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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

19 January - Blogs I'm Following - 5 of 5

 10:08 pm MST

Barron River bridge on its last legs with further weight restrictions to come
Editor, cairnsnews, Cairns News - 21 hours ago
Local News By staff writers A retired engineer who worked on the construction of the Barron River bridge in 1962 said the concrete structure had outlived its useful life which has been known by the State Government for more than four years. Due to potential catastrophic failure, the downgraded weight limit now at 50.5 tonnes […]
Bond Market’s MAJOR Indicator Worse Than Ever! Fed Broke the Market and Can’t Fix It
Dewey Fernfield, The Duran - 21 hours ago
source / The Money GPS China Ends 2020 With Record Trade Surplus as Pandemic Goods Soar – Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-14/china-s-trade-surplus-hits-record-as-pandemic-fuels-exports?sref=6uww027M china trade 1.14.jpg (932×473) No Title No Description Powell sees no interest rate hikes on the horizon as long as inflation stays low Powell sees no interest rate hikes on the horizon as long as […]
Security chaos in the areas controlled by al-Qaeda and pro-Ankara factions
khalediskef, The Duran - 21 hours ago
Killed and wounded in the explosion of a weapons shop in Idlib Sources reported that there were deaths and injuries on Al-Jalaa Street in the center of Idlib city, which is under the control of the Turkish-backed “Al-Nusra Front” organization, as a result of an explosion that occurred inside a weapons shop in the area. […]
The war with water
khalediskef, The Duran - 21 hours ago
Protests in Hasaka in Syria against Turkish practices after cutting off drinking water to the city for the 18th time in a row A number of Hasaka residents gathered today in the city center, and carried out a protest against the Turkish forces and their practices, after they cut off drinking water to the residents […]
What is the purpose of establishing a new center after many withdrawals?
khalediskef, The Duran - 21 hours ago
A new Turkish military post in the countryside of Hama in Syria The Turkish forces established a new military post within the “de-escalation” zone, in violation of the “Moscow” agreement signed with the Russian side. A field source stated that the Turkish forces established a new point in the town of “Qastoun” in the Al-Ghab […]
Lithuanians scare deployed Fort Hood soldiers
Adomas, The Duran - 21 hours ago
A Fort Hood-based cavalry officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the region, as it uncased its colors at a ceremony on January 4, Lithuanian and U.S. officials said. The 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment took up position in Lithuania along with its heavy weaponry, including Abrams tanks and […]
Kalla Huvuden och Varma Hjärtan - Ett Citat av M.N. Hopkins
Stranger in a Strange Land, Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
*Kalla huvuden och varma hjärtan. Hedra våra förfäder och gör dem stolta. För kom ihåg, de har offrat och lidit långt mer än vi kan föreställa oss för att ge oss de friheter vi fram tills nu har kunnat åtnjuta. Genom att avsluta dessa lurendrejerier och sätta ett stopp för det manipulerande av nationer utförda av den onda kulten kommer vi skapa en bättre morgondag för våra efterkommande och genom detta, så kommer de en dag hedra oss för vårt lidande och de uppoffringar vi gjorde för dem för att försäkra dem om, inte bara en bättre framtid, utan en framtid fri från slaveri och med ...
Chłodne Głowy i Ciepłe Serca - A Cytat według M.N. Hopkins
Stranger in a Strange Land, Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
*Chłodne głowy i ciepłe serca. Czcij naszych przodków i spraw, by byli dumni. Pamiętajcie, że poświęcili i cierpieli znacznie więcej, niż mogę sobie wyobrazić, aby dać nam te wolności, którymi cieszyliśmy się do tej pory. Kończąc z tymi oszustwami i kładąc kres manipulowaniu narodami przez zły kult, uczynimy lepsze jutro dla naszych potomków, a czyniąc to, pewnego dnia będą oni czcić nasze cierpienia i poświęcenia, które dla nich uczyniliśmy, aby zapewnić im nie tylko lepszą przyszłość, ale także wolną od zniewolenia i z nienaruszoną ludzkością.* *© **2021 M.N. Hopkins* *T...
Storm alert: Trump action expected from midnight AEST Thursday
Editor, cairnsnews, Cairns News - 21 hours ago
By TONY MOBILIFONITIS BETWEEN midnight and 3am AEST (4am AEDT) this Thursday we expect one of the most astonishing events of modern political history will be underway – the military overthrow of a vast criminal global power structure and the denial of the crooked politician Joe Biden the presidency of the United States. Our prediction […]
Outdated Carbon Policies Threaten Climate Change Efforts
Mark Maslin, Simon Lewis, The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Mark Maslin, Simon Lewis* *Climate Change, * The carbon offset market looks set to grow, but this might not actually reduce emissions. French global energy giant Total recently announced it had delivered its first shipment of “carbon neutral liquid natural gas”. Natural gas is, of course, a fossil fuel and so can’t itself be carbon neutral. Instead, emissions from transporting the cargo were partly “offset” by investing in a wind farm in China. But here’s the problem: that wind farm has been operating since 2011 and has already issued more than 2 million tonnes of these so-call...
How China is Controlling the COVID Origins Narrative by Force
John Garrick, Yan Bennett, The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*John Garrick, Yan Bennett* *Coronavirus, Asia* The World Health Organisation is sending a team to China this week to investigate the origins of the virus — which has now claimed nearly 2 million lives globally — but one health expert warns expectations for the visit should be set “very low”. Just over a year has gone by since the novel coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and the world still has many questions about where and how it originated. The World Health Organisation is sending a team to China this week to investigate the origins of the virus — which ha...
Situation Update, Jan. 18, 2021: Game-Changing Intel Grants Trump New Pathways to VICTORY??
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
 I’ll believe it when I see it!!! Startling news? Totally out of left field? We’ll see!! I hope it’s true but I’m not holding my breath. – If True, I don’t believe the Deep State will take it lying down!! Ie. dangerous situation, false flag terrorism … war … end
Is The U.S. Economy About To Boom In 2021?
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: According to this AP columnist, he is predicting that the US economy is going to boom because of President Biden and his policies ....* Biden’s test: Engineering economic boom in a partisan divide *(Josh Boak, AP). What's my take. Helicopter money from government will always initiate a boom in the beginning, but in the end it does not create wealth or prosperity. I am old enough to have seen this act play out many times in many countries, and it never works. But according to the AP and Biden's economic team, the reason why such measures did not work in the past ...
US Makes Aggressive Opening Move On Russian Chessboard
M. K. BHADRAKUMAR, OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
A regime change project in Russia was launched on Sunday with the return of political activist Alexei Navalny to Moscow. It was a highly symbolic event — except that Navalny was travelling by an aeroplane from Germany and not in a sealed train. Navalny’s rebranding from an obscure rabble rouser […]
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be over 90% efficacious, so what happens next?
zedie, SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be over 90% efficacious, so what happens next? | Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-may-be-90-efficacious-so-what-happens-next
Major Airstrikes Rock Iran-Backed Iraqi Militias Near Baghdad, Casualties Reported
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Social media accounts linked to Shia militias reported fatalities in “US airstrikes” near Jurf al-Sakhr. Iran-affiliated Sabreen News claims that 6 Iraqi soldiers have been killed. #Iraq #Iran — Baxtiyar Goran (@BaxtiyarGoran) January 18, 2021 Major Airstrikes Rock Iran-Backed Iraqi Militias Near Baghdad, Casualties Reported by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ update: Moments ago US Central Command denied …
Vaccines Alone Aren't Enough to Eradicate a Virus
Caitjan Gainty, Agnes Arnold-Forster, The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Caitjan Gainty, Agnes Arnold-Forster* *Coronavirus, * The history of smallpox eradication makes it apparent that high-tech vaccinations only work when they are effectively combined with low-tech public health strategies. Smallpox killed countless millions – 300 million people in the 20th century alone – before it was finally declared eradicated on May 8 1980. It was a momentous day, marking what the current director general of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called the greatest “public health triumph in world history”. Smallpox, as one researcher h...
China Says Its Third Aircraft Carrier Will Be Launched This Year
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 23 hours ago
CCTV showed what appeared to be a model of an aircraft carrier covered by a red blanket (above) in a recent programme. Chinese military observers believe that the scene signifies the imminent completion of the Type 003 carrier, which will be the nation's third aircraft carrier *Global Times:* *China’s 3rd aircraft carrier expected to launch in 2021: reports* China's third aircraft carrier, expected to be very different from the previous two with much larger displacement and featuring electromagnetic catapults, could be launched in 2021 and enter naval service around 2025, media ...
Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina
A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit San Juan, Argentina at 02:46 UTC (23:46 LT) on January 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 29 km...... Read more »
A Supernova?
Unknown, The Conservative Socrates - 23 hours ago
When a star goes supernova, it obliterates the existing world and makes space for a new world to eventually emerge. The star of the USA, it seems to me, is about to go supernova. I hope I am wrong.
Patriot Humor – Neverending
PA Pundits - International, PA Pundits – International - 1 day ago
NeverendingBruce DickinsonSecond ImpeachmentJust the FaxMarked SafeOpen UpIt’s Like ThisConfusedToo CloseLet This Be a LessonDad JokeStep OffCartoons Read more excellent articles at The Patriot Post
Oh Please! NY Times Gushes Over Kamala’s Family: ‘Madam V.P. Auntie’
PA Pundits - International, PA Pundits – International - 1 day ago
By Clay Waters ~ Sunday’s big news story: Kamala Harris’s family? Yes. During this evidently slow news period, the lead National section story in Sunday’s New York Times is “Meet the Groundbreaking New Second Family.” This “news” story is by Jessica Bennett, described as “a Times editor at large covering women and culture. She writes […]
Botulism’s deadly paralysis may be reversed by novel treatment
News Desk, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
A novel treatment for botulism that may tame the toxin with therapeutics that have the potential to reverse the deadly paralysis — all coming out of Boston Children’s Hospital. The research on mice is being called a “botulism breakthrough” by Science Daily, the first to publish the work. With fewer than 1,000 confirmed cases a year... Continue Reading
FSA research confirms sampling decline
Joe Whitworth, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
Food testing has decreased in recent years because of budget and resource pressures and some local authorities do little or none of it, according to FSA research. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) did a small scale study to get evidence from local authorities on sampling. These authorities are legally required to inspect food and feed... Continue Reading
January 19, 2021 – Reader Tips
Robert, Small Dead Animals - 1 day ago
This evening we offer a clip from a Twilight Zone episode called The Obsolete Man. Remember this scene the next time you hear a modern day Leftist demanding that books and online posts and speech be banned. Your most interesting non-obsolete tips of the past day are much appreciated.
Researchers call for action to tackle Campylobacter problem
News Desk, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
Additional regulatory action is needed to control Campylobacter in New Zealand, according to researchers. Scientists proposed a national inquiry to identify an effective response to Campylobacter in chicken meat, which they said was the largest food safety problem in the country. Responsibility for managing food safety also needs to shift to an independent regulator, potentially... Continue Reading
Documentary based on bestseller ‘Poisoned’ in the works
News Desk, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
A documentary based on Jeff Benedict’s 2013 bestseller “Poisoned” has officially been announced. The 2011 book, Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak that Changed the Way Americans Eat, chronicles a deadly 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak and the rise of Bill Marler as a food safety attorney. The... Continue Reading
Picture Of The Day
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The "Field of Flags" is illuminated on the National Mall as the U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington, January 18, 2021. Joe Raedle/Pool via REUTERS *WNU Editor: *The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Top Photos of the Day* (Reuters). More pictures here .... *Field of Flags goes up at National Mall - one for each of the 200,000 Americans who can't attend the inauguration* (Daily Mail).
January 19th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1461
Sundance, 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 → The post January 19th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1461 appeared first on The Last Refuge.
Tuesday January 19th – Open Thread
Sundance, 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 post Tuesday January 19th – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge.
Quote of the Day
vonMesser, 'Nox & Friends - 1 day ago
We CAN Defeat These Predatory, Anti-American Corporations and Here is How
Unknown, Table Of Wisdom.com - 1 day ago
Liberty loving Americans are longing to “do something” honorable and effective in this war against our liberty by the Marxist Left. Since the election fraud took place, reconciling the empirical evidence with the surrender of free and fair elections by the derelict Supreme Court has been difficult. Having heard so many longing for direction on what we can actually do about this now prompts me to humbly share some thoughts on how we can overcome the overwhelming onslaught by predatory corporations run by reprobate CEOs. *Things that must be done* *STOP searching on Google*. Al...
Getting Started On Privacy, Anonymity, and Security
E.M.Smith, Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
Some notes on the first steps to Security, Privacy, Anonymity, and keeping yourself safe when using computers or phones. Continue reading →
Banning Gas-Powered Vehicles Means A Crushing Change For America
PA Pundits - International, PA Pundits – International - 1 day ago
By Duggan Flanakin ~ The election of the Biden-Harris ticket will, we are told, hasten the death of the internal combustion engine in the United States. Once the sale of new gasoline engine vehicles is banned, the only question remaining is how long before driving them is also outlawed? Well, incoming Vice President Kamala Harris promised […]
China Becoming A Safe Haven For Foreign Money?
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
A person walks past a Microsoft logo at the Microsoft office in Beijing, China August 4, 2020. Thomas Peter, Reuters *CNBC*: *Foreigners poured money into China as the world struggled with the coronavirus pandemic * * In the capital city of Beijing, foreign investors claimed more than a third of commercial real estate deals last year, property manager JLL said Thursday. * Foreign direct investment and overseas purchases of Chinese bonds also hit records in 2020, according to estimates from Macquarie. * Beijing would like to attract more foreign capital, but many concerns for ...
Tweets Of The Day
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
California has become the first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections. The grim milestone was reached with stunning speed. The state hit 2 million reported cases only on Dec. 24. https://t.co/RAVBgORQfI — The Associated Press (@AP) January 18, 2021 President Trump wants to lift coronavirus travel restrictions for Europe, the U.K., Ireland and Brazil, effective Jan. 26. But the incoming administration won't let that happen, a Biden spokesperson says, "on the advice of our medical team." https://t.co/LOBTdJ7bq8 — The Associated Press (@AP) January 19, 2021 #Iran schedules Gul...
Yes, Trump Can Be Convicted by the Senate After January 20
Marjorie Cohn, Marjorie Cohn - 1 day ago
Now that the House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump for Incitement of Insurrection, he will stand trial in the Senate. In light of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to hold the trial before January 20, the question arises whether Trump can be tried after he leaves office. The answer is yes. Expect Trump’s legal team... Read more »
An Open Letter to President Donald Trump: I Beseech You to Pardon Julian Assange
Teodrose Fikremariam, null - 1 day ago
Mr. President, let me say from the outset that I have been a frequent critic your administration for the entirety of your stay in the The post An Open Letter to President Donald Trump: I Beseech You to Pardon Julian Assange appeared first on .
No, Twitter is not Censoring Donald Trump
Katharine Gelber, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Katharine Gelber* *Politics, * There is no free speech argument in existence that suggests an incitement of lawlessness and violence is protected speech. The recent storming of the US Capitol has led a number of social media platforms to remove President Donald Trump’s account. In the case of Twitter, the ban is permanent. Others, like Facebook, have taken him offline until after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. This has led to a flurry of commentary in the Australian media about “free speech”. Treasurer Josh Frydenburg has said he is “uncomfortable” with Twi...
Scotland is Ready for May Elections, Irrespective of the Pandemic
Alistair Clark, Toby James, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Alistair Clark, Toby James* *Politics, Europe* Electoral administrators and policymakers have been planning in depth for COVID-19 mitigations for May’s elections since at least mid-2020. Important Scottish parliament elections are scheduled for May 2021 and the expectation is that the Scottish National Party will emerge as the biggest party, potentially even with enough votes to form a majority government, after ruling as a minority since 2016. However, it has been argued by former first minister Henry McLeish, among others that these elections, should be postponed because of th...
Does Reopening Schools Spread COVID-19? It's Complicated
Scott A Imberman, Dan Goldhaber, Katharine O. Strunk, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Scott A Imberman, Dan Goldhaber, Katharine O. Strunk* *Coronavirus, The Americas* Coronavirus very likely does transmit in schools to some degree. But the spread of COVID-19 there may simply reflect what’s going on in the surrounding community. The big idea: We found that schools can reopen for in-person instruction without further spreading COVID-19 in nearby communities if the number of people with the disease is relatively low. But if there are more than 21 cases per 100,000 people, COVID-19 spread may increase. To reach this conclusion, we used data from September through De...
How the Civil War Divided Virginia
Warfare History Network, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Americas* George B. McClellan forced the Confederates in northwestern Virginia to retreat into the Alleghenies in 1861. It fell to Robert E. Lee to stabilize the situation. *Here's What You Need to Know*: Over the course of the four-year war, the western counties of Virginia sent approximately 25,000 men to fight for the Union and approximately 15,000 to the Confederacy. The blue-coated soldiers trudged uphill through the forest trying their best not to get snagged on the laurel branches or stumble over the tree roots. At the head of the colum...
China Builds 100 Homes 2.8 Miles Inside Indian Territory
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
A locator map shows the Chinese village, 2.8 miles inside Indian territory *Daily Mail:* *Satellite images show China has built a village with 100 homes in disputed Indian territory that Beijing claims is theirs amid rising tensions between the countries * * Satellite images show a 100-home village, 2.8 miles inside Indian territory, in Arunachal Pradesh state * The development was built by Beijing within a year, according to satellite imagery from August 2019 * The village is located in the Upper Subansiri district, an area claimed by both Beijing and Delhi * On Friday a...
Washington Post Pushes Extreme Fear Porn Claiming Super Secret FBI Report of Mass QAnon Hordes Planning to Invade Washington DC
Sundance, The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
They have to come up with some ridiculous reason to justify their 25,000 military troops in Washing DC to install JoeBama, but the Qanon invasion is just, well, a little silly. According to the Washington Post, the FBI has shared … Continue reading → The post Washington Post Pushes Extreme Fear Porn Claiming Super Secret FBI Report of Mass QAnon Hordes Planning to Invade Washington DC appeared first on The Last Refuge.
Psycho Pompeo Exits With Nary A Scratch Of Media Criticism On Him
Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
My eclectic news feed looks odd as the hours count down to the end of the Trump administration. Westerners are largely celebrating the exit of Donald Trump himself, whereas with those I follow from areas targeted by US imperialism, the man they’re happiest to see […]
51 Adverse Reactions Reported & 1 Person Hospitalized in Delhi as India Begins World’s Largest Covid-19 Vaccination Program
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
51 Adverse Reactions Reported & 1 Person Hospitalized in Delhi as India Begins World’s Largest Covid-19 Vaccination Program by https://www.rt.com/ Dozens of health workers in Delhi who were the first in line to be inoculated against Covid-19 have experienced side effects from the jab, with one admitted to the ICU, as India begins its nationwide …
Israel Approves West Bank Settlement Homes Ahead of Trump Exit
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israel Approves West Bank Settlement Homes Ahead of Trump Exit by https://www.dw.com/ Israel has given the green light to 780 new homes in West Bank settlements, a decision that could be met with indignation by the incoming Biden administration. – Israeli authorities on Sunday advanced plans to build an additional 780 homes in West Bank …
Gaetz: Incoming Biden Administration Wants to ‘Use National Security Authorities Against MAGA’
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Gaetz: Incoming Biden Administration Wants to ‘Use National Security Authorities Against MAGA’ by Jeff Poor, https://www.breitbart.com/ During an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity” on Friday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) warned the incoming Biden administration is positioning itself to use national security tool against political opponents. – Gaetz told host Sean …
DEF CON security report on e-voting equipment, 2019
Bob Dinn, balance10 - 1 day ago
Aug 2019 REPORT CO-AUTHORED BY: MATT BLAZE, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HARRI HURSTI, NORDIC INNOVATION LABS, MARGARET MACALPINE, NORDIC INNOVATION LABS, MARY HANLEY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, JEFF MOSS, DEF CON, RACHEL WEHR, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, KENDALL SPENCER, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, CHRISTOPHER FERRIS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY [excerpts:] Participants at DEF CON also discovered a set of previously undocumented functions in the Dominion/Diebold/Premier/ES&S AccuVote, enabling remote manipulation of the machine’s memory card when the machine is connected to a network—without any ph...