by Jean Perier, New Eastern Outlook:
Just recently, Jeff Davis a Pentagon spokesman has told Reuters that the US is evaluating the option of sending another 4,000 servicemen to Afghanistan..
At the same time, the former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army and a retired four-star general Jack Keane would describe the 16-year-long US military campaign in Afghanistan as “a shame,” noting that an additional force of another four thousand men will men will not change the situation in the country. The retired four-star is convinced there’s no sense in doing anything that won’t tip the scales in Washington’s favor, so the Pentagon must send at least 10-20 thousand men if he wants to address the situation, noted the former Vice Chief of Staff.
by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:
It is almost sad yet thoroughly laughable to witness the mental meltdown of Maxine Waters in real time. She has become increasingly unhinged ever since the election, and has each attack against Trump has been discredited, her grip on reality is slowly slipping away. Already she has been called out by even leftist news outlets for contradicting her own public statements. But as her Twitter account shows, her mental state may have degraded even further.
In the following video, Right Wing News looks at Waters’ recent Twitter statuses, where she calls for the exile of Donald Trump. Let that sink in for a moment, she is actually calling for a sitting president to be exiled, forgetting that we are not living in the Roman Empire. What is even sadder is that such a deluded woman is still able to hold office.
by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:
Individualism, it seems, means not the making of one’s own way but the demanding of sacrifices by others to maintain one’s own lifestyle.
What is visible on July 4th is the overwhelming consumerism of an American holiday: the over-hyped sales campaigns, the over-indulgences of the table, and the obligatory displays of fireworks. But beneath this celebratory surface run questions about American identity and the state of grace of the American soul.
There is a darkness in that soul, the poisonous darkness of greed, complacency and hubris. Individualism, it seems, means not the making of one’s own way but the demanding of sacrifices by others to maintain one’s own lifestyle: the sacrifices laid on the next generations to pay our lavish medical and retirement benefits, and the sacrificing of the planet to supply us with cheap energy, particle-board furniture and all the other gimcracks which are piled up in countless garages and storage facilities across the overstuffed suburbs of America.
by Amanda Froelich, True Activist:
Within 25 years, the Panda Power Plant will be able to offer 3.2 billion kilowatt-hours of green energy. This will save 1.056 million tons of coal and reduce carbon emissions by a whopping 2.74 million tons.
Did you know? Solar can be more than eco-friendly, it can also be cute! The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China, is evidence of this.
Shaped like a panda — China’s most beloved animal, the plant was installed by Panda Green Energy. In its first phase, the Panda Power Plant can generate 50 megawatts (MW) of clean energy. Only recently was the first phase of the giant solar station connected to the grid.
by Jhoanna Robinson, Natural News:
A report released on Thursday, June 22 by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) showed that 212 people each day in the years 2015 to 2016 — or about 77,000 admissions — had been treated in Canadian hospitals for alcohol poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, liver disease, alcohol abuse, and other conditions that are “100 percent caused by the harmful consumption of alcohol”. This meant that more people were hospitalized due to alcohol-related reasons than heart issues such as heart attacks. This number did not include people who were treated in an emergency room and released.
An angry Italy summoned Austria’s ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to re-introduce border controls and deploy troops and armored vehicles along the border to block any migrant influx out of Italy. Austrian Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil told Kronen Zeitung daily that troops could go to the Brenner Pass and that four Pandur armoured personnel carriers had been sent to the Tyrol region with 750 troops were on standby.
“We need to prepare for the migration development in Italy, and I expect very promptly that border controls will have to be activated and assistance requested,” Hans Peter Doskozil told the online edition of the Krone daily, adding that a military deployment at the busy Alpine pass would be “indispensable if the influx into Italy [across the Mediterranean] does not diminish”. While Austria has border checks with Hungary and Slovenia, elsewhere – such as on the border with Italy – it adheres to the EU open borders system.