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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

10 January - Blogs I'm Following - 1 of 3

10:00 pm MST

What sort of top income tax rate does the public favor?

Scott Sumner at Econlib - 6 minutes ago
I have no idea how to answer this question, partly because I don’t believe in public opinion polls. But for those who do, here are the results of asking the public what tax rate the rich should pay: 21 percent of respondents recommend a rate below 20 percent; 17 percent recommend a rate of 20 […] The post What sort of top income tax rate does the public favor? appeared first on Econlib.

Yellow Vest Protesters to Withdraw All Their Euros in Massive Run on French Banks

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
For the record, I do not advocate a run on the banks. We need to let things settle a bit to see what/who is behind this ‘bank run’ effort. The sheeple may be suckered into another Illuminist scam to introduce legislation for a cashless society. Ie. no form of cash withdrawal will be allowed and […]

‘Officials’ Worst Nightmare’: Yellow Vests Hope to Trigger Bank Run with Financial Protest

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
‘Officials’ Worst Nightmare’: Yellow Vests Hope to Trigger Bank Run with Financial Protest by https://www.rt.com/ Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms. – “If the banks weaken, the […]

Yellow Vest BANK RUN Protest? They’re Going For The ROTHSCHILD’S, This Could Be HUGE?!!! 01/12/2019

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
Ultra dangerous move. Not just for banksters but for everyone. It can trigger a European wide financial collapse. Be careful of what you wish for. – Press For Truth Published on Jan 9, 2019 The one thing the government and banksters fear the most is an informed population who understand economics and who see through their […]

China Deploys Missiles Capable of Sinking US Ships — ‘Sink Two Aircraft Carriers’: Chinese Admiral’s Chilling Recipe to Dominate the South China Sea

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
RT America Published on Jan 10, 2019 China claims to have mobilized its supersonic nuclear missile to safeguard South China Sea. The so-called carrier and anti-ship missile has been deployed to the country’s northwest and if deployed, could cost up to 10,000 US lives. This saber-rattling comes in response to what China calls “grave violations” of […]

Ron Paul: Pompeo “Insubordinate,” Bolton Should Be Fired

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
RT America Published on Jan 10, 2019 Members of his own cabinet continue to undermine President Trump’s stated foreign policy goals as State Sec. Mike Pompeo, national security advisor John Bolton and other pro-war neocons seem bent on furthering an agenda other than that of the President. Rick Sanchez explains what’s at stake before we hear […]

Brexit ‘Deal Dead as Deadest Dodo’: TMay Faces Deluge of Criticism in Parliament… Again

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
RT Published on Jan 9, 2019 With the clock ticking towards Brexit D-Day – the British Prime Minister is again struggling to get a foothold for her deal, which is set to be voted on by MPs next week. end

Israel Uses Human Shields to Attack Syria — War Crime!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
RT America Published on Jan 9, 2019 Rick Sanchez explains how Israel has used commercial planes to covered airstrikes in Syria and how this unprecedented way of attacks is violating the rule of war on the use of civilians as humans shields. Then, RT correspondent Michele Greenstein joins to discuss. end

Angela Davis Stripped of Award, Says It’s Due to Her Support for Palestinians

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
RT Published on Jan 10, 2019 American civil rights activist Angela Davis has been left stunned after a human rights award she was set to receive was revoked. In a statement the veteran campaigner said the organization behind the honor had changed its mind due to her open support for Palestinians. end

Fall of Empires: London, Washington & Paris on Brink of Collapse

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
Fall of Empires: London, Washington & Paris on Brink of Collapse by George Galloway, https://www.rt.com/ Despite the thrashing around of the NATO disinformation apparat, the imperial heartland has entered 2019 in a state of complete chaos. Washington, London, and Paris – the three capitals of the Empire – are today effectively ungoverned, shutdown, tottering on the […]

World Bank Warns of ‘Darkening Skies’ for Global Economy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
The western Illuminati, Illuminist banksters, need to crash the economy to prevent Trump from winning in 2020. Election campaigning will start this year. – FRANCE 24 English Published on Jan 8, 2019 FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Trade tensions are weighing on global growth – and both advanced and emerging […]

Seattle TV Station Caught Doctoring Trump’s Face During National Address

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
Seattle TV Station Caught Doctoring Trump’s Face During National Address by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ A Seattle Q13 Fox employee has been placed on leave after a disturbing “deepfake” video of President Trump aired during his national address on border security this week, according to mynorthwest.com. – In addition to dialing up the orange to oompa-loompa proportions, somehow […]

In Western Media, Publishing Fake News about Russia is a Good Career Move… With No Consequences

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
In Western Media, Publishing Fake News about Russia is a Good Career Move… With No Consequences by https://www.rt.com/ Fighting “Russian disinformation” in the West has become a lucrative business. But, in reality, you’re far more likely to encounter deceitful agitprop directed at Russia. – MOSCOW – CP Scott remains a towering figure in the annals of […]

HARD LANDING AHEAD: Are Credit Air Bags Ready?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
ITM Trading Published on Jan 9, 2019 Link to slides and sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/hard-… For the first time since 2008, no junk bonds were issued in December 2018. “This is clearly more than year-end jitters,” said Guy LeBas, a strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott. “What we’re seeing now is pretty typical for end-of-credit-cycle behavior.” Voila, they too […]

Erdogan to Bolton: “We Cannot Accept Bolton’s Messages Given from Israel”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
The Duran Published on Jan 9, 2019 The Duran Quick Take: Episode 50. Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan issued a crushing rebuke against U.S. national security advisor John Bolton over his pledges to ensure Turkish non-aggression against the American backed Kurds in Syria. Erdogan’s said on Monday that, “We [Turkey] cannot accept Bolton’s messages given from Israel” […]

Italy’s Salvini Suggests ‘European Spring’ to Bring End to ‘German-French Axis’ on Continent

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
Italy’s Salvini Suggests ‘European Spring’ to Bring End to ‘German-French Axis’ on Continent by https://www.rt.com/ Italy’s Euroskeptic deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has said he wants Italy and Poland to join together to create a “European Spring” which could end the long-standing French and German domination on the continent. – Speaking during a press conference with […]

China Activates “Ship Killer” Dong-Feng Missiles After US Navy Buzzes Disputed Islands

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
China Activates “Ship Killer” Dong-Feng Missiles After US Navy Buzzes Disputed Islands by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ China has activated its “ship killer” Dong Feng ballistic missiles after a US navy ship traveled within 12 nautical miles of the Parcel Islands “to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law,” according to a […]

BOMBSHELL: British Meddling, “Smearing Crap” Out of Americans

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
RT America Published on Jan 9, 2019 Investigative journalist Max Blumenthal joins News with Rick Sanchez to unveil new documents on what appears to be a real case in international meddling by the British military intelligence in American politics, through the use of the Integrity Initiative and a secret think tank operation to smear opponents of […]

Russia Shifts $100Bn of Its Reserves into Yuan, Yen & Euro in a Great Dollar Dump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 minutes ago
Russia Shifts $100Bn of Its Reserves into Yuan, Yen & Euro in a Great Dollar Dump by https://www.rt.com/ The Central Bank of Russia has moved further away from reliance on the US dollar and has axed its share in the country’s foreign reserves to a historic low, transferring about $100 billion into euro, Japanese yen and […]

U.S. Air Force Accepts Its First KC-46A Tanker

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
.@USAirForce accepts Boeing's first #KC46 Pegasus next-gen tanker. Next stop for the world’s newest tanker: @22ARW #TeamMcConnell. RELEASE: https://t.co/bQiocKhw0j pic.twitter.com/ttLGitljNq — Boeing Defense (@BoeingDefense) January 10, 2019 *Warzone/The Drive:* *USAF Finally Accepts Its First KC-46A Tanker, But The Design Still Needs Years Worth Of Fixes* Boeing will begin delivering the aircraft soon, but persistent issues with the refueling system will limit their operational utility in the near-term. The U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker, an i... more »

President Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Discusses 2020…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 48 minutes ago
For supporters evaluating whether or not President Trump will run for reelection to a second term in office, this video provides some interesting insight. If you watched the earlier Frontline interview (really good) with Parscale, aspects within this interview make … Continue reading →

JVH on JCS Show: Will Trump get his wall?

Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig at Cloaking Inequity - 51 minutes ago
Julian Vasquez Heilig joins talk show host John C. Scott on 1030 KVOI. We talk about Trump and discuss whether he will get his wall and much much more. For more conversation in the media click here. For more political punditry click here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube

Musical Interlude: Andrey Vinogradov, “Without You”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Andrey Vinogradov, “Without You” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKD9G4GNXis

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"This composition in stardust covers over 8 degrees on the northern sky. The mosaicked field of view is west of the familiar Pleiades star cluster, toward the zodiacal constellation Aries and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. At right in the deep skyscape is bluish Epsilon Arietis, a star visible to the naked-eye and about 330 light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* Reflecting starlight in the region, dusty nebulae LBN762, LBN753, and LBN743 sprawl left to right across the field, but are likely some 1,000 light-years away. At that estimated distance, the cosmic canvas is ove... more »

"Listen To Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise why even be here?" - Steve Jobs

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Mysteries, Yes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Mysteries, Yes"* "Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood. How grass can be nourishing in the mouths of the lambs. How rivers and stones are forever in allegiance with gravity while we ourselves dream of rising. How two hands touch and the bonds will never be broken. How people come, from delight or the scars of damage, to the comfort of a poem. Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads." ~ Mary Oliver

"The Purpose Of My Words..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"There is a difference between a question and a wonder. I would prefer to answer only questions that will be useful to you. A child looks up at the starry sky at night and wonders. He is filled with the joy of the mystery of creation. Why should I explain everything to you and take away that joy? I will not. The purpose of my words is to create silence, to create joy. I am not here to stuff your head full of knowledge. A child starts out innocent. You ask him something and he says, "I don't know." Then that child grows up and thinks he knows everything. I'll teach you something. I'... more »

"They Have The Right..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible, screwed-up humans to be unfair; that's the human condition." - Albert Ellis

"How Stress Makes You Sick, and Easier to Control"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"How Stress Makes You Sick, and Easier to Control"* by The Daily Bell "Stress will kill you. Most people know this intuitively. Stress weakens your immune system. Stress allows your body to be more easily controlled by pathogens. A recent study compared two sets of mice. One set had a certain stress receptor cell, and one set did not. Normal mice exposed to stress had a higher rate of disease than mice exposed to stress who lacked the stress receptor cell. This held true for both psychological and physiological stress. Mental and physical stress caused the same harmful reaction in... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
President Donald Trump salutes a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter as it flies over the Rio Grande River during his visit to the U.S. - Mexico border in Mission, Texas, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis *WNU Editor: *The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border* (Reuters).

New Poll: US Military Occupations Supported By Far More Democrats Than Republicans

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 hour ago
A new Politico/Morning Consult poll has found that there is much more support for ongoing military occupations among Democrats surveyed than Republicans. To the question “As you may know, President Trump ordered an immediate withdrawal of more than 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. Based on […]

"You Think They're Nice..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"That's why crazy people are so dangerous. You think they're nice until they're chaining you up in the garage." - Michael Buckley

Update #4: New Roof Fundraiser – Great News!

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 1 hour ago
Update #4: Great news! With help from all of you, we raised what we needed and hired a company for the job. Even better news: they finished the job today! This update is coming later than I expected, mainly due to a dentist appointment that kept me busy most of the day today. But as […]

"8 Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"8 Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong"* by Marc Chernoff “Today, I’m sitting in my hospital bed waiting to have both my breasts removed. But in a strange way I feel like the lucky one. Up until now I have had no health problems. I’m a 69-year-old woman in the last room at the end of the hall before the pediatric division of the hospital begins. Over the past few hours I have watched dozens of cancer patients being wheeled by in wheelchairs and rolling beds. None of these patients could be a day older than 17.” That’s an entry from my grandmother’s journal, dated 9/16/19... more »

"Centering Ourselves: Gathering Our Straying Thoughts"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Centering Ourselves: * *Gathering Our Straying Thoughts"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "All too often our lives can be spread too thin and it becomes important to gather our thoughts and center ourselves to become whole again. When our thoughts are scattered in several directions at once and we are no longer conscious of what we are doing or why, it is time to center ourselves. When we center ourselves, we begin by acknowledging that we have become spread too thin and we are no longer unified inside. Our thoughts might be out of sync with our feelings, and our actions may be out... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Brick, New Jersey, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Will The U.S. Be The World's Third Biggest Economy Behind China And India By 2030?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping *Daily Mail:* *United States will drop to become the world's THIRD biggest economy behind China and India by 2030, new financial rankings suggest* * British financial services firm Standard Chartered forecasts 10 largest economies by 2030 * It claims China will take over the top spot while India will be second largest * The United States is predicted to fall to third place while Indonesia is fourth * The top 10 will be rounded out by emerging markets including Turkey, Brazil, Russia, and Egypt America will fall t... more »

Tebow 1 – Leftists 0

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 hour ago
The @Broncos also got on one knee, and lost almost every game since

Texas Sized Climate Lies

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 hour ago
Texas climate experts say they want to “school” Governor Abbott about how global warming causes heavy rain in Texas. Texas scientists want to school Governor Greg Abbott on climate | Grist Seven years ago during a drought, the same group … Continue reading →

Wombat cull: Pastoralists call for action as populations swell, cause issues on farms

Lucas Forbes at Just In - 2 hours ago
Conservationists have dismissed the idea of culling southern hairy-nosed wombats, even as pastoralists say the marsupials are impacting on native grasses.

There is an app for that, but mobile phone blackspots are holding Australian farmers back

Felicity Ogilvie at Just In - 2 hours ago
Many farmers now use apps to control watering systems, monitor their crops and animals and even close gates, but mobile phone blackspots in regional areas are playing havoc with that technology.

Bus driver rescues toddler wandering on US overpass in freezing conditions

Just In - 2 hours ago
An alert Milwaukee bus driver rescues a young child found wandering barefoot on a freeway overpass in frigid temperatures.

Hawks' Brownlow winner Tom Mitchell breaks leg, likely to miss 2019 season

Just In - 2 hours ago
Hawthorn has a nightmare start to training in 2019, with Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell taken to hospital with a broken leg — the club admits he is likely to miss the entire season.

Craig McLachlan charged with sex offences by Victoria Police

Mazoe Ford at Just In - 2 hours ago
Actor Craig McLachlan is charged with one count of common law assault, eight counts of indecent assault, and one count of attempted indecent assault by Victoria Police.

Charges dropped against Wallaroo siege-accused Conan Taylor

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 2 hours ago
Police drop all charges against the man accused of sparking a nine-hour siege in South Australia last August.

Specialist NSW fire crews arrive to help put out Tasmania's Gell River blaze

Just In - 2 hours ago
Specialist remote area firefighters from NSW are joining Tasmanian crews on the front line of the massive Gell River bushfire in the remote Wilderness World Heritage Area, as a total fire ban is declared for the state's south.

Tearful Andy Murray admits Australian Open could be his last tournament

Just In - 2 hours ago
Former world number one tennis player Andy Murray admits the Australian Open may be his last tournament, despite expressing a wish to retire at Wimbledon later this year.

NDIS criticised by Labor MP for 'failing to provide second carer' in childcare worker drowning incident

Claire Campbell And Alice Dempster at Just In - 2 hours ago
The drowning of a carer could have been avoided if the National Disability Insurance Scheme had responded to requests for a second carer for an autistic boy, a South Australian MP claims.

Disgruntled nightclub patron jailed after ploughing into dancefloor with stolen SUV

Just In - 2 hours ago
Mohammed Abdul was asked to leave the club just before midnight last St Patrick's Day, returning 10 minutes later in a stolen vehicle to fulfil his threat to "shut this place down".

'Turtle in reversing camera': Resident discovers lost sea turtle on suburban driveway

Angel Parsons at Just In - 2 hours ago
A Mackay couple has an unusual start to the day after finding a green sea turtle in their driveway, after it wandered about 400 metres from the Mackay Harbour beach and into a residential area.

thought liberation in Xinjiang

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 2 hours ago
12-28-18 -Uighur children sit outside a locked mosque closed by authorities, in Kashgar Old Town, June 27, 2017 *Kevin Frayer—Getty Images* Local Uighurs, however, were adamant that the disappeared almost never make it out. A female professional in her 30s in Kashgar confirmed under her breath that next to no one is emerging from the camps, adding that the only ones released are “those who have fallen ill.” In another hushed conversation in Urumqi, a Uighur businessman in his early 40s explained, “Some people were given medicine to change their thinking, medicine for their mi... more »

Would A Chinese Invasion Of Taiwan Fail?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Xi Jinping reviews a military display in the South China Sea on April 12, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Li Gang/Xinhua *Bertil Lintner, Asia Times:* *Why a China invasion of Taiwan would fail* President Xi Jinping's call for 'reunification' of the independent island and communist mainland aims to cement his strongman legacy but would likewise risk a humbling defeat. When President Xi Jinping called on January 2 for Taiwan’s ”reunification” with China, it was not the first time a Chinese leader threatened to use military might to force the island nation’s incorporation with the mainland. Bu... more »

The small print

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 3 hours ago
[image: Image may contain: text that says 'Just once I would like to read a medication label that says: "May cause permanent weight loss, remove wrinkles and increase energy."']

Thursday Evening Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 3 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Colin McAuliffe charts the increasing share of U.S. income going to profits and the already-wealthy. And Dani Rodrik writes about the importance of a progressive movement which seeks to shift the balance of power in how our economy functions, rather than settling for trying to redistribute wealth concentrated in the hands of a few: There is now growing recognition that tax-and-transfer policies can go only so far. While there is much room for improving social insurance and tax regimes, especially in the US, deeper reforms are needed to help... more »

Oregon Begins Killing Sea Lions After Relocation Fails

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
With their numbers growing, sea lions are venturing ever farther inland up the Columbia River — and their appetite is having disastrous consequences, scientists have said.

Does This Video Show Immigrants Rioting in Italy?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Whether it does or doesn't show rioting, the video has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.

Historic – Secretary Pompeo Eviscerates Obama in Cairo, Egypt: “The age of self-inflicted American shame is over”…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 3 hours ago
In the historic annals of linguistic evisceration, the speech delivered today by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Cairo, Egypt, will long be remembered. Standing in the venue of the American University in Cairo, the exact location used by former … Continue reading →

CalArts Incubates the Voice of the Artist

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Artist and musician Ravi S. Rajan is on a mission to promote innovation in the ways the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) incubates a community of artists. CalArts uses portfolio-based admissions, hosts a number of community arts partnerships and develops students who are using art to put a “cracked world” back together, said leaders in a visit with Diverse. Now, the institution’s leaders are taking a moment to reflect on the institution’s 50-year legacy and future, while boldly making the case for equal funding in higher education that includes the arts and humanities.

Jan. 10: Somewhere over the rainbow....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 3 hours ago
In this story, note, among other things, the pictures of 'homes' https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/garden-hill-first-nations-drinking-water-1.4907864 We wouldn't dream of making our wealthy live in these conditions. Nor would we dream of making the wealthy pay taxes so that most Canadians could live better lives. Tell me all about the joys of capitalism. Tell me how we are all so lucky as to have billionaires running our governments. ______________________________________________________________ https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-epa-wheeler-lobbyist-1.4971717 ____________________... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Gives Middle East Speech

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*: *In Cairo, Pompeo blasts Obama's Middle East policies* CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accused Barack Obama of sowing chaos by abandoning the Middle East to Islamist militants and Iranian influence in a blistering critique of the former president’s policies even as Pompeo’s boss, President Donald Trump, moves to pull American troops out of Syria. In a speech at the American University in Cairo, Pompeo dispensed with a U.S. diplomatic tradition of avoiding public airing abroad of domestic disputes by blasting Obama at the site of a land... more »

How Robert Mueller Can Write a Report the Justice Department Cannot Suppress

bwittes at Lawfare - 3 hours ago
The White House is finally bulking up with competent lawyers to face the impending confrontation its expects over Robert Mueller’s final report, reports the Washington Post—in preparation for a major showdown over executive privilege: A beefed-up White House legal team is gearing up to prevent President Trump’s confidential discussions with top advisers from being disclosed to House Democratic investigators and revealed in the special counsel’s long-awaited report, setting the stage for a potential clash between the branches of government. The strategy to strongly assert the pres... more »

“Exposed: the ‘Green’ New Deal”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Exposed: the ‘Green’ New Deal”* by Brian Maher “We took command of The Daily Reckoning fully aware of the bodily risk, reduced here to words by our co-founder Bill Bonner: In our trade as newsletter publishers, hardly a day passes without a good laugh. Our only occupational hazard is a rupture of the midriff. Each day tosses up a fresh roster of fools, scoundrels, frauds, knaves, rogues, ne’er-do-wells, world improvers, lunatics and pitchmen. Sometimes - though rarely - they combine in the form of a single person. The trouble with them all is that they are vastly amusing. Hence ... more »

OMG! Some People Think Texas Republicans Are Islamophobes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
There are 5 counties in Texas with over a million people: Harris County (Houston), Dallas County, Tarrant County (Ft. Worth), Bexar County (San Antonio) and Travis County (Austin). Four are basically blue counties that elect Democrats. Tarrant, with nearly 2 million people, is the outlier. This was Trump's share of the vote in each: *•* Harris- 41.8% *•* Dallas- 34.9% *•* Tarrant- 52.2% *•* Bexar- 41.0% *•* Travis- 27.4% Gerrymandered savagely, Tarrant County, is part of 6 congressional districts-- and five are held by Republicans, just one by a Democrat (Marc Veasey). These are... more »

Trump at the border McAllen, Texas 1/10/2019...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*and some observations.* *First:* One of the things that makes Trump great is his willingness to listen. Have you ever worked for a boss (I know you have) who made changes to the systems without ever consulting the people who actually did the job? A few examples would be the manager of a restaurant who changes some part of the requirements of the wait staff without ever asking them what would improve the service? Or the manager who tries to make the cashier or salesperson do something that will never work - because they never asked the cashier or salesperson if his change will i... more »

Samoan consulate evacuated after suspicious package found

Just In - 4 hours ago
Federal Police launch and investigation and 10 people are evacuated from the Samoan consulate at Liverpool, in Sydney's south west, after a suspicious package is found.

Black Friday boosts retail sales, as shoppers bring forward Christmas spending

David Chau at Just In - 4 hours ago
November was a better-than-expected month for retailers, as shoppers brought forward their Christmas spending, but analysts are concerned it may leave a hole in traditional December pre-Christmas and Boxing Day sales.

‘Predatory’, fake US soldier charged after allegedly scamming woman out of almost $400,000

Lily Nothling at Just In - 4 hours ago
A man accused of posing as a soldier from the United States in order to groom a woman he met online is charged with fraud after allegedly scamming her out of almost $400,000.

'Horrifying and indefensible': Lady Gaga apologises for R Kelly duet after sexual misconduct claims

Just In - 4 hours ago
Lady Gaga says she will remove her 2013 duet with R Kelly from streaming services and apologises for working with the R&B star in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations made against him.

Trump threatens to declare national emergency as he tours Mexican border

Just In - 4 hours ago
The US President flies to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case for a wall, flanked by tearful family members of people killed by illegal immigrants, and by border patrol agents who are not being paid during the shutdown.

Nike the snake found trying to drown 500 ticks in backyard pool

Patrick Williams at Just In - 4 hours ago
A Gold Coast snake catcher who came to the rescue of a carpet python covered in hundreds of ticks and swimming in a backyard pool, says he's never seen anything like it in 26 years of business.

Opal Tower residents allowed to start moving back home

Paige Cockburn And Jonathan Hair at Just In - 4 hours ago
The residents of the almost 400 apartments in the cracked Opal Tower in Sydney will be given the all clear to begin moving back in this weekend, but some still have over a month to wait before they can return home.

#BeAMan trends in India after Opposition Leader belittles female Defence Minister

Siobhan Heanue at Just In - 4 hours ago
India's Opposition Leader Rahul Gandhi comes under for for telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "be a man" and not leave it to a woman to defend a controversial fighter jet acquisition.

Sea turtles suffering more injuries, illnesses as sea temperatures rise: expert

Dijana Damjanovic at Just In - 4 hours ago
A 55-kilogram green sea turtle called Hercules is recovering at a Darwin rehabilitation centre after washing up with a propeller injury on the weekend. He is one of a growing number of the animals becoming ill and getting injured due to warming oceans in Australia's north, an expert says.

Hiker found in Victorian bushland after four days without contact

Just In - 4 hours ago
A hiker from Melbourne feared missing in bushland near Jamieson in Victoria's north-east is found healthy and uninjured at a campsite after a police search.

GA: Cyber Schools Failing Here, Too

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 4 hours ago
In what could be news only to someone who has not been paying any attention to cyberschooling in the US, a report from Georgia's Department of Audits and Accounts found that the state's cyber schools "underperformed." Mind you, I'll argue that the state's College and Career Ready Performance Index is a lousy way to measure the performance of schools. But those are the rules that reformsters want to play by, so that's the yardstick we're stuck with. And by that yardstick, Georgia's virtual schools are failing.\ This is not a shock. The CREDO study in 2015 found that cyber charters hav... more »

Wow – Border Patrol Officer Shares Scale of International Influx into U.S. Southern Border…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
Straight from the epicenter of the issue, the U.S. Border Patrol outlines a single day of captured illegal aliens from countries other than Central America and Mexico. Just yesterday alone over 113 illegal entry apprehensions from Pakistan, India, China, Ecuador, … Continue reading →

President Trump Delivers Media Remarks Directly From U.S-Mexico Border…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
President Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to receive a status briefing directly from the U.S. Border Patrol officers and officials from the Department of Homeland Security. “Where you have a good strong barrier, you don’t have problems,” the … Continue reading →

Battleship Dream Battle: Japan's 65,000 Ton Yamato vs. America's Iowa-Class (Who Wins?)

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 4 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Which battleship goes to the bottom? *While both ships enjoyed certain advantages over each other, those advantages are so slender that luck would probably play as decisive role as firepower and armor.* It would have been the ultimate duel of dreadnoughts. In one corner, Japan’s *Yamato*, weighing in at 65,000 tons, the biggest battleship in history. In the other corner, *Iowa*, at 45,000 tons the pride of America's World War II battleship fleet. In reality, the two ships never met in battle. But what if they had, in a cataclysmic clash of seagoing t... more »

In 1975, the Air Force Considered Turning the A-10 Warthog Into a Nuclear Bomber

Joseph Trevithick at Test Feed Using Fields - 4 hours ago
*Joseph Trevithick* *Security, * In December 1975, Secretary of Defense Bill Clements wanted to know how much it would cost to modify F-15 and F-16 fighter jets so they could carry atomic weapons. Two months later, the Air Force sent back data on what it would take to upgrade those two types of aircraft—or the A-10—with nukes. *Needless to say, the Air Force didn’t recommend strapping atomic weapons to the A-10s. Nor is there any record that the Air Force considered the idea ever again.* Despite what the Pentagon and senior Air Force leaders might say, the A-10 Warthog is far fr... more »

5 Times the U.S. Military Was Crushed in Combat

James Jay Carafano at Test Feed Using Fields - 4 hours ago
*James Jay Carafano* *Security, * Here are five battles from American history where losing wound up putting the nation on the path to victory. *Never underestimate the importance of battle in the struggle of fighting and winning wars. Never underestimate the importance of learning from losing for the task of turning defeat into victory.* Defeat can be an integral instrument of victory. *(This first appeared in 2015.)* War is a competition between thinking, scheming, determined adversaries. Gaining a decisive advantage over the enemy is the ultimate high-ground. Sometimes this c... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 4 hours ago
Sharon Rondeau at a Z-list right-wing site called The Post & E-Mail thinks Kamala Harris might not be eligible to be president. *IS A BIRTH IN THE U.S. ENOUGH?* ... Harris has failed to answer questions about her parents’ citizenship at the time of her birth in 1964 in Oakland, CA. Her Wikipedia page says that her mother immigrated from India in 1960 and her father from Jamaica a year later. If accurate, neither could have resided in the United States for the requisite five years to apply for U.S. citizenship prior to Kamala’s birth. Harris’s Wikipedia biography additionally states ... more »

Trump: I Will Declare an Emergency if Democrats Don’t Give Me a Wall

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: trump-i-will-declare-an-emergency-if-democrats-don-t-give-me-a-wall] President Trump landed at the U.S.-Mexico border after leaving a message for open-borders Democrats: If you don’t help build a wall to stop the illegal-alien invasion of the United States, I’ll declare a national emergency and build it anyway.

New Psych. Guidelines Say Traditional Masculinity “Harmful”

Dave Bohon at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: new-psych-guidelines-say-traditional-masculinity-harmful] The trade group that represents America’s psychology professionals has come out with guidelines to help psychologists treat men impacted by the “harmful” effects of “traditional masculinity.”

Accused Top Sanders’ Lieutenant Follows #MeToo Pattern: Mostly Leftist Men Accused

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: accused-top-sanders-lieutenant-follows-metoo-pattern-mostly-leftist-men-accused] At least one of the Bernie Bros who grabbed and fondled Bernie Gals during the 2016 campaign did a little more than grab and fondle. One was a downright masher, if a young woman’s story is to be believed.

What’s the Democrat Establishment Going To Do About Troublemaker Ocasio-Cortez?

Selwyn Duke at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: what-s-the-democrat-establishment-going-to-do-about-troublemaker-ocasio-cortez] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the folderol-disgorging faux-Bronx-girl firebrand of a congresswoman, is throwing a monkey wrench into her party’s messaging.

China successfully completes trials of S-400 defense system: TASS

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
China has carried out a second successful test firing of the S-400 Triumf missile system purchased from Russia, wrapping up its trials, a military-diplomatic source told TASS on Thursday. “The second test firing of the S-400 was carried out in December last year at a Chinese firing ground. The 48N6E missile fired by the system’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US kills F-16 deal between Croatia and Israel

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
Croatia and Israel canceled a deal for a dozen used Israeli F-16 aircraft on Thursday over issues about who would pay to uninstall Lockheed Martin’s intellectual property on the aircraft – concerns voiced by the Trump administration. Officials on both sides of the failed transaction confirmed the deal was dead following a meeting between officials […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US to setup 4 new military bases along Syrian border: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – Just one month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that his nation’s armed forces were withdrawing from Syria, an Iraqi publication reported that the American forces were building four new bases in the western part of Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate. “The U.S. intends to set up four permanent bases that are equipped […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hezbollah planned surprise ‘earthquake-like’ invasion of Israel: ex-IDF chief

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Hezbollah had planned a massive invasion of Israel through the tunnels they had dug along the Lebanese border, the former Chief-of-Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Gadi Eisenkot told Hadashot TV this week. Eisenkot told Hadashot TV, as quoted by the Times of Israel, that the goal of this Hezbollah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New map of Idlib after jihadists take control of Al-Ghaab Plain

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has taken control of the entire western region of the Idlib Governorate after launching a large-scale offensive against their former allies from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front. According to the latest reports from the Idlib front, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has taken control of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iranian FM fires back at Pompeo: ‘Get over loss of Iran’

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
Iran’s foreign minister fired back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech in Cairo, Egypt, declaring that hell would freeze over before Iran “mimics US clients.” “Whenever/wherever US interferes, chaos, repression & resentment follow,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Thursday, adding that it’s “best for the US to just get over loss of Iran.” “The day […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army troops deploy to front-lines in Idlib and Hama – source

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Several units from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have deployed to the front-lines in the Hama and Idlib governorate, tonight, after the complete collapse of the Turkish-backed rebels in these provinces. Speaking to Al-Masdar News from the government stronghold of Mhardeh, a source from the National Defense Forces (NDF) said […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces launch big counter-offensive in central Yemen

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Houthi forces launched a major counter-offensive in central Yemen, tonight, after losing several areas to the Saudi Coalition this week. Backed by heavy artillery, the Houthi forces stormed the areas recently captured by the Saudi Coalition in the Qaniyah District of the Al-Bayda Governorate. According to preliminary reports from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Israeli military forced to suspend Lebanese border operation after UN intervention

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were forced to suspend their Lebanese border operation for the second time in the last 24 hours, a military communique from Beirut read this evening. According to the communique, the Israeli Defense Forces were required to halt their operation after the Lebanese Army informed the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

EUROPEAN SPRING: Italy’s Salvini Warns Germany and France the Uprising in Coming

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 5 hours ago
*21WIRE* | Europe continues to tear at the seams, as popular movement continue gaining traction in 2019.

A Slur or a Slip-Up? Meteorologist Is Fired, City Is Roiled

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line?

Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before Congress Next Month

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Thursday that Cohen will testify before that panel Feb. 7, a little more than a month after the Democrats took the House majority.

Why You Don’t Need To Worry About Asteroid 2002 NT7

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 5 hours ago
It actually crossed our orbit already on the 8th. It is already moving upwards away from our orbit. Earth is catching up on it from behind and is closest on the 13th at 61 million kilometers. That's further away than Mars at its closest, and much further away than Venus at its closest. The red top tabloids and other sensationalist press and YouTube videos are going wild about this, in many different languages too. It is my most often asked question at present from scared people, whether their lives are at risk because of this asteroid. It doesn't matter if they say it or write it ...more »

World News Briefs -- January 10, 2019 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Venezuela's Maduro starts new term as U.S. decries him as 'usurper'* CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro started a second term on Thursday, defying critics in the United States and Latin America who called him an illegitimate usurper of a nation where economic chaos has wrought a humanitarian crisis. The country’s pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature yellow, blue and red Venezuelan flags. The cerem... more »

Confirmed – Michael Cohen Will Deliver Public Testimony on Thursday February 7th….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 5 hours ago
In December CTH outlined the likely sequence of events that professional democrats will follow. Michael Cohen and Robert Mueller provide the first parts of the foundation. A week ago House Speaker Nancy Pelosi published rules confirming the general outline and … Continue reading →

EV Sales Continue To Disappoint

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.smmt.co.uk/vehicle-data/car-registrations/ The SMMT has now published annual data for new car registrations in the UK. The figures continue the declining trend begun in 2017, though registrations are still higher than in 2013. Registrations of of diesels have plummeted by 29.6%, but are up for both petrol and AFVs. There is little […]

Iowa ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalism Against Agribusiness Is Ruled Unconstitutional

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
A federal court in Iowa ruled the state’s corporate-backed “ag-gag” law, which targets journalists and activists, is unconstitutional. The post Iowa ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalism Against Agribusiness Is Ruled Unconstitutional appeared first on Shadowproof.

The D.C. Circuit’s Opinion in the Mystery Subpoena Case: Unresolved Personal Jurisdiction Issues

iwuerth at Lawfare - 5 hours ago
E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House, District of Columbia (Source: Wikimedia) On Jan. 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its *redacted opinion* *In re Grand Jury Subpoena*, the mysterious case with *apparent links* to the Mueller investigation concerning an unnamed corporation (“the Corporation”) owned by an unnamed foreign country. The opinion, like the brief *judgment* released by the court on Dec. 18, 2018, does not decide the important *question* of whether or not the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) affords immunity to foreign states ... more »

Don’t Wait – Meditate

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that 40 million adults age 18 and older suffer from an anxiety disorder. At 18 percent of the nationwide population, medication use is at an all-time high and more people are struggling to cope than ever before. The struggle is arguably more existent in the African-American community.

Gonzaga University Names New Provost, Senior Vice President

Monica Levitan at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Gonzaga University has named Dr. Deena J. González as provost and senior vice president, effective June 1. González most recently served as associate provost for faculty affairs and professor in the Department of Chicana/o, Latina/o studies at Loyola Marymount University. González will succeed Dr. Lizbeth “Beth” J. Martin, who currently is interim provost and senior […]

Black Student Athletes Sue Community College District After Cutting Football Program

Monica Levitan at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Eleven African-American student athletes have filed a federal lawsuit against the Maricopa County Community College (MCCC) District after the school decided to cut the JUCO football program after the 2018 season. The MCCC District, the largest community college system in Arizona, made the announcement in February 2018 citing the systems need to refocus their spending […]

Mellon Foundation Donates $600,000 Grant to Winston-Salem to Support Humanities Programs

Monica Levitan at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) was recently given a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its humanities programs. The university is one of only five University of North Carolina System schools, and one of the few public historically Black colleges and universities in the country to receive a grant during the foundation’s 50-year […]

Report Examines Improving Higher Ed Access for Veterans

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
A new report outlines ways to increase the number of military veterans attending the most selective institutions in the U.S.

When "fake news" media shoot themselves in the foot

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 6 hours ago
I'm still a bit mind-boggled by NBC News' article about the scaled-down border barrier offered by President Trump as a compromise in the present dispute with Congress. Here's an excerpt. Bold, underlined text is my emphasis, and will be commented on after the excerpt. President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated for a steel slat design for his border wall, which he described as "absolutely critical to border security" in his Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday. But *Department of Homeland Security testing of a steel slat prototype proved it could be cut through with a sa... more »

Is Free-Range Parenting a Crime?

AdminM at Health Impact News - 6 hours ago
It only takes about 50 steps to get from Monica and Devon Jones’ Stapleton house to the pocket park across the street—maybe 100 if you’re a pint-size person. In fact, when the Joneses bought their house in 2014, they picked it in part because of its proximity to the green space: They could see the playground from the front porch. On August 21, 2017, Monica Jones stood on that porch and watched her four-and-a-half-year-old daughter confidently take those 100 steps to cross the street and join her friends at the playground. It was the day of the solar eclipse, and a number of neighbo... more »

Congressmen Threatened for Investigating Autism-Vaccine Link

AdminM at Health Impact News - 6 hours ago
A Jan. 6, 2018 news report produced by investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson for Sinclair Broadcast Group revealed that retired congressmen Dan Burton (R-IN) and Dr. Dave Weldon (R-FL) and current Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) were pressured by colleagues or threatened by PhRMA lobbyists to back away from examining vaccine safety issues, including the reported link between vaccines and autism. The report also revealed that, in 2007, federal government officials suppressed and then misrepresented the expert opinion of pediatric neurologist Dr. Andrew Zimmerman that vaccines can cause a... more »

AR approves medical cannabis dispensary scores, advancing licensing process

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
Arkansas regulators are notifying 32 medical marijuana dispensary license winners statewide, after the Medical Marijuana Commission unanimously approved the final scores produced by an independent evaluator. The top four scores in each of eight regions will receive the letters, but before the winning companies are awarded an actual dispensary license, they must pay a $15,000 […] AR approves medical cannabis dispensary scores, advancing licensing process is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Canadian marijuana industry targets alcohol, mainstream executives to steer growth

Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
Cannabis corporations in Canada are ramping up their drive to hire executives from the alcohol, tobacco and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sectors to help steer aggressive growth strategies. Personnel in these sectors have experience getting brands on shelves and into the hands of consumers, so they are highly attractive to leaders in the burgeoning cannabis industry […] Canadian marijuana industry targets alcohol, mainstream executives to steer growth is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

28 tennis players linked to international match-fixing ring

Just In - 6 hours ago
Spanish police link 28 tennis players from the Futures and Challenger circuit with an international match-fixing ring, affecting as many as 97 tennis matches.

Holy Cow! Did a dramatic cosmic explosion give birth to a black hole or spinning star?

Genelle Weule at Just In - 6 hours ago
A sudden blast in a nearby galaxy, glowing 100 billion times brighter than the Sun, has astronomers baffled. But latest results suggest it could be a new kind of supernova, producing a black hole or fast-spinning neutron star.

#14: IER’s Hunter Pearl on wildlife management reforms

IER at IER - 6 hours ago
The IER team discusses changes to management of federal lands proposed by the Bureau of Land Management and the possible… The post #14: IER’s Hunter Pearl on wildlife management reforms appeared first on IER.

This Simple Demonstration Will Help You Learn to Feel and Experience the Power of Chi Energy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - Learn to feel and manipulate chi. It's easy and anyone can do it.

Sweet smell of success (sort of) for teen who's cleaning up washing bins

Jessica Hinchliffe at Just In - 6 hours ago
Clay Lewis spent two years trying to find part-time work before he decided to start his own business, one that's now so successful he's hired extra staff.

Trump's former lawyer Cohen to testify before Congress in public hearing

Just In - 6 hours ago
The US President's former "fixer" says he is looking forward to being able to give a "full and credible" account of the actions which resulted in a three-year prison sentence.

Macy's triggers US retail sell-off and Australian stocks could follow

David Chau at Just In - 6 hours ago
US department store giant Macy's shares plunge more than 18 per cent after disappointing holiday sales and Australian retailers could face the same fate if official figures out today show the sector struggled in the leadup to Christmas.

Pompeo delivers blistering critique of Obama's Middle East policies

Just In - 6 hours ago
The US Secretary of State delivers a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's Middle East policies, denouncing what he says was misguided and wishful thinking that diminished America's role in the region.

'Fed up of being bitten by dogs': Attacks on energy workers spark Qld ban on reading meters

Andree Withey And Lily Nothling at Just In - 6 hours ago
Workers from both Energex and Ergon Energy in Queensland will no longer enter yards to read meters where dogs are not securely restrained, after the two companies recorded 71 injuries from dog bites in just over a year.

World's largest wooden clock leaves man's shed silent and empty

Kate Stephens And Anthony Pancia at Just In - 6 hours ago
A 15-year journey to build the world's largest wooden clock hit several hurdles, but the biggest was finding somewhere to put the 6-metre tall wooden timepiece.

Lemon shortage and high demand sends prices skyrocketing

Jessica Schremmer at Just In - 6 hours ago
Fresh lemons are becoming a high-value ingredient for summer's seafood dishes and cocktails as prices soar.

Turkey Issues Ultimatum To The U.S.. Leave Syria Or We Will Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Turkey says it will launch Syria offensive if US delays pullout* *Foreign minister warns US not to put off exit with ‘excuses’ about Turks massacring Kurds* Turkey will launch an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces if the US delays the withdrawal of its troops from Syria, the foreign minister has said. “If the [pullout] is put off with ridiculous excuses like Turks are massacring Kurds, which do not reflect the reality, we will implement this decision,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told NTV television. Turkey and the US are at loggerheads over the future of Syrian Kurdi... more »

Fireside Chat - The British Come Out of the Shadows: We Will Prevent a Second Trump Term!

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 6 hours ago
Fireside Chat - The British Come Out of the Shadows: We Will Prevent a Second Trump Term! Video of Fireside Chat - The British Come Out of the Shadows: We Will Prevent a Second Trump Term! Join us LIVE at 9pm Eastern. The British House of Lords just published a Report on what they want to do between now and 2020. They are emphatic: Donald Trump must not get a second term. We are mobilizing our supporters to ensure that Trump does indeed win a second term! They plan to use world-wide censorship, and information warfare to accomplish Trump's loss. Aside from the United States, they... more »

Meet the Submarine the U.S. Navy Calls the "Black Hole" (from Russia)

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 7 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * The Kilo-Class. *The People’s Republic of China was an early customer for the 636.3, buying ten submarines in the 1990s. The subs are apparently split between the East and South Sea Fleets. Another customer has been Algeria, which has bought two modern Kilos to supplement its pair of original submarines.* Unlike the United States Navy, which went all-in on nuclear power, Russia maintains fleets of both diesel and nuclear-powered submarines. A land power encompassing much of Eurasia, Russian submarines are based much closer to “the action” than Ameri... more »

RANKED: 5 Deadliest Handguns, Shotguns and Military Rifles To Ever Fire a Shot

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 7 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Let the debate begin... *KEY FACT: Like the M4A1, the SA80A2 fires the 5.56-millimeter round and can accept the same magazine. Unlike the American carbine, the British one uses a short-stroke gas-piston system.* (*These all appeared seperately during the last seven months and is being reposted thanks to reader interest.) * *5 Best Handguns:* The bustling global arms trade has resulted in many excellent handguns in the last hundred years. Some of the best handguns are more than a hundred years old, while others have been in production for less than ... more »

How Israel Won a Major War in Just 6 Hours

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 7 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* It was June 5, 1967, and the Six-Day War was about to begin. The conflict, which would shape the Middle East as we know it today, had been simmering for months between Israel and its neighbors. Outnumbered by the combined Arab armies, and surrounded by enemies on three sides and the deep blue Mediterranean on the fourth, Israel had resolved to strike first and win quickly. *Six hours or so after the first IAF aircraft had soared into the morning sky, Israel had won the Six-Day War. Not that the tank crews and paratroopers on the ground woul... more »

Pompeo Delivers Anti-Obama Mideast Manifesto

Curt Mills at Test Feed Using Fields - 7 hours ago
*Curt Mills* *Foreign Policy, Middle East* America, Pompeo says, remains a crusading “force for good in the Middle East.” Amid continued confusion over the Trump administration’s policy in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a major speech in Egypt on Thursday. It was an attempt at evisceration of the prior American administration, as Pompeo explicitly castigated President Barack Obama’s 2009 Cairo address. “The age of self-inflicted American shame is over,” Pompeo said. First vaulted into politics in the 2010 Tea Party wave, Pompeo, the former congressman... more »

On The Frontline With U.S. Troops Fighting IS - BBC News

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*WNU editor:* A reminder on how dangerous Syria is.

Brother of Police Officer Murdered by Illegal Alien Delivers Remarks During Border Security Briefing…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
Reggie Singh, whose brother Ronil Singh was gunned down by a suspected illegal immigrant, weighs in on the battle over border security and describes the pain his brother’s death has caused his family. Mr. Singh was seated next to President … Continue reading →

President Trump Participates in Border Security and Immigration Roundtable in McAllen Texas…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn, participate in a border security roundtable discussion and Briefing in McAllen Texas. Joining President Trump and officials from the administration is Reggie Singh, whose … Continue reading →

Zedikiah: Died 6 Days After His Two-Month Vaccines

LearnTheRisk at Learn The Risk - 7 hours ago
The post Zedikiah: Died 6 Days After His Two-Month Vaccines appeared first on Learn The Risk.

Murray Polner : Bipartisan wars

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
(There’s no there there.) By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2019 “Try to calm down, America. Whatever RussiaGate (and the Greater Middle East] ultimately turns out to be, it won’t be anything worth a single drop … finish reading Murray Polner : Bipartisan wars

Art of Japan and Yumeji Takehisa: Shadows of sorrow

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 7 hours ago
Art of Japan and Yumeji Takehisa: Shadows of sorrow Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special interests and secrecy. Given this reality, many individuals feel like “fodder” because so many dreams fail to materialize for the majority of people. Likewise, the […]

Wisdom according to Joan

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 7 hours ago
“Sanctuary” cities (in clearer language) are hideouts for lawbreakers. These cities are providing “aid and comfort” to people who have broken our laws to enter this country. Aiding and abetting criminals is not a “humanitarian” goal; it is, in itself, another crime. If I provide a place for a burglar (another kind of lawbreaker) to evade capture, I am also arrested and charged with a crime. Why is this not applicable to those local elected representatives who openly help lawbreakers evade the law?” Joan Shaw Turrentine is blogger and Facebook friend, former teacher and pastor’s wi... more »

Were All Speed Limit Cameras on Two Major English Roads Set to 72 MPH in January 2019?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A viral social media message warned users in the U.K. about driving on the M1 and M25.

Republicans Slam Colleague for What They Call Racist Remarks

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan said: "This is an embrace of racism, and it has no place in Congress or anywhere."

Seattle TV Editor Fired After Trump Video Appears Altered

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
The Seattle Times reports that FOX affiliate Q13 broadcasted video that showed a more orange-toned Trump with his tongue hanging out languidly from his mouth after making a statement.

Liberals Dare Trump to Back Their Bills Lowering Drug Prices

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
The Democratic bills stand little chance of becoming law in a divided government. But the effort could put Republicans on the defensive by echoing Trump's pledge to force drugmakers to cut prices.

Payday Without Pay Hits Federal Workers as Shutdown Drags On

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
While furloughed federal workers have been given back pay in previous shutdowns, it's not guaranteed that will happen this time.

Did Trump Use a Concrete Wall Metaphor During a 2004 Commencement Speech?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Donald Trump in 2004: "‘If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it. But get to the other side of that wall."

Is a Newly Introduced Congressional Marijuana Bill Actually Numbered H.R. 420?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
"The bill number may be a bit tongue-in-cheek,” U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer told a local newspaper, but “the issue is very serious."

the great God-flame that burns within your heart; Freedom is on the move

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 7 hours ago
*When* we consider the callousness of the human heart, how it idly follows after the practice of the principle of cruelty, we remind that in every case the cruelty man expresses to his fellowmen will return unto himself. We remind that in every case the benign action of correct understanding, of correct culture, will also return unto the self. Thus man is either the harbinger of his mortal destiny or the delight of the universal Law. What is the real purpose of serving the higher law? Rather than find oneself stranded in the service of the human monad, that human self, th... more »

Democrat Legislator Chastises Her Own Party for Religious Bigotry

James Murphy at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: democrat-legislator-chastises-her-own-party-for-religious-bigotry] Representative Tulsi Gabbard took fellow Democrats Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, and Dianne Feinstein to task for their anti-Catholic questioning of Trump judicial nominees.

Researchers Establish a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Ever wonder what's happening in the brain's of extremely religious people?

Mind Control and ‘The Flu Virus’

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Have you considered the mind control aspect of the flu hysteria?

Committee Assignments Announced... Pelosi Finally Unveiled

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
That's part of a press release Pelosi's office sent me Wednesday evening. It also has the new appointees for Ways and Means: *•* Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia *•* Congressman Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania *•* Congressman Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania *•* Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada *•* Congressman Dan Kildee of Michigan *•* Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin *•* Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida *•* Congressman Jimmy Panetta of California *•* Congressman Brad Schneider of Illinois *•* Congressman Tom Suozzi of New York The Congressional Progressive Caucus made... more »

94 year-old Harvard-trained medical doctor censored for writing about vaccine safety

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
Thank you to our friends at Vaccine Impact for this story. Why Doctors (and Newspaper Columnists) Rarely Dare to Question Vaccine Safety by Ken Walker, M.D. (Syndicated as W. Gifford-Jones, M.D.), Orthomolecular Medicine News Service Do you need excitement in your life? If so, just write a column on the rewards and risks of vaccination. […] The post 94 year-old Harvard-trained medical doctor censored for writing about vaccine safety appeared first on Health Nut News.

Home Office’s ‘inhumane’ deportation decision poses ‘risk to life’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 8 hours ago
Autistic rights campaigners are calling on the government to reverse its “inhumane” decision to ignore detailed, independent medical evidence and force a young disabled man with high support needs and his family to return to India. Disabled activists from Autistic UK say the medical evidence proves that Gopul Anand is not well enough to make [...]

ROFA lays out plans to make the right to independent living a reality

John Pring at Disability News Service - 8 hours ago
Campaigning disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have set out their demands for a new national independent living service that would eliminate the postcode lottery in support, and finally make the right to independent living a reality. The Independent Living for the Future document has been developed over the last 14 months under the banner of the [...]

Motability set to spend millions more on grants for adapted vehicles

John Pring at Disability News Service - 8 hours ago
The Motability car scheme is set to increase substantially the number of grants it makes to disabled people with high support needs that allow them to lease an adapted vehicle, MPs have been told. The move would be a success for disabled campaigners who have long called for Motability to use more of its substantial [...]

Rudd has not delayed roll out of universal credit, DWP confirms

John Pring at Disability News Service - 8 hours ago
The roll out of the government’s much-criticised universal credit benefit system has not been delayed and will proceed as planned, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed. Reports at the weekend suggested that new work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd had decided on a significant overhaul and planned to delay the process of [...]

Nine journeys in one day expose ‘sham’ of National Express ‘accessible’ coaches

John Pring at Disability News Service - 8 hours ago
A disabled campaigner who took nine journeys on the same day to check the accessibility of the services provided by the UK’s largest coach operator experienced signifcant problems on all but one of them. Wheelchair-user Doug Paulley had booked assistance in advance for services between Leeds and Bradford provided by National Express. But all but [...]

Disabled designer wins $500,000 to develop first intelligent manual wheelchair

John Pring at Disability News Service - 8 hours ago
A disabled entrepreneur and product designer is set to develop a revolutionary prototype of the world’s first “intelligent” manual wheelchair, after winning half a million dollars in funding through a global competition. Andrew Slorance, whose start-up company Phoenix Instinct is based in Forres, Moray, in the north of Scotland, was this week announced as one [...]

Company praised for ‘first accessible parking bay for charging electric vehicles’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 8 hours ago
Campaigners have welcomed the decision to install what is believed to be the country’s first accessible parking bay for disabled people who need to recharge their electric vehicles. Only holders of blue parking badges who also need to recharge their electric vehicles will be allowed to use the space in the new NCP car park [...]

Michael Portillo’s Alaskan Glacier

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward The BBC Thought Police must have missed this one! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0by7vtg/great-alaskan-and-canadian-railroad-journeys-series-1-1-ninilchik-to-spencer-whistlestop The excellent Michael Portillo is back with with his latest railroad journeys, along with his trusty Appleton’s Guidebook. [For non-UK readers, apologies as usual, as you may not be able to access BBC i-player. But as a […]

Doctors Worldwide Are Now Advising Everyone To Stop Taking Ibuprofen Immediately.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
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Woman is unable to hear the voices of men and can only pick up the higher frequency tones of females.

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Harvard researchers share views on future, ethics of gene editing.

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7 Signs You May Be Vitamin D Deficient.

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The future of work won’t be about degrees, it will be about skills

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How Lemon Juice With Himalayan Salt Can Stop Migraines Within Minutes.

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Having sex on a first date ‘helps kick-start a relationship’, experts reveal

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Chocolate is BETTER than cough syrup at curing your hacking cough, top doc reveals

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Ginger Tea: Dissolves Kidneys Stones, Cleanses Liver And Reduce Joint Pain.

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First man to give birth in UK warns others not to try it because it’s ‘really hard’

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Star Citizen - moons in game - totally too far away

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 8 hours ago
I knew something was wrong with the size of moons in SC or Star Citizen as viewable from the surface of Hurston (the only real planet in game). I always thought CI or Cloud Imperium wanted to have a view from the planetary surface that was more like the above image from their own promo footage. In all their promos to date, the moons of planets have been cinematic i.e. prominent in the planet's sky. Even our Moon, were Earth to be translated to the CI engine (something CI say they'd done at the prototype stage) should still be quite prominent in the game sky from our Earth. As you... more »

Tasmanian health staff off to the UK on taxpayer-funded trip to recruit mental health nurses

Ellen Coulter at Just In - 8 hours ago
Tasmania's chief psychiatrist and four senior health service staff will spend nine days and at least $25,000 of taxpayer money recruiting mental health staff in the United Kingdom later this month — and unions are not happy.

Tour Down Under fans force bike mechanics to step up a gear

Malcolm Sutton at Just In - 8 hours ago
Bike mechanics across Adelaide are working hard as thousands of cycling enthusiasts gear up to ride, inspired by this year's edition of the big race.

Child protection workers flagged in new psychometric test

Rebecca Puddy at Just In - 8 hours ago
Some staff working with vulnerable children in residential care have been found 'psychologically unsuitable' for their jobs, but the South Australian Government won't say how many failed the test.

'Completely buried': Sydney schoolboy killed in Austrian avalanche

Kevin Nguyen at Just In - 8 hours ago
Max Meyer, 16, dies after being buried in 2 metres of snow when an avalanche traps him and his mother in rough and steep terrain while on a family ski holiday in the Austrian alps.

Crisis talks called as Pilbara sees six suicides in four weeks

Just In - 8 hours ago
A spate of suicides in Western Australia's north — including that of a 12-year-old girl —has prompted police and mental health agencies to meet for emergency talks.

Woman, two sons die of suffocation in Nepalese 'menstrual shed'

Tracey Shelton at Just In - 8 hours ago
A woman and her two sons suffocate in a remote Nepalese town after being banished to a windowless shed during the woman's menstruation, in a practice known locally as chhaupadi.

Geoffrey Rush stars in a new film — but you wouldn't know it from the marketing

Just In - 8 hours ago
The veteran actor returns to the big screen in the new film Storm Boy, after facing allegations from past female colleagues of inappropriate behaviour.

Drone racing camps the answer for teens with no-one to race with

Kathy Sundstrom at Just In - 8 hours ago
When two teenagers could not find anyone else to race their drones with, they decided to start drone racing camps in an effort to create new pilots.

News quiz: Do you know your fritz from your fatbergs?

Just In - 8 hours ago
Our Aussie stars had no luck at the Golden Globes this year, but you'll be a winner today if you know your fritz from your fatbergs.

A year on from Australia's recycling crisis, what's changed?

Dominic Cansdale at Just In - 8 hours ago
A year after the scale of Australia's recycling crisis became apparent, governments are still scrambling for an answer and the waste industry says time is running out.

Lemon shortage and high demand sends prices skyrocketing

Jessica Schremmer at Just In - 8 hours ago
Fresh lemons are becoming a high-value ingredient for summer's seafood dishes and cocktails as prices soar.

How's the weather been for you in 2018?

Kate Doyle And Amanda Collier at Just In - 8 hours ago
BOM has just released its official review of the weather in 2018 but what was it really like on the ground? Here is the weather through your eyes.

'Nothing like that ever recorded': 100yo cod claims disputed by academic

Cameron Gooley at Just In - 8 hours ago
Claims that the Murray cod that perished in a Darling River algal bloom this week were 100 years old and had lived through "two world wars" are disputed by an academic, who says they were likely less than half that age.

How ticket scammers are ripping off millennials on social media

Mridula Amin at Just In - 8 hours ago
Online scammers are targeting digital-savvy concert-goers by setting sophisticated ticket scalping traps on social media, prompting a warning by the ACCC, which says Australians lost almost $400,000 last year through similar scams.

There've been a lot of US government shutdowns — Trump's is about to beat them all

Daniel Miller at Just In - 8 hours ago
The US government shutdown is currently President Donald Trump's third, and will soon become the longest in recent history, beating out Bill Clinton's record.

Most university graduates get a job within months but some courses do better than others

Natasha Robinson at Just In - 8 hours ago
A survey of 120,000 university students finds almost three-quarters got a job within four months of finishing last year — but when it comes to getting students a job, not all courses are created equal.

Here's what 4,000 floating thermometers tell us about the future

Nick Kilvert at Just In - 8 hours ago
Improved methods used to analyse historical ocean temperature data find we have been underestimating the rate of warming of the world's oceans.

Our women are the pride of Australian sport, but media coverage is yet to catch up

Richard Hinds at Just In - 8 hours ago
Our females sports stars are shining brightest, so why hasn't there been a corresponding spike in the coverage of women's sport, asks Richard Hinds.

Commission flags super overhaul, but has it missed the big question?

Nassim Khadem at Just In - 8 hours ago
Before the Federal Government sets aside more of our working dollars for when we are old, let's ask a simple but crucial question that no one seems to have properly answered — why?

Cormann spent $37,000 on flights to spruik now-abandoned tax plan

Jackson Gothe-Snape at Just In - 8 hours ago
The Finance Minister was the only passenger on board a defence jet which flew him from Canberra to Adelaide to lobby senators about corporate tax cuts, then took him home to Perth.

'I was believed immediately': Terry Crews on being a male sexual assault survivor

Paul Donoughue at Just In - 8 hours ago
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star talks about his high-profile involvement with the #metoo movement, his hopes for masculinity and having his show axed and revived in the space of a day.

'I was determined that my daughter will not be treated the same as my father treated my sisters'

Fiona Pepper at Just In - 8 hours ago
Malala Yousafzai says her father, Ziauddin, was "a feminist before we knew the word". This is how his extremely patriarchal upbringing shaped his approach to parenthood.

Saudi power couple's disappearance goes viral in hunt for their whereabouts

Just In - 8 hours ago
Speculation over the disappearance of a Saudi stand-up comedian and his partner, a women's right-to-drive activist, resurfaces following a Twitter thread from an American television producer.

Petrol prices in Tasmania explained (and why drivers hold the key to cheaper fuel)

Phoebe Hosier at Just In - 8 hours ago
Why do fuel prices in Tasmania vary so much? What can drivers do to help themselves get better value? Here's how petrol prices work in Tasmania.

President Trump Delivers Impromptu Remarks Departing the White House – (Video and Transcript)….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the press pool as he departs the White House for a visit to the border region in Texas. The majority of the remarks focus on the need for border security and the partial government … Continue reading →

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Discusses Political Negotiations With Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears on Fox News to give the backstory of the meeting between President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Rainwater’s Motivated Reasoning

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 8 hours ago
Lee Rainwater was one of the most prominent liberal sociologists of the Great Society era. He spent 23 years at Harvard; here‘s the Harvard Gazette‘s memorial to his work. To be honest, though, I never heard of him until last week. Yet after I stumbled upon his 1966 Daedalus article, “The Crucible of Identity: The Negro Lower-Class […] The post Rainwater’s Motivated Reasoning appeared first on Econlib.

OSU cancer researcher who has faced misconduct allegations sues to regain lost department chairmanship

Adam Marcus at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
Carlo Croce, the embattled cancer researcher at The Ohio State University (OSU), is suing the institution to reclaim the department chair he lost late last year for reasons that he says are unclear. In a filing with the Franklin County civil court, Croce and his attorneys, from the Columbus firm of James E. Arnold and … Continue reading OSU cancer researcher who has faced misconduct allegations sues to regain lost department chairmanship

Transportation minister Lloyd Hines won’t say how much we’re spending to move the Maine ferry terminus to Bar Harbor, but he insists it’s totally worth it

Jennifer Henderson at Halifax Examiner - 8 hours ago
“What a crazy world,” says provincial NDP leader Gary Burrill, “that border protection officers in the United States aren’t being paid because of the government shutdown and we are debating whether the Nova Scotia government should be paying them. Something is wrong somewhere.” The question of Nova Scotia taxpayers footing the bill for the salaries […]

DOJ Alleged Fraud and Justice Denied

Joyce Ghen at Children's Health Defense - 8 hours ago
The Omnibus Autism Proceedings denied justice and compensation to provide care to 5,400 children and countless more never put in a claim because of the “No-Link” ruling. Based on the award amount in the Hannah Poling case, the Omnibus Autism Proceedings would have cost the government over 100 BILLION dollars! Now remarkable new information has come to light. A respected […] The post DOJ Alleged Fraud and Justice Denied appeared first on Children's Health Defense.

Ex-IDF General Reveals The Israeli Army's Deepest Secret. They Are Not Prepared For War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
CC BY 2.0 / Israel Defense Forces / Brother's Keeper Operation in Judea & Samaria *Arutz Sheva*: *Retiring army ombudsman reveals IDF's 'deepest secret'* Yitzhak Brick asserts IDF is severely unprepared for war. 'If there's a war, the trauma of Yom Kippur will feel like a walk in the park.' Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brick, the IDF ombudsman who retired today, warned that the IDF is deliberately closing its eyes to its lack of preparedness for war. "If there is a war, the trauma of Yom Kippur will be a walk in the park in comparison," Brick said in an interview with Kan 11. He added, "W... more »

FOIA Shows How Congressional Diversity Helps Underrepresented Groups, OPEN Data Act Poised to Become Law, and More: FRINFORMSUM 1/11/2018

Lauren Harper at UNREDACTED - 8 hours ago
FOIA Shows Benefits of Diversity in Congress A Washington Post analysis found that legislators from underrepresented groups “disproportionately advocate for these communities.” For example, “Legislators who are women, minorities and/or veterans advocate more actively for citizens from their respective groups. In fact, they’re about six to nine percentage points more likely to contact agencies on […]

The Next Big Political Battle In Washington Will Be The Replacement Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Politico: * *Trump White House urging allies to prepare for possible RBG departure* After an ailing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments, the Trump team began early groundwork for another potential confirmation battle. The White House is reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to prepare for an ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible death or departure from the Supreme Court — an event that would trigger the second bitter confirmation battle of President Donald Trump’s tenure. The outreach began after Ginsburg, 85, on M... more »

Red Alert – Snow chaos across Europe

Robert at Ice Age Now - 8 hours ago
RED ALERT issued across Europe as heavy snow continues. More than 2,000 people trapped. Three feet of snow overnight. Up to 6 feet more snow expected. 17 deaths so far. 10 Jan 2019 – Europe’s snow chaos has deepened with up to six feet more snowfall expected before the weekend leaving even more residents stranded. ... Read moreRed Alert – Snow chaos across Europe The post Red Alert – Snow chaos across Europe appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Record snowfall in Israel

Robert at Ice Age Now - 8 hours ago
Three feet (90 cm) of snow on Mt. Hermon in 48 hours. ____ Nearly a meter of snow has accumulated on Mt. Hermon and the water levels in the Sea of Galilee have risen by at least 19.5 cm over the past 48 hours, according to meteorological services. Meanwhile, according to ynetnews.com, “temperatures plummeted Wednesday ... Read moreRecord snowfall in Israel The post Record snowfall in Israel appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Athens covered in white – Video

Robert at Ice Age Now - 8 hours ago
More than a foot deep in places. Record snowfall and record cold in other parts of the country. _____________ Heavy snowfall, accompanied by anomalous frosts, hit Athens on January 7. Snow depth in some areas reached 35 cm (13.8 inches) forcing closure of schools and highways. Some railways were also blocked. . Such heavy snowfall ... Read moreAthens covered in white – Video The post Athens covered in white – Video appeared first on Ice Age Now.

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