Wednesday, January 01, 2020

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Arab League warns Turkey not to send terrorists to Libya: Sullying of NATO

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 21 hours ago
Arab League warns Turkey not to send terrorists to Libya: Sullying of NATO Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Arab League (AL) is nervous about the ambitions of Turkey in escalating an already fragile Libya. This relates to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and his plan to enter […]

Here's How An American Jet Meant To Fight Hitler Ended Up In Korea

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * It didn't go well. *Key point: *Hastily designed to counter Nazis superfighters in the early 1940s, America’s first operational fighter jet would have an unexpected and long-lasting legacy. On November 8, 1950, a flight of four straight-winged jets swooped down on an airfield at Sinuiju, North Korea—on the Korean side of the border with China. The F-80 Shooting Stars raked the airfield with their six nose-mounted .50 caliber machine guns as black bursts of antiaircraft fire tore the sky around them. The Shooting Stars had arrived a few months ear... more »

What Does It Feel Like To Fly Russia's MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighter?

David Axe at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Just ask the Poles. *Key point:* Poland still operates around 30 MiG-29s alongside F-16s and old Su-22s. Polish air force doctrine has become more Western, thanks to the sustained efforts of Razer and many other NATO instructors. Russia's MiG-29 first flew in 1977. Forty-two years later it's one of the most numerous warplanes in the world. As of 2018, around 820 MiG-29s and variants were in service, accounting for six percent of all the world's military aircraft. But as far back as 2001, one American F-15E pilot found the twin-engine Russian fighter to ... more »

America's M103 Was The U.S. Military's Last Heavy Tank And A Cold War Monster

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Yet the M103 still suffered from traditional heavy tank problems. *Key point: *The U.S. Army experimented after 1945 with various heavy tank designs. By 1945, the U.S. Army had cause to regret one of its most fateful choices of World War II: the decision not to build heavy tanks. Its M4 Sherman medium tank was a decent enough armored fighting vehicle when it entered combat in 1942. Yet by the end of the war, the thirty-ton Sherman had repeatedly been pulverized by heavier German tanks like the sixty-ton Tiger, which had a bigger gun and thicker armor.... more »

Fire! Meet the Swedish Artillery That Could Fire 15 Shells in 45 Seconds

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *History, Europe* [image: Stridsvagn, Bofors 1965] Bang! Watch out! *Key Point:* Modernization forced Sweden to produce such an unusual design. During the twentieth century, Sweden developed many weapons at the top of their class despite not being a superpower. From the Swedish K SMG to the AT4, Swedish weapons have won American orders and proven themselves to be excellent in the field. However, one of the most interesting and innovative Swedish designs never was exported. The Bandkanon 1 self propelled howitzer was a Swedish design with only twenty-six vehicles bui... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* And Washington shirks and shrugs. Oaths mean nothing in the face of cash.

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 364 – 2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: ? South / North

Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Tuesday 31st December 2019

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 22 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily wind power generation data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click […]

Fox News Draws Highest Annual Viewership In Channel’s 23-Year History

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 22 hours ago
By Randy Hall ~ Primetime ratings for the Fox News Channel reached a new average high of 2.5 million viewers per night in 2019, making it the most-watched network in the slate of basic cable TV programming. That’s not just cable news — it’s number one in all of cable TV. Meanwhile, liberal MSNBC came […]

Consumer Victory: Trump Pulls Plug On Plans To Kill The Lightbulb

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 22 hours ago
By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As the year came to a close, the nanny state took it in the chin. Plans by the usual suspects – environmentalists, Capitol Hill know-it-alls, and other assorted busybodies — to regulate the incandescent lightbulb out of existence were tossed aside by the Trump Energy Department (DOE). In 2007, the […]

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare To Pull Back From Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The opening ceremony of a joint military exercise between African and Western nations in Burkina Faso in February.Credit...Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times *New York Times:* *U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa* *An expected withdrawal of military forces would lead the C.I.A. and other agencies to reduce their presence, leaving some officials and experts fearful of a gap in stopping terrorist threats.* WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies face a significant reduction in their counterterrorism collection efforts in Africa if a proposed ... more »

National forecast update: Yet more dangerous fire conditions on the way

Kate Doyle at Just In - 23 hours ago
More extreme heat is on the way for fire grounds in Australia's south-east, with temperatures in some of the worst-ravaged regions are set to soar on the weekend.

I have never before experienced the helplessness I felt on the Mallacoota foreshore

Just In - 23 hours ago
Gus Goswell and his family spent a terrifying day by the Mallacoota foreshore waiting for a bushfire that was like a freight train heading for them. Then the wind changed and they were saved from that moment of "pure terror".

Man charged after explosion blows doors, windows out of home

Georgia Loney And Jacqueline Lynch at Just In - 23 hours ago
A man is accused of setting off an explosion which caused a fire at his Bunbury home in WA's South West after police knocked on his front door.

'Unbelievable incompetence': Passengers left fuming after Jetstar cancels NYE flights

Katrina Beavan at Just In - 23 hours ago
Jetstar cancels New Year’s Eve flights out of Uluru due to internet outage as hundreds of stranded passengers are bussed to Alice Springs instead.

'Looks like a warzone': How and where New Year's Eve bushfire destruction happened

Just In - 23 hours ago
Much of Australia welcomed the New Year under a cloud of fear and blackened and fiery skies but just how did this bushfire tragedy unfold and what were the people in these towns thinking as the flames roared around them?

East Gippsland bushfire victim identified by family as Buchan 'hero' Mick Roberts

Rachel Clayton at Just In - 23 hours ago
The first victim of Victoria's destructive bushfires is identified by family as 67-year-old Mick Roberts, a man who was respected in his community and "someone you could look up to".

'The monster is on its way': Fire bore down on us and there was only one option

Liv Casben at Just In - 23 hours ago
The town I grew up in was under siege for one horrible day. At every step this was personal.

Historic town of Mogo devastated as survivor recalls 'ferocious' fires

Jordan Hayne at Just In - 23 hours ago
Lorena Granados was alerted at 5:30am on New Year's Eve: the fire was coming, and it would not stop until it had taken her home, her business, and half her town.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Happy New Year! It's already 2020 in some parts of the world. From Paris to Dubai to Bangkok, here's how cities around the globe are ringing in the new year with a bang 🥂🎆 🎉 — CNN (@CNN) January 1, 2020 With much of the world now living in a new decade, what's up for 2020? — AFP news agency (@AFP) January 1, 2020 Taiwan leader rejects China's offer to unify under Hong Kong model — Reuters (@Reuters) January 1, 2020 Dramatic footage shows firefigh... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago

Extending Sort of Comments Holiday

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 1 day ago
We didn't really have a comments we are extending our "reduced comments" compromise to allow Jules Dickson a proper break.

Pentagon Preparing To Deply 4,000 Paratroopers To The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Approximately 750 #Soldiers will deploy to the region immediately & additional forces from the IRF are prepared to deploy over the next several days. This deployment is an appropriate and precautionary action taken in response to increased threat levels against U.S. personnel... — Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper (@EsperDoD) January 1, 2020 *Daily Mail:* *Pentagon prepares 4,000 paratroopers for rapid deployment to Kuwait after Donald Trump said Iran will 'pay a very BIG PRICE' for the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad* * U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division’s alert brigade ... more »

Who Would Win If An F-23 Stealth Jet And F-22 Raptor Fought To The Death?

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, * A close fight. *Key point: *Ultimately, the Air Force ended up with an excellent plane with the Raptor—but both the YF-22 and YF-23 were outstanding designs. In 1991, Lockheed won the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) competition and went on to develop the stealthy world beating F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter. While in many ways, Northrop’s losing YF-23 was a *much better design*, but the U.S. Air Force chose the Lockheed aircraft because it believed that company would better manage the development program—and because the service thought the Raptor w... more »

Publisher’s Platform: Need an easy resolution? Get a hep A vaccination

Bill Marler at Food Safety News - 1 day ago
One dose of single-antigen hepatitis A vaccine has been shown to control outbreaks of hepatitis A and provides up to 95 percent seroprotection in healthy individuals for up to 11 years. Please get one and do not become a statistic — especially, if you are a food service worker. Infected foodservice workers are one vector... Continue Reading

Underwater Robots With Guns? It's Coming—Sooner Than You Think

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Charlie Gao* *Technology, * [image: A team of unmanned underwater vehicle operators, attached to Commander, Task Group 56.1, lower a UUV into the water for an underwater survey.] Think supercavitating ammo. *Key Point:* The tests of multi-environment ammunition (MEA) look promising for underwater use. Until recently, underwater firearms have been niche designs that were limited to the underwater role. Due to the effects of water on conventional firearms, most conventional firearms either cannot be fired safely, do not function properly or have a laughably small effective range ... more »

These Are The World's Best .45 and 9mm Weapons On Earth

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Here they are. *Key point:* The .45 Automatic Colt Pistol round, or .45 ACP as it is commonly known, is fairly controversial. *(This post is a combination of two seperate pieces from last hear combined for your reading pleasure.)* *5 Best .45s on the Planet:* The .45 Automatic Colt Pistol round, or .45 ACP as it is commonly known, is fairly controversial. Invented in 1905 by prolific firearms designer John Moses Browning, the .45 ACP was the standard caliber of the Colt M1911 pistol, and remains so to this day. A heavy, subsonic bullet, a typical .4... more »

I Win My EU Bet

Bryan Caplan at Econlib - 1 day ago
Happy New Year! Twelve years ago, I was struck by the following passage in Mark Steyn’s America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It: The U.S. government’s National Intelligence Council is predicting that the EU will collapse by 2020. I think that’s a rather cautious estimate myself. Ever since September 11, I’ve […] The post I Win My EU Bet appeared first on Econlib.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France January 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Ringing in 2020* (Reuters).

Happy New Year Treepers

Menagerie at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
From all the crew here at the The Conservative Treehouse, we wish you the best new year ever. Over the years you have laughed and cried, celebrated and prayed with us, not only for our country, our President, and many … Continue reading →

January 1st – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1077

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Wednesday January 1st – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

A New Decade in The Age of Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 1 day ago
Happy 2020 from The Rebel Alliance. For many of us, this marks the 3rd decade in which we've worked to speak out about the epidemic of autism, and so many other issues facing families around the world today. Our work... more »

2019 Was Another One Of Those Tough Years For The "Experts"

Francis Menton at Manhattan Contrarian - 1 day ago
* Woodrow Wilson was the President who began the transformation of the U.S. federal government into a collection of huge bureaucracies staffed by supposedly neutral and apolitical “experts” who could run things so much better than we ordinary humans could. A hundred plus years into this, we now have dozens of massive bureaucracies staffed by these so-called “experts.” * President Trump appears to have a somewhat different view. The New York Times of December 28 has a piece by Brad Plumer and Coral Davenport that addresses how one particular group of these so-called “experts” — scien... more »

Russia Puts The Squeeze On Belarus Over Energy Supplies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka attend a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg on December 20. *DW: **Russian companies divert oil from Belarus amidst deal impasse* Minsk and Moscow have not been able to secure a deal for 2020 to transport 24 million tons of oil from Russia to Belarus. The pipelines that run through Belarus are key to delivering oil to Europe. Russian firms began diverting oil from Belarus on Tuesday, as both countries remained unable to agree on a deal for 2020 supply volumes. Pre... more »

The Fight For The Conservative Lane Of The Democratic Party Nomination

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The B-Team frontrunners* In a Q&A with the *L.A. Times* editorial board the day after Christmas, Nick Goldberg, editor of the editorial pages, kicked off the show with a great question: “What do you say to voters who worry that in a general election a candidate as far to the left as you are is gonna alienate swing voters and moderates and independents?” Bernie was happy with the question and noted he’s “heard it once or twice” and has “thought about it a whole lot, anyone who underestimates Donald Trump as a candidate, for a variety of reasons, will be very mistaken.” Let me give y... more »

President Trump Delivers Impromptu Remarks on New Years Eve From Mar-a-Lago – (Full Video and Transcript)…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Incredible. Continuing a legacy of transparency and availability the People’s President stops to hold an impromptu presser upon arrival for the Mar-a-Lago New Year’s eve celebration. [Video and Transcript Below] Dressed in formal attire with our stunning First Lady Melania … Continue reading →

Bush Fires in Australia are devastating nature, livelihoods, and killing people in its path

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 1 day ago
Bush Fires in Australia are devastating nature, livelihoods, and killing people in its path Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The devastating bush fires in parts of Australia are enormous in magnitude and this is resulting in the deaths of people caught up in its path. Hence, the crisis is overstretching emergency […]

Even The Pope Can Get Angry

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A woman grabbed Pope Francis towards her when he was greeting pilgrims at St. Peter's Square. The abrupt gesture appeared to cause him pain and the visibly disgruntled pope swiftly wrenched his hand free — Reuters (@Reuters) January 1, 2020 *WNU Editor:* She did yank him.

APRadio- Podcast 31-12-2019

Editor, cairnsnews at Cairns News - 1 day ago
Harry and Mike review 2019 APR chats plus the network expanding as people become aware they are being screwed by our illegal parliament. 2020 is shaping to a showdown with the establishment well aware their days are numbered. Click [HERE] to listen

5G international protest January 25

Editor, cairnsnews at Cairns News - 1 day ago
Humanity, the Natural World, Earth, and Space are under assault – indeed the entire planet is being microwaved. We were never consulted. We do not consent!! ANNOUNCEMENT: Saturday, the 25th of January 2020 will be the first ever 5G Global Protest Day! Please join in as communities, towns, cities and countries around the world rise up […]

Fuel and food shortages and sleeping in cars: The bushfire limbo awaiting communities

Jack Snape at Just In - 1 day ago
Thousands have escaped the flames, only to face another trial … what comes next amid concerns over water, power, communications and food?

Fireworks, protests and notes of hope bring in new year around the world

Just In - 1 day ago
The world rings in the new year with spectacular fireworks displays from Sydney to Tokyo, but this year, the festive mood is overshadowed by deadly bushfires and ongoing protests.

Relief for bushfire-ravaged Mallacoota as boat arrives with water, supplies

Just In - 1 day ago
Much-needed supplies, including water and diesel to power generators, have arrived in the fire-damaged town of Mallacoota, where a day earlier residents sheltered under red skies from the bushfire bearing down on them.

The Air Force's B-52 Bomber: Could it Serve 100 Years?

David Axe at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Will it make it? *Key point: *The Air Force has not yet found all the money for the B-52 upgrade program. Sixty-seven years after the U.S. Air Force *received* its last B-52 from Boeing, the flying branch finally has firmed up plans to fit the heavy bomber with new engines. *Air Force* magazine in its January 2019 issue *took a deep dive* into the re-engining effort. "If Air Force plans hold up, the B-52 will be approaching nearly a century of service by 2050," reporter John Tirpak wrote. "To keep the airplane flying, the service plans to equip each B-... more »

A New Year Dawns…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
I have long felt that life is like a series of links in a chain. You might be driving down the road and you hear a song on the radio, or see a picture, and you feel a memory…. Something … Continue reading →

Angolan Court Seizes Assets Of Africa's Richest Woman Isabel dos Santos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, speaks to journalists before being sworn in as chief executive of state oil firm Sonangol in Luanda, Angola, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ed Cropley/File Photo *DW*: *Court seizes assets of Africa's richest woman Isabel dos Santos* A court in Angola has ordered the bank accounts of ex-President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' daughter to be frozen. An anti-corruption drive launched by his successor has targeted the former first family's assets. Angola's public prosecutor said on Tuesday that bank accounts held by Isab... more »

"How It Really Is"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

"Media Disappointed To Learn Armed Citizen Stopped Mass Shooting"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Media Disappointed To Learn Armed Citizen Stopped Mass Shooting"* by The Babylon Bee U.S.—"The nation’s media outlets announced they were grieving today as an armed citizen stopped a mass shooting. “We grieve that this tragedy we could have exploited for weeks on end was stopped by a good guy with a gun,” said one teary-eyed MSNBC reporter on the scene. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the shooter.” “We are absolutely heartbroken and in shock over here,” said one New York Times journalist. “What could have given us weeks and weeks of frothing-at-the-mouth stories about gun contr... more »

"Updating The 2020 Edition Of The OED (For Reality)"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Updating The 2020 Edition Of The OED (For Reality)"* by Vladimir Golstein "In the tradition of the Oxford English Dictionary, I recommend the following terms and their definitions to be included in a 2020 version of the same. *DNC* – Democrats Nominate Clintons. A secret and nefarious body within Democratic Party that Makes Sure that only Clintons and their Clones get Nominations. The prominence of DNC is linked the futile attempts to slow down the demise of Neoliberalism. *White Helmets* – a new form of birth control. It prevents members of the mainstream press from getting im... more »

Mike Kelly cool, agile under BBC 4 climate grilling

Richard Treadgold at CCG - 1 day ago
Once a year the BBC invites guest editors onto Radio 4 to assemble the Today programme. The latest batch includes … Continue Reading →

Latest Report: Ambassador flees as Iraqis storm US embassy- 750 Troops Deploy Immediately With More To Come

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*What's going on? The US appears to be escalating something in Iraq?? * *Link* *January 1 2020 2:30 AM* *The US ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in Baghdad for their safety yesterday, Iraqi officials said,* as thousands of protesters and militia fighters thronged the gates in fury at US air strikes in Iraq. *This report is dated January 1/2020 @ 2:30 am (time of my post is 9:40 am EST Dec. 31/2019) so the diplomatic staff were evacuated December 31/19?At what time? Contrary to earlier reports there had been no evacuation? Did the evacuate t... more »

Watch The U.S. Army Test Its New Artillery Rockets

Joseph Trevithick at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Joseph Trevithick* *Security, * We have the video. *Key point: *The Army uses M-85 cluster submunitions in its M-30 rocket, but these munitions are not always reliable. The U.S. Army is cooking up new warheads for its 227-millimeter artillery rockets to replace versions filled with cluster bombs. An official video shows the deadly effects of these so-called “alternative warheads” on simulated vehicles, command centers and people. For more than two years, the ground combat branch has been working on the improved design. Instead of more than 400 small bomblets in older models, t... more »

Kel-Tec KSG-25 Shotgun 'Provides Unmatched Levels of Firepower'

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * [image:] And we'll prove it. *Key Point:* Small technological differences in the Kel-Tec KSG-25 makes it head and shoulders over other shotguns. Shotguns are typically not what one would consider high capacity weapons. The Kel-Tec KSG-25 bullpup shotgun however flips conventional wisdom on its head, producing a shotgun that can store an astounding forty-one shots of ammunition internally. The KSG-25’s design makes it by far the largest capacity shotgun on the civilian market and a... more »

U.S. Sends New Contingent of 4,000 Troops into Iraq…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
First, the explanation from former CIA Director, current U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo: . Does this “escalation” have a familiar feel about it? Let’s review the timeline: A joint U.S. DoD, CIA and State Department effort initiated the background … Continue reading →

Kim Jong Un: North Korea Ending Nuclear And Missile Test Moratoriums

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
In this picture released today by North Korean Central News Agency, Kim Jong Un can be seen smiling during a party conference in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang *The Guardian:** Kim Jong-un signals North Korea will resume nuclear missile tests* The dictator says Washington’s ‘gangster-like demands’ meant self-imposed ban was no longer needed Kim Jong-un has signalled that North Korea will lift its moratoriums on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests in a move likely to anger Donald Trump. The North Korean leader told a four-day meeting of party officials in Py... more »

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 from Hardnox and Friends

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 1 day ago
. , MY PRAYER FOR ALL GOD’S CHILDREN THIS NEW YEAR &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& May everyone find enlightenment, renewal, revival, and mercy; miracles of friendship, family, healing, and health; hope, love, faith, peace, joy, and comfort in the Word and the Light of the Lord. —Amen— –Uriel–

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Slumbering cats.

OH: Ohio Excels and the Hostile Takeover of Education

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 1 day ago
Ohio is one of many states in which business leaders have appointed themselves education overseers. The most recent version of this phenomenon is Ohio Excels, a lobbying group that believes that Ohio's education system owes them better meat widgets for job fodder. "improving the quality of education will give students a better chance to succeed and will help Ohio businesses grow and innovate, fueling a robust state economy." Their board includes a few heads of city-level "partnerships" or "committees," a method by which some CEO types form up a group and declare themselves civic lea... more »

Did Mike Pompeo Say on Russian State TV that the CIA ‘Lied, Cheated, Stole’?

Bethania Palma at - 1 day ago
Context always matters — including location.

Dave Barry on Tariffs on Chinese Goods

David Henderson at Econlib - 1 day ago
In financial news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average flits up and down like a butterfly on meth as investors try to figure out what President Trump’s mood is at any given minute regarding the Trade War with China, which is caused by China unfairly forcing U.S. consumers to buy low-cost Chinese-made electronics instead of […] The post Dave Barry on Tariffs on Chinese Goods appeared first on Econlib.

Breaking: Ansarallah forces shoot down enemy aircraft in western Yemen

BERIUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Ansarallah forces have shot down another enemy aircraft over Yemeni airspace, Al-Masirah TV reported moments ago. According to the report, the Ansarallah forces shot down an enemy spy plane over the Al-Hodeidah Governorate in western Yemen. The report said the Ansarallah forces spotted Arab Coalition’s spy plane while it […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army seizes weapons cache left behind by jihadists in Idlib: video

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) a large cache of weapons and ammunition that were left behind by the jihadist rebels in southeastern Idlib this week. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the SAA uncovered this large cache of weapons while combing through one of the areas they captured […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

No rift between Turkey and Russia over Libya: Turkish MoD

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has denied there were frictions between Ankara and Moscow over Libya amid Turkey’s recent moves to send troops to Tripoli’s aid. “No, Turkey and Russia have very good channels for dialogue”, he told the Turkish broadcaster NTV in response to whether a row was brewing between the two. He said […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army captures new weapons cache with US-made missile in Idlib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – During their recent operation in southeastern Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army units uncovered large amounts of weapons and ammunition left behind in the area by defeated jihadists. A field commander told SANA that during the military operations in the villages and towns in Idlib’s southeastern countryside, the army found large […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tense moment as Iraqi protesters storm US embassy: video

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – A number of protesters stormed the first checkpoint at the American embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, setting fire to the diplomatic mission’s main wall. Video footage of the U.S. military inside the first checkpoint was released earlier today, during the peak hours of the protests. In the video, the U.S. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Canberra chokes through hazardous smoke, as ACT records worst-ever air quality

Just In - 1 day ago
Canberra records unprecedented smoke pollution amid the bushfire crisis, which also sees smoke cross the Tasman to shroud parts of New Zealand.

'This is not a warning, it is a threat': Trump's escalation of tensions with Iran may be a preview of 2020

Kathryn Diss at Just In - 1 day ago
As the US and Iran continue to battle for influence in Iraq, an attack on the US embassy in Baghdad sends a clear message to the White House, writes Kathryn Diss.

Adelaide records 170mm less rain than average during dry 2019

Just In - 1 day ago
South Australia's reputation as the "driest state on the driest continent" is bolstered by severely below-average rainfall in Adelaide last year.

Riverbank catches fire after New Year's Eve fireworks display

Just In - 1 day ago
The New Year's Eve fireworks display held at Adelaide's Elder Park almost ends in disaster when a section of the River Torrens bank catches alight.

This skate was caught in Denmark in the 1850s, now its home is Australia's 'library of fish'

Carla Howarth at Just In - 1 day ago
Not everyone would get excited about being gifted a 170-year-old fish, but when you are an ichthyologist it feels like Christmas.

Child steering family to safety becomes face of Australia's bushfire crisis

Just In - 1 day ago
Allison Marion says she had no idea how much impact her photo of her 11-year-old son Finn fleeing the fires at Mallacoota would have, but she's proud of how her family and her community pulled together in the face of emergency.

Tweeze vs freeze: Here's the lowdown on how to get rid of a tick

Anna Salleh at Just In - 1 day ago
Ticks can make you really sick, so how do you remove them safely?

Recycling when there are no yellow-lidded bins in sight

Saskia Mabin at Just In - 1 day ago
If you want to recycle in Broken Hill, you take a trip to the tip at the edge of town and sort your glass, cans, plastics and paper into separate skip bins. If you live in Wilcannia, you have to drive the 200km to Broken Hill.

Dog's 11 cancerous tumours 'disappear' after experimental treatment

Ashleigh Stevenson at Just In - 1 day ago
Beloved family dog Griffin had 11 tumours and three months to live, but he is leading a healthy life two years later after taking part in a Queensland clinical trial.

Documents reveal the Queensland Government plan to tackle climate change decades ago

Josh Bavas at Just In - 1 day ago
A year when there were three premiers, concerns were raised about climate change and a daylight saving trial upset the dairy farmers.

Corryong bushfire survivors grieve destroyed livelihoods, desperately search for family

Just In - 1 day ago
Families in Corryong say the fires that engulfed their land were like "nothing they had ever seen before" and are begging people to send supplies to feed their families and their cattle.

Will CA-25 Voters Choose Willful Mediocrity Or Shoot For The Stars?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The political establishment in DC, in Los Angeles, in Sacramento and in Santa Clarita-- and I’m talking about the *Democratic* political establishment-- have all gone bonkers in trying to destroy Cenk Uygur’s electoral aspirations. I don’t know Cenk well, but well enough to be certain that he would be the single best member of Congress-- at least in the ways most feared by the transpartisan establishment. He wants to cut them off from the bribery that makes the wheel of careerism go round and round. The establishment has instead rallied around a useless corporate tool who, if elec... more »

President Trump Announces Date for Signing U.S-China Phase-One Trade Agreement…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Earlier today, via Tweet, President Trump announced the ‘phase-one’ agreement between the U.S. and China will be signed January 15, 2020. As U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer previously stated this very challenging agreement will be the first-ever attempted trade deal … Continue reading →

Is The The Picture To Close Out The Decade?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
This is the picture to close out the decade — Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) December 31, 2019

Project Hula: America's World War II Plan To Help Russia Invade Japan

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * With 150 ships. *Key point: *If the United States wanted Soviet assistance for an invasion of Japan, it not only needed to pitch in the ships to pull it off, but it would have to train Soviet sailors how to operate them. On April 10, 1945 a Soviet freighter slipped up to a quay at a frozen military base on a remote tip of Alaska aptly named Cold Bay. Inside her were over 500 sailors of the Soviet Navy. The Soviets had arrived to train on the first of 149 vessels the U.S. Navy was transferring to the Soviet Union. That fleet’s secret mission: to t... more »

New York Times Under Fire For Claiming Thousands Of Organized Iranian- Backed Militia Fighters Storming The US Embasssy In Iraq Were Grieving “Mourners”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Hundreds of Iraqi mourners tried to storm the United States Embassy in Baghdad, shouting “Down, down USA!,” in response to deadly American airstrikes this week that killed 25 fighters — The New York Times (@nytimes) December 31, 2019 *FOX News*: *NY Times tweet on 'Iraqi mourners' storming Baghdad embassy prompts backlash online* The New York Times if facing backlash for referring to the violent protestors who tried to storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday as "Iraqi mourners." Crowds of angry Iraqis protesting America's recent airstrikes against an ... more »

Happy New Year!

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
Happy new year to all the Raisinettes, from Macho and me. ♥

“My Liberal Friends are Saying You Can’t Expect “Them People” to do that.”

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
How condescending. Joe Biden may have had his “Deplorable” moment. Straight from the Horse’s Mouth, Liberals view their critical base as a bunch of ignoramuses, which explains their condescending attitudes and paternalistic policies that they push. Please Like, Share, Subscribe, Re-Blog and Comment.

A royal push for climate change action

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 1 day ago
Strong on the heels of Greta Thunberg’s visit to the United States and United Nations climate change conference in Spain, a royal member of the UK family is making a very public statement backed with funds to match. In an … Continue reading →

Iraqi Security Forces Turned A Blind Eye During Attack On US Embassy In Baghdad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Examiner:* *‘How did they get so close?’: Analysts ask if Iraqi security forces turned a blind eye during attack on US Embassy in Baghdad* An Iranian-controlled militia couldn’t have breached the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad without the tacit acquiescence of some Iraqi security forces, according to American government sources and analysts. “It shows just how fragile that relationship is with the U.S. and Iraq,” a U.S. government source who has worked in Baghdad told the Washington Examiner. "It's not an Iraqi government, it's an Iranian satellite.” Such frustration... more »

100 US Marines And Apache Helicopters Deployed To Reinforce U.S. Embassy In Baghdad After Iraqi Protesters Storm Gates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
VIDEO: AH-64 Apaches protect @USEmbBaghdad. 🚁“We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens...and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”~@EsperDoD 🇺🇸🇮🇶 — OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) December 31, 2019 *Daily Mail*: *Trump says Iran 'will pay a very BIG PRICE' after US embassy in Baghdad was attacked by pro-Tehran mob forcing Pentagon to deploy 100 Marines in Chinooks to reinforce the compound* * A swarm of pr... more »

Happy New Year from Egyptian Chronicles (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Happy New year from Egyptian Chronicles to you. May all your dreams come true Happy New year from Egypt's Wahat Taken in 2019 at Bawiti in the heart of Al Wahat Al Baharia in the Western desert. Stay tuned for more of adventures and chronicles

Egyptian Chronicles’ Shakers and Movers of 2019 (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Okay, I am trying to keep an annual event in Egyptian Chronicles. Here is my list of those I believe that have been the shakers and movers of 2019. I started writing down this post at 3:22 PM, yes it is my epic procrastination for the year. Since October I have been suffering this bloody procrastination This is not the list of the top people but rather those made an impact whether positive or negative based on my own views This list is without any order. These names were the ones that came into my mind in those few hours. Locally [image: Egyptian shakers 2019] Mohamed Ali, Soroya ... more »

Britain Floated NATO Membership For Russia In 1995

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
First Russian President Boris Yeltsin *Daily Mail:* *Secret plan to bring Russia in from the cold and make it an 'associate member' of Nato in the 1990s was dismissed as 'farcical' by MPs, memo reveals* * Cabinet held foreign policy discussion on the subject at Chequers in 1995 * Defence secretary Malcolm Rifkind's department said 'integrating Russia into the Western family...' was 'the most difficult problem we face' * Russia couldn't have full membership and military commitment that went with it Possible solution was to 'create a new category of associate member' - giving Russia ... more »

Planting the Seed: Ethnic Policy in Xi Jinping’s New Era of Cultural Nationalism

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 1 day ago
Planting the Seed: Ethnic Policy in Xi Jinping’s New Era of Cultural Nationalism By: James Leibold The Jamestown Foundation The recent leak of secret Chinese Communist Party (CCP) documents in Xinjiang provides irrefutable evidence of the CCP’s radical plan to fundamentally remake Xinjiang society and transform the thoughts and behaviour of its Muslim minorities (ICIJ, […]

Do 4 Impossible Whoppers Daily Provide ‘Enough Estrogen to Grow Boobs on a Male’?

Alex Kasprak at - 1 day ago
Beef industry publication Tri-State Livestock News does not appear to be a fan of soy-based beef substitutes.

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