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Hold the mayo – pass the grass!

Dear friends, Just a quick note to first thank you again for the tsunami of suggestions I received from so many of you.  Second, I also wanted to let you know that, having carefully considered the Mayo Clinic option, I have decided against it.  Instead, I have developed a treatment plan of sorts which combines elements from the different approaches you have suggested.  I am already doing better and I

Syrian War Report – August 16, 2017: Army Repels Fierce ISIS Attack Near Euphrates River

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-16-2017-army-repels-fierce-isis-attack-near-euphrates-river/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On Tuesday, ISIS fighters launched a large counter-attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and tribal forces west of the ISIS-held town of Maadan in the southern Raqqah countryside. According to reports, ISIS units entered the villages of al-Buhamad, Athshana, Salem Hamad and

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/08/16 … Open Thread

2017/08/16 09:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

What is freedom?

by Naresh Jotwani Not many will dispute that ‘freedom’ is one of the more popular words in English language today — in spite of the fact that, as we shall see, this word does not even have a well-defined meaning. Despite lacking a clear meaning, the idea of ‘freedom’ is much loved the world over. Would any human being ever choose ‘not being free’ over ‘being free’? That is unimaginable.

Syrian War Report – August 15, 2017: Tiger Forces Clearing Central Syria From ISIS

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-15-2017-tiger-forces-clearing-central-syria-from-isis/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces have been further capitalizing from the airdrop operation conducted behind ISIS defense lines in the Homs-Palmyra countryside. On Monday, the Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Bukhayran, Ariqah and Othmaniyah and then

Charlottesville

by Paul Craig Roberts Listening to NPR this morning confirmed what I already knew. Charlottesville is being turned into another nail in President Trump’s coffin. NPR had no interest whatsoever in reporting the actual facts about what had occurred in Charlottesville. The several “interviews” with the like-minded were orchestrated to produce the desired propaganda result: It was all Trump’s fault. It was Trump’s fault for many reasons. He had stirred

Syrian War Report – August 14, 2017: Govt-held Area In Syria Grown By 250 Percent Over Two Months

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-14-2017-govt-held-area-in-syria-grown-by-250-percent-over-two-months/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The area controlled by the Damascus government in Syria has grown by 250 percent over the past two months, Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu said on Sunday. Shoigu added that the liberation of the key town of Sukhna in the province of

Vassal Aristocracies Increasingly Resist Control by U.S. Aristocracy

by Eric Zuesse The tumultuous events that dominate international news today cannot be accurately understood outside of their underlying context, which connects them together, into a broader narrative — the actual history of our time. History makes sense, even if news-reports about these events don’t. Propagandistic motivations cause such essential facts to be reported little (if at all) in the news, so that the most important matters for the public

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/08/12 … Open Thread

2017/08/12 22:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

Bring Me the Head of Jeff Bezos

by Israel Shamir for the Unz Review Here is what Donald Trump should call for this morning. This is the right time to up his ante in the struggle against the Lügenpresse. All his efforts to fix the sinking ship of the US society are in vain with a breach below the waterline. If the Fake News applauds every jerk in a mantle who stops a presidential decree, the jerks

Syrian War Report – August 11, 2017: Government Forces Liberate 1,300km2 Near Jordanian Border

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-11-2017-government-forces-liberate-1300km2-near-jordanian-border/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) military wing and other pro-government factions have liberated from US-backed militant groups 1300 km2 in southeastern Syria, including 30 km of the border with Jordan. The recently

Cooperative Health Series – For Knees

Now who would have thought of putting magnets in everyday knee sleeves or knee braces?  And Why Magnets? An easy way to get familiar with magnet therapy is through Dr Gary Null’s book, Healing with Magnets. If you go and look inside and read the short introduction, it is easy to see why Magnet Therapy has a strong and dedicated following in the alternative health field. An additional source would

Cooperative – Your Daily Shakespeare – by Jimmy Moglia

There is a history in all men’s lives… and in all men’s books…  and the usual destiny of histories is to be told.  Here then is a short history of “Your Daily Shakespeare,” which is a fully-fledged Shakespearean dictionary, and equally “an Arsenal of Verbal Weapons to Drive your Friends into Action and your Enemies into Despair.” Perhaps I should start by mentioning Dr. Johnson’s wise pronouncement that “Nobody but

Debunking the myths about weapons deliveries to the Ukraine

This article was written for the Unz Review. The latest news craze is about the possible delivery of US anti-tank weapons (the FMG-148 Javelin is often mentioned) to the Nazi junta in Kiev. These stories typically include a discussion of “defensive” vs “offensive” and “lethal” vs “non-lethal” weapons and always display a child-like belief in the existence of some magic technology which would perform miracles on the battlefield. None of

Syrian War Report – August 10, 2017: Army Repels ISIS Attack, Inflicts Large Casualties To Terrorists

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-10-2017-army-repels-isis-attack-inflicts-large-casualties-to-terrorists/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover Government forces have repelled a large-scale ISIS advance in the area of Humaymah and the T2 pumping station at the Syrian-Iraqi border. The advance started on Wednesday with an attack by ISIS suicide bombers and 5 vehicle-borne improvised explosive

Macron, Ike Turner and the psychology of marrying your alleged rapist

by Ramin Mazaheri It seems as if America’s media spends far more time speculating about Donald’s Trump’s psychological issues than discussing anything which could actually help the average household be able to afford a new car, which a new study reveals the average family can no longer do. (FYI: I bought my used car entirely with 1- and 2-euro coins I saved up over 6 years, so that should tell

Erik Prince offers Pentagon a way out of Afghanistan

by Baaz On Monday, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about the Trump administration’s views on the war in Afghanistan.  Tillerson said: ·         We’ve had now three sessions within the National Security Council exploring a full range of options. And when I say a full range of options, I mean the entire landscape… I think this is reflective of the deliberations that we want to undertake. The President

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