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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Michael Moore: Dems Must Move Hard Left, Nominate Michelle Obama

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: michael-moore-dems-must-move-hard-left-nominate-michelle-obama] Michael Moore says the Democratic party must hang a sharp left turn and nominate Michelle Obama to get back in the White House.

Google Founders Host Camp for “A-list” Climate Hypocrites

James Murphy at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: google-founders-host-camp-for-a-list-climate-hypocrites] Dozens of elitist snobs have descended upon a lavish Italian resort to talk about their favorite pseudo-scientific subject: climate change. And they're wasting an awful lot of fossil fuels to do so.

Global CO2 emissions from cement production

GCD at The Great Climate Debate - 7 hours ago
Robbie M. Andrew CICERO Center for International Climate Research, Oslo 0349, Norway Correspondence:Robbie M. Andrew (robbie.andrew@cicero.oslo.no) Published: 26 January 2018 Abstract.The global production of cement has grown very rapidly in recent years, and after fossil fuels andland-use change, it is the third-largest source of anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide. The required data for estimating emissions from global cement production are …

Following Debrief President Trump Announces 10% Additional Tariff on $300 Billion of Chinese Goods…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin returned from two days of talks in Shanghai on Thursday. After debriefing President Trump on the results the president announced a decision to apply a 10 percent tariff on $300 … Continue reading →

"Preventing access to unstructured play can deprive children of the opportunity to develop risk-management skills that are necessary for them to thrive." #QotD

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*"If a parent worries that unsupervised play is dangerous, the [Canadian Public Health Association, with support from the Lawson Foundation] responds: "'It is understandable you’re concerned for your child’s safety, and these concerns are appreciated. Children actually learn new skills when we allow them to engage in unstructured play, and they’re less likely to have more serious injuries later on. They are able to learn about their physical capabilities which allow them to rely less on adults to manage their environments. "'Preventing access to unstructured play can depri... more »

Harvest working to resolve medical marijuana ownership dispute in Ohio

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
Harvest Health & Recreation is working with Ohio regulators to resolve ownership questions that put three cannabis dispensaries in limbo and the Arizona company’s cultivation facility in the state under scrutiny. The issues are in addition to those that Harvest is working on in Pennsylvania, where regulators revoked a license to a growing operation Harvest […] Harvest working to resolve medical marijuana ownership dispute in Ohio is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

What you need to know about product mix before investing in cannabis

Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
Due diligence helps an investor frame an investment opportunity and, more importantly, to gauge the risks. Experienced investors understand this, but it can be easy to overlook critical elements of the process. What you need to know about product mix before investing in cannabis is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

First commercial export of nonpsychoactive cannabis from Colombia reaches UK

Alfredo Pascual at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
Bogota-based Clever Leaves announced that the first Colombian shipment of nonpsychoactive cannabis products for commercial sale reached London’s Heathrow Airport on July 27, and the health-related goods cleared customs Wednesday. The products, which were exported as a food supplement, will soon be available for sale in the United Kingdom and other European Union countries, according to […] First commercial export of nonpsychoactive cannabis from Colombia reaches UK is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Global Elites Take Private Jets, Yachts to Secret Google Summer Camp to Solve World Problems

Breitbart at Need To Know - 7 hours ago
Google is entertaining an elite group, including former President Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Katy Perry in Sicily. Everything about the meeting is secret but it has been implied that their goal is to explore solutions to world problems, including such non-problems as global warming.

Stefan Molyneux Examines the Effects of Mass Migration in California and Confronts the Los Angeles City Council on the Cost of Offering Sanctuary

Stefan Molyneux at Need To Know - 7 hours ago
Molyneux does a superb job exposing the insanity of Democracy in which everyone suffers under the illusion of unlimited resources where they see no reason to reject any proposal, no matter how expensive, so long as it is said to help someone. This is definitely worth watching.

More on the disposal of 1080 in our landfills

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 7 hours ago
From NO to 1080 use in NZ FB page 1080 poison (Sodium Monofluoroacetate) is a hazardous chemical that is repeatedly dumped in New Zealand’s landfill sites (official and unofficial) without consideration for the potential harm. Contrary to some claims, 1080 does not easily breakdown into ‘harmless by-products’: one teaspoon of the poison can kill and harm … Continue reading More on the disposal of 1080 in our landfills →

Vodafone’s ‘secret 5G rollout’ – on you the NZ GUINEA PIGS by Dec 2019 (not tested yet, they really can’t wait to fry you)

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 7 hours ago
Ah but you’ll be able to download stuff really really fast…!! It “will be rolling out in December 2019 to select locations across Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown” we’re told on their website. See NZ’s site on this one: https://www.5g.org.nz for info and what you can do to oppose it. Please take note of the folk … Continue reading Vodafone’s ‘secret 5G rollout’ – on you the NZ GUINEA PIGS by Dec 2019 (not tested yet, they really can’t wait to fry you) →

Brexit Brinkmanship

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Who hasn't looked over the edge of a tall building, a cliff, a canyon, or a hole and found themselves filled with a vertiginous feeling? Well, a a week into Boris Island and we find this discomforting sensation is the basis of the new Prime Minister's Brexit strategy. Consider the developments that have taken place since we last expended some words on Boris Johnson. He's visited the regions and the nations of the UK, bringing with him everywhere his boundless optimism and booing crowds. He met with Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh and revealed to her his Brexit plan was, well, keep your... more »

Mass Surveillance: 1 in 2 Americans Are Already In A Government Facial Recognition Database

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Mac Slavo The mass surveillance of innocent Americans continues as George Orwell’s 1984 becomes more of a reality with each passing day. “All told,... more »

Inspiring Photos and Video of Anti 5G Rallies on U.S. Day of Action

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Saturday, July 27 was the 2nd U.S. Day of Action against the deployment of 5G wireless technology. The telecom industry has provided... more »

Trump Slaps 10% Tariff on $300,000,000,000 More in Chinese Goods

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Tyler Durden Just as investors thought it was safe to buy-the f**king-dip after Powell’s plunge, President Trump steals the jam out of their donut... more »

Now in Effect: North Dakota Reforms Asset Forfeiture, But Federal Loophole Remains

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Michael Maharrey BISMARCK, N.D. (Aug 1, 2019) – Today, a North Dakota law that reforms the state’s asset forfeiture process and prohibits the state... more »

National Park Service Improperly Approves Cell Tower Installation, Doesn’t Know How Many There Are, Fails to Collect Telecom Fees, Noncompliant with Eco-Rules

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Decades of research has already determined that cell tower radiation is biologically and environmentally harmful. Thanks to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility... more »

Transgender woman is actually a man, plus he’s a crook

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 7 hours ago
I was reading a front page article in yesterday's WSJ about the woman hacker of Capital One who attempted to destroy the security and income (and lives) of 100 million people, when on p. 6 I noticed her photo. "That's not a woman," I said to myself. A male friend of mine (my assistant for several years) had the same facial features when he began taking hormones. So by paragraph 11 there was one reference to his many personal and psychological problems casually noting, transgender. Why keep it so secretive? Putting on make up and women's clothing doesn't make him a woman, and it ... more »

Does income modify life expectancy?

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 7 hours ago
In Norway the income gap reflects life expectancy, just like the U.S.--in fact, practically the same. People in the lowest 1% don't live as long as those in the top 1%. What I don't see in the study is 200-300 different ethnicities and cultures in Norway and mass immigration like we have in the U.S. For the most part they are of the same northern European stock, have a thicker social welfare safety net, and are mono-cultural. This really tosses out the socio-racial causes of income gaps we see in many U.S. studies. There are enough people in the U.S. of Scandinavian heritage to ju... more »

Fox’s Tomi Lahren Apologizes for Tweet on Kamala Harris

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Fox News personality Tomi Lahren is apologizing for an offensive tweet directed at Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

Did Jared Kushner-Owned Properties in Baltimore Violate Building Code Rules on Rodent Infestation?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Some news reports saw a measure of irony in President Donald Trump's attacks on the city of Baltimore in July 2019.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Denies Paralyzed Lawmaker Request

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
The Republican speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly told a paralyzed Democratic state representative in a letter that he will not grant his request to call in to committee meetings by phone but will pursue other accommodations to appease the lawmaker.

A$AP Rocky Testifies in Sweden, Says He Tried to Avoid Fight

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
The recording artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is accused along with two other men believed to be members of his entourage of beating a 19-year-old man, Mustafa Jafari, in Stockholm on June 30.

Report: Driver in Crash That Killed 7 Bikers Was on Drugs

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy also admitted that he reached for a drink just before the crash, according to the report.

Trump Says He’ll Put 10% Tariffs on Remaining China Imports

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
The president has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese products, and Beijing has retaliated by taxing $110 billion in U.S. goods.

Are Bulletproof Backpacks Being Sold in U.S. Stores?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
More than 100 people were killed during school shootings in 2018.

The Splendiferous < đεŧ > Serpent Is Awakening

dr.samizdat1618@gmail.com at Event Horizon Chronicle - 7 hours ago
Paul Craig Roberts has wrapped his head around part of what is coming: America's Collapse: What Is Left Will Be A Ruin https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/08/01/americas-collapse-2-in-a-series/ That's right, Golden America, the Shining City on the Hill, is on the verge of utter, complete ruin. Put it this way: "Making a Garbage Heap Great Again" is nothing but a fool's errand. Lamentably, there do seem to be a lot of fools running around who have not yet come to grips with that starkly brutal fact. I have been blogging for years about precisely this salient reality, the rapidl... more »

YouTube Terminates Account of Sacramento Family Fighting Verizon 5G Small Cell Tower Installed Next to Children’s Bedroom

Phillip at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*B.N. Frank* - YouTube's banning spree has extended now to 5G activist families.

Trump’s EPA Won’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Olivia Rosane* - President Donald Trump's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not ban the agricultural use of chlorpyrifos.

Big Pharma Admits Measles Outbreak and Subsequent Media Hysteria Made Them Massive Profits

Phillip at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Matt Agorist* - Despite no deaths and very few complications, we can now see what this hysteria and police state action is all for — Big Pharma’s bottom line.

Common OTC drugs can cause dementia

Phillip at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Dr. Joseph Mercola* - Some OTC drugs may be causing dimentia, but a good diet can help counter this.

Coolest January-July On Record In The US

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 7 hours ago
The House Climate Crisis Committee held their first public meeting here in Boulder today. Temperature is 80 degrees, and Boulder is the greenest anyone has ever seen it this time of year. The Governor declared a “climate crisis” today – … Continue reading →

Julio Julio, You're ‘Freaking Everybody Out’

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 7 hours ago
*Julian Castro and Stunt Double Joaquin * *NB* - One of the great things about the Democratic primary debates so far, is how they so clearly expose the radical nature of today’s Democratic Party. That fact wasn’t lost on CNN following the second debate as they grilled former HUD Secretary Julian Castro; urging him to find another way to campaign on immigration and not call for “decriminalizing” illegal border crossings, a.k.a. “open borders.” CNN’s struggle with Castro was perfectly encapsulated in the back and forth between the candidate and commentator Van Jones, who urged for ano... more »

Parliament's most public display of love revealed alongside hints of its many secrets

Jackson Gothe-Snape at Just In - 7 hours ago
Politicians have revealed their potential conflicts of interests for the new federal Parliament. Well, most of them.

Crown Casino is facing political inquiries, share price falls and probes. Here's what it all means

Nassim Khadem at Just In - 7 hours ago
Crown Casino moves to defend itself as it faces further probes by regulators, the threat of a political inquiry and a hit to its share price — but what does it all mean for the gambling empire?

This is what life is like in a city where the air can kill you

David Lipson at Just In - 7 hours ago
When the ABC's Indonesia correspondent David Lipson descended into Jakarta Airport, he thought something on the plane was burning, but it was the city's toxic smog slowly filling up the cabin.

Wage weakness deepens as EBAs slide, locking in low pay rises for years

Stephen Letts at Just In - 7 hours ago
The latest batch of enterprise agreements from the first three months of the year point to a further slide in wage growth, entrenching ongoing weakness in workers' pay rises.

English town evacuated after partially collapsed dam threatens to burst

Jack Hawke at Just In - 7 hours ago
Thousands of people have been moved from a regional town in England after heavy rainfall and flooding caused damage to a nearby reservoir.

Advisory Panels in Tenuous Position under Trump, the Fight Intensifies for Guatemala’s Police Archives, and More: FRINFORMSUM 8/1/2019

Lauren Harper at UNREDACTED - 7 hours ago
Advisory Panels in Peril? The JASON Defense Advisory Panel, which advises the U.S. government on defense science and technology matters, is the latest advisory panel the Trump administration is attempting to dismantle. The panel was established in 1960 and a review by the Federation of American Scientists reports that about half of the its reports […]

Trump Is Pretending He Wants To Finally Help With Out-Of-Control Drug Prices

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
After my successful cancer treatment-- which included a full stem cell replacement operation-- I quickly realized I would be taking a lot of drugs for the rest of my life, including some very expensive ones. I was looking at-- even with insurance (Medicare Part D, the one part of Medicare-- written and passed strictly by Republicans-- that sucks) thousands of dollars a month. Prices have gone up since Trump entered the White House, despite his oft-repeated promises to lower them. I turned to Canada for one of the most expensive of the drugs, VIMPAT (lacosamide, around $1,093.78 a ...more »

What’s Really Behind US-Turkish Conflict Over Russian S-400 Missile Defense

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 8 hours ago
*South Front* | The US is desperately playing catch-up to Russia in the area of missile defense.

CONFIRMED: US Still Training Large Number of ‘Rebels’ in Southern Syria

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 8 hours ago
*AMN* | US-backed terrorists tasked with carrying out attacks against Syrian government forces and destroying Syria's oil and gas facilities.

Moments Away – Inspector General Report on James Comey To Be Released Any Day…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
Now that we know the Department of Justice Inspector General is about to release a report on former FBI Director James Comey; and now that we know the OIG Principal Review Phase was already initiated; we can start to monitor … Continue reading →

English Summer Failing To Meet Alarmist Expectations! (Again)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood After all of the fuss about a couple of days of sunshine in Britain, reality brings us back down to earth with the monthly CET figures: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cetml1659on.dat Average mean temperatures for July ended up at 17.5C, meaning that last month was an unremarkable 45th warmest since 1660, tying with years like […]

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Kamala Harris Over Her Prosecutor Record During Dem Debate

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard slammed rival Kamala Harris for her actions as California’s top cop during the second round of Democratic debates

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

"Everything Is Awesome! 8/1/19"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Everything Is Awesome! 8/1/19"* • • "Quants Warn Of "Lehman-Like" Market Crash Conditions In September" • "Gut Check - Look Out Below" • "Stocks Soar, Bond Yields Crash After "Terrible Enough" ISM/Construction Spending" • "Strongest Economy Ever? Just Ignore The Negative Revisions" • *And a special treat for former and present Sears employees...* *Sears Employees' Life Insurance Payments * *Could Amount To Just $135 Per Person* by Tyler Durden "People who retired after spending decades working for department store Sears came together early in 2019 to protest the company's plan to ter... more »

After 4 Years in Prison Father Wrongly Convicted of Murdering His 15-Month-Old Daughter Due to SBS Has Charges Overturned in Alaska

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News Dr. David Ayoub, a radiologist who has testified in court on numerous occasions during Shaken Baby Syndrome cases testifying that other medical conditions can explain symptoms often used to accuse parents of child abuse, has stated that by his calculations there are about 50,000 parents currently in prison […] The post After 4 Years in Prison Father Wrongly Convicted of Murdering His 15-Month-Old Daughter Due to SBS Has Charges Overturned in Alaska appeared first on Health Nut News.

Leftard Sweden – Swedish Report and Daughters Lives Threatened

Ragnar at 'Nox & Friends - 8 hours ago
his daughter is to be (RAPED) burnt alive – the Police does not act From the Voice of Europe: Excerpts: Swedish journalist Joakim Lamotte is becoming more and more used to threats against his person and family. But now, the threats are becoming increasingly worse. The last one states that Lamotte is to be shot at sight, his daughter raped and to be burnt alive. Asking the Swedish Public for help Now, Lamotte is asking the Public to share the latest threat against him. “Now, I need your help”, he writes. “The person who wrote this is 22 years old … Continue reading →

Kimberly Klacik, the woman who started it all.

Hadenoughalready at 'Nox & Friends - 8 hours ago
~This is just the beginning. With every phone being a camera, people all over this country will and should be doing the same as Ms. Klacik, holding their so-called “representatives” accountable and the received funding audited. This is just the beginning… HEA

U.K.’s Health Service Wants to Let Little Girl Die, Won’t Let Parents Seek Treatment in Italy

Michael Tennant at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: u-k-s-health-service-wants-to-let-little-girl-die-won-t-let-parents-seek-treatment-in-italy] U.K. National Health Service (NHS) doctors are refusing to allow the parents of a five-year-old girl who suffered a brain injury to take their daughter to Italy, where physicians believe they may be able to save her.

Trump 2020 Ad Nails the Squad With Their Own Radical Words

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: trump-2020-ad-nails-the-squad-with-their-own-radical-words] Part of Trump’s Keep American Great strategy will make The Squad the face of the Democratic Party. Thus has his campaign released an advertisement that lets the four politicians speak for themselves.

Raft of Economic Reports Confirm Continuing Strength of U.S. Economy

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: raft-of-economic-reports-confirm-continuing-strength-of-u-s-economy] Several reports confirm the remarkable strength of the U.S. economy, even as the rest of the world looks sluggish.

The New Trailer for '1917' Shows World War I Like You've Never Seen Before

Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * Watch it here. It looks like World War I is finally getting the major motion picture treatment it deserves, and it's about damn time. The new trailer for* 1917 *just dropped, and it's two minutes of chaos, fear, and confusion as we follow soldiers on the Western Front through trenches, underground tunnels, and across barren stretches of no-man's land — which is exactly what you expect from a drama about the first world war. Directed by Sam Mendes (*Jarhead, Skyfall, Spectre, Road to Perdition*), the film takes place, not surprisingly, in 1917, an... more »

Marine Charged with Murder for Allegedly Killing Fellow Marine While Playing with Gun

Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * A tragedy. A Marine based in Washington, D.C., has been charged with murder, negligent homicide, involuntary homicide, and other offenses for allegedly killing another Marine by jokingly pointing his pistol at him and pulling the trigger, according to a charge sheet provided to Task & Purpose. The incident happened on Jan. 1 at Marine Barracks Washington. Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia was shot around 5 a.m., and pronounced dead nearly an hour later at a local hospital. Lance Cpl. Andrew Johnson is accused of shooting Kuznia in the head, according t... more »

ICE Released Over 218,000 Undocumented Family Members Since December

Jason Hopkins at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Jason Hopkins* *Politics, * Of the 218,400 family unit members who were released, around 82,300 were dropped off in San Antonio. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released a total of 218,400 migrant family members from its custody since December, reflecting the insurmountable backlog of U.S. immigration courts. ICE, the agency tasked with carrying out removal orders for illegal aliens living in the U.S., has been forced to let loose a couple hundred thousand migrant family members since December, an ICE spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation. The... more »

Coldest June 11 in central England in more than 141 years

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
Since 1878 ! During the reign of Queen Victoria, 23 years before her death. ________ 11 June 2019 – “Coldest day in central England for over 141 years,” reads the headline on xmetman.com. “Provisionally the 11th of June 2019 was the coldest day for that particular date since the series started in 1878. The provisional ... Read moreColdest June 11 in central England in more than 141 years The post Coldest June 11 in central England in more than 141 years appeared first on Ice Age Now.

‘Climate models™’ are PURE HOKUM,

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
“Real science recognizes that repeatable measurements to very high accuracy and high resolution are need for good, worthy science, and not averaged means, or approximate guesses.” – tomOmason ___________ ‘Climate models™’ are PURE HOKUM tomOmason The key to keeping the UN-IPCC show rolling along is the ‘Climate Models™’. The climate models are NOT run on ... Read more‘Climate models™’ are PURE HOKUM, The post ‘Climate models™’ are PURE HOKUM, appeared first on Ice Age Now.

"Economic Market Snapshot AM 8/1/19"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
• Gregory Mannarino, "Critical Market Updates, Epic Rant" - https://www.traderschoice.net/ • MarketWatch Market Summary, Live Updates - 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/ • *"Yesterday’s Interest Rate Cut Was the Biggest * *Mistake in Federal Reserve History"* By Bill Bonner POITOU, FRANCE – "It was the unkindest cut of all. Yesterday, the Federal Reserve whittled down its key lending rate by 25 basis points, in what was probably the biggest mistake... more »

5G Agriculture – Food from Frankenstein Farming

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - 5G technology will soon take over the food supply according to big agribusiness.

Postwar Situation In West Mosul - Many Unresolved Issues

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
Old City West Mosul (Al Jazeera) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the main group working with Iraq’s displaced population (IDPs). In June 2019 it released the results of survey work it did in West Mosul, the most war damaged area in Iraq. It talked with people that stayed in the city during the Islamic State occupation, those the fled and have now returned, and those that are still displaced. The IOM found that there are still major unresolved issues for the district including a lack of rebuilding, services, schools and jobs, along with distrust and resentment.... more »

So much for Beyond Meat!

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 9 hours ago
The Babylon Bee hits another one out of the park. Look out, Beyond Meat -- a new competitor has emerged in the market of turning vegetables into a food that tastes just like meat. But while companies like Beyond Meat use laboratories to turn vegetables into something tasty, this new process uses a much more natural method: feeding the vegetables to a cow. The startup, which goes by the much simpler brand name of “Meat,” came upon this process after using hundreds of millions of venture capital dollars to research how to turn vegetable products into something delicious that could b... more »

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/1/2019

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 9 hours ago
By Lambert Strether of Corrente Patient readers, I’ll have more on politics after I throw in a laundry! –lambert “Trump’s Bid to Dismantle Global Trading System Poised for a Win” [Industry Week]. “Thanks to a U.S. veto on new appeals judges, the WTO’s dispute arm is expected to start slipping into the institutional equivalent of […]

DWP waited 18 months to take safety action on ‘vulnerable’ claimant

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) waited 18 months before it took action to ensure the safety of a benefit claimant it had assessed as “vulnerable” because of significant mental health problems. Mike Owen told DWP that he was a survivor […]

Anger over appointment of ‘disability hate tweet’ MP as mental health minister

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
A Tory MP appointed as the new minister for mental health in Boris Johnson’s government is unfit to hold that position because of a disablist message she posted on social media less than two years ago, say disabled campaigners. Nadine Dorries (pictured) […]

Failure to extend ILF transition funding would be ‘another nail in coffin’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The government has failed to ease fears that it plans to scrap a vital grant that has been supporting former users of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) for more than three years. The four-year Former ILF Recipient Grant was agreed in February […]

Charities ignore Justice for Jodey evidence

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
A dozen disability charities have refused to back demands for an inquiry into links between the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the deaths of benefit claimants, despite being reminded of the years of evidence behind those calls. The 12 charities […]

Anger grows as police force edges towards releasing DWP ‘sharing agreement’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
Disabled activists will meet this week to discuss how to respond to a police force that has admitted it has an agreement to share information with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about benefit claimants who take part in protests. Concerns […]

Equality watchdog’s ‘head in sand’ failure to listen, after MPs call for ‘bolder’ action

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The equality watchdog has been accused of a “head in the sand” failure to respond to significant criticisms by MPs about its failure to enforce anti-discrimination legislation. In a new report, the Commons women and equalities committee calls on the Equality and […]

Ministers’ plans on ‘toxic’ impact of driver-only trains fall way short, says DPTAC

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The Department for Transport (DfT) is falling “a very long way short” with its plans to ease the “toxic” impact on disabled people of running driver-only trains through unstaffed stations, according to the government’s own accessible transport advisers. A letter from the […]

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 1

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
1921 Gertrude Bell wrote US diplomat that England carried King Faisal on its shoulders into power (Musings On Iraq book review of *Gertrude Bell And Iraq*) (Musings On Iraq book review *Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East*) 1979 22 coup plotters sentenced to death 33 others given prison time 1982 Iran made final attack in Basra as part of Op Ramadan Failed (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 book review *The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988*) (Musings On Iraq b... more »

Trump vs Gabbard 2020

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
I would actually hesitate whom to support Virtually all the Democratic Party presidential candidates suck as politicians, as ideologues, and as human beings. I don't want you to vomit on my blog so let's not analyze the human failures, crazy hypocrisy, and general Gretinism of the likes of F*ckula H*rris. It's too easy to find things that are sick about these candidates – and too hard to find things that are not sick. Joe Biden is a pervert but he is at least an old-school pervert, like Bill Clinton was one, and that would be far better than any of the real progressives that may thr... more »

Stop Using Blood Tests For #TB Say #WHO

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago
By Catharine Paddock PhD Using blood tests to diagnose active tuberculosis(TB) often leads to misdiagnosis, say the World Health Organization (WHO), who urge all countries to stop using the tests and rely instead on accurate WHO-recommended microbiological or molecular tests. … Continue reading →

Stop Using Blood Tests For TB Say WHO

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

NASA’s TESS has found the first-ever ‘ultrahot Neptune’ exoplanet

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

Turkey Wipes Out Traces of Greek Civilization in Smyrna

On June 21, Turkish media reported that the Saint-Jean Theologos Greek Girls School in Smyrna, now known as Izmir, which has been empty since the extermination of the city's Greek Christians in 1922, was plundered, its doors and windows removed and its valuables looted.

2020 Debate: Tulsi Gabbard Takes Down Kamala Harris – Twitter Censors Gabbard

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 10 hours ago
*21WIRE* | It's now clear that both MSM and Silicon Valley are actively suppressing certain candidates.

GOP Pushes Immigration Bill as Democrats Decry Rules

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
The hearing set off a particularly heated dispute over not just immigration policy, but the traditions of the Senate.

Walloped by Heat Wave, Greenland Sees Massive Ice Melt

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
More than 11 billion tons of ice was lost to the oceans by surface melt on July 31 alone.

Malamet discusses Hazony

Alberto Mingardi at Econlib - 10 hours ago
I am glad that some libertarians are dealing with Yoram Hazony’s The Virtue of Nationalism. It is a book that is shaping conservative thinking and ought to be addressed thouroughly. I’ve reviewed it for the Cato Journal and dealt with it on this blog too (here, here and here). Alex Nowrasteh has written a powerful […] The post Malamet discusses Hazony appeared first on Econlib.

Sweetness and Light: A Tale of Sugar Regulation

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 10 hours ago
Tales of Weird Regulation, from Chad Syerson’s “What Determines Productivity?” (Journal of Economic Literature, 2011): Benjamin Bridgman, Shi Qi, and Schmitz (2009) show how regulations in place for decades in the U.S. sugar market destroyed incentives to raise productivity. The U.S. Sugar Act, passed in 1934 as part of the Depression-era restructuring of agricultural law, […] The post Sweetness and Light: A Tale of Sugar Regulation appeared first on Econlib.

Left/Right Predisposed to Believe/Doubt Climatism

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 10 hours ago
Patrick T. Brown writes at Quillette Empiricism and Dogma: Why Left and Right Can’t Agree on Climate Change. Excerpts initalics with my bolds. Rather than thinking about the political divide on global warming as the result of dogma versus logic, a better explanation is that people tend to embrace conclusions—scientific or otherwise—that support themes, […]

The Placental Microbiome Is The Schrodinger's Cat Of Biology, Which Means It Isn't Science Yet

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 10 hours ago
People are rushing to buy supplements because of (correct) claims that the microbiome is important. While the science on helpful microbes is correct it does not mean yogurt or any other food - even organic, try as their trade groups try to claim that - is helping any more than that redox science in mitochondria means you should spend your money on antioxidant supplements. There is no compelling evidence any of that has an impact and if it did, that it would be beneficial. read more

August 1: bad, bad, bad - a depressing day for this blog

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2019/august/1566136800/jo-lle-gergis/terrible-truth-climate-change?fbclid=IwAR3sc6L4dIXzScxKJVKpQWLyxdwQs-Bt-S-D68tJo7dE_PdxLal_T1nZY54 This is a new one, all the way from Australia. And you won't find it in most (any) Canadian commercial news media. ________________________________________________________________ Mind you - not all Canadians are brain dead Liberals and Conservatives. http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2019/07/its-our-choice-turn-down-heat-or-cook-planet Notice that almost all the leading climate change deniers are people w... more »

Round Two Battle Royale

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 10 hours ago
Round two of the Dem debates. Harris jumped on Biden. Biden jumped on Harris. Gabbard jumped on Harris. Booker jumped on Biden. Yang jumped on the DNC. De Blasio jumped on Biden. Biden jumped on de Blasio. Obama's name was mentioned 976 tines, 975 by Biden. In short, it was everything one could expect from this collection of neolibs and alsorans.

Scientists questioning “global warming” dogma are on the increase, and for good reasons.

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 10 hours ago
“At the hearing, I presented data from the United Nations contradicting the accepted wisdom that extreme weather is destroying the planet and is traceable directly to a man-made climate crisis. There are no such trends in rates of sea-level rise, … Continue reading →

Peter Navarro Discusses MAGAnomics, Tariffs and GDP with Maria Bartiromo….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 10 hours ago
An excellent discussion between White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro and Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo about the current state of President Trump’s Main Street policy and economy. The second half of the interview is the best part. Navarro outlines … Continue reading →

Judicial Watch Files Congressional Ethics Complaint Against Ilhan Omar

Ragnar at 'Nox & Friends - 10 hours ago
For Possible Perjury, Immigration Fraud From AlphaNews: Excerpts: Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a complaint with the House of Representatives’ ethics office asking for an investigation into possible crimes committed by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. The possible crimes include “perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud,” according to the complaint filed Tuesday by Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton. “The House of Representatives must urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing... more »

'Consequences are at your own risk': Chinese army sends message to protesters in promo video

Just In - 10 hours ago
China's People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong releases video showing footage of "anti-riot" exercises, taken as an undeniable warning to civilian protesters.

'Not on the table': Britain tells Iran there will be no tanker swap

Just In - 10 hours ago
Britain rules out exchanging an Iranian tanker detained by Gibraltar for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran, saying, "We are not going to barter".

Tim Costello chides 'fearful' Christians amid religious discrimination debate

Patrick Wood at Just In - 10 hours ago
Some of the most prominent voices in religion in Australia are driven by fear, and Christians in particular have an unfounded anxiety about being persecuted, the Baptist minister says.

Colorado’s Paid Leave Proposal Ignores Trade-Offs

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: colorado-s-paid-leave-proposal-ignores-trade-offs] We can only shake our heads in dismay that yet another state is willingly jumping in headfirst to provide a benefit that will impose a considerable tax hike and reduce women’s employment and promotion opportunities.

PLAY UP! PLAY UP! AND PLAY THE GAME! - The BBC’s World View of Cricket

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
*A guest post by Arthur T...* *There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night—* *Ten to make and the match to win—* *A bumping pitch and a blinding light, * *An hour to play and the last man in. * *And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat,* *Or the selfish hope of a season's fame,* *But his captain's hand on his shoulder smote* *"Play up! play up! and play the game!"* Opening verse of "Vitae Lampada” by Sir Henry John Newbolt (1862-1938) Two recent BBC broadcasts have reopened the discussion over Norman, now Lord Tebbit’s cricketing litmus test: as to whether a British Pakistani ... more »

U.S. Navy Super Hornet Jet Crashes Near Death Valley, Injuring 7. Pilot Still Missing

Whitney Tipton at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Whitney Tipton* *Politics, * Breaking news. The U.S. Navy is conducting a search-and-rescue operation for the pilot of an F/A-18E Super Hornet jet that crashed near Death Valley on Wednesday, injuring seven. The pilot was flying in “Star Wars” Canyon, a chasm in Death Valley National Park where tourists go to observe aviation training exercises, according to park officials, CNN reported. “The cause of the crash is currently under investigation,” Lt. Cmdr. Lydia Bock, a spokesperson for the Navy’s Joint Strike Fighter Wing, said in a statement. “Search and rescue personnel ar... more »

U.S.-China Competition Meets the Climate Challenge

Matthew Petti at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Matthew Petti* *Climate Change, World* As both China and America seek to lead the world’s technological transition away from carbon-intensive sources of energy, they may be entering a new era of "coop-etition." The future of U.S.-China economic relations in the age of climate change won’t be marked by competition or cooperation. Instead, the two powers could enter a period of what Professor David Hart of the Schar Center at George Mason University calls “coop-etition,” as both sides seek to lead the world’s technological transition away from carbon-intensive sources of energy. ... more »

Trump Pushes Budget Deal, Tells Republicans ‘There Is Always Plenty Of Time To Cut!’

Evie Fordham at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Evie Fordham* *Politics, * Freshman Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun called the agreement an “abomination.” President Donald Trump pushed the budget deal the Republican-controlled Senate is set to vote on Thursday by reminding lawmakers that “there is always plenty of time to cut.” “Budget Deal is phenomenal for our Great Military, our Vets, and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Two year deal gets us past the Election. Go for it Republicans, there is always plenty of time to CUT!” Trump wrote Thursday on Twitter. Congressional leadership struck the deal on July 22. The agreement raises the ... more »

The Problem Facing Anyone Who Wants Single-Payer Health Care

Ian Millhiser at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Ian Millhiser* *Politics, * American government is too broken for us to have nice things. Earlier this week, Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) released an outline for her version of “Medicare For All.” The plan would give everyone the immediate right to buy into Medicare as an alternative to private insurance, then would gradually transition everyone into an “expanded Medicare system” over the course of ten years. Though Harris says that she would guarantee “universal coverage,” her end goal is not technically a single-payer system because individual health... more »

Trump vs. Obama?: Michael Moore Wants Michelle Obama To Run In 2020

Shelby Talcott at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Shelby Talcott* *Politics, * Moore went on MSNBC’s “Decision 2020: Post-Debate Analysis” Wednesday evening to break down the Democratic debate. He urged Obama to run for president and said that Trump has to be crushed, because it’s not enough to just beat him. Filmmaker Michael Moore said former first lady Michelle Obama is the one person who could “crush” President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Moore went on MSNBC’s “Decision 2020: Post-Debate Analysis” Wednesday evening to break down the Democratic debate. He urged Obama to run for president and said that Trump has to be... more »

Trump Orders Navy to Rescind Awards for Prosecutors who Lost Eddie Gallagher Case

Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * Here is what went down. President Donald Trump is ordering the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations to rescind awards given to prosecutors who were "ridiculously" awarded Navy Achievement Medals after losing the case against former SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, he said in a tweet on Wednesday. "Not only did they lose the case, they had difficulty with respect to information that may have been obtained from opposing lawyers and for giving immunity in a totally incompetent fashion," Trump tweeted one day after Task & Purpose first repo... more »

Summer Sailing Log Entry #4 - Plus: OMG I'm a CIS!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Sculpture and Diorama in Downtown Chemainus, BC* SS *Limerence* departed Chemainus harbour around noon yesterday and motored southward at about 3 1/2 knots towards Maple Bay, another small coastal town on the Vancouver Island coast. It was a brilliantly sunny afternoon and the reason we were motoring so slow was because we were also trailing a fishing line, in the hope of catching a salmon. Although we've trailed a line several times on this cruise, we've only managed to catch one small "grill" salmon, which we threw back. About an hour out of Maple Bay, we must have hit some s... more »

Trump puts John Ratcliffe in position to bring down Russiagate cabal (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 262. The post Trump puts John Ratcliffe in position to bring down Russiagate cabal (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

CFACT’s Driessen debunks Roundup “junk science” at Tucson conference

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 11 hours ago
Lawyers and anti-chemical activists have teamed up with a small group of scientists to use fraudulent scientific and courtroom tactics to reap enormous damage awards for themselves and people who claim Roundup caused their cancer. The post CFACT’s Driessen debunks Roundup “junk science” at Tucson conference appeared first on CFACT.

Another Empty Chair?

LL at Virtual Mirage - 11 hours ago
*Kamala Harris* There are a lot of people who feel that Kamala (Slut) Harris or Elizabeth (Poke-a-haunt-us) Warren will be the next Democrat candidate for President. While that may be the case, (Who can reliably say?) Harris, who self identifies as a negro in the same way that Warren self identifies as an Indian, has a long way to go. She touts her former positions as a prosecutor and Attorney General, except she wasn't much of a prosecutor and owed her position of AG to being mistress to Willy Brown (influential California politician) while married to her current husband. That lac... more »

Proxyclick: Customers Will Be Impressed When Businesses Use Facial Recognition To Identify Them

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By MassPrivateI Leave it to facial recognition companies to make up a totally bogus claim that makes me want to slam my foot in a... more »

America’s Poverty Trap: How A Small Financial Setback Can Spiral Into an Inescapable Disaster

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Daisy Luther The problem with poverty in America is that the system is designed to keep you poor. Maybe it’s just because poor people... more »

Now in Effect: Washington Creates Streamlined Process to Expunge Some Marijuana Charges

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Michael Maharrey OLYMPIA, Wash. (Aug 1, 2019) – This week, a Washington state law that will make it easier for people with marijuana charges... more »

The Science of Optimism, How to Defeat the Extinction Rebellion and the Green New Deal - LaRouchePAC Fireside Chat

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
The Science of Optimism, How to Defeat the Extinction Rebellion and the Green New Deal Video of The Science of Optimism, How to Defeat the Extinction Rebellion and the Green New Deal Tonight’s discussion will feature Mike Billington discussing the Extinction Rebellion, christened in Britain last October as a proto terrorist component of the Malthusian green movement now functioning as a major political force internationally. If you witnessed the intellectual atrocity of the Democratic Party debates in the United States over the past 48 hours or the defacing of the statutes of her... more »

Study Shows When Cops See Peers Get Away With Beating People, They’re More Likely to Do the Same

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: police]‘Bad Apples Rotting The Barrel:’ New study shows police more likely to use excessive force if they watch the bad cops get away with it.

Big Pharma Admits Measles Outbreak and Subsequent Media Hysteria Made Them Massive Profits

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: measles]Despite no deaths and very few complications, we can now see what this measles hysteria and police state action is all for — Big Pharma's bottom line.

Europeans Mobilising for New IMF Head

NEW YORK, Aug 01 (IPS) - Adam Tooze is Professor at Columbia University, focusing on the history of economics. In addition, he leads the European Institute at Columbia.In the grand European political reshuffle of 2019, it turned out that Christine Lagarde was the answer to the conundrum of who should replace Mario Draghi at the European Central Bank. But her move opens another question. Who succeeds Lagarde at the International Monetary Fund? Read the full story, “Europeans Mobilising for New IMF Head”, on globalissues.org →

Migration and Human Solidarity

GENEVA, Aug 01 (IPS) - "A crisis of politics or a "crisis of numbers"? The migrant and refugee crisis has become a serious test for the unity of Europe as a political project. The inflow of destitute migrants and refugees has tested Europe's political unity to an unprecedented extent. With a long-term solution to the migrant and refugee crisis nowhere in sight, the adverse impact of the current situation has the potential to unfold further and to give rise to a broader crisis with long-term implications, affecting Europe and the MENA region alike. Read the full story, “Migration a... more »

One Month Since Libya’s Migrant Tragedy, Detentions Continue

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 01 (IPS) - It is almost one month since an airstrike on a detention centre in Libya killed and injured scores of migrants and refugees locked up inside, many of whom were detained for doing nothing worse than fleeing instability or seeking better lives in Europe. Read the full story, “One Month Since Libya’s Migrant Tragedy, Detentions Continue”, on globalissues.org →

Dr. Mary Redmayne to speak in Christchurch on “Raising Healthy Children in the Screenage” on August 9

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 11 hours ago
“We are pleased to have the privilege of inviting you, your colleagues, family and friends, to a presentation covering one of the most pressing issues of our time: ‘screens’ and their effect on human health, wellbeing and behaviour.” July 23, 2019 Website editor’s note: EMR Health and Safety, Christchurch have organised a public talk in Christchurch … Continue reading Dr. Mary Redmayne to speak in Christchurch on “Raising Healthy Children in the Screenage” on August 9 →

Inmates May Have Fled More Than a Day Before Jailers Noticed

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson were still on the run three days after they were last seen at the Jefferson County Detention Center, and a day after jailers realized they were missing.

Online Bidding Opens for Elvis Presley Items

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Jewelry, clothing, contractual documents and a signed guitar are among more than 400 items available at an auction of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia.

1 Dead, 5 Injured, 7 Missing in Kentucky Pipeline Explosion

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A regional gas pipeline ruptured in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park.

Australian Farmer Says Human Orthopedic Plate Found in Croc

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
An Australian crocodile farmer who found an orthopedic plate inside a croc's stomach said that he had been told the surgical device was from a person's body and had been contacted by relatives of missing people anxious for clues.

Organizers Finally Cancel Troubled Woodstock 50 Festival

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Organizers announced that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won't take place next month.

Hard To Say Who Would Be Most Likely To Kill Medicare In 2021-- Trump Or Biden-- But I'd Guess Biden

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*The Economist*'s new poll from YouGov could signal choppy waters ahead for the NRCC. Their "Socialism!!!!" campaign is-- of course-- falling flat. Well, wait; it's isn't totally falling flat. The fascist and neo-Nazi base and hate talk radio fanatics and fans of Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson love it. But that's not moving any dials when independents and conservative Democrats just laugh it off. That's reflected in the new polling that shows a generic congressional Democrat beating a generic congressional Republican by bigger numbers than anyone has seen in quote some time. In ... more »

Bureau Local hires Shirish Kulkarni as community organiser in Wales

Rachel Hamada at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 12 hours ago
He will join the team as a community organiser based in Wales, where we hope we can build stronger links with local communities and ensure more of their stories are told

W.O.O.D. – 1 August 2019

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 12 hours ago
W.O.O.D. - Weekly Occasional Open Discussion for 1 August 2019 Continue reading →

Corruption in Afghanistan costs US taxpayers - again

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 12 hours ago
The Afghan Air Force has had to acquire be given (at US expense) four used Lockheed Hercules transports - because the planes it was originally given (also at US expense), while more suitable for its needs, were sidelined by rampant corruption within its ranks, and among Afghan politicians. In 2012 Afghanistan announced that it would cancel the contract to buy and use 20 C-27A transports. The official reason was the inability of the Italian maintenance firm to keep the aircraft operational. The unofficial reason was the unwillingness of the Italians to pay as much in bribes as the A... more »

The Spy Game: It Ain’t What It Used to Be

Philip Giraldi at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] The Tehran government has announced the arrest of seventeen Iranian citizens caught spying for America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Some of those arrested have already been sentenced to death. It is the third major roll-up of CIA agents in Iran that I have been aware of, the first occurring in 1991 involved 20 American agents. The second episode in 2011 led to the arrest of 30 spies. The earlier arrests reportedly eliminated what were presumed to be the entire networks of American agents operating inside Iran and it is to be presumed that the recent arrest... more »

Cattle Mutilations: Mutilated Calf Found Alive

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*Source: Luis Burgos (ICOU/FAO) and La Arena (Argentina)Date: 07.30.2019* *Cattle Mutilations: Mutilated Calf Found Alive* A few days ago, news of another mutilated animal in the province was a cause for alarm and surprise for many. Today, Tuesday, a calf was found in similar conditions, but what is striking about this case is that the animal is alive. According to Infotec, the discovery took place in a tambo (small farm) located 15 kilometers to the east of Realicó and some 7 to the west of Adolfo Van Praet. The calf's upper maxilofacial region is mutilated and it is missing th... more »

Should A Teacher Be Secretary of Education

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 12 hours ago
This is part of the value of having a clown car full of candidates for a Presidential primary: the contest becomes a primary of ideas, and certain notions gain traction by spreading across the field of candidates. Not that gaining traction means those ideas will ultimately prevail (a widespread notion among the 2016 GOP field was that Donald Trump was unfit to be President), but it's still an intriguing process. If I were Ed Secretary, I could stand up all day to talk to people One up-and-coming education policy idea that was first proposed by Elizabeth Warren, but has now garnered wi... more »

The Blue Bell ice cream Listeria outbreak and its fallout

Guest Contributor at Food Safety News - 12 hours ago
Opinion Authors: Angela Spivey, Alan Pryor and Andrew Phillips It may come off as a truism that food safety is the “most central consumer safety and legal compliance issue” facing a food and beverage company. Yet the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in Marchand v. Barnhill—a shareholder derivative suit that catalogues the fallout from the 2015 Blue Bell listeria outbreak—serves... Continue Reading

Chinese Military Releases Dramatic Video On How They Will Quell Hong Kong's Protesters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Time: **Chinese Military Video Seen as a Thinly Veiled Warning to Hong Kong* China’s military has released a video showing troops carrying out drills and cracking down on protestors in what appears to be a warning aimed at Hong Kong as the city approaches its ninth straight week of demonstrations. The video was posted Wednesday by the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo. In the captions, the military declares support for the city’s Beijing-backed government, and emphasizes the army’s role in protecting Hong Kong’s stability. The th... more »

Eight Weeks of Summer: Moving Forward

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 12 hours ago
This post is week 8 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators. I've been doing the eight week challenge because why not? This is the final prompt, and like any good exercise, it calls for some reflection. Here's prompt #8: *What will you keep from the #8WeekofSummer Blog Challenge moving forward?* I've been trying to answer these from the perspective of my previous non-retired teaching self, but this is a tough one to twist around that way. But let's give it a shot. I always carried things forward from my summer growth projects, but never as much as I meant to. O... more »

Duane in Florida

David Middleton at Debunk House - 12 hours ago
Duane: Still raging against the dying of the light, I see. You can rant and rave all you like, but the cost of PV has plummeted in the last decade, it is much cheaper than coal. PV works great during daytime, requires no storage, and daytime just happens to be the peak demand portion of […]

A warning

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Wise words from senior ITN news presenter Alastair Stewart: If TV reporters insist on giving partisan commentary on political affairs it will confuse viewers over their role and the role of the supposedly impartial news organisations they work for. We need balanced, impartial, go-to outets more than ever. — Alastair Stewart (@alstewitn) August 1, 2019 Wonder if he's got anyone particular in mind?

Nearly 6,000 Fake Families Found at Border; Illegals Released Into U.S. Within 48 Hours

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: nearly-6-000-fake-families-found-at-border-illegals-released-into-u-s-within-48-hours] The Border Patrol has apprehended nearly 6,000 fake families at the southwest border, and is releasing so-called families into the interior with virtually no vetting.

Facebook Denies Shadow Banning, Receives Patent for Shadow Banning

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: facebook-denies-shadow-banning-receives-patent-for-shadow-banning] Facebook has continually denied that it participates in the practice of shadow banning — a method of blocking a users’ posts or comments from everyone except the user who made the post or comment. But a newly granted patent shows that Facebook not only *does* practice shadow banning, but wants to protect — by patent — the method it uses for doing so.

At Dem Debate, Candidates Push Destructive Equality Myth

Selwyn Duke at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: at-dem-debate-candidates-push-destructive-equality-myth] Big Equality is big business — in this case monkey business. Thus is it no surprise that it was a big theme at Tuesday night’s Democrat debate in Detroit, Michigan.

Chicago Teachers Union Delegation Goes to Venezuela to Support Maduro

Luis Miguel at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: chicago-teachers-union-delegation-goes-to-venezuela-to-support-maduro] Members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) traveled to Venezuela this month to show their support for the socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro.

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