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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

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Mueller Report: The Comic Book? The Screen Play? An Opera?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 25 seconds ago
Every single member of Congress I know, has read the Mueller Report, carefully. But I don't think anyone else has! Interviewed by Jake Tapper last Sunday, Justin Amash said that he thinks that "less than 15%" of members (of both parties) had read the report. Yesterday, writing for *Business Insider*, Mark Bowden, author of *Black Hawk Down* and *Killing Pablo*, and illustrator Chad Hurd presented a kind of simplified version of the 448 page-- sometimes dull as dishwater-- Mueller Report. Their version is a gripping narrative meant to hold someone's-- even a congressmember's-- atte...more »

myGov system goes down; Telstra blames 'traffic' for yesterday's outage

Nassim Khadem at Just In - 47 minutes ago
The myGov system is experiencing technical problems, denying people online access to the ATO, Medicare and Centrelink. Meanwhile Telstra has blamed "unusually large traffic" in NSW for yesterday's payments outage.

Justice advocate Wayne Muir charged with sex offences

Bridget Rollason at Just In - 47 minutes ago
Victorian Aboriginal community leader Wayne Muir is granted bail after being charged with 20 sexual misconduct offences against four women.

Trump drops census citizenship question, vows to get data from government

Just In - 56 minutes ago
US President Donald Trump abandons his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.

Culture probe at University of Adelaide's ancient DNA laboratory

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 56 minutes ago
The University of Adelaide is conducting a probe into the "culture" of its world-class ancient DNA laboratory after complaints were made by students about the nature of their work environment.

The UK ambassador's observations were hardly news to Americans

Zoe Daniel And Emily Olson at Just In - 56 minutes ago
Sir Kim Darroch's comments should shine a light on the fragility of America's alliances, but the US is overcome with outrage fatigue, writes Zoe Daniel.

'Why didn't I get him out of there?' Fear of reprisals keeping aged care complaints from being heard

Jane Bardon at Just In - 56 minutes ago
Prominent NT disability services advocate Robyne Burridge says people with loved ones in aged care are afraid to speak out about poor conditions because there may not be anywhere else to take them.

Rich are getting richer, but stagnating wages mean income inequality is steady

Stephen Long And Michael Janda at Just In - 56 minutes ago
Well-off Australians are pulling away from the rest of the nation, with wealth inequality rising in recent years. However, income inequality has remained steady as earnings have stagnated.

Jury dismissed in murder trial of young NSW mother Carly McBride

Emma James at Just In - 56 minutes ago
The NSW woman's remains were found in bushland two years after her disappearance in 2014. Today a judge has dismissed the jury in the trial of Ms McBride's ex‑partner.

Bus driver killed in Adelaide-Melbourne crash mourned as truck passenger faces drug charges

Just In - 56 minutes ago
A woman who was a passenger in a truck involved in a crash on the Western Highway that killed a bus driver and injured 45 passengers is charged with drug trafficking offences.

Who drew these 'sinister' blackboard artworks hidden in a primary school hall?

Just In - 56 minutes ago
A school in Melbourne's inner north is searching for a "highly skilled" mystery artist responsible for a series of whimsical blackboard tableaus uncovered during renovations.

U.S. Democratic Candidate Joe Biden Vows To Restore The 'World Order'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 59 minutes ago
*AFP: **Blasting Trump, Biden pledges global summit on democracy* New York (AFP) - Denouncing President Donald Trump as an affront to American values, Democratic candidate Joe Biden vowed Thursday that if elected he would hold a summit aimed at halting a backslide in global democracy. The former vice president, who leads early polls for the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump in next year's election, said his foreign policy would be "based on clear goals driven by sound strategies, not by Twitter tantrums." "The world sees Trump for what he is: insincere, ill-informed and ... more »

public debt owed to China, as % of GDP; Edgar Cayce in 2100 AD in Nebraska

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 hour ago
7-4-19 *According* to the study by a German-American team of academics under the leadership of Harvard professor Carmen Reinhart, China exports more capital to developing and emerging countries than all other industrialized countries put together. Moreover, numerous conditions are attached to the loans that weigh heavily on their recipients. Whereas Western governments and multilateral organizations generally attach low interest rates and long repayment periods to their loans, China tends to impose short periods and higher rates. To ensure that the loans are paid back, the c...more »

On The Frustrated and Clueless Atheists

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 hour ago
The people who are the first to hop aboard the bandwagon of a philosophy which claims to possess the “one and only truth” are usually the frustrated and clueless atheists who feel alienated from their own culture and have started yearning for a new “god”. Their need for a new god is both psychological and spiritual. They want to lose their personal identity (and with it their frustrations and cluelessness) in a movement that provides them with the satisfaction of denying religion while assuming a godlike persona—of a being who is perfectly moral, perfectly intelligent, and full of k... more »

"We're All In This Together..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“We’re all in this together. It’s okay to be honest. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to say you’re stuck, or that you’re haunted or that you can’t begin to let go. We can all relate to those things. Screw the stigma that says otherwise. Break the silence and break the cycle, for you are more than just your pain. You are not alone. And people need other people.” - Jamie Tworkowski

Know This: North Korea Isn't Desperate for a Nuclear Deal with America

David Axe at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* There is evidence that Pyongyang already has shrugged off the threat of unending U.S. sanctions. Even as Trump and Kim met for the third time, activity continued at the uranium-enrichment plant at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, according to 38 North. North Korea hardly is desperate to negotiate an agreement with the United States ending or even merely limiting North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program. “Pyongyang would certainly appreciate the lifting of sanctions, a peace treaty, investment and trade, but it has other options,... more »

The U.S. Army Is Training Militia Troops To Beat Back a Russian Invasion

David Axe at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Could this work? U.S. Army soldiers have been training militia troops from the Baltic states in order to help them resist Russian occupation in the event Russia makes a land-grab west of its current border. Special Forces from the active Army as well as from the West Virginia National Guard recently completed the first “irregular and unconventional warfare training iteration” for the Polish Territorial Defense Forces and the Latvian *Zemmessardze*. The training was part of the Ridge Runner program in West Virginia, Army officials *told* *Army Times* re... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Wednesday 10th July 2019

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 1 hour ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

Invoking WikiLeaks And Torture Report, CIA Pushes For Expansion Of Secrecy Law To Stifle Public Criticism

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 1 hour ago
When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude “covert agents” who resided in the U.S. There was consideration by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of how the legislation might “chill The post Invoking WikiLeaks And Torture Report, CIA Pushes For Expansion Of Secrecy Law To Stifle Public Criticism appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trey Gowdy Discusses Upcoming Fiasco of Mueller Testimony – “Corn Kernel Questioning”…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 hour ago
The smartest man in the world once explained a metaphor apropos to this moment in time when Robert Mueller will testify before congress. It goes like this: In front of you sits an ear of corn. You are trying to … Continue reading →

German Deutsche Bank Implodes on Back of Failed Merkel Economic Policy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Duran Published on Jul 11, 2019 The Duran Quick Take: Episode 235. The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Deutsche Bank’s 18,000 job cuts by 2022, as part of a sweeping overhaul at the ailing German bank, which is transitioning out of high-risk investment banking. Deutsche Bank staff from Australia, Asia and …

Yes, Deutsche Fail Would Cause Global Catastrophe!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT America Published on Jul 11, 2019 Rick Sanchez discusses the global systemic risk posed by Deutsche Bank and banks of their size. Then author Ian Winer joins to share his insights. He says there’s no chance that Deutsche Bank will be allowed to fail due to the catastrophic effect it would have on the …

Islamic Revolutionary Guards Deny Trying to Stop UK Oil Tanker – Reports

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Deny Trying to Stop UK Oil Tanker – Reports by https://sputniknews.com/ A Royal Navy ship earlier escorted the oil tanker British Heritage in the Strait of Hormuz after reports that several Iranian military boats had approached the vessel. – “The American government … and also England … should not have taken action …

Albert Edwards: The US Is About To Take Global Currency War To A Whole New Level

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Albert Edwards: The US Is About To Take Global Currency War To A Whole New Level by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ It is rare for Wall Street analysts to break the echo chamber of the intellectual Trump #resistance – after all, “Orange man crazy, his tweets make no sense” remains all the rage among those who are …

US Judge Ruling Debunks Mueller Report for Claiming False Ties — Shreds Mueller ‘Evidence’ Of Kremlin Meddling

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Judge Shreds Mueller ‘Evidence’ Of Kremlin Meddling by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ A US District court judge has dealt a major blow to special counsel Robert Mueller’s theory that the Kremlin engaged in “sweeping and systematic” meddling in the 2016 US election. – Judge Dabney L. Friedrich ruled this week that the Special Counsel’s indictment of …

Angela Merkel Sits for Anthems After Three Shaking Episodes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT Published on Jul 11, 2019 After three instances of violent shaking, Angela Merkel breaks the usual welcoming protocol, as she sits down during the greeting ceremony for Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9xwh end

Israel Evicts Palestinian Family From East Jerusalem Home, Handing It to Settlers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Haaretz.com Published on Jul 10, 2019 The following video is a part of Haaretz news coverage. For the newspaper website: https://www.haaretz.com end

Israel Army Detained a Child for Nearly a Year Without Charge

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Israel Army Detained a Child for Nearly a Year Without Charge by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ Israeli occupation forces held a Palestinian child for nearly a year without charge, reported Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCIP). On 20 September 2017, Israeli soldiers raided Laith K.’s home in the middle of the night, in Kafr Ein village near Ramallah. – …

India Says It’s Working with Russia on De-Dollarisation of Bilateral Trade

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
India Says It’s Working with Russia on De-Dollarisation of Bilateral Trade by https://sputniknews.com/ New Delhi (Sputnik): India says it is working with Russia to overcome payment issues for its strategic imports from that country. Deputy National Security Advisor of India, Ambassador Pankaj Saran said both sides are working on rupee-rouble trade to overcome a crisis …

UK Arrests Iranian Captain Over Ship Seizure Attempt

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT America Published on Jul 11, 2019 Tensions are rising in the Persian Gulf as Iranian authorities allegedly attempted to seize a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Then, Gibraltar Police arrested the captain of an Iranian supertanker following a raid by the British Royal Marines. The US military is preparing for a strong …

Deutsche Bank’s House is on Fire

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT America Published on Jul 11, 2019 The US Department of Justice is going after Deutsche Bank for alleged corruption and money-laundering related to its fundraising activities for the Malaysia Development Fund. This is just the latest bad news for an institution in serious trouble. Rick Sanchez reports. We also hear from “Boom Bust” co-host …

The Heart of Darkness: The Sexual Predators Within America’s Power Elite

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
What is described as “Pedophilia” by the power elite ie. Illuminati, is an understatement. It goes beyond sexual predation to child sacrifice to Satan. – The Heart of Darkness: The Sexual Predators Within America’s Power Elite by John W. Whitehead, https://www.rutherford.org/ … Power corrupts. Anyone who believes differently hasn’t been paying attention. – Politics, religion, …

Swamp Scrubs All Democrat Ties to Epstein

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Duran Published on Jul 9, 2019 Via Zerohedge (https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-0…) In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein’s weekend arrest, an observant Twitter user noticed that someone has edited the billionaire pedophile’s Wikipedia page to remove all mention of Democrats who have flown on the “Lolita Express” – the nickname given to his private Boeing 727 jet …

Massages by Mossad: Is Jeffrey Epstein an Israeli Intelligence Operative?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
[image: http://socioecohistory.x10host.com/2018/11/07/modern-jews-admit-they-are-not-semitic-people-not-the-descendants-of-the-12-tribes-of-israel-the-bible-says-ashkenazi-jews-90-of-modern-jewry-are-not-semitic-people/]Revelation 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9 … I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a [a]synagogue of Satan.

Inside The Battle For the Next Global Monetary System – Facebook Libra vs Central Banks

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
GoldSilver (w/ Mike Maloney) Premiered Jul 10, 2019 Could these be the opening shots in the battle for the next global monetary system? Join Mike Maloney as he explores the serious implications that arise from Facebook’s foray into the world of finance, and whether or not their Libra project is the ultimate Trojan Horse. Links: …

Anthony Scaramucci: Washington Has Killed 1 MILLION PEOPLE in the Middle East!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The figure is on the low side, IMO. goingundergroundRT Published on Jul 10, 2019 We speak to Donald Trump’s former White House Director of Communications about US taxpayers bailing out the banks, the British Ambassador Sir Jim Darroch’s leaked diplomatic cables calling Trump ‘inept’ and ‘clumsy’ and how this will affect the relationship between the …

U.S. Federal Spending Out Of Control

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Federal deficit jumps to $747B, likely to exceed $1T by September* The federal deficit rose to $747 billion over the past nine months, a 23 percent increase compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year, according to Treasury figures released Thursday. The Treasury Department said in the same report that the deficit is expected to exceed $1 trillion by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. Revenue was up 2.5 percent, failing to keep pace with the 6.6 percent rise in outlays. While the largest spending categories remained Social Security, defense, Medicare ...more »

photos Uighur

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 2 hours ago
Uighur woman protests before a group of paramilitary police when journalists visited Xinjiang in July, 2009 ( AP/Ng Han Guan ) 7-10-19 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-muslim-detention-centres-xinjiang-un-security-council-letter-a8999236.html ........... ...................................................................................................... 7-10-19 https://www.sbs.com.au/news/uighur-australians-welcome-global-condemnation-of-china-s-detention-centres ............. ...................................................................................... more »

July 11: Keep an eye on Iran.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 2 hours ago
For much of the nineteenth century, Iran has been a democracy - if sometimes a limited one. Until right after World War Two, it was often a limited one - limited by the clerics and limited by the British who regarded Iranian oil as its own -free of charge.. That's why, after World War One, Britain forced Iran to supply all of the oil for all of the British fleet - forever. Britain also kept the people of Iran in poverty. Well, that's what empires do. They plunder the resources of their colonies, and they pay the colonists starvation wages. As soon as World War Two ended, Iranians l... more »

Alleged Killer of ten people wants his Statement to Police kept Confidential

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 2 hours ago
*Alex Minassian allegedly drove his van into * *Toronto pedestrians, killing 10* *Alleged killer of ten people wants his Statement **to Police kept confidential* *OMG* Some days you just don't get a break from the insanity. Here we have a newz story that reports a mass murderer doesn't want the statement he gave to police upon his arrest revealed. Please read the following from Global News and I will have more comments to follow: ********************* Publication ban requested for Toronto van attack suspect’s statement to police "The lawyer for a man accused of killing ten peo... more »

US Growing Largest Crop of Marijuana for Research in 5 Years

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
The plan is to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) of marijuana this year at the University of Mississippi.

Nike Keeps Plans for Arizona Factory Despite Controversy

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
Despite his earlier criticism, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey welcomed Nike to Arizona.

Former Homeless Man Employs Homeless People

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 2 hours ago
The cliché of rags to riches often fills desperate people with some hope that they too can make it. Drew Goodall believed he had it made when he starred alongside superstars like Hugh Grant and Brad Pitt in blockbuster films. But Goodall learned all too quickly that a Hollywood lifestyle is filled with constant battles, […] The post Former Homeless Man Employs Homeless People appeared first on Health Nut News.

Anticholinergic drugs increase your risk for dementia

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 2 hours ago
Written by Joseph Mercola, D.O., Ph.D. While dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (the most advanced, severe and lethal form of dementia) are primarily diet- and lifestyle-driven, certain medications can also ramp up your risk. One of the riskiest classes of drugs in this regard are anticholinergic drugs, prescribed for such widely varying conditions such as depression, […] The post Anticholinergic drugs increase your risk for dementia appeared first on Health Nut News.

5G – The Global Human Experiment without Consent

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 2 hours ago
By Debra Greene, PhD, Guest Contributor 5G is the next generation of cell phone infrastructure, yet it is categorically different than its predecessors (4G/LTE, 3G, 2G, etc.). It is not a simple upgrade. It is a major increase – and change – in the type of wireless radiation to which we will all be exposed, […] The post 5G – The Global Human Experiment without Consent appeared first on Health Nut News.

Revealing the Secret Lives of Cells With Advanced Microscopy

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 2 hours ago
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Novel Computerized Analytic Technique for Quantification of Amniotic Fluid Volume in Fetal MRI

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 2 hours ago

Former Business Partner Recalls Trump-Epstein & 28 “Calendar Girls” At Mar-a-Lago; Plus Related Sexual Assault Lawsuit From the 1990s

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 2 hours ago
Warning! This material is unsuitable for minors. In most jurisdictions this is those below 18 years old. Older teens who … Continue reading →

Papua New Guinea Rocked By Tribal Massacre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Papua New Guinea buries massacre victims as officials fear tribal 'viciousness is getting worse'* Communities have taken matters into their own hands in the "absence of law and order policing", Papua New Guinea's Police Minister says, following the burial of the victims of a brutal tribal massacre in the country's Highlands this week. Earlier this week, at least 18 people — mostly women and young children — were slaughtered in the Highlands' Hela province, including unborn babies of two women who were believed to have been pregnant. "People need to realise tha... more »

Iran Keeps Calm While US And Britain Continue Their Provocations

Moon of Alabama at 3 hours ago
[image: undefined] Great Britain has joined the US pressure and provocation campaign against Iran. It is creating incidents to put Iran into a defensive position and to provoke into a violent reaction. Early today 'two US officials' spread a scare story about Iran which lead to this CNN headline: Iranian boats attempted to seize a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Armed Iranian boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the incident. The British Heritage tanker was sailing out... more »

Back To The Future boots and Kanye's collection sneak into Sotheby's auction

Just In - 3 hours ago
Sotheby's announces its first-ever auction dedicated to sneakers, featuring ultra-rare Moon Shoes and boots inspired by those worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future.

AFP officer accused of maintaining sexual relationship with child will fight charges

Just In - 3 hours ago
An Australian Federal Police officer is charged with multiple child sexual offences, including grooming, acts of indecency and maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person.

Transcript of President Trump and AG Bill Barr Citizenship and Census Announcement…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 3 hours ago
Rather than listen to media pundits explain what President Trump and AG Bill Barr said today at the White House, here’s the transcript: THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much everyone. Are you a citizen of the United States of America? … Continue reading →

TS Barry – Possible Hurricane Barry – Louisiana and Mississippi Prepare for Extreme Flooding…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 3 hours ago
The latest storm advisory from the National Hurricane Center still shows Louisiana as the most likely impacted region of the northern gulf coast. Tropical Storm Barry will likely become Hurricane Barry shortly before landfall. Severe flooding is the largest concern. … Continue reading →

Free Download: Friedrich Nietzsche, “Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book For All And None”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” - Friedrich Nietzsche “‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra” is the classic full text work by Friedrich Nietzsche. The book is considered among his most well-known and important works. The book is a dense and esoteric treatise on philosophy and philosophy, featuring as a fictionalized prophet descending from his recluse to mankind, Zarathustra. ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra” also contains the famous dictum “God is dead.” Freely dow... more »

Catholic Assyrians Restoring Church in Turkey

ŞIRNAK, Turkey -- With their hometown cleared of terrorist elements, the Chaldean Christian community in southeastern Turkey has returned to restore their local church.

Car Bomb Hits Assyrian Church in Northeast Syria

There was no immediate claim for the attack in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli which Syrian state television said wounded 11 people and damaged several cars AFP.

Bid to stop ballot on nuclear storage facility in SA dismissed in court

Candice Prosser And Sara Garcia at Just In - 3 hours ago
A South Australian Aboriginal group loses a bid to stop a council ballot on whether a nuclear storage facility should be built on the Eyre Peninsula.

Billionaire heiress Iris Goldsmith dies at 15 in quadbike crash

Just In - 3 hours ago
An heiress to two powerful British dynasties — the Goldsmith and Rothschild families — dies in a quadbike accident on a family farm aged just 15.

'I did not pledge funding': Qld Treasury denies leaving remote boarding school students stranded

Just In - 3 hours ago
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Queensland Government failed to honour a deal to provide 'operational funds' following the 2017 state election.

It was like a library being burned to the ground, but these oral histories are bringing it back

Just In - 3 hours ago
What would it mean to live in "a story-less world where our rich literary traditions no longer existed, and have been excised from memory"?

Chinese spy ship staying just outside Australia's territorial waters ahead of war games

Andrew Greene at Just In - 3 hours ago
A Chinese spy ship that is being closely tracked by the Australian Defence Force arrives off the coast of Queensland to monitor the Exercise Talisman Sabre war games.

If it all comes down to the final seconds, Bassett's Diamonds will be ready

Brittany Carter at Just In - 3 hours ago
It has become tradition for the Netball World Cup to be decided by a close encounter, and with the sport at the strongest point it's ever been globally, we're expecting no different in Liverpool.

How an out-of-control space station's fiery demise in WA landed NASA with a $400 littering fine

Tom Joyner And Isabel Moussalli at Just In - 3 hours ago
In 1979, NASA's Skylab space station crashed near the sleepy WA town of Esperance in spectacular fashion. A global media frenzy ensued — and 40 years on, the sonic booms continue to echo.

About Car Finishes, Polishers, Sanders, And Paint…

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 3 hours ago
I'm going to do some automotive clear coat recovery, painting, polishing, and more. Suggestions on tools and such solicited. Continue reading →

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Robert Sheaffer and Unidentified

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
Given the interest in *History’*s *Unidentified*, with the suggested connections to UFO insiders in the government, I reached out to noted skeptic Robert Sheaffer. I, along with others such as Rich Reynolds and John Greenewald, had wondered about Robert SheafferLuis Elizondo’s credentials and military background which, to this point, have been ill defined. We all, however, had separated that problem from the Navy fighter pilots’ observations of some sort of unusual craft. I wanted to get the take of someone who had his feet planted firmly on the other side of the fence. Before get... more »

No Asteroid Warning For 2007 FT3 - What NASA's Sentry Table Says In Words - Are You Scared By Fake Asteroid News?

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 3 hours ago
This may help with this and other fake asteroid news. First, it can't change its direction (or only minutely e.g. due to pressure of its emitted heat radiation as it spins). What happens is that they don't know its orbit well. There is a very remote chance it could hit, but they would know well before and warn everyone affected. They remove dozens of “No Hazard” asteroids like this from the table every year. Since 2002, they have already removed well over 2000 of them and there is no reason at all for the public to get scared of this one. They have already removed 83 “No hazard” o... more »

Sisters of the Academy: A ‘Hidden Gem’ for Black Women in Higher Education

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Nearly 20 years ago at Florida State University, a tight-knit group of Black women doctoral students and early career professionals came together to form what would become the organization Sisters of the Academy (SOTA), a space dedicated to facilitating the overall success of Black women in higher education.

North Korea fires off lethal threats over South Korea’s F-35 acquisition

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
On Thursday, North Korea claimed it would develop and test unspecified “special armaments” to destroy US F-35 fighter jets if South Korea continues to deploy them. In a statement released by state news agency KCNA, an unidentified policy research director at the Institute for American Studies of North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called South […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily Brief 2019-07-10

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Latakia, Syria, Iraq, Britain, France, US, Idlib, Saudi, Houthi, Yemen, Iran, Israel, Netanyahu. Categories covered in this brief: World-News, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Middleeast Let us know how you like this brief in the comments below. — The AMN Live Team Table […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army reverses all jihadist gains after killing scores of militants

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The jihadist offensive to capture the town of Hamamiyat and its corresponding hilltop has proven incredibly costly for Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies. While they were able to capture Hamamiyat and its corresponding hilltop at first, they would ultimately give up these sites after an intense bombardment, followed by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

PH, SoKor eye to sign FTA by November

bilaterals.org - 3 hours ago
11-Jul-2019 The Philippines Trade Secretary expects to open up the South Korean market to more Philippine products other than traditional agricultural goods, with the free trade deal which is targeted to be signed this November.

India-US trade talks to restart Friday with little sign of compromise

bilaterals.org - 3 hours ago
11-Jul-2019 Indian and U.S. trade negotiators will meet with little sign of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have strained ties between the strategic partners.

Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Google says contractors listen to recordings to better understand language patterns and accents.

‘Miss Us?’ Twitter Hit with Hour-Long Outage

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Twitter blamed an "internal configuration change" as the cause.

Rattlesnake, Uranium, Whiskey Found during Traffic Stop

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Oklahoma police also charged the driver with possession of a stolen vehicle.

Are Migrants ‘Free to Leave Detention Centers Any Time’?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
A widely-shared meme in July 2019 vastly overstated the freedom of movement available to migrants being held in U.S. immigration detention facilities.

Sudan Military Council Says Coup Attempt Has Been Foiled

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Sudanese people chant slogans and wave their national flag as they celebrate, after Sudan's ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, along the streets of Khartoum, Sudan, July 5, 2019. Image Credit: Reuters *Al Jazeera:* *Sudan: Ruling military council foils attempted coup: state TV* At least 16 military officers have been arrested in attempted coup d'etat, governing army council says. Sudan's ruling military council (TMC) foiled an attempted military coup and at ...more »

More Research Vindicates CO2isLife; Clouds and Oceans Control the Climate

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 3 hours ago
Physicists: Clouds ‘Practically Control’ Climate, Whereas Human Warming Amounts To 0.01°C Per 100 Years Two University of Turklu (Finland) physicists have determined a) the climate’s sensitivity to a doubling of CO2 is 0.24°C, b) the human contribution to the warming of the past century is only about 0.01°C, c) the IPCC and climate modeling dramatically … Continue reading "More Research Vindicates CO2isLife; Clouds and Oceans Control the Climate"

How Will America Replace the 844 F-35 Parts That Turkey Makes?

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, Middle East* [image: (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr)] It might not be able to. *“I am doing appropriate acquisition supply chain risk management, like I do everywhere. And so, I’m not doing anything special” with regard to Turkey, Winter said.* Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter said in an interview with Air Force Magazine that the Block IV version of the F-35 will have improved maritime strike capability. This will add a fifth “mission thread” to the four missions, which are: air... more »

Epstein, Acosta, Barr, Trump... Who Else? How Many More? It's Washington, So Expect The Worst.

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*by Noah* I've always made a point of saying that Washington protects its own. Now we can expect to see that in action on a scale more horrifying than the grotesquely naive think possible. Put it all in perspective: Hollywood had an extremely obese extreme lowlife named Harvey Weinstein preying on adult actresses. Washington's sex scandal goes Hollywood at least one better because it involves 14 and 15 year old girls, and, if you think it involves only one party, I have a bridge or maybe some swampland in Florida to sell ya, or maybe a certain golf resort. This is no fictitious Hi... more »

MJBizDaily, Headset partner for exclusive cannabis retail data

John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily - 4 hours ago
Anne Holland Ventures, the parent company of Marijuana Business Daily, and Seattle-based data analytics firm Headset on Thursday announced a new partnership in which MJBizDaily can access Headset’s real-time, retail-derived industry data throughout the United States and Canada. Through the partnership, Headset and Denver-based MJBizDaily will work together to develop exclusive content for the annual Marijuana Business Factbook […] MJBizDaily, Headset partner for exclusive cannabis retail data is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cann... more »

Doug Collins Discusses Democrat Meetings and Secret Negotiation/Preparation with Mueller…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
The motives for Pelosi, Nadler and Schiff to call-up former special counsel Robert Mueller are transparently obvious. The committees are hoping to weaponize Mueller’s appearance to attain a political edge; and that’s why committee staff have spent weeks in detailed … Continue reading →

Families Sue New York State to Stop the Repeal of the Religious Exemption to Vaccines

AdminM at Health Impact News - 4 hours ago
Attorneys Sussman and Kennedy filed a lawsuit in New York State (NYS) Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the NYS legislature’s June 13, 2019 repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination, Public Health Law Section 2164(9). The plaintiffs, 55 NYS families who held lawful religious exemptions, request that the court enjoin the enactment of the repeal temporarily, preliminarily and permanently. The plaintiffs are of diverse religious faiths, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. As a result of the repeal, these families can no longer educate their children in a... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 11, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Reuters Robert E. Kelly, National Interest: *A U.S.-North Korea Deal Could Include Partial Sanctions Relief for Yongbyon and a Nuclear Freeze* *The question is: Will the DPRK accept it?* ashington rumor now has it that the Trump administration is considering offering North Korea some temporary sanctions relief for a freeze of its production of nuclear warheads and missiles. The mooted deal would also include the shutdown of North Korea’s best-known nuclear reactor, at Yongbyon. It does not, however, indicate what range missiles would be frozen. The latter matters to regional allie... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“A man who has blown all his options can’t afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can’t afford to admit - no matter how often he’s reminded of it - that every day of his life takes him farther and farther down a blind alley. Very few toads in this world are Prince Charmings in disguise. Most are simply toads, and they are going to stay that way. Toads don’t make laws or change any basic structures, but one or two rooty insights can work powerful changes in the way they get through life. A toad who believes he got a raw deal befor... more »

"A Mid-Course Diagnosis: Soaring to New Lows"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"A Mid-Course Diagnosis: Soaring to New Lows"* by Fred Reed "As obsolete tanks rolled in Washington for the Fourth, and fighter planes howled in adrenal provocation, and the truculent classes reveled, besotted by in America’s eternal martial priapism, the alert might have asked: What, exactly, has der carrot-topped Fuhrer actually accomplished? A look at Trump’s report card: *North Korea:* A negligible country of twenty-five million, it made itself into a nuclear power despite Washington’s opposition. Kim Jong Un, who has more balls than a pool table, faced down Trump and his blus... more »

E coli outbreak causes Colorado Red Robin to close down for ‘thorough cleaning and sanitizing’

News Desk at Food Safety News - 4 hours ago
Two children and an adult have tested positive for E. coli O157: H7 after eating at a Denver area Red Robin restaurant. Two of the three people were admitted to hospitals. The Tri-County Health Department inspected the Red Robin at 799 W. 146th Ave. in Westminster, CO, on July 9 after receiving information about the... Continue Reading

Tropical Storm Barry Key Messages; Storm Surge-Rain Endangers Levees

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 4 hours ago
This is the 4 pm CDT update. Future updates at hurricane.gov. Unless you are in an area where you know … Continue reading →

RFK, Jr. and CHD Bring Legal Action Against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company Concerning Misrepresentation That Their Naturals Baby Foods are 100% Natural

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 4 hours ago
Comprehensive Test Results Show Beech-Nut Naturals line of baby foods contain residues of synthetic pesticides including glyphosate, acetamiprid and captan. Washington, DC—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD) announced a lawsuit today against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company. The complaint, filed in Washington, DC, asserts that Beech-Nut’s material misrepresentations and […] The post RFK, Jr. and CHD Bring Legal Action Against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company Concerning Misrepresentation That Their Naturals Baby Foods are 100% Natural... more »

California SB276 Halted in Assembly Committee – For Now

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 4 hours ago
California SB 276 was heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on July 10, 2019, but due to the outrageous costs, it was moved to the Suspense File which is where a bill usually goes to die. Nonetheless, this is not a guarantee that it will die. If the bill passes the Assembly Floor before heading […] The post California SB276 Halted in Assembly Committee – For Now appeared first on Health Nut News.

“Wind energy…expansion…worldwide… should not be promoted at any price.”

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 4 hours ago
“The German Wildlife Foundation regards wind energy as an important contributor to the energy mix of the future. Its further expansion in Germany, Europe and also worldwide, however, should not be promoted at any price. For Germany, at least for … Continue reading →

Edinburgh Will Be As Hot As Paris In 2050

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 4 hours ago
By Paul Homewood . And they wonder why climate science is such a laughing stock! This is from the Scottish Herald, but has also been widely reported elsewhere: . EDINBURGH’s climate will be more like Paris’ by 2050, according to an analysis which illustrates the impacts of global warming on major cities. An evaluation of […]

World News Briefs -- July 11, 2019 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Taiwan president in U.S. after warning of threat from 'overseas forces'* NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from “overseas forces,” in a veiled reference to China. China, which claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as its own and views it as a wayward province, had called on the United States not to allow Tsai to transit there on her overseas tour. Tsai is spending four nights in the United States ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Platitudes are safe, because they’re easy to wink at, but truth is something else again.” - Hunter S. Thompson


Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood . And they wonder why climate science is such a laughing stock! This is from the Scottish Herald, but has also been widely reported elsewhere: . EDINBURGH’s climate will be more like Paris’ by 2050, according to an analysis which illustrates the…

The End of Wind and Solar Parasites

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Norman Rogers writes at American Thinker What It Will Take for the Wind and Solar Industries to Collapse. Excerpts in italics with my bolds. The solar electricity industry is dependent on federal government subsidies for building new capacity. The subsidy consists of a 30% tax credit and the use of…

A Sunspot from the Next Solar Cycle

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Spaceweather.com: July 8, 2019: Solar Cycle 25 is coming to life. For the second time this month, a sunspot from the next solar cycle has emerged in the sun’s southern hemisphere. Numbered “AR2744”, it is inset in this magnetic map of the sun’s surface from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory: How do…

"Mr. Magoo, the Military-Industrial-Surveillance Complex, and You: Elite Foppery"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Mr. Magoo, the Military-Industrial-Surveillance Complex,* * and You: Elite Foppery"* by David Stockman "Are you so blind that you cannot see..." –The Specials, “Nelson Mandela” (1984) "There’s not a lot of folks still around with first-hand memories of the 1950s. It’s a shame it’s passing into shadow. Of course, we almost immediately ignored the most important message to come from that era, Ike’s farewell admonition to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.” Indeed, in the 21st century, Imperial Wash... more »

"Every Normal Man (And Woman)...

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” - H. L. Mencken

The End of Wind and Solar Parasites

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 5 hours ago
Norman Rogers writes at American Thinker What It Will Take for the Wind and Solar Industries to Collapse. Excerpts in italics with my bolds. The solar electricity industry is dependent on federal government subsidies for building new capacity. The subsidy consists of a 30% tax credit and the use of a tax scheme called tax […]

Video shows Coast Guard crewman leaping aboard narco sub, banging on hatch during chase

Just In - 5 hours ago
A daring chase sees a US Coast Guardsman leap onto a semi-submersible vessel carrying seven tons of cocaine, before pounding on the hatch and confronting those inside the secret sub.

Did Serena Williams just copy Ash Barty's Disney reference game at Wimbledon?

Just In - 5 hours ago
Serena Williams cruises into her 11th Wimbledon final with a 59-minute demolition of Barbora Strycvoa and prepares to meet Simona Halep on Centre Court.

The UK ambassador's cable leaks appear to be a calculated sting. Who or what was behind it?

Jack Hawke at Just In - 5 hours ago
The leaking of Sir Kim Darroch's confidential memos labelling the Trump White House "inept" and "incompetent" saw the highly-experienced ambassador lose his job and strained US-UK diplomatic relations.

'Like a jack-in-the-box': Sydney-bound passengers thrown from their seats

Kevin Nguyen And Nick Sas at Just In - 5 hours ago
Passengers on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Sydney are recovering in Honolulu after the Boeing 777-200 they were on encountered "unforecast and sudden turbulence" over the Pacific Ocean.

'Even the mops were taken': Aged-care residents in limbo after wage dispute

Just In - 5 hours ago
Witnesses say it was "pandemonium" when a Gold Coast nursing home shut down yesterday after paramedics attended the village to help find emergency accommodation for 70 residents. The closure is believed to be over a contract dispute.

Epstein 'feared' US Government would renege on non-prosecution deal

Just In - 5 hours ago
As Jeffrey Epstein seeks house arrest, his lawyers say the financier has long lived with the fear that federal prosecutors might pursue sexual abuse charges against him again — but he still never sought to flee the country.

At Calum's heaviest he was 210kg. Lap-band surgery has turned his life around

Tamara Glumac at Just In - 5 hours ago
For years Calum Sanderson struggled to leave the house as he battled morbid obesity that felt "unbeatable", but he was knocked back for lap-band surgery because he "was deemed not sick enough".

Dow Jones climbs above 27,000 points, Europe stocks fall as IMF calls for more stimulus

David Chau at Just In - 5 hours ago
Australian shares are expected to drop at the open, following a mixed performance across global markets. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones index hit a new record, surpassing 27,000 points for the first time.

News Quiz: What's better? Your news nose or Ash Barty's Disney knowledge

Just In - 5 hours ago
Australian cricketers broke records, Donald Trump had a spat with the UK ambassador and Ash Barty left secret messages in her press conferences.

Scott Morrison has already achieved one political miracle. Can he achieve two?

Michelle Grattan at Just In - 5 hours ago
Winning over conservative colleagues, Labor, Aboriginal leaders and the public are some of the hurdles facing Scott Morrison if his plan to deliver Indigenous constitutional recognition is to succeed, writes Michelle Grattan.

'Is 2 degrees warmer really that bad?': Scientists answer your questions

Georgie Burgess at Just In - 5 hours ago
Hundreds of ABC contributors sent in questions to our Curious Climate project. Here's what some of the sceptics wanted to know.

Live: NSW Now: Two bodies found in Newcastle, woman crushed by tree

Just In - 5 hours ago
*MORNING BRIEFING: *NSW Police say two people are dead after a suspected murder-suicide in Stockton, while neighbours describe the deafening sound of a tree falling on a car in the Blue Mountains that killed a woman.

Baz Luhrmann cold-calls 23yo law student about playing Elvis in upcoming film

Nathalie Fernbach at Just In - 5 hours ago
Brody Finlay hadn't auditioned for Baz Luhrmann's next project, and was surprised when the director's office contacted him.

The NRMA denied insurance to a child sex offender — now he's argued discrimination and won

Jordan Hayne at Just In - 5 hours ago
A convicted child sex offender wins his human rights fight against NRMA Insurance, sparked after it denied him a policy on account of his criminal history.

Your best photos of the week

Just In - 5 hours ago
Here is a selection of photos sent in by audience members from around Australia. If you have any photos that you'd like to share, send them in via the upload page. You can take a look at more photos from across the country on our Instagram, and share your own Instagram photos with us by using #ABCmyphoto on Instagram.

Meals on Wheels surviving on the charity of dead clients, future in doubt

Ainslie Drewitt-Smith And Melinda James at Just In - 5 hours ago
Volunteers for Meals on Wheels say the charity is under threat with branches surviving on bequests as Federal Government funding for the service plateaus.

Government crackdown on 'ghost net' dumping

Kemii Maguire And Eric Barker at Just In - 5 hours ago
The Queensland Government plans to crackdown on the abandoned or illegal dumping of commercial fishing nets, known as ghost nets.

Chris Grigg has MND and wants to die at home, but that might not be possible

Claire Campbell at Just In - 5 hours ago
Chris Grigg has motor neurone disease and hopes to spend his final months at home with his family. But palliative care workers claim medical support at home is becoming increasingly difficult for terminally-ill patients.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 5 hours ago
I feel we've been through half a dozen news cycles since this morning, when *The Washington Post* published a story about Tim Alberta's new book *American Carnage,* but I want to make note of this: Trump is regularly depicted as far more interested in campaigning than governing. During one dinner in 2017, Trump asked others a startling question, Alberta writes. “Has any president besides Franklin Roosevelt done anything big after their first term?” he said. Trump also makes clear how much he enjoys the campaign trail. Worried he may miss a rally in South Carolina, he yells at the A... more »

U.S. Senators Warn President Trump Not To Bypass Congress On Arms Sales

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Trump welcomes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office at the White House.Jonathan Ernst / Reuters *NBC: **Senators warn Trump admin not to bypass Congress again on arms sales* "Don't make the mistake of thinking that it is simply Democrats who are concerned about this," said GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. WASHINGTON — Senators from both parties on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of overstepping its authority by pushing through arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies in May without congressional approval, and vowed to reassert the role o... more »

"Economic Market Snapshot PM 7/11/19"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, "Critical Post Market Wrap Up 7/11/19: YOU ARE BEING CONNED" - https://www.traderschoice.net/ • *"A 'License to Buy Everything'* by Brian Maher "Bloomberg captures the mood on Wall Street: "Traders Take Fed Message as License to Buy Everything." Jerome Powell had his telegraph out yesterday... and wired a message of approaching rate cuts. Federal funds futures give the odds of a July rate cut at 100%. They further indicate three are likely by January. And like sugar-mad 8-year olds amok in a candy store… traders are out for everything in sight. Yesterday they dro... more »

meet Yao Xudong; etc.

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 5 hours ago
7-11-19 * Xudong* Yao, 57, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from China, was charged with nine counts of theft of trade secrets, according to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois in December 2017, and unsealed on July 10. Yao began working as a software engineer for the locomotive manufacturer in August 2014, according to the indictment. Within two weeks, he had downloaded more than 3,000 unique files containing the company’s proprietary and trade secret information relating to the software system that operates the firm’s locomotives. For the ne...more »

Veterans Say America’s Wars Aren’t Worth It, Poll Finds

Michael Tennant at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: veterans-say-america-s-wars-aren-t-worth-it-poll-finds] A majority of America’s military veterans say the costs of the United States’ seemingly endless wars have outweighed their benefits, and the general public agrees with them, according to two new Pew Research Center polls.

Study: With Merit-based College Admissions, “53% of Incoming Students Would be Replaced”

Selwyn Duke at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: study-with-merit-based-college-admissions-53-of-incoming-students-would-be-replaced] A new study shows that if SAT scores alone determined admissions, our nation’s most prestigious universities “would be wealthier, whiter, and more male,” as *Zero Hedge* summarizes it.

The Poison of Socialism Claims Another Victim

Steve Byas at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: the-poison-of-socialism-claims-another-victim] Venezuela isn’t, as liberals say, socialism done wrong. It’s the logical result of a methodical, slow, implementation of socialism.

Complaints Compel Changes to Brigham Young Honor Code

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Following widespread student criticism that its honor code lacks compassion and transparency, Brigham Young University has updated the process, according to The Associated Press. University officials announced the changes this week, updates that include following an “innocent until proven guilty” policy and allowing someone to accompany students in honor code meetings. Honor code office director […]

Epstein’s Big Harvard Donation Under New Scrutiny

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 5 hours ago
The arrest of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein on sex-trafficking charges has raised new questions about whether Harvard University should return millions he donated more than a decade ago, MarketWatch has reported. Epstein was charged Monday with sexually abusing dozens of girls, some as young as 14, and allegedly paying some victims to recruit other young girls. […]

Feds Investigating Cornell’s Ties to Qatar and China

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 5 hours ago
When President Donald Trump welcomed the emir of Qatar to Washington with a lavish Treasury Department dinner, the guest list included the president of Georgetown University, one of six U.S. schools that operate branch campuses in the country, according to a report in The Ithaca Journal. But while Trump was praising Qatar at the event […]

Say Her Name: Sandra Bland

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 5 hours ago
*"Sandy Speaks" - The Documentary* I chanced upon this documentary while surfing channels the other night. I watched the whole thing and recommend that my readers do as well. Sandra shows by her life and words that this is EXACTLY what it's like being black in America. Some of the alternative bloggers, IMO, have gone too far lately in defending the "under attack" whites in present day society. Unless you watch what happened to Sandy you'll never* understand *what its really like to be black in Amerika. IMHO, Sandra was murdered to silence her. * But not by her Texas jailers. *... more »

US State Department Diplomat Gets 40 Months In Prison For Selling Secrets To Chinese Agents

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The Department of State building in Washington. Photo: AFP *Newsweek*: *U.S. Diplomat Who Conspired With Chinese Agents Sentenced to Three Years in Prison* A State Department employee has been jailed for three years after accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from Chinese agents trying to access internal documents. Candace Marie Claiborne was sentenced to 40 months behind bars, three years of supervised release and a fine of $40,000 for conspiracy to defraud the United States, a Department of Justice press release explained. The DOJ said Claiborne lied to law enforcemen... more »

Pennsylvania adds anxiety, Tourette syndrome to medical marijuana conditions list

Bart Schaneman at Marijuana Business Daily - 5 hours ago
Pennsylvania regulators have added two conditions to the list of health ailments that qualify for treatment with medical marijuana, which could result in an uptick in sales for MMJ firms. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome will be added to the program’s list of 21 medical conditions on July 21. More information […] Pennsylvania adds anxiety, Tourette syndrome to medical marijuana conditions list is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Ohio regulators claim two medical cannabis dispensaries violated rules

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 5 hours ago
Ohio regulators are cracking down on two medical marijuana dispensaries, alleging the retailers violated state rules involving ownership issues. Greenleaf Apothecaries LLD, which does business as The Botanist,and Harvest of Ohio LLC, won’t be able to open any new dispensaries until their cases are resolved, according to The Enquirer of Cincinnati. Greenleaf’s attorney told the […] Ohio regulators claim two medical cannabis dispensaries violated rules is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

“Unity is Our Power,” Party of Divisive Identity Politics Divides America to Unify their Party

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 5 hours ago
Identify Politics Backlash; Democrats have run out of republican children to feed the Racist Alligator and it is feeding time. Ocasio-Cortez calls Pelosi’s ‘singling out’ of Democratic women of color ‘disrespectful’ (Source) AOC’s chief of staff deletes tweet attacking Blue Dog Caucus as ‘New Southern Democrats’ (Source) Whoa. @AOC’s chief just deleted this. pic.twitter.com/xRJphPAkwb — … Continue reading "“Unity is Our Power,” Party of Divisive Identity Politics Divides America to Unify their Party"

The Iran Plan: Can America Contain Tehran's Damage?

Kamran Bokhari at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Kamran Bokhari* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Another major war in the region will only further work to the advantage of the Islamic Republic and the Islamic State at the expense of the already very weak constellation of Arab states. Tensions between the United States and Iran are at an all-time high. Both sides are engaging in high-stakes moves to force a behavioral change in the other. Washington and Tehran both wish to avoid war, however, in such an escalatory environment, the risks of miscalculations significantly increase. Regardless of the outcome of this strugg... more »

Congress Must End the Bush-Era AUMF

Natalie Dowzicky at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Natalie Dowzicky* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] It is time to end the never-ending war on terror. In a weird twist of fate, Senator Bernie Sanders is right about something. After the news hit that tensions with Iran were escalating, Sanders was correct in implying that the limited strike the Trump administration considered conducting following Iran’s aggression ought to be considered an act of war. And it is, but it’s an act of a war Americans absolutely don’t want to start. Thankfully, President Donald Trump did back down, but had he wanted to, he had the power to follo... more »

The Danger of Leaving Women Out of the National Security Conversation

Peter Harris at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Peter Harris* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] A little-known report says that a “whole-of-government” strategy can be used to tackle some of the processes by which women and girls come to be disproportionately affected by violent conflict. There are over 125 million women who should be alive today but are not because of the systematic devaluation of female life. From sex-selective abortions to female infanticide to the warped practice of so-called “honor” killings, there are countless ways in which societies have engineered chronic insecurity for females and unborn fetuses... more »

Powerful Photos Show the F-35 in Action Against Stunning Backdrops

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Technology, Americas* [image: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon E. Renfroe (Released)] Now that's deterrence. *With its stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35C will be the first 5th generation aircraft operated from an aircraft carrier.* Taken on Nov. 16, 2018 the cool photos in this post show, two F-35C Lightning II, attached to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, fly in formation for a photo exercise. VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy Ope... more »

"You're Grounded!": Back in 2018, the Marines Put F-35 Flights on Hold Again.

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Technology, Americas* [image: By Tosaka - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4454089] More tech, more problems. *Some of the older engines with higher flight hours may require additional fuel tube replacements.* F-35Bs with higher flight hours have been temporarily by F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) after that two new parts that will require inspection were found on older models of the jets. As reported by Marine Corps Times, a spokesman for the F-35 JPO did not disclose exactly how many jets may possibly be grounded as a result ... more »

Projecting a near-term reversion to an “Ice Time”

Robert at Ice Age Now - 6 hours ago
Due to cover 70% of Earth’s habitable landmasses with ice sheets two miles thick. ____________ Projecting a near-term reversion to an “Ice Time” Lloyd Martin Hendaye In October 2018, Russian researcher Valentina Zharkova presented her Climate – Solar Magnetic Field (C-SMF) correlation model to Britain’s Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). So much for “consensus”: Nine ... Read moreProjecting a near-term reversion to an “Ice Time” The post Projecting a near-term reversion to an “Ice Time” appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Highest water levels on record in three of the Great Lakes

Robert at Ice Age Now - 6 hours ago
10 July 2019 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and Lake Superior reached their highest points last month since record-keeping began in 1918. Water levels in Lake Superior, the largest of the five Great Lakes, set records in both May and June this year. Also setting a ... Read moreHighest water levels on record in three of the Great Lakes The post Highest water levels on record in three of the Great Lakes appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Photo Shows Black Bear Relaxing at Hotel

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
New Hampshire routinely has reports of bears finding their way into homes, campgrounds and even apartment complexes.

Rough Total for Trump’s July Fourth Extravaganza: $5.4M

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said his agency pulled money from operating funds for national parks, recreation fees, and another source to help fund President Trump's Salute to America.

Did the FDA Change Packaging Laws Because of the Blue Bell Ice Cream Licker?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Such a move would have been an impossibly fast reaction by an agency whose rules must go through multiple levels of review and public comment before implementation.

Check My City's Climate For 2050: Example, London Like Barcelona (at 2°C) - Using Someone Else's Climate To Help City Planning

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 6 hours ago
This is being reported in a way that scares some people But this is not new climate research, and changes nothing about the 2018 IPCC report. It is just a public education paper, helping people to understand the consequences of climate change, and evaluate environmental policies. It could have been written any time in the last decade and would have been essentially the same with minor tweaks. read more

Bird Rescue Jumps Into Action in Oakland – Rescues Baby Birds from Fallen Tree

Russ Curtis at International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters - 6 hours ago
Disaster struck a large heron and egret rookery in Oakland, CA this week as it split and partially toppled to the ground on Wednesday, sending dozens of baby birds tumbling to the ground. A concerned citizen saw these birds in crisis and immediately called the our San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife center to come to the […]

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