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Thomas Paine

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Monday, February 25, 2019

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Thousands Protest Bouteflika’s Plan To Seek Fifth Term As President of Algeria

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
Sunday’s Reuters article says hundreds protested, but on Friday it was reported as thousands by Reuters. The Algerian newspaper El … Continue reading →

US House Intel Chair to Sue Justice Department if Mueller Report is Withheld

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
Trump Attorney General William Barr has a troubling record, including blocking an already prepared indictment in the BCCI case: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/trump-ag-pick-barrs-troubling-record-recommended-iran-contra-pardons-blocked-bcci-indictment-refused-to-appoint-special-counsel-for-iraqgate-shared-memo-on-obstruction-with-trump-lawyers/ … Continue reading →

Protesters In Russia Mark Nemtsov Assassination Amid Heavy Police Presence

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
Boris Nemtsov Assassination site memorial released to public domain CC0 via wikimedia “Protesters Mark Nemtsov Assassination Amid Heavy Police Presence … Continue reading →


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago
*Donald Trump has delayed implementing tariffs on Chinese imports after his bluff was called. * *"For all its worth, the past week has been key for the world's two largest economies, as are their future actions," says Xinhua because it means that China will continue to be powered by a state run central bank and continue to boom while the USA, hampered by private central bank, is set to collapse under record levels of debt.* *http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/25/c_137848598.htm* *China holds all the trump cards with a state run central bank which can boost its domestic econom... more »

Meet Russia's New Lada-Class Submarine: The Next 'Stealth' Threat to the U.S. Navy?

Mark Episkopos at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, * The new class of subs is missing one key feature. The second Lada-class submarine has been laid down and is set to undergo a series of trials over 2019, according to Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy *Vladimir Korolyov*. “Serial production of the non-nuclear Lada-class submarines continues. This year, testing will commence on the second non-nuclear Lada-class submarine-- “Kronstadt,” which was laid down in September 2018,” announced Korolyov. Russian news outlet RT has obtained and published just *under a minute of footage *commemorating the... more »

Meet the Navy SEALs Ultimate Weapon: Deadly Grenade Launchers

WarIsBoring, Joseph Trevithick at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*WarIsBoring, Joseph Trevithick* *Security, * Since their formation in the 1960s, the Navy’s SEALs have been on a quest for more firepower. The elite commandos have been especially interested in bigger grenade launchers. Since their formation in the 1960s, the Navy’s SEALs have been on a quest for more firepower. The elite commandos have been especially interested in bigger grenade launchers. The sailing branch formed the Sea, Air and Land Teams in 1962. These “unconventional warfare” units—what we call Special Operations Forces today—quickly became known for their vast arsenals... more »

Hitler's Hell: How American Soldiers Lived (And Died) in Nazi Prison Camps

Warfare History Network, Richard A. Beranty at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*Warfare History Network, Richard A. Beranty* *Security, Europe* [image: By Unknown U.S. Army photographer - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs divisionunder the digital ID cph.3a26521.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyrig] Taken prisoner shortly after D-Day, 82nd Airborne paratrooper Charlie Lefchik vividly remembers the cramped freight cars that transported Americans to camps in Germany. The large number of Allied prisoners being funneled south to Rennes, France, following... more »

Pepper’s Response to Logical Positivism

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 17 hours ago
By restricting knowledge to the claims of belief founded on evidence of observable data and formal reasoning, the positivists deny the possibility of metaphysics as a meaningful cognitive enterprise. Stephen C. Pepper’s *World Hypothesis* can be seen as a direct response to logical positivism. He shows that despite its cognitive attractiveness, the positivist position is untenable. Here’s an excerpt from *World Hypothesis* (Page 322): "If positivism is undogmatic and merely asserts that the refinements of multiplicative corroboration in terms of data are highly reliable, there is ... more »

Chart: Adult-use marijuana sales spike 7% on Valentine’s Day

Maggie Cowee at Marijuana Business Daily - 17 hours ago
Valentine’s Day isn’t just an opportunity to express love, it’s also an opportunity to spend – a trend that is reflected in retail marijuana expenditures in several adult-use markets. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that total 2019 spending on Valentine’s Day gifts in the United States would exceed $20 billion, making the holiday No. 3 […] Chart: Adult-use marijuana sales spike 7% on Valentine’s Day is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

The string of fake "attacks", and political resentment

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
The Jussie Smollett imbroglio is only the latest in a long, long line of alleged attacks against liberal, left-wing and progressive causes and individuals by alleged supporters of President Trump. Almost all of those allegations have proved to be false, made up by their alleged victims. There's a list of some of them here, if you're interested - and it's by no means exhaustive. I suspect the underlying reason for these fake attacks is resentment, pure and simple. The "enlightened" classes are furious that the voters of America elected Donald Trump in the first place. How dare t... more »

Good quantum error correction vs Lie symmetries: a trade-off

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Quantum Frontiers, a Caltech-based blog written by the folks around John Preskill, published a review Symmetries and quantum error correction by Philippe Faist of a fresh, 72-page-long quant-ph preprint written by Faist and 6 co-authors including Preskill (a Caltech-Stanford-Berlin collaboration) Continuous symmetries and approximate quantum error correction. It's looks like a rather neat paper about the quantum information. I normally don't watch the quant-ph archive on a regular basis, silently assuming that place to be dominated by various Maudlin-like crackpots who have trouble ... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago
*Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) came under suspicion of being an "absolute moron" after murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the world. * *But by now going to booming China to seal oil deals, he has made the right strategic choice for Saudi Arabia.* *China's state central bank just printed out of thin air nearly 700 billion USD to counter the Globalist engineered recessionary influences, as much as the entire GDP of Saudi Arabia in 2017.* *Saudi Arabia is the world's biggest exporter of oil and if it begins to trade oil in Yuan denominated contracts, it co... more »

Kim Jong travels to new summit with Trump on train to avoid assasination

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago
*Kim Jong shouldn't agree to give up his nuclear weapons unilaterally when he meets Trump in Vietnam. He risks having the same fate as Libyan President Gaddafi. The very fact that he has to travel in an armoured train to the summit and cannot take a plane speaks volumes about the level of threat he is under.* *Kim Jong should strong arm Donald Trump into grantong reasonable economic concessions or threaten a PR catastrophe.* *Kim Jong can deny Trump the triumphant headlines he wants by walking out of a joint press conference with him, for example. He can do it with humour and charm... more »

HERE WE GO: Crooked Hillary and Politico Publish Hit List of 200 Influential Conservatives They call “Foreign Actors” Who They Want Removed from Twitter

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
HERE WE GO: Crooked Hillary and Politico Publish Hit List of 200 Influential Conservatives They call “Foreign Actors” Who They Want Removed from Twitter by Jim Hoft, https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ Hillary Clinton, Politico, the liberal media, DC elites and far left organizations are coordinating efforts to silence real people who support Donald Trump and his agenda in […]

Serbian Laslo Djere wins 2019 Rio Open in Gávea on Sunday

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was an emotional moment at Jockey Club in Gávea yesterday (February 24th) as Serbian Laslo Djere won his first-ever Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) title, winning the final at the 2019 Rio Open. The unseeded Djerje defeated 18-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 7-5 in […] The post Serbian Laslo Djere wins 2019 Rio Open in Gávea on Sunday appeared first on The Rio Times.

Why people are upset Green Book won Best Picture at the Oscars

Yasmin Jeffery at Just In - 18 hours ago
Green Book took home the coveted Best Picture award at this year's Oscars, but not everyone was happy about it. Here's why.

Oscar 2019: Yalitza Aparicio speaks out on barriers facing Indigenous Women

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
“If I do something wrong, they might think we are all that way. So I have to take good care of that image, our image,” the actress said. Yalitza Aparicio, the breakout star of Alfonso Cuarón’s critically acclaimed film “Roma,” made history as the first indigenous woman to get an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Now she’s using her win to speak out on barriers indigenous women face in cinema and society at large. “I know that everything that I am doing — if I do something wrong, they might think we are all that way. So I have to take good care of that image, our image,” the actres... more »

A Good Monday Morning

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

'It provides a level of hope': Boost for rare cancer patients in tropical north

Alexia Attwood at Just In - 19 hours ago
The old Northern Territory adage "when in pain, get on a plane" could soon become a phrase of the past for rare cancer sufferers in the region, as the NT Government signs up to a program meaning more patients can undergo treatment and clinical trials in Darwin.

Dog and owner reunited after car theft and high-speed chase

Just In - 19 hours ago
A dog and its owner are reunited after the pooch was inadvertently caught up in a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 170 kilometres per hour along a rural highway.

'Being safe is crucial': Acute mental patients forced to wait up to eight years for housing

Tom Maddocks at Just In - 19 hours ago
Less than 10 per cent of public housing applicants are able to access long-term, stable public housing in the Northern Territory, including seriously ill mental health patients, according to NT Shelter.

Does This Video Show Off Russia's Deadly 2 Megaton Nuclear Drone?

Mark Episkopos at Test Feed Using Fields - 19 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, * Putin seems ready to show the world his nuclear drones--and gives more details on Moscow's Mach 9 hypersonic missile. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s February *Address to the Federal Assembly *made waves for its international political implications, and rightly so. But less covered, though arguably no less important, were Putin’s updates on several of Russia’s most ambitious weapons projects: Poseidon and Tsirkon. As previously covered by *The National Interest*, Poseidon is a nuclear-powered underwater drone armed with a 2-megaton atomic payloa... more »

The U.S. Military's Iron Man Suit Is Dead

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 19 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * [image: Reuters] What happened? Long before Tony Stark took a load of shrapnel to the chest in a distant war zone, science fiction legend Robert Heinlein gave America the most visceral description of powered armor for the warfighter of the future. Forget the spines of extra-lethal weaponry, the heads-up display, and even the augmented strength of an Iron Man suit — the real genius, Heinlein wrote in Starship Troopers, "is that you don't have to control the suit; you just wear it, like your clothes, like skin." "Any sort of ship you have to learn t... more »

Engines of democracy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Our culture is inoculated through Grade Twelve. After that the student is exposed mostly to a much narrower set of educational objectives. The actual pressure post secondary school makes diversions costly. In High School it is possible to read the library out without real cost if you are essentially college bound. That is what needs to be strongly encouraged. Throw in the development of writing skills which is now practical with blogs. The university environment has become agenda focused and some of that is actually bad news far too often, particularly where Marxist ideol...more »

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
If we have learned anything, it is that radioactive contamination, while a problem, does not so poison the environment that life will be unable to fully recover. Here we discover even pragmatic men and women have come back into the area. The wildlife has invaded it heavily as this has become a refuge. After all Hiroshima was never abandoned and has since been completely rebuilt. The more serious problem is the complete dismantling of those reactors.. . *Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment* - *14 February 2019* *https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment... more »

Texas Sets New Record for Oil Production

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
. Look at the size of the Permian Shale Basin. It has been totally liberated by the advent of horizontal drilling which can tap individual zones over what is thousands of feet of productive potential. The industry mastered the technology in North Dakota in the huge Williston Shale and it looks like they are sustaining production there as well. This is why the USA has rotated back into the world's largest oil producer. It is also why peak oil is now far on the horizon. All that left behind oil has become at least prospective. . *Texas Sets New Record for Oil Production ... more »

Africa Was Twice as Rich as Asia in 1950 and Africa Rising Requires Good Policies

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The problem is Africa is that we have a huge number of countries and only Three are really large enough to properly compare to the Asian giants. Those are Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The surprise though is Ethiopia which has adopted the Chinese model and is maintaining an 7%+ growth rate for the past decade. Thus the average GOP is now $500+. This is huge because it now puts all other African countries and also Islamic countries completely on notice that it is possible to do it as well. Even Nigeria is cleaning up its act. All countries globally are now figuring all t... more »

Breaking: Cal Jam bans holistic Drs. Wolfson from future events after Heather Wolfson’s speech to thousand of docs (VIDEO)

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 20 hours ago
(Note from Erin: I spoke the last 3 years in a row at Cal Jam. It’s an event at the opera house in Costa Mesa which seats several thousand doctors in the audience. Unfortunately, it appears I missed the most interesting year of all. I’ve reached out to Cal Jam’s founder, who I’ve known for years, Dr. […] The post Breaking: Cal Jam bans holistic Drs. Wolfson from future events after Heather Wolfson’s speech to thousand of docs (VIDEO) appeared first on Health Nut News.

Ex-Cyclone Oma flattens potential million-dollar crop in NSW

Just In - 20 hours ago
Strong winds have ripped through a Cavendish plantation near the Queensland border, snapping plants in half and handing a Cudgen farmer his second heavy loss in three years.

Beowulf trial hears claims family took victim's money before her death

Elizabeth Byrne at Just In - 20 hours ago
Evidence of friction in the family of Canberra-based Archibald finalist Melissa Beowulf emerges as she faces trial for murder, alongside her two eldest sons.

Bushfire contained after threatening lives, homes near Denmark on WA's south coast

Just In - 20 hours ago
An emergency warning is downgraded for a bushfire burning near a stretch of South Coast Highway just a few kilometres from the holiday town on Western Australia's south coast.

NAB jobs to go amid national branch overhaul

Ben Nielsen at Just In - 20 hours ago
Less than three weeks after executives stood down in the wake of the banking royal commission, NAB announces it is preparing to shed up to 180 jobs throughout Australia, citing changes in customer banking habits.

Christian Porter rejects claim 'mate' handed a six-figure job after providing campaign bus

Frances Bell at Just In - 20 hours ago
Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter rejects any link between his use of a campaign bus and the appointment of WA Liberal Party colleague Joe Francis to a lucrative tribunal position with a six-figure salary.

'I can't believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar'

Dannielle Maguire at Just In - 20 hours ago
A topic often spoken about in hushed tones takes centre stage amid the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards.

The AFL's hypocrisy is on show, and the gimmicky AFLX adds salt to the wound

Kate O'Halloran at Just In - 20 hours ago
It is decisions like these which incite rage in fans of the AFLW who just want to see women given a fair go and chance to succeed, writes Kate O'Halloran.

Remote outback town with 12 residents to get telehealth clinic

Casey Briggs at Just In - 20 hours ago
Innamincka, near the Queensland border, is used to floods — of water and tourists — and accessing healthcare can be a problem. Now, a new remote "self-service" telehealth clinic aims to change that.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
*by Noah* Well, OK, at least that's more out in the open. Sure, that autocracy pretending to be a democracy thing has always been at least in our peripheral vision, and sure, most have chosen to ignore it, but Donnie Sleazeball and his accomplices have moved it right into the middle of the interstate and were driving head on into it without our seat belts; at 120 mph no less. Democratically elected legislatures are no longer camouflage for the banks and billionaires. Now, they are just their laugh track for what amounts to legislative autocracy. The sickness isn't new, but the fe... more »

This Gun Was the Secret Weapon of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Warfare History Network, Frederick J. Chiaventone at Test Feed Using Fields - 21 hours ago
*Warfare History Network, Frederick J. Chiaventone* *Security, * [image: By Army Heritage Museum, U.S. Army - This image comes from http://ahp.us.army.mil, specifically http://search.ahp.us.army.mil/search/images/?search=Girandoni Photo Credit: Army Heritage Museum. From the site:] Meet the .46-caliber Girandoni air rifle. When one thinks of the guns that won the West, one naturally envisions such familiar weapons as the Winchester, Henry, and Spencer repeating rifles, the trapdoor Springfield, the Smith & Wesson revolver, and the Colt Peacemaker. Thinking back even further, th... more »

RIP Constantinople: How One Canon Brought Down an Empire

Warfare History Network, William E. Welsh at Test Feed Using Fields - 21 hours ago
*Warfare History Network, William E. Welsh* *Security, Europe* [image: PHGCOM [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]] Some history you need to know. In the 15th century the great powers of medieval Europe paid talented gunsmiths to build massive bombards to batter walls and shorten the length of sieges. The introduction of bombards meant that artillery replaced mining as the surest way to breach a stronghold. Bombards were massive guns, the largest of which weighed 20 tons or more. Smaller guns were referred to during the period as cannons. Bombards were... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Sunday 24th 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 […]

Fact-Checking the Leftmedia

Media outlets already don’t separate news from opinion, and “fact-checkers” are the worst offenders. ~ Lewis Morris ~ One of the primary responsibilities of the news media in our republic is to keep elected officials honest — to investigate and expose malfeasance and corruption and shine the light of truth on those who […]

Amy Chozick, NY Times Hillary 2016 Reporter, Cheerleads For Democrat Voter Turnout Apps

By Clay Waters ~ The New York Times devoted 2,200 words on the front of its Sunday Review opinion section to “Can Peer Pressure Defeat Trump?” The text box: “Democrats need millennials to turn out. These apps can help.” But the piece, which cheerleads for liberal millennials to pressure their friends into voting against Trump […]

Australian Politics – Newspoll Snuffs Out Last Liberal Party Hopes

By Andrew Bolt ~ The lack of bounce should shock the Liberal Party Government led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison: The Labor Party has weathered a political storm over border protection and maintained a six-point lead over the Coalition following a bruising parliamentary fortnight. An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the two party […]

Trump’s Not Shy About His Plan To Ship Syrian-Based Terrorists Back To Europe

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
Trump wants the US’ NATO partners to repatriate their citizens captured during anti-terrorist operations in the areas of Syria under its proxies’ control, whether to put them on trial in their homelands or reintegrate them into society depending upon their sovereign choice. This demand has been met with strong opposition […] The post Trump’s Not Shy About His Plan To Ship Syrian-Based Terrorists Back To Europe appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

'I was heartbroken. It's not fair': Melbourne bars accused of underpaying workers

Ben Knight And Zalika Rizmal at Just In - 22 hours ago
Former employees of Le Bon Ton in Collingwood and Longhorn Saloon in Carlton claim they were paid below the award rate and did not receive penalty rates, even on shifts ending at 5:00am.

Tasmanian Liberal Rene Hidding retires from politics, denies abuse allegations

Alexandra Humphries And Ellen Coulter at Just In - 22 hours ago
Long-serving Tasmanian Liberal MP Rene Hidding resigns from politics, labelling abuse allegations levelled against him as "false and malicious".

Water police brave tropical storms and two-metre swell to save sick sailor

Just In - 22 hours ago
NT water police battle a two-metre swell and stormy wet season conditions to rescue a sailor who fell ill on a Japanese tanker offshore from Darwin.

Virgin Galactic hopes to launch tourist flights to space by end of 2019

Zoe Daniel at Just In - 22 hours ago
After another successful test flight, Richard Branson believes he will be sending members of the public into space by the end of this year.

Swimmer drowns in Cyclone Oma's aftermath as beaches wash away

Tom Forbes at Just In - 22 hours ago
A man drowns at North Stradbroke Island after days of cyclonic conditions with beaches along parts of the Queensland coastline suffering serious erosion.

Labor proposes crackdown on 'dirty money' laundered through Australian real estate

Sue Lannin at Just In - 22 hours ago
Real estate agents, lawyers and accountants will be forced to report dirty money used to buy property if Labor wins the upcoming federal election.

'It couldn't have been me': ROC staffer denies he was source of raid leak

Karen Percy at Just In - 22 hours ago
A former media adviser to the Registered Organisations Commission has denied he was the source of a leak about police raids on the Australian Workers' Union in October 2017.

The property market is flooded with houses — 115,000 of them

Michael Atkin at Just In - 22 hours ago
With vendors dropping their prices and still struggling to sell their properties, new data shows there are more properties on the market and they are staying there for a longer period of time. But buyers are still reluctant, or unable, to take advantage of it.

Best Oscars moments: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper get intimate as Green Book wins big

Paul Donoughue at Just In - 22 hours ago
Every year when you are watching the Oscars there are few things that make you go — wait, what? Well, 2019 was no different. Here are some of the most surprising, strange, and heartening moments.

Oscars shock as Green Book beats Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody for best picture

Just In - 22 hours ago
Green Book wins Oscars for best picture, best original screenplay and best supporting actor, stunning Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma, which won four and three awards on the night respectively.

February 25th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #767

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

Monday February 25th – Open Thread

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

U.S. Special Forces To Now Focus On Russia And China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces are seen in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016. © Delil Souleiman / AFP *Washington Times:* *EXCLUSIVE: Special ops to turn focus from war on terror to China, Russia* Will be taking a larger role in cyberwarfare, information and 'influence' operations, sources say America’s elite special operations forces are getting new marching orders as the Pentagon moves away from its post-9/11 focus on radical terrorist groups and trains its eye on big-power ... more »

Manhattan Town Hall Meeting, February 23, 2019

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 23 hours ago
20190223 manhattan meeting Video of 20190223 manhattan meeting Dennis Speed develops insight into Lyndon LaRouche's concept of Potential Relative Population Density with excerpts from the Schiller Institute conference that took place over Presidents' Day weekend.

People, places touched by Listeria outbreak will be forever changed

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
on assignment: South Africa JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization (WHO) reported it was the largest Listeria outbreak on record. After 1,060 confirmed cases and 216 deaths between January 2017 and July 2018, officials in South Africa declared an end to the outbreak linked to polony made by Enterprise Foods. But, many people in the country... The post People, places touched by Listeria outbreak will be forever changed appeared first on Food Safety News. Continue Reading

Man fined $20,000 for taking dangerous pathogens on commercial flight

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Gang Li of Guelph, Ontario, was convicted on Feb. 20 in the Ontario Court of Justice of violating Canada’s Health of Animals Act and the associated Health of Animals Regulations. He was ordered to pay fines totaling $20,000. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) brought the legal action against Li. According to court documents, Li... The post Man fined $20,000 for taking dangerous pathogens on commercial flight appeared first on Food Safety News. Continue Reading

Reduced registration for Food Safety Summit makes a good thing even better

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of previews for the 2019 Food Safety Summit presented by Food Safety News. Early bird registration for the 21st annual Food Safety Summit is available through March 31, offering attendees discounts for certification courses, seminars, panel discussions and access to the trade show floor with its... The post Reduced registration for Food Safety Summit makes a good thing even better appeared first on Food Safety News. Continue Reading

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Servicemen of the Belarusian Interior Ministry's special forces unit perform as they take part in the event "Winter fun" at their base in Minsk, Belarus. 17 February. © REUTERS / Vasily Fedosenko *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: 16-22 February* (Sputnik)

Meet the M1A2C Abrams: The U.S. Army's New Tank

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 23 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * The latest version of the M1 arguably is the best tank in the world. For now. The U.S. Army has revealed its newest tank. The new M1A2C Abrams boasts new active and passive protection that could help to protect it from the latest enemy weaponry. The first detailed image of the M1A2C *appeared* on Feb. 22, 2019. The photo depicts one of the new fighting vehicles at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The most obvious new features of the M1A2C that are evident in the photo are the vehicle's Trophy active protection systems and an additional slab of... more »

Okinawans Vote Overwhelmingly Against Relocating U.S. Futenma Base To Henoko

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Okinawa rejects new US military base but Abe likely to press on* *Tokyo sees controversial plan for new base at Henoko as key to US security alliance* Voters on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have rejected the controversial relocation of a US military base in a referendum, according to local media, but the result is likely to be ignored by the prime minister, Shinzo Abe. Kyodo news agency said its projection based on exit polls indicated that more than a quarter of Okinawa’s 1.16 million eligible voters had opposed the plan: a threshold that requires th... more »

Giant Wooden Troll Is Returning to Colorado Ski Town

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
A huge wooden troll will be reincarnated in a Colorado ski town, although it's unclear what it will look like or where it will sit.

The Trade Balance Chimera in Two Sentences

Pierre Lemieux at Econlib - 23 hours ago
Charles H. Carroll (1799-1890) was a Maryland and Massachusetts merchant who wrote on economics often with surprising insights. In a 1862 article reproduced in his book Organization of Debt into Currency and Other Papers, he destroyed the myth of the unfavorable balance of trade in two sentences (emphasis in original): The balance of trade, that […] The post The Trade Balance Chimera in Two Sentences appeared first on Econlib.

Sudan President Bashir Declares State Of Emergency. Protests Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*BBC:* *Sudan's Omar al-Bashir declares state of emergency* Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a national state of emergency, dismissed the federal government and sacked all state governors. Mr Bashir made the announcement in a TV address to the nation, but later appointed members of the security forces as replacement governors. Earlier, Sudan's National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) said that Mr Bashir would be stepping down. Mr Bashir has been the focus of anti-government protests in recent weeks. Protesters took to the streets after the announcement in th... more »

In Deep Blue Districts, Holding A Rotten Incumbent Accountable Means One Thing: Robust Primaries

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Peterson needs a primary anyway* Earlier today, we looked at some corporate Dems trying to earn their keep from their corporate masters by torpedoing Medicare-For-All. Is that OK? Let me put another layer on that for a moment. There are dozens of non-competitive seats-- seats with virtually no viable Republicans-- but where corporate Democrats are wasting everyone's time doing the Republican-lite boogaloo for no discernible reason (other than to line their own pockets and build their own power). Let me give you a few examples, along with Hillary Clinton's 2016 win number: *•* AL-...more »

Early Results Pointed To A Hung Parliament In Moldova From Sunday's Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:** Moldova looks set for hung parliament as opposition threatens protests* CHISINAU (Reuters) - Early results pointed to a hung parliament in Moldova’s election on Sunday, splitting the vote between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when the ex-Soviet republic’s relations with the European Union have soured. The current government wants closer EU integration and warns of catastrophe if the country falls back into Russia’s sphere of influence. But corruption scandals and worries over the health of its democracy have tarnished the country’s image and weakened... more »

Nigerians Await Presidential Election Results

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*ABC News Online:* *Nigerian polls close with reports of dozens killed in election violence* As many as 39 people have died in election-related violence in Nigeria, as the country awaits the results of this weekend's voting in what is forecast to be its tightest poll since the end of military rule in 1999. Current President Muhummadu Buhari, 76, a former military ruler is seeking a second term on an anti-corruption platform. He faces off against businessman Atiku Abubakar, 72, a former vice president who has promised to expand the role of the private sector. The election was he...more »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. exposes Bill Gates & his relationship with Big Pharma

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
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Arizona lawmakers pass vaccine parental rights bills in face of criticism

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
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Minnesota lawmaker introduces new bill mandating vaccines for children, including homeschoolers

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
(Note from Erin: Pinterest has completely banned us and YouTube is censoring us. Please get on the update list today so we can keep a lifeline. It’s so sad to see what a lapdog the Star Tribune is on the new bill in Minnesota. One doctor I know said, “It would appear it was written by pharma […] The post Minnesota lawmaker introduces new bill mandating vaccines for children, including homeschoolers appeared first on Health Nut News.

Cuba Goes To The Polls To Vote On A New Constitution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Cuba sees high turnout at polls for constitutional referendum* HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans flocked to the polls on Sunday in a vote expected to approve a new constitution that institutes modest economic and social changes while maintaining the one-party socialist system. Under a bright sun and the watchful gaze of uniformed grammar school children guarding ballot boxes, 81 percent of the 8.7 million electorate had cast votes by 5 p.m., an hour before polls closed, according to the national electoral commission. Results are due to be announced on Monday. *Read more* .... more »

Review of SA ambulance patient deaths finds harm was likely 'preventable'

Leah MacLennan And Casey Briggs at Just In - 1 day ago
A review of 17 "patient safety incidents" — including nine deaths in South Australia's ambulance system — finds that in 14 cases, people may have suffered preventable harm.

'No-one sees the accused kill her mother': Daughter says intruders broke into house

Ellie Sibson at Just In - 1 day ago
A woman accused of bludgeoning her mother to death with a piece of timber called triple-0 claiming intruders broke into the house and attacked her mother, a court hears.

AFL industry to 'name and shame' culprit behind racist comment aimed at Eddie Betts

Just In - 1 day ago
The AFL industry rallies behind Eddie Betts, with the peak body for players set to "name and shame" the person behind a racist attack on the Adelaide Crows star made on social media.

'It's just so out of this world': Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer joins Brisbane band for jam session

Patrick Williams at Just In - 1 day ago
A Sunday night session on Caxton Street for Brisbane band Golden Age of Ballooning turns into an impromptu jam session with Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith.

Here are those WTF moments from the Oscars

Paul Donoughue at Just In - 1 day ago
Every year, when you are watching the Oscars, there are few things that make you go — wait, what?

BHP reaches confidential settlement with train driver sacked over derailment

David Weber at Just In - 1 day ago
BHP reaches an undisclosed settlement with the driver who was outside the cabin when his fully-laden iron ore train took off unmanned and was deliberately derailed 120 kilometres south of Port Hedland.

Georgina Downer says novelty cheque for bowls club was 'not legal tender'

Eugene Boisvert at Just In - 1 day ago
Liberal Party candidate Georgina Downer says she was "absolutely not" presenting Commonwealth money when she was photographed with a giant novelty cheque at a South Australian bowls club last week.

Snake on a plane travels over 15,000km before being found in a shoe

Jessica Hinchliffe at Just In - 1 day ago
A sneaky spotted python makes its way from Queensland to Glasgow in the suitcase of a Scottish tourist, who at first glimpse thought it was a practical joke.

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to retire

Just In - 1 day ago
After a law enforcement career spanning 46 years, including more than six years as Queensland's top cop, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart reveals he will step down on July 7.

This whale was found dead in the Amazon jungle and wildlife experts are investigating why

Just In - 1 day ago
Wildlife experts are searching for clues following the discovery of a humpback whale's body in undergrowth on the Brazilian island of Marajo — some 15 metres from the ocean.

Scientists suggest gene-edited twins may have inadvertently become smarter

Just In - 1 day ago
The controversial Chinese scientist who shocked the world by claiming he edited the genes of twin sisters may have inadvertently enhanced their brains, scientists say.

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