KABUL (Sputnik) - The Spokesman for the Panjshir Resistance in Afghanistan, Fahim Dashti, said that the resistance forces had regained control of the Paryan highlands in the eastern part of the province.
Sunday, September 5
Saturday, September 4
See also this September 2 report at LWJ by Bill and Andrew Tobin, National Resistance Front repels multi-day Taliban assault on Panjshir | FDD's Long War Journal. The second video in the report, showing what are obviously Al Qaeda fighters in a pickup truck headed for Panjshir, is the one Bill mentioned during his talk with John.
Also, today Sputnik reported on developments including these two items:
Posted at 14:42
Taliban Offensive in Panjshir Reportedly Slowed Down by Land Mines
Panjshir Resistance Forces Say About 600 Taliban Militants Eliminated
Monday, August 30
No evidence yet of feared catastrophic flooding in New Orleans and at this it looks as if the levees held for the most part, especially the federally built one. Only one fatality recorded as yet, although officials warn the count could rise.
The rest is is wall-to-wall bad news.
AP report filed 25 minutes ago.
Sunday, August 29
AP posted the report an hour ago.
Update 11:50 PM
Another report, maybe from AP, said there has been flooding in New Orleans, although how much and where was unclear. We'll know more in the morning.
Update 8:25 PM
Storm downgraded to Cat 3 about 50 minutes ago. Still very dangerous storm that has already done tremendous damage across a wide swath. From this CNN report updated 8:09 PM the storm will make its closest pass to New Orleans within the next two hours.
10 MINUTES AGO
Friday, August 13
Many thanks to Dr Lembke and the Wall Street Journal for publishing this critically important information. As the author makes clear, this is not just about video gaming addiction. This is about a world of hurt we're blindly and needlessly inflicting on ourselves. Below, her entire essay for WSJ.
Rising rates of depression and anxiety in wealthy countries like the U.S. may be a result of our brains getting hooked on the neurotransmitter associated with pleasure.
Wednesday, August 4
I've updated the post to correct link problems with the articles I reference, and also revised the post to show updated remarks about kale and juicing.
This post is to share links (and my comments) to online articles about some important health issues. Although the articles report on scientific research they are written for the public. I think I've already published here a number of the reports, going back years. But we could all stand for a review. All the websites I link to are 'safe.'
Most of the articles relate to research about sleep. It turns out the body has a red line where sleep is concerned. But because we don't immediately drop dead when we cross the line, we've assumed that we could get away with chronic loss of sleep. The scientists have been learning that instead of killing us outright the body finds workarounds to keep going that over time are devastating to mental and physical health. Just how devastating is a horror story, well told in the articles I'm sharing.