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Thomas Paine

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Friday, August 16, 2019

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‘Xenophobic’ Latin America?

Serban V.C. Enache at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Reply to Al Jazeera’s Megan Janetsky on ‘Xenophobia’ The post ‘Xenophobic’ Latin America? appeared first on The Duran.

73rd Independence Day-repealing of Article 370

Mousumi Roy at The Duran - 19 hours ago
I’m very hopeful that Kashmir will have a bright future, will turn into a safe, peaceful and thriving region in the days to come if the dialogue begins and a firmer decision arrived at. The post 73rd Independence Day-repealing of Article 370 appeared first on The Duran.

The Soviet Achievement

George Callaghan at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Most foreign governments refused to recognize the Soviet Government as legitimate. Despite these unpromising circumstances the USSR attained some remarkable achievements. The post The Soviet Achievement appeared first on The Duran.

Police shut down search for missing fishermen in Moreton Bay

Just In - 19 hours ago
Police call an end to the search for Carwyn Massey, 25, and Timothy Maher, 31, missing since last Saturday night in Moreton Bay. Their 3-metre tinnie was found partly submerged the day after they vanished.

'Police will hunt them down': Crackdown on bikie violence ramps up with more raids

Just In - 19 hours ago
Police raid nearly 30 properties and prison cells across Adelaide as part of a bid to disrupt unlawful behaviour by Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members following "six incidents of violence" in the past fortnight.

Former Brothers For Life chapter leader jailed over violent crime spree

Gordon Taylor at Just In - 19 hours ago
A former chapter leader of the violent Brothers For Life gang is jailed for more than seven years, after going on a drug-induced crime rampage across Canberra.

How one broken cable knocked out mobile phones, internet in WA, but revived conversation

Erin Parke at Just In - 19 hours ago
Damage to a fibre optic cable causes a 20-hour communications blackout across Western Australia's Kimberley region, proving bad for business, but reigniting old-fashioned conversation.

Live: Broncos try to consolidate top-eight spot against Panthers

Just In - 19 hours ago
The Broncos and Panthers play out a top-eight clash in Brisbane, after the Eels crush the Titans at Robina. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.

'So much happiness': Family saved from deportation by ministerial intervention

Daniel Miles at Just In - 19 hours ago
Immigration Minister David Coleman overturns a department ruling — based on Rajasegaran Manikam's kidney disease diagnosis — that would have seen the Manikam family deported to Singapore.

Wool market fall of 10pc this week sees call for halt to trading

Cara Jeffery And Joshua Becker at Just In - 19 hours ago
The wool market has plummeted a massive 163 cents a kilogram this week, or more than 10 per cent, prompting an industry leader to call for a halt to trading.

'Excessive discipline': Nurse pleads guilty to killing nephew

Kate McKenna at Just In - 19 hours ago
Brisbane nurse Jodie Maree Powell, once the head of infection control and prevention at Brisbane's Mater Hospital, admits she killed her 10-year-old nephew Curtis with a combination of violent discipline and neglect in 2015.

Not even McEnroe was this bad. It's time for tennis to make an example of Nick Kyrgios

Just In - 19 hours ago
Nick Kyrgios's latest on-court outburst draws an unprecedented financial penalty — but the former chief of ATP tennis officials says it's time the controversial Aussie is given a significant suspension.

Native Murray cod continue to perish in fish kills along the dwindling Darling River

Just In - 19 hours ago
As heated debate about water policy continues, native fish are continuing to die in the lower Darling River in shrinking residual pools.

Millions of dollars of MPs' payments handed over with no checks, corruption watchdog hears

Emily Piesse at Just In - 19 hours ago
A lack of oversight may be putting millions of taxpayer dollars at risk of misuse by members of parliament, the West Australian corruption watchdog has been told.

Goanna attacks elderly couple in 'horrific and freak ordeal'

Just In - 19 hours ago
An elderly man is badly injured after being attacked by a goanna in north Queensland, but his dog survives, which his wife says is "the best news I've heard all day".

"According To The Feds, 19 Million Acres Of Farmland Went Un-Planted With Crops This Year"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"According To The Feds, 19 Million Acres Of * *Farmland Went Un-Planted With Crops This Year"* by Michael Snyder "If that headline sounds really bad to you, that is because the situation that we are facing is really bad. Over the past few months, I have written article after article about the unprecedented crisis that U.S. farmers are facing this year. In those articles, I have always said that “millions” of acres of farmland did not get planted this year, because I knew that we did not have a final number yet. Well, now we do, and it is extremely troubling. Of course there are som... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Thursday 15th August 2019

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

‘Red Flag’ Laws Are a Scam

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
Seizing guns from those disputably deemed more likely than not to be a threat is a hazardous slippery slope. ~ Arnold Ahlert ~ “We know of no other enumerated constitutional right whose core protection has been subjected to a freestanding ‘interest-balancing’ approach. The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands […]

New York Times Rails At GOP Gerrymandering In Wisconsin: ‘Dangerous To Democracy’

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
By Clay Waters ~ Reporter Michael Wines hyperventilated again over gerrymandering by Republicans in Wisconsin, in Thursday’s New York Times: “Push to End Partisan Maps Is Held Up by the Map Makers.” He led off with strong language about how liberals find it “dangerous to democracy.” When the Supreme Court concluded this summer that it […]

Reining In Google

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ President Trump has claimed that Google discriminates against conservatives. This is true to varying degrees, some of which are extreme. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/11/anti-tech-bill-sponsor-white-house-social-media-summit-1586902 As I pointed out in my article “How Google discriminates against conservatives and skeptics” the anti-conservative bias is built into Google’s search algorithm. https://www.cfact.org/2019/08/10/how-google-discriminates-against-conservatives-and-skeptics/ There is actually a semantic […]

Squabble Over George Washington Mural Exposes Absurdity Of War On History

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 19 hours ago
By Jarrett Stepman ~ No American historical figure, including the Father of Our Country, is safe from the war on history. The San Francisco School Board voted 4-3 Tuesday not to tear down a mural at a local high school depicting the life of George Washington. The school board decided to cover the painting instead—hardly […]

Can you distinguish blacks and whites, Bavarians and Bulgarians?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
OK, during a discussion about the similarities and differences between Bavaria and Bohemia, a commenter suddently mentioned hair dye used by some hypothetical Muslims in Western Bulgaria. So I initially laughed: WTF? What does this discussion have to do with the Muslims going to Balkans, or their recolored hair, let alone with Muslims in West Bulgaria? Why exactly West Bulgaria – where I have never been? We generally know just the Black Sea which is East Bulgaria. I was obviously near certain that it was a very comical typo – or a sign of the American-level total ignorance about the ... more »

Producing Energy from Pig and Poultry Waste in Brazil

ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 16 (IPS) - Romário Schaefer is fattening up 3,300 pigs that he receives when they weigh around 22 kg and returns when they reach 130 to 160 kg - a huge increase in meat and profits for their owner, a local meat-processing plant in this city in Brazil. Read the full story, “Producing Energy from Pig and Poultry Waste in Brazil”, on globalissues.org →

Hair-Trigger Nuclear Alert Over Kashmir

Eric MARGOLIS at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
Kashmir, the world’s longest-running major dispute, continues, threatening a terrible nuclear conflict. Making matters worse, both India and Pakistan’s nuclear forces are on a hair-trigger alert, with a warning time of only minutes. This is a region where electronics often become scrambled. A false alert or a flock of birds could trigger a massive nuclear war in South Asia.

Bella Thorne & Disney

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 20 hours ago
Former Disney star Bella Thorne: "Getting molested from [the age of] 6-14... being abuse all the time...I was being molested....people have no idea the type mistreatment I was dealing with [while a... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Uruguay and the USA Issue Mutual Travel Warnings

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the USA issued a travel warning for Uruguay, the South American country, in turn, issued a warning for travel in the opposite direction. "Surprisingly, we found a U.S. government security warning for those traveling to Uruguay. We believe this is an interference in . . . To read the […] The post Uruguay and the USA Issue Mutual Travel Warnings appeared first on The Rio Times.

São Paulo has Collected and Recycled 185 Tons of E-Waste Since 2017

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With 65 collection points throughout the state of São Paulo, Green Eletron has collected approximately 185 tons of E-waste since late 2017. The non-profit initiative to accept devices discarded by consumers was founded in 2016 by the Brazilian Electrical and Electronics Industry Association (ABINEE). As a result, companies began complying […] The post São Paulo has Collected and Recycled 185 Tons of E-Waste Since 2017 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Petrobras to Reforest a Hundred Times the Botanical Garden Area in Rio

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On August 9th, Petrobras signed a TAC (Conduct Adjustment Agreement) under which it will be required to invest R$814 million (US$204 million) in social and environmental initiatives in the State of Rio de Janeiro. A part of these initiatives has been . . . To read the full NEWS and […] The post Petrobras to Reforest a Hundred Times the Botanical Garden Area in Rio appeared first on The Rio Times.

Five People Arrested on Child Pornography Charges in São Paulo

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Five men were arrested on Tuesday, August 13th, in four regions of the São Paulo capital on charges of storing child pornography on computers. The arrests occurred in compliance with eight search and seizure warrants issued by the courts. Their age and identity have not been disclosed. According to . […] The post Five People Arrested on Child Pornography Charges in São Paulo appeared first on The Rio Times.

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Drops to 12 Percent in Q2

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The country's unemployment rate dropped to twelve percent in the second quarter, down from 12.7 percent in the first quarter of this year and from 12.4 percent in the second quarter of 2018. The rate fell in ten . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe […] The post Unemployment Rate in Brazil Drops to 12 Percent in Q2 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Dreamland Wax Museum Exhibition Comes to AquaRio

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With life-size statues of celebrities such as singer Amy Winehouse, Steve Jobs, and even the Brazilian characters Didi and Mussum from 'Os Trapalhões', the Dreamland The post Dreamland Wax Museum Exhibition Comes to AquaRio appeared first on The Rio Times.

Santos and Paranaguá Port Areas are Awarded for R$148.5 Million

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, August 13th, R$148.5 million (US$37.1 million) in concessions were collected in the auction of three areas in the ports of Santos and Paranaguá. The bidding took place in the morning at B3. The first area was . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe […] The post Santos and Paranaguá Port Areas are Awarded for R$148.5 Million appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazil is Required to Qualify 10.5 Million Industrial Workers by 2023

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a survey released on Monday, August 12th, by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), Brazil will be required to qualify 10.5 million industrial workers by 2023. According to the study, there will be a requirement for the qualification of workers in higher-level industrial occupations, technical, professional skill, and […] The post Brazil is Required to Qualify 10.5 Million Industrial Workers by 2023 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Bolsonaro Lowers Import Taxes on Electronic Games Hardware

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro has lowered taxes on the import of electronic games. The rates of the Tax on Industrialized Products (IPI) on consoles and video game machines, parts, and accessories that ranged from 20 to 50 percent, have been reduced to 16 to . . . To read the full […] The post Bolsonaro Lowers Import Taxes on Electronic Games Hardware appeared first on The Rio Times.

Seek First Self - A Quotation by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Seek first yourSelf, then seek to join self with Self to bridge the gap between Heaven and Earth.* *© ** M.N. Hopkins* *To read more of my quotations, please click on the link below:* *Quotations by M.N. Hopkins*

Just Because…

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 20 hours ago
A Leonard Cohen song - Anthem Continue reading →

The Neo-JI threat: Jema’ah Islamiyah’s resurgence in Indonesia follows an old playbook

Alif Satria at New Mandala - 20 hours ago
Indonesia should not be lulled by Neo-JI’s seemingly peaceful development. The post The Neo-JI threat: Jema’ah Islamiyah’s resurgence in Indonesia follows an old playbook appeared first on New Mandala.

President Trump In New Hampshire

Hardnox at 'Nox & Friends - 20 hours ago
Last night. Classic Trump. Full house in Manchester. 12,000 in the arena, 36,000 waiting outside. Meanwhile, hundreds attend a Leftard rally (pick one/any). Bwhahahahahaha. Love our pro-American President.

Iraq vows to down any enemy aircraft after alleged Israeli strike

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Mahdi, following a mysterious blast that hit a munitions depot in Baghdad, has ordered the air defences to immediately bring down any aerial vehicle that will violate the country’s airspace, the government’s press service said on Thursday. The decision came after a blast hit the ammo depot in the Iraqi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian Air Force unleashes big assault over northeast Latakia after jihadists attack Hmeimim Airbase

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – For the third night in a row, the Russian Hmeimim Airbase has come under attack by jihadist missiles fired from the Idlib-Latakia axis near the Turkish border. According to a military report from the nearby city of Jableh, the jihadist rebels fired a number of grad missiles towards the Hmiemim […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadists suffer heavy losses in disastrous counter-offensive in southern Idlib

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The jihadist rebel launched a new counter-offensive on Thursday to retake the areas they lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) at the Sukayk front in southern Idlib. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Rouse the Believers, the jihadist rebels began their counter-offensive in southern Idlib by pushing the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish-backed rebels send massive convoy of reinforcements to Hama, Idlib: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) has sent a large number of reinforcements to the Hama and Idlib fronts to help their allied forces retake the territories they lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). According to the NLF’s official media wing, they redeployed troops from the Afrin region of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* I wish so much that Hunter S. Thompson was still alive and writing today but, very sadly, his words still fit our current culture all too well. In fact, the Kingdom Of Fear has metastasized and grown exponentially. I also wouldn't mind seeing a truly left candidate dispense with the banality of pointless politeness and speak truth to power like he did, and do it from a debate stage live on prime time TV. The apoplexy of the rabid dog media and their political cohorts would be a shit storm to behold. Alas, no matter how bad things get, that candidate never appears.

Ghislaine Maxwell resurfaces at L.A. In-N-Out Burger

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Maxwell was sitting outside, enjoying her food, while reading "The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives." The post Ghislaine Maxwell resurfaces at L.A. In-N-Out Burger appeared first on The Duran.

Austria hit by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria outbreaks

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Officials in Austria are investigating three different outbreaks caused by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria. The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) reported the source of the Salmonella outbreak has been identified but the vehicle of infection for the E. coli and Listeria outbreaks are still unknown. In the Salmonella outbreak, 235 people... Continue Reading

FDA warns against Texas Tripe pet food because of bacteria risk to people, pets

Kelsey M. Mackin at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Pet owners are being warned not to feed their pets any of the Texas Tripe brand raw frozen pet food listed below, because several samples of Texas Tripe raw pet food have tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria contamination, according to a recall notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recall was... Continue Reading

Rare Salmonella strain behind Australian egg outbreak

News Desk at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Researchers have reported on a rare Salmonella serotype that caused an outbreak in Australia from 2017 to 2018. Salmonella Hessarek was responsible for 25 infections in South Australia between March 2017 to July 2018 linked to one unnamed brand of eggs which are produced and predominantly sold in the state. The team said any substantial... Continue Reading

Dead at Mach 8: The U.S. Army’s Truck-Mounted Hypersonic Missile Is Coming

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * And it could be a killer. New clues are emerging about the U.S. military’s hypersonic missiles program. A Powerpoint slide at a recent defense conference showed details of the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon, or LRHW, a land-based U.S. Army system. The LRHW is one of multiple U.S. military projects to develop weapons that travel at hypersonic (faster than Mach 5) speeds. The Army is aiming to deploy the first experimental LRWH battery in 2023. The slide, shown at the 22nd Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama earlier this month, d... more »

Best of the Best: 5 .45 Caliber Guns That Deserve Your Respect

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Top of the line. *The Executive Carry is an excellent example of the Commander type. Like all 1911s it features a single stack .45 ACP magazine of up to eight rounds, the same as a Government model.​* The .45 Automatic Colt Pistol round, or .45 ACP as it is commonly known, is fairly controversial. Invented in 1905 by prolific firearms designer John Moses Browning, the .45 ACP was the standard caliber of the Colt M1911 pistol, and remains so to this day. A heavy, subsonic bullet, a typical .45 ACP weighs twice as much as the 9mm Luger round and delive... more »

RIP, U.S. Navy?: How Much Damage Can Iran's Submarines Do in a War?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* [image: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5576571/uss-russell-ddg-59] We find out. *Why would Iran invest considerable sums in building its own submarines instead of shelling out for off-the-shelf hardware in Russia or China?* The Iranian military has long planned for a defensive naval war in the Persian Gulf, in which it would leverage its large fleet of fast attack boats toting antiship missiles to launch swarming hit-and-run attacks on adversaries in along Persian Gulf, with the ultimate goal of shutting down passage through the Straits... more »

No F-35, No Problem for Turkey: Russia Could Sell them Su-34s and S-400s

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, Europe* [image: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5668968/northern-lightning-2019] But why? *Chemezov’s announcement came just two days after Washington formally removed Turkey from the F-35 program, costing Ankara billions of dollars in F-35 contract work and technology transfer. * In a move that threatens to reaffirm the growing military rift between Turkey and NATO, Russia’s defense industry is stepping up its efforts to sell Ankara its Su-35 fighter on the heels of the S-400 deal that saw Turkey’s ejection from the F-35 program. Rostec CEO Sergei Ch... more »

Mother of stillborn baby delivered in parents' bathroom convicted in legal first for WA

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 21 hours ago
A Perth woman admits trying to conceal the birth of her stillborn baby, whose body was found in a box, in what is believed to be the first case of its type to be brought before the courts in Western Australia.

There's a hack for living longer and it's hidden inside your cells

Olivia Willis at Just In - 21 hours ago
Slowing the ageing process starts with better understanding your cells.

Even Larry Summers Denounces World Bank’s “PEF” Ebola Bonds That Enriched Investors at Expense of the Sick in the Congo

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 21 hours ago
The World Bank wants to double down on financial gimmickry rather than develop the public health infrastructure to combat pandemics.

China deploys Jackie Chan and nationalist rage to deal with Hong Kong

Bill Birtles at Just In - 21 hours ago
China has sent a huge military convoy to the border with Hong Kong, but conspiracy theories, propaganda and anger on the mainland may prove the most potent weapons against the protesters.

Man who allegedly stockpiled weapons 'forced woman to have sex with men and filmed it'

Candice Prosser at Just In - 21 hours ago
A court hears allegations that an Adelaide Hills man forced a woman to have sex with multiple men and secretly filmed it before threatening to disseminate the footage if she did not do as she was told.

'Creepy' SES volunteer tight-lipped during William Tyrrell investigation, inquest hears

Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 21 hours ago
An inquest into the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell hears an SES volunteer who was involved in search efforts for the toddler on the NSW mid-north coast, did not respond to police questions.

Australia slammed over climate change fallout

Erin Handley at Just In - 21 hours ago
Pacific leaders slam Australia for putting politics ahead of their island neighbours, after the Scott Morrison-led delegation undermined a consensus on a climate change communique.

Angel Flight hits back at 'grossly wrong' ATSB findings following fatal plane crash

Rhett Burnie at Just In - 21 hours ago
The head of Angel Flight calls for a Senate review into an ATSB report that found the charity is seven times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash, but the authority says its calculations were correct.

Sydney stabbing suspect Mert Ney charged with murder and attempted murder

Sarah Thomas at Just In - 21 hours ago
The man accused of going on a stabbing spree in Sydney's CBD earlier this week is released from hospital and charged with multiple offences.

Ute driver who rammed victim over trailer dispute found guilty of manslaughter

Rebecca Opie at Just In - 21 hours ago
A Flinders Ranges woman who killed a man after ramming him with her ute as part of a family dispute over a trailer is found guilty of manslaughter, not murder, with an Adelaide judge saying she "cannot be sure" the woman intended to kill.

'Sex worker' is in the headlines, but we must challenge the way Michaela's story is told

Just In - 21 hours ago
Sex workers, like all workers, have a right to feel safe at work. But stigma kills us again and again, write Jules Kim, Cameron Cox and Gala Vanting.

British ski instructor jailed for 10 years over vicious snow season rape

Just In - 21 hours ago
A man who left his victims with such extensive injuries police initially believed more than one person was responsible for the assaults is jailed for 10 years for rape and assault.

"Polar Bear Cuddles Dog"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Polar Bear Cuddles Dog"* by David de Meulles "All is not as it seems in the extraordinary viral video which shows a polar bear acting as though it’s best friends with a dog. The heartwarming footage was shot by mechanic and part-time tour guide David De Meulles as he was giving two visitors a tour in Manitoba, Canada over the weekend. The fascinating clip, which quickly went viral, shows a huge polar bear hanging out with, and stroking, a placid sled dog. The powerful bear looks as if it could crush the dog with one swipe of its giant paw. However, instead it simply pets its canin... more »

"I Cannot Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” - Leo C. Rosten

AP Sources: Trump Has Talked about Buying Greenland for US

AP News at Snopes.com - 22 hours ago
Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S.

Feeling Alone, Man Invites World to El Paso Victim’s Funeral

AP News at Snopes.com - 22 hours ago
When 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, Antonio Basco lost his entire world.

The Poet: C.P. Cavafy, “Waiting for the Barbarians”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Waiting for the Barbarians”* “What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why isn’t anything happening in the senate? Why do the senators sit there without legislating? Because the barbarians are coming today. What laws can the senators make now? Once the barbarians are here, they’ll do the legislating. Why did our emperor get up so early, and why is he sitting at the city’s main gate on his throne, in state, wearing the crown? Because the barbarians are coming today and the... more »

"Inverted Yield Curve Signals Coming Recession"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Inverted Yield Curve Signals Coming Recession"* By Bill Bonner POITOU, FRANCE – "Is our Crash Alert flag still flying? We hope so. It’s been up the pole for so long, waiting patiently for the stock market to fall, we’d hate to miss it when it finally happens. Stocks sold off yesterday, after the 30-year Treasury bond hit a record high and the yield curve well and truly inverted. The Dow ended the day 800 points lower, with the Dow-to-Gold ratio sinking below 17. The index measures the fundamental inclination of the economy, by comparing gold to stock prices. When the economy is h... more »

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Friday, August 16, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Rafael Cortez (Pinheiros) – Brazilian comedian and TV host, Rafael Cortez will present its musical project this Friday in Casa Natura Musical. The show includes Cortez's original compositions and […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Friday, August 16, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, August 16, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Samba do Omar (Lapa) - "Samba do Omar", an initiative born in the authentic Bar do Omar (photo), will be bringing the best of traditional samba to Circo Voador tonight. […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, August 16, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 22 hours ago
“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of … Continue reading →

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
‘With the free-for-all buffet of tear gas, we really can’t handle it’: @Reuters followed around volunteer medics as they risked their safety to treat injured protesters in Hong Kong pic.twitter.com/WqeZWPxiPO — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 16, 2019 #UPDATE US President Trump says talks with China set for September are "still on" -- less than a week after he said they might be canceled. But analysts say market volatility and increased trade tensions may "put a wind of caution" in consumer spending https://t.co/GXfqHq7WeJ — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 15, 2019 North Korea... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-up 8/16/19"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-up 8/16/19"* GE Fraud, DB Trouble & Bo Polny on Coming Biblical Market Crash By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "If you wanted another sign the economy is not doing well, look no further than the latest allegations General Electric is a “bigger fraud than Enron.” The person making this charge is Harry Markopolos who uncovered the $60 billion Bernie Madoff scam years ago. This is a DOW 30 stock, and downside of this news, if proven true, is dire. Deutsche Bank (DB), the financial institution the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called the “most systemically dangerou... more »

Rising Water Stress Slowed Down RATE Of Increase In Greening - World Still Greening Fast

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 23 hours ago
This is an interesting paper but it’s been misreported widely. Over the last decade the world has continued to get greener almost everywhere, because of the CO2 fertilization effect, lengthening growing seasons in northern latitudes and human initiatives to improve agricultural yields, restore degraded land, reverse desertification and plant trees. That's especially so in India, greening by over 6% per decade mainly through intensive agriculture, and in China, greening by over 10% per decade, because of its work on reafforestation, restoring degraded land and more intensive agricu... more »

Hong Kong Activist Leader Calls For a Run on Chinese Banks

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Young and very rash and brash leader. He is making a stupid mistake. Even if for arguments sake all Hong Kongers withdraw their monies from Chinese banks in HK, will these banks collapse? Say US$100B-200B is taken out? I don’t think so. For arguments sake, if the bank runs really happen: HK will collapse. Who …

Russia, China Working with Iran on Gulf Security – Former Pentagon Official

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Published on Aug 15, 2019 The US government has been brokering clandestine meetings between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to combat Iran, according to reports. Israel only has diplomatic relations with two Arab states, Egypt and Jordan. But are the tides beginning to shift? Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof breaks it down. …

Ron Paul Hints at ‘Deep State’ Conspiracy Against Tulsi Gabbard

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Published on Aug 15, 2019 Former congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses his support for Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, and tells Larry King why he thinks some D.C. factions are against her White House run. Plus, his take on the U.S.-China trade war. end

Syria Air Defense Intercepts Missile Coming from Northern Lebanon

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago

Cringing at CNN’s Horrible Week

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Published on Aug 15, 2019 CNN presenter Chris Cuomo was caught on camera berating a heckler wherein he claimed “Fredo” is like “the n-word for Italians.” A bodyguard for journalist April Ryan physically removed a shrieking reporter from a hotel lobby and Don Lemon is taking heat for alleged sexual harassment. Steve Malzberg …

‘I Support HK Police, You Can Proceed to Beat Me!’: Captured Journalist Challenge Hong Kong Rioters

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
‘I Support HK Police, You Can Proceed to Beat Me!’: Captured Journalist Challenge Hong Kong Rioters by https://southfront.org/ On August 13th, “pro-democracy” protesters in Hong Kong detained and beat a Chinese journalist and a one more individual. – The journalist is Fu Guohao of Chinese state-owned Global News. … Fu was seen rolling on the …

Hong Kong Protests Stealthily Engineered by CIA Into Fake Rebellion Against China

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Young people tend to be very naive and gullible. This CIA color revolution is not for democracy. It is to destabilize China and destroy it. The greatest threat to America (and the West) is China and Russia. To maintain hegemony, the CIA and MI6(British Intelligence) are using HK to attack China. By igniting HK in …

Market Bloodbath Breakdown with Richard Wolff

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Boom Bust Published on Aug 14, 2019 Global markets are in the red following signs that point to a possible recession in the near future. Professor Richard Wolff joins the show today to break down all of the factors falling into place on what could be an ominous crash. end

The Mother Of All Safe Haven Trades Has Begun | Tom Luongo

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
SilverDoctors Published on Aug 15, 2019 As the sovereign #DebtCrisis unfolds, we have now entered the #SafeHaven trade with #Gold. Tom Luongo says it’s “the mother of all safe haven trades”. Investors will also seek out safety in #silver, but what about the dollar? Tune-in for the answer to that question and a whole lot …

Gold Price Will Hit $3,000 Once This Happens | Jim Willie

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
SilverDoctors Published on Aug 15, 2019 #JimWillie says the US bond market is the problem, and the cabal is funneling investors directly into it. #Gold & #silver are on the move because of this, but once a couple of certain things happen in the bond market, gold and silver are really going to take off! …

Iranian Tanker Released in Gibraltar Despite US Attempts to Hold It Further

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Streamed live 10 hours ago Authorities in Gibraltar have released the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, after receiving assurances that its cargo is not destined for Syria. The US had formally requested them to detain the vessel for a further period. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/a00a end

Jordan Protests After Israeli Minister Suggests Changing Temple Mount Status Quo

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Jordan Protests After Israeli Minister Suggests Changing Temple Mount Status Quo by TOI STAFF, https://www.timesofisrael.com/ Amman warns allowing Jewish prayer at Jerusalem holy site would have serious consequences, but Israeli foreign minister says Erdan has right to make suggestion. – Jordan on Tuesday slammed Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan for saying Israel should work to …

Stockman: U.S. Fingerprints on Hong Kong Protests, Could Spark Calamity with China

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
David Stockman Published on Aug 12, 2019 David Stockman appears on “The Ron Paul Liberty Report” (Aug. 12, 2019) end

Global Economy Cracks: China is Losing Their Footing

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
ITM Trading Streamed live 4 hours ago Links to slides and sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/globa… Also watch: What Negative Rate Bonds are Revealing, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH2pO… THE DEBT BUBBLE IS POPPING NOW: The Last Recessionary Shoe Has Fallen, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-rX4… – Like the US did in the 1920s, China has been shifting to a consumer driven economy. In fact, consumption …

The Duran Live: HK Crackdown & Epstein Cover-Up

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The Duran Streamed live on Aug 14, 2019 – Hong Kong – China tariffs delayed – All things Epstein – Italy defiant – Salvini leads a new Europe – Germany and France collapsing end

Consumer complaint spurs Tyson Foods to recall 19.5 tons of chicken patties

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Pine Bluff, AR-based Tyson Foods Inc. recalled almost 40,000 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The production mistake was discovered after the recalling firm notified FSIS of consumer complaints. Tyson distributed the patties to stores... Continue Reading

August 16th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #939

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 →

Friday August 16th – 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 →

Nails It – Economic Analyst El-Erian: The Era of “De-Globalization” is Here…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Finally an economic analyst gets prime-time media pundits to listen as he describes the fundamental difference between the U.S. “Economy” (Main Street) and the U.S. “Markets” (Wall Street). Charles Payne understands most of this, but El-Erian has it nailed. Allianz … Continue reading →

Major power cuts lead to transport chaos across England and Wales

Robert at Ice Age Now - 23 hours ago
A huge power failure in the UK on 10 Aug 2019 cut power to trains, traffic lights and millions of people at home. Two power plants caused the failure. The official report claims that the Little Barford gas-fired station in East Anglia failed first, then, 2 minutes later, an offshore wind farm (Hornsea) in the ... Read moreMajor power cuts lead to transport chaos across England and Wales The post Major power cuts lead to transport chaos across England and Wales appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Musical Interlude: Cat Stevens, “Bitterblue”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Cat Stevens, “Bitterblue”

Donald Trump joked about the United States buying Greenland

Just In - 23 hours ago
An anonymous source confirms reports that the President discussed the United States purchasing the world's largest island, but said Mr Trump was not serious about the proposal.

Former AFL star Nicky Winmar avoids jail over drunken assault on cab driver

Peter Lusted at Just In - 23 hours ago
Winmar is sentenced to a community corrections order, including 100 hours of community service, after pleading guilty to recklessly causing injury to a Melbourne taxi driver after an AFL game in March.

Australian Survivor 'incredibly white' says host

Beverley Wang at Just In - 23 hours ago
Jonathan LaPaglia agrees with fan criticisms that the Australian Survivor cast has repeatedly failed to reflect the diversity of the Australian population.

John Jarratt drops defamation case against The Daily Telegraph

Lily Mayers at Just In - 23 hours ago
The actor had launched a defamation case against Nationwide News after it published allegations he had raped a woman in a Sydney share house in the 1970s, a charge he was cleared of by a jury in July.

Drought pushes cotton production north

Tom Major, Amy McCosker, Lydia Burton And Amy Phillips at Just In - 23 hours ago
A slumping sugar price and demand for reliable irrigation areas for cotton is spurring new interest in growing it in the tropics.

Accused murderer made sexually explicit remarks to missing wife's best friend, court told

Ellie Sibson at Just In - 23 hours ago
The day after Novy Chardon vanished, her husband John Chardon made sexually explicit remarks to her best friend and offered the woman his missing wife's handbags, a Brisbane court hears.

'He's not as advertised': Justin Trudeau lashed by critics for blocking corruption trial

Just In - 23 hours ago
Justin Trudeau becomes the first Canadian prime minister found to have broken federal ethics rules, over a 2018 attempt to pressure his then-justice minister into allowing a major construction company to escape with a fine rather than prosecution.

'I wouldn't pay $400 to see us': Hilltop Hoods lash out at Viagogo over tickets

Daniel Keane at Just In - 23 hours ago
Known for not holding back in their lyrics, the acclaimed Adelaide hip hop trio is urging fans to boycott online scalpers after reports of tickets selling for up to $400 during the group's latest national tour.

High Court to determine whether 'Palace letters' on 1975 dismissal should be released

Michelle Brown at Just In - 23 hours ago
Australia's highest court will consider whether sealed letters between the Queen and the former Governor-General Sir John Kerr — which could shed light on what the Queen knew before Gough Whitlam's 1975 sacking — should be made public.

Australian shot dead in New Zealand identified, as hunt continues for gunman

Just In - 23 hours ago
A 33-year-old man shot dead in New Zealand this morning is identified as Victorian Sean McKinnon, as police continue to scour the North Island's west coast for the gunman.

Al Qaeda Releases 'Blooper Reel' Of Islamic State Videos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Telegraph*: *Al Qaeda releases 'blooper reel' of Islamic State videos amid jihadi spat* Al-Qaeda has released embarrassing outtakes from an Islamic State propaganda video of fighters in Yemen, in an attempt to undermine its bitter rival. The blooper reel, released by Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula’s Hidayah Media Productions, shows a kneeling militant trying to renew his pledge of allegiance to Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but repeatedly being interrupted by a squawking bird in the tree above. The jihadi, identified as Abu Muhammad al-Adeni, appears to be distracted by ... more »

On Philosophers Who Know Too Much

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
The man who makes the claim that he has a complete knowledge of philosophy has not understood it—such self-proclaimed knowers of complete philosophical truth are ignorant of the nature and scope of philosophy.

Has Steve King Resigned Yet?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
J.D. Scholten came very close to beating racist incumbent Steve King in 2018. With no help from the DCCC, congenitally distrustful of progressives, Scholten a former baseball player and first-time candidate, outraised King better than three to one and, in a district with a PVI of R+11 where Obama lost both times and where Trump clobbered Hillary 60.9% to 33.5%, held King to just 50.3%. Since then, King was kicked off his committee for his unhinged racism and has been shunned by his own party. Not only is Scholten running for the seat again, this time King has 3 Republican primar... more »

King of the Bungle

nonnie9999 at Huckabee Family Values – HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
From NBC News: WASHINGTON — Republicans tried to take away Rep. Steve King’s platform — but he just won’t stop talking. …snip… “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were … Continue reading →

Journal Nature publishes tabloid science, nonscientific nonsense.

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 1 day ago
This paper (here) is so flawed it is not worth mentioning or reading except that it destroys climate science by turning it into tabloid science. Bifurcation of scientists into two “camps” (good guys, bad guys) does nothing to advance climate … Continue reading →

Avocado Super Smoothie Recipe

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
Smoothies are an easy way to add valuable nutrition to your diet when you’re short on time. But even if you have all the time in the world, smoothies are still an excellent choice, as you can throw together a complete balanced meal brimming with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and, if you try the recipe that […] The post Avocado Super Smoothie Recipe appeared first on Health Nut News.

Study: Live Longer By Eating Apples, Drinking Tea Every Day

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
A new study finds that eating foods rich in flavonoids, a compound found in high concentrations in foods like apples and beverages such as tea, lowers one’s risk of death, particularly among heavy drinkers and smokers., lowers one’s risk of death, especially among heavy smokers and drinkers. RELATED STORY: Slashes your level of this toxin […] The post Study: Live Longer By Eating Apples, Drinking Tea Every Day appeared first on Health Nut News.

South Korean President Says North Korea Will Be Denuclearized In 2022 And The Two Koreas Unified By 2045

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas on Apr 27, 2018. (File Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool/Pool via Reuters) *The Guardian:* *Korean peninsula will be united by 2045, says Seoul amid Japan row* President Moon Jae-in plans joint Olympics with North Korea in 2032 and calls on Japan to contemplate its wartime past South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has vowed to achieve the unification of the Korean peninsula by 2045, a century after the end of the second... more »

Former MSNBC Reporter Spills Details On Pro-Establishment Bias In Media

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
The ridiculous corporate media freakout over Senator Bernie Sanders’ entirely legitimate accusations of pro-establishment bias continues today, with shrill, absurd new headlines like “Sanders campaign continues attacks on journalists” and “Bernie Sanders isn’t sorry” featuring hysterical MSM drama queens rending their garments over the suggestion […]

This Grainy Picture Shows the 1 Plane That Might Have Beat an F-22 in Battle

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dario Leone* *Technology, Americas* Better, faster, stronger. *Currently, the YF-23 PAV-2 is on display at the Western Museum of Flight.* The video in this post features an interesting interview with YF-23 PAV-2 (Prototype Air Vehicle 2) Test Pilot Jim Sandberg about the PAV-2 first flight (landing gear problem). Sandberg also conducts a walk-around of the aircraft discussing typical checks he performed prior to a test flight. Currently, the YF-23 PAV-2 is on display at the Western Museum of Flight. *(This first appeared earlier in July 2019.)* The YF-23A PAV-2 (S/N 87-801) on ... more »

Monsanto Had “Fusion Center” Dedicated To Stalking and Discrediting Journalists

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*John Vibes* - It has come to light that the company operated a “fusion center."

Lone Shooters, Terrorism and Semantics

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The US medical system kills 225,000 people a year.

Curcumin May Help Prevent Or Combat Stomach Cancer, Study Finds

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Mandy Froelich* - Long ago, scientists discovered that the bright, yellow powder can also help combat stomach cancer.


Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Cleve R. Wootson, Jr. and Ashley Parker for the Washington Post on whether we want the next president to Make America Boring Again: DES MOINES — All Brian Fisher wants is to make it through Season 2 of HBO’s “Westworld.” Fisher, 65, retired from Silicon Valley to Alicante, Spain, where he imagined he’d spend his time catching up on television and enjoying the beach. But now, he jokes, he can’t seem to do either — and for that, he blames President Trump. “You think, ‘Well, I’ll have my coffee and see what happened overnight in the States,’ ” he said, before describing a mornin... more »

President Trump Holds Impromptu Presser Departing New Jersey – Video and Transcript…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Chopper pressers are the best pressers. A confident, cool and assertively diplomatic President Donald Trump holds an impromptu press conference with media as he departs New Jersey for a campaign rally in New Hampshire. [Video and Transcript Below] . [Transcript] … Continue reading →

The Amount Of Water Injected In Conventional Oil And Gas Production Exceeds Fracking By 10X

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
High-volume hydraulic fracturing, colloquially called fracking, injects water, sand and chemicals under high pressure into petroleum-bearing rock formations to recover previously inaccessible oil and natural gas. While it was experimented with since the 1940s, it only became viable in the 1990s and early 2000s and it led to the current shale gas boom that started about 15 years ago. read more

North Korea Says Talks With South Korea Are Over. Fires More Missiles Into The Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches the test-fire of two short-range ballistic missiles in an undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 26. North Korea on Thursday vowed to sever talks with South Korea. (Reuters) *The Guardian: **North Korea fires more projectiles and says talks with 'impudent' South are over* *Regime says it is ‘senseless’ for Seoul to hope for talks while it continues joint military drills with US* North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang desc... more »

Eurydice Dixon's killer at 'significant risk' of reoffending due to sadism disorder, court hears

James Bennett at Just In - 1 day ago
A Victorian court hears Eurydice Dixon's killer Jaymes Todd suffers from sexual sadism disorder and was obsessed with violent, coercive sex and choking, with a psychologist saying his disorder motivated the attack.

A Day That Should Live in Infamy

David Henderson at Econlib - 1 day ago
August 15, 2019 is the 48th anniversary of President Nixon’s announcement of a 90-day freeze on all wages and prices. What followed after 90 days were various phases that caused the controls to last into 1974. The worst effects of the price controls were in the oil and gasoline markets, where OPEC’s price increase in […] The post A Day That Should Live in Infamy appeared first on Econlib.

Attorney: Officials Force-Feeding Immigrant on Hunger Strike

AP News at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The text was alarming: "Today medical start force feeding only with me. They put the pipe in my nose 3 time. My nose is bleeding and pain."

Newark Fights Push for More Bottled Water Amid Lead Troubles

AP News at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
New Jersey's largest city faced off in court against an environmental group seeking to force officials to expand the distribution of bottled water to more residents facing potentially high lead levels.

Did Jeffrey Epstein Have a Painting of Bill Clinton Wearing a Dress in His Flat?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Snopes spoke to the artist behind the painting, who could not corroborate August 2019 news reports that cited anonymous sources.

California has no land in drought conditions and all reservoirs are above historic average levels

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: charles the moderator /@ Watts Up With That And from the California Department of water resources. All reservoirs currently above normal historical average. HT/KK HT/Watts Up With That

How Homogenization Destroys Climate Science

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood This is a must see video from Tony Heller, which shows how UHI is corrupting good data at rural sites:

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