Monday, January 13, 2020

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Transparent Woke Maneuver – Flailing Warren Plays Gender Card Against Surging Sanders…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
The transparency of specific media injecting themselves into political races has been obvious for years; the latest example comes from CNN publishing an insider hit piece against Bernie Sanders on behalf of the gender woke community & Elizabeth Warren. On … Continue reading →

Libyan Ceasefire Deal Stalls In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*DW: **Libya ceasefire deal stalls in Moscow* Russian officials have hailed "progress," although Libyan warlord Haftar has delayed signing the agreement. Warring factions are due in Berlin later this month to finalize a permanent cessation of hostilities. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that most parties to the conflict have signed the agreement except for Libyan general-turned-warlord Khalifa Haftar and his ally Aguila Saleh, speaker of Libya's breakaway parliament in the east. "There has been certain progress," said Lavrov. But Haftar and Aguila "have aske... more »

BREAKING: Caught on Camera: W.H.O. Scientists Question Safety of Vaccines

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 6 hours ago
You’ve got to check out this video and see what the W.H.O. Scientists had to say! The post BREAKING: Caught on Camera: W.H.O. Scientists Question Safety of Vaccines appeared first on Health Nut News.

King Of Jordan Issues A Warning That The Islamic State Is On The Rise Again In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *ISIS is regrouping and on the rise in the Middle East, Jordan's King Abdullah warns* * ISIS is on the rise in south-east Syria and western Iraq, King Abdullah has warned * He added that many foreign fighters in Syria have made their way to Libya * Jordan's king is this week scheduled for talks in Brussels, Strasbourg and Paris ISIS is regrouping and is once more on the rise in the Middle East, King Abdullah of Jordan has warned. King Abdullah expressed concerns that the terror group had been re-establishing itself over the past year in south-eastern Syria and wes... more »

Gregory Mannarino, PM 1/13/20: "Must Watch! There Are TRILLIONS Of Reasons Why Stocks Are Going Much Higher"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, PM 1/13/20: "*Must Watch! There Are TRILLIONS Of * *Reasons Why Stocks Are Going Much Higher**"* -

"What’s the Fed Up to Now? Wild and Crazy Monetary Central Planners"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"What’s the Fed Up to Now? * *Wild and Crazy Monetary Central Planners"* by David Stockman "The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; he robs himself that spends a bootless grief." – William Shakespeare, "Othello" (~1603-04 "What if they audited the Fed? It’s a good question. But is there anything more absurd than what our monetary central planners are doing in broad daylight, in real time? In other words, I don’t need no stinking audit to tell me what they’re up to stinks to high heaven. At the same time, the Federal Reserve retains its capacity to astonish; would y... more »

“MarketWatch Market Summary, PM 1/13/20”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*MarketWatch Market Summary, PM 1/13/20* - *CNN Market Data:* - *CNN Fear And Greed Index:* - ○ *“Francisco’s Money Speech”* "Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard - the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money - the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society es... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Pure And Simple..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Everything Americans think they know, they learned from a televised morality play. It's all theater. You root for some good guy and boo some bad guy. You pick your own, but you dance to the tune of the men running the show. It's mind control, pure and simple, and if there is an American immune to it, then he is probably living in a snow cave somewhere in Alaska." - Gypsy Joe Hess

"The Art of The Hard Part”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Art of The Hard Part”* by David Cain "I was always moved by a particular line in "The Godfather": “Mister Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news immediately.” The line stuck out to me because it was so clearly the opposite of my natural tendencies. I always tried to move away from unpleasant realities. When I started to worry about money, for example, I avoided looking at my bank balance. When one of my friends was mad at me, I would avoid talking to them. This is an almost perfectly terrible life strategy. Virtually every personal victory I’ve had amounted to doi... more »

"An Authentic Madman..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“And what is an authentic madman? It is a man who preferred to become mad, in the socially accepted sense of the word, rather than forfeit a certain superior idea of human honor. So society has strangled in its asylums all those it wanted to get rid of or protect itself from, because they refused to become its accomplices in certain great nastinesses. For a madman is also a man whom society did not want to hear and whom it wanted to prevent from uttering certain intolerable truths.” - Antonin Artaud

Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet: Freedom”

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Freedom”* "And an orator said, “Speak to us of Freedom.” And he (the prophet) answered: At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom, Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them. Aye, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff. And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal... more »

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's death sentence overturned

Just In - 6 hours ago
A Pakistani high court revokes a guilty verdict and death sentence handed down to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason, declaring that the formation of the court that sentenced him was unconstitutional.

Alex de Minaur in doubt for Australian Open

Just In - 6 hours ago
Australian number one Alex de Minaur is a major doubt for the Australian Open and will take a day-by-day approach after suffering an abdominal injury in the ATP Cup.

Kings Highway reopens, reconnecting Canberra and the South Coast

Just In - 6 hours ago
After weeks of bushfire-related closures, the Kings Highway reopens to connect Canberra to the South Coast once again.

How 12 residents survived inside a deadly firestorm — along with RFS captain's prophetic stone statues

Claire Wheaton And Lucy Thackray at Just In - 6 hours ago
Not much remains of the NSW Nerrigundah after the New Year's Eve bushfire. A man was killed and 80 per cent of its homes were lost — but in the middle of the inferno, a dozen people managed to survive.

Drugs, crime and nowhere to turn: Inside the lives of troubled young men in Darwin

Sowaibah Hanifie at Just In - 6 hours ago
Top End residents are voicing their frustrations with youth crime, but young offenders are asking for understanding. Here is the task facing some of Darwin's most vulnerable young people, who say it is not always so easy growing up in the NT.

Broome community rallies after 'devastating' school fire

Erin Parke And Sam Tomlin at Just In - 6 hours ago
Current and former staff and students praise the work of emergency services, as the damage caused by a deliberately lit fire at Broome Primary School starts to become clearer.

'At their wits' end': Mayor facing allegations of bullying, harassment

Lucy MacDonald at Just In - 6 hours ago
There are calls for a council on Tasmania's east coast to be put into administration over staff allegations that the Mayor's behaviour has caused a number of employees to feel "harassed" and "intimidated".

Man found alive after three weeks missing in remote Far North Queensland rainforest

Just In - 6 hours ago
Police feared for Milan Lemic's safety after he disappeared in a known crocodile habitat in the Upper Daintree region but he is found alive and well after living in the rainforest for three weeks.

Grains of stardust found in meteorite that landed in Victoria

Suzannah Lyons at Just In - 6 hours ago
The oldest solid material ever found on Earth has been discovered inside a meteorite that landed near Murchison 50 years ago.

Live: NSW now: Minister calls for holiday houses to be rented to bushfire victims

Just In - 6 hours ago
*MORNING BRIEFING: *Communities Minister Gareth Ward says the State Government could provide financial help through rental bond loans and advance rent payments to help get displaced people into accommodation.

'Some semblance of normality' after bushfires as towns begin picking up the pieces

Timothy Fernandez And Kelly Fuller at Just In - 6 hours ago
One of the largest disaster recovery operations in Australia's history is underway as the regions hardest hit by the bushfires begin to rebuild.

Andrew left his terminally ill wife to fight fires but may not be eligible for the Government's compensation deal

Marian Faa at Just In - 6 hours ago
Queensland volunteer firefighter Andrew Ruddock says the federal compensation scheme for firefighters is just "political grandstanding", and far too many people are excluded from the payments.

How the measles outbreak prompted early vaccination and changed family life

Talissa Siganto at Just In - 6 hours ago
Queensland is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in two decades and it is prompting some parents to consider earlier vaccination for their children.

The Queen juggles compassion for a young family with protecting the Royal brand

Samantha Hawley at Just In - 6 hours ago
The Queen's statement supports and respects her grandson and his wife's desire to step down, but she makes it clear she wants an end to damaging speculation about the Royal's family's future.

Swimming pools closed, races cancelled as Melbourne chokes on bushfire smoke

Just In - 6 hours ago
The air quality in Melbourne's suburbs drops to the worst possible rating of "hazardous" this morning, as smoke from bushfires in East Gippsland and the north-east continues to blanket the state.

This is the forecast that's getting the RFS excited

Kate Doyle at Just In - 6 hours ago
It's not going to end the drought and it doesn't count until it hits the ground, but this BOM forecast is getting even the Rural Fire Service excited.

Prince Harry and Meghan have the Queen's blessing to step back from Royal duties

Just In - 6 hours ago
Queen Elizabeth II gives her blessing to grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's wish for a more independent future following crisis talks involving the most senior members of the Royal family.

President Trump Authorized The Killing Of Soleimani Seven Months Ago If Iran's Actions Resulted In The Death Of An American

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A composite image of US President Donald Trump and the Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Leah Millis/Reuters; Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP *NBC News*: *Trump authorized Soleimani's killing 7 months ago, with conditions* The timing raises new questions about the Trump administration's stated justification for taking out the top Iranian general. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump authorized the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani seven months ago if Iran's increased aggression resulted in the death of an American, according to five current a... more »

Pro-Vaccine NJ Senator Caught Denying Aborted Fetal Tissue is Used in Today’s Vaccines to try to Stop Religious Exemptions

AdminM at Health Impact News - 7 hours ago
New Jersey is one of the most recent states where lawmakers want to remove vaccine exemptions, specifically religious exemptions. Del Bigtree's HighWire program has captured Senator Sweeney's denial that today's vaccines contain human DNA from aborted babies, and then presents the truth that contradicts Senator Sweeney's denial. In fact, today's vaccines use more aborted DNA than ever before.

“Best-Selling Drug in the World” Linked to Cancer – Zantac and Generics Recalled by FDA

Admin at Health Impact News - 7 hours ago
Zantac, once called the "best-selling drug in the world," has been linked to cancer. Michele Cohen Marill, writing for Wired, states: "That burning feeling in your chest after you eat a heavy meal could be heartburn. Or it could be worry over the drugs you’ve taken to treat that heartburn. Among the top medical stories of 2019 was the discovery of contaminants in common medicines, and ranitidine—best known as Zantac—took up a large share of those headlines. A cancer-causing substance known as NDMA has been repeatedly found in one of the most popular antacid drugs in the United Stat... more »

Willie Nelson Joins the Fight Against a Corporate Takeover of the Cannabis Industry

Phillip at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Willie Nelson is waging an assault against Big Pot by empowering local growers and distributors.

US Troops in Iraq Got Warning Hours Before Iranian Attack

AP News at - 7 hours ago
The Iranian attack was in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike near Baghdad airport that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 3.

Design of AR-15 Could Derail Charges Tied to Popular Rifle

AP News at - 7 hours ago
Federal law enforcement officials are increasingly worried that the discrepancy could hinder some criminal prosecutions and undermine firearms regulations nationwide.

During Yemen’s Annual Martyr Week, Anti-American Sentiment Prevails

Ahmed Abdulkareem at MintPress News - 7 hours ago
The level of anti-American sentiment is skyrocketing in Yemen reports Ahmed AbdulKareem, thanks in large part to US support for Saudi Arabia's bloody war on the country. The post During Yemen’s Annual Martyr Week, Anti-American Sentiment Prevails appeared first on MintPress News.

Iran Protests Rage On For A Third Day -- News Updates January 13, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Iranian anti-regime protests enter third day after Tehran admits it DID shoot down passenger jet - as singer and film director back protesters and two state TV hosts quit over military 'lies'* * Dozens of protesters chanted slogans at a Tehran university today on a third consecutive day of protests * Film director Masoud Kimiai and singer Alireza Assar have pulled out of events to show support for protests * Two state TV presenters quit over Iran's initial false reporting over last week's crash which killed 176 people * Tehran is now signalling de-escalation in the... more »

The secret origins of presidential polling

Edwin Amenta, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 7 hours ago
The very first scientific horse race poll, which took place 85 years ago, was shrouded in secrecy and may have changed history – even though it was faulty.

Esper: No Evidence Iran Planned to Attack Four Embassies

Michael Tennant at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: esper-no-evidence-iran-planned-to-attack-four-embassies] Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday he had seen no evidence suggesting that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was plotting attacks on four U.S. embassies at the time of his January 3 assassination by U.S. forces.

Join Dafna Tachover, Esq. to Stop 5G

Joyce Ghen at Children's Health Defense - 7 hours ago
Dafna, Tachover, Esq, a leading expert and Children's Health Defense's Director of Stop 5G has four events schedule in California and Hawaii January 14-19, to educate communities and decision makers on the dangers of 5G. The post Join Dafna Tachover, Esq. to Stop 5G appeared first on Children's Health Defense.

Devin Nunes Reacts to Appointment of Sketchy FISA Court Advisor David Kris…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
DOJ-NSD lawyer David Kris has been a defender of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation and Lawfare critic of Devin Nunes’s 2018 memo on alleged FISA abuses. Sketchy Mr. Kris was recently picked by FISC presiding judge James Boasberg, to serve as … Continue reading →

US Sending Home Nearly Two Dozen Saudi Cadets After Shooting

AP News at - 7 hours ago
Federal officials are still investigating the shooting and examining evidence.

Megadroughts In Australia

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood With Australian drought a hot topic at the moment, it is worth revisiting this paper from 2014: As studies have also found in California, severe droughts are nothing new for Australia. Evidence suggests that megadroughts have occurred in the last millennium, dwarfing any seen in the recent past. […]

Snowing heavily at Mt Bachelor ski area

Robert at Ice Age Now - 7 hours ago
See webcams The Mt. Bachelor ski area (in Oregon) has awesome cams, says reader. They’ve had almost 15 inches of snow since closing yesterday Thanks to Oly for this link The post Snowing heavily at Mt Bachelor ski area appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Onlookers stunned by electrical display at Taal Volcano

Robert at Ice Age Now - 7 hours ago
“…if the eruption didn’t already look menacing enough, several lightning strikes were seen hitting the center of the ash column towering over the volcano.” Rare volcano lightning seen as Taal Volcano in Philippines erupts . . Here’s a good video of the lightning, shooting up – UP! – from the ground Video courtesy of Gevie ... Read more Onlookers stunned by electrical display at Taal Volcano The post Onlookers stunned by electrical display at Taal Volcano appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Record snowfall in Caribou, Maine

Robert at Ice Age Now - 7 hours ago
Almost double the previous record. US National Weather Service Caribou ME We are now up to 13.2″ of new snow at NWS Caribou. 12.8″ fell after midnight, breaking the daily record of 7.6″ set in 1995. So far this ranks as the 11th snowiest calendar day in January on record in Caribou. ❄️Record Snowfall Set ... Read more Record snowfall in Caribou, Maine The post Record snowfall in Caribou, Maine appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Extreme cold and snow kill at least 54 in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Robert at Ice Age Now - 7 hours ago
Fourteen killed in Pakistan in the past 24 hours alone, mainly when roofs collapsed under heavy snowfall. Severe winter weather combined with harsh cold has left dozens dead across Afghanistan and Pakistan. Heavy snowfall has closed many, if not most, key roads since New Year’s Day, including a key tunnel that connects central Afghanistan with ... Read more Extreme cold and snow kill at least 54 in Afghanistan, Pakistan The post Extreme cold and snow kill at least 54 in Afghanistan, Pakistan appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Unredacted Ukraine Emails Show FOIA Exemption 5 Abuse, Court Rules Contractor Diversity Data Can’t be Hidden by Exemption 4, and More: FRINFORMSUM 1/13/2020

Lauren Harper at UNREDACTED - 7 hours ago
Unredacted Ukraine Emails Cast Doubt on Exemption 5 Invocation A recent Just Security article from Citizen and Responsibility for Ethics in Washington’s (CREW) Anne Weismann provides a powerful argument for reforming FOIA Exemption 5, often called the “withhold it because you want to” exemption, “to mirror how the deliberative process privilege is treated in the […]

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Selling a Candle That ‘Smells Like My Vagina’?

Bethania Palma at - 8 hours ago
Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop has a track record of selling eccentric items.

Astros’ Hinch, GM Banned for Season for Sign-Stealing

AP News at - 8 hours ago
Houston also will forfeit its next two first- and second-round draft picks.

Did Fox News Change Its Accreditation from ‘News’ to ‘Entertainment’?

Dan Evon at - 8 hours ago
There's a lot to unfold in this meme, including the fact that Fox News (and CNN and MSNBC) are not "accredited news stations" to begin with.

How Badly Will Biden's Racist Beginnings In Politics Hurt Him With Democratic Voters-- If They Ever Find Out?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I don't forget about politicians I hate. And my hatred for Status Quo Joe didn't begin when he decided to run for president again. Nor when he screwed over Anita Hill. Nor when he outed himself as one of the most homophobic Democrats in Congress. Nor when he led the effort to make sure Bush's war against Iraq would be bipartisan nor when he wrote anti-working family bankruptcy legislation on behalf of the credit card companies that were financing his career nor when he campaigned vigorously to gut Social Security and Medicare. No, I began hating Biden's guts long before any of tha... more »

Assassination-gate! Trump Officials Say No 'Imminent Threat.' With Phil Giraldi

Daniel McAdams at 8 hours ago
Trump officials - including Trump himself today - have been steadily pulling back from initial claims after the January 3rd assassination of Iranian top general Soleimani that he was killed because of "imminent threats" of attack led by the Iranian. New evidence is emerging that the kill order had been given seven months ago and according to Israeli media, Netanyahu was directly involved in plotting the killing. Former CIA officer Phil Giraldi joins the Liberty Report to try and unpack the competing claims and whirlwind of lies surrounding the targeted killing. Watch today's program:

Trump's War of Choice with Iran

Peter Harris at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Peter Harris* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Instead of shrinking America’s footprint in the Middle East, Donald Trump has maintained—and in some cases expanded—military commitments in the region. If the United States goes to war with Iran, then it will be a war of choice—Donald Trump’s choice. By ordering the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the president ensured that Iran’s leaders would retaliate against U.S. interests in some shape or form. Trump could not have anticipated exactly how Iran’s leaders would exact their revenge but he knew that a significant mi... more »

North Korea's Military Is Huge, And It Would Be A Nightmare For America To Fight

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* So let's try talking. *Key point: *Unlike recent operations U.S. forces would face considerable risk in large numbers, operating against a numerically superior foe. North Korea is just slightly larger than Ohio. To the south it borders South Korea, to the west it borders the Yellow Sea, and to the east it borders the Sea of Japan. To the North it shares an 880 mile border with China and a much smaller one with Russia. The southern border is heavily fortified, with a 2.5 mile demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. About a tenth of the popul... more »

Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Melatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 1)

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Purple Almond Wellness: Did you know… One person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) every 65 seconds. Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death. 5.8 million Americans are living with AD, with this number expected to reach 14 million by the year 2050. Deaths from AD increased by 145…

700 + American Doctors Given Over $1M Each From Pharma To Push Drugs & Medical Devices

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Nwo Report: Source: Richard Enos The Facts:Even though Western medical companies have been required to publicly disclose payments to doctors for promotional work over the last five years, there has been a significant rise in these practices, leading to 700 doctors earning more than $1M. Reflect On:Is the entire Western Medical system…

"Know What's Weird?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon... everything's different." - Calvin, from "Calvin and Hobbes"

More Proof The Big Standardized Tests Mean Diddly-Squat

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 8 hours ago
Chad Aldeman (Bellwether Education Partners) wants us to take heart. He's over at The 74 (Campbell Brown's House of Reform Advocacy) arguing that although reformsters are writing off the last ten years as a "lost decade" there was actually some good news-- while "educational achievement" (by which Aldeman actually means "standardized test scores") remained stagnant, college attainment has been on the rise. Well, that's a puzzler. Adelman suggests that you might explain the incongruity by claiming that colleges and high schools just lowered their standards. But he thinks the attainme... more »

"It is no wonder that politicians have a very low view of human nature: They are much in each other's company." #QotD

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*"It is no wonder that politicians have a very low view of human nature: They are much in each other's company."* ~ John Zube . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

Canopy, Loblaw among 8 hopefuls to take over New Brunswick cannabis sales

Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily - 8 hours ago
An opportunity to exclusively operate New Brunswick’s recreational cannabis retail, wholesale and e-commerce platforms has drawn interest from a wide range of companies, including Canada’s largest food retailer and the biggest marijuana producer in the country. New Brunswick received eight proposals ahead of the Jan. 10 deadline to run the province’s adult-use cannabis retail system: […] Canopy, Loblaw among 8 hopefuls to take over New Brunswick cannabis sales is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Legalizing recreational marijuana won’t be on Florida ballot in 2020

John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily - 8 hours ago
Florida voters will not decide whether to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state this year. Make it Legal Florida on Monday ended its effort to get recreational marijuana on the 2020 ballot, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The decision wasn’t a surprise. Proponents of legalizing MJ were running out of time to collect the 766,200 signatures needed […] Legalizing recreational marijuana won’t be on Florida ballot in 2020 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Does China or America Have Better Missiles in the South China Sea?

David Axe at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*David Axe* *Technology, Asia* [image:] A new arms race? *Key point:* Beijing stepped up its missile game in 2019. What might it do in 2020? The Chinese military lobbed anti-ship ballistic missiles into the South China Sea in tests in early July 2019. The missile trials underscored Beijing’s increasing militarization of resource-rich waters on which several countries have conflicting claims. “The Chinese carried out the first test over the weekend, firing off at least one missile into the sea,” NB... more »

Russian Air Defenses vs. America's New B-21 Stealth Bomber: Who Wins?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * We won't have to wait long to find out. *Key point:* Air Force leaders have said the aircraft will likely be engineered to fly unmanned missions as well as manned missions. The Air Force’s stealthy long-range bomber will have the endurance and next-generation stealth capability to elude the most advanced existing air defenses and attack anywhere in the world, if needed, senior service officials said. When the Air Force revealed its first artist rendering of what its new Long Range Strike – Bomber looks like, former Air Force Secretary Deborah James ma... more »

Top House Democrat Won't Answer This Simple Question about AOC

Peter Hasson at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Peter Hasson* *Politics, Americas* [image: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces introduction of public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott] What are they afraid of? A top House Democrat repeatedly declined to say Sunday morning whether Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is good for the Democratic caucus. A news anchor asked Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), four times on CNN whether Ocasio-Cortez was “good for the Democratic cauc... more »

How Seriously Should Trump Take North Korea's 13,000 Artillery Pieces?

David Axe at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* [image:] Here's what we know. *Key point:* Pyongyang has most of its artillery aimed at Seoul. North Korea on May 4, 2019 test-fired a short-range ballistic missile -- its first major launch in the 18 months since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un suspended missile testing ahead of a summit with U.S. president Donald Trump. Pyongyang on May 9, 2019 launched a second “projectile,” South Korean officials said. *(This first appeared in May 2019.)* The May tests of at least o... more »

Destroying China's South China Sea Island Bases In a War Might Not Be So Easy

David Axe at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* Expert: “Effectively neutralizing China’s bases would require hundreds of missiles, emptying the magazines of valuable U.S. platforms that don’t have ordnance to spare.” China’s island outposts in the China Seas could prove to be difficult targets during wartime. American military planners shouldn’t assume otherwise, warned Gregory Poling, a fellow with the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. “Couldn’t the United States easily neutralize these remote outposts in a conflict, negating their v... more »

The Best and Worst Hedge Funds of 2019?

Leo Kolivakis at Pension Pulse - 8 hours ago
Sonali Basak of Bloomberg News wrote a comment on LinkedIn on scouring the Earth for hedge fund returns: Bill Ackman rebounded to a blowout year -- his publicly traded fund jumped 58% in 2019 -- but Ray Dalio is having his worst run in two decades at his best-known hedge fund. Ken Griffin’s ready to celebrate the 30th year of Citadel with its Wellington fund beating multistrategy hedge fund peers, and some of his firm’s alumni are raising major sums for new hedge funds that we’ll be watching closely. With the S&P rising 29% last year and the purge of funds deepening, here are some ... more »

Corey Booker Drops Out of Presidential Race…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
New Jersey Senator Corey Booker has announced he is dropping his presidential ambitions and will exit the democrat primary race. Booker is broke and did not qualify for Tuesday’s debate in Iowa; it would have been the second straight debate … Continue reading →

Russian defense official confirms S-300 and S-400 negotiations with Iraq

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation’s Defense Committee Alexander Sherin said that Iraq is negotiating the purchase of the S-300 and S-400 air defense systems. Sherin, who chairs the defense committee, told the Federal News Agency of Russia that Iraq is seeking the S-300 and S-400 air defenses to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US media reveals aftermath of Iranian attack on American forces

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
CNN has published a video of the aftermath of last week’s missile attack on a US military base in Iraq, which was staged by Iran in response to the assassination of high-ranking Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The video showed concrete slabs scattered across the area and several dilapidated dwellings housing US military personnel. The clip also caught […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian intel chief says gov’t is determined to retake Idlib

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Major-General Ali Mamlouk, head of the Syrian National Security Bureau, said during the Russian-Turkish-Syrian tripartite meeting that his government is determined to retake the Idlib Governorate. During the meeting, the Syrian side, represented by Major-General Ali Mamlouk, called on the Turkish side, represented by Haqqan Fedan, head of the intelligence […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Putin jokes Assad should invite Trump to Syria: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Damascus on January 7th (Orthodox Christmas), the leader joked with his counterpart Bashar Al-Assad that he should invite Donald Trump to Syria. The leaders were referring to the Straight Street which leads to the Church of the Virgin Mary in Damascus, and to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran plans to take Trump to international court for assassination Soleimani

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
The Iranian government will seek to prosecute US President Donald Trump for the assassination of Maj. Gen. Soleimani, Iranian Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi has said. “We should collar the American president as the first defendant. He should be prosecuted and taken to court in front of the world,” Raisi said Monday during a meeting of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Watch: Syrian Army tank absorbs militant missile and remains intact

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants was filmed firing an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) at a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) tank in the Latakia countryside. In the video released by the Turkish-backed “Syrian National Army” (SNA), the anti-tank missile directly hits the Syrian Arab Army’s T-72 tank, but fails to destroy the armored […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian air defenses shoot down enemy drone

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s air defenses managed to shoot down a drone in the countryside of Hama Governorate this evening, Syrian state TV reported. According to Syrian TV, “the Syrian Arab Army’s anti-aircraft confronted a drone in the vicinity of the Jub Ramleh airfield in the Hama countryside.” The Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli minister warns Hezbollah’s leader that he might be next after Soleimani

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – Israel’s Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz tweeted on Monday that Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah should refrain from attacking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel or else he may share a similar fate as Qassem Soleimani. “Nasrallah has not stopped attacking Netanyahu or threatening Israel. As his distress grows, his […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraqi Officials Fear Economic "Collapse" If Washington Imposes Threatened Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Iraqi officials say around $35 billion of the country's oil revenues are held at the US Federal Reserve, which means Washington's threat to restrict access could be a major problem *AFP:* *Iraq warns of 'collapse' if Trump blocks oil cash* Iraqi officials fear economic "collapse" if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90 percent of the national budget. US President Donald Trump was outraged by the Iraqi parliament voting on January 5 to oust foreign forces, including some 5,200 American ... more »

US Growing Season Getting Shorter

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 8 hours ago
The average last day above 80F in the US in 1950 occurred on October 26. This year it occurred on October 6. October temperatures in the US have been declining for over a century, with a sharp drop during the … Continue reading →

Landsburg’s Book on Milton Friedman

David Henderson at Econlib - 9 hours ago
I enjoyed reading Steven Landsburg’s The Essential Milton Friedman, which was recently published by the Fraser Institute. It’s a short quick exposition of Friedman’s work and views by a master expositor. My biggest surprise was the section of his last chapter in which Steve quotes at length Leo Rosten’s description of Milton. I hadn’t known […] The post Landsburg’s Book on Milton Friedman appeared first on Econlib.

Black swans and eels

Scott Sumner at Econlib - 9 hours ago
Yesterday I stumbled upon a strange sight, a couple of black swans swimming above some eels in a New Zealand lake. The swans would occasionally lift a leg out of the water, perhaps to avoid getting bitten by the eels. (At least that’s what the locals said.) That got me thinking about the financial crisis […] The post Black swans and eels appeared first on Econlib.

Age 21 to Smoke: What Would Tocqueville Say?

Dan Klein at Econlib - 9 hours ago
The $1.4 trillion spending package signed into law provides plenty of cause for lamentation, as Scott Sumner has discussed. One provision raises the federal legal age for purchase of tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. Although 20 states had already set the age at 21, the new provision raises it in the other states. […] The post Age 21 to Smoke: What Would Tocqueville Say? appeared first on Econlib.

U.S. And Iraqi Forces At Al-Asad Base Only Had Minutes Notice Before Iranian Rockets Started To Land In An Hour-Long Barrage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. officials stand near a damaged installation hit by Iranian airstrikes inside the Ain al-Asad base near Anbar, Iraq, on January 13, 2019.© Emilienne Malfatto for The Washington Post *Washington Post*:* Al-Asad base had minutes’ notice before the Iranian rockets came crashing down in an hour-long barrage * AIN AL-ASAD, Iraq —U.S. commanders at the Iraqi military base targeted by Iranian missiles last week said Monday they believe the attack was intended to kill American personnel, an act that could have pushed the two powers closer to outright war. On a visit to the sprawling A... more »

Wisconsin Judge Orders Up to 209K Voter Names Be Deleted

AP News at - 9 hours ago
The Wisconsin Elections Commission asked the judge to stay his order of contempt pending an appeal of his ruling, but the judge denied the request.

Arizona Store Gives ‘Star Wars’ Record Back to Mark Hamill

AP News at - 9 hours ago
The force was strong enough at an Arizona store to reunite Luke Skywalker with his long-lost vinyl record.

Libertarian Congressman Blasts Trump for ‘Selling Troops’ to Country Who Helped Carry Out 9/11

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Matt Agorist* - The commander in chief boasted about using U.S. military troops as bargaining chips across the planet by quite literally selling them.

Australia is Dropping Vegetables From Choppers to Feed Wildlife Starved by Fires

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Elias Marat* - Helicopters are dropping thousands of pounds of food for animals starving to death amid Australia's fires.

Britain’s First Astronaut Says Aliens Definitely Exist and May Already Be Living Among Us

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*John Vibes* - "Aliens exist, there's no two ways about it."

India’s Tiger Population is Rising and This Photo Provides Brilliant Proof

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Elias Marat* - The country’s tiger population has grown by about 33 percent since 2014.

Birth Control Pills May Shrink Brain, Increase Anger and Depression

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*GMI Research Group* - Contraceptive pills and shots, prescribed with casual frequency, have known side effects that are little-discussed.

A Journey to the Bleeding Heartland Middle East

Cross at Syriac Catholic Seminary destroyed by ISIS, Baghdida, Iraq. ( Bill Devlin)It was the trip of a lifetime in a lifetime of crisscrossing the globe.

Will Trump win the presidency again? Here's when we'll know the answer

Peter Marsh at Just In - 9 hours ago
We've officially started a US presidential election year. By the end of it, we'll have the answer to one question — is Donald Trump still president? Here's when to pay attention.

The invisible wave that follows bushfire devastation and lasts for years

Briana Shepherd at Just In - 9 hours ago
A devastating bushfire virtually wiped out the WA town of Yarloop four years ago. While the town has rebuilt, the psychological trauma remains long after the scars have faded from the land.

Bushfire lessons available to act on ahead of royal commission, experts say

Jack Snape at Just In - 9 hours ago
The Government has flagged a national review around bushfires, but experts say Australia can do better than another inquiry — and actually deliver outcomes before next bushfire season.

Yes, Australia is getting hotter. And experts say it's likely to continue

Patrick Wood at Just In - 9 hours ago
A chart by the Bureau of Meteorology displays a stark transformation in Australia over the past 110 years. And experts say it is likely to continue.

'Just buy the paper': Tourists urged to return to bushfire towns to support businesses

Karen Percy at Just In - 9 hours ago
Charlotte Houston cleared out her sewing studio and volunteered the space to store donated goods for the bushfire effort around the tiny town of Tallangatta. Now, she and other business owners are urging tourists to come back to town.

Rob cancelled his home insurance because he thought his house was protected from bushfires

Lily Mayers at Just In - 9 hours ago
The insurance process is underway for hundreds of people across New South Wales who have lost their homes in recent bushfires — but many of those affected are only partially covered or not insured at all.

Bars, clubs celebrate as Sydney's lockout laws get lifted

Just In - 9 hours ago
Police and the hospitality industry gear up for the end of Sydney's controversial lockout laws, which are officially dropped today, as Lord Mayor Clover Moore declares the city is "open again".

We are turning 20 in 2020. This is how the world has changed in our lifetime

Just In - 9 hours ago
We spoke to five Australians turning 20 this year to find out what issues have shaped their lives and what they think the future holds.

Iran has three long-term goals and the US has just helped achieve them

Just In - 9 hours ago
The US assassination of Qassem Soleimani is a crisis for Iran, but it also offers opportunities they will not want to squander, writes Lydia Khalil.

Donald Trump's latest tweets give mixed messages on impeachment ahead of landmark US Senate trial

Just In - 9 hours ago
President Donald Trump suggests his own ideas for trial witnesses, before saying almost the exact opposite by tweeting that the impeachment trial in the Senate shouldn't happen at all.

Queen Elizabeth II gives her blessing to Prince Harry and Meghan moving on

Just In - 9 hours ago
Queen Elizabeth II gives her blessing to grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's wish for a more independent future following crisis talks involving the most senior members of the Royal family.

Former Pope Benedict breaks silence to warn Pope Francis against celibacy rules

Just In - 9 hours ago
Former Pope Benedict breaks his silence to defend the value of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church, in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not change the rules.

Hurricanes and The AMO

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Bob Vislocky makes a valid comment about the Pielke graph on hurricane landfalls, which I posted on the other day: Actually, the chart is quite deceiving the way it’s plotted with the gray bars added to the top of the black bars. The gray bars are for Cat 3+, so […]

Bloomberg’s $200 Million in Advertising Is Beginning to Move the Needle

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: bloomberg-s-200-million-in-advertising-is-beginning-to-move-the-needle] Bloomberg’s millions are already moving the polling needle. From zero in early November, the latest *TheHill*/Harris poll, taken just after Christmas, showed Bloomberg at 11 percent, ahead of Buttigieg and tied with Warren.

Exodus from Blue States Continues — and Grows

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: exodus-from-blue-states-continues-and-grows] The two largest Democrat-dominated states (California and New York) have both suffered population losses that will likely reduce their congressional representation.

Snow, ice, and off-road excursions

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 9 hours ago
Last weekend Miss D. and I drove to a seminar held at a lakeside resort east of Gainesville, TX. Unfortunately, that coincided with the arrival of a rare snowstorm. Our normally safe roads were suddenly covered with 2-3 inches of snow, with patches of ice forming beneath the snow, invisible until you hit it. This was US Highway 82 near Gainesville at about 8 AM on Saturday morning. The photograph looks clearer than conditions actually were, and doesn't capture the snow falling fairly thickly. The car was distinctly "twitchy" over the slush in the tire ruts. A drive that nor... more »

Jeff Bezos Donates Three Minutes’ Income to Help Australia Fight Wildfires

Alan Macleod at MintPress News - 9 hours ago
The donation would be equivalent to someone who earned $500 per week announcing on social media that they had just donated five cents to help tackle the blazes. The post Jeff Bezos Donates Three Minutes’ Income to Help Australia Fight Wildfires appeared first on MintPress News.

Esper Admits No Intelligence for Soleimani ‘Threat’, MSM Still Loyal to Iran Narrative

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 9 hours ago
*Patrick Henningsen* | Trump has not drained the swamp, he's merely re-organized it, for the Neocons.

FOX: Proposed Vermont Law Would Ban Cellphone Use for Anyone Under 21, Violators Could Face up to a Year in Jail

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 10 hours ago
The Vermont state senate has before them a new bill that, if passed, would ban anyone under the age of 21 from using a cellphone. The bill was introduced by Sen. John Rodgers (D). It includes data from the United States Department of Transportation that records how cellphones are involved in over a million car […] The post FOX: Proposed Vermont Law Would Ban Cellphone Use for Anyone Under 21, Violators Could Face up to a Year in Jail appeared first on Health Nut News.

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/13/2020

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 10 hours ago
Today's Water Cooler:

Plastic Watch: Senate Passes Save Our Seas Act 2.0

Jerri-Lynn Scofield at naked capitalism - 10 hours ago
Senate pauses Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, which fails to address the issue of overproduction of plastics.

"How It Really Is"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*Pray for Australia*

"12 Signs That The Economy Is Seriously Slowing Down As 2020 Begins"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"12 Signs That The Economy Is * *Seriously Slowing Down As 2020 Begins"* by Michael Snyder "Lost in all of the headlines about Iran and impeachment is the fact that the U.S. economic slowdown which began during the latter stages of last year appears to be accelerating. The final numbers which will tell us if we are officially in a recession at this moment won’t be released until months from now, but for millions upon millions of Americans it definitely feels like one has already started. Yes, the stock market has been soaring, but at this point the stock market has become completel... more »

Live from Occupy Trenton

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 10 hours ago

Occupy Trenton in Full Force as S2173 Approaches Vote

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 10 hours ago
[image: Trenton January 13 2020]

Bad habits

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 10 hours ago
Aristotle said we are creatures of habit. Implicit therein is the habits can be good or bad. Charles Duhigg wrote an excellent book called “The Power of Habit,” where he noted the way to stop a bad habit, is to … Continue reading →

Greta’s Sock Puppeteers Revealed

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 10 hours ago
Facebook Glitch Reveals Greta Thunburg’s Father Posting As Teenage Climate Activist by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge Excerpt in italics with my bolds. A Thursday evening software update at Facebook accidentally allowed anyone to view exactly who is posting under the accounts of public figures, businesses and other entities, according to Wired. The result? For […]

Doctor Who and the Climate Change Zombies

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
Who doesn't like their politics delivered with the subtlety of an articulated lorry gatecrashing your front room? Such was the situation with Sunday night's *Doctor Who* episode, *Orphan 55*. In typical Who fashion, the Doctor dropped into a seemingly idyllic scenario hiding a murky underbelly that bursts into the open. Here, the Doctor and friends attend the all-inclusive Tranquillity Spa for a bit of much needed r'n'r. I mean, did you see the two-parter? But very quickly, as they say here in Stoke, things go downbank. Beginning with Ryan contracting a military-grade virus from a... more »

Russia Probably Can’t Afford a New Aircraft Carrier

David Axe at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* The aging, unreliable and now fire-ravaged Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov appears decreasingly likely ever to re-enter front-line service with the Russian fleet. Russia’s leaders are eyeing two potential replacements for the damaged flattop. But the cost could scuttle the replacement plan before it really gets underway. The aging, unreliable and now fire-ravaged Russian aircraft carrier *Admiral Kuznetsov* appears decreasingly likely ever to re-enter front-line service with the Russian fleet. Russia’s leaders are eyeing two potential repl... more »

Would President Trump Travel to Syria to Meet Assad?

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Security, Middle East* We shouldn’t expect a Trump voyage to Damascus any more than we should expect 90-degree weather in January. The 2017 and 2018 chemical weapons attacks perpetrated by the Assad regime have appeared to destroy the Syrian dictator’s credibility in Trump’s eyes. He even wanted to assassinate Assad in 2017 in retaliation for the sarin gas attack in the Damascus suburbs, which killed dozens of children. But it’s not crazy to picture the U.S. and Syrian presidents sitting next to each other with cameras clicking away. During a visit to the ... more »

Hypersonic Weapons Could Put The Aircraft Carrier To Bed—Permanently

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Americas* A new age of missiles. *Key Point: *Aircraft carriers are instruments of geopolitical influence. We know how to kill aircraft carriers—or at least we know how best to try to kill aircraft carriers. Submarine-launched torpedoes, cruise missiles fired from a variety of platforms and ballistic missiles can all give an aircraft carrier a very bad day. Of course, modern carriers have ways of defending themselves from all of these avenues of attack, and we don’t yet have any good evidence of the real balance between offensive and defensive systems.... more »

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