by Matt, SGT Report:
Mankind has discovered many things by accident. Penicillin, Microwave Ovens and Coca Cola for starters and so it goes with the story of Ivan Pavlov, a Russian scientist in the late 19th century. Pavlov was studying the salivation in dogs in response to being fed.
The intention was to monitor the salivation when he noticed that dogs would begin their salivation whenever he entered the room, whether he was bringing them food or not. It’s said that initially he thought this was something of a nuisance.
What Pavlov came to understand was that there were some things that a dog does not need to learn. This was ‘hard wired’ into the dog.
by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:
Was the leftist billionaire forced to pony up to ANTIFA hired thugs?
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) — Despite that fact that ANTIFA members were labeled “anarchist extremists” by the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security on June 12, the radical leftists continue to operate with impunity all across the United States.
ANTIFA members usually show up to rallies and marches sporting all black attire with red accents, like masks, dew rags, bandanas, wristbands, and shoelaces, somewhat similar to those worn the skinhead movement. On days of protest it’s not out of the ordinary to spot ANTIFA members either masking up or unmasking themselves in random inconspicuous public areas.
by Steven MacMillan, New Eastern Outlook:
In an explosive interview with Megyn Kelly at the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, systematically destroyed many of the narratives promulgated by the enemies of the Syrian state who seek to turn the country into the new Libya.
Although the panel discussion covered many issues and featured other speakers, one of the most crucial sections was when Kelly questioned Putin over the Syrian conflict. The opening exchange consisted of Kelly asking the Russian leader whether he believed Assad was an “evil guy?”, allowing Putin to articulate one of the central reasons why Russia supports the Syrian government. Putin emphasized that it is not Assad that Russia is protecting per se; instead, Russia is protecting “the Syrian statehood” from collapsing into an abyss of chaos similar to the one we have seen Libya descend into since 2011:
by Harley Schlanger, Rogue Money:
July 2, 2017 (EIRNS)—On June 26, President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the President had evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were preparing for a “new” chemical weapons attack. President Trump responded that Assad would pay “a heavy price” if an attack were attempted.
Now the British press agency Reuters has circulated a claim late on July 1, that al-Assad government forces attacked rebels and/or civilians near Damascus with chlorine gas. This British claim has, as of July 2, not been more widely repeated in the media.
by Onan Coca, Freedom OutPost:
Trust your cognitive dissonance. Try to be aware you’re being manipulated or at least someone may be trying. — Sharyl Attkisson to America
Sharyl Attkisson has always been a respected and well-regarded journalist, and her recent work is only building her reputation. After spending years holding Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama accountable to the American people, Attkisson left CBS to strike out on her own. Even though she faced tremendous pressure from the Obama administration (and may have even been spied on by the administration), Attkisson persevered.
by Liz Crokin, via The Common Sense Show:
John Podesta and a group of Democrats called for Rep. Steve Scalise to resign shortly after he began his efforts to combat human trafficking as the Majority Whip of the House.
“In 2002 GOP Majority Whip Steve Scalise spoke at a rally sponsored by former KKK leader, David Duke,” the e-mail stated. “It’s time for Scalise to step down as GOP Majority Whip.”
The signature-drive by Podesta and other Democrats calling for Scalise to resign began at the same time Scalise started working on legislation as the Majority Whip in the House to end human trafficking. Scalise and other Republicans had been working on several bills that took aim at human trafficking. On Jan. 27, 12 of those bills passed in the Republican-controlled House. Scalise gave a press conference at the Capitol about those bills on the same day they were passed.
by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:
So let’s see how we can put a positive spin on this.
Ford, GM, Hyundai and others tried hard to curtail their sales to rental car companies, or whatever. That’s was the theme among analysts on Monday, after automakers reported crummy June new vehicle sales.
What really happened?
Rental car companies continued to trim their fleets as they’re traversing their own structural hell, squeezed by ride share companies and falling used car wholesale prices. They’re not buying as many vehicles anymore because they don’t need more, regardless of what automakers are trying to do to sell them more.
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Nearly six years ago, my wife Meranda and I moved up to north Idaho in search of a better life. We believed that it would be a place where we could work hard, raise a family and pursue our dreams without constantly having to deal with the long arm of big government interfering in our lives. But of course big government is everywhere, and we have come to realize that if we do not stand up and fight for our way of life, someday it will be gone completely.
Today, the liberal elite dominate almost every aspect of our society. Their enormous media corporations control more than 90 percent of the news and entertainment that we watch on our televisions, their dominance of the legal system has resulted in the legalization of abortion and gay marriage, and their relentless grip on public education means that an entire generation of young Americans is being indoctrinated in their ways.