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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.

Friday, July 19, 2019

19 July - Blogs I'm Following - 2 of 4

10:32 pm MDT

Former MedMen executives join high-profile marijuana companies

John Schroyer at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
Two more MedMen executives have left the California-based company for other cannabis industry jobs: Toronto-based Flower One Holdings announced that Kellen O’Keefe, ex-MedMen senior vice president of business development, joined its team as chief strategy officer. Meanwhile, Acreage Holdings, a New York-based multistate operator, announced it hired MedMen’s former senior vice president of technology, Alfred Miranda, as its […] Former MedMen executives join high-profile marijuana companies is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis ... more »

What I Would Ask Robert Mueller

jcomey at Lawfare - 7 hours ago
Longworth House Office Building (Architect of the U.S. Capitol) If I were a member of Congress with five minutes to question Robert Mueller, I would ask short questions drawn from the report’s executive summaries. *Volume One: Russia* Did you find that there were a series of contacts between the Trump campaign and individuals with ties to the Russian government? (p. 5) In particular, did you find that a Trump foreign policy adviser learned that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton in the form of thousands of emails? (pp. 5-6) Did you find that the Trump foreign policy adviser... more »

You can easily grow evergreens in your garden

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
Written by Joseph Mercola, D.O., Ph.D Trees and shrubs are classified as either evergreen or deciduous. A deciduous tree loses its leaves in the fall and new leaves appear in the spring. The term “evergreen” describes trees that retain their color throughout the year, and are often able to endure cold weather and dry seasons. […] The post You can easily grow evergreens in your garden appeared first on Health Nut News.

MSN: A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
A former Jackson County, FL Sheriff’s Office deputy has been arrested and charged will pulling over random drivers and planting drugs in their cars. Zachary Wester, 26, was fired last year but officially charged last week with racketeering, official misconduct, false imprisonment, and several other felonies. RELATED STORY: Child Rape Victim Goes to Police for […] The post MSN: A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter appeared first on Health Nut News.

Generational Déjà Vu – Iran Seizes British Oil Tanker in the Strait of Hormuz…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
Iran reports they have seized another oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, in an apparent effort to increase hostilities in the region and make a larger conflict with the U.S. and western allies. All of this activity has a … Continue reading →

Number Of Women Using Marijuana During Pregnancy Nearly Doubles

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 7 hours ago
Claims about marijuana being medical have never been shown in clinical trials, they have instead been a joke among users, but it opened the doorway to recreational legalization. Yet the myth of benefit, or at least lack of harm, persist, and new survey results show more women are smoking it daily. Even pregnant ones. At least in California. read more

'Ulcer' Strategy: How Iran Can Wage War Against America On the Cheap

James Holmes at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Security, * How Iran could channel an old British strategy against Napoleon to fight U.S. forces in the Middle East. That chronic pain gnawing at officialdom’s guts is bipartisan. Presidential administrations, Republican and Democratic alike, keep trying to draw down the U.S. military presence in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf region in particular, to attend to more pressing priorities. Back in 2012 the Obama administration *vowed* to “pivot” or “rebalance,” from the Middle East to the Pacific theater to counterbalance China. President Donald Trump and his lie... more »

What One Famous Yale Professor Would Have Said About a War with Iran

James Holmes at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Economics, Middle East* [image: (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Monica Roybal)] A Third Gulf War? *Yet Iran falls woefully short of hegemonic status. Iranians certainly long for the glory days when the Persian Empire bestrode the Middle East and South Asia and, for a time, even threatened to bring Europe under the Great Kings’ suzerainty. Contemporary Iran is no Persia. * When pondering some strategic quandary you can get oriented by postulating what the greats in the field would say about it. What they said or wrote about roughly similar circumstance... more »

Fact: Why American F-16s Fired Their Missiles at a British Destroyer

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Technology, Americas* All a part of its defense testing. *The participating F-16 pilots were Maj. Christopher Taylor of the 416th Flight Test Squadron and Maj. Jonathan Bearce, 461st Flight Test Squadron.* Two F-16s and a KC-135 from Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) were activated at last minute at the end of November 2018 to help Royal Australian Navy (RAN) destroyer HMAS Hobart complete the testing of its combat system. The F-16s are certified to fire the AQM-37D supersonic targets and a conflict in scheduling meant they were urgently required to support the joint t... more »

Could art forgers be targeting Australia's biggest contemporary artist?

Just In - 8 hours ago
Brett Whiteley's paintings are among the most valuable in Australian history, but definitive catalogue could confirm that three paintings previously attributed to him are not genuine.

Patients at risk due to low use of Indigenous interpreters at hospital, researchers say

Felicity James at Just In - 8 hours ago
Indigenous interpreters at Royal Darwin Hospital say they are not being called often enough despite dozens of patients not being able to communicate in English, and it is an ethical and a safety risk.

Pest or protected game species? Push to rethink shooting rules as farmers battle feral deer

Prue Adams at Just In - 8 hours ago
With an influx of feral deer causing headaches for landowners in rural NSW, the Government is pushing for a change that will allow people to hunt the animal without a game licence.

How 'flash droughts' see areas of Australia go from okay to critical within weeks

Kate Doyle at Just In - 8 hours ago
If in November 2017 your farm was doing fine but just two months later in January you were in drought, what happened?

If the Folau case seems simple to you, these lawyers want you to know you're wrong

David Mark at Just In - 8 hours ago
Israel Folau's impending court battle with Rugby Australia shapes as a "test case" between an employer's rights and an employee's freedom of speech, and the outcome of the case could affect us all.

US retail giant denies Xinjiang factory makes their clothes despite video, satellite evidence

Michael Walsh, Bang Xiao And Echo Hui at Just In - 8 hours ago
The ABC obtains video footage showing a factory in China's Xinjiang region making clothes for one of America's biggest retailers — but the company in question claims the footage has been "spliced".

Two disturbing images show how depressing our political debate has become

Laura Tingle at Just In - 8 hours ago
A rapid and alarming deterioration in the US political debate comes at a time when our own political leaders have gone into something of a hibernation, writes Laura Tingle.

I looked into the mirror and something terrifying stared back

Just In - 8 hours ago
As my hairline began to recede, I spent hours in front of the mirror, obsessively observing whether I looked like the day before, possessed by a negativity I still don't understand, writes Oliver Mol.

A reader's guide to the Miles Franklin Award shortlist

Kate Evans, Claire Nichols And Sarah L'Estrange at Just In - 8 hours ago
Environmental dystopia, an art-historical mystery and a cracking family yarn: check out the novels that made the cut for Australia's most prestigious literary award.

Iran says it has captured British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Just In - 8 hours ago
Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims to have captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television reports, while a second British-operated tanker takes a sudden northerly turn towards Iran.

Poll Shows the “Racist” Charge is not Simply Policy, but Ingrained in the Democrat Party.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 8 hours ago
*EARL* DONE THIS It stands to reason that when a party uses identity politics as its core belief system then the positioning of every issue as being racial will be held by growing numbers of members. While DJT's recent tweet-storm could be called ill-advised, the automatic charge of "racism" has raised some questions. To what race was he being intolerant? Is merely having disagreeable words with select members enough to be constituted as "racist"? For a large number of Democrats that answer is 'Yes'. Rassmussen just conducted a poll that showed a significant segment of party member... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Evidence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Evidence"* "Where do I live? If I had no address, as many people do not, I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field, and the still waters. Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are strong men tending flowers. Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue. But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function - to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher. Among the swans there is none called the least, or the greatest. I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especia... more »

FSIS rules against meat and poultry warning labels about colorectal cancer risk

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 8 hours ago
Increased risk of colon and rectal cancer from frequent consumption of processed meats and poultry does not merit warning labels for those products, according to a USDA ruling. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently denied a 3-year old petition favoring such processed meat and poultry warnings submitted by the Center for Science in the... Continue Reading

The irony of a MacDonald’s boycott in Tel Aviv

contact@ifamericansknew.org at If Americans Knew Blog - 8 hours ago
Israeli settlers protest the "unlawful" boycott movement playing out in their midst by calling for a boycott of their own. The post The irony of a MacDonald’s boycott in Tel Aviv appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.

Israeli Forces Seize Palestinian Garbage Trucks, Detain Drivers

contact@ifamericansknew.org at If Americans Knew Blog - 8 hours ago
Israel has dumped its waste, much of it toxic, on Palestinian land for years. Now it has confiscated Palestinian garbage trucks and detained the drivers... The post Israeli Forces Seize Palestinian Garbage Trucks, Detain Drivers appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.

Israeli High Court: Palestinian homes “too close to the wall, must be demolished”

contact@ifamericansknew.org at If Americans Knew Blog - 8 hours ago
Palestinians built homes; years later Israel built a wall. Now Israel decrees that the homes must be demolished because they are too close to the wall. The post Israeli High Court: Palestinian homes “too close to the wall, must be demolished” appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.

The United Nations Agendas: A Totalitarian Map, by Rosanne Lindsay

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC: Why would anyone be surprised that one world government plans would emanate from the closest thing we already have to one world government, the United Nations? From Rosanne Lindsay at activistpost.com: If you connected all the dots to the various United Nations (U.N.) Agendas, would you create a map…

Iraq’s Hashd Al-Shaabi forces come under mysterious drone attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Unidentified drones reportedly attacked a base belonging to Hashd Al-Sha’abi (var. Popular Mobilization Units) in the Salaheddine Governorate of central Iraq on Thursday. According to Al-Ahed TV, unidentified drone attack resulted in the death of one Hashd Al-Sha’abi member, while four others were hospitalized for wounds sustained during the strikes. Footage later released by Iraqi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Iran seizes siezes British oil tanker in tit-for-tat move

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has seized a British oil tanker that was making its way through the Strait of Hormuz this evening. According to the IRGC report, the British oil tanker was traveling towards Saudi Arabia when their naval forces seized the ship in a tit-for-tat response to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran claims US shot down their own drone

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
The statement comes after US President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed an American ship had destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz that ignored its warnings. At the same time, Tehran has stated that the Iranian military has no information about losing an aircraft. “We have not lost any drone in the Strait […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military spies providing militant coordinates to Russian forces

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:35 P.M.) – The Syrian and Russian forces are using intel gathered by spies within the ranks of the jihadist and Turkish–backed rebels in northwestern Syria, an officer from the 4th Armored Division told Al-Masdar News from the Hama Governorate. According to the officer, the government spies reveal the movements and locations of militant sites throughout the Hama, Idlib, Aleppo, and Latakia governorates. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian ground troops not taking part in Idlib operation: Syrian military

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Russian ground troops are not participating in the upcoming Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack along the Hama-Latakia axis, nor are they planning to launch an operation in the Idlib Governorate, an officer from the SAA’s 4th Armored Division told Al-Masdar News. According to the officer, all reports claiming Russian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Iran releases alleged video disproving US downed drone claim

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – Iran has released footage of an IRGC drone monitoring the USS Boxer before and after it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz. The drone allegedly trails the USS Boxer as it enters and exits the Strait of Hormuz on July 18th. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Troubling Times For Arctic Alarmists

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 8 hours ago
Climate alarmists believe there is as massive heatwave going on in the Arctic. Eric Holthaus on Twitter: “Another stunning record this week But the ice has a different opinion. Over the past week, there has been very little ice loss … Continue reading →

Imaginary Record Heat In The East

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 8 hours ago
The dreaded “heat index” at work. Eastern Seaboard Braces for Possible Record-Breaking Heat Wave – WSJ Of the one hundred hottest days in the Northeastern US, seventy-one occurred before 1956, and 80 occurred with CO2 below 350 PPM. The last … Continue reading →

"The Level Of Intelligence..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“If Man were relieved of all superstition, and all prejudice, and had replaced these with a keen sensitivity to his real environment, and moreover had achieved a level of communication so simplified that one syllable could express his every thought, then he would have achieved the level of intelligence already achieved by his dog.” ~ Robert Brault

"The Planetary Insanity of Eternal Economic Growth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Planetary Insanity of Eternal Economic Growth"* by Charles Hugh Smith "Earthrise" is one of the most influential photographs ever published. Taken on the Apollo 8 mission in late December 1968 by astronaut Bill Anders, it captures Earth's uniqueness, isolation and modest scale: a blue and white dot on a vast sea of lifeless darkness. The revelation that strikes me is the insanity of pursuing eternal economic growth, not as an option but as the only possible path: there is literally no alternative to extracting ever greater quantities of the planet's resources to enable ever g... more »

"...As We Sleepwalk Our Way Towards The Most Predictable Financial Crisis In The History Of Man"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
There wasn't a policy of his I ever agreed with when Sanford was a congressman the first time, nor while he was governor, nor when he rejoined Congress. And I still don't. When he hits on a truth-- example: Trump is a shit head who is wrecking our country-- his analysis is never correct. Same goes for shit-for-brains professional centrist and *NY Times* columnist Thomas Friedman. His latest column-- with the click-bait title ‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?'-- is little more than a gussied up neo-liberal plea for "serious" Democrats and #NeverTrumpers to nominate anyon... more »

Wind Turbines Against Nature

IER at IER - 8 hours ago
Studies have found that wind turbines are a dangerous threat to bats, high-conservation value birds, and insect populations that are… The post Wind Turbines Against Nature appeared first on IER.

An Unplanned Silver Lining

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
Well, that was a roller-coaster ride, wasn't it? *Unplanned*, the movie about the very questionable events around the conversion of a pro-choice Planned Parenthood employee into a howling fetus freak, has mostly finished its run in Canada. It opened in March in the US, but not in Canada. Some of the cast spoke at the March for Lies in Ottawa in May. Sponsored by some Conservative MPs, it was screened as part of the bun-fest. The next we hear of it is that it was "banned." No, it wasn't, it just did not have a Canadian distributor. "Wah-wah-wah," from the anti-abortion crowd, "we... more »

Does a Video Show a Car Fire Caused by Perfume and Air Conditioning?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Shocking footage may show the potential dangers of inhalant abuse but clearer evidence is needed.

Sanders’ Starving Campaign Workers Ask for Another Bowl of Gruel

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: sanders-starving-campaign-workers-ask-for-another-bowl-of-gruel] Senator Bernie Sanders, the millionaire comsymp who sided with America’s Red enemies in the waning days of the Cold War, faces an uprising of lowly campaign staffers who want the presidential candidate to pay them a living wage.

BREAKING NEWS: Second British Oil Tanker Seized By Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
As fellow analysts have pointed out, it would appear that crude oil tanker Mesdar (MMSI: 636013579) has diverted from its course, and too is now headed toward the coast of #Iran... pic.twitter.com/tW33VYXQ3n — 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙡 𝘾𝙧𝙖𝙗 (@IntelCrab) July 19, 2019 Looks like the IRGC has *possibly* seized a second UK-linked tanker in a matter of hours — ELINT News (@ELINTNews) July 19, 2019 #UPDATE: Mesdar tanker is based in Glasgow, United Kingdom even though it has a Liberia flag—-> https://t.co/aDuQBcMW4y https://t.co/VV3J2o9o2Y — ELINT News (@ELINTNews) July 19, 2019 *WNU Edi... more »

Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 9 hours ago
A Louisiana cultivator could soon start selling the state’s first medical marijuana products to retailers. “We’re in the process of bottling the final formulations and we’re waiting to put the labels on the bottles that will describe the contents,” John Davis, a vice president of grower GB Sciences, told Baton Rouge TV station WAFB. “That’s […] Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Netherlands to hike cannabis exports to Germany by 1,000 kilograms per year

Alfredo Pascual at Marijuana Business Daily - 9 hours ago
The Minister of Medical Care of the Netherlands informed the Dutch parliament that exports of medical cannabis flower to Germany will increase this year. In the letter, dated July 12, the Dutch minister explained that the request for an increase came from his German counterpart, who asked for a hike in the annual volume of […] Netherlands to hike cannabis exports to Germany by 1,000 kilograms per year is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

The Race to Nuclear Annihilation

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
The price of uranium has been salvaged by political supporters after the precipitous post-Fukushima Daiichi decline: Hoyle, Rhiannon (2019, July 18). Uranium climbs as US rejects import limits. The Wall Street Journal B11 Uranium prices jumped to a four-month high after President Trump held back from imposing limits on US imports of the nuclear fuel, saying he didn't regard it as a national security risk.... US Senators Leff and McCain in their report on Wall Street banks involvement in physical commodities documented that uranium supply-chains produced proliferation concerns and... more »

A refreshing alternative to tea or coffee

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 9 hours ago
Being a writer, I spend long hours in front of the computer, working on books, research, blog posts and the like. I get rather tired of coffee and tea as refreshments. I've used various bouillons as substitutes - meat, chicken, etc. - with good results. Miss D. and I particularly like the "Better Than Bouillon" range, and keep it in stock. However, I recently discovered another alternative that's really taken my fancy, to the extent that I drink at least one cup of it every day. It's Knorr's tomato chicken bouillon, as shown on the left. It's remarkably economical, whether at ... more »

Trump, Harris Both Wrong About Auto Sector

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Americans are being presented with two starkly different accounts of the state of the auto industry. Neither is accurate.

Do Photos and Video Show a Giant Jellyfish?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
The barrel jellyfish is considered relatively small compared to some other species of jellyfish.

Fast-Growing Web of Doorbell Cams Raises Privacy Fears

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Critics complain that the systems turn neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance and create suspicion that falls heavier on minorities.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Seizes British Oil Tanker In The Strait Of Hormuz

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The Stena Impero ship, which might have been taken by Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Photograph: pr *The Guardian*: *Iran claims to have seized British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz* *UK government urgently seeking information after Stena Impero veered into Iranian waters* Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claim to have seized a British oil tanker, the Stena Impero, which suddenly veered off course and headed into Iranian waters. The ship’s owners issued a statement saying it had been “approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz whil... more »

Top 5 Myths About The Constitution

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Michael Boldin We’ve all heard the claims – various clauses of the Constitution, rather than limiting federal power, are used as a justification for... more »

China Ignores U.S. Calls For South China Sea Crisis Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Photo: USS Decatur (left) and a Chinese Destroyer (right) were pictured in the South China Sea. (Supplied: US Navy via GCaptain) *SCMP: **No reply from Beijing to US call for South China Sea crisis talks* * Admiral Philip Davidson slams Chinese muscle flexing over disputed waters * No response to ‘standing ask’ for a communication mechanism to reduce threat of miscalculation A senior US military commander has slammed Beijing for flexing its muscles over the South China Sea, and for not responding to Washington’s call to set up a crisis communication mechanism. Admiral Philip Davids...more »

Merle Haggard, back in the day!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019With an assist to Gene Brabender:* Way back when, it was Merle Haggard who managed to corner the eternal "love it or leave it" market. He'd already scored with Okie From Muskogee, a song which captured white working-class disdain for coastal elites. Then, along came The Fightin' Side of Me. At the time, the advice was offered to pot-smokin' hippies, not to four women of color: I hear people talkin' bad About the way we have to live here in this country Harpin' on the wars we fight An' gripin' about the way things oughta be. I don't mind 'em switchin' sides, ... more »

Vietnam Demands China Withdraw Oil Exploration Ship From South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The presence of the Haijing Dizhi 8 in disputed waters sparked the stand-off between China and Vietnam. Photo: Handout *Al Jazeera:* *Vietnam demands China withdraws vessel from South China Sea* *Reports suggest large-scale standoff between several coastguard ships from each country near the Spratly Islands.* Vietnam has called on China to remove an oil exploration ship from disputed waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Reports in recent days have suggested a large-scale standoff between several coastguard ships from each country as a Chinese oil exploration shi... more »

Perry tons up before rain ruins day two of Women's Ashes Test, all but ensuring a draw

Jon Healy And Liam Butterworth at Just In - 10 hours ago
A rained-out day of Test cricket does not make for the most interesting viewing, but losing two thirds of day two in Taunton basically guarantees the Ashes will remain in Australian hands.

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/19/2019

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 10 hours ago
Today's Water Cooler:

National Strike in Ecuador Against US Imperialism, Calling for Assange’s Freedom

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 10 hours ago
*21WIRE + WSWS* | As US media outlets bury the story of the national strike, protesters call for an end to the “rendition of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, to the United States, placing his life in danger.”

Musical Interlude: Cheminement, "Logos"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Cheminement, "Logos"


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

"5 Signs it’s Time to Do Less”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"5 Signs it’s Time to Do Less”* Sometimes things just need to fall off your plate. by Marc Chernoff "I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: busyness is an illness. Think about your own life and the lives of those close to you. Most of us have a tendency to do as much as we possibly can– cramming every waking minute with events, extravagances, tasks and obligations. We think doing more will get us more satisfaction, success, etc. When oftentimes the exact opposite is true. Less can be far more rewarding in the long run. But we’re so set in our ways that we can’t see this. And s... more »

"As They Fear Nothing Else On Earth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin - more even than death... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.“ - Bertrand Russell

North Korean Trade With China Shrank By Half In 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*SCMP:* *North Korean trade with biggest partner China dives 48 per cent amid sanctions* * Reliance on communist neighbour takes overall foreign trade volume below US$3 billion for first time since Kim Jong-un took power, according to report * Observers say slow economic growth could weaken regime in the long run, but Beijing is expected to keep UN measures in place for now North Korea’s trade with China has again fallen sharply, taking the country’s overall foreign trade volume below US$3 billion for the first time since Kim Jong-un took power in 2011. Trade with China totalled ... more »

Sometimes, a single excellent joke...!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019Lyons gets it right:* Sometimes, the very good joke is the best, perhaps the only, viable form of rebuttal. A very good joke goes straight to the brain. It bypasses the neural pathways where mere logic all too often gets hauled down from behind. With that in mind, we think Gene Lyons has landed the very good joke. He does so in his current syndicated column: LYONS (7/17/19): So anyway, that’s where I’m coming from as a direct descendant of refugees [from Ireland]. What we have here is a perfect storm of Trumpism: equal parts ignorance and bigotry. *Only Trump... more »

Cold War Success Cost America Its Place in the Global Order

Wallace C. Gregson at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Wallace C. Gregson* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] After the Cold War, we thought that liberal democracy’s dominance was assured—no more work required, no more messy involvement in global affairs. We were wrong. “What will we do, now that we’re losing our best enemy?” As the collapse of the Soviet Union became clear, the Pentagon rumor mill alleged that the chairman, Gen. Colin Powell, posed this question to trusted staff members. Perhaps it was apocryphal, but it did indicate reality through a concise question. The Soviet threat provided the organizing framework not only for... more »

Rep. Ilhan Omar Stonewalling Hometown Paper on Marriage Controversy, Editor Says

Peter J. Hasson at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Peter J. Hasson* *Politics, * What happens next? Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has allegedly been uncooperative with her hometown paper’s efforts to get to the bottom of accusations that she committed marriage fraud, the paper’s political editor said. Omar’s brief congressional career has been dogged by accusations — which she has denied — that she married a male relative, possibly her brother. Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns while Omar was married to another man, Ahmed Elmi, Minnesota campaign finance officials said. Omar and her fam... more »

In a War, Iran Could Go After a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier and Win

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Middle East* [image: (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karl Anderson/Released)] Here's how. *Iran would likely want to pull an American carrier battle group as close to the Iran coastline as possible. This would allow the country to disperse its fleet of ballistic missiles across a wider area and farther inland, giving them a better chance of escaping detection before launch. * Recent events, particularly the downing of a U.S. Navy MQ-4 Triton by Iranian military forces, again raise the possibility of war between the United St... more »

Better Than a Glock 19? Check out These 5 Deadly Guns

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Europe* [image: By Photo: Steve Dock/MOD, OGL v1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51666064] Let's find out. *Originally developed by the Croatian arms manufacturer HS Produkt and brought to the United States as the HS-2000, Springfield Armory took over distribution and rebranded the pistol the Springfield XD. The XD, “Extreme Duty,” is very similar to the Glock 19 in some ways: a polymer frame, metal slide, striker fired pistol. The barrel length and overall length are identical.* Among Glock’s large and varied lineup, one pistol is h... more »

Iran Releases Video To Prove Its Case That It's Drone Was Not Downed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
🔴 DO NOT MISS 🔴#IRGC releases video showing its #drone -the #US alleges to have downed-safely returning to its base after monitoring #USSBoxer before and after the vessel sailed through the Strait of #Hormuz. PART 3#Iran #IranianDrone #StraitOfHormuz #PerisanGulf pic.twitter.com/FBJlhHTsQC — Press TV (@PressTV) July 19, 2019 *RT:* *Iran state TV claims VIDEO proves ‘no drone was downed’ by US in Strait of Hormuz* Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps released footage which it says disproves the US claim of shooting down an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz, showing the video ... more »

On The Eve Of the 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing, The New York Times Is Saying The Soviets Won The Space Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova flew into space on the Vostok-6 mission in 1963. RIA Novosti/Science Photo Library *New York Times:* *How the Soviets Won the Space Race for Equality* *The U.S.S.R. sent women and people of color to space years before the U.S. * The Cold War was fought as much on an ideological front as a military one, and the Soviet Union often emphasized the sexism and racism of its capitalist opponents — particularly the segregated United States. And the space race was a prime opportunity to signal the U.S.S.R.’s commitment to equality. After putting the f...more »

Cigarette Butt Litter Hurts Plant Growth

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 11 hours ago
The most disgusting thing about cigarette smoking for most isn't the smoke, nor is it the prospect of toxic carcinogens causing cancer in smokers the rest of us will end up subsidizing, it is that smokers often throw their garbage on the ground afterward and expect someone else to pick it up.(1) read more

Rural America and the 5G Digital Divide

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Renee Parsons While there is considerable telecom hubris regarding the 5G rollout and increasing speculation that the next generation of wireless is not yet... more »

Everyone is Broke But YOU Don’t Have to Be a Debt Slave Any Longer

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Debt slavery is the new normal. Here's how to escape.

LaRouche: Mars is the Shared Mission for All Mankind

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
Space Energy-Flux Density Stop WWIII LaRouche: Mars is the Shared Mission for All Mankind Video of LaRouche: Mars is the Shared Mission for All Mankind With the space age upon us, it's now time to consider "what is good for humanity?" "what will advance our species, all of us?" instead of just "what is good for my country?" or "how can we take the lead?" This is Lyndon LaRouche's approach to statecraft. He's always asked, "what is unique about the human species, and how to do we bring out the best in each culture to advance our common aims?" In this 2009 webcast excerpt, LaRouche d... more »

When you need a pit bull

Robert at Ice Age Now - 11 hours ago
Only a pit bull will do. ____________ When you need a pit bull By DSL When you need a PIT BULL, only a Pit Bull, or maybe a German Shepard, will do. (I’m not enough educated in “dogness” to know which is the tougher breed, to tell the truth.) But Trump is THE Pit Bull ... Read moreWhen you need a pit bull The post When you need a pit bull appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Jeffrey Epstein had an Austrian passport, fixer for paedophile ring used to blackmail Austrians

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 11 hours ago
*Was Jeffrey Epstein implicated in the paedophile ring which captured Natascha Kampusch?* *https://www.20min.ch/ausland/dossier/kampusch/story/17779941* *From media* *A mysterious foreign passport found in Jeffrey Epstein's Manhattan mansion had been used to travel to multiple countries in the 1980s, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.* *It was found in a locked safe along with $70,000 in cash and 48 loose diamonds, prosecutors said.* *They said the expired passport from Austria appeared to have a photo of Epstein but a different name and listed a residence in Saudi Arabia.* ... more »

Berserkeley Strikes Again: City Bans Gendered Language

Selwyn Duke at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: berserkeley-strikes-again-city-bans-gendered-language] The city of Berkeley, California, will soon wipe gendered language from its codes.

ICE Report: Sanctuary Calif. Cities Released Illegals Who Murdered and Raped

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: ice-report-sanctuary-calif-cities-released-illegals-who-murdered-and-raped] For years, sanctuary localities across the country have refused to honor detainers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement when the federal agency asks them to hold illegal-alien criminals for deportation. The result: Violent criminals are freed to murder and rape; illegal-alien drunks are loosed upon law-abiding motorists; and dope dealers are set free to ply their murderous trade.

Democrats’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill Ignores Economic, Political Reality

Bob Adelmann at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: democrats-15-minimum-wage-bill-ignores-economic-political-reality] In talking about the $15 minimum wage bill House Democrats passed on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated a political intervention that is economically unsound, politically unwise, and largely irrelevant.

Race Profits: Fixating on One Racist, Neglecting the Root Causes of Racism

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam at The Ghion Journal - 11 hours ago
Watching beltway politicians, news pundit and media personality gnash their teeth in disgust, it is easy to overlook that Donald Trump is the best their best friend and their cash cow. Pelosi, AOC, Cuomo, Colbert and every ivory tower liberal and so-called “progressive activist from the District of Caligula to Hollywood are popping bottles at this exact moment; instead of focusing on the root causes of racism and doing the work necessary to mend America’s… The post Race Profits: Fixating on One Racist, Neglecting the Root Causes of Racism appeared first on The Ghion Journal.

Court documents detail repeated police raids on the same cannabis dispensary

Tim Bousquet at Halifax Examiner - 11 hours ago
News 1. Glen Assoun “Elizabeth May is calling for a federal inquiry zeroing in on the RCMP’s role in both wrongfully convicting Glen Assoun of murder and keeping the now 63-year-old in prison for 17 years,” reports Andrew Rankin for the Chronicle Herald: The Green party of Canada leader said maintaining public trust in the […]

World News Briefs -- July 19, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*SCMP:* *We will destroy any Iranian drones that fly ‘too close’ to our ships, US says* * Iran dismissed Trump’s assertion that the US Navy destroyed one of its drones * Washington has evidence that it shot down a drone on Thursday, a senior official said The United States will destroy any Iranian drones that fly “too close” to its ships in the Strait of Hormuz and has evidence that it shot down a drone on Thursday, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday. Iran dismissed President Donald Trump’s assertion that the US Navy destroyed one of its drones. Tehran said all... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 11 hours ago
*A highly contagious haemorrhagic disease like Ebola has killed millions of pigs in China, prompting the government to step up research in the disease.* *The Globalists will also seek to spread Ebola in China as well as the rest of the world.* *But China may already have the information and codes needed to produce the drug Zmapp, which seems to be successful.* *A Chinese researcher who developed Zmapp was escorted out the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg earlier this month, and an RCMP investigation is underway.* *She may have taken the Zmapp code with her.* *From... more »

Bad Apple? Every Cop in this Dept Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence, One is a Sex Offender

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Matt Agorist Stebbins, AK — A disturbing report out of ProPublica and the Anchorage Daily News exposes just how easy it is for criminals... more »

Breakthrough! Uganda approves 3 new promising treatments including Zmapp

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 11 hours ago
*Uganda’s Health Minister has refuted scaremongering reports fuelled by WHO as well that Ebola is spreading in the country, noting that there has only been one case reported in Kasese, located in the country’s west.* *https://www.africanews.com/2019/06/19/ebola-confirmed-in-uganda/* *Uganda has also approved three new promising treatments for Ebola, including Zmapp, Regeneron and Remdesivir.* *The evidence available strongly suggests these three are helpful and safe, though no silver bullet.* *Monoclonal antibody preparation ZMapp requires three infusions, given over hours. Remde... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Netizen Report: In Nigeria and Russia, Laws Against Online “Insult” Put Internet Activists on Thin Ice

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers... more »

"Final Voyage"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Final Voyage"* by Jim Kunstler "And so the four horsepeople-of-color arise, at once the glorious avatars of Wokesterdom in all their incendiary wrath, and the butt of ridicule among a pretty big chunk of everybody else in this land. I speak of congresswomen Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, and AOC, a.k.a. “the Squad,” riding a reconn mission to the precipice of that great cliff of electoral catastrophe - in advance of the political party that is apt to follow them over the edge in 2020, like so many suicidal lemmings. Charges of “racism” have been twanging around the Federal District all w... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 11 hours ago
*From Africanews* *WHO has since withdrawn the reports....* *“Two situation reports… have erroneously included unverified information,” a statement from WHO said late on Thursday.* *The statement did not explain what was unverified in the reports, or mention Rwanda, which is on high alert after a confirmed case of a pastor who later died in the Congolese border city of Goma.* *...* *Authorities in Rwanda on Thursday refuted reports that the fishmmonger responsible for Uganda’s renewed Ebola surveillance, had crossed into the border town of Gisenyi.* *“There is no Ebola in Rwanda as ... more »

33 Native Hawaiians Arrested Protecting Sacred Mountain From Giant Telescope

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch A decade-long fight over the proposed construction of a giant telescope on a mountain considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians came... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 11 hours ago
*US state, city, county and federal attorneys need to start writing up their indictments against WHO, CDC and FDA officials and Merck executives because this vaccine is being pushed as safe and effective making false and misleading statements just like the opioids.* *From media* *As of July 18, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to say ‘there is no vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect people from the Ebola virus.’ * *...* *The CDC says the ‘FDA licensure for Merck’s v920 Ebola vaccine is expected in 2019.’ * *ht... more »

Man Films Cop Breaking the Law, So a Dozen Bully Cops Harass Him and Steal His Camera

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Matt Agorist Des Moines, IA — For years now, the Free Thought Project has been reporting on and participating in the act of filming... more »

July 19, 1936 – Hottest Day On Record In Oklahoma

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 11 hours ago
July 19, 1936 was the hottest day on record in Oklahoma at 120 degrees, and the second hottest day on record in the western US. It was one of only two days which the western US averaged above 99 degrees, … Continue reading →

MSF head calls for more risky Merck vaccines to be produced, wants to give them to whole regions

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 11 hours ago
*Joanne Liu, the international president of MSF, has called for whole regions to be given the experimental Ebola vaccine in a sign that the Globalists are seeking to roll out their medical martial law plan quickly.* *She called for production of the Merck Ebola vaccine to be stepped up.* *In an interview in a French language media, Liu admitted that there was "enormous" amount of rejection of the vaccine in the DR Congo and elsewhere.* https://www.heidi.news/articles/le-virus-ebola-continue-de-se-propager-msf-demande-un-changement-de-strategie *But she still insisted everyone insid... more »

Deepfake Videos Pose a Threat, But ‘Dumbfakes’ May Be Worse

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Unlike deepfakes, which require sophisticated artificial intelligence, audio manipulation and facial mapping technology, dumbfakes can be made simply by varying the speed of video or selective editing.

Democrats Questioning Mueller to Focus on Obstruction

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
The House Judiciary and intelligence committees will question former special counsel Robert Mueller in back-to-back hearings July 24.

Did We Mishear Neil Armstrong’s Famous First Words on the Moon?

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Over the years, researchers have tried to comb the audio files of Armstrong’s famous words, with mixed results.

Ex-Giants Offensive Lineman Mitch Petrus Dies of Heat Stroke

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
The Pulaski County Coroner said Petrus died of heat stroke at a North Little Rock hospital after working outside that day at his family's shop.

Did Oprah Winfrey ‘Buy Control of Fox News’?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Such a takeover would be a sensational development in the U.S. media landscape, for sure.

"Your True Voice..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"I've heard fate talked of. It's not a word I use. I think we make our own choices. I think how we live our lives is our own doing, and we cannot fully hope on dreams and stars. But dreams and stars can guide us, perhaps. And the heart's voice is a strong one. Always is. Your heart's voice is your true voice. It is easy to ignore it, for sometimes it says what we'd rather it did not - and it is so hard to risk the things we have. But what life are we living, if we don't live by our hearts? Not a true one. And the person living it is not the true you." - Susan Fletcher

OSU cancer researcher Carlo Croce loses appeal of New York Times libel suit

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
Carlo Croce, a prolific cancer researcher at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus who was the subject of a 2017 front page story in The New York Times about allegations of misconduct against him, has lost a libel suit that he filed against the newspaper. As first reported by Courthouse News Service earlier this … Continue reading OSU cancer researcher Carlo Croce loses appeal of New York Times libel suit

The Case Against Education: Now in Paperback

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 11 hours ago
The Case Against Education is now in paperback, with a new Afterword by yours truly. Highlights from the Afterword: My earlier work (Caplan 2007) maintains that when economists and the public disagree, the economists are usually right. The Case Against Education, however, focuses on a rare topic where economists and the public are on the […] The post The Case Against Education: Now in Paperback appeared first on Econlib.

Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign States and State-Owned Enterprises

iwuerth at Lawfare - 11 hours ago
United States Supreme Court (Source: Wikimedia/Joe Ravi CC-BY-SA 3.0) Conventional wisdom and many lower court cases hold that foreign states are not entitled to constitutionally based personal jurisdiction protections in federal courts because they are not “persons” protected by the Fifth Amendment. That reasoning is incorrect as a matter of constitutional text and history, and it leads to poor results as a matter of policy for reasons explored at length in a forthcoming article and summarized here. As some readers know, foreign states are subject to suit in the United States onl... more »

"A Long, Melancholy Roar"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"A Long, Melancholy Roar" by Olivia Judson "On a recent evening at twilight, I was sitting on the grass in Regent’s Park - one of London’s most manicured public spaces - when I heard the fierce, melancholy sound of a lion’s roar. I wasn’t dreaming: it was coming from the zoo. Listening to it, I began to reflect on predators - and us. On returning home, I did some reading. I discovered that between 1990 and 2004, lions attacked 815 people in Tanzania, killing 563. Some of the victims were pulled out of bed during the night after lions forced their way inside huts. Between January 20... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 11 hours ago
*The Washington Post headline called the criminal charges brought by the Feds against officials implicated in the opioid crisis rare. My guess is charges about to be come a lot more common.* *Pharmaceutical executives in Merck, WHO officials, NGOs like MSF should be warned! WHO has just declared an Ebola outbreak a public health emergency and the MSF director Joanne Liu is already calling for more risky vaccines to be produced on the basis of false and misleading statements.* *https://www.washingtonpost.com/?utm_term=.2e7fec9c725a* *(CNN)A federal grand jury has indicted pharmaceut... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 19, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Engineers are working on a shorter version of the J-20 stealth jet to make it suitable for use on China’s new aircraft carriers, military insiders say. Photo: Reuters *SCMP:* *China’s engineers in race to build best stealth jet for nation’s aircraft carriers* * Developers at Chengdu Aerospace working on shorter version of J-20 to make it suitable for use with next generation catapult launch systems, insiders say * FC-31, being developed by sister company, is already shorter but some experts say it is not as robust The companies behind China’s J-20 and FC-31 fighter planes are goin... more »

Elon Musk Is Making Implants to Link the Brain With a Smartphone

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
Elon Musk announced this week that he wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain. He claims the devices could repair motor function in people with injuries and enable telepathy. The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla said his Neuralink device will involve a tiny chip connected to 1,000 wires that measure one-tenth of a human […] The post Elon Musk Is Making Implants to Link the Brain With a Smartphone appeared first on Health Nut News.

A Bank With 49 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives Is Melting Down Right In Front Of Our Eyes

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Michael Snyder Could it be possible that we are on the verge of the next “Lehman Brothers moment”? Deutsche Bank is the most important... more »

13,400 of Chicago’s Homeless Had Jobs in 2017, 18,000 Had a College Education

Phillip at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Emma Fiala* - New stats prove that homelessness can happen to anyone.

‘Unprecedented’ Decline of Plants and Animals as Global ‘Red List’ Reveals Nearly One-Third of Assessed Species Under Threat

Phillip at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Julia Conley* - With so many species at risk of extinction, environmentalists wonder what we can do to protect global biodiversity.

33 Native Hawaiians Arrested Protecting Sacred Mountain From Giant Telescope

Phillip at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Olivia Rosane* - Some Native Hawaiians are angry that a new telescope may be built on an ancient burial site.

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case

Phillip at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Whitney Webb* - Blackmail operations didn't start with Jeffrey Epstein, but go back many decades in American history.

Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Make Fuel and Help Solve the Climate Crisis, Study Says

Phillip at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Jordan Davidson* - A new study suggests that floating solar islands could help to curb climate change.

U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin Officially Introduce Directed Energy Weapons Into Warfare

Phillip at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Nicholas West* - What used to be science fiction, the U.S. Military is now officially preparing Direct Energy Weapons for war.

The Complete List of Alternatives to all Google Products

Phillip at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Sven Taylor* - Want to ditch Google? Find the best alternatives to nearly every Google service here.

Food Scandals and Agrochemicals: Time to Put Public Need Ahead of Private Greed

Unknown at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 12 hours ago
Dissident Voice, Global Research, CounterPunch, OffGuardian, Countercurrents Mad cow disease is a fatal epidemic neurological syndrome created by the agricultural industry, farmers and food processors explains *Rosemary Mason in her new fully referenced report on pesticides and mad cow disease (it can be read here**). * In 1987, an epidemic of a fatal neurological disease in cows suddenly appeared in Britain. Cows became uncoordinated, staggered around, collapsed and finally died. The disease was called Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) because there were holes in the brain wher... more »

Hurricane Barry: Humans the solution, not the cause

graham beduze at CFACT - 12 hours ago
Human ingenuity and progress are positives, not negatives, when dealing with environmental disasters such as Hurricane Barry. CFACT's Graham Beduze was there. The post Hurricane Barry: Humans the solution, not the cause appeared first on CFACT.

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 19

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1920 Start of 2ndBattle of Aridiyat between British and tribal forces (Musings On Iraq book review of *Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State*) 1921 Royal Iraqi Military College opened 1988 Tariz Aziz said Iraq accepted Iran offer to accept UN Res 598 to end war but military ops would continue until Iran confirmed deal 1988 Iraq took Dehloran Iran 20,000 Iranian casualties 6000 captured (Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War) (Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper on Iran-Iraq War) (Musings On Iraq... more »

"The Responsibilty They Evade..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"If some men do not choose to think, but survive by imitating and repeating, like trained animals, the routine of sounds and motions they learned from others, never making an effort to understand their own work, it still remains true that their survival is made possible only by those who did choose to think and to discover the motions they are repeating. The survival of such mental parasites depend on blind chance; their unfocused minds are unable to know whom to imitate, whose motions it is safe to follow. They are the men who march into the abyss, trailing after any destroyer who... more »

Second lawsuit filed over California marijuana delivery rule

John Schroyer at Marijuana Business Daily - 12 hours ago
A licensed California cannabis company sued Santa Cruz County, claiming the governmental body is violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Santa Cruz County is the latest development in a thorny legal fight over who […] Second lawsuit filed over California marijuana delivery rule is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

"The Opioid Epidemic Keeps Killing My Friends"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"The Opioid Epidemic Keeps Killing My Friends"* By Karol Markowicz "I lost a friend last week. She was 42 years old, and it was a drug overdose. She was beautiful, smart, kind. I gave a eulogy at her funeral. Peering at her loved ones and our mutual friends through a wall of tears, I said she had been a burst of color in a gray world. She was a real person, and now she’s gone. It wasn’t the first funeral I’ve attended for someone who had died this way, but she was the closest. It wasn’t even the second or the fifth. She was the second woman to overdose from just my small group of ... more »

"A World Of Lies..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies. One of the hardest things to accept is that the reality of our world is buried under so many layers of official deception and well-cultivated public ignorance about our history and our political system. Even if you break through somehow, momentarily, and hold up a fragment of the truth, most people have no context for dealing with it. It's like a bolt from the blue, they can't process the information. And so the sea of lies closes over us agai... more »

US to Send 500 Ground Troops to Saudi Arabia in Response to Iran

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — After satellite images showed facilities being prepared for them, US officials were quoted in the media as saying that there is a... more »

'An example to us': Germany honours those who tried and failed to kill Adolf Hitler

Just In - 12 hours ago
The anniversary of a July 1944 assassination attempt against the Fuhrer sees Chancellor Angela Merkel pay tribute to those who resisted the Nazis as pillars of the country's modern democracy.

Finally! A Live Candidate In Ohio: Morgan Harper

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
On Tuesday, Rachel Cohen and Ryan Grim did a fantastic piece, How Morgan Harper's Ohio Primary Challenge Explains The House Democratic Meltdown. It's an important read and I suggest it heartily. But what I want to talk about today is that race-- between Harper and incumbent Joyce Beatty in Columbus, Ohio. Let me start by mentioning that OH-03 has a nice healthy PVI of D+19. Hillary beat Trump there 67.0% to 28.6%, which predicts that whomever wins the Democratic primary is going to be the district's Representative. And last year, Franklin County-- which is almost entirely within t... more »

Why We Fight War Comes To America 1945

Roscoe Reports at Roscoe Reports - 12 hours ago
*This famous propaganda film was used as a U.S. Army training film in WWII to justify to U.S. soldiers their country's involvement in the war. Later the documentary series was shown to the general public but bombed at the box office. This is the seventh film in Frank Capra's seven-film 'Why We Fight' documentary film series.*

Cosmic Ray Update: New Results from the Moon

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Spaceweather.com: 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 solar cycle. One of the deepest Solar Minima of the past century is underway…

Samoa ratifies PACER Plus trade and development deal

bilaterals.org - 12 hours ago
19-Jul-2019 Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has congratulated Samoa on their ratification of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus).

ICSID penalty

bilaterals.org - 12 hours ago
19-Jul-2019 In the Reko Diq case registered by Tethyan Copper Company, the dollar-starved Pakistan has been slapped a penalty way beyond its reach by the World Bank-sponsored ICSID.

Nord Stream 2, EU drifting towards legal arbitration

bilaterals.org - 12 hours ago
19-Jul-2019 The European Commission and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company are heading toward legal arbitration in their dispute, with a risk of huge fines for EU taxpayers.

SCHOOLED ON CHARLOTTE: Today we have naming of test score gains!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019At long last, has the Times no shame?* "Today we have naming of parts." So wrote British journalist and poet Henry Reed in a rueful, ironic war poem. Long ago and far away, as we prepared to march on Iraq, Roger Rosenblatt discussed the poem on the PBS Newshour. His presentation started like this: ROSENBLATT (7/29/02): By now one ought to be used to the collision of basic human impulses. *Familiar business, especially today, when summer is in full swing all over, and people are going to war all over, all over.* Summer explodes, a bus explodes; grill the sus... more »

The Apollo Project Question No One Dares Ask: Was It Worth It?

Amitai Etzioni at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Amitai Etzioni* *Security, Americas* [image: Reuters] Lunar exploration led to no major scientific discoveries. As Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg put it in 2007, “[T]he whole manned spaceflight program, which is so enormously expensive, has produced nothing of scientific value.” One analyst went so far as to suggest that the most significant finding gained from the Apollo missions was the discovery that the Moon’s crust is thicker on one side than on the other. The current celebrations of Project Apollo’s achievements highlight how slowly nations learn from experience. The Unite... more »

House Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour. It Could Be a Disaster.

Rachel del Guidice at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Rachel del Guidice* *economy, * But it sounds good? The House voted 231-199 Thursday to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour over six years, with Democrats contending the bill would raise wages for millions of Americans. “If the advocates of this legislation really cared about American workers, they would not fire them,” Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said on the House floor. “Rather, they would help secure our borders, save American jobs, save American incomes.” “The House is preparing to pass the #RaiseTheWage Act, which would give up to 33 million Americans a... more »

Will America and Iran's 'Drone War' Turn Into a Real War?

Matthew Petti at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Matthew Petti* *Security, Middle East* [image: Wikimedia Commons] Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif seemed to deny Donald Trump's claim of a successful drone attack. In an exclusive interview he told National Interest Editor Jacob Heilbrunn that “we do not have information about having lost a drone today.” The Trump administration claims to have destroyed an Iranian drone that was “threatening” a U.S. warship off the coast of Iran on Thursday, but it did not clarify whether the drone was armed. The incident was the latest in a series of incidents between the United States and... more »

“We Can Stop All of You:” Air Force Warns that They Are Ready to Protect Area 51

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, * By force? It started as a bit of a joke, but now the US Air Force (USAF) has told people not to go near Area 51. As we have reported last week more than a million people have RSVP’d to an event on Facebook, planning a raid on Area 51 in southern Nevada to “see them aliens.” The event, titled, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” would see a group of alien hunters meeting at 3 a.m. on Sep. 20, 2019 near the top-secret USAF Base to coordinate a plan of attack to reveal the truth behind the curtain. Thousands have commented on the page, which rea... more »

Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Caitlin Johnstone After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange... more »

House to Pentagon: Did You Weaponize Ticks?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By corbettreport Welcome back to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most... more »

Lake discovered 11,000ft high in the Alps, in ‘truly alarming’ sign of climate change.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 12 hours ago

From over 100,000 species assessments in IUCN update, zero improvements

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 12 hours ago

Are Syrian refugees a danger to the West?

Katarzyna Jaśko, Researcher in the Institute of Psychology, Centre for Social Cognitive Studies Kraków at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 12 hours ago
Will Syrian religious extremists migrate to the West as refugees in need – and then do harm? A team of researchers surveyed Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey to find out the answer.

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