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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

13 February - Blogs I'm Following - 3 of 3

10:15 pm MST

"Insect Apocalypse: The Global Food Chain Faces Major Extinction Event And Scientists Don't Know Why"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Insect Apocalypse: The Global Food Chain Faces * *Major Extinction Event And Scientists Don't Know Why"* by Michael Snyder "Scientists are telling us that we have entered “the sixth major extinction” in the history of our planet. A brand new survey of 73 scientific reports that was just released has come to the conclusion that the total number of insects on the globe is falling by 2.5 percent per year. If we stay on this current pace, the survey warns that there might not be “any insects at all” by the year 2119. And since insects are absolutely critical to the worldwide food chai... more »

Brazil Real Estate Prices Start 2019 With Nominal Decline

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The average price of real estate in Brazil started 2019 in a decline, according to the latest FipeZAP Brazil Residential Sales Index. Considering inflation, real estate prices registered a real decrease of -0.25 percent in January, and a real decline of -3.7 percent over the […] The post Brazil Real Estate Prices Start 2019 With Nominal Decline appeared first on The Rio Times.

That'll git 'er done . . .

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
Seen at Wirecutter's place (clickit to biggit): The "towed" vehicle looks like it's on the way to the scrapyard, so I don't suppose it matters to its owner that it's being carried like that . . . but I bet the combination would disrupt traffic, as every driver in the vicinity braked hard and stared! Peter

Important Repost: Greg Hunter, "We’re Flash Crashing to Hell"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"We’re Flash Crashing to Hell", 2/3/19* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Financial writer Bill Holter and renowned gold and financial expert Jim Sinclair warned last summer there were big problems coming in the global financial system. Today, Sinclair says, “We destroyed everything. We not only destroyed the financial markets, we destroyed society. I’m going for *June* of this year. The reset button gets reset after a few days of a flash crash that can’t be stopped. We’re flash crashing to hell, piece by piece by piece, until all of a sudden, the motion of the entity cannot be st... more »

Congressional hearing on marijuana banking boosts industry hopes for reform, but passage far from assured

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 17 hours ago
Major issues facing the cannabis industry, such as limited access to banking services, have stalled in Congress without even getting a hearing, much less a floor vote. That will change Wednesday, when a subcommittee of the now-Democratic-controlled House Financial Services Committee hears testimony on the difficulty legal cannabis businesses have opening and maintaining bank accounts. The hearing […] Congressional hearing on marijuana banking boosts industry hopes for reform, but passage far from assured is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness ne... more »

Annual Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering, Feb. 16, 2019

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
Celebrate the Victory of the Occupation that Halted a Radioactive Dump in the Mojave Desert. A Victory Honored with Bird Songs and Prayers.


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago
*In December, China fined George Soros for naked short selling. * *https://sputniknews.com/business/201812071070494090-china-soros-fund-fined/* *The realization that China is not going to allow him and other private banksters loot their economy, may have been reason for his attack against President Xi at Davos.* *And now Soros has published a hysterical article about his "fear that the European Union will not achieve its goals of becoming the next great world power and subjugate the Chinese, but rather dissolve like the Soviet Union on which it is based."* *George Soros knows witho... more »

NVIC and Dr. Bob Sears: A Primer on How to Get Involved in Legislation

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Measles Mania is sweeping the country - and laws to remove vaccine exemptions are in play. Here's a primer on how to get involved in stopping the assault on your family's medical choice and rights. It's 2019. Our bodies include... more »

Dear Mom Who Thinks I Need to Vaccinate My Kids Against Measles

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Note: Here's a story, of a man named Quackenboss....Excerpted from Levi Quackenboss. The measles hysteria continues. ### Yeah, I’m totally going there. I know this vaccination subject is pretty touchy with the undertones of intolerance, discrimination, and bigotry and all,...more »

Alexis Tsipras retreats, will keep Greek clergy on state payroll

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago
*Globalist fixer Alexis Tsipras has agreed to keep Orthodox clergy on the state payroll in a sudden U turn as it dawns on the NWO that they cannot carry out their plan to wipe all Greeks out without ending up looking down the barrel of a Chinese soldier's gun.* *At the same time, they cannot continue with their brazen crimes and corruption without being lynched by people, and must seek to defuse loathing of them by retreating from some of their most brazenly totalitarian power grab schemes.* *It may be the case that the pay of clergy should be changed. But to cut their pay from one... more »

UK private central bank chief signals Brexit U turn, Globalists scramble to limit damage threatened by China and 99 % of their victims

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 18 hours ago
*A little while ago, UK Health Minister Stephen Hammond said the NHS had begun purchases stockpiles of body bags in preparation for a no deal Brexit.* *https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-12/nhs-stockpiling-body-bags-no-deal-brexit-odds-climb* *But the Globalist's position has done a U turn since it dawned on them that China will become the dominant power if they attempt to carry out their engineered global collapse.* *Suddenly, the head of the private UK central bank Mark Carney has said that Brexit could be a golden opportunity for free trade and democracy.* *Globalists have ... more »

Extreme cold not related to “Climate change”

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 18 hours ago
“Numerous media outlets cited last week’s polar vortex as an example of extreme weather caused by climate change, but it turns out such cold snaps are actually on the decline.” click here


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 18 hours ago
*Donald Trump has indicated that he may extend the tariff deadline for Chinese imports set for March 1st in a sign that the many dirty tricks and pressure deployed by the NWO Globalist private banking cartel to gain entry to China's financial markets has failed.* https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47221352 *The NWO has been forced to recognize that their arch nemesis China has woken up to their agenda, their criminal mafia methods, as well as their lack of any power and rebuffed their attempt to loot China from within by installing a private system of money creation.* *Trade tariffs... more »

UK MPs poised to vote to stop a no Brexit deal if Globalist government does not act

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 18 hours ago
*UK MPs organize vote to stop a no deal Brexit.* *The NWO Globalists are now paralyzed, trapped between a surging China with a booming economy powered by state run money and a populist revolt at the crimes, austerity and repression imposed by a private banking cartel for their personal benefit.* *From The Guardian* *Yvette Cooper, the Labour MP who has been leading cross-party moves to ensure that MPs get the chance to vote to block a no-deal Brexit, has revealed details of her latest plan to get this legislation through the Commons. She won’t put it to a vote this week, but plans ... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 18 hours ago
*China with a state run bank will be left standing to dominate the NWO if the Globalists engineer an economic and financial collapse (to be accompanied by disease and depopulation), concludes Zerohedge.* *Meanwhile, the USA, looted by its private central bank and banking cartel, is set to collapse financially. It already has a record mountain of 22 trillion USD in debt, a growing budget deficit, and is set to lose its status as a reserve currency.* *Excerpts from Globalist controlled opposition media Zerohedge* *China will be the one left standing when the dust settles, and the res... more »

What's it like living in the driest town in NSW?

Just In - 18 hours ago
Three minute showers, 10cm baths, and two loads of washing a week. Life is tough for the parched residents of Mendooran, and, with their only water supply steadily shrinking, time is running out.

'Not at all ideal': Tasmanian Government overrides Hobart Council on cable car permissions

Alexandra Humphries And Lucy MacDonald at Just In - 18 hours ago
The Tasmanian Government has granted an authority to override a Hobart City Council block on a cable car company investigating land near the city tip for its kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car proposal, with the Lord Mayor warning the final decision on land use will be the council's.

There’s No Way the U.S. Navy Will Grow to 350 Ships

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Time to accept a lower number. In 2016 U.S. president Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to grow the U.S. Navy from around 280 ships to at least 350. Forget about it. The U.S. fleet likely never will grow to 350 ships. At least not 350 traditional, manned ships. Getting to 12 aircraft carriers alone could take the Navy *until the 2060s*. Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, in a February 2019 conversation with reporters *signalled* lower expectations regarding fleet size. "In light of the new National Defense Strategy and changes in th... more »

Stealth Rules: One Expert Thinks the Air Force Should Avoid the F-15X

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * "Trying to adopt aircraft that belong in museums to warfare in the 21st century is a mistake." The U.S. Air Force shouldn't waste money on new F-15s when what it really needs is to add stealth fighters, one leading air-power advocate argued. F-15s are "unable to survive against the threats of biggest concern in our national-defense strategy." David Deptula, a former F-15 pilot who is now the dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in Virginia, *wrote* in a Feb. 11, 2019 op-ed for Forbes. The U.S. Air Force reportedly plans to request the fir... more »

How clean water can be the most powerful weapon against superbugs

Ben Stockton at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 18 hours ago
We visited Ghana to see just how much difference running water can make in the global fight against antibiotic resistance

Canada’s Role in Britain’s Arctic Great Game Challenged by Russia and China

Matthew Ehret at The Duran - 19 hours ago
A series of reports published across the Canadian press on February 10th have signaled that Canada must respond to Russia’s aggressive posture post haste. The post Canada’s Role in Britain’s Arctic Great Game Challenged by Russia and China appeared first on The Duran.

Soros Confirms He is Losing in Europe

Tom Luongo at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Soros mistook getting uber-rich in a corrupt system somehow validated his sense of superiority, versus just being a crook. The post Soros Confirms He is Losing in Europe appeared first on The Duran.

Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

Patrick J. Buchanan at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Pelosi does not want to be dragged into having to defend a document that reads like it was written by the college socialists club. The post Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide? appeared first on The Duran.

‘Thank you MSNBC!’ Trump utters unfamiliar phrase after ‘no collusion’ broadcast

RT at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Both Democratic and Republican senators agreed no direct evidence of "Russian collusion" had turned up during the two-year investigation. The post ‘Thank you MSNBC!’ Trump utters unfamiliar phrase after ‘no collusion’ broadcast appeared first on The Duran.

Iran Claims Israeli Special Forces Are Operating In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Soldiers attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Iowa National Guard and 10th Mountain, 2-14 Infantry Battalion, load onto a Chinook helicopter to head out on a mission in Afghanistan, January 15, 2019. 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford/U.S. . (photo credit: VERNICCIA FORD/U.S. ARMY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS) *Arutz Sheva:* *'IDF Special Forces operating in Afghanistan'* Iran claims: Israel sent troops to Afghanistan to gather intelligence on Iranian military movements. Iranian media claim that Israel sent special forces soldiers to Afghanistan to gather intelligence about Ira... more »

Asean credibility at stake if RCEP not concluded this year, forum hears

bilaterals.org - 19 hours ago
13-Feb-2019 Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the biggest challenge during Thailand's Asean chairmanship this year.

The Daily Brief 2019-02-12

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
This is a summary of 23 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Hama, Armenia, Golan, Russia, US, Turkey, Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Ukraine, Euphrates, ISIS, Lebanon, Libya, Tripoli, Israel, Iran, Netanyahu. 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

Is It Agitprop?

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 20 hours ago
Asking for a friend. Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

The Air Force's Next Super Fighter: Boeing's 'New' F-15X?

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 20 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * Could this really happen? *The National Interest’s Dave Majumdar put the Air Force’s skepticism more bluntly: “It’s amazing this Boeing sales pitch is being swallowed hook, line, and sinker by the trade press . . . The Air Force will never buy this jet. It is useless inside heavily defended airspace if we are dealing with any sort of real military force.”* Brace yourselves: the Department of Defense is eyeing a brand new variant of the storied F-15 Eagle to rule the skies, the U.S. military’s first purchase of the storied aircraft in more than 15... more »

FOI documents reveal mental health concerns arising from potential nuclear waste facility

Gary-Jon Lysaght at Just In - 20 hours ago
FOI documents also reveal the Federal Government knows the process is creating division in small towns and causing some businesses to be boycotted.

Phlebotomist admits taking heroin at father's clinic before friend's death

Gabriella Marchant at Just In - 20 hours ago
A doctor's daughter tells a coronial inquest she also took heroin the night her friend died from an overdose of the drug at her father's surgery in Adelaide's CBD.

AFL Grand Final advertisement costs Territory taxpayers more than $400k

Jano Gibson And Emily JB Smith at Just In - 20 hours ago
The Northern Territory Government spent more than $400,000 on a 60-second commercial played during last year's AFL Grand Final just months before the Government declared it was broke, documents recently made public reveal.

Accused killer says victim's eyes looked 'demonic' as perceived racial slur spiralled into a fatal fight

Charlotte Hamlyn at Just In - 20 hours ago
A man accused of killing a Perth father by stabbing him in the head with a screwdriver has told a jury he felt scared and outnumbered during the fight, but never intended to inflict the fatal wound.

'Monster in the dark': Serial rapist snuck into homes, assaulted women while they slept

Anna Hartley at Just In - 20 hours ago
The victim of a serial rapist who broke into the bedrooms of five women in far north Queensland and sexually assaulted them while they slept describes how her "life imploded" after the crime.

Russia wants to unplug itself from the internet and it hopes to start tests soon

Daniel Miller at Just In - 20 hours ago
Russia is hoping to be able to disconnect the entire country from the worldwide web during times of cyber war. But telcos are having trouble figuring out how to make that happen.

Push to ban MP Jason Costigan from schools after harassment complaint

Josh Bavas at Just In - 20 hours ago
The Whitsunday Regional Council passes a motion seeking to ban embattled MP Jason Costigan from visiting schools in the region.

One Of The U.S.Navy's Nuclear Command-And-Control Aircraft Was Damaged In Hangar Incident

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Sailors with the Navy’s VQ-4 Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, make preparations for moving an E-6B Mercury out of a TACAMO hangar bay in 2013. (Air Force photo by Mike W. Ray) *Defense Tech:* One of Navy's Nuclear War Contingency Aircraft Damaged in Hangar Incident A Navy plane was being towed out of a hangar last week when its tail clipped the top of the structure, leading to what could amount to millions of dollars in repairs. An E-6B Mercury, a nuclear command-and-control aircraft, was being moved at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on Thurs... more »


Editor at Dances With Bears - 20 hours ago
By John Helmer, Moscow Leonid Lebedev (lead image, centre), a Russian oil and electricity trader and patron of Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades (right), is set to lose his multi-billion-dollar claim for a stake in the sale of TNK-BP to Rosneft, according to papers released by the New York State Supreme Court. The Rosneft deal, priced […]

qanon Voter ID

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is a quick refresh on voter ID and the shape of the ongoing investigation in voter fraud that is certainly ongoing. This obvious investigation is a natural source for the sheer volume of sealed indictments. Other sources also exist but not nearly as productive. The Pedophile meme appears to largely happening publicly while largely protected by media silence. The higher echelon is kept secret, but those numbers should be small. After that we are talking about direct government corruption and that could well have been rounded up during this shutdown and be the source of th... more »

My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
We all too easily forget that we live our lives through our natural community that sits pretty well at around a 150 folks or so. Thus the magic of the internet and of online gaming allows you to interact with such a community even if you are physically unable to go out and create such a community. It is a great blessing of our modernity and it is getting better all the time. This is a wonderful story and it allowed a young man to experience a life through his avatars. That is both remarkable and good. *My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft* *By Vic... more »

Corbella: Researcher exposes money trail behind U.S.-based campaign to kill the oilsands

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is a business reality and can be seen as little more than another aspect of predatory capitalism that has plagued the USA in particular for well over a century. Governments and the so called political class need to become extremely proactive in opposing this problem. Sadly all governments are typically toothless. It is in the Canadian National Interest that these pipelines get built. Allowing for multiple agencies to promote opposition is nonsense. Start by demanding a bond to cover losses caused by delay. All development disturbs its neighbors. Fair compensation... more »

You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: mar16-28-158709140] A bit of useful insight here. It is always hard to stop doing what is easiest. We all need to carefully describe our preferred future and then ask what is difficult to do about it. Then practice all that. It will be difficult but you will advance. It is too easy to forget just how all that easy stuff was actually difficult once. Then get up at four in the morning and spend an hour in meditation.. *You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self* *Peter Bregman * *March 28, 2016 * * https://hbr.org/2016/03/you-need-to-practice-being-your-future-sel... more »

Climate Scientists Rewriting The Past

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 20 hours ago
In the November 1976 issue of National Geographic, they showed a Little Ice Age followed by a sharp warming spike to 1940, and then cooling back to 1880 levels. The National Geographic Archive | November 1976 | page 1 This … Continue reading →

Green New Deal Update

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 20 hours ago
One week after AOC promised to ban airplanes and replace them with high speed trains, the greenest state in the country cancels their high speed rail plans.

Overheated Atmosphere Update

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 20 hours ago
Illinois and Hawaii set their all-time cold records the past two weeks. This was caused by a 0.0001 mole fraction increase in CO2, which is overheating the atmosphere and will burn us all up in the next twelve years – … Continue reading →

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Meet the new face of the Republican Party! No, it's not Uncle Fester; this is West Virginia (say no more!) Republican state legislator Eric Porterfield, a rising new star in Republican Party politics. Please, no jokes about inbreeding in them thar hills (I'll get to that). Why is Porterfield being so well thought of in the world of Trumpian politics? Well I'm so glad you asked! First of all, he's a God-fearing, gay-hating "Christian" minister who has overcome his physical blindness to become the leader of his own Blind Faith Ministries. His mental blindness is a whole d... more »

Will You Continue? - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
*Will you continue?* *Wills broken and heads bowed* *Time to bow to none* *©* *2019 M.N. Hopkins* *Note: This was inspired and written in the haiku style of poetry yesterday and published for the first time on my blog today, the 13th of February, 2019. Given the increasing tyranny and censorship we are experiencing now, I thought this a timely message to share.*

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Tuesday 12th February 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 […]

NYT Heds, Beyond Parody: ‘Lawmaker’s Staff Flubs Green New Deal Plan, And G.O.P. Pounces’

By Clay Waters ~ It’s almost predictable at this point: Democrats embarrass themselves, and the media frames it not as a Democratic error, but as a case of cynical Republicans “pouncing” to take political advantage. The latest example was a brief New York Times story on the thoroughly botched embarrassment that was the launch of […]

California’s High-Speed Rail Failure Shows The Insanity Of Green New Deal

By David Ditch ~ Even California can’t apparently support high-speed rail. Just a few hundred miles of high-speed rail in California was well on its way to exceeding $100 billion in costs by the time of completion. As a result, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that the state will be massively shrinking the project. “Let’s […]


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Will Smith is about to appear as the genie in the live action version of Aladdin and Leftists are attacking him for appearing in blueface. It shows how off the rails political correctness has driven us! Yikes! Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Adani to be issued with 'show cause' notice over coal-laden floodwaters at Abbot Point

Josh Robertson at Just In - 21 hours ago
The Queensland Government is poised to act against Indian energy giant Adani over the release of coal-laden floodwaters from its coal port at Abbot Point in the state's north.

Heatwave hits Queensland's east coast, string of scorchers grip Roma and Brisbane

Lucy Murray at Just In - 21 hours ago
A heatwave stretching from south of the Queensland border all the way to Cape York has seen a record-breaking run of high temperatures to the town of Roma and 35 straight days of searing weather in Brisbane.

Woman denies involvement in disappearance of Flinders Island man

Edith Bevin at Just In - 21 hours ago
A woman tells a coronial inquest into the death of Robert Mansell on a fishing trip in 2015 that she was not involved in a "love triangle" with him and a person of interest in his disappearance, and that she was not around when Mr Mansell fell into the water.

Fire, floods, dust and snow: How is this all happening at the same time?

Kate Doyle at Just In - 21 hours ago
Fires in NSW, floods in north Queensland, dust in Canberra, and snow in Tasmania — it's been a wild few days of weather in Australia.

Families reeling as rental prices skyrocket in wake of Townsville floods

Kym Agius And Bruce Atkinson at Just In - 21 hours ago
Some home rentals in Townsville are going for more than double their normal asking price as locals fight it out for a rapidly dwindling housing stock.

Firefighters contain Albany bushfire, emergency warning downgraded

Just In - 21 hours ago
A bushfire emergency warning issued for the northern part of Yakamia, in the city of Albany on Western Australia's south coast, is downgraded to watch and act.

Labor refuses to back PM's Future Drought Fund

Kath Sullivan at Just In - 21 hours ago
Labor says it will not back the Coalition's Future Drought Fund — which it has labelled a 'Nationals slush fund' — and says it will adopt a different model if it is elected.

Trio of former Territory leaders call for fresh blood to replace retiring senator Nigel Scullion

Matt Garrick at Just In - 21 hours ago
Ex-chief ministers Shane Stone, Marshall Perron and the first elected leader of the self-governed NT Paul Everingham say the Territory should avoid choosing a "recycled defeated candidate" for the role.

'I didn't stop, it wasn't safe': Driver accused of killing toddler and fleeing scene pleads not guilty

Brittany Evins And Rebecca Opie at Just In - 21 hours ago
An Adelaide driver accused of hitting a two-year-old boy while he played with his siblings outside their family home tells a court he did not stop at the scene because he feared for his safety.

'Get this beast under control': Call for Airbnb crackdown to target investors, holiday homes

Jacob Kagi at Just In - 21 hours ago
WA's biggest tourism lobby group wants a ban on the use of residential properties for tourist accommodation unless someone is living there, as other states warn of the damage caused by short-stay accommodation.

Pussy Riot gig at Adelaide Fringe in doubt due to visa delays

Malcolm Sutton at Just In - 21 hours ago
Provocative Russian performers Pussy Riot may have to cancel their act at this year's Adelaide Fringe Festival due to an unexplained visa delay.

'I am still horrified to this day': Shocking neglect heard at aged care royal commission

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 21 hours ago
The aged care royal commission hears staff at an Australian nursing home ignored complaints of pain from an elderly stroke patient whose catheter had caused him horrific injuries.

How the Government can lose a vote but stay in power

Jackson Gothe-Snape at Just In - 21 hours ago
The Government has lost a vote in the chamber of Parliament it needs to control in order to govern. What's going on?

More homes in northern NSW lost as woman charged over starting blaze

Just In - 21 hours ago
Homes are wiped out in the town of Tingha, which is still surrounded by fire, while police charge a woman in relation to another fire that continues to burn at Tabulam.

Former minister calls for head public servant in NT to resign over water bottling funds controversy

Christopher Walsh at Just In - 21 hours ago
A former senior Labor minister calls for the NT's head public servant to resign over her involvement in awarding $10 million of taxpayer money to a water bottling company that was on the verge of bankruptcy.

BWorld 293, Solar para sa pulitika, Rice Tariffication para sa masa

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld yesterday, February 12, 2019. The cronyist “Solar para sa Bayan Corporation” (SPBC) franchise bill (HB 8179) was magically passed by the House of Representatives despite opposition by many groups in the energy sector. Among the oppositors is the Developers of Renewable Energy for AdvanceMent, Inc. (DREAM), the umbrella organization of all RE associations in the Philippines. As I did in my letter to Sen. Grace Poe, arguing for the junking of HB 8179, DREAM said the bill is unconstitutional and should not be passed. In particular, (1) it violates ... more »

China Targets Its Military Training To Help It Become A Modern Fighting Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
China will be able to use reclaimed land to enhance its presence in the South China Sea, the Pentagon. Reuters *SCMP:** China targets military training in renewed combat readiness mission* * Inspectors will keep tabs on progress in battle preparedness as the People’s Liberation Army seeks to become a modern fighting force China’s peak military body will deploy inspectors and set up a new oversight system to strengthen military training and the combat readiness of the People’s Liberation Army. The PLA Daily reported on Tuesday that President Xi Jinping, who is also chairman of the... more »

Catalonia: The Trial Will Be About Our Ideological Freedom

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
Carme Forcadell. La Via Catalana a Barcelona. Plaça Catalunya. 11 September 2013, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Judesba From https://www.opendemocracy.net “Catalonia: the trial … Continue reading →

Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Underway in Madrid Spain

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
“Catalan Declaration of Independence Oct. 27 2017 Copyright Generalitat of Catalonia” From VOA News: “Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Underway … Continue reading →

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Press Conference Ahead of the Meetings of NATO Defence Ministers 12 Feb. 2019

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
“Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the meetings of NATO Defence Ministers 12 Feb. 2019 – … Continue reading →

Kid businesses — including food sales — could be exempted from Colorado law

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
A woodworker, a filmmaker, and a designer — all just kids with their own businesses — were among those who testified this week before a Colorado legislative committee in support of the Legalizing Minors’ Businesses bill. Lobbyists for National Federal of Independent Business (NFIB) and Colorado Retailers Council weighed in as full-throated backers of Senate... Continue Reading

Living a lie behind a miniskirt of science — free speech can be medicinal

John Munsell at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Opinion At the time FSIS required all federal plants to implement HACCP, our family-owned slaughter/processing plant had been in existence for 49 years, 24 years of which I had been the manager. Thus, I realized that if we were to continue to exist, that our entire staff would need to be fully on board the HACCP... Continue Reading

Irish survey finds ‘risky’ food safety behavior among most consumers

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Nearly half of the Irish population does not pay full attention to use-by dates, according to a Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) survey. And, more than six in 10 people in Ireland leave leftovers to cool out of the fridge overnight. FSAI research on food safety and hygiene, shopping habits and eating out, and concerns... Continue Reading

59 pounds of smoked pork sausage recalled because of processing mistake

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Carthage, TX-based Panola County Processing LLC on Monday recalled about 59 pounds of smoked sausage products because of a processing deviation that may have led to under-processing of products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The pork smoked sausage links and venison and pork sausage links items were... Continue Reading

Tweets for Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
VIDEO: Thousands of opposition activists take to the streets of Venezuela to demand the military allow in desperately-needed aid pic.twitter.com/psmfdoWx4j — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 13, 2019 Netanyahu confirms latest Israeli strike in Syria https://t.co/RDgOxZLQ4s pic.twitter.com/gGuzCCwnmH — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 13, 2019 Thank you to @MSNBC! pic.twitter.com/VdRnirACAz — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2019 El Chapo trial: "His conviction is a victory for every family who has lost a loved one to the black hole of addiction" US Attorney Ri... more »

US District Court upholds restriction on advisory committee membership

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 22 hours ago
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a directive announcing new membership priorities for its federal advisory committees (the “Directive”). The Directive requires, in part, “that no member of an EPA federal advisory committee be currently in receipt of EPA … Continue reading →

Close talkers

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 22 hours ago
One of the Super Bowl commercials that continues to be aired is a toothpaste commercial starring Luke Wilson. In his role, he is a self-professed and proud “close talker.” This is someone who violates another’s personal space, speaking only a … Continue reading →

Trump Wants To Do More Than Just “Watch Iran” In Iraq

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
Trump provocatively pledged to keep US troops in Iraq. The President said in a recent interview with CBS that “…I want to be able to watch Iran. All I want to do is be able to watch. We have an unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq. It’s perfectly […] The post Trump Wants To Do More Than Just “Watch Iran” In Iraq appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

President Trump Signs Executive Order Prioritizing Artificial Intelligence Research

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*SCMP/Bloomberg:* *Trump signs order prioritising artificial intelligence research amid looming China ambitions* * Executive order says it aims to ensure that AI develops in a manner that reflects US values and to push training for the future workforce. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday directing the US government to prioritise artificial intelligence in its research and development spending, the White House said. The order, which comes amid concerns about China’s ambitions to dominate the sector and the likelihood of disruption for workers as the technolo... more »


Noor al Haqiqa at SNIPPITS AND SNAPPITS - 22 hours ago
Why are cities in Alberta pushing for the return of fluoridated water? This is the crap they use to convince naive fools of the ludicrous "Communism just hasn't been done right yet" argument. Pro Maduro gatherings in Venezuela. Central Park/New York City Life on an island surrounded by oce... more »

February 13th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #755

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 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 →

Wednesday February 13th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 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
General view of opposition supporters taking part in a rally to commemorate the Day of the Youth and to protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela February 12. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro *WNU Editor: *The above picture is fro this photo-gallery .... *Maduro and Guaido hold competing rallies in Venezuela* (Reuters).

Record snowfall for Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Robert at Ice Age Now - 23 hours ago
Meanwhile, Eau Claire has broken its snowfall record for the entire month of February – and its only February 12. Snowfall totals for the current storm are: Minneapolis-St Paul 5.6 St. Cloud 3.7 Eau Claire 7.7 Minneapolis-St Paul and Eau Claire each set daily snowfall records for February 12th. St. Cloud set a liquid equivalent ... Read moreRecord snowfall for Minneapolis-Saint Paul The post Record snowfall for Minneapolis-Saint Paul appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Backed into a corner, Morrison has gone nuclear

Patricia Karvelas at Just In - 23 hours ago
On this issue Labor has always been on the backfoot — it knows it and under Bill Shorten it has been shrewd in carefully avoiding being trapped talking about it. But Morrison's government has problems of its own, writes Patricia Karvelas.

Home lending slump risks negative 'feedback loop' as buyers step back

David Taylor at Just In - 23 hours ago
Demand for housing loans is dwindling from both investors and owner-occupiers, and some experts are warning the lending slump is creating a "feedback loop that drives prices significantly lower".

Michael Keenan's staffer also tipped off media about AWU raids, court hears

Karen Percy at Just In - 23 hours ago
The Federal Court hears a staff member for the then-justice minister joined Senator Michaelia Cash's former media advisor in tipping off journalists about the AFP raids on the offices of the Australian Workers' Union (AWU) in October 2017.

Prince Leonard of Hutt River, who fought the government from his independent state, dies at 93

Natasha Harradine at Just In - 23 hours ago
Leonard Casley dubbed himself "Prince Leonard" after setting up the independent state of Hutt River in WA's Mid West in 1970 following a stoush with the State Government over wheat production quotas.

Christmas Island criticises 'knee-jerk' move to reopen detention centre

Scott Holdaway And Kendall O'Connor at Just In - 23 hours ago
Authorities on Christmas Island question the Federal Government's decision to reopen the territory's immigration detention centre, saying it is ill-equipped to deal with asylum seekers sent there in poor health.

NASA to pull plug on 'workhorse' Mars rover after it was silenced by immense dust storm

Just In - 23 hours ago
The Opportunity rover remains unable to be reached since the most intense Martian dust storm in decades, having lasted 15 years there on a mission that was only expected to run for three months.

El Chapo has a lesson for Trump — border walls don't work

Emily Olson at Just In - 23 hours ago
The trial of Mexico's most notorious drug smuggler shows his drugs didn't make it to the US because of the lack of a border wall. They came through legal points of entry.

Is this the end of the line for Adelaide's giant pandas?

Just In - 23 hours ago
Adelaide Zoo's pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni fail to conceive again as the November deadline for their return to China looms.

Israeli Private Spy Company Wants To Influence American Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Voters casts their ballots in a voting booth in Dover, New Hampshire, January 8, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow, NYMag*: *Private Mossad for Hire* *Inside an effort to influence American elections, starting with one small-town race.* One evening in 2016, a twenty-five-year-old community-college student named Alex Gutiérrez was waiting tables at La Piazza Ristorante Italiano, an upscale restaurant in Tulare, in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Gutiérrez spotted Yorai Benzeevi, a physician who ran the local hospital, sitting at a table with Parmod Kumar, a... more »

Kamala Should Have Smoked A Joint Before Going On The Air With Charlamagne Tha God

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Kamala Takes A Tumble-- drawing by Nancy Ohanian* Kamala Harris started the week oddly. The syndicated *Breakfast Club* with hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God aired an interview with her Monday that ran in almost 40 cities, including NYC (Power 105.1), Houston (KQBT), Boston (WJMN), Detroit (WJLB), Cincinnati (WEBN), Las Vegas (WVEG), Milwaukee (WKKV), Orlando (W283AN), New Orleans (WQUE), Atlanta (WRDG), Miami (WBIM) and two stations in South Carolina-- W257BQ in Charleston and WHTX in Columbia. She was asked to defend her "blackness" because her parents were born ... more »

Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 17.5% in 2017 Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targets

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
“27/2019 – 12 February 2019 Renewable energy in the EU Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 17.5% … Continue reading →

Top U.S. Commander On The Korean Peninsula: 'Little To No Verifiable Change' In North Korea's Military Capabilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Gen. Robert Abrams looks to the dais as he testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. On that day, Gen. Abrams was nominated to take command of U.S. and allied forces in South Korea. He said the decision to cancel several major military exercises on the Korean peninsula this year caused a slight degradation in the readiness of American forces. Yonhap *The Guardian:* *US commander says 'little to no change' in North Korea's military ability* *General tells Senate committee US and allies still at risk and regime’s mil... more »

Panic, Central Banks Go Full Fear-Mongering, Gold Is About To Be Weaponized

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
X22Report Published on Feb 12, 2019 The EU is now pushing project fear, they are talking about an apocalyptic event if there is a no deal. The CB and elite will use fear to try to get what they want. George Soros says something needs to be done or the entire EU will end up like […]

White House Said to Have Finalized Middle East Peace Plan

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
White House Said to Have Finalized Middle East Peace Plan by TOI STAFF, https://www.timesofisrael.com/ US officials tell Fox News that Trump is ‘happy with parameters’ of Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal; negotiator Greenblatt denies report – The Trump administration’s proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has been completed, and the US president has been briefed on its contents, senior administration officials […]

First Israel Suffocates Gazans, Then We Say We’re Worried About Their Fate

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day 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 […]

Skywatch Investigates Copper Scroll: Connected To Third Temple (PT 2)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
SkyWatch TV Published on Feb 12, 2019 For thousands of years, the world has heard warning that there is a coming a day when the Man of Sin, the Antichrist, will arise to pilot the greatest deception in human history. Whereas almost anyone alive today can discuss the dictatorial global economics, societal horrors, and eventual apocalypse […]

Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ — Middle East Peace Plan — is Ready, US’ Fox News Says

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ — Middle East Peace Plan — is Ready, US’ Fox News Says by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ The US “deal of the century” is ready and US President Donald Trump has been briefed about its content, Fox News reported two senior US officials as saying this weekend. – Fox News yesterday reported that the draft of the […]

‘Not the Reality’: Pro-Coup MSM Narrative About ‘Chaos’ in Venezuela is Fiction

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘Not the Reality’: Pro-Coup MSM Narrative About ‘Chaos’ in Venezuela is Fiction by https://sputniknews.com/ Western media has tried to paint a picture of a Venezuela on the verge of a collapse, coup or catastrophe, in which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro increasingly desperately clings to power against the wishes and needs of his own people. However, two […]

Salvini Proposes Seizing Control Of Italy’s Gold Reserves From Central Bank

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
This “independence of the Central Bank” is a FAKE psyop meme/idea. It is suggesting something entirely false. Privately owned central banks are NOT independent. They serve the interests of their bankster owners. This meme/idea is to promote a LIE and anyone attacking the central bank is painted as an aggressor (ie. bad guy) and the […]

Senate Has Found No Direct Evidence Of Collusion Between Trump And Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
MSNBC Published on Feb 12, 2019 The Senate Intelligence Committee has found no direct evident of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as it approaches the end of its investigation into the 2016 election. However, Democratic investigators remained cautious on the “context” of these findings. end

Senate Found Zero Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion Conspiracy — MSM Lying for 2 Years!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Senate Intelligence chairman: No evidence of Trump-Russia collusion by MATTHEW CHOI, https://www.politico.com/ Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said Thursday that his committee’s Russia investigation has yet to find evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Kremlin but will soon release a report on the Obama administration’s response to Russian interference in […]

China on Gold-Buying Spree Amid Global Push to End US Dollar Dominance

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
China on Gold-Buying Spree Amid Global Push to End US Dollar Dominance by https://www.rt.com/ Beijing has joined the global gold rush, increasing its gold reserves for two months in a row to 59.94 million ounces. China has long been silent on its holdings of gold as many countries are turning away from the greenback. – China’s […]

Has Witchcraft Invaded Our Culture, Entertainment, And Way of Living?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Tom Brady Says His Wife Is a ‘Good Witch’ and Her Rituals Help Him Win, but There’s More Going on Here by Christian Ellis, http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shocked attendees at a charity event in Boston this week after informing the crowd his wife uses witchcraft before his games. Brady, who recently won his […]

More than 1,000 Scientists Sign ‘Dissent from Darwinism’ Statement

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
More than 1,000 Scientists Sign ‘Dissent from Darwinism’ Statement by BRITTANY SLAUGHTER – LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, https://www.thecollegefix.com/ Earlier this month, a long kept list of Ph.D. scientists who “dissent from Darwinism” reached a milestone — it crossed the threshold of 1,000 signers. – “There are 1,043 scientists on the ‘A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism’ list. It passed the […]

Did NFL Champion Tom Brady Attribute His Success to Gisele Bündchen’s ‘Witchcraft’?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A conservative Christian radio host made hay with throwaway remarks made by the six-time Super Bowl champion in February 2019.

Raw Milk Linked To Possible Bacterial Infections In 19 States

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
Raw milk sold by Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania and laced with Brucella strain RB51 has been linked to exposures in 19 states by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Raw milk, a recent trend by organic food lovers, lacks pasteurization, a process created by Louis Pasteur that has saved millions of lives by removing harmful bacteria like RB51. A cow that tested positive for RB51 has been removed from the milking herd and after one case of infection was confirmed in New York in November 2018, there are concerns that an unknown number of people ... more »

Vancouver – 3 times usual February snowfall in 3 days

Robert at Ice Age Now - 1 day ago
More than 30 weather records (both cold and snowfall) were broken this week in regions across British Columbia, said meteorologist Carmen Hartt of Environment Canada.That pattern that will likely continue for the rest of February, said Hartt. Parts of Vancouver, B.C. were hit by nearly 40 cm (16 inches) of snow Tuesday afternoon — with ... Read moreVancouver – 3 times usual February snowfall in 3 days The post Vancouver – 3 times usual February snowfall in 3 days appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Decepticon McConnell Caucus Presents Donald Trump the Take-It or Leave-It Border Compromise Deal….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
The usual suspects within the Decepticon Caucus (McConnell, Cornyn, Thune, Barasso, Crapo, Portman, Blunt, Gardner, Burr, Romney) and Richard Shelby held a press conference to announce the outcome of their DHS border security funding negotiations. There are massive numbers of … Continue reading →

Top U.S. Military Commander For Asia: North Korea Unlikely To Give Up All Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. commander says North Korea unlikely to give up all nuclear weapons* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Weeks before a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday echoed an intelligence assessment that North Korea is unlikely to give up all its nuclear weapons. Although he expressed optimism about the Feb. 27-28 Hanoi summit in verbal testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Admiral Philip Davidson, head of the Indo-Pacific Command, expressed doubts about North Korean inte... more »

Mintabie locals to fight permanent eviction

Patrick Martin And Paul Culliver at Just In - 1 day ago
A frontier opal mining town in remote South Australia prepares to fight the State Government over moves to permanently evict its residents.

Young doctor overwhelmed by response to story of workload that 'broke' her

Tracy Bowden And Amy Donaldson at Just In - 1 day ago
Dr Yumiko Kadota says she has received support from around the world after going public with her story about "four months of hell" working at a Sydney hospital.

Expert predicts more cases of deadly dirt disease as climate changes

Just In - 1 day ago
A senior tropical disease researcher is warning that cases of the soil-borne infectious disease melioidosis, which has already claimed a life in Queensland this year, will increase due to climate change.

'There's nothing wrong with being gay': England captain Joe Root calls out alleged homophobic slur

Just In - 1 day ago
England captain Joe Root is widely praised for calling out West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel after he allegedly makes a homophobic slur in a Test match in Saint Lucia.

Electricity interconnector proposal between SA and NSW to 'reduce bills'

Sarah Scopelianos at Just In - 1 day ago
A second electricity interconnector linking South Australia to New South Wales would improve power security and result in lower bills, the companies behind the project say.

'No-one can own a dance step': Fortnite creator hits back at rapper's lawsuit

Paul Donoughue at Just In - 1 day ago
The maker of the hugely successful game says a young rapper's claim that it stole his dance move is untrue because no-one can own such a simple movement.

Patty Mills warns Basketball Australia it could lose NBA stars for Boomers

Just In - 1 day ago
Patty Mills says Basketball Australia risk losing Ben Simmons and other NBA stars for the Boomers' World Cup challenge unless it does a better job of delivering the basic needs of players.

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