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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

30 June - Blogs I'm Following - 4 of 4

10 pm MDT

YAGU – Yet Another Garden Update

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 19 hours ago
Some photos of various hydroponic systems I have running, plus a photo of my favorite edible "not quite a weed". An update on the hydroponic garden along with some notes on emergency durable food plants. Continue reading →

Slurs and insults

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
As discussed on the open thread, here's that controversial BBC video report on Marxism - the one which calls it a "slur" or an "insult" to call Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell Marxists! As MB commented: Also, the commentary says Marx's ideas were "reasonable". *The video ends with the upbeat comment of a devotee suggesting that when it comes to Marxism "those ideas have held up". * *Marxists have been responsible for the intentional deaths of at least 50 million and probably as many as 100 million people over the last 100 years. * *Can you imagine the BBC adopting the sam... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Saturday 29th June 2019

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 20 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 […]

Fact Checkers Find Democrat Debaters Are Truth Tellers

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 20 hours ago
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ One reason many Americans don’t trust those “fact checker” websites is because to know them is to see right through their incessant liberal worldview. These impartial arbiters of truth routinely defend Democrats as being “Mostly True” on everything, while savaging Republicans as just the opposite. It’s not just […]

A World Vision of Freedom, Video + Podcast

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 20 hours ago
Plus two more articles: Generation Z: The Path of LGBT Resistance ~ Turkey Day at USCIRF ~ Tony Perkins ~ If there’s one word Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would use to describe the abuses against men and women of faith, it’s “chilling.” During last Friday’s press conference, […]

Researchers Find Climate Propaganda Worked On Unaffected Flooding Bystanders

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 20 hours ago
From the team at CFACT ~ Global warming alarmists are crowing about new research showing people in Colorado who lived in areas near the September 2013 floods, but who did not lose property in the floods, have become as alarmist about global warming as people who lost property in the floods. “These findings may speak […]

On the BBC's Nick Bryant

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Nick Bryant I've just found a post I prepared in July 2010. I was between blogs at the time, so I never published it. (I'd forgotten I hadn't published it though, so I've had to look hard to find it tonight as it wasn't where I expected it to be). It concerned the BBC's then Australia correspondent Nick Bryant, now the BBC's New York correspondent (though, famously, it's a rare day that you hear him reporting on news from New York). This is it: *No worries* The BBC is nothing if not consistent on illegal immigration. It is always 'intensely relaxed' about it. Looking at Nick B... more »

How Iran Would Battle the U.S. In a War (It Would Be Bloody)

Ted Galen Carpenter at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Ted Galen Carpenter* *Security, * This is not something Washington should rush into. Kenneth Adelman, a former assistant to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and a prominent figure in the U.S. foreign policy community, famously predicted in 2002 that a war to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein would be a “cakewalk.” President Donald Trump apparently learned nothing from Adelman’s hubris and rosy optimism. Although he aborted a planned airstrike on Iran at the last minute, Trump later warned Iranian leaders that the military option was still very much on the table. He added that... more »

Forget Glock: This 100 Year Old Gun Somehow Keeps Getting Better

Gun News Daily at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Gun News Daily* *History, Americas* [image: By User:Kroush - Image taken by User:Kroush, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2906769] Here's why. *At the end of the 1800’s, there was a huge demand for a more reliable gun, a self-loading pistol. The standard back then was the .38 Long Colt, but a more reliable .45 was required. * You’ve seen the 1911 in hundreds of movies, and it’s probably the first gun that comes to mind when you think of a pistol. Before we take a look at our top picks for cheap 1911s, let’s explore the history of this iconic gun. ... more »

With Pirate Air Taxis, São Paulo’s Skies Are Becoming More Dangerous

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
[image: Brazil,São Paulo City has one of the largest helicopter fleets in the world] By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – São Paulo has one of the largest helicopter fleets in the world, with over 1,300 take-offs and landings in a single day. The increase of ‘pirate air taxis’ however, has made it more dangerous for passengers to pay for an aerial tour of South America’s […] The post With Pirate Air Taxis, São Paulo’s Skies Are Becoming More Dangerous appeared first on The Rio Times.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
*by Noah Sunday Thoughts:* It's no secret. When Republicans say they welcome all religious denominations, they're talking solely about 1s, 5s, 10s, 20s (Absolutely no Harriet Tubmans, please. No, No. No!), 50s, and 100s. Those who worship Republican Jesus believe in their own Green Deal!

DMZ Diplomacy: Kim Accepts Trump Invite to Meet at Border

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced that Kim accepted Trump’s invitation to meet when the U.S. president visits the heavily fortified site at the Korean border village of Panmunjom.

Higgs mass from entropy maximization?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
As you know, the Higgs boson is the most recently discovered fundamental particle (next Thursday, it will be 7 years from the discovery) and its mass seems to be \(m_H=125.14\pm 0.24\GeV\) or so. In various models, supersymmetric or scale-invariant or otherwise, there exist partial hints why the mass could be what it is and what this magnitude qualitatively means. Reader T.G. had to be blacklisted because he was too vigorous and repetitive in defending the highly provoking 2014 Brazilian paper Maximum Entropy Principle and the Higgs Boson Mass (by Alves+Dias+DaSilva, about 12 citati... more »

'A handshake means a lot': Trump meets Kim at Korean demilitarised zone

Just In - 21 hours ago
Donald Trump is hailed as "brave" as he arrives in the Korean demilitarised zone for a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

How Much Would A War Against Iran Cost?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Linda J. Bilmes, Rosella Cappella Zielinski and Neta C. Crawford, Boston Globe*:* War with Iran will cost more than the Iraq and Afghanistan wars* Seventeen years ago, a group of neoconservatives surrounding President George W. Bush persuaded him to mount a quick invasion of Iraq because, they alleged, it had “weapons of mass destruction.” That decision, based on dubious intelligence and taken against the advice of many of America’s closest allies, triggered a refugee crisis, destabilized the entire Middle East, and left the United States with a bill of nearly $6 trillion. Nearly ... more »

The State of the earth’s Climate Summer 2019

Pict at Scottish Sceptic - 22 hours ago
I’ve been doing some reading on Doomsday cults and research on cognitive dissonance which has allowed me to get a better understanding of the climate cult. Unfortunately, that research suggests that even when Doomsday cults like the Climate Cult have … Continue reading →

President Trump Meets With Kim Jong-Un at Demilitarized Zone for Historic “Handshake” – 1:30am Livestream…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
During a joint press conference South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump announced and confirmed that President Trump will meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un at the demilitarized zone for a historic handshake today. The schedule … Continue reading →

Trump’s Korea Visit to Include ‘Long-Planned’ Visit to DMZ

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 22 hours ago
From VOA News: “Trump’s Korea Visit to Include ‘Long-Planned’ Visit to DMZ By William Gallo June 29, 2019 08:07 PM … Continue reading →

AI Simulates The Universe And Not Even Its Creators Know How It’s So Accurate

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago
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New research shows Parkinson’s disease origins in the gut

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Religion has done little to prevent war, famine, crime, oppression, misery, and unhappiness

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Exercise may improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

High cholesterol ‘does not cause heart disease’ new research finds, so treating with statins a ‘waste of time’

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Mini ‘magic’ MRI scanner could diagnose footballer knee injuries more accurately

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Bowel Penetration by Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Feasibility and Safety of Percutaneous Retrieval

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

RAND Study: Hospitals Charging The Privately Insured 2.4 Times What They Charge Medicare Patients

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Breaking News: Kim Jong-un has accepted President Trump's last-minute invitation to meet for a handshake at the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas.https://t.co/JJAqpq9Yp2 — The New York Times (@nytimes) June 30, 2019 Trump says the meeting will be short. "Just shake hands quickly and say hello because we haven't seen each other since Vietnam." "It's just a step and probably a step in the right direction." pic.twitter.com/ie1IZinxMA — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 30, 2019 South Korea's President Moon says Trump-Kim handshake at DMZ would be ‘significant milestone’ https://... more »

Why Donald Trump Will Push Iran Into a War

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Security, Middle East* [image: Flickr / U.S. Department of Defense] The current spike in tensions, including incidents involving oil tankers, is a direct and unsurprising result of the Trump administration’s failed “maximum pressure” campaign. The statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the latest incident involving tankers in the Gulf of Oman is questionable on multiple counts, beginning with his immediate, semi-automatic attribution of responsibility to Iran. The origin of the fires and explosions on the tankers is still undetermined, grainy videos notw... more »

The Royal Navy Turned Two Container Ships into Aircraft Carriers During the Falkland War

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * How? The Royal Navy in 1982 faced a galling problem as it prepared to take back the Falkland Islands from Argentinian forces that had seized it that March: not enough aircraft carriers. These were needed to launch air strikes on Argentinian forces on the islands, to deploy helicopters to patrol for Argentinian submarines and land troops and supplies, and launch jets to intercept attack by the Argentinian land-based fighters certain to swarm the British task force. The Royal Navy could muster only eight Sea Harrier jump jets and twelve Sea King he... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 22 hours ago

Tim Herrera’s Confusion About How to Get Rich

David Henderson at Econlib - 22 hours ago
Think on the margin. Earlier this month CNBC generated an outrage cycle about money advice by tweeting this story, in which the personal finance professional Suze Orman claimed that buying coffee means “you are peeing $1 million down the drain as you are drinking that coffee.” (Even the legendary writer Susan Orlean weighed in.) Earlier this summer, […] The post Tim Herrera’s Confusion About How to Get Rich appeared first on Econlib.

Free Download: Alan Watts, "The Book On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Archimedes said, "Give me a fulcrum and I will move the Earth"; but there isn't one. It is like betting on the future of the human race - I might wish to lay a bet that the human race would destroy itself by the year 3000, but there is nowhere to place the bet. On the contrary, I am involved in the world and must try to see that it does not blow itself to pieces. I once had a terrible argument with Margaret Mead. She was holding forth one evening on the absolute horror of the atomic bomb, and how everybody should spring into action and abolish it, but she was getting so furious abo... more »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: “How’s He Doing after Six Months in Office?”

Michael Royster at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
Column, by Michael Royster RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil – This coming Monday, July 1st, will mark the beginning of the second semester of Jair Bolsonaro’s reign as President of Brazil, so it’s fair to ask the above question. If you ask US President Donald Trump, interviewed in Japan while attending the G20 meeting, his answer is […] The post Brazil’s Bolsonaro: “How’s He Doing after Six Months in Office?” appeared first on The Rio Times.

Bolsonaro Returns to Brazil, After G20, Without Meeting Chinese President

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
By Xiu Ying RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was already in the waiting room, awaiting his bilateral meeting with China’s President, Xi Jinping when the engagement was canceled. This was one of the most anticipated gatherings of the Brazilian delegation because China is Brazil’s leading trading partner. Furthermore, Bolsonaro held the […] The post Bolsonaro Returns to Brazil, After G20, Without Meeting Chinese President appeared first on The Rio Times.

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Wait For Me”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
2002, “Wait For Me”

Free Download: “What Is Man? And Other Essays Of Mark Twain”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“What Is Man? And Other Essays Of Mark Twain”* "What Is Man?", published by Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a Young Man and an Old Man regarding the nature of man. The title refers to Psalm 8:4, which begins "What is man, that you are mindful of him..." It involves ideas of determinism and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserts that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more, driven by the singular purpose to satisfy his own desires and achieve peace of mind. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left) along the diagonal in this cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. *Click image for larger size.* They lie from 800 to 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion's well-studied interstellar clouds. In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have some surprisingly familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. The famous Orion N... more »

Free Download: Kahlil Gibran,"The Prophet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?” - Kahlil Gibran Graphic: "Entreaty," by horyma. Freely download "The Prophet", by Kahlil Gibran, here: - https://ia600302.us.archive.org/

Chet Raymo, "Seeing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Seeing"* by Chet Raymo "There was a moment yesterday evening when the elements conspired to evoke these few lines, spoken by Macbeth: "Light thickens, And the crow makes wing to the rooky woods, Good things of day begin to droop and drowse." The fading light. The crows gliding down the fields to the trees in Ballybeg: "Light thickens, And the crow makes wing to the rooky woods, Good things of day begin to droop and drowse." It's all there, in those few lines- the mysterious power of poetry to infuse the world with meaning, to anoint the wo... more »

Gastro cost in Belgium estimated at hundreds of millions annually

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
The annual cost of acute gastroenteritis for the Belgian economy has been estimated at between €210 million ($239 million) and €1 billion ($1.14 billion). A study by the Belgian institute for health Sciensano estimated the burden of illness from 2010 to 2014 in terms of deaths, patients admitted to hospitals, people consulting their general practitioner... Continue Reading

June 30th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #892

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

Sunday June 30th – 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 →

President Trump and President Moon Jae-In Joint Presser – 12:05am Livestream….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Will there be an announcement about meeting Chairman Kim at the DMZ? President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in hold a joint presser at the conclusion of their bilateral discussions. Start time 12:05am Eastern: UPDATE: Video Added Fox News … Continue reading →

European Farmers Critical of EU-Mercosul Agreement

Newsfeed at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
By Newsfeed/AFP RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – European farmers immediately spoke out against the trade agreement that the EU and Mercosul (Mercosur in Spanish) signed on Friday in Brussels, which they regard as a threat to their activity. As soon as the deal was announced, Twitter messages of outrage and critical statements began to spread, […] The post European Farmers Critical of EU-Mercosul Agreement appeared first on The Rio Times.

Innovative Time-share Model in São Paulo Allows Apartment to Have Several Owners

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
By Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One apartment and 26 owners. This is BKO’s plan for 20 of the 76 properties of the Citizen Paulista development, currently under construction in the upscale Consolação district of São Paulo. The building was designed for people who do not want to be tied to just one property […] The post Innovative Time-share Model in São Paulo Allows Apartment to Have Several Owners appeared first on The Rio Times.

Osasco’s Mayor and First Lady Injured by Bonfire Explosion

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
By Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mayor of Osasco in the Greater São Paulo, Rogério Lins, and the First Lady Aline were injured in a bonfire explosion during the Festa Junina ‘Arraiá do Servidô.’ The accident happened on Friday night, June 28th, in Osasco. The bonfire exploded the moment the couple tried to […] The post Osasco’s Mayor and First Lady Injured by Bonfire Explosion appeared first on The Rio Times.

Number of Registered PrEP Users in Brazil Increases 38 Percent in Five Months

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
By Arkady Petrov RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The total number of people registered to benefit from prevention through Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a drug preventing HIV infection, increased by 38 percent in five months. The treatment has been available since January 2018 in the Unified Health System (SUS). Since then, 11,034 people have been registered, […] The post Number of Registered PrEP Users in Brazil Increases 38 Percent in Five Months appeared first on The Rio Times.

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 30, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Batuque de Corda e Toninho Geraes (Casa Verde) – One of the best samba composers of our time, Toninho Geraes will be performing tonight in Casa Verde. The […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 30, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 30, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
[image: São Paulo, Brazil popular music, live music, Rua Augusta, Jardins,] We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Samba na Serrinha (Madureira) – One of the samba sanctuaries in Rio de Janeiro, Serrinha will be hosting its outstanding “roda de samba” this Sunday. The event will […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 30, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

“The Dead Man Who Wore Pajamas”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“The Dead Man Who Wore Pajamas”* by Paulo Coelho "I remember reading a piece of news on the Internet that a man was found dead in Tokyo on 10 June 2004, dressed in his pajamas. So what? I imagine that most people who die wearing their pajamas either a) died in their sleep, which is a blessing, or b) were in the company of their relatives or on a hospital bed – death did not come quickly, so they all had time to grow used to “the undesirable one,” as Brazilian poet Manuel Bandeira called it. The news goes on: when he died, he was in his room. So, the hospital hypothesis is out and ... more »

“Defense Mechanisms: Beyond Behavior”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Defense Mechanisms: Beyond Behavior”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “We can let go of our defense mechanisms when we are ready to be truly honest with ourselves. We all have defense mechanisms that we’ve developed over time, often without being aware of it. In times of trouble, the behaviors that have worked to get us past challenges with the least amount of pain are the ones that we repeat; even when part of us knows they no longer work. Such behavior is a natural response from our mental and physical aspects. But because we are spiritual beings as well, we have the ability to ... more »

"The Center Of The Universe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” - Bernard Baily

"How It Really Was"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Wakefield, Kansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Discovered on a series of damaged CD’s, the some 2,400 image were captured on a Canon Powershot G1 by a currently unidentified member of the World Trade Center clean-up crew who has since died (pictured: the remains of WTC 6 and 7) *WNU Editor:* The above picture came form this photo-gallery .... *Incredible never-before-seen images of the Ground Zero clean-up operation discovered in a worker's photo archive nearly two decades after 9/11 provide a haunting glimpse of the immediate aftermath of the terror attack that killed 3,000 people *(Daily Mail).

Former Optus Director appointed Minister of Communications

TOTT News at News – TOTT News - 23 hours ago
The Australian government has appointed Paul Fletcher, a former Optus Director, as the new Communications Minister -- responsible for advising cabinet and regulating projects from 5G to ‘smart cities’. Telecommunications giants have welcomed the new announcement, while many critics are calling the appointment a fundamental conflict of interest after a long history of involvement in the industry.

"We Would Rather..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"We would rather be ruined than changed; We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die." ~ W.H. Auden

How The Kremlin Sees The Rest Of The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin seen while surveying the Russia and Belarus Union State armed forces activities at the main stage of the joint strategic exercises "Zapad-2017" on the Luzhsky range, September 18, 2017. © Sputnik *Charles Grant, New Statesman:* *How the Kremlin sees the rest of the world* Russian analysts reckon the US will be less focused on intervening around the world and will be more nationalist, mercantilist and interest-focused. Thomas Hobbes described the life of a man as “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”. The Kremlin’s view of the world is dark and Hobbesia... more »

How NSW's new Labor leader plans to unleash the party's 'very big heart'

Bellinda Kontominas at Just In - 23 hours ago
For the first time in the state's history we have a female Premier and Opposition Leader, but the newly elected Labor leader is determined to set herself apart, declaring she's "more than a match" for Gladys Berejiklian.

Live: Dockers take on Carlton in the west to end round 15

Just In - 23 hours ago
Round 15 comes to an end, with Fremantle hosting Carlton after Brisbane Lions beat the Demons and the Tigers get the better of the Saints at Docklands. Follow all the scores, stats and commentary.

Live: The Bulldogs face the Sharks at the Olympic stadium

Just In - 23 hours ago
The Bulldogs host the Sharks after the Panthers grab a win over the Warriors in golden point at Mount Smart Stadium. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.

Search underway for elderly man missing in waters off Port Elliot

Just In - 23 hours ago
An extensive air and sea search resumes for an elderly man who has been missing in the waters off Port Elliott, on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, for more than two days.

Health minister dumped in Tasmanian Cabinet reshuffle, snubbed Speaker weighs future

Rhiana Whitson at Just In - 23 hours ago
A major cabinet reshuffle sees Michael Ferguson dumped from Tasmania's embattled health portfolio and Speaker Sue Hickey considering her future after being overlooked for a portfolio.

Texas CPS Medically Kidnaps 4 Year Old Homeschooled Boy After Parents Complain About Poor Doctor Care

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 23 hours ago
Drake Pardo (age four) was illegally taken from his family by Child Protective Services (CPS) on June 20. The Pardos are a Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) member family. THSC attorneys Chris Branson and Julie Jacobson are now representing the Pardos and are attempting to return Drake, a medically fragile child, back to his family. […] The post Texas CPS Medically Kidnaps 4 Year Old Homeschooled Boy After Parents Complain About Poor Doctor Care appeared first on Health Nut News.

Unilateral US Decarbonization Could Have Serious Economic Consequences

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 23 hours ago
The current unilateral US decarbonization proposals by various Democrats promoting the Green New Deal (GND) climate schemes suffer from two particularly crucial assumptions that they have made. One is the extremely doubtful assumption that CO2 levels determine temperatures as opposed to temperatures determining CO2 levels. The assumption being made is that it is the atmospheric […]

"Sunday, bitches. You got my money?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Praise the Lord and stash the cash."* - http://12160.info/ No comment... you wouldn't like it, at all. Believe whatever you want...

"In This World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"In this world, the thing people fear the most, and what pains people the most - is giving more than they receive. God forbid I cut off more of my fingernail for you than you cut from your fingernail, for me! Heaven forbid I hold my breath in longer while thinking about you, than the amount of time your breath is held in for me! Not a second longer! It is a sad fact of human nature that there you stand as an Infinite Soul and yet your greatest fear is not receiving from another person in proportion to what you give. Your viewpoint is low, your vision is clouded. You have become, in... more »

Almost Forgot To Tell You Who Won The Debates!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I think it was pretty obvious which candidates made a good impression and which candidates made a bad impression and which candidates made no impression at all. My own gut reaction for night one was that Elizabeth Warren cleaned up. No one came close— especially in the first half of the debate. I thought that Julian Castro made a good impression and so did de Blasio, Booker and Jay Inslee. Beto bombed. Klobuchar, Tulsi and Ryan were stiffs. Delaney was the worst. On night two, Biden bombed— as did Frackenlooper, Gillibrand and Pete. Kamala had the outstanding performance (although... more »

"So This Is Hell..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Why did people call it Hell?" I wondered. No place was Hell, no place could be Hell. It's the people calling it Hell, that's the only thing that made it so. People just sticking names on places, so that no one could see those places properly anymore. No, Hell wasn't anything to do with place, Hell was all to do with people. Maybe Hell was people." - John Marsden ◆ “So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the "burning marl." Old wives' tales! There's no need for red-hot pokers. Hell is - other peop... more »

Will The Real Thermometer Please Stand Up

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 day ago
I pulled my videos about the French thermometer, due to several different theories about which thermometer it actually was recorded at. Here is a new video discussing the confusion and the best information I can find.

Russia And Saudi Arabia Agree To An Extension The Oil Output Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Russia agrees with Saudi Arabia to extend OPEC+ oil output deal* OSAKA/VIENNA (Reuters) - Russia has agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend by six to nine months a deal with OPEC on reducing oil output, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, as oil prices come under renewed pressure from rising U.S. supplies and a slowing global economy. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that the deal would most likely be extended by nine months and no deeper reductions were needed. Putin, speaking after talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, told a news con... more »

President Trump Delivers Remarks to South Korea Business Leaders…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
President Trump delivers remarks to a group of business and industry leaders in South Korea. Some of the key quotes: “It has been a great period of time for our two countries” – “We re going to make a visit … Continue reading →

Wind And Solar Are Already Costing You Money

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We now generate 5% of our energy from wind and 1% from solar. It is a safe argument that once we quarry the cement required and mine and refine the steel and aluminum and mine the rare earths that every wind turbine requires,…

How Cold Air Caused a Heatwave

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Reblogged from Watts Up With That: Guest Blogger / June 26, 2019 Guest Post from Jim Steele From What’s Natural? Column published in Pacifica Tribune June 26, 2019 I was recently asked if the record June 2019 heat in the San Francisco Bay Area validated CO2 driven climate models. Surprisingly climate scientists have now […]

Historic hot spells in Churchill, Polar Bear Capital of the World, in late June/early July

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Amid reports of a late June heat wave in Europe this year, I thought I would check out the temperature in Churchill, Manitoba – where sea ice off the coast has been rather slow to melt this year with no reports yet of polar bears onshore. It turns out that Churchill…

Battery Storage – An Infinitesimally Small Part of Electrical Power

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Reblogged from Watts Up With That: Anthony Watts / June 29, 2019 Guest essay by Steve Goreham Large-scale storage of electricity is the latest proposed solution to boost the deployment of renewables. Renewable energy advocates, businesses, and state governments plan to use batteries to store electricity to solve the problem of intermittent wind and solar […]

Deep Sea Carbon Reservoirs Once Superheated the Earth – Could It Happen Again?

Lowell D. Stott at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Lowell D. Stott* *Environment, World* [image: Reuters] "I've got a bad feeling about this." *Over the past two decades, ocean scientists have discovered that there are reservoirs of liquid and solid carbon dioxide accumulating at the bottom of the ocean, within the rocks and sediments on the margins of active hydrothermal vents. * As concern grows over human-induced climate change, many scientists are looking back through Earth’s history to events that can shed light on changes occurring today. Analyzing how the planet’s climate system has changed in the past improves our under... more »

World Bank Must Stop Loans for Fossil Fuel Projects

greatclimatedebate_w84mic at The Great Climate Debate - 1 day ago
Don Dears In its inquisition of any organization that defies the Paris Accord, the UNFCCC at COP 25 in Santiago, Chili, will require the World Bank to defend its actions and establish whether it has stopped loans to developing countries for constructing coal-fired power plants. …

On Nationalism and Renaissance

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
The intellectuals who condemn nationalism are ignoring the connection between nationalism and renaissance. Every renaissance that humanity has experienced in the past has been inspired by the desire of the people in a nation to revive the glorious culture that their ancestors had once created from their political, intellectual, economic, and militaristic achievements. A renaissance, by definition, is a revival, a reawakening, a rebirth. A political and cultural movement to radically transform a country (a renaissance) can succeed only when a large section of the population has a goo... more »

Why U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Needed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The lead ship in the Ford class of large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. It doesn't have its air wing yet, but when it does the USS Ford will be able to support 160 aircraft sorties in a typical day -- and over a hundred more per day if needed. Wikipedia *Forbes:* *Ten Capabilities That Make The U.S. Navy's Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers Indispensable* The U.S. Navy is the only warfighting organization in the world that operates a fleet of large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The 11 carriers funded by the fiscal 2020 defense budget aren’t just the centerpiece... more »

in service of the Chinese government, or Iran

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 day ago
6-25-19 *On* Monday night researchers at Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason revealed the results of tracking a years-long cyber-espionage campaign they've called Operation Soft Cell, which they say targeted the networks of at least 10 cellular providers around the world. And while researchers' visibility into that hacking campaign is incomplete, they say it appears to be a prolific but highly targeted espionage campaign likely based in China. In one of the 10 breaches that affected a Cybereason customer the researchers say they found that the hackers had gained deep ac... more »

Witches and wicca: Tasmania's pagan community is one of the largest in Australia

Just In - 1 day ago
Ritual, belief structures, folk laws and ceremonies — they are all part of the pagan religion and the state of Tasmania has a strong undercurrent of all four.

'Best bowler in the world' Starc on the verge of record-breaking World Cup

Just In - 1 day ago
Mitchell Starc is within touching distance of delivering the greatest tournament by a bowler at a World Cup as he continues to rack up the records in England.

'Surplus is nonsense': Tasmania needs to broaden tax base, sell assets analysts say

Ellen Coulter at Just In - 1 day ago
A Tasmanian budget policy analyst says the state is struggling to make ends meet despite a strong economy, and with no cash buffer under the mattress, the Treasurer is left with the options of borrowing money or broadening the tax base.

NT youth service at capacity seven nights a week

Katrina Beavan at Just In - 1 day ago
Hundreds of children have been filing into youth centres every evening, as numbers double ahead of school holidays

How the man believed to be the first Yolngu doctor achieved his dream

Emily JB Smith at Just In - 1 day ago
Mangatjay McGregor is believed to be the first Yolngu person to become a medical doctor. But his journey hasn't been easy, battling anxiety and spending long periods away from family to achieve his goal.