September 29, 2018

'Het gele lintje dat veel Catalanen opspelden, staat voor meer dan de eis om onafhankelijkheid'

Het gele lintje gaat om meer dan alleen maar Catalaanse onafhankelijkheid, het stelt de status quo in heel Spanje in vraag. En eigenlijk, heel Europa.' Een maand geleden kwam ik in het station toevallig een Catalaan tegen.

Ik wist natuurlijk eerst niet dat hij Catalaan was, hij sprak trouwens Spaans. Lees meer.


Onrustig in Barcelona, jaar na geweldsexplosie Catalonië - NOS

Catalan leaders remain in jail year after independence referendum - Al Jazeera
Paint and batons: Riot police clash with pro-Catalan independence protesters (video) - RT

Love-hate relationship: Will US course with North Korea last?

North Korea was at the heart of the latest UN Security Council meeting. Washington's top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, praised progress made in relations between the two countries - just a year since President Trump vowed to "totally destroy" the reclusive state. Read more.


No unilateral disarmament while US prevents trust building with coercive methods – North Korea - RT

September 28, 2018

Nederland was op de hoogte van misstanden Syrische rebellen

De Nederlandse regering was op de hoogte van de misdaden die de Syrische rebellenbeweging Jabhat al-Shamiya beging. Dat blijkt uit een mailwisseling in de zomer van 2016 tussen Amnesty International en Buitenlandse Zaken, die is ingezien door Nieuwsuur en Trouw.

Ondanks deze kennis en de belofte aan de Kamer dat ze geen mensenrechtenschenders in Syrië zou steunen, besloot de regering om Jabhat al-Shamiya in 2017 logistieke hulpgoederen te sturen. Lees meer + video.


Syrië-kwestie drijft wig tussen CDA en VVD - Trouw
Steun Syrische strijders ’naïef - Telegraaf

September 26, 2018

Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. 

Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be “aggressive and unwavering” in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Read more.


Bolton to Threaten Iran: Days of Impunity for Tehran and Its Enablers Are Over - Haaretz
Bolton warns of ‘hell to pay’ if Iran crosses US & allies as Rouhani dares Trump to return to talks - RT

In his UN address, Trump urges world to isolate Iran - PressTV
Rouhani slams US for ‘authoritarian’ foreign policy, calls on Trump to return to talks - RT

US 'unilateral, illegitimate' sanctions amount to economic terrorism: Rouhani (video) - PressTV

September 25, 2018

E3+2 vows to establish ‘special purpose vehicle’ to facilitate trade with Iran

Remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal have promised to establish a ‘special purpose vehicle’ to facilitate payments related to Iran’s exports as part of efforts to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action after the US’ withdrawal.

European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a joint press conference on Monday night (New York local time) to elaborate on the results of a meeting between the remaining parties of JCPOA, namely France, the UK, Germany, Russia, China, and Iran. Read more.


EU to create special payment channels with Iran despite US sanctions – Mogherini - RT
EU foreign policy chief talks to reporters after ministerial meeting on Iran nuclear deal (video) - PressTV

Iran, Major Powers Labour to Keep Nuclear Deal Afloat - NY Times
EU, Iran Set Financial 'Vehicle' to Ease Trade Between Them - NY Times

Rouhani: Iran oil exports won't come down to zero (video) - PressTV
- US ready to drive Iranian oil exports to zero, says US national security adviser - Guardian

Iranians feeling ‘imprisoned’ in their country as Trump sanctions bite - Washington Post

September 24, 2018

Will You Worship the AI God?

WARNING Exposed & Dangerous: Joyetech Riftcore Duo Review and Horrible Business Practices and Lies

READ This before commenting: This is a exposure of Joyetech and their lovely ceramic or whatever they think it is Riftcore Duo RTA/Wickable Tank.

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- This Is My Life; Nicotine, Cancer & Why We Vape | There Is Hope, I Promise You (video) - Jai Haze
RANT: I've Had It, Vapers & Plastic are destroying the WORLD! | Underage Vaping Fix (video) - Jai Haze

Thomas Dolby - Tell me about your chidhood

Lyric | album: Flat Earth

Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth

‘Ik denk dat 50 tot 70 procent kan stoppen met pillen slikken’

Tamara de Weijer Huisarts Met een dieet kunnen veel diabetespatiënten stoppen met pillen en insuline. Hoe? Daarover verschijnt deze maandag een handleiding voor huisartsen.

Nederland telt 1,2 miljoen mensen met diabetes type 2. De meesten slikken daar medicijnen tegen, terwijl dat vaak niet hoeft. Lees meer.


'Bijna 12.000 doden door luchtaanvallen Syrië'

Bij luchtaanvallen van het door de VS geleide militaire bondgenootschap tegen terreurorganisatie Islamitische Staat (IS) in Syrië zijn bijna 12.000 mensen om het leven gekomen, zeggen activisten.

De aanvallen begonnen in augustus 2014. Onder de slachtoffers waren meer dan 3300 burgers, zegt het Britse Observatorium voor de Mensenrechten. Lees meer.

Leeuwarder Courant

3,301 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Syria since 2014, monitor says - Chicago Tribune

US-led coalition admits airstrikes killed 77 civilians in Raqqa, Syria (video) - CNN
Nearly 12,000 children killed in Syria - NewArab

September 22, 2018

At least 20 casualties in terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz, Iran

At least 20 people, including a child and a woman, were injured in a terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Unknown gunmen opened fire on people from behind the stand during the parade held to mark the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's invasion of Iran which led to an eight-year war in the 1980s.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated to a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia.

"It has been reported that four or five of the elements of the terrorist incident were killed by security and law enforcement forces," IRNA said.

The Fars news agency said citizens watching the parade first thought that the shooting was inadvertent. "After several people were injured, they realized it is a terrorist attack," it said. Read more.


In Pictures: Terrorist attack on military parade in Ahvaz (photos) - PressTV
Up to 24 killed, 50+ injured during attack on military parade in Iran – state media (video) - RT

Iran Armed Forces biggest anti-terror force: President Rouhani - PressTV
Iran president makes speech in Sacred Defence week ceremony in Tehran (video) - PressTV

Iran summons European envoys over terrorist attacks in Ahvaz (video) - PressTV
Iran summons UK, Netherlands & Denmark envoys after military parade attack leaves 28 dead (video) - RT

Rouhani: Iran ready to confront US, 'small mercenary states' (video) - PressTV
Rouhani arrives in New York for UN General Assembly - PressTV

'Iran roept Nederlandse ambassadeur ter verantwoording na aanval parade' - NU
Beschuldigde Iraanse oppositiegroep uit Den Haag: “Wij pleegden aanslag niet” - HLN

Pocket Spy: Israeli surveillance software 'Pegasus' tracked in 45 countries

An Israeli surveillance software tool capable of accessing microphones, cameras and other data has been tracked to 45 countries around the globe.

Researchers think the tool, designed to track criminals, is being misused by governments to snoop on innocent civilians.


September 20, 2018

5 miljoen voor schikking met mensen die ernstig ziek werden na, niet noodzakelijkerwijs dóór, Mexicaanse griepprik

De Nederlandse overheid trekt 5 miljoen euro uit om tot een schikking te komen met mensen die ernstig ziek werden na, en niet noodzakelijkerwijs dóór, een vaccinatie tegen de Mexicaanse griep. Dit blijkt uit de nieuwe begroting van het ministerie van Volksgezondheid.

Het gaat om een groep van zeven tot elf mensen die als baby of peuter het vaccin Pandemrix kregen en daarna narcolepsie ontwikkelden. Lees meer.


Waar komt die angst voor vaccins toch vandaan? - Volkskrant

September 19, 2018

4 grootste farmareuzen ontwijken wereldwijd naar schatting 3,5 miljard euro aan belastingen

Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Abbott en Merck, ’s werelds grootste farmaceutische bedrijven, zouden miljarden aan belastingen ontwijken, onthult nieuw Oxfam-onderzoek.

Een nieuw Oxfam-rapport, Prescription for Poverty, analyseert de beschikbare financiële informatie van vier farmaceutische multinationals – Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Abbott en Merck – tussen 2013 en 2015. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co (MSD), and Pfizer depriving countries of billions in tax revenues - Oxfam

September 18, 2018

Russia Blasts Israel: You're to Blame for 15 Russians Killed During Syria Strike

Russia blames downed military aircraft on Israel's 'deliberate provocations' striking Syria ■ France denies involvement, U.S. says plane shot down by Syrian air defense systems

Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of a "hostile provocation" in striking the Syrian port city of Latakia and threatened retaliation after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing a Russian military plane with 15 servicemen on board to be shot down near Syria's Mediterranean coast. Read more.


Russia to Israel: ‘You are to blame for downing of Il-20 and death of crew - RT
Russia to Israel: you are wholly to blame for the downing of the plane (video) - JPost

Putin on Israel’s role in Il-20 downing: ‘Looks like chain of tragic circumstances’ - RT
Israel struck over 200 Iranian targets in Syria over past year - JPost

Russian MoD: S-400 data shows Israeli F-16 hid behind Russian Il-20 to avoid Syrian missile (video) - RT

Russia Registered Rocket Launches From French Frigate in Mediterranean on Monday

Russian airspace control means registered missile launches from French frigate in Mediterranean late on Monday, Russian military reported.

Russian defence ministry said that Russian airspace controls means have detected several missile launches from French frigate in Mediterranean late on Monday. Read more.


Report: Several explosions heard in Latakia, Syria - JPost
Syrian air defenses intercept missiles fired at Latakia: state media - Reuters

- Russia’s Il-20 military aircraft disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea - Defense Ministry - TASS

Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane - CNN
Explosions rock Latakia hours after Russia-Turkey agree on Idlib buffer - JPost

Russia to Israel: ‘You are to blame for downing of Il-20 and death of crew - RT
'Raketten neergehaald bij Syrische kuststad Latakia' - NU

September 17, 2018

Chinese Deal to Take Over Key Israeli Port May Threaten U.S. Naval Operations, Critics Say

Chinese company is planning to take over management of Israel’s Haifa port as Beijing continues to advance its global influence in the form of economic projects and big commercial deals.

The Haifa port sits close to the hub of the Israeli navy base that is reportedly home to the country’s nuclear-capable submarine force, according to The Times of Israel. Read more.


Cause for concern? Chinese investment and Israel's national security  - JPost
Israel Is Giving China the Keys to Its Largest Port – and the U.S. Navy May Abandon Israel (paywall) - Haaretz

No deals ‘at gunpoint’: China mulls dropping trade talks, slapping US firms with sanctions – report

Beijing reportedly eyes rejecting Washington’s offer of new trade talks amid media buzz on President Donald Trump’s alleged go-ahead for sweeping tariffs. China could instead stop supplying some vital materials to US firms.

China is apparently reluctant to hold any trade negotiations with the US under the current circumstances as it said it would not talk under pressure, even though it did not completely forgo the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Chinese officials. Read more.


U.S. and China Ramp Up Trade Threats (paywall/video) - WSJ
China may reject new trade talks if more tariffs imposed: WSJ - Reuters

Rising interest rates and US-China trade spat pose risks - CNBC

Farmaceuten werken aan gedragscode die dient als 'moreel kompas'

Farmaceutische bedrijven werken aan een gedragscode die de sector transparanter moet maken. Dat zegt Aarnoud Overkamp, topman van farmaceut Takeda Nederland in een interview in de Volkskrant.

Hij is tevens vice-voorzitter van de Vereniging voor Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen die de code opstelt. Lees meer.


‘We moeten meer oog hebben voor de betaalbaarheid van onze medicijnen’ - Volkskrant 

Bram Bakker over hardlopen, depressie en ademhaling

Psychiater Bram Bakker pleit er al jaren voor dat artsen terughoudend zijn in het voorschrijven van anti-depressiva en dat mogelijke alternatieven een kans krijgen

In een openhartig interview vertelt Bakker over zijn eigen ervaringen als psychiater.


Sportrusten TV: auteur Marion Meesters over neusademhaling (video) - Sportrusten

September 15, 2018

Military intervention in Venezuela ‘on the table,’ says OAS secretary general

The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of being a “CIA agent,” says military intervention against Caracas should not be ruled out as a response to the ongoing crisis. OAS

Secretary-General Luis Almagro has hinted that the bloc may consider taking military action in Venezuela if it runs out of diplomatic options in its bid to alleviate the plight of people in the crisis-stricken country. Read more.


Trump Wants Coup in Venezuela (video) - teleSUR
OAS chief says 'military action not ruled out' in Venezuela (video) - Al Jazeera

Former Spanish PM Zapatero: US-led Sanctions Behind Venezuelan Migration - teleSUR
Secretaris-generaal van OAS: mogelijk militair ingrijpen Venezuela nodig - NRC

A New Cold War in Latin America

Since the Trump administration, the U.S. has not made it a secret to interfere directly within the personal interests of its neighboring countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.


China, Venezuela Launch Bilateral Business Committee - teleSUR
China: Our Cooperation With Venezuela Opens Up New Prospects - teleSUR

September 14, 2018

‘We’re not agents’: UK’s suspects in Skripal case talk exclusively with RT’s editor-in-chief

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT’s editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals’ poisoning and are now scared to go outside, after the UK pointed to them as Russian intelligence agents on a kill mission.

UK prosecutors claimed their names were not real, but Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have confirmed their identities in an interview with RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. Read more.


Skripal suspects: 'We were just tourists in Salisbury' - BBC
Sergei Skripal and the Russian disinformation game - BBC

Twee Russische spionnen op weg naar Zwitsers gifgaslab gepakt in Den Haag

Zaak-Skripal Westerse inlichtingendiensten verhinderden dit voorjaar een hack in een Zwitsers laboratorium voor nucleaire, biologische en chemische wapens.

In Den Haag zijn dit voorjaar twee Russische spionnen aangehouden die op weg waren naar Zwitserland. Het reisdoel was het Spiez-laboratorium. Dit onderzocht zowel de gifgasaanvallen van het Assad-regime in Syrië als de aanslag op de Russische dubbelspion Sergej Skripal in het Britse Salisbury. Lees meer.


'Twee Russische spionnen opgepakt in Nederland' - NU

September 13, 2018

White Helmets making films of ‘chemical attacks’ with orphans in Idlib – Russian military

The White Helmets have shot at least nine videos intended to serve as proof in accusations that the Syrian government conducted a chemical weapon attack using chlorine against civilians in Idlib, the Russian military claims.

A number of Middle Eastern TV channels and a regional affiliate of a US broadcaster “have shot nine videos, in Jisr al-Shughur city in Idlib province, of a staged chemical attack” that will be blamed on the Syrian government, the Russian Reconciliation Center In Syria said in a statement on Wednesday. Read more.


'Blame already assigned': Staged chem attack in Idlib begins filming, according to Russian MoD (video) - RT

September 12, 2018

Meer fouten kabinet bij steun aan strijdgroepen Syrië

De door Nederland gesteunde strijdgroepen in Syrië hebben zich schuldig gemaakt aan mensenrechtenschendingen. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van Nieuwsuur en Trouw.

Bovendien werkten de groeperingen nauw samen met extremisten. Daarmee zijn belangrijke criteria die het kabinet hanteerde geschonden. Lees meer.


 Uitzending van 11 september (video) - Nieuwsuur
'We onderzoeken de Nederlandse steun aan Syrische jihadisten' (video) - NU

Jamaloodin Finally Extradited To Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - At the request of the Public Prosecutor's Office Curaçao, former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin (50) was handed over by the Venezuelan authorities to the judicial authorities of the country Curaçao. Jamaloodin was transferred from Caracas to Hato airport by members of the Curaçao Arrest Team.

In the Maximus investigation, Jamaloodin is suspected of involvement in the murder of Helmin Wiels in May 2013. Read more.

Curaçao Chronicle

Oud-minister Curaçao die vermoedelijk moord plande uitgeleverd - NOS

September 11, 2018

Erdoğan urges global community to avert Idlib assault

Turkey’s president has urged the international community to be aware of its responsibilities in Syria as an assault on Idlib looms.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan evaluated the latest developments in northwestern Idlib province and Turkey’s position on the matter in an article he wrote for the U.S. daily The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 10. Read more.


The World Must Stop Assad (paywall) - WSJ

'Attack on Idlib to sabotage ongoing political process’ - AA
Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu urges ‘peaceful solution’ for Syria’s Idlib - Hürriyet

Turkey, Russia, Iran, UN discuss Syria - AA
Turkey, Russia, Iran reach 'agreement in principle' on Syria constitutional committee lists - AA

US rips Russia, Iran, Assad regime amid Idlib offensive - AA

Backtracking 101: US in no hurry to leave Syria… despite previous plans

If US foreign policy over the years has zig-zagged on terrorism and its definition - their policy on Syria has equally fluctuated.


US rips Russia, Iran, Assad regime amid Idlib offensive - AA
'Zero Evidence': Syrian Opposition Has No Chemical Weapons - Pentagon - Sputnik

September 10, 2018

BOMBSHELL Documents Expose The Secret Lie That Started the Afghan War

How did the war in Afghanistan start? And how did NATO become involved in this conflict?

These details are never discussed because they have for nearly two decades, been hidden behind a shroud of secrecy. But now, after nearly two decades of lies, the remarkable truth about the secret documents that helped launch the Afghan war can finally be revealed.

This is the story of The Secret Lie That Started the Afghan War. Read more.

Corbett Report

Russia, Turkey & Iran speeding up efforts to drop US dollar from trade - official

In response to US sanctions, Russia, Turkey and Iran are negotiating the reduction of the US dollar's share in mutual trade, Tehran Times daily quotes the country's central bank governor as saying.

Eliminating the greenback in mutual trade was most recently discussed by the three countries last weekend in Tehran during the trilateral summit of the Syrian ceasefire, said Iranian Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati as quoted by the media. Read more.


Iran joins hand with Russia, Turkey to dump dollar in trade - Tehran Times

Lecture on vitamin C by brilliant Suzanne Humphries

- Vitamin C Antidote too all known toxins (video/lecture) - Thomas Levy, MD
- Vitamin C: Full interview with Dr. Paul Marik (video) - Wavy TV10

Nederland stopt met steun aan Syrische oppositie

Nederland is gestopt met het steunen van de Syrische oppositie in de burgeroorlog tegen president Assad. Dat schrijven ministers Blok (Buitenlandse Zaken) en Kaag (Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) in een Kamerbrief.

De kans dat de rebellen in de burgeroorlog nog het tij weten te keren is volgens de ministers "buitengewoon beperkt" geworden en de steun waar Nederland in totaal 70 miljoen euro voor vrijmaakte, heeft "niet het gewenste resultaat" opgeleverd. Lees meer.


Nederland stopt miljoenensteun aan oppositie Syrië - AD
Nederland stopt steun aan oppositie Syrië na militaire nederlagen - NU

Nederland steunde jihadisten in Syrië (video) - Trouw
Nederland steunde ‘terreurbeweging’ in Syrië (video) - NOS

Wat voor spullen heeft Nederland precies gegeven en aan wie? (video) - Nieuwsuur

Meer fouten kabinet bij steun aan strijdgroepen Syrië - NOS
Zo hebben we het jihadisten-onderzoek aangepakt - Trouw

Kamer schrikt van Nederlandse steun aan jihadisten - NOS
LIVE Vragenuur. Rutte sponsort terroristen - Geenstijl

Netherlands supported Syrian jihadist group: report - NL Times
Dutch funded 'jihadist' group in Syria, terror trial may now falter - DutchNews

The Netherlands stops supporting Syrian rebels, ahead of Idlib offensive - DutchNews
- Netherlands provides logistic support for terrorist organization in Syria: Report - PressTV

Netherlands ends support for Syrian militant groups, including one labeled ‘terrorist’ by Dutch govt - RT

Dr. Dick Bijl, eenzame strijder tegen de farma-maffia

Zijn kritische houding ten opzichte van de farmaceutische industrie kostte dr. Dick Bijl zijn functie als hoofdredacteur van het Geneesmiddelenbulletin. Hij zet zijn strijd voort als zelfstandig publicist en voorzitter van de International Society of Drug Bulletins. „Het is toch te gek dat jaar na jaar middelen worden verstrekt of toegelaten die meer kwaad dan goed doen.”

Meer dan tien jaar was Dick Bijl als hoofdredacteur het gezicht van het Geneesmiddelenbulletin. Het blad werd in 1967 door de overheid opgericht. Doelstelling was het onpartijdig informeren van artsen, apothekers en patiënten over de werking van geneesmiddelen. Bijl gaf serieus invulling aan die opdracht, wat voornamelijk kritische artikelen opleverde. De meeste nieuwe medicamenten voegen weinig tot niets toe. Vaak doen ze zelfs meer kwaad dan goed. Lees meer.


- Bijwerking: overlijden - Interview met Dick Bijl, oud-hoofdredacteur Geneesmiddelenbulletin - Skepsis

September 8, 2018

Multinationals zijn regerende grootmachten

In deze 21ste eeuw leven we in een tijd dat we worden geregeerd door multinationals. Regeringen staan onder druk van deze multinationals. Het zijn omvangrijke, en daardoor machtige, ondernemingen die op de financiële markten biljoenen aan kapitaal waard zijn. Door de geldverruimingspolitiek van centrale banken is via de beleggers enorm veel kapitaal gevloeid naar de uitpuilende kassen van deze giganten. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix en Google (de vaak genoemde FAANG) vertegenwoordigen biljoenen dollars aan vermogenswaarde op de beurzen.

Overigens passen Microsoft en een flink aantal andere techreuzen ook prima in dit rijtje. Als je de waardes van al deze multimachten bij elkaar telt dan kom je uit op een bedrag wat ongeveer gelijk is aan het BBP van de westerse industrielanden. Er lijkt nu sprake van 2 grootheden, multinationals naast overheden. Lees meer.


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower

India, US hold 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi

India and the United States have inked a pact on military communications which will pave the way for supplies of highly sensitive military equipment to New Delhi.

The accord was signed after the U.S. Secretary of State and Defense Secretary met their Indian counterparts in the Indian capital. The two side also discussed U.S. waivers to India from sanctions on Iran. Our correspondent Sanjay Sethi has more.


- China welcomes India-US 2+2 talks; declines to comment on security pact - Times of India
India may not be able to cut Iranian oil imports, despite U.S. sanctions demands - CNBC

Syria Syria says has sovereign right for Idlib operation

Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari says military operations against terrorist factions in the militant-held province of Idlib is a sovereign right of the Arab country and liberating the northwestern region “will be the last nail in the coffin of terrorism.”

Addressing a Friday United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the expected military operation in Idlib, Jaafari further said Damascus' right to launch the offensive is also guaranteed by international law, the UN Charter, and Security Council resolutions on counter-terrorism. Read more.


Al-Jaafari: Liberating Idlib Will Be the Last Nail in the Coffin of Terrorism - Al Manar
Moscow Calls on U.S. to Reveal Syrian Targets Which Pentagon Chose for Airstrike - Al Bawaba

As Idlib offensive looms, residents fear chemical attacks (video) - Al Jazeera
"West intervention is the only chance for terrorists in Syria" (video) - PressTV

"Iran, Russia should cooperate to contain US" (video) - PressTV
Presidents of Iran, Russia, Turkey give joint presser after meeting in Tehran (video) - PressTV

Pompeo’s Fingerprints Are All Over Trump’s New Syria Regime Change Policy - MintPress

U.S. turned Iraq into dysfunctional state: Analyst

Violence has once again erupted in southern Iraq as anti-government protesters clash with security forces in the city of Basra

Health and security officials say at least three people were killed and dozens of others, including 11 police officers, wounded in the clashes. Several offices belonging to political parties and the local office of a state-run TV channel were damaged by fire set by protesters. Following the acts of violence, local authorities announced a curfew in the city until further notice.

People in the southern oil-rich city are frustrated with unemployment, lack of water and poor public services. They have been urging authorities for the past several months to respond to their demands to prevent situation from getting worse.


Nederlandse overheid mangelt medisch wetenschappelijk onderzoek

Artsen die wetenschappelijk onderzoek doen zijn voor de financiering ervan steeds meer afhankelijk van het bedrijfsleven. Dat komt omdat de overheid steeds minder geld in onderzoek steekt, zeggen ze. Maar de cijfers laten een ander beeld zien. De vraag is: vertellen die wel het hele verhaal?

‘Peanuts’. Zo noemt voormalig orthopeed Jean Gardeniers de stroom geld die op dit moment nog vanuit de Nederlandse overheid naar medisch wetenschappelijk onderzoek in academische ziekenhuizen vloeit.

In een artikel dat ik vorige maand publiceerde, kwamen meerdere artsen en onderzoekers aan het woord die voor financiering beroep moeten doen op andere geldschieters dan de overheid. Maar om in aanmerking te komen voor een onderzoekssubsidie uit de tweede geldstroom, zoals ZonMw (een overheidsinstelling voor de financiering van innovatie en onderzoek), komen artsen terecht in een papiermolen van talloze formulieren en protocollen. Met als resultaat dat 85 procent van de onderzoeksvoorstellen wordt afgekeurd, blijkt uit cijfers van ZonMw. Lees meer (gratis/betaalmuur).


Wie de kantjes ervan afloopt, veroorzaakt ooit een instorting

Organisaties en politici wrongen zich in allerlei bochten om hun verontwaardiging te uiten. Vanzelfsprekend is dit een goed teken: we dulden zo iets verschrikkelijks niet! Maar zijn al deze 'spontane' reacties wel zo oprecht? Beseften we de afglijding naar het barbarisme niet? 'Wie wind zaait, zal storm oogsten' is toch een wel gekend Vlaams spreekwoord?! Wie de kantjes ervan afloopt, veroorzaakt vroeg of laat een instorting!

Toon in media richting angst
De toon in heel wat mediaberichten schuift stilletjes aan in de richting van angst en bedreiging. Ongeremde uitspraken van politici, organisaties en reporters zoeken de confrontatie op. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

September 6, 2018

Vape Life Documentary: Smoking and Tobacco Addiction

View here

Episode 1 of a multi-part documentary about vaping; the technology behind it, the vaping industry, the culture and community and the movement.

Episode 1 is about the causes of tobacco addiction, the possibility that nicotine is not the main cause of addiction, (that MAOI's in combination with the thousands of other chemicals in combustible tobacco may be the actual cause,) and discussion about current FDA approved NRT's (nicotine replacement therapies) and their effectiveness.

Episode 2 - Vape Life Documentary: Vaping Innovation and Technology

United Vapers

Formaldehyde in Electronic Cigarettes vs Combustible Tobacco (video) - Robert Cranfield

Vaping Is 95% Healthier and 40% Cheaper Than Smoking - Time
E-cigarettes around 95% less harmful than tobacco estimates landmark review - Gov.UK

The evidence keeps piling up: e-cigarettes are definitely safer than smoking - Guardian
Nicotine Propaganda ~ Don't feed the LIARS (video) - Qorax Stan

Effects of tobacco smoke and electronic cigarette vapor exposure on the oral and gut microbiota in humans: a pilot study - PeerJ
- De gezondheidsrisico’s van e-sigaret gebruik - RIVM

September 5, 2018

Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has carried out more than 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday, in a rare summary of its campaign.

According to regional sources, Israel began carrying out military strikes in Syria in 2013 against suspected arms transfers and deployments by Iranian forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies, both Damascus's partners in Syria's civil war. Read more.


September 4, 2018

Trump warns Assad against ‘reckless' attack on Syria’s militant-held Idlib

US President Donald Trump has warned Syrian leader Bashar Assad not to attack Idlib province, one of the last terrorist hideouts in the country, also advising Iran and Russia against taking part in the “potential human tragedy.” 

Expressing concern that hundreds of thousands of lives might be at risk in the Syrian Army’s looming operations to clear the Idlib province of militants, Trump cautioned Damascus, as well as Moscow and Iran, against “making a grave humanitarian mistake.” Read more + video.


- Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against 'reckless' attack on Idlib - Guardian
‘Terrorists entrenched there’: Kremlin rebukes Trump’s warning against Idlib offensive - RT

Is US Technology Helping Al-Qaeda? (video) - RT
‘Aid-delivering’ Syrian rebels: NYT shows warm, fuzzy side of Al-Qaeda in Idlib - RT

Trump waarschuwt Syrië, Iran en Rusland: Val Idlib niet roekeloos aan - AD
Turkije bereidt zich voor op humanitaire ramp na aanval op Idlib - AD

Mysterious disappearance: Cybersecurity expert with links to Assange & WikiLeaks goes missing

Police in Norway are looking into the disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis, a Dutch citizen with links to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Versions on Twitter have ranged from a hiking incident, to a secret assignment, to a CIA hit. Read more.


Noorse politie onderzoekt vermissing Arjen Kamphuis (47) - AD
De vrienden van de vermiste computerexpert Arjen Kamphuis houden met alles rekening - NRC

Vermiste Arjen (46) maandag gezien in Denemarken - NU

September 1, 2018

Review: The Looting Machine by Tom Burgis

BAKU - Some believe that poverty and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa is the result of the centuries of exploitation by foreign powers. Others blame it on poor African leadership and argue that the outside world has provided substantial aid in recent decades.

The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa’s Wealth by Tom Burgis dismisses these beliefs and reveals a web of corporate structures that holds both African leaders as well as powerful international institutions complicit in the modern plunder of Africa.

Soundtrack: Comfortable Mystery by Kevin MacLeod


Saudi Arabia to turn Qatar into island by digging new canal

A high-ranking Saudi official says his country is seriously considering constructing a canal that would turn tiny neighbor Qatar into an island, amid the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against the energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom.

“As a citizen, I am impatiently waiting for the details of the implementation of the East Salwa island project. Read more.


Alexander Zakharchenko killed in Donetsk cafe explosion

Russia accuses Ukraine of assassinating separatist leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

A key separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has been killed in a blast at a coffee shop in Donetsk, according to rebels. Read more.

Al Jazeera

Pro-Russian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in explosion - Independent
- There is every reason to believe Kiev regime behind Zakharchenko’s murder — diplomat - TASS

Donetsk separatist leader Zakharchenko reportedly killed in bomb blast - Kyiv Post
Zakharchenko killed in local criminal feud or eliminated by Russian special services - Interfax

Lavrov calls murder of Donbass leader ‘blatant provocation’ - RT
DNR head’s adviser says assassination was planned, Ukrainian security service denies role (video) - RT

US draws up initial target list if Syria launches chemical weapons attack

(CNN) US intelligence and military targeting experts have drawn up a preliminary list of Syrian chemical weapons facilities that could be struck if President Donald Trump were to order a new round of airstrikes in the country, multiple US officials tell CNN.

A decision to take action has not been made, but one administration official with direct knowledge of the current situation told CNN the military "could respond very quickly" if Syria launched a chemical weapons attack, and the initial targeting data assembled would give the Pentagon a head start if the President decides to take action. Read more + video.


US already drafted list of targets for potential strike in Syria – report - RT

Russia gives US intel on planned chemical weapons provocation in Syria (video) - RT
Russia accuses Syrian rebels of planning Idlib chemical attack (video) - Al Jazeera

Magic Mushrooms Are The Safest Drug To Trip On

Only 0.2 percent of mushroom users sought emergency treatment afterwards in the past year, 2016


Study finds mushrooms are the safest recreational drug - Guardian
'Magic mushrooms' may 'reset' the brains of depressed patients, study suggests - ScienceDaily

Your Brain On Shrooms (video) - AsapSCIENCE

Book of the Dead