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Thomas Paine

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Monday, January 14, 2019

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

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Man arrested over alleged cyclist hit-and-run in Adelaide Hills

Just In - 16 minutes ago
Police arrest a man they believe seriously injured a cyclist in a hit-and-run crash in the Adelaide Hills on the same day the Tour Down Under starts in the city.

Queensland coal exports hit record high

Talissa Siganto at Just In - 16 minutes ago
Despite figures showing a coal-export record has been beaten, with 223 million tonnes passing through Queensland ports last year, Greens senator Larissa Waters says the coal industry is in "desperate PR overdrive".

Darling River mass fish kill could impact other states

Sowaibah Hanifie And Nadia Isa at Just In - 16 minutes ago
Fish experts warn the die-off of fish in the Darling River could result in lower native fish stocks in other states, and call for irrigators to reduce water uptake by 40 per cent.

What happens if Theresa May loses vote on her Brexit deal?

Just In - 16 minutes ago
Her Brexit deal is likely to be defeated in Parliament, a decision that would trigger huge uncertainty about the future of Britain's exit from the European Union. There are several possible outcomes.

'Too late to leave': Fire north-west of Melbourne threatening homes and lives

Just In - 16 minutes ago
An emergency warning is issued for a fire threatening homes and lives at Benloch, north-west of Melbourne.

Pilbara woman missing for three days in extreme heat

Just In - 16 minutes ago
Police start searching for 36-year-old Felicity Shadbolt after she fails to return from a walk around the Mount Nameless area near Tom Price, a remote town in Western Australia.

Serena Williams loses only two games in triumphant Australian Open return

Luke Pentony at Just In - 16 minutes ago
It has been two years since Serena Williams last played at the Australian Open when she was eight weeks pregnant, but the 23-time major singles champion made her presence felt upon her return with a commanding performance in the first round in Melbourne.

Replace me with a woman, says retiring Victorian Labor heavyweight

Richard Willingham And Stephanie Anderson at Just In - 16 minutes ago
Promoting experienced women to be public officials in the Labor Party is one of the ALP's remaining challenges for equality, the outgoing assistant state secretary in Victoria has declared.

Live: Australia takes on India in second ODI in Adelaide

Just In - 16 minutes ago
Australia will look to wrap up the three-game series at Adelaide Oval with a second-straight ODI victory over India. Follow all the action in our live ScoreCentre.

‘Elitist Globalists’ in Media Won’t Cover Brexit & Yellow Vests – Ben Swann

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
RT America Published on Jan 14, 2019 Yellow Vest protests continue to rock France despite the government’s attempts at appeasing demonstrators. Investigative journalist Ben Swann joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss the protests and what’s behind the muted western media coverage thereof. They also discuss the looming Brexit vote in the UK House of Commons. end

The Agenda Behind The Shutdown, It’s Not What You Think

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
X22Report Published on Jan 14, 2019 EU is willing to extend the BREXIT but will not change the agreement. What the EU wants is for May to convince her government to go along with the deal. The government shutdown might not be what everyone thinks it is. Trump promised to drain the swamp, this is the […]

Frenemies Be Like… Trump Threatens to ‘Devastate’ Turkish Economy If Ankara Attacks Kurds

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
RT Published on Jan 14, 2019 Donald Trump has warned its NATO ally to beware of the devastative wrath of US economic pressure if Turkey dares to attack the Kurdish allies America is leaving behind in its “long overdue” pull-out of troops from Syria. end

The FBI’s Police State Operation Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
The FBI’s Police State Operation Against Trump by Patrick Martin, https://www.wsws.org/ A front-page article published Saturday in the New York Timesrevealing that the FBI secretly opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump after he fired FBI Director James Comey has laid bare a massive police state conspiracy by the US intelligence agencies. – The Times published the article […]

Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Becomes Latest Christian Denomination to Accept Transgenders And Same-Sex Unions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Becomes Latest Christian Denomination to Accept Transgenders And Same-Sex Unions by Geoffrey Grider, https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ Recently a PCA (you read that right, PCA, not PCUSA) church in St. Louis has invited a transgender rights activist in a lesbian relationship to teach the members of their church and anyone else who wants to join […]

Jim Willie: Top Ten Trends Lead to Gold

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
Jim Willie: Top Ten Trends Lead to Gold by Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com, http://www.goldseek.com/ The year 2018 was a memorable year of great transitions. They involved changes in the political arena. They saw enormous changes in the debt picture, for both the USGovt and the major Western corporations. They saw a struggle to terminate the QE bond monetization, […]

Bolton Had Pentagon Draw Up “Far-Reaching Military Options To Strike Iran”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
Has Iran attacked America? NO! Is Iran a threat to America? NO! So why is America so intent on waging war against Iran? Why has America been waging economic and financial war against Iran for many decades? It is the Deep State, the western Illuminati, which is using the American military, in their world conquest, […]

Gold & Silver vs The $250 Trillion Sea of Debt — Rich Munson

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
SGTreport Published on Jan 13, 2019 When priced in many currencies around the globe, the gold price is already at all time highs, just not when priced in the US Dollar. But with the US national debt ready to pass the $22 TRILLION mark and with the global derivatives Ponzi ready to implode, will 2019 be […]

‘We Struck Thousands of Targets’: IDF Chief of Staff on Israel’s ‘Near-Daily’ Strikes in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 minutes ago
Has Syria or Iran attacked Israel? NO! Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit, is waging a war of aggression against both Syria and Iran. The only nuclear armed power, Zionist ‘666’ Israel, in the middle east is supporting terrorists: Al Qaeda and ISIS in their war against Syria. end

Does Holocaust slogan "Never Again!" apply to Uighurs?

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 33 minutes ago
1-15-19 The villagers are too afraid to even ask about anyone who has been taken to the camps because it could result them being detained too. Thousands of miles away, the only thing our families could do was pray for their wellbeing – this is how helpless we all feel. And yet, too few know about our plight. It often feels like too few care. But the fact remains that China has imprisoned around 1 million of us in camps in an attempt to get us to forget our identities, whether it is our culture, our religion or both. In order to defend its actions the Chinese state media has ... more »

China And The U.S. Do Cooperate Very Closely On Some Issues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 50 minutes ago
Technical experts from Nigeria's Centre for Energy Research and Training stand over the miniature neutron source reactor and prepare to load the HEU reactor core into an interim transfer cask. (U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration) *Aaron Mehta, Defense News:* *How the US and China collaborated to get nuclear material out of Nigeria — and away from terrorist groups* WASHINGTON — At a staging ground in Ghana, a group of nuclear experts watched the clock and nervously waited for the news. The team — a mix of American, British, Norwegian and Chinese experts, along with Czech... more »

Voters support building a border-wall.

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 57 minutes ago
“President Trump’s proposed wall along the United States-Mexico border has soared in popularity with American voters across the board, as he battles a split GOP-Democrat Congress to secure funding for the barrier.” click here and here

Foreign Aid 18, Presentation in London in 2005

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
I am a non-fan of foreign aid since 2005, perhaps 2004. Today I just rediscovered my presentation in 2005 from my old mails. Among my co-speakers there were Barun Mitra and Mohit Satyanand (Liberty Institute, India), Franklin Cudjoe (Imani, Ghana), James Shikwati (IREN, Kenya), others. Can't find pictures but here's the ppt, I squeezed them in multi-frames. Enjoy. Thanks again to IPN (closed in 2011), Julian Morris, Kendra, Alec, Philip. -------------- See also: Foreign Aid 2: Circuitous and Leaky Process, November 3, 2005 Foreign Aid 3: Bob Geldoff and More Aid, November 10...more »

The Trump Dictatorship

Robert Reich - 1 hour ago
The only redeeming aspect to Trump’s presidency is he brings us back to basics. And what could be... more »

The All American “Gilets Jaunes” Presidency….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 hour ago
Love this. I especially love how much this draws out the elitist pontificating opposition; now tone-deaf giddy as they try and ridicule ordinary All American fast food. POTUS Trump knows exactly what he’s doing. Please Democrats; please media; please make … Continue reading →

U.K. Defense Minister Suggest Using Paintballs To Scare Spanish Ships Away From Gibraltar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A map showing the area of Gibraltar territorial waters (The SUN) *Yahoo News:* Defence secretary Gavin Williamson suggests scaring Spanish ships away from Gibraltar with paintballs Military chiefs have been left stunned after the defence secretary suggested the Royal Navy fire PAINTBALLS at Spanish ships that stray into Gibraltar’s waters, according to reports. According to the Sun, Gavin Williamson made the claims during a meeting with senior Ministry of Defence officials during which he reportedly suggested sending a Type 45 destroyer to the Spanish territory of Ceuta, on the Mo...more »

Trump Fetes Champion Clemson with Burgers, Fries

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House as President Donald Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship.

Sen. Rand Paul Scheduled to Have Hernia Surgery in Canada

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

Did Clifford Walker Say at a 1924 KKK Rally That He Would Build a ‘Wall of Steel’ Against Immigrants?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
A presidential biographer drew a comparison to then-Georgia Gov. Walker's comments and steel border wall construction desired by President Trump.

Missing German tourist's family sends heartbreaking letter revealing new clues

Matt Garrick at Just In - 2 hours ago
The family of missing German tourist Monika Billen offer new clues about the movements of their "dearly beloved daughter, sister and aunt" in the days before she disappeared.

Saudi teen Rahaf al Qunun pledges to use her freedom to campaign for others

Sophie McNeill at Just In - 2 hours ago
Rahaf al Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi teen granted in asylum in Canada after saying she feared death if returned home, pledges to use her freedom to campaign to end male guardianship in Saudi Arabia, saying if there is no change more women like her will flee.

How — and when — will the US government shutdown end?

James Glenday at Just In - 2 hours ago
One of several scenarios could play out before we see an end to the longest partial US government shutdown in history. In the meantime, Donald Trump and his Democratic rivals are drawing battlelines for the 2020 presidential election, writes James Glenday.

Great Australian Bight seismic testing gets green light

Casey Briggs at Just In - 2 hours ago
Oil and gas testing is set to take place in the Great Australian Bight this year, with the national petroleum regulator granting permission to exploration company PGS.

'Casual and callous': Donald Trump under fire over Native American massacre tweet

Just In - 2 hours ago
The National Congress of American Indians condemns the US President for invoking one of the worst native massacres in the nation's history to poke fun at Democrat Elizabeth Warren over her purported Native American heritage.

Jail term doubled after man's 'frenzied' attack left woman eating through a tube

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 2 hours ago
Joshua Yamalulu was due to be released last month after a stomping attack on his partner that left her a quadriplegic. He will now remain in prison until at least 2022 after WA's Court of Appeal ruled his three-year sentence was "plainly unjust".

'Australian nightmare': Residents vent as Opal Tower report released

Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 2 hours ago
Engineers engaged by the NSW Government say damaged beams need to be repaired and strengthened in the 34-storey Opal Tower, which was evacuated just before Christmas after a large crack was found.

Racak's villagers phoned for help from their leader's home. Within hours, they were dead

Just In - 2 hours ago
It was a cold early morning as villagers crowded around their leader's home in Racak, Kosovo, 20 years ago today. As ethnic Albanians, they knew that Serbian paramilitaries were coming for them.

'Brain surgery without surgery': Incisionless procedure helping fix uncontrollable tremors

Andy Park at Just In - 2 hours ago
As many as one in five Australians suffer from uncontrollable tremors, which can rob them of independence and dignity. But a breakthrough new treatment is showing incredible results.

Bats dropping from trees in SA as temperatures reach extreme levels

Just In - 2 hours ago
Extreme heat across South Australia is beginning to take a toll, with bats falling from trees in the Adelaide Parklands, prompting health authorities to warn against handling the mammals.

for each transgression of Thy Law

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 2 hours ago
* In* the name and by the power of the Presence of God which I AM and by the magnetic power of the sacred fire vested in me I call upon the Law of Forgiveness and the violet transmuting flame for each transgression of Thy Law, each departure from Thy sacred covenants. Restore in me the Christ mind, forgive my wrongs and unjust ways, make me obedient to Thy code, let me walk humbly with Thee all my days. In the name of the Father, Mother, Son and Holy Spirit I decree for all whom I have ever wronged and for all who have ever wronged me: Violet fire, enfold us! (3x) Violet fire,... more »

BWorld 278, Top 10 economic news of 2018

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last December 26, 2018. This list and analysis is more focused on East Asia but a brief discussion of the US and global economy is also made. Here we go. 1. Despite rising world oil prices, US interest rates, and other external factors, the inflation rate in the region is declining or flatlining compared to the 2017 levels — except in the Philippines. Well, some economies also have had higher inflation in 2018 vs 2017 but with rational explanations. China and Hong Kong’s inflation only returned to their 2016 levels, Thailand and Japan’s rose to... more »

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 13 – 2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Dutch Prime Minister: 'White Wine Sipping Elites In Amsterdam' Are Not Giving U.S. President Trump A Fair Chance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Rutte has been criticised for controversial remarks twice in a week [Chris Kleponis/Reuters] *Al Jazeera*:* Dutch PM: 'White wine sipping elites' don't give Trump fair shake* Mark Rutte said 'white wine sipping elites in Amsterdam' are not giving US President Trump a fair chance. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte faced criticism on Sunday after making comments about what he called "white wine sipping elites in Amsterdam" who are not giving US President Donald Trump a fair chance. Rutte made the comments during an appearance on Buitenhof, a weekly TV show focused on Dutch politics t... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 2 hours ago
In a piece published by *Vanity Fair* today, Elizabeth Drew, the veteran political reporter, makes note of the fact that Elizabeth Warren can talk to voters in a way they find genuinely engaging and enlightening: Warren’s talents as a campaigner were evident in her foray into Iowa during the first week of January. She’s quite skilled at drilling down to a simple, comprehensible point, usually having to do with economic justice. Her anecdotes go over well. For example, in Iowa she told the story of getting in touch with Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, and working with him to ... more »

This Is the New Army Rifle That Should Replace the M4 Carbine

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 3 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We have some ideas on how to do it. *The M5 would use the same 14.5-inch long barrel as the existing M4 carbine, ensuring that the weapon is manageable in the enclosed spaces of a truck, Stryker armored vehicle, or M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle.* The U.S. Army is looking for a new weapon for infantry troops. After a half century of using the M16/M4 carbine series of weapons, the Army is looking for a weapon with increased range and lethality to deal with future threats. Although the search is still in its early stages, looking at the threats ... more »

Saudi Arabia denies reports about reopening embassy in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 A.M.) – The Saudi regime has denied the recent reports that claimed they were planning to reopen their embassy in Damascus soon. Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf released a statement on Monday evening that denied these rumors; however, the diplomat did not go into details. “Referring to what have been circulated by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist rebels launch attacks in Aleppo and Latakia

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
Numerous shelling attacks by militants operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone were reported from Syria’s Latakia governorate and Aleppo’s neighborhoods, head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria Sergei Solomatin said on Monday. “Illegal armed groups operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone continue to violate the ceasefire regime. Thus, during […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

For the old men of the Kremlin still stand

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 3 hours ago
*For* the old men of the Kremlin still stand, and they stand with one who has all of the momentum of the false hierarchy of the KGB and its ramifications. This individual whom I name, this individual, this Andropov, must be watched and challenged daily. He is but the shadow of the beast that works through him. And I tell you, it is necessary for the collapsing of the ring of old men--the criminals who occupy the Kremlin--ere Russia can be converted and the lightbearers be raised up…. The turning around of Russia can only be the turning around of the lightbearers. And therefor... more »

Why Thailand’s generals fail to co-opt elections

Prajak Kongkirati at New Mandala - 3 hours ago
History and electoral reality suggest that the 2019 elections will deliver another “wasted coup”. The post Why Thailand’s generals fail to co-opt elections appeared first on New Mandala.

Are France And Germany About To Form An EU Superstate?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Are France And Germany About To Form An EU Superstate? by Andrew Moran, https://www.libertynation.com/ Inching ever closer towards an EUSSR. As the fire rages on, the citizenry floods the streets, and political turmoil reigns supreme in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are telling everyone to please disperse because everything is fine and there’s nothing […]

Lindsey Williams: Elite Panic — Illuminati Plans for 2019 Summary

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
“ELITE PANIC!” :New DVD From Lindsey Williams by http://www.lindseywilliams.net/ Panic Up – Panic Down President Trump Impeachment 2019 Predictions My Elite Friend Said… Never The Same World Again You Are Safe So Long As… A Prophet That Has Never Been Wrong Says… – Chaplain Lindsey Williams – Author of The Energy Non-Crisis end

French Riot Police Are Now Using Semi-Automatic Weapons with Live Ammunition Against Yellow Vest Protestors as Macron’s Law And Order Crisis Spirals

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
French Riot Police Are Now Using Semi-Automatic Weapons with Live Ammunition Against Yellow Vest Protestors as Macron’s Law And Order Crisis Spirals by SOPHIE LAW FOR MAILONLINE, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ * Officers were filmed brandishing weapons by Arc de Triomphe in Paris today * Riot police were on crowd control duty today facing off a mob of Gilet Jaunes […]

Israel Launches Multiple Strikes Against Palestine

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Blackstone Intelligence Network Premiered Jan 12, 2019 In today’s report, Jake Morphonios discusses operations against Palestinian targets in #Gaza and the West Bank carried out by Israeli Forces. end

Central Banking System is Head of the Snake

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
maneco64 Streamed live on Jan 13, 2019 This is a weekend live stream in which I cover the current monetary and political system we are under and how unless we get rid of the current funny money system very little will change not only in the USA but elsewhere around the world. end

Twelve {12} Perversions of the Illuminist Social Engineers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
SGTreport Published on Jan 13, 2019 They warned us what was coming. TWELVE perversions. “Drag Queen” pre-pubescent children is just the beginning. If humanity doesn’t stand up and strike these demons down, THIS is what’s coming. end

Deep State Predators Are Doubling Down on Everything President Trump Does, Says, Attempts or Plans

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Lionel Nation Published on Jan 13, 2019 It’s an immutable truth. An absolute. These evil factions of deep state, intel state, police state and shadow government entrenched operatives are sworn to stop our POTUS and as such we must recommit to the cause, the plan and the goal to stop them dead in their tracks. We […]

Volkswagen Announces Additional Plant with 1,000 New Jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee – $800 Million Investment in New Production Line…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 3 hours ago
{{{snicker}}} Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Oh, remember that White House meeting with the big four German automakers [back on December 4th, 2018] that mainstream media ignored amid the fury of the, well, more popular ‘resistance’ narrative? Yeah, THAT one. Well, combine … Continue reading →

Can the unelected FBI investigate its boss whom we elected?

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 3 hours ago
“One danger in the what the FBI apparently did is that it implies that the unelected domestic intelligence bureaucracy holds itself as the ultimate arbiter—over and above the elected president who is the constitutional face of U.S. intelligence and national security authority—about what actions do and don’t serve the national security interests of the United States. It further suggests that the FBI claims the authority to take this step on the basis of the president’s exercise of another clear presidential prerogative—the firing of the FBI director in connection with the Russia in... more »

A Ground Report On The Protests In France

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Paul Brian *Paul Brian, American Conservative*: *What I Saw at a Yellow Vest Protest in France* Tear gas, anger over the cost of living—the demonstrations that rocked Paris are still going strong. ROUEN, FRANCE – A large plastic garbage can ignites with a whoosh in front of the Church of Saint Joan of Arc in Rouen, Normandy. The smell of acrid plastic and waste fills the air, mixed with the odor of tear gas and pepper spray. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake here in 1431; now this site and much of downtown Rouen is beset by furious protesters demanding the ouster of President... more »

Underage Child Marriages Featured In A US Senate Report How U.S. Immigration System Encourages Child Marriages

Activist Post at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich Probably one of the more ‘rabid’ topics in the USA, if not in the world today, is immigration and the apparent... more »

America's Sweetheart, Part I

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Not a popular position in Congress-- but OUTSIDE the Beltway...* I have to admit I stopped watching *60 Minutes* quite a few decades ago. But I don't remember it being a place where they spotlighted too many members of the House, let alone a freshman who was on her first week in the House. Many members of Congress are just seat warmers who do what their party's leadership tells them to do, but some actually do a lot of hard work and accomplish worthwhile stuff for the country. *60 Minutes* doesn't do profiles of them either. As I write this, she has 2.36 million twitter followers... more »

Vignettes on Harold Demsetz

David Henderson at Econlib - 4 hours ago
I got a nice note from Sam Peltzman this morning about my WSJ piece on my teacher and his colleague Harold Demsetz. I responded to Sam that I had a great Demsetz story to tell him that involved him. I’ll tell that and then I’ll tell one that Harold told at the June 1 and […] The post Vignettes on Harold Demsetz appeared first on Econlib.

‘McJesus’ Sculpture Sparks Outrage Among Israel’s Christians

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Hundreds of Christians calling for removal of a sculpture by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen protested at the Haifa museum.

Kidnapping Suspect Targeted Girl After Seeing Her Get on Bus

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Prosecutors charged him with kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in October near Barron, about 90 miles northeast of Minneapolis. He was also charged with armed robbery.

Did President Trump Urge Americans to Boycott Chinese Restaurants?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Always good to beware of what news items you ingest.

Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal Astonishes: Vast $$ for Geoengineering, No Oversight

Activist Post at Activist Post - 4 hours ago
By Alexandra Bruce Bestselling Third Wave Feminist, author and journalist, Naomi Wolf has spent most of her professional life as a darling of the Liberal... more »

How Megaprojects Perpetuate Income Inequality Is A Major Issue For Next Chicago Mayor

Aaron Cynic at Shadowproof - 4 hours ago
Reforming or scrapping the TIF process is one small piece re-imagining a Chicago, where economic development is centered on the needs of neighborhoods. The post How Megaprojects Perpetuate Income Inequality Is A Major Issue For Next Chicago Mayor appeared first on Shadowproof.

Video released of man who allegedly assaulted bus passengers

Rachel Riga at Just In - 4 hours ago
Queensland police release new vision of a man who was caught on CCTV allegedly assaulting Brisbane bus passengers in separate attacks late last year leaving the victims with facial injuries.

Is there really a hole in the ozone layer that makes the sun feel hotter in Tasmania?

Carla Howarth at Just In - 4 hours ago
Tasmanians often say the sun is harsher on the island state, that there are holes in the ozone layer, and that summer temperatures feel hotter here than they do on the mainland. So what's going on?

Another fish kill in NSW waterway, NSW Minister says

Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 4 hours ago
Another fish kill has taken place at Lake Hume, on the NSW-Victorian border, as contractors move in to Menindee to try to dispose of up to a million fish that were killed by an algal bloom last week.

Police lockdown after shots fired ends with man in custody

Kevin Nguyen And Ainslie Drewitt-Smith at Just In - 4 hours ago
Police take a man into custody after a series of gunshots ring out at a property north of Wollongong this morning.

Study: Coconut Oil Better for Preventing Heart Disease and Diabetes in Asian Diets

AdminM at Health Impact News - 4 hours ago
In parts of Asia, both peanut oil and coconut oil are often used for cooking. A recent study in India compared cooking with peanut oil to cooking with coconut oil to determine the relative health benefits for weight management, heart disease, and diabetes. The researchers used nine healthy male volunteers with normal body mass index or BMI levels to undergo eight weeks of consuming a normally balanced diet cooked with coconut oil, followed by a six-week "washout" period, then another eight weeks of the same diet cooked with peanut oil. The study report is called Coconut oil consump... more »

Uncensored: US Government Pays Out Over $4 Billion for Vaccine Injuries and Deaths

AdminM at Health Impact News - 4 hours ago
A Dec. 1, 2018 update by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) reported that the total amount of awards to children and adults who have been injured or died after receiving federally recommended childhood vaccines has surpassed $4 billion. The VICP was created by Congress under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 as a federal compensation system alternative to vaccine injury lawsuits filed in civil court. The HRSA report reveals that over the past 30 years (since 1989), the VICP has recei... more »

Lessons from Watergate: What the Senate Judiciary Committee Should Ask Bill Barr

mfogel at Lawfare - 4 hours ago
Secretary of Defense (designate) Elliot L. Richardson and Sen. John C. Stennis of Miss., January 1973 (Source: Wikimedia/U.S. National Archives) William Barr, President Trump’s nominee to head the Justice Department, will appear on Jan. 15 before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for what promises to be a contentious confirmation hearing. The controversy about Barr does not concern his qualifications to be attorney general; it’s hard to imagine better qualifications than having already served as attorney general, along with having served as deputy attorney general and having r... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 14, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Reuters *Alireza Ahmadi, National Interest: **What Should We Learn from 40 Years of U.S. Intervention in the Middle East?* The presence of America’s vaunted military cannot necessarily shape the political orientation and structure of societies. With the surprise announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, and to a lesser extent, the announcement of a drawdown of 7,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan, many interventionist critics who had tolerated Donald Trump’s ineffectual strikes against Assad and peace talks with the Taliban seem to have reached a boiling point. But eve... more »

President Trump Welcomes NCAA National Champion Clemson Tigers – 6:30pm EST Livestream…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
Tonight the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champions, Clemson University Tigers, celebrate with President Donald Trump at a White House dinner. Anticipated Livestream Coverage 6:30pm EST WH Livestream Link – Fox News Livestream Link – NBC Livestream – Fox10 Livestream

Are the Democrats Ready for Tulsi Gabbard?

Hunter DeRensis at Test Feed Using Fields - 5 hours ago
*Hunter DeRensis* *Domestic Politics, United States* In a Democratic Party that’s becoming more female, more non-white, and begging for generational change in leadership, Tulsi Gabbard seems to check every box. "Lead with Love," reads her campaign slogan. And Tulsi Gabbard means it. "Aloha is more than just hello and goodbye, Aloha really means that we recognize each other as brothers and sisters. And that when we say Aloha to one another, we’re saying that I’m coming to you with an open heart and with love and compassion and care and respect," she told CNN’s Van Jones on Friday... more »

The F-15X Fighter: The Missile-Hauler The Air Force Needs For A Stand-Off Fight

Brad Howard, Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 5 hours ago
*Brad Howard, Task and Purpose* *Security, * The F-15X’s weapons loadout would make it a beast in any “Beyond Visual Range” fight, and in the age of China’s anti-access/area denial strategy or A2/D2, BVR will be the name of the game in the opening phase of any hypothetical conflict in Asia. The U.S. Air Force has been secretly organizing a plan to replace its F-15 C/D fleet with brand spanking new F-15X Eagle air superiority fighters, the Drive reported on Wednesday. This move could take the heat off of the service’s handful of F-22 Raptors or make up for F-35 shortcomings — and ... more »

Gotham City Digest, 1/14/19

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 5 hours ago
("Hey, babushka, you sure have purty mouth, da?") ------------------------------ A story making the rounds is that of a furloughed federal worker who now has to ration her insulin and hope she wakes up in the morning. Needless to say, there is absolutely no excuse for this. Border crisis? We don't need protection from migrants, we need protection from the Republican Party. ------------------------------ What the hell was Trump saying here? We lose 300 Americans a week who escape into Mexico? Because his mind slides from one image to another, he's so incapable of concentrati... more »

Kidnapping suspect 'confesses' to picking out 13yo victim as she got on school bus

Just In - 5 hours ago
A Wisconsin man admitted he kidnapped a teenager he picked out at random after seeing her board a school bus, holding her hostage for three months after killing her parents in their home, according to prosecutors.

Why the fish kill blame game is not helpful

Just In - 5 hours ago
For farmers these are very difficult times, seriously exacerbated by the drought. Those looking for a scapegoat for the recent tragedy of fish deaths below Menindee Lakes achieve nothing more than fuelling media coverage and unrest, writes Les Gordon.

Stormy Daniels sues police for $US2 million over strip club arrest

Just In - 5 hours ago
The adult film actress, who has said she had an affair with US President Donald Trump, is suing the police department in Ohio's capital for $US2 million over her arrest at a strip club last summer.

Passenger takes gun on flight from US to Japan after security bungle

Just In - 5 hours ago
A traveller who forgot a gun was in their carry-on luggage was able to it on a flight from Atlanta to Tokyo, but the transport authority is refusing to blame the security lapse on the government shutdown.

Here's how to safely remove a tick (and no, eyebrow tweezers don't cut it)

Alle McMahon at Just In - 5 hours ago
If the mere mention of ticks sends a shiver down your spine, you're not alone. But knowing more about the tiny creatures, how to spot them, and how to safely remove them from you or your pet may help to allay your fears.

NT Chief Minister stands by police after 'terrifying' Don Dale footage leaked

Stephanie Zillman at Just In - 5 hours ago
Footage of police in military camouflage pointing weapons at unarmed children during a riot at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre has angered a human rights lawyer, but the NT Chief Minister says the officers were responding in the way they were trained and have his support.

Inmate dies at Tasmania's Risdon Prison, police say no suspicious circumstances

Edith Bevin at Just In - 5 hours ago
A 55-year-old male inmate dies at Tasmania's Risdon Prison overnight, but police say there are no suspicious circumstances and that the coroner is investigating.

Culture and law drive Indigenous Adelaide lawyer Ashum Owen

Sarah Scopelianos at Just In - 5 hours ago
Ashum Owen says she knew early on the colour of her skin made her "a little bit more suspicious" — now the Adelaide lawyer is "walking in two worlds" educating and advocating for change.

'Palmer Chameleon': Boy George's people slam Clive's use of hit song

Matthew Doran at Just In - 5 hours ago
The pop icon's manager is "horrified" that Clive Palmer ripped off one of his client's most popular songs for a political campaign, and is warning of future legal action if he does not stop using the song.

Snoring, sleep apnoea, and the long-term risks of sleep deprivation

Sarah Moss at Just In - 5 hours ago
Fifty per cent of people who snore loudly have sleep apnoea, according to a NSW doctor who says the condition can lead to serious illnesses.

Candidate Castro: Trump’s the Problem, Not Illegal Aliens. Time for More Taxes

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: candidate-castro-trumps-the-problem-not-illegal-aliens-time-for-more-taxes] Julián Castro announced his bid for the White House on Saturday. His campaign theme: Donald Trump’s a bad president and everyone on Earth hates him, most of all me, and that’s why I should be president.

Labour Leader Corbyn Set To Call for No-confidence Vote on Theresa May

James Murphy at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: labour-leader-corbyn-set-to-call-for-no-confidence-vote-on-theresa-may] U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to pounce on Theresa May should her Brexit deal fail to pass in the House of Commons. He is expected to call for a no-confidence vote and new elections sometime this week.

Gillette Insults Customer Base, Telling Men to Shave Their “Toxic Masculinity”

Selwyn Duke at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: gillette-insults-customer-base-telling-men-to-shave-their-toxic-masculinity] A new marketing campaign by Gillette encourages men to shave their “toxic masculinity,” but may be shaving customers from the company and profits from its bottom line.

Big Business Ignores Threat to National Sovereignty Inherent in USMCA

Steve Byas at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: big-business-ignores-threat-to-national-sovereignty-inherent-usmca] In the discussion of whether trade deals are good or bad, very rarely does anyone discuss the main consequence of the “free trade” agenda: loss of our nation’s sovereignty.

The Far Right and Thwarting Brexit

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
I thought the morning had a darker aspect about it than usual, and lo it turned out Theresa May was in town. No walkabout down Stoke's pearly avenues, it was Wades Ceramics that was the entirety of her itinerary. And her purpose was to push her Brexit deal in what has variously been dubbed the capital of Brexit, and she laboured her point. Either her vote passes tomorrow evening, or we face a no deal Brexit or no Brexit at all. Well, if the UK's membership of the European Union was a technical matter I'd be a-okay with that. But it isn't. Brexit cannot be wished away, and the clock ... more »

there is danger in bypassing the plan

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 5 hours ago
*The* plan is centered around the individual; it provides for the transmutation and advancement of his consciousness. But there is danger in bypassing the plan when one is taken up with outer manifestation, ignoring the still small voice or the knock at the cosmic door of the heart….The individual must learn to listen to the voice of God….Above all find peace in the understanding that all that unites with the fruits of cosmic endeavor is of God and all that divides the body of God into compartments of mortal density is of the dark powers. Certainly to maintain an eagle eye of ... more »

The Race to Relearn Hemp farming

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 5 hours ago
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-race-to-relearn-hemp-farming/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=SciAm_&sf205935499=1 Advertisements

HPV vaccine turns young woman into a shriveled, tortured vaccine victim with severe pain that never goes away

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 5 hours ago

Subclinical hypothyroidism in the elderly.

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Research links specific 2017 extreme weather events to climate change

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 5 hours ago

If You Are Banana Lover Read These 10 Shocking Facts (No. 4 Is Very Important)

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 5 hours ago

Dates Are The Healthiest Fruit And Also A Natural Cure

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Melinda Gates says contraceptives are one of the “greatest anti-poverty innovations in history”

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 5 hours ago

Forget the Pill – a patch injects dissolvable microneedles just once a month.

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Bone Deep

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Transplant Surgeon Joshua Mezrich On ‘When Death Becomes Life’

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World News Briefs -- January 14, 2019 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Take a second look, May urges MPs before Brexit vote* LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged MPs on Monday to take a “second look” at her deal to leave the European Union, a last-ditch effort to win over a parliament that looks set to reject the agreement. The fate of the United Kingdom’s March 29 exit from the EU is in the balance before Tuesday when parliament is widely expected to vote against May’s deal, opening up outcomes ranging from a disorderly divorce to reversing Brexit. In the deepest crisis in British politics for at least half a cen... more »

A Revived “North Star” Emerges

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Beginning next month, an updated North Star, founded by activist journalist Shaun King and edited by noted scholar Dr. Keisha Blain, will emerge online with content created by progressives seeking to agitate for justice in the spirit of Frederick Douglass and the movement he inspired.

Lilly Endowment Inc. Donates $900K Grant to Spelman College

Monica Levitan at Diverse - 5 hours ago
As part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry Initiative, the foundation has donated a $900,000 grant to Spelman College to help establish or strengthen programs that help female pastors network with other clergy and lead them through leadership challenges in congregational ministry to prepare them for their future career. Spelman College’s Women in Spiritual […]

Microbiologist Dr. Floyd L. Wormley Jr. Named a Fellow of AAAS

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Dr. Floyd L. Wormely Jr., the Microsoft President’s Endowed Professor in the University of Texas – San Antonio College of Sciences, was recently named a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His election by his peers recognizes his distinguished contributions to the field of medical mycology, immunology and host-pathogen interactions.

Sorority Life as an Act of Resistance

Khalilah L. Brown-Dean at Diverse - 5 hours ago
My expectations of life as a Black, college student in the 90’s were largely shaped by a TV show called “A Different World.” The show was set on the campus of the fictional Hillman College in Virginia. For the first time I saw a group of students on television who looked like me and whose background mirrored my own.

How a Pro-Vaccine Doctor Reopened Debate About Link to Autism

Laura Bono at Children's Health Defense - 6 hours ago
CHD NOTE: On January 13, The Hill newspaper reported on Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s allegations of DOJ fraud and obstruction of justice in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings (OAP). The article has received an overwhelming response with over 10,000 shares from The Hill’s website in just over 24 hours – beating the ratings of their other […] The post How a Pro-Vaccine Doctor Reopened Debate About Link to Autism appeared first on Children's Health Defense.

Letters to Governor Reagan, 1967

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
I’ve been reading through the letters that Californians wrote to their governor (Ronald Reagan) in 1967—52 years ago. I remember that year well—it’s the year I met accidentally the personnel librarian from OSU on the fourth floor of the University of Illinois Library, in Urbana, Illinois, and he offered me a job in Columbus, Ohio. But my husband would need a job, I responded, and he said there was a guy in his Sunday school class that needed a draftsman. And the rest is history. Every time I drive by that church on Bethel Road I think of that, and say a little praise, because o... more »

Trump Threatens to "Devastate Turkey":Syrian Kurds Frontline to Attack Turkey & Iran

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Let's get over this idea of Turkey being a NATO ally any longer. It just isn't and hasn't been the case for years. The idea of employing Kurdish proxy forces against Iran and Turkey has been written about ad nauseum. There cannot possibly be one person who reads here that can claim to be surprised that this 'development' was anything other then THE PLAN. * *I'll relink a brief sampling of posts talking about these unsurprising, totally predictable developments * *Iran:***July 11/2016: Iran’s Kurds Now Growing Restless?? Kurdish Mercenaries Attack Iranian Gov. Officials* **May 5 20... more »

House Passes Bill Forcing Trump to Nominate ‘Antisemitism’ Head to Monitor Criticism of Israel

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 6 hours ago
[image: bill]The bill has been held up over objections that it interferes with academic freedom and Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech.

Missouri refuses to disclose names of medical marijuana business applicants

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
Missouri regulators, citing a provision in the state’s new medical marijuana constitutional amendment, won’t disclose the identities of those who’ve paid licensing fees to grow, process or sell MMJ. The decision may well make it harder for medical cannabis entrepreneurs to learn the names of would-be rivals in Missouri’s new MMJ market. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch […] Missouri refuses to disclose names of medical marijuana business applicants is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Aurora targets high-margin cannabis market with CA$175M Whistler acquisition

Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
Alberta’s Aurora Cannabis has agreed to acquire privately held British Columbia-based Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. – one of Canada’s first licensed producers – for 175 million Canadian dollars ($131 million) in an all-share transaction. The acquisition will add Whistler’s recognized cannabis brand to Aurora’s portfolio. It also provides Aurora a proven export channel. Whistler already […] Aurora targets high-margin cannabis market with CA$175M Whistler acquisition is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Surterra Wellness enters Massachusetts cannabis market by acquiring NETA

Nick Thomas at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
Surterra Wellness, a Florida-based medical marijuana firm and producer of CBD products that include oils, vaporizers and topical creams, acquired Massachusetts-based cannabis company New England Treatment Access (NETA). Surterra Wellness enters Massachusetts cannabis market by acquiring NETA is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Dem Pushes Censure for Rep. King Over White Supremacy Remark

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Rep. Bobby Rush said his censure resolution against Rep. Steve King would announce to the world that Congress has no home for "repugnant and racist behavior."

No Shutdown End in Sight; Trump Says ‘Never Ever Back Down’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Trump said he had dismissed a proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen the government for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over money for the wall.

Combating Trump With Kinky Boots And Pink Capes

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 6 hours ago
There is nothing that strikes fear in the soul more then a flaming gay black guy in a pink cape *fighting you with Fashion.....* *H/T COTR *

Native American voting rights bill proposed ahead of upcoming legislative session

White Wolf at White Wolf - 6 hours ago
A proposed bill would allow the residential address portion of a voter registration form to be filled out with a nontraditional address. Democrat majority caucus chair, Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, pre-filed SB 5079, titled The Native American voting rights act of Washington. “The Washington State Legislature has a chance to rectify historical wrongs with the passage of the Native American Voting Rights Act. In doing so, we will send a loud and simple message to the Native community: We recognize that civic participation as we know it today began with American Indians, and as sovere...more »

Killer Tits!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public Have we now reached peak climate lunacy? From Popular “Science”: Every year, little black-and-white birds called pied flycatchers make the lengthy trek from sub-saharan Africa to northern Europe to feast on caterpillars, claim a nest, and have babies. This typically goes off without a hitch, and […]

Robert Mueller – From the Inside….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
There’s a vastly different opinion amid some who review the action of Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller. CTH has noted a common corrupt theme amid the DOJ and FBI that crosses both the Obama and Trump administrations: A priority to … Continue reading →

French President Macron Wants A National Debate Over The Yellow Jacket Protests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Lettre aux Françaishttps://t.co/GInvgaQrhe — Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) January 13, 2019 *France 24:* *Yellow Vest protests: Macron launches national debate with open letter to the French* President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday kicked off a three-month national debate he hopes can quell the "yellow vest" unrest with a letter to the French in which he pledged to listen to new ideas but stuck to his core economic reform agenda. Macron's initiative comes after nine weeks of protests by the Yellow Vests" – named after the high-visibility jackets they wear. The disparate anti-go... more »

Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 6 hours ago
Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation Ten years ago, the prospect that Nigeria would become a jihadist hotspot—let alone the world’s third “most terrorized” country after Iraq and Afghanistan—received hardly any consideration (Africanews.com, December 6). Nevertheless, much has changed in ten […]

UNICEF – Inside the Satanic, Occult Themed Fundraiser of the World’s Leading Children’s Charity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Buck Rogers* - Apparently the world's elite love to reuse occult symbolism while doing great things for the world.

Chemtrails Exposed: The Deep State And The New Manhattan Project

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Peter A. Kirby* - Meet the men by the development of chemtrails, geoengineering and weaponized skies.

9/11 Military Commission Judge Rejects Unlawful Influence Claim

sgrant at Lawfare - 6 hours ago
On Friday, the judge *United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al.* (i.e., the 9/11 military commission), Col. Keith Parrella, *rejected* a defense *motion to dismiss* the case on the grounds of unlawful influence on the part of former defense secretary James Mattis and former Defense Department Acting General Counsel William Castle. Defendant Ammar al Baluchi alleged that the *firing* of former military commissions Convening Authority Harvey Rishikof and legal adviser Gary Brown last February constituted unlawful influence by the Defense Department leadership because Rishikof a... more »

Indicting and Prosecuting a Sitting President

pbobbitt at Lawfare - 6 hours ago
There are ... incidental powers, belonging to the executive department, which are necessarily implied from the nature of the functions, which are confided to it. Among these, must necessarily be included the power to perform them, without any obstruction or impediment whatsoever. The President cannot, therefore, be liable to arrest, imprisonment, or detention, while he is in the discharge of the duties of his office ... Joseph Story, *Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States*, § 1563 (1833) The late Charles Black and I agreed that a sitting president may not be indic... more »

US unlikely to withdraw from Al-Tanf region: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
The US is unlikely to hand over its military bases in northern Syria near Turkey’s borders to anyone, as the transfer of the bases in the vicinity of its NATO ally would compromise Washington’s relations either with Turkey or with Russia, Mahmoud Afandi, a representative of Astana platform of the Syrian opposition, told Sputnik. In […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New satellite images show aftermath of Israeli strikes on Damascus (PHOTOS)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Image Satellite International company released before-and-after images on Monday of the Israeli attack on a Damascus warehouse that took place over the weekend. As shown in the photos below, the images displayed a weapons warehouse that stored a number of missiles: As PM @netanyahu said – an #Iranian weapons […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Funeral held for Saudi-backed military intelligence chief killed by drone

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
A funeral was held for the Chief of Military Intelligence in Yemen’s Saudi-backed government, Mohammad Saleh Tamah, who succumbed to his wounds after last week’s drone attack on a military parade, in the southern port city of Aden on Monday. Commander of the Emergency Forces in the Interior Ministry in the Saudi-backed government, Qaid Atef, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey, US discuss implementing no fly-zone over northern Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed by phone the creation of a security zone in northern Syria “based on the principles of the country’s territorial integrity”, according to a statement by a Turkish official. “Our president held phone talks with his American counterpart Donald Trump. They discussed bilateral relations and events in Syria,” Erdogan’s office said in the statement. A […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian Army launches heavy attack in northern Hama

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a powerful attack in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, today, after the Islamist rebels fired several artillery shells towards the government stronghold of Mhardeh. Led by their Republican Guard and 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army fired a large barrage of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jordanian King meets with Iraqi PM in first visit in decade

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Jordanian King Abdullah II was welcomed by Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad on Monday, in what constitutes his first trip to Iraq in more than a decade. The Jordanian monarch also met with Iraqi President Barham Saleh and discussed bilateral ties. Jordanian King Abdullah II’s last trip was in 2008, when he became […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Real Problem with China’s Fishermen

Lyle J. Goldstein at Test Feed Using Fields - 7 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] Chinese trawlers are not the pointy tip of “Chinese maritime expansion,” but do present a genuine environmental challenge to the global community. To believe the leading international media sources, Beijing is a giant, malicious “Death Star” of sorts, spreading environmental mayhem, political oppression, atheism, economic dependency, and increasingly wielding the coercive tools of a hegemonic power on a global scale. A rather typical rendering in this growing genre was an “in depth” investigation published on the front pa... more »

Russia's Su-57 Could Soon Be Armed with a Weapon No F-22 or F-35 Can Match

Mark Episkopos at Test Feed Using Fields - 7 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, Europe* Think hypersonic missiles. *It is not surprising that the Russian air force would pursue ways to package its latest missile capabilities together with its cutting-edge jet technology. Russia’s integration of hypersonic missiles with fifth-generation stealth capabilities could yield considerable dividends in its threat projection capacity.* In the prior months, *The National Interest* discussed the possibility of Russia’s fifth-generation stealth fighter being outfitted with hypersonic Kinzhal missiles. Russian state news reported Kinzhal inte... more »

The Amazing Reason China Might Loose a Modern War

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 7 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* The last time the People's Liberation Army fought a major conflict was in 1979, when "a seasoned Vietnamese military demolished a bungled Chinese invasion," according to Heath. *Fact: "Today the U.S. military possesses arguably more combat experience than any other armed forces, owing to the long-term American-led operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere."* The Chinese military has almost no combat experience, analyst Timothy Heath wrote for the California think-tank RAND. But that inexperience might not matter very much, Heath explained. “Toda... more »

'They could take me in front of my children': Perth mother threatened with jail over dog, driving fines

Sarah Collard at Just In - 7 hours ago
When Alira Kelly-Ryder lost her job and fell behind on payments for fines totalling $3,744, she was told to find the money or risk being sent to jail.

'McJesus' exhibit featuring crucified Ronald McDonald sparks violent protests

Just In - 7 hours ago
A sculpture of Ronald McDonald nailed to a cross — a tongue-in-cheek spoof of the crucifixion of Jesus — sparks violent protests in Israel, with rioters calling for the "disrespectful" artwork's removal.

Audit looking at 'cash cow' speed cameras finds they actually do work

Eugene Boisvert at Just In - 7 hours ago
Ten new speed and red-light cameras will be added in Adelaide after an audit found the devices mostly helped reduce crashes.

'It's a big fat hoax': Donald Trump rejects claims he worked for Russia

Just In - 7 hours ago
In his first direct denial since a media report claimed the FBI previously investigated whether he acted against United States interests, the President categorically says he never worked for Russia.

Alleged Sydney child rapist slapped with 87 harassment charges

Just In - 7 hours ago
Anthony Sampieri, who is accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl in a Kogarah dance studio toilet last year, is slapped with dozens more harassment charges over allegedly making obscene phone calls.

China's economy slows down further, sinking global markets

David Chau at Just In - 7 hours ago
Wall Street and European markets trade lower, as the world's second largest economy shows further signs of weakening as a consequence of billions of dollars in US tariffs.

Paramedics' plea as hikers continue to ignore Red Centre heat warnings

Steven Schubert at Just In - 7 hours ago
Northern Territory emergency services are again urging members of the public not to put themselves at risk from the conditions after they had to rescue an experienced local bushwalker

Why are there so many more men than women in the Northern Territory?

Emilie Gramenz at Just In - 7 hours ago
Territory women have been outnumbered for decades, enjoying the highest ratio of men to women in the country. But what's behind the trend? Curious Darwin investigates.

Andy Murray's on-court fight may be over, but his off-court battle might just be getting started

Simon Smale at Just In - 7 hours ago
The Scot's career is almost certainly over after hobbling out of the Australian Open, but his legacy of fighting for every point will ensure he is remembered as one of the greats.

Plants trained like dogs in research seeking to break new ground

Malcolm Sutton at Just In - 7 hours ago
A researcher breeds dissent from the science community with experiments she believes proves that plants are making intelligent choices and listening to sounds.

Rescuers searching for missing toddler who fell down 100m well in Spain

Just In - 7 hours ago
A two-year-old boy falls into a narrow borehole that is more than 100 metres deep, sparking a massive search-and-rescue operation in difficult circumstances in southern Spain.

Polish Mayor dies after being stabbed in heart

Just In - 7 hours ago
The popular liberal Mayor of the port city of Gdansk dies after being stabbed at a charity event by an ex-convict who said it was revenge against the country's main opposition party.

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Another Answer Came"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
2002, "Another Answer Came" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILt_GZqJzjQ&feature=related

U.S. And Chinese Navy Chiefs Discuss Naval Operations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson meets with senior Chinese defense officials at the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) headquarters in Beijing. US Navy Photo *USNI News:* *Richardson, Chinese Navy Chief Discuss Maritime Operations In Beijing* *The heads of the U.S. and Chinese navies discussed safe interactions and maritime operations during a meeting in Beijing on Monday.* Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and his counterpart, the commander of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N), Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong, addressed adhering to internatio... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Bright star Markab anchors this dusty skyscape. At the top right corner of the frame, Markab itself marks a corner of an asterism known as the Great Square, found within the boundaries of the constellation Pegasus, the flying horse. The wide and deep telescopic view rides along for some 5 degrees or about 10 times the angular diameter of the Full Moon, with blue reflection nebulae scattered around the scene. * Click image for larger size.* And even though this line-of-sight looks away from the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, it covers a region known to be filled with nearby molecular... more »

"All Sins..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"All sins, of course, deserve to be treated with mercy: we all do what we can, and life is too hard and too cruel for us to condemn anyone for failing in this area. Does anyone know what he himself would do if faced with the worst and how much truth could he bear under such circumstances?" - Andre Comte-Sponville

"Effort and Understanding: Having It Easy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Effort and Understanding: Having It Easy"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we view the lives of others and think they have it easy, we are not seeing the whole of their life or the story they are presenting. Our lives are an exercise in facing challenges. We dream the grandest of dreams as youngsters only to discover that we must cultivate copious inner strength and determination in order to meet our goals. Our hard work does not always yield the results we expect. And it is when we find ourselves frustrated by the trials we face or unable to meet our own expectations that we... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"If it weren't for your challenges how would you ever know that there are things you still misunderstand? You wouldn't. Bless them. Embrace them. Give thanks. Oh sure, I could just tell you. Ha... ha... haha.... hahahaaaa... ehee... OOHHAAHAAA... HEEEEHEEE... WHOOOOOHA!!! That was a good one! Get real." Tallyho, ho, ho - The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

Chet Raymo, “Morning Meditation”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* “Morning Meditation”* by Chet Raymo “Crows roost in the trees of Ballybeg, down there at the bottom of the hill. Their raucous chorus reaches me at my desk, here in my burrow under the gorse. I look out over the parish, and now and then a solitary crow drifts into the frame, riding an uplifting wind, taunting me with its proprietary ownership of the landscape. And I think of Ted Hughes' poem "Littleblood", from that haunting volume “Crow”: "O littleblood, hiding from the mountains in the mountains Wounded by stars and leaking shadow Eating the medical earth." I'm not s... more »

The US Institute of Peace... Promotes Endless Syrian War

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 7 hours ago
*January 15, 2019* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - An *"independent national institute founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible,"* would be the last place you would expect to find calls for continued war. Yet the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is just the place to go for exactly that. In a recent article appearing on the USIP website titled, "What Does the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Mean for Syria?," USIP's senior adviser for Syria would claim the recently announced US troop withdrawal from Syria would *"undermine U.S. in... more »

Here Is The Secret USS Fitzgerald Probe The US Navy Doesn’t Want You To Read

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is towed by a tugboat upon its arrival at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai *Navy Times*: *Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn’t want you to read* A scathing internal Navy probe into the 2017 collision that drowned seven sailors on the guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald details a far longer list of problems plaguing the vessel, its crew and superior commands tha... more »

Systemic Shock…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
One aspect to Donald Trump’s presidency that almost no pundit, analyst, or media type ever seem to discuss is the 180° shift in executive branch administrative objectives from all prior modern presidencies. President Trump is a life-long businessman, with 100% … Continue reading →

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Erskineville, New South Wales, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

Venezuela Legislature Wants Maduro Out; Brazil Recognizes Guaido as President

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: venezuela-legislature-wants-maduro-out-brazil-recognizes-guaido-as-president] Juan Guaido, the president of Venezuela's National Assembly, called for a mass protest against Marxist President Nicolas Maduro in an attempt to remove him from power.

Chinese Court Sentences A Canadian To Death For Drug Smuggling

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Chinese court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens* BEIJING/OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily. The ruling, and Trudeau’s reaction, could aggravate already sour relations between Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a senior Chinese executive in Canada and China’s subsequent detention of two Canadians. The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in China’s northeast province of... more »

The U.S. Army's New Humvee Replacement Is Here

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
#HappeningNow Raider Soldiers are about to get their hands on the Army's new Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs), and the first vehicles are arriving today at Fort Stewart. #ROTM #3ID pic.twitter.com/exc9IUKALC — Raider Brigade (@1ABCT_3ID) January 14, 2019 *Task & Purpose:* *A Few Lucky Soldiers Are Finally Getting Their Hands On The Army's New Humvee Replacement * Nearly four years after the Army settled on Oshkosh to produce a next-generation replacement for the troubled Humvee, a few lucky soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division are finally... more »

Finally-- The End Of Steve King?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Steve King's Iowa district is very, very rural and very, very red. The PVI is R+11 and Trump beat Hillary there 60.9% to 33.5%, significantly outpolling both McCain (50.2%) and Romney (53.4%). Usually King wins in a walk and doesn't even campaign much. This past November, though, he nearly lost, first time candidate and progressive baseball player J.D. Scholten holding him to 50.4%, his smallest win number ever. If only the DCCC hadn't decided J.D. was too progressive for Congress and decided to spend zero on his campaign, while telling national unions and Democratic institutional... more »

Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 8 hours ago
Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intent to campaign for President of the United States, and the entire political spectrum is shitting bricks about it. Mainstream liberals and neocons are calling her a Putin puppet and Assad’s BFF, leftists and progressives are criticizing her […]

Grandma told me to vote for the Democrats

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 8 hours ago
A montage of black members of the Walkaway movement. It will take about 35 minutes. I prefer the individual testimonies, but this was a lot of work! Many point out the conservative values they were taught in church didn’t match up with what the Democrats were promoting. https://youtu.be/NNvBpXzKG2E [image: image] [image: image] [image: image]

Court Ruling Confirms Merck’s Gardasil HPV Vaccine Kills People – Did Anyone Even Notice?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - After eight years of fighting for justice, the Tarsell finally received a judgement.

Imagine the Lies

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*There are none so blind as those who WILL not see!* I received the above photo a day or so ago from my blogging colleague, Ed(itor) former blogmaster of "Occurrences". He also sent me this link and snippet therefrom. Please read and I will have more comments to follow: ************************* Deep State Doesn't Want to Expose Full Truth About 9/11 - Political Scientist | 13 Jan 2019 | A cybercrime group has released thousands of documents related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. The group, which calls itself "The Dark Overlord", stole the data from private ... more »

Pompeo At It Again: Calls For Venezuela Coup

Daniel McAdams at 8 hours ago
From his recent Middle East tour, which included a stop in Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US would "restore" the Venezuelan constitution. He declared that the Venezuelan people and government should rise up against the recently-elected government in the name of "freedom and democracy." The irony of his calling for democracy in Venezuela while touring Saudi Arabia was no doubt noted. Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

Mazzucato Missing on the Margins (Part 1)

Alberto Mingardi at Econlib - 8 hours ago
Written with Terence Kealey In 1871, Austrian economist Carl Menger published his Principles of Economics. Simultaneously, British economist William Stanley Jevons sent to the printing presses The Theory of Political Economy. The two of them, to be joined in a couple of years by Swiss economist Léon Walras, had independently come to a dicovery […] The post Mazzucato Missing on the Margins (Part 1) appeared first on Econlib .

Market Failure Theory as Reproach to Government Practice

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 8 hours ago
The theory of market failure is a reproach to the free-market economy. Unless you have perfect competition, perfect information, perfect rationality, and no externalities, you can’t show that individual self-interest leads to social efficiency.* And this anti-market interpretation is largely apt. You can’t legitimately infer that markets are socially optimal merely because every market exchange […] The post Market Failure Theory as Reproach to Government Practice appeared first on Econlib.

Former Yankees Pitcher Mel Stottlemyre Dead at 77

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Mel Stottlemyre, who had a distinguished career as both a pitcher and a pitching coach, died in Seattle after a long battle with bone marrow cancer.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 8 hours ago
I don't believe Joe Biden is the Democrats' strongest 2020 candidate, but I also don't believe he should stay out of the race, as Frank Bruni does. In response to Bruni, his *New York Times* op-ed colleague David Leonhardt eagerly encourages Biden to run. Run because you have strengths that no other Democratic candidate does, including your depth of experience and connection to the Obama presidency. Run because your populist image fits the Democrats’ most successful political strategy of the past generation. Leonhardt is one of those pundits who believes that Democrats will win by ... more »

Does President Trump Work For Russian President Putin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Trump: I never worked for Russia* President Trump on Monday denied he “worked for Russia” in his most direct response yet to a bombshell report that the FBI became so worried about his behavior toward Moscow that it opened an investigation into whether he was working on its behalf. “I never worked for Russia,” Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving to speak at a farmers’ convention in New Orleans. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* This coverage alluding that President Trump is a Russian spy is so insane that I do not even know where to begin .... *Report... more »

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