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Thomas Paine

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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The Left’s Moderation of Conservative Media

“They are relentless and use Gestapo tactics.”. ~ Mark Alexander ~ “If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please. But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming … Continue reading The Left’s Moderation of Conservative Media

If You Can't Cough up the Money for an F-35, There Is an Alternative

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 9 minutes ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Economics, Europe* [image: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)] But is it good enough? *Of particular concern is Gripen’s onboard MBDA Meteor ramjet-powered air-to-air missile, which is able to retain its Mach 4 speed even at a distance of up to 130-150 kilometers from its launch point. * Defense commentary is, and always has been, notoriously difficult to disentangle from national politics. The urge to establish one’s martial prowess over one’s adversaries took many different forms in the pre-modern period, from *references *to fighting sp... more »

The Navy’s 13 Cyclone-Class Patrol Boats Would Be the First to Fight Iran in a War

David Axe at The National Interest - 9 minutes ago
*David Axe* *Security, Middle East* [image: By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki - This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 150317-N-SF508-157 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright ta] How would they fare? *Each packing two 25-millimeter cannons plus machine guns, grenade-launchers and two quadruple mounts for short-range Griffin anti-ship missiles, the Cyclones arguably are the most heavily-armed American warships relative to their size.* If the United States and ... more »

The Full Extent Of The Destruction To Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris Was Seen During Minister's Visit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 minutes ago
*Euronews*: *Full extent of damage to Notre-Dame seen during minister's visit* The full extent of the destruction to Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was laid bare on Wednesday as French culture minister Franck Riester visited to look at renovation efforts. Walking beneath the melted and burned scaffolding from the cathedral's original renovation before the fire, Riester inspected the damage with Philippe Villeneuve, chief architect of historic buildings and current head of the Notre-Dame renovation efforts. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor: *I expected more damage. We are also learni... more »

Alabama GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Tells Alabamans "We’re Too Interested In Homosexual Activities"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 minutes ago
John Merrill, Alabama's Secretary of State isn't very old-- just 55... but clearly going after the senior vote in his quest to win the super-contested Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat next year. The first time he ran for the state legislature it was as a Democrat, but like many Alabama Democrats, he switched parties the way someone changes their underwear and, as a Republican served one term in the legislature from 2010 until 2014, when he ran for Secretary of State. He was just reelected a few months ago, but is eager to climb that ladder. He would love to remind Re... more »

The Dish is a great Aussie comedy, but it's certainly not a documentary

Georgia Hitch at Just In - 21 minutes ago
Parkes was made famous by the Australian film The Dish, but without a small tracking station just outside of Canberra, we would never have seen Neil Armstrong's first few steps on the Moon.

'Retailers don't want this to happen': Why you are missing out on a landmark cut to electricity bills

Just In - 21 minutes ago
Today the energy market regulator made a decision that's a big win for consumers. But unfortunately households are set to miss out. Here's why.

Peanut butter-loving bilbies help researchers understand how they can thrive in the wild

Lucy Robinson at Just In - 21 minutes ago
The vulnerable species breeds year-round in captivity and arid zones — but a study of re-introduced populations on the Eyre Peninsula suggests that may not be the case in southern parts of Australia.

Paedophile priest 'used disguise of holy orders' to sexually abuse children, court told

Just In - 21 minutes ago
A judge says Victorian paedophile priest Robert Claffey "mocked" his priestly authority to access and abuse children, while sentencing him to more jail time.

'Never seen anything like that': 'Rainbow cloud' wows weather watchers

Megan Macdonald at Just In - 21 minutes ago
A rainbow-soaked cloud that appeared over Tasmanian skies this week has wowed some social media users and confused others, with many left wondering what it is and whether it is even real.

Greens senator facing deportation after trying to visit asylum seeker camp

Just In - 21 minutes ago
PNG authorities briefly confiscate Nick McKim's passport and threaten him with deportation after he attempts to visit an asylum seeker camp on Manus Island.

Prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sex assault charges

Just In - 21 minutes ago
Massachusetts prosecutors drop a criminal case accusing former House of Cards star Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man, after the alleged victim refuses to testify.

Two Folbigg children 'likely' killed by genetic variant, experts say

Quentin McDermott at Just In - 21 minutes ago
Two genetics experts giving evidence for the inquiry into the conviction of Kathleen Folbigg suggest a genetic variant may be to blame for the deaths of two of her four children.

Parents of Australian woman murdered in London attack want terrorists’ families charged

Anna Hartley at Just In - 21 minutes ago
The parents of a Brisbane woman murdered in a London terrorist attack say the attackers' family members should be charged if they knew about their extremist views and did not report it to authorities.

'We're rapt': Richmond coach confirms Jack Higgins will play in 2020 after brain bleed

Just In - 21 minutes ago
A birth abnormality is revealed as the cause of the brain bleed that will sideline Richmond's Jack Higgins for the rest of the season.

Police hunt for prisoner who bolted from NSW scout camp work detail

Just In - 21 minutes ago
An inmate from a prison once touted as housing criminals with "no escape risk" is on the run after he fled into bushland while on a work assignment.

Steady unemployment does nothing to hose down talk of more rate cuts

Stephen Letts at Just In - 21 minutes ago
The unemployment rate remains stuck at 5.2pc, but the ranks of unemployed have swelled to their highest level since August last year, with 711,500 Australians looking for work and economists tipping further rate cuts in response.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, July 18, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 24 minutes ago
We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Bombastic (Lapa) – The Bombastic party will make everyone dance llike there is no tomorrow in Lapa. Resident DJs will spin the hottest from funk, hip-hop and reggaeton music. […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, July 18, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Thursday, July 18, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 24 minutes ago
[image: São Paulo nightlife guide, Rua Augusta, party, Blitz Haus] We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Baile do Ceruto (Bar do Baixo) – Tonight, Bar do Baixo (photo) is hosting the Baile do Ceruto party, in Vila Madalena. There will be live Latin music with […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Thursday, July 18, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

China’s 5G Leadership Means US Eavesdropping is Blocked, Spies Unemployed

GeoPolitics101 at Covert Geopolitics - 32 minutes ago
The US intelligence community’s alarm at Chinese leadership in 5G mobile broadband has less to do with a threat of Chinese eavesdropping than with the likelihood that electronic eavesdropping will become next to impossible, thanks to quantum cryptography. I have had a number of conversations on the topic with US as well as Chinese sources, … Continue reading China’s 5G Leadership Means US Eavesdropping is Blocked, Spies Unemployed →

The Daily Brief 2019-07-16

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 34 minutes ago
This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Mediterranean, Russia, Syria, Baghdadi, ISIS, Libya, US, Afrin, Turkey, Hama, Northern Hama, Hamas, Iran, Idlib, Latakia, Raqqa. Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Iraq, North-Africa, Turkey, Iran, Palestine Let us know how you like this brief in the comments below. — The AMN […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US House Finds William Barr & Wilbur Ross In Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas; Prison for Them?

Does the future of William Barr and Wilbur Ross lie behind prison bars? The US Congress is so wussy and/or corrupt that we fear that Trump-Barr will put the US Congress behind bars before they bother to take proper action: “Refusal to cooperate with a Congressional subpoena can result in charges of contempt of Congress, … Continue reading US House Finds William Barr & Wilbur Ross In Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas; Prison for Them?

Put Up, or Shut Up? Well, 137 House Democrats Voted Against Impeachment…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 59 minutes ago
For the first official time since taking control over the House of Representatives, today the Democrats in the House had their first official opportunity to vote on a resolution to impeach President Donald J Trump. This impeachment vote is what … Continue reading →

Trump Keep America Great Rally In Greenville

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 hour ago
Trump Keep America Great Rally in Greenville N.C. Continue reading →

Latest Interview Covering the Epstein Case

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 1 hour ago
Just did another Cat Watters interview also joined by psychologist and International Tribunal for Natural Justice Commissioner Carine Hutsebaut. We address the latest developments in the reopened case and arrest of notorious child sex trafficker, rapist and Mossad sexual blackmailer Jeffrey Epstein along with covering the bigger picture of the global trafficking network, the power structure and the rabbit holes galore this latest turn of events is currently unveiling. Chapter 27, which is on the way shortly, exposes Britain's intelligence services' blackmail operation in Northern ... more »

Autopsy confirms Valley family’s suspicions that vaccine caused dog’s death

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 hour ago
Five weeks ago Jason Baez of Phoenix lost his beloved dog, Milo. Today, he is still angry and devasted over his family’s loss. Milo, a one-and-a-half-year-old pit bull, died after getting vaccinated at the Banfield Pet Hospital inside PetSmart in Deer Valley. Immediately, the family suspected it was a vaccine, most likely rabies, that caused […] The post Autopsy confirms Valley family’s suspicions that vaccine caused dog’s death appeared first on Health Nut News.

There Are No Customers For China's Fighter Jets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Reuters *Richard A. Bitzinger, Asia Times:* *Chinese fighter jets struggle to target buyers* The high-tech wannabees of Asia are going through a bit of a rough patch lately. India has to postpone its Chandrayaan-2 moon mission just an hour before launch, due to a “technical snag.” Japan is imposing controls on the transfer of certain technologies to South Korea, which could impair the latter’s smartphone and semiconductor sectors. A bit more obscure but just as critical a development is affecting China’s fighter jet business. The Pakistanis have announced that they will start bui... more »

US & Euro Economies Crumbling

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT America Published on Jul 17, 2019 European Central Bank is floating a ridiculous proposal to introduce “negative interest rates.” Rick Sanchez describes the economic horror that will arise. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve intends to cut interest rates yet again. Rick Sanchez breaks down what this means about the true state of the economy. end

This Isn’t Normal: 20 Earthquakes Of Magnitude 3.0 Or Greater Have Hit California Within The Last 24 Hours

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
I am not entirely sure that the earthquakes which struck South California are natural. It hit the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. Someone may be sending a message to USA: Back Off or Else! Apart form America and Europe, Russia and China have these tectonic weapons. See: – Photos show extent of earthquake damage …

Oil Prices Plunge After Trump Sends Rand Paul To Ease Tensions With Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Oil Prices Plunge After Trump Sends Rand Paul To Ease Tensions With Iran by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ A huge development that could roll back fast escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Persian Gulf: Politico reports that Sen. Rand Paul — the outspoken anti-interventionist Libertarian Republican from Kentucky — has been handpicked by President Trump as his emissary to mediate with …

Gulf Tensions: UK to Send Frigate and Support Ship to Persian Gulf

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
It will be interesting to see what happens when Britain hijacks an oil tanker from Iran bound for China. Looks like the Old Black Nobility of Europe are hell-bent on igniting WW3. – RT Published on Jul 17, 2019 Britain’s planning to send a frigate and a support ship to the Persian Gulf, replacing vessels …

Iran’s Zarif Slams U.S. Middle East Arms Sales

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
[image: https://foreignpolicy.com/2013/08/26/exclusive-cia-files-prove-america-helped-saddam-as-he-gassed-iran/]Click on image for article. [image: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/dec/31/iraq.politics]Click on image for article. [image: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/theresa-may-syria-war-uk-chemical-weapons-attack-iran-iraq-thatcher-russia-a8300881.html]Click on image for article.

EU Lawmakers Slam Trump’s Anti-Iran Policies

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Press TV Published on Jul 17, 2019 EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urges the bloc’s legislators to help save the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal. Mogherini made the appeal during a debate in the European Parliament which was dominated by criticism of the United States for withdrawing from the 2015 agreement. end

Iran Says It Will Never Build a Nuclear Weapon — Minister Says Islam Forbids Such a Move

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Iran Says It Will Never Build a Nuclear Weapon by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor, 25 Jun 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/international Minister says Islam forbids such a move as country prepares to breach nuclear deal – Iran will never pursue a nuclear weapon, its foreign minister has claimed, saying Islam prevented the country from doing so. Iran has …

Same old fake: CNN Re-Uses Debunked Report for New ‘Explosive’ Meddling Article

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT Published on Jul 17, 2019 CNN has released, what it claims is, an exclusive report said to prove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange conspired with Russia – and RT- to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election. Among the evidence cited is a previously discredited accusation that RT published new batches of emails before Wikileaks …

Rob Kirby: $21 Trillion Missing Biggest Story on Planet

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Rob Kirby: $21 Trillion Missing Biggest Story on Planet by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Macroeconomic analyst Rob Kirby says you may not be hearing much about it from the globalist controlled propaganda of the mainstream media (MSM), but the “$21 trillion in ‘missing’ U.S. federal money is still the biggest story on the planet.” Kirby contends, “It’s the …

IDF Completes Drill Simulating War in The Gaza Strip

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Zionist ‘666’ war mongering! IDF Completes Drill Simulating War in The Gaza Strip by ANNA AHRONHEIM, JULY 17, 2019, https://www.jpost.com/ Despite relative calm along border an IDF drone was shot down by militants. IDF troops completed a largescale exercise simulating war in the Gaza Strip despite the relative calm along Israel’s border with the Hamas-controlled …

Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe: Trump’s Peace Plan is Based on Zionist Myths

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe: Trump’s Peace Plan is Based on Zionist Myths by https://www.tellerreport.com/, ref: aljazeera Interviewed by Mohammed Suleiman Through a progressive and critical view of the idea of ​​Israel and Zionism, Israeli historian and academic Ilan Pappe (65 years) devoted much of his effort and thought to undermining Israeli narratives, and went further than …

Tariffs Force US Manufacturers from China

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT America Published on Jul 15, 2019 China’s economic growth has slowed to its weakest level in 27 years. Chinese telecomm giant intends to lay off hundreds of workers across the US. Meanwhile, Japan seeks to tighten trade controls in its relationship with South Korea, citing concerns that the South was insufficiently careful in its …

Israel and the Assassination of Palestinian Childhood

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Israel and the Assassination of Palestinian Childhood by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ The Israeli occupation authorities have transformed the images of joy, play and education that should be the norm for Palestinian children into a shocking number of violations committed by the army against them in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Around 1.3 million Palestinian children in …

A Whale is Accumulating Silver Futures | Alasdair Macleod

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Reluctant Preppers Published on Jul 16, 2019 On the heels of gold’s breakout from a six-year trading channel, many sound money advocates have been wondering why silver remains in the doldrums. What we’re not being told is that a new analysis of the COMEX Commitment of Traders (COT) report in combination with published London Gold …

The Next Revolution in Philosophical Movements

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 hour ago
A philosophical movement is the outcome of a revolution in the mind of its scholars and followers. But the first revolution is never sufficient to make a philosophy popular. A next revolution, and a series of other revolutions, is necessary to take the philosophy to a larger section of the population.The next revolution happens when the followers start asking questions to which they cannot find the answers from the movement’s traditional texts or its scholars. A few of the followers (those with the capacity for independent thought and judgement) then start exploring avenues outside ... more »

"The Three Ds of Doom: Debt, Default, Depression"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Three Ds of Doom: Debt, Default, Depression"* by Charles Hugh Smith "Let's start by defining Economic Depression: a Depression is a Recession that isn't fixed by conventional fiscal and monetary stimulus. In other words, when a recession drags on despite massive fiscal and monetary stimulus being thrown into the economy, then the stimulus-resistant stagnation is called a Depression. Here's why we're heading into a Depression: debt exhaustion. As the charts below illustrate, the U.S. (and global) economy has only "grown" in the 21st century by expanding debt roughly four times... more »

Icebreaker headed for North Pole turned back by thicker ice than expected

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 hour ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? h/t Joe Public ? ? It was not supposed to be like this! From Ice Age Now: 15 July 2019 – The Norwegian icebreaker “Kronprins Haakon” (Crown Prince Haakon), on a mission to the North Pole for the Institute of Marine…

Did AOC Start ‘Chain Migration’ Proceedings Against Melania Trump?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump's parents, both from Slovenia, became U.S. citizens in August 2018.

Is U.S. Senator Rand Paul The President's Back-Channel To Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) walks from a Republican Senate caucus meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2018. Joshua Roberts/Reuters *Politico:* *Rand Paul angles to become Trump's emissary to Iran* The senator pitched the idea during a recent round of golf with the president. Over a round of golf this past weekend, Sen. Rand Paul asked President Donald Trump’s blessing for a sensitive diplomatic mission. Paul proposed sitting down with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to extend a fresh olive branch on the president’s beha... more »

From stagnation to regression? Indonesian democracy after twenty years

New Mandala at New Mandala - 2 hours ago
The 2019 ANU Indonesia Update conference takes stock of Indonesian democracy. The post From stagnation to regression? Indonesian democracy after twenty years appeared first on New Mandala.

Nothing Would Terrify Iran More Than This: Israel Getting F-22s and B-52s

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Middle East* [image: By U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert J. Horstman - U.S. Air Force photo 060202-F-6809H-100, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=611530] They can't be beat. *Historically, Israel has preferred fighter-bombers that can conduct both air superiority and strike missions, and the Raptor doesn’t yet have much in the way of a strike profile. However, the IDF purchased the F-15 when it was still primarily an air-superiority platform, then made the necessary modifications on its own to transform the fighter ... more »

How to Incentivize North Korea To Strip Yongbyon of Its Military Potential

David Axe at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * A key component of any future arrangement will be dismantling North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility, 38 North analysts Ronald Chesser and Samantha Pitz explained in a July 2019 assessment. To that end, Kim Yeon-chul in March 2019 advocated reintroducing a program based on the U.S.-Russian Cooperative Threat Reduction program, which aimed to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons through exchanges of economic incentives. It’s far from clear whether furtive and impulsive meetings between U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong... more »

The F-35 Has A New Problem That Won't Be Easy To Solve

David Axe at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Former secretary of the army Mark Esper, who is Trump’s nominee to replace Mattis, in mid-July 2019 told a Senate committee the roughly 300-strong fleet of F-35s belonging to the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps “is not expected” to meet Mattis’s readiness goal. The U.S. military’s growing fleet of F-35 stealth fighters will fall short of the 80-percent readiness goal that former defense secretary James Mattis instituted before quitting in protest of Pres. Donald Trump’s foreign policy in January 2019. Former secretary of the army Mark Esper, who is... more »

Sydney man pleads guilty after travelling to Syria to fight with terrorists

Jamelle Wells at Just In - 2 hours ago
The first Australian charged under foreign incursion laws pleads guilty, after travelling overseas to fight alongside a terrorist organisation which was attempting to overthrow the Syrian government.

What makes endurance athletes tick?

Kelly Butterworth at Just In - 2 hours ago
Running or riding hundreds of kilometres for fun, sport, and a physical and mental challenge.

What do we know about drug lord El Chapo's purported billions?

Bridget Judd at Just In - 2 hours ago
As he trades a life of luxury for life behind bars, the US Government has come to collect from "El Chapo". But can he actually afford to pay the $18 billion requested by prosecutors?

'Australia can trust Huawei': executive says 5G mobile ban is the 'wrong decision'

Peter Ryan at Just In - 2 hours ago
One of Huawei's top global executives says the Federal Government got it wrong a year ago when it banned the Chinese telco giant from supplying equipment to Australia's new 5G mobile network.

Menopause specialists warn against dangers of 'bioidentical hormones'

Fiona Pepper at Just In - 2 hours ago
Menopause experts issue a warning to women using bioidentical hormone therapy, claiming the treatment is highly ineffective, costly, and could put women at risk of cancer.

5 years ago today in NYC

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 2 hours ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s8JklrBSlk ............................................................................................................... AP NEWS 1. Top Stories 2. Topics 3. Video 4. Listen AP RADIO Update hourly 5. Search 7-16-19 * Richard* Donoghue, the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, said at a news conference that while Garner’s death was tragic, there was insufficient evidence to prove that Pantaleo or any other officers involved in the confrontation on a Staten Island sidewalk had willfully violated his civil rights. https://... more »

Election Insanity 2020: How Much Longer Will We Keep Getting Duped by Political Okie Dokes?

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam at The Ghion Journal - 2 hours ago
Remember when Bill Clinton ran as an outsider and vowed to restore hope? Remember when Barack Obama campaigned against the establishment and promised “hope and change”? Remember when George W. Bush professed to be a “compassionate conservative? Remember when Bernie Sanders pledged to take on the status quo and proposed to lead a political revolution? Remember when Donald Trump swore that he was going to take on the “deep state” and be an anti-globalist? In… The post Election Insanity 2020: How Much Longer Will We Keep Getting Duped by Political Okie Dokes? appeared first on The Gh... more »

The 1.5 million people planning to storm Area 51 don't know what they're in for

Peter Marsh And Emily Olson at Just In - 2 hours ago
The secretive US Air Force base is in the middle of a searing desert and the only hotel around is booked solid. Oh, and there are guards. With guns.

Called on to fix the Australian dream turned 'nightmare', building ministers gather

Julia Holman And Nick Sas at Just In - 2 hours ago
State and territory building ministers agree to create a nationally consistent approach to reform the industry, but residents of the now abandoned Mascot Towers say more needs to be done to help apartment owners stuck with defective units.

'We all make bad choices': Former police officer given suspended sentence for deadly crash

Jordan Hayne at Just In - 2 hours ago
Lachlan Chancellor is handed a four month and seven day suspended sentence for causing a crash that killed 53-year-old Amanda Beehag last year.

Police officer to stand trial over fight sparked by thrown shoe

Jarrod Whittaker at Just In - 2 hours ago
A sergeant at a rural Victorian police station has been committed to stand trial over an alleged assault in an interview room.

Native wallaby brought back from brink of extinction

Stephanie Zillman at Just In - 2 hours ago
The rufous hare-wallaby hasn't been seen in the wild of Central Australia since the early 1990s, but that's all changing at Newhaven Station.

Man armed with knives removed from Brisbane tunnel

Just In - 2 hours ago
A man who was armed with knives surrenders to police after standing on the roof of the Clem 7 tunnel in inner Brisbane for more than seven hours.

'Wanted, dead or fried': Calls to cull lionfish in Cyprus after population explosion

Just In - 2 hours ago
An EU-funded project places Cyprus on the frontline to deal with an invasion of marauding lionfish munching their way through the eastern Mediterranean.

Cypherpunks, extropians and anarchists — meet the radical characters behind cryptocurrencies

Joey Watson at Just In - 2 hours ago
These Californian-based futurists of the 70s and 80s wrestled with a once-radical idea of how to make digital cash, decades before we had even heard of Bitcoin. Some are now cryogenically frozen, hoping to one day be revived.

Caleb Ewan delivers Tour de France stage win on debut

Just In - 2 hours ago
A lot was expected of Caleb Ewan this July. Having started his first Tour de France with ambitions of winning a stage, and after several near misses, he delivers on his promise with a fine sprint win in Toulouse, writes Rob Arnold.

Iran Walks Back From The Foreign Minister's Remarks That Its Missile Program Is On the Table For Negotiations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Foreign ministry officials have strongly rejected some foreign media’s claims about Iran readiness to negotiate over its missile program. *MEHR News Agency*: *Iran’s missile program not negotiable under any condition* "We categorically reject the AP’s characterization of FM Zarif’s comments to NBC News that "if the US wants to talk about missiles, it should stop selling weapons, including missiles, to regional states” as meaning that Iran is willing to negotiate on its defensive missile program at some point. Iran’s missiles and its missiles are absolutely and under no condition n... more »

Pakistani Police Arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba Founder And The Mastermind Of The Mumbai Attacks Hafiz Saeed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*DW:* *Pakistan arrests alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind on terror charges* Pakistani authorities have detained Hafiz Saeed, the leader of a militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The radical cleric is a designated terrorist in the US, where there's a $10-million bounty on his head. Hafiz Saeed was arrested Wednesday in Pakistan's northeastern Punjab province on charges of financing terrorism, authorities said. The cleric is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist militant group accused of orchestrating the 2008 attacks in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai that ... more »

Children used as poison detection devices

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 3 hours ago
Written by Joseph Mercola, D.O., Ph.D. Children experience greater exposure to chemicals pound-for-pound than adults and have an immature and porous blood-brain barrier, which allows greater chemical exposures to reach their developing brain. As a result, early exposures can have devastating, lifelong ramifications. For example, as noted in the scientific review,1 “Neurobehavioral Effects of Developmental […] The post Children used as poison detection devices appeared first on Health Nut News.

NBC: Florida city hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless from park

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 3 hours ago
Officials in West Palm Beach, Florida are weaponizing music by playing a torturous sound loop of children’s songs throughout the night to hopefully keep homeless people from sleeping in a city park. Leah Rockwell, parks and recreation director of West Palm Beach says the measure is to discourage people from camping out along the glass-walled […] The post NBC: Florida city hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless from park appeared first on Health Nut News.

Get Ready, Because Flamethrower Drones Are Going on Sale Very Soon

Activist Post at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By Elias Marat Considering that extreme and growing heat is one of the biggest problems facing human society today, it would be safe to assume... more »

Former Judge announces her departure from the GOP due to president’s racist remarks

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 3 hours ago
From today’s The Washington Post, the following are some powerful words from a former Judge who is leaving the Republican Party. This is as succinct as it comes and should be a long overdue clarion call to Republicans regarding the … Continue reading →

The Road to Zero Hunger

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Over 820 million people across the globe are currently undernourished, according to a new report released here. Read the full story, “The Road to Zero Hunger”, on globalissues.org →

Dr. Curry Validates Much of what you have Read on CO2isLife

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 3 hours ago
WAPO Accidentialy Debunks Melting Glacier Due to CO2 More Evidence the WAPO will Ignore; Science Journalism is a Joke Please Like, Share, Subscribe, Re-Blog and Comment Advertisements

News Flash: Diversify and Unity are Often/Usually Incompatible, Equality By Definition is the Lack of Diversity

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 3 hours ago
Hinkle, our team is about inclusion. Your religion was never the problem. The problem is your intolerance and you are homophobic. You don’t belong in a sport that aims to unite and bring people together. You would never fit into our pack or what this team stands for. https://t.co/XmzKIB88UV — Ashlyn Harris (@Ashlyn_Harris) July 15, … Continue reading "News Flash: Diversify and Unity are Often/Usually Incompatible, Equality By Definition is the Lack of Diversity"

Hurricane Data Website

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 3 hours ago
Tropical cyclone accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) has exhibited strikingly large global interannual variability during the past 40-years. In the pentad since 2006, Northern Hemisphere and global tropical cyclone ACE has decreased dramatically to the lowest levels since the late 1970s. Additionally, the frequency of tropical cyclones has reached a historical low. Here evidence is presented … Continue reading "Hurricane Data Website"

Trump’s Fight With The Fed Over Interest Rates Is A Scripted Farce

Activist Post at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
Op-Ed by Brandon Smith There is a very bizarre narrative being circulated in the mainstream economic media and it goes a little something like this:... more »

The United States Is Definitely Not On The Brink Of The Next Cold War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin © Reuters / Pool and Kevin Lamarque *Michael O’Hanlon and Sean Zeigler, USA Today:* *No, we aren't on the brink of a new Cold War with Russia and China* It might be a popular phrase to drum up clicks and interest, but the United States is definitely not on the brink of the next Cold War Increasingly in U.S. national security circles, it has become common to hear talk of a new Cold War with great-power rivals. But this way of thinking is imprecise at best, dangerous at worst. A distinguished group of American experts has just warned aga... more »

Electrical Engineering Team Brags About “Beyond 5G” Wireless Transceiver

Activist Post at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By B.N. Frank So a group of inventors are psyched and bragging about their new “beyond 5G”wireless transceiver that will utilize higher frequencies and boost...more »

But Now They Only Block The Sun...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Yesterday, McTurtle read his carefully crafted "both sides" response to Trump's racism to the press: "From the president, to the speaker to freshmen members of the House, all of us have a responsibility to elevate the public discourse. Our words do matter. We all know politics is a combat sport, but it’s about time we lowered the temperature all across the board." *You leave 'em laughing when you go... don't give yourself away.* Ole Kellyanne, though, didn't take him up on it, going on Fox News to spout her canned lies about AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. How... more »

House Blocks Maverick Democrat’s Trump Impeachment Effort

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Rep. Al Green introduced a resolution in the House to impeach President Donald Trump.

House Holds 2 Trump Officials in Contempt in Census Dispute

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
The House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt.

Social Media Spat Erupts Over South Dakota Missing Girl Case

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Police were contacted after concerns about a potential confrontation.

Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Overdose deaths had been climbing each year since 1990, topping 70,000 in 2017.

Pentagon Says 2,100 More Troops Going to US-Mexico Border

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
1,100 are active-duty troops. The other 1,000 are members of the Texas National Guard.

Prosecutors Drop Groping Case Against Kevin Spacey

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
It was the only criminal case that has been brought against the actor since his career collapsed amid a slew of sexual misconduct allegations.

Bipartisan lawmakers offer federal bill to break medical marijuana research logjam

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 4 hours ago
A bipartisan group of U.S. congressional lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to accelerate medical cannabis research, a step that could potentially bolster support for federal marijuana reform. “Forty seven states have legalized some form of cannabis, yet the federal government is still getting in the way of further progress on the potential for research,” said […] Bipartisan lawmakers offer federal bill to break medical marijuana research logjam is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

‘Breakdown’ in Washington state traceability system update costs cannabis businesses thousands

Bart Schaneman at Marijuana Business Daily - 4 hours ago
An outage of Washington state’s seed-to-sale traceability system prevented hundreds of cannabis producers, processors and retailers from conducting business-to-business transactions over the past four days. The outage, which started Saturday night and ended Wednesday morning, resulted in significant lost sales, according to some of the state’s marijuana businesses. “People are losing hundreds of thousands of […] ‘Breakdown’ in Washington state traceability system update costs cannabis businesses thousands is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness n... more »

President Trump Impromptu Presser Departing White House…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
Chopper pressers are the best pressers. President Trump delivers remarks to the press pool as he departs the White House for a rally in North Carolina. [Video below, transcript will follow]

University of Maryland Summer Camp Strives to Diversify Computer Science

Sara Weissman at Diverse - 4 hours ago
The number of jobs in computer science is expected to grow by 19 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But women only graduate with 18 percent of computer science bachelor’s degrees. This summer, the University of Maryland continues to combat this disparity with summer camps.

60 Years and Counting: The Life-Saving C-130 Is Still the Backbone of Air Force Medevacs (With Photos!)

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *History, Americas* [image: By U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Howard Blair - http://www.af.mil, http://www.af.mil/photos/media_search.asp?q=C-130E%20Pope&page=32, http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/990101-F-5502B-002.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w] Impressive. *Not only can it be configured to carry up to 74 litter patients, it is outfitted with electrical and oxygen systems for aeromedical evacuation equipment, and is specifically designed to reduce the negative impact of altitude on patients and medical crews.* Since the Vietn... more »

Assyrians Call on US Army to Stop Possible Turkish Invasion in Northeast Syria

The logo of the Syriac Military Council (MFS), Hasakah, July 17, 2019. ( Kurdistan 24)The US-backed Christian Syriac Military Council (MFS) on Wednesday warned of a possible Turkish attack on the eastern Euphrates in Syria and called on the United States to intervene.

When Islamic State Came, Iraqi Assyrian Monks Had Just Finished Hiding Manuscripts

Syriac Catholic Father Youssef Sakat shows a photograph of a door at Mar Behnam Monastery July 8, 2019. The monastery, which is located near Mosul, Iraq, was destroyed by Islamic State forces in 2014.

"Peak Madness!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Peak Madness!"* by Brian Maher "We have concluded - at certain times - that markets have attained maximum derangement. No greater lunacy was possible, we insisted. Yet in each instance… we were proven incorrect. See, for example, negative interest rates. Yesterday we staggered before the existence of government bonds trading at negative yields. But today we test the very limits of madness. What is more lunatic than investors purchasing negative-yielding government bonds? And does it indicate the end is near? Answers, frightful answers, anon. Let us first look in on the asylum… ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 17, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The wrecked cockpit of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 presented to the press during a presentation of the final report on the cause of the crash at the Gilze Rijen airbase, October 13, 2015. Photo: AFP/Emmanuel Dunand *Nile Bowie, Asia Times: **Five years on, no answers to who felled MH17* Asia Times examines in two parts why Malaysia’s premier and others doubt a Dutch-led probe’s finding that Russia shot down flight MH17 Five years ago, scenes of horror unfolded across the sunflower fields of eastern Ukraine. Shot out of the sky, the smoldering fuselage of Malaysia Airlines Flight... more »

Extreme Fraud By The Union Of Concerned Scientists

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 4 hours ago
During the hottest week of the year, the Union of Concerned Scientists has warned that we are all going to burn up in future summers, unless we take action to reduce emissions. They generated this chart, with a bold statement … Continue reading →

Work starts on NT's largest solar farm in race to 50pc renewables by 2030

Carmen Brown at Just In - 4 hours ago
One of the world's major oil and gas companies, Eni, starts building the Northern Territory's largest solar farm — boosting the NT's renewable energy use by up to 4 per cent.

George Calombaris's hospitality group to make $200k 'contrition payment' for underpaying staff

Just In - 4 hours ago
The MasterChef judge's hospitality empire backpays $7.8 million in wages and superannuation as the celebrity chef apologises to more than 500 current and former workers and pledges to be a "force for change" in the industry.

Australians eating less bread, but sourdough on the rise

Emma Nobel at Just In - 4 hours ago
For William Jane, the decline in Australian bread consumption has seen his business boom. In the space of two years, he's gone from baking 12 loaves a day to 800.

Markets fall on worries US-China trade war can heat up 'at any time'

David Chau at Just In - 4 hours ago
Australian shares are expected to open lower, as investor sentiment on Wall Street continues to get buffeted by US-China trade tensions.

'Idiots': Shaun Micallef is Mad As Hell after ABC airs wrong episode

Just In - 4 hours ago
Mad As Hell presenter Shaun Micallef joins a chorus of confused viewers after a "technical error" sees the ABC broadcast the wrong episode of the popular news satire show.

'Serious concerns' for Brisbane mother and three children missing since last week

Just In - 4 hours ago
Queensland police launch a public appeal for help to find Carly Robson, 40, last seen at Wheaton Street in Narangba, north of Brisbane, on July 11 with her one-year-old son and two daughters aged four and nine.

Stormy Daniels Case Finally Reaches Climax

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 5 hours ago
We perceive scandals only as long as they are projected onto us, and this has never been truer than it is now. Particularly in the case of DJT, where the media diverts all other news to the back burner in order to disparage and delegitimize the Commander in Chief. They hold a controversial or infuriating stance in our faces until such a time as they find another, larger, more salacious carrot to dangle. It's all an act and due to the nature of the theatrics, we often don't hear about or care about the final results. We are truly only concerned with the impact that the accusations ... more »

And that’s ALL folks

GunnyG at 'Nox & Friends - 5 hours ago
Chalk up another win for the American People! EXCERPT: “Update: As was widely expected, the House voted down a measure that would have opened the door to impeaching President Trump, the New York Times reports. The measure was introduced by Texas Rep. Al Green, who had repeatedly introduced similar measures before Democrats took control of the House in January. Green said he introduced the measure because Trump’s racist comments – for telling members of the “squad” to ‘go back to your own country’ – justified impeachment.” So the vote was 332-95 to table the Al “Geico’s Neanderthal” ... more »

WHY the Electoral College is important

GunnyG at 'Nox & Friends - 5 hours ago
and WHY it must be protected against the Demshevik Party’s constant attacks. First, here is the verbiage in the Constitution that sets up the Electoral College as the law of the land. “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.”Article II, Section I, U.S. Constitution. Second, in the Presidential election, we the People are voting FOR the Electors in our State, who then vote for OUR choice as POTUS. That is a … Conti... more »

The End of Hardnox & Friends?

Hardnox at 'Nox & Friends - 5 hours ago
Like every journey, eventually the end of the trail arrives. For me, I’ve been blogging since 2008 when it looked like Barry Batears from Honolulu was going to be immaculated. I blogged alone as Hardnox. Four years later, Hardnox and Friends was born in 2012 right after Batears was reelected. At first, it was just Terry and me. Our crew began to grow over the years, some passed away, some quit. Blogging isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and a lot of commitment. Our readers no doubt have noticed that my participation has dwindled since last Winter. The … Continue reading →

1 patient dies, 5 others infected by mold that closed Seattle Children’s hospital operating rooms

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 5 hours ago
Seattle Children’s hospital recently revealed that one patient has died and five others have been infected by a potentially dangerous mold. The situation forced the medical center to immediately close all of its main operating rooms. The hospital closed its fourteen main operating rooms after traces of Aspergillus mold was discovered on May 18 in […] The post 1 patient dies, 5 others infected by mold that closed Seattle Children’s hospital operating rooms appeared first on Health Nut News.

Extinction Rebellion Want Permanent Recession

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Well at least they’re honest! https://order-order.com/2019/07/17/extinction-rebellion-admit-want-permanent-recession/ In fact it is much worse than they pretend. National economies cannot simply stand still. If you don’t keep up with international competitors, you end up in decline.

Even Nobel Laureates can make a mistake needing correction

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 5 hours ago
Edward J. Calabrese. Muller’s Nobel Prize data: Getting the dose wrong and its significance. Environmental Research 176 (2019) 108528 This paper evaluates the significant historical paper of Muller and Mott-Smith (1930), which successfully disputed the proposal of Olson and Lewis (1928) that background … Continue reading →

Must Watch MAGAnomic Overview – Navarro Outlines Trump Economic Roadmap…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 5 hours ago
Excellent interview by Charles Payne as White House Manufacturing Policy Advisor Peter Navarro outlines how the strategic road map of how MAGAnomics is converging. If you want to see the future, listen to how Navarro outlines what’s coming. The six … Continue reading →

President Trump MAGA Rally – Greenville, North Carolina – 7:00pm Livestream…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 5 hours ago
Tonight President Donald J. Trump will be holding a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, NC. The president is expected to speak at 7:00pm EDT with pre-rally speakers and events ongoing. RSBN Livestream Link – Fox10Livestream Link – GST … Continue reading →

Spaceship Earth Ideology Officers

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: The image above is from the Hunt for Red October (1990). Sean Connery played Marko Alexandrovich Ramius, a Soviet submarine captain, here in a confrontation with the on board Political Officer Ivan Putin, responsible to ensure the crew conforms to the Communist Party Line and Directives. The real life parallel…

Someone lied to Lawrence when he was young!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 6 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019The fellow has never recovered:* How silly is the drivel we're handed on our tribe's favorite shows? Consider the way Lawrence O'Donnell began Monday night's Last Word. He started with a silly claim about Trump's alleged racism. He followed with a claim about the press corps' use of the tricky word "lie," a claim which was simply sad: O'DONNELL (7/15/19): * Tonight, the great national debate about “is Donald Trump a racist” appears to be over. * The debate started eight years ago in earnest in 2011, when Donald Trump first started talking about Presiden... more »

Liberty has a price

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 6 hours ago
3-14-16 * China’s* conviction rate is commonly well above 99 per cent, with 778 acquittals and 1.184 million convictions being recorded in 2014….“When a defendant says that he has been tortured into giving a confession, a judge can choose to ignore that.”…The principle of “innocent until proven guilty” has been implemented across the Chinese judicial system, the Supreme People’s Court’s top official added, reported the *China Daily*. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12193202/Chinese-courts-convict-more-than-99.9-per-cent-of-defendants.html …………………………….…………………………... more »

World News Briefs -- July 17, 2019 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
An Ebola patient has died after bringing the disease to the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) eastern city of Goma. The town lies 200km (124 mile) south of Butembo, which has been an epicentre in the DRC's ongoing outbreak. These are just two of several affected cities *Daily Mail:* *'Global health emergency' is declared over Ebola outbreak as priest, 46, dies having transported the disease to city of Goma, home to two million people and a transport hub from DR Congo to the rest of the world* * Unnamed patient became infected in Butembo; an epicentre of the outbreak * Took a bu... more »

Corbynomics Vs Neoliberalism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
A very interesting discussion on Novara Media on Tuesday night. Michael was joined by James Meadway, oft-credited with the heavy lifting regards Corbynomics, and Gillian Keegan, Conservative MP for Chichester. For a Tory to appear on Novara is interesting in and of itself, but how she engages with and tries rebutting James's position is a useful lesson in Tory thought processes. She no doubt genuinely believes that austerity was necessary and worthwhile, and neoliberal economics are the best way to go, but *how* she defends these positions betrays a certain something. It reminds me ... more »

US Officially Removes Turkey from the F-35 Program

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Turkish leadership knew this was coming from all my reading and reporting* *Defense News * *"WASHINGTON — The U.S. has removed Turkey from the F-35 joint strike fighter program, and Turkey will lose its production work on the jet by March 2020, following its acceptance of the S-400 Russian-made air defense system last Friday.However, a top Pentagon official would not close the door on Turkey rejoining the program in some form, should it reverse the decision to buy the S-400.The White House issued a statement Wednesday confirming the move, which Washington had threatened for m... more »

"Economic Market Snapshot PM 7/17/19"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
• Gregory Mannarino, "A Very Seriously Strange Post-Market Wrap-up" https://www.traderschoice.net/ • MarketWatch Market Summary - https://www.marketwatch.com/tools/marketsummary • CNN Market Data: - http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/ CNN Fear And Greed Index: - http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/ • "The Fed Is Acting Insane - That’s The Economy’s Biggest Problem"

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and World Health Organization Work Together to Conceal Vaccine Death Statistics in Poor Countries

AdminM at Health Impact News - 6 hours ago
The promotion for the utilization of vaccines and the inadequate surveillance systems in poor, Third World countries is largely controlled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the mantle of the World Health Organization (WHO) which administers public health programs in poor and middle income countries. Vaccine safety is the domain of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), established in 1999. The WHO-GACVS developed a two-tiered classification system for assessing and reporting adverse events following immunization (AEFI). The AEFI classification s... more »

Autism is Avoidable, Treatable, and Curable – The Chlorine Dioxide Protocol Part 2

AdminM at Health Impact News - 6 hours ago
Kerri Rivera made the following remarks about the Chlorine Dioxide Protocol during her 2019 presentation at AutismOne. She stated: "Autism is avoidable, treatable, and curable. I have seen the faces of the children. I have met them. I have spoken with them and with the mothers, the parents, and the families who got their lives back. They are back – they are totally back from autism – and I want to share that with you. The CD protocol is tried and true. This is the tenth year for this protocol. I appreciate you keeping an open mind for recovering yourself and your children from illn... more »

"I HopeYou're Getting This Down..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down.” - Bertrand Russell

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Another Answer Came"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
2002, "Another Answer Came"

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"If not perfect, then this spiral galaxy is at least one of the most photogenic. An island universe of about 100 billion stars, 32 million light-years away toward the constellation Pisces, M74 presents a gorgeous face-on view. Classified as an Sc galaxy, the grand design of M74's graceful spiral arms are traced by bright blue star clusters and dark cosmic dust lanes. *Click image for larger size.* The above image covers half the width of the full Moon and was obtained using 19 hours of exposure on the 1.23-meter telescope at Calar Alto Observatory in the Sierra de Los Filabres moun... more »

"How Is One To Live..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You conti... more »

Cosmic Ray Update: New Results from the Moon

Russ Steele at The Next Grand Minimum - 6 hours ago
By Dr Tony Phillips July 16, 2019: Note to astronauts: 2019 is not a good year to fly into deep space. In fact, it’s shaping up to be one of the worst of the Space Age. The reason is, the… Continue reading →

""Al Swearengen’s Take On Misfortune""

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Al Swearengen’s Take On Misfortune"* *STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT!* “Pain, or damage, don’t end the world- or despair or f***in’ beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you’ve got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man- and give some back.” “Al Swearengen,” Ian McShane’s character in “Deadwood” "If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow." ~ William McFee “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise ... more »

Video Shows Trump, Epstein Chatting at 1992 Mar-a-Lago Party

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Jeffrey Epstein is currently in jail, facing charges of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in the early 2000s.

House Set to Block Maverick Dem’s Trump Impeachment Effort

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Liberal Democrats itching to oust President Trump have been pitted against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, other leaders and party moderates, who prefer waiting to see if a stronger case for removal can be developed.

Is This Video of a Theme Park Ride in India Collapsing?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A horrifying video shows one arm of the pendulum-style ride breaking off and falling.

Higher Ed Faces Affirmative Action, Other Equity and Diversity Issues in Courts

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 6 hours ago
As court battles wage over affirmative action, academics with legal expertise see other actual and potential points of litigation that could have a major impact on diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

A Former Foxhound Pilot Explains How to Catch and Shootdown a SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *History, Europe* [image: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/734182/sr-71a-flight-with-test-fixture-mounted-atop-aft-section-aircraft] Is it possible? *Military 1st Class Pilot Mikhail Myagkiy, Guards Major (ret.), is one of the PVO (Protivo-vozdushnoy Ororony or air defence force) pilots who executed intercepts of the SR-71 near the border of USSR in the far north. During this period he conducted 14 successful SR-71 intercepts.* In this article, a retired Soviet MiG-31 pilot, Major Mikhail Myagkiy, recalls techniques used during practice intercept attempts on SR-71 B... more »

Flying High: the Rise of Jamie Fly At Radio Free Europe

Curt Mills at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Curt Mills* *Politics, United States* Jamie Fly’s hiring to head up Radio Free Europe is the latest curious NeverTrump ascension. Jamie Fly will take over Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty effective next month, it’s been announced. “Jamie is an extraordinary choice to lead RFE/RL at this critical juncture,” said RFE/RL and United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Board Chairman Ken Weinstein. “Jamie’s understanding of geopolitics, passion for human rights and broad contacts in Washington and around the globe make him ideally suited to lead the network in delivering top-rate... more »

Will Nationalism Become the New Credo of the GOP?

Hunter DeRensis at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Hunter DeRensis* *Politics, Americas* [image: Reuters] Speakers promoted a hard break with the old fusionism style of politics, demanding a conservatism untainted by either individualism or universalism. Is it springtime for nationalism? Over three hundred attendees traveled to the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC to see what promises to be the first of many conferences outlining a new, twenty-first century “national conservatism.” Featuring keynote addresses from entrepreneur Peter Thiel, Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Sen. Josh H... more »

The Ripple Effect from Reagan's 'Economic War' on the USSR

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] This is what a Chinese researcher discovered after investigating the historical precedent for Washington’s trade conflict with Beijing. Many Americans are in a tizzy over President Donald Trump’s apparent fondness for tariffs. American farmers, for example, have taken an enormous hit, while cultivators in other parts of the world, from Brazil to Russia, are celebrating their good fortune. Economists are almost universally against the current administration’s approach. But what of specialists in geopolitics? It turns out that... more »

A Not-So-Special Relationship: Why Britain is Becoming Divided Over the Atlantic Alliance

Peter Harris at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Peter Harris* *Politics, Europe* [image: Reuters] Britain’s relationship with the United States is at risk of becoming a divisive partisan issue in domestic politics—something that will only worsen with Britain’s impending exit from the European Union. Is the Trump administration inept, clumsy, dysfunctional, unpredictable, and beset by internal divisions? According to confidential cables sent by Sir Kim Darroch, Britain’s former ambassador to the United States, the answer is yes. That assessment—a diplomat’s frank appraisal of his host government, never meant for public consump... more »

Hong Kong's Crisis Does Not Extend to Taiwan

Dennis V. Hickey at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Dennis V. Hickey* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] Comparing the Hong Kong case to Taiwan’s situation is a bit of a stretch—some might even call it nonsense. In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China, to protest against a controversial extradition bill cobbled together by Hong Kong authorities with the support of Beijing. Much ink has been spilled trying to explain the significance of the demonstrations. Some analyses are solid efforts that contribute to the conversation. Others ar... more »

What Rare Earths Tell Us about China's Competitive Strategy

Ian Easton at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Ian Easton* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] Little has been done to ensure America is able to supply its own rare earth mineral needs. This leaves the nation, and especially the military, in a precarious situation. The recent debate over whether or not China will carry through on its threats to stop exporting rare earth minerals to the United States is an important one. It raises deeply unsettling questions about the strength of America's defense industrial supply chain. But Beijing’s monopolization of the global rare earths industry gives it far more than a card to play in an... more »

Video Alert: A Marine Landed His Helicopter in a Baseball Field Because He Forgot His Phone at a Nearby Restaurant

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, Americas* [image: By Communication Specialist Seaman Mark Hays - www.navy.mil, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30268749] He did what? *The Super Cobra landed while the Venom circled the area. One person came out of the landed chopper. Lambert ran to meet him and handed off the cell phone.* Taken on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the curious video in this post show two helicopters (a Bell AH-1W Super Cobra and a Bell UH-1Y Venom) making a quick visit to Bar Harbor. Noteworthy the Super Cobra landed at the town athletic fields to ... more »

Police ask for help to find mother and three children missing since last week

Just In - 6 hours ago
Queensland police launch a public appeal for help in finding Carly Robson, 40, last seen at Wheaton Street in Narangba, north of Brisbane, on July 11 with her one-year-old son and two daughters aged four and nine.

Musicians in hospital stairwells help patients heal through 'sonic care'

Jessica Hinchliffe at Just In - 6 hours ago
Musicians playing quietly in corners of the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital are helping keep patients and families relaxed through often stressful times.

NSW Now: Prisoner escapes from Illawarra, burning cars spark 150 person evacuation

Just In - 6 hours ago
*MORNING BRIEFING:* NSW police hunt for Sunjay Dayal, who escaped while undertaking maintenance work in Mount Kiera, while three cars set alight in a garage triggers the fire alarms inside a Liverpool unit block.

'We're going to die': Earthquake panic in WA's north sparks calls for better emergency information

Matt Bamford And Vanessa Mills at Just In - 6 hours ago
There are calls for clearer emergency information after residents fled their homes during the Kimberley earthquake.

Australian basketball's boom time puts financial heat on smaller NBL clubs

Justin Huntsdale at Just In - 6 hours ago
The NBL grapples with the challenge of keeping an equal playing field between the haves and the 'have-lots', as professional basketball undergoes a lucrative renaissance in Australia.

The most critical call on the Apollo 11 mission came minutes before landing

Mark Doman, Ri Liu, Alex Palmer, Nathanael Scott And Stephen Hutcheon at Just In - 6 hours ago
With just seconds to go before running out of fuel and unknown alarms going off, Neil Armstrong's heartrate began to skyrocket.

There's no link between drinking coffee and getting cancer, research finds

Brendan Mounter at Just In - 6 hours ago
Queensland's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute analyses data from more than 300,000 coffee drinkers using a genetic-based technique called Mendelian randomisation to decipher whether drinking coffee really causes cancer.

Adani opponents mail bird art to politicians in silent protest

Lily Nothling at Just In - 6 hours ago
Artists across Australia say they have mailed more than 1,400 artworks of the endangered black-throated finch to key politicians to express their grief over the mine's approval.

These scooter riders are happy to stay in the slow lane

Michael Dalla Fontana at Just In - 6 hours ago
They might not rumble like a Harley Davidson, but for this bunch of two-wheeled enthusiasts, there's nothing better than cruising on a comfy Vespa.

'On our third balcony collapse': Could dangerous cladding be the tip of the iceberg?

James Oaten at Just In - 6 hours ago
Craig Fitch's apartment building is so flammable residents were ordered to remove trees because of fears a garden fire could quickly engulf the block. But there are warnings combustible cladding isn't the only thing making buildings unsafe.

Catholic priest who claims parents' sins cause autism cancels Australia tour

Ben Knight at Just In - 6 hours ago
An Indian Catholic priest who claims parents' adultery and masturbation causes autism in children, and who claims to have "cured" autism through prayer, cancels a series of religious retreats in Australia.

Apollo 11 documentary recreates the wonder and optimism of Moon landing

Luke Goodsell at Just In - 6 hours ago
The film uses purely archival footage and voiceover to create an otherworldly time capsule of the 1969 mission from launch to lunar landing.

U.S. State Department Official: 'U.S. Forces Have Much To Learn From Ukraine’s Fight With Russia'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
© AFP 2019 / YURIY DYACHYSHYN *Military Times:* *US forces have much to learn from Ukraine’s fight with Russia, says State Department official* Five years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot out of the sky, killing all 298 aboard, a State Department official tells Military Times that the ongoing battle between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists serves as a potential harbinger for the U.S. military in any conflict with Moscow. “Ukraine is a laboratory of techniques and procedures,” George P. Kent, deputy assistant secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S.... more »

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