Sunday, January 12, 2020

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São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, January 12, 2020

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 6 hours ago
[image: S] We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Forró Bar do Baixo (Vila Madalena) – Bar do Baixo is hosting its lively forró night this Sunday. Groups Baião Lascado and Forró do Funil will play from 6 […] The post São Paulo Nightlife Guide for Sunday, January 12, 2020 appeared first on The Rio Times.

A False Nuclear Emergency Alert In Canada Panics Millions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
An emergency alert sent to cellphones through the provincial emergency reporting system around 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2020, was a "human error" sent during a routine training exercise, Ontario's solicitor general said. *Daily Mail:* *False alarm! Nuclear warning alert issued in Ontario over 'incident' at power station that caused 'terror' across the province was 'sent in error'* * Social media users on Sunday were sent into panic mode after they were notified of an 'incident' at a nuclear power plant near Toronto * Pickering, a town on the bank of Lake Ontario, is a suburb which l... more »

The Baptism of the Lord

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
Today I was prepared to celebrate the Baptism of the Lord with other traditional and liturgical churches, but it didn't happen. So I'll post a reminder here as a heads up: The Baptism of the Lord 2020: Sunday, January 12, 2020 The Baptism of the Lord 2021: Sunday, January 10, 2021 The Baptism of the Lord 2022: Sunday, January 9, 2022 The Baptism of the Lord 2023: Sunday, January 8, 2023 (transferred to Monday, January 9, in the United States and other countries where the celebration of Epiphany was transferred to Sunday, January 8) The Baptism of the Lord 2024: Sunday, January 7,... more »

‘Climate change doesn’t cause fires’

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? Tom Marland is an agribusiness lawyer from Queensland, who understands the outback much better than some academics thousands of miles away. He covers much of the same ground others have in recent weeks, but with the intimate knowledge that actually living…

New Hurricane Study Finds “No Obvious Trends”

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? As study after study shows, real world data keeps telling us that global warming is not making hurricanes worse. A new study by Roger Pielke Jr and Ryan Maue based on global landfall data since 1970 has confirmed this yet again:…

Peter Ridd: Scientific Misconduct At James Cook University Confirms My Worst Fears

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ?New evidence of more incompetence – or worse- at James Cook University, brought by Peter Ridd: ? ? The paper by Timothy Clark, Graham Raby, Dominique Roche, Sandra Binning, Ben Speers-Roesch, Frederik Jutfelt and Josefin Sundin (Clark et al., 2020) is…

Venice canals almost run dry just two months after flooding

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Low tide in Venice This so-called man-made climate change thing must be a versatile beast, if it exists outside of myths. Wednesday’s rare super blue blood moon gets some of the blame here, but recent low rainfall also played a part. Although the water levels in the city’s famous…

Climate sensitivity in light of the latest energy imbalance evidence

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Frank Bosse Equilibrium climate sensitivity computed from the latest energy imbalance data. The Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI) is a key issue for estimating climate sensitivity. If EEI is positive then the Earth’s climate system gains energy; if it’s negative the system loses energy, largely due to the energy flow…

Goat at Charles Frith - 6 hours ago
Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

SUNDAY SCREENING: Searching for Steele (2012)

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 6 hours ago
*SUNDAY SCREENING* | The dark story of a key actors in America's clandestine torture and terrorism operation in Iraq.

Trump Drives Past the Iran De-escalation Off-Ramp and Keeps Going

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Middle East, Security* [image: Reuters] Given one of the opportunity to exercise statesmanship, Trump instead turned the occasion into the functional equivalent of a campaign rally. Because of that, a dangerous and fruitless standoff between Washington and Tehran will persist. President Donald Trump, in his speech following the Iranian missile strikes on Iraqi territory where U.S. troops were present, missed a de-escalation opportunity that Iran had given him. A confrontation that benefits neither the United States nor Iran (not to mention other affected partie... more »

Philippine Volcano Fires Ash 55,000 ft into the Sky — Direct Cooling Effect

Robert at Ice Age Now - 6 hours ago
At least 8,000 evacuated. All flights to and from from Manila’s international airport suspended. _____ A high-level stratospheric eruption was recorded at Taal Volcano today, January 12, 2020, the volcano’s first eruption since 1977. The eruption propelled a thick column of ash to 55,000 ft (more than 10 miles, or 16.8 km) above sea level, ... Read more Philippine Volcano Fires Ash 55,000 ft into the Sky — Direct Cooling Effect The post Philippine Volcano Fires Ash 55,000 ft into the Sky — Direct Cooling Effect appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

"There Is A Theory..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams Well, it's certainly "bizarre and inexplicable" enough for me at least... How about you?

"A Look to the Heavens"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across, about the size of our own Milky Way. Known by the popular moniker, The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 sports a bright yellowish core and sweeping blue spiral arms, streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with pink star forming regions. * Click image for larger size.* This deep exposure also reveals an enormous but dim arc extending far into the halo above the... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Burden Of Thinking”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Burden Of Thinking”* by Chet Raymo “Let me speak for gray. Not black or white. Good or evil. Truth or falsity. Yes or no. Let me speak for maybe. Sort of. More or less. I think so. I am reluctant to speak for gray for fear of being considered wishy-washy. Indecisive. Unprincipled. But lately it seems as if we are surrounded on every side by zealots, and it's not a pretty sight. We are surrounded by people who are so certain of their Truth that they are willing to strap bombs to their chests and walk into crowded pizza parlors. Or fly airplanes into towers. Or bomb abortion cl... more »

"And That Is Exactly Why..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* Scully:* "Mulder, it is such a gorgeous day outside. Have you ever entertained the idea of trying to find life on this planet?" *Mulder:* "I have seen the life on this planet, Scully, and that is exactly why I am looking elsewhere." - "The X-Files"

"What's He To Do?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"You've seed how things goes in the world o' men. You've knowed men to be low-down and mean. You've seed ol' Death at his tricks... Ever' man wants life to be a fine thing, and a easy. 'Tis fine, boy, powerful fine, but 'tain't easy. Life knocks a man down and he gits up and it knocks him down agin. I've been uneasy all my life... I've wanted life to be easy for you. Easier'n 'twas for me. A man's heart aches, seein' his young uns face the world. Knowin' they got to get their guts tore out, the way his was tore. I wanted to spare you, long as I could. I wanted you to frolic with you... more »

The Universe

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“There is always something to be happy about. Truly happy. And if you have the audacity to find it and the courage to make it your focus, in spite of the countless temptations to do otherwise, you will have learned well, your life will be transformed, and all things will be added unto you. Trust me, I have connections.” "End" game, The Universe "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones." -

Girl, 11, hits elderly woman in face with butterknife during attempted robbery

Lauren Roberts at Just In - 7 hours ago
An 11-year-old girl is arrested for striking a 77-year-old woman with a butterknife during a "disturbing" attempt to rob the elderly victim on Sunday afternoon.

Nadal frustrated by rowdy 'football' crowd as Serbia wins inaugural ATP Cup

Just In - 7 hours ago
Serbia wins the inaugural ATP Cup thanks to Novak Djokovic's victory over Rafael Nadal, who was frustrated with the crowd and questioned whether the ATP Cup can co-exist with the Davis Cup.

Human Rights Watch chief denied entry to Hong Kong ahead of critical report on China

Just In - 7 hours ago
Human Rights Watch chief executive Kenneth Roth says he was barred entry to Hong Kong, where he was scheduled to launch the organisation's latest world report with a focus on China's "intensifying assault" on human rights.

Large-scale meth lab hidden on rural property near Braidwood raided by police

Kate Midena And Mark Reddie at Just In - 7 hours ago
Police charge two men after the discovery of a large-scale clandestine laboratory and 45 litres of methylamphetamine oil with a street value of $34 million on a rural property near Braidwood.

'There were children crying': Liberal National Club protesters target drag queens reading to kids in library

Just In - 7 hours ago
The Liberal National Party moves to distance itself from a group that surrounded two drag queens and shouted "drag queens are not for kids" at an event in a Brisbane City Council Library on Sunday.

Fight between 'friends for some time' leaves one dead, one in hospital

Just In - 7 hours ago
One man is dead and another is in police custody in hospital after a fight north of Canberra early this morning, in which both men were stabbed.

The 'blatant hypocrisy' of the overtly political Olympics

Richard Hinds at Just In - 7 hours ago
The International Olympic Committee is insisting that athletes stay out of the political fray, but that's an absurd pretence when the international event has such a politically potent history, writes Richard Hinds.

'Makes my heart proper proud': Language on the brink of extinction makes a comeback

Melissa Maddison And Ollie Wykeham at Just In - 7 hours ago
A few years ago it was close to being lost for good, but an Indigenous language has been revived and is now being used in Welcome to Country ceremonies.

Tourism industry fears hit in the 'hundreds of millions' as fire-scarred communities try to bounce back

Kristian Silva at Just In - 7 hours ago
As Australia's tourism industry braces for the impact of the bushfires, grassroots campaigns are launched to draw back visitors and assist businesses in affected communities.

What would a Royal family with no Prince Harry look like?

Samantha Hawley at Just In - 7 hours ago
The Royal brand has relied on Prince Harry as an enthusiastic member for 35 years. If key members of the Royal family are lost, is there any certainty the brand will survive at all?

Iranians defy police to protest over downed plane and call for senior leaders to resign

Just In - 7 hours ago
Backlash from within Iran over initial government denial about shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane sees Iranian protesters defy police for a second day, calling on leadership to resign.

'Not worth a pinch of s***': NBN, phones were destined to 'crap out' in fire crisis, resident says

Jess Davis at Just In - 7 hours ago
Residents in fire-affected areas were hardly surprised when vital communication services went down right when they needed them most.

Australians still hold much wealth in cash, but the Reserve Bank says there must be a limit

Nassim Khadem at Just In - 7 hours ago
The RBA's Tony Richards has rejected the view that the Federal Government's proposed $10,000 cash limit was "a precursor to the imposition of negative interest rates" or taking cash out of circulation.

Live: NSW Now: Gospers Mountain fire contained after burning through 512,000 hectares

Just In - 7 hours ago
*MORNING BRIEFING: *The Gospers Mountain fire, which burned for close to three months and once was part of a mega-blaze that threatened communities, is brought under control.

The catastrophic collapse of Tony Wallace's life started with a simple bout of flu

Andrew O'Connor at Just In - 7 hours ago
What began with a simple dose of flu morphed into a condition that would defy medical diagnosis, resist treatment and relentlessly, ruthlessly transform the former policeman into a hollow man.

Judicial Watch releases even more new Clinton “found emails”

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 7 hours ago
JUDICIAL WATCH – WEEKLY UPDATE . Judicial Watch: FBI Finds New Clinton Emails – Includes Classified Information and Discloses that Clinton Used Text Messages for Government Business News Release Tom Fitton January 10, 2020 In response to a court order in a Judicial Watch case, she [Hillary Clinton] declared under penalty of perjury that she had “directed that all my emails on in my custody that were or are potentially federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.” We’ve known for a while that this was not ... more »

The big business profits of half-truths on climate change

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 7 hours ago
A hardcore fact that no one can dispute whether modern day climate change activist or climate change denier — Earth is in a state of constant change. It is the natural order of ALL life. In the last fifty years or more, thanks to people like Al Gore and a whole host of prognosticators, humans have been told a multitude of things that were designed to strike end time fears or curb natural human tendencies like that of procreation, societal mores’, isolationism, or diet. Back then, Gore and other geniuses like him spread the fear that the world would end … Continue reading →

Why I’m Still Hopeful About AmericaIf climate change, nuclear...

Robert Reich - 7 hours ago
*Why I’m Still Hopeful About America* If climate change, nuclear standoffs, assault weapons, hate crimes, mass killings, Russian trolls, near-record inequality, kids locked in cages at our border, and Donald Trump in the White House don’t occasionally cause you feelings of impending doom, you’re not human. But I want you to remember this: As bad as it looks – as despairing as you can sometimes feel – the great strength of this country is our resilience. We bounce back. We will again. We already are. Not convinced? First, come back in time with me to when I graduated college in 19... more »

Walsh appointed Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 7 hours ago
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) today announced that she has been appointed the Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski). In this new role, Walsh will be instrumental in preparation of legislative debates and managing

State Route 77 may be renamed in honor of Vietnam hero

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 7 hours ago
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that he has introduced legislation that designates State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke as the “Specialist Four Clarence ‘C. Jay’ Hall Memorial

Hawley wants protections for farmers against new labor laws

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 7 hours ago
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I- Batavia) announced today that he has introduced legislation, A.8916, that would mandate including two additional members on the Farm Laborers Wage Board, increasing membership from three to five individuals. The two additional members would be the Commissioner of

Carlucci, Galef, and domestic violence advocates announce ‘problem-solving’ court

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 7 hours ago
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Westchester/Putnam), My Sisters’ Place Inc., Center For Safety & Change, and advocates against domestic violence gathered at the Ossining Village Court to announce a new law that expands the use of specialty problem-solving courts,

"It is a general error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare." #QotD

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*"It is a general error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare."* ~ Edmund Burke, from his *Observations on a Publication: “The Present State of the Nation”* . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

America Couldn't Have Won World War II Without Britain's Submarines

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* The number of boats making up British submarine operations in the Pacific remained small, but useful. *Key point: *The sphere where submarines interfaced most closely with the British Pacific Fleet’s surface task forces was in the provision of air and sea rescue to retrieve downed Allied pilots. During World War II, after the Royal Navy’s traumatic departure from the Pacific Ocean in early 1942, the 4th Submarine Flotilla and its depot ship, the HMS *Adamant*, operated with the Eastern Fleet based at Trincomalee––a large, natural harbor ... more »

Forget Midway: The Battle Of Saipan Sealed Japan's World War II Fate

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* "Hell is upon us." *Key point:* Repercussions from the fighting on Saipan reverberated back to Japan. The defeat of their army caused Premier Hideki Tojo and his entire cabinet to resign. Emperor Hirohito and other members of the military were visibly shaken. Peering through his binoculars, Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo was in awe of the nearly 800 ships from Vice Adm. Raymond A. Spruance’s 5th Fleet. Just three years before he had led the carrier force at the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that initiated hostilities between Japan and the Un... more »

Action Alert to Protest New Jersey S2173 January 13 in Trenton

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 7 hours ago
Tomorrow, you're invited show up in Trenton, New Jersey to protest S2173, a bill that removes the right to a religious vaccine exemption for public school students, but allows private schools to retain the right as per an amendment added... more »

The Special Election To Replace Elijah Cummings Is Coming Up-- Will It Be A Progressive?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Cummings, Carter, Mfume* Maryland's 7th congressional district, represented since 1996 by Elijah Cummings, is getting ready for the February 4 special election primary (and an April 28th special election general) to replace him. The district includes central, western and much of northern Baltimore plus the suburbs and small towns to the west and to the north of the city including Ellicott City, Cooksville and Columbia. Most of the votes come from Baltimore, but with substantial amounts from both Baltimore County and Howard County. All are strongly blue and the district has a PVI of... more »

Senators introduce another bipartisan bill to give Israel billions of dollars

Alison Weir at If Americans Knew Blog - 8 hours ago
After original bill stalled in 2019, Rubio & Coons introduce new bill expected to give Israel at least $38 billion over the next 10 years – over $7,000 per minute. The post Senators introduce another bipartisan bill to give Israel billions of dollars appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Shop Is Selling a Candle Called ‘Smells Like My Vagina’

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop online store is selling a candle with an unusual name. For a mere $75, you can purchase the votive, called “This Smells Like My Vagina,” from the star’s company. The candle is made by the fragrance brand Heretic. The candle description says the name started as a joke between Paltrow, 47, and […] The post Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Shop Is Selling a Candle Called ‘Smells Like My Vagina’ appeared first on Health Nut News.

Is Your Makeup Contaminated With Superbugs?

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Story at-a-glance – An analysis of 467 donated, used makeup products showed that up to 90% were contaminated with bacteria, some of which were associated with fecal contamination The worst offenders were contoured blending sponges; researchers found 93% had never been cleaned and two-thirds had been dropped on the floor […] The post Is Your Makeup Contaminated With Superbugs? appeared first on Health Nut News.

Raman Effect Not a Climate Factor

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 8 hours ago
When the Raman effect came up last year in relation to GHGs (Greenhouse Gases), I was firstly confused thinking it was talk of asian noodles. So I have had to learn more, and while the effect is real and useful, I doubt it is a factor concerning global warming/climate change. This post provides information principally […]

Sunday Talks: Robert O’Brien -vs- Chris Wallace….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien appears on Fox News Sunday to discuss the recent conflicts with Iran, and the government of Iran blaming the U.S. for their shooting down of Ukraine Airline flight 752.

a great idea – plastic fence posts from waste

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Waikanae Watch: We turn domestic and commercial plastic waste into premium fencing products that perform better, for longer. —Future Post website Recycling the plastic By Roger Childs We live in an age of plastic and have far too much of it on the planet. Some of it kills fish and birds, and…

ER Doctor Confirmed That My Sons Grand Mall Seizure To The DTP Vaccine Was Common!

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Truth To Power: BREAKING: Proof That The WHO (World Health Organisation) Are Liars And Part Of The Globalist Eugenics/Depopulation Agenda

5G technology represents a perilous shift from former mobile phone technologies

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on © blogfactory: 5G transmitters are being used in LED streetlights in England This is a crowd control microwave threat masquerading as a phone system.Low level microwave beams and exposure give rise to sickness in humans,neurological and cancer damage. Its part of the dumbing down of the masses by undetectable stealth technology —…

A Weapons System Masquerading As A Street Light! 5G LED BREAK DOWN

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 8 hours ago

US considered assassinating Soleimani since 2018: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
The United States considered targeting Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani since at least July 2018, unnamed US officials have told The New York Times. According to the newspaper, officials considered killing the senior Iranian general outside Iran, in Syria or Iraq, deeming that an attack against him in Iran itself would be too difficult to accomplish. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Air Force launches several airstrikes in eastern Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Air Force targeted groups belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization in the Badiya Al-Sukhnah region of eastern Syria on Sunday. According to a military report from this region, the Syrian Air Force’s jets and attack choppers targeted the Islamic State’s positions between the towns of Al-Sukhnah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Iraqi base comes under attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Minutes ago, an Iraqi military base that hosts the U.S. contractors was the target of several missiles that were fired by unknown entity. According to preliminary reports, at least eight rockets struck the Al-Balad Airbase, resulting in the hospitalization of four Iraqi soldiers who were at the installation. No further […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Libyan Army shoots down Turkish drone over southern Tripoli

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced on Sunday that their forces had shot down of a Turkish spy plane over southern Tripoli. According to the LNA, their troops shot down an armed drone in the southern countryside of Tripoli, despite the ongoing ceasefire. The LNA said it was shot down […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

America Should Be Wary Of A China-Japan Naval Showdown

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* It could escalate out of control. *Key point: *The Japanese/Chinese naval matchup is no longer the one-sided affair it used to be. Until recently a naval war between Japan and China was not a serious proposition. As recently as the 1980s, China was a “green water” navy barely capable of protecting its own coastline, let alone projecting naval power several hundred miles away. Japan, on the other hand, had a large force of fully modern destroyers tasked with protecting sea lines of communication out to a thousand miles. As long as it stayed clear ... more »

"That Bleak And Ultimate Question..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Yet now, as he roared across the night sky toward an unknown destiny, he found himself facing that bleak and ultimate question which so few men can answer to their satisfaction. What have I done with my life, he asked himself, that the world will be poorer if I leave it?” - Arthur C. Clarke, “Glide Path”

The Daily "Near You?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Round Rock, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by! The aforementioned "round rock"...

Greg Hunter, "Will Iranian Sleeper Cells Attack America?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Will Iranian Sleeper Cells Attack America?"* By Greg Hunter’s "Former CIA Officer and counter-terrorism expert Kevin Shipp says the threat of outright war with Iran is over - for now. Shipp says Iran will change its strategy from overt conflict to covert conflict against the U.S. Shipp explains, “Iran has backed down. There is no question about that, and even their so-called missile strikes against the U.S. are basically just kicking sand, intentionally missing their target. Iran understands if they entered into a war with the U.S., they would be left with nothing ... more »

Gregory Mannerino, “Markets: A Look Ahead”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Gregory Mannerino, “Markets: A Look Ahead” -

“There’s Only One Rule That I Know Of, Babies..."; “Geek Wisdom”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies- God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” - Kurt Vonnegut ○ “Man shows inhumanity to Man. It’s axiomatic of our existence. It’s the story of our past, it’s the story of our present, and it will very likely be the story of our future. Indeed, it’s a story that’s reinforced every day, whether we’re watching the evening news or the latest entry in the “Saw” series. However, our history is also littered with awe-inspiring examples of men and women showing incredible compassion in the face of unspeakable evil and insurmountable odds. Every story ... more »

The Poet: Maya Angelou, “A Brave and Startling Truth”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“A Brave and Startling Truth”* "We, this people, on a small and lonely planet Traveling through casual space, Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns, To a destination where all signs tell us It is possible and imperative that we learn A brave and startling truth. And when we come to it, To the day of peacemaking, When we release our fingers From fists of hostility And allow the pure air to cool our palms, When we come to it, When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate, And faces sooted with scorn are scrubbed clean, When battlefields and coliseum No longer rake our... more »

Australian teens save as many Koalas as they can by searching for all the live ones

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
As the Australian bushfires continue to burn, a shocking piece of information appeared: since September, over 500 million animals have died because of the flames. Especially hard-hit was the koala population, with many of these animals dying in the calamity. However, the situation in Australia showed us that people are willing to step up and be the everyday heroes that we need. 19-year-old Micah and 18-year-old Caleb are two such heroes and they’re being praised all over the net. These two cousins drove around Kangaroo Island, rescuing koalas and putting them in their car. The tee... more »

Atoms for Peace vs. Atoms for War: The Only Fix for Iran-U.S. Relations

Matthew Ehret at The Duran - 9 hours ago
From the Strategic Culture Foundation War hawks in Israel and Washington have been quick to denounce Iran’s nuclear power ambitions for years with the repeated excuse that “Iran has so much oil that nuclear energy is irrelevant for them- unless they wanted to build an Islamic Bomb!” Hogwash. As we shall come to see, not […] More The post Atoms for Peace vs. Atoms for War: The Only Fix for Iran-U.S. Relations appeared first on The Duran.

Nine Years After Testing An Atomic Bomb, America Had Its First Nuclear Submarine

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * The first in the world. *Key point:* The submarine proved that nuclear propulsion was safe and efficient, paving the way for an all-nuclear U.S. Navy submarine fleet. In 1948, the U.S. Navy established a Nuclear Power Branch, kicking off a revolution in ship propulsion. The department, headed by legendary naval officer Adm. Hyman Rickover, would oversee the construction of a unique ship, the first to take advantage of the benefits of nuclear propulsion. That ship was the nuclear submarine USS *Nautilus*. The U.S. Navy, used to traveling long distance... more »

Upgrade Time: The Air Force May Give the F-16 New Radar Fire Controls

Military and Aerospace Electronics at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Military and Aerospace Electronics* *Technology, Americas* [image: Reuters] Worth a billion dollars? WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – U.S. Air Force aerial radar experts are ordering hundreds of modern active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for F-16 jet fighter aircraft under terms of a seven-year order announced last month worth more than a billion dollars. Officials of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Fighter Bomber Directorate, F-16 Division, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $1 billion order on 19 Dec. to the Northrop Grumman Corp. Missi... more »

America's Secret History of Nuking Itself

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *History, Americas* [image: Ivy Mike (yield 10.4 mt) - an atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the U.S. at Enewetak Atoll on 1 November 1952. It was the world's first successful hydrogen bomb.] Were you affected? *Key Point:* The United States did indeed learn much about how to construct safe and reliable nuclear weapons, and their effects on human life and the environment. In doing so, however, it paid a terrible and tragic price. Nuclear weapons have a mysterious quality. Their power is measured in plainly visible blast pressure and thermal energy common to man... more »

Could Syria Cause Russia and Israel to Go to Nuclear War?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* It's not as crazy as it sounds. *Key Point: *Yet beneath the smiles is wariness, suspicion and a clash of fundamental interests. Could Israeli air strikes in Syria trigger war between Israel and Russia? Israel remains determined to continue pounding Iranian forces in Syria in a bid to keep Tehran’s forces away from Israel’s northern border. At the same time, Russia has thousands of troops in Syria that could be caught in the crossfire—or even become belligerents if Moscow tires of its Syrian ally being pummeled. And if Israel and Russia co... more »

We should cap all underwater volcanoes

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
Why? Because, they release enormous amount of heat and CO2, says geologist. ___________ We should cap all underwater volcanoes Winston Smith I’m a geologist and geophysicist who studied volcanoes and glaciation in school and even if I’m not a leading geologist employed by the IPCC, in my opinion I can say quantitatively that the total ... Read more We should cap all underwater volcanoes The post We should cap all underwater volcanoes appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Combat climate change through vegan diets

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
You’re going to love this video. Is this what the protesters really want? Thanks to Laurel for this video Whatever you eat, it’s going to come from a farmer unless lab meat’s your thing,” says Laurel. The post Combat climate change through vegan diets appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Winter Storm Blankets U.S. – Thousands of Flights Canceled

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
300,000 lose power. At least nine killed. A deadly winter storm is blanketing parts of the U.S., causing snowfall in parts of North Texas and thousands of flights to be canceled at Chicago’s two main airports. The post Winter Storm Blankets U.S. – Thousands of Flights Canceled appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Light Bulbs Disprove Global Warming

Hifast at Climate Collections - 9 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Dr. Peter Ward explains at The Hill Greenhouse gases simply do not absorb enough heat to warm Earth Excerpts in italics with my bolds. Science is not done by consensus, by popular vote, or by group think. As Michael Crichton put it: “In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant…

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 12

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
1921 Churchill wrote Sir Percy Cox asking him what he thought of Feisal 1921 Churchill to Lord Curzon said that Feisal might be best man to be Iraq’s monarch (Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia) (Musings On Iraq book review *Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq*) (Musings On Iraq book review *Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied*) 1968 Baghdad Univ student strike demanded return to parliamentary govt and elections led by Baath and Communists (Musings On Iraq book review *Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Commu... more »

Dog saves flock of 900 sheep from Australia’s raging bushfires

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
A 6-year-old farm dog is being celebrated after saving a flock of sheep as a wall of fire destroyed acres of farmland in southeastern Australia. In the early hours of New Year’s Eve 2019, kelpie-border collie cross Patsy from the rural town of Corryong, Victoria, rounded up her flock of sheep as encroaching bushfires consumed the land surrounding her owner’s farm. According to SBS News, Patsy herded her 900-strong flock of sheep into the safest paddock on the farm as her owner, Stephen Hill, battled the flames. All but a handful of the farm’s flock were saved. Patsy’s quick thinking... more »

Nuckin' Futz Newz: Trump acts like Mafia Don/"Enforcer" in phone conversations with Iraqi PM - and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*(Top image: The DC protest gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House for a rally with speeches and then marched to the infamous Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, January 4, 2020. Credit: Stephen Melkisethian/ Flickr) This was the week that was, as they say. The globalist warmongers had humanity spinning and reeling from their efforts to drag the world into WWIII by assassinating Iranian General Quassem Soleimani contrary to International Law. International Law has gone by the by in USrael now that it doesn't work for them anymore. As a prime exampl... more »

NSW South Coast residents return to rubble where homes once stood

Lily Mayers at Just In - 10 hours ago
Bushfire conditions may have eased, but Conjola Park residents remain on high alert and do not know what will happen next.

Evacuated Mallacoota residents face long wait to return home

Ben Knight at Just In - 10 hours ago
The power is restored and fuel convoys are finally getting into the isolated East Gippsland town of Mallacoota, but the Princes Highway is likely to remain closed for weeks because of dangerous trees.

Iran's only female Olympic medallist says she has defected

Just In - 10 hours ago
Iran's only female Olympic medallist says she had left her homeland because she had enough of being used by its authorities as a propaganda tool.

A window briefly opened for first home buyers, but now it's slamming shut again

Michael Janda at Just In - 10 hours ago
Property price falls over the past couple of years offered a brief window of opportunity for some first home buyers to get into the market, but it's one that already seems to have slammed shut.

Australian warship heads to Iran for security mission as tensions escalate

Andrew Greene at Just In - 10 hours ago
Australian sailors are deploying to the increasingly tense Strait of Hormuz for a maritime security mission, but could be diverted elsewhere in the Middle East if the security situation deteriorates.

Philippines warns of 'explosive eruption' as Taal volcano spews ash

Just In - 10 hours ago
A volcano near the Philippines capital spews ash up to 15 kilometres into the sky, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, the cancellation of flights and warnings of a possible explosive eruption and volcanic tsunami.

Leaders gather to mourn 'ally to the White House' Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman

Just In - 10 hours ago
World and regional leaders have gathered in Oman's capital of Muscat to mourn the death of Sultan Qaboos, whose quiet diplomacy during five decades in power helped calm regional turbulence.

"'An Abyss Of Losses' As Iraq Becomes MidEast Battleground"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"'An Abyss Of Losses' As Iraq Becomes MidEast Battleground"* by Tom Luongo "The future of the U.S.’s involvement in the Middle East is in Iraq. The exchange of hostilities between the U.S. and Iran occurred wholly on Iraqi soil and it has become the site on which that war will continue. Israel continues to up the ante on Iran, following President Trump’s lead by bombing Shia militias stationed near the Al Bukumai border crossing between Syria and Iraq. The U.S. and Israel are determined this border crossing remains closed and have demonstrated just how far they are willing to go t... more »

A great songwriter and drummer passed away

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 10 hours ago
The main songwriter for the rock band “Rush” and voted fourth best drummer in the world, Neil Peart, passed away Friday night from brain cancer. One of the best examples of Peart’s clever wordsmithing is from the song “Freewill:” “When … Continue reading →

January 14, 1939 – Australia Devastated By Fire, 114 Degrees In Victoria

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 10 hours ago
p1 – 14 Jan 1939 – The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 – 1954) – Trove

Calling Out The Climate Fraudsters

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 10 hours ago
Kangaroo Island Mayor says Barack Obama ‘wrong’ on climate change bushfire connection – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (30) Michael Pengilly on Twitter: “So,so foolish in your pronouncement. My respect for you has totally evaporated . Pathetic” / Twitter … Continue reading →

A Message for Sunday

LL at Virtual Mirage - 10 hours ago
*This is your Sermonette* Let me explain how I view much of what the federal government is - because to me it is defined by its actions: If you bring too much liquid with you the TSA confiscates it, and throws it away in case its a bomb...into the garbage can next to where they are to all of the other possible the area of the airport where there is the greatest concentration of people...because it might be a bomb. It's like the moron Democrats in Richmond, Virginia, many of whom appeared so proudly in black face or klan hoods only a couple of years ago. F... more »

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