Wednesday, July 17, 2019

17 July - Blogs I'm Following - 4 of 4

10:11 pm MDT

How important will blockchain be to the world's economy?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
First off, it applies to all potential economic transactions globally. It eliminates the whole back room cost structure we are all familiar with and does so globally. That means it will become possible to buy a property in any country and have it all settle without fuss. With those costs evaporating, the demand for blockchain will make it all inevitable. This will be the new global standard for transnational security in business transactions. So it is incredibly important. It still takes a lot of market conditioning for folks tio become comfortable. . . *How important wi... more »

Decades ago, he stole a tree branch. Now he is the Durian King

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: Decades ago, he stole a tree branch. Now he is the Durian King] Recall that this type of life is occuring globally as modern agricultural knowledge is been applied to almost any plant that may have a chance. Today it is possible for me to buy Durien and even Mangosteens as well at a reasonable price in Vancouver. That capacity to transport tons of produce makes all forms of food novelty a worthwhile premium product in the global market. This is a great story. *Decades ago, he stole a tree branch. Now he is the Durian King* *By David Pierson* * Jul 04, 2019 | 3:00 AM... more »

Adrenochrome & Child Protective Services

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
The depth and real depravity of the Natural Pedophile Conspiracy is completely alien to our minds. This item provides a deep dive into it all and is not easy to read and it is certainly not easy to believe or accept. For most it will be much easier to simply not believe any of it. However we are now in the Age of Dark to Light, so this stuff is getting disclosed. Much of it will actually be unreadable. There are other reports out there suggesting that certain aging individuals do acquire infusions of young blood or young blood fractions. This item reveals something far better... more »

Trump’s Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
How in hell is it possible to be political and also anti American? Yet the masters of the Democrats appear to be pushing such a narrative. So who are those masters? It should be impossible for a person raised in the USA to be properly Anti America, but it is certainly possible to be a paid shill.. Is is possible that the money supporting this and the actual guidance is coming to us through the CCP? I throw this out, not because i have something so useful as evidence, but because the CCP and the NWO (NAZIs) share a common hatred of the USA in particular and a propensity for *su... more »

Family wants answers about how son with disability was injured in care home

Michael Atkin at Just In - 19 hours ago
Eden Camac, who has a complex disability, broke both hips and his left leg while at a supported accommodation facility. An ambulance was not called until 10 hours after the incident and his family wants to know what went wrong.

Locals devastated after council votes to remove 'iconic' geese from tourist town

Just In - 19 hours ago
Locals in the Victorian town of Daylesford say they are shocked and devastated by council's decision to remove an "aggressive" gaggle of geese from the area, describing them as "a bit of an icon" in the tourism hotspot.

'Please reply': 50-year-old message in a bottle found in sand dunes

Just In - 19 hours ago
A decades-old message in a bottle is found by a young boy during a fishing trip with his dad on a remote South Australian beach. Now, the search is on for its author.

'We don't want it': Stokes asked World Cup umpires not to count overthrows

Just In - 19 hours ago
The overthrows incident was a controversial moment in England's dramatic Cricket World Cup final victory, but it's been revealed Ben Stokes didn't want the runs to count.

Venezuela frees musician jailed over viral Twitter thread

Just In - 19 hours ago
The 25-year-old clarinetist was locked up in Venezuela's most notorious military prison after venting frustration at President Nicolas Maduro's Government on Twitter.

Construction site supervisor who set fire to apprentice pleads guilty in tribunal

Rebecca Opie at Just In - 19 hours ago
An Adelaide construction site supervisor who doused an apprentice in flammable liquid and set his clothes on fire has pleaded guilty to breaching the Work Health and Safety Act.

Australia's biggest producer of green fuel bounces back to life

Erin Somerville at Just In - 19 hours ago
Australia's largest renewable biodiesel producer restarts operations at Barnawartha, in north-east Victoria, just three years after it was driven to closure.

The great Australian dream gets more distant for many

Stephen Letts at Just In - 19 hours ago
A new ABS study has found that while housing affordability has not changed much in 20 years, rates of home ownership have fallen to the lowest level since its survey started.

Wednesday Follies

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
*It's Not a New Deal* *Slaves are NEVER Armed* *Slow Joe Biden* You know the guy. Barack hid him away or had him out dedicating bridges or attending tranny conferences. Yesterday he said that he wanted to reinstitute Obama care, and "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor; If you like your healthcare, you can keep your plan." How frigging stupid does he think we are. Most of us didn't believe the lie the first time. I'm waiting for him to say (with passion) "YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT!"

The Air Force's F-22 Raptors Won't Meet the Pentagon's 80-Percent Readiness Goal

David Axe at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Americas* [image: By Myself (Adrian Pingstone). - My own photo, taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR and Tamron 70-300 lens., Public Domain,] Oh no. *“Historically, these rates for the Raptors have been notoriously low, typically hovering around 50 percent."* The U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor stealth fighters won’t meet the 80-percent readiness goal that former defense secretary Jim Mattis decreed before quitting the Defense Department in protest of Pres. Donald Trump’s foreign policy in January 2019. Matti... more »

This Simulated War Game Shows How China Would Win in the South China Sea

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* [image: By -, CC BY-SA 3.0,] A deadly toll. *Our scenario takes place in the South China Sea at a cluster of reefs and rocks called the Scarborough Shoal, roughly 137 miles west of the Philippines. In real life, China and The Philippines both claim the shoal as part of their territory, and tensions between the two nations have been growing.* The year is 2016, and two of the U.S. Navy’s latest ship... more »

Brazil Falls Further in World Ranking of English Language Skills

Ricardo Wegrzynovski at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is in a low position in the world ranking, placing 53rd among the 88 countries surveyed in a study on proficiency in the English language. The numbers reflect a deeper problem that may have roots in the Brazilian educational system. This is pointed out in the survey “EF EFE […] The post Brazil Falls Further in World Ranking of English Language Skills appeared first on The Rio Times.

Vaza Jato: Former Odebrecht Director Claims he was Coerced by the Federal Prosecutor

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another bombshell strikes Lava Jato. In a statement to the São Paulo Court of Justice, executive Carlos Armando Paschoal says he was coerced by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office to build a report on the ranch in Atibaia (São Paulo State), which resulted in the second conviction of former president Lula, […] The post Vaza Jato: Former Odebrecht Director Claims he was Coerced by the Federal Prosecutor appeared first on The Rio Times.

Number of AIDS-Related Deaths Falls by 33 Percent in Almost Ten Years

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of AIDS-related deaths fell by a third (33 percent) in almost a decade, according to a United Nations (UN) report released on Tuesday, July 16th. In 2010, 1.2 million people died from virus-related complications. In 2018, this number dropped to 770,000. The UN cautions, nonetheless, that there is […] The post Number of AIDS-Related Deaths Falls by 33 Percent in Almost Ten Years appeared first on The Rio Times.

Motorcycle App Service Comes to Brazil and Guarantees Rides up to Thirty Percent Cheaper

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Colombian startup Picap, which allows you to request motorcycle ride service hailing, has just arrived in Brazil. To compete with companies like Uber and 99, it has advertised up to thirty percent cheaper rides, as well as a clear advantage: dodging traffic in big cities and promising to reduce […] The post Motorcycle App Service Comes to Brazil and Guarantees Rides up to Thirty Percent Cheaper appeared first on The Rio Times.

Unless We Change Direction........A Chinese Proverb

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Ink drawing by Fen Wen Lin* *Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we started.* *Chinese Proverb*

Aged care inquiry hears of grandfather sick of sitting in his own faeces

Jesse Thompson at Just In - 21 hours ago
The standard of care provided to an elderly man, often found in soiled pants, at a regional Queensland aged care facility was so appalling even his own granddaughter was too distressed to visit, the royal commission into aged care hears.

Labor backbenchers call for $75 boost to weekly Newstart allowance

Jane Norman at Just In - 21 hours ago
Unemployed workers should receive "at least" another $75 a week, according to Labor MPs who are speaking out about the need to boost the welfare payment.

Green groups accuse Chevron of 'deliberate mismanagement' of its own carbon storage project

Nick Kilvert at Just In - 21 hours ago
The Conservation Council of Western Australia says Chevron has deliberately mismanaged a taxpayer subsidised carbon sequestration project, resulting in millions of tonnes of CO2 being released to the atmosphere.

All children removed from Brisbane watch house following national condemnation

Allyson Horn at Just In - 21 hours ago
After increasing pressure on the Queensland Government, all children held in the maximum security police watch house in Brisbane have now been removed and placed into youth detention centres.

Baseballs embedded with screws used in deadly bomb, court hears

Kathleen Ferguson at Just In - 21 hours ago
John Burrows died at his mother's garage in Portland near Lithgow in 2015, with a bomb expert telling his murder trial he had never seen a device like the one used to kill the 58-year-old.

Family who argued taxes 'against God's will' ordered to pay $2.3m bill

Phoebe Hosier at Just In - 21 hours ago
A family that refused to pay tax because it was "against God's will" are ordered to pay $2.3 million in outstanding taxes and other bills, as the judge tells them 'though shalt not pay tax' is not in the Bible.

Rare white penguin hopes birds of a different feather still flock together

Georgie Burgess at Just In - 21 hours ago
This pale king penguin spotted on Macquarie Island has plenty of picture appeal, but there's some very real consequences to standing out from the crowd.

In case you've never heard of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, her shows just scored 20 Emmy nods

Michael Collett at Just In - 21 hours ago
Game of Thrones might be dominating the headlines, but one of the biggest stories of the 2019 Emmys is the dominance of the woman behind Fleabag and Killing Eve.

Killer brothers sent back to jail after second conviction for partner's murder

Joanna Menagh at Just In - 21 hours ago
Ambrose and Xavier Clarke are found guilty, for the second time, of the revenge murder of a Perth businessman whose body was found wrapped in black plastic in the rear of his own vehicle.

Trio alleged to have drugged, kidnapped and forced man to sign over BMW

Anna Hartley at Just In - 21 hours ago
A man who says he was lured to a home using social media before being drugged and kidnapped by three people and made to withdraw money from a nearby ATM, alleges one of the trio threatened to cut off his fingers if he did not cooperate.

Ursula Leyen will accelerate putrefaction of Europe

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Frans Timmermans was ultimately eliminated as a candidate for the replacement of Jean-Claude Juncker. That didn't mean that the European Union was going in a much better direction. Farage evaluated Leyen yesterday. I think that Ms Uršula Kluková will remain the most famous Uršula in Czechia LOL. In this dialogue, she is the owner of a new whorehouse after 1989. During communism, whorehouses were abolished but the brothel (disorder/mess) was here throughout communism, too. I think that these comments apply to Ms Leyen's EU, too. Emmanuel Macron has proposed Ursula Leyen as a compromi... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Former Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan was always a poster boy for a sick blend of Washington evil and Washington hypocrisy mixed with what can only be called a cancerous intellect. That's common in Washington and it goes on today but Paul Ryan had a perverse gift for it. He didn't invent it but he sure mastered it. While in office, he was a virulent one man crime wave of attacks on Americans. I remember when the scum at the top of both parties sung his praises as some sort of up and coming "man to watch." Bill Clinton comes to mind as one of them. Mittens Romney even cho... more »

Putin Defied The Duma On Georgia And Showed The West That He’s A “Moderate”

Andrew KORYBKO at - 21 hours ago
President Putin’s refusal last week to implement the crippling sanctions that the Duma earlier proposed allowed the Russian leader to present himself as a “moderate” in the eyes of the West and contributed to the ongoing rehabilitation of his reputation there as his country attempts to make progress on clinching […]

Greg Hunter, "$21 Trillion Missing Biggest Story on Planet" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"$21 Trillion Missing Biggest Story on Planet"* By Greg Hunter’s "Macroeconomic analyst Rob Kirby says you may not be hearing much about it from the globalist controlled propaganda of the mainstream media (MSM), but the “$21 trillion in ‘missing’ U.S. federal money is still the biggest story on the planet.” Kirby contends, “It’s the biggest story ever because it explains so much of what is going on in our financial reality. Lots of people in my circles talk about there being a lack of collateral, which is a lack of government bonds in the marketplace. They refer to... more »

Trump Rage-Tweets “Radical Left Democrats” – “If You’re Not Happy Here, Leave!”

ZeroHedge at Need To Know - 21 hours ago
President Trump rage-tweeted against radical Democrat women in Congress, telling them to leave if they are not happy in America. He accused them of wanting open borders.

Tech Billionaires, the Koch Brothers, US Chamber of Commerce, and Democrats Are Leading Lobbyists to Import Workers for American Jobs

Breitbart at Need To Know - 21 hours ago
Lobbying groups that support doubling of work visas to allow migrants to take American jobs in order to supply cheap labor include the US Chamber of Commerce, the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM Corporation and Hewlett Packard.

Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Quadruple the Number of Working Immigrants in the US

Breitbart at Need To Know - 21 hours ago
Rand Paul introduced a companion bill that would quadruple the number of working immigrants in the US, adding to the more than one-million legal migrants who settle here each year.

Central America: Advertisements in the Media and Online Promise Free Stuff to Migrants Who Immigrate to the US

NewsWars at Need To Know - 21 hours ago
Illegal aliens crossing the border from Central America into the US, and each of them told her that they migrated because they saw advertisements online, in newspapers and on TV for free American services and welfare assistance.

"Advice From A Tree" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago

“7 Best Shakespearean Insults” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“7 Best Shakespearean Insults”* by The Huffington Post *"You should be women and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so."* Shakespeare employs this biting insult in "Macbeth" to establish the complete and utter repulsiveness of the three witches. Their "withered and wild" features cause Macbeth and Banquo to question if the sisters are even human beings. *"Methinks thou art a general offense, and every man should beat thee. I think thou wast created for men to breathe themselves upon you."* In "All's Well That Ends Well," Lafeu hits infamous liar and coward Porol... more »

"Think of Your Choices as Effects, Not Causes" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Think of Your Choices as Effects, Not Causes" * by David Cain Imagine, for a moment, that you could see your own life from above, as though your home, neighborhood, and workplace were little dioramas with open roofs. Your miniature self isn’t aware you’re watching, and exhibits all the habits you do. With a kind of embarrassed concern, you watch your hapless self wake up, hit snooze a few times, then sit up and read Reddit on your phone for twenty minutes (or whatever you normally do). You watch as you interact with the world, making some good decisions and some bad ones. You’d ... more »

"So We All Ran Around..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"So we all ran around in mad, mindless, meaningless circles, as if we were in a cotton-candy eating contest where the grand prize was getting kicked in the face. We were oblivious to everything around us that no truly sane person would ever tolerate. And we needed someone else to tell us to stop it." - Edward M. Wolfe

Large Turkish Army convoy deploys to Syria’s northern border amid reports of new operation: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – A large convoy of Turkish military vehicles was seen moving inside the northern region of Syrian close to the militant-held town of Azaz late on Monday. According to recent media reports, the reinforcements have been sent to the Syrian border area by the Turkish military. This move by the Turkish […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Massive number of Syrian Army reinforcements head to northwest Hama for next offensive

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – A large number of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reinforcements reportedly made their way to the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Tuesday. According to reports from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Army reinforcements were made up of several units from different parts of the country. These reinforcements were deployed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Armenian woman tortured and stoned to death by jihadist rebels in Idlib

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – An Armenian woman was repeatedly tortured and then executed by the jihadist rebels in the Jisr Al-Shughour District of the Idlib Governorate. The death of the Armenian woman, Suzanne Der Karkour, was first reported by the humanitarian organization SOS Chretiens d’Orient on July 13th. There are 20,000+ Al-Qaeda terrorists in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily Brief 2019-07-15

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Israel, Hama, Syria, Turkey, YPG, Aleppo, Latakia, Netanyahu, China, Venezuela, PKK, Euphrates. Categories covered in this brief: Iran, Middleeast, Turkey, Syria, World-News Let us know how you like this brief in the comments below. — The AMN Live Team Table of Contents […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Free Downloads: Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, "Rumi", "The Works Of Rumi" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings, Learn to use them, and fly." "What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned, The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself in the dark forest... What still pulls on your soul?" - Rumi (1207 - 1273) ◆ "Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi was a 13th century Afghan poet and philosopher who heavily influenced both eastern and w... more »

‘Justice on Trial’: The Backstory of the Kavanaugh Debacle

A new book sheds some new light on Kavanaugh’s Demo accusers. ~ Lewis Morris ~ Brett Kavanaugh has been on the U.S. Supreme Court for just under a year, and his contentious and hard-fought confirmation may seem like ancient history. It’s worth keeping in mind that sad, corrupt political spectacle if for no other reason than to […]

Sneaks and Sneakers

Burt Prelutsky ~ Partly I was amused, mainly I was disgusted, when I heard Democrats dismiss President Trump’s call for a citizenship question to be included on the census as constituting a purely political stunt. The fact is, the only really consequential question on the form is who within our borders is here legally. […]

How the Air Force Would Have Investigated the Rebel Alliance's T-47 Airspeeder Crash During the Battle of Hoth

The Angry Staff Officer at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*The Angry Staff Officer* *Culture, Space* [image:] Even the rebels need to find out what went wrong. *He did not have the request requisite hours in a T-47 Airspeeder, but was current and qualified in both the T-65B X-Wing and the T-16 Skyhopper. Of note, Alliance Starfighter Command senior leadership regarded all three Incom platforms as interchangeable for training purposes, despite the widely divergent mission sets and mission environments. * *Accident Investigation Board – Rebel Alliance* T-47 A... more »

We Asked Two Experts If a War with Iran Is Coming

John Dale Grover at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*John Dale Grover* *Security, Middle East* [image: By U.S. Navy photo - This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 051105-F-5480T-005 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing.বাংলা | Deut] Here's what they said. *Pollack stated that Washington’s actions were counterproductive to America’s interests in securing a new, better nuclear deal. * America’s policy of maximum pressure on Iran continues, with the U.S. Department of the Treasury announcing new sanctions on ... more »

Consumers may Block Telemarketing as of Yesterday: “Do Not Disturb” List is Online

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Não Perturbe (“Do Not Disturb”) list for telecommunications operators comes into force this Tuesday, July 16th. Consumers who no longer wish to receive telemarketing calls offering specific telecommunication, pay-TV, and internet services may subscribe to this national list. The online registration will be managed by the very companies, as […] The post Consumers may Block Telemarketing as of Yesterday: “Do Not Disturb” List is Online appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazil’s Lava Jato Operation Working Group Coordinator Resigns

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Office of the Federal Prosecutor General (PGR) confirmed on Tuesday, July 16th, that prosecutor José Alfredo de Paula has left the position of coordinator of the working group of the Lava Jato operation in the PGR. The resignation was formally announced last Friday, July 12th and it was due […] The post Brazil’s Lava Jato Operation Working Group Coordinator Resigns appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazil’s Supreme Court Suspends Investigation About Flávio Bolsonaro

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Presiding Justice Dias Toffoli, accepted the request of Senator Flávio Bolsonaro‘s defense and temporarily suspended all investigations in progress in Brazil based on confidential data shared by the Council of Control of Financial Activities (COAF) and the Federal Treasury without prior authorization […] The post Brazil’s Supreme Court Suspends Investigation About Flávio Bolsonaro appeared first on The Rio Times.

Mercosur To Finalize Trade Agreement With Wealthy EFTA, Bolsonaro Also Targets U.S.

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After reaching an understanding with the European Union, the world’s largest trading bloc, Mercosur is now moving towards a free-trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), a rich-country club, which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. At a press conference on Monday, July 15th, during the Mercosur summit […] The post Mercosur To Finalize Trade Agreement With Wealthy EFTA, Bolsonaro Also Targets U.S. appeared first on The Rio Times.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
House resolution to condemn Trump for 'racist comments' tweeted at four minority Democratic congresswomen passes along party lines via @ReutersTV — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 17, 2019 BREAKING: The racist press is reporting to a racist public that racist Pelosi condemns racist Trump for offending four racist Congresswomen. #GoldenAge — Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 16, 2019 Ursula von der Leyen elected for top EU job. More here: — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 17,... more »

Farm linked to E. coli outbreak halts ice cream sales and animal contact

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Ice cream production and contact with calves has been stopped while investigations continue into an E. coli outbreak in Iceland, according to one of the owners of the farm. A cluster of Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) O26:H11 infections have been traced to the tourist attraction Efstidalur II farm in Blaskogabyggd in the south... Continue Reading

Growers Express expands recall; doesn’t name vegetable supplier

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Growers Express is again telling consumers to toss out certain fresh vegetable products because of a test result showing Listeria contamination, but it’s not telling them who supplied the implicated vegetables. In an expansion to a July 1 recall, Growers Express is recalling four products involving Brussels sprouts, green beans and cauliflower. (See chart below.)... Continue Reading

Amos Miller gets his legal team back together and plans to fight FSIS in federal court

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Amos Miller and Miller’s Organic Farm had to terminate their defense attorneys two years ago during a federal court case because Miller couldn’t pay all the legal bills. In a new federal civil case that got underway in April, Miller and Miller’s Organic Farm have again hired the legal team consisting of Joseph A. Macaluso... Continue Reading

English E. coli cases linked to travel to Egypt

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Public Health England has issued a warning after almost 20 cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infection were found in people returning from Egypt this year. All travelers had been to the Hurghada region of Egypt. A variety of different Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strains have been detected in visitors to Egypt with STEC... Continue Reading

Import alerts include cheese, seafood, herbs, pet treats, allergens, misbranding

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

Were Democrat Supporters Shocked By What They Heard During The Democratic Presidential Debates In June?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
From *Instapundit:* TOM FRIEDMAN REVIEWS RECENT EVENTS: *‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’* “I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was.” So he’s a week or two *behind.* Plus: “Dear Democrats: This is not complicated! Just nominate a decent, sane person, one committed to reunifying the country and creating mor... more »

US Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick: No Choice But to Open an Impeachment Inquiry

Bravo! US Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick is keeping her eye on the ball and not falling into the tweet traps set … Continue reading →

US Congressman Emanuel Cleaver Abandons Chair During Floor Debate; Statement

“Like the vast majority of Americans, I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with the childish rancor of our public discourse. Our inability … Continue reading →

Kellyanne Conway Defies US Congressional Oversight Subpoena; Contempt Vote Announced; Will She Be Sent To Jail?

“Refusal to cooperate with a Congressional subpoena can result in charges of contempt of Congress, which could result in a … Continue reading →

Police bomb squad called to Adelaide CBD after explosives allegedly found

Just In - 23 hours ago
Police charge a man after allegedly uncovering guns, drugs and explosives at an apartment on Grenfell Street in the heart of Adelaide's CBD — but say the incident is "not terror related".

Bushwalker rescued after week in Tasmanian snow 'wouldn't have survived another night'

Erin Cooper And James Dunlevie at Just In - 23 hours ago
Victorian man Michael Bowman, describes using a sleeping bag and garbage bags to stay warm and dry while stranded for more than a week during freezing conditions in Tasmania's Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park.

Enhanced vaccine aims to eliminate risks of allergic reactions to honey bee stings

Chris McLoughlin And Camron Slessor at Just In - 23 hours ago
An advanced treatment which aims to speed-up the resistance to bee sting allergies has successfully completed a human trial, with the vaccine set to be tested for peanut allergies.

Tourism enjoys a $1.5 billion rebound as domestic visitor surge bucks downward trend

Jacob Kagi at Just In - 23 hours ago
A surge in domestic travellers has provided a billion-dollar boost to the West Australian economy, helping to offset a continually sluggish overseas tourism market.

Clive Palmer made $1 million payment to mystery woman in Kyrgyzstan, court told

Josh Robertson at Just In - 23 hours ago
Clive Palmer's multi-million-dollar payments to his father-in-law and a mysterious woman in Kyrgyzstan are among the funds he misused from Queensland Nickel coffers before its collapse, a court is told.

Sharing World Cup in future ties 'should be considered', says NZ coach

Just In - 23 hours ago
The controversial finish to the World Cup final is sure to prompt a review of the rules, and sharing the trophy should be considered as an option in the future, according to New Zealand's cricket coach Gary Stead.

Forget treasure-hunts and laser tag — this is how you build a team

Just In - 23 hours ago
There is a more effective approach to team-building than obstacle courses. It doesn't even necessarily involve the whole team, write Julien Pollack and Petr Matous.

Australia has asked China to let Lutfy and his mum leave the country

Melissa Clarke at Just In - 23 hours ago
The Australian embassy in Beijing formally asks China to let an Australian toddler and his mother leave the country, following a Four Corners program highlighting the detainment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.

Talisman Sabre war games play out largest Australian-led beach invasion

Rachel McGhee at Just In - 23 hours ago
About 34,000 troops from several countries are playing out high-end war games in a mammoth training exercise designed to improve military cooperation.

Man who took 7yo from Kmart pleads guilty to kidnapping, indecent treatment of a child

Just In - 23 hours ago
A man, 26, pleads guilty to kidnapping and indecently treating a seven-year-old girl he took from Kmart at Westfield North Lakes shopping centre north of Brisbane in December.

July 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #909

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 →

Wednesday July 17th – 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
Buzz Aldrin on planting the flag during Apollo 11: "We had some difficulty at first getting the pole of the flag to remain in the surface. In penetrating the surface, we found that most objects would go down about 5, maybe 6 inches, and then meet with gradual resistance. At the same time there was not much of a support force on either side, so we had to lean the flag back slightly in order for it to maintain this position. So many people have done so much to give us this opportunity to place this American flag on the surface. To me it was one of the prouder moments of my life, to b... more »

It’s Not Your Imagination – The New York Times Is Getting More Dishonest

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 23 hours ago
It’s Not Your Imagination. Summers Are Getting Hotter. Extraordinarily hot summers — the kind that were virtually unheard-of in the 1950s — have become commonplace. It’s Not Your Imagination. Summers Are Getting Hotter. – The New York Times The New … Continue reading →

Here Are The 5 Fastest Military Aircraft In Service Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
MiG-25 Foxbat *We Are The Mighty: **5 fastest military aircraft in service today* Every Air Force and Navy feels the need for speed. It's just a fact. When trying to scramble your defending aircraft, time is of the essence and speed is a critical element of that. Aircraft developers have come a very long way since the development of the first jet engine in the mid-20th Century. These days, an airframe that can't cruise at supersonic speeds might as well be a diesel-powered propeller plane. It was a long and winding road human engineering took to get to the point where fighter airc... more »

UK to Send Third Major Warship to Gulf Amid Iran Tensions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
UK to Send Third Major Warship to Gulf Amid Iran Tensions by Tehran will see the action as an “escalation” despite the Ministry of Defence’s insistence it is part of a planned deployment. – The UK is to send another major warship to the Persian Gulf amid ongoing tensions with Iran. Frigate HMS Kent …

Israeli PM compares EU’s Nuclear Deal efforts to Nazi Appeasement

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on Jul 16, 2019 EU’s efforts to save nuclear deal have found no favour with the Israeli Prime Minster, who’s a staunch opposer. Benjamin Netanyahu has again been comparing Europe’s attitude to Iran with the 1930s appeasement of Nazi Germany before the outbreak of the Second World War. Netanyahu has also warned that …

Checkmate “Putin’s Cook”: U.S. Judge DESTROYS Mueller’s ‘Russian troll’ Lie

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The Duran Published on Jul 16, 2019 The Duran Quick Take: Episode 241. The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the final nail in Robert Mueller’s report on Trump-Russia collusion. The latest ruling by U.S. Judge Dabney Friedrich, ordering Mueller to stop pushing stories about Russian troll farms connected to Putin, interfering in …

United Zionist Cyber Command: Congress Forges US-Israel Alliance in Direct Energy Space Weapons

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Zionism, the modern Zionist movement, is Satanic! At the hear of the Zionist flag is the Satanic ‘666’ Hexagram. It does not get clearer than this. When a nation flies a Satanic ‘666’ Hexagram flag, is it of God or Satan? Obviously, Satan! Zionist ‘666’ Israel is a Satanic counterfeit. It is NOT the Israel …

If You Provoke the Entire World, Something May Happen

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
If we reverse the situation and Iran sanctions/prevents all American exports and disallow any nation to do business with America, is it a declaration of war? Obviously, YES! American sanctions against Iran is an Act of War! If America tries to do that with China, nuclear missiles will be going off! – If You Provoke …

FULL SHOW: China’s Economy Slumps, Huawei to Layoff US Workers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Published on Jul 15, 2019 The 2015 Iran nuclear deal is not dead yet. That’s what European leaders are saying as they brainstorm ways to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) intact. The US-China trade war may be over, but Chinese tech giant Huawei remains blacklisted by the US Department of …

Iran Leader Slams as Piracy UK Seizure of Tanker with Iran Oil

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Press TV Published on Jul 16, 2019 Iran Leader: UK seizure of tanker with Iran oil won’t be left unanswered Ayatollah Khamenei slams as piracy UK seizure of tanker with Iran oil “Iran will definitely continue reduction of JCPOA commitments” end

EU Ministers Agree to Speed Up Efforts to Save JCPOA

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Press TV Published on Jul 16, 2019 There is unanimous support across the 28 member states of the EU to speed up efforts to save the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal. That’s what the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said following a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels. end

Iran Claims It Rescued “Missing” UAE Tanker After US Said IRGC “Forced” It Toward Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Iran Claims It Rescued “Missing” UAE Tanker After US Said IRGC “Forced” It Toward Iran by Tyler Durden, The saga of the UAE “mystery” tanker which seems to have disappeared after its transponder went dark late Saturday night, and which no one has heard from since it drifted toward Iranian waters in the Strait of …

Iran Comes to Assistance of Disabled Foreign Oil Tanker

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Press TV Published on Jul 16, 2019 The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry says the country’s naval forces have assisted a foreign crude oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, after they received a request for help from the vessel. end

Long-Term Yields, QE to Hyperinflation, Pensions… Q&A with Lynette Zang and Eric Griffin

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
ITM Trading Streamed live 4 hours ago Links to slides and sources:… Question 1. Zoltan V: What would happen if the longer-term yields would collapse? Question 2. Bobbi B: Can you please clarify the mechanism by which QE results in hyperinflation? How does the money get into the hands of the people? Question 3. …

Bank Run: Deutsche Bank Clients Are Pulling $1 Billion A Day

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Bank Run: Deutsche Bank Clients Are Pulling $1 Billion A Day by Tyler Durden, There is a reason James Simons’ RenTec is the world’s best performing hedge fund – it spots trends (even if they are glaringly obvious) well ahead of almost everyone else, and certainly long before the consensus. – That’s what happened …

What is Up With the Silver Market? Who Is the Whale? – Mike Maloney

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
GoldSilver (w/ Mike Maloney) Premiered Jul 15, 2019 What is up with the silver market? Join Mike Maloney as he dives into two immensely powerful data sets that suggest that something big is happening behind the scenes. Link to the article:… Download Mike’s best-selling book for free here: Thanks for sharing and clicking …

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago

ICE Protest : Leftie Style

Terry at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago
Soo…here we have a nice little group of protesters outside of an ICE Detention Center, trying in their patented style of logic and reason, to get their message across…. **BE WARNED. SERIOUSLY NAUGHTY LANGUAGE** This is a leftie’s brain : The top video was a leftie’s brain on alcohol… ….implanted into a pole dancer’s skull, which seems to be the standard of intelligence for many of these muck-raking scumbags. In this instance, it appears her performance even embarrassed her fat soi-boi bud, and , if you can imagine, also sent the 3 Stooges’ Larry, dressed as an overly buxom broad, … ... more »

#Fluoride in Your #Toothpaste is a #Neurotoxin. Poisonous to the Tissues in the Brain, Spinal Cord and Nervous System.

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Lao dissidents exiled under Thailand’s military rule

Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and Nattanan Thongkuasakul at New Mandala - 23 hours ago
The activities of Lao dissidents who have fled to Thailand can offer some insight into anti-regime sentiment in Laos. The post Lao dissidents exiled under Thailand’s military rule appeared first on New Mandala.

Assembly Plant of Counterfeit Luxury Cars is Raided in Santa Catarina

Iolanda Fonseca at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A manufacturer of counterfeit Ferrari and Lamborghini cars was raided in the city of Itajaí, the Santa Catarina Civil Police said. On Monday, July 15th, eight replicas which were being assembled were seized and the owners of the plant, father and son, will be indicted. In this Monday’s operation, the […] The post Assembly Plant of Counterfeit Luxury Cars is Raided in Santa Catarina appeared first on The Rio Times.

Greater Offer of Flights to Lower Airfares in Brazil as of September

Iolanda Fonseca at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Freitas, said on Monday, July 15th, that he expects a drop in airfares as of September. According to the minister, in addition to the arrival of new companies, those already operating in Brazil are expected to increase flight availability. The minister mentioned that Gol and […] The post Greater Offer of Flights to Lower Airfares in Brazil as of September appeared first on The Rio Times.

São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
[image: São Paulo nightlife, São Paulo party, music, forró, Bixiga, best shows, party, Tokyo, Centro] We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Mani Padme and Ricardo Herz (República) – Tonight, Jazz B celebrates its sixth anniversary with the Mani Padme Trio. The band will be inviting violin player Ricardo Herz to […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
[image: Rio News, Brazil News] We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Jungle Free (Botafogo) – Tonight, the Jungle Free party invites you to dance all night long, with DJ Dudu Oliveira spinning the hottest pop rock hits. What’s more, there will […] The post Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 appeared first on The Rio Times.

NY Post: Planned Parenthood chief Leana Wen ousted in ‘secret meeting’

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
Dr. Leana Wen, the president of Planned Parenthood, said she was ousted Tuesday following a “secret meeting” of the board, after being on the job for just eight months. Wen, who previously served as Baltimore’s health commissioner, was the first physician to head the organization, taking over in November 2018 after Cecile Richards stepped down. […] The post NY Post: Planned Parenthood chief Leana Wen ousted in ‘secret meeting’ appeared first on Health Nut News.

CBS: House Quietly Orders Pentagon to Tell Congress If It Released Weaponized Ticks

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
Some Americans have long been concerned that tick borne illnesses are the result of the U.S. government weaponizing insects, having been labeled “conspiracy theorists” for making such claims. But now, some members of the U.S. House are voicing their own concerns that the Pentagon may have in fact weaponized disease-carrying ticks and released them—either accidentally […] The post CBS: House Quietly Orders Pentagon to Tell Congress If It Released Weaponized Ticks appeared first on Health Nut News.

North Carolina-- Mucho Importante

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Thom Tillis is WAY too scared to ever criticize Trump again* There will be a huge focus on North Carolina next year. First of all it's a swing state that Obama won in 2008 and where Trump is underwater in polling now (-3 according to the June Morning Consult update). There's virtually no path to victory for Trump without North Carolina's 15 electoral votes. He's flying there for one of his hate rallies tomorrow. And then there's a Senate election, with Republican incumbent Thom Tillis widely considered vulnerable. The last statewide election (2017) was won by Democrat, now-Governor... more »

U.S. Congress Orders The Pentagon To Reveal If They Weaponized Ticks As Biological Weapons And Released Them Into the Public

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
File photo: © / *The Guardian*: *House orders Pentagon to review if it exposed Americans to weaponised ticks* A New Jersey lawmaker suggests the government turned insects into bioweapons to spread disease and possibly released them The US House of Representatives has called for an investigation into whether the spread of Lyme disease had its roots in a Pentagon experiment in weaponising ticks. The House approved an amendment proposed by a Republican congressman from New Jersey, Chris Smith, instructing the defence department’s inspector general to conduct ... more »

Meet Thaddeus Kosciusko, the Polish Engineer Fought Both in the American Revolution and for His Homeland

The Angry Staff Officer at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*The Angry Staff Officer* *History, Americas* [image: Credit: Kosciuszko Foundation] America needed men like him. *He arrives at Fort Ticonderoga in the spring of 1777 and conducts an inspection of the fortifications as well as those on Mount Independence, a fortified point across the strait of Lake Champlain on the Vermont side. Although an artist, Kosciusko is no dummy and asks why no one is fortifying nearby Mount Defiance, which basically controls both Ticonderoga and Independence. * So, we know all about the heroes of the American Revolution, right? George Washington, John ... more »

Can Russia and America Avoid a New Nuclear Arms Race?

David Axe at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Then New Start must get an extension. Delegations from the United States and Russia plan to meet in Geneva in mid-July 2019 to begin discussing a possible extension of the New START treaty, one of the major arms-control accords limiting the size and power and the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. The 2010 treaty restricts both the United States and Russia to 1,550 deployed strategic nuclear warheads on a maximum of 700 deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles and strategic bombers. But the treaty expires in 2021. And experts worry that the administ... more »

"What Was It All For: Veterans Have Finally Turned On America's Endless Wars" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What Was It All For: * *Veterans Have Finally Turned On America's Endless Wars"* by Danny Sjursen It is undoubtedly my favorite part of every wedding. That awkward, but strangely forthright moment when the preacher asks the crowd for any objections to the couple’s marriage. No one ever objects, of course, but it’s still a raw, if tense, moment. I just love it. I suppose we had that ubiquitous ritual in mind back in 2007 when Keith – a close buddy and fellow officer – and I crafted our own plan of objection. The setting was Baghdad, Iraq, at the start of the "surge" and the climax... more »

America's Carriers Are In Trouble In The Next Great War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *National Interest:* *Navy Nightmare: America's Carriers Are in Trouble in the Next Great War* Here's why. Hammes, however, is not in favor of scrapping America’s carriers right away, and instead advocates continuing to use the current carriers until they are retired (the Navy will still have seven carriers in use until 2050 and four scheduled for retirement as late as 2070). Still, Hammes stands by his analysis of the carriers’ vulnerability, noting their inability to effectively counter swarm tactics, their diminishing value as a military deterrent, and the difficulty o... more »

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Slumbering cats.

Further reflections on Super

Sandy Levinson at Balkinization - 1 day ago
It is difficult not to agree with most of what David Super says in his typically thoughtful post. We *are *a fundamentally divided, highly polarized country. Most, even if not all, of the dreadful people in public office were elected in fair elections. The most shocking single statistic is that even now, when there is shockingly little new to learn about Donald Trump (save the extent of his indebtedness to Russian financiers), at least 40% of our fellow Americans support this ignorant and malevolent lout. I think that a fairer electoral system, including one that dispensed with t... more »


Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago Nah. It ain't happenin'. _________________________________________________________________

Humanity Is Not Sleeping; It’s In An Induced Coma

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
In the late 1960s, the sudden widespread availability of psychedelics combined with the circulation of eastern philosophy to the west to begin a radical transformation of human consciousness. Our species, desperate to transcend the residual trauma from two world wars and the existential terror of […]

'The dads and the grandads don't let the kids forget': One of sport's fiercest rivalries reignites

Clint Thomas And Evan Morgan Grahame at Just In - 1 day ago
The rivalry between Manchester United and Leeds United is still as intense as ever ahead of their blockbuster match at Perth Stadium, according to former Red Devils defender Francis Burns.

Disney's live action Lion King rules the savannah of remakes, reboots and spin-offs

Luke Goodsell at Just In - 1 day ago
Star power and multi-million dollar state-of-the-digital art graphics are grace notes on an otherwise faithful remake of this 25-year-old favourite.

'It seems pretty clearly targeted towards gay people': Red Cross Blood Service ad causes a stir

Ben Nielsen at Just In - 1 day ago
A social media post promoting a Red Cross blood donation campaign featuring two men in Christmas jumpers is being blasted by LGBT social media users who can't give blood, but the service says it was not its intention to depict a same-sex couple.

'Bordering on ludicrous': Government wants new email addresses two days before they are changed

Jackson Gothe-Snape at Just In - 1 day ago
Parents brought to Australia on a new reunion visa can be deported if they fail to tell the Government they changed their email addresses, user name or online profile.

Drug smuggler busted with $47,000 worth of cocaine hidden under oversized toupee

Just In - 1 day ago
A Colombian drug smuggler gives new meaning to the term "bad hair day" after he is caught at Barcelona airport with half a kilo of cocaine hidden underneath an oversized hairpiece.