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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

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10 pm MDT

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah Sunday Thoughts* Now that the U.S. Navy has confirmed what they call UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena), better known as UFOs, Republicans can now work themselves into a frenzy of hatred for a whole new group of aliens. I can hardly wait 'til Senor Trumpanzee proclaims: I, President Donald J. Trump, am calling for a total and complete shutdown on these saucermen entering our airspace until we can find out what the hell is going on. Republicans have always lived for finding new groups of people to hate, so now that we may be getting some official recognition that ETs... more »

Government Launches Campaign to Improve Brazil’s Image Abroad

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 21 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government released today the first video of the advertising campaign "Brazil by Brasil". "The world needs to know Brazil by Brazil: one of the largest agricultural producers in the world, Brazil feeds 1.2 billion people and uses only 7.8 percent of its land with crops," says the speaker […] The post Government Launches Campaign to Improve Brazil’s Image Abroad appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazil Becomes an X-Men Enemy in Latest Edition of Marvel Comic

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 21 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new X-Men comic book, Brazil appears as one of the countries that rejected having diplomatic relations with mutants. In the new book "House of X", written by Jonathan Hickman, a sovereign nation for people with superpowers is founded on the fictitious island of Krakoa, an important place in the […] The post Brazil Becomes an X-Men Enemy in Latest Edition of Marvel Comic appeared first on The Rio Times.

After Vetoing Bolsonaro, UN Calls for Governor of Pernambuco to Speak at Climate Summit

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 21 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Governor Paulo Câmara, member of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), will be one of the speakers at the Climate Summit, to be held this month from September 23rd to 29th, in New York. He was invited by the United Nations (UN) and will be in charge of representing the Northeast. […] The post After Vetoing Bolsonaro, UN Calls for Governor of Pernambuco to Speak at Climate Summit appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazilian Steel Giant Signs Investment Commitment of R$219.8 Million for Minas Gerais State

Daniel Lopes de Alcantara at The Rio Times - 21 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Usiminas signed with the government of the state of Minas Gerais on Wednesday, September18th, an investment commitment of R$219.8 (US$55) million. The document, a protocol of intent, was signed jointly with the subsidiaries Mineração Usiminas S.A. (MUSA) and Unigal for steel and mining activities. The forecast is to generate 330 […] The post Brazilian Steel Giant Signs Investment Commitment of R$219.8 Million for Minas Gerais State appeared first on The Rio Times.

Fines for DUI Driving Grow 33 Percent in São Paulo City in 2019

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 21 hours ago
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Traffic Police Command (CPTran) of the São Paulo State Police charged 16,680 drivers for disrespecting the 'Lei Seca' ("Dry Law", which prohibits any amount of alcohol consumption prior to driving) between January and August of this year in the . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, […] The post Fines for DUI Driving Grow 33 Percent in São Paulo City in 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Huawei and China Mobil are Contemplating Acquisition of Oi

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 21 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two Chinese giants - Huawei and China Mobile - join efforts to enter the dispute for Brazilian Oi, the country's largest fixed telephone operator that has been under judicial reorganization since 2016. They have the prospect of a leap in turnover when the country begins to install fifth-generation (5G) mobile […] The post Huawei and China Mobil are Contemplating Acquisition of Oi appeared first on The Rio Times.

Graffiti Artist Eduardo Kobra Inaugurates Ayrton Senna Mural in Imola, Italy

Dorah Feliciano at The Rio Times - 21 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a week of work, São Paulo street artist Eduardo Kobra on Friday, September 20th, inaugurated the mural dedicated to the pilot Ayrton Senna (1960-1994) at the Italian circuit of Ímola, about the tragedy that took the life of the three-time Formula 1 champion. The panel is 21 meters long and […] The post Graffiti Artist Eduardo Kobra Inaugurates Ayrton Senna Mural in Imola, Italy appeared first on The Rio Times.

Sam Kerr breaks American goalscoring record — again

Just In - 21 hours ago
It's hard to stop Sam Kerr when she's in goalscoring mood — the Matildas star has just set a new record for most goals scored in an NWSL season, beating her own mark.

Indigenous artist accuses 36ers of 'virtue signalling' after being offered free tickets to design a jersey

Ben Nielsen at Just In - 21 hours ago
Elizabeth Close is an acclaimed Aboriginal artist who has worked in Australia as well as abroad, but she says when an NBL club asked her for an Indigenous jersey design, she was offered little more than tickets as payment.

GWS's Cameron wrote a note to a stranger after finding their lost wallet, and left a little something inside

Just In - 21 hours ago
Greater Western Sydney star Jeremy Cameron receives praise on social media after a photo emerges of a note he wrote after finding a stranger's wallet.

“The ‘REPO' Market Explained”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“The ‘REPO' Market Explained”* “Paddy Hirsch explains why the repurchase (or repo) market is a vital part of the financial system, and why the government is considering changes to it.” ○ "Goldman Sachs Has Just Issued An Ominous Warning About Stock Market Chaos In October" "The Panic in Interest Rates is Just Getting Started" "Beginnings of a Financial Panic?" Gregory Mannarino, “Fed. Announces: 'Bank Bailouts Extended Thru Oct. 10th.'”

Webcams in Nursing Home Rooms May Deter Elder Abuse – But are They Ethical?

Clara Berridge, Karen Levy at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Clara Berridge, Karen Levy* *Health, Americas* Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients. Mary Ann Papp’s daughter Lisa was worried about her 75-year-old mother. A foot infection seemed to be going untreated, leading Lisa to fear that her mother’s nursing home wasn’t providing proper care. So Lisa did what any concerned child might: She bought a US$199 webcam from Target and put it in her mother’s room. But she found that nursing home staff kept pointing the camera away from Mary Ann’s bed or unplugging it. ... more »

China Could Conquer Taiwan, But It Would Be In For a Very Tough Fight

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* More than America would keep the PLA at bay. *Key point:* It would be very bloody and not very easy. With President Xi Jinping having consolidated his power at the 19th Party Congress, and the United States increasingly distracted at home, it may seem like a given that China will reestablish its predominance over the Asia-Pacific region. A new study casts doubt on this, however, arguing that Beijing doesn’t have the military power to defeat its neighbors. In fact, it probably can’t even conquer Taiwan. The new study by Michael Beckley, an Assistan... more »

China's Plan To Beat America's Aircraft Carriers: Push Them Out to Sea

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* Out to ranges that American carriers can't attack from *Key point:* No need to fight what can't reach you. Recently, Chinese state media reported that a new brigade of Beijing’s most advanced intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been “activated.” The newly commissioned brigade is armed with the Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM. According to the* Diplomat**,* “Video footage carried in Chinese state media showed at least 22 integrated six-axle DF-26 transporter-erector-launchers along with their crews.” What do we know about this missile? First... more »

The BBC rules against Emily Maitlis

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Abusenight Well, well, well... Newsnight, BBC Two, 15 July 2019: Finding by the Executive Complaints Unit *Complaint* The programme included a discussion about Brexit between Rod Liddle, columnist and author of a book about Brexit called “The Great Betrayal” and Tom Baldwin of the People’s Vote campaign. A viewer complained that the presenter Emily Maitlis was sneering and bullying towards Mr Liddle and in doing so exemplified the way the BBC views Leave voters. *Finding* The ECU did not agree that it was possible to deduce Emily Maitlis’ view on Brexit from the discussion. It also ... more »

"John Humphrys’s privilege is showing"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Ben Hunte I see that Ben Hunte, the BBC's first LGBT Correspondent, has hit back at John Humphrys. The former* Today *man had objected to him saying after his appointment, "I'm looking forward to being the mouthpiece for some marginalised groups". JH thinks the BBC "must not act as anyone's mouthpiece" as "that's what lobbyists and public relations people do" and that "to confuse the two is to undermine the job of a journalist". Here's Ben's response, quoted in *The Sunday Times*: John Humphrys’s privilege is showing. I am not a spokesperson for the LGBT community. However, what... more »

September 22nd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #976

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 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 September 22nd – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 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 →

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Remarks on State Visit, and First Lady Melania’s Attention to Detail…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet up again on Sunday in Ohio as both leaders continue to emphasize the relationship. Today, PM Morrison laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier, and then … Continue reading →

Thinking the Unthinkable, Saying the Unsayable

GeoPolitics101 at Covert Geopolitics - 22 hours ago
We have resolved to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is insufferable. – The Showa Emperor, August 1945 A couple of months ago Putin observed that the time of modern day liberalism had passed. There is also the so-called liberal idea, … Continue reading Thinking the Unthinkable, Saying the Unsayable →

Paris Police Fire Tear Gas And Arrest Over 100 As Protest Turns Violent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Paris police use tear gas to break up return of Yellow Vest protesters who vowed a mass turnout as 7,000 officers are deployed on the streets of the capital* * More than 7,000 officers deployed today with fears yellow vests protesters could join climate change rallies * Tear gas used to move crowds around Champs-Elysees avenue, Saint-Lazare station and Madeleine plaza * Police said more than 100 people have been arrested already in a busy day of events for the French capital Police officers in Paris have used tear gas to break up anti-government demonstrators a... more »

Is Ludwig Wittgenstein Overrated?

Unknown at The Verma Report - 23 hours ago
Crispin Sartwell, in his article, "Overrated: Ludwig Wittgenstein," says that Wittgenstein "inspired decades of needless self-destruction among his disciples." Here's an excerpt: "Wittgenstein’s reputation for genius did not depend on incomprehensibility alone. He was also “tortured”, rude and unreliable. He had an intense gaze. He spent months in cold places like Norway to isolate himself. He temporarily quit philosophy, because he believed that he had solved all its problems in his 1922 Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and worked as a gardener. He gave away his family fortune. And,... more »

On Philosophers

Unknown at The Verma Report - 23 hours ago
A good philosophy is an improvement over past philosophy, but a great philosophy is not merely an improvement—it is an evolution to a new paradigm of thought. There have been several good philosophers in the western philosophical tradition, but the great philosophers, according to me, are the following: Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Stoics, Cicero, Aquinas, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Kant, and Hegel.

FDA wants to know what the public thinks about food safety plan

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
With a public meeting and a webinar, the FDA plans to gather input on the plan for it’s “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” and explain how a new program will help defend against acts of food-related terrorism. Both events are scheduled in October. The public meeting about the new approach to food safety that... Continue Reading

Possible new source for botulism toxin among issues discussed by EU network

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
European networks tasked with identifying emerging risks discussed 18 potential issues in 2018. They were classified according to hazard with microbiological responsible for 10 issues, two for chemical and other, such as antimicrobial resistance and allergies, were discussed once. Risks were also classed by the driver behind the emerging issue such as three times for... Continue Reading

Belgium Pops For Nationalism…

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 23 hours ago
Belgium has as it's largest party, now, a "Far Right Nationalist" party. Yet the "Center Right" doesn't want to form a government with them. Go figure... The EU does seem to be suffering slow self disassembly... Continue reading →

Did you know NZ is signed on to a UN plan that requires among other things high density (forced) urbanisation, a reduction in private property rights & depopulation?

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 23 hours ago
“For New Zealanders, Agenda 21 means the complete destruction of a way of life that most people see as positive.” Agenda 21 and the Draft NZ Biodiversity Strategy From stovouno.org By Barbara McKenzie The current New Zealand government has produced a raft of measures to implement the United Nations Agenda 21, including the draft Biodiversity … Continue reading Did you know NZ is signed on to a UN plan that requires among other things high density (forced) urbanisation, a reduction in private property rights & depopulation? →

OIA requests from Landcare Research indicate the alarming extent to which 1080 is in our food chain

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 23 hours ago
“Landcare Research maintains a national database of vertebrate pesticide residue test results, from samples of plants, soil and animal tissue and corresponding background information submitted to its Toxicology Laboratory at Lincoln.” Lawyer Sue Grey and Regional Councillor Kathy White have obtained information via an OIA request from Landcare Research that confirms after 50 years of … Continue reading OIA requests from Landcare Research indicate the alarming extent to which 1080 is in our food chain →

Global geoengineering (chemtrails) experiment pushed by Bill Gates also funded by Nazi-linked Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, linked to eugenics and depopulation

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 23 hours ago
(Natural News) The mainstream media is now openly pushing geoengineering and chemtrails as a solution for so-called “global warming,” which is of course a complete hoax to begin with. Globalist propaganda network CNBC has just released a new video (see below) which is a blatant infomercial for chemtrails, touting the benefits of polluting the skies … Continue reading Global geoengineering (chemtrails) experiment pushed by Bill Gates also funded by Nazi-linked Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, linked to eugenics and depopulation →

Paradoxical Effect of Anti-HPV Vaccine Gardasil on Cervical Cancer Rate

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 23 hours ago
Posted on: Wednesday, February 6th 2019 at 12:30 pm Written By: Nicole Delépine Originally published on www.docteur.nicoledelepine.fr “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress”. Niels Bohr (Nobel prized for his works on the structure of the atom and chemical reactions) Changing the natural history of cancer that increases in frequency and occurs faster. It takes … Continue reading Paradoxical Effect of Anti-HPV Vaccine Gardasil on Cervical Cancer Rate →

Facebook: The New Tower Of Babel

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 23 hours ago
Originally posted on Left Hook by Dean Henderson: (Excerpted from Chapter 1: Nephilim Crown 5G Apocalypse) I deleted my Facebook account in June 2018. Jill followed suit shortly thereafter. I have also deleted my Twitter account. The damage done to society by these DARPA Mossad psyops can not even be measured. What passes for social…

Police Clash With Hong Kong Protestors For 16th Consecutive Weekend

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Hong Kong police launch tear gas at defiant protesters as thousands of anti-government demonstrators take to the streets repeating calls for their 'five demands'* * Tear gas has been launched at democracy protesters in the outlying town of Tuen Mun in Hong Kong today * Dozens of Beijing supporters had earlier torn down some large mosaics of colourful pro-democracy placards * The 'Lennon Walls', created to increase morale, were badly damaged in pro-Beijing efforts to clean the city * Most protesters in Tuen Mun were peaceful but some threw petrol bombs and bricks ... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago
“You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn’t that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.” ― Jon Stewart And as an aside – I don’t know who said it, but the biggest argument in favor of the Electoral College is that Taco Bell has been voted the best Mexican restaurant in America. vonMeßer

How Deep Was the Swamp in 1964?

I.R. Wayright at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago
You may recognize the speaker here and you should pay heed to his words if you haven’t heard them before. How little things have changed, except for the worse, since then. Apparently he was campaigning for Barry Goldwater in the primary contest for president against Richard Nixon in 1964. Lyndon Johnson won the general election. I could be wrong about the year so correct me if you can. Interesting what he said about Al Smith, who left the democrat party in 1936. Is it any wonder we are where we are now? … Continue reading →

Hillary: "The President Asked A Foreign Power To Help Him Win An Election. Again."

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
So now we all think we know that the whistleblower thing was Trump pressing Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine, to find some dirt on Biden's lobbyist son. And maybe that's "all" it was; or maybe not. It's certainly bad enough-- despite Trump going from denying the whole thing as "fake news" to imbecilic protestations that the whistleblower is partisan. Even more Trumpoid is him demanding someone throw him a shovel so he could announce he's meeting with the Ukrainian guy at the UN next week. Presumably Trump told him he'd get him some aid if he came up with anything on Bide... more »

Caste, Kinship & the Realisation of ‘American Dream’: ‘high-skilled’ Telugu (India) Migrants in the USA

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
A very important article to read, especially for Americans. In the article, all references to “Indian”, such as Indian diaspora … Continue reading →

India Management Consulting Firm Agrees to $2.5 million Global Settlement in North Texas for Visa Fraud-Inducing Aliens to Enter & Remain in the United States

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Call your Senators ASAP to oppose S386, which needs to have public hearings and be debated rather than rammed through: … Continue reading →

'Element of surprise': Government defends no warning signs for $88m phone detection cameras

Ashleigh Raper at Just In - 1 day ago
NSW Roads Minister Andrew Constance says new fixed and portable mobile phone detection cameras, the last of which will be rolled out by December, are about "saving lives".

'It's all gossip': Morrison dismisses report he wanted Hillsong pastor at US events

James Glenday at Just In - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister dismisses a report he wanted Hillsong pastor Brian Houston to be with him at some events during his current state visit to the United States.

Sweetshop or sweatshop? Jury to decide on forced labour claims at Melbourne bakery

Karen Percy at Just In - 1 day ago
The Candoo bakery turned out trays of gently scented Iranian desserts and pastries each week. But some of its workers have told a Melbourne Magistrates' Court committal hearing that in the basement, prescription drugs were being used to keep workers going around the clock.

'It's massive': Cyclone-ravaged tourist island set for multi-million-dollar makeover

Anna Hartley And Lexy Hamilton-Smith at Just In - 1 day ago
A Far North Queensland tourist island, left lying in ruins for years, will undergo a multi-million-dollar redevelopment in an effort to create an international tourism drawcard.

Mums of Indigenous children coming together to bridge cultural gap

Anita Butcher at Just In - 1 day ago
A group of mothers of Indigenous children is coming together in regional SA to create a cultural safe space and improve mental health in their community.

Serial escapee accused of punching police dog flees from Perth hospital

Just In - 1 day ago
A man who was taken to hospital for dog bite injuries received after allegedly punching a police dog in the head remains on the loose after escaping from custody on Saturday.

'You were a legend': Community mourns 'selfless' father and son killed in plane crash

Kevin Nguyen And Claudia Jambor at Just In - 1 day ago
Family and friends post tributes to Jeffrey and Matthew Hills, whose bodies were found in the wreckage of a plane which crashed in northern NSW on Friday.

Mermaid Beach's big, smiling yellow ball marks half a century of Gold Coast mini-golf

Solua Middleton at Just In - 1 day ago
Half a century since the first miniature-golf course came to the Gold Coast, putt putt is still popular with families.

Vintage car yard that supplied Mad Max movie for sale

Adriane Reardon at Just In - 1 day ago
One of the biggest wrecking yards in the Southern Hemisphere, which supplied Mad Max: Fury Road with cars, is on the market after more than 60 years as a family business.

'Cancer pals': The volunteers making a difference to small communities

Allison Jess at Just In - 1 day ago
Eighteen months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Regan Lions is fundraising as a way of saying thanks to the centre where she had some of her treatment.

How this Aussie overcame addiction and a serious accident to make ultramarathon history

Shaun Giles at Just In - 1 day ago
Jacqui Bell's doesn't do things the easy way. The 24-year-old Queenslander has overcome addiction, mental health issues and a robbery that left her hospitalised, to become an ultramarathoner on the cusp of a record-breaking feat.

Is Britain’s Infantry Fighting Vehicle Ready for 21st Century Warfare?

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Charlie Gao* *Technology, Europe* [image: By davric - collection personnelle, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1472715] Or is it time to head to the scrap yard? Britain’s FV510 Warrior IFV has never had a good record as an infantry fighting vehicle. While its protection and mobility are decent, the armament has long been maligned by analysts and its users. Compared to contemporary American and Soviet IFVs, the Warrior’s turret lacked any kind of FCS or stabilization. The 30mm gun was also clip-fed compared to the box or tray fed American and Soviet... more »

Politics Turn Nasty In Canada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Politics Turn Nasty in Canada as Trudeau and Rivals Get Personal* For polite Canada, the latest federal election campaign is turning out to be pretty nasty. Even before bombshell pictures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface makeup surfaced on Wednesday, his Liberals and their main opposition Conservatives had foregone the usual niceties in favor of tactics more common to the hyper-partisan mud slinging contests south of the border in the U.S. To some, it’s been a cynical race to the bottom where leaders have focused on inflicting maximum damage on their r... more »

Indian Summer – Warren Leads Iowa (22%) – Biden Slips (20%) – Old Yeller Plummets (11%)…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Well, it’s official. According to the Des Moines Register/CNN Poll just released, Liawatha has taken the top spot on the totem leaping Joe by stealing Bernie’s thunder. Amid the ‘dances-with-fools‘ primary, Warren tops the totem with 22% (+7); followed by … Continue reading →

Does Elizabeth Warren Even Understand What Real Corruption Is?

Francis Menton at Manhattan Contrarian - 1 day ago
A few days ago I had a post evaluating Elizabeth Warren as a candidate for President. Needless to say, the evaluation wasn’t very favorable. But that post touched only lightly on a subject that Warren has sought to make a centerpiece of her campaign, namely political corruption. I thought that that subject deserved a post of its own. First, some background. If you have been reading Manhattan Contrarian long enough, you know my view that government is inherently corrupt. The government consists of human beings, and it’s just part of human nature that people will act in ways to help t... more »

CBS: Pennsylvania State Senator Resigns After Arrest for Child Porn Charges

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
A Pennsylvania state senator was busted last Tuesday on child porn charges, the state Attorney General announced. Republican Sen. Mike Folmer, 63, was charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and criminal use of a communication facility after law enforcement found images of child pornography on Folmer’s cellphone when they executed a […] The post CBS: Pennsylvania State Senator Resigns After Arrest for Child Porn Charges appeared first on Health Nut News.

US Defends Your Freedom By Using Troops As Saudi Oil Security Guards

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
If you’ve been lying awake at night terrified that the Pentagon might not send additional troops and armaments to defend oil corporations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, I’ve got some great news for you. In response to an attack on Saudi Aramco […]

Can an F-35 Be Turned into a Hypersonic Aircraft?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Not if it never gets built. *Key point: *Britain won't be competing with America over aircraft anytime soon. Can an F-35 be turned into a hypersonic aircraft? News last month that Britain is boosting its hypersonic weapons program didn’t come as a surprise. Many other nations are doing it. What caught everyone’s attention was that there are plans to rework the jet engines on the 1990s Eurofighter Typhoon—which propel the aircraft to Mach 2—into hypersonic engines that could achieve Mach 5 or faster. Which naturally led to a question: can existing fou... more »

China's QBZ-95-1 Assault Rifle: A Killer Gun Like No Other or a Joke?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We have the details. *Key point: *Powerful and reliable, but dated. One of the most widely issued—but least known—infantry small arms is the QBZ-95-1 assault rifle. The QBZ-95-1 is the official rifle of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and its various sub-branches, including the People’s Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps. Unorthodox in appearance, the bullpup QBZ-95-1 also fires an unusual 5.8-millimeter cartridge. The result is a unique weapon symbolic of China’s attempt to go its own way in the world of military small arms. China was one of the ... more »

How the United States Could Lose Iraq

Michael Rubin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Rubin* *Security, Middle East* There is a battle for influence in Iraq today, and Iran is winning. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is both the most expensive and largest embassy in the world, and more than ten times the size of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. The Baghdad complex—which includes its own power station, water treatment plant, and an Olympic-size swimming pool—and cost over $1 billion. In theory, more than one thousand diplomats and officials from other agencies work there, with security officials inflating that number three-fold. And yet, more than a decade after ... more »

How to Make the U.S. Military Weak Again

Brent Peabody at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Brent Peabody* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] The no-first-use policy is dangerous, unnecessary, and antithetical to its own goals of nuclear nonproliferation. No-first-use, or the idea that the United States should not use nuclear weapons unless first attacked with them, has gained traction everywhere from the House Armed Services Committee to the Democratic presidential debates. Proponents of a no-first-use policy present it as a common-sense solution that would reduce the likelihood of nuclear war and signal U.S. leadership on nuclear proliferation. The reality, howeve... more »

The Key to Understanding Vladimir Putin

John Evans at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*John Evans* *Security, Eurasia* [image: Reuters] It is common to ascribe America’s growing difficulties with Russia to President Vladimir Putin personally, but the sources of Russian discontent predate Putin’s presidency. Let me put it right out there: I believe we Americans have misunderstood -- or, as George Bush might have said, “misunderestimated” -- Vladimir Putin from the moment he entered our consciousness, at the very start of the present millennium. Here is how I remember him and what I think of where we are today. Putin was my guest at a July 4th reception in St. Pe... more »

BWorld 368, More politics will worsen the Philippines’ power deficiency

Bienvenido Oplas Jr at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* My column in BusinessWorld on September 12, 2019. It is pathetic that people often politicize many things, whether food or medicines or electricity. Like creating a new energy company by legislation instead of the normal ERC-SEC process, or getting the Supreme Court to stop implementation of certain provisions of the EPIRA law of 2001 (RA 9136) such as the retail competition and open access (RCOA). The Philippines, till today, is among the countries with the lowest electricity generation in Asia, both in absolute amount and per capita. I derived the per capita electricity product... more »

You can’t comb over climate change

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 1 day ago
“You can’t comb over climate change,” the sign read at the Climate Change strike yesterday. This metaphor speaks volumes about a huge problem that a certain person in leadership continues to hide like thinning hair. The kids get it. Their … Continue reading →

“Our duty is to obey the United Nations,” Says Pope Francis — What Kind Of New World Order Thinking Is That?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich This article is NOT intended to offend readers of Activist Post.com, nor any platform readers to which it may be... more »

No such thing as a typical day in the life of a high school nurse

Rebeka Powell at Just In - 1 day ago
When you think of a school nurse, it probably conjures up images of hours spent in the sick bay, but there's one kind of nurse who's responsible for preventing issues that can follow kids beyond the classroom.