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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, January 31, 2021

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

 10:54 pm MST

"I’ve always been quite critical of my voice and I’ve been told it’s like a foghorn, and grating, but it seems to be working on radio, which I’m really delighted with"
Craig, Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Sticking with *The Sunday Times, *the paper's Katherine Forster has given Naga Munchetty a highly sympathetic interview. She says the BBC presenter has a "no-nonsense likeability" off air as well and on air and is taking to her new Radio 5 Live show. "I’ve always been quite critical of my voice and I’ve been told it’s like a foghorn, and grating, but it seems to be working on radio, which I’m really delighted with", says Naga. We're also told, among other things that, "like her nemesis Trump, she is a “slightly obsessed” golfer — she has a handicap of seven — and is desperate...
Misinformation market: The money-making tools Facebook hands to Covid cranks
Jasper Jackson, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 21 hours ago
The Bureau has found hundreds of pages using monetisation tools designed by facebook while spreading dangerous misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccines
Running hot and cold
Craig, Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Camilla Long in *The Sunday Times* writes today about how last Tuesday, prior to the EU uniting most of the British Isles in fury, "anti-Brexit stories were still running hot and cold on the BBC website": We learnt, for example, how poor shoppers were being charged more for goods from the EU. One woman paid a whole £30 extra for earrings from Greece. “My model car cost £12 more,” moaned Londoner Sascha Grillo. “Second-hand pottery on eBay was more expensive,” ran another sob story. I bet the average person who voted leave must be feeling devastated knowing that used pottery,...
Andy Schectman: Will Silver “Go GameStop?”
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Arcadia Economics Andy Schectman: Will silver “go GameStop?” The GameStop short squeeze has captured the market’s attention this week. And perhaps the best part, is that now the world is starting to find out about the short squeeze that’s been happening for decades in silver. Which raises the question, will silver be the next GameStop? …
Silver Short Squeeze Live Q&A for Reddit WallStreetBets & New Silver Investors
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Arcadia Economics #Silvershortsqueeze​ live Q&A for Reddit WallStreetBets & new silver investors There’s some amazing history happening at this exact moment in the silver market. Because after the #WallStreetBets​ #Reddit​group triggered short squeezes on GameSpot and AMC earlier this week, they then turned their attention to the silver market on Friday. And in just …
jonjayray, EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 23 hours ago
* Now More Than Ever, America's Children Need a Strong Civics Education* After being officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden wasted no time in pushing his executive privilege to the limit. Biden and Co. are framing his executive orders as necessary first steps in addressing the “four crises” facing our nation. In reality, however, Biden’s EOs are more attacks on actions taken by the Trump administration than they are substantive policy measures. They are a gesture aimed at the American public, as if to say, “I am the polar opposite of Donald Trump....
these are not Moscow sociologists
Bob Dinn, balance10 - 23 hours ago
1-29-21 Oleg Navalny, 7 years younger than his brother Alexey, did 3.5 years in prison courtesy Putput and got out a few years ago; now under house arrest. a record 4,002 people arrested across Russia last week, as large crowds took to the streets to demand the release of the opposition politician Alexei Navalny….Police in black balaclavas, armed with crowbars, launched raids at their flats and offices across Moscow, as a criminal case was opened for calling a protest mid-pandemic. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55827509 .............................. 1-29-21 a recor...
The Walking Wounded
Willis Eschenbach, Skating Under The Ice - 23 hours ago
Once again, I had to take my Ram pickup truck to the dealer. This time, it was just to make sure it was OK before the warranty ran out. And once again, I bought a pack of smokes and went out to talk to the homeless. The first people I ran into were Mack and…
Community Bands Together to Rescue Elderly Woman Medically Kidnapped – The Life of a Senior is Still Precious to Some
AdminM, Medical Kidnap - 23 hours ago
In a week where it was reported that the New York State Attorney General admitted that nursing home deaths in New York State for 2020, already recorded as numbering tens of thousands, were undercounted by as much as 50% with Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly stating "Who cares?", and where numerous reports all over the world have recorded hundreds of seniors dying in assisted care facilities this week after the roll out of the experimental COVID mRNA injections, something truly amazing happened in Vancouver, Washington last night. The people of the community, many members of "People...
Why I’m Going to Buy Gamestop or AMC theaters If I Can
E.M.Smith, Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
What happens when the Plebs discover they can roast the pig over the fire / pire... Continue reading →
Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Saturday 30 January 2021
TonyfromOz, PA Pundits – International - 1 day 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 […]
Washington Post: Trump ‘Must Never Have’ His Own Presidential Library
PA Pundits - International, PA Pundits – International - 1 day ago
By Tim Graham ~ The horrible January 6 riot on Capitol Hill provided grist to the most fervent Trump haters to want to take everything away from him that they can. Washington Post architecture critic Philip Kennicott fulminated on the front page of Sunday’s Arts & Style section under the headline “Trump wants a presidential library. […]
Biden’s 550 Thousand Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
PA Pundits - International, PA Pundits – International - 1 day ago
By Joe Bastardi ~ President Biden Wants to have 550 thousand Car Charging Stations around the country by the year 2030. I can’t figure out if that is 550 thousand individual chargers or charging stations. But I have some questions. 1). Where is the electricity coming from? Since we can not store solar or wind […]
The Left’s Push To ‘Reform’ The Courts Only Will Politicize Them
PA Pundits - International, PA Pundits – International - 1 day ago
By Thomas Jipping ~ President Joe Biden has announced the creation of a commission to examine “reforming” the courts. This move is not only a “solution” in search of a problem, but will itself likely damage the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. It is based on the dangerous idea that the […]
it is a masquerade
Bob Dinn, balance10 - 1 day ago
Peril stalks while the nations sleep. And the preachers preach, “Peace!” when war is yet in the hearts of the betrayers of Christ. It is the handwriting on the wall and the secrets of men’s hearts that I read. This is no mystery, yet I unveil it as such. The right hand and the left--let them be in unison and let one know that which the other is doing. Know God. Know thyself. Know the subconscious. Know the true friend and know the tireless enemy. Friends of light, you have waited for my certain word, and I have saved it for you. Let none then hold it back. For the...
To Re-Establish U.S. Influence, Biden Should Play Rope-a-Dope, Not Compete Globally
Alexander Cooley, Daniel Nexon, The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Alexander Cooley, Daniel Nexon* *United States, * Rather than reclaim global dominance by outspending and overpowering new contenders, U.S. planners should instead simply not contest many of Beijing’s and Moscow’s costly efforts to expand their networks of clients. The Trump administration may be over, but its emphasis on “great power competition” is likely here to stay. The Washington establishment believes that Moscow and Beijing are engaged in a worldwide campaign to undermine U.S. power, security, and prosperity—one makes ample use of non-military instruments such as oversea...
Racial Inequalities of COVID-19 Laid Bare in Study of East London Hospitals
Yize Wan, The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Yize Wan* *Coronavirus, Europe* Black patients were 30% and Asian patients 49% more likely to die of COVID-19 within 30 days of hospital admission compared to patients from white backgrounds of a similar age and baseline health. The UK has passed the terrible milestone of 100,000 deaths with COVID-19. These losses have not been evenly spread throughout different communities. A disproportionate number of both severe cases and deaths have been among those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. In England, analyses of data from the Office of National Statistics a...
Damage Control Dilemma: How Can Biden Best Repair America’s Tarnished Image?
Patrick Mendis, Dominique Reichenbach, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Patrick Mendis, Dominique Reichenbach* *Security, Americas* If the American experience in the former Soviet Union is an example of the collapse of communism, then emerging totalitarianism in China and elsewhere can only be overcome by proactive international educational programming. Over the last four years, President Donald Trump has cut the budget for America’s global engagement and canceled a year’s worth of study abroad and service programs due to the coronavirus pandemic. President Joe Biden must now make it his agenda to rejuvenate U.S. international educational and cultur...
How the Mediterranean Sea Became a Russian Navy Playground
Michael Peck, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Europe* During the Cold War, Soviet warships were a familiar sight in the Mediterranean. *Here's What You Need to Remember: *Russia faces severe challenges in maintaining a meaningful naval presence in the Mediterranean, Gorenburg points out. Russia’s economy is sputtering, the country’s shipyards have been plagued by delays, and supplying its Mediterranean forces through the Bosporus chokepoint in wartime could be a problem. Is the Mediterranean the new playground for the Russian Navy? Russia is expanding its naval presence in the Eastern Mediterranean...
Community Bands Together to Rescue Elderly Woman Medically Kidnapped – The Life of a Senior is Still Precious to Some
Brian-Admin, Health Impact News - 1 day ago
In a week where it was reported that the New York State Attorney General admitted that nursing home deaths in New York State for 2020, already recorded as numbering tens of thousands, were undercounted by as much as 50% with Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly stating "Who cares?", and where numerous reports all over the world have recorded hundreds of seniors dying in assisted care facilities this week after the roll out of the experimental COVID mRNA injections, something truly amazing happened in Vancouver, Washington last night. The people of the community, many members of "People...
Biden vs SpaceX?
Larry-Lambert, Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
The T-Shirts are finished I don’t have a profit stake in the shirts — but imagine the positive impression you’ll make when you arrive in the boxcar with your shirt on. WSF, you need a shirt and some sort of doggy shirt for Banner. You’ll get the bunk by the stove for sure […] The post Biden vs SpaceX? appeared first on Virtual Mirage.
January 31st – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day #12
Sundance, The Last Refuge - 1 day 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 JoeBama Administration and Presidency. … Continue reading → The post January 31st – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day #12 appeared first on The Last Refuge.
Sunday January 31st – Open Thread
Sundance, The Last Refuge - 1 day 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 → The post Sunday January 31st – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge .
Sober Discussion about the Never-ending Covid “pandemic”
Robert, Small Dead Animals - 1 day ago
In her most recent podcast episode, Megyn Kelly talks to Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Alex Berenson about the ongoing non-science, non-data reaction to Covid. Further to the portions focused on why teacher unions are blocking the return of in-person education in some jurisdictions, there’s also this.
FAO involved in projects to strengthen food safety
News Desk, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
A project has started to strengthen official food safety control and risk communication systems in five countries of Europe and Central Asia. The effort, funded by Turkey, includes Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan and Turkey. It will include regional capacity development events and country-level activities. In recent years, these nations have taken steps... Continue Reading
January 31, 2021 – Reader Tips
Robert, Small Dead Animals - 1 day ago
Tonight we learn how to reload a rifle during the U.S. Civil War. Your slightly newer tips would be much appreciated!
Is President Biden's Vaccination Program The Same As Former President Trump's Plan?
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
* Zero Hedge*: *Biden Plagiarizes Again After Bloomberg Points Out Virus Plan Is Basically Trump's * While President Biden has done nothing but disparage President Trump's COVID-19 vaccination plan - while promising on the campaign trail to 'introduce his own,' it now appears there was no 'new' plan whatsoever - and his team is essentially using Trump's playbook with "modest changes," according to Bloomberg. *Biden has said vaccine distribution was in “worse shape than we anticipated.” White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said a Trump administration plan “did not really exist.” Ad...
Could Recent U.S. Warming Trends be Largely Spurious?
GCD, ClimateCite Corp - 1 day ago
January 29th, 2021 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Several lines of evidence suggest observed warming trends are not nearly as large as what you have been told. It’s been almost eight years since I posted results on my analysis of the global Integrated Surface Database (ISD) temperature data. Despite finding evidence that urbanization effects on temperature measurements have not …
Vancouver health authority rolls out COVID-19 vaccine on Downtown Eastside - Culling the poorest, most marginal and most vulnerable
greencrow, Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Covid Culling Centre Set Up in Poorest Section of* * Vancouver - **The Whole Deadly Scam is so Transparent* Vancouver health authority rolls out COVID-19 vaccine on Downtown Eastside (cheknews.ca) Original Story posted by CBC News Vancouver Coastal Health has started offering COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable residents on the Downtown Eastside as part of Phase 2 of its immunization plan. *************** *Greencrow says:* More low hanging fruit in the perp Crosshairs. Who will speak for these people when they come down with organ failure in the near future? Who will warn them ...
Mitigate the Acidic, Negative Effects of Coffee by Adding This One Ingredient to Your Next Cup
Nick Meyer, AltHealthWorks.com - 1 day ago
Coffee is one of those products that has a 50/50 split when it comes to health benefits and health risks. While some people do extremely well with it, others feel jittery or experience other side effects that aren’t enough to offset the benefits. What few people realize, however, is that not all coffee is created equal. Caffeine has protective effects against Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, and heart disease; it also lowers the risks of oral cancers, and type 2 diabetes. At the same time, caffeine is a drug that can be addictive, and coffee can promote anxiet...
Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Crazy And So Is The Rest Of Congress: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
I really hope Americans get rid of that dangerous right wing lunatic in congress, by which I mean all of the people in congress. ❖ Marjorie Taylor Greene is not more crazy than all the DC politicians who agree the US should maintain planetary hegemony […]
"GME Soars 75% After-Hours, Erases Losses After Liquidity-Constrained Robinhood Lifts Trading Ban"
CoyotePrime, Running 'Cause I Can't Fly 2 - 14 hours ago
*"GME Soars 75% After-Hours, Erases Losses* * After Liquidity-Constrained Robinhood Lifts Trading Ban"* by Epic Economist "In this video, we report the freshest news about the Reddit vs. Wall Street trading chaos, and all the market drama involving the latest developments of the battle between hedge funds and the RobinHood platform. And, of course, we expose why Redditors are howling in rage and taking their discontentment to the streets in demonstrations against the latest trading ban that limited the purchase of stock shares of major companies and sparked a heated debate that even...
Is Biden Just Throwing Darts at a Wall of Post-it Notes with Names on Them??
Diogenes Sarcastica™, Diogenes' Middle Finger - 18 hours ago
I think we all are scratching our heads at Biden's sometime questionable *picks for **appointments* to high level positions, even dragging out losers like *The Earl of Ketchup*, John Kerry, and a lunatic like Jennifer Granholm, who spent most of her appearances on cable news pre-election coverage calling everyone nazis, along with people with little or no level of expertise in their positions of authority they find themselves appointed to. I really didn't think things could get anymore weirder than Mayor Buttcheeks at Transportation, who I think Biden just didn't understand what th...
Make No Mistake: It’s a War
Larry-Lambert, Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
Caption: The Shrine of the Book, a wing of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, is built to symbolize the scroll. The shrine is built as a white dome symbolizing the Sons of Light, and a black basalt wall symbolizing the Sons of Darkness. You can call this a pre-sermonette if you wish. The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons […] The post Make No Mistake: It’s a War appeared first on Virtual Mirage.
WHO Scientists in Wuhan Exit Quarantine for Coronavirus Origin Study
Ethen Kim Lieser, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ethen Kim Lieser* *Coronavirus, Asia* The mission, however, has become a politically charged issue in China, which has strongly opposed any independent investigation that it could not control step by step. A team of scientists from the World Health Organization has emerged from quarantine in Wuhan, China—long considered by most experts to be the epicenter of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—to start its fact-finding mission on the disease’s origin. Before the researchers could engage in any scientific study there, they were required to isolate for fourteen days after arriving i...
Why Biden’s Pressure on China Is Good News for Vietnam
Stratfor Worldview, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Stratfor Worldview* *Security, Asia* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2015%3Anewsml_GF10000189815&share=true] Both countries share an interest in countering Beijing and Hanoi is poised to benefit economically from a U.S. partnership as well. *Vietnam is well-positioned to reap the economic and political rewards of continued U.S. pressure on China over the next year, as the world gradually emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. *The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden’s continued hardline stance toward China will present Vietnam with new opport...
Global Britain’s Trade Ambitions Amid the China Factor
Adriel Kasonta, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Adriel Kasonta* *Economics, Europe* What seems to matter the most for Britain at the current moment is the sense of regained sovereignty and ability to shape its new global (trade) future according to its own will. After several months of difficult negotiations, observers on both sides of the channel could finally breathe a sigh of relief when on December 24, 2020, the European Union and the United Kingdom managed to avoid a “hard Brexit” scenario and associated tariffs. Nonetheless, the new EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement ultimately makes trading goods and services betwe...
The Heroism of Vision: Photographers on the Battlefield
Warfare History Network, Al Hemingway, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network, Al Hemingway* *History, * For over a century and a half, combat photographers have taken extraordinary risks to document the true horrors of war. *Here's What You Need to Know*: Author Phillip Knightley best summed up the contributions of combat photographers and their role as vicarious witnesses for the rest of the world when he wrote, “Without the presence of the camera, the event would have meant nothing.” On the morning of February 23, 1945, on the tiny Pacific island of Iwo Jima, a 40-man patrol gathered at the 5th Marine Division headquarters for ...
Thousands Flee The Central African Republic's Capital As Rebels Close In
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
*DW: **Over 200,000 displaced by conflict in Central African Republic, says UNHCR * Nearly half of those fleeing crossed over into the Democratic Republic of Congo. The national army has been battling rebels since a presidential vote took place in December. Conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has displaced more than 200,000 people since violence erupted over a December election result, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. Nearly half of those fleeing crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency said. "Refugee arrivals into the Democratic Repu...
Putin's Former Judo Partner Says He Owns Black Sea Palace Linked To Russian Leader
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
The documentary claimed the property features a casino, an ice rink and a vineyard. YOUTUBE/ALEXEI NAVALNY *BBC: **Russian billionaire Arkady Rotenberg says 'Putin Palace' is his * Russian oligarch Arkady Rotenberg says he is the owner of an opulent Black Sea mansion, not President Vladimir Putin, as the leaders' critics had alleged. A video report about the vast palace, by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, went viral across Russia and has now been watched more than 100m times. The Russian president rubbished reports he owned the resort earlier this week. Mr Rotenberg, a billionai...
The Daily Brief 2021-01-30
[image: The Daily Brief 2021-01-30] This is a summary of *2* AMN articles on the following subjects: *ISIS, Syria, Iran, Tehran, Turkey*. Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Iran, Turkey Let us know how you like this brief in the comments below. — The AMN Live Team Table of Contents - Syrian military choppers search for ISIS terrorists in central Syria: video - Turkish plane headed to Tehran reverts course after reports of sirens heard in Iranian capital Syrian military choppers search for ISIS terrorists in central Syria: video Published *2021-01-30 09:34:38* b...
Ethnic tensions in Darfur leads to 100,000 fleeing: Humanitarian assistance is needed
Lee Jay, Modern Tokyo Times - 1 day ago
Ethnic tensions in Darfur leads to 100,000 fleeing: Humanitarian assistance is needed Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The situation in Darfur remains volatile after recent ethnic clashes between the Arabs and Massalits. At the same time, recent political changes in Sudan means that negative forces may seek to sow more mayhem […]
Trump Parts with Impeachment Lawyers a Week Before Trial
AP News, Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, both South Carolina lawyers, are no longer with Trump's defense team.
Hitler Wanted a Huge Battleship and Aircraft Carrier Fleet. Here’s Why It Never Happened.
Robert Farley, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Europe* Plan Z was destined for failure. *Battleships represented the core of the fleet. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were the first step of the project. Armed with 9 11” guns, the two light battleships gave German builders valuable experience with large, fast ships, experience that had dissipated since the First World War. Unlike the other major powers, the Germans had no large battleships to reconstruct during the interwar period. Bismarck and Tirpitz represented the next step in the evolution, and were designed in explicit rejection of the limitations ...
Russia Braces For Fresh Protests On Sunday
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
Detained protesters in Moscow: Filip Kuznetsov is front right *BBC:* *Russian anti-Putin anger spreads: 'We have to protest'* Filip Kuznetsov spent an entire night crammed into a police van with 17 other protesters because Moscow's detention centres were all full. He was among a record 4,002 people arrested across Russia last week, as large crowds took to the streets to demand the release of the opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Further protests have been called for Sunday, threatening to strain the system even further. "We didn't sleep all night. One person always had to ...
The Weak Spots: Conservatives and Liberals
Unknown, The Conservative Socrates - 1 day ago
The weak spot of the conservatives is their naivety which leads them to believe in cliches like “truth always wins in the end”; the weak spot of the liberals is their ridiculousness which leads them to believe that truth is what those with political power want it to be.
Yesterday In Washington, DC
dr.samizdat1618@gmail.com, Event Horizon Chronicle - 1 day ago
From the streets of D.C. yesterday. Click the link and watch the video. https://twitter.com/thedarkhorse77/status/1355262667871629312 It looks like a dictatorship. Major government buildings fenced off, fences topped with coils of razor sharp, concertina wire, rows of uniformed military personnel with automatic rifles and Federal Police dressed in black, lining the street. If you saw this in a South American or African capital city, probably most people would call it a military coup d'etat, or some sort of military rule or dictatorship. I grew up in that region of the USSA. I know...
The Democratic Socialists Used the Capitol Intrusion and its Associated Violence as a Reichstag Moment
Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D., An Objectivist Individualist - 1 day ago
The Democratic Socialists are socialists of the fascist persuasion. Some say that cannot be because socialists are those who believe all the means of production and all property should be owned by the government. I reject that argument. Prior to WWII, the fascists were commonly accepted to be socialists. They were nationalists, but there is no contradiction created by a nationalist socialism. They did not generally believe the government should own all property or all of the means of production. No, they were much more cunning than those Communists and the various off-shoots ...
Bob Dinn, balance10 - 1 day ago
The mountains and the hills are there. Therefore secure the underground shelters, preserve the food, and prepare to survive. And if it be an exercise proven unneeded, then bless God that it did not go unheeded. For beloved, my word and your response, your very preparedness, is the one condition that can prevent the almost inevitable scenario of nuclear war. Beloved ones, preparedness is the key. If you do not think and act in terms of survival, then surely, *surely *I say, you will not survive! And the place set apart in the hills of Glastonbury is for you and for these purpos...
Fall-out Shelters in 4 countries
Bob Dinn, balance10 - 1 day ago
7-21-2018 According to Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations, in the event of a nuclear attack on *Moscow*, there is space in underground facilities for all of the population. While this is a very bold claim, Moscow is famous for the massive amount of bunkers it has available for Civil Defense (гражданской обороны) and the military. These doors are usually restricted to the main stations, outlying stations may have less or no blast protection. Newer stations are usually built with blast protection using modern military methods. Notably the “Park Pobedy” station is buil...
The Largest Experiment on Humans Ever Seen
Rob Slane, null - 1 day ago
Which is the more reasonable approach a society might take in the outbreak of epidemic: To quarantine the sick, and take reasonable precautions to stop those who are identified as vulnerable from contracting the illness. To attempt to “control the virus” by preventing millions of healthy people from having contact with other healthy people. To any society prior to 2020, it would have been obvious that the first approach is not only logical and proportionate, but the one least likely to have other unintended and highly destructive consequences. However, to my continued astonishment, ...
Real Madrid’s Title Defense on Last Legs after Another Loss
Atletico Madrid can enter February 10 points clear at the top of LaLiga in the wake of yet another debacle Saturday for defending champion Real Madrid, which lost 2-1 to Levante.
Manchester City Builds Premier League Lead
Manchester City eked out a 1-0 win on Saturday over last-place Sheffield United to consolidate its position atop the Premier League.
French Police Arrest 35 at Protests against Proposed Security Law
Thirty-five people were arrested on Saturday amid sporadic clashes between police and some 33,000 people who took to the streets of the capital Paris and other French cities to protest against a proposed new security law, authorities said.
Jay Pfahl, the ‘Orchidolic’ Who Discovered Two New Species in 2020
To many familiar with his work, Jay Pfahl is not merely an orchidologist but an “orchidolic” – the specialist cultivates some 4,000 orchids at his home in Key West, Florida.
Bolivian Artist Tackle Topic of Pandemic
An exhibition in Bolivia is offering a close look back on the COVID-19 pandemic so far through the medium of contemporary art.
Israel to Provide Palestinian Authority with 5,000 Doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Israel will provide the Palestinian National Authority with 5,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Koeman: Barça Not in a Position to Win Lots of Things
Ronald Koeman acknowledged on Saturday that Barcelona was not in a position to win “lots of things” at the moment.
Bangladesh Transfers Further 3,000 Rohingya Refugees to Remote Island
Bangladeshi authorities completed on Saturday the transfer of over 3,000 Rohingyas refugees to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal in the third phase of relocation from congested camps in Cox’s Bazar in the country’s southeast.
An Ever-Growing Memorial: Peru’s Health Worker Death Toll Nears 300
A row of almost 300 portraits of healthcare professionals who have died from COVID-19 lines the sidewalk outside the Medical College of Peru in the capital Lima.
EU Performs U-Turn on Vaccine Controls at Irish-UK Border
The European Union has backed down on its plan to subject vaccine exports to checks on the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
At Least 8 Afghan Security Personnel Killed in Taliban Attack
At least eight members of the Afghan security forces were killed on Saturday in a Taliban truck bombing against a checkpost in the conflict-ridden eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said.
Brits in Spain, a Month On from Brexit
From apathy to anger, it is a familiar emotional journey for many in Spain’s British expatriate community since Brexit became official a month ago.
A Year of Coronavirus in India, the Second Worst Affected Country
Exactly a year ago from Saturday, India confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus after a student of the University of Wuhan tested positive.
Myanmar’s Military to ‘Respect Constitution’ amid Coup Fears
Myanmar’s armed forces said on Saturday they would respect the country’s constitution amid mounting concerns the military might attempt a coup.
China’s First Hualong-1 Nuclear Reactor Begins Commercial Operation
China’s first nuclear power unit using a third-generation reactor named Hualong-1 began commercial operations on Saturday at the Fuqing power plant, state media reported.
Vietnam Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine amid Fresh COVID-19 Outbreak
Vietnam announced on Saturday that it had approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca, the first to be authorized in the country.
Xiaomi Sues US Government over Blacklist Inclusion
Chinese technology firm Xiaomi has filed a lawsuit against the United States’ defense and treasury departments over its inclusion on a blacklist of companies with alleged links to the Chinese military.
Honda, Mazda Cut Production due to Semiconductor Shortage
Japanese vehicle manufacturer Honda Motor Company will temporarily suspend production of one of its plants in the country due to the shortage of semiconductors, which has also forced its competitor Mazda Motor Corporation to take similar measures.
Pfizer CEO Says There Is A 'High Likelihood' That Covid Variants Will Make Current Vaccine Shots Ineffective
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Pfizer CEO vows to speed up vaccine development to under 100 days to combat the 'high likelihood' that mutant Covid variants will make current shots ineffective * * Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO, spoke at a virtual Davos summit on Friday * Bourla said they were working on speeding up the process of creating vaccines * Vaccines against COVID-19 have been created in record time: Bourla said they must go faster * The CEO also warned that in the future vaccines may not be effective The CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has revealed his company is trying to speed up ...
After Biden takes their jobs. . .
Norma, Collecting My Thoughts - 1 day ago
Written by a Keystone Pipeliner: (copied from Facebook) Today is a heavy day. Its hard to believe something I love so much can be taken away by people that have no idea exactly how I make my living. They have no idea the pain and misery and sacrifice that comes with this job. This job kept me from being a shit bag like alot of the lower class kids I grew up with. This job kept me off drugs and out of jail. This job moved me out of the slums. This job gave me a below average simple man that started with nothing but bad credit and a shitbox truck the ability to rise above alot of my...
Taiwan’s Economy Grows 3% in 2020 Thanks to Virus Response
The economy of Taiwan was one of the few in the world to end the first year of the coronavirus pandemic in positive numbers, growing by 2.98% over 2020.
Judges Allow US to Resume Expulsion of Unaccompanied Minors at Border
United States officials may resume the expulsion of unaccompanied migrant children entering the country through the southern border without processing them under the usual protocols, a panel of judges in Washington DC ruled on Friday.
Poland’s Cities See Renewed Protests against Abortion Ban
Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital Warsaw and other Polish cities on Friday for a third consecutive night of protests against a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that effectively bars abortion.
The South African 'Super' COVID-19 Variant Has Now Spread To Maryland
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
The South African 'super' COVID-19 variant has now spread to Maryland with the state recording its first case in a woman in Baltimore and the third case confirmed overall on US soil *Daily Mail:* *South African 'super' COVID variant infects Baltimore resident - the third in the U.S. - as the country surpasses 26 million cases * * Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Saturday a case of the new B.1.351 variant in a woman from Baltimore * This marks the state's first case of the South African variant and the third on US soil * The woman had no recent travel history overseas, spar...
How World War I Gave Birth to the Mighty Machine Gun
Peter Suciu, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Peter Suciu* *History, World* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2014%3Anewsml_LR1EA7E0OAE50&share=true] The war to end all wars drove a lot of innovation. When the First World War began in August 1914—some thirty days after the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand of Austria—no one expected a prolonged war that eventually would see the deaths of tens of millions of men in the front lines, or that it would bring down three of the ruling dynasties of Europe. The Great War—as it was known to contemporaries—is also often overlooked for being t...
Biden Team Must Understand Iran to Build on Nuclear Deal
Sina Toossi, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sina Toossi* *Security, Middle East* As the Biden administration pursues new negotiations with Iran, it should do so with a keen understanding of Iranian strategic decision-making and what spurs Iranian flexibility and obduracy. President Joe Biden has said he seeks to return to the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as a first step to put the lid on Iran’s nuclear program and decrease regional tensions. His incoming Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during confirmation hearings that t...
Future of War Will Be ‘Hyperactive Battlefields’: U.S. Army General
Kris Osborn, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Americas* Warfare in 2035 will bring a “hyperactive battlefield,” dominated by a lightning-fast blitz of weapons, sensors, electronics, and explosives … all greatly empowered by AI. The Commanding General of Army Futures Command says warfare in 2035 will bring a “hyperactive battlefield,” dominated by a lightning-fast blitz of weapons, sensors, electronics, and explosives … all greatly empowered by AI. When discussing AI, Gen. John Murray said that, in the short term at least, it will likely function primarily as a “decision aid” in a way that can pave t...
Revisit and Revamp: Why Biden Must Re-Examine America’s Great-Power Struggle
Nilanthi Samaranayake, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Nilanthi Samaranayake* *Security, Americas* U.S. policymakers should reframe great-power competition to focus beyond the adversarial dimension of international relations. Over the past few years, great-power competition has become the organizing principle for U.S. national strategy. The 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) codified growing discussion that the United States is in a great-power competition with both China and Russia. Since then, U.S. policymakers and strategists have relied on GPC to orient national strategy. This concept also is the organizing principle behind t...
Will America’s Political Tribes Tear It Apart?
Sumantra Maitra, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sumantra Maitra* *Security, Americas* No civilization in history had a set of the elite so self-loathing and apathetic to patrimony as the ones in charge in the modern United States and the United Kingdom. The baffled look on my father’s face was understandable, as I was explaining Oxford’s “Rhodes must fall” campaign to him a year before Brexit, standing in front of a bookshop in Oxford. The fact that a random South African upstart on a prestigious Rhodes scholarship to Oxford can seek to topple the statue of Cecil Rhodes while protesting against everything Britain ever stood ...
America Wants to Talk With Iran, but Israel Is Preparing for War
Stratfor Worldview, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Stratfor Worldview* *Security, Middle East* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2013%3Anewsml_GM1E9BS1DDT01&share=true] Jerusalem is ready for a war if it thinks that is the best way to perserve its security. *Israel is ratcheting up pressure on Iran and the United States as it publicly prepares a military option against Tehran’s nuclear program that would risk triggering a larger regional conflict. *On Jan. 25, the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, said that the Israeli military was refreshing its plans for ...
Pressure vs. Dialogue: What North Korea Policy Will Biden Pick?
Daniel R. DePetris, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *North Korea, Asia* Will the Biden administration approach North Korea with a sense of urgency? At the present time, U.S. policy on North Korea is in a bit of a holding pattern. Although the Biden administration may be stocked with highly qualified people with impressive records of prior government service, the team isn’t immune to how Washington, DC works. The first few weeks and months of any new U.S. administration are typically filled with inter-agency policy deliberations and passionate infighting on how the United States should deal with an issue. The N...
Explained: How the U.S. Army's Plans to Deploy Laser Weapons
Kris Osborn, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Americas* Laser weapon applications continue to show tremendous promise for the Army, particularly when it comes to counter-drone operations. The Army is arming up to four large and small prototype combat vehicles with laser weapons engineered to incinerate enemy targets at the speed of light, bringing new tactical dimensions to counter-drone strike, air defenses and precision-guided, scalable offensive land attacks. Gen. John Murray, Commanding General of Army Futures Command, said the Army is doing experimentation with the laser weapons, with a specific...
Maintaining America’s Technological Edge: Build on Our Strengths
Steve Blank, Joseph H. Felter, Raj M. Shah, The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Steve Blank, Joseph H. Felter, Raj M. Shah* *Security, Americas* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2020%3Anewsml_RC2EFJ978F3Z&share=true] The Biden administration must build a Civil-Military Alliance ensuring our leadership in science and in industry, while maintain our core values. We stand at a crossroads of history. The decisions this new administration makes about how to engage, incite, and rally the full force of American capitalism will determine whether we stand in the backwash of China’s exhaust or we continue to lead. In the twenty-first...
Pentagon Orders Pause In Giving Covid-19 Vaccinations To Gitmo Detainees
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
The initial decision to offer the in-demand shots to the terrorists sparked widespread outrage. Some accused the Biden administration of prioritizing criminals over ordinary US citizens *Daily News:* *BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon 'pauses' plan to vaccinate 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 40 other 'Gitmo' detainees against COVID-19 following outrage that terrorists were being prioritized before most Americans * * On Friday, the Pentagon signed a memo approving COVID-19 vaccination efforts at Guantanamo Bay * Al Qaeda terrorists including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Moham...
Covid Red Alert! Help Us Spread Awareness about the Perils of Covid-19 “Vaccines”
Teodrose Fikremariam, null - 1 day ago
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Registered Nurse Kicked Out of City Council Meeting for Protesting the Mandatory Vaccination of Children
greencrow, Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Brave RN defies "Uniformed Authorities" to Speak* * Truth **to Power - This is how its done, folks!* *H/T WHATREALLYHAPPENED.com*
Blackpool Council complains about Mark Easton pushing a narrative
Craig, Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Misery on the sea-front This in intriguing. This morning we posted a transcript of Mark Easton's *News at Ten* report from Blackpool without being aware that Blackpool Council had denounced it - and the BBC - in no uncertain terms earlier in the week. (It was also broadcast on the BBC's *News at Six *and on the BBC News Channel). There are some serious allegations against the BBC here: The Leader of Blackpool Council has condemned the BBC for its “wholly misleading” coverage of COVID-related death rates in Blackpool. The corporation broadcast reports on its main news channels ...
Great Healing Forward
Kate, Small Dead Animals - 1 day ago
Go ahead. Keep reminding them why they rioted; MSNBC national security analyst, former FBI special agent Clint Watts said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that if international terrorists had the similar rhetoric to former President Donald Trump, “we would be talking about a drone strike overseas.” Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “There are not two sides… Continue reading →
Next Month
Craig, Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
If you stayed up to watch the highlights of Crystal Palace v Wolves on *Match of the Day* you'll doubtless have caught Gary Lineker putting on an earnest expression and saying: Starting on Monday is LGBT-Plus History Month, and across the BBC, we'll be telling the stories of sportspeople who've helped shape attitudes. So that's February '-ism' taken care of.
Musical Interlude: 2002, "We Meet Again"
CoyotePrime, Running 'Cause I Can't Fly 2 - 1 day ago
*2002, "We Meet Again"* Incredibly beautiful, full screen, please.