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Aug 19 07:33

Jon Stewart praises Larry Wilmore on last ‘Nightly Show’: ‘Do not confuse cancellation with failure’

Jon Stewart began his appearance on the last episode of The Nightly Show by telling the departing host, Larry Wilmore, “I just decided to stop by and tell you I love you.”

But that isn’t the only reason he stopped by.

Stewart continued, “And may i say something else? Do not confuse cancellation with failure.”

“What you, my friend, were tasked to do, you have done and done beautifully. You gave voice to under-served voices in the media arena …it was a show that was raw and poignant and funny and smart and all those things. And you did it.”

After acknowledging the talents of The Nightly Show’s correspondents, writers and crew, Stewart continued.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I watched this last episode, and Wilmore, and his team of writers and performers, carried themselves like true champions.

There are many things about which Wilmore and I agreed to disagree; but at the end of the day, he is a brilliant, funny guy with a capacity for stretching some needed conversations about race and gender in this country in some interesting directions.

That being said, his unending hatred of Donald Trump, coupled with his unswerving allegiance to Hillary Clinton,no matter what she has done (like taking contributions for the Clinton Foundation from North African and Middle Eastern countries which chemically castrate, jail, and execute its LGBT members, and still permit the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation) did sour me on the show.

And if I was able to do the due dilligence and make the link, why could Clinton, with her vast informational resources, not be able to make the connection, and know what was going on here, and refuse to take the money the Clinton Foundation took from these countries which still allow these practices, on moral grounds?!?

Not wanting to see that certain facts do, in fact, exist, including the Clintons being part of the Narcocracy Dynasty, unfortunately, does not make those facts go away.

Aug 17 17:31

As our cultural heritage in Syria hemorrhages, villagers work to restore it

Reports continue nearly daily of yet more damage to our archeological treasures Syria. A few examples include the recent ISIS destruction at Tal Ajaja, one of Syria's most important 2nd century AD Assyrian period. "More than 40 percent of Tal Ajaja was destroyed or has been ravaged by IS recently" has revealed Khaled Ahmo, the Director of Antiquities in Hasakeh

Aug 16 22:38

Iraq allows Russia access to their airspace

Iraq has given the Russian Air Force full access to their airspace in order to combat the terrorist forces like the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) that are occupying eastern Syria.

This move by the Iraqi government came just hours after the Russian Air Force landed their first fighter jets at the Hamedan Airbase in Iran.

Aug 16 22:31

'Russia anti-ISIS airstrikes from Iran base show model cooperation lacking in West'

Russia's new partnership with Iran is a model kind of military cooperation which has been lacking so far in the West regarding the Syrian conflict, and is the type of action needed to defeat the menace of Islamic State, says political commentator John Wight.

Aug 16 22:05

Russian Tu-22M3 'Backfire' long-range bombers strike ISIS from Iran's Hamadan airfield (VIDEO)

Didn't wait long did they!

Russia’s long-range Tu-22M3 bombers delivered their first airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria operating from an Iranian airbase. Moscow and Tehran cooperation in Syria is “strategic,” confirmed the head of Iran’s National Security Council.

Aug 15 14:12

Not Everyone Makes It Through The Ravine

Broken minds and souls
littered left and right.
The sometimes invisible pathway
is treacherous.
You can’t always trust the help…
when it’s even there.
Vultures circling you by day,
wolves trailing you at night.

Aug 15 09:24

New Treatment for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis

I have Crohn's and a host of the side effects. I am going to be trying a new treatment to balance my serotonon/dopamine levels.I have to thank Hillary. Doing research on her health problems lead me to this.
Crohn's disease and a whole host of other chronic disorders we suffer are due to neurotransmitter imbalance. They have discovered genetic markers for Crohn's which cause the imbalance. People with Scandanavian and Ashkenazi Jewish genes carry the defective genes. I gotta double whammy.

MAIN GENETIC CAUSE OF IBD
There is a known genetic defect of neurotransmitter transporters (OCTN1/OCTN2) in the gastrointestinal tract of IBD patients.1 OCTN1 and OCTN2 are responsible for the transport of dopamine and serotonin. Because these transporters are defective, serotonin levels are too high causing serotonin toxicity, tissue damage, and the generation of symptoms.2,3

Aug 14 09:20

Hillary Clinton Has Parkinson’s Disease, Physician Confirms

We Concur!
The fact that Hillary is still running for President shows what a sick failed state the US has become.

Hillary’s health is declining, as anyone who has looked at her can see. The question is: What condition does she have? A board certified Anesthesiologist has written a memo of Hillary’s health. Feel free to pass it along to doctors and to analytics and criticize it.

Aug 13 22:43

GRANDMOTHER WITH AK-47 SAVES COPS BEING ATTACKED BY STREET GANG

Officers Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho were responding to a call concerning a presumed drug deal in a parking lot, when they came under fire from members of a local street gang.

Fortunately for them, 79-year old Wendy Robinson was watching the events from her kitchen window and decided to intervene. The elderly woman equipped herself with her personal bulletproof vest and an AK-47 assault rifle, and ran to the officers’ rescue, firing more than 160 rounds in the direction of the assailants, injuring two of them.

Aug 12 23:06

Yes! The System Is Rigged!

If 2016 taught us anything, it is that if the establishment’s hegemony is imperiled, it will come together in ferocious solidarity — for the preservation of their perks, privileges, and power.All the elements of that establishment — corporate, cultural, political, media — are today issuing an ultimatum to Middle America:Trump is unacceptable.

You want Trump out? How do we get you out?
But if Hillary Clinton takes power, and continues America on her present course, which a majority of Americans rejected in the primaries, there is going to a bad moon rising.

And the new protesters in the streets will not be overprivileged children from Ivy League campuses.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy.

Aug 12 22:53

Hillary, Trump, and War with Russia: The Goddamdest Stupid Idea I Have Ever Heard, and I Have Lived in Washington

A good reason to vote for Trump, a very good reason whatever his other intentions, is that he does not want a war with Russia. Hillary and her elite ventriloquists threaten just that. Note the anti-Russian hysteria coming from her and her remoras.

Such a war would be yet another example of the utter control of America by rich insiders. No normal American has anything at all to gain by such a war. And no normal American has the slightest influence over whether such a war takes place, except by voting for Trump. The military has become entirely the plaything of unaccountable elites.

A martial principle of great wisdom says that military stupidity comes in three grades: Ordinarily stupid; really, really, really stupid; and fighting Russia. Think Charles XII at Poltava, Napoleon after Borodino, Adolf and Kursk.

Aug 07 18:15

Metallica Don't Tread on Me with lyrics

Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail
Never begins it, never, but once engaged
Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage
Don't tread on me
So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it
Settle the score
Touch me again for the words that you'll hear evermore
Don't tread on me

Aug 03 10:10

Celebrities Accuse BP Of Exploiting The Arts

Artists, campaigners and scientists have signed a letter slamming oil giant BP’s sponsorship of four of Britain’s leading cultural institutions, calling the deals “outdated and unacceptable.”

Jul 30 10:43

Gilad Atzmon & Saul Rubin 4Tet, At Llandudno Jazz Festival

Jul 30 08:01

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

General Dumbford head of the joint chiefs of staff is headed to Turkey to convince Erdogan that the US didn't try to overthrow him.
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
The world no longer believes the lies that spew from the mouths of American politicians and generals like vomit!
China 1949 to early 1960s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *........
Add Turkey to the list!

Webmaster addition: Also Cuba in 1898 and 1955, Chile in 1973, Philippines in 1899 and 1965, Hawaii in 1893, China 1900, Panama and Honduras in 1903, Mexico 1914, Panama again in 1989, Dominican Republic 1965, Cuba again in 1961 (failed), etc.

Jul 29 14:31

U.S. must beware China's 'Guam killer' missile

(CNN)Capable of hitting targets 3,400 miles away, China's "Guam killer" missile is raising new fears of a growing Chinese threat to major U.S. military installations.

Jul 20 16:28

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Fine and Performing Arts limited almost exclusively for ‘pay to play;’ quietly crushing creative self-expression (9 of 12)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this… But we tend to take the situation for granted… (the bullshitter) does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up… (Bullshitters) continue making assertions that purport to describe the way things are but that cannot be anything except bullshit.” ~ Princeton professor emeritus, Harry Frankfurt, 2005 Bestseller, On Bullshit

Jul 20 09:59

BEX TRASH ALERT! Donald Trump Gets AIDS In A New Movie, And That Has Studio Execs In A Panic

Huffpo has advocated the assassination of Donald Trump. I hope the place gets closed down and the editors arrested. Huffpo sees nothing wrong with getting rid of the 2nd amendment. They have abused the first horribly!

Audiences at screenings around the world, and some even in the United States, have been cheering and applauding a macabre scene in a new film by Sacha Baron Cohen in which “Donald Trump” accidentally contracts HIV.

“The Brothers Grimsby“ opens March 11 in the U.S., though chances are you’re learning that for the first time here, given a decision by Sony Pictures to limit its marketing of the satiric comedy. The studio is concerned about the reaction from the real Donald Trump, according to industry sources familiar with the situation.

Jul 19 09:43

The Misty Effect

Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer, and she's bringing in a more diverse audience. We chat with ballet attendees about how they feel watching her grace the stage for the first time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because this is a blog about geopolitics, I rarely post about the arts.

Having said that, however, the respect I have for this woman, her artistry, her journey, and her mentoring, to demonstrate what is possible, for ALL young women, is just over the top.

Bravo, Misty Copeland, and well done, at all levels, by this role model extraordinaire!!!

Jul 15 13:46

Turkey army says has taken power over country

The Turkish army says it has taken power over the country and that the rule of law must remain a priority.

"The power in the country has been seized in its entirety," said a military statement read on NTV television, without giving further details.

Stewart Brennan-3 minutes ago
Let's see who the Turkish Military supports if this coup is successful...the US or Russia...then we will know for sure if US / Saudi Money bought them off or nationalism and security with their neighbours decided this defining moment...

Jul 13 07:26

WATCH: George Bush DANCES during Dallas Police memorial service, Having A Great Time ?

That's all folks! We have Loonies lording it over us!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FHEeG_uq5Y

Published on Jul 12, 2016
George bush having a great time at the Dallas Police funeral ? George Bush allegedly dancing during interfaith memorial service for the five Dallas, Texas police officers.

Jul 08 00:03

Israeli troops rustle 450 goats from southern Lebanon

Qassem Hashem on Wednesday, the Israeli troops snatched his goats and relocated them to the Israeli-occupied section of the Shebaa Farms.

UN peacekeepers and Lebanese troops are currently trying to retrieve the stolen livestock.

Jul 05 13:58

Freedom Vs. Slavery – The Political Spectrum

A little Political Science! By the way tyranny and slavery are synonymous.
Freedom vs. Slavery – The Political Spectrum

The Political Spectrum – Left Wing vs. Right Wing is a lie designed to confuse you about what freedom is.

The Left includes: progressives, social liberals, social democrats, socialists, communists and anarchists.

The Right includes: conservatives, reactionaries, monarchists, nationalists and fascists.

SLAVERY is on both ends of the spectrum.
Both the “Left” and the “Right” promote slavery and tyranny.

SLAVERY vs. FREEDOM
A more accurate chart puts SLAVERY on one side and FREEDOM on the other.

Jul 05 08:19

Spoken Word Legend Saul Williams On Poetry, Art & Resistance

In an extended interview world-renowned spoken word artist Saul Williams discusses his career of mixing poetry, music and acting

Jul 02 14:40

Accusation claims Syrian and Russian troops are looting Palmyra! INDICTMENT NOT PROVED

“Syrian Troops Looting Ancient City Of Palmyra, Says Archaeologist.”

So shouted the highly respected UK Guardian’s headline of June 1, 2016 on the eve of the opening day of this month’s two-day Berlin Convergence attended by more than 170 scientists, archaeologists, architects and planners. The gathering of experts was convened to discuss how best to preserve Syria's, and our heritage, despite the five-year-old war that has killed more than 280,000 people and has also resulted in serious damage to our globally shared Cultural Heritage.

Jul 02 06:15

AMERICA


***
Cathy, I'm lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and I'm aching and I don't know why
Countin' the cars on the New Jersey turnpike
They've all come to look for America, all come to look for America

(*submitted for the sake of Independence Day travelers)

Jul 01 21:02

General David Shoup

After Kennedy was murdered they got rid of General Shoup. One of the greatest US Marines in the history of the Corps.

It has been said that "Old men start wars and young men fight them." To the extent that foreign policies are developed by politicians and then enforced by men and women of the military this is certainly true.

Such dissent is not specific to the young; in every war a small minority in older generations has risen in opposition to war as well.

"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-crocked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. That they design and want. That they fight and work for."

Jul 01 04:12

Freedompalooza 6 is coming 4th of July weekend 2016

It starts Friday July 1st night at 7pm and runs till Sunday July 3rd till 10pm
Camping out till the fourth is recommended and leaving then.

3 days and nights of Speakers, bands, bonfires and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Freedompalooza where Patriots become friends.

Also this year we are recommending campers to bring most of their own food.
Alcohol in cans is allowed but none in Glass. Pets are cool as long as they stay leashed.
Kid and family friendly. Bring a bathing suit... There is a nice cool stream along the property to cool off in the blazing summer sun.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bump to the top!

Jun 28 13:45

Donald Trump’s Trade Speech: Clinton ‘Worships Globalism over Americanism’

Now you are speakin my language!

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke in Monessen, Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon, differentiating his trade policy of an independent America from presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s record on trade and globalization.
“Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization — moving our jobs, our wealth, and our factories to Mexico and overseas,” Trump declared. “Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy. But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache.”

Jun 27 14:54

Erdogan apologizes to Putin over death of Russian pilot, calls Russia ‘friend & strategic partner’

Looks like Erdogan can see the handwriting on the wall. Between Brexit and Trump. The US decline.He has seen the error of his ways...maybe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has received a letter in which his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the death of the pilot who was killed when a Russian jet was downed over the Syrian-Turkish border last November, the Kremlin said.
Erdogan expressed readiness to restore relations with Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Jun 24 11:46

Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30

OOH! OOWWY OUCH!

DALLAS (AP) — More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.

Five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night, while the rest were treated at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said.

The hot coals were spread outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as part of a four-day Robbins seminar called "Unleash the Power Within."

Jun 24 04:09

John Lennon Power To The People

(*BREXIT Standing in the shade of this old chestnut)

Jun 20 20:10

The Assault | The Battle of Stalingrad (1 of 3)

"The Eastern Front experienced the viciousness of war on a scale of unimaginable horror and brutality. The bloodiest and most savage fighting took place in Stalingrad between August 1942 and February 1943. Stalin's city on the Volga had military significance for Hitler. It carried the name of his enemy and therefore had to be destroyed. The ensuing battle sealed the fates of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians and marked the turning point of World War II. It was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

Filmed from both the German and Russian perspective, the series contains footage shot by soldiers during the siege. The Russian archives opened their doors to the filmmakers, granting them exclusive access to previously unreleased material.

Jun 19 18:05

Big Trick Hybrid Op at Orlando or just another Sandy Hoax?

Some of these events have plenty of real dead people. Some of these events are totally staged with no dead people. And some are hybrids with real dead people and staged events all rolled into one to keep everybody utterly confused!

Could it be that the KM/EH deployed a new hybrid form of false-flag, one that used both really dead victims and really stupid obvious crisis actors and staged phony victims afterwards? Could it be that they figured they could set a big trap and later release actual photos and autopsies and death certificates on some real victims?

A hybrid false-flag with both some real dead victims and some stupid looking phony crisis actors to provide the appearance that the whole op was virtual only with no dead, would serve a very big trick, if it could be sold both ways — First as a phony op to the researchers, and later as a real op to everyone by releasing real incontrovertible evidence later of actual dead victims.

Jun 19 07:57

Syrian Army demolishes rebel building in Zamalka

The SAA reduces the terrorist strong point by tunneling under the building and placing tons of HE under the building and detonating it!

Jun 18 14:59

Russian defense minister meets Assad, inspects Khmeimim airbase in Syria

Putin's answer to Kerry's state department memo.

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has visited Syria where he met with President Bashar Assad and inspected the Khmeimim air base, the Russian military said on Saturday. Shoigu and Assad discussed military cooperation and fight against terrorism.
Shoigu has met with the Syrian leader upon the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Ministry’s spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

The minister inspected Russian Khmeimim air base in Latakia Province and also inspected the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system deployed there.

The visit was not previously announced.

Jun 17 16:02

More Than 1,500 Women Want to Protest Donald Trump By Posing Nude at the Republican Convention

Now Tunick just faces the difficult task of deciding which of the many candidates get to participate.

Jun 17 12:32

In Defense of Self-Defense

Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years—Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino, and now Orlando—took place in venues where local or state law prohibited carrying guns, even by those lawfully licensed to do so. The government cheerfully calls these venues "gun-free zones." They should be called killing zones.

As unspeakable and horrific as is the recent slaughter in Orlando, it has become just another example of the tragic consequences of government's interfering with the exercise of fundamental liberties. After a while, these events cease to shock; but they should not cease to cause us to re-examine what the government has done to us.

Jun 16 11:58

Gaza: Resistance Through Poetry

This is a translated verse from Mu’in Bseiso’s “Three Walls of the Torture Chamber”. He was, and remains, one of Gaza’s most influential intellectual and renowned poets.

Jun 15 21:53

Authoritarian Control and Mass Murder In America The Hegelian Dialectic Way

This article will demonstrate how New World Order globalists and their neocon puppets in Washington have consistently employed this repeating cycle of the Hegelian Dialectic consisting of the problem (originally called thesis), reaction (anti-thesis) and solution (synthesis) during this century’s federal governmental domestic policies. Inasmuch as US Empire virtually controls all Western nations as well as nearly all Third World nations, this insidious undemocratic process is unfolding globally on the geopolitical chessboard with the ultimate objective of establishing one world government tyranny.

This endless do-loop application stateside will be analyzed to demonstrate how the feds have amplified and concocted a “homegrown” enemy of radicalized violent extremists to intentionally include millions of non-violent, law abiding US citizens as the identified problem.

Jun 15 13:19

PAK 40 German 75mm anti tank gun.

Published on Jun 22, 2014
This gun is a beast! As you can see the muzzle blast is incredible. The WWII German PAK (PanzerAbwehrKanone) 40 was developed in early WWII but didn't see widespread production until about 1941. The gun was often used by allied forces whenever they would over run German positions which shows the effectiveness of the gun.
This gun was resurrected from an art museum where the owner had painted it pink! It was restored to working order and the federal paperwork required to build and possess this gun was obtained. It is not legal for an ordinary citizen to have a working field piece like this.

Jun 15 13:15

Coehorn Mortar

Uploaded on May 2, 2008
An SBR blackpowder mortar shooting concrete filled pop cans at the range.

Jun 15 13:13

Gun Kits: flint, percussion, & early cartridge guns

Flint lock gun kits: - Percussion gun kits: - Left hand gun kits: - Factory brand gun kits:
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American longrifle: Bedford County, Pennsylvania (1)
American longrifle: Classic Golden Age (1)
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American longrifle: Isaac Haines - Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2)
American longrifle: Jacob Dickert - Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1)
American longrifle: John Armstrong - Emmitsburg, Maryland (1)
American longrifle: John Bivins - 1770 era Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1)
American longrifle: Joseph Long - Snyder County, Pennsylvania (1)
American longrifle: J. P. Beck - Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania (2)

Jun 14 21:30

As It Shapes ISIS-Centric Narrative, Orlando Police Reject Freedom of Information Request for Audio of Nightclub Shooter’s 911 Call

Hours after Omar Mateen opened fire in the LGBTQ Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the Orlando Police Department informed the media that Mateen had sworn allegiance to ISIS in a call to its 911 emergency line.

According to FBI officials, Mateen previously pledged simultaneous allegiance to Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two militant groups fighting on opposite sides of the Syrian civil war, and whose members have battled ISIS at various intervals.

On June 13, AlterNet’s Grayzone Project submitted a request under Florida’s public records law for a written transcript and/or an audio recording of any and all phone calls that Mateen made to Orlando’s 911 emergency line on the date of the Pulse Nightclub mass killing.

Jun 14 07:01

The Fallen: Munich Street Art Exposes German Discontent With Merkel, the EU

Set in Munich's central Max-Joseph-Platz, "The Errants. European Disfigurations" by artist duo Bankleer, is a sculptural performance that "transforms the public space into a stage for questions to be asked about urgent current issues."

Jun 12 20:03

Is America Becoming Terry Gilliam's Brazil?

Forget comparing current times to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. America is starting to resemble Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985) where nothing works and terrorist bombings are just an everyday nuisance.

Jun 11 10:10

This Might Be Funny....by Charlie Reese

By Charlie Reese: A former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel.

This might be funny if it weren’t so true. Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.........

Jun 10 11:21

SDF Kills 50 ISIS Terrorists and US Kills 30 civilians in and Around Manbij

In past 36 hours Heavy fighting between Syrian Democratic Forces and ISIS around strategic city of Menbej 50 ISIS terrorist killed and 75 villages and farms came under control of SDF, SOHR anounced based from reliable sources.

The US Attacks resulted in the death of a woman and four of her children, and injured her husband, which rise the number of civilians killed by the international coalition’s warplanes since the beginning of the operations on areas around the city and its countryside to 30 persons, including 11 children and four citizen women.

Jun 10 11:16

Syrian Army just 20 kilometers from Tabqa Airbase – Raqqa map update

US backed forces are retreating.Syrian forces with a wall of Russian airpower are advancing towards Raqqa.

Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the Sfaiyeh crossroad after clashing with ISIS in western Raqqa province; the Sfaiyeh intersection leads directly north to Tabqa Airbase. The advance was spearheaded by the Desert Hawks Brigade and Syrian Marines, who were assisted by the SAA’s 555th Regiment of the 4th Mechanized Division.

The SAA also seized the adjacent Sfaiyeh oil field and its electrical station.

Jun 09 06:41

#Hil-LIAR-y #HIL-LIE-ARY #Blues

Jun 08 22:29

Video: Russian Fighter Jets Overnight Strike on Nusra Positions in Northern Aleppo

The Russians are launching massive strikes across Syria tonight. Even using Tochka ballistic missiles fired from the Russian airbase.

The Russian fighter jets have bombed heavily the Nusra terrorist groups' concentration centers in the Northern parts of Aleppo, destroying terrorists' gatherings and ammunition depots.

Jun 06 15:17

Western State Sponsored Terrorism: False Flags Spreading Islamophobia, Race and Religious Wars and New World Disorder

A lot of good stuff with a couple of poison the well BEX's thrown in. A good example of disinfo. 95% truth with some fairy tales thrown in.

“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.”
Josef Stalin

Jun 05 17:08

The Nommo Of Theater And Film: Art As Politics

Bashi Rose, TRNN videographer, editor, and veteran of Baltimore’s artistic community talks about his work and the cultural, political, and social movements.

Jun 05 12:01

Offbeat: Men raid vegan café, pelt patrons with meat

In Georgia – the country, not the state – men raided a vegan café and pelted patrons with meat. "Some of them," the story says, " . . . were wearing sausage necklaces," which seems to be a bold and possibly odoriferous, bacteria-prone fashion choice. Then a brawl broke out and the assailants escaped into the night. The whole episode, the café owners say, shows just how intolerant people are. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, owners of a vegan café say they've been getting death threats since they decided to start eating meat again. Talk about your food fights.

Jun 05 11:53

"One of the most intriguing might-have-beens in American History"

Jefferson's Tardy Constitution
by Jack Lynch

Americans are so accustomed to associating Thomas Jefferson with the nation's founding documents that they easily overlook that he played no hands-on role in composing the United States Constitution.

He recorded his first impressions November 13, 1787, in a letter to William S. Smith: "There are very good articles in it: & very bad. I do not know which preponderate."

Disturbing for Jefferson was "the abandonment in every instance of the necessity of rotation in office." Experience had convinced him that, without term limits, every elected official will be "an officer for life." That Constitution's neglect of this problem was for him a nearly fatal flaw.

Jun 04 13:46

Who are the Syrian Desert Hawks?

The Syrians have their own proxy army.

In a matter of two years, the Syrian Desert Hawks (var. Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra) have become one of the most effective fighting forces in the Syrian War; however, very little is known about this paramilitary group.
Often described as a unit from the pro-government “National Defense Forces” (var. NDF), the Desert Hawks actually have no affiliation with the latter or the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

The man behind the Desert Hawks:
The Desert Hawks were originally started by a retired Syrian Army officer, General Mohammad Jaber, in early 2013.

The Desert Hawks are now leading the charge to the provincial capital of Al-Raqqa, where they are looking to expel the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham before the U.S. backed rebels reach the city.

May 24 11:09

Holy Taco’s Flowchart to Help You Determine What Religion You Should Follow

Not sure what religion to follow? Holy Taco has created this handy flowchart to help you make up your mind.

May 23 08:36

Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war

The bottom line is that Russia – in terms of hypersonic missile development – is about four generations ahead of the US, if we measure it by the development of the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems. As a working hypothesis, we could describe the next system – already in the drawing boards – as the S-600.

Russian – and Chinese – missiles are already able to knock out the satellite guidance systems for US nuclear tipped ICBMs and cruise missiles. They could also knock out the early alert warnings that the satellite constellations would give. A Russian hypersonic ICBM flight time, launched for instance from a Russian nuclear sub all the way to the US East Coast, counts for less than 20 minutes. So an early warning system is absolutely critical. Don’t count on the worthless THAAD and Patriot to do their job. Once again, Russian hypersonic technology has already rendered the entire missile defense system in both the US and Europe totally obsolete.

May 19 11:56

Hillary Graphics

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep getting requests about some of the graphics I have created for the various Hillary Clinton scandals, especially requests or the full size versions, so here they are all in one gallery. This is not all of them, but the ones most asked about. Feel free to copy and send around.

May 19 10:46

Ahead of its time: Doctor Who’s 56 inspiring female scientists

Thee issue of gender equity in science has received a lot of attention recently. Governments are throwing money at it, scientists are speaking up about it and news agencies are reporting on it.

Researchers interested in fictional scientists are also concerned about gender inequality in cinema and television, and its role-modelling impact on aspiring scientists. But things are changing there too.

Our research into scientists and gender in Doctor Who over the past 50 years shows there are many reasons to celebrate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although TV shows are an area we normally don't cover on this blog, if you have never seen this marvelous BBC sci-fi romp, I commend it to you heartily.

I am a true, died-in-the-wool "Whovian" who first encountered the show in the early 80s on public television in Los Angeles.

The quality of the writing is fascinating, and the way the character of the Doctor is written, and performed, through the decades, has been nothing short of amazing.

May 18 16:16

Tiny Homes For The Homeless Now Under Attack In California

Isaac Davis, Staff
Waking Times

Personal liberty is under attack in so many areas of American society, and combined with a faltering economy, people are in greater need than ever of finding ways to survive economically while still maintaining basic freedoms.

The tiny house movement is one of the many creative ways in which people are out-smarting the matrix of consumerism and debt. Recently, however, we reported on the federal government’s attempts through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make owning and living in a tiny home more difficult for those who wish to do so.

READ: US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living

Case in point: California, where Los Angeles city council member Curren Price recently requested that sanitation officials confiscate and destroy a number of tiny homes owned by homeless people.

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