Tuesday, January 15, 2019

15 January - Blogs I'm Following 3 of 3

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Gillette will only produce razors for feminists' beards and mustaches

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Gillette is one of the companies that have greatly changed the culture by its quasi-monopoly. In Czech – as well as all small Baltic and Slavic languages that use letters from the Czech alphabet ("ž"...) – the word "žiletka" refers to the general thin razors for shaving, regardless of the company that made it. The company was founded in 1901 and has headquarters in Boston. It is currently owned by Procter & Gamble, a truly large corporation. The British marketing unit has decided to change the image of the company by releasing We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (a two-minute... more »

Fascinating Acceptance Experiment at English Restaurant Staffed By Dementia Sufferers

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
I'm not even sure how to respond to this article. I'm encouraged and heartened and horrified all at the same time. Substitute autism for dementia and I wonder how our loved ones would be received? This staff was comprised of... more »

Expired Vaccines in China News

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
NOTE: This article appears to have been translated from Chinese and has some issues, including to a reference to a leprosy vaccine in an article about polio vaccine. At any rate, teh vaccination program appears to be in chaos. Do... more »

"Here's What An American Economic Collapse Could Look Like"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Here's What An American Economic Collapse Could Look Like"* by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog "When we think of “economic collapse” our imaginations usually lead us immediately to the desperation we’ve witnessed in places like Venezuela or Greece. We think of starvation, a complete lack of medical care, and waves of suicide by people who simply can’t survive. We imagine an apocalyptic societal breakdown that is immediately visible. Here in America, I suspect the collapse is going to look a lot different than it has in these other countries... at least, at first. And in ... more »

Our World Isn’t Flat, But Its Also Not What Maps Portray

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 17 hours ago
Somethings we take for granted as being correct and accurate, after all we have maps of the World displayed in or schools and encyclopedias, all our academia uses the same depictions and gives everyone across the World the same impression of what the World looks like. Our perceptions of how big or small Countries are … The post Our World Isn’t Flat, But Its Also Not What Maps Portray appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Kyrgios out of Australian Open, Djokovic moves through to second round

Luke Pentony at Just In - 17 hours ago
Nick Kyrgios battles injury and a ruthless opponent in Milos Raonic, before making the earliest Australian Open exit of his career at Melbourne Park.

Millions dip into icy cold rivers for Indian Kumbh Mela festival

Just In - 17 hours ago
A colourful procession of musicians and religious leaders parade to the riverbanks for a bathing ritual dating back to medieval times.

Huge mine site sinkhole engulfs explosives truck

Nikki Roberts at Just In - 17 hours ago
A 13-metre-deep sinkhole opened up at a West Australian mine site, swallowing an explosives truck and a tool carrier not far from where four people were working, a report reveals.

Alleged bus passenger attacker charged with assault

Rachel Riga at Just In - 17 hours ago
A man who allegedly assaulted Brisbane bus passengers in separate attacks in December last year, leaving his victims with facial injuries, is charged with two counts of assault.

With 100 Nuclear Warheads by 2020, North Korea Could Hold the World Hostage

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* "The DPRK’s growing arsenal will provide its regime with multiple options to employ its nuclear weapons," the RAND report warns. By 2020 North Korea could possess as many as 100 nuclear warheads. That's the startling conclusion of a January 2019 report from RAND, a California think tank with close ties to the U.S. military. "North Korean provocations and threats have created an unstable environment on the Korean Peninsula," RAND's report explains. "North Korea’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles increases the possibility o... more »

Russia's Hypersonic Nuke Is a Warning to America

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 18 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * "Avangard launches atop a rocket before separating and gliding toward its target at an altitude just below the upper limit of the atmosphere and a velocity 20 times the speed of sound or faster. No existing U.S. missile defense system can target a vehicle moving that fast at such a relatively low altitude for a strategic weapon. But some think otherwise--that's the problem. Russian president Vladimir Putin is right. The Kremlin's new, nuclear-armed Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle can defeat any U.S. defense. The real danger, however, is that some seni... more »

Major snowstorm in Asheville

Robert at Ice Age Now - 18 hours ago
Thousands lose power From above, Asheville, North Carolina looks like a winter wonderland after a major snowstorm left local businesses closed and tens of thousands without power. Turns out that this was from December 8, but it’s still interesting to see what can happen in Asheville during a time of so-called global warming. https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/deceiving-winter-wonderland-causes-power-loss-and-businesses-closed/v3ehv0zze6t6alnyg80wcdolcly7r95k?partner=unitedonline The post Major snowstorm in Asheville appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Can He Rehabilitate Wounded Warriors With New Age Medicine?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This item is a source of great hope. Here Holistic medicine has become a thing and is been successfully measured and reported on. It is the real future of medicine. What is remarkable is that we are now addressing mind condition as a matter of course. Soon perhaps we can understand a lot of mind driven phenomena enough to guide them. This must include addiction. I personally see a lot of promise out there, not least with the sudden rise of CBDs in particular. It is not the only effective herbal, but the real list of useful herbal protocols is actually disappointingly short ... more »

World's Most Congested City Finally Shifts Gears

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Good news for Jakarta. Like China, the real revolution begins with converting blocks of single story housing into blocks of residential towers close by train stations. This ultimately opens thing up. There are now just too many excellent examples to learn from, that all cities are getting with the program. That is also the foundation of global wealth creation as well... *World's Most Congested City Finally Shifts Gears* *By Nithin Coca* * https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/worlds-most-congested-city-finally-shifts-gears/89573* *You could call Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, L... more »

Where Abused Elephants Go to Heal

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
It is fitting that this should be happening in India. This is after all the foundation stock of what will be a global elephant herd in the millions. We have the capacity of communicating with them through mind images. This will lead to herd management of our global forest tracts. Think about the boreal forest in particular. . All good. *Where Abused Elephants Go to Heal* *By Vijay Pandey* * https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/where-abused-elephants-go-to-heal/91375* *In Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati, is considered the god of wisdom, good luck and succe... more »

The Democrats' Opposition to the Electoral College Reveals Their Distaste for Real Democracy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
I wonder if the old DEMS would have liked a popular vote in which the slaves voted? The other variation used most everywhere is the first past the post riding system. High density areas tend to be under reped there as well. It still delivers a hard decision as often as not and avoids coalition systems which have their own weaknesses. The howl over popular support is merely convenient and endemic DEM voter fraud has plausibly pumped numbers for decades. I believe that is now going to be ended and those popular vote wins are going to prove false. That alone argues for th... more »

6 Red Flags in Job Descriptions That Should Have You Running for the Hills.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago
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Reality show about Flat Earthers

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago

Chinese police literally use #Skynet surveillance system.

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Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, January 4, 2019

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Ocean Moons, Promising Targets in Search for Alien Life, Could Be Dead inside.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago

Ectopic high endothelial venules in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: A unique site for targeted delivery.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago

Shamans Believe Mental Illness Is Something Else Entirely.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago

Eavesdrop on forest sounds to effectively monitor biodiversity, researchers say

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago

Top 10 Healthy Snack Recommendations for a Happy Soul.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago

Toto's Africa to blast in a secret Namibian desert location 'for all eternity'

Dannielle Maguire at Just In - 19 hours ago
Six solar-powered speakers hooked up to an MP3 device will play Toto's most popular song on a never-ending loop, artist Max Siedentopf says.

Mini-Subs For Russian Special Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Defense One:* *Russia’s Special Operators Are Getting Futuristic Mini-Subs* Originally designed for oil exploration, the six bathyspheres are to arrive by 2022. The next time Vladimir Putin decides to put “little green men” in a country illegally, Spetsnaz troops might arrive in a futuristic deep-diving submarine, according to Russian media outlet Tass. Originally commissioned by Gazprom for inspecting and working on underwater pipelines, the spherical submersibles — more properly called bathyscaphes — feature super-strong acrylic windows in a titanium frame. They can be transpo... more »

Funding the Climate-Industrial Complex

Robert at Ice Age Now - 20 hours ago
“Politicians, activist groups and industrialists are all using “climate change” to increase their power and income.” – Tom Tamarkin ____________ “As energy analyst Tom Tamarkin observes in this article, the $2-trillion-per-year climate research, renewable energy and activist business is almost entirely dependent on the claim that fossil fuel emissions – carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases” ... Read moreFunding the Climate-Industrial Complex The post Funding the Climate-Industrial Complex appeared first on Ice Age Now.

It is freaking snowing in California at low elevations

Robert at Ice Age Now - 20 hours ago
“Interstate 5 is shut down and 1,000s are stuck,” says reader Jenny.”It is freaking snowing in California at low elevations.” I don’t believe in global warming.” The Grapevine is only 8o miles north of Los Angeles https://twitter.com/CaltransHQ/status/1084911668168077314 The post It is freaking snowing in California at low elevations appeared first on Ice Age Now.

US judge blocks Trump's rules allowing businesses to deny women contraceptives in health insurance

Just In - 20 hours ago
Employers in the US will still have to provide health insurance covering women's birth control, after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules allowing employers to obtain exemptions from the Obamacare requirement.

'Disgusting, despicable': Dead wallaby strung up on rural property fence

Matt Garrick And Annie Brown at Just In - 20 hours ago
Animal welfare officers will investigate a case of a wallaby being strung up with rope at the gate of a rural Northern Territory property.

Victorian boy goes missing while swimming near Victor Harbor

Just In - 20 hours ago
Police hold grave concerns for a 17-year-old who has gone missing while swimming at a notoriously dangerous beach in South Australia.

Russia’s Fake News Bill Is A Positive Step But Questions Of Enforcement Remain

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
What remains to be seen, however, is how it will be enforced in the realm of social media, especially on US-based platforms that are accessible in Russia. Whatever ends up happening, though, it’s clear that Russia is pioneering the way for all other states to follow in fighting fake news. The post Russia’s Fake News Bill Is A Positive Step But Questions Of Enforcement Remain appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Impeachment is just a compromise position now. More drastic measures are called for. Impeachment is, in fact, now just an unsatisfactory compromise, as if it was ever really on the table anyway. What we should now be doing if we, as a society had any brains at all, (which, sadly, we do not) is not have any meetings in the White House to end the Trump shutdown. Those two words are in the wrong order. Shutdown Trump is more like it. We should send in some military special operations teams and drag Trump's obese, Russian-branded orange ass out of there and drag him all the ... more »

Former priest avoids jail for abusing girl, who was then told she would 'burn in hell'

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 21 hours ago
A retired Catholic priest who sexually abused an Aboriginal teenager at a mission south of Perth in 1965, then told her she was bad and needed to go to confession, is granted a suspended sentence due to his poor health.

Stosur out at first hurdle, Kokkinakis forced to withdraw from Australian Open

Just In - 21 hours ago
Samantha Stosur falls in the Australian Open first round yet again in a straight-sets loss, while injury-plagued Thanasi Kokkinakis has to withdraw midway through his first-round match.

'Bernie being Bernie': Hewitt laughs off Tomic's blast about his Davis Cup captaincy

Luke Pentony at Just In - 21 hours ago
Lleyton Hewitt hasn't stayed silent for long in responding to Bernard Tomic's tirade about his role as Australia's Davis Cup captain, saying he is not treating the comments seriously.

‘Very large people that like eating’: Trump’s fast-food feast for footballers at the White House

Just In - 21 hours ago
Donald Trump welcomes champion college football team the Clemson Tigers to the White House for a fast-food celebration dinner of truly American proportions, which he says he paid for himself.

The House family now homeschool their kids. Why parents make the switch

Allyson Horn at Just In - 21 hours ago
Michelle House gave up her full-time career to oversee her children's education — and she's not alone. Thousands of Queensland families have turned away from state education citing stress, anxiety and bullying.

'Second chance at life': Majak Daw vows to return to footy

Danny Tran at Just In - 21 hours ago
The 27-year-old defender says he is making huge strides with his recovery and plans to be playing "in the blue and white stripes" soon.

Video shows dry lightning peppering Tasmanian sky as fires continue to burn

Just In - 21 hours ago
About 1,500 lightning strikes are mapped across Tasmania in less than 24 hours, with authorities warning of high fire danger as 26 blazes burn around the state.

Chechnya carrying out 'spine-chilling' gay crackdown, activists report

Just In - 21 hours ago
At least two people have died and about 40 more detained as part of an alleged crackdown on gay people in Chechnya, where some have reported being tortured.

Alleged bus passenger attacker in police custody

Rachel Riga at Just In - 21 hours ago
A man who allegedly assaulted Brisbane bus passengers in separate attacks in December last year, leaving his victims with facial injuries, is taken into police custody.

The Daily Brief 2019-01-14

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
This is a summary of 32 AMN articles on the following subjects: Syria, Tanf, US, Damascus, Israel, Saudi, Yemen, Turkey, Hama, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Idlib, Iran, HTS, Joulani, Bosnia, ISIS, Houthi, Euphrates, Kurds, Aleppo, Hasakah, Assad, Qatar, Hamas, Hezbollah, Manbij, Russia, Trukey, Tehran, Trump. We have changed our format from posting full articles to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Deutsche Welle - US and Turkish Presidents Talk Over Fate of Kurdish Fighters in Syria https://t.co/QavZmtOQio — Small Wars Journal (@smallwars) January 15, 2019 Taliban talks: Pakistan arrest 'sends militants message' https://t.co/MPwzNqN2dM — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 15, 2019 AFP graphic on the US government shutdown and the workers affected pic.twitter.com/yM1XE1SP1U — AFP news agency (@AFP) January 15, 2019 China, Canada diplomatic row escalates after Canadian is sentenced to death. Ottawa warns citizens travelling to China to be cautious, cites risk of "arbitra... more »

CDC says outbreak linked to Duncan Hines cake mix likely over; threat lingers

Coral Beach at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Federal officials declared yesterday afternoon that the Salmonella Agbeni outbreak associated with Duncan Hines cake mixes appears to be over. However, the best-by dates on recalled mixes don’t hit until March, so a continuing threat exists. The outbreak and related recall illustrates how foods with long shelf lives can cause extra concern for public health... Continue Reading

Norwegian fish dish linked to botulism case

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
A traditional Norwegian fish dish has been recalled due to a link with a case of botulism. Torpet Fiskeoppdrettsanlegg AS recalled rakfisk due to suspicions that consumption can cause botulism. Rakfisk is a traditional Norwegian fish dish made from trout or char, salted and then fermented for up to a year before being eaten without... Continue Reading

FDA cautions pet owners about recall of A+ Answers raw meat dog food

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
The FDA alerted pet owners yesterday to a Dec. 20, 2018, recall of dog food manufactured by Lystn LLC, dba Answers Pet Food. Salmonella, which can cause serious infections in dogs and people, was detected in a sample Lystn, a Pennsylvania-based company, recalled a lot of “A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs” from distribution... Continue Reading

Researchers uncover how Salmonella infects plants before harvest

News Desk at Food Safety News - 22 hours ago
Scientists in India have discovered how Salmonella enters plants to cause pre-harvest contamination of produce. Most Salmonella outbreaks are linked to contamination from post-harvest handling and transportation but the bacterium can enter the plant earlier from contaminated soil. Salmonella can reach the soil from manure containing animal feces or contaminated irrigation water. The study from... Continue Reading

Greenland Near-Surface Land Air Temperature Data from Berkeley Earth Present Some Surprises

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Bob Tisdale - Climate Observations: I enjoy surprises in data, especially when they might make alarmists unhappy. Willis Eschenbach’s post Greenland Is Way Cool at WattsUpWithThat prompted me to take a look at the Berkeley Earth edition of the Greenland TAVG temperature data. See Figure 1, which presents the graph of the…

Pacific Ice See Saw Returns

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: As we have seen in past winters, ice in the Pacific Arctic tends to grow in fits and spurts, often alternating between Bering and Okhotsk Seas. This see saw began late December with Bering adding ice to surpass 2018 maximum in that basin, while Okhotsk paused. The above image of…

Guest Opinion: Why Climate Change Isn’t Science

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Reblogged from Watts Up With That and American Thinker: charles the moderator / January 14, 2019 Why Climate Change Isn’t Science By Daniel G. Jones Environmentalists first predicted impending climate disaster in the 1970s, but they didn’t call it global warming. Back then, it was “Global Cooling” that would end life on earth as we […]

Arctic Sea Ice Volume 13-Jan-2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: ? From DMI

CO2 Not So Much, 60 Year Cycle Paper Actually Got Published

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Reblogged from Musings from the Chiefio: Posted on 14 January 2019 by E.M.Smith The article is cited in a couple of other places. I ran into it here: https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/geoscientists-reconstruct-eye-opening-900-year-northeast-climate-record/ Where Tallbloke points to the Elsevier / Science Direct origin (where it is paywalled…) This supports the idea that temperature cycles in the region of 60 […]

A condensed version of a paper entitled: “Violating Nyquist: Another Source of Significant Error in the Instrumental Temperature Record”

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Reblogged from Watts Up With That: Guest Blogger / January 14, 2019 By William Ward The 4,900-word paper can be downloaded here: https://wattsupwiththat.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Violating-Nyquist-Instrumental-Record-20190112-1Full.pdf The 169-year long instrumental temperature record is built upon 2 measurements taken daily at each monitoring station, specifically the maximum temperature (Tmax) and the minimum temperature (Tmin). These daily readings are then averaged […]

MITRE Releases Report Examining NOAA Internal Policies and the Karl Study

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Reblogged from Watts Up With That: charles the moderator / January 14, 2019 Today, the MITRE Corporation released its report investigating internal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientific policies and procedures regarding the publication of a study titled Possible Artifacts of Data Biases in the Recent Global Surface Warming Hiatus. This study was led […]

Where Are America's Aircraft Carriers And Amphibious Ready Groups?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*USNI News*: *USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 14, 2019* These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Jan. 14, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Only two aircraft carriers are deployed.

California Scientists Developing Cow-Free Dairy Milk From GMO Yeast and 3D Printed Milk Proteins

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 23 hours ago
While most countries across the world continue to eschew virtually all food creations originating from the lab rather than the farmstead (especially in Europe, where nearly 20 countries banned GMOs in 2015), the United States is charging full-steam ahead toward a completely new type of food system. This emerging system places scientists at the forefront of food production, not farmers. In many cases, lab-made food companies start with admirable goals of ending or minimizing animal suffering, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and other similar missions. But critics wonder why th... more »

January 15th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #726

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 January 15th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
People run at a protest as barricades burn during rainfall in Harare, Zimbabwe. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo *WNU Editor: *The above picture came from this photo-gallery ....* Editors Choice Pictures *(Reuters).

Report Outlines Persistence of Community College Transfer Students

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 23 hours ago
A new report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) aims to dispel misperceptions about the success and perseverance of community college students, particularly those who transfer to selective four-year institutions.

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Monday 14th January 2019

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

Men Don’t like Being Told Manliness Is A Malady. WashPost Doesn’t Get Why

By Matt Philbin ~ Here’s an outside-the-box — not to say crazy (are you allowed to say crazy anymore?) — suggestion for the gang at the American Psychology Association: If you’re going to issue what Washington Post columnist Monica Hesse calls an “an indictment … of rigid, traditional masculinity,” you might want to talk to […]

Pelosi’s Equality Act Could Lead To More Parents Losing Custody Of Kids Who Want ‘Gender Transition’

By Emilie Kao ~ Americans have long understood that children are best cared for by their parents. The state can only intervene in the family when there is demonstrable evidence of abuse and neglect. This has long been established in our laws. But now, transgender ideology is silencing doctors and challenging the way courts define […]

Patriot Humor – Walls Don’t Work?

Walls Don’t Work?WallsWallThe RebuttalDisappointedPerspectiveWhy?Chuck SchumerNail ClippersImagineDear DemocratsGoosebumps3.6 MillionTrashy DemocratsThe Electoral CollegeAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHe’s Had EnoughCartoons Read more excellent articles at The Patriot Post

China's Air Force Is Intensifying Its Overflights In Japan's ADIZ

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Asia Times:* *China turns up heat in Japan’s skies, less so in South Korea* *Chinese overflights may be running Japan’s pilots ragged, but their outcome could be strengthened Japanese defenses * While the world focuses on Chinese maneuvers in the South China Sea, an under-reported war of nerves is underway in the skies above and around Japan and South Korea. A recent Rand Corporation report entitled China’s Military Activities in the East China Sea – Implications for Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force, suggests that China’s People’s Liberation Army Air F... more »

Life in the Arizona Mountains

LL at Virtual Mirage - 23 hours ago
There I was, minding my business, and three big horn sheep walked across the road in front of me about two miles from the White Wolf Mine. I was over at a neighbor's house tonight and he said, "Yeah, they helicoptered them in last week." Then I checked out the Internet and the story was here. They choppered about sixty in and dropped them in groups of ten or so in different spots. The neighbor saw them bring the sheep in. So there are bighorns in the neighborhood. Will wolves eat them? Maybe. I haven't seen any wolves yet. We're expecting more snow tomorrow. The sheep had heavy w... more »

How much does Australia's economy rely on China?

David Chau at Just In - 23 hours ago
Australia's dependence on Chinese money has been a blessing for the local economy, but it could unravel painfully if China's economic slowdown worsens.

Rob Oakeshott announces he'll run in federal election in Coalition heartland

Melissa Martin at Just In - 23 hours ago
The Independent candidate for Cowper wants to return "integrity and decency" to Parliament by running at the next federal election.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential Campaign Likely To Challenge US Military Industrial-Complex

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 23 hours ago
Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii announced she will launch a presidential campaign for 2020. Her campaign is likely to distinguish itself from other Democratic campaigns by making wars and broader United States foreign policy a major issue. Gabbard was elected to the Hawaii state legislature in 2002. She joined The post Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential Campaign Likely To Challenge US Military Industrial-Complex appeared first on Shadowproof.

America's Sweetheart, Part II

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*See America's Sweetheart, Part I here* Over the weekend, the *Financial Times* published a short essay by Edward Luce, The Clinton-Obama Era Ends As U.S. Democrats Seek A Radical New Voice. He wrote that the Democrats owe a debt of gratitude to Trump "as it sweeps away a cautious mindset." Well... maybe an *overly*-cautious... and if it does. It sure hasn't yet. Luce bids us to listen carefully so we can hear "the retreat of the Democratic establishment." I'm trying. He contends that Clintonian incrementalism served a purpose: making Democrats electable again and safe for Wall... more »

Man arrested over alleged cyclist hit-and-run in Adelaide Hills

Just In - 1 day ago
Police arrest a man they believe seriously injured a cyclist in a hit-and-run crash in the Adelaide Hills on the same day the Tour Down Under starts in the city.

Queensland coal exports hit record high

Talissa Siganto And Tim Swanston at Just In - 1 day ago
Despite figures showing a coal-export record has been beaten, with 223 million tonnes passing through Queensland ports last year, Greens senator Larissa Waters says the coal industry is in "desperate PR overdrive".

Darling River mass fish kill could impact other states

Sowaibah Hanifie And Nadia Isa at Just In - 1 day ago
Fish experts warn the die-off of fish in the Darling River could result in lower native fish stocks in other states, and call for irrigators to reduce water uptake by 40 per cent.

The Brexit vote is fast approaching. So what happens if Theresa May loses?

Just In - 1 day ago
Her Brexit deal is likely to be defeated in Parliament, a decision that would trigger huge uncertainty about the future of Britain's exit from the European Union. There are several possible outcomes.

Threat eases as firefighters downgrade Victorian bushfire

Just In - 1 day ago
Firefighters will work through the night to prevent any flare-ups after bringing a bushfire in central Victoria under control.

Pilbara woman missing for three days in extreme heat

Just In - 1 day ago
Police start searching for 36-year-old Felicity Shadbolt after she fails to return from a walk around the Mount Nameless area near Tom Price, a remote town in Western Australia.

Serena Williams loses only two games in triumphant Australian Open return

Luke Pentony at Just In - 1 day ago
It has been two years since Serena Williams last played at the Australian Open when she was eight weeks pregnant, but the 23-time major singles champion made her presence felt upon her return with a commanding performance in the first round in Melbourne.

Replace me with a woman, says retiring Victorian Labor heavyweight

Richard Willingham And Stephanie Anderson at Just In - 1 day ago
Promoting experienced women to be public officials in the Labor Party is one of the ALP's remaining challenges for equality, the outgoing assistant state secretary in Victoria has declared.

Live: Ton-up Kohli goes but India in with a big chance to chase down Australia

Just In - 1 day ago
Virat Kohli notches another second-innings ODI century to keep India in with a huge chance of chasing down Australia's total of 9-298 in Adelaide. Follow all the action in our live ScoreCentre.

‘Elitist Globalists’ in Media Won’t Cover Brexit & Yellow Vests – Ben Swann

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Jan 14, 2019 Yellow Vest protests continue to rock France despite the government’s attempts at appeasing demonstrators. Investigative journalist Ben Swann joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss the protests and what’s behind the muted western media coverage thereof. They also discuss the looming Brexit vote in the UK House of Commons. end

The Agenda Behind The Shutdown, It’s Not What You Think

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
X22Report Published on Jan 14, 2019 EU is willing to extend the BREXIT but will not change the agreement. What the EU wants is for May to convince her government to go along with the deal. The government shutdown might not be what everyone thinks it is. Trump promised to drain the swamp, this is the […]

Frenemies Be Like… Trump Threatens to ‘Devastate’ Turkish Economy If Ankara Attacks Kurds

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Jan 14, 2019 Donald Trump has warned its NATO ally to beware of the devastative wrath of US economic pressure if Turkey dares to attack the Kurdish allies America is leaving behind in its “long overdue” pull-out of troops from Syria. end

The FBI’s Police State Operation Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The FBI’s Police State Operation Against Trump by Patrick Martin, https://www.wsws.org/ A front-page article published Saturday in the New York Timesrevealing that the FBI secretly opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump after he fired FBI Director James Comey has laid bare a massive police state conspiracy by the US intelligence agencies. – The Times published the article […]

Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Becomes Latest Christian Denomination to Accept Transgenders And Same-Sex Unions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Becomes Latest Christian Denomination to Accept Transgenders And Same-Sex Unions by Geoffrey Grider, https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ Recently a PCA (you read that right, PCA, not PCUSA) church in St. Louis has invited a transgender rights activist in a lesbian relationship to teach the members of their church and anyone else who wants to join […]

Jim Willie: Top Ten Trends Lead to Gold

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Jim Willie: Top Ten Trends Lead to Gold by Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com, http://www.goldseek.com/ The year 2018 was a memorable year of great transitions. They involved changes in the political arena. They saw enormous changes in the debt picture, for both the USGovt and the major Western corporations. They saw a struggle to terminate the QE bond monetization, […]

Bolton Had Pentagon Draw Up “Far-Reaching Military Options To Strike Iran”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Has Iran attacked America? NO! Is Iran a threat to America? NO! So why is America so intent on waging war against Iran? Why has America been waging economic and financial war against Iran for many decades? It is the Deep State, the western Illuminati, which is using the American military, in their world conquest, […]

Gold & Silver vs The $250 Trillion Sea of Debt — Rich Munson

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
SGTreport Published on Jan 13, 2019 When priced in many currencies around the globe, the gold price is already at all time highs, just not when priced in the US Dollar. But with the US national debt ready to pass the $22 TRILLION mark and with the global derivatives Ponzi ready to implode, will 2019 be […]

‘We Struck Thousands of Targets’: IDF Chief of Staff on Israel’s ‘Near-Daily’ Strikes in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Has Syria or Iran attacked Israel? NO! Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit, is waging a war of aggression against both Syria and Iran. The only nuclear armed power, Zionist ‘666’ Israel, in the middle east is supporting terrorists: Al Qaeda and ISIS in their war against Syria. end

Does Holocaust slogan "Never Again!" apply to Uighurs?

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 day ago
1-15-19 The villagers are too afraid to even ask about anyone who has been taken to the camps because it could result them being detained too. Thousands of miles away, the only thing our families could do was pray for their wellbeing – this is how helpless we all feel. And yet, too few know about our plight. It often feels like too few care. But the fact remains that China has imprisoned around 1 million of us in camps in an attempt to get us to forget our identities, whether it is our culture, our religion or both. In order to defend its actions the Chinese state media has ... more »

China And The U.S. Do Cooperate Very Closely On Some Issues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Technical experts from Nigeria's Centre for Energy Research and Training stand over the miniature neutron source reactor and prepare to load the HEU reactor core into an interim transfer cask. (U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration) *Aaron Mehta, Defense News:* *How the US and China collaborated to get nuclear material out of Nigeria — and away from terrorist groups* WASHINGTON — At a staging ground in Ghana, a group of nuclear experts watched the clock and nervously waited for the news. The team — a mix of American, British, Norwegian and Chinese experts, along with Czech...more »

Voters support building a border-wall.

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 1 day ago
“President Trump’s proposed wall along the United States-Mexico border has soared in popularity with American voters across the board, as he battles a split GOP-Democrat Congress to secure funding for the barrier.” click here and here

Foreign Aid 18, Presentation in London in 2005

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
I am a non-fan of foreign aid since 2005, perhaps 2004. Today I just rediscovered my presentation in 2005 from my old mails. Among my co-speakers there were Barun Mitra and Mohit Satyanand (Liberty Institute, India), Franklin Cudjoe (Imani, Ghana), James Shikwati (IREN, Kenya), others. Can't find pictures but here's the ppt, I squeezed them in multi-frames. Enjoy. Thanks again to IPN (closed in 2011), Julian Morris, Kendra, Alec, Philip. -------------- See also: Foreign Aid 2: Circuitous and Leaky Process, November 3, 2005 Foreign Aid 3: Bob Geldoff and More Aid, November 10... more »

The Trump Dictatorship

Robert Reich - 1 day ago
The only redeeming aspect to Trump’s presidency is he brings us back to basics. And what could be... more »

The All American “Gilets Jaunes” Presidency….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Love this. I especially love how much this draws out the elitist pontificating opposition; now tone-deaf giddy as they try and ridicule ordinary All American fast food. POTUS Trump knows exactly what he’s doing. Please Democrats; please media; please make … Continue reading →

U.K. Defense Minister Suggest Using Paintballs To Scare Spanish Ships Away From Gibraltar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A map showing the area of Gibraltar territorial waters (The SUN) *Yahoo News:* Defence secretary Gavin Williamson suggests scaring Spanish ships away from Gibraltar with paintballs Military chiefs have been left stunned after the defence secretary suggested the Royal Navy fire PAINTBALLS at Spanish ships that stray into Gibraltar’s waters, according to reports. According to the Sun, Gavin Williamson made the claims during a meeting with senior Ministry of Defence officials during which he reportedly suggested sending a Type 45 destroyer to the Spanish territory of Ceuta, on the Mo... more »

Trump Fetes Champion Clemson with Burgers, Fries

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House as President Donald Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship.

Sen. Rand Paul Scheduled to Have Hernia Surgery in Canada

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

Did Clifford Walker Say at a 1924 KKK Rally That He Would Build a ‘Wall of Steel’ Against Immigrants?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A presidential biographer drew a comparison to then-Georgia Gov. Walker's comments and steel border wall construction desired by President Trump.

Missing German tourist's family sends heartbreaking letter revealing new clues

Matt Garrick at Just In - 1 day ago
The family of missing German tourist Monika Billen offer new clues about the movements of their "dearly beloved daughter, sister and aunt" in the days before she disappeared.

Rahaf al Qunun became the world's most recognised refugee. Here's what she's doing next

Sophie McNeill at Just In - 1 day ago
Rahaf al Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi teen granted in asylum in Canada after saying she feared death if returned home, pledges to use her freedom to campaign to end male guardianship in Saudi Arabia, saying if there is no change more women like her will flee.

How — and when — will the US Government shutdown end?

James Glenday at Just In - 1 day ago
One of several scenarios could play out before we see an end to the longest partial US Government shutdown in history. In the meantime, Donald Trump and his Democratic rivals are drawing battlelines for the 2020 presidential election, writes James Glenday.

Great Australian Bight seismic testing gets green light

Casey Briggs at Just In - 1 day ago
Oil and gas testing is set to take place in the Great Australian Bight this year, with the national petroleum regulator granting permission to exploration company PGS.

'Casual and callous': Donald Trump under fire over Native American massacre tweet

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The National Congress of American Indians condemns the US President for invoking one of the worst native massacres in the nation's history to poke fun at Democrat Elizabeth Warren over her purported Native American heritage.

Jail term doubled after man's 'frenzied' attack left woman eating through a tube

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 1 day ago
Joshua Yamalulu was due to be released last month after a stomping attack on his partner that left her a quadriplegic. He will now remain in prison until at least 2022 after WA's Court of Appeal ruled his three-year sentence was "plainly unjust".

'Australian nightmare': Residents vent as Opal Tower report released

Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 1 day ago
Engineers engaged by the NSW Government say damaged beams need to be repaired and strengthened in the 34-storey Opal Tower, which was evacuated just before Christmas after a large crack was found.

Racak's villagers phoned for help from their leader's home. Within hours, they were dead

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It was a cold early morning as villagers crowded around their leader's home in Racak, Kosovo, 20 years ago today. As ethnic Albanians, they knew that Serbian paramilitaries were coming for them.

'Brain surgery without surgery': Incisionless procedure helping fix uncontrollable tremors

Andy Park at Just In - 1 day ago
As many as one in five Australians suffer from uncontrollable tremors, which can rob them of independence and dignity. But a breakthrough new treatment is showing incredible results.

Temperature records broken in South Australian outback

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Temperature records break in Port Augusta and Tarcoola as South Australia suffers through an extreme heatwave, causing bats to fall from trees in Adelaide.