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Thomas Paine

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Monday, August 19, 2019

19 August - Blogs I'm Following - 4 of 4

10 pm MDT

A Good Monday Morning

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 19 hours ago

"The Test..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"Yeah, about the test...The test will measure whether you are an informed, engaged, and productive citizen of the world, and it will take place in schools and bars and hospitals and dorm rooms and in places of worship. You will be tested on first dates, in job interviews, while watching football, and while scrolling through your Twitter feed. The test will judge your ability to think about things other than celebrity marriages, whether you'll be easily persuaded by empty political rhetoric, and whether you'll be able to place your life and your community in a broader context. The t... more »

"If It Exists..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"We make choices everyday, some of them good, some of them bad. And if we are strong enough- we live with the consequences. To be truthful I am not entirely sure what people mean when they talk of happiness. There are moments of joy and laughter, the comfort of friendship, but enduring happiness? If it exists I have not discovered it." - David Gemmell

How Tibet Doubled its Life Expectancy

LHASA, Aug 19 (IPS) - Tibet's complicated typography means that the terrain is not easy for its people. Whilst the country is breathtaking, one incredible story about Tibet is that of the dramatic socio-economic changes the region has undergone. Read the full story, “How Tibet Doubled its Life Expectancy”, on globalissues.org →

Protecting Information Space from Facebook's Tyranny

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*August 19, 2019* (Gunnar Ulson - NEO) - The recent attack aimed at New Eastern Outlook (NEO) and several of its authors once again exposes the infinite hypocrisy of US and European interests including across their media and among their supposed human rights advocates. It also exposes the severe threat that exists to the national security of nations around the globe who lack control over platforms including social media used by their citizens to exchange information. This lack of control over a nation's information space is quickly becoming as dangerous as being unable to control a... more »

Fears for 3yo girl missing on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

Tara Cassidy at Just In - 19 hours ago
More than 200 people are searching for a three-year-old girl missing at a Cootharaba property in the Noosa Shire on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse claims

Just In - 19 hours ago
Buckingham Palace says the Duke of York "deplores the exploitation of any human being" after the Daily Mail publishes footage reportedly showing the Prince at Jeffrey Epstein's mansion in 2010.

South Australia seeks to lift ban on mainland GM crops, Kangaroo Island to remain GM-free

Isabella Pittaway And Cassandra Hough at Just In - 19 hours ago
South Australia plans to lift a 16-year ban on genetically-modified crops in time for the next season.

Fake Chinese police cars spotted in Perth and Adelaide amid pro-Hong Kong rallies

Camron Slessor, Claire Campbell And Daniel Keane at Just In - 19 hours ago
Authorities are investigating after fake Chinese police cars were spotted in Adelaide and Perth amid pro-Hong Kong demonstrations across Australia, but the owner of one of the cars has told police it was a "joke".

Volunteers and emergency workers count cost of search for missing swimmer revealed to be a hoax

Peta Doherty at Just In - 19 hours ago
Volunteers spend three days searching for a missing swimmer — at a cost of $1 million — only to find out it is a hoax, with a man wanted by police.

Baby crocodile stolen from Kimberley wildlife park

Matt Bamford And Sam Tomlin at Just In - 19 hours ago
Police are called in after 'Cinnamon', a 40cm-long saltwater crocodile, is stolen from Broome's Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park.

'Nobody contacted us': Whale burial plot in front of beach houses stuns residents

Sophie Meixner And Angel Parsons at Just In - 19 hours ago
Residents of a Queensland beachside suburb are relieved a decision to bury a dead whale 40 metres from their backyards has been abandoned, but question why they were not consulted before a whale-sized burial plot was excavated.

Building surveyor suspended over flammable cladding vows to appeal decision

James Oaten at Just In - 19 hours ago
A building surveyor who approved several Melbourne apartments with flammable cladding has his licence suspended, after authorities find "dangerous" materials on five multi-storey buildings.

Traffic controller who witnessed wife's death at work calls for better protection

Annie Gaffney And Tessa Mapstone at Just In - 19 hours ago
What began as a great adventure led to the worst day of Colin Caudell's life as he watched a truck run over his wife while she was working as a traffic controller.

'We're just so scared': Family and friends fear time is running out to find missing Sunshine Coast 14yo

Just In - 19 hours ago
State Emergency Service volunteers from across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Noosa are continuing to search for a 14-year-old boy who has been missing for 12 days.

Former CIA Spook: “Russian Hoax Coup & Epstein Are Interlocked”

The Duran at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Clintons Link Trump Russia Hoax & Epstein. The post Former CIA Spook: “Russian Hoax Coup & Epstein Are Interlocked” appeared first on The Duran.

Facebook's FALSE RATING of content. SHAME!

Geoff at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 20 hours ago
As many will know, Australian Climate Sceptics runs a FaceBook page in support of this blog. *Mick Garcia *is a major contributor to the *Australian Climate Sceptics FaceBook* page. Recently, the people at Facebook have been ERASING pages (see above) with the heading *False writing on content shared in Australian climate sceptics group. * A member of *Australian climate sceptics grou*p shared content that's been rated false by science feedback. There does not seem to be an avenue to dispute these Facebook claims of "False" writing. Nor does anyone know who are the anonymous "sc... more »

War Machine?: Why You Don't Want to Battle the Air Force's X-37B Space Plane

David Axe at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Or not? *The Air Force denies that the X-37B has ever carried weapons. Overtly arming a spacecraft would be a violation of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.* A Dutch skywatcher achieved a rare feat in late June and early July 2019. Using a 10-inch-diameter telescope fitted with a camera, Ralf Vandebergh photographed the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane in mid-mission 210 miles over Earth’s surface. "We can recognize a bit of the nose, payload bay and tail of this mini-shuttle, with even a sign of some smaller detail," Vandebergh *told* Space.com... more »

U.S. Marines vs. Navy SEALs: The Marines School the SEALS in 1 Key Thing

Jared Keller at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Jared Keller* *Security, * Two vastly different approaches to openness and transparency. *Members of Gallagher's platoon have revealed they regularly drank alcohol while deployed. During Gallagher's court-martial, jurors were shown a picture of the SEALs drinking at a bar they had built at their compound with their assistant platoon leader serving as the DJ.* Two services. Two incidents involving service members accused of serious misconduct. Two vastly different approaches to openness and transparency. When U.S. Special Operations Command announced on Wednesday that a SEAL pla... more »

Carlos Bolsonaro Publishes List of Suspicious Names Which Includes his Brother

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro city councilor Carlos Bolsonaro, the second son of President Jair Bolsonaro, published on Saturday, August 17th, on Twitter a list of politicians from the Legislative Assembly of Rio involved in suspicious financial transactions. In the list, among the names from the PT, PDT, and DEM parties, is […] The post Carlos Bolsonaro Publishes List of Suspicious Names Which Includes his Brother appeared first on The Rio Times.

Forty-Five Million Adult Brazilians do not Use Bank Accounts

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey carried out by the "Instituto Locomotiva" shows that there are 45 million people in Brazil who have not used a bank account for over six months or who have chosen not to have a bank account. In other words, one . . . To read the full NEWS […] The post Forty-Five Million Adult Brazilians do not Use Bank Accounts appeared first on The Rio Times.

Bolsonaro Assessing Federal Prosecutor General Nominations

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first two-year mandate of the Federal Prosecutor General, Raquel Dodge, ends on September 17th. The renewal of Dodge's two-year term or the selection of a new prosecutor is contingent upon an appointment from president Jair Bolsonaro. Before taking office, the candidate . . . To read the full NEWS […] The post Bolsonaro Assessing Federal Prosecutor General Nominations appeared first on The Rio Times.

Education Minister Says University Funding Might be Unblocked Next Month

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub, said on Friday, August 16th, that the current situation points to the possibility that the universities' contingency funds could be released as of September. According to the minister, the passing of the welfare reform would provide a favorable environment for . . . To […] The post Education Minister Says University Funding Might be Unblocked Next Month appeared first on The Rio Times.

Bolsonaro’s Interference Could Discredit Federal Police, say Delegates

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro's statement that he may interfere in the selection of the Chief of the Federal Police (PF) in The post Bolsonaro’s Interference Could Discredit Federal Police, say Delegates appeared first on The Rio Times.

The History of the Brazilian Central Station

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Currently, due to safety issues and the neglect of public authorities, the main train station in Rio, known as "Estação Central do Brasil" or Brazil Central Station, is not what you might call an inspiring place. However, the history of this bit of the city of Rio de Janeiro is […] The post The History of the Brazilian Central Station appeared first on The Rio Times.

Bolsonaro Signs Decree Favoring Rodeos at a Cowboys’ Festival

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cheered by an audience of 30 thousand in the main arena of the '64ª Festa de Peão Boiadeiro de Barretos' ("64th Barretos Cowboy Festival"), in the countryside of São Paulo, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday night, that he stands "alongside" the supporters of rodeos and bull-catching, and again showed […] The post Bolsonaro Signs Decree Favoring Rodeos at a Cowboys’ Festival appeared first on The Rio Times.

Residents of the Jardim Botânico in Rio Working Together for the Neighborhood

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the Rio local (carioca), it is virtually impossible to miss a sunny Saturday on the beach. All they need is a nice day with pleasant temperatures and they make the most of their favorite program, a common habit that denotes the essence of the 'carioca'. But not everyone feels […] The post Residents of the Jardim Botânico in Rio Working Together for the Neighborhood appeared first on The Rio Times.

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Hymn”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Vangelis, “Hymn”

"I Wish..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." - J.R.R. Tolkien, "Lord of the Rings"

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Just look at this goon! You know how you can just judge someone's intelligence just by looking at them? Ken Cuccinelli needs to tie a string to his wrist with the other end tied to the doorknob of his office just so he can find his way back. God knows how he finds his way home every night but I guess he has a limo driver, a white one of course. Thoughts come hard for Ken Cuccinelli. That's why he has trouble explaining that what he and his orange nazi freak of a boss really want to do with the Statue Of Liberty is tear it down. And you thought republicans want to preser... more »

"The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook"* by Editor "No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved." "Mignon McLaughlin opened her first book of aphorisms, 'The Neurotic’s Notebook', with this succinct symmetrical line that hits the reader like a hand grenade. A book of aphorisms is among the most perishable of publications. It’s too small to command any attention on the bookshelf, too atomic in composition to be considered as a complete work, too light to carry any critical weight. 'The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook,' published in 1981, collects McLaughlin’s 1963 book ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"That the situation appears hopeless should not prevent us from doing our best." - Aldo Leopold

"Reflections on 'Insanity', 'Societal Psychosis' and 'Irrational Violence' in America"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Reflections on 'Insanity', 'Societal Psychosis' * *and 'Irrational Violence' in America"* By Jim Miles *"Irrational: *How often in an argument do you hear the rhetorical question,”Are you insane?”, referring to any number of topics within human endeavors. If “irrational” is the means by which most of us are to be judged sane or insane, then yes, we are insane due to irrational behavior probably on a daily basis. The reasoning is complicated by our own self definition as being homo sapiens (“wise man”), an anthropomorphic self aggrandizing, ego centered definition. Going deeper in... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Elementary math: Any number times 0 is still... 0 And what a bunch of zeros in this bunch of nothings...

Hong Kong's ultra-rich lose patience with protesters as their profits dive

Kathryn Diss at Just In - 21 hours ago
For months, Hong Kong's billionaires have remained silent on the protest movement, but as house prices fall and the share market tanks, the city's elite are demanding that order be restored.

Paradise parasites — Challenges to controlling rat lungworm disease

Guest Contributor at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Opinion “Tropical parasites in our food? No way!” most Americans think. It’s time to think again. In May Hawaii’s Department of Health announced three more cases of rat lungworm in recent visitors. Already endemic in Hawaii, Asia, Australia, Brazil and the Caribbean, the exotic foodborne menace is also emerging in Florida and other southeastern states. Rat... Continue Reading

USDA audits world’s third smallest country for pork exports

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Two-way trade between the United States and the micro-state of San Marino is a mere $7 million a year. And a scant amount of that involves any food or agricultural product whatsoever. The world’s oldest Republic, land-locked by Italy surrounding its 24 square miles with a population of 33,400, has again undergone an equivalency audit... Continue Reading

France’s food safety system found equivalent to USA for veal, pork and ready-to-eat meats

News Desk at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released a new on-site equivalence verification audit for France. It did not find any deficiencies that represented an immediate threat to public health. The report was posted on the FSIS website shortly after August 14 when the final audit was sent to Dr. Lo” ic Evain, France’s chief veterinary officer.... Continue Reading

Fraunhofer works on disinfection using UV light

News Desk at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Scientists at a German institute are investigating use of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV LEDs) to destroy bacterial DNA. Fraunhofer researchers looked at replacing conventional lamps containing mercury with ultraviolet light-emitting diodes. The technology is suitable for disinfecting brewing water, caps for bottled beer, soft drinks, and mineral water during the filling process. UV light can... Continue Reading

Massive convoy of Turkish-backed rebels head to southern Idlib to fight the Syrian Army

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed 1st Corps of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has sent a massive convoy of reinforcements to the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate to help the militants fight the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). According to opposition reports, the 1st Corps is being deployed to the front-lines in southern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist counter-offensive to retake key hilltop near Khan Sheikhoun ends in heavy losses

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a counter-offensive to retake the key hilltop of Tal Al-Nar near Khan Sheikhoun on Sunday. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels began their counter-offensive by sending a suicide bomber towards the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at Tal Al-Nar. Following the suicide attack at Tal […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Man made tetraplegic with axe after shooting ex-partner's new lover, court told

Rebecca Opie at Just In - 21 hours ago
An Adelaide Hills man who shot his ex-partner's new lover during a confrontation at his former home was left tetraplegic after the victim fought back with an axe, a court is told.

A man in Alaska went out for firewood and came back with a 50-year-old Soviet message in a bottle

Just In - 21 hours ago
The man who discovered the bottle on the western shores of Alaska says the message inside was still dry after 50 years at sea and smelt strongly of alcohol.

The 'Gabbatoir' is back in business as Brisbane Lions prep for big finals run

Alister Nicholson at Just In - 21 hours ago
It's been a while since Brisbane's glory days at the Gabba, but on a big weekend of AFL footy a win over the Cats show the young Lions are roaring again, writes Alister Nicholson.

The grass isn't always greener, forcing gardeners to become painters

Jessica Hinchliffe at Just In - 21 hours ago
The usually lush Speaker's Green at Queensland's Parliament House has undergone some cosmetic changes to justify its title.

Eleven dead, three missing after Christian pilgrims lose their way in PNG's remote Highlands

Evan Wasuka And Tracey Shelton at Just In - 21 hours ago
A Christian celebration in Papua New Guinea's Highlands turns to tragedy after a party of some 30 people lost their way 10 days ago with limited food or shelter.

From widow to diamond dealer, a tale of perseverance in remote Australia

Kristy O'Brien at Just In - 21 hours ago
Survivor is a word thrown around fairly lightly, but in the case of German migrant Frauke Bolten-Boshammer, you can't help but feel she's earned the title 10 times over.

Hong Kong: Don’t Provoke The Dragon

Eric MARGOLIS at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
The type of repression China imposed on Tibet and Muslim regions could be repeated in Hong Kong. There is absolutely nothing any of the world’s powers can do about it. China will then turn its attention to ‘renegade province’ Taiwan.

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 22 hours ago
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ― Issac Asimov

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Hong Kong protests: Rival demonstrations spread across globe https://t.co/lZTzJ3Dcz1 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 18, 2019 It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China and of President Xi Jinping's authority, but as the People's Republic approaches its 70th anniversary, Xi finds himself battling multiple threats https://t.co/uPxdQgBgCa pic.twitter.com/mXkZ23K1jl — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 19, 2019 I have signed the legislation setting in stone the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972. This is a landmark moment in taking b... more »

“Central Banks In Panic Mode”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Egon Von Greyerz On The Keiser Report – * *“Central Banks In Panic Mode”* "In this interview Max and Egon discuss the enormous pressures in the financial system and the coming stampede into gold. Also: • The final phase of the currency race to zero has just started. • Massive energy in gold, built up over the last 6 years. • Gold will break its all time high of $ 1920, without effort. • Gold hit new all-time highs in many currencies. Now on its way to at least $10,000 or even $50,000. • Central banks panicking over global banking system. • Negative rates – Government bonds, world’s m... more »

One Nation Under Stress?

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 22 hours ago
Why stress is not all it is cracked up to be.

Gregory Mannarino, "We Just Lost The Trade War And The Market Is Going To Love It"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, "We Just Lost The Trade War And The Market Is Going To Love It" - https://www.traderschoice.net/ ○ "Morgan Stanley: 'The Global Economy Is Deteriorating Faster Than Offsetting Policy Action'"

How Iran Is Taking Advantage of a Weak Royal Navy

Dakota Wood at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Dakota Wood* *Security, * The consequence of this underinvestment is that Britain and other Western nations today are minimally able to protect their own interests, with almost no ability to deter bad behavior of the sort we have recently seen in the Gulf from the perennially thuggish Iran. *Our European partners are now showing some interest in pooling resources to conduct patrols in the strategic waters of the Gulf region. But they are still trying to pressure the Trump administration into easing up on targeted sanctions against the regime and help Iran find ways to circumvent... more »

Heckler & Koch vs. Glock vs. Springfield: Who Makes the Best .45 Caliber Gun?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * This is our top 5. *The HK45 is 8.03 inches long, has a barrel length of 4.46 inches, and weighs just under two pounds with an unloaded magazine. The pistol features a cold hammer forged, polygonal bore barrel for longevity and accuracy, fully ambidextrous controls, and Picatinny rail for the attachment of aiming lights and lasers. It has a single action/double action operating system and a decocking lever. A major innovation built into the HK45 is a spring operated recoil reduction system, which Heckler & Koch claims reduces recoil by up to 30 perc... more »

AP Exclusive: US Talks Secretly To Venezuela Socialist Boss

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
As president of the country's Constituent Assembly, Cabello, 56, is a major power broker inside Venezuela [Manaure Quintero/Reuters] *WNU Editor:* The complete story is here .... *AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss* (AP).

Bernie Sanders Didn’t Say It

David Henderson at Econlib - 22 hours ago
When I wrote a review of the excellent Socialism Sucks by Bob Lawson and Ben Powell, I quoted a passage from it that they attributed to Bernie Sanders. It did sound extreme, even for Bernie, and I should have checked. Unfortunately, I didn’t. That’s a problem because Bernie didn’t say it. Here’s the relevant passage […] The post Bernie Sanders Didn’t Say It appeared first on Econlib.

It Is Legal to Pray in School (Voluntarily!)

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
William Federer ~ Mandatory versus voluntary. Though court cases have sought to limit “mandatory” school-sponsored prayer, students continue to have the right to “voluntarily” pray! Brad Dacus, President of Pacific Justice Institute, stated (www.legaltopray.com): “In every case defending students’ rights to pray, the students have prevailed, even teachers have the right to pray […]

New York Times Launches Crusade To ‘Reframe’ America As Defined By Slavery And Racism

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Tim Graham ~ Byron York at the Washington Examiner reports The New York Times is embarking on a very ambitious crusade to define slavery as the dominant narrative of America, even to this day. This is what the paper hopes the project will accomplish: “It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as […]

Relief At Last From The Misdirected Endangered Species Act

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ From 1968 to 1971 this author worked to establish a new agency of the Federal Government to protect our nations water supplies, our agricultural lands, our air quality, its waste disposal protocols, our surface and deep mining, our use of chemicals in the environment and everything else that could threaten […]

Trump's Greenland Gambit and the Technate of North America

dr.samizdat1618@gmail.com at Event Horizon Chronicle - 23 hours ago
Donald Trump's very public proffer in recent days to buy Greenland from Denmark has been met with amusement in many quarters, as if it were a joke. But there is ample reason to believe that Trump's Greenland Gambit is indeed a very serious trial balloon on the part of the Deep State, i.e., the shadowy, corporate, power brokers behind the presidential office, especially in view of the centuries-long history of territorial acquisition by the USSA. A bit of historical context is in order. The USSA has acquired or seized territory in four main ways: 1) warfare, i.e., overt military con... more »

August 19th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #942

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

Monday August 19th – 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 →

Assisted Suicide Avoidance – John Brennan Intel Asset Joseph Mifsud “Gave Audio Tape Deposition Before Going Into Hiding”…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
According to an interview granted by the lawyer for intelligence asset Joseph Mifsud to journalist John Solomon, professor Mifsud admitted to being a western intelligence asset who was part of a CIA intelligence “operation” against candidate Donald Trump in March … Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A biker does a burnout on his motorcycle during a car and motorbike show outside the closed Hall of Shaab Stadium in Baghdad, Iraq August 16, 2019. Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs, clad in studded leather and black berets, burst out of their semi-circles to break dance, their tattoo-covered arms waving neon glowsticks. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani *WNU Editor: *The above picture came form this photo-gallery .... *Baghdad bikers dance as parties return to battle-weary city* (Reuters).

'Monkeys, get out': West Papuan students trapped, tear-gassed on Indonesian 'freedom' day

Tasha Wibawa at Just In - 23 hours ago
Indonesian police defend their decision to raid a West Papuan student dormitory and firing 20 tear gas canisters into the building, causing injuries, saying they acted as a "stabilitator".

'Saddest episode ever': Play School tackles issue of death for the first time

Just In - 23 hours ago
For the first time in 53 years, the ABC show Play School openly discusses the issue of death and what happens when someone's grandpa or pet fish dies.

Gravitational waves indicate either a black hole swallowed a star, or something even weirder

Genelle Weule at Just In - 23 hours ago
Tiny ripples detected in the cosmos last week were likely to have been created in the final moments before a black hole gobbled up a small dense star 900 million light years away, scientists say.

Sydney stabbing accused to have 'intimate procedures' performed on him to gather evidence

Kathleen Calderwood at Just In - 23 hours ago
The lawyer for alleged Sydney stabber Mert Ney says his client is "suffering" in custody and did not have adequate access to medication, as a court orders "intimate procedures" be carried out on him to obtain forensic evidence.

Australian's fiancee focusing on time together before 'tragic' NZ shooting

Just In - 23 hours ago
New Zealand police say Bianca Buckley is "focused on gathering her thoughts on the memories she has with Sean", as authorities release the body of the 33-year-old Australian allegedly murdered by a man demanding the key to the couple's campervan.

Missing woman Novy Chardon was afraid her husband would kill her, court told

Ellie Sibson at Just In - 23 hours ago
A neighbour tells a Brisbane court he spoke to Novy Chardon shortly before she vanished about fears that her husband John Chardon would kill her or have her killed.

He may be 90, but Ross Miller is still hooked on commercial fishing and boatbuilding

Michael Cavanagh at Just In - 23 hours ago
Ross Miller has no intention of putting the rod into the rack. Instead, he is building another prawn trawler as a legacy to his son.

Former fugitive Jonathan Dick arrested, charged with brother's shopping centre murder

Just In - 23 hours ago
Mr Dick is remanded in custody after he was arrested and charged with the murder of his brother, who was killed with a sword at a shopping centre in Melbourne's east more than two years ago.

Russian Tank Sets Speed Record At Intl Army Games 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT: **Russian tank sets speed record at intl Army Games 2019 near Moscow (VIDEO) * A Russian T-72B3 main battle tank reached a speed of 84 kph (52.1 mph) during a tank biathlon event outside the capital. It’s an all-time record for the competition – and an impressive feat for a 64-ton armored behemoth. The record speed was achieved in the mud of a rain-soaked tank range, rather than on an asphalt-coated race circuit. For comparison, the maximum speed of the US main battle tank, the M1 Abrams, stands at 72.4 kph (45 mph) on roads, though even faster machines exist – including Russ... more »

The Mooch Is Back In The News-- And It's Hilarious

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Scaramucci is campaigning against his old pal-- and boss-- Señor Trumpanzee. Look at this clip of him yapping it up on Fox New with Howie Kurtz today. What a laugh fest! Trump and The Mooch are throwing shit at each other like a couple of crazed monkeys. Trump is so funny-- he's like a TV cartoon character; he should go on a stand-up comedy tour. I think Anthony is really somebody that's very much out of control. He's a nervous, neurotic wreck," said the Projector-in-Chief. "He called so much, and I said, 'Anthony, I'm sorry. I can't do that. I can't take you in.' And I said, '... more »

Family reunions bring out the old stories

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 1 day ago
My wife, sister and I met my brother at a large family reunion this weekend. The annual gathering is of descendents of my mother’s maternal grandparents who had eleven of their fourteen children survive to adulthood. This is the first … Continue reading →

F/A-18 Show and Tell: What is the Difference Between a Hornet and Super Hornet?

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, * We can tell you. *The facts.* Developed by McDonnell Douglas, the Super Hornet, which first flew in 1995, is a twin-engine carrier-capable multirole fighter aircraft based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F twin-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet. The Hornet and Super Hornet share many characteristics, including avionics, ejection seats, radar, armament, mission computer software, and maintenance/operating procedures. The Super Hornet is largely a new aircraft a... more »

U.S. Navy Relys On WWII-Era Communications To Prevent Cyber Snooping

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The "bean bag" used in the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian P. Caracci *Popular Mechanics*: *To Prevent Cyber Snooping, the U.S. Navy Is Relying on WWII-Era Communications* *The most secure means of passing messages is also one of the oldest.* The U.S. Navy, anticipating a future when a high-tech enemy could read its electronic communications, is going back to a hack-proof means of sending messages between ships: bean bags. Weighted bags with messages inside are passed among ships at sea by helicopters. In a future conflict with a tech-sav... more »

This tick bites, clones itself and lays 2,000 eggs

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
Written by Joseph Mercola, D.O., Ph.D. While you might have thought a tick is an insect, it really belongs to the arachnid family, along with spiders, scorpions and mites.1 A tick survives by feeding on the blood of a host, growing from the size of an apple seed before food and swelling to more than […] The post This tick bites, clones itself and lays 2,000 eggs appeared first on Health Nut News.

China's Military Is Ready For War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo: World Affairs Board *Cortez A. Cooper III, National Interest:* *China's Military Is Ready For War: Everything You Need to Know.* *PLA concepts and capabilities also include military and para-military forces that operate below the threshold of war, such as increased presence in contested waters of fishing fleets and supporting maritime militia and navy vessels. These operations might spark conflict when an opposing claimant such as the Philippines, Vietnam, or Japan responds.* Americans are slowly but undeniably facing a new reality in global great power relations that will ... more »

Raspberry Pi / Devuan with OverlayFS Write Protection

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
How to make a more locked down Raspberry Pi with much lower rates of "wear" on the u-SD card and with read-only system file spaces (that blocks many kinds of attacks), while providing a user account that sheds cookies, trackers, beacons, and all manner of crap as soon as you log out and reboot. Continue reading →

US Talks Secretly to Venezuela Socialist Boss

AP News at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him.

NY Issues “Emergency Regulations” for Vaccine Medical Exemptions as School Is About to Begin

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 1 day ago
Doctors in New York were just demoted below bureaucrats. Stay tuned.

5 Palestinians Killed Near Buffer Zone

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Press TV Published on Aug 17, 2019 Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinians near the Gaza Strip’s buffer zone. Five Palestinians have lost their lives in the conflict. The Israeli army claims the victims were armed and trying to cross the buffer zone. Israeli helicopters have also bombarded the towns of Beit Lahia and Beit …

Epstein(Jew) May Be Just One Part of an Intricate Network of Sex and Power

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Real News Network Published on Aug 15, 2019 Journalist Whitney Webb’s MintPress series looks at the sordid history tying together mobsters, oligarchs, and government intelligence agencies in a web of blackmail, exploitation, and profit. end

Burning of Heifer Takes Place in Preparation for Third Temple

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Burning of Heifer Takes Place in Preparation for Third Temple by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/ This is the ritual law that Hashem has commanded: Instruct B’nei Yisrael to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid. Numbers 19:2 (The Israel Bible™) – …

Egon Von Greyerz on The Keiser Report: “Central Banks in Panic Mode”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Egon Von Greyerz on The Keiser Report: “Central Banks in Panic Mode” by Egon von Greyerz, https://goldswitzerland.com/ In this interview Max and Egon discuss the enormous pressures in the financial system and the coming stampede into gold. Also: – * The final phase of the currency race to zero has just started * Massive energy …

‘We Are Moving into a New, Controlled Society Worse Than Old Totalitarianism’ – Zizek on Google Leak

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘We Are Moving into a New, Controlled Society Worse Than Old Totalitarianism’ – Zizek on Google Leak by https://www.rt.com/ Modern censorship is more dangerous than open totalitarianism, it being concealed and incorporated in our daily routine, says Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, commenting on the insider leak detailing Google’s news blacklist. – The intellectual told RT …

US Joins Secret Talks Between Israel and UAE Targeting Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US Joins Secret Talks Between Israel and UAE Targeting Iran by Jason Ditz, https://news.antiwar.com/ UAE trying to balance regional interests with keeping US happy Secret talks have been ongoing between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, focused on sharing intelligence against Iran and possibly military cooperation. The talks have progressed to the point that the …

E.U. in Fear, as Matteo Salvini Well Positioned to Lead Next Italian Government

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Duran Published on Aug 17, 2019 The Duran Quick Take: Episode 280. The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Matteo Salvini’s rise to be the front runner of possible elections that may take place in Italy. Brussels remains fearful and in shock as Salvini, an outspoken eurosceptic, is well positioned to win …

The Anglo-American Origins of Color Revolutions & NED

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Anglo-American Origins of Color Revolutions & NED by Matthew Ehret, https://www.strategic-culture.org/ A few years ago, very few people understood the concept behind color revolutions. Had Russia and China’s leadership not decided to unite in solidarity in 2012 when they began vetoing the overthrow of Bashar al Assad in Syria- followed by their alliance around the Belt …

NYTimes Shifts from Russiagate to Racism, Insisting Orange Man(Trump) Still Bad

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
NYTimes Shifts from Russiagate to Racism, Insisting Orange Man(Trump) Still Bad by https://www.rt.com/ Patting itself on the back for getting the Trump-Russia conspiracy story right (they didn’t), the New York Times decided to pivot to calling the US president a racist, in a staff meeting whose shocking transcript ended up online. – On Thursday, Slate …

The Plot Thickens! 2 More HSBC Bank Rumors That Mainstream Media Won’t Report!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
WallStForMainSt Streamed live on Aug 17, 2019 2 more HSBC Bank rumors have become public (that the American mainstream media won’t report on) courtesy of China’s state run Global Times. HSBC at a crossroads as Huawei issue remains, Hong Kong unrest continues: – http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/116… Has Ping An Insurance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_An… – been ordered by the Chinese …

Tens of Thousands Brave the Rain to Show Support for Hong Kong Police

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
South China Morning Post Published on Aug 17, 2019 Tens of thousands of people braved the rain to join a rally outside Hong Kong government headquarters. Called, ‘No violence, save Hong Kong’, the rally aimed to demonstrate support for the police and call for an end to the protests. Organisers say the event attracted 476,000 …

Violent Protests In Hong Kong Reach Their Last Stage?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Sheeple: naive, gullible, easily deceived, useful idiots complicit in their own destruction and the destruction of others. People with an amazing ability to accept any amount of BULLSHIT. Last to know/understand what is going on. First to fall. – I think the protests will continue for a while more. It won’t end so soon. It …

How Washington is Meddling in the Affairs of Hong Kong

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
NED is CIA! The intention is to destabilize China and cause civil war. Once that happens China will no longer be a threat to USA. Then can then place their puppet into power and colonize China. The alternative plan is to finance and support 2 opposing groups in China and cause continuous destabilization and civil …

Neocons See Hong Kong as China’s ‘Soft Underbelly’ – Daniel McAdams

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Aug 13, 2019 Daniel McAdams joins Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss the ongoing pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong. He characterizes the protesters’ real goal as “regime change” and that they intend to “internationalize the problem” by inviting US meddling. He also points out that Washington-based institutions like the National Endowment for …

Gerald Celente: Super Financial Storm Coming….Bull Run on Gold

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
TruNews Streamed live on Aug 16, 2019 Today on TRUNEWS host Rick Wiles welcomes back to the Godcast publisher of the Trends Journal, Gerald Celente. Together they discuss the twists and turns in the deciphering the future trends in the markets, gold and cryptocurrency. Later, Doc Burkhart joins to talk about the latest on Jeffrey …

A Pessimistic Nation is a Failed Nation

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
When the national discourse becomes focused on the magnitude of the imminent disasters and the sacrifices that must be made to prevent these disasters from happening, then it is certain that the nation has lost the confidence in itself and it is all set to fail. A successful nation is an optimist and confident nation—it is a nation in which the discourse is focused on the great achievements that its people will make in the times to come, and the ease with which they will overcome every problem that they face on their way to a better future.

Brother No. 2 of the Khmer Rouge Becomes a Lesson Learned at the ECCC?

Somaly Kum at New Mandala - 1 day ago
The recent death of Nuon Chea has left the people of Cambodia with more questions about the Khmer Rouge regime and if they will ever be given justice. The post Brother No. 2 of the Khmer Rouge Becomes a Lesson Learned at the ECCC? appeared first on New Mandala.