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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

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10:19 pm MDT

Sea Level Fall at the Great Barrier Reef

jennifer at Jennifer Marohasy - 19 hours ago
I’VE been asked to speak this coming Sunday at the Maroochydore Surf Club (36 Alexander Parade, Sunshine Coast) about climate change at the Great Barrier Reef, and to provide both a local and global perspective. It is sometimes said that “all politics is local”, but this is hardly the case with climate change: it has [...] The post Sea Level Fall at the Great Barrier Reef appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.

London Set to Ban Glyphosate Use over Public and Occupational Health Concerns

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 19 hours ago
On Thursday, the London Assembly called on the Mayor to cease the use of the herbicide on Greater London Authority (GLA) land and the Transport for London (TfL) estate. Caroline Russell AM, who proposed the original motion said: “The widespread use of glyphosate is causing concern among Londoners. Following a number of high-profile legal cases in the USA, the evidence of exposure […] The post London Set to Ban Glyphosate Use over Public and Occupational Health Concerns appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

Sunday Sermonette

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
*Sermonette Prayers* Our friend and fellow Blogger, LSP is not feeling well, but I don't know how bad off he is. I have limited information and no details. Fish Fever The last I heard, he was "on the stripers' in Stormy Texas". Was that code word for being on Stormy the Stripper in Texas? I just don't know. (awkward) *confusing striper and stripper could have disastrous consequences.* Maybe it's just a Saturday Night Fever? As we age, we're more susceptible to things - parts break, etc. That's today's sermonette. Just think about it, you had a birthday *and* there are a lot of ta... more »

Search underway at WA's Warrenup Beach for missing fisherman

Just In - 20 hours ago
Officials are searching for a man in his 20s believed to have fallen from rocks into the ocean at Western Australia's Warrenup Beach.

Baby Broncos shock Sharks with 24-22 NRL win

Just In - 20 hours ago
A youthful Broncos line-up, missing several players because of State of Origin duty, posts a gutsy 24-22 victory away to the Sharks to halt a three-match losing streak.

Climate Hype is a Cover Up

Originally posted on Science Matters: Back in 2015 in the run up to Paris COP, French mathematicians published a thorough critique of the raison d’etre of the whole crusade. They said: Fighting Global Warming is Absurd, Costly and Pointless. Absurd because of no reliable evidence that anything unusual is happening in our climate. Costly because…

Does this shade of brown make my nose look fat?

From THINK PROGRESS: Shortly before signing the controversial bill that ends collective bargaining rights for public employees in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker appeared on Morning Joe today to lambaste the pernicious influence of “union bosses” and “outside money” on the debate in Wisconsin. …snip… [He complained] of supposedly shady outside interests. Over two weeks after … Continue reading Does this shade of brown make my nose look fat?

Shame And The Modern Identity

Fr. Stephen FREEMAN at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
It is a common definition that the emotion of shame is about “who I am.” It centers in feelings of exposure, unworthiness, and damaged identity. Guilt, they say, is about “what I have done.” There are ways to deal with guilt – but shame, if it is actually a matter […]

Unique Brazilian Bossa Nova Legend, João Gilberto, Dies age 88 in Rio de Janeiro

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – João Gilberto died this Saturday, July 6th, at the age of 88. A pioneer of Bossa Nova, the world-famous musician died at home in Rio de Janeiro. He had been facing illness for some years. In 1961, João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira completed the trilogy of fundamental albums that […] The post Unique Brazilian Bossa Nova Legend, João Gilberto, Dies age 88 in Rio de Janeiro appeared first on The Rio Times.

Aphrodisiacal Recipes, Direct From Florianópolis With Chef Narbal Corrêa

Ricardo Wegrzynovski at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Their mineral properties, particularly their high zinc concentration, render oysters and shellfish an aphrodisiac. In fact, according to experts, zinc is a crucial mineral in the production of testosterone and progesterone in men and women. To learn more about these rich foods, chef and gastronomy teacher Narbal Corrêa welcomed the […] The post Aphrodisiacal Recipes, Direct From Florianópolis With Chef Narbal Corrêa appeared first on The Rio Times.

See This Stealth Fighter? It Almost Turned the F-22 Into Just Another Failed Prototype

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, * So what happened? The Northrop YF-23A and the Lockheed YF-22A, which of course are the two cool aircraft you see in the photos of this post, competed against each other in the late 1980s/early 1990s in the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) program. As we have already explained the origins of the ATF program trace back to late 1970s, when a new generation of Soviet fighters and Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs)prompted the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to find a replacement for the F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter. The Advanced Tactical Fighter entered the Demon... more »

Russian Su-27 Pilot Films His Fighter Jet Intercepting U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, * Wow. Russia says it scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jet to intercept a US Navy P-8A Poseidon that was flying close to the annexed territory of Crimea. As the videos in this post show the Flanker pilot used his mobile phone to record footage of the latest close encounter between US and Russia aircraft. The Su-27 pilot is seen holding his phone in a reflection as he films the P-8 flying above his Flanker and then pans down to show land and water below. Russia’s defense ministry said that the Poseidon changed course when it was intercepted by t... more »

Turkey Will Soon Have Russia's S-400 (And Is Stockpiling F-16 Parts)

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, * Turkey has been stockpiling parts for F-16s and other military equipment in anticipation of a U.S. sanction for acquiring the Russian S-400 air defense system. A Bloomberg report says Turkey has been stockpiling parts for F-16s and other military equipment in anticipation of a U.S. sanction for acquiring the Russian S-400 air defense system. Two anonymous officials from Turkey who spoke to the news outlet refused to clarify on what types of spares were accumulated, how much was acquired and how long they can last. Relations between the two countries d... more »

Abby Martin On Venezuela

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 21 hours ago
Abby Martin was recently on Joe Rogans podcast, she talked in depth about her work in Venezuela and how the truth of the situation is vastly different from what the media would have us believe. The post Abby Martin On Venezuela appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Until You Have Let Go Of The World, You’re In No Position To Help It

OYE NEWS at OYE Alternative News - 21 hours ago
This article is by Caitlin Johnstone The old ways have failed us, and yet we keep trying to preserve them. We sit on the brink of extinction, as great a failure as a species can possibly attain, yet still we look to the past for advice. The ancestors built a system which rewards sociopathy, and … The post Until You Have Let Go Of The World, You’re In No Position To Help It appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah Sunday Thoughts:* I'm loving the ongoing #Uninvited Ivanka frenzy! It may be the biggest and best, most tremendous and bigliest demonstration of social media viral capability that we've seen. So, how could I pass up this one? You can just see her impatiently trying to speak to the multitudes in order to add her precious personal "wisdom" to the words of Jesus. Ivanka Trump wouldn't last long in the world of 2000 years ago. In today's world, if she were excommunicated from the Trump Crime Family and tossed into the street without a penny or her pile of credit cards, she ... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Greeks to vote in snap general election https://t.co/d7stgJF7cF — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 7, 2019 France, Iran agree to seek conditions to resume nuclear talks by July 15 - Macron https://t.co/JJqT8cprOU pic.twitter.com/Cw4vR3C333 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 7, 2019 Britain's ambassador in the United States has described President Donald Trump and his administration as "inept" and "uniquely dysfunctional," according to leaked diplomatic memos published by the Mail https://t.co/tNB5kVBb2y — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 6, 2019 Southern California Is Shaking Aft... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 22 hours ago

Letter from the Editor: FOIA exemption will keep cash payments secret, not more secure

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Opinion When they asked American bank robber Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, Sutton’s straightforward reply was: “Because that’s where the money is.” The answer would mainly be the same if we asked why USDA’s $700 billion food stamp program is so often the target of fraud. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP as... Continue Reading

2020 Is the Critical Mass Election

PA Pundits - International at Toxic Femininity – PA Pundits – International - 22 hours ago
Will leftist indoctrination in politics, business, media, Hollywood, and academia finally bear fruit? ~ Arnold Ahlert ~ The first two Democrat Party presidential debates last week were almost surreal. These contenders for the Oval Office openly espouse abortion up to the moment of birth, gun confiscation, free college, reparations for black, Native, and homosexual Americans, student-loan […]

Video: Understanding Socialism

PA Pundits - International at Toxic Femininity – PA Pundits – International - 22 hours ago
Unlike capitalism, socialism is not about our individual happiness but envy of others. ~ Media Editors ~ . (Language warning.) Socialism fosters a very strong, emotional sense of interconnectedness. Firewall host Bill Whittle has devised a thought experiment that lets you experience that emotional reactor that drives the socialist movement. Read and view […]

EU Governance Chaos

PA Pundits - International at Toxic Femininity – PA Pundits – International - 22 hours ago
By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A month ago I predicted political turmoil in EU HQ and here it is. The strong (American like) showings by both the left and right in the parliamentary elections have destabilized the old, comfortable, left wing center. The issue is who gets the top political positions? It is sort of […]

Live: Sharks host struggling Broncos in the Shire

Just In - 22 hours ago
Can the Broncos begin the journey back up the NRL ladder with a win over the top-eight Sharks? Follow our ScoreCentre to find out.

Man charged after scaling Sydney Harbour Bridge

Just In - 22 hours ago
A man could be fined up to $22,000 after climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge amid foggy weather, with police taking more than an hour to get him down.

Russia buries 14 officers killed in nuclear submarine fire

Just In - 22 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin awards state honours to the 14 submariners as the details of the tragedy remain a "state secret".

'Life should mean life': Murders shock ex-police commander who calls for harsher sentences

Manika Dadson And James Dunlevie at Just In - 22 hours ago
Tasmania's regional northern city Launceston is known for its heritage architecture and its pristine reserves — but behind the city's beauty is the shadow of a recent series of gruesome murders that has shocked a former police commander.

'It's a pretty simple job': Paul Vautin shows interest in coaching Maroons again

Just In - 22 hours ago
He famously coached the Maroons to a State of Origin series victory in the 1990s, and now Paul Vautin is considering putting his hand up again if Kevin Walters makes way in the role.

Majak Daw returns to the playing field, with two metal rods in his hips

Just In - 22 hours ago
Star Kangaroos defender Majak Daw returns to the playing field a little more than six months after he was hospitalised after an incident near Melbourne's Bolte Bridge last December.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon (right) and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (left) during an informal meeting at a residence in Minsk. © Sputnik / Sergey Bobylev *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: 29 June - 5 July* (Sputnik).

Brazilian Automakers Threatened by Increased Car Imports from the EU

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite celebrating the Mercosur-European Union agreement, the association of automakers (Anfavea) believes that the end of the import tax on cars made in the European bloc could be a threat to the Brazilian automotive industry, and called for a “race against time” for competitiveness. The pact has no set date […] The post Brazilian Automakers Threatened by Increased Car Imports from the EU appeared first on The Rio Times.

Fire Strikes Marina and Destroys Luxury Boats in São Paulo Coastal Town

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A fire of large proportions struck a marina on Saturday morning, July 6th, in Bertioga, on the coast of São Paulo. Dozens of luxury vessels were on the premises and were destroyed. According to information obtained by G1, the fire started around 9:30 AM in the Marina do Forte, located in […] The post Fire Strikes Marina and Destroys Luxury Boats in São Paulo Coastal Town appeared first on The Rio Times.

Pacific Alliance to Combat Protectionism and Global Warming

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The trading bloc made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru ends its two-day annual meeting as it sails through stormy weather caused by the trade war between the United States and China, which does not prevent it from going beyond the economic plan and incorporating environmental issues into its […] The post Pacific Alliance to Combat Protectionism and Global Warming appeared first on The Rio Times.

Free Concerts in 100-Years-old Crypt of Iconic Catedral da Sé in São Paulo

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although Catedral da Sé is one of the main attractions in downtown São Paulo, few people know that a crypt is “hiding” seven meters below the altar floor, harboring the mortal remains of prominent figures in the city’s history. The crypt of the Catedral da Sé celebrates its 100th anniversary in […] The post Free Concerts in 100-Years-old Crypt of Iconic Catedral da Sé in São Paulo appeared first on The Rio Times.

July 7th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #899

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

Sunday July 7th – Open Thread

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

Donald Trump Seems To Love the A-10 Warthog and F-35 Stealth Fighter

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, * POTUS shares his insights while in South Korea. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has to hold on to the A-10 Warthog attack aircraft President Trump told airmen in South Korea on Jun. 30, 2019. As reported by Air Force Times, during his visit to Osan Air Base after his visit to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, Trump cheered plans in the Pentagon’s budget to buy 78 more F-35s, 24 new F/A-18s and eight F-15EX fighter jets, before pivoting to the Warthog. “By the way, the Warthog right behind me is not so bad,” Trump said. “I’ve got more peo... more »

EFSA lists food safety research needs

News Desk at Food Safety News - 1 day ago
The European Food Safety Authority has identified research priorities in food safety for the next five to 10 years. The agency listed its regulatory research priorities under three streams: Safe Food Systems, Innovation in Risk Assessment, and Holistic Risk Assessment out of 10 identified during consultations. The first section considers the impact on food safety... Continue Reading

President Trump On UFOs: I'm Not A Believer But Anything's Possible

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT: **Trump doesn’t believe in UFOs… but is open to the possibility (VIDEO) * Alien-spotters may take heart from hearing that while US President Donald Trump doesn’t believe in UFOs, he is open to the prospect because “anything is possible.” In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the host asked Trump for his views on UFOs in light of a recent briefing about Navy pilots saying they’ve witnessing strange inexplicable objects traveling at incredible speeds. “Personally, I tend to doubt it,” Trump replied, “I’m not a believer, but you know, I guess anything is possible.” ... more »

Student Debt Is A Bad Topic For Status Quo Joe

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Bernie has been driving the narrative on student debt, and along with Elizabeth Warren, forcing the other candidates to take positions they're not entirely comfortable with. Biden, for example, would prefer the whole topic never come up at all. He's an actual Republican-grade villain in the world of student debt. With Biden's support in the African-American community finally starting to evaporate, student debt (currently $1.5 trillion) forgiveness and free college isn't something he can avoid talking about for much longer. This morning, *Business Insider* published a piece that is... more »

Another migrant boat arrives in Italy, in breach of docking ban

Just In - 1 day ago
Italian authorities impound the vessel Alex after Rome rejects a German call to open its ports to charity ships, with Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini saying "if anything we're going to put … [the migrants] in a car and take them to the German embassy".

Farmers happy about changes to lamb definition

Cara Jeffery And Sally Bryant at Just In - 1 day ago
When is a lamb a lamb and what difference can it make to the price and the flavour?

The hidden messages in Ash Barty's Wimbledon press conferences

Yasmin Jeffery at Just In - 1 day ago
There's a Whole New World of interest in Ash Barty's Wimbledon press conferences as the straight-faced world number one drops Disney references into her answers.

'It's a safety crisis': Man killed in accident at Central Queensland coal mine

Kate McKenna at Just In - 1 day ago
A man is killed in an accident at the Baralaba North mine in the Bowen Basin, while another worker suffers back and spinal injuries in a fall at an open-cut coal mine in the Whitsunday region.

Live: Giants battle Lions as Kangaroos and Demons enjoy wins

Just In - 1 day ago
GWS hosts Brisbane in Sydney, while the Kangaroos beat the Saints in Hobart and the Demons celebrate winning a nail-biter against the Blues at the MCG. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary in our ScoreCentre.

Bob Hawke's childhood home in SA to be renovated after Government sets aside $750k

Just In - 1 day ago
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the cottage where Bob Hawke was born is a "significant part" of Australia's democratic history, and commits $750,000 to purchase and renovate the Bordertown property.

Italian player says Wimbledon should be bombed, lashes 'damned English', faces long suspension

Just In - 1 day ago
Already on grand slam probation, top-10 player Fabio Fognini could be in more trouble after saying during his third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday that he wanted a bomb to hit the All England Club.

Alaska’s Heatwave Nearly As Hot As 1915-So It Must Be Global Warming Say BBC

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood According to the BBC: ? The US state of Alaska, part of which lies inside the Arctic Circle, is sweltering under a heatwave, with record temperatures recorded in several areas, including its largest city. Temperatures reached 90F (32C) in Anchorage on Thursday,…

CNN Says‘USA Chant’ During July 4 Celebration – Bad

Terry at 'Nox & Friends - 1 day ago
In the days and weeks leading up to the major Fourth of July event, many of Trump’s critics in Congress and the predominately liberal establishment media had negatively surmised that the president would turn the event into little more than a taxpayer-funded campaign rally, if not worse. Instead, President Donald Trump delivered a patriotic and decidedly non-political speech. Check out this brief portion of Trump’s speech in which he extolled the virtues of our nation and his words were met with patriotic chanting: When Trump failed to make it a political event and instead made it a ... more »

President Trump: Illegal Immigration Removals to Begin Shortly…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Ellison Barber of Fox News reporting the ICE removals are likely to begin shortly: . On June 22nd, 2019, President Trump agreed to postpone any deportation enforcement after a call with Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Two weeks from June 22nd, would … Continue reading →

Report: Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking and Conspiracy….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Several media outlets are reporting on the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on new charges relating to his prior controversial Florida arrest and conviction of sex crimes. (Via Daily Beast) Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens … Continue reading →

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