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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 minutes ago
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro proposes holding early elections for the National Assembly. https://t.co/0AexV0ta2y — The Associated Press (@AP) February 2, 2019 🇫🇷 France's 'yellow vests' rail at police violence. #AFP By #AFP photographers pic.twitter.com/UDpKaCTgwp — AFP Photo (@AFPphoto) February 2, 2019 Pope Francis to embark on historic visit to UAE https://t.co/RATHxyvGFs — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 3, 2019 Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on revolution anniversary https://t.co/Xf3JfwLew3 pic.twitter.com/zvDvRGmx6w — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) Februa... more »

U.S. Navy Flies Its First Ever All-Female Missing Man Formation To Honor Capt. Rosemary Mariner

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 30 minutes ago
Task & Purpose/Virginia-Pilot: *The Navy Is Flying Its First Ever All-Female Missing Man Formation To Honor A Trailblazing Aviator * VIRGINIA BEACH -- Navy Cmdr. Stacy "Stigs" Uttecht was 15 years old in April 1993 when the military said it would allow women to fly combat aircraft. Until this week, Uttecht, commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 32, the Naval Air Station Oceana-based "Fighting Swordsmen," hadn't given much thought to yesterday's policies or women like Capt. Rosemary Mariner who fought for her ability to be there. "I did not know who was behind it," Uttec... more »

John Christy Named EPA Science Advisor, Eco-Freak Out Ensues

Hifast at Climate Collections - 47 minutes ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: The flavor of the activist/alarmist reaction is suggested by headlines from the usual suspects. Scientist Who Rejects Warming Is Named to EPA Advisory Board Scientific American Wheeler Appoints Climate Denier to EPA Science Board EcoWatch Former coal lobbyist and acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler has named…

Two polar bears onshore in coastal Labrador, one relocated for public safety

Hifast at Climate Collections - 47 minutes ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Just in (VOCM, 1 February 2019) from a community called Makkovik on the coast of Labrador: one of two bears sighted prowling the local dump has been relocated for public safety. The community is still on high alert until the other bear can be located. Polar bear spotted near Black Tickle…

Cricket's complicated relationship with the bouncer on display again

Jon Healy at Just In - 1 hour ago
For the second-straight day at Manuka Oval, a Sri Lankan batsman had to leave the game when he copped a bouncer to the helmet, then Tim Paine stacked the leg side as the bouncers kept coming.

Leopard found in passenger's bag at Indian airport

Just In - 1 hour ago
A month-old leopard cub is expected to make a full recovery after quick-thinking customs staff discovered it hidden in a passenger's bag on an international flight from Thailand to India.

Fleurieu Peninsula fire blocking Victor Harbor Road

Just In - 1 hour ago
An out-of-control grassfire is burning just south of Mount Compass on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, closing the Victor Harbor Road.

Police officer dies in hospital after head-on Sydney crash

Just In - 1 hour ago
A NSW Police officer involved in a horror car crash in Lucas Heights where a car drifted to the wrong side of the road dies in hospital this morning.

'As a brewer it's paradise': What makes Canberra's beer so good?

Jordan Hayne at Just In - 1 hour ago
Canberra punches well above its weight when it comes to brewing, so we spoke to two of the region's beer buffs to find out what's behind the capital's bonanza.

America's Other Big Plan for Nuclear Weapons (And It Has Nothing to Do with War or Russia)

Steve Weintz at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 hour ago
*Steve Weintz* *Security, * [image: Wikimedia Commons] Washington had all sorts of plans to use nuclear weapons for lots of things. But they never happened—for very obvious reasons. The year 1953 was a busy one. A world still emerging from the destruction of World War II experienced success—Jonas Salk’s pill vaccine, Edmund Hillary and Tenzeng Norgay, summiting of Mount Everest. But it also experienced stalemate such as the armistice in Korea and the Soviet H-bomb. On December 9, 1953, at the end of his first year in office, Dwight Eisenhower gave a speech to the United Nations ... more »

Does Russia Have a Plan to Solve the North Korea Nuclear Crisis?

Stratfor Worldview at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 hour ago
*Stratfor Worldview* *Security, Eurasia* [image: Reuters] Some think so. What Happened: The Russian government reportedly made a secret proposal to North Korea in the fall of 2018 to construct a nuclear power plant in the country in exchange for North Korea dismantling its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, The Washington Post reported Jan. 29, citing unnamed U.S. officials. The Russian envoy to North Korea, meanwhile, denied the report. Why It Matters: Russia's alleged offer would imply attempts to insert itself into the negotiation process over North Korea's nuclear progr... more »

Why Do Extremist Groups Thrive in Africa?

Muhammad Fraser-Rahim at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 hour ago
*Muhammad Fraser-Rahim* *Security, Africa* [image: Reuters] Africa has increasingly become one of the most important emergent battlefields for extremists and for the United States and its allied partners to combat the threat by extremist groups. The January 15 terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya, at the high-end DusitD2 hotel and business complex killed at least twenty-one people and injured dozens of other innocent bystanders and ordinary Kenyans. It was carried out by the Somalia-based extremist organization al-Shabaab, which has notoriously been known for decades to attack soft... more »

How America is Waging a Futile War with China by Other Means

Patrick Mendis, Joey Wang at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 hour ago
*Patrick Mendis, Joey Wang* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] The rest of the world has moved on, but for the Chinese, the civil war and the hostilities that followed have never formally ended. *China’s grand plan for expanding its influence has multiple strategic layers that involve sovereignty claims, preserving its territorial integrity, expanding its economy, and testing the United States. Authors Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang explore the various facets this plan in a two-part series that examines the scope of possibilities available to Xi Jinping. This is the first part of th... more »

Is There A Mutiny At Venezuela's Central Bank?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Central Bank of Venezuela in Caracas *FOX News:* *Plan to pull nearly $1B in gold out of Venezuela reportedly halted* Plans by Venezuelan officials to ship 20 tons of gold overseas have reportedly been halted as the embattled presidency of Nicolas Maduro faces international pressure to cede power to a transitional government and protect the country’s hard assets. The gold bars, worth around $850 million, were weighed and separated in the central bank but won’t be leaving the country anytime soon, according to reports. On Tuesday, reports emerged that the gold was ready to be loade... more »

The US aggression against Venezuela as a diagnostic tool

The Saker at The Duran - 1 hour ago
The post The US aggression against Venezuela as a diagnostic tool appeared first on The Duran.

How the United States Got Russia Wrong

National Interest at The Duran - 1 hour ago
The post How the United States Got Russia Wrong appeared first on The Duran.

Germany’s Snub Of Lockheed’s F-35 Unleashes Dramatic Geopolitical Consequences

Zerohedge at The Duran - 1 hour ago
The post Germany’s Snub Of Lockheed’s F-35 Unleashes Dramatic Geopolitical Consequences appeared first on The Duran.

We must hope Dr. Soon is right …

Robert at Ice Age Now - 1 hour ago
“Real-world evidence certainly supports him.” – Jeffrey Foss, PhD_____________ Introduction by Paul Driessen “We should all hope Earth will cool, says science philosopher Jeff Foss, because nobody with any trace of human decency would hope the Earth will actually suffer catastrophic warming. Not that catastrophic warming is actually likely. But calamitous global warming bad news is ... Read moreWe must hope Dr. Soon is right … The post We must hope Dr. Soon is right … appeared first on Ice Age Now.

ABC: Measles virus saves child and adult lives by killing their cancer

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 hour ago
Stacy Erholtz (in the video below), 49, had battled multiple myeloma (cancer of the blood) for years having repeated chemo treatments (and two stem cell transplants) but the cancer always came back. However, after doctors noticed a little boy in Africa who had a huge tumor that disappeared after a measles infection, researchers decided to […] The post ABC: Measles virus saves child and adult lives by killing their cancer appeared first on Health Nut News.

President Trump Infers Majority of China Trade Conflict Trending Favorably – Few Noted the Signal…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 hour ago
One of the reasons we highlight the full transcripts of President Trump’s comments, when available, is because within any back-and-forth you can often notice a signal. This past week was no different. The day after President Trump hosted a meeting … Continue reading →

chemical ingredients must be tested over the course of a century, for a single generation cannot determine

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 2 hours ago
630. They will ask "How can we best serve on Earth to effect the utmost benefit at present?" One must restore the health of Earth. By innumerable ways one must carry out the world task of regeneration. One must bear in mind that people have destroyed the resources of Earth without mercy. They are ready to poison the earth and the air. They have laid waste the forests, these storehouses of prana. They have decimated animal life, forgetting that animal energy nourishes the earth. They believe that untried chemical compounds can take the place of prana and earthly emanations. T... more »

Sun has Entered Grand Minimum Phase

Russ Steele at The Next Grand Minimum - 2 hours ago
Jeffrey Foss, PhD Everyone has heard the bad news. Imminent Climate Apocalypse (aka “global warming” and “climate change”) threatens humanity and planet with devastation, unless we abandon the use of fossil fuels. Far fewer people have heard the good news.… Continue reading →

Germany's Decision To Not Buy The F-35 Has Geopolitical Consequences

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
UKDJ Zero Hedge: *Germany's Snub Of Lockheed’s F-35 Unleashes Dramatic Geopolitical Consequences* Germany has snubbed Lockheed Martin's F-35 joint strike fighter, knocking the American stealth fighter of out of a tender worth billions of euros, the German Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday. Germany's military is seeking to replace its aging Tornado warplanes, for which Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet and Airbus' NATO Eurofighter Typhoon remain contenders. Should Germany go with the Eurofighter after announcing the F-35 out of the running, which was long rumored to have persisten... more »

Update: Syrian Army says US attack near Iraqi border was unprovoked

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – At approximately 11:30 P.M. (local time), the U.S. Coalition launched an airstrike on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery team near the Iraqi border. The U.S. Coalition’s attack targeted the Syrian military’s artillery team inside the small town of Al-Sukkariyeh, which is located just west of the Iraqi crossing and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

UFC fighter Khabib says he would attack MgGregor 100 times more

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
Russian UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov does not regret his notorious post-bout fight with Irish athlete Conor McGregor pointing out that he was not the one who initiated the melee. Russian Nurmagomedov said in an interview he would have engaged in the post-bout fight with Irish mixed martial artist and boxer McGregor and his team again, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Maduro addresses rally in Caracas, calls for ‘national dialogue’ (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for “national dialogue to solve the problems between Venezuelans” while addressing a rally of his supporters in Caracas on Saturday. “The coup d’etat that they attempted failed and they don’t realise it. Here the revolution is governing, and we will keep governing,” the Venezuelan president said. “I call on national […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

West to support bid by Gaddafi’s son for Libyan presidency – Gaddafi ally’s daughter

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
The daughter of Muammar Gaddafi’s head of security, human rights advocate Reem El Debri, said she assumed that the West would support the son of the ex-Libyan president, Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, in his bid to become president of the North African country, during an interview from Cairo on Friday. “I think now they [the West] […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: US Air Force bombs Syrian Army troops near Iraqi border

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT,LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the U.S. Air Force bombed a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery field position west of the Iraq border, the high commander reported shortly after the attack. According to the claim, the U.S. bombed the Syrian Arab Army’s artillery field position inside the town of Al-Sukkariyeh, which is located just […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

SDF troops capture 6 foreign jihadists, including 1 Swede

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured a number of foreign Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) members this week after advancing in the eastern Euphrates region. According to the official media wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces, their troops captured six foreign Islamic State members, including two men from Europe. These fighters were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Up 3-0 against 10 men, how did Brisbane Roar lose from there?

Just In - 3 hours ago
Leading by three goals against 10 men before half-time. It should be impossible to lose from there, right? Not for Brisbane Roar, who picked up two red cards on the way to slumping to a humiliating 4-3 loss.

U.S. Official: Afghanistan Peace 'Not Going To Be An Easy Process'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*:* Afghanistan peace 'not going to be an easy process': US official* The US could leave Afghanistan in exchange for the Taliban joining government and ensuring the country will not be used by armed groups, but achieving peace will be far more complicated. The draft agreement between the US and Taliban may be a significant step towards peace, but the Afghan government, with whom the Taliban have refused to negotiate, have dismissed the notion that the Taliban will play a larger role in politics. A Taliban spokesman has said that it wants a different type of government,... more »

Why All Anti-Interventionists Will Necessarily Be Smeared As Russian Assets

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 3 hours ago
When Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced her candidacy for the presidency on CNN last month, I had a feeling I’d be writing about her a fair bit. Not because I particularly want her to be president, but because I knew her candidacy would cause the […]

Tips & Notices – February 2019

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 3 hours ago
Tips & Notices for February 2019 Continue reading →

Ex-Labor minister pledges stability as new boss of powerful Northern Land Council

Jane Bardon at Just In - 3 hours ago
The NLC's third chief executive in four months, Jack Ah Kit, is promising to get the organisation "back on track" and open its workings up to the Aboriginal communities it represents.

Venezuelan general calls on armed forces to rebel against Maduro

Just In - 3 hours ago
The defection of General Francisco Yanez came as tens of thousands of opposition supporters turned out at rallies nationwide to protest against President Nicolas Maduro.

Virginia's Governor denies being in KKK photo, admits moonwalking in blackface

Just In - 3 hours ago
Ralph Northam is resisting mounting calls to resign, backflipping on an earlier admission that he featured in an old yearbook photo featuring a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

Blue Dogs Brag To Anyone Who Will Listen That They Have The Votes To Stop Any Progressive Legislation, Including The Green New Deal

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Do you think I've been a little harsh on the Blue Dogs (and New Dems) this week/month/year/decade? Glad you noticed... no reason to stop now either. A couple of Blue Dogs celebrators at *Agri-Pulse*, seems to think a stronger Blue Dog Coalition gives rural America clout. It doesn't-- unless by rural America you mean corporate agri-business. Ben Nuelle and Philip Brasher wrote this week that "There are plenty of Blue Dogs now to prevent a Democratic bill from passing the House, if they want to stop or revise the measure. Democrats currently control the House 235-198, and it takes 21... more »

A U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Is 'NOT A Gift To Putin'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai (R), head of the Taliban’s political council in Qatar, during talks in Russia. November 9, 2018. © Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters *Stephen Cohen, The Nation*: *Trump’s Withdrawals From Afghanistan and Syria Are Hardly ‘A Gift to Putin’* *Why would Moscow want to fight terrorists without the US? It doesn’t.* Manichaean Cold War myopia and ludicrous Russiagate allegations have produced one of the worst periods of American “geopolitical” thinking in recent decades. Consider President Trump’s recently announced withdrawals of US forces from Syria and Afghani... more »

The gig economy, minimum wages, and unemployment

Scott Sumner at Econlib - 4 hours ago
Although the gig economy still employs only a tiny share of American workers, at the margin it might help to explain the relatively strong labor market. Today, an unemployed worker has an option not available as recently as 2000—working as an Uber driver. This may reduce what is often (and misleadingly) called “involuntary unemployment”. Of […] The post The gig economy, minimum wages, and unemployment appeared first on Econlib.

Don’t Just Blame Pelosi; Lack of Border Wall Funding Is Bipartisan

James Murphy at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: don-t-just-blame-pelosi-lack-of-border-wall-funding-is-bi-partisan] While Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is an easy scapegoat for conservatives in the border wall debate, don't forget that it was a former Speaker of the House who first dropped the ball on this issue.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 4 hours ago
Virginia governor Ralph Northam is, so far, refusing to step down, and it's the most talked-about story in America: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) faced the public Saturday and defiantly said he will not resign because he does not believe that it is him in a racist photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook. “I am not either of those people in that photo,” Northam told media gathered at the Executive Mansion, referring to the image of a person dressed in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe on his yearbook page.... But he alluded to other actions in his past, and di... more »

Net Neutrality debate goes full throttle

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 4 hours ago
Net Neutrality debate goes full throttle Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times The net neutrality rhetoric gets more interesting For many broadband providers in the United States, the concept of net neutrality is already dead on arrival. No doubt, they will stop at nothing to ensure that net neutrality principles don’t see the light […]

Bolton: I’ll Send Maduro to Gitmo

4 hours ago
[image: undefined] On Friday, the neocon running Trump’s foreign policy, John Bolton, threatened to send the elected president of Venezuela to the indefinite torture camp at Guantanamo. Maduro should be relieved. The previous neoliberal regime in DC had the disfavored leader of Libya assassinated, but not before NATO-backed Islamists sadistically raped him with a bayonet. The longer Maduro resists, the more likely a variation of the above scenario will play out in Venezuela. Indefinite detention without charge is no doubt the preferable option. Bolton is a well-seasoned neocon. He... more »

Vice President Mike Pence Delivers Remarks in Doral, Florida, to Venezuela Exiles…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
The area around Miami, Florida, is home to the largest group of Venezuela exiles in the U.S. Today, there are two competing mass demonstrations taking place within Venezuela, supportive of both the pro-Maduro regime and the pro-Guaidó movement. Yesterday Vice-President … Continue reading →

Cold Waves and CO2

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: To put this year’s winter cold into perspective, there is an informative article by Jon Erdman at weather.com America’s Coldest Outbreaks January 17 2018 Excerpts with my bolds and references to CO2 concentrations at the referenced dates. Note that temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit. The Clear Number 1 February 1899:…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 32 – 2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Arctic Sea Ice Volume 01-Feb-2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: ? From DMI

Obliquity, inclination and eccentricity of Earth – a model: Part 1

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Earth’s Axial Tilt, or Obliquity [Credit: Wikipedia] First let’s get the approximate target numbers for the model. ‘The inclination of Earth’s orbit varies with respect to the solar system’s invariant plane with a period of roughly 71000 years. . . . Taken in conjunction with the 26000-year spin-axis precession,…

Michael Yon On Former General McChrystal - 'He Openly Sucked Up To Obama -- Who Fired Him Anyway'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* I have been following Michael Yon for almost 15 years, and he is one of the reasons why I started this blog. I wanted to write like him. But this is one of the most critical commentaries that I have read from him in years. He is clearly no fan of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. As for Gen. Stanley McChrystal's new book, here is a review from Military Times .... *Gen. Stanley McChrystal: 5 takeaways on leadership* (Todd South, Military Times).

Is The Rivalry Between The U.S. And China Ideological?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *AFP: **US spies elevate China rivalry to war of ideologies* In a move that could harden Washington's posture toward Beijing for years, the US intelligence community has characterized relations with China as a global ideological showdown that will not be doused by trade deals or commercial theft crackdowns. US spy chiefs abruptly shifted their view of th... more »

Pennsylvania Snowflake

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 4 hours ago
Gina thinks climate change is making life too hard in Pennsylvania, because temperatures varied by 58 degrees in January. So I tested out her theory, and plotted the difference between the highest and lowest Pennsylvania January temperatures going back to … Continue reading →

John McDonnell in Stoke

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
As part of John McDonnell's tour under the theme of Transform Your Town, he and the shadow treasury team came to Stoke to listen to what we think our local problems and priorities are, as well as talk about Labour's plan for Britain and what strategies we thought were useful for tackling the city's problems. About a hundred people squeezed in to the Hope Centre in Hanley for a series of talks and workshops on our programme for the city and the country. After Annalise Dodds kicked off proceedings, John pulled together some key stats about Stoke-on-Trent. The weekly wage in Stoke Sout... more »

Virginia’s Uranium Mining Battle Flips Traditional Views Of Federal And State Power

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 5 hours ago
From “The Conversation”: “Virginia’s uranium mining battle flips traditional views of federal and state power By Cale Jaffe, University of … Continue reading →

Where Is Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
This image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. MILITANT VIDEO *FOX News: **Where is Baghdadi? Inside the hunt for the elusive ISIS leader, the world’s most wanted man* Rumors ran rampant this past week – starting in Syria and spreading across social media in a matter of minutes – that notorious ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been seized by the US-b... more »

"‘A Border Wall Is Immoral,’ Says Political Party Advocating For Infanticide"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"‘A Border Wall Is Immoral,’* * Says Political Party Advocating For Infanticide"* by The Babylon Bee "Stressing that a barrier at the southern border would be shameful and discriminatory, Democrats again declared Thursday that constructing a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border for national security purposes would be “immoral,” while they continued to gleefully advocate for legalized infanticide. “Trump’s wall is an immorality. It’s just cruel. America is better than this,” insisted Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one day after representatives from her party pushed legislation that would allow kil... more »

Rapper Bow Wow Arrested in Atlanta, Charged with Battery

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Atlanta police say rapper Bow Wow has been arrested following a fight with a woman.

Google+ Social Networking Site Shutting Down April 2

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
It's the end of the line for Google+, the potential Facebook rival that never really took off.

Praying for HHS staffers, Marie and Rebekah

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 5 hours ago
HHS Watch publishes opposition research on the Trump administration’s appointees, focusing on work they have done for social conservative groups, especially those smeared by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The campaign further attacks the administration appointees’ efforts to overturn provisions in Obamacare which compel religious dissenters to pay for birth control and abortifacient drugs. The power of God is greater than the power of Satan, so I went to their page https://equityfwd.org/hhs-watch looked at the faces/names, picked two, and pray that God’s power will be stronger... more »

Cold Waves and CO2

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 5 hours ago
To put this year’s winter cold into perspective, there is an informative article by Jon Erdman at weather.com America’s Coldest Outbreaks January 17 2018 Excerpts with my bolds and references to CO2 concentrations at the referenced dates. Note that temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit. The Clear Number 1 February 1899: Atmospheric CO2 295 ppm. The […]

ISIS Makes It's Last Stand In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Men who fled the last Isis-held area of Syria line up to be questioned by American and Kurdish intelligence officials. Richard Hall/The Independent *The Independent:* *‘We will finish them soon’: The last days of the Isis caliphate loom as jihadis face defeat in Syria* *Richard Hall reports from the front lines in eastern Syria, where civilians are fleeing by the thousands and the terror group is making its last stand* The Isis caliphate once counted 10 million people within its borders. It stretched across two countries, contained major towns and cities, oil fields, factories and... more »

Live: Harris gone after Sri Lanka bowled all out for 215

James Maasdorp And Simon Smale at Just In - 5 hours ago
Australia loses Marcus Harris and Joe Burns early after opting against enforcing the follow-on, having dismissed Sri Lanka for 215 on day three of the second Test. Follow all the day three action in our live blog.

Last remaining asylum seeker children to be removed from Nauru

Just In - 5 hours ago
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the last four children in detention in Nauru have been approved to head to the US with their families.

After childhoods marked by horrific abuse, the 'Joey Girls' are up for one more fight

Claire Moodie at Just In - 5 hours ago
Thousands of people abused as children in state care were offered ex-gratia payments but the payments were halved. Now there's a push for the WA Government to use its budget surplus to "make redress right".

What set off one of the biggest public backlashes in WA history?

Gian De Poloni at Just In - 5 hours ago
In 1979 the Fremantle train line was closed despite a massive public backlash. There were rumours that it would be replaced with a freeway to help the Army respond to a Russian invasion.

BOM puts Townsville on tornado alert amid monsoon flood catastrophe

Just In - 5 hours ago
The Bureau of Meteorology warns destructive tornado-strength winds are possible along the north Queensland coast as the monsoonal low causing Townsville's flood emergency brings more heavy rain, with the city already recording its highest ever weekly rainfall total.

Health professionals fear seeking help will ruin their careers, medical experts warn

Tim Swanston at Just In - 5 hours ago
Laws designed to prevent suicide in the medical community are actually having the opposite effect and efforts to fix the problem go nowhere near far enough, Queensland medical experts are warning.

Struggling to get in to see a GP? These parents have some tricks up their sleeves

Kate Midena at Just In - 5 hours ago
Canberra has the lowest number of doctors in the country and the cost of seeing them is higher than ever, but there are a few solutions to the problem.

Residents flee bushfire near Victorian tourist town as conditions worsen

Just In - 5 hours ago
As locals are evacuated from the town of Hepburn Springs, north-west of Melbourne, footage captured by one resident shows of a "wall of fire" engulfing trees near the town's hotel.

Film starring actors with disabilities among Tropfest finalists

Nicole Mills at Just In - 5 hours ago
A film showcasing the talents of actors with disabilities is among the finalists for this year's Tropfest, as audiences increasingly expect to see all of the community reflected on their screens.

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Jason Hickel challenges the spin that poverty and inequality are being meaningfully reduced around the world as our global economy is currently structured. Sarah Marsh reports on the reemergence of "Dickensian diseases" as a result of cuts to social supports in the UK. And Richard Reeves discusses how maternal depression (caused by poverty among other factors) serves as a barrier to social mobility. - Meanwhile, Chuck Collins highlights how a wealth tax could simultaneously provide the U.S. with both a massive infusion of needed public resou... more »

Foreign Spy Planes On Russia's Borders Are Becoming A Regular Occurance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
© Sergey Bobylev/TASS *Sputnik:* *Russia Spotted 23 Foreign Spy Jets Near Border Over Past Week - Reports* MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia detected 23 foreign aircraft carrying out reconnaissance activities near its border, a weekly infographic published by the Russian Armed Forces' official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda showed on Friday. The material also showed that Russian jets have been scrambled four times over the past week to intercept the foreign planes and prevent them from crossing the border. There have been no trespasses, according to the outlet. *Read more* .... *Update: *Ru... more »

U.S. Nuclear Missiles In Poland?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
© AFP 2018 / NATALIA DOBRYSZYCKA *Sputnik: **Poland Plays Down Reported Plans to Host US Nukes Amid INF Treaty Collapse* European countries have voiced their concerns over nuclear security after the United States announced its withdrawal from the INF Treaty, a major 1987 nuclear arms agreements with Russia. Poland, a NATO frontline nation, supports the US' withdrawal from the pact, while accusing Russia of what it calls aggressive behaviour. Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied a report suggesting that the country's top diplomat wants the United States to deploy its nuc... more »

Northam Pulls A Joy Reid - He Dindu Nuffin

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 6 hours ago
Like the infamous Joy Reid homo bashing tweets that she claimed someone hacked the internet archives and planted in her tweeter account for some reason no one has be able to figure out, it looks like Ralph Northham is taking the similar tact. The Governor claimed at his Saturday afternoon press conference that it was not him in that racist photo and he has no intention of resigning because he remembered he dindu nuffin, it wasn't him and knows nothing of the picture. “Yesterday I took responsibility for content that appeared on my page in the Eastern Virginia Medical School yea... more »

"We Are The Meteor... They Are The Dinosaurs..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"We Are The Meteor... They Are The Dinosaurs..."* by The Saker "The dinosaurs that are in control of our nation are old and do not understand any other way of life other than vicious imperialism. They do not understand compassion, empathy, understanding, respect, or love. The world has been this way for thousands of years. We are attempting to transition from the old ways of conquering, war, domination, and enslavement into an entirely new dimension, but the Old forces are not allowing this transition to come easily. They are fighting with everything they have. They have full cont... more »

Police in Minn. Seek Alliance with DHS and Private Security Firms to Increase Surveillance

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: police-in-minn-seek-alliance-with-dhs-and-private-security-firms-to-increase-surveillance] Police in Minnesota are seeking to use federal fusion centers and private security firms to increase their surveillance and policing powers.

More "designated survivors!" And why our anger should be measured. Controlled.

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 6 hours ago
We'll start with a pair of somber-paranoid thoughts that I hope *won't* win me any prophetic points. First, with Vladimir Putin's occupying forces collapsing in DC, and his chief asset there plummeting in real life value, *I hope security is good at the upcoming State of the Union (SOTU) speech*. Several supreme justices should call in sick (RBG please?) Let Hannity call it a "boycott." Who cares? Just be in a safe place. Here's a litmus. If the "designated survivor" is among the most-solid and least-compromised cabinet officers, then Trump cares mostly about applause and Putin prob... more »

US Withdrawals INF Nuclear Treaty, Russia Reciprocates, China Beckons

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 6 hours ago
*21WIRE* | Washington is not only concerned with Russian advances, but also China.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Refuses to Resign – Denies Yearbook Blackface/Klan is Him – Admits Doing Blackface Dance Contest Same Year…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
What a hot mess. At a press conference today Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam walks-back yesterday’s apology and today claims the 1984 pictures in his medical school yearbook (blackface and/or KKK outfit) are not him. However, Northam bases his belief … Continue reading →

Yellow Vests, Red Scarves and Class War in France- Who Benefits?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*From all I’ve read the “Red Scarves”* *= the Bourgeoisie* *"a sociologically defined class, especially in contemporary times, referring to people with a certain cultural and financial capital belonging to the middle or upper middle class: the upper (haute), middle (moyenne), and petty (petite) bourgeoisie (which are collectively designated "the bourgeoisie"); an affluent and often opulent stratum of the middle class who stand opposite the proletariat class.[1]* *One wonders if they are in fact on the tax payer funded payroll? They sure seem to be.Civil servants from the vast gover... more »

Virginia’s Gov. Northam Says That Wasn’t Him in Racist Photo

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Northam said at a news conference he had prematurely apologized for appearing in what he called a "horrific" picture of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

Who’s the Daddy? Surprise in Swiss Orangutan Paternity Test

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Basel Zoo in northwestern Switzerland said the test showed 5-month-old Padma wasn't fathered by the male in her enclosure.

TSA Officer Jumps to His Death at Orlando Airport

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Panicked passengers rushed past checkpoints leading to about half of the gates at Orlando International Airport after the man jumped, resulting in the checkpoint closures and delays.

‘Empire’ Actor Says Account of Attack Has Been Consistent

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said that he has been "consistent on every level" with the police during their investigation into what he says was a racist and homophobic attack on him.

[Graphic 18+] Egyptian military kills several terrorists in desert attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Egyptian military carried out a powerful attack on Saturday that involved eliminating a terrorist cell in the desert region 100km away from Cairo. According to the Egyptian military, their forces targeted a militant detachment El-Fayoum Province this weekend, killing and wounding several armed militants, while also seizing their weapons. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

First Lebanese cabinet meeting held after formation of new government

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Three ministries affiliated with the Shiite Hezbollah resistance group and the first woman to be elected Interior Minister were among the cabinet members who attended the first Council of Ministers in Beirut on Saturday. Hezbollah ministers, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mahmoud Qamati, Minister of Youth and Sports Mohammad Fneish, Minister of Health Dr. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New video footage shows aftermath of Syrian Army ambush against ISIS

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a deadly ambush against a group of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists that were attempting to travel through the Al-Sukhnah countryside today. According to a military report, the Syrian Arab Army spotted a group of ISIS fighters traveling through Wadi Suheil this morning, prompting […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US urges new Lebanese cabinet to avoid support of Hezbollah: State Department

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
The United States urges the newly formed Lebanese Cabinet to ensure that Hezbollah does not benefit from the resources and services available to the government ministries that it now heads, State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino said on Friday. “We call on the new government to ensure the resources and services of these ministries do not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Anti-Maduro protest fills streets of Caracas (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Supporters of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido filled the streets of Caracas on Saturday in protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president on January 23 after declaring Maduro’s January 10 inauguration illegitimate. Maduro has condemned the decision of a number of countries to recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s acting […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army spy releases daring footage from Turkish-backed rebel HQ (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) spy released footage from the headquarters of the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) this week. The Syrian Army spy does not reveal the location of the National Liberation Front’s base, but he does deliver a message from the site as reports of a future operation […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran unveils new long-range cruise missile Hoveyzeh (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Iran’s Defence Minister Amir Hatami together with the Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh unveiled a new generation of Soumar long-range ground-to-ground cruise missile named Hoveyzeh in Tehran on Saturday. “We live in a world in which some rulers do not pay attention to the nations’ rights, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army eliminates entire ISIS group trying to reach southeast Deir Ezzor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated an entire Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) that was trying to make their way to the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor on Saturday. According to reports, the Syrian Arab Army caught a group of ISIS fighters traveling through the Wadi Suheil area in the Al-Sukhnah countryside […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Venezuelan military slams recently defected air force chief

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
The Venezuelan military has characterized General Francisco Esteban Yanez Rodriguez’ decision to switch sides and recognize Guaido as a betrayal of the highest order. In a post on one of its official Twitter accounts, the armed forces stressed their continued loyalty to the Maduro’s government. “We in the Armed Forces will not put up with such actions. The Venezuelan Air Force remains loyal […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Eastern Euphrates battle map update: ISIS in control of Baghouz Tahtani

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) released several photos this weekend that showed their fighters still inside the town of Baghouz Tahtani in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley. As shown in the photos below, the Islamic State militants can still be seen fighting at the Baghouz Tahtani front, which […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New video shows massive Houthi missile attack on southern Saudi Arabia

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The Houthi forces unleashed a massive missile attack on southern Saudi Arabia, yesterday, targeting several military sites along the Yemeni border. Led by their rocket battalion, the Houthi forces fired at ten Katyusha and two Zilzal-1 missiles towards the Saudi military’s positions around the Ulab Crossing in southern Saudi Arabia’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

SDF officially denies capturing Baghdadi in eastern Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Kino Gabriel, a spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and General Command of the Syrian Military Council, has debunked the rumors the self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could have been captured by the US-backed Kurdish fighters. “These reports are baseless, with no evidence. He has not been captured”, Gabriel told Fox News. Over this week, there’s been much speculation on social […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Are Americans Becoming Soft or Safety-Conscious? How Kentucky Governor and FCC Chairman Shamed Americans for Having Backbones.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Many of us are already aware that earlier this week there was a Polar Vortex that affected a large part of the... more »

Gov. Northam must resign? Brandon Straka visits the Women's March. Super Bowl Sunday...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*lets start with that evil little squid, Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam.* So this guy declares it A-okay to kill a baby after it's born and not one commie/marxist/libtard bats an eyelash. But let him dress up in either black face or a KKK costume and suddenly it's, "Off with his head." Do you not see the weirdness in all of that? For someone who has endured a lifetime of people dressing up as pregnant nuns on Halloween (some of whom were Catholics) my answer is, "Who gives a sh*t?" *The "Some, But Not All, Women's March"* Brandon Straka, founder of the Walk Away Campaign, d... more »

CE3K: A Humanoid Encounter in Shadow of the Eclipse

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 7 hours ago
*CE3K: A Humanoid Encounter in Shadow of the Eclipse* *By Luis Burgos (FAO-ICOU)* *Introduction* Within the phenomenology of strictly physical humanoid encounters we find two types of close encounters: Related entities, with a UFO sighting, and Unrelated entities, in which no object whatsoever is readily visible. It is obvious that the first are the juiciest for research and analysis, but even so, records of strange characters appearing before the eyes of startled witnesses have been - and remain - very interesting when it comes to their evaluation. It just so happens that with no... more »

Feb. 2: So little time; so much insanity.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/01/enduring-the-tide-the-flooded-philippine-islands-that-locals-wont-leave https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/31/chiberia-extreme-cold-in-chicago-inspires-solidarity-and-awe-polar-vortex https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/31/polar-vortex-latest-weather-news-midwest-record-lows (Okay. 20 people died. But probably most of them were old, anyway.) https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/01/january-named-as-australias-hottest-month-on-record https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/feb/01/disaster-in-the-australia... more »

How Much Will The Trump-Putin Arms Race Cost American (And Russian) Taxpayers?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I've never been a fan of Hillary Clinton's-- never. At least her husband's neo-liberal agenda was couched in a pleasant personality. Each time I've met her was-- literally-- disgusting. I was stuck with a monster. Once her whole retinue-- one by one-- abandoned her backstage before a speech and I was the only left to deal with her and it was excruciating. Once at a White House state banquet she was like the big downer in the otherwise festive event, bad vibing everyone. That said, there was never one moment of one day that I harbored any doubts that she would make a better preside... more »

Man on bomb hoax, assault charges over Brisbane airport emergency shutdown

Just In - 8 hours ago
A Gold Coast man is facing bomb hoax and assault charges over an alleged domestic violence incident that forced authorities to shut down Brisbane's international airport, where eyewitnesses reported seeing a man with a knife.

CNN Quietly Removes Video Highlighting Governor Northam as Republican – Replaces With Edited Version….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
Last night CNN broadcast a segment on Anderson Cooper’s television show highlighting Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as a republican (he’s not). However, after distribution CNN removed the video from its YouTube channel and republished an edited version to remove the … Continue reading →

Egyptian archaeologists find 50 mummies at ancient burial site

Just In - 8 hours ago
Archaeologists say the chambers where the mummies were found belonged to a middle-class family who probably lived during the Ptolemaic era.

Farmers frustrated by 'lack of financial support' after record flood

Eliza Beck at Just In - 8 hours ago
North-east Victorian farmer John Bennett faces a clean-up bill of more than $100,000 after floodwaters destroyed nearly 10 kilometres of fencing on his property and littered paddocks with debris.

Tasmanian lives and properties under bushfire threat 'for foreseeable future'

Monte Bovill And Ainsley Koch at Just In - 8 hours ago
Authorities say hot north-westerly winds with peak gusts of up 70kph are likely to test fire containment lines that were secured yesterday, endangering communities.

Burial fee hike in remote town's only cemetery drives away clients

Nic Healey at Just In - 8 hours ago
A town council in Western Australia's remote north-west is facing a backlash after raising its cost of burial by more than 300 per cent.

This possum could become our first climate change extinction

Ben Deacon at Just In - 8 hours ago
The white lemuroid possum of Far North Queensland's tropical mountains doesn't sweat because it's never needed to cool its body before. Now harsher heatwaves are forcing it to higher elevations and it is at risk of becoming Australia's first animal to become extinct due to man-made climate change.

Could an old coal-fired power station breathe new life into this town?

Jonathan Hair at Just In - 8 hours ago
Locals fear Lithgow could turn into a ghost town if the Wallerawang Power Station — which has sat idle since it closed in 2014 — is not redeveloped soon. But questions are being raised about who will be left with the bill do demolish the site.

Senior Liberals 'urged' independent to run for North Shore seat at NSW election

Brigid Glanville at Just In - 8 hours ago
Sitting Liberal MP Felicity Wilson faces a rematch in the seat of North Shore as Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan declares a second tilt at the seat, following her unsuccessful run during a 2017 by-election.

Are we happy paying our superannuation to bank shareholders?

Andrew Robertson at Just In - 8 hours ago
Australians have been ripped off to the tune of billions of dollars, and many lives have been ruined, by a sector focussed on itself and not its customers, writes Andrew Robertson.

Fears of dog fights after puppies stolen from Alice Springs shelter

Katrina Beavan at Just In - 8 hours ago
The theft of 12 puppies from an Alice Springs shelter in the space of just one month sparks the need to increase security measures, as staff fear they may have been stolen to be used as bait in dog fights.

Japan fire festival: The 'unlucky' men who fight a village

Jake Sturmer at Just In - 8 hours ago
In a tiny Japanese ski resort, a flame-bearing mob battle the town's men to burn down a wooden shrine. It sounds terrifying. But it's a ritual to protect them.

The strange tale of donkeys, table tennis, and a Chinese traditional medicine called ejiao

Robert Burton-Bradley at Just In - 8 hours ago
Donkey hide gel is the new rhino horn and bear bile, critics say, and now the industry wants Australia's feral donkeys. But in the search for new friends it's entangled one of Australia's oldest sporting organisations in a fight over animal cruelty.

Is the Reserve Bank's glass about to become half-empty?

Stephen Letts at Just In - 8 hours ago
For more than six months the Reserve Bank has maintained the next move in rates is up. That could change this week.

I was the only insider allowed to speak at the Murray-Darling royal commission. Here's what I told them

Just In - 8 hours ago
I am a former Murray-Darling Basin Authority executive who gave evidence at the royal commission, and my concerns were reflected accurately in its sensational report. Australians deserve transparent and legal management of this water resource, funded and owned by all of us, writes Jason Alexandra.

We live here: A new generation on a street razed by fire

Just In - 8 hours ago
Kinglake's Bald Spur Road is the kind of place where kids wander on the dirt road in their pyjamas. Where an errant kangaroo might bound across the road at midday. Even after the worst fires in Australian history, its appeal endures.

Meghan and Kate's 'feud' has a familiar script for royal watchers

Yasmin Jeffery at Just In - 8 hours ago
Rumours of feuds in the Royal family are the bread and butter of the tabloid press. The coverage of Meghan and Kate is following the same script as the last generation of high-profile sisters-in-law.

Killer fire started after man burnt paper in his backyard, says coroner

Emma Field at Just In - 8 hours ago
A Victorian coroner has ruled a fire, which killed a man in eastern Victoria six years ago, was lit by an Aberfeldy resident.

China Is A Naval Powerhouse (But Can It Stay That Way?)

Robert Farley at Test Feed Using Fields - 8 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * [image: Reuters] Here's what history tells us. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is the most visible, and possibly the most consequential, manifestation of China’s emergence as a great power. In three decades, China has turned a large, but relatively minor regional force into a fleet of global consequence. But now that China has its navy, can it keep it? The historical record is mixed. Over the past 130 years several nations have embarked on radical schemes of fleet-building designed to elevate their positions in the international hierarchy. A... more »

Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Is in Serious Trouble

Mark Episkopos at Test Feed Using Fields - 8 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, Europe* Does Moscow even need a carrier? From *crashing* two aircraft in less than two week to being accompanied by massive *tugboats* wherever it goes, the last several years have not been kind to Russia’s sole, geriatric aircraft carrier. Most recently, a 70-ton crane smashed into *Admiral Kuznetsov*’s hull as the PD-50 floating drydock that housed it *sank*. The PD-50 incident sparked a new round of speculation concerning *Admiral Kuznetsov’s *future; while the Kremlin insists that *Kuznetsov’s *major *2020 overhaul *will proceed as planned, obser... more »

Notes On Julia – The Language

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 8 hours ago
So what's a good language for concurrent programming and parallel execution? Might it be Julia? Continue reading →

Central African Republic Reaches Peace Deal With 14 Armed Groups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Central African @GouvCF and 14 armed groups reached an agreement at Kharthoum peace talks – The meeting started on 24 January with @AU_Chergui facilitation and @UN support #CARpeace #AfricanInitiative pic.twitter.com/mccJ8hN01L — MINUSCA (@UN_CAR) February 2, 2019 *Al Jazeera:* *Central African Republic reaches peace deal with armed groups: UN* The agreement reached in Sudan is seen as a step towards ending years of fighting that has killed thousands. The Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups have reached a peace deal during talks in Sudan's capital on Saturday, the... more »

Tennessee Considering Bills Restoring Gold and Silver as Sound Money

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: tennessee-considering-bills-restoring-gold-and-silver-as-sound-money] Tennessee's state legislature is considering two bills that would restore gold and silver to their constitutional status.

Details of Fusion Center Surveillance Revealed

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: details-of-fusion-center-surveillance-revealed] A sheriff's department presentation in West Virginia revealed details of Fusion Center surveillance.

Scientists Discover A Potential ‘Off Switch’ For Aggressive #Melanomas

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MIT Scientist Explains Why Modern Wheat is Causing So Many Health Problems

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Black Holes Are Strange, But White Holes Are Stranger

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The first test tube baby.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr Explains How Big Pharma Completely Owns Congress.

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ZipStitch Is A New Way To Close Wounds When You’re Out There And Can’t Get To Help

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The Single Most Important Thinking Skill Nobody Taught You

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#Microplastics found in all dead dolphins, seals and whales washed up on British shores

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Slower Eating Helps You Eat Less and Lose Weight

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#Diethylstilbestrol #DES and #Breast #Cancer Studies

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The Importance of Recognition in Venezuela

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
This is a guest post from Elsy Gonzalez, a PhD candidate from the University of Chicago in the Department of Political Science. Last Wednesday, January 23, President Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency. Through this statement, Trump ultimately rejected Nicolas Maduro’s government and hedged his bet on regime change in […]

French ‘Yellow Vests' Hold A 12th Weekend Of Protests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Heavily-armed officers blast rubber bullets and tear gas at Yellow Vest activists marching through Paris for 'victims of police violence' - as protests calling for uprising against Macron reach 12th week in row* * The Yellow Vest protests have returned to the streets of France today for a 12th successive weekend * Tear gas filled the air and riot police did not hesitate and firing off their controversial rubber bullets * Many protesters are donning eye patches in support of Jerome Rodrigues, 40, who was blinded last weekend * This week's demonstrations mark a shift ... more »

Trump Regime Launches Coup in Venezuela: Here's What You Need to Know

RPI Staff at 8 hours ago
What's really going on in Venezuela? Is war propaganda even more dangerous than war itself? RPI's Daniel McAdams joins the Corbett Report to discuss the US-launched coup against the government of Venezuela and how non-interventionists and antiwar activists should react:

‘Moral disgrace’: EU Parliament lectures world on rule of law, then destroys legality in Venezuela

John Laughland at 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] It’s a moral disgrace when the EU Parliament, which lectures the world on the need to respect the rule of law, uses legal language to tell lies about the legality of the situation in Venezuela, and to destroy that legality. Exciting news from France: Marine le Pen is the country’s new president. After the Macron regime plunged the country into political crisis, Mrs Le Pen took the oath of office on Place de la Concorde on Friday before a small crowd of gilets jaunes (yellow vests) specially assembled – with the TV cameras – for the occasion. Proclaiming that sh... more »

'I Oppose Interventionism, But-' But Nothing. Don’t Be A Pro Bono CIA Propagandist.

Caitlin Johnstone at 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] In a recent interview with The Corbett Report, the Ron Paul Institute’s Daniel McAdams spoke disdainfully of those ostensibly anti-interventionist libertarians who picked this moment of all times to loudly and aggressively condemn Venezuela’s president Maduro, just as the US power establishment is ramping up its campaign to topple the Venezuelan government. “All of a sudden now there are millions of Venezuela experts in America, and many of them could not point Venezuela out on a map five days ago,” McAdams said. “And everyone has to have this disclaimer, ‘Well, I... more »

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