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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Links 3/20/19

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 17 hours ago

The Daily Brief 2019-03-18

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, Baghouz, ISIS, Italy, YPG, Iran, Afrin, Constantinople, Erdogan, Istanbul, Turkey, HTS, France, India, Idlib, Tanf, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Israel, SDF, US, Bolton, Russia, Hamas, Israeli Soldier Killed, West Bank Attack. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily Brief 2019-03-17

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hmeimim, Latakia, Russia, Syria, SDF, Aleppo, FSA, SAA, Israel, Palestine, West_Bank, Damascus, Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Houthi, Taiz, Yemen. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem readership to a summarized daily brief, as the article by article format […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Sickle cell screening abstract retracted for host of reasons, including an ambivalent co-author

Adam Marcus at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
Researchers have lost a 2018 conference abstract on screening for sickle cell disease in Africa over a dispute over authorship and the lack of appropriate disclosures. The article, “Implementation of a sickle cell disease screening initiative in Uganda with HemoTypeSC(TM),” which was presented at a 2018 conference and then appeared in Blood, described a … Continue reading Sickle cell screening abstract retracted for host of reasons, including an ambivalent co-author

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Tuesday 19th March 2019

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 17 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption 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 on […]

Free Speech YouTubers Noticing Crack Down on Vaccination Topic

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Happy to see that people are picking up on the unAmerican trend to deleting vaccine topics from social media. You don't have to be a vaccine safety advocate or an anti-vaxxer or even a full pro-vaxxer to know that crushing... more »

The Aspirin a Day Science is Unsettled and on St. Joseph's Day No Less!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
My goodness. How many times have we been told, "The science is settled. Vaccines do not cause autism?" Yesterday, which happened to be the Italian feast of St. Joseph, news outlets reported that an aspirin a day is no longer... more »

Religious faith exploited to achieve green policy objectives

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 18 hours ago
“Climate liberals appear to view spirituality and faith as a potential weakness they can leverage to achieve their green policy objectives.” click here

Striptease at tech event attended by SA Premier prompts walkout

Daniel Keane at Just In - 18 hours ago
A gala dinner promoting the blockchain industry is under fire for including a striptease performance, which led at least one audience member to walk out and another to lodge a formal complaint.

Abducted girl found safe 100km from home

Just In - 18 hours ago
A five-year-old girl who was abducted from a street in Biloela in central Queensland is found, 100 kilometres from where she was taken.

'We were up to our crotch in crocodiles'

Matt Brann at Just In - 18 hours ago
A fisherman in the Gulf of Carpentaria survives a horrific night at sea as Tropical Cyclone Trevor barrels towards the Northern Territory.

New Zealand police release names of five victims among 50 gunned down in Christchurch mosques

Tracey Shelton at Just In - 18 hours ago
Details emerge of some of the 50 people gunned down at two New Zealand mosques, painting a picture of ordinary lives suddenly and savagely ended.

'Why put them back in danger?': Koalas dying as stakeholders debate relocation policy

Peter McCutcheon at Just In - 18 hours ago
The Queensland Government is being urged to expand the controversial practice of koala translocation, despite previous programs having a high mortality rate. But some disagree.

Biosecurity boss gave RSPCA chief 'talking points' after polo pony deaths, RTI reveals

Alexandra Humphries at Just In - 18 hours ago
A Tasmanian Government department told the independent RSPCA how to respond to media inquiries regarding the deaths of 16 polo ponies, the day after its boss called on the department to urgently release details about the case.

Thailand Unsettled #4: The Deep South (with Deep South Watch)

New Mandala and Prachatai at New Mandala - 18 hours ago
How will the 2019 elections bear upon violent conflict in the Deep South? The post Thailand Unsettled #4: The Deep South (with Deep South Watch) appeared first on New Mandala.

Brexit: End of the Road

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 18 hours ago
The UK has run out of time for Brexit machinations, even if that isn't well recognized yet.

Comeback: France's Only Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier Is Ready for War

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 19 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * We have all the details. *"They still aspire to be a major player," Michael Shurkin, an analyst with the California think tank RAND, told The National Interest in reference to the French. "Having a nuclear carrier really supports that ambition."* The French navy's only aircraft carrier is back in action following an 18-month, $1.5-billion overhaul that compelled French aviators to practice aboard an American flattop. *(This first appeared last month.)* The *Marine Nationale* accepted the 42,000-ton-displacement, nuclear-powered *Charles De Gaulle* from... more »

Bringing the Bang: The Navy’s SEALs Grenade Launcher Is a Battlefield Terror

WarIsBoring at Test Feed Using Fields - 19 hours ago
*WarIsBoring* *Security, * After four decades, the SEALs finally have their big grenade launcher. *In 2008, reports began to surface that American commandos were looking at their own version of the launcher, called the Mk-14. The new variant—with its U.S. Navy designation—had a shorter barrel to make it lighter and easier to handle.* Since their formation in the 1960s, the Navy’s SEALs have been on a quest for more firepower. The elite commandos have been especially interested in bigger grenade launchers. The sailing branch formed the Sea, Air and Land Teams in 1962. These “unc... more »

Armored Warriors: The U.S. Army's New Tank Is a Beast

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 19 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * The new M1A2C Abrams boasts new active and passive protection that could help to protect it from the latest enemy weaponry. *The "cornerstone technology" of the M1A2D is a new infrared sensor, according to the Army. The newest Abrams will also sport a new laser range-finder and will be compatible with artificial intelligence that could make the tank more autonomous, the Army stated.* The U.S. Army has revealed its newest tank. The new M1A2C Abrams boasts new active and passive protection that could help to protect it from the latest enemy weaponry. (Thi... more »

American Universities

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
*Overview* Almost all (with a few noteworthy exceptions) of the Universities in the United States are bastions of leftist if not Marxist political thought. They have a mission to indoctrinate students who are prompted to spit out the "correct" answer, which is always a leftist answer. I recall my daughter, in university, taking some sort of social studies class, was given an assignment along with the rest of the class on the death penalty. Assisting her with research and so forth, she presented a well-defended paper and it received a "C". You'd need to know my daughter, but she was... more »

Rouhani Went To Baghdad To Strengthen His Country’s Strategic Security With Iraq

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
Iran has survived over 40 years of the multifaceted and ever-evolving Hybrid War being waged against it, while Iraq miraculously overcame its fierce identity tensions to remain a unified state, and they can each complement one another’s stabilization measures by comprehensively expanding their ties with one another. The post Rouhani Went To Baghdad To Strengthen His Country’s Strategic Security With Iraq appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Seattle Is Dying: A Documentary About the Causes and Solutions for Homelessness

KOMO News at Need To Know - 20 hours ago
In the last five years, a culture shift began with legislature decriminalizing felonies and dumping convicts onto the streets. Shoplifting is rarely prosecuted and crime has exploded, the city is overrun with rats, garbage, human feces and needles.

Convicted killer to spend more time behind bars over prison stabbing

Jordan Hayne at Just In - 20 hours ago
A convicted murderer who is already spending 28 years behind bars for killing his friend is sentenced to three more years in jail for brutally stabbing a fellow inmate.

Spotted black snake makes 'a nice convenient meal' out of red-bellied black snake

Baz Ruddick, David Iliffe And Belinda Sanders at Just In - 20 hours ago
A keen photographer has captured video of a spotted black snake on a cannibalistic hunt and subsequent fight to the death.

Massive Coalition Backs Trump's Climate Science Committee

Alex Newman at rss - 20 hours ago
[image: massive-coalition-backs-trump-s-climate-science-committee] A massive coalition of environmental organizations, activists, and think-tank leaders signed a letter to President Donald Trump supporting the proposed Presidential Commission on Climate Security (PCCS), as well as the work of Trump climate and national security adviser Dr. William Happer of Princeton University. The campaign, which comes amid fierce establishment resistance to re-examining government “climate science,” also backs an independent scientific review of the increasingly dubious claims made in federal cli... more »

Roundup found to be 'substantial factor' in causing US man's cancer

Sue Lannin at Just In - 20 hours ago
A unanimous decision in a Californian court find the weed killer caused a 70-year-old man to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after he used it for nearly 30 years on his property.

Mother of newborn baby abandoned in box left note saying she wanted him to be looked after

Just In - 20 hours ago
Staff at a medical centre in Perth's southern suburbs find a baby boy less than 24 hours old covered with a blanket in a box but in good health outside their building, with police appealing for help to find his mother.

Home care business offered kickbacks for clients, aged care royal commission hears

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 20 hours ago
A small Australian home care business was offered kickbacks from other providers to "buy clients" following sanctions from the Federal Government, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is told.

Murderer 'lost it' after victim's 'paedo dog' comment, court hears

Manika Dadson at Just In - 20 hours ago
A Launceston man who pleaded guilty to murder picked up a hammer and struck his victim while they were drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis together, a court hears.

Victorian MPs mull ending century-old tradition by axing Lord's Prayer

Richard Willingham at Just In - 20 hours ago
At the start of every day, the Speaker and President lead the Lord's Prayer in Victoria's Upper House and Lower House, but Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is flagging opening Parliament with a multi-faith ceremony instead.

Mass evacuations for NT coastal communities as Cyclone Trevor approaches

Kate Ashton at Just In - 20 hours ago
Communities from Groote Eylandt down the Gulf of Carpentaria are told to evacuate as Tropical Cyclone Trevor looks to turn into a category four system.

PM to reduce permanent migration cap to 160,000, introduce new regional visas for skilled workers

Stephanie Dalzell at Just In - 20 hours ago
Some 23,000 visas each year will be earmarked for migrants getting jobs with regional businesses under the Government's new population plan.

Independent MLAs want royal commission before there is 'no road back' for the NT

Christopher Walsh at Just In - 20 hours ago
The Northern Territory can no longer manage its own economic affairs and needs to be investigated by a royal commission, the Territory's Parliament hears.

The super worm equinox moon is the last obscurely named supermoon of 2019

Just In - 20 hours ago
Just when you thought the names of supermoons this year couldn't be any more obscure, behold, the super worm equinox moon.

Jobactive gets digital overhaul as jobseekers survive on 'one per cent hope'

Melissa Martin at Just In - 20 hours ago
The Federal Government has unveiled the biggest changes to employment services in two decades, including a digital self-service portal and access to opportunities online.

FDA Wants to Shut Down Adult Stem Cell Therapy as its Healing Successes are Experienced Around the World

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago
https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/03/16/fda-wants-to-shut-down-adult-stem-cell-therapy-as-its-healing-successes-are-experienced-around-the-world/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com Advertisements

Nunes sues Twitter

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This has been highly overdue. Twitter and other social media platforms have been engaged in implementing some form of censorship regime. This was somewhat of a natural reaction to the rising profile of many users of these platforms. Yet it cannot work and has not worked. There is a really good reason that we have freedom of the press and all that. What happens is that implementation inevitably involves hiring slews of folks, usually hot out of college. Thus they are drawn mostly from the least mature in terms of censorship astuteness. Worse is that they will soon get lazy ... more »

An Oxford researcher says there are seven moral rules that unite humanity

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
It is really a shift in perspective that makes it all seem so simple and thus foundational. It is not about right and wrong but about intent which is worth thinking about This is a great piece of thinking and welcome. All good. . *An Oxford researcher says there are seven moral rules that unite humanity* *By Jenny Anderson * *March 6, 2019* * https://qz.com/1562585/the-seven-moral-rules-that-supposedly-unite-humanity/* *In 2012, Oliver Scott Curry was an anthropology lecturer at the University of Oxford. One day, he organized a debate among his students about whether morality... more »

First Contact 1947 IS-BE Chpt 8 Lesson in recent history

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
First, i want to state that i have not yet read all the material as this is necessarily a longer process. While most material can be read through by nailing a key paragraph or two, this material demands a much more repetitive process. As important though, the informant is not disclosing a lot of science and even cultural knowledge not already known in the time and place (1947). The writer though put this all back together decades later and we get some of that creeping in. We do get a sociological appreciation of the political culture of the Domain which can best be described as... more »

How TikTok Is Rewriting the World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
* this is an * * .* Try this on. It certainly is different. Let us see wherewe end up. All good. *How TikTok Is Rewriting the World* *TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it.* *CreditIllustration by The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/style/what-is-tik-tok.html* *By John Herrman* *March 10, 2019 * *Hello, person who is, statistically speaking, a human adult aged approximately “millennial” to “boomer.” The analytics suggest a high likelihood that you’re a... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* President Trump's blatant encouragement of white supremacists is working. They are increasingly emboldened, They even have prime time FOX "News" goons like Tucker Carlson pushing their sicko agenda, catapulting the propaganda, which, of course, Trump regularly relays to his Republican followers via twitter. Knowing what we know about Trump and his lifetime of openly demonstrated bigotry, there can be no reasonable doubt that his biggest disappointment last week was that the New Zealand shooter didn't live here in America. Trump is all about manifesting hate and mayhem. ... more »

US Jury Found Glyphosate Major Cause of Cancer

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 21 hours ago
We reported last week about Hardeman, a 70-year-old farmer from California, who was currently in a lawsuit with Bayer over claims that their Glyphosate-based Roundup ready weedkiller had caused his Cancer. The post US Jury Found Glyphosate Major Cause of Cancer appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Study This Fancy Photo: This Might Be Russia's Next Deadly Warship

Mark Episkopos at Test Feed Using Fields - 21 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, * Look closely. In 2006, the Russian Navy laid down the first large warship to be designed after the collapse of the Soviet Union-- *Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, *or *Admiral Gorshkov *for short. The Admiral Gorshkov class, also known as Project 22350, was to mark the inception of a new, post-Soviet generation in Russian shipbuilding. But development stalled with the Crimean annexation of 2014, when the Ukrainian defense industry *refused to supply* further engines for the Project 22350 line. *Admiral Gorshkov*’s commissioning d... more »

The F-35 Stealth Fighter Still Isn't Ready for High-Tech Combat: Report

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 21 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * At least that's what Dan Grazier claimed, citing 2018 data from the U.S. Defense Department's Director of Operational Test and Evaluation. Grazier, a former Marine Corps officer, is an analyst with the Washington, D.C. Project on Government Oversight. Decades after its development began, 13 years after its first flight and four years after it first became operational, Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter still isn't ready for high-tech combat. At least that's what Dan Grazier *claimed*, citing *2018 data* from the U.S. Defense Department's Director of ... more »

Turkish Minorities Struggle to Keep Their Voices Alive

Metropolitan Saliba Ozmen shows the bible of the Syriac Orthodox Church written in Syriac. ( MEE/Nimet Kirac)To reach her home, Ms Vaic, a 90-year-old woman from Turkey's northeast Black Sea region, must climb a steep hill to the village of Xigoba, where she lives in a traditional wooden house.

What Republicans and Billionaires Really Mean When They Talk About ‘Freedom’

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 21 hours ago
Why the meaning of the word freedom very much depends on your economic standing.

Green New Deal Has New Cheerleader: Jorge Ramos

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 21 hours ago
By Jorge Bonilla ~ Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ most recent column is a rehash of recurring tropes, but also features a strange apologia for radical liberal Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as well as the distinct odor of censorship. Ramos’ column, titled “The Green Dream”, is arguably one of the first (if not the first) on-the-record […]

Nancy Pelosi Faces Sit-In For Inaction On Anti-Semitism

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 21 hours ago
By Courtney Joyner ~ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Washington, D.C., office was packed with protesters joined together Thursday for a “sit-in” against anti-Semitism in Congress. “We have come today to your office to communicate our severe displeasure and wonderment over your refusal to specifically condemn the anti-Semitic remarks of Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar,” Rabia Kazan, […]

Over 1,300 Dagestanis are fighting inside Syria: National Guad

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
More than 1,300 people coming from Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan have joined Syrian militants, the head of Dagestan’s National Guard department, Magomed Baachilov, has told reporters. “At present, more than 1,300 Dagestani people are fighting in the Syrian Arab Republic. Imagine the consequences of their return. All they can do is kill and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Three Palestinians Killed After Israel Drone Strike Gaza

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 A.M)- Last night, Israeli Occupation forces killed three Palestinians after drone strikes were conducted against Gaza. Three young Palestinian men have been confirmed dead, by the Palestinian Health Ministry, in the West Bank. In two seperate incidents the three were killed in Nablus. First a 19 year old, identified as Omar Abu […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Putin says Su-57 stealth jet is best in the world

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he considered the latest fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet as the world’s best military plane. “This is the best plane today, the world’s best aircraft,” Putin said at a meeting with the winners of the Russian Leaders contest. This is the world’s best plane “by all its operational characteristics […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

President Trump Notes “Strange” Candidate Platform: Lower voting age, eliminate electoral college, increase SCOTUS Justices…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
In the past several days the 2020 Democrat candidates have been assembling a rather odd set of 2020 platform issues. President Trump notes it all seems rather “strange”: In addition to promoting infanticide; eliminating borders and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) … Continue reading →

On aspects of Theranos

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
...and what it teaches us about bad, hyped science... I admit that I have almost completely missed the story of Theranos and its founder, up to yesterday or so (I missed it partly because they have "only" made big claims about a limited issue, blood tests, not about a world revolution). The media were full of reviews of "The Inventor", an HBO documentary about the most famous recent Silicon Valley fraud. Interestingly enough, most of the footage in the documentary was shot for Theranos ads – and by Errol Morris whom I met in person at the 2005 SidneyFest (and a dinner in the Society... more »

United Nations food aid linked to 3 deaths, 262 poisonings in one week

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
More than 250 people have fallen ill in Uganda linked to a fortified blended food distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for prevention of malnutrition. Officials urge people to stop eating the food until further notice. A total of 262 people have been affected since March 12, with symptoms of mental confusion,... Continue Reading

Snack mix recall expanded as patient count increases in Salmonella outbreak

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
More cases of Salmonella infections have been reported in Norway with a link to imported dried fruit and coconut. Salmonella Agbeni has been detected in several samples of the snack mixes. Salmonella Gamaba was also found in two unopened packages from the same lot. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet) reported 32 confirmed and seven... Continue Reading

Inspectors close two more Seattle area restaurants for public health violations

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Public health officials report closing two more Seattle area restaurants. Take a Break Coffee and Kelly Cannoli LLC Seattle were ordered closed during the past week. Public-Health Seattle-King County closed Kelly Cannoli at 11310 Lake City Way NE in Seattle on March 12 for operating without final plumbing approval and final health plan review in addition... Continue Reading

African swine fever may reach U.S. herds via Chinese pork products

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
More dogs in more ports of entry are being put to work by Customs and Border Protection to help the USDA keep African swine fever from entering the United States. They fear Chinese food containing pork or pork products, or a world traveler, might become the transmission vehicle for the swine disease that has yet... Continue Reading

Inspection, routine E. coli tests spark recall of beef ground in grocery store

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
An Illinois grocery store is recalling 54 pounds of ground beef because of test results following routine product sampling by inspectors on March 14, according to a recall notice posted March 19 by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Employees at La Rosita Fresh Market Inc. in Mt. Prospect, IL, ground the beef... Continue Reading

US to push for FTA with Japan, eyes farm market opening

bilaterals.org - 22 hours ago
20-Mar-2019 US President said will push for a free trade agreement with Japan as he signaled willingness to seek a further opening of the country's agriculture market.

India to seek better FTA deals for exporters: top official

bilaterals.org - 22 hours ago
20-Mar-2019 India is discussing with key trading partners to expand preferential duties under free trade agreements (FTAs) as efforts are being made for exporters to benefit from such pacts.

Thailand delays application to join trans-Pacific FTA

bilaterals.org - 22 hours ago
20-Mar-2019 hailand will delay its application to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement until after election

FIS and Worldpay’s Merger – Why Its “Bank in a Box” Tech Fantasy Will Go Nowhere

Clive at naked capitalism - 22 hours ago
FIS and Worldpay are merging, hyping that they'll be a bank in a box. Clive looks under the hood and doen't like what he sees.

13yo boy doesn't want to be alone after burying family slain in Christchurch

Barbara Miller at Just In - 22 hours ago
The Mustafa family fled war-torn Syria last year for a new life in New Zealand. They were not there even a year when Zaid's brother Hamza and father Khalid were shot dead in a mosque by a suspected white supremacist.

'Extreme' porn, explicit stories ruled out in case against alleged Claremont serial killer

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 22 hours ago
A judge says evidence of "graphic" pornography found on a computer at the home of accused serial killer Bradley Edwards can not be used against him, and rules the case against him will be heard in a single trial.

Aged care system 'financially unsustainable' for care providers

Andrew Robertson at Just In - 22 hours ago
The aged care industry says the current funding model and more complex care needs mean rising costs are outstripping funding, even before an overhaul likely to come out of the royal commission.

Wrong tern: Cyclone blows seabird hundreds of kilometres inland

Kristy Sexton-McGrath at Just In - 22 hours ago
An injured sooty tern is blown hundreds of kilometres off course by Tropical Cyclone Trevor and kids on a Cape York cattle station discover the injured seabird on their airstrip.

They say money can't buy happiness, but in China, people are paying for flattery

Bang Xiao And Christina Zhou at Just In - 22 hours ago
Chinese social media platforms are now hosting "praise groups" where armies of internet users are ready to shell out compliments to complete strangers in exchange for a few dollars.

Convicted French cardinal says Pope refused his resignation offer

Just In - 22 hours ago
Philippe Barbarin, a French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted of failing to report sexual abuse charges, says Pope Francis turned down his offer to resign, but suggested he stand aside for a while.

House price falls could spill over into small business, financial regulators warn

Stephen Letts at Just In - 22 hours ago
New research from Australia's peak financial regulators has found around half the outstanding small business loans are secured by residential property, and that could be a problem if house prices keep falling.

More than 1,000 drivers stranded in Colorado Springs area

Robert at Ice Age Now - 23 hours ago
13 Mar 2019 – Colorado governor declares state of emergency as blizzard paralyzes Front Range. “Snow driven by winds approaching 100 mph shut down schools, highways, air travel and businesses in the Pikes Peak region Wednesday and left more than 1,000 stranded in their cars awaiting rescue.” Denver International Airport shut down all six runways ... Read moreMore than 1,000 drivers stranded in Colorado Springs area The post More than 1,000 drivers stranded in Colorado Springs area appeared first on Ice Age Now.

BREAKING NEWS: “Day of Reckoning” for Monsanto and Bayer as Federal Jury Finds Roundup Responsible for Second Man’s Cancer

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 23 hours ago
The case of Dewayne Johnson, the California groundskeeper originally awarded nearly $300 million was historic for many reasons, sending shockwaves through the chemical industry and even causing Bayer’s stock to plummet. Now, a second man has won yet another historic court case in The Golden State, in a verdict that could open the floodgates even more for lawsuits to be be filed, and won, against Bayer and the former Monsanto Company. The verdict was just announced in favor of Edwin Hardeman of Santa Rosa, California, who was the first person to challenge Monsanto’s Roundup in a ... more »

March 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #790

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 →

Wednesday March 20th – 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 →

The GOP Has Rigged North Carolina's Electoral System Against Democracy-- So A District Will Have No Representation In DC For Almost A Year

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Hogg likely to face Blue Dog* On Friday, the *Charlotte Observer* reported that the vacant congressional seat for the 9th district, which starts in Charlotte's suburbs and works its way south and east, had just passed its filing deadline for the May 14th primary. As expected, just one Democrat is in the race, Blue Dog Dan McCready. The Republicans, on the other hand, has a huge field of candidates-- 10, all looking for the magic 30% that will preclude having to fight in a primary runoff. They list the occupants of the GOP clown car: *•* Chris Anglin, a Raleigh attorney, who switch... more »

Why Pentagon Needs New Enemies

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Mar 18, 2019 The Pentagon wants to spend 25 billion on nuclear weapons to compete with China’s growing arsenal. Investigative journalist Ben Swann joins RT America’s Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss the US military’s new focus on China. end

Troops in Syria: Whom to Believe, Trump or Pentagon?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Mar 18, 2019 Amid stalling talks with Turkey, European allies and US-backed Kurds, reports have emerged that the Pentagon now intends to leave as many as 1,000 soldiers in Syria despite President Trump’s announced withdrawal from the conflict nearly three months ago. US generals have pushed back, claiming that there’s been […]

Netanyahu: Money to Hamas Part of Strategy to Keep Palestinians Divided

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Hamas is a creation of Israel and is controlled opposition. They are controlled via the Israeli Mossad/ShinBet. Hamas serves as a pretext for the continued genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. – Netanyahu: Money to Hamas Part of Strategy to Keep Palestinians Divided by LAHAV HARKOV, https://www.jpost.com/ “Now that we are supervising, we […]

The Debate: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict — The Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians (Real Jews) by Zionist Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Mar 18, 2019 Two rockets were fired at Israel from gaza on Thursday evening setting off sirens in Tel Aviv. there’s been no claim of responsibility. Israel bombed more than 100 targets in the Palestinian territory in response. then 9 rockets were fired from gaza at Israel in retaliation, three of them […]

Iran, Iraq, Syria Hold Military Summit in Damascus

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Mar 19, 2019 A trilateral military summit of Syria, Iran and Iraq has been held in the Syrian capital Damascus. Military chiefs from the three countries met with the aim of boosting joint efforts against Western-backed terrorist groups in the region. end

Real Reason Behind Washington’s Huawei Ban: US Wants To Spy And China Won’t Cooperate?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Real Reason Behind Washington’s Huawei Ban: US Wants To Spy And China Won’t Cooperate by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, via https://www.zerohedge.com/ The UK, Germany, India, and the United Arab Emirates are among the countries resisting US pressure to ban Huawei. …. But it’s a Financial Times article that really explains what’s going on. “The proliferation […]

Israel Approves Plan to Reoccupy Gaza

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israel Approves Plan to Reoccupy Gaza by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ The Israeli occupation army proposed a plan to reoccupy the besieged Gaza Strip during any future offensive, Al-Khaleej Online reported yesterday. The plan was approved 14 years after Israel’s unilateral disengagement from the costal enclave. – The Wallah news website, which is close to the Israeli intelligence, said […]

Elite Caught Red-Handed… and Cornered Animals are Dangerous | Rob Kirby

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Reluctant Preppers Published on Mar 14, 2019 With governments and central banks around the globe quietly staking out positions to dump US Treasury debt, abandon the US Dollar, transact in other currencies, and bolster precious metals reserves, what do the elite know that is being hidden from us common people? Despite unprecedented rulings to cloak […]

Leaked Document REVEALS EU’s ‘War Games’ to Oust British PM May

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Leaked Document REVEALS EU’s ‘War Games’ to Oust British PM May by https://sputniknews.com/ The leak comes after UK Prime Minister Theresa May held emergency talks with the Northern Ireland-based Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in a bid to save her beleaguered Brexit deal before a third Commons vote on the package takes place next Tuesday. – […]

FAA Had Been Allowing Boeing 737 MAX Manufacturer to Assess Its Own Safety, Report Suggests

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Mar 19, 2019 Days after media reported that the troubled Boeing 737 MAX 8’s certification lacked proper oversight and analysis, two US departments are looking into how the new jet was allowed to fly with a suspect flight control device. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9qhd end

How Much US Spends on Military Financing for Israel? A Hell of a Lot of Money

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Zionist ‘666’ Israel is NOT the Israel of the Bible. It is a Satanic counterfeit. It is really a military fiefdom of the Satanic bloodlines to maintain hegemony over the Middle East. Modern Ashkenazi Khazar Jews (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel. – RT Published on Mar 19, […]

UN War Crimes Panel Urges Israel to Stop Using Lethal Force Against Gaza Protesters

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
UN War Crimes Panel Urges Israel to Stop Using Lethal Force Against Gaza Protesters by Reuters, via https://www.haaretz.com/ Israeli snipers use ‘high velocity bullets and long-range sniper rifles’ to disperse crowds, instead of rubber bullets, investigator tells Human Rights Council – UN war crimes investigators called on Israel on Monday to stop its snipers from […]

What Are They Trying to Hide? Out of All the Violent Videos on the ‘Net, Possessing the NZ Mosque Shooting Video Can Now Get You 10 Years in Prison

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
What Are They Trying to Hide? Out of All the Violent Videos on the ‘Net, Possessing the NZ Mosque Shooting Video Can Now Get You 10 Years in Prison by Mike Adams, https://www.naturalnews.com/ (Natural News) Something is incredibly fishy about the New Zealand mosque shooting and how governments and the media have responded to it. […]

NZ Police “Happened to Be in a Training Session” When Mosque Shooting Began

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Smells more and more like the work of western Illluminist intelligence agencies pushing Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Illuminist psyop towards Albert Pike’s Satanic WW3. – Samuel Huntington’s: Clash of Civilizations (Wikipedia) More recent factors contributing to a Western-Islamic clash, Huntington wrote, are the Islamic Resurgence and demographic explosion in Islam, coupled with the values […]

Energy Transition In France: Useless, Costly, Unfair

Viv at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 1 day ago
A letter from Pierre Bouteille Dear friends from the English-speaking world, Just to keep you abreast of what is going on in France… You may have heard of the Yellow Vests, who triggered our president Macron into embarking on a “Grand Debate”, mainly on the internet. It is mostly a closed questionnaire with circular arguments […]

A Marines' M107 Rifle Failed in a Gun Fight—So He Called Customer Service.

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * “It’s probably one of the biggest highlights of my life, to be able to help a Marine unit during a firefight,” Cook told National Geographic. *“It’s probably one of the biggest highlights of my life, to be able to help a Marine unit during a firefight,” Cook told National Geographic.* The Barrett M107 .50-caliber long-range sniper rifle is a firearm made for the modern war on terrorism. Officially adopted by the U.S. Army in 2002 and boasting a 2,000-meter range, a suppressor-ready muzzle brake, and recoil-minimizing design, the semi-automatic offe... more »

French Government to Crackdown on Protests After Violent Black Bloc Anarchists Rioted Amid Legitimate Yellow Vest Demonstration

European Views at Need To Know - 1 day ago
After representatives of the Yellow Vest movement accused the French government of failing to stop black bloc anarchists from crashing and marring their protests this weekend, the French government is using the violence by the black bloc as an excuse to ban rallies in wealthy areas and to give riot police more power.

Judge Drops Charges Against Motorist Who Drove through Black Lives Matter Protesters Blocking Traffic

Gateway Pundit at Need To Know - 1 day ago
A driver, Mark Alan Dickerson, was trying to pass through the line of protesters as they beat on his truck, and one of them leaned back into his slow-moving car and was struck by the vehicle.

Backbenchers' secret Facebook messages expose NT Labor divisions

Jano Gibson at Just In - 1 day ago
Two Northern Territory Labor backbenchers ridicule their own Government's economic management and criticise the spin used to sell the Gunner Government's fiscal strategies in a series of damaging private messages leaked to ABC.

'We are with you': Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pay tribute after Christchurch mosque shootings

Just In - 1 day ago
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pay their respects to the victims of last week's Christchurch shootings, exchanging traditional Maori greetings with New Zealand's High Commissioner as they sign a condolences book in London.

'This is bigger than rugby': Crusaders consider name change after Christchurch attacks

Just In - 1 day ago
The Crusaders are the defending Super Rugby champions and one of the most recognisable names in their sport — but now the team is discussing a possible name change in the wake of the Christchurch attacks.