Supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula today in a show of force

​In response to North Korea’s testing of an ICBM on Friday, a pair of supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers (joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets) flew over the Korean Peninsula today in a show of force.   The US Pacific Air Forces said that the bilateral mission, lasting just under 10 hours, was in “direct response to Pyongyang’s latest missile test.” The US bombers … Continue reading Supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula today in a show of force

Social Capitalism by Anthony Bennett

It’s weird to think that thinking about relationships in terms of “what I offer and what I give” as something negative. Consider this: Transactional and status based approaches to relationships are social capitalism. We’re branding and selling ourselves for attention and approval. Psychopaths and narcissists just see it for what it is and go all the way with it. Manipulative people are just predatory social … Continue reading Social Capitalism by Anthony Bennett

US warship fired five warning shots at Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf

For the second time in a week, a US warship fired five warning shots at Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf, in what Tehran calls another “provocative and unprofessional move.” A similar incident involving the two parties took place in the region last Tuesday.  The US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and another warship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels in the middle of the Persian … Continue reading US warship fired five warning shots at Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf

Russia orders the United States to cut its number of diplomats within Russia

Today, Russia ordered the US to reduce the number of American diplomats in Russia, in retaliation for the new round of sanctions, and also said it was seizing two US diplomatic properties. Moscow’s decision was announced by the Foreign Ministry, one day after the US Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions placed on Russia. The bill has been handed to US President Trump for final approval. … Continue reading Russia orders the United States to cut its number of diplomats within Russia

The Pro-LIfe Push Comes to Louisville

In the latest stint by right wing Christian conservative women haters, a Christian fundamentalist group is yet again pushing a theocratic agenda, this time on the citizens of Kentucky. The EMW Women’s Surgical Center of Louisville is at risk of having its license revoked by the openly homophobic governor Matt Bevin. In Kentucky, abortion clinics are required to be licensed by the state and maintain … Continue reading The Pro-LIfe Push Comes to Louisville

Ameya Pawar comes to Naperville by Jacob Sutherland

Last Monday, July 24th, governor hopeful Ameya Pawar continued on his One Illinois Tour with a town hall in Naperville. His tour has included stops in Harvard, Rockford, Jacksonville, and Macomb, to name a few. Pawar campaigns on the idea that “you need to elect people who believe in government.” Pawar noted how the object of many candidates, including sitting governor Bruce Rauner, is to … Continue reading Ameya Pawar comes to Naperville by Jacob Sutherland

US House passes bill imposing new sancations against Russia

The US House of Representatives passed a bill today that imposes new sanctions against Russia, and also require US President Trump to get permission from Congress before lifting or easing any existing sanctions. The bill also included economic penalties against Iran and North Korea. Lawmakers are seeking to punish Russia over a host of issues including its alleged “meddling in the 2016 presidential election,” its … Continue reading US House passes bill imposing new sancations against Russia

Fight for Raqqa continues

The Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, backed by a United States-led anti-Daesh coalition, are continuing to push so-called Islamic State from its de-facto capital of Raqqa.    The Raqqa campaign, or officially known as “Operation Wrath of Euphrates”, was launched by the Kurdish-led SDF on Nov 6, 2016 as the most capable local ground-fighting force, according to the US-led coalition, or Inherent Resolve. Turkey links the Syrian Kurds … Continue reading Fight for Raqqa continues

Trump Admin. bans Transgenders from serving in the military

US President Trump said today that the US government won’t allow transgender people “to serve in any capacity in the US military.” In a series of tweets, he said: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on … Continue reading Trump Admin. bans Transgenders from serving in the military

Israel removes newly installed metal detector after uproar

(Photograph from AP) Israel has decided to remove the metal detectors at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem following an uproar from the Palestinian community, which saw violent clashes with Israeli police.  Outrage intensified after Israeli police implemented a ban of all men under 50 years of age from entering the site. Israeli officials said the detectors were to prevent weapons and explosives from being brought … Continue reading Israel removes newly installed metal detector after uproar