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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rate of sea level rise accelerated 50% since 1993, study shows - Business Insider

Rate of sea level rise accelerated 50% since 1993, study shows - Business Insider

Hillary Clinton and the Fear of War With Russia - Book Excerpt - Truthdig

Hillary Clinton and the Fear of War With Russia - Book Excerpt - Truthdig

Obama’s Criminal Enterprise Collapsing By Daniel John Sobieski


Obama’s Criminal Enterprise Collapsing


http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/obamas_criminal_enterprise_collapsing.html

Will China Save the American Economy? | RealClearPolicy

Will China Save the American Economy? | RealClearPolicy

The Promise and Pitfalls of Privatizing Public Assets

The Promise and Pitfalls of Privatizing Public Assets



http://www.realclearpolicy.com/2017/06/28/the_promise_and_pitfalls_of_privatizing_public_assets_35403.html

The closest look yet at Chinese economic engagement in Africa | McKinsey & Company

The closest look yet at Chinese economic engagement in Africa | McKinsey & Company

An Extraordinary Plea for U.S. Engagement from the UN's Chief | HuffPost

An Extraordinary Plea for U.S. Engagement from the UN's Chief | HuffPost

Is Trump “Objectively Progressive?”


 Is Trump “Objectively Progressive?”

http://grahamefuller.com/is-trump-objectively-progressive/

Trump Aide Scaramucci Admitted Meeting with CEO of Sanctioned Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund Entity; Senators Warren-Cardin Requested Investigation; Treasury Sec Promised to Investigate


Trump Aide Scaramucci Admitted Meeting with CEO of Sanctioned Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund Entity; Senators Warren-Cardin Requested Investigation; Treasury Sec Promised to Investigate



https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/trump-aide-scaramucci-admitted-meeting-with-ceo-of-sanctioned-russian-sovereign-wealth-fund-entity-senators-warren-cardin-requested-investigation-treasury-sec-promised-to-investigate/

Petya ransomware attack: What it is, and why this is happening again | ZDNet

Petya ransomware attack: What it is, and why this is happening again | ZDNet

Fr. Bob Warren's Week Reflection Do Not Fear

THIS WEEK'S REFLECTION from Fr. Bob Warren, SA
Do Not Fear
Our gospel tells us today not to let anyone intimidate you and to not be afraid of anything. Sounds wonderful, but what is the reality? Just take a look at our world. Sometimes you just do not want to watch the news or read the paper because of the crime, the drugs, the tragedies, the anger and the hurt. Even in our families some have left the church, switched religions or just dropped out.
It seems that we are inundated with bad news as a daily diet. Our newscasts and our papers fill us with endless images of infidelity, war, torture and moral mayhem. Our movies and TV can desensitize us to violence and suffering. So often our young look on divorce as inevitable and out of wedlock births as commonplace. So much of the time, it feels like we are forced to concentrate on life's horrors.
We may want to repeat the question we find in scripture and ask Jesus, "What happened to all the good things you promised? Are you the one who is to come or should we look for another? "Didn't you tell us that we should fear nothing and that we are worth more than an entire flock of sparrows?" Jesus might reply, "You are the victims of too much bad news. Take time to look at the good news and then you will perceive the Kingdom." So, where is the good news?
Well, right now as we sit here there are countless catechists in countless parishes letting in the light of the gospel to our young. Our Catholic Schools, with great hardship, in our big cities are educating hundreds of thousands of under‑privileged children. Many of the children are non‑Catholic. For the most part, these schools are staffed by dedicated, hardworking and underpaid staff and teachers. New churches are being built, but we only read about parish closings.
People recover from addictions, accidents, illness and depression in so many Catholic institutions. Catholic Relief Services is the largest single private charitable service in the world. Every day the corporal and spiritual works of mercy are being carried out in hundreds of ways, but they never make the news. Look around at this parish ‑ the great kids, the wonderful parents and how you all simply care about each other.
We take all of these things for granted. For example ‑ I have always maintained that all parents are guaranteed Heaven. Remember there is only one place in the gospel where Jesus gives the credence of who gets to Heaven. In MT. 25, "When I was hungry, you gave me to eat. When I was thirsty, you gave me to drink. When I was ill, you visited me. As long as you did it to one of the least of my brothers or sisters, you did it to me. Enter into the joy of the Lord."
The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are built into family life by nature.
That is why I say that all parents are guaranteed heaven.
"Mom, what will I wear?", counseling the doubtful.
"Dad, will you help with my math homework?", instructing the ignorant.
The 2 am bottle, giving drink to the thirsty.
Changing diapers, clothing the naked.
Preparing meals, feeding the hungry.
The cat died, burying the dead.
"Are you still in the bathroom?", visiting the imprisoned.
And, being good parents you will say, "I have to do these things, it is my job and my duty." As if that made it less wonderful, less meritorious, less the fulfillment of Jesus' criteria for Heaven.
My point is these things go on all the time. The Kingdom of Jesus is here ‑ Goodness abounds, love is given and received, people are faithful and caring, courtesy and good deeds are commonplace. Do not let the daily diet of bad news trip you up. When we look around at a world out of control, we all have doubts at times. I guess that is one good reason why we come to church every week to recover our sense of vision, to celebrate the God we bumped into all week without knowing it, to handle the word and the bread and to see this very congregation with the new realization that such ordinary stuff as the word, the bread and wine, the people all harbor the very presence of God.
Fr. Robert Warren, S.A.
Yours in Christ,
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Violence against Women: Some Inconvenient Data for the Corrupt UN

Violence against Women: Some Inconvenient Data for the Corrupt UN

What Might be Missing in the Muslim World?

What Might be Missing in the Muslim World?

by Denis MacEoin  •  June 28, 2017 at 5:00 am
  • Recently, Chinese, Japanese and other educators have found that rote learning and endless drills produce high achievers without creativity, originality, or the ability to think for themselves. Western academic standards of rationality and objectivity have been behind most of the West's achievements.
  • "The campus has three mosques with a fourth one planned, but no bookstore. No Pakistani university, including QAU, allowed Abdus Salam to set foot on its campus, although he had received the Nobel Prize in 1979 for his role in formulating the standard model of particle physics." — Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy, commenting on Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, the second-best university among the 57 Muslim states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
  • The very thought that "Islamic science" has to be different from "Western science" suggests the need for a radically different way of thinking. Scientific method is scientific method and rationality is rationality, regardless of the religion practiced by individual scientists.
Commenting about the disparity in creativity between the Islamic world and the West, Pakistani nuclear physicist Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy wrote that no Pakistani university allowed Abdus Salam (pictured above) to set foot on its campus, although he had received the Nobel Prize in Physics. (Image source: Keystone/Getty Images)
In April this year, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Shaykh 'Ali Gomaa, told an interviewer what he meant as a flat statement of fact: that there are no female heart surgeons, as such work required strength and other capabilities that no woman possesses. He put it this way:
"You may have noticed that there is not a single female heart surgeon in the world... It's amazing. It's peculiar. Why do you think that there are none? Because it requires great physical effort -- beyond what a woman is capable of. That's in general. Along comes a woman who challenges this, and she succeeds in becoming a surgeon. But she is one woman among several million male surgeons."

American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017 | The Nation

American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017 | The Nation

A Plan to Win Universal Health Care

A Plan to Win Universal Health Care

Warren Buffett Makes The Case For Single-Payer Health Care | HuffPost

Warren Buffett Makes The Case For Single-Payer Health Care | HuffPost

CNN Journalists Resign: Latest Example of Media Recklessness on the Russia Threat

CNN Journalists Resign: Latest Example of Media Recklessness on the Russia Threat

Tillerson and Mattis Cleaning Up Kushner’s Middle East Mess | The American Conservative

Tillerson and Mattis Cleaning Up Kushner’s Middle East Mess | The American Conservative

More Reasons Have Emerged To Doubt The Official Narrative About Syria

More Reasons Have Emerged To Doubt The Official Narrative About Syria

Tight circle of security officials crafted Trump's Syria warning - POLITICO

Tight circle of security officials crafted Trump's Syria warning - POLITICO

Cherry Picking Intelligence For War in the Middle East? Here We Go Again - Defense One

Cherry Picking Intelligence For War in the Middle East? Here We Go Again - Defense One

Follow the Money: Non-Profit Hospital CEOs Quietly Collect Their Millions While US Health Care Reform Battle Rages | naked capitalism

Follow the Money: Non-Profit Hospital CEOs Quietly Collect Their Millions While US Health Care Reform Battle Rages | naked capitalism

Reading the CBO Report on the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)

Reading the CBO Report on the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)


http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/06/reading-cbo-report-better-health-care-reconcilation-act-bcra.html

At least 1 US nuclear plant's computer system was hacked - ABC News

At least 1 US nuclear plant's computer system was hacked - ABC News

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees | Foreign Policy

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees | Foreign Policy

Trump Is China’s Chump - The New York Times

Trump Is China’s Chump - The New York Times

The Trump Effect in Gaza « LobeLog

The Trump Effect in Gaza « LobeLog

How the Trump Administration Undercuts Its Heavyweights

How the Trump Administration Undercuts Its Heavyweights

Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate over demands - BBC News

Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate over demands - BBC News

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hersh’s New Syria Revelations Buried From View

Hersh’s New Syria Revelations Buried From View

Microsoft Word - Pew Research Center U.S. Image Report FINAL June 26, 2017 - PG_2017.06.26_US-Image-Report_Full-Report.pdf

Microsoft Word - Pew Research Center U.S. Image Report FINAL June 26, 2017 - PG_2017.06.26_US-Image-Report_Full-Report.pdf

Days Of Lot: New Survey Finds That Evangelical Christian Support For Gay Marriage Has More Than Doubled – The American Dream

Days Of Lot: New Survey Finds That Evangelical Christian Support For Gay Marriage Has More Than Doubled – The American Dream

3 Weapons to Fight Sin

3 Weapons to Fight Sin


http://ascensionpresents.com/tjcs21/?mc_cid=b026706288&mc_eid=2bb902f84a

Do Catholics Worship Saints?


Do Catholics Worship Saints?


http://ascensionpresents.com/do-catholics-worship-saints/?mc_cid=b026706288&mc_eid=2bb902f84a

San Francisco Is Burning | GQ

San Francisco Is Burning | GQ

Temelin Melt Down on Cheesecake Contest for Female Interns | Neutron Bytes

Temelin Melt Down on Cheesecake Contest for Female Interns | Neutron Bytes

Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid? | Psychology Today

Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid? | Psychology Today

The Future of Coal Country | The New Yorker

The Future of Coal Country | The New Yorker

Is Your Job About To Disappear?

Is Your Job About To Disappear?

Can tiny Qatar keep defying its powerful neighbors? It may be up to Washington


Can tiny Qatar keep defying its powerful neighbors? It may be up to Washington

What Trump's recent trip to Saudi Arabia means for Qatar's survival


http://www.salon.com/2017/06/25/can-tiny-qatar-keep-defying-its-powerful-neighbors-it-may-be-up-to-washington_partner/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=us_senate_chairman_corker_to_block_arms_sales_until_qatar_crisis_settled&utm_term=2017-06-27

Give Trump a Chance in the Middle East

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/27/give-trump-a-chance-in-the-middle-east/

Give Trump a Chance in the Middle East

America’s global standing plummets under Donald Trump

America’s global standing plummets under Donald Trump

Trump’s chaos is covering for stealth escalation overseas - The Washington Post

Trump’s chaos is covering for stealth escalation overseas - The Washington Post

How US may be facing wider conflict with pro-government forces in Syria | The National

How US may be facing wider conflict with pro-government forces in Syria | The National

Looking the Wrong Way on Iran

Looking the Wrong Way on Iran

by Shoshana Bryen  •  June 27, 2017 at 4:00 am
  • How will Iraq get rid of the Iranians? Or will it? The chief of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Qassem Soleimani, has been seen several times in Iraq, most recently near the Syrian border, an indication that Iran has bigger plans than the liberation of Mosul.
  • The Sunni part of Iraq actually is an essential part of the land bridge being built from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea. There is a second and equally compelling issue for Iran to the southwest: encircling Saudi Arabia in the water.
  • If Iran is allowed to solidify its Shiite Crescent and its naval obstructionism, American allies across the Middle East and North Africa will pay a heavy price.
The chief of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Qassem Soleimani, has been seen several times in Iraq, most recently near the Syrian border, an indication that Iran has bigger plans than the liberation of Mosul. (Image source: Mahmoud Hosseini/Wikimedia Commons)
We have been looking in the wrong direction. While the West was hoping temporarily to check Iran's nuclear aspirations, Iran was making plans to advance on the ground and in the water -- and the plans are unfolding nicely. For Iran.
After the U.S. withdrew from Iraq in 2011, large swaths of Iraqi territory were easily brought under Islamic State (ISIS) control, culminating in the proclamation in 2014 of "The Caliphate" with its seat in Mosul. Having denigrated its capabilities as "the JV team," the Obama administration was desperate to get rid of ISIS, but the Iraqi army (trained and armed at a cost of $26 billion between 2006 and 2015 with another $1.6 billion spent in 2016) was unable to handle the job, even with American air power and Kurdish fighters as allies.

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2017

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2017

by Soeren Kern  •  June 27, 2017 at 5:00 am
  • "The whole system failed and that is what has been happening for the last 30 years. And it is PC. People are just too, too afraid to, you know, just too, too afraid to speak the truth." — Mohan Singh, founder of the Sikh Awareness Society.
  • MI5, Britain's domestic security agency, revealed that it has identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in the country.
  • Manchester bomber Salman Abedi used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, according to the Telegraph. Abedi is believed to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run-up to the attack even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training. It also emerged that the chief imam of Abedi's mosque fought with militants in Libya. The mosque was also reported to have hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and non-believers to be stoned to death.
  • "It is no secret that Saudi Arabia in particular provides funding to hundreds of mosques in the UK, espousing a very hardline Wahhabist interpretation of Islam. It is often in these institutions that British extremism takes root." — Tom Brake, Lib Dem foreign affairs spokesman.
The Manchester-born singer Morrissey criticized British politicians for their reaction to the bombing in his hometown, saying they were too politically correct to admit that the concert bombing was the work of an Islamist extremist. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Firefly)
May 1. Army cadets in Scotland were warned not to wear their uniforms in public because they could be targeted by jihadists.
May 1. Three female teenagers were arrested in East London on terrorism charges. The arrests were in connection with an anti-terror operation in London on April 27 in which a woman wearing a burqa was shot by police. Police said that an active terror plot had been foiled.
May 2. Samata Ullah, a 34-year-old jihadist from Cardiff, was sentenced to eight years in prison for five terror offenses, including membership of the Islamic State, as well being involved in training terrorists and preparing for terrorist acts. Ullah, a British national of Bangladeshi origin, was a key member of a group calling itself the "Cyber Caliphate Army" and gave other members of IS advice on how to communicate using sophisticated encryption techniques.

Trump allies push White House to consider regime change in Tehran - POLITICO

Trump allies push White House to consider regime change in Tehran - POLITICO

Qatar Crisis Could Lead to War: Veteran US Diplomat « LobeLog

Qatar Crisis Could Lead to War: Veteran US Diplomat « LobeLog

The Diplomat Who Defied the Administration | The New Yorker

The Diplomat Who Defied the Administration | The New Yorker

Trump's Systematic Strategy to Abuse Power - The Globalist

Trump's Systematic Strategy to Abuse Power - The Globalist

Iran and the Saudi Deflection Campaign - The Globalist

Iran and the Saudi Deflection Campaign - The Globalist

Saudi’s Crown Prince: A Youthful Gambler - The Globalist

Saudi’s Crown Prince: A Youthful Gambler - The Globalist

Female Genital Mutilation: American Muslim Physician Says Stop Defending the Abuse of Girls and Women

Female Genital Mutilation: American Muslim Physician Says Stop Defending the Abuse of Girls and Women

by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser  •  June 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm
  • Any cutting or prick upon a female's genitalia that is not actually, absolutely medically necessary, but rather demanded by twisted interpretation of religion and misogynistic manifestations of culture, is abuse.
  • Even if, one were to submit that the medical part of the procedure could possibly be done with no physical trauma (and that is a big fictitious 'if'), the whole intent of the procedure is ceremonially to desexualize women and place their bodies under patriarchal control. No physician or modern culture that respects the equality of men and women should agree to participate in a procedure based in hate or supremacy....There is no compromise for the free world with the misogyny, abuse, and torture of the familial, community and individual oppressive forces involved in the draconian Islamist behaviors around FGM. It was a false compromise and a false moral equivalency with male circumcision.
  • The AMA Board of Trustees six months later returned an opinion in our favor in June 2017, which basically stood by existing AMA policy that any and all forms of FGM including nicking were prohibited by the AMA and thus deemed to be entirely inappropriate and unethical...Some courtroom reports in the government's case against Dr. Nagarwala in Detroit are that in fact some of the 7–year-old girls suffered significant physical harm and scarring despite the defendant's claim of only a pin-prick.
A campaign against female genital mutilation – a road sign near Kapchorwa, Uganda. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Some of America's most respected attorneys have been willing to earn the ire of their colleagues and critics for the sake of what is right and good defending the rights of Muslims. Many Americans have also defended the rights of Muslims to pray and to have access to halal food. These positions, while not always popular in certain circles, are consistent with America's commitment to religious liberty and the first amendment of the Constitution. Many of us Muslims have appreciated and applauded these outspoken heroes for their commitment to religious liberty and principled positions on matters pertaining to free speech and human rights. They have often taken stances representative of the best of America's commitment to freedom.

E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show - The New York Times

E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show - The New York Times

White House Says Syria May Be Preparing Another Chemical Attack, Warns Assad Will "Pay A Heavy Price"

White House Says Syria May Be Preparing Another Chemical Attack, Warns Assad Will "Pay A Heavy Price"

Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns - BBC News

Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns - BBC News

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, All War All the Time, or War American-Style

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, All War All the Time, or War American-Style


http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176301/tomgram%3A_rebecca_gordon%2C_all_war_all_the_time%2C_or_war_american-style/#more

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Budget Crisis In The Land Of Lincoln

The Budget Crisis In The Land Of Lincoln


http://www.hoover.org/research/budget-crisis-land-lincoln?utm_source=hdr&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017-06-26

Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future?


Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future?


http://buchanan.org/blog/illinois-puerto-rico-future-127270

Light penalties and lax oversight encourage weak safety culture at nuclear weapons labs | Center for Public Integrity

Light penalties and lax oversight encourage weak safety culture at nuclear weapons labs | Center for Public Integrity

How America Armed Terrorists in Syria | The American Conservative

How America Armed Terrorists in Syria | The American Conservative

China’s All-Seeing Surveillance State Is Reading Its Citizens’ Faces


China’s All-Seeing Surveillance State Is Reading Its Citizens’ Faces

In vast social-engineering experiment, facial-recognition systems crunch data from ubiquitous cameras to monitor citizens


https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-all-seeing-surveillance-state-feared-in-the-west-is-a-reality-in-china-1498493020

America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History | Middle East Policy Council

America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History | Middle East Policy Council

Corker: I will hold up GCC arms sales until Qatar dispute is resolved

 

Corker: I will hold up GCC arms sales until Qatar dispute is resolved

 
"I will withhold consent on future arms sales to GCC until a path to resolve the dispute is established. My letter: http://bit.ly/2tMJBmH ."

https://twitter.com/SenBobCorker/status/879359798864748545

How Trump is empowering the military -- and raising some eyebrows

How Trump is empowering the military -- and raising some eyebrows



http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/24/politics/trump-pentagon-shift-war-power-military/index.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=*Situation%20Report

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/top-10-emerging-technologies-of-2017/

Sunday, June 25, 2017

An epidemic of lawlessness | Power Line

An epidemic of lawlessness | Power Line

A Wide World of Winless War Globe-Trotting U.S. Special Ops Forces Already Deployed to 137 Nations in 2017

A Wide World of Winless War
Globe-Trotting U.S. Special Ops Forces Already Deployed to 137 Nations in 2017
By Nick Turse
The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon -- the “colors” of Company B, 3rd Battalion of the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group -- would be adorned with the “Bandera de Guerra,” a Colombian combat decoration.
“Today we commemorate sixteen years of a permanent fight against drugs in a ceremony where all Colombians can recognize the special counternarcotic brigade’s hard work against drug trafficking,” said Army Colonel Walther Jimenez, the commander of the Colombian military’s Special Anti-Drug Brigade, last December.  America’s most elite troops, the Special Operations forces (SOF), have worked with that Colombian unit since its creation in December 2000.  Since 2014, four teams of Special Forces soldiers have intensely monitored the brigade.  Now, they were being honored for it.
Click here to read more of this dispatch.http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176300/tomgram%3A_nick_turse%2C_the_commandos_of_everywhere/#more

What would happen if Yellowstone supervolcano erupted - Business Insider

What would happen if Yellowstone supervolcano erupted - Business Insider

War News Updates: Firm Behind Russian Dossier On President Trump A Democrat Front?

War News Updates: Firm Behind Russian Dossier On President Trump A Democrat Front?

Does Mueller's Team's Democratic Bias Confirm Gingrich's "Time To Rethink" Warning? | Zero Hedge

Does Mueller's Team's Democratic Bias Confirm Gingrich's "Time To Rethink" Warning? | Zero Hedge

War News Updates: It's Becoming Harder To Trust The FBI

War News Updates: It's Becoming Harder To Trust The FBI

Wow – Standard and Poor’s Threaten Illinois With Municipal “Junk Bond” Status – First State Ever Facing “Junk Bond” Status… | The Last Refuge

Wow – Standard and Poor’s Threaten Illinois With Municipal “Junk Bond” Status – First State Ever Facing “Junk Bond” Status… | The Last Refuge

Falling through the cracks: Yemen’s forgotten children in a cholera crisis | At a glance: Yemen | UNICEF

Falling through the cracks: Yemen’s forgotten children in a cholera crisis | At a glance: Yemen | UNICEF

Intel Behind Trump’s Syria Attack Questioned – Antiwar.com Blog

Intel Behind Trump’s Syria Attack Questioned – Antiwar.com Blog

Democrats, FBI Collaborated on Trump Smear | Power Line

Democrats, FBI Collaborated on Trump Smear | Power Line

Assaf Harel asks Israelis what they would do if they were Palestinians - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz.com

Assaf Harel asks Israelis what they would do if they were Palestinians - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz.com

Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Become the New Plague

Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Become the New Plague



https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/06/23/trump-derangement-syndrome-has-become-the-new-plague/

Alzheimer's Bring Other Health Problems With It : Shots - Health News : NPR

Alzheimer's Bring Other Health Problems With It : Shots - Health News : NPR

More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's


More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's


http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/24/525887392/more-than-memory-coping-with-the-other-ills-of-alzheimers?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Most Want Person Terror List


Most Want Person Terror List

by Hakim Haider  •  June 25, 2017 at 4:00 am
  • One of these World Banned Terrorist Organization Head was just elected Member for Parliament.
  • If world add my name Thousand Time on Most Want Person Terror List, than am not for care: the Love that You are gives me are Bigger! This list are nothing infront of me, it equal to the piece of Paper.
Osama Bin Laden (Photo by Getty Images)
Editors' note: To those of you who have enquired, the author is a real man living in the Middle East who sent us these pieces because he is unable to share them with anyone where he lives. At first we tried to tidy up the English, but that seemed to knock much of the soul out of his work. So we made the editorial choice to present his work basically as he sent it; what you are seeing is the result of that choice. It is the way he sees the world from his point of view, unobstructed by editors. Perhaps think of it more as a different kind of article, more as folk art but in words. It is not meant to offend anyone or any religion. It always seemed, living among people from different nations, as if wrongnesses in English were often "righter" than rightnesses. The painter Paul Gauguin reportedly said: "If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue." We apologize to anyone who may not like these postings. "Those who understand, understand."

Angelus Address: On the Life of the Missionary Disciple – ZENIT – English

Angelus Address: On the Life of the Missionary Disciple – ZENIT – English

Trump Has Set U.S.-Cuba Relations Back Decades

Trump Has Set U.S.-Cuba Relations Back Decades

This isn’t a strong statement on human rights. It’s a political sop to voters in Miami.

James Mattis and HR McMaster are increasingly running Donald Trump's foreign policy — Quartz

James Mattis and HR McMaster are increasingly running Donald Trump's foreign policy — Quartz

Syria: Trump‘s Red Line - WELT

Syria: Trump‘s Red Line - WELT

Trump’s Escalations of War in Syria


Trump’s Escalations of War in Syria

http://lobelog.com/trumps-escalations-of-war-in-syria/#more-39900

Saturday, June 24, 2017

How nuclear power fell and how it could rise again

How nuclear power fell and how it could rise again

Covering the White House, From Twilight to Dark

Covering the White House, From Twilight to Dark

Israel Will Not Accept a Single Palestinian to Old Borders, Says Defense Minister

Israel Will Not Accept a Single Palestinian to Old Borders, Says Defense Minister

Why I resigned from the Foreign Service after 27 years - The Washington Post

Why I resigned from the Foreign Service after 27 years - The Washington Post

The Torturers Speak - The New York Times

The Torturers Speak - The New York Times

Qatar et al.: Donald Trump as a Saudi Lobbyist - The Globalist

Qatar et al.: Donald Trump as a Saudi Lobbyist - The Globalist

The Rise of Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman - The Globalist

The Rise of Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman - The Globalist

Iran and the Saudi Deflection Campaign - The Globalist

Iran and the Saudi Deflection Campaign - The Globalist

Will SCOTUS end partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts | Communities Digital News

Will SCOTUS end partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts | Communities Digital News

Geert Wilders and the Suicide of Europe

Geert Wilders and the Suicide of Europe

France: Macron, President of the Elites and Islamists

France: Macron, President of the Elites and Islamists

France: Islamic Antisemitism, French Silence

France: Islamic Antisemitism, French Silence

Europe Surrenders to Radical Islam

by Guy Millière  •  June 24, 2017 at 5:00 am
  • In spite of three attacks in three months, Britain does not seem to be choosing the path of vigilance and determination. June is not even over but the media barely talk about terrorism any more.
  • Then, in the early hours of June 19, a man who acted alone drove a van into a crowd of Muslims leaving Finsbury Park Mosque in London: the main "threat" to the British right now was soon presented in several newspapers as "Islamophobia".
  • Decolonization added the idea that the Europeans had oppressed other peoples and were guilty of crimes they now had to redeem. There was no mention of how, throughout history, recruits to Islam had colonized the great Christian Byzantine Empire, Greece, Sicily, Corsica, North Africa and the Middle East, most of the Balkans and eastern Europe, Hungary, northern Cyprus and Spain.
  • While most jihadist movements were banned by the British government, more discreet organizations have emerged and demurely sent the same message. The Islamic Forum for Europe, for example, depicts itself as "peaceful", but many of those it invites to speak are anything but that. The Islamic Human Rights Commission uses the language of defending human rights to disseminate violent statements against the Jews and the West.
The most famous of Britain's radical Islamic preachers, Anjem Choudary (pictured holding the microphone), was recently sentenced to five years and six months in prison for his open support of the Islamic State, but hundreds of imams throughout the country continue similar work. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
London, June 5, 2017. A minute of silence is held at Potters Field Park, next to the City Hall, to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge jihadist attack three days before. Those who came have brought flowers, candles and signs bearing the usual words: "unity", "peace" and "love". Faces are sad but no trace of anger is visible. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, gives a speech emphasizing against all evidence that the killers' ideas have nothing to do with Islam.

How to Pull Water Out of Thin Air, Even in the Driest Parts of the Globe - MIT Technology Review

How to Pull Water Out of Thin Air, Even in the Driest Parts of the Globe - MIT Technology Review

Companies Get Creative to Save a Dwindling Resource: Water

Companies Get Creative to Save a Dwindling Resource: Water

At Ford, climate change is one of the factors behind a push to reduce water use.



https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601430/companies-get-creative-to-save-a-dwindling-resource-water/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=b044a9d0aa-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-b044a9d0aa-153856085&mc_cid=b044a9d0aa&mc_eid=e25735476a

Megascale Desalination - MIT Technology Review

Megascale Desalination - MIT Technology Review

Life Below Sea Level in the New Age of Climate-Change Engineering


Life Below Sea Level in the New Age of Climate-Change Engineering

For the Dutch masters of water management, climate change is a boon.



https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601477/life-below-sea-level-in-the-new-age-of-climate-change-engineering/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=b044a9d0aa-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-b044a9d0aa-153856085&mc_cid=b044a9d0aa&mc_eid=e25735476a

Desalination out of Desperation - MIT Technology Review

Desalination out of Desperation - MIT Technology Review

Poll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated | TheHill

Poll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated | TheHill

Russia Hacking Allegations Driven By a Serial Liar

Russia Hacking Allegations Driven By a Serial Liar

Smoking Gun Proof that Russia Hacked the Entire World

Smoking Gun Proof that Russia Hacked the Entire World

The Friendships That Hold Us Safely in Their Keep

The Friendships That Hold Us Safely in Their Keep


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/well/family/the-friendships-that-hold-us-safely-in-their-keep.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Friday, June 23, 2017

THE COLOR OF LAW A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

 THE COLOR OF LAW
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
By Richard Rothstein
Illustrated. 345 pp. Liveright P

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/books/review/richard-rothstein-color-of-law-forgotten-history.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-2&action=click&contentCollection=Book%20Review&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article

How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy - The New York Times

How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy - The New York Times

This Is How Great-Power Wars Get Started


This Is How Great-Power Wars Get Started

Not with a bang, but basic strategic confusion in Washington about the links between Syria, Qatar, Iran, and Russia.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/21/this-is-how-great-power-wars-get-started/

Two-And-a-Half Minutes to Midnight: Our Fear of Nukes and How We Got Here

Illustration by Kjell Reigstad
Our fear of nuclear conflict has more to do with Iron Man and Godzilla than it does Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Read Nowhttps://longreads.com/2017/06/21/two-and-a-half-minutes-to-midnight-our-fear-of-nukes-and-how-we-got-here/?mc_cid=59f2cc039a&mc_eid=9528811089

198 million Americans hit by 'largest ever' voter records leak | ZDNet

198 million Americans hit by 'largest ever' voter records leak | ZDNet

Mueller’s empire | Power Line

Mueller’s empire | Power Line

Putin Tries to Avoid a Wider War With the US - The Unz Review

Putin Tries to Avoid a Wider War With the US - The Unz Review

Sacrifice Zones Part 2: Petrochemical Development Threatens the Pacific Northwest

Sacrifice Zones Part 2: Petrochemical Development Threatens the Pacific Northwest

Saudi-UAE demands challenge the fundamentals of international rel

Saudi-UAE demands challenge the fundamentals of international rel

There are worse things than getting banned by Saudi Arabia...

There are worse things than getting banned by Saudi Arabia...

Democrats in the Dead Zone

Democrats in the Dead Zone

Senate Obamacare repeal bill has huge Medicaid cuts | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Senate Obamacare repeal bill has huge Medicaid cuts | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Wasserman Schultz disputes homeland security claims about DNC hacking - Sun Sentinel

Wasserman Schultz disputes homeland security claims about DNC hacking - Sun Sentinel

2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific | The Diplomat

2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific | The Diplomat

China’s Struggle With Demographic Change | The Diplomat

China’s Struggle With Demographic Change | The Diplomat

Cities for the rich, by Rowland Atkinson (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, December 2010)

Cities for the rich, by Rowland Atkinson (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, December 2010)

Why Is Syria Hell on Earth? Here’s The Ugly but True Answer…

Why Is Syria Hell on Earth? Here’s The Ugly but True Answer…

MoA - U.S. Torture, A Saudi Coup And ISIS Crimes - "By, With And Through Allies"

MoA - U.S. Torture, A Saudi Coup And ISIS Crimes - "By, With And Through Allies"

Matt Bruenig: How Many People Will Obamacare and AHCA Kill?


Matt Bruenig: How Many People Will Obamacare and AHCA Kill?



http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/06/matt-bruenig-many-people-will-obamacare-ahca-kill.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29

Saudi Palace Politics And The U.S. Relationship

By By Simon Henderson,   /  Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:00 AM
Washington should avoid the appearance of taking sides in the rivalry between the Saudi crown prince and his younger cousin, the deputy crown prince. A profusion of royal decrees on June 17 appears to have further marginalized Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef and confirms the political ascendancy of King Salman’s son Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad
http://breakingenergy.com/2017/06/22/saudi-palace-politics-and-the-u-s-relationship/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=53494246&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JOdJUeMkYdE781o2OHv0jUS-nenZcKmqzWQAIHCnbuXfKnzxPHB_6JhwxERvtJbvFvvIlwdGZzU5mClGWftakFPNdfA&_hsmi=53494246

Prevent nuclear catastrophe: Finally end the Korean War


Prevent nuclear catastrophe: Finally end the Korean War

http://thebulletin.org/prevent-nuclear-catastrophe-finally-end-korean-war10844

The ban treaty: A big nuclear-weapon-free zone?

The ban treaty: A big nuclear-weapon-free zone?



http://thebulletin.org/ban-treaty-big-nuclear-weapon-free-zone10852

Prevent nuclear catastrophe: Finally end the Korean War | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Prevent nuclear catastrophe: Finally end the Korean War | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Gulf states issued 13 demands to Qatar and set a deadline of 10 days to comply - Business Insider

Gulf states issued 13 demands to Qatar and set a deadline of 10 days to comply - Business Insider

Google's YouTube - Soap Box for Terrorists


Google's YouTube - Soap Box for Terrorists

by Ruthie Blum  •  June 23, 2017 at 5:00 am
  • If anyone still doubted at that point the connection between terrorism and Google's video platform, the Daily Telegraph revealed that British counterterrorism police had been monitoring a cell of ISIS "wannabes" since March, and recorded its members discussing how to use YouTube to plot a vehicular ramming and stabbing attack in London. Terrorists have learned that YouTube can be as deadly a weapon as cars and knives.
  • YouTube and Google, by posting such videos, are effectively being accessories to murder. They are also inviting class-action lawsuits from families and individuals victimized by terrorism. They need to be held criminally liable for aiding and abetting mass murder.
  • In Arabic with French subtitles, the clip lauds terrorists "martyred for Allah." User comments include: "beautiful... may Allah give us all the knowledge and power to accelerate our imams." In other words, the pictures of smiling terrorists and their dead bodies serve as an inspiration to young Muslims seeking Paradise through martyrdom. This is not theoretical. According to the website Wired UK, as of June 5, there were 535 terrorist attacks around the world -- with 3,635 fatalities -- since the beginning of 2017 alone.
A screenshot from one of the terror-supporting jihadi videos on YouTube that was flagged by MEMRI. The video remains on YouTube to this day.
In mid-March this year, major companies began withdrawing or reducing advertising from Google Inc., the owner of YouTube, for allowing their brand names to pop up alongside videos promoting jihad, a new report released on June 15 by the Middle East Research Media Institute (MEMRI) reveals.
According to the report -- which documents the failure of Google to remove jihadi content that MEMRI volunteered to assist in flagging -- thus far, AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Enterprise Holdings and GSK are among the companies pulling their ads from the platform. Google responded by promising to be more aggressive in ensuring brand safety of ad placements.
Then came the Westminster attack. On March 22, 2017, Khalid Masood rammed his car into pedestrians -- killing four people and wounding dozens of others – then stabbed an unarmed police officer to death.https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/15cd4fd8f3ac016a