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Monday, October 14, 2019

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10 pm MDT

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Trump loves despots. He always has. He identifies with them. For Trump, being the president is all about personal gain and the chance to satisfy his psychotic compulsions. What's going on with Turkey and the Kurds is a triple win for Trump and his family of criminals and criminal partners. 1) It's yet another Putin wish/command being granted. For guess what return. 2) Innocent allies are betrayed and butchered in a frenzy of ethnic cleansing. And as a special bonus, Trump gets up to date film of the burnings, killings, and rapes to arouse himself with. 3) Trump gets his... more »

Meet the Massive Ordnance Penetrator: The Air Force's Newest Bunker Buster Bomb

Military and Aerospace Electronics at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Military and Aerospace Electronics* *Technology, Americas* [image: By DoD photo - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dod_dtra/4327700817/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17305505] Huge and very powerful. *Key point:* The MOP bomb will increase the firepower and options of the Air Force. EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The U.S. Air Force is asking the Boeing Co.to build additional Massive Ordnance Penetrator bunker-busting super bombs under terms of a $70 million contract announced last week. Officials of the Air Fore Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin... more »

Will AI Cripple or Leapfrog Developing Nations' Growth?

Robert A. Manning at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Robert A. Manning* *Technology, * A world-class expert gives us his opinion. The rise of ever-smarter Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sparked a fierce debate about its impact. Tech optimists see AI/Big Data as revolutionizing society—from creating new jobs to transforming healthcare, education, cybersecurity and transportation. AI pessimists, whose ranks include prominent scientists and technologists such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates fear a dystopia with AI/Big Data displacing jobs, fostering a 1984 surveillance state, and threatening the very future of humanity... more »

Iran Is Winning Trump's Foreign Policy Gamble

Steven R. Kopits at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Steven R. Kopits* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Tehran is not willing to simply roll over and give up. President Donald Trump has sixty days to prevent tensions with Iran from spinning out of control. Dissatisfied with the Iran nuclear deal signed under the Obama administration, Trump terminated U.S. participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement in 2018 and has since imposed “maximum pressure” sanctions on Iran. Most importantly, these sanctions have seen Iranian crude oil exports fall from around 2.5 million barrels per day (mbpd) to as low as 0.... more »

Beijing Will Not Let Go of Hong Kong

Stratfor Worldview at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Stratfor Worldview* *Security, Asia* [image: https://pictures.reuters.com/archive/HONGKONG-PROTESTS--RC1756393010.html] The Communist Party intends to keep control no matter what. *Key point:* China will certainly end the crisis, but the question is how. Whatever the outcome of the current protests, Hong Kong will not return to "normal." No political compromise will satisfy both sides. At its core, the protest movement in Hong Kong is about self-determination: the right of Hong Kong to choose its own laws and leadership — and thus its own path. This view is anathema to Beijing... more »

Celebrations erupt in Al-Hasakah province after Syrian Army-SDF agreement: videos

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – Celebrations erupted in the Al-Hasakah province last night following the announcement of a new agreement between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian Arab Army (SAA). The border city of Al-Qamishli was one of the first to experience these celebrations as people took to the streets to greet the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish airstrike hits convoy in northern Syria, 11 killed: ANHA

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
At least 11 people were killed and 74 injured in a Turkish airstrike on a convoy in northern Syria, Kurdish media reported Sunday. According to the ANHA news agency, one of its correspondents was also killed in the Turkish airstrike. The France 24 broadcaster said at least one of their journalists was also among the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army to enter strategic city in Raqqa for first time since 2014

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will be entering the strategic city of Al-Tabaqa in the Al-Raqqa Governorate for the first time since they it the city to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in 2014. According to reports from northern Syria, the Syrian Army has already entered the Tabaqa Airport and will […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army to enter several SDF-held areas in northern Syria to protect against Turkish offensive

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will enter several areas in northern Syria in the coming days as part of a cooperation agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to protect the region from a Turkish military expansion. According to a military source from the Syrian Army, the military is sending […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily Brief 2019-10-12

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria, FSA, Siria, Turquía, Putin, Rusia, Manbij, SDF, Iran, Turkey, Latakia, Aleppo, Hasakah, Colombia, Desempleo, Ecuador, Quito. Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Espanol, Siria, World-News, Turquia, Iran, Turkey, Latin-America Let us know how you like this brief in the comments […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Life, Liberty & Levin 10/13/19

Hardnox at 'Nox & Friends - 21 hours ago

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 21 hours ago

Updated: 2019 By The Numbers…

LearnTheRisk at Learn The Risk - 21 hours ago
The post Updated: 2019 By The Numbers… appeared first on Learn The Risk.

Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Sunday 13th October 2019 – Plus Weekly Update

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 21 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily wind power generation data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click […]

New York Times Former Reporter: Toss ‘Climate Troglodytes’ Like Trump, Inhofe Out Of Office

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 21 hours ago
By Clay Waters ~ The latest New York Times Sunday Review was graced by Justin Gillis, who served as chief environmental reporter for the paper until late 2017 and is now a contributing opinion writer free to spout in even more partisan and hysterical tones about the “troglodytes” and dangerous deniers who don’t see impending […]

Common Sense Musings On The Climate Debate

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 21 hours ago
By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Scientists on both sides of the climate debate agree; Fossil fuel use puts C02 (Carbon Dioxide) into the atmosphere. Plants need C02 to survive. C02 is a greenhouse gas. Water vapor (clouds) is the largest greenhouse gas, by far. C02 levels in the atmosphere have increased and are higher than […]

A New Dark Age: California’s Blackouts Are Self-Inflicted

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 21 hours ago
By Jarrett Stepman ~ California, the richest state in the nation—and one that’s often portrayed as the progressive harbinger of the future for the rest of the country—has been hit with its latest Third World-style disaster. On top of high poverty rates, skyrocketing homelessness, rising crime, and the return of medieval-sounding diseases, the state—specifically, the […]

U.S. And Afghan Taliban Officials Have Started Conversations Aimed At Resuming Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Undated Handout picture of U.S., Taliban and Qatar officials during a meeting for peace talks in Doha, Qatar. Qatari Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS *The Hill:* *US, Taliban officials discussing resumption of peace talks: report* U.S. and Afghan Taliban officials have started conversations aimed at resuming peace talks that collapsed last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban earlier this month in Pakistan, discussing a potential prisoner swap or cutbacks in violence, the Journal reported. It was the first meetin... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Syrian army to deploy along Turkish border in deal with Kurdish-led forces https://t.co/qljrkZ89qw pic.twitter.com/5TJNQPLK6H — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 14, 2019 #French officials have previously said that a U.S. #withdrawal would force them to leave also #Syria #TurkishInvasion https://t.co/lldGhfSoNa — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 14, 2019 Learn how Times reporters proved that Russia bombed four hospitals in Syria over the course of 12 hours in May https://t.co/q1dmvwTYyO — NYT At War (@NYTimesAtWar) October 14, 2019 Ecuador withdraws fuel subsidy ... more »

Nick Robinson speaks

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Nick Robinson, speaking at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literary Festival, has expressed his disapproval of LBC for giving a party leader, Nigel Farage, a two-hour radio show. He calls it a "great danger". He also disapproves of Boris Johnson using Facebook for his People's PMQs to "broadcast directly" to the public. “And they say that’s democracy. It ain’t democracy. It is a form of propaganda used by dictators down the ages”. And as for political types who pen official complaints to the BBC he says, “It is lunatic that people that are politically motivated, who are t... more »

JBS USA drops ractopamine amidst trade opportunities with China

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Mega-producer JBS USA has banned the use of ractopamine in the hogs it purchases because it sees a trade opportunity with China where the growth drug remains prohibited. JBS, owned by JBS S.A. based in Brazil, hopes to help China fill a huge gap created by the African swine disease by supplying it with ractopamine-free pork.... Continue Reading

Exploring the technology of food safety culture with FDA’s Yiannas

Jim Mann at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Opinion Frank Yiannas, nearing completion of his first year as FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, opened the 2019 Food Safety Consortium Conference recently in Schaumburg, IL. This was his third time to present at the event. His first two were while serving as Walmart’s global vice president for food safety. The man’s passion for... Continue Reading

Worker at fresh produce company positive for hepatitis A; alert issued

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
A food handler has tested positive for hepatitis A, spurring a public alert for anyone who bought fresh fruits or vegetables from a specific Brother’s Produce location. The New Jersey Department of Health is working with the Paterson Department of Health to notify residents about the situation involving a worker at Brother’s Produce at 327... Continue Reading

FDA sends warning letters to two food companies in northeast region of U.S.

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Hans Kissle Company LLC and Harold Brey & Sons Inc. are the latest food companies to receive warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Hans Kissie is in Haverhill, MA, and Harold Brey & Sons is in Jeffersonville, NY. The Hans Kissle ready-to-eat (RTE) salads and prepared foods manufacturing facility at 9 Creek Brook... Continue Reading

Is A Global Recession Around The Corner?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Is the World Economy Sliding Into First Recession Since 2009? * (Bloomberg) -- The global economy is wobbling and whether it topples over is the big question in financial markets, executive suites and the corridors of power. Investors cheered Friday as the U.S. struck a partial trade agreement with China and there were even signs the U.K. may strike a divorce deal with the European Union. But the debate over how close the world is to its first recession since 2009 may soon start swirling again. There will certainly be discussions this week at the International Monet... more »

America’s Health Care Ripoff: An Example of Cancer Treatment in Australia

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 22 hours ago
An Australian example of cancer treatment puts US health care to shame.

October 14th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #998

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Monday October 14th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

James O’Keefe Previews Hidden Camera Investigation of CNN…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Yesterday Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe announced a new series of releases obtained by an CNN insider who has been secretly recording views, and ideological instructions within the organization. [Project Veritas] […] This week, a CNN insider will blow the … Continue reading →

Fed to Start Buying $60 Billion of Treasury Bills Per Month from 15 October

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Bloomberg Markets and Finance Oct.11 — The Federal Reserve said on Friday it will begin buying $60 billion of Treasury bills per month in mid-October as it seeks to rebuild its balance sheet and avoid a repeat of the turmoil that racked the money markets in September. Bloomberg’s Mike McKee reports on “Bloomberg Markets: European …

If You’re Even Mildly Tempted to Vote Democratic in 2020, This 3-Minutes Clip of The Recent CNN LGBTQ+ Town Hall Will Instantly Change Your Mind

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
If You’re Even Mildly Tempted to Vote Democratic in 2020, This 3-Minutes Clip of The Recent CNN LGBTQ+ Town Hall Will Instantly Change Your Mind by Geoffrey Grider, https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ CNN tonight hosted nine back-to-back town halls with 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, this one was exclusively for the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile community – We can tell …

Holocaust Survivor Dr. Hajo Meyer: Zionist Israel Behaving Like Nazis! Zionism And Judaism Is Complete Opposite

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Thank you Dr Hajo Meyer for speaking out against the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people! – Holocaust Survivor Hajo Meyer Condemns Modern ‘Zionism’ By Jordan Friedman Hajo Meyer — an author, political activist and Auschwitz concentration camp survivor — compared Israel’s relations with the Palestinians to Nazi relations with Jews during the …

The CIA Versus Donald J. Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The CIA Versus Donald J. Trump by Jacob G. Hornberger, https://www.fff.org/ It’s both pathetic and laughable that Democrats, the mainstream press, and Trump critics are referring to the CIA agent who turned in Trump for his telephone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky as a “whistleblower.” – It’s pathetic because it denigrates real whistleblowers like …

Former NASA Scientist: Alien Life Was Discovered in the 1970s During Mission to Mars that Turned Up Unexplained Evidence of Microorganisms

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Former NASA Scientist: Alien Life Was Discovered in the 1970s During Mission to Mars that Turned Up Unexplained Evidence of Microorganisms by JAMES PERO FOR DAILYMAIL.COM, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/, 11 Oct 2019 * A former NASA scientist says we have already discovered alien life * In an op-ed , Gilbert Levin says Viking missions to Mars uncovered …

THE FINAL POPE’S One-World ‘Abrahamic Family House’ To Combine Church, Mosque And Synagogue (Preparation For Whore Of Babylon?)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
THE FINAL POPE’S One-World ‘Abrahamic Family House’ To Combine Church, Mosque And Synagogue (Preparation For Whore Of Babylon?) by SkyWatch Editor, https://www.skywatchtv.com/ Plans were revealed for the construction of an interfaith complex that will house a church, synagogue, and mosque in the United Arab Emirates as part of an effort to promote religious harmony and …

Iran Leader: Building Nukes Religiously Banned

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
[image: https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4517536,00.html]Click on image for article. [image: https://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Olmert-PM-exaggerates-Irans-potential-threat-311354]Click on image for article. [image: https://www.juancole.com/2012/09/netanyahu-2002-iraq-has-centrifuges-the-size-of-washing-machines-to-produce-a-bomb.html]Click on image for article. [image: http://socioecohistory.x10host.com/2018/11/07/modern-jews-admit-they-are-not-semitic-people-not-the-descendants-of-the-12-tribes-of-israel-the-bible-says-ashkenazi-jews-90-of-modern-jewry-are-no... more »

JP MORGAN: “We Believe the Global Economy Has Entered a Second and More Dangerous Phase of Slowing. … Fed to Ease Again at the End of This Month.”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
JPMORGAN: “We believe the global economy has entered a second and more dangerous phase of slowing. .. Against this backdrop, we believe the emergence of more tangible signs that US growth has slowed will encourage the Fed to ease again at the end of this month.” pic.twitter.com/6GHpaTePuO — Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) October 6, 2019

Not QE4: The Fed Launches QE By Another Name?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
WallStForMainSt The US central bank announced it would start purchasing $60BN in US Treasuries per month starting October 15. This will be in addition to rolling over “all principal payments from the Federal Reserve’s holdings of Treasury securities and the continued reinvestment all principal payments from the Federal Reserve’s holdings of agency debt and agency …

Jesse Ventura: “Afghanistan is the Biggest Opiate Producer & America is the Biggest Opiate Abuser.”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Jesse Ventura and producer Brigida Santos talk about the 18-year anniversary of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, and whether the country’s opium production plays a role in fueling the opioid crisis at home. Author Ben Westhoff discusses his book, “Fentanyl Inc: How Rogue Chemists are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic.” …

US Creates New Biometrics System & Its Data Will be Stored on Amazon Сloud

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Scars, your voice & even tattoos are just some of the new ways that the US govt will be able to identify people. It’s building a new system called the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology System, or HART for short. The HART network will share information with external partners among them, Amazon. Biometric data from …

Central Bank Issues Stunning Warning: “If The Entire System Collapses, Gold Will Be Needed To Start Over”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Central Bank Issues Stunning Warning: “If The Entire System Collapses, Gold Will Be Needed To Start Over” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ It’s not just “tinfoil blogs” who (for the past 11 years) have been warning that a monetary reset is inevitable and the only viable fallback option once trust and faith in fiat is lost, …

Monetary Failure is Becoming Inevitable

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Monetary Failure is Becoming Inevitable by Alasdair Macleod, https://www.goldmoney.com/ This article posits that there is an unpleasant conjunction of events beginning to undermine government finances in advanced nations. They combine the arrival of a long-term trend of rising welfare commitments with an increasing certainty of a global-scale credit crisis, in turn the outcome of a …

Adelaide man apologises for possessing and exchanging nude pictures with teenagers

Stacey Lee at Just In - 23 hours ago
An Adelaide man, who founded a network which promotes online safety, apologises in court for possessing child exploitation material and exchanging nude pictures with teenagers.

Humans are having a similar planet-changing impact to the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs

Nick Kilvert at Just In - 23 hours ago
Researchers have calculated that we are now pumping out between 40 and 100 times more CO2 than all the volcanoes on Earth.

'Completely buggered': Farmers fear runoff from proposed hatchery

Annah Fromberg at Just In - 23 hours ago
A water scientist is backing Hamilton farmers' concerns about threats to a local lake from a proposed fish hatchery, including the threat of algal blooms.

Eddie Betts to go 'Back to the Future' after signing one-year deal with Carlton

Just In - 23 hours ago
After weeks of speculation, the AFL confirms Eddie Betts will return to his former club Carlton after six years with the Adelaide Crows, with the Victorian club having some fun with a short clip of Betts going "Back to the Future".

'Thousands upon thousands' of fish found dead at Menindee, footage appears to show

Julia Holman at Just In - 23 hours ago
New aerial footage appears to show thousands of dead fish at Lake Pamamaroo in the Menindee Lakes System, near Broken Hill, nine months after a mass fish kill event on the nearby banks of the Darling River.

David Eastman granted $7m compensation over wrongful murder conviction

Elizabeth Byrne at Just In - 23 hours ago
A former public servant, jailed for almost 20 years for killing one of Australia's top police officers, is awarded more than $7 million after he was found not guilty of the crime.

'Dangerous cocktail': Fewer cyclones, more severe bushfires ahead for Queensland

Brittney Kleyn at Just In - 23 hours ago
Fewer cyclones are forecast but the Bureau of Meteorology warns a "pretty dangerous cocktail" is brewing for the remainder of Queensland's fire season.

'It's unacceptable': Investigation ordered after power blackout in sweltering Alice Springs

Steve Vivian at Just In - 23 hours ago
Michael Gunner says a nine-hour blackout which left thousands of residents across Central Australia without power during the heat of the day on Sunday is "unacceptable" and calls for a review into the region's power supply.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters walk together near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 12. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi *WNU Editor: *The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Turkey attacks Kurds in northeast Syria* (Reuters).

Saudi Arabia Says It Is Not Behind Missile Attack On Iranian Oil Tanker In The Red Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Iranian state-run television said the oil tanker was hit on Friday by missiles but denied reports they came from Saudi Arabia *Daily Mail:* *Saudi minister denies his country is behind missile attack on Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf* * Foreign Minister Abdel al-Jubeir said: 'We didn't engage in such behaviour at all' * Iran said the oil tanker was hit on Friday but denied reports it was from Saudi * Sabiti oil tank was struck by two missiles 60 miles from the port of Jeddah A Saudi minister has denied that his country was behind a suspected missile strike against an Iranian-own... more »

Why Leaving Syria Is Necessary

Ted Galen Carpenter at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Ted Galen Carpenter* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Forever wars are a bad idea. *Key point:* Americans cannot be expected to fight and die in Syria indefinitely. An explosion of criticism had erupted in Congress and the news media in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw a small contingent of U.S. troops stationed in northern Syria. Those forces served as a (mostly symbolic) barrier to Turkey’s ambitions to conduct a military offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces there. Ankara has now initiated that offensive . Republican hawks and Trump’s automatic ad... more »

Jeremy Toback Guest Post-- Bernie v Elizabeth Warren

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
As you probably know, I'm all-in on Bernie. This blog has had a contribution page for him since before he announced-- Bernie and only Bernie. So you can imagine that I know a lot of "Bernie Bros." Some of them acknowledge that with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Elizabeth Warren is their second choice. She's certainly mine-- and with a great amount of enthusiasm. Don't get me wrong, I'm voting for Bernie. And I hope he picks Warren as his running mate. But, if she wins the primary, I'll work hard to try to elect her as, I believe, will Bernie. Some of my Bernie Bro compadres don... more »

Friedrich Engels Answers the Question All Libertarians Have Been Asked

David Henderson at Econlib - 1 day ago
Who will build the roads? Every libertarian I know who has been one for 5 years or more has been asked this question. Our answer is typically that for-profit firms will build roads and that sometimes neighborhood associations will do so. What I hadn’t known is that Karl Marx’s buddy Friedrich Engels answered the question […] The post Friedrich Engels Answers the Question All Libertarians Have Been Asked appeared first on Econlib.

Mark Meadows Discusses Fraudulent Impeachment Process and Upcoming IG Report…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
North Carolina republican Mark Meadows has been one of the key republican leaders who have remained in Washington DC during the recess break so that he can quickly attend the secret back-room hearings being held by Chairman Adam Schiff. In … Continue reading →

These 5 Lessons From Richard Nixon's Impeachment Are Relevant To Donald Trump's Political Problems

Robert Doar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert Doar* *Politics, United States* Will President Trump go the same way as Nixon? One of the tiresome aspects of today’s politics is the widespread tendency on both sides to rush to conclusions on difficult questions. Too often both Democrats and Republicans trumpet an answer before they have given much attention to the facts behind the topic in question. Now on some issues, preordained positions make sense — our parties do have identifiable differences in philosophy which lead to different conclusions. Democrats are more likely to support higher taxes and bigger government,... more »

Poll: Young Americans Are More Likely to Resent the Rich

Emily Ekins at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Emily Ekins* *Economics, Americas* [image: Reuters] Let's look at the details. *Key point:* Young people are fueling the rise of socialists such as Bernie Sanders. The Cato 2019 Welfare, Work, and Wealth National Survey finds that Americans under 30 stand out from their parents and grandparents’ in their attitudes toward socialism, capitalism, and resentment toward the rich. These results may help explain the striking success of self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders in capturing the support of the young. Young Americans Are Equally Favorable toward Capitalism and S... more »

Central Bank Issues Stunning Warning: “If The Entire System Collapses, Gold Will Be Needed To Start Over”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Tyler Durden It’s not just “tinfoil blogs” who (for the past 11 years) have been warning that a monetary reset is inevitable and the... more »

Phonegate Alert: 9 Out of 10 Mobile Phones Fail When Safety Tested in Real Use Conditions; Manufacturers Knowingly Overexposed Us to RF Radiation

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By B.N. Frank It’s not a big surprise that we can’t trust phone manufacturers. For many years they have been warning their shareholders – not... more »

College Newspaper Reports How AirPods and Other Popular Devices Significantly Contribute to E-Waste

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By B.N. Frank Apple AirPods are worn inside the ears and they are very popular despite the fact that they can and do catch fire. ... more »

We would give to humanity the cup of immortality

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 day ago
*But* so long as men defile themselves with outer conditions, so long as they remain afraid of the Eternal, so long shall they elect to fulfill lesser purposes. Only by a fearless dedication, only by a recognition of fearlessness flame can they be endowed with the electronic essence that will enable them to walk the earth as God’s….Those who are afraid of religion are afraid of the reality of themselves, for without th true religion of the Spiirt they are but “wandering stars” to whom is reserved the mist of darkness forever. We would give to humanity the cup of immortality--but... more »

Riots Return To Streets Of Ecuador’s Capital

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Ecuador clashes rage despite military-backed curfew* QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean police battled masked men who launched homemade projectiles at them in downtown Quito on Sunday, as protesters defied a curfew that was imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid to quell anti-austerity unrest. Parts of the highland city of nearly 3 million people resembled a war zone, with armored military vehicles patrolling some streets and sounds resembling explosions and shots ringing out. In the historic center, men took shelter behind makeshift barricades amid plumes of tear gas... more »

The Four Political Forces Of Modern World

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
The four political forces—capitalism, nationalism, socialism, and progressivism—have acquired a pole position in human affairs between 16th century and 19th century. The duel between these political forces dictates the politics of almost every nation today. The nations where capitalism and nationalism are dominant, and socialism and progressivism are subdued, are the successful nations. The nations where socialism and progressivism manage to subdue the forces of capitalism and nationalism are the failed nations. Capitalism is an antidote to socialism; nationalism is an antidote to p... more »

Ranking Member Doug Collins Discusses Pelosi-Schiff and Lawfare Impeachment Scheme Progress…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Representative Doug Collins appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the specific strategy behind the Pelosi-Shiff and Lawfare ongoing impeachment effort. Collins explains why Adam Schiff is holding hearings behind closed doors so they can selectively leak out … Continue reading →

Mitch Marsh's 'moment of madness' ended with a broken hand and Test hopes in jeopardy

James Carmody at Just In - 1 day ago
Test all-rounder Mitch Marsh is likely to miss at least the first Test of the season after punching a dressing-room wall during Western Australia's Sheffield Shield draw with Tasmania, breaking his bowling hand.

Port Adelaide's new logo comes under fire from designer claiming the club ripped off his design

Just In - 1 day ago
An Australian designer has accused Port Adelaide of ripping off a design he posted online four years ago following the football club's release of its new logo.

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese company amid Trump attacks

Just In - 1 day ago
Amid fierce attacks from the US President, the son of former US vice-president Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, announces he will step down from the board of Chinese-backed private equity firm BHR (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company.

Barnaby Joyce says Julian Assange should be protected from extradition to the US

Just In - 1 day ago
Nationals backbencher Barnaby Joyce says the government is not doing enough to protect Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from extradition to the United States.

There's no airport border 'crisis', only management failures at Home Affairs

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The "crisis" is not that visa-holding travellers are flying to Australia, then later lodging a claim for asylum — it's the Australian Government's failure to properly manage the refugee-processing system, writes Regina Jefferies and Daniel Ghezelbash.

Prime Minister's office accidentally leaks talking points for MPs to journalists

Patrick Wood at Just In - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister's office accidentally sent journalists today's talking points for Coalition MPs. So we cross-referenced it with our interview with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this morning.

Tiny outback Queensland town stars in Total Control

Damien Larkins And Oliver Wykeham at Just In - 1 day ago
Winton shines in the new television series, Total Control, starring Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths.

Teen star Coco Gauff wins first WTA title at just 15

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A week after Coco Gauff misses out on qualifying for the Linz Open, the young American takes advantage of her "lucky loser" entry into the main draw to win her first WTA title at 15.

Black woman shot dead in Texas home by white police officer conducting welfare check

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A black woman has been fatally shot by a white police officer called to her home for a welfare check, authorities in Fort Worth, Texas say.

Man dies after being shot during 'targeted' home invasion

George Roberts at Just In - 1 day ago
A 13-year-old girl was home during a violent break-in south of Brisbane today in which her father was shot and killed. Police are describing the incident as a "targeted attack".

Warning of 'dire consequences' if water trade restricted

Christopher Testa at Just In - 1 day ago
As farming groups lobby the Federal Government to take action on soaring water prices, water brokers warn some irrigators will be worse off if the Government intervenes in the trade.

Computers Gone Wild—6 Movies to Help You Ponder Our Quantum Future

James Jay Carafano at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Jay Carafano* *Technology, * Hollywood does better when it takes computers less seriously. Here is a list of films that can help us think deeply about the dark side of the new machine age. How do you explain quantum computing? Think of that vintage telephone at the General Store on Petticoat Junction. Put it next to your iPhone. That’s the difference between computers and “quantum computers.” Every day, it seems like there is news of yet another breakthrough in computing. Technology experts debate exactly when we will all have quantum computers instead of Echo Dots, but ... more »

A Partial North Korean Nuclear Agreement Is Better Than None at All

Rod Lyon at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Rod Lyon* *Technology, Asia* [image: https://pictures.reuters.com/archive/NORTHKOREA-MISSILES--RC1DAE93D220.html] Why risk a return to "fire and fury"? *Key point:* Pyongyang’s nukes are here to stay and it is better to find some solution now, rather than wait for a crisis later. Last Friday, after a long hiatus, US and North Korean officials resumed their negotiations on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Later that same day, the North Koreans walked out, citing the Americans’ ‘outdated viewpoint and attitude’. Not an ideal start. But don’t despair: the prospects for s... more »