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Thomas Paine

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Friday, May 31, 2019

31 May - Blogs I'm Following - 3 of 3

10:30 pm MDT

SYRIA: Turkish ‘Observation Post’ Comes Under Fire in Northwest Hama

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*AMN* | Potential flashpoint here, but no reports of casualties from Turkish military yet.

Friday Morning Links

Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 17 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Joseph Stiglitz points out the need to move beyond neoliberalism and offers a useful policy framework to do so - though framing an alternative as "progressive capitalism" cedes far more ground than necessary in continuing to prioritize capital over social well-being. - The Economist examines how increasing numbers of Americans are acknowledging the climate crisis in the face of extreme weather events. But Heide Pearson reports that right-wing governments are still sticking with denial, as the UCP for one isn't particularly concerned with the peo... more »

Doofus Of The Day #1,044

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
Today's award goes to the Crown Prosecution Service in England. A multi-million-pound diamond scam case collapsed after it emerged that the prosecution’s star witness was a fantasist with no qualifications. Between May 2011 and February 2015, more than 70 victims - mainly vulnerable pensioners - were conned into investing into one of five companies which invested in the diamond and carbon credit industries. In total, they lost £3.5million *[about US $4.4 million]* and today at Southwark Crown Court eight defendants walked free from court after a judge was forced to deliver not guil... more »

Links 5/31/19

Jerri-Lynn Scofield at naked capitalism - 17 hours ago

Alarmists issue rare prediction that can be tested – 30 years from now

CFACT at CFACT - 17 hours ago
Climate alarmists frequently claim global warming will cause crop failures and food shortages. The predictions, however, rarely come with a definitive date and an objective measuring stick. In this case, however, alarmists finally give us a measuring stick and are setting themselves up for failure. The post Alarmists issue rare prediction that can be tested – 30 years from now appeared first on CFACT.

Glyphosate Use Surges in Midwest, Lawsuits Mount: What Will the Supremes Say?

Jerri-Lynn Scofield at naked capitalism - 17 hours ago
Glyposphate use increases throughout the Midwest, and Bayer loses its third Roundup case. The company appears confident that higher US courts will reverse pro-plaintiff verdicts.

Bolsonaro Claims There are “Threats” to his Mandate

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday, 29th, that there are threats to his mandate and that being in office goes “against the interests of many”. When asked, he did not wish to answer which threats he was referring to, but said in a speech that […] The post Bolsonaro Claims There are “Threats” to his Mandate appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazilian Scientist Receives 2019 Templeton Award in the U.S.

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian physicist and astronomer Marcelo Gleiser received the Templeton Award 2019 this Wednesday, 29th, at a ceremony in the United States. The award is regarded as the “Oscar of Spirituality” and is bestowed on prominent figures who have contributed to affirming the spiritual dimension of […] The post Brazilian Scientist Receives 2019 Templeton Award in the U.S. appeared first on The Rio Times.

Rio State Cabinet Appointee André Moura Facing Three Criminal Cases

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – André Moura (PSC-SE) who was recently appointed by Rio de Janeiro Governor, Wilson Witzel, as Special Cabinet Representative for the State in Brasília, stands accused in three criminal cases that are being considered by Brazil’s Supreme Court. He is accused of criminal conspiracy and embezzlement in the […] The post Rio State Cabinet Appointee André Moura Facing Three Criminal Cases appeared first on The Rio Times.

Ron Paul Asks If the US and the UK are Trying to Kill Julian Assange of Wikileaks

Ron Paul at Need To Know - 17 hours ago
Julian Assange is facing 18 charges under the US Espionage Act and faces 175 years in prison if found guilty. This would send a grim message to other whistleblowers and journalists. Assange is reported to be "gravely ill" and has been moved to the hospital wing of the prison.

California Senate Passes Bill to Bypass Federal Reserve by Creating Clearing House between Banks Serving Cannabis Industry

GEG at Need To Know - 17 hours ago
The California Senate passed a bill that would create a self-contained banking system for the cannabis industry. This is in response to the fact that the Federal Reserve has been denying charters to banks serving that industry.

Another Donald Debacle: Poland’s ‘Fort Trump’ and Holocaust Victims Compensation

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 18 hours ago
*21WIRE + South Front* | Another embarrassing debacle for the US overseas, clueless Polish officials try to dress-up the US military occupation of their country.

NASA to launch rockets from remote Top End site

Jano Gibson at Just In - 18 hours ago
The world's biggest space agency plans to send rockets into space from a site 700 kilometres east of Darwin as soon as next year.

Ice used in homes of 60pc of children removed from families in NSW town, inquiry hears

Just In - 18 hours ago
Thirty-four of the 52 children removed from their families in Nowra on the NSW south coast last year were from homes where the drug ice was being used, a special commission of inquiry has been told.

WikiLeaks' Assange suffering from 'psychological torture', UN expert says

Just In - 18 hours ago
As well as physical ailments, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows "all the symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture", a United Nations human rights investigator says.

Live: Under-strength Rabbitohs face struggling Eels

Just In - 18 hours ago
The Rabbitohs are on top of the ladder as they enter the State of Origin period minus several players on representative duty, with the out-of-form Eels their round 12 opponent. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.

Kangaroos begin life after Brad Scott with win over Tigers

Just In - 18 hours ago
Less than a week after Brad Scott stepped down as coach, the Kangaroos produce a commanding performance to beat the Tigers by 37 points in Rhyce Shaw's first match in charge.

EU GHG Emissions Rise in 2017

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/small-increase-in-eus-total-ghg Laughably they call 0.7% a “small increase”. In fact it is evident that emission cuts have really dried up in the last few years: https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/european-union-greenhouse-gas-inventory-2019 Although they brag that emissions have dropped by 21% since 1990, a third of this was during the 1990s, due to radical … … Continue reading →

In A Stealth Fighter Dogfight Two F-35s Drew An Accidental Sky Penis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
That F-35 sky penis above Luke AFB? It wasn’t intended to be a sky penis, base says. New on @AirForceTimes: https://t.co/UTLKqmwnX3 pic.twitter.com/5mb4IeRebv — Stephen Losey (@StephenLosey) May 30, 2019 *Business Insider:* *US Air Force F-35s drew an accidental sky penis with their contrails in a stealth fighter dogfight* * Two US Air Force F-35s conducted air-to-air combat training against four more stealth fighters this week, and in the process accidentally left behind contrails in the shape of a phallis. * Luke Air Force Base has concluded that the fighters from the 56th Fight... more »

New Hampshire Child Didn't Have Measles, But Vaccine Reaction

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Important news from New Hampshire. The MMR vaccine itself is helping to fuel the panic that mandates the MMR vaccine. From NECN News: New Hampshire Child Didn't Have Measles, But Vaccine Reaction Additional lab work indicated the child's symptoms were... more »

Fewer Students, But More with Autism and Other Special Ed Needs in California

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Anne Dachel While California politicians focus on removing vaccination rights from healthy citizens, its schools face unheard of budget pressures from ever mountain special education costs. On May 12 the Los Angeles Times reported that local school districts were... more »

Air Force Bombers Tried to Destroy Hitler's Oil Fields During World War II

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, Europe* [image: By (U.S. Air Force photo) - https://media.defense.gov/2004/Mar/12/2000593965/-1/-1/0/020930-O-9999G-020.JPGOriginally uploaded to EN Wikipedia as en:Image:15th AF B-24 Liberator.jpg by Signaleer 4 November 2006., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.o] Did it work? If there was a name of a prospective target that caused Allied airmen in the European Theater of Operations to blanch in the fall of 1943 and the spring of 1944, it was Ploesti. Schweinfurt and Regensburg may have been feared names for Eighth Air Force crews fl... more »

LNT model adopted for regulatory convenience

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 19 hours ago
E.J. Calabrese. EPA adopts LNT: New historical perspectives. Chemic-Biological Interactions 308 (2019) 110-112 This paper provides an historical assessment of how the linear non-threshold (LNT) model became adopted as policy by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in … Continue reading →

Scores of tributes left at vigil for slain homeless woman Courtney Herron

Just In - 19 hours ago
About 500 people join family members at a silent vigil to celebrate the life of Courtney Herron, whose body was found in a Melbourne park a week ago.

Many Indigenous languages are endangered, but this man is carrying his across generations

Just In - 19 hours ago
Warrgamay/Girramay man Troy Wyles-Whelan's passion for his traditional language began when he was a child listening to his elders speak. Now he's working to preserve the language and put it back on country.

Foster child's abuse claims dismissed by authorities after carer faked impotence

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 19 hours ago
A foster parent is sentenced to more than 15 years' jail for sexually abusing six children in his care, including one young Perth girl who was not believed when she complained to authorities.

Analysts Warn That Japan's Purchase Of F-35s Will Fuel An Arms Race With China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Japan’s F-35 fleet will be the largest of any US ally. Photo: AFP *SCMP:* *Japan’s deal to buy F-35 Lightning jets from US ‘may fuel arms race with China in region’* * Donald Trump has welcomed Tokyo’s order for the stealth fighter, but it is likely to trigger a response from Beijing * Deal to buy 105 of the advanced fighters will greatly expand Japan’s capabilities in the South China Sea Japan’s decision to buy 105 F-35 Lightning jet fighters from the United States may further fuel the arms race in Asia, analysts have warned. The deal, first announced in December, was confirmed on... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Thursday 30th May 2019

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 […]

The alleged attack on tankers in the Gulf

George Callaghan at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The whole thing has shades of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. The post The alleged attack on tankers in the Gulf appeared first on The Duran.

In-Depth: Pioneering Online Radio Station “dublab” Expands into Brazil

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Named “The World’s Best Online Radio Station” by The Guardian, dublab is the leading internet radio platform for independent DJs and music. The twenty-year-old ongoing non-profit project was founded in Los Angeles in 1999. Since then it has expanded to include stations in Germany, Spain, […] The post In-Depth: Pioneering Online Radio Station “dublab” Expands into Brazil appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazil will Take Twice as Long as Other Countries to Overcome Recession Damage

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a survey by economist Vitor Vidal Velho, of LCA Consultores, almost five years after the onset of recession in the second quarter of 2014, Brazilian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is still 5.1 percent below the pre-recession level. This level is 11.7 percent lower […] The post Brazil will Take Twice as Long as Other Countries to Overcome Recession Damage appeared first on The Rio Times.

Argentina to Share Hooligan Database with Brazil for Copa America

Newsfeed at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
By Newsfeed/Xinhua RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Argentina will hand Brazilian authorities details of more than 5,000 football fans with violent backgrounds as part of efforts to guarantee security at the Copa America, officials said on Thursday (May 30). The cooperation agreement will be signed by Argentina’s security minister Patricia Bullrich and her Brazilian counterpart […] The post Argentina to Share Hooligan Database with Brazil for Copa America appeared first on The Rio Times.

The President’s Proposed Tariffs on Mexico are Unlawful

Gerard N. Magliocca at Balkinization - 19 hours ago
Yesterday the President announced that he will impose tariffs on Mexico unless that nation takes steps to address illegal immigration into the United States. The proposed tariffs will increase over time if Mexico fails to act. (Of course, this could be another of the President’s empty threats.) The President cites the International Emergency Economic Powers Act as authority for this action. If you read the Act, however, there is no mention of any authority to impose tariffs. (You can find the statute at 35 U.S.C Sections 1701-1702.) Thus, if the tariffs are imposed in June 10th as p... more »

Trump Vows to Impose 5% Tariff on All Goods Imported from Mexico – and Increase It Every Month to 25% in October Unless Illegal Migrants Stop Crossing the Border to the US

DailyMail at Need To Know - 20 hours ago
President Trump vowed to impose a 5% tariff on all goods from Mexico, adding an additional 5% each month until it reaches 25%, and then he claims he will only end it when there is a substantial decrease in 'illegal migrants' crossing the border into the US.


Editor at Dances With Bears - 20 hours ago
By John Helmer, Moscow For the first time since the execution of Richard Sorge in Sugamo prison, Tokyo, on November 7, 1944, the highest representative of the Red Army and of the Russian Defence Ministry has made an official visit of tribute at his grave. Sergei Shoigu (lead picture, right), General of the Army and […]

Are U.S. Submarines Vulnerable?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Peter Pry, RCD:* *Are U.S. Submarines Vulnerable?* The most survivable leg of the U.S. strategic nuclear Triad of bombers, land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) are the submarines. Ballistic missile submarines are the last best line of deterrence and defense to defeat surprise nuclear attack. Today, U.S. strategic bombers and ICBMs have never been more vulnerable to a surprise attack. U.S. strategic bomber bases are reduced from 45 during the Cold War to just three today. Unlike Cold War readiness, today no U.S. strategi... more »

May 30: Donald Trump

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
https://globalnews.ca/news/5240800/donald-trump-facebook-bans/ The creators of Facebook have been threatening to monitor its social media sites (like this one) and to destroy those that are irresponsible. (As they would surely think this one is.) The Donald Trumps of this world are in complete agreement because, as we all know, The Donald Trumps of this world are never, ever, ever untruthful.) Whoops! I just remembered. The producers of the Post newspapers in Canada are among the worst liars and propagandists in Canada. (That includes the Montreal Gazette which used to be - sort of... more »

May 31 In Climate History

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 20 hours ago
May 31, 1934 was the hottest springtime (March-May) day on record in the US. About 20% of the US was above 100 degrees. It was 109° in Iowa and Wisconsin, 108° in Minnesota, 107° in North Dakota, Nebraska and Illinois, … Continue reading →

AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door as Study Shows 2/3 of Recently Departed Lawmakers Now Lobbyists

Jerri-Lynn Scofield at naked capitalism - 20 hours ago
AOC outs an unlikely ally after tweet calling for a lifetime ban on former members of Congress becoming lobbyists: an attempt to stop the revolving door between "public service" and personal profit.

Mountain Destroyer: Will the U.S. Navy's Killer 'Railgun' Still Get Built?

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, * [image: By U.S. Navy photo - This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 101210-N-0000X-001 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing.বাংলা | Deut] It could be historic if it does. *It’s no longer the deep dark secrets of what can I do with this sort of energy. It’s engineering and how much power density can I get, how much beam quality can I get, what sort of metallurgy do I need to sustain multiple shots over multiple periods of time. Th... more »

This U.S. Navy Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier Won't Be Retired After All

David Axe at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Americas* [image: By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of AmericaMC2 Thomas Gooley/U.S. Navy - A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier transits the Atlantic Ocean., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69109806] Here is why. *"We have made a significant investment in these ships, and I am perplexed why anyone would consider taking the cornerstone of the United States naval force and allowing it to atrophy," said Rep. Rob Wittman, a Virginia Republican.* Lawmakers are lining up to reject the U.S. Navy's proposal to prematurely decom... more »

Washington Gives Ankara An Ultimatum

ORIENTAL REVIEW at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
The US has given Turkey two weeks to pull out of a deal to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems. Otherwise, Turkey can expect a variety of unpleasant repercussions. America’s attempts to dissuade Turkey from buying S-400 Triumf missile defence systems from Russia have become like a long-running TV series. […]

I'm A Dipshit

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 20 hours ago
I have neither energy or desire to malign @caitoz . If she wants to call me a dipshit, I can't say I have never been stupid. It was fury at my ignorance that pushed me to research harder. I used to... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

'A very distressing way to die': Man jailed after threesome turns to murder

Just In - 20 hours ago
Jason Considine is sentenced to 21 years' jail after admitting to strangling Ashley Phillips and dumping his body in a wheelie bin in Melbourne's north following a night of sex and cannabis smoking.

Foster child's abuse claims dismissed by authorities after carer faked impotence

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 20 hours ago
A foster parent is sentenced to more than 15 years' jail for sexually abusing six children in his care, including one young Perth girl who was not believed when she complained to authorities.

Parched Perth posts second-driest May in history, with warm start to winter on the way

Irena Ceranic at Just In - 20 hours ago
Perth posts its second-driest May on record and shivers through the coolest mornings ever experienced during the month. But get set for a balmy start to winter for the long weekend.

Nuts about solar: Why this giant macadamia processor has turned to the sun

Kim Honan at Just In - 20 hours ago
The world's largest macadamia processor turns to solar power in a bid to lower energy costs, lift profitability, and reduce its environmental footprint.

Visitors appear undeterred by plans for national park entry fee

Gabrielle Lyons at Just In - 20 hours ago
Amenities, wheelchair access and conservation work top the list of requests by visitors to Litchfield National Park if an access fee is introduced.

The first total solar eclipse to be caught on film was recorded by a magician over 100 years ago

Just In - 20 hours ago
Scenes of the first-ever solar eclipse to be captured on film nearly 120 years ago offer "a captivating glimpse of Victorian science in action".

Ex-senior firefighter jailed for receiving nearly $200k in kickbacks

Kate McKenna at Just In - 20 hours ago
A former senior firefighter is sentenced to three years' prison for corruption after receiving $194,500 in payments from two companies he helped secure contracts with at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

These spellers were so good, the spelling bee ran out of words. How do you compare?

Just In - 20 hours ago
Contestants were tasked with words like 'enchytraem', 'annus mirabilis' and 'oeilade'. Take our quiz to see if you could be a winner at the 2019 incarnation of America's National Spelling Bee.

Mortgages dip below 3pc for the first time as lenders slash fixed rates ahead of RBA cut

David Chau at Just In - 20 hours ago
Mortgage repayments are set to become cheaper for many Australian borrowers, as lenders rush to cut their rates ahead of next Tuesday's widely anticipated Reserve Bank decision.

Working dogs fetch top dollar, especially during drought

Cara Jeffery And Hannah Laxton-Koonce at Just In - 20 hours ago
Farmers are paying bigger bucks for a decent working dog, especially in the drought.

LEDs Have Damaging Health Effects, French Assessment Says

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 21 hours ago
Written by Joseph Mercola, D.O., Ph.D While this article focuses on light-emitting diode (LED) lights please understand that compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are far worse. Not only do they have the same digital light problems as LEDs but they also have mercury in them and cause dirty electricity in the 62 KHz range. If […] The post LEDs Have Damaging Health Effects, French Assessment Says appeared first on Health Nut News.

New Jersey sues Sackler family for opioid epidemic

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 21 hours ago
On Thursday, the New Jersey attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit against key members of the family behind pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma. The lawsuit alleges that the companies marketing strategies misrepresented the benefits of their opioid drugs while also underestimating the health risks and minimizing their likelihood for addiction. The suit was filed in Essex […] The post New Jersey sues Sackler family for opioid epidemic appeared first on Health Nut News.

How Many Times Must Assange Be Proven Right Before People Start Listening?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There is a MEME out there that suggests this is a planned extraction to bring him safely home as a key witness. Certainly there has been an ongoing war against the DEEP STATE that has hardly bubbled up to the surface. We have certainly observed that TRUMP has steadily tightened control over the apparatus of the STATE and he is clearly eroding entrenched interests. Not bad for two years of effort. The truth is that I have a list of challenges that he will ultimately take up. I am also certain that he shares those challenges. The problem he faces is that he can truly fight one ... more »

Assange Is Going To Get Railroaded By "Hanging" Judge?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is likely a trip to the supreme court and can also end in a pardon. At the same time he becomes a key witness against the DEEP STATE. how would you like to be a pawn? Again this is all been orchestrated by Mil Intel. Believe nothing that is public knowledge. The astounding surprise is that the whole world is voting in support of the TRUMP. We are also seeing the Global reconstitution of CHRISTENDOM. The MEME of TRUMP GOD EMPEROR has not been seen since the days of ALEXANDER and CAESAR in the WEST and more recently in the EAST. TRUMP has lit a match that is spread... more »

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is an ugly story having to do with political expediency. What it certainly needed from an administrative point of view is a true regional authority able to properly capitalize and collect contribution from the State down. That authority would find it in its interest to promote full development at the stations and this can drive revenues as well in a beneficial partnership with the municipalities. We have gone through a similar experience in Vancouver that works because matching funds are supplied by the Province and the Federal levels for the builds. Now we are hearing of a ...more »

Gramsci and the persistence of the Communist MEME.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Read this and cringe. It is now and only now earning its richly deserved blow back. Essentially in the USA in particular, the academic world of the liberal arts has been hijacked by both secret and overt Marxists who have worked directly to undermine our culture. I have never strongly said this but this nonsense has to be cleaned out of our whole academic world as rigorously as possible. It is based on a false narrative that their world view is progressive when it is not. Yet they are unable to eliminate poverty which alone informs us that they are all wrong headed. They n...more »

The U.S. Has Now Officially Begun Building Its New Nuclear Missile Submarine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *The U.S. Officially Begins Building Its New Missile Submarine* *The Columbia-class submarines will serve more than 40 years and carry hundreds of nuclear warheads to sea at a time.* A U.S. shipyard has cut first steel for the first in a new class of nuclear-powered ballistic missiles submarines. Huntington Ingalls Industries has begun construction of USS Columbia, lead ship of the class set to enter service in 2031. Columbia (illustrated in the above image) and her sister ships will form the seaborne leg of the so-called U.S. nuclear triad, sailing the ocean... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, May 31, 2019

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 21 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. PARTY: A Rua É Nossa @ Núcleo de Ativação Urbana (Santo Cristo) – Come reclaim the street with the help of Núcleo de Ativação Urbana and Baile Black Bom. So […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, May 31, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Harriet Tubman on the 20? Trump says, not on my watch! You know it's the only cash in America that he wouldn't want to get his filthy little paws on and he wouldn't want to piss off his very fine base. Besides, it was approved by Obama.

Trump Admin’s Latest Rail Safety Rollback Sets up Industry to Make Its Own Rules

Jerri-Lynn Scofield at naked capitalism - 21 hours ago
Trump administration continues to follow the self-regulation gospel - this time in the area of rail safety. This case study in corporate capture of American regulation is yet another area where the accidents are just waiting to happen.

Jim Willie: Trump, Putin & Xi SECRET GLOBAL RESET Meetings To Beat The Globalists And Avoid WWIII – Dollar To Be Replaced By GOLD, Not The SDR!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Jim Willie: Trump, Putin & Xi SECRET GLOBAL RESET Meetings To Beat The Globalists And Avoid WWIII – Dollar To Be Replaced By GOLD, Not The SDR! by https://www.silverdoctors.com/ Jim Willie drops a BOMBSHELL revelation about the secret meetings held to coordinate the global reset, beat the globalists and avoid WWIII… Jim Willie of Golden Jackass interviewed by Half …

Schiff: Great Recession Coming as Gold Standard Returns

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
RT America Published on May 30, 2019 Russia and China are leading a worldwide gold-buying spree in an effort to transcend the global reliance on the US dollar as the world reserve currency. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the imminent demise of the dollar. end

Hannity: Mueller Contradicted Himself During Statement — Deep State in Panic Mode — Trump-Russia Collusion HOAX is DEAD!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Fox News Published on May 30, 2019 DOJ and special counsel office release joint statement addressing Robert Mueller’s comments. end

Trump Understands His B-Team Wants to Drag US into War with Iran: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Press TV Published on May 29, 2019 US President Donald Trump seems to understand that his so-called B-team of US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman wants to drag the United States into a disastrous war with Iran, American political commentator James Jatras says. …

A Very DANGEROUS Development: How Deutsche Bank & High Risk Bets Can Cause the Collapse

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
ITM Trading Streamed live 7 hours ago Links to slides and sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/db-da… According to the DB Q1 2019 Financial Report, leverage at Deutsche has expanded in the first quarter of 2019 and officially, they hold 3.9 Euro’s of equity for every 100 Euro’s of debt, so if the value of their holding drops just …

Israel Set for Snap Elections as Netanyahu Fails to Form Govt

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
RT Published on May 30, 2019 Israel’s parliament has voted to dissolve itself & hold new elections in September. That’s after embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu missed the midnight Wednesday deadline to form a new government and lashed out over the political deadlock. end

Russia is Concerned Over US Plans to Deploy Missiles in Japan

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
RT Published on May 30, 2019 Russia’s foreign minister has expressed unease over Washington’s military activities in Japan, and its planned deployment of missile systems to the country. Sergey Lavrov told his counterpart in Tokyo on Thursday that the build-up represents a direct threat to Moscow. end

Odebrecht Unit “Atvos” Files Petition for Judicial Reorganization

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second largest ethanol producer in Brazil, Atvos, filed a petition for bankruptcy reorganization on Wednesday, May 29th. The company is a business unit of industrial conglomerate Odebrecht and was called Odebrecht Agroindustrial until 2017. The request for protection from creditors came after U.S. fund manager Lone […] The post Odebrecht Unit “Atvos” Files Petition for Judicial Reorganization appeared first on The Rio Times.

Easing Exchange Rules May Help Brazil Join OECD, Says Central Bank

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Measures to simplify the regulation of foreign exchange in Brazil, mentioned on Wednesday,May 29th, by Central Bank President, Roberto Campos Neto, may facilitate the country’s admission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to Central Bank Director of Regulations, Otavio Ribeiro Damaso. […] The post Easing Exchange Rules May Help Brazil Join OECD, Says Central Bank appeared first on The Rio Times.

Thousands Protest Throughout Brazil Against Education Cuts

C.H. Gardiner at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
By C.H. Gardiner RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Several thousand people marched through downtown Rio de Janeiro Thursday (May 30) in an attempt to get the Jair Bolsonaro government to change course on education cuts. The Ministry of Education has already blocked R$5.7 billion ($1.43 billion) or about 23 percent of its discretionary budget. The […] The post Thousands Protest Throughout Brazil Against Education Cuts appeared first on The Rio Times.

Federal Prosecutor Sues Brazilian Education Minister for Damages

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The MPF (Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office) advised yesterday, May 30, that it filed a civil action against Minister Abraham Weintraub (Education) and the federal government for collective moral (punitive) damages. Grounds for the action are the minister’s speeches since he took over the portfolio in April, making […] The post Federal Prosecutor Sues Brazilian Education Minister for Damages appeared first on The Rio Times.

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/31/19"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/31/19"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Like a supernova flaming out, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller announced he’s closing his office and stepping down. Before he did, he gave a short press conference to trash President Trump on the way out by not giving him the presumption of innocence. Mueller said he would not “exonerate” Trump, even though his own report did not find any chargeable crimes. Mueller did give the Russians he charged with crimes the presumption of innocence. Slimey Mueller proved it was a partisan “witch hunt” all along, and gave the ... more »

The Case For The U.S. Military To Dominate Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Forbes: **U.S. Needs 'Fighter' Satellites And Supremacy In Space, Zubrin Argues* In “The Case for Space” --- Robert Zubrin’s refreshingly candid, excellent new book, the longtime space advocate argues that the U.S. needs to get to work deploying both ASATs (anti-satellite weapons) and fighter satellites in Earth orbit. His book’s plea comes when addressing how to best ensure that we as a nation are able to develop and use our near-Earth space environment. As Zubrin adroitly and succinctly insists in his book, “We must seek to totally outgun [potential adversaries] by obtaining a ... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 22 hours ago
We are at a place where the President of the U.S. said “We renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country” and the Democrat Speaker of the House deliberately did NOT applaud. Mark Heming

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Trump announces tariffs on all Mexico goods in latest anti-immigration measure https://t.co/kzjHLmnHv6 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 31, 2019 Pompeo says Iran attacked oil tankers to raise global oil price https://t.co/9TdkedTh7G pic.twitter.com/3IbyfeIfnj — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 31, 2019 Pyongyang has reportedly executed several high-ranking officials who were blamed for the collapse of the Hanoi summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Trump pic.twitter.com/bXtj5V0QM8 — TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) May 31, 2019 Viewpoint - Tiananmen 1989 and ... more »

Dijkgraaf and Witten on math and physics

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Two days ago, the director of the Institute for Advanced Physics (IAS) Robbert Dijkgraaf decided to go on the media offensive. For decades, folks like him have found it OK to simply ignore the eukaryotes who pumped dumb anti-physics delusions through almost all the media. Suddenly, it's seen that a process was taking place, after all, and it may be good to counter it. Dijkgraaf and Witten on math vs physics, 22 minutes On May 29th, the IAS used the opportunity of the publication of a new book by Graham Farmelo, "The Universe Speaks in Numbers", to organize a mini-conference about th... more »

This Simple Looking Rifle Might Be the Most Important Gun of All-Time

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, * [image: By Rama - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 fr, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76075716] Any guesses? *The Lee-Enfield’s sights were graduated to more than 1,000 yards. Originally, an unusual long-range sight was also added to the left side of the rifle’s stock for use in extended-distance volley firing. During World War I this volley sight, along with the magazine cut-off, would be deleted to simplify production. The bolt action was simple; in practice the user would chamber a fresh round by rotating the bolt handle upward and... more »

F-22 and F-35 Would Never Have Happened (Had These Planes Been Picked Instead)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Americas* [image: https://media.defense.gov/2016/Feb/10/2001341967/-1/-1/0/160210-F-IO108-012.JPG] We break them down. *Chosen in 2001, the F-35 went on to become the largest Pentagon procurement project of all time, and one of the most beset by trouble. The X-32 escaped all of the most significant challenges to the F-35. The X-32 never faced decades of testing and redesign; it never saw massive cost overruns; it was never subjected to an endless series of articles about how it couldn’t out-dogfight an F-16A. Nostalgia for what might have been is comm... more »

More ill in Listeria, E. coli outbreaks linked to raw milk cheese

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Fifteen children and one adult have fallen ill in an E. coli outbreak in France linked to cheese made with unpasteurized milk. Fourteen infants developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is a severe complication associated with E. coli infections that causes kidney failure and usually occurs a week or more after the onset of diarrhea.... Continue Reading

Stickers vs Swabs research shows sticking is better than swiping

Kelsey M. Mackin at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
When it comes to food safety, being able to detect pathogens in food production areas is crucial. Although swabbing machinery, hard surfaces and other environmental elements has served as a well established, state-of-the-art sampling method for this detection, it has several drawbacks, according to recently published research in the American Society for Microbiology’s Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal. Issues... Continue Reading

Immigrants face higher risks for poisoning from foraging wild foods

Coral Beach at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
A recent mushroom poisoning case in Minnesota illustrates how people who set out to gather nature’s bounty can find themselves carrying home a basket of toxins, especially if they are not well versed in local species. Following a mushroom hunting walk in Minnesota in October 2018, a forager suddenly fell ill and went into respiratory failure.... Continue Reading

Spain sees increasing Listeria hospitalization rate

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Nearly 5,700 listeriosis-related hospitalizations occurred in Spain in less than 20 years, according to researchers. Results suggest an increasing trend of listeriosis infection and hospitalization rates in Spain during the study period. In the past decade, incidence rates have increased or remained at relatively high levels across Europe. The study, published in the journal Eurosurveillance, provides... Continue Reading

Are UFO's Real? The Pentagon Believes So

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Live Science:* *Former Head of Pentagon's Secret UFO Program Has Some (Strange) Stories to Tell* The former leader of the U.S. government's top-secret UFO program has stories to tell, and he is sharing some of them for the first time in a new documentary. Intelligence officer Luis Elizondo served as the former director of the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), an initiative launched in 2007 to study reports of UFO encounters. Elizondo departed the agency in 2011; in 2017, he spoke with reporters at The New York Times, confirming the existence of... more »

'Carpaggedon' herpes release no certainty as research continues

Malcolm Sutton at Just In - 23 hours ago
A final decision is yet to be made over whether a strain of the herpes virus will be released to control carp numbers in the Murray-Darling, as irrigators utilise a matured water market to help them negotiate low allocations.

The race is on to build a rock wall as erosion threatens to spill rubbish into the sea

Daniel Miles at Just In - 23 hours ago
Decades of rubbish, faeces, asbestos and medical waste is at risk of spilling into the Southern Ocean if a million-dollar rock wall in south-west Victoria is not built in time.

Chief Minister spruiks surplus as budget heads into deficit

Jake Evans at Just In - 23 hours ago
Andrew Barr is setting up next week's budget as a good news story for Canberra — but a $45 million surplus is masking a forecast deficit for the coming financial year.

Missouri Could Become The First State Without An Abortion Clinic

By Rachel del Guidice ~ Attorneys for the state of Missouri and Planned Parenthood met in court Thursday in a battle over whether or not Planned Parenthood’s only remaining abortion clinic in the state would be able to remain open. The license for Planned Parenthood’s last Missouri abortion clinic expires Friday, and in a press […]

Ocasio-Cortez’s Tornado Tweet Versus Scientific Facts

From the team at CFACT ~ During a recent tornado warning for Washington DC, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) issued a tweet claiming the tornado warning illustrated that “climate change is real y’all.” Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet revealed just how little she knows about climate change. Ocasio-Cortez wrote in her tweet, “we DO know that tornadoes HAVE been […]

Play It Again Sam?

A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ New Israeli elections?!!! YIKES!! Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Mexican President Lopez-Obrador Asks for Emergency Meeting Friday…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
AMLO knows there is no way for Mexico to begin retaliating against the U.S. after President Trump demanded they step-up migration travel enforcement or face U.S. tariffs on Mexican imports. There’s no way for Mexico to take on Trump economically; … Continue reading →

May 31st – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #862

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 May 31st – 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 →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Fighters loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government (GNA) fire guns during clashes with forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *On the frontlines of Tripoli* (Reuters).

Kudos to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 1 day ago
“Louisiana Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law Thursday that prohibits abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually at the sixth or seventh week of pregnancy.” click here

President Trump Threatens To Impose Tariffs On All Goods From Mexico If It Does Not Stop The Flow Of Migrants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
....at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019 *Reuters*: *Trump vows rapid increase in tariffs on Mexico unless illegal immigration ends* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, incensed by a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, vowed on Thursday to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting at 5% and ratcheting higher until the flow of border-crossers ceases. Trump’s move was a dramatic escalation of his battle to control a tide of illegal immigran... more »

Serfs On Their Own Land

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Today, the *New York Times* reported that "the fall in longer-term bond yields has not been matched by a fall in shorter-term rates. For example, a 30-day Treasury bill is yielding 2.35 percent-- meaning you can earn more on your money tying it up for a month risk-free than you can tying it up for a full decade. This is not normal. It is called an inverted yield curve, and historically it has been viewed as a sign of a recession in the offing. At a minimum, it indicates that bond investors believe the Federal Reserve will soon need to cut interest rates-- in effect, that it oversh...more »

French NGOs Want Macron to Cancel Forum With Brazilian Officials

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Repeating the mobilization seen in New York in April, France’s non-government organizations (NGO) are coming together asking Emmanuel Macron’s government not to spread out the “red carpet for Brazil’s extreme right” next month and cancel an event at Bercy, reports French newspaper Libération. “We, French […] The post French NGOs Want Macron to Cancel Forum With Brazilian Officials appeared first on The Rio Times.

Devin Nunes Discusses Robert Mueller’s National Impeachment Address…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Representative Devin Nunes responds to Robert Mueller’s national impeachment address: . It sure would be great if someone, anyone, could get Robert Mueller to publicly testify and face questioning… Unfortunately the UniParty rules the swamp.

Iraqi Christian Survives Being Burned Alive By ISIS 3 Times

An Iraqi Christian shares his story of being imprisoned by ISIS, in which they tried to burn him alive three times but his body didn't burn. His story is from an upcoming documentary film called "Heart and Hands: Iraq" from Sean Feucht with his work through Light A Candle Project.

Marijuana retailer Planet 13 reports Q1 revenue of $13.8 million

Nick Thomas at Marijuana Business Daily - 1 day ago
Planet 13, the Nevada-based company that runs what is said to be the largest cannabis entertainment center in the world, reported first quarter revenue of $13.8 million, compared with $3.6 million in the same period a year ago. Net loss for the firm, which owns a 112,000-square-foot superstore in Las Vegas, totaled $1.15 million, compared […] Marijuana retailer Planet 13 reports Q1 revenue of $13.8 million is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Bodies of/in water and the reversal of colonialism? Arus Balik at the NTU Centre of Contemporary Art

Nien Yuan Cheng at New Mandala - 1 day ago
PoP's Cheng Nien Yuan continues her commentary on Singapore's Bicentennial. The post Bodies of/in water and the reversal of colonialism? Arus Balik at the NTU Centre of Contemporary Art appeared first on New Mandala.

Back in 1917, Mexico Almost Invaded the United States

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Americas* [image: By Unknown or not provided - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38821608] Some history many of us have forgotten. *It was one hundred years ago when Mexico almost invaded the United States.* In January 1917, German foreign secretary Arthur Zimmermann dispatched a coded telegram to Heinrich von Eckardt, the German ambassador to Mexico. With Germany locked in bloody stalemate with the Allies in France, and Britain’s naval blockade strangling the German economy... more »

China Thinks Russia's New Stealth Fighter 'Trashes' the F-35

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, Europe* [image: By Alex Beltyukov - RuSpotters Team - Gallery page http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia---Air/Sukhoi-T-50/2311351/LPhoto http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/5/3/2311351.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=] Thanks to some unique technology. *The Su-57 completely 'trashes' the latest American fighters like the F-35—at least, according to Chinese media.* Earlier this month, Chinese defense news outlet Mil.news.sina *published an analytical piece* on the state of Russia’s arsenal. The arti... more »

North Korea Carrying Out Purges After Hanoi Summit Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kim Hyok Chol, North Korea's special representative for U.S. affairs, leaves the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 23, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha *Reuters: **North Korea's Kim Jong Un carrying out purge after Hanoi summit collapse - Chosun Ilbo* SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second U.S.-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. Kim Yong ... more »

'Clearly it’s gone too far': Heart Foundation pulls controversial ad

Just In - 1 day ago
After backing it and then changing it, the Heart Foundation takes the step of fully removing a controversial ad campaign that suggested people who do not look after their health do not love their families.

High-tech hunt for raccoon dogs menacing an English village

Dannielle Maguire at Just In - 1 day ago
The pair of runaways are still at large after reportedly going "absolutely mad" at a pony named Peaches and a pygmy goat called Betty when they escaped their pen.

Sacked Matildas coach Alen Stajcic offered apology from FFA director

David Mark at Just In - 1 day ago
FFA director Heather Reid withdraws her comments surrounding the sacking of the former Matildas coach as he and the board agree to "resolve their differences".

These modern artists use explicit crafts to discuss sexuality, feminism

Emma Nobel at Just In - 1 day ago
Ceramic boobs, pornographic cross-stitch and embroidery of Tinder conversations — it is all craft, but probably not the kind you grew up with.

"The Warning of the 'Adjusted' Yield Curve"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Warning of the 'Adjusted' Yield Curve"* by Brian Maher "Yesterday we furrowed our brow against the latest inversion of the “yield curve.” The 10-year Treasury yield has slipped beneath the 3-month Treasury yield — to its deepest point since the financial crisis, in fact. Inverted yield curves precede recessions nearly as reliably as days precede nights, horses precede carts… lies precede elections. The 10-year Treasury yield has dropped beneath the 3-month Treasury yield on six occasions spanning 50 years. Recession was the invariable consequence — a perfect 1,000% batter’s a... more »