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Thomas Paine

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Monday, February 18, 2019

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Displaying ignorance is seldom a good thing

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
Last week I wrote an article titled, "Bait and switch" prices are still going strong". In it, I made this statement: *What's more, many of the prices charged for goods bear no relation whatsoever to the actual cost of production of those goods - another con game.* I was immediately pilloried by various commenters, both here and on Instapundit (which linked to the article). A common reaction was to describe that statement as "socialist", and to decry any linkage whatsoever between cost of production and selling price. I was publicly attacked for my "ignorance" on some other blo... more »

False sea level alarm

James Taylor at CFACT - 17 hours ago
Judith Curry's peer-reviewed paper, published in November 2018, shows there has been no acceleration in sea level rise in recent decades, eviscerating the claims of alarmists. The post False sea level alarm appeared first on CFACT.

Protests Held Across Brazil After Death of Black Teenager in Rio

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Activists throughout Brazil took to the streets on Sunday following the death of Pedro Henrique Gonzaga, a 19-year-old black teenager who died of a heart attack on Thursday (February 14th) after allegedly being choked by a security guard at the Extra supermarket in the upscale […] The post Protests Held Across Brazil After Death of Black Teenager in Rio appeared first on The Rio Times.

The Birth Of A Monster

The Duran at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Authored by David Howden via The Mises Institute: The Federal Reserve’s doors have been open for “business” for one hundred years. In explaining the creation of this money-making machine (pun intended – the Fed remits nearly $100 bn. in profits each year to Congress) most people fall into one of two camps. Those inclined to view the […] The post The Birth Of A Monster appeared first on The Duran.

The Ukrainian Election: When No News Is Bad News

Dmitry Babich at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The reason why Poroshenko continuously tries to redirect the attention of voters away from the country’s real problems and toward Russia’s ostensible “invasion” is obvious. The post The Ukrainian Election: When No News Is Bad News appeared first on The Duran.

Can Maduro Emulate Castro and Assad to Keep NATO’s Imperialist Hands Off Venezuela?

Gilbert Mercier at The Duran - 17 hours ago
There are many others examples in history where in a David versus Goliath fight, the little guy who did not stand a chance eventually won on the battlefield. The post Can Maduro Emulate Castro and Assad to Keep NATO’s Imperialist Hands Off Venezuela? appeared first on The Duran.

Russia’s Lukoil Halts Oil Swaps In Venezuela After U.S. Sanctions

OilPrice.com at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Under the new wide-ranging U.S. sanctions, Venezuela will not be able to import U.S. naphtha which it has typically used to dilute its heavy crude grades. The post Russia’s Lukoil Halts Oil Swaps In Venezuela After U.S. Sanctions appeared first on The Duran.

Organophosphorus flame retardants in drinking water, Nanjing, China

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 17 hours ago
Liu X, Xiong L, Li D, Chen C, Cao Q. Monitoring and exposure assessment of organophosphorus flame retardants in source and drinking water, Nanjing, China. Environ Monit Assess. 2019 Jan 31;191(2):119. doi: 10.1007/s10661-019-7239-0. This study developed a new method to … Continue reading →

BBC Backtracking On IPPR Extreme Weather Claims

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Quaesoveritas (and apologies for sending him to the spam box!!) The BBC are now trying to backtrack from their report last week of how extreme weather events had rocketed since 2005. This item was on Radio 4 last night, for the first 5 mins. Click on link below to […]

99yo veteran wins battle for remembrance

Mitchell Abram at Just In - 17 hours ago
As the last surviving member of the bomber squadrons sent to Darwin in 1941, Brian Winspear wants recognition for his fallen comrades before there is no one left.

'Hurry up and die you dog': Mum held over alleged knife attack on teenage daughter

Lily Nothling at Just In - 17 hours ago
A woman who allegedly tried to stab her teenage daughter to death with a kitchen knife during a drunken confrontation on Brisbane's bayside is remanded in custody, with a magistrate describing the altercation as a "vicious and callous attack".

Official 'forgot to send email' about Hakeem al-Araibi's protection visa

Jade Macmillan at Just In - 17 hours ago
The Department of Home Affairs is looking at ways to use "sophisticated algorithms and data matching" to automate the process after Hakeem al-Araibi was imprisoned for two months because processes "broke down".

Heidi Larson Calls For Vaccine Criticism To Be Prosecuted As Hate Crime

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
By John Stone Heidi Larson, the director of Vaccine Confidence Project, was seen and heard on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on Friday morning. Here is an extract: HL: Well, I think the main thing is there most incredibly extensive... more »

Register to Listen to the February 27 - 28 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
From the CDC Website. Click here for full information. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA February 27, 8:00 am – 5:35 pm February 28, 8:00 am – 2:40 pm Live Webcast... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Sunday 17th February 2019 – Plus Weekly And Rolling Totals

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 […]

Russia's Sniper Rifles Can Do Something Downright Scary: Pierce Body Armor

Charlie Gao at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, * This is how. *From an adapted semi-automatic elephant gun to skeletal bullpup .50 caliber rifles, these sniper systems may appear unorthodox but are highly lethal.* The Russian involvement in Syria and Ukraine has provided a wealth of experience to the Russian military. One of the hallmarks of these engagements is the continued use of sniper tactics. As a result, the modern Russian sniper has evolved far beyond the relatively primitive technology used during the Cold War. Most notably, significant attention has been given to sniper systems that have ... more »

Sixteen More Inches Of Global Warming Coming To New Mexico

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 18 hours ago
“Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They’ll only be able to parrot the information they’ve been given on the previous night’s news.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski . 1972 I took these pictures in Los Alamos … Continue reading →

A Good Monday Morning

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

Gift Giving is Important

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
For the man in your life who has everything, Boeing presents: F-4 Phantom II Ejection Seat III Item No. "667066010538" $12,500.00 Product Details Get all fired up in the comfort of your own home or office. This artifact is a genuine ejection seat from a legendary McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighter jet. The two-seat F-4 twinjet was one of the most versatile fighters ever built. It boasted top speeds more than twice the speed of sound and became the U.S. Navy's fastest, highest flying, and longest range fighter. Both the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstra... more »

Georgia Energy Businessman proudly poses with 2 baby elephants that he killed (Trigger Warning)

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 19 hours ago
In October 2018, Mike Jines a partner with TopGen Energy in Alpharetta, Georgia went on a hunt in Zimbabwe with professional hunter Max ‘Buzz’ Delezenne where they killed a couple of elephants. It is unsure why the pics were only recently shared to Twitter but they have since gone viral with shouts of denouncing the […] The post Georgia Energy Businessman proudly poses with 2 baby elephants that he killed (Trigger Warning) appeared first on Health Nut News.

Gun battle in Kashmir kills 7 as tensions in the region increase

Just In - 19 hours ago
Indian troops conducting searches for Kashmiri militants days after a suicide bomb are met with heavy gunfire, and violence again increases tensions in the region.

'Practical benefits', possible compensation on the table for NT treaty: Dodson

Jano Gibson at Just In - 19 hours ago
A treaty between Aboriginal Territorians and the Northern Territory Government must have teeth and cannot simply be "window dressing", the Territory's first-ever Treaty Commissioner says.

Senators grill bureaucrats over $422m Paladin Holdings security contracts on Manus Island

Jade Macmillan at Just In - 19 hours ago
Top bureaucrats defend the handling of a $422 million contract for security and other services on Manus Island, arguing Australia was forced to step in quickly after Papua New Guinea pulled out.

The four AFLW controversies you need to get across

Kate O'Halloran at Just In - 19 hours ago
The AFL women's league is growing ever more popular; this round drew impressive crowds at the weekend, but also its fair share of controversy, writes Kate O'Halloran.

Pill testing trial given go-ahead after spate of festival deaths

Elise Scott And Jordan Hayne at Just In - 19 hours ago
Festival-goers will again be able to get their illicit drugs checked for dangerous substances at this year's Groovin the Moo music festival in Canberra.

This retiree is happy to see the end of cash refunds on franking credits

Carrington Clarke at Just In - 19 hours ago
Jim Pembroke stands to lose thousands if Labor wins office and goes ahead with its plan to scrap franking credit cash refunds for self-funded retirees. And he doesn't mind one bit.

I would not be happy to compete against her': Navratilova hits out at trans athletes

Alexandra Fisher at Just In - 19 hours ago
Martina Navratilova reignites debate about how transgender athletes compete at the elite level, saying rules that allow trans women to compete in women's tournaments are "insane" and amount to "cheating".

Does Trump Emergency Declaration Mean More Presidential Alerts And/Or Other Control Of Communications-Devices?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
Remember this from last October? Those who didn’t accept the message or didn’t know how to shut it kept getting … Continue reading →

Why U.S. Commandos Loved the AK-47 Rifle

WarIsBoring at Test Feed Using Fields - 20 hours ago
*WarIsBoring* *Security, * And not their own weapons. While the Soviet *Avtomat Kalashnikova* has become the iconic weapon of bad guys in Hollywood blockbusters and big-budget video games, U.S. commandos made good use of the rugged rifles in Vietnam. By the end of the conflict, the American military had reissued captured Ak-47s, made new ammunition for them and came up with a few other surprises. It’s often because the commandos *hated* their own U.S.-made guns. “Initially, the AK-47 was available in only small numbers to the Viet Cong fighting in South Vietnam,” historian Kevi... more »

Olympic Titan

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 20 hours ago
But he thinks blow mind Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Seventy And Two

Willis Eschenbach at Skating Under The Ice - 20 hours ago
Today’s my birthday. I’m seventy-two, which on my planet seems extremely strange since I believe I’m actually in my thirties … but I digress. Anyhow, I’ve gotten heaps of lovely birthday wishes from friends all over the planet. I wanted to comment on an oddity in that regard. I keep seeing the following meme in…

Los Angeles: Companies Must Disclose National Rifle Association (NRA) Ties for City Contracts

Breitbart at Need To Know - 20 hours ago
The Los Angeles City Council voted to require companies to disclose National Rifle Association (NRA) ties in order to be eligible for city contracts. In addition, the companies wishing to work with the city must also disclose any ties “their subsidiaries have with the NRA” as well.

Chicago: Accused Mass Shooter Had an Illegal Gun as He Had a Prior Felony for Assault with a Baseball Bat

Washington Post at Need To Know - 20 hours ago
Chicago: Gary Martin, a 45-year old black man, shot and killed five people at his place of work, the Henry Pratt Company water valve manufacturing company, and injured five policemen on Friday. Authorities said Martin began shooting after he was told he was being fired.

Qanon Red Castle Green Castle

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Two things here. Loretta Lynch authorized a visa for a known Russian agent for the sole purpose of setting up Donald Trump jr with a bogus Russian collusion narrative. Now imagine explaining that to a grand Jury. Sorry Loretta. I think you tried to do the right thing in the face on unrelenting pressure. It will never be Judge Lynch and you may have been a good one. It will eventually become obvious that the wall is under full control by the Army corp of engineers and has been for a longtime, if not from the absolute beginning. Real progress is been made and none of that was pos... more »

No Alcohol, No Coffee for 27 Months

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I quit coffee now twenty some years ago when i discovered this was leading me to consume half a cup of white sugar every day. I had never participated in the social drinking game and when my work mates established such a regime, i fought my way out of it. Yet that does not mean i never drink either beverage. Three weeks in Europe saw plenty of cappuccinos and many a glass of wine. More recently, i cut back on my drinking of tea by adding much more water. In fact i am down to two dilute large cups of tea now with only a shot of milk to sweeten it. My overall experience cert... more »

Researchers to manufacture graphene-based wearable e-textiles commercially

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
It will become possible to pull on a shirt and have that shirt monitor your skin directly and track underlying electrical signaling. This may be useful. Until now we could only imagine it, useful or not. Better our clothing can be fitted easily enough with a range of potential sensing tools. Right now we do not know were this ends, but know we will know in a decade or so.. . *Researchers to manufacture graphene-based wearable e-textiles commercially* *Mir Abdullah Al Mahfuz* *February 4, 2019* * https://www.textiletoday.com.bd/researchers-manufacture-graphene-based-weara... more »

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The take home is that AI is able to enhance the discovery rate in what can be described as a data rich environment. To be expected of course and even if the improvement is not close to comprehensive, it is still a serious step forward. We only have a finite number of phama research teams and picking options matters there. There is still nothing better than a million informed eyeballs. You have a chance of overcoming training. . *Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence* *CreditT.M. Detwiler* *Image CreditCreditT.M. Detwiler* *By Cade Metz * *Feb. 5, 2019 * ... more »

The Daily Brief 2019-02-17

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
This is a summary of 32 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Saudi, Hama, Syria, ISIS, Idlib, SDF, US, UAE, Abe, Trump, Denmark, Houthi, Iran, Euphrates, Hariri, Lebanon, Iraq, Yezidi, Qatar, Latakia, Assad, Israel, Turkey, Yemen, Hezbollah, Nasrallah, Venezuela, NATO, Spain, Daesh. We have changed our format from posting full articles to our steem […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Happy NOT My President Day! Oh Lord, rid us of these thorns! I look at this picture of psychopaths, sociopaths, looney mobsters, and brain dead slugs and I want to reach for the entire selection of Monsanto spray can products. I note that only one of the goons is able to even muster as much as half a smile for this team of destruction photo which was no doubt signed with individual Xs and handed out to their equally evil support staff; Xs that belong over their eyes. Repeat when necessary.


Editor at Dances With Bears - 21 hours ago
By John Helmer, Moscow No ambition in Russia runs wider and higher than that of Igor Sechin, 58, chief executive of Rosneft. To help fill the Venezuelan treasury, deter attacks on President Nicolas Maduro, reinforce his army, and show the world he’s the Russian who can defeat both types of war the US is waging […]

Aged care royal commission assault numbers revealed

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 21 hours ago
There were more than 3,700 assaults in Australian nursing homes in the past financial year — and that excludes incidents when residents attacked each other, a royal commission is told.

'Mental element' of consent at issue in buck's night beer-bottle rape trial, court told

Jacqueline Breen at Just In - 21 hours ago
Kevin Willcocks pleads not guilty to allegedly assaulting a woman who was performing at a buck's night, telling police the rural area party had "gotten out of hand".

ASIO denies discrimination after stripping Chinese billionaire's permanent residency

Stephen Dziedzic at Just In - 21 hours ago
The decision to effectively bar Huang Xiangmo has stirred unease in parts of Australia's Chinese community, but ASIO's head of security says attacks on his organisation are inaccurate.

China halts South African wool due to foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

Cara Jeffery at Just In - 21 hours ago
Australian woolgrowers are set to benefit from the suspension of wool exports from South Africa to China due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

How the decoy effect influences you to spend more money without really knowing it

Just In - 21 hours ago
It's the phenomenon where consumers change their preference between two options when presented with a third — but have you really scored a bargain, or just spent more than you needed to?

Someone tried to hack our Parliament. What makes us think they aren't hacking our politicians as well?

Just In - 21 hours ago
If I were a nation-state hacker, you can bet I'd be going after every politician and staffer's poorly secured personal network I could find — which could be most of them, writes Elise Thomas.

'Out of character': Man killed in home invasion was champion body builder

Mark Reddie And Bellinda Kontominas at Just In - 21 hours ago
Personal trainer Bradley Soper's friends and colleagues say he loved people and put others first — leaving them in shock to discover he was the intruder who died during a botched home invasion in Sydney's south-west.

Disgraced former criminal lawyer's bid to be reinstated on legal roll denied

Kate McKenna at Just In - 21 hours ago
Tim Meehan — whose clients included Daniel Morcombe's killer Brett Peter Cowan — is struck off the roll of solicitors, with his actions described by a judge as a case of "profound and protracted dishonesty".

Wife accused of pushing 80-year-old husband to his death in backyard pool

David Weber at Just In - 21 hours ago
A 79-year-old Perth woman is on trial over allegations she pushed her elderly husband — who was not a strong swimmer — into their backyard pool while he had weights tied to his waist.

Zone changes for two Adelaide CBD high schools

Camron Slessor And Tom Fedorowytsch at Just In - 21 hours ago
The SA Government announces it will reduce the zones for Adelaide High School and Adelaide Botanic High School, in a bid to reduce pressure on both institutions.

You mightn't know it, but you are already a 'combatant' in cyberspace

Ariel Bogle at Just In - 21 hours ago
Cybersecurity is everyone's business and could come to resemble the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II, expert warns.

Johnny Versus The News Man

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 21 hours ago
In the land of Freedomocracy there lived a boy named Johnny. Like all children, Johnny went to School, where he was taught to think the same thoughts grownups think by educators with desperate faces. At School Johnny learned what thoughts to think about his country […]

Haftar’s Sweep Of Southern Libya Might Finally Reunify The Country

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
Civil war-torn Libya has never been closer to reunification, but it’ll now be up to Tripoli’s international backers to pressure the GNA into cutting a deal with Haftar for the sake of the entire nation, though one that might nevertheless still be difficult to reach for reasons of ego and geopolitics. The post Haftar’s Sweep Of Southern Libya Might Finally Reunify The Country appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Japanese Prime Minister Mum on Reports He Nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 22 hours ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesman declined to say if Abe had nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thailand seeks Indian support for new RCEP regional trade bloc

bilaterals.org - 22 hours ago
18-Feb-2019 Thailand is looking for India's support to help settle talks and conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of this year.

Ready, Aim, Fire!: Watch This Deadly Russian T-90MS Tank Go To War

Mark Episkopos at Test Feed Using Fields - 22 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, * All to capture some important arms sales. Earlier this week, Russian arms manufacturer Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) released a *video* of their T-90MS battle tank in action. The footage, aired by the official channel of the Russian Ministry of Defense, depicts some highlights from the T-90MS’ most recent exercise. The tank moves at high speeds past a grassy plain, before discharging its 125mm cannon with what appears to be good effect on target (GEOT); the clip ends with the T-90MS making its way down an unpaved road. In a rarity for these types of demonst... more »

February 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #760

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 →

Monday February 18th – 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 →

NY Times Furthers Climate Fears With Hysterical Doomsaying: ‘Time To Panic’

By Clay Waters ~ The New York Times Sunday Review devoted its entire front page to unembarrassed, literal climate panic. It’s right there in the headline, over a blood-red background: “Time to Panic.” The subhead: “The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us.” It was […]

Frank Talk At The Munich Security Conference

By Thomas Spoehr ~ MUNICH—The annual Munich Security Conference opened Friday with the largest U.S. delegation in the five decades of its history. The conference has grown into one of the leading forums for discussion of international issues. Included in the list of participants for the 2019 conference are numerous heads of state, among them […]

60 Minutes Interview With Former Acting FBI Director Andrwe McCabe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Andrew McCabe. 60 Minutes CBS *CBS 60 Minutes:* *Andrew McCabe: The full 60 Minutes interview* *Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells 60 Minutes about taking over for James Comey, starting investigations of President Trump, interactions with the president and his own firing* Tonight you will hear for the first time from the man who ordered the FBI investigations of the president. Former Acting Director Andrew McCabe is about to describe behind-the-scenes chaos in 2017, after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. In the days that followed, McCabe says that law en... more »

Dershowitz: FBI and DOJ Deep State Attempted a Coup to Oust Trump Using the 25th Amendment

Fox News at Need To Know - 22 hours ago
Former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, told Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes" that Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed invoking the 25th Amendment to oust President Trump in 2017, and that Rosenstein was counting potential supporting votes of cabinet members.

Asgardia, the World’s First Space Kingdom, Has Gained 1 Million Citizens Here on Earth

Truthstream Media at Need To Know - 22 hours ago
The space nation has a hidden agenda, and is based around a technocracy instead of individual rights. Citizens are human resources who are spied upon and tracked. Asgardia is a constitutional monarchy, but the monarch has yet to be identified.[

Houston: Two Innocent People Dead after ‘No-Knock Raid’ Based on False Report of Drug Buy by Undercover Officer

ABC at Need To Know - 22 hours ago
Houston Police Department (HPD) Senior Officer Gerald Goines, 54, is accused of lying about a tip from an informant indicating that a couple, Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, were dealing drugs and had large amounts of heroin and weapons in their home.

Food safety funding again secure — this time through Sept. 30, 2019

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Spending authority to keep the federal government running through Sept. 30 was put into place in time to avert another partial government shutdown, which would have begun Saturday if the budget deal had not been approved. It means the Fiscal Year 2019 budget process is finally wrapped up, and it is time to ask about... Continue Reading

Recommendations made in strawberry tampering report

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
The government’s response to tampering of Australian strawberries with needles this past year was timely but areas to improve have been identified in a Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) report. These include centralizing incident coordination to include relevant government agencies such as police, and improving the consistency and messaging associated with such an event.... Continue Reading

FDA tells Michigan juice producers to put food safety measures in place

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
The Food and Drug Administration cited a Michigan company known for its raw and cold-pressed juices for violating federal food safety law in a warning letter recently made available to the public. The Feb. 1 letter references an inspection from Aug. 15-31, 2018 and says juices at the production operation Panther James LLC in Berkley,... Continue Reading

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A protester jumps over a burning barricade during a protest against the government in the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 10 February 2019. © REUTERS / Jeanty Junior Augustin *WNU Editor*: The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: 8 - 15 February* (Sputnik)

The key to the victory of planet Earth is the reinstilling and reinfusing in the hearts of all lightbearers

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 23 hours ago
* Yes*, I AM the Divine Mother occupying this Retreat of the Divine Mother here over the Royal Teton Ranch. It is my home away from home and yet I am fully at home. Many ascended masters and high adepts of Venus have come to place Themselves in this retreat, beloved. They are with you as the watchmen upon the wall; They are the presence of Venus in this wilderness place. Blessed ones, I have been matriarch of Venus for longer than I should care to number the years. You have been a part of Our home and yet retain the memory of that higher state and the call of Sanat Kumara. S... more »

Data Leak Exposes Vast Hi-Tech Chnese Surveillance Operation In Xinjiang

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The Chinese government has ramped up personal surveillance in Xinjiang over recent years. Photo: AFP *SCMP*: *China data leak exposes vast hi-tech surveillance operation in Xinjiang* * Dutch researcher says tracking firm left database of personal details unprotected for months A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert. An online database containing names, ID card numbers, birth dates and location data was left unprotected for months by Shenzh... more »

Former union boss Dave Hanna pleads not guilty to rape

Ellie Sibson at Just In - 23 hours ago
A woman who was allegedly raped by the former Queensland president of the CFMEU sent messages from her phone saying "save me" and "please help" before the incident, a court is told.

Australian author 'shattered' that his 2013 novel has resemblance to new film Yesterday

Jessica Hinchliffe at Just In - 23 hours ago
Nick Milligan is reeling after seeing the trailer for a big-budget film that appears to have a similar storyline to a book he published six years ago.

Prison housing program reveals publicity arrangements between NT and Federal Governments

Emily JB Smith at Just In - 23 hours ago
The Northern Territory Government is withholding information about new programs from its constituents at the request of the Federal Government, Attorney-General Natasha Fyles reveals.

Fiji court finds Australian woman not guilty on cocaine, weapons charges

Just In - 23 hours ago
Yvette Nikolic walks free but her husband John is still on trial after pleading not guilty to five charges related to the importation and possession of drugs, as well as the possession of firearms without a licence.

'He doesn't like me', victim of alleged police assault tells court

Nicole Asher And Emma Field at Just In - 23 hours ago
A man who alleges he was bashed by a police sergeant in the question room of a police station in eastern Victoria, pleaded guilty to assaulting the same officer a decade earlier.

'Muslim tracker': China's mass surveillance of Uyghurs revealed in data security flaw

Erin Handley at Just In - 23 hours ago
Dutch cyber expert Victor Gevers discovers names, identification card numbers, birth dates, employers and locations all exposed for on an unsecured Chinese online database.

Sports teaming up to close the gender pay gap

Just In - 23 hours ago
Some of Australia's sports have taken steps to achieve pay equity for male and female athletes — now a group of 17 sporting chiefs release a plan to close the gender pay gap.

Junior drag racer died in 85kph crash just two days after her eighth birthday

Nicolas Perpitch at Just In - 23 hours ago
Eight-year-old Anita Board was driving at more than 85 kilometres per hour in her junior dragster when she crashed into a concrete barrier, causing massive and irrecoverable brain damage, a Perth coronial inquest hears.

Congress is coming for Trump and his 'emergency'. But he says he'll veto it

Micheline Maynard at Just In - 23 hours ago
In getting more money for his wall, Donald Trump is attempting to wrestle funding power away from Congress. But tomorrow, Congress could fight back, writes Micheline Maynard.

'Rorted on an industrial scale': Leading economist wants overhaul of franking credits

Carrington Clarke at Just In - 23 hours ago
A prominent economist calls for an overhaul of the superannuation system to eliminate the "rorting" of cash refunds for franking credits, saying some self-funded retirees will be treated unfairly under Labor's proposed changes.

Cash's former staffer knew raids tip-off would damage Shorten, court hears

Karen Percy And Matthew Doran at Just In - 23 hours ago
A former senior staffer in Federal Minister Michaelia Cash's office tells a court he knew a media tip-off about police raids on union offices would be politically damaging for Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

Melbourne councils send recyclable waste to landfill after EPA shuts down plants

Zalika Rizmal at Just In - 23 hours ago
At least two Melbourne councils are sending their recyclable waste to landfill after the Environment Protection Authority bans one of the state's largest recycling companies from accepting waste at two of its facilities.

Trump-- What Are We Going To Do Without Him?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
What would *Saturday Night Live* have done for the last two years without Señor Trumpanzee? The media appears to need him. But what's scary to me is that in some sick way, we all seem to have needed him. How much time do you spend talking about him with friends and family? How are we going to get back to normal? I wonder if Bernie has a plan. I should ask. I'm going to. Oh, yeah... and Trump certainly, absolutely needs the media too: the Other, the scapegoat, the easy target. Trump's tweets this morning were better ads for the show than anything could have bought. On top of that, ... more »

Two Trump Cabinet Officials Were “Ready To Support” 25th Amendment ‘Coup’ As Rosenstein Tallied Votes

Zerohedge at The Duran - 1 day ago
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Two Witnesses Back Account Rosenstein Considered Taping Trump

Bloomberg at The Duran - 1 day ago
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Barr Confirmed as Trump’s Attorney General, Winning Power Over Mueller Probe

Bloomberg at The Duran - 1 day ago
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Schiff-ting The Goal Posts: House Intel Chairman Claims Trump-Russia Collusion “Compelling” But Not Necessarily “Criminal”

Zerohedge at The Duran - 1 day ago
The post Schiff-ting The Goal Posts: House Intel Chairman Claims Trump-Russia Collusion “Compelling” But Not Necessarily “Criminal” appeared first on The Duran.

Weiner Goes Free: Stiff Sentence Turns Soft As Ex-Congressman Gets Early Release

Zerohedge at The Duran - 1 day ago
The post Weiner Goes Free: Stiff Sentence Turns Soft As Ex-Congressman Gets Early Release appeared first on The Duran.

Trump To Europe: Take Back 800 ISIS Foreign Fighters Or We’ll Be Forced To Release Them

Zerohedge at The Duran - 1 day ago
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“Down With Americans, Long Live Putin!” Haitian Protesters Seek Russian Help Against US “Puppet” Regime

Zerohedge at The Duran - 1 day ago
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Snow: Higher and Higher

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: March 2000: According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”. “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said. Snow seems to…

Smollett Developments Leave Some Baffled, Others Outraged

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Outrage has now been replaced by surprise, doubt and bafflement as the singers, actors and politicians who came out in support of the "Empire" star struggle to digest the strange twists the case has taken.

Ex-FBI Official: ‘Crime May Have Been Committed’ by Trump

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia.

UK Lawmakers Slam Facebook, Recommend Stiffer Regulation

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
British lawmakers issued a scathing report that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies.

Iran Unveils Its New 'Cruise Missile Capable' Submarine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*:* Iran launches its new 'cruise missile capable' submarine amid heightening tensions with the US* * The 600-tonne submarine can operate for 35 days beneath the surface at depths of up to 600 feet * Iranian media said the new vessel was made domestically and is capable for firing cruise missiles * The vessel, named Fatah - Farsi for Conqueror - is also equipped with naval mines as well as torpedoes * President Hassan Rouhani said today's launch means Iran is self sufficient on land, in the air and at sea Iran has launched a new submarine it built itself which it claim... more »

Meet the Walther PPK: The Gun That Killed Adolf Hitler

WarIsBoring at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*WarIsBoring* *Security, * Nazis really liked the Walther PPK. On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler, leader of the Third Reich, killed himself with a 7.65-millimeter Walther PPK pistol. Terrified of falling into the hands of the Soviets, who were fighting their way through Berlin, Hitler first swallowed a hydrogen-cyanide capsule and then, at 3:30 P.M., shot himself, possibly firing a round from beneath his chin. He was found alongside his new wife Eva Braun, who had also swallowed a cyanide capsule. They were slumped on a sofa. It is believed that Hitler owned several PP & PPKs, bu... more »

China's Logistics Modernization is Changing the Pacific Military Balance

Lyle J. Goldstein at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] The well-worn formulation that “amateurs study tactics, while professionals study logistics” has significant explanatory power when considering the rapidly changing balance of power in the western Pacific. The well-worn formulation that “amateurs study tactics, while professionals study logistics” has significant explanatory power when considering the rapidly changing balance of power in the western Pacific. This derives from the single, unalterable fact that Beijing will operate on interior lines in almost any scenario in tha... more »

Could Turkey Moderate Iran's Influence Over Iraq?

Yusuf Erim, Tanya Goudsouzian at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Yusuf Erim, Tanya Goudsouzian* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] If in the past it was the Ottoman and Safavid empires vying for hegemony over the region, today it may be Ankara and Tehran competing. In recent weeks, America’s impending disengagement from Syria has sparked several conflicting views on its repercussions. With the mission to defeat ISIS left unfinished, some argue that the security vacuum will be quickly filled by Iran and Russia. What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that rather than abandoning coalition objectives, President Donald Trump’s mov... more »

Iran’s Zarif Warns: Great Risk of War With Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Iran’s Zarif Warns: Great Risk of War With Israel by Noa Landau and Reuters, via https://www.haaretz.com/ Also speaking at Munich Security Conference, Qatari foreign minister says no ties with Israel until Palestinian issue resolved – Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its behavior and that of the United States was increasing the […]

Next War on Gaza Must Be the Last, Former Israeli Minister Says

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Next War on Gaza Must Be the Last, Former Israeli Minister Says by https://www.presstv.com/ Former Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman has repeated his aggressive rhetoric against the Gaza Strip, saying the next war on Palestinian resistance movements operating inside the besieged coastal enclave “must be the last.” – Lieberman said on Thursday that a […]

IDF Conducts Massive Drill to ‘Simulate Conditions of War with Hezbollah’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Zionist war propaganda, war mongering. IDF Conducts Massive Drill to ‘Simulate Conditions of War with Hezbollah’ by TOI STAFF, https://www.timesofisrael.com/ , 15 Feb 2019 As Lebanese terror group’s fighters return from Syria, IDF tank brigade commander says army must prepare to deal with their improved military techniques. – The army conducted a massive drill over the last […]

Real ‘Obscene Masquerade’: How BBC depicted Staged Hospital Scenes as Proof of Douma Chemical Attack

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Real ‘Obscene Masquerade’: How BBC depicted Staged Hospital Scenes as Proof of Douma Chemical Attack by https://www.rt.com/ In an extraordinary turn of events, corporate media appears to have been exposed again as an extension of state foreign policy, by a member of the establishment media cabal, manufacturing consent for regime change in Syria. – Riam Dalati […]

Dave Janda: Globalists Win if MAGA Supporters Walk

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Dave Janda: Globalists Win if MAGA Supporters Walk by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) President Trump’s promised southern border wall is being built with his new emergency executive order that gives him a total of nearly $10 billion for construction costs. Maybe that’s why the globalists in Congress sent President Trump a veto proof bill this week […]

MSM: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
MSM: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report by Bill D’Agostino | February 14, 2019, https://www.newsbusters.org/ It’s been two days since NBC’s exclusive reporting that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found no material evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and as of yet none of the three major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and […]

Jim Rogers: What if Gold Doesn’t Pullback?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
SilverDoctors Published on Feb 15, 2019 The spot price of gold is finishing just over $1320 per troy ounce. Which the silver spot price is closing at $15.84 oz in Fiat Federal Reserve note terms. This week, we have a returning guest, Legendary investor and commodity expert, Jim Rogers joins us from Singapore. Learn what Jim […]

Kashmir Attack: Is Terror Group JeM Pushing India and Pakistan to the Brink of War?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Never look at things the way the world presented it to you via the Illuminist MSM. We live in a Satanic world system of LIEs. Terrorism, I have documented this extensively, is a principal tool of the Synagogue of Satan, the Illuminati. It is controlled/maintained/owned mainly by the western Illuminati (ie. the Anglo-American Zionist Illuminati). […]

Why is the US And Its Regional Allies Trying to Play Down Israel’s Occupation of Palestine?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Feb 15, 2019 The office of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released a video of a closed-door meeting in which foreign ministers of three Persian Gulf Arab countries, namely, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain defend Israel and play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They argue that for them Iran and not Israel is […]

Iran’s Zarif Accuses Israel, U.S. of Seeking War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Iran’s Zarif Accuses Israel, U.S. of Seeking War by John Irish, https://www.reuters.com/ MUNICH (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the region. – Addressing the Munich Security Conference, Mohammad Javad Zarif, […]

Netanyahu Is Right: Israel, US Allies at War With Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Netanyahu Is Right: Israel, US Allies at War With Iran by Eli Lake, Bloomberg Opinion, https://www.newsmax.com/ Just before a U.S.-sponsored conference that was supposed to be about Iran but isn’t, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu changed the subject back again. At the conference in Warsaw, he said, Israel would be meeting in public with Arab foreign ministers “to […]

Deep State Coup D’état Against Trump Confirmed by Andrew McCabe

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Duran Published on Feb 15, 2019 The Duran Quick Take: Episode 84. RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at Andrew McCabe’s 60 minute interview, where the disgraced FBI Deputy Director admitted that DOJ officials were considering the removal of President-elect Donald Trump from office in a brazen coup […]

Andrew McCabe 60 Minutes Interview – Moments and Excerpts – Also: Did McCabe Leak The Michael Flynn Phone Call?…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Tonight CBS broadcast a painstakingly edited interview between host Scott Pelley and former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. The transparently political CBS media corporation has skin-in-the-game when it comes to broadcast politics. Former CBS Vice-President David Rhodes is the brother … Continue reading →

Islamic State Claims Sinai Attack That Killed/Wounded 15 Egyptian Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Military armoured vehicle securing worshippers outside a mosque in Bir Al-Abed, northern Sinai, Egypt, December 1, 2017.Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters *Times of Israel/AFP*: *Egypt: 7 Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded in attack* *Army spokesman says troops engaged in an ‘exchange of fire’ with gunmen at checkpoint in restive North Sinai, where forces are battling IS* CAIRO — Egypt’s army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were “eliminated” and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State jihadis... more »

A quick recap of all the Oscars controversies so far

Alle McMahon at Just In - 1 day ago
There's a famous superstition that bad things come in threes, but for the Oscars, the blows just keep on coming. With less than a week to go until showtime, here's everything that's happened so far.

China restricts Australian coal imports in a bid to boost its domestic market

Just In - 1 day ago
Dozens of vessels carrying Australian coal continue to be in limbo off the coast of China as restrictions on imports are introduced at key ports across the country.

Ante Milicic announced as interim Matildas coach after Stajcic sacking

Just In - 1 day ago
Following a shocking month of controversy, the Matildas finally have an interim coach, with former Socceroo Ante Milicic to take charge of the team through to the end of the Women's World Cup in July.

Court dismisses former soldier's bullying claims against NT Department of Legislative Assembly

Christopher Walsh at Just In - 1 day ago
The former sergeant-at-arms of the NT Parliament loses his bid to win damages for lost wages and medical expenses after claiming a supervisor had bullied him, mocked his PTSD and unfairly demoted him.

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