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Monday, February 11, 2019

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"Positive Self-Deception"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Positive Self-Deception"* by Damninteresting.com "Most people think of the "mentally disordered" as a delusional lot, holding bizarre and irrational ideas about themselves and the world around them. Isn’t a mental disorder, after all, an impairment or a distortion in thought or perception? This is what we tend to think, and for most of modern psychology's history, the experts have agreed; realistic perceptions have been considered essential to good mental health. More recently, however, research has arisen that challenges this common-sense notion. In 1988, psychologists Shelly Ta... more »

Flamengo CEO Says Club Not to Blame for Tragic Fire

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Power surges caused by the torrential rains and strong winds that swept across Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday (February 6th) was the likely cause of the fire at the Flamengo training center that took the lives of ten young footballers, according to Flamengo CEO Reinaldo […] The post Flamengo CEO Says Club Not to Blame for Tragic Fire appeared first on The Rio Times.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, February 11, 2019

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Baila Me @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – This Monday, Baila Me are putting on a party packed with baile funk, reggaeton and all the latest pop hits. Pub Kriok’s […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, February 11, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Trump healthcare reforms a step forward

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 17 hours ago
“A White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) study released on Friday found that Americans will save $450 billion through Trump’s Obamacare reforms. The CEA suggested that Trump’s repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate and the expansion of short-term insurance plans … Continue reading →

Measles in Europe: The WHO and the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Our John Stone puts measles hysteria in perspective in his response in BMJ: The WHO and the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf Re: Measles cases in Europe tripled from 2017 to 2018 Jacqui Thornton. 364:doi 10.1136/bmj.l634 Let us get a... more »

You've Got to be Carephully Taught

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
February, 2019 We are well into the measles panic season. This happens each winter here in the USA. A handful of non-fatal measles cases storms the news as if EbolaPlague just wiped out half the population. Like the old song... more »

SDF suffers heavy casualties in failed attempt to capture last ISIS town

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched their last phase of the eastern Euphrates offensive this past weekend in a bid to finally expel the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) from this region. However, the SDF’s attack on the last ISIS-held town of Baghouz did not go as planned on Sunday as the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian strategic bombers carry out missile strike during military drills

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS have carried out a missile strike on “enemy” ground facilities in several Russian regions during a military exercise, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service told journalists on Monday. “Long-range aviation crews performed tasks on redeployment, air refueling and carrying out a ‘missile strike’ on enemy ground facilities during the main stage […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Guaido urges army to allow aid entry at church mass

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido participated in a ‘Great World Rosary for Venezuela’ organised by his wife Fabiana Rosales in Caracas on Sunday. Attendees cheered on the self-declared interim president as he entered the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with his wife, daughter and mother. Speaking to the press after the mass, Guaido called on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

S-300 system repels massive air attack during Russian military exercise

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
S-300PS Favorit surface-to-air missile systems of a surface-to-air missile regiment stationed in the Irkutsk Region repelled a massive air attack on strategically important facilities at a military exercise, the press service of the Central Military District told journalists on Monday. “According to the scenario, S-300PS Favorit teams locked on, followed and carried out electronic launches […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US military withdrawal from Syria ‘weeks away’: top general

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The chief commander of the U.S. Central General Joseph Votel said on Sunday that the U.S. military will likely begin withdrawing their troops from Syria in the coming weeks. Command U.S. media reported on Sunday that a top commander has said that the United States would likely start to withdraw […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Venezuela: Maduro oversees large-scale military drills (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro oversaw military drills and called on his compatriots to “join this comprehensive national plan for the defence of sovereignty and peace,” when speaking to thousands of soldiers in the state of Miranda on Sunday. The drills will reportedly last until February 15 and are expected to become the largest exercises in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army steps up attacks in northern Hama as situation deteriorates

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their military campaign in northwestern Syria on Monday, targeting several areas controlled by the Turkish-backed rebels in northern Hama. According to a military report from northern Hama, the Syrian Arab Army targeted a number of dens and trenches located near the town of Al-Janabah. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Venezuela launches their largest ever military drills

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro officially launched on Sunday the country’s most large-scale military drills ever, according to a live broadcast of the event. Before the beginning of the exercises, the president arrived in the northern state of Miranda to take a look at the military equipment, including Russian-built rocket launchers that are used by the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

GWPF Call For Insect Decline Paper To Be Withdrawn

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Confirmation that the GWPF have sent a formal complaint to PNAS, regarding the paper published by them on insect decline last October: London, 11 February: The scientific paper behind newspaper claims that insect populations were threatened with extinction was based on data known to be unreliable. That’s according to … … Continue reading →

[Billet + vidéo] Longévité, automatisation et temps libre

Ethical Technology - 17 hours ago
Deux sujets souvent abordés sur ce site, ce sont l’allongement de la durée de vie en bonne santé et l’automatisation massive des emplois. Ces deux sujets ont un intérêt commun : permettre à chacun d’avoir beaucoup plus de temps de vie disponible.

Eric Mack’s Rescue Operation for Ayn Rand’s Ethics

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 17 hours ago
Ayn RandToday I read Eric Mack's essay, “Problematic Arguments in Randian Ethics,” (*The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies*; Vol 5; No. 1; Fall 2003; Page 1–66), which, the author declares, is a rescue mission to save Ayn Rand’s deep ethical insights from her own awful line-by-line arguments. Mack approaches Rand’s ethics through Craig Biddle’s book *Loving Life: The Morality of Self-interest and the Facts that Support It*, which is a primer on Rand’s ethics. While conducting a critical analysis of Biddle's presentation of Rand's arguments, Mack conducts a critical analysis of Rand’s own... more »

Daewoo K2 Rifle: Meet the Deadly Gun North Korea Would Fear in a War

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * The K2 has served Republic of Korea forces for 35 years and with a raft of upgrades will serve for years more to come. *The new rifle was a selective fire, fully automatic weapon capable of a maximum rate of fire of 750 rounds per minute. The weapon can be fired in single shot, three round burst, and fully automatic modes. The weapon had a 18.3-inch barrel length, was chambered in 5.56-millimeter, and accepted NATO standard STANAG 30 round magazines. Maximum effective range was the 400 meters, typical for 5.56-millimeter rifles with intermediate barre... more »

The F-35s New Best Friend: The Navy's 6th Generation Fighter Could Be All Sorts of Amazing

Kris Osborn at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The Navy program, called Next-Generation Air Dominance, has moved beyond a purely conceptual phase and begun exploration of prototype systems and airframes as it pursues a new, carrier-launched 6th-Gen fighter to emerge in 2030 and beyond, service officials explained. *There is widespread consensus that applications of AI appear to provide the framework for the most defining expected technological progress.* The Navy is currently analyzing air frames, targeting systems, AI-enabled sensors, new weapons and engine technologies to engineer a new 6th-Gener... more »

Sacked Newman minister wins $1.5m payout for hospital board job 'discrimination'

Leonie Mellor at Just In - 18 hours ago
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has awarded $1.5 million to onetime Newman government assistant health minister Dr Chris Davis, saying he was deliberately overlooked for a medical position at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in 2014.

Call for urgent rethink of how aged care centres deal with patient aggression

Michael Atkin at Just In - 18 hours ago
Janet Adams, who had dementia, was seriously injured in an aged care facility after she started a physical altercation with another resident. Her daughter believes she may have lived longer had more staff been present to prevent aggressive incidents.

Trump advisory chairman buys bull named America for record $2.1m

Kim Honan at Just In - 18 hours ago
The chair of Donald Trump's Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee has paid a world-record price for an Angus bull at an auction in North Dakota.

Wife tells court how her husband 'crumpled' after being stabbed in the head with a screwdriver

Charlotte Hamlyn at Just In - 18 hours ago
Charles McCarthy got into a fight with Andrew Doan that ended in him being stabbed in the head, but the accused claims the death was just a "freak and tragic accident".

This Video Shows What the F-35 Can Really Do

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Four F-35 Lightning II aircraft prepare for takeoff at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 4. Hill's active duty and Reserve F-35 pilots recently began flying routine four-ship configurations, just as they would in combat. U.S. Air Force/Paul Holcomb Mark Episkopos, National Interest: *Forget Stealth and Firepower: This Video Shows What the F-35 Can Really Do* Recent commentary on the F-35 fifth-generation fighter has centered around its firepower and stealth capabilities, but a recently released demonstration video depicts the fighter jet in a pleasantly different light. The U.S. Air ... more »

How Intel Chiefs Elevate ‘Global Threats’ to Prop-Up the Imperial War Machine

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 19 hours ago
*Gareth Porter* | Propaganda exercise: to paint Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as threats to America's national security.

Globalist Think Tanks Called on to Further Unite, Lest They Lose Their Neo-Liberal Order

Mark Anderson at 21st Century Wire - 19 hours ago
*Mark Anderson* | Are the World's Obscure but Powerful Policy Wonks Getting Nervous?

A Good Monday Morning

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 19 hours ago

John Hamm says he has no regrets about signing pulp mill lease

Jennifer Henderson at Halifax Examiner - 19 hours ago
Former premier and long-time Northern Pulp Nova Scotia director John Hamm says he has no regrets about his 2002 decision to sign a 25-year lease agreement with a previous owner of the Pictou County mill when his Progressive Conservatives were in power. The Examiner tagged Hamm for a brief conversation Friday night following his appearance […]

This Video Shows The B-2 Spirit As You've Never Seen It Before

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Warzone/The Drive*: This Test Force Highlight Video Shows The B-2 Spirit As You've Never Seen It Before *The B-2 Combined Test Force turned an exotic flying-wing stealth jet into the USAF's deadliest weapon of war nearly three decades ago. * It's amazing to think that the B-2 Spirit's first flight was nearly three decades ago. On July 17, 1989, the world's first stealth bomber took to the skies for the very first time. What came next was years of intricate testing that brought the Air Force and industry together to transform the bat-winged bomber from an exotic flying machine int... more »

Population vs Thermometers

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 20 hours ago
No big surprise, we put lots of thermometers where there are lots of people. Continue reading →

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Sunday 10th February 2019 – Plus Weekly And Rolling Totals

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 20 hours ago
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 […]

The Leftists’ War on Science

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 20 hours ago
Burt Prelutsky ~ I’m sure I’m not the only person who has noticed that despite those on the Left always claiming to be highly intelligent and ruled by scientific fact, not like all those dummies who take the Bible seriously, the stuff they claim to believe is far less likely than God’s parting of […]

NYT Fawns Over ‘Fighting Brexiteers With Logic…Eviscerating Leavers’

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 20 hours ago
By Clay Waters ~ New York Times’ reporter David Segal jeered supporters of Brexit, the 2016 vote in which Britain voted narrowly to leave the European Union, with a profile of a London radio host: “The Fame and Folly of Fighting Brexiteers With Logic — A talk radio host wields facts, eviscerating Leavers and racking […]

The Green New Deal Would Take Us Back To Medieval Times

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 20 hours ago
By Ron Stein ~ A hopeful, non-binding resolution has been introduced to both houses of Congress. Representative Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, (D) for the 14th District of New York, god bless her fast beating heart, and Senator Ed Markey (D) from Massachusetts are jump starting again the notion that the world can change in its entirety in […]

Young dairy farmer bids tearful farewell to industry

Cassandra Hough at Just In - 20 hours ago
Dairy farmer's tearful farewell to the industry attracts hundreds of thousands of views on social media.

Australian footballer Hakeem al-Araibi returning home as case is dropped

Just In - 20 hours ago
Melbourne-based refugee Hakeem al-Araibi will be reunited with his family in Australia "in the next day" after a case to have him extradited from Thailand to his native Bahrain was dropped.

Family's pain at the heart of day one of the aged care royal commission

Anne Connolly at Just In - 20 hours ago
Barbara Spriggs says her husband's nursing home was "like a prison". It is just one of the many issues and personal stories this royal commission will need to examine to restore public faith in the system, writes Anne Connolly.

Potentially deadly bacteria threat emerges as flood clean-up continues

Leonie Mellor And Stephanie Smail at Just In - 20 hours ago
Health authorities in Townsville are warning of a potentially deadly soil-based disease that has landed several people in hospital as the flood clean-up continues in earnest across the north Queensland city.

After 50 years together, Michael Kirby and Johan van Vloten marry

Bellinda Kontominas at Just In - 20 hours ago
As far as weddings go, this one was a long time coming. Exactly 50 years to the day since they first met, the former High Court judge marries his longtime partner in a civil ceremony in Sydney.

Massive cattle losses for Australia's biggest cattle company

Jodie Gunders And Amy Phillips at Just In - 20 hours ago
Australia's largest pastoral company, AACo, says it has experienced "extreme" stock losses due to the Queensland floods.

Lawyer for alleged 'pig shed' rapist accuses backpacker of making up evidence

Rebecca Opie at Just In - 20 hours ago
The defence lawyer for a man accused of kidnapping and raping a European backpacker questions why the woman did not run from her alleged captor when she had the chance.

Have four kids and never pay income tax again under proposal in Hungary

Just In - 20 hours ago
In a move aimed at reversing Hungary's population decline, without softening the Government's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announces subsides to encourage women to have more children.

'He wasn't in a good way': Stuck on a mobility walker in floodwaters, Des waited for rescue

Sally Rafferty And Kelly Butterworth at Just In - 20 hours ago
Police release dramatic bodycam vision of the moment officers rescued a 79-year-old man from rising floodwaters that had swamped his home near Richmond in north-west Queensland.

Qanon All set for Declassification DOJ/FBI cleansed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
At this time the new AG and the acting AG are doing their final reviews before declassifying everything related to the Treason surrounding the past Administration. That disclosure will also be followed almost immediately with all the related arrests. The new AG will act here with a clap of thunder. All possible because all the key evidence is already out there Add in the pending resolution regarding the wall and this promises to be an eventful two weeks on that alone. The process of draining the swamp is already well underway but so far it is under a veil of secrecy. The... more »


arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The SOTU was another Trump Triumph and now we see Pelosi rushing back to the table to 'compromise' regarding the border 'FENCE'. 72% popular support sort of does that. Also understand that all the money folks now understand that TRUMP is unstoppable in terms of 2020. The DEMs also know they are utterly cooked. Only question remaining is who they can set up as the goose. (Nancy?) Yes, it is really is that laughable and all this and the real HAMMER has not dropped yet. Plus 70,000 sealed indictments and we now have a new AG landing shortly. Just how do you think that all hel... more »

Macedonia Signs Accord to Join NATO

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The best thing that ever happened to Europe is that they created NATO. This has supplied a natural umbrella for the military that remains trans national and completely eliminates an internal arms race abetted by ambitious generals and arms salesmen. Sooner or later, Russia will come to its senses as well and join the party. We still need a proper and effective European presidency as well to spend his time butting heads with all the other presidents as well. Putin would make a perfect elected president. I am sure he would love herding cats. It may well demand a Christian rev... more »

The Rotavirus Vaccine: A Case Study in Government Corruption and Malfeasance

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
So let us look at a single case. This discloses what business as usual looks like. It is awful and reveals that the whole operation is a shell game allowing what is best described as reckless behavior and relying on the meta stats to catch the real problems. It is plausible that certain well established vaccines are reasonably justified, particularly as a way to stop well known childhood diseases. Again safety of adjuants also needs to be better addressed as well. Now we have a gold rush to protect against what are rare diseases and this is garbage forcing unneeded poten... more »

"Wandering Through Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"One wanders through life as if wandering through a field in the dark of night, wearing a blindfold and very heavy shoes, with a poisonous toad waiting patiently beneath a clump of weeds, knowing full well that eventually you will step on him." ~ Lemony Snicket

"The Future..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours, and do not think of the only one which belongs to us; and so idle are we that we dream of those times which are no more, and thoughtlessly overlook that which alone exists. For the present is generally painful to us. We conceal it from our sight, because it troubles us; and if it be delightful to us, we regret to see it pass away. We try... more »

China Wants Drones Backed By Artificial Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
CH-7 (pictured) is set to have its test flight next year and will enter mass production in 2022 *Daily Mail:* *China's military drones 'could lead to accidental war' as Beijing develops unmanned bombers that can fire without a human pressing a button* * Beijing has developed an unmanned drone bomber and stealth combat drone * A report by a U.S. think tank has warned of an 'artificial intelligence arms race' * Officials fear that drone warfare could 'lower the threshold of military action' China's development of military drones could lead to an artificial intelligence arms race an... more »

France’s Airstrike In Chad Draws It Deeper Into African “Mission Creep”

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
France launched an airstrike on a convoy of fighters heading south towards the capital after its Chadian partners requested its assistance, which wasn’t anything unprecedented seeing as how Paris has a long history of militarily intervening in support of N’Djamena but nevertheless suggests that the Western European country is being […] The post France’s Airstrike In Chad Draws It Deeper Into African “Mission Creep” appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
*by Noah* On Thursday, the leader of the Republican party said the following: Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides, from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights to extending the vote for women, have been lead by people of faith. Trump spoke those words at the National Prayer breakfast, an annual assembly of our nation's "Christian" leaders. "Abolition of civil rights." To be fair, and I'm always fair, I don't think he consciously meant to say that. I think he misspoke, but, sometimes when you misspeak, you are simply expressing a thought t... more »

Farewell to a legend: Charlotte Gerson (therapy) passes away in Europe at 96 years old….

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 21 hours ago
We are so sorry to lose the legacy that was Charlotte Gerson. Hours ago, her son Howard Straus posted the following in the Gerson therapy group on Facebook (of which I am a member): “My sister, Margaret, told me about 2 hours ago that our dear, brilliant Mother, Charlotte Gerson Straus, passed away this evening. She […] The post Farewell to a legend: Charlotte Gerson (therapy) passes away in Europe at 96 years old…. appeared first on Health Nut News.

"Stop Wasting Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”* - Marcus Aurelius "In Rome just as America, in the forum just as on Facebook, there was the temptation to replace action with argument. To philosophize instead of living philosophically. Today, in a society obsessed with content, outrage, and drama, it’s even easier to get lost in the echo chamber of the debate of what’s “better.” We can have endless discussions about what’s right and wrong. What should we do in this hypothetical situation or that one? How can we encourage other people to be better? (We can even deba... more »

"The Santa Paradox"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Santa Paradox"* by Hardscrabble Farmer "In the United States it is commonplace for parents to tell their children that every Christmas a complete stranger with magical powers flies from the North Pole to deliver gifts made by elves. In order to perpetuate this belief in their young and trusting offspring they will spend large sums of money on gifts that they will pretend were placed under the Christmas tree while they slept. Often they will embellish this fairy tale by leaving out mugs of cocoa, plates full of cookies and even little bowls of carrots to feed this mythical man... more »

Electrolux closing Memphis plant; Economic development malpractice leaves Tennesse holding the bag

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 21 hours ago
On January 31, Electrolux announced (h/t Alan Freeman, ipolitics.ca) that it would be closing its new (2012) factory in Memphis, Tennessee, by the end of 2020. This facility, you may recall, was a subsidized relocation from L'Assomption, Quebec (a Montreal suburb) that had an aid intensity of at least 99%! Yes, Tennessee state and local governments gave Electrolux a free factory ($188.3 million at present value in subsidies) while allowing it to get rid of its union, cut 60 jobs, and save over $4 per hour in wages on the jobs they kept. As if all that weren't bad enough, the state o... more »


War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
One of Kim Jong Il's armored Mercedes. Youtube Screencap *Warzone/The Drive:* *What Sanctions? Kim Jong Un Gets Another New Limo, This Time An S600 Mercedes-Maybach* *The car is just more evidence that international sanctions have not crippled the regime or its ability to obtain luxury goods. * As many continue to claim international sanctions are crippling North Korea's economy and leaving the Kim regime starved of cash and luxury goods, we continue to get glaring indications otherwise. Case in point, Kim Jong Un being filmed rolling around Pyongyang in yet another new super high... more »

February 11th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #753

sundance at The Last Refuge - 21 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 →

Monday February 11th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 21 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 →

WA's live export trade kicks off early due to Queensland floods

Michelle Stanley at Just In - 22 hours ago
Devastating flooding in Queensland has provided an unexpected boost to Western Australia's struggling cattle live export industry.

Police wade through strong currents to rescue elderly man trapped in flooded home

Sally Rafferty And Kelly Butterworth at Just In - 22 hours ago
A 79-year-old man on a mobility scooter is rescued from floodwaters that swamped his home near Richmond in north-west Queensland, with two police officers pushing their way through strong currents to save him, a video shows.

Security fears prompt Labor to revise proposed asylum seeker medical evacuation laws

Andrew Probyn at Just In - 22 hours ago
The new approach for Labor comes after its leaders met with national security bosses in Canberra ahead of Parliament resuming.

Central Adelaide Local Health Network is a 'failing organisation', administrators tell inquiry

Leah MacLennan at Just In - 22 hours ago
A major Adelaide health network is the most broken organisation its administrators have ever seen and its $300 million budget blow-out is a "shameful waste of taxpayers' money", a parliamentary committee is told.

One wrong click, and a criminal can access your phone. Here's what to do when it happens to you

Just In - 22 hours ago
Every day we're sent links by brands, politicians, friends and strangers. You download apps on your devices. Maybe you use QR codes. And any of these could be hiding something more sinister.

Gangland figure Tony Mokbel fighting for life after prison stabbing

Just In - 22 hours ago
Notorious gangland figure Tony Mokbel remains in a critical condition after being stabbed at Victoria's Barwon maximum security prison, where underworld killer Carl Williams was bashed to death in 2010.

Meet the scammers: Could this be your online lover?

Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop And Suzanne Dredge at Just In - 22 hours ago
"Hey baby!" The screens light up and the scammers start their day, swapping sex and sweet nothings for money.

The Grammys make a push for inclusivity as Childish Gambino, Kasey Musgraves honoured

Paul Donoughue at Just In - 22 hours ago
At a ceremony in Los Angeles, the Recording Academy was keen to overcome the bad press from last year when, after a male-heavy winners list, its president said female artists needed to "step up".

Disastrous week for Democrats in Virginia seems far from over

James Glenday at Just In - 22 hours ago
The damaging political scandals involving blackface and sexual assault allegations in Virginia are reminding the state of its history of racist division, as well as making life tougher for the large number of Democrats hoping to challenge US President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, writes James Glenday.

Sacked Matildas coach Stajcic wants answers as players' union defends controversial survey

Tracey Holmes at Just In - 22 hours ago
Alen Stajcic is still searching for answers following his shock axing as Matildas coach, as the Professional Footballers Association backs the wellbeing survey that led to his demise.

Why anti-China posts suddenly took over the 'front page of the internet'

Peter Marsh at Just In - 22 hours ago
Pictures of Winnie the Pooh and the Tiananmen Square protests began appearing in droves on Reddit after news of a potential investment in the site from Chinese tech giant Tencent.

Woman accused of running down teen faces years in custody before murder trial

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 22 hours ago
A Perth judge expresses concern at the length of time a young woman could spend in custody before facing trial for the murder of 17-year-old Jacob Cummins, who was among a group struck by a car at a Canning Vale bus stop.

Fairfax to return with investigative news website

Andy Park at Just In - 22 hours ago
Just months after the Fairfax name was removed from the family's former mastheads, John B Fairfax will reinvest in the news industry, announcing a new online site for investigative journalism.

'Bizarre' Chinese state media video shows 'dead' Uyghur saying he's 'fine'

Erin Handley at Just In - 22 hours ago
Chinese state media releases a video purportedly showing Uyghur poet Abdurehim Heyit alive and insisting he's "in good health", following claims he had died in prison.

'She's not just my daughter, she's also my right hand'

Catherine Heuzenroeder at Just In - 22 hours ago
Phoebe is your average 13-year-old, except that when she's not at school, she cares for her mum. She is among one in eight Australians who are unpaid carers, but are "largely unrecognised", something a new awareness campaign hopes to change.

The Daily Brief 2019-02-10

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
This is a summary of 19 AMN articles on the following subjects: Geagea, Lebanon, Baghdadi, ISIS, Russia, US, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Kurds, Syria, Dhale, Houthi, Yemen, Deir_Ezzor, Idlib, Turkey, Aleppo, Raqqa, Euphrates, SDF, Daesh, UK, Colombia, Venezuela. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem readership to a summarized daily brief, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
US-backed fighters launch final push to defeat ISIS in Syria https://t.co/qQHUyBb4Ir pic.twitter.com/sdB41ysKum — Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) February 10, 2019 'Heavy clashes' as US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces make final push against Islamic State https://t.co/kBftS9TWI0 📷 The zones controlled by IS group from January 2015 to January 2019 in Syria and Iraq pic.twitter.com/IGCofXzPvY — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 11, 2019 Withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria likely to start in 'weeks' - U.S. general https://t.co/MBNDzA6EJF pic.twitter.com/kzjHgNwAqD — Reuters Top News ... more »

Everything That Is Wrong With The U.S. Military On One Side

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Everything that is wrong with the military, all on one slide. Amazing. https://t.co/mYdmO1Gthz — Angry Staff Officer (@pptsapper) February 10, 2019 *WNU Editor:* Yup!

AOR - Let's Play A Game

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 23 hours ago
I've been watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez take a lot of hateful insults from the right on twitter about her intelligence. It's true that she doesn't have the expertise to comment on some... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Cell-cultured edible products plus country origin labeling up for hearing tomorrow in Montana

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
An orthopedic surgeon from Kalispell wants to stretch Montana’s law to mandate country of origin signs at stores selling products from livestock and poultry “born and raised” in the United States. He also wants to restrict language regarding “cell-cultured edible products.” The Montana Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hear the measure, Senate Bill 206,... Continue Reading

Florida hepatitis A outbreak spreading; most patients are non-Hispanic whites

Coral Beach at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Florida officials report the state’s hepatitis A outbreak count for January showed 189 confirmed cases confirmed across 26 counties. The central Florida region had the highest hepatitis A activity levels in the state this past month. The number of reported hepatitis A cases more than doubled from 2016 to 2017 after remaining relatively stable in previous... Continue Reading

Latest food safety technology will boost your bottom line

Guest Contributor at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Advertiser Sponsored Content How much money have you lost in the past 24 hours? How much food has gone bad and how much time was wasted in your kitchen? We all understand the paramount importance of food safety when it comes to our brand’s image and our customers’ health, but do you really understand... Continue Reading

50 tons of frozen chicken products recalled for failure to list eggs on label

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
VICS Acquisition LLC of Harlingen, TX, Sunday recalled 100,000 pounds of frozen chicken products because of undeclared egg, a known allergen that must be declared on food labels, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken and Southeast... Continue Reading

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Devotees throw turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba as others carry a palanquin during 'Somvati Amavasya' at a temple in Jejuri, India, February 4. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Photos of the week *(Reuters).

Here Is How America's Snipers Disappear

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. Army Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire the M24 Sniper Weapon System during weapons density at Fort Campbell, Ky. Jan. 9, 2019. U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Justin Wright *Business Insider:* *No one hides like a sniper — here's how America's deadliest sharpshooters disappear* Snipers are masters of disguise who are able to hide in plain sight, providing overwatch, scouting enemy positions, and, when necessary, taking out threats. "No one knows you're th... more »

"The Real Reason the Government Wants You to Drive an Electric Car"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The Real Reason the Government Wants You to Drive an Electric Car"* By Jeff Brown *Editor’s Note:* The world’s cars are going electric. By some estimates, 125 million electric vehicles will be on the road by 2030. And governments are going all in to convince Americans to make the switch. The usual reason given: To protect the environment. But that’s not the whole truth. Jeff Brown, Bill’s go-to tech expert, reveals the real reason governments and corporations want you to go electric. "By now, most consumers are aware of the growing trend of electric vehicles (EVs). According to t... more »

Israel Writer: Gaza is a Concentration Camp

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
“In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from […]

Russia-Led Free-Trade Zone Will Soon Include 5 More Countries — De-Dollarization

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
See also: – Russia-led Eurasian Union notches up major success in dumping dollar in favor of national currencies Dollar-free monetary union: Russia-led free trade zone may adopt single currency – Russia-Led Free-Trade Zone Will Soon Include 5 More Countries by https://www.rt.com/ Free-trade agreements are expected to be signed between the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and […]

Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teenagers in Latest Gaza Protests

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teenagers in Latest Gaza Protests by https://www.dw.com/ Palestinian protests along the fence separating Israel and Gaza are in their 46th week. More than 250 Palestinians have been killed and some 6,000 injured by live Israeli fire during this period. – Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers during protests along the […]

China Deploys 100 Ships to Disputed Waters Amid US Buildup: Report

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
China Deploys 100 Ships to Disputed Waters Amid US Buildup: Report by https://www.presstv.com/ China has deployed some 100 ships to the South China Sea, the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative run by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies reports. – The large armada was sent to the Thitu Island, a Philippine-held part of a large cluster of islands […]

American Suspension of INF Treaty is Aimed at China

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
American Suspension of INF Treaty is Aimed at China by ANATOLY KARLIN, https://www.strategic-culture.org/ … However, it is with respect to the balance of power in the West Pacific that the restrictions imposed by the INF on the US – but not on China – come into play. While consensus expert opinion holds that the US still retains dominance in […]

Jimmy Dore on Venezuela: Corporate News is the BIGGEST Purveyor of Fake News, Death & Destruction!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
goingundergroundRT Published on Feb 4, 2019 Award-winning comedian and host of The Jimmy Dore Show, Jimmy Dore, rails against pro-war mainstream media, CIA Democrats and the ongoing US-led regime attempt in Venezuela end

‘Prayer Changes Hearts’: President Trump Honors God’s Redemptive Work in Former Bank Robber’s Life

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
CBN News Published on May 4, 2018 ‘Prayer Changes Hearts’: President Trump Honors God’s Redemptive Work in Former Bank Robber’s Life. end

Trump: ‘In America We Don’t Worship Government, We Worship God’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Washington Post Published on Jul 1, 2017 President Trump spoke about religious freedom at the Celebrate Freedom Concert in Washington D.C. on July 1. end

Senate Intel Chairman: No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion!!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Truth and Art TV Published on Feb 8, 2019 Patriot news headlines and the latest updates on President Trump’s Storm against the Deep State. – Emphasis mine: Richard Burr on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation, 2 years on by Olivia Gazis, http://www.cbsnews.com/ …. The committee’s Republican majority, over the protestations of Democrats, issued a final report last spring […]

Satan’s Crazy Juice: Lunacy Spreading in American Society as Country Rejects God and Bible

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
TruNews Streamed live on Feb 8, 2019 Today on TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles and Kerry Kinsey present the latest headlines, including Chief Justice John Robert’s decision to side with pro-death forces, the shocking slaughter of two Palestinian teenagers by Israeli troops, and how NewsGuard is having trouble filtering fake news. In part two, Doc Burkhart joins the […]

Israel Conducts Military Drills Simulating War with Hezbollah

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Zionist ‘666’ Israel, is a Satanic counterfeit. It is NOT the Israel of the Bible. It is a military fiefdom of the Satanic bloodlines to maintain/enforce hegemony over the middle east. These Zionists are talking war every day and they are not sick of it. – Israel Conducts Military Drills Simulating War with Hezbollah by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ […]

Walter Jones, RIP

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Walter Jones was one of the few Republican members of Congress who I was able to get to talk with me for *DWT*. And he was always a serious and forthright guy. I liked him and was sorry to hear he had passed away today, on his 76th birthday. He hadn't been back to Congress since late last year. Like his father, he began his political career as a conservative Democrat. His father, also Walter Jones, served in Congress. Walter Jr, was elected to the North Carolina state House in 1982 and represented Pitt County until 1992 when he ran, unsuccessfully , to his retiring father's congres... more »

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 40 – 2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Arctic Sea Ice Volume 09-Feb-2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: ? From DMI

61% Of NOAA USHCN Adjusted Temperature Data Is Now Fake

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 day ago
The vast majority of high quality long-term temperature data comes from the US, and in fact much of the planet has little or no long-term temperature data. Because of the poor coverage, it is doubtful that the published global temperature … Continue reading →

US Senator Sanders Investigates $375,000 Price On Old Drug Previously Available For Free

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
The drug was invented in Scotland in the 1970s, and has been given away for free by Jacobus pharmaceuticals for … Continue reading →

Do you suppose they’d like some global warming?

Robert at Ice Age Now - 1 day ago
Morse Creek on Highway 101 and other areas closed by snow, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. Clallam County is the northernmost country on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Morse Creek on Highway 101, other areas closed by snow The post Do you suppose they’d like some global warming? appeared first on Ice Age Now.

'I won't be treated like a fool': PCH legal fight gets ugly as Treasurer lashes out

Nicolas Perpitch at Just In - 1 day ago
The McGowan Government's legal dispute with construction company John Holland over the delayed completion of the Perth Children's Hospital is becoming increasingly acrimonious.

Break-ins meant Jimmy Shu considered sleeping at work with a machete. But he now has another idea

Emily JB Smith at Just In - 1 day ago
Jimmy Shu is calling for a round table discussion between government and small business owners to brainstorm how to reduce crime after suffering his eighth break-in in as many months.

Dismay and 'disgust' as birthing centre closes doors after 35 years

Laura Beavis at Just In - 1 day ago
Women wanting the option of not going to hospital to give birth in northern Tasmania are shocked that a lack of midwives is forcing the Launceston Birth Centre to close.

Man attacked by shark while spearfishing not afraid to go back into the water

Jesse Thompson at Just In - 1 day ago
A 25-year-old man makes a lucky escape after being bitten by a shark while spearfishing in remote waters off the Northern Territory. WARNING: This story contains a graphic image.

'Adolf Hitler paintings' go unsold at German auction

Just In - 1 day ago
Five watercolour paintings attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist fail to sell at auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes.

'Being different is something we should embrace': The AFLW's appeal starts at the ground up

Just In - 1 day ago
For Erin Hoare, Friday's return to the field was an emotional rollercoaster, but there was one thing that stood out from the centre of the action, writes Kate O'Halloran.

JB Hi-Fi grows sales despite retail slump but warns of volatile conditions

Stephanie Chalmers at Just In - 1 day ago
Shares in the electronics retailer enjoy a bounce after JB Hi-Fi increases its profit and sales in the first half of the financial year, however it is cautious about the outlook.

Venezuela Launches Largest Ever Military Drills

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT: **Maduro kicks off Venezuela’s ‘most important military drills in history’ (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) * Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has launched what he described as the ‘most important’ drills in history, preparing to repel any potential invasion after the US and its allies backed self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Guaido. The drills will last until February 15 and are set to become the largest military exercises the country has held in its 200-year history, President Maduro reiterated, as he arrived at Guaicaipuro Fort in Miranda State. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* This is ... more »

How To Tell If Someone Is Controlled Opposition

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
Every day in my article comments and social media I get people warning me that this or that journalist, activist or politician is “controlled opposition”, meaning someone who pretends to oppose the establishment while covertly serving it. These warnings usually come after I’ve shared or […]

The Cost To Clean Up America's Cold War Nuclear Waste Is Now $377 Billion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Popular Mechanics: **The Cost to Clean Up America’s Cold War Nuclear Waste Jumps to $377 Billion* *The bill for a half century of nuclear weapons production is growing fast.* The United States developed and built tens of thousands of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. A new report by the General Accounting Office (GAO) estimates the total cleanup cost for the radioactive contamination incurred by developing and producing these weapons at a staggering $377 billion, a number that jumped by more than $100 billion in just one year. Most people think o... more »

Was Hamas Really Created By Israel?

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
Were Hamas created by Israel? The pushing question that is both dividing and confusing people across various fronts. A widely ignored topic, that is the result of much argument and confusion. Hamas, Harakat Al-Muqawamah Al-Islamiyyah or the Islamic Movement, is a Palestinian political party officially created in 1987. If you are living in the Western […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Canada Partners With Lockheed Martin To Design And Build Its Next Fleet Of Warships

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
I’m at the Shipyard this morning for a “significant announcement.” pic.twitter.com/h5n5ES6amp — Alicia Draus (@Alicia_Draus) February 8, 2019 *National Post/Canadian Press*:* Ottawa awards design contract for $60-billion warship fleet to Lockheed Martin* HALIFAX — The federal government awarded U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin a long-awaited contract to design its $60-billion fleet of warships despite lingering questions about the selection process and a legal challenge from a rival bidder. Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough announced the deal in Halifax early Friday, sayin... more »

the diamond in the center of the soul

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 day ago
sundown Feb 9, northern California -Rakoczy Castle, Transylvania …*a* new heaven and a new earth which are already taking form within their mind and consciousness--for consciousness when it is oriented around God is like a glowing, golden, fiery Sun. Holy illumination breathes out a sacred prayer, and Buddha and Christ are there manifesting in the sunlit air the elements of peace and cosmic instruction, of brotherhood and of a turning toward the rainbow radiance of the pure white light. All delusion must perish in the splendor of this Sun, for there is a trembling ... more »

Here’s What It Was Like to Fly in an Su-22 Fighter-Bomber

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*David Axe* *Security, * The ‘muscular’ Fitter was ‘antiqued’ 30 years ago. In May 2001 former cold-warriors met at Swidwin air base in Poland. Guy Razer, then a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, got a chance to ride in a Polish air force Su-22UM3K Fitter, then the Polish air arm's main fighter-bomber. Just a few years earlier as an F-111 pilot before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Razer had planned in the event of war to bomb Swidwin in order to destroy the supersonic Su-22s before they could take off. "It was great flying," Razer, now 61, told *The National Interest *fro... more »

What Pakistan Will Gain from Peace in Afghanistan

Riaz Khokhar at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Riaz Khokhar* *Security, Middle East* [image: Members of the Pakistan's Naval force march during a ceremony to celebrate the country's 71st Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro] Reestablishing warm relations with Kabul could help Islamabad's trade situation. Pakistan’s expectations of substantial improvements in its security and trade relations with Afghanistan—and by extension with the United States—appear to be thin on the ground. For starters, Pakistan expects that its sincere efforts in facilitat... more »

Nancy Pelosi and Theresa May are Leading on Borrowed Time

Livia Godaert, Chris Estep at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Livia Godaert, Chris Estep* *Politics, Europe* [image: British Prime Minister Theresa May is seen at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir] Female legislative leaders are having to make arrangements with their respective caucuses that male politicians in the same roles may not have even been asked to make. Prime Minister Theresa May and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, two female politicians on either side of the Atlantic, each managed to stave off challenges to their leadership from members of their own parties last ... more »

Kenneth Pollack’s New History of Arab Armies

Dov S. Zakheim at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Dov S. Zakheim* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Why have Arab armies performed so poorly? Kenneth Pollack has offers an answer. Kenneth M. Pollack, *Armies of Sand: The Past, Present and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness *(New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). 676 pp., $34.95. Why have Arab armies performed so poorly? Whether fighting Israelis in 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973, Iranians in the 1980s, American coalitions in two Gulf Wars or being clobbered by the army of Chad in 1987, Arab forces have generally failed to achieve their military objectives. Kenneth Po... more »

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