Turkey anti-#ISIL aerial attacks just for show: Kurd leader


A top leader of Turkey’s main Kurdish party has denounced as nothing more than a “show” Turkey’s alleged anti-terror police raids and its military campaign against Takfiri ISIL militants in Syria.

In an interview with AFP on Thursday, Selahattin Demirtas, the co-chair of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), accused the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using purported anti-ISIL airstrikes as a “cover” to bomb positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Palestinian & Iraqi war vet scale highest American mountain

What a fine piece of symbolism.  Just about guaranteed to frustrate right-wingers across the globe!  Well played gentlemen.Palestinian & Iraqi war vet scale highest American mountain

Palestinian & Iraqi war vet scale highest American mountain.

Barack Obama’s Long Game – Todd S. Purdum – POLITICO Magazine


Barack Obama is not a modest man, but when it comes to assessing his or any president’s place in the long American story, he has been heard to say, “We just try to get our paragraph right.” Yet the way a raft of recent events have broken sharply in his favor, Obama suddenly seems well on his way to writing a whole page—or at least a big, fat passage—in the history books

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/barack-obamas-long-game-120259.html#ixzz3gCNVWhW6


#GMO Mosquitos abort offspring AFTER they hatch


Every year, mosquitoes infect 400 million people with dengue fever, causing severe headaches and joint pain. Since a 2009 outbreak in Key West, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has spent $1 million a year to try to curb the primary vector: Aedes aegypti. Last July, another mosquito-borne virus reached U.S. shores: chikungunya. Now officials are considering a radical—and highly controversial—approach to control the spread of tropical disease: genetically modified mosquitoes. http://www.popsci.com/mosquitoes-designed-self-destruct.

Heil Tolerance! #Nazi salute OK in #Switzerland…if it’s not political — RT News

A Nazi salute may – or may not – land you in jail in Switzerland. Apparently, you are safe if you manage to prove that it was intended as a personal statement and not a marker of political affiliation, the country’s highest court has ruled.

The decision, entitled “Hitler salute in public not always punishable,” implies the following: “Unless one is proven to be spreading racist ideology, they’re free to express a personal sentiment or belief with the gesture.” That is what Lausanne’s Federal Tribunal said Wednesday, according to AP.

via Heil Tolerance! Nazi salute OK in Switzerland…if it’s not political — RT News.