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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

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Women's March Leadership Is Even To Radical For The DNC

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 7 minutes ago
*The Democrats Can Run, But They Can't Hide From Their Party's Inbreed Bigotry* *The Democratic National Committee Removed Its Name * *From List of Event Sponsors.* The annual Women’s March is just three days away, but the Democratic National Committee has quietly withdrawn its support less than 24 hours after March leader's refused to denounce the notorious anti-Semitic hatemonger Louis Farrakhan on national television. The groups leaders, a La Raza supporter and radical Hispanic activist, a rag-head pro-Palestinian anti-Semite, a black Louis Farrakhan lover and a self-loathing ugl... more »

Scathing Inspector General Report on Trump Hotel – US House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings Statement

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 25 minutes ago
“President Trump should not have any contracts with the federal government. It is an obvious conflict of interest, and it … Continue reading →

Donald Trump reopens door to TPP participation, Asia reset

bilaterals.org - 32 minutes ago
17-Jan-2019 Donald Trump signed the so-called Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) includes a call for the US to return to multilateral trade deals, countering the President's own tendency to pursue agreements with individual countries such as Mexico, Canada and Japan.

Singapore making good progress on concluding FTA with Eurasian Economic Union: Tharman

bilaterals.org - 32 minutes ago
17-Jan-2019 Singapore, Russia and their partners in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are making progress on concluding the EAEU-Singapore Free Trade

Statement of the Advocacy Team for Economic Justice in the Post-Court Verdict concerning the International Treaty Law

bilaterals.org - 32 minutes ago
17-Jan-2019 Indonesian Constitutional Court issued stated that parliament's approval is needed for the signing of International Agreement which stipulated in the Constitution on the verdict.

January 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #728

sundance at The Last Refuge - 44 minutes ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Thursday January 17th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 44 minutes ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Idaho Woman Has 50-Pound Tumor Removed

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 52 minutes ago
Brenda Cridland chalked up her weight gain to aging, but when her health started to quickly decline she decided to see a doctor.

War Whores Scramble To Say Syria Attack Means Troops Must Remain

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 56 minutes ago
A suicide bombing in Manbij, Syria has reportedly killed 19 people including four Americans, two of whom were US soldiers and two of whom worked with the US military. ISIS, which has an extensive history of falsely claiming responsibility for attacks it had nothing to […]

Democrats Spent 5 Times More Than GOP On Twitter Advertising In 6 Months

By Corinne Weaver ~ Social media political spending before, during, and after the midterms was a favorite activity of the Democratic Party. Democratic politicians poured money into Twitter campaigns for different elections between June 1 of 2018 and January 1 of 2019. Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other, Democratic senators and senator … Continue reading "Democrats Spent 5 Times More Than GOP On Twitter Advertising In 6 Months"

The Green New Deal: It’s Worse Than You Think

By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The New Year is off to a rollicking start with a partial government shutdown in Washington affecting 800,000 federal workers, riots all across France, the continuing disintegration of Venezuela, and – for good measure — calls for a Green New Deal by hundreds of environmental and other left-wing groups, as … Continue reading "The Green New Deal: It’s Worse Than You Think"

‘No Deal’ On Brexit Is The Best Deal For Britain And The United States

By Nile Gardiner ~ British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a seismic defeat. The House of Commons on Tuesday rejected her proposed withdrawal agreement with the European Union by a 230 vote margin. Among those voting against her: 118 rebel Conservative MPs who saw the deal as a weak-kneed surrender to the European Union. This is the biggest … Continue reading "‘No Deal’ On Brexit Is The Best Deal For Britain And The United States"

Special Elections-- Special Opportunities

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
This week, Erik Loomis' essay at Lawyers, Guns & Money, The Big Electoral Story of 2019 reminds us that "we don’t pay nearly enough attention to how power is actually built–through local and state races and organizing. So at the very least, we need to spend a ton of attention this year supporting Democrats in Virginia to take over the state legislature this fall. It’s going to be a referendum on Trump anyway and this is how we build a bigger bench in this critical state. Virginia’s progressive lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax: "We were the beginning of the blue wave that has swep... more »

US Media & FBI in Cahoots? Latest Anti-Trump Stories Suggest Link

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT Published on Jan 16, 2019 Donald Trump’s facing a number of investigations into alleged ties with Russia. At the weekend, it was revealed the FBI started its probe, the moment he entered office. This has lead some to suspect a different kind of collusion, as Caleb Maupin explains. end

Trump Says Time to Stop ‘ENDLESS WARS’: So Why Does Sabre-Rattling Against Russia & China Continue?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
See also: – ‘Global strike capability’: US deploys B-2 strategic bombers to Pearl Harbor for ‘24/7 watch’ Russian Navy Will Soon Deploy 32 “Poseidon” Nuclear Drones Across 4 Submarines – Trump Says Time to Stop ‘ENDLESS WARS’: So Why Does Sabre-Rattling Against Russia & China Continue? by Robert Bridge, https://www.rt.com/ Donald Trump has shown an […]

New Documents Reveal a Covert British Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Meddling in American Politics

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
New Documents Reveal a Covert British Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Meddling in American Politics by Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames, Grayzone Project via https://www.globalresearch.ca/ A bombshell domestic spy scandal has been unfolding in Britain, after hacked internal communications exposed a covert UK state military-intelligence psychological warfare operation targeting its own citizens and political figures in allied NATO countries under the cover of […]

Despite Losing Vote for Brexit Plan, Prime Minister Theresa May Wins Confidence Vote…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 2 hours ago
After losing a key vote to advance her Brexit plan, the U.K. Parliament held a confidence vote. Despite the lost vote 24 hours earlier, British MPs voted 325 to 306 affirming their confidence in May’s government. Prime Minister May delivered … Continue reading →

'They've got their issues': Tennis 'idiots' steal the shine off our women's game

Just In - 2 hours ago
Sam Stosur rightly notes that the behaviour of certain male players has taken the limelight off our overachieving women, writes Kate O'Halloran, and not just in tennis.

Charter planes metres apart in near miss outside Darwin

Matt Garrick at Just In - 2 hours ago
A mid-air collision between two light aircraft was narrowly avoided when the planes, one carrying two passengers, came within metres of each other outside of Darwin in 2017.

'It was trying to eat his hand': Parents wrangle snake that took hold of sleeping son

Anna Hartley at Just In - 2 hours ago
A 14-year-old boy wakes to the fright of his life when a hungry scrub python coils around his arm, sinking its teeth into his hand. His parents were forced to take action with a plastic platypus, using it to pry open its jaw.

'Last resort' charity saves sick pets from death

Kathy Sundstrom at Just In - 2 hours ago
After spending $30,000 to save the life of her rescue dog, Jennifer Hunt started a pet charity to help people afford their vet bills, and has now saved more than 450 pets from being put down.

Live: Batting hopefuls duke it out for Test spot in Sri Lanka tour match

Just In - 2 hours ago
Will Pucovski, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw will duke it out for a batting spot in the Test team as a Cricket Australia XI takes on Sri Lanka over three days in Hobart. Follow the action live.

Man arrested over alleged plot to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

Just In - 2 hours ago
A man accused of plotting to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House has been arrested in an FBI sting after trading his car for guns and explosives to undercover agents.

Craig McLachlan applies to delay defamation proceedings against ABC, Fairfax and actor

Kathleen Calderwood at Just In - 2 hours ago
A lawyer representing the actor argues defamation proceedings, which were due to start next month, should be delayed due to the risk they could prejudice another matter involving assault allegations in Victoria.

Man charged with supplying drugs police believe led to FOMO death

Mark Reddie at Just In - 2 hours ago
A man is charged with supplying the drugs police believe 19-year-old Alex Ross-King took before she died from a suspected fatal overdose at a dance festival in western Sydney at the weekend.

Teen missing off SA coast was 'best person a person can be'

Just In - 2 hours ago
Friend of missing teenager Arash Yari says they were only hip deep in water when they got into trouble at a notoriously dangerous South Australian beach.

Palmer's party sends unsolicited political texts to announce ban on … unsolicited political texts

Lucy Sweeney And Matthew Doran at Just In - 2 hours ago
Would-be politician Clive Palmer appears to have sent more unsolicited text messages to unsuspecting voters — ironically promising to ban unwelcome messages from political parties.

Quevedo Judge Orders Ecuador Government to Burn All GMO Crops

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 2 hours ago
A Judge in the city of Quevedo, Ecuador has ruled in favor of peasant farmers in the province of Los Ríos and has ordered the Ministry of Agriculture in the South American country to burn all illegal genetically modified (GM) crops, the Network for a GM Free Latin America reported on Wednesday. The Judge issued a protection […] The post Quevedo Judge Orders Ecuador Government to Burn All GMO Crops appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

Report: Costco to Stop Selling Glyphosate-based Roundup Weed Killer

Admin at Health Impact News - 2 hours ago
Zen Honeycutt, the leader of Moms Across America, announced this week that Costco will not be selling the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup Ready. In a live video update posted on Facebook, Honeycutt stated that she received word that Costco was no longer selling Roundup or glyphosate-based herbicides. While she has reportedly not received any official word yet from Costco, she stated that she has talked to various people at the headquarters and various regional offices to confirm this news. Honeycutt stated that based on the recent lawsuit against Monsanto in 2018, where a jury... more »

Does Losing Less Mean that You Are Winning?

David Henderson at Econlib - 3 hours ago
I started to write a blog post critical of an article by Lawrence Solomon, in Canada’s Financial Post, titled “Remember Trump’s supposedly ‘lose-lose’ trade war? He’s winning, China’s losing.” (Financial Post, January 11, 2019.) I thought he was making a basic mistake. I was wrong. It was my mistake. But you will see why the […] The post Does Losing Less Mean that You Are Winning? appeared first on Econlib.


Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 3 hours ago
Adipose tissue is broadly divided into brown and white varieties. Brown fat cells express high levels of thermogenic genes and help maintain body heat by burning calories. Beige fat cells function similarly, but they are not of the brown fat cell lineage. Rather, they develop in white fat, the tissue that we typically think of as “fat.” White fat cells are involved in whole-body energy homeostasis and lipid storage and are found both under the skin and in the abdomen, where they are known as visceral adipose tissue (VAT). It is this type of fat that can help detect and eliminate p... more »

Did the IRS Admit It ‘Encourages Illegals’ to Steal Social Security Numbers for Taxes?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
With tax season looming and the federal government in a partial shutdown, an old story gained new popularity.

The Chinese Navy's First Three Aircraft Carriers Will Stay Close to Home (For Now)

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 3 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* That's one conclusion of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency's January 2019 report on Beijing's military capabilities. The Chinese navy's first three aircraft carriers will stick close to Chinese shores as they pursue a mostly defensive, regional mission. That's one conclusion of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency's January 2019 report on Beijing's military capabilities. The People's Liberation Army Navy commissioned its first aircraft carrier *Liaoning*, a refurbished former Ukrainian vessel, in September 2012. "China’s first aircraft carrier sig... more »

FCC gave approval to SpaceX on 3-29-18 to launch 4,425 satellites into low orbit around the Earth.to microwave

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 4 hours ago
1-8-2019 As bad as these ground-based small cell towers might seem from the standpoint of constant exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation in close proximity to the source, perhaps an even more alarming prospect will be the beaming of millimeter length microwaves at the earth from thousands of new communication satellites. The FCC gave approval to SpaceX on March 29, 2018, to launch 4,425 satellites into low orbit around the Earth. [1] The total number of satellites that is expected to be put into low and high orbit by several companies will be 20,000 satellites. [1] The... more »

Israeli Minister Calls for Annexation of the West Bank

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Israeli Minister Calls for Annexation of the West Bank by https://www.middleeasteye.net/ Yoav Galant dismisses the possibility of a future Palestinian state, saying ‘settlements are the new Zionism of the 21st century’ – A newly appointed Israeli minister on Sunday dismissed the possibility of establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and called for the occupied […]

US Presence in Syria Keeps ISIS Alive: Former US Diplomat

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
RT America Published on Jan 14, 2019 Former US diplomat Jim Jatras joins News.Views.Hughes to weigh in on the latest developments in the Middle East, including State Sec. Mike Pompeo’s claim that the withdrawal of US troops from Syria was a mere “tactical decision” as well as Trump’s saber-rattling at Turkey over Twitter. They also discuss […]

Christian Zionists Silent As Israel Mocks Jesus

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
TruNews Streamed live on Jan 15, 2019 Christian Zionists Silent As Israel Mocks Jesus Today on TruNews we discuss the stark silence from prominent Christian Zionists as Israel’s Deputy Attorney General declares that the blasphemous depiction of Jesus Christ as a crucified clown is protected from removal by state law. We also address the historic parliamentary […]

Restructuring Of The World Begins, Get Ready Here It Comes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
X22Report Published on Jan 15, 2019 The BREXIT did not go very well for Theresa May, the parliament voted against the deal. May might be in trouble. Trump reports that Volkswagen will be spending millions in the US to create jobs. PG&E is filing for bankruptcy, Rothschilds vice chair resigns from the board. The shutdown is […]

As Germany and France Come Apart, So Too Will the EU

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
As Germany and France Come Apart, So Too Will the EU by CHARLES HUGH SMITH, http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/ If we follow the logic and evidence presented in these seven points, we are forced to conclude that the fractures in France, Germany and the EU are widening by the day. – When is a nation-state no longer a functional […]

Israel Exposed: Providing Arms to Syria Rebels ie. Terrorists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
RT America Published on Jan 15, 2019 Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof talks with RT America’s Manila Chan about the admission by outgoing Israeli Defense Forces chief that Israel has been supplying weapons to Syrian rebel forces for years, citing threat from Iran. #InQuestionRT #RTAmerica #QuestionMore end

Italy Building Anti-EU Axis

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Italy Building Anti-EU Axis by Soeren Kern, https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/ * “Today begins a journey that will continue in the coming months for a different Europe, for a change of the European Commission, of European policies, which puts at the center the right to life, work, health, safety, all that the European elites, financed by [billionaire Hungarian philanthropist George] […]

Analyzing Bombshell Report of FBI Probe into Trump and Russia: BIG FAT HOAX! No Evidence!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
RT America Published on Jan 15, 2019 Larry and guests discuss a new report about an FBI investigation into whether Donald Trump was working to advance the Kremlin’s agenda. end

Stockman Slams “Deep State Handmaid” NYTimes Over Trump Smear: “Are You F**king Kidding Me?”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Stockman Slams “Deep State Handmaid” NYTimes Over Trump Smear: “Are You F**king Kidding Me?” by David Stockman via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, https://www.zerohedge.com/ The Donald has been on a red hot twitter rampage, and he’s completely justified. Actually, we didn’t think the Russian Collusion Hoax could get any stupider until we saw the […]

Deep State Conspirators At the Eleventh Hour: Desperately Searching for Anything to Impeach Trump On

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Lionel Nation Published on Jan 14, 2019 “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history; conviction results from whatever offense or offenses two-thirds of the other body considers to be sufficiently serious to require removal of the accused from office.” — Gerald […]

Trump Aides “Scrambled” After He Raised Leaving NATO Altogether “Several Times”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Trump Aides “Scrambled” After He Raised Leaving NATO Altogether “Several Times” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ President Trump has privately told senior administration officials that he wants to withdraw from NATO altogether, finds an explosive New York Times report: – Senior administration officials told The New York Times that several times over the course of 2018, Mr. Trump privately said […]

‘For Self-Defense’ (BULLSHIT): IDF Chief Admits Israel Supplied Syrian Rebels (Terrorists) with Weapons

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit, attacked Syria which has not attacked them (and still has not attacked them after hundreds of attacks by Zionist ‘666’ Israel). How is this self defense? These Zionists are pathological liars. Would Syria attacked the only nuclear armed nation in the middle east? The Zionist state has hundreds of […]

El Chapo trial shows why a wall won't stop drugs from crossing the US-Mexico border

Luis Gómez Romero, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory, University of Wollongong at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
With its tales of bloody violence, corruption, international trade and entrepreneurial innovation, Guzmán's trial offers a telenovela-style explainer on Mexican cartels and their American clients.

Liberal senator chastises Scott Morrison for loading South Pacific countries with more debt

Alana Schetzer at Just In - 4 hours ago
A former minister for the Pacific has broken ranks with the Morrison Government and publicly blasted the Prime Minister for saddling countries in the South Pacific with additional debt at a time when several are struggling to repay already massive loans.

Scribbled notes on magazine article spark fresh appeal for information in Canberra cold case

Elise Pianegonda And Niki Burnside at Just In - 4 hours ago
A name and some unusual notes in a magazine, left at a Canberra hospice, catches the attention of police in one of the ACT's longest-running missing persons cases.

Hunt for driver after cyclist killed in SA's Coorong region

Just In - 4 hours ago
Police are appealing for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Victorian cyclist in South Australia's Coorong region to come forward.

US to ban technology sales to rule-breaking Chinese companies under proposed law

Just In - 4 hours ago
A bipartisan group of United States politicians introduce legislation banning the sale of US technology components to Huawei, ZTE Corp or other Chinese telecommunications firms that violate US sanctions or export laws.

'It would have gone up like a firecracker': Farmer 'fortunate' lightning missed crop

James Dunlevie at Just In - 4 hours ago
Richard Hallett knows exactly where the lightning struck on his wheat and barley farm in Tasmania's Central Highlands last night — it left the tree "blackened all up and down its trunk".

Miners go from lowest to highest paid as landmark deal struck in NSW

Ainslie Drewitt-Smith at Just In - 4 hours ago
Casual workers at a coal mine south-west of Sydney will be placed on permanent contracts after a "huge" agreement between the union and the colliery's operator.

This NBA Knicks player is a wanted man in Turkey. Here's why

Just In - 4 hours ago
Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks centre Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terrorist organisation. But Kanter says he's innocent and doesn't even have a parking ticket in the US.

Tiny houses look marvellous but have a dark side

Just In - 4 hours ago
Tiny houses are everywhere. They've received heavy coverage in the media and there are millions of followers on dozens of pages on social media — but there's more than meets the eye, writes Megan Carras.

Sunspots to blame for jellyfish surge, expert says, as warming waters 'rev up' metabolism

Malcolm Sutton at Just In - 4 hours ago
A researcher pours water on "emotive" claims that warming seas are spawning an abundance of jellyfish, instead pointing the finger at a correlation with solar activity.

Trump asked to postpone State of the Union due to shutdown security concerns

Just In - 4 hours ago
The Democratic Speaker of the House writes to the US President asking him to delay his annual address to the nation or submit it in writing, expressing doubt there would be adequate security during the partial government shutdown.

Ashen and Conflicted – Senator Schumer Discusses Private Meeting With AG Nominee William Barr…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer met privately with AG nominee William Barr earlier today. At the conclusion of the meeting Senator Schumer addresses the media. Schumer appears conflicted and confused as to how to describe his own highly political desires … Continue reading →

One-Third of Britain’s Air Force Can’t Fly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Michael Peck, National Interest:* *RIP RAF?: One-Third of Britain’s Air Force Can’t Fly* One-third of Britain’s military aircraft isn’t available to fly, according to British media. “Figures unearthed by freedom of information campaigners show 142 of 434 of the air force’s planes have been sidelined,” said the British tabloid Daily Mirror . Some planes and helicopters have been mothballed, while others are down for major maintenance. The problem spans numerous models, including the Royal Air Force’s flagship fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon. “Military top brass revealed 55 of t... more »

Bipartisanship? Not during the McConnell Presidency.

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 4 hours ago
First, let's be clear about the government shut-down. Donald Trump loves the attention. But in fact, he is doing absolutely nothing. True, he's threatened to *veto* any measure to fund agencies till he gets his "wall." But that threat is meaningless till such a bill reaches his desk. And the person who is preventing *that* is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell must be giggling and chortling right now, as old Two Scoops pulls all the attention away from him. And Democrats are falling for it, when they could instead aggressively mock the GOP senators -- and Donald Trump ... more »

Swiss MP claims Turkey selling looted Syrian olive oil to fund militia – media

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
In 2018, the Turkish military entered Syria and advanced on the city of Afrin in operation “Olive Branch” against Kurdish forces located there. Ankara accused them of cooperating with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), deemed a terrorist organisation by Turkey. Swiss lawmaker Bernhard Guhl, representing the country’s Conservative Democratic Party, has informed authorities that Turkey […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli warplanes return to Lebanese-Syrian border

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – Israeli warplanes were spotted conducting low altitude flights along the Syrian-Lebanese border this evening, a source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News. According to the military source, the Israeli warplanes entered Lebanese airspace earlier this evening and then made their way to the Jabal Sheikh (Mount Hermon) region along the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: US Coalition says 4 Americans killed in Manbij terrorist attack, including 2 civilians

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition announced this evening that at least two of their soldiers and two American civilians were killed when an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) detonated his suicide belt at a restaurant in Manbij. The blast happened near a restaurant and market. Preliminary reports said at least six people were killed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military’s elite Tiger Forces head to Idlib outskirts for new mission

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military’s elite Tiger Forces have received orders to redeploy to the Idlib outskirts, a source from the group told Al-Masdar News this evening. According to the source, several Tiger Forces will be redeployed to the government stronghold of Al-Suqaylabiyeh, where they will be moved to the front-lines near […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran demands US release journalist arrested by FBI in St. Louis

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
The head of the IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) World Service, Peyman Jebeli, called on the US to release detained journalist Marzieh Hashemi during a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday. Jebeli stated that Iran is calling for the “immediate and unconditional release” of Hashemi, who was reportedly taken into custody upon landing at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebels shut down restaurant, arrest owner for showing Syrian Asian Cup match

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has shut down a restaurant in Azaz city after the owner showed patrons the Syrian National Team playing Australia in Asian Cup match. Video footage shows people in rebel held city of #Azaz in north #Aleppo CS cheering for #Syrian national team in their match […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

There Are Democrats... And Then There Are Democrats-- They're Not Interchangeable

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*Rolling Stone*'s politics guy, Matt Taibbi welcomed the new version of the *Weekly Standard* (RIP), *The Bulwark* by noting that "Neoconservatives, the architects of the War on Terror, are the political version of Jason in *Friday the 13th*: You can never bank on them being completely dead. They just hide under a log until the next funder appears." Neocons began as liberal intellectuals. The likes of Bill Kristol’s father, Irving (who famously said a neoconservative was a liberal who’d been “mugged by reality”), drifted from the Democratic Party in the Seventies because it had ... more »

Toxic Chemicals Found in Tattoos: Links to Autoimmune and much more.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 5 hours ago
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Scholar-Alumna Returns to Prairie View A&M after 20 Years

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) students will soon see Dr. Melanye Price – an alumna and newly appointed endowed professor – on campus when she returns to the historically Black university this spring.

MLK vs the Democrat Party

Black Americans are recognizing that Democrats have turned MLK’s dream into a nightmare. Mark Alexander ~ “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1781) In 1983, Republican PresidentRonald Reagan signed into law a bill designating the third Monday in January […]

Did Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Co-Sponsor a Bill to Recognize Muslim Holidays as Federal Holidays?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A dubious website said the first two Muslim women elected to Congress wasted no time in trying to rearrange the national holiday schedule.

Does This Photograph Show a Mother Snorting Cocaine with Her Toddler?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Some activities really don't lend themselves to parent-child participation.

Democrats Hit Trump EPA Nominee on Coal Lobbying, Rollbacks

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Democrats pressed Andrew Wheeler about his lobbying before joining the EPA, saying his work for coal companies should disqualify him from leading an agency that regulates coal.

Australian Government Causing Death and Disability with Mandatory Vaccination Policies

Activist Post at Activist Post - 5 hours ago
By Judy Wilyman Important information in this newsletter: 1) A US CDC government medical expert confirms the causal link between vaccines and autism (video 11 mins)... more »

Focusing the Microscope to View Los Angeles Charter Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
Rebecca Klein has a piece at *Huffington Post* entitled "The Los Angeles Teachers Strike Puts Charter Schools Under The Microscope." Apparently, Rebecca has borrowed her microscope from the Gates Foundation, which offers a very fuzzy image, indeed. Rebecca's only "authoritative" quote comes from Robin Lake, director of the Gates think tank, Center for Reinventing Education. Lake, who claims to have studied the Report of Independent Financial Review Panel (2015), downplays the impact of charter schools on the hemorrhaging of LAUSD student over the past 20 years. Apparently, Robin d... more »

Even After 5G Court Case Was Won – UK Scientist Facing Jail Time For Warning Public About 5G

Activist Post at Activist Post - 5 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Since 2017, 241 scientists and doctors from the U.S. and around the world have demanded a moratorium on the installation of 5G... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 16, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Hunter DeRensis, National Interest:* *Will the ISIS Attack Accelerate Trump's Syria Pullout?* U.S. forces were killed today in Syria. Multiple experts have spoken to The National Interest about what this means for Donald Trump's planned withdrawal. “U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time,” tweeted the Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve. President Donald Trump’s January 2 description of Syria as a land of “sand and death” h... more »

CDC’s Own Expert Vaccine Court Witness Confirmed Vaccines Can Cause Autism, So They Fired Him Immediately

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich* - The vaccine-autism connection has been established.

Turmeric’s ‘Smart Kill’ Properties Put Chemo & Radiation to Shame

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - Turmeric is the medicine of the future.

Grundvig on causes of California wildfires

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 6 hours ago
11-21-17 The new vulnerability of the Digital Age boils down to a mix of oxide-coated materials, clusters of cell towers, and the right climate and atmospheric condition for sunspots to reach earth to ignite microwave energized air. Meaning, the buildings and houses in Silicon Valley are just as exposed as any place in California, and any place in the world with similar developments. As society enters a new digital era, this new phenomenon puts entire towns and neighborhoods in the crosshairs of spontaneous destruction. The problem won’t be resolved easily. It won’t be solved w... more »

FL: The Unsurprising Teacher "Shortage"

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 6 hours ago
The Florida Department of Education has released a report on teacher shortages in the state, for the 2019-2019 school year, and the news is not great. The news is not just that there's a shortage (that's old news), but that Florida deals with the shortages by filling classrooms with teachers uncertified for the subject. The news is also in where the shortages are being felt. It's not unusual to see shortages in the special education area, and science also turns up on the list of shortages. But Florida's shortage areas include English, math, and reading, in addition to some science ... more »

Will the ISIS Attack Accelerate Trump's Syria Pullout?

Hunter DeRensis at Test Feed Using Fields - 6 hours ago
*Hunter DeRensis* *Security, Middle East* U.S. forces were killed today in Syria. Multiple experts have spoken to The National Interest about what this means for Donald Trump's planned withdrawal. “U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time,” tweeted the Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve. President Donald Trump’s January 2 description of Syria as a land of “sand and death” has proved unfortunately prophetic. Four U.S. soldier... more »

Don't Drink (oil) and Fry (in the sun) - the link between polyunsaturated vegetable oil and skin cancer

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 6 hours ago
It was good to see this well-researched burst of sunscreen scepticism doing the rounds this (southern) summer - Is Sunscreen the New Margarine? * I was particularly struck by the unintentionally ironic title, because margarine's role in this story goes well beyond that of a handy analogy for a misguided public health initiative. When I first read the Nanji and French research - countless rat experiments, consistent with what human epidemiology there was - showing that high PUFA oils potentiated the progression of alcoholic liver disease, were indeed essential fats if one wanted to de... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
Was this a genius move? I'm not sure: Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address — or deliver it in writing — as long as the government remains shut down. The president was set to give his annual speech to Congress on Jan. 29. But Pelosi said the partial shutdown has hamstrung both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, potentially harming the security planning that precedes the primetime address. "Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we ... more »

American victim of Nairobi terror attack escaped death on 9/11

Just In - 6 hours ago
The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi has climbed to 21, police say, as it is revealed one of the victims of the assault was an American who narrowly escaped the 9/11 attacks.

Blood on the tracks still fresh as family calls for new inquest into death of Mark Haines

Just In - 6 hours ago
On the anniversary of his mysterious death, the family of a teenager whose body was found on train tracks outside Tamworth 31 years ago has called for a new coronial inquest.

'This Australian official owes an explanation': China not happy about death sentence comment

Alana Schetzer at Just In - 6 hours ago
Beijing fires back after Australia's acting Foreign Minister Simon Birmingham labels a Chinese court's sentencing of a Canadian man to death for drug smuggling "concerning".

It's a lake many Canberrans would never touch — but now some are taking the plunge

Clare Sibthorpe at Just In - 6 hours ago
Water experts want Canberrans to embrace the murkiness, slime and even the rats in Canberra's lakes, as residents buck the trend of avoiding the often-algae ridden waters to seek relief from 40-degree heat.

Alex de Minaur wants to be known as 'the kid that fights 'til the end'

Just In - 6 hours ago
While drama rages off the court at the Australian Open, Alex de Minaur is keeping his head down and his eye on the prize, saying he wants to be known for his "never-say-die attitude".

Jeremy Corbyn has given Theresa May a reason to smile

Samantha Hawley at Just In - 6 hours ago
The no-confidence motion's failure has handed a win to the Prime Minister the day after she lost a parliamentary vote by the biggest margin in British political history, writes Samantha Hawley.

Pram sun shades a safety risk, experts warn amid heatwave

Rhett Burnie And Courtney Howe at Just In - 6 hours ago
While parents may think they are doing the right thing by using covers to shield children in prams from the sun, they are putting them in grave danger, safety advocates warn.

Woman found killed near tram stop mourned as 'smart, funny' 21yo student

Just In - 6 hours ago
The uncle of an Israeli exchange student whose body was found yesterday in Melbourne says she was a "very smart" and "funny" student who was attacked while returning home from a comedy show.

Police reveal how they cracked a record drug smuggling operation worth $1 billion

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 6 hours ago
When a South Australian man refused to be questioned by police at a Perth resort over Australia's biggest importation of methamphetamine, he had no idea authorities had been watching his every move for six months.

World News Briefs -- January 19, 2019 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC: **Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege* At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya's government has confirmed. Hundreds were forced to flee the bloodshed at the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday. Some 28 injured people have been admitted to hospital, and Kenya's Red Cross said 19 are still missing. Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack, which triggered a 19-hour security operation. President Uhuru Kenyatta said the siege ended with five jihadist attackers... more »

Chance of New Brexit Referendum Increases With Defeat of May’s Deal

James Murphy at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: chance-of-new-brexit-referendum-increases-with-defeat-of-may-s-deal] Theresa May survived a frantic no-confidence effort by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party today, but calls for a new referendum on Brexit are growing.

CIS Sues SPLC, Alleges Wire Fraud, RICO Conspiracy

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: cis-sues-splc-alleges-wire-fraud-rico-conspiracy] The Center for Immigration Studies, a leading think tank focused on the costs and consequences of mass immigration, filed suit today against two top officials at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Reflections from my Panama Cruise, I

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 7 hours ago
I just returned from my Panama Canal cruise. Reflections: 1. As I’ve mentioned before, cruises are in one sense a great test case for open borders. Workers from all over the world come together to run some of the world’s most sophisticated technology and please some of the world’s most demanding customers. Most of the […] The post Reflections from my Panama Cruise, I appeared first on Econlib.

Number Four – Jr. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Candidacy for President of The United States…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
Becoming the fourth official Democrat candidate for a White House bid in 2020, Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her intention to run for President. Senator Gillibrand made the announcement in a rather goofy and awkward appearance on the Late … Continue reading →

Unbearable Stench: Giant Sewage Spill Befouls Peru’s Capital

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Millions of gallons of sewage spilled across more than 20 acres of the borough, reaching depths of more than six feet, officials said.

Did President Obama Once Spend $65,000 on Hot Dogs?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A leaked email used in 2009 to push the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory was repurposed in 2019 to spread rumors about bulk hot dog purchases.

Did Congress ‘Set Aside’ $50 Billion in 2006 for the Construction of Border Fencing?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
When some leading Democrats voted for the Secure Fence Act, were they agreeing to 10 times more funding than President Donald Trump requested for his border wall in 2018?

Massive Tennis Match-Fixing Ring Discovered in Europe

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Tennis players are being questioned by police in France on suspicion of fixing matches for Grigor Sargsyan, 28-year-old known as the Maestro. Sargsyan is being held in a Belgian jail.

Report: Stereotypes in College STEM Classes Harm Black and Asian Students

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 7 hours ago
A recent study funded by the National Science Foundation found that Black and Asian undergraduate college students are negatively affected by stereotypes and labels within their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) academic environments.

Tweedledee Or Tweedledum–The Riddle Of Antarctic Ice Melt

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Is the Antarctic gaining or losing ice? Yesterday I took a look at the latest NASA study claiming that the Antarctic has been losing ice since 1992, in stark contrast to another NASA study in 2015, which claimed the opposite. The new study comes from the ice sheet mass balance […]

Musical Interlude: Neil H, “From Start to Finish”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Neil H, “From Start to Finish” - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. *Click image for larger size.* The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in sci... more »

"The Human Condition"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Human Condition"* by Meanings of Life "Man remains largely unknown of himself. What are we, in our innermost recesses, behind our names and our conventional opinions? What are we behind the things we do in our lives, behind what we see in others and what others see in us, or even behind things science says we are? Is man the crazy being about whom Carl Gustav Jung spoke ironically, when he demanded a man to treat? Is man the Dr. Jerkyll that contains in himself a criminal Mister Hyde, and more than a personality, and contradictory feelings? Are we the result of our dreams, as... more »

"We Are Mortals All..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"We are mortals all, human and nonhuman, bound in one fellowship of love and travail. No one escapes the fate of death. But we can, with caring, make our good-byes less tormented. If we broaden the circle of our compassion, life can be less cruel." - Gary Kowalski

"Isochronic Tones: Cognition Enhancer For Clearer and Faster Thinking"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Isochronic Tones: * *Cognition Enhancer For Clearer and Faster Thinking"* by Jason Lewis “HEADPHONES REQUIRED - Note: As this session stimulates each ear with different frequencies, you will need to use headphones to experience the full effect. Alternative background sounds available on Mp3 here: Orchestral, Hybrid, World Music, Rain, Brown Noise. *What does this track do? *This session stimulates Beta, SMR and Alpha, alternating in 2 minute increments to help keep the user relaxed and engaged. Note: SMR (sensorimotor rhythm) relates to the frequency range between 12 - 15Hz. It'... more »

Is China’s Skynet detrimental to the entire human race?

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 7 hours ago
Is China’s Skynet detrimental to the entire human race? Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times China’s Skynet places all of its citizens under surveillance In an effort to build a perfectly controlled society, China has developed a surveillance system that will monitor everyone living in the country. According to the Chinese authorities, Skynet surveillance system […]

NY Gov. Cuomo’s adult-use cannabis plan includes license restrictions, taxes

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to legalize recreational marijuana includes some business permitting and market constraints as well as taxes, according to budget documents released this week. Legislation hasn’t been introduced yet. But Cuomo’s initial plan includes these general proposals, according to his budget briefing book and the Democrat & Chronicle: Separate licenses for […] NY Gov. Cuomo’s adult-use cannabis plan includes license restrictions, taxes is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

"7 Brutal Truths About Life That Will Make You a Better Person"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"7 Brutal Truths About Life That Will Make You a Better Person"* by EWAO "Life can be very difficult, no matter who you are or where you’re born. Humans have an inevitable tendency to complicate things, nonetheless. While of course some have it easier than others, life can be hard for everyone. Life is a roller coaster and it is full of ups and downs. One minute we are as happy as can be and on top of the world, the next minute we are down in the dumps. We are always searching for a lesson or something to learn. However, if you can accept these 7 brutal truths it will make you a be... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 16, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
© REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo *RT:* *US to begin INF Treaty withdrawal from February 2, Washington confirms* The US will begin its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia on February 2, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control Andrea Thompson told NATO officials in Brussels. Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the treaty – originally signed by the United States and Russia in 1987 – comes after negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, fell through on Tuesday. Thompson claimed that Russia is in breach of the treaty, and that Moscow’s 9M729 mis...more »

Native woman elected to Washington State House wears traditional regalia at swearing-in

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Washington State Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D), who is the first Native American woman to ever be elected to the state’s House of Representatives, was sworn into office wearing traditional regalia this week. Lekanoff, who was elected to represent the state’s 40th House district back in November, could be seen in photos from the ceremony on Monday wearing traditional Native American regalia, moccasins, beaded earrings and braids, while standing alongside members of local tribes who played the drums and sang in the Coast Salish language. According to Lekanoff’s office, the regalia worn by ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Fremont, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Khon Kaen Model(s): when terror and transportation infrastructure meet

Peera Songkünnatham at New Mandala - 7 hours ago
The two "Khon Kaen Models"—one an alleged red-shirt terrorist plot and the other a transit infrastructure project—effectively model the process by which the junta secures obedience: the NCPO’s power expands through suppressing “political” activity on the one hand and endorsing “apolitical” development projects on the other. The post The Khon Kaen Model(s): when terror and transportation infrastructure meet appeared first on New Mandala.

"An Age Of Confusion..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“We hardly need to be reminded that we are living in an age of confusion - a lot of us have traded in our beliefs for bitterness and cynicism or for a heavy package of despair, or even a quivering portion of hysteria. Opinions can be picked up cheap in the market place while such commodities as courage and fortitude and faith are in alarmingly short supply.” - Edward R. Murrow, *1951* Take a look around now, pal...

"Economic Market Snapshot 1/16/19"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
• Gregory Mannarino, "Post Market Wrap Up 1/16/19" - https://www.traderschoice.net/ • *MarketWatch Market Summary, Live Updates* - https://www.marketwatch.com/tools/marketsummary • *CNN Market Data:* - http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/ *CNN Fear And Greed Index:* - http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/

Leaked Transcript #4 – George Papadopoulos Witness Testimony Leaked to Epoch Times…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
Another day, another leaked congressional transcript. This time George Papadopoulos. (You Can Read Here) Once again the actual transcript is not released, only the Epoch Times authors’ interpretations of the content of the leaked transcript. *Note* the author, Ivan Pentchoukov, … Continue reading →

History of Econ Summer Camp

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 8 hours ago
Those with an interest in the history of economic thought might want to consider this summer program. I have been told that the program is designed primarily for students in graduate programs in economics, though students in graduate school in other fields as well as newly minted PhDs will also be considered.

Volunteers Kicked Out of Nat’l Park for Cleaning It During Shutdown—Without a Permit

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By Matt Agorist As the government shutdown enters week five, debris, trash, and snow are piling up at national parks across the country as the... more »

‘Beauty and The Beast’ – Gilad Atzmon vs. Rachel Riley

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 8 hours ago
*Gilad Atzmon* | Following the failure by the Israeli Lobby to cripple Jeremy Corbyn, various establishment figures have been drafted in to help smear critics of Israeli policy by doubling-down on the rapidly dissipating 'antisemitic' smear.

'There's a lot of anger there': Skipper recalls finding sleeping fisherman after 12-hour search

Jennifer Nichols at Just In - 8 hours ago
The skipper of a boat that a fisherman was believed to have fallen overboard from says he searched the entire vessel before alerting authorities that a crewman was missing off Double Island Point.

Failed legal battle against Bob Brown cost Tasmanian Government $355k

Ellen Coulter at Just In - 8 hours ago
More than $350,000 of taxpayers' money was spent defending Tasmanian anti-protest laws struck down after a High Court challenge by former Greens leader Bob Brown, and a constitutional law expert says there could be more costs to come.

$1 billion Blue Mountains tunnel is Elon Musk's next Australian thought bubble

Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 8 hours ago
A bold idea to tunnel through the Blue Mountains and create a high-speed transit loop garners interest from the Tesla boss on Twitter, who says it could be built for about $1 billion.

Body of missing mother-of-two found just 500 metres from caravan park

Just In - 8 hours ago
Police believe they have found Felicity Shadbolt, who had been missing in the Pilbara after going for a run at the weekend, after a body was discovered in scrub last night.

New York truck driver fined $US1,000 over crash that killed Australian cyclist

Emily Olson at Just In - 8 hours ago
A US court fines and suspends the licence of a garbage truck driver who hit and killed 23-year-old Tasmanian Madison Lyden last August, but a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated is dismissed.

How to create a garden that uses and loses less water

Nicole Mills at Just In - 8 hours ago
If you love your garden and hate seeing it suffer in summer (but don't like the idea of keeping your taps on to keep it green), here are some tricks to help you use less water.

US soldiers killed in Syria bomb attack claimed by Islamic State

Just In - 8 hours ago
A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State has killed four US troops in Syria, according to an official, weeks after Donald Trump said the group was defeated there and he would withdraw all American forces.

Wall St rises to one-month high, as British pound rebounds on Brexit disarray

David Chau at Just In - 8 hours ago
Strong quarterly results from Goldman Sachs and Bank of America provided a major boost to US markets, while the British pound continues to rise as Theresa May survives a no-confidence motion.

More charges for man who allegedly attacked bus passengers in Brisbane

Just In - 8 hours ago
A man who allegedly assaulted Brisbane bus passengers in separate attacks late last year is charged with two more counts of assault. He will face court today.

Canadian facing execution in China will appeal his death sentence, lawyer confirms

Alana Schetzer And Bang Xiao at Just In - 8 hours ago
The lawyer for a Canadian man facing execution in China over smuggling 222 kilograms of methamphetamines to Australia confirms to the ABC his client will appeal his sentence.

'80s scrunchie hair trend proving a hit for drought charity

Jessica Hinchliffe at Just In - 8 hours ago
Alice Baxby wasn't around to enjoy (endure) the scrunchie hair trend of the 1980s and '90s, but she's selling hundreds of the hair ties to help drought-affected families.

Iran calls for release of journalist arrested in US

Just In - 8 hours ago
Washington is accused by Iran of mistreating a black Muslim journalist who was arrested while working for Iran's English-language state television.

Why do men with brown hair sometimes have red beards?

Tom Fedorowytsch at Just In - 8 hours ago
Why are some non-redheads blessed — or burdened — with resplendent ginger beards? It's a chin-scratching (or beard-stroking) mystery, some have dubbed being a "half ranga".

Microplastics are poisoning our oceans, but the problem could be worse on land

Jon Daly at Just In - 8 hours ago
It's widely seen as a problem affecting the world's oceans, but researchers are warning that microplastics could also be taking a toll on land-based agriculture and ecosystems.

Man gets ute serviced for free after mechanic accidentally takes it from the street

Just In - 8 hours ago
How an innocent but incredibly unlikely mix-up ended up involving the police, a Queensland community rallying together, and a Toyota Hilux getting a free service.

Future of country hospital in doubt despite funding boost

Glen Moret at Just In - 8 hours ago
The future of Keith and District Hospital is in doubt as the South Australian Government reveals it has provided the facility with $400,000 in emergency relief funding this week.

Meet the celebrity cockatiel making money from his silly YouTube videos

Patrick Williams at Just In - 8 hours ago
A silly YouTube video was all it took to propel Brisbane pet bird Alex into social media fame. More than 15 million views later, the celebrity cockatiel is a certified star with his own line of merchandise.

Suffering through a pesky fly problem? You're not alone

Brittney Kleyn at Just In - 8 hours ago
People finding themselves overwhelmed by the common household fly this summer are being told their sentiments are warranted, with experts blaming the country's unrelenting heat.

French Court Cancels Monsanto Weedkiller Permit on Safety Grounds

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 8 hours ago
A French court cancelled the licence for one of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkillers on Tuesday over safety concerns, placing an immediate ban on Roundup Pro 360 in the latest legal blow to the Bayer-owned business, Reuters reported Tuesday. Source: Reuters Germany’s Bayer, which bought Monsanto for $63 billion last year, faces thousands of U.S. lawsuits by […] The post French Court Cancels Monsanto Weedkiller Permit on Safety Grounds appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

Is New York Becoming a Vaccine Police State?

AdminM at Health Impact News - 8 hours ago
New York City has mandated that all preschool children must receive a flu shot. The National Vaccine Information Center is tracking this mandate as well as other proposed vaccine legislation in New York, which includes a proposed law to mandate the Gardasil HPV vaccine. Stay in touch through the NVIC Advocacy Portal on the progress of these bills, or other bills in your home state.

ARGO—Fit for Purpose?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Reblogged from Watts Up With That: Guest Blogger / January 16, 2019 By Rud Istvan This is the second of two guest posts on whether ‘big’ climate science missions are fit for purpose, inspired by ctm as seaside lunch speculations. The first post dealt with whether satellite altimetry, specifically NASA’s newest Jason3 ‘bird’, was fit […]

Arctic Sea Ice Volume 15-Jan-2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: ? From DMI

Polar Bear vs Submarine

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Reblogged from Sunshine Hours: Published on January 14, 2019 Great pictures from the UK Daily Mail of a polar bear encounter with a submarine.

Wild Free and Happy Sample 07

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
[Note: This is the seventh sample from my rough draft of a far from finished new book, Wild, Free, & Happy. I don’t plan on reviewing more books for a while. My blog is home to reviews of 199 books, and you are very welcome to explore them. The Search field on the right side will find words in the full contents of all rants and reviews, if you are interested in specific authors, titles, or subjects.] *Fire: Big Juju* Civilization would have never been possible without the domestication of a superpower we call fire. Look around you, and eliminate everything you see or use tha... more »

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