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Friday, April 7, 2017

What's the relationship between Syria's rebel and the ISIS? - Quora

What's the relationship between Syria's rebel and the ISIS? - Quora



Two major groups exist - ISIL, an ex Al Qaeda affiliate which broke with Al Qaeda during the late years of Al Qaeda engagement in Iraq against US occupation, and Al Nusra, the local Al Qaeda affiliate.
ISIL controls mainly NorthEast, East Central and East of Syria, especially next to ?Iraq's Anbar province . ISIL is present in Iraq's Anbar province as well.
Al Nusra is the biggest and leading group in the 'Army of Conquest' alliance which combines all the islamist groups which do not fall under ISIL umbrella. Smaller groups like Turcoman Jihadis etc are included in this group. Army of Conquest is strongly backed by Turkey.
Army of Conquest controls NW and N parts of Syria mostly. With Al Nusra presence being strong in NW part, near Turkish border.
Then there is the nebulous, elusive FSA - islamists still, but this name is just dropped and adapted as necessary according to political climate of whatever season there is. FSA is generally found in the South of Syria, near Jordan/Israeli border. These practically only exist in the talking points of Western establishment in order to sell the public the idea of backing the insurgency in Syria. For the main financier of this stampede is Saudi  Arabia, and there is no way in hell it would be willing to fund anyone who was a non islamist. Leave aside seculars, leftists or modernists.
The below map is from some time ago. But the map did not change too much. The yellow areas under 'Rebels' classification, you can assume plethora of different small  islamist groups under Army of Conquest umbrella.
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The relationships in between these groups is foremost being under one major islamist umbrella - the main proponent this affair is Saudi Arabia, hence all the rebel groups are ideologically on the same side. Not to mention not being so would upset the big daddy and cut the flow of weapons.
You didn't see that coming, did you. Well, you can as well say that 'Free Syrian Army' is the name that is used by the financiers of the islamists when they are delivering weapons to ISIL and Al Nusra.
But being ideologically on the same side and being funded by mostly the same actors does not prevent these groups from fighting against each other. When supplies and weapons become scarce or there are contested zones, these do take up arms against each other and war against each other. But these last generally short, since they are all on the same side and the aim of their backers is overthrow of Syrian regime and establishment of an islamist government. And by backers i mean Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey. There is no way Al Nusra would be able to hold itself this long in the north without having free reign from Turkey just north of the border.

The Grim Logic Behind Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack - The New York Times

The Grim Logic Behind Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack - The New York Times




Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Adecco Group on Twitter: "Fighting the informal labour market requires untangling over complex labour regulations which in LATAM stifle innovation’ @DavidHerranzA https://t.co/PRP3J8n7Hc"

The Adecco Group on Twitter: "Fighting the informal labour market requires untangling over complex labour regulations which in LATAM stifle innovation’ @DavidHerranzA https://t.co/PRP3J8n7Hc"

THIS JUST IN... on Twitter: "This is a new approach to dealing with evil. Those weren't pallets of cash flying into Syria tonight."

THIS JUST IN... on Twitter: "This is a new approach to dealing with evil. Those weren't pallets of cash flying into Syria tonight."

beleroy on Twitter: "@SyrianMemeArmy like the Arab Socialist Baath Party led by Al-Assad in Syria? Syria is a *socialist State*. sorry, not sorry."

beleroy on Twitter: "@SyrianMemeArmy like the Arab Socialist Baath Party led by Al-Assad in Syria? Syria is a *socialist State*. sorry, not sorry."

Architects - From the Wilderness Lyrics | Musixmatch




"We live in an infinite growth paradigm.
Nothing grows forever, it's not possible.
As a great, uh psychologist James Hillman wrote,
'The only thing that grows in the human body after a certain age is Cancer' and I think that, that's clearly what we're seeing at the end of human industrial civilization with the population approaching seven billion."




HumanProgress.org on Twitter: "Why does socialism keep reappearing, despite its failure wherever it has been tried? https://t.co/BR78sa2AN8"

HumanProgress.org on Twitter: "Why does socialism keep reappearing, despite its failure wherever it has been tried? https://t.co/BR78sa2AN8"

Protein in Coffee | coffeechemistry.com

Protein in Coffee | coffeechemistry.com



In both arabica and robusta coffee, free and bound proteins account for roughly 10 to 13% of coffee’s dry matter. Since proteins are made of smaller components called amino acids - these can vary significantly within each coffee based on a number of factors. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

paizo.com - Rules Questions: Psychic - Tranquility Discipline

paizo.com - Rules Questions: Psychic - Tranquility Discipline



That other thread about demoralizing psychics had me take a closer look at the Psychic, specifically the Tranquility discipline, and I found what seems like an oversight. Tranquility's "Calming Presence" lets the Psychic project a calm emotions SLA - correct me if I'm wrong, but won't using that shut down your ability to use most of your psychic spells? It's an emotion effect and it isn't harmless, so even though you're the one projecting the field, it seems that it would shut off your ability to provide an emotion component.

The Linux Foundation on Twitter: "Greenblatt: A DNA sequence is 150Gb per person. #ONS2017"

The Linux Foundation on Twitter: "Greenblatt: A DNA sequence is 150Gb per person. #ONS2017"

Ann Coulter: A Health Care Plan so Simple, Even a Republican Can Understand! - Breitbart

Ann Coulter: A Health Care Plan so Simple, Even a Republican Can Understand! - Breitbart



It’s always impossible to repeal laws that require Ann to pay for greedy people, because the greedy run out on the streets wailing that the Republicans are murdering them.
Obamacare is uniquely awful because the free stuff isn’t paid for through income taxes: It’s paid for through MY health insurance premiums. This is unfortunate because I wanted to buy health insurance.
Perhaps you’re not aware — SINCE YOU EXEMPTED YOURSELVES FROM OBAMACARE, CONGRESS — but buying or selling health insurance is illegal in America.
Right now, there’s no free market because insurance is insanely regulated not only by Obamacare, but also by the most corrupt organizations in America: state insurance commissions. (I’m talking to you, New York!)
Federal and state laws make it illegal to sell health insurance that doesn’t cover a laughable array of supposedly vital services based on bureaucrats’ medical opinions of which providers have the best lobbyists.
As a result, it’s illegal to sell health insurance that covers any of the medical problems I’d like to insure against. Why can’t the GOP keep Obamacare for the greedy — but make it legal for Ann to buy health insurance?
This is how it works today:
ME: I’m perfectly healthy, but I’d like to buy health insurance for heart disease, broken bones, cancer, and everything else that a normal person would ever need, but no more.
INSURANCE COMPANY: That will be $700 a month, the deductible is $35,000, no decent hospital will take it, and you have to pay for doctor’s visits yourself. But your plan covers shrinks, infertility treatments, sex change operations, autism spectrum disorder treatment, drug rehab and 67 other things you will never need.
INSURANCE COMPANY UNDER ANN’S PLAN: That will be $50 a month, the deductible is $1,000, you can see any doctor you’d like, and you have full coverage for any important medical problems you could conceivably have in a million years.
Mine is a two-step plan (and you don’t have to do the second step, so it’s really a one-step plan).
STEP 1: Congress doesn’t repeal Obamacare! Instead, Congress passes a law, pursuant to its constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce, that says: “In America, it shall be legal to sell health insurance on the free market. This law supersedes all other laws, taxes, mandates, coverage requirements, regulations or prohibitions, state or federal.”
The end. Love, Ann.
There will be no whining single mothers storming Congress with their pre-printed placards. People who want to stay on Obamacare can. No one is taking away anything. They can still have health insurance with free pony rides. It just won’t be paid for with Ann’s premiums anymore, because Ann will now be allowed to buy health insurance on the free market.
Americans will be free to choose among a variety of health insurance plans offered by willing sellers, competing with one another to provide the best plans at the lowest price. A nationwide market in health insurance will drive down costs and improve access — just like everything else we buy here in America!
Within a year, most Americans will be buying health insurance on the free market (and half of the rest will be illegal aliens). We’ll have TV ads with cute little geckos hawking amazing plans and young couples bragging about their broad coverage and great prices from this or that insurance company.
The Obamacare plans will still have the “essential benefits” (free pony rides) that are so important to NPR’s Mara Liasson, but the free market plans will have whatever plans consumers agree to buy and insurance companies agree to sell — again, just like every other product we buy here in America.
Some free market plans will offer all the “essential benefits” mandated by Obamacare, but the difference will be: Instead of forcing me to pay a premium that covers Mara Liasson’s special needs, she’ll have to pay for that coverage herself.
I won’t be compelled to buy health insurance that covers everyone else’s gambling addiction, drug rehab, pregnancies, marital counseling, social workers, contact lenses and rotten kids — simply to have insurance for what doctors call “serious medical problems.”
Then, we’ll see how many people really need free health care.
Until the welfare program is decoupled from the insurance market, nothing will work. Otherwise, it’s like forcing grocery stores to pay for everyone to have a house. A carton of milk would suddenly cost $10,000.
That’s what Obamacare did to health insurance. Paul Ryan’s solution was to cut taxes on businesses — and make the milk watery. But he still wouldn’t allow milk to be sold on the free market.
Democrats will be in the position of blocking American companies from selling a product that people want to buy. How will they explain that to voters?
Perhaps Democrats will come out and admit that they need to fund health insurance for the poor by forcing middle-class Americans to pay for it through their insurance premiums — because otherwise, they’d have to raise taxes, and they want to keep their Wall Street buddies’ income taxes low.
Good luck with that!
STEP 2: Next year, Congress formulates a better way of delivering health care to the welfare cases, which will be much easier since there will be a LOT fewer of them.
No actual money-making business is going to survive by taking the welfare cases — the ones that will cover illegal aliens and Mara Liasson’s talk therapy — so the greedy will get government plans.
But by then, only a minority of Americans will be on the “free” plans. (Incidentally, this will be a huge money-saver — if anyone cares about the federal budget.) Eighty percent of Americans will already have good health plans sold to them by insurance companies competing for their business.
With cheap plans available, a lot of the greedy will go ahead and buy a free market plan. Who wants to stand in line at the DMV to see a doctor when your neighbors have great health care plans for $50 a month?
We will have separated the truly unfortunate from the loudmouthed bullies who simply enjoy forcing other people to pay for their shrinks and aromatherapy.
And if the Democrats vote against a sane method of delivering health care to the welfare cases, who cares? We have lots of wasteful government programs — take it out of Lockheed Martin’s contract. But at least the government won’t be depriving the rest of us of a crucial product just because we are middle class and the Democrats hate us.
There’s your health care bill, GOP!
COPYRIGHT 2017 ANN COULTER 
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London Comedians Shocked England Not Laughing at Anti-Brexit Jokes

London Comedians Shocked England Not Laughing at Anti-Brexit Jokes

Comedians are frustrated after realizing their anti-Brexit routines are not popular outside of London, with audience members walking out for the first time in their careers.


William Z. Nardi on Twitter: "#PictureAWorldWhere your tax dollars don't go to funding animal-based sex fetish talks at public schools...https://t.co/uSLprn6XNP"

William Z. Nardi on Twitter: "#PictureAWorldWhere your tax dollars don't go to funding animal-based sex fetish talks at public schools...https://t.co/uSLprn6XNP"

Monday, April 3, 2017

Lucian Acaru on Twitter: "Wonder why the Mongols swept through most grain based civilisations like a hot knife through butter? @ProfTimNoakes @SBakerMD @tednaiman https://t.co/EPlhrs9lBW"

Lucian Acaru on Twitter: "Wonder why the Mongols swept through most grain based civilisations like a hot knife through butter? @ProfTimNoakes @SBakerMD @tednaiman https://t.co/EPlhrs9lBW"

Latin American Herald Tribune - Chinese Scientists Develop All-Weather Solar Panels

Latin American Herald Tribune - Chinese Scientists Develop All-Weather Solar Panels



BEIJING - A team of researchers from two Chinese universities have developed solar panels capable of generating power on days of low-sunshine, rain, fog and even during the night, reported official newspaper People's Daily Monday.

"Solar cell research is mainly focused on elevating photoelectric conversion efficiency upon direct sunlight until new light has been shed on persistent high-efficiency power generation in poor light conditions such as rain, fog, haze and night," said Tang Qunwei, a professor from the Ocean University of China, one of the two institutions heading the project.

Another team, led by Prof. Yang Peizhi from Yunnan Normal University is also participating in building these solar cells, which the Chinese official media claim could constitute a "photovoltaic revolution".




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