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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

20 January - Blogs I'm Following - 3 of 3

10:00 pm MST



Don’t ban plastic bags!

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 17 hours ago
BY HAL SHURTLEF: Learn the facts about plastic versus paper bags – and bag the bans, instead. The post Don’t ban plastic bags! appeared first on CFACT.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, January 20, 2019

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Digitaldubs @ BCo. (Santo Cristo) – The ‘Eternal Summer of Dub’ is back! Digitaldubs has returned with a super team of special guests in one of Rio’s newest and […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, January 20, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Time to Use China's A2/AD Military Strategy Against Them

James Holmes at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Asia* [image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/46601598651/sizes/o/] A U.S. access-denial strategy, then, would impose a hard fate on China. Which is the point. Threatening fearful consequences could deter Beijing from aggression tomorrow morning, and the next. Last week the Pentagon released two appraisals of China in swift succession. The first, issued by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), goes by the title China Military Power and is patterned on the old-school Soviet Military Power tomes beloved by those of us of a vintage to have battled go... more »

This Was the Beginning of the End for Napoleon

Warfare History Network at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, Europe* [image: Wikimedia Commons] Napoleon pummeled Blucher at Ligny on June 16, 1815. Although forced back the Prussians maintained contact with Wellington for the clash at Waterloo. At 2:30 am on June 15, 1815, tens of thousands of French soldiers around the town of Beaumont, France, were roused from their bivouacs. After hurriedly cooking breakfast, cleaning weapons, and answering roll call, the myriad battalions, regiments, and divisions formed up ready to take the road to the Belgian frontier three miles to the north. This mass of soldi... more »

Meet DARPA's 'Glide Breaker': A Hypersonic Missile Killer?

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * DARPA develops advanced interceptor capable of engaging hypersonic threats - DARPA calls it "counter-hypersonics." DARPA calls it "counter-hypersonics." The rest of us would call it a way -- or a prayer -- to stop nuclear warheads coming down on our heads at 20 times the speed of sound. DARPA, the Pentagon's pet research agency, wants an interceptor that can stop weapons that are hypersonic (travel faster than Mach 5). The agency has begun soliciting proposals for Glide Breaker , its project to stop boost-glide vehicles that are lofted high into the a... more »

Dr. Peter Hotez: Were You There?

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Note: Meet the New Jan Brady, I mean Paul Offit. Seems Dr. Peter Hotez has taken over the pit bull tactics founded by the Broad Street Bully himself, Offit. His tactic is to use his daughter to protect the vaccination... more »

What is ‘Golden Milk’ and How to Make it

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 18 hours ago
Golden Milk is an age-old Indian drink which over recent years has begun gaining attention and use in Western culture The post What is ‘Golden Milk’ and How to Make it appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Ute driver flicks cigarette butt out window, but it lands in tray and burns vehicle to ground

Jarrod Lucas at Just In - 18 hours ago
A West Australian woman is homeless after she fell asleep while smoking in bed, starting a house fire, while a man in the same town set his ute alight with a discarded butt.

3,000 hay bales to be trucked to drought-hit farmers on Australia Day

Tara de Landgrafft at Just In - 18 hours ago
Almost 50 trucks packed with more than 3,000 bales of donated hay and fodder is heading across the Nullarbor from WA this week, bound for drought-stricken farmers in NSW.

Nadal sweeps into Australian Open quarters, next meets US young gun Tiafoe

Just In - 18 hours ago
Rafael Nadal is showing no signs of rustiness at the Australian Open, sweeping through a fourth straight-sets victory to set up a quarter-final against unseeded American Frances Tiafoe.

Wind change eases bushfire threat for WA towns of Allanson and Collie

Just In - 18 hours ago
A bushfire emergency warning for people living in the town of Allanson near Collie in Western Australia's South West is downgraded to watch and act.

Ocean warming in climate models differ widely

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 18 hours ago
“One of the problems with the results in the Cheng et al. study is how the 90% confidence intervals are computed. Most people will simply assume they are related to how well the stated numbers are known. That is, how good the … Continue reading →

More than 500 papers supported climate-alarm skeptics in 2018 alone

Robert at Ice Age Now - 19 hours ago
“These papers counter the madness and unsubstantiated psychosis that refuses reason and scientific method,” says reader Greg. The papers cast doubt on the idea that anthropogenic (human caused) CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob. and serve to question the “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media sources. In fact, these papers ... Read moreMore than 500 papers supported climate-alarm skeptics in 2018 alone The post More than 500 papers supported climate-alarm skeptics in 2018 alone appeared first on Ice Age Now.

When environmentalism becomes corruption – Part 2

Robert at Ice Age Now - 19 hours ago
“I’ve been to a number of socialist countries and have nothing but sympathy for their people’s lives in abject poverty, disease, deprivation and misery. How our schools, politicians and news media can teach and laud these destructive ideologies is a mystery to me.” – Craig Liukko __________________ When environmentalism becomes corruption – Part 2 We need ... Read moreWhen environmentalism becomes corruption – Part 2 The post When environmentalism becomes corruption – Part 2 appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Theophany – Showing The World To Be The World

Fr. Stephen FREEMAN at OrientalReview.org - 19 hours ago
The Feast of Christ’s Baptism is called “Theophany.” It means the “showing forth of God.” It is so named because, in the event of Christ’s Baptism, we see Christ, the Son of God, hear the voice of the Father (“Thou art my beloved Son…”), and see the Spirit in the form of a dove. The post Theophany – Showing The World To Be The World appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

US delivering Javelin, TOW anti-tank missile systems to YPG in Manbij – report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
The US has delivered its advanced Javelin and TOW anti-tank missile systems to the Kurdish Self-Defence Forces (YPG), based in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, the Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit cited sources as saying. The sources claimed that right now, Turkey’s special forces are trying to track these systems, as the YPG is “preparing […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

British forces claim 20 ISIS fighters killed in retaliatory eastern Syria attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) The British Special Air Service (SAS) allegedly killed 20 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters in the last 24 hours, a source told the Daily Star. According to the Daily Star, two SAS teams ambushed a group of Islamic State fighters using missiles in a retaliatory attack in eastern Syria. “Every Brit in Syria […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Air Force resumes flights to Iran for first time since Israeli attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) resumed their flights to Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport this week, online observers reported. According to the observer Manu Gomez (Twitter: @GDarkconcrad), a Syrian Air Force IL-76T YK-ATB cargo plane resumed their heavy freighter flights from Damascus to Tehran for the first time since the Israeli Air […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Powerful explosion hits southern Damascus after terrorist attack targets military post

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – A powerful explosion was heard in southern Damascus last night after a terrorist attack reportedly targeted a military post along the Daraa-Damascus Highway. According to a local report, the blast was a result of a terrorist detonating his explosives at a military outpost in the southern part of Damascus. Following […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey: Journalist Hrant Dink commemorated on 12th anniversary of his assassination (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
Hundreds gathered in front of Agos newspaper headquarters in Istanbul’s Sisli district on Saturday to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink who was murdered in 2007. The crowd observed a moment of silence at 15:05 local time (12:05 GMT), the moment when Dink was assassinated in front of his workplace where he served as editor-in-chief. Filiz […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian opposition leader says peace talks ‘paralyzed’ with gov’t

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The chief of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Nasr Al-Hariri told the AFP News Agency this weekend that peace talks are ‘paralyzed’ with the Syrian government. “The political process is paralyzed,” he said, calling for the different international efforts to work hand-in-hand and not compete against […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily Brief 2019-01-19

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
This is a summary of 29 AMN articles on the following subjects: Damascus, Russia, Syria, Manbij, Aleppo, Idlib, Turkey, Graham, Iraq, SAA, SDF, ISIS, Hama, Trump, US, Taiz, UAE, Yemen, Tanf, Israel, Morek, Iran, Press_TV, Serbia, Erdogan, Lebanon. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem readership to a summarized daily […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Curious Bedfellows: The Neocon And Progressive Alliance To Destroy Donald Trump

Philip Giraldi at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The neocon metamorphosis is nearly complete as many of the neocons, who started out as Democrats, have returned home, where they are being welcomed for their hardline foreign policy viewpoint. The post Curious Bedfellows: The Neocon And Progressive Alliance To Destroy Donald Trump appeared first on The Duran.

Nancy Pelosi tries to deplatform U.S. President Trump over the wall (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 170. The post Nancy Pelosi tries to deplatform U.S. President Trump over the wall (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Saturday 19th January 2019

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 19 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 […]

Morality, Populism, and Cultural Decay

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
John Adams once wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.” By Robin Smith ~ Is the proverbial American Dream now only a tale of days past? Are Americans positioned to live as victims of both cultural decay and policy controlled by governing elites, or can we hope for a generation […]

Gillette’s Sexist Sermonizing To Men And Women

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ So who is the mastermind at Gillette that came up with the idea that the best way to sell men’s razors was to insult your customers with condescending liberal propaganda about “toxic masculinity”? Is pandering to the perpetually angry feminists in the media the way to grab positive […]

Gunhild Stordalen, The Flying Hypocrite

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
By Andrew Bolt ~ Why are so many warmists such hypocrites?: The globe-trotting billionaire behind a campaign to save the planet by drastically reducing meat consumption is accused of blatant hypocrisy. Gunhild Stordalen, a Norwegian who owns a £20 million private jet with her husband, regularly flies to exotic destinations around the world. Air travel […]

What Awaits the Syrian Arab Army?

Can Kasapoglu at Test Feed Using Fields - 20 hours ago
*Can Kasapoglu* *Security, Middle East* Will it turn into Hezbollah or return to its Cold War origins? Recently, profound changes took place within the Syrian Arab Armed Forces’ key command positions. It seems that the 2nd Corps, once the occupation force of Hafez al-Assad in Lebanon, and the Republican Guard, one of the principal praetorian units of the Baath regime, will be under the spotlight in 2019. The reshuffle is more than merely a rotation decreed by President Bashar al-Assad. In fact, the Syrian military and its patron, the Russian Federation, have big trouble. At prese... more »

Democrats Aren’t Buying Trump’s Shutdown-Ending ‘Compromise’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 20 hours ago
While Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise," Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter."

Students in ‘MAGA’ Hats Mock Native American After Rally

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 20 hours ago
A diocese in Kentucky apologized after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington.

Barty credits cricket sojourn for stunning form after downing Sharapova

Luke Pentony at Just In - 20 hours ago
Ashleigh Barty's charge into the Australian Open quarter-finals with victory over Maria Sharapova is a remarkable achievement, especially considering there was a time when her professional tennis career appeared finished.

Ocean SSTs Cooler in December

Hifast at Climate Collections - 20 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Note: A drogue is a sea anchor resisting drifting speed. The best context for understanding decadal temperature changes comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons: The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures; SSTs have a constant water content, (unlike air temperatures), so…

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
*by Noah* Sunday Thoughts: Well, sort of Sunday thoughts. I haven't used a clip for the Midnight Meme Of The Day very often but tonight's meme is based on the biblical story of a wall, the wall that once surrounded Jericho to keep it safe from undesirables and other foreigners. We all know what happened to that wall in that story. In fact there's a song about the wall and how it came tumbling down. The Parody Project has, as you can see and hear in the clip, adapted the tale to our modern times. Enjoy!

Wearing a tie could seriously damage your body — here’s how.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://www.businessinsider.com/wearing-a-tie-could-seriously-damage-your-body-heres-how-2018-7?r=UK&utm_content=buffere5fbf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-ti Advertisements

Why do people name their plants, cars, ships, and guitars? Anthropomorphism may actually signal social intelligence.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://qz.com/935832/why-do-people-name-their-plants-cars-ships-and-guitars-anthropomorphism-may-actually-signal-social-intelligence/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=qz-organicarchive

Smoking weed ages your brain by almost 3 years

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://nypost.com/2018/08/23/smoking-weed-ages-your-brain-by-almost-3-years/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPFacebook&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&sr_share=facebook

The Evidence on the Effects of Alcohol on Your Body

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/21/amp/moderate-alcohol-consumption-may-cause-harm.aspx?__twitter_impression=true

20 High Protein Foods & Vegetables.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/a20514733/high-protein-vegetables-and-plant-based-food/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowFBPVN

Most People Don’t Need Vitamins or Nutritional Supplements

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/907508?src=soc_fb_190119_mscpedt_news_pharm_supplements&faf=1

Why Aren’t Doctors Prescribing T3 (Liothyronine)?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/907659?src=soc_fb_190119_mscpedt_news_mdscp_thyroid&faf=1

Things can fight the Cancer

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://asahealthcare.blogspot.com/2019/01/things-can-fight-cancer.html?spref=fb&m=1

Doctors Pump 15 Cans Of Beer Into Man’s Stomach To Save His Life

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://lifestyle.diply.com/29310/alcohol-poisoning-treatment-15-cans-beer-stomach-pump?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=diply-ss&utm_content=f009286

New Stem Cell Study Could Be the Start of Personalized Cancer Vaccines

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
https://futurism.com/stem-cell-personalized-cancer-vaccine/

US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*January 20, 2019* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Alleged discussions between US President Donald Trump and his aides about a US withdrawal from NATO have been making headlines recently. The New York Times in an article titled, "Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia," would claim: *There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years. * *Last year, President Trump sugge... more »

Fire threatens homes, lives in WA town of Allanson

Just In - 22 hours ago
A bushfire emergency warning is issued for people living in the town of Allanson in Western Australia's South West, with lives and homes under threat.

Man charged with murder of 33yo in Brisbane's north

Just In - 22 hours ago
A 21-year-old Gold Coast man has been charged with the murder of a 33-year-old man in Brisbane's inner-north, whose body was found at a residence in Kelvin Grove on Friday afternoon.

Murdered Polish mayor's funeral draws crowd of 45,000

Just In - 22 hours ago
Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to pay tribute to murdered Polish mayor Pawel Adamowicz, as outrage continues over the killing of the popular liberal figure six days ago.

Rottnest Island boating trip ends abruptly as vessel overturns in Swan River

David Weber at Just In - 22 hours ago
A planned trip to Rottnest Island is short lived for six people tossed overboard when their boat overturned before reaching open water.

Musical Interlude: Dire Straits, “Private Investigations”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Dire Straits, “Private Investigations” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-HCrKa1gbw

Why not pass the immigration, border security, and government reopening package?

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 22 hours ago
“Vice President Mike Pence and administration officials expressed great hope in “rank and file” Democrats late Saturday to pass the immigration, border security, and government reopening package President Donald Trump unveiled moments before.” click here

How Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Can Still Happen

Henry Laurence at Test Feed Using Fields - 23 hours ago
*Henry Laurence* *Politics, Europe* [image: Reuters] This is what an alternative agreement might look like. British Prime Minister Theresa May just suffered the most crushing defeat in modern United Kingdom political history when Parliament voted down the proposed Withdrawal Agreement under which Britain would exit the European Union. Although May survived a subsequent no-confidence vote proposed by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, the UK has been plunged once again into political chaos. Predictions are a fool’s game in this super-charged moment, but I suspec... more »

The UAE Will Triumph Over Iran in the Next Middle Eastern War

Michael Rubin at Test Feed Using Fields - 23 hours ago
*Michael Rubin* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] As Iranian bluster again increases, it could very well be Abu Dhabi that teaches Tehran a permanent lesson. The eleventh annual Council on Foreign Relations’ “Preventive Priorities Survey” once again stated the obvious: “Conflict between the United States and Iran as well as between the United States and China constitute two of the greatest threats to peace in 2019.” Certainly, Washington and Tehran appear on a collision course. The risk is not that the United States will pre-emptively launch an attack on Iran—as much as th... more »

Stop the Summit: Trump Should Not Meet with Kim Again

Gordon G. Chang at Test Feed Using Fields - 23 hours ago
*Gordon G. Chang* *Security, Asia* [image: https://pictures.reuters.com/archive/NORTHKOREA-KIMJONGUN-USA-RC1F45A32350.html] Instead, Trump should resume his pressure campaign until North Korea gives real concessions. On January 18, President Donald Trump met for about ninety minutes with Kim Jong-un’s emissary, Kim Yong-chol, in Washington, D.C. At the conclusion of the session, the White House tweeted that a second summit between Trump and the North Korean leader “will take place near the end of February.” Let’s hope the February meeting does not occur. Trump had been successfu... more »

Can South Korea’s New Aegis Destroyers Shoot Down North Korean Missiles?

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 23 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* [image: By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandon Raile - This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 100707-N-0260R-039 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright] We take a look? South Korea is building new Aegis destroyers that could be used to shoot down North Korean ballistic missiles. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, approved the Korea Destroyer Next Generation project. The initial goal is to locally develop the destroye... more »

Fortress Singapore? Why a British Base Won’t Deter China

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 23 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* [image: By Ministry of Defence - http://www.defenceimagery.mod.uk, OGL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64660111] A giant waste of time? It’s not surprising that China isn’t happy that Britain may build new bases in the Pacific. What’s surprising is that Britain thinks that building a base in Singapore will accomplish anything. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson raised eyebrows when he told the Sunday Telegraph that Britain might establish bases in the Caribbean and the Pacific. The Pacific bases reportedly would be at Singapore a... more »

January 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #731

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 →

Sunday January 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 →

Trump Is As Bewildered As A Kindergartener At A Seminar On String Theory When Anything Concerning Governance And Economics Comes Up

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
Late Friday, *Rolling Stone* ran an interview by Andy Kroll with a rare Republican congressman who is acting like he's more afraid of a 2020 Democratic challenge than he is of Trump. Will Hurd only won by the skin of his teeth in November-- 103,285 (49.2%) to 102,359 (48.7%), 926 votes-- winning at all only because the geniuses at the DCCC couldn't figure out it would have been better to run a Mexican-American in a district that is 71% Mexican-American. Hurd's district includes 820 miles on the U.S.-Mexico border and he's not in agreement with Trump about building a wall. He calle... more »

Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley Discusses Shutdown Impasse….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley appears on Fox News with Jeanine Pirro to discuss the current partial government shutdown and the impasse between the White House and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Barty party continues as Aussie beats Sharapova

Luke Pentony at Just In - 1 day ago
Ashleigh Barty is the first Aussie through to an Australian Open women's quarter-finals in a decade following a gripping three-set win over Maria Sharapova.

Comradeship on display in charred landscape, as rafting party evacuated from danger zone

James Dunlevie at Just In - 1 day ago
Crews battling a fire which has burned in Tasmania's south west since late December pause for a photo, capturing the joint effort underway in the state.

More than 20 dead in horrific Bolivia bus crash

Just In - 1 day ago
At least 22 people die after two buses smash into each other on a winding road in Bolivia's west, authorities say.

Aiia Maasarwe's grieving family pleads for her body to be returned home

Jennine Khalik at Just In - 1 day ago
The sister of Aiia Maasarwe, the 21-year-old Arab-Israeli woman killed in Melbourne last week, describes the family's loss as "worse than hell" during a vigil held in their home city of Baka al Gharbiye.

'We have the right to be safe': Women's marches focus on Aiia Maasarwe's alleged murder

Lily Mayers And Tahlia Roy at Just In - 1 day ago
The alleged rape and murder of Arab Israeli exchange student Aiia Maasarwe — along with domestic violence and women's equality — is a key focus of thousands of protesters who turned out for women's marches across the country.

Sydney's Powerhouse Museum would stay in Ultimo, Labor promises

Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 1 day ago
NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley reveals he'll keep the Powerhouse Museum in central Sydney but also build a new $500 million museum in Parramatta if he wins the state election.

Mysterious power cuts almost every night frustrate cane farmers desperate to irrigate

Nicole Hegarty at Just In - 1 day ago
Months of unexplained night-time power outages in Queensland's Isis district leave farmers, already struggling with high electricity and water prices, unable to reliably irrigate crops in the crucial summer period.

Is Donald Trump's proposed deal really a 'compromise'?

Lucia Stein at Just In - 1 day ago
Donald Trump calls it a "common sense compromise" both parties should embrace. But is it? Here's what the plan includes and whether it is enough to end the government shutdown.

British tabloids publish pictures of Prince Philip behind the wheel two days after crash

Just In - 1 day ago
Prince Philip is pictured driving again just two days after he was involved in a car crash in Norfolk.

How to handle a few inches of snow

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 1 day ago
When I was in college, there was no e-mail, and the dorms had only one phone to a floor, so we couldn’t even take messages from the college administration on how to handle a few inches of snow. It was just one of those things it was assumed we had learned from our parents who had lived through the Great Depression and walked to school uphill both ways in 6 feet of snow. This is what Ohio State University sent out to the “campus community.” I’ve been retired for 18 years, and I still hear from them. “The safety of our campus community is our top priority. Please remember to take ... more »

MSM Begs For Trust After Buzzfeed Debacle

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
Following what the Washington Post has described as “the highest-profile misstep yet for a news organization during a period of heightened and intense scrutiny of the press,” mass media representatives are now flailing desperately for an argument as to why people should continue to place […]

the deliverance of Earth and her evolutions

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 day ago
* O**n* June 28, 1970 Hercules spoke of the Staff of God, introducing himself as “one of the seven Spirits by which the great integral cosmic organization of heaven and earth was created and is sustained.” The Elohim came “in response to the heart calls of humanity for a release from all...that causes them to experience the destruction of fear, confusion, and numbing pain.” Hercules explained that “the power of God unto salvation is within the living seed atom from His heart, the beginning of the fiery, cosmic Personage--the immortal soul of every man. It is up to each o... more »

U.S. Airstrike Kills 52 Al-Shabaab Jihadists In Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A file photo of Al-Shabaab militants parading new recruits after arriving in Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters *Long War Journal:* *US airstrike kills dozens of Shabaab fighters day after Ethiopian forces ambushed* A day after Shabaab ambushed Ethiopian forces in southern Somalia, a US airstrike reportedly killed 52 jihadists near the stronghold of Jilib. The bombing was conducted as Shabaab attacked a Somali military base. “To support the Federal Government of Somalia’s continued efforts to degrade Al Shabaab, US forces conducted an airstrike targeting militants near Ji... more »

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Rejects President Trump Proposal to End Shutdown….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
30 Minutes before President Trump began to outline his compromise proposal (4:00pm, from the White House), Speaker Nancy Pelosi auto-published the response position of Democrats, NO DEAL: (From The Speaker) “Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing to … Continue reading →

Rebranding MLK: How the Establishment Blackened His Dream and Whitewashed His Legacy

Teodrose Fikre at The Ghion Journal - 1 day ago
First, the ruling class kill messengers and then co-opt their messages. It’s a ploy that dates back to biblical times; Pharisees dispatch prophets and then whitewash their legacies in a concerted campaign to appropriate their movements. Truth tellers are twice victimized, once by assassins and the second time around by propaganda. Their likeness and their teachings are then cunningly marketed by the same powers they spoke against to reinforce the status quo. This same playbook—which… The post Rebranding MLK: How the Establishment Blackened His Dream and Whitewashed His Legacy appe... more »