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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

31 March - Blogs I'm Following - 5 of 5

10:15 pm MDT

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* The worst of presidents for the worst of times. If he'd lived during the plague years of medieval times, he would have happily been a breeder of flea infested rats, setting them free in the dark of night and speaking his gibberish and self-aggrandizing insanity from a soapbox in the public square by day. He would have drawn a cheering crowd then, too, while his family picked their pockets and looted their homes.

Coronavirus And Emergency Powers

Binoy KAMPMARK at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
There has been a hurried spate of cancellations and suspensions of elections across the globe because of the risk posed by COVID-19. The trend is unsurprising. In the age of post-democratic process, suspending the procedure should only induce a cough of recognition. But it is troubling for those who take […]

LG’s 77-inch OLED Simply Can't Be Beat. Period. (If You Can Afford It)

Ethen Kim Lieser at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Ethen Kim Lieser* *Technology, * LG’s 77-inch OLED features one of the best image qualities ever tested on a TV. It delivers nearly perfect black levels, precise colors, wide viewing angles and outstanding uniformity. Even if your living room is sun-drenched on those hot, summer afternoons, this TV’s brightness level should take care of any annoying glares and reflections. A bevy of picture-quality reviews throughout the past year have usually pinpointed one big winner in the OLED TV war – and that is LG. The Korean company’s OLED technology is likely the best in the world, and ... more »

Five Things To Know About South Korea and Coronavirus

Fred Lucas at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Fred Lucas* *Politics, Asia* [image: South Korean soldiers in protective gear make their way while they disinfect buildings downtown, following the rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Daegu, South Korea, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon] Some of it may surprise you. This week in South Korea, a 97-year-old woman—well into the age group most susceptible to the coronavirus—fully recovered from COVID-19. This was one more victory for South Korea, a U.S. ally that is viewed as a success story to the world in combating the coronavirus pandemic. The sma... more »

Not Enough: Why Social Media Companies Need to Do More to Stop Misinformation

Bhaskar Chakravorti at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Bhaskar Chakravorti* *Public Health, World* [image: Reuters] How are they rising to the challenge? As we practice social distancing, our embrace of social media gets only tighter. The major social media platforms have emerged as the critical information purveyors for influencing the choices people make during the expanding pandemic. There’s also reason for worry: the World Health Organization is concerned about an “infodemic,” a glut of accurate and inaccurate information about COVID-19. The social media companies have been pilloried in recent years for practicing “surveillance... more »

Don't Sleep on Comcast's New Wi-Fi 6 Router

Ethen Kim Lieser at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Ethen Kim Lieser* *Technology, * Yes, hiccups are expected in newer generations of devices, and what matters now is how to smooth out these hiccups. If that can successfully happen, there is no reason why the xFi Advanced Gateway can’t compete with other Wi-Fi 6 routers out there--despite some early setbacks. Comcast’s reputation has never been the greatest, but in its foray into the Wi-Fi 6 universe, it should be applauded for setting the bar high with the xFi Advanced Gateway. This particular Gateway, now in pristine white (previous generation was black), can support Wi-Fi 6... more »

Coronavirus: Why More Testing May Not Be for the Better

Doyin Odubanjo at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Doyin Odubanjo* *Public Health, World* [image: Reuters] Simply conducting more tests will not help the situation. *You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it is.* These were the words of Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at his briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March. He made the statement in a bid to underscore the need to test many more people as key to containing the spread of the disease. Ordinarily, that makes sense and I would agree with it. It is the right thing to do in the face of a disease which wou... more »

This Was the U.S. Navy’s Very First Modern Combat Drone Carrier

David Axe at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * On Sept. 6, 2014, the U.S. Navy decommissioned the frigate USS Halyburton at the vessel’s homeport in Florida. She certainly made some serious history. On Sept. 6, 2014, the U.S. Navy decommissioned the frigate USS *Halyburton *at the vessel’s homeport in Florida. The 453-foot-long *Oliver Hazard Perry*-class vessel—named for a medic who died in the 1945 battle for Okinawa—spent just over 30 years in commission. *Halyburton *was many things in her decades of service. A sub-hunter, a counter-drug patroller, a famous pirate-fighter. And, in her final yea... more »

If you’re looking for additional protein, here’s the answer, straight from your veggie patch (Gordon Ramsay)

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 21 hours ago
The F Word Gordon Ramsay visits a British snail farm and shows how to prepare ordinary garden snails for eating. The F Word’s bold, modern and mischievous take on the world of food combines location VTs, kitchen actuality, celebrity interviews, stunts and recipe based challenges to give the format its trademark energy, pace and visual … Continue reading If you’re looking for additional protein, here’s the answer, straight from your veggie patch (Gordon Ramsay) →

Ex DHS employee reveals all in interview on 5G technology

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 21 hours ago
Dana Ashlie 181K subscribers ΑNΟNΥMOUS lNSIDΕR shares what we all may face…AND HOW to PRΕPARΕ. ΕX-DΕPΑRTMENT of HΟMΕLΑND SΕC. ΕMPLOYΕΕ TΕLLS ΑLL she experienced with HΕR DΕCLINING health working next to FIVΕ GEE TΕCH! Shocking INTΕRVIΕW on RΕAL WORLD lMPACTS of ΤΗIS CΟMNG TΕCΗNΟLΟGΥ. How to FIGHT FIVE GΕΕ in your city! http://emfsafetynetwork.org/how-to-op… Where you … Continue reading Ex DHS employee reveals all in interview on 5G technology →

Dr Anthony Fauci MD advises death rate from covid 19 is 0.1% … SARS & MERS, 10% & 36% respectively (re-mandatory vaccines)

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 21 hours ago
The point being can you really call it a pandemic? And does it really warrant mandatory vaccination? RichieFromBoston 366K subscribers Image by Menahem Yaniv from Pixabay

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Follow @Reuters liveblog for the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/cEBwkoEQ5P pic.twitter.com/IH750pCQ5Q — Reuters (@Reuters) March 31, 2020 Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia: WHO official https://t.co/gULHd3AmKm pic.twitter.com/xx0QGL9wwA — Reuters (@Reuters) March 31, 2020 VIDEO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio heralds the arrival of the USNS Comfort, which has space for 1,000 beds and a dozen operating rooms, calling it a symbol of "hope" amid the #coronavirus pandemic, saying "help has come" pic.twitter.com/vbfl9qogjH — AFP news ... more »

Climate News - April 2020

Geoff at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
by Dr Alan Moran A review and commentary on topical matters concerning the science, economics, and governance associated with climate change developments. Alan Moran 1 April 2020 Coronavirus and climate change policy To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required vehicle suppliers to increase their 2026 Corporate Average Fuel Economy to 55 miles per gallon. This is being reduced to 40 miles per gallon, which is however still an increase on current levels. The US EPA is dismantling its requirements that new factories and power plant must... more »

Motorsport engineers use fix-it mentality to design equipment for fight against coronavirus

Patrick Galloway at Just In - 22 hours ago
From today, new masks and protective boxes are being shipped out to Australian medical staff to help protect them while treating coronavirus patients — and they're coming from an unlikely source.

Qantas baggage handlers test positive to COVID-19 as SA records 32 new cases

Just In - 22 hours ago
SA Health says it is investigating a cluster of coronavirus cases among Qantas baggage handlers at the Adelaide Airport, as the state records 32 new cases.

Struggling WA households to get bill relief in package to combat coronavirus economic hit

Eliza Laschon at Just In - 22 hours ago
Western Australia announces businesses and households will not have their water and power cut off if they are unable to pay their bills due to financial hardship from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Italy's coronavirus epidemic could stabilise soon, WHO says

Just In - 22 hours ago
Italy has registered more deaths than anywhere in the world, but the World Health Organisation says the country's strict measures to control coronavirus may be working.

LNP to retain Gold Coast seat of Currumbin following by-election

Josh Bavas at Just In - 22 hours ago
The LNP has held on to the Gold Coast seat of Currumbin in the Queensland weekend by-election, ABC election analyst Antony Green says.

Every day that passes brings a new political wonder you'd have never thought possible

Annabel Crabb at Just In - 22 hours ago
It's been a tough week for those who would ordinarily lose their minds about poor people getting free money, writes Annabel Crabb.

Here's why you should wait until Friday before permanently cancelling your child care

Conor Duffy at Just In - 22 hours ago
Parents across Australia face a troubling dilemma as they weigh up job losses and health concerns, while deciding whether to abandon a hard-won childcare place.

Over $200b in stimulus will increase net debt by a third. Where's the money coming from?

Gareth Hutchens at Just In - 22 hours ago
For the next six months, the Government will be paying the equivalent of half of the country's total wage bill to prevent over a million workers losing their jobs, a move than will see Australia's net debt hit $507 billion, writes Gareth Hutchens.

'Incredibly encouraging' result as WA records just nine new cases of COVID-19

Eliza Laschon at Just In - 22 hours ago
There have been just nine new coronavirus cases recorded in Western Australia over the past 24 hours, but Health Minister Roger Cook says the state is still "sailing into this storm not out of it".

Man who molested 7yo girl in bushland after abducting her from Kmart no longer eligible for parole

Kate McKenna at Just In - 22 hours ago
The man who molested a girl, 7, after luring her away from her mother in Kmart will no longer be eligible for parole next year, after Queensland's Attorney-General won an appeal.

Boat bursts into flames in SA waters forcing seven people to jump overboard

Camron Slessor at Just In - 22 hours ago
Seven people are forced to jump overboard to escape a boat fire on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. The MFS says it took 25 minutes to extinguish and caused $70,000 worth of damage.

Thousands of homes wiped out as final bushfire season stats are revealed

Philippa McDonald at Just In - 22 hours ago
After a devastating summer of unprecedented destruction in which 25 lives were lost in NSW and 2,448 homes destroyed, NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said the people killed would never be forgotten.

AGL boss says 'the lights will stay on' even in worst-case coronavirus scenario

Peter Ryan at Just In - 22 hours ago
AGL chief executive Brett Redman says contingency plans are being constantly updated to ensure the energy giant's generators remain secure as it manages the risk of workers contracting the coronavirus.

The ACT's first coronavirus death was a Ruby Princess passenger

Just In - 22 hours ago
ACT Health was initially reluctant to release personal details about the woman, in her 80s, who died at Canberra Hospital over the weekend, other than to say she was an international traveller.

Coronavirus has hit blood donations hard — but there's something you can do to help

Just In - 22 hours ago
Around 900 donors are cancelling appointments each day, but we need more blood and plasma products everyday. And for many it's still safe to donate, writes David Irving.

Dr Norman Swan's coronavirus test is negative, but the process was eye-opening

Norman Swan at Just In - 22 hours ago
ABC broadcaster and doctor Norman Swan's describes his rollercoaster weekend from coming down with flu-like symptoms to being tested for COVID-19 — and finally getting a negative result.

The Kindness Kombi bringing laughter and music to people in isolation

Just In - 22 hours ago
As communities endure a partial lockdown and isolation becomes the norm, a couple and their colourful Kombi drive through suburbs to bring people a little sunshine.

Virgin Australia seeks $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants $4.2 billion

Nassim Khadem at Just In - 22 hours ago
Virgin Australia confirms it wants $1.4 billion from the Federal Government to help it get through the coronavirus pandemic, sparking a warning from Qantas boss Alan Joyce.

Videos For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
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Does an ER wormhole have a doubled entropy compared to a black hole?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
There are many interesting hep-th papers today, including one on machine learning in the stringy standard models. But I picked ER = EPR revisited: On the Entropy of an Einstein-Rosen Bridge Herman Verlinde (Princeton U., also one of the three co-fathers of matrix string theory who slept with the mother of matrix string theory when she was in the 3rd month of pregnancy) discusses a seemingly simple question: when you connect two black holes into the Einstein-Rosen bridge by the entanglement glue, what is the entropy of the resulting wormhole? Is it just \(S=A/4G\), the entropy of eac... more »

On The Front Line Of COVID-19: Doctor Calls For System Change

Terrace at PopularResistance.Org - 22 hours ago
New York is the area hardest hit by the coronavirus currently in the United States with over 60,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths, ranking it as the sixth highest number of cases in the world. The area in and around New York City has the most cases. Governor Cuomo is scrambling for hospital beds and equipment. The Army Corps of Engineers has been called in to convert convention centers and other large spaces into temporary hospitals. A naval hospital ship is heading up from southern Virginia to provide support. The city is bringing in refrigerated trucks to store dead bodies and China ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The USNS Comfort passes the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York Harbor during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Inside New York City, epicenter of U.S. coronavirus outbreak *(Reuters).

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The Americas -- News Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Al Jazeera: *Latin American countries take varying measures to contain virus* In Latin America, countries have been ramping up their containment measures, some more drastically than others. Strict containment measures such as night-time curfews are in force across several Latin American countries, but other nations are taking a less drastic approach in their fight against the coronavirus. Honduras has extended its nationwide curfew until at least mid-April. Venezuela's opposition leader is calling for more humanitarian aid to be allowed into the country, where the outbreak could ... more »

March 31st – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1167

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 →

Tuesday March 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 →

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Africa -- News Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*FOX News: **South African crackdown amid coronavirus lockdown called into question as some ignore restrictions* JOHANNESBURG - The South African government’s “brutal and heavy-handed” approach to enforcing the country’s three-week lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak has been called into question amid reports of one man being shot and four children reportedly injured in an alleged altercation with authorities. Reports out of Vosloorus, located to the immediate east of Johannesburg, said that a police officer and a security official have been arrested for murder following the... more »

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Middle East -- News Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Arab News: **Worsening coronavirus crisis seen as Turkey’s self-inflicted injury* * Govt. accused of wasting time before taking measures to halt transmission of deadly infection * Outbreak raises pressure on economy burdened with weak currency and high debt levels ANKARA: Since January, as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections seeped out of China’s borders and into the world at large, many countries were caught napping. A few among of them chose a policy of denial until the facts could no longer be concealed. Turkey is a tragic case in point. To be sure, in recent weeks the... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago
All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all guns, that way no guns can ever be used to command the party. Chairman Mao Zedong (Killed up to 80 million of his own citizens in peacetime

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Asia -- News Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Financial Post/Reuters:* *Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia - WHO official* BEIJING — The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and the current measures to curb the spread of the virus are merely buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official said on Tuesday. Even with all the measures, the risk of transmission in the region will not go away as long as the pandemic continues, said Takeshi Kasai, Regional Director for the Western Pacific at the World Health Organization (WHO). Preparations for ... more »

Federal court orders property seized in immigration raid returned to Koch Foods

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Koch Foods’ property seized in August 2019 by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from the company’s chicken processing plant in Morton, MS, must be returned, according to U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves. Koch was one of several USDA-inspected poultry processors in Mississippi targeted in this past summer’s immigration raid, the largest of... Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak traced to food ordered online

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Ten people were sickened by Salmonella from chicken legs in a Chinese city after eating food ordered online in mid-2018, according to a new report. Researchers said the investigation highlights the role of online food delivery platforms as a new mode of foodborne disease transmission. Collaboration between public health agencies and online food delivery platforms... Continue Reading

Cantaloupes, seafood top list of enforcement modifications

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts. Import Alert Description URL... Continue Reading

EFSA assesses health risks of aflatoxins in food

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a risk assessment on aflatoxins in food. The report evaluates toxicity of aflatoxins to humans, estimates dietary exposure of the European Union population to these mycotoxins, and assesses the human health risks due to estimated dietary exposure. The risk assessment by the Panel on Contaminants in the... Continue Reading

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Europe -- News Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Spain becomes third country to pass China with more than 85,000 coronavirus infections as number of deaths rises 812 to 7,340* * Spain has reported 6,398 new coronavirus infections taking its total to 85,195 * It is the third country - including the US and Italy - to surpass China's case total * Spain also recorded 812 deaths, bringing the total number killed to 7,340 * Increase in deaths was marginally lower than the 838 recorded on Sunday Spain has become the third country to surpass China's coronavirus infection total after the number of cases rose by almost 6,40... more »

The USNS Comfort Arrives In New York City To Assist In The Covid-19 Coronavirus Response

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *What happened to lockdown? Disbelief as CROWDS gather to watch 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrive in Manhattan to assist with coronavirus outbreak - as Mayor de Blasio warns people may be fined $500 for not staying home* * The USNS Comfort arrived in New York City on Monday morning to care for non-coronavirus patients * It has 1,000 beds, more than 1,000 medical staff and more than 100 operating rooms on board * By taking other patients, it frees up the beds in the city's hospitals for the fast multiplying COVID-19 patients * As of Monday morning, ther... more »

Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Monday 30th March 2020

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily wind power generation 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 […]

Patriot Humor – China, Here’s Your Sign

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
China — Here’s Your SignImmediatelyMake It StopFor Your Own GoodUnderstandingDon’t Cough on MeSolutionNot Your President?Take a LookTruckersNever ForgetFake NewsNeverWash Your HandsTravel Ideas Read more excellent articles at The Patriot Post

Soros-Funded Progressive Outlet Claims Virus Is Time To ‘Abolish The Family’

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Gabriel Hays ~ Lefties on George Soros’s payroll know that no good crisis should go to waste and are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to peddle their communist garbage, like the idea that this crisis should remind society of its imperative to “abolish the family” and the “private household.” Wow, what a […]

COVID-19 And Climate Change Require A Better Understanding Of Science

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We have all been barraged on the 24/7 news cycle for years over fearful claims about climate change and global warming. Now for months, our lives are completely altered with a more realistic fear of the most contagious virus any of us have ever experienced. Both, however, suffer from questionable […]

Iran’s Ababil 3 Drone Might Be a Bribe from a South African Telecom Company

Caleb Larson at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Caleb Larson* *Security, Middle East* Iran has a strong interest in finding low-cost solutions to difficult regional problems. Iran flies a wide range of drones, and has been doing so since at least the 1980s. Their newest designs are quite advanced — and might have been a bribe from a South African telecommunications company. *War on the Cheap* Iran has a strong interest in finding low-cost solutions to difficult regional problems. Drones are no exception and help level the playing field against strong regional adversaries like Saudi Arabia and Israel. Against global adversar... more »

Challenge: Why We Should Take a Proactive Attitude to Deal With Coronavirus

Bethany Teachman at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Bethany Teachman* *Public Health, World* [image: Reuters] You have a choice to make when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. You have a choice to make when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Do you treat this time as an insurmountable threat that pits you against everyone else? This option entails making decisions based solely on protecting yourself and your loved ones: stockpiling supplies regardless of what that leaves for others; continuing to host small gatherings because you’re personally at lower risk; or taking no precautions because the effort seems futile. Or do ... more »

Here's What It Was Like to Fly a P-40 and Fight Imperial Japan During World War II

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2015%3Anewsml_GF10000185895&share=true] A tough fight. The four Curtiss P-40 Warhawks plummeted 10,000 feet over NewGuinea’s coastline to ambush their quarry. Flight leader 1st Lt. Donald F. Lee, Jr., concentrated intently on his target, a silver-gray Aichi D-3 Type 99 “Val” dive bomber. After centering the Japanese plane in his gunsight reticle, Lee riddled it with a long burst of .50-caliber gunfire. Just then he heard and felt a loud “thump.” One 7.7mm bullet fired by... more »

Stop Smiling: How Coronavirus Reinforces the Wealth Gap

Sandy Brian Hager, Joseph Baines at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Sandy Brian Hager, Joseph Baines* *Economics, Americas* [image: Reuters] The crisis is hitting small businesses and lower-income households. The coronavirus pandemic is rocking financial markets, disrupting supply chains and sharply reducing consumer spending. The crisis is hitting the likes of airlines and high street retailers particularly hard, and is decimating many small businesses. Unfortunately, this is proving devastating for millions of precarious and low-income workers across the world. Many governments – including the UK and the US – have announced fiscal stimulus ... more »

Easy Company Mortarman Tells What It Was Like to Fight After D-Day

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C1944%3Anewsml_GM1EA5S0UJJ01&share=true] A true hero. The green light lit up the inside of the Douglas C-47 Skytrain’s fuselage, and 20 paratroopers from Easy Company’s Stick 70, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division charged out the door. Twenty-year-old Private Bradford “Brad” Clark Freeman, the fifth man in line, exited and his parachute quickly popped open. In the intermittent light of the full moon, he could see a pasture rushing up at him. He cou... more »

Two U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Are Patrolling Near Iran. Is That Too Many?

David Axe at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * [image: ARABIAN SEA (March 18, 2020) The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), front, and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) transit the Arabian Sea, March 18, 2020. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike] The U.S. Navy has deployed two of its precious nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to the Persian Gulf as part of a wider surge in forces the Pentagon hopes will deter attacks by Iran. But keeping two of the fleet’s 11 flattops in the Gulf could strain the fleet. The U.S. Navy has deployed two of... more »

Why Coronavirus May Change the World (For Better or Worse)

Simon Mair at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Simon Mair* *Public Health, World* [image: Reuters] Where will we be in six months? A year? Where will we be in six months, a year, ten years from now? I lie awake at night wondering what the future holds for my loved ones. My vulnerable friends and relatives. I wonder what will happen to my job, even though I’m luckier than many: I get good sick pay and can work remotely. I am writing this from the UK, where I still have self-employed friends who are staring down the barrel of months without pay, friends who have already lost jobs. The contract that pays 80% of my salary runs o... more »

Why Napoleon at First Lost to—but Then Wrecked—Austria

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2013%3Anewsml_GM1E9AK1O7Z01&share=true] The world was never the same. *Key point:* France stumbled at first, but then gained victory. This is the story of Napoleon's string of conquests. On the evening of July 4, 1809, Emperor Napoleon’s Grande Armee prepared to cross a narrow waterway from Lobau Island to Marchfelt, a large, flat plain that bordered the eastern banks of the sinuous Danube River. Marshal Nicolas Oudinot’s II Corps was among the first to attempt a passage... more »

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The U.S. -- News Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *More than 225 MILLION people - or two-thirds of the population - are now on lockdown: Virginia, Maryland and South Florida and D.C. residents are the latest to be told to stay home to stop the coronavirus spread* * Virginia Gov Ralph Northam issued stay-at-home orders for residents on Monday * Northam's order tells state's approximately 8.5 million people they must stay home except for when they need to go out for work, food or medical attention * 'To date, this has been a suggestion to Virginians. Today, it's an order,' he said * In Maryland, Gov Larry Hogan iss... more »

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic -- Live Updates March 30 - 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 700,000 people: World passes latest landmark with 3.4billion people now under lockdown* * New virus has infected at least 721,595 people in 183 countries and territories * The US has the largest outbreak on the planet with 143,055 and 2,514 deaths * Italy has the unwanted lead in deaths with a toll of 10,779 out of 97,689 cases The coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 700,000 people around the world, the latest figures revealed today. There have been at least 721,595 cases including 33,881 fatalities in 183 ... more »

Trump Continues To Make The Pandemic Worse

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Trump and his allies went bonkers yesterday when Pelosi went on CNN and characterized Trump's Don't Test/Don' Tell policy in response to the spread of the coronavirus "deadly." She told Jake Tapper as well as Americans who haven't been paying attention, exactly what they need to hear about his malevolence, incompetence and narcissism: "His denial at the beginning was deadly, his delaying of getting equipment... to where it is needed is deadly, and now the best thing would be to do is to prevent more loss of life, rather than open things up so that, because we just don’t know... As ... more »

Is the Meltdown Over? Gold Silver Market Update w/ Mike Maloney

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
GoldSilver (w/ Mike Maloney) Download Mike’s best-selling book for free here: https://pages.goldsilver.com/freebook The question everyone is asking: is the market meltdown over? If you watched nothing other than mainstream news you might be inclined to think that we have come through the storm and are ready to pick up the pieces, board the rocket ship, …

Panic in India as Laborers Rush to Leave Cities

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Day laborers in India, left without work and food, are crowding the transit system by the tens of thousands in an effort to return home from urban areas. Villages are turning people back for fear of COVID-19 coronavirus infection, and the mass migration poses a major risk of spreading the outbreak. RT America’s …

The Mother Of All Talkshows: COVID-19 Impact in the US [Ep.41]

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Joining us on the show today is Dr Richard Wolff – Professor of Economics to talk about the impact of coronavirus in the US. Dr John Campbell – Retired Nurse Teacher and A&E nurse to talk about the spread of coronavirus. Dr Ranjeet Brar – NHS Consultant, physician & surgeon will update us on …

READY? Steve Quayle, Tom Horn and Derek Gilbert Discuss Current Global Events, What’s Coming Next

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
SkyWatch TV Legendary broadcaster Steve Quayle joins Tom Horn and Derek Gilbert via Skype to raise “pandemic” and government issues questions about where we are and where we may be headed over the next few months. end

Mark of the Beast: Chipping, Mandatory Bracelets, RFID, Cellphone GPS, Accelerometers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Lionel Nation #LionelNation #VirtualFellowship #COVID19 A NOTE TO CONCERNED CITIZENS EVERYWHERE. People are scared and rightfully so. I don’t care who you are or where you’re from, folks are panicking as news gets more dire and ominous and foreboding, Schools closed, stock markets tumbling, panic in stores, fights over toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Mask(ed) …

Capital One The First Big Bank Bailout Over Oil Crash! 11% Of US Restaurants Could Close Permanently

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Silver Report Uncut This is getting serious as Capital one becomes the first big bank to receive a secret bailout from the CFTC to prevent serious undo disruptions. The price of oil has crashed over 50% and many don’t know it has had serious support from the US filling their strategic oil reserves. That’s the …

Gold is Going into Hiding

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
belangp This is quite extraordinary. The incentive to mobilize gold is now gone. Let’s all hope this situation rights itself. end

Global Currency Crisis Is Coming: The “Dollar Milkshake” Theory (w/ Brent Johnson)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Real Vision Finance Watch Brent Johnson’s follow up to The Dollar Milkshake Theory: https://rvtv.io/2tdRouM and The Great Dollar Debate with Brent Johnson and Luke Gromen: https://rvtv.io/2TGSnza only on Real Vision. — Santiago Capital CEO Brent Johnson rejoins Real Vision with a plethora of predictions that revolve around a strengthening dollar. Johnson believes that a global …

Macron WARNS: EU Facing “the Death of Schengen”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Duran The Duran Quick Take: Episode 513. The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement that Europe is staring at the ‘death of Schengen.’ Macron warned EU leaders of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent closure of borders, risking the ‘survival of the European Project.’ end

Silver Issue? Deutsche Bank Chief Regulator is No Longer With Us?! (Bix Weir)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RoadtoRoota The Big Players in gold and silver are dropping like flies as all the exchanges are throwing the Rules out the window! Also, you can fight the Corona Virus with this vibrational frequency from my friend Christof: https://youtu.be/p4CBRXLz-ko end

Trends Journal: Global Economic Panic. WWIII Next!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Gerald Celente Gerald Celente is Founder of the Trends Journal, a weekly, multi-media resource providing analysis & trend forecasts no other news outlet delivers. What’s going on? What does it mean? What’s next? Knowledge is power. Subscribe to the Trends Journal for Truth, Trends, and so much more. end

Engineered Economic Collapse Is Now Almost Certain

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
maneco64 #economy #collapse #stockmarket #federalreserve #gold Today I look at some of the latest stories and headlines concerning the current crisis and how I think it will affect the world economy. It is my opinion that this is an engineered economic takedown in order to wipe the slate clean so to speak. The debt-based monetary …

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Says He Will Not Run for President….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
First, the question is technically silly. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo cannot “run for president” because all of the deadlines have passed, ballots printed, and the official architecture of the DNC election process would not support a “run for president” … Continue reading →

Lt. General Semonite Discusses Coronavirus Mitigation Effort…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Beware of Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite. A review of his social media shows a strong political alignment with team “resistance“. The head of the Army Corps of Engineers appears with Martha MacCallum to discuss his efforts within the COVID-19 response … Continue reading →

Bottle shops limit booze sales to curb coronavirus panic buying

Just In - 1 day ago
In a bid to stop panic buying of alcohol, bottle shops across Australia are now restricting what they sell. How much can you buy now?

Queensland voluntary euthanasia gets green light from parliamentary review

Josh Bavas at Just In - 1 day ago
Voluntary assisted dying laws proposed in Queensland in late 2018 is approved by a bipartisan health committee, meaning it will likely be legislated.

Public coronavirus patients to be treated in private hospitals in deal that opens up 34,000 beds

Just In - 1 day ago
The Federal Government strikes a deal with the country's 657 private hospitals, giving the Commonwealth access to another 34,000 hospital beds to help tackle the coronavirus crisis.

Photographer takes portraits of self-isolating families during coronavirus pandemic

Shuba Krishnan at Just In - 1 day ago
A South Australian photographer is using her artistic talents to help connect her country-town community in times of social distancing and self-isolation.

US FDA approves emergency authorisation anti-malaria drug for coronavirus treatment

Just In - 1 day ago
The two drugs — hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine — which are used to treat malaria and other conditions, now can be prescribed by doctors to hospitalised teen and adult patients with COVID-19 in the United States.

Vending machines to supply surgical masks as fast food packager gets order to make 145 million

Just In - 1 day ago
Amid growing concerns about a shortage of surgical masks across Australia, authorities in SA are resorting to novel and drastic solutions involving a fast food packager as well as vending machines to bolster supply.

Prince Harry and Meghan urge us to 'lift each other up' in final Instagram post

Just In - 1 day ago
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sign off from Royal life on Instagram, urging people to "make a difference" during "this global shift" and say there's a need to find solutions during this pandemic.

Sitting or standing? Table or bench? How to get your home office set-up right

Genelle Weule at Just In - 1 day ago
Kitchen benchtops and dining room tables around Australia have become workspaces as office workers have been advised to work from home in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some tips and hacks that may help.

The 16 reasons you are allowed to leave the house under NSW's coronavirus lockdown

Ashleigh Raper at Just In - 1 day ago
People in NSW are living under Australia's toughest coronavirus lockdown, and face fines of up to $11,000 if they break the rules. Here are 16 reasons you're allowed to leave the house.

Virgin Australia seeks $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants $4.2 billion

Nassim Khadem at Just In - 1 day ago
Virgin Australia confirms it wants $1.4 billion from the Federal Government to help it get through the coronavirus pandemic, sparking a warning from Qantas boss Alan Joyce.

African swine fever outbreak in Papua New Guinea has Australian biosecurity on high alert

Kim Honan at Just In - 1 day ago
A disease that has devastated the global porcine population, killing 800 million pigs, spreads to Australia's closest neighbour.

Law enforcement agencies called in to boost contact tracing as Queensland coronavirus cases reach 743

Just In - 1 day ago
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says law enforcement agencies will be brought in to assist with a new coronavirus contact-tracing operation to be headed up by the State Attorney-General.

Bushfire clean-up delayed by coronavirus, leaving volunteers stranded

Brittany Evins at Just In - 1 day ago
BlazeAid is closing its key volunteer camp in the Adelaide Hills because of worries its mostly older crew will contract coronavirus.

Police warn time for leniency has passed as Melbourne bar cops almost $10k fine

Just In - 1 day ago
A Fitzroy bar will have to pay nearly $10,000 after becoming the first Victorian business fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state rises by nearly 100 — including four infants.

Japan to focus on Avigan, Futhan, and other drugs to fight coronavirus

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 1 day ago
Japan to focus on Avigan, Futhan, and other drugs to fight coronavirus Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is putting important emphasis on medicines to fight coronavirus (Covid-19). Hence, Abe’s administration is being tasked with supporting a possible breakthrough. Therefore, reports are specifically focused on Avigan […]

Pentagon Reports Over 1,000 Military-Linked Cases Of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Orders All Bases To Not Publicly Report Covid-19 Data Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Just in: Pentagon now reports the DoD community has 1,087 cases of Coronavirus this AM, up from 600 on Friday • 569 military cases • 220 civilian cases • 190 dependent cases • 64 contractor cases DoD plans to spend ~$85m to buy 8,000 ventilators, 1st deliveries in May — Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) March 30, 2020 *Stars and Stripes:* *Pentagon orders installations to stop reporting coronavirus cases as military-linked infections eclipse 1,000* WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has ordered commanders at all of its installations worldwide to stop announcing publicly new coronavirus ... more »