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Thomas Paine

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Friday, January 18, 2019

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World’s coffee under threat, say experts! (And The BBC Believes Them)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Stock up on Maxwell House!! The first full assessment of risks to the world’s coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction. More than 100 types of coffee tree grow naturally in forests, including two used for the coffee we drink. Scientists […]

Brazil’s Avianca Cancels Routes and Returns Aircrafts

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s fourth largest airline company, Avianca, announced it is cancelling most of its international routes as of March 31st, affecting approximately 40,000 passengers. With debts totaling almost R$500 million the company filed for judicial recovery in December. “The company remains focused on ensuring the […] The post Brazil’s Avianca Cancels Routes and Returns Aircrafts appeared first on The Rio Times.

Exploring the Kiosks of Rio de Janeiro’s Beaches

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Somewhere between the restaurants and bars on the streets and the food and drink-sellers on the sand lie the ‘quiosques’ (kiosks). These informal bars and restaurants often serve excellent cocktails, something delicious to eat, and even put on live music and broadcast the latest football […] The post Exploring the Kiosks of Rio de Janeiro’s Beaches appeared first on The Rio Times.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, January 18, 2019

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Gaiola! @ Teatro Odisséia (Lapa) – Featuring the best Carioca funk DJs of the moment, an open stage for the best dancers, free popsicles and frozen shots, plus much […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, January 18, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

The Ultimate Naval Showdown: In 1940, a Battleship Actually Destroyed an Aircraft Carrier

Sebastien Roblin at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* This is what happenned. *Only one crew member from the Ardent, two from the Acasta, and thirty-six from the Glorious survived to be picked up by Norwegian and German forces. 1,596 Royal Navy and Air Force personnel died, many freezing to death awaiting rescue.* At 4 p.m. on June 8, 1940, the aircraft carrier HMS* Glorious *was cruising west across the Norwegian Sea towards the British naval base of Scapa Flow when her lookout spotted two grey blips over a dozen miles away on the horizon. *(This first appeared last month.)* The *Glorious *... more »

Meet All the Sig Sauer Guns, Rocker Launchers and Sniper Rifles the U.S. Military Will Get in 2019

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * Here’s a brief overview of all the new gear headed into the waiting hands of soldiers and Marines downrange in 2019. *While the Marine Corps already has its own order for 35,000 pistols as part of the fiscal 2019 defense budget, both the Navy and Air Force will soon adopt 60,000 and 130,000 handguns as their go-to sidearm, respectively* With the fiscal year 2019 defense budget put to bed without a bloody fight among lawmakers for the first time in recent memory, there are plenty of goodies for rank-and-file U.S. service members tucked into the ma... more »

Pro-Saudi forces shoot down Houthi warplanes in northern Yemen

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Pro-Saudi forces in northern Yemen managed to shoot down several Houthi attack drones that were attempting to bomb their positions inside the provincial capital of Marib on Thursday. According to local reports, the pro-Saudi Hadi loyalists managed to shoot down at least three Houthi attack drones that were seen […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking Turkey says Syrian Army should not be allowed to enter Manbij

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) should not be allowed to enter the city of Manbij in northeast Aleppo, the Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday morning. “The regime shouldn’t be allowed to enter Manbij,” Aksoy said, as quoted by the Yeni Safak publication. Turkey has been actively […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian Air Force to add 4 MiG-35 fighter jets to arsenal: TASS

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Russian Aerospace Forces will receive four MiG-35 4++ generation multirole jet fighters later this year, a source in the aviation industry told TASS on Friday. “According to the contract signed in August 2018, two MiG-35UB [combat trainer version] were manufactured and delivered last year. Four MiG-35S [serial version] will be handed over to the Aerospace […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syria military lost over 110 warplanes during war: report

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military has lost over 110 warplanes during the nearly eight-year-long conflict inside Syria, Statista Charts (Twitter: @StatistaCharts) reported this week. According to Statista Charts, the Syrian military lost a total of 111 warplanes during the wars, including their reconnaissance and attack drones. Furthermore, as the graph above shows, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US warplane tracked off Syrian coast as Russians prepare for large-scale naval exercises

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – A U.S. warplane was tracked off the coast of Tartous this morning as the Russian Navy prepares to begin their large-scale naval drills in the eastern Mediterranean. According to Manu Gomez (Twitter: @GDarkconrad), a USAF RC-135 River Joint aircraft was tracked flying along the Syrian coast where the Russian Navy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraqi forces launch heavy attack on ISIS terrorists in eastern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Iraqi-led Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces carried out a powerful attack against a group of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists near the key town of Al-Sousah. According to the official media wing of Hashd Al-Sha’abi, their forces fired several artillery shells towards the Islamic State’s defenses near Al-Sousah, resulting in the death […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

‘Turkey is beneficiary’ of Manbij attack – Ex-PYD chief

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Turkey has been using terror and the likes of Manbij attack, to further its own agenda in northern Syria, according to Salih Muslim, former co-chairman of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) speaking in Qamishli on Thursday. “It seems everyone agrees that Turkey is the beneficiary [of the Manbij attack],” said Muslim who said that despite […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Russian Su-34 fighter jets collide in mid-air

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Two Su-34 jets have accidentally hit each other mid-flight in Russia’s Far East, according to the country’s military. The fate of their crews remains uncertain. The jets “touched” each other in air while flying over the Sea of Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. The crews of the planes ejected, and a search and rescue operation […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Something Different Within The Bruce Ohr Testimony…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 17 hours ago
While reading a great article by Mollie Hemmingway at The Federalist, something stands out that might lend a cautious amount of optimism toward ongoing ‘spygate’ investigative inquiries and accountability. There are two distinct differences in the Bruce Ohr testimony as … Continue reading →

The New Pain Free American Childhood Comfort Promise If You Ignore that Chronic Illness Epidemic

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Paddle at Kim's Pediatrician Office in the 60s - 80s. Thanks to JR for sending me this article below from the New York Times. American parents now clamor for pain free childhood for their kids. I see it on our... more »

Amazon Smile Magazine Subscription Bonanza Benefits Autism Age!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Hello, friends! Remember magazines? The Timbertoes? Goofus and Gallant? Glamour "Don'ts?" How about that two staple centerfold? Amazon Smile is offering a HUGE promotion for magazine subscriptions to benefit non-profits, like Age of Autism now through January 31. I'd rather...more »

“This is something that we have never seen before in any study:” Group loses two more papers

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
A group of rheumatology researchers in Egypt that lost a paper in 2016 for a variety of problems has lost two more. The authors common to the two papers, Anna Abou-Raya and Suzan Abou-Raya, are based at the University of Alexandria, which did not find evidence of scientific misconduct, according to one of the retraction … Continue reading “This is something that we have never seen before in any study:” Group loses two more papers

De Minaur outclassed by Nadal at Australian Open, Birrell hammered by Kerber

Luke Pentony at Just In - 17 hours ago
His effort could not be faulted, but local teenager Alex de Minaur finds himself on the end of a dominant Rafael Nadal performance, while Kimberly Birrell wins just one game against Angelique Kerber.

Aiia Maasarwe's death brings Melburnians together to grieve, again

Jack Kerr And Stephanie Anderson at Just In - 17 hours ago
For the second time in barely seven months, residents of a city in mourning have come together to grieve the loss of another young woman who never made it home.

'Crazy terrorist act': Colombia police academy car bomb attack kills at least 10

Just In - 17 hours ago
A car bomb explodes at a police academy in Colombia's capital Bogota, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 50 in an attack that prompts fears of a return to the country's violent past.

'Still fighting for Indonesia': Spiritual leader of group behind Bali bombings due for release

David Lipson at Just In - 17 hours ago
The spiritual leader of the terrorist group responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings says he's still fighting for Indonesia, ahead of his expected release from prison next week.

Disastrous socialist “Green New Deal” – Video

Robert at Ice Age Now - 18 hours ago
Watch Heartland’s Justin Haskins talk about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her disastrous socialist “Green New Deal” on Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler on the One America News Network. Forget the looming ice age. This insane idea alone could totally destroy the United States economy and be responsible for millions upon millions of deaths. And I suspect ... Read moreDisastrous socialist “Green New Deal” – Video The post Disastrous socialist “Green New Deal” – Video appeared first on Ice Age Now.

I'll Try to Buffalo You.

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
There are two bison herds in Arizona: *The House Rock Wildlife Area* herd near the Grand Canyon and the *Raymond Ranch herd* is closer to where I live. A guy who owns a ranch near me is a scientist/large animal veterinarian who works for the Arizona Wildlife and Fish Department, sent me some photos that I am sharing here with you. The bison are all ear tagged for the purpose of management. Arizona is trying to bring back these herds from the brink, as they are with a lot of other animals in the area like the wolves that were released into the wild in the same general zone. Arizona... more »

Imagine This: Air Force Fighters Like the F-35 and F-22 Armed with Lasers

Kris Osborn at Test Feed Using Fields - 19 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * It could happen. Here is how. The US Air Force is refining its combat strategy, tactics and concepts of operation to accommodate the rapid emergence of laser weapons, technologies which promise to alter the landscape of modern warfare and substantially expand the envelope of attack possibilities for fighter jets. The service anticipates having aircraft and fighter jet-fired lasers in operation as soon as the early 2020s, as mobile power systems and other integral technologies continue to evolve rapidly. Not only do laser weapons bring increased precis... more »

Vladimir Putin calls new Ukrainian church ‘dangerous politicking’

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 19 hours ago
President Putin said creation of the "Orthodox Church in Ukraine" is against Church canon and that the West drove Constantinople to do it. The post Vladimir Putin calls new Ukrainian church ‘dangerous politicking’ appeared first on The Duran.

Ex-Minister: PM's Cabal 'Abused' Constitution to Put EU Deal Together

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'Former junior Brexit minister Steve Baker MP has said that the Prime Minister's cabal "abused" the British constitution to negotiate her failed "Brexit In Name Only" deal behind the Brexit Department's back. Mr Baker told Sky News on Wednesday that the only option to save Brexit is to push for the free trade agreement which was offered by the bloc a year ago. The Deputy Chairman of the European Research Group (ERC) group of Tory Brexiteers led by Jacob Rees-Mogg explained that he and other ministers at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) had agreed on that approac... more »

Speaker Bercow 'could be denied peerage' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'Speaker Bercow 'could be denied peerage'' More here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46913477 but Bercow deserves more than being denied a peerage. An alternative would be a possible prosecution for allegedly subverting democracy?

Man hospitalised after injecting semen into his own arm to cure back pain

Just In - 20 hours ago
An Irishman injects a "dose" of his own semen into his arm once a month for 18 months in a homespun attempt to cure his own back pain, but ends up in hospital with subcutaneous emphysema instead.

Spiritual leader of group behind Bali bombings released on parole

Just In - 20 hours ago
The spiritual leader of the terrorist group responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings will walk free from prison within days after serving nine years for his role in setting up a paramilitary training camp in Indonesia.

Geoffrey Rush seeking more than $25 million over defamation case, court document reveals

Bellinda Kontominas at Just In - 20 hours ago
Rush's lawyers argue he could suffer up to $25.3 million in future economic loss as a result of articles alleging he acted inappropriately towards a female co-star during a Sydney Theatre Company production of King Lear.

Killed cyclist 'as perfect a human being as you can find'

Meagan Dillon And Stuart Stansfield at Just In - 20 hours ago
A Mount Gambier truck driver accused of killing a cyclist is released on bail as the victim's riding companion pays tribute to his best mate.

Acting PM demands answers over alleged payment for live export cruelty footage

Kath Sullivan at Just In - 20 hours ago
The Federal Government will look into new allegations about the way footage was obtained and used in a campaign by activists to close the live export trade.

Man on bail held autistic man captive, killed dog during three-day drug bender

Rhett Burnie at Just In - 20 hours ago
An Adelaide court hears gruesome details of a man's drug-fuelled crime spree in which he dismembered his housemate's dog and assaulted an autistic man while holding him captive.

Diver cops flak for touching gigantic great white shark off Hawaii

Just In - 20 hours ago
A marine conservationist captures stunning images of her close encounter with a massive great white shark — and lands in hot water with other researchers for placing her hand on the animal.

PM at odds with Indigenous Affairs Minister over future kava imports

Stephanie Zillman at Just In - 20 hours ago
Prime Minister Scott Morrison made an announcement on loosening imports of kava which is sure to be popular with Pacific Islanders — but it'll have repercussions at home in the Northern Territory.

NBC: Woman in mid 20s with no underlying medical conditions dies from flu, had received flu shot

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 20 hours ago
EL PASO, Texas – An El Paso woman in her mid 20s – and who had been vaccinated against the influenza virus – is the second flu-related death in the area this season, the El Paso Department of Public Health announced Thursday. Health officials said the woman was in her mid-20s and had NO known underlying […] The post NBC: Woman in mid 20s with no underlying medical conditions dies from flu, had received flu shot appeared first on Health Nut News.

Photos of glow-in-the-dark #ramen shop.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago
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Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

A Melbourne Hospital Will Trial Magic Mushroom Therapy for Dying Patients

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

How to get the best sleep

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

Bad News: That Moon Plant Everybody Was Talking About Is Dead

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood to defeat aging now claims to be up and running in 5 cities across the US

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

Scientists can now transfer memories between different animals

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

After the loss of a ship, deep sea mining plans for PNG founder

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

Why You’re Waking Up At The Same Time Every Night.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

Study: The Most Harmful Addictive Drugs Worldwide are #Alcohol and #Tobacco.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago

World's biggest animal drugs company stops marketing antibiotics as growth promoters in India

Ben Stockton at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 20 hours ago
Zoetis is still selling feed additives which make livestock grow faster,

Midnight Meme Of The Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Just look at this baboon! OK, I apologize to the baboon community. Might as well apologize to orangutans and sloths, as well. It's just that, well... you know, since Trump maybe some sort of hybrid... I do know that in the past (and future), we've called Trump by the descriptive Señor Trumpanzee, and it kinda fits, but, occasionally, I worry that it insults our close cousins on the family tree of apes. What I'm getting at is that maybe the human race should just swallow its pride and accept the fact that Trump is not a lesser ape but one of us, a human being. I know, I... more »

Natural Chemo and Pain Relief with Medical Marijuana

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: https://drsircus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/heali-1.jpg] The one clear take home is that ingesting large amounts of any marijuana below the euphoria stage is perfectly safe and useful against cancer and for pain relief. Obtaining THC low Marijuana is still a bit of a trick, but all that has been rapidly changing. What is strongly indicated is that large doses of CBD is better than scant doses. Obviously if you face cancer, you want to go at it. It is clear now that we are well past the point excess ignorance and this is an important healing modality that needs to be ... more »

Scientists May Have Solved One of Easter Island's Most Puzzling Mysteries

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
. Water access was the one physical phenomena that mattered here and actually marking it as part of a monumental build makes a sort of sense. It could even be competative. Usually these types of objects are lined up with sky symbols but that never proved up.. . *Scientists May Have Solved One of Easter Island's Most Puzzling Mysteries* * Eli Meixler,Time 13 hours ago* *https://ca.yahoo.com/news/scientists-may-solved-one-easter-080346872.html* *Scientists believe they may have solved one of the many mysteries of Easter Island’s enigmatic statues: why they are there.* *... more »

Winged Humanoid Encountered in Salina, Utah

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is very unusual and quite odd actually. It looks like a gargoyle and the sizing issues is apparent by omission in other reports. In this case it is human size but also slight and able to likely manage gravity. Thus we are likely looking at a alien type with gravity control. We will leave it at that. Alien types are been spotted and mixed with our own oddities. all good. . *Winged Humanoid Encountered in Salina, Utah * *Saturday, December 29, 2018 * *https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/12/winged-humanoid-encountered-in-salina.html* *I recently received the foll... more »

Dershowitz: "Secret" Emails About Underage Sex Allegations Will Put "Prominent People in Handcuffs"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Now we are having prominent people been attacked in this manner with blatantly false accusations that just happen to be in the public sphere right now. The police need to snap up these accusers and end this nonsense. At the same time the press needs to refer these criminal complaints to determine the existence of criminality before they allow any reporting. In this particular case we have a blackmail attempt known to the victim and a clearly disturbed person as well. Credibility evaporates before you actually check the facts. Perhaps a suit for reckless libel needs to be ... more »

Introducing the New Mandala Indonesia Correspondent Fellows

New Mandala at New Mandala - 21 hours ago
Exploring the politics of policy, and policy in politics, during the 2019 elections. The post Introducing the New Mandala Indonesia Correspondent Fellows appeared first on New Mandala.

The Daily Brief 2019-01-17

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
This is a summary of 19 AMN articles on the following subjects: France, Macron, Syria, Idlib, Tanf, Lebanon, Israel, Antioch, Assad, Hama, Aleppo, Turkey, Netherlands, Nusra, Euphrates, ISIS, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Iraq, Trump, Pence, Manbij. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem readership to a summarized daily brief, as the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

No-Confidence Survivor: Theresa May And Brexit

Binoy KAMPMARK at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
Theresa May’s prime ministership remains one of torment, drawn out, and weakened daily. But does it really matter? If it is true to claim that people deserve the government they elect, then there is something madly representative of the debacle of May’s leadership, one where problems are sought for any […] The post No-Confidence Survivor: Theresa May And Brexit appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Neocons & Dems Stance on Syria ‘Disgusting’

RPI Staff at - 21 hours ago
Will the neocons chalk up another victory after a suicide attack in Syria has left four Americans dead? Sen. Lindsey Graham blames Trump for the deaths for daring to talk about withdrawing troops. RPI's Daniel McAdams says if anyone is guilty it's Graham over Trump, as Trump would have had the troops home last year. Watch McAdams on RT:

Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission won't look at fish kills

Nick Harmsen at Just In - 22 hours ago
The South Australian Government refuses an offer from the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to investigate recent fish kills in the lower Darling River amid a stoush between the Attorney-General and the commissioner.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
#VIDEO Serbs give Russian President Vladimir Putin a rock star welcome on his state visit to Belgrade pic.twitter.com/fFXwf1C0RR — AFP news agency (@AFP) January 17, 2019 Air Force Accelerating Fighter Jet-Fired Laser Weapons | via @Krisosbornko pic.twitter.com/lkQ3nfrR2Q — RealClearDefense (@RCDefense) January 17, 2019 B61 nuclear bomb and components pic.twitter.com/DIZrfezvLm — NUKES (@atomicarchive) January 16, 2019 It would be a shame if someone painted "googlie-eyes" on those doors..... pic.twitter.com/K1PtLqJxiD — Jive Turkey (@JivTurky) January 18, 2019 Legendary Marine ... more »

Non-profit consumer group calls for action; cites increase in food recalls

Coral Beach at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Likening a trip to the grocery store to shooting craps, a consumer watchdog group is reporting that data from the U.S. government shows food recalls are on an upward trend, which the advocates say could be reversed with common sense. Overall, food recalls increased 10 percent from 2013 through 2018. Meat and poultry recalls initiated... Continue Reading

Perdue Foods recalls 34 tons of chicken nuggets after consumers find wood

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Perdue Foods, LLC in Perry, GA, late Thursday recalled about 68,200 pounds of organic ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. Subject to recall are:... Continue Reading

Food Standards Scotland reboots food safety campaign for consumers

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Four in 10 people who’ve had food poisoning believe they got it from eating and preparing food at home, according to a survey in Scotland. Research for Food Standards Scotland (FSS) shows people in the country have made some progress in following food safety practices at home following a campaign in January 2018. The agency is... Continue Reading

Florida town imposes $50 per day fine for growing edible plants in front yards

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
A bill waiting in the Rules Committee of the Florida Legislature may end one of the more bizarre powers of local government, the prohibition of vegetable gardens on residential properties. The potential of Senate Bill (SB) 82 passing grew with the recent ruling by Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal, favoring the City of Miami... Continue Reading

Salmon nuggets recalled in Canada for possible Listeria contamination

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Delta Pacific Seafoods in Vancouver Thursday recalled certain Salmon Village brand Hot Smoked Atlantic Salmon Nuggets from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products are sold at retail outlets in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The agency warned consumers not to eat... Continue Reading

'Paying the price': Bets off for two alleged keno fraudsters

Robert Baird at Just In - 22 hours ago
A Darwin casino employee pleads guilty to stealing a $53,000 winning keno ticket and fraudulently telling the real winner it was worthless, while his brother-in-law admits to cashing it in for the prize money.

Scientists know that when a blue whale poos, you have to move fast

Fiona Blackwood at Just In - 22 hours ago
One could be forgiven for thinking the largest creatures that ever lived would leave faeces that is easy to collect, but you'd be wrong. Scientists chasing whales know that when a giant of the sea poos, the team have to move fast.

'I hit your car': Racist note allegedly left on Indigenous woman's vehicle sparks outrage

Patrick Williams at Just In - 22 hours ago
Pauline Hanson condemns the behaviour of an apparent One Nation supporter after images of a racist note allegedly left on the windscreen of an Indigenous woman's car circulate on social media.

39 flights cancelled as Sydney Airport air traffic controllers call in sick

Cameron Gooley at Just In - 22 hours ago
Airline passengers can expect long waits tonight as flights into and out of Sydney Airport are delayed or cancelled due to a sudden shortage of air traffic controllers.

How tick bites can make some people allergic to meat and milk

Alle McMahon at Just In - 22 hours ago
It took four years and three reactions for Kate Pither to realise she had developed a serious allergy to mammalian meat. The cause? Tick bites she got while living in Sydney.

Big Bash League fans to get free tickets after being left in the dark at the Gabba

Just In - 22 hours ago
Spectators at Thursday night's Big Bash League match that was cut short due to a power outage will get free entry to next week's Australia-Sri Lanka Test.

3,000 police, 3 tonnes of meth, and 182 arrests: China executes 'godfather of crystal meth'

Just In - 22 hours ago
Cai Dongjia was Communist Party Chief of his village, Boshe, which supplied over a third of the country's crystal meth.

Dear Nan. You're Grounded.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 22 hours ago

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 1/18/19”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 1/18/19”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The battle to fund security and a wall on the U.S. southern border continues. The tit for tat this week includes Speaker Pelosi disinviting President Trump to the House of Representatives for his annual State of the Union address. Trump countered Pelosi by stopping her from taking a trip abroad on government aircraft (including a stop in Brussels) one hour before she and her crew were about to leave. The President told her to stay in Washington to negotiate an end to the partial government shutdown, and if she must ... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Thursday 17th January 2019

By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]


According to Adam Milstein: Are We Going to Allow the Jewish People to Be Divided and Conquered From Within? The year 2018 has provided a series of reminders that antisemitism, the world’s oldest hatred, is alive and well in our country. On October 27, eleven Jews were massacred in Pittsburgh as they prayed on the […]

NYT, Wash Post Promote ‘Ambitious’ Green New Deal, Minimize Criticism

By Julia A Seymour ~ The Green New Deal concept is the latest rage among progressives and the media that love them. In this case, that would include The Washington Post and New York Times. The Post’s promotions included bringing up the “smart” and “enormously popular” Green New Deal in at least 21 news or opinion […]

Turkey And The Kurds

A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ It’s time for America to recognize an independent Kurdistan! Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

CBS: Prince Phillip, 97, flips his SUV while driving and walks away without a scratch

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 23 hours ago
Police tell TMZ … Prince Philip and the driver of the other vehicle were both given breathalyzer tests. Police say that’s standard ops, but imagine being the officer asking Queen Elizabeth’s husband to blow. Both of them passed with flying colors, btw. We’re told the other driver suffered minor cuts, and her passenger has an […] The post CBS: Prince Phillip, 97, flips his SUV while driving and walks away without a scratch appeared first on Health Nut News.

January 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #729

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

Friday January 18th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A man covers his face as the sandstorm hits near the River Nile in Cairo *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *In pictures: Cairo turns orange as sandstorm sweeps Egypt* (BBC).

It Seems The F-35 Can Now Out Manoeuvre Older Jets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
An F-35 Lightning II flies over as part of the Heritage Flight, also comprising of the P-51 Mustang, A-10 Thunderbolt, and F-22 Raptor, during Luke Days at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 18, 2018. US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Bolken *Business Insider: **The F-35 was once trounced by F-16s in dogfights, but it just proved it can out-turn older jets* * In 2015 the F-35 lost repeatedly in mock dogfights with F-16s because it couldn't turn well enough, a test pilot wrote in an official report. * But new videos leaked from the US Air Force's F-35 demo or stunt flying team show t... more »

Commentaries And Analysis On The Pentagon's Missile Defense Review

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Aaron Mehta , Joe Gould , and Tara Copp, Defense News*: *The Missile Defense Review is out. Will Congress fund it? * WASHINGTON — The Missile Defense Review, formally unveiled Jan. 17 at the Pentagon by President Donald Trump, calls for major investments from both new technologies and existing systems. “I will accept nothing less for our nation than the most effective, cutting-edge missile defense systems,” Trump said. “We have the best anywhere in the world. It's not even close.” But unless Congress approves the major funding increase that will be required to make it all a real... more »

Every Potential Democratic Candidate Is Better Than Trump, Even Kirsten Gillibrand

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Kirsten Gillibrand by Nancy Ohanian* Paul Waldman welcomed Kirsten Gillibrand to the fray by citing psychologist Barry Schwartz's 2004 book, *The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less*, pointing out that "there's a point at which having more choices-- say for 75 different kinds of shampoo-- not only can become paralyzing, it makes us less happy with whatever option we eventually settle on." He's worried that the media, let alone the voters in Iowa, won't be able to distinguish one candidate from the other. They'll all be running on anti-Trump messaging, of course, but what about an a... more »

Total Lunar Eclipse Meets Supermoon Sunday Night

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
"This one is particularly good," said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan.

Fight The Establishment’s Narratives By Getting Clear On Your Own

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
Anti-establishment movements are a mess. Whether they’re left-wing or right-wing, whether they’re statist or anarchist, whether they’re organized or decentralized, whether they place emphasis on official or unofficial narratives, any circle of people who are interested in opposing the status quo on a deep, meaningful […]

President Trump Unveils The Pentagon's Missile Defense Review

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Trump plans massive missile defense push saying U.S. will 'detect and destroy any missile launched anywhere, any time, any place' in biggest push since Reagan's Star Wars* * Trump spoke at the Pentagon to unveil new a missile-defense strategy in a deliberate echo of Ronald Reagan's 1983 launch of 'Star Wars' initiative * Trump's Missile Defense Review, the first compiled since 2010, was released during visit to the Pentagon * Says the Pentagon must expand defense technologies in space to more quickly detect, track and destroy incoming missiles * U.S. is consider... more »

Aged care stocks hit as royal commission begins

Stephanie Chalmers at Just In - 1 day ago
While people brace for the shocking stories the royal commission into the aged care sector will uncover, shareholders are also bracing for a bumpy ride.

Woman mauled to death by pet crocodile in Indonesia

Just In - 1 day ago
A 4.4-metre crocodile kept as an illegal pet at a pearl farm in Indonesia's north kills a researcher who worked there, local media reports.

Woman to stand trial over 't-bone' crash that killed four grandmothers

Sian Johnson And Bridget Rollason at Just In - 1 day ago
A Stawell woman pleads not guilty to culpable driving over a car accident that killed four women on their way home from a linedancing event.

20yo man arrested over 'horrific' killing of Aiia Maasarwe near tram stop

Just In - 1 day ago
Police arrest a man on suspicion of murdering Aiia Maasarwe, as Melburnians gather to grieve the loss of the 21-year-old, whose body was found behind a hedge near her university in the city's north this week.

Tomic hits back at claim he 'threatened' Lleyton Hewitt's family

Just In - 1 day ago
Bernard Tomic hits back at Lleyton Hewitt in the latest exchange of their public feud, saying accusations he threatened the Davis Cup captain's family are lies.

Ex-NT treasurer's 'garbage bin' tweet slammed by CLP leader

Christopher Walsh at Just In - 1 day ago
Former Northern Territory deputy chief minister Dave Tollner is condemned by a former colleague for suggesting it's "quite OK to tell racist or sexist jokes".

Whyalla road investment needed ahead of expected population surge: RAA

Just In - 1 day ago
Whyalla's road infrastructure is inadequate to safely support a forecast population explosion, according to the RAA, which vows to make it a federal election issue.

Live: CA XI bats again on day two against Sri Lanka

Just In - 1 day ago
Australia's Test hopefuls are batting again after the Sri Lankans take a cautious approach on day two of the tour match in Hobart, racking up time in the middle ahead of next week's first Test in Brisbane. Follow all the action live.

Tasmanian senator set to take up Chicago posting after announcing resignation

Ellen Coulter at Just In - 1 day ago
Tasmanian Liberal senator and Chief Senate Whip David Bushby is set to take on a plum government job in the US, after announcing he will resign from his seat after 11 years.

Maroons great Greg Inglis announces retirement in 2020

Just In - 1 day ago
Maroons and Australia great Greg Inglis announces a timeline for his retirement from the NRL, setting 2020 as his final year in the game.

How old is too old to drive? These are the rules and how they vary across Australian jurisdictions

Just In - 1 day ago
At 97 years old, Prince Philip has been fortunate in retaining his driver's licence. In Australia, the rules are a little more stringent.

The NSW town of Noona just had Australia's hottest night on record

Kate Doyle at Just In - 1 day ago
The record for Australia's all-time highest overnight temperature was smashed last night, just one of the marks to fall in what is becoming a heatwave for the history books.

Body of missing teen Arash Yari found in waters off Victor Harbor

Just In - 1 day ago
The body of missing Victorian teenager Arash Yari is found off a beach on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, after three days of searching.

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