needs to spend time in nature. Our society has completely isolated us from nature, and it is blocking our cosmic gifts. Studies even show that you are more attentive when you are in nature, and your stress hormone (Cortisol) drops significantly.  

You Have Adapted to Stress

You have spent so much time obsessing over your stress levels that you have adapted to them. You barely even notice that youre stressed because you are so used to feeling that wa...

16:56

Are Your Ears Ringing? The Frequencies Are Amping Up! Awareness Act

One well-known individual recorded to have been blessed with the gift of clairaudience was the beautiful Joan of Arc. The young French woman believed that she could hear messages from the angels as they made an effort to communicate with her directly. Unfortunately for her, this wasnt a time in which a psychic gift like this was treasured, and Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

This often underestimated and lesser-known gift has been around since biblical times. While traveling down the road to Damascus the Apostle Paul spoke of hearing the voice of a spirit talking to him.

Source: Mark Mauvais | YouTube

 

What is Clairaudience?

Jessica Lee, author of 7 Real World Steps to Embracing Your Intuitive Gifts writes, Clairaudience is a psychic ability that means you can receive intuitive information from your Higher Self, those in heaven, and members of your spiritual team (Spirit Guides, angels) via hearing.

What this boils down to it that you may hear words, voices, sounds or music, all acting as a way of delivering a message to you through the use of sound and hearing. Dont worry about others hearing your message when they are around you. These messages are often heard internally, appearing only in your own mind for you to hear, and not for those in your general vicinity.

What does this mean?

When someone from the spiritual realm is attempting to contact us, they are no longer in possession of a physical body. For this reason, they cant just walk up to us and speak with us. For this reason, they use a number of techniques, harnessing our senses in order to relay a message.

When a spirit uses clear hearing as a means of communication, they may simply speak messages within your head for you to hear. Other times, however, it may not be that clear. For example, a spirit may use music to pass on their message. This is what happens when you find that you have a song stuck in your head all day without knowing why you are thinking of it.

This gift is driven by a connection with the vibrations associated with sound and hearing. Those who are blessed with th...

16:49

This 3 Minute Video Will Make You Question Your Entire Existence Awareness Act

The universe is gigantic and unimaginably expansive. There is literally no telling what is out there that we dont know about. Its literally unfathomable by the minds of humans.

There is so much about our existence that we are completely unaware of. The cosmos is everything that ever has been, is, and ever was including us. Everything is interdependent on each other, and we are also connected to an infinite universe and a higher consciousness.

The universe is forever expanding and growing. People are still forming new theories about how our universe was created and what will happen next. It is essentially the basis of every religion. None of us are entirely sure how we got here or what we are supposed to be doing, but with a life of such cosmic synchronicity we know that it is something much more powerful than we are aware of.

The video below will really give you an idea as to how big our universe really is, and how much we have yet to discover. It will, nonetheless, make you feel like youre part of something very special because you are!

16:48

4 Secrets That A Narcissist Will Use to Control You Awareness Act

In modern society today there are a lot of people who arent as nice as they make themselves out to be. You have to extra careful these days, because it can be very easy to get taken advantage of.

I dont know whether the world has always been this way, or if it is a new trait of a new generation, but we have become a society full of narcissists. They are literally everywhere and people are stabbing each other in the back left and right. Nobody has respect for other people and they dont think about anyone else but themselves. Sound familiar? It probably does, because chances are youve already dealt with a narcissist. I know I have and it is no fun.

A narcissist is someone who is purely concerned with only themselves. They think they are the best at everything and they will not take no for an answer. Most importantly, a narcissistic person will take advantage of whoever they have to gain whatever they seek, and its usually attention.

There are many different ways to tell if youre dealing with a narcissist, but in my opinion its the people who make you feel like you cant break your back enough to please them. While there are many specific methods of dealing with these types of people, the best approach in any battle is still knowing the tactics of the enemy and these are the best kept secrets of a narcissist. They use these four tactics to control you.

1. Theyll Never Show Appreciation

A narcissistic person will almost never show gratitude for anything that you do, and if they do its very little. This is a tactic they use to control you because it subconsciously makes you want to do more to please them. This automatically instills them as a number one priority in your brain.

2. They Reel You In

You might think that a narcissist doesnt have good people skills, but youd be wrong. Narcissistic people are the best at reading people and really getting to know you from the inside out. They are able to detect vulnerability and loneliness in others. They target individuals who are more vulnerable because they are more easily manipulated. They use your biggest weaknesses against you.

3. They Isolate You From Everyone You Know

A narcissist needs you to need them. Th...

16:48

8 Things Strong People Do Without Realizing It Awareness Act

People who are mentally tough did not just wake up that way one morning. Mental strength comes with a price, and its not cheap.

People who are mentally strong have been pushed to the limit over and over again. They have toughened their mentality to be able to take on anything. They have an extreme can-do outlook on life and they arent afraid to stand up for themselves. However, mentally tough people do not typically talk about their mental strength or their feelings at all. Fortunately, this has caused them to gain many other traits that most people lack nowadays.

Society today has become extremely artificial and self-absorbed. Nobody even takes each other into consideration at all anymore. They tend to see the good in everything, and they also have special skills when it comes to protecting themselves of negative energy.  People who are mentally tough always do these eight things, although they scarcely admit it.

1.  We Always Know When Someone is Bullshitting

Being mentally strong causes you to notice when people are taking advantage of you or if they are being sincere. For the sake of maintaining positive relationships, we cannot always call out those who are less aware. They simply do not realize theyre doing it, and it is a learning process through a lesson.

2.  Almost Nothing is as Infuriating as When People Fake Emotion

Mentally resilient people are able to recognize artificial and authentic emotions. If you think you are sly by sing your emotions to get what you want, youll only get as far as meeting this person.

3. We Feel Weirdly Responsible for Fixing the Worlds Problems

We routinely find ourselves in hours-deep conversations trying to figure out everyone elses problems as though they were our own. We have the tendency to take care of other people before we look after ourselves, which can become exhausting. Empathy is a strong suit of these people.

4.  Sometimes Difficult to be Able to Determine Whether Were Over-Thinking or Not

Were human, were fallible, sometimes we think were feeling something only because our thoughts have convinced us so.

5. You Can Sense More than you Often Want To, So You End Up Closing Ourselves Off

The...

16:36

This Undergraduate From Iceland May Have Just Saved the Planet Awareness Act

While people claim plastic is fine because it is recyclable, most people dont bother to recycle! Did you know that it takes plastic around 450 years to decompose. New ways to resolve our plastic problem are constantly being created and yet we are not using any of them, why is that?

Last year a a product design student named Ari Jonsson presented a new biodegradable bottle design at a festival that should have been a game changer. This water bottle was to be completely created from red algae powder. Jonsson decided to come up with this idea after reading about the tons of plastic waste humans were producing.

Why are we using materials that take hundreds of years to break down in nature to drink from once and then throw away?

For this, he began studying the strengths and weaknesses of different substances, and finally decided that making plastic from algae was the answer. You see, this is something that can be formed into a bottle by merely adding water, heat and placing it into a mold that will be frozen. Once the bottle is emptied it loses its shape and begins decomposing, you really couldnt ask for much better.

Jonsson says you could even eat the bottle when you were done if you wanted to. His design makes bottles waste free and practical to say the least. Maybe in time, this sort of thing will be used globally. For more information check out the video below and take a look at the images of his bottle from beginning to end or drinking to decomposing. What do you think about this?

 

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16:30

Americans support free speech for those advocating ethnic cleansing The Fifth Column

(TFC)  As white supremacists of all sorts rebrand, they still cling to the concept of free speech rallies. Do you notice how they dont invite groups opposed to them to speak? Do you notice all of the speakers are of the alt-right or alt-light variety? Do you notice the blatant racism? The rallies arent about free speech. They never were. Theyre about getting stupid people to defend them and to side with them based on a buzzword. They wouldnt get very far calling the Unite the Right free speech rally a KKK-Nazi-White Nationalist conference now would they?

Like all good propagandists, they term themselves something that is ridiculous to oppose. Look at the terms for the two main sides of the abortion debate. You arent really going to call yourself anti-choice or anti-life, are you? Its a word game typically used to trick those who are of lower intelligence. Free Speech is a lofty ideal, so this time theyre targeting college-educated people. Nobody wants to stand against free speech.

Free speech is one of the most important facets of a free society. A person should be able to stand in the open and state their opinion, no matter how offensive it is. While we may disagree, they should be able to stand in a crowd and sing the praises of Hitler.

These groups arent really engaging in free speech though, thats not the primary objective anyway. The real goal is to unite and organize various groups who openly advocate ethnic cleansing or a terrorist campaign under leaderless resistance. These arent debates or even forums for the expression of controversial ideas. Theyre a front to organize for ethnic cleansing.

The websites of the groups openly proclaim their goals and even as they organize to gain the political power to make the United States a white ethnostate, many Americans refuse to believe it. Its a story as old as time itself. Instead, liberals all over the country are patting themselves on the back for being tolerant and supporting free speech. Supporting the organizational efforts of those wanting to ethnically cleanse the United States doesnt make you principled. It makes you an accomplice.

Throughout history, there were always groups of scared little boys who saw skin color or language or religion as a good enough reason to use violence. They were always small in number at first. They then tricked the less intelligent of those around them by pretending to defend them...

16:20

Bernie Sanders Bombshell: Saudi Arabia Funds ISIS Your News Wire

According to Bernie Sanders, Saudi Arabia funds ISIS and is definitely not an ally of the United States.  In an interview published Friday, Sanders issued a scathing attack against the Saudi regime, which has recently [...]

16:10

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Sept. 23, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Sept. 23 2017

Compiled 1:17 am EDT 23 Sept. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Sept. 22 2017 2:51 pm EDT TNT Call RayRen98: TNT Showtime CC w/ RayRen98 Notes by Adept1 9-22-17 Replay: 641.715.0623, PIN CODE 409029#
https://events.iteleseminar.com/?eventID=101707041

1. Yesterday Sept. 21 we expected PM Abadi to address the UN, and that didnt happen but he is on the schedule for (late) tomorrow, Sept. 23.

2. He did speak to the Iraqi people yesterday, but didnt talk about the change in pay rates the citizens are expecting on Sun. Sept. 24.

3. Banks are still on high alert, waiting for everything to come down the pike.

4. Banks have received instructions on how to handle the currencies, including the Zim.

It looks like he has been put late on the list, until Saturday evening, which will be early Sunday morning in Iraq.

HSBC stands for Hongkong Shanghai Bank Corporation. They have branches in the US and you can open an account if you want to. Look it up on the internet.

B. Sept. 21 2017 Dinar Gurus Intel Guru RayRen98:

1. There were always two rates for any currency.

2. At your exchange you might see on the bank screen $3.71 as the Dinar International Rate. (That is the...

16:09

Pfizer Vice President Blows Whistle On Gardasil: The Vaccine Is Deadly Your News Wire

Former vice President of Pfizer, Dr. Peter Rost, has blown the whistle on the dangers of the Gardasil vaccine  and claims that Big Pharma aims to keep people unhealthy.  Below is a clip taken from the [...]

16:02

Salt Lake City Police: Hundreds Of Homeless People Have Disappeared Into Thin Air Your News Wire

Police in Salt Lake City say they are mystified at the disappearance of almost the entire homeless community, consisting of hundreds of people According to officials, the downtown emergency shelter that was once home to [...]

15:57

TV Viewers Interrupted With End Of Times Emergency Broadcast Your News Wire

TV shows in California were interrupted Thursday with an emergency broadcast warning citizens that the world is about to end. Citizens in Orange County were left stunned when television programming was suddenly interrupted for one [...]

15:49

German Supreme Court Rules Measles Virus Does Not Exist Your News Wire

The German Federal Supreme Court has confirmed that there no evidence to prove that the measles virus actually exists.  Furthermore: There is not a single scientific study in the world which could prove the existence [...]

15:38

Harvard Study: Apple Slows Down Old iPhones To Boost Sales Of New Models Your News Wire

A Harvard University study has discovered that Apple deliberately slow down old iPhones weeks before a new iPhone is launched.  According to the study, Google searches for iPhone slow spiked multiple times just ahead of [...]

15:34

Harvard, MIT Professors Identify Bacteria Responsible For Autism Your News Wire

A Korean couple who work as professors at two prestigious U.S. universities have identified the bacteria responsible for causing autism.  The couple found that certain bacteria in the mothers digestive tract can lead to a [...]

15:32

Commerzbank to Merge with French BNP Armstrong Economics

According to a the latest spin, the German federal governments withdrawal from the Commerzbank has left the favored shotgun wedding merger. Commerzbank is the Frankfurt money house which will be merged with the French BNP Paribas. This is being presented as if it were a strong German-French merger which is suggesting that there is a deeper European banking union unfolding. Additionally, they are also going to merge a troubled Italian bank into BNP.

Behind the curtain, the concern is that Commerzbank could not be merged with Deutsche bank because they have the same portfolios that are in trouble. BNP Paribas is about 10 times the size of Commerzbank. Therefore, the real world view is this is just a shotgun wedding rather than a new German-French merger.

15:31

German Elections Void of Any Critical Discussion Armstrong Economics

The German Bundestag election campaign has seen a total black-out of any discussion of the major crisis that is building in Europe. Nobody is mentioning that Euro crisis, ECB monetary policy, disintegration of the EU, refugee crisis, pension crisis, the municipalities on the brink of insolvency, or the drastic increases in taxation coming AFTER the election that will only lower disposable incomes and extend deflation.

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15:30

How To Use Facebook, Twitter, And YouTube To Change Your Career Fast Company

Its all about using social media to establish your credibility in a new field. And no, that doesnt mean becoming an influencer.

Ten years ago, I was graduating law school and going to work in a mid-size law firm in Atlanta as a real estate finance attorney. If you had told me then that Id go on to become a sports business analyst for ESPN and then found my own boutique publicity firm, Id think you were crazy.

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15:30

Journalist Who Said Swedens No-Go Zones Are Safe Gets Shot In No-Go Zone Your News Wire

A journalist who claimed that Swedens no-go zones were safe was shot on Sunday evening after visiting a no-go zone.  The former journalist for Swedish publicly funded broadcaster SVT was shot in the suburb of [...]

15:08

Turkey Desperate to Stop Kurdish Vote; 41 Killed in Iraq RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Turkey is still angling to stop the Kurdish independence referendum. The post Turkey Desperate to Stop Kurdish Vote; 41 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

14:49

Catching the Entomology Bug La Paz Group

Sophia Spencer and Morgan Jackson co-wrote a scientific paper on Twitter, entomology and women in science, after a tweet about Sophias love for bugs went viral

Its good to find an inspiring story highlighting a childs interest in scientific explo...

14:34

An Apocalyptic Mass Extinction Will Begin In 2100, Scientists Say World Truth.TV

A mass extinction that wipes out humanity will be under way by the year 2100, scientists have claimed. By the end of the century, its feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a threshold of catastrophe which leads to the destruction of our species. []

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Catalonia: Spanish Centralism or Self-Defeating Hubris of the Authoritarian Mind? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

On Wednesday, the Spanish government conducted a number of armed raids upon government ministries in Barcelona, and effectively suspended the charter of the autonomous government to which they belong in order to interdict the circulation of that most dangerous of social threats: ballot boxes and the little paper slips that citizens place in them on Continue reading "Catalonia: Spanish Centralism or Self-Defeating Hubris of the Authoritarian Mind?" The post Catalonia: Spanish Centralism [...]

14:30

It's Time To Make a Deal With North Korea RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The United States faces a new nuclear power ruled by a communist dictator. Washington is worried that the leadership of that country is crazy enough to use its new weapons even against the United States. Meanwhile, other countries fear that the madman in the Oval Office might just launch a preemptive nuclear attack. This Continue reading "It's Time To Make a Deal With North Korea" The post It's Time To Make a Deal With North Korea appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

14:30

Scientists And Physicians Send Appeal About 5G Rollout And Health Dangers To The European Union Humans Are Free

On September 13, 2017, more than 180 scientists and doctors sent an 11-page Appeal for a moratorium on the roll out of 5G in the European Union. The reason for the appeal is RF/EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment, but 5G has not been investigated fully for potential health hazards and environmental impact by INDEPENDENT scientists, rather than industry scientists who apparently would rubber stamp 5G similarly as the other generations of telecommunications updates have been. According to the Appeal, 5G is effective only over short distances and is transmitted poorly through solid materials. Because of that inefficiency in transmission, a tremendous number of antennas or cell towers will be needed to implement 5G service. One key paragraph jumped out for me: Read Entire Article

14:30

US flew B-1B bombers just off coast of North Korea (PHOTOS) BlackListed News

The US has flown B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Koreas coast venturing the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone, separating the two Koreas, in the 21st century, the Pentagons spokesperson said. The planes took off from Okinawa, Japan and flew over the waters east of the Korean Peninsula.

NATO's Fakenews Russia Scare Increases Defense Waste BlackListed News

The military of the Russian Federation is organized in four districts - west, central, east and south. Each year one of the districts will stage a division size maneuver. 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers leave their quarters to move against imaginary adversaries. Their training is complemented by various military and civilian staffs exercises. The active part of the medium-size maneuver takes about a week and includes some live firing.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Says All Men Should Be Feminists, Calls For End to 'Bro Culture' BlackListed News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for "Bro culture" to come to an end and said all men need to become feminists and "shut down" one another's "negative conversations" in locker rooms. "It's not only that men can be feminists, it's that men should be feminists as well," Trudeau said with a lisp Wednesday at a United Nations youth empowerment meeting in New York.

Cops Delete Facebook Post Of Massive "Weed" Bust After The Internet Corrects Them BlackListed News

Last week, officers from Missouris Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000. In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriffs deputies and a National Guard helicopter to conduct.

Miss Turkey stripped of crown over coup tweet BlackListed News

The winner of Miss Turkey 2017 has been stripped of her crown after one of her past tweets came to light. Itir Esen, 18, had shared a post referencing last year's coup attempt, comparing her menstrual cycle to the spilt blood of "martyrs".

The CIA: 70 Years of Organized Crime BlackListed News

Everything the CIA does is illegal, which is why the government provides it with an impenetrable cloak of secrecy. While mythographers in the information industry portray America as a bastion of peace and democracy, CIA officers manage criminal organizations around the world. For example, the CIA hired one of Americas premier drug trafficker in the 1950s and 1960s, Santo Trafficante, to murder Fidel Castro. In exchange, the CIA allowed Trafficante to import tons of narcotics into America. The CIA sets up proprietary arms, shipping, and banking companies to facilitate the criminal drug trafficking organizations that do its dirty work. Mafia money gets mixed up in offshore banks with CIA money, until the two are indistinguishable.

RT reports: US to obscure arms exports after Pentagon pipeline to Syria exposed BlackListed News

The day after US President Trumps barnstorming speech to the UN General Assembly decrying the scourge of rogue states and terrorism, it was reported that his administration is set to greatly loosen American arms exports. The trade in question is in the private sector of so-called non-military weapons. There seems little doubt that unleashing an already massive American export trade in private weapons will further fuel the scourge of conflicts and terrorism around the world. What is also telling is the timing of the move by the Trump administration.

Elizabeth Warren Confronted Over Wealth: Its Not Hypocrisy BlackListed News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was forced to defend her wealth despite her frequent attacks on the rich after she was confronted by a Boston radio host earlier this week. Ms. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who frequently attacks big banks and Wall Street, ran into WRKO radio host Jeff Kuhner at the studio Monday and was asked how she can justify railing against a class of Americans to which she belongs.

Uber Loses License To Operate In London, Affecting 40k Drivers BlackListed News

Londons governing body responsible for transportation, Transport for London (TfL), has yanked Ubers license to operate in the city, affecting nearly 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million passengers. Uber has 21 days to appeal TfLs decision, and will be allowed to operate throughout the appeals process.

Defiant Catalans Block Spain's Military Boats From Landing; Spain Seizes ".CAT" Domain BlackListed News

Spains plan to send boatloads of military police to Catalonia to prevent its independence referendum has backfired with dockers in two ports staging a boycott and a third refusing access. The Express writes Police boats Blocked by Catalan ports as unrest threatens to Rip Spain Apart.

Airport Police Demanded An Activists Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the UK. BlackListed News

It was not the first time Muhammad Rabbani had problems when returning to the United Kingdom from travels overseas. But on this occasion something was different he was arrested, handcuffed, and hauled through Londons largest airport, then put into the back of a waiting police van.

Erdogans Thugs Assault Protesters in US (Again) BlackListed News

In the span of fewer than four months, Recep Erdogan has brought out the rage of his violent AKP fanatics on US citizens again. After a brutal attack outside the Turkish embassy in Washington DC this May, more pro-Erdogan violence has broken out; this time as the Turkish President made a speech in New York.

More than 40 families pull children from school that forced transgender lesson on 5-year-olds BlackListed News

Forty-one families have pulled 73 children from the elite Sacramento-area Rocklin Academy charter schools as the board continues to defend a kindergarten transgender lesson several parents say traumatized their 5-year-olds and that parents werent told about beforehand. A mother who pulled her son from Grade 6 and daughter from Grade 3 at Rocklin Academy Gateway, where the incident took place, has kept a tally of parents whove done likewise.

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