Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC
I figured someone must have brought it back into mainstream circulation, and I figured who that person probably was. There's no public figure who's been such a virulently Russophobic nutcase and so relentlessly aggressive in their attacks upon third parties as one Rachel Anne Maddow.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC
It's an obvious pattern. Conservative militias multiply like crazy under Democratic presidents, and for good reason. When Democrats take the reigns of government, they always threaten to restrict gun ownership. They then decline under Republican administrations, when conservatives don't feel as threatened.
However, there may be a new trend emerging. CBS Atlanta recently did a piece on a militia called the Three Percenter Security Force (which obviously showed them in slightly negative light, given the source). The organization is run by Marine Corps veteran Chris Hill, who says that their membership has grown from a few dozen, to roughly 400 members since November. The Marine told CBS that the militia would protect the Second Amendment under any administration, and that "The government or law enforcement agencies, disarming people, it's a constant threat."
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC
Back then, the band Starship was at the top of the charts with their hit song Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, which appears to also be the rallying cry of Wall Street, Main Street and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today.
Of course, for those who are familiar with their history, that year didn't end up so well for investors. On 'Black Monday', October 19th, 1987, the U.S. stock market suffered the largest crash in history with the Dow Jones losing 22.6% in value, amounting to roughly $500 billion in losses by the end of the trading day.
Comment: Former budget director for the Reagan Administration agrees, and says a lot more about how possible a true economic turn-around is. And it ain't pretty.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:15 UTC
A Russian Ilyushin Il-76 strategic airlifter has delivered 17 metric tons of humanitarian cargo to Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.
"Il-76 transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces has delivered humanitarian aid (food products, clothes, items of first necessity) provided by the Russian Federation. Total weight of the humanitarian cargos has reached 17 tons," the ministry's Center for Syrian reconciliation said in a daily bulletin.
Comment: Russia has been routinely delivering humanitarian aid to Syria for quite some time:
- Russia delivers massive 150 tonnes of aid to Aleppo residents
- Russia provides over 5 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Syria
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:06 UTC
The prosecution plans to indict Lee, former presidential aide Woo Byung-woo and several other suspects on Monday, Yonhap news agency reported citing unnamed sources.
According to the media, special prosecutors questioned Lee for the second day straight on Sunday on suspicion of bribing President Park Geun-hye's friend Choi Soon-sil in return for state support of a controversial merger.
Comment: For more information:
The Sacramento Bee
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:33 UTC
Serge Dedina, the mayor of Imperial Beach, California, said residents of his city and other coastal communities just north of the border have complained about a growing stench. Dedina criticized federal officials in the U.S. and Mexico for not alerting people to the spill.
Comment: This reoccurring sewage crisis has a history of ongoing negligence. As one example of many, in April, 2012, another ruptured pipeline dumped 2M gallons of raw sewage into the ocean from the Tijuana River, closing adjacent beaches because of high bacteria counts. A sewage treatment plant, built to solve this problem, unfortunately does not capture subsequent sewage flows having been brilliantly located outside the regulatory reach and without enforcement action. For the public involved, this stinks.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:11 UTC
"The last thing we need now is to pit different parts of our country or sections of our society against each other - or to further fuel division or seek separation. There's no difference between those who try to divide us on the basis of whether we're English or Scottish, and those who try to divide us on the basis of our background, race, or religion," Khan said in tweeted remarks preceding his speech to the Scottish Labour conference in Perth on Saturday. He also implied that a new Scottish independence referendum would be destabilizing. "The world is an increasingly divided place - with Brexit, the election of President Trump and the rise of populist and narrow nationalist parties around the world," he said.
Comment: Those who need to express frustrations will choose any opportunity to express their angst and any target upon which to focus it.
Green Med Info
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:19 UTC
As many of you know by now, Google deleted Natural News, owned by Mike Adams, from its listings.
When you type in "Natural News," you get "Natural.News" instead, a different and tiny site also owned by Mike Adams.
Various people have speculated about Google's reasons. All Google has to do is print an explanation. Where is it?
New York Post
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:53 UTC
On March 8, organizers seem to be aiming for a different vibe than the librarians-in-pussy-hats element that made the first women's march after Trump's inauguration so adorable.
Instead of milling around Washington, organizers have in mind a "general strike" called the Day without a Woman. In a manifesto published in The Guardian on Feb. 6, the brains behind the movement are calling for a "new wave of militant feminist struggle." That's right: militant, not peaceful.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:15 UTC
The sinkhole is located near the Baghdad-Mosul highway, only eight kilometers from Mosul, the daily reports.
Witnesses and police, as well as human rights organizations, say that Islamic State (IS, Daesh, formerly ISIS/ISIL) murdered and dumped the bodies of thousands of Iraqi troops into the sinkhole after they captured Mosul three years ago.
The majority were shot and thrown into the pit, locals said.
"Daesh would drive the victims to Khasfa in convoys of minibuses, trucks and pickups. The men had their hands bound and their eyes blindfolded. They were taken to the sinkhole and shot in the back of the head," 40-year-old local villager Mahmoud told The Daily Telegraph.