Monday, January 06, 2020

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Monday Review

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*The Illinois Trend* Illinois’ population decreased in 2019 by an estimated 51,250 people, or 0.4%, marking the sixth consecutive year the state has lost residents, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Since the turn of the decade, Illinois has lost more residents than any other state, with a drop of about 159,700 people, or 1.2% of its population. New York is expected to lose one seat at the House of Representatives (apportioned based on population) because of move-outs. So is California. Illinois is headed in that direction as well. These places are liberal paradise... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Past presidents have used the diversionary tactic of dropping some bombs for ulterior motives before, but none were as mentally sick as Donald J. Trump. He has made himself a synonym for severe mental illness, and yet, he is worshiped by his party and allowed to go on. Moscow Mitch, his $enate minions, and those Trump rally crowds are living proof of that. Back in February 2004, George W. Bush smugly declared "I'm a wartime president" in an interview with the late Tim Russert. It was a very Karl Rove move then and it's a very Karl Rove move now. Bush was about to face a ... more »

I'll Be Back: Germany is a Submarine Power, Again

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* [image: Luftbild vom U-Boot (U 34) der Klasse 212A in Fahrt . ©Bundeswehr/B.Wilke] Did U-boats ever go out of style? *Key Point:* The U-boat is back—and stealthy this time. The German Navy was a pioneer in large-scale submarine warfare, its U-boats able to contest the United Kingdom’s superior navy in ways that German surface warships could not. While modern-day Germany no longer has the ocean-spanning naval ambitions of its predecessors, it has become a global leader in designing small, stealthy submarines that can effectively patrol littor... more »

China's Navy Is Getting Stronger, But What About Its Torpedoes?

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Asia* We take a look. *Key point: *China's torpedoes have gone through years of steady upgrades. The current fleet of Chinese sub-launched torpedoes represents an interesting blend of Soviet, American and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. From the Yu-4, a domestic completion of an incomplete Soviet design, to the Yu-6, which uses an Intel microprocessor to power its guidance components, the torpedoes of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) show significant traces of reverse engineering. But how capable are they? Do they really improve on th... more »

US Department of Homeland Security Sends Out A New Terrorism Threat Bulletin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*CNN:* *DHS warns of potential Iranian attacks, updates terror advisory* The Department of Homeland Security on Saturday updated its terrorism threat advisory system following the US airstrike targeting a top Iranian general and is warning of the potential for Iranian cyber attacks. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin in the wake of the drone attack, which killed the head of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force Qasem Soleimani. The bulletin details the attack and potential Iranian threat, including previous plots ag... more »

Fabio Rojas’s Weak Argument for Subsidizing Illegal Aliens

David Henderson at Econlib - 21 hours ago
Somehow I missed Indiana University sociology professor Fabio Rojas’s April article titled “Conservative Arguments in Support of Undocumented College Students,” published by the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. It appeared on April 19. I won’t comment on whether his arguments are conservative; I don’t care. The problem is that they’re not good arguments. […] The post Fabio Rojas’s Weak Argument for Subsidizing Illegal Aliens appeared first on Econlib.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Minutes ago, during his first interview with State Media of #Iran's Islamic Regime, the new commander of #IRGC Quds Force, Esmail Ghaani said that they will take revenge of #Soleimani's death by means removing #US troops from the region (#MiddleEast). — Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 6, 2020 Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus calls the killing of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani 'bigger than Bin Laden' — Reuters (@Reuters) January 5, 2020 Libya conflict: Turkey sends troops to sho... more »

Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Sunday 5th January 2020 – Plus Weekly Update

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

Renewable Energy Has Significant Downsides

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 22 hours ago
By Peter Murphy ~ Wind and solar power will not replace fossil fuels—oil, coal and natural gas—any time soon; not in twelve or 30 years, and likely not in anyone’s lifetime who is alive today. The pursuit of solar and wind power also comes with a steep price, not just in higher utility bills and […]

The Iranian Mullahs Last Hope

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 22 hours ago
A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The last best hope of the Iranian Mullahs? Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

'I think this was planned': CCTV shows front-end loader scooping up ATM in one-minute robbery

Lily Nothling at Just In - 22 hours ago
Security footage captures the moment a front-end loader rips an ATM off a wall during a brazen overnight robbery at a shopping centre in Townsville in North Queensland.

Men charged with lighting separate SA bushfires face court

Brittany Evins at Just In - 22 hours ago
A 31-year-old Reynella man and an elderly South-East man face court charged with deliberately lighting bushfires. Both men's identities were supressed.

'God is the main avenger': Iranian general Soleimani's replacement vows revenge against US

Just In - 22 hours ago
An Iranian general who replaced the leader killed by a US airstrike in Baghdad has vowed to take revenge as Tehran abandoned the remaining limits of its 2015 nuclear deal.

Searching for injured animals in Victoria's fire zone has left this carer 'shattered'

Emilia Terzon at Just In - 22 hours ago
In a forest of blackened trees, Lorna King begins the grim task of looking for native animals that can be saved before the East Gippsland bushfires rage again.

From DiCaprio to Dench: Stars react to Gervais's Golden Globes tongue-lashing

Peta Fuller at Just In - 22 hours ago
British comedian Ricky Gervais pushes boundaries again as Golden Globes host, but one joke about the critically panned film Cats almost brings him undone.

Claremont lawyers make dash to shops to buy screens to shield court from 'graphic' evidence

Andrea Mayes at Just In - 22 hours ago
Director of Public Prosecutions staff are sent out to buy large screens to shield the public from a series of "distressing" images of the bodies of murder victims Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, as the Claremont serial killings trial resumes.

Why the Pacific nations' aid pledge to Australia is 'not surprising'

Richard Ewart And Erin Handley at Just In - 22 hours ago
Pacific countries — many which face an existential threat due to climate change and rising sea levels — have pledged aid and offered support to Australia as devastating bushfires continue to rage across the country.

Grave fears for man missing in Cape York croc country after abandoned ute and dog found

Marian Faa at Just In - 22 hours ago
A 49-year-old man has been missing in Queensland's rugged Cape York bushland for almost a month, with police holding grave fears for his safety after finding his dog in poor condition and his abandoned ute.

Ski resort completely destroyed by bushfires

Emma Elsworthy at Just In - 22 hours ago
A popular ski resort at Selwyn, in NSW's Snowy Mountains, has been completely destroyed by bushfires, as the extent of the damage to homes and properties in the area is tallied.

Kangaroo Island bushfires may hasten threatened species' rush towards extinction

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 22 hours ago
Plant and animal species may have been "eliminated completely" after bushfires raged across Australia, with rare species on Kangaroo Island at risk of extinction.

Sorry Netflix, Golden Globes gives big wins to 1917 and Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood: As it happened

Emily Sakzewski And Yasmin Jeffery at Just In - 22 hours ago
1917 wins best director and best drama, plus there were big moments for Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood as the Golden Globes wrapped up. As it happened.

Short story: The Overview Effect

Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
Blue and white. Some browns. Some green. Ever since humans could, seeing Earth from above was a source of awe. Perhaps what cathedrals had been scale models of.

Ex-IRGC chief threatens to annihilate Israel if US attacks: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Expediency Council Secretary and ex-Chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Mohsen Rezaei threatened to “annihilate Haifa and the centres of Israel” in case of US retaliation, amid heightened tensions over the assassination of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a US airstrike. The statement came during a mourning ceremony for Soleimani in Tehran, on Sunday. “If […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Trump threatens to hit Iraq with sanctions ‘like they’ve never seen before’

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Iraq should brace itself for sanctions that’ll make the ones placed on Iran look pale in comparison if it kicks out the US troops without first covering the costs the US spent on its airbase there, US President Donald Trump said. “We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Mafia Would Have Been Proud

Eric MARGOLIS at - 22 hours ago
The US drone strike at Baghdad airport that killed Iran’s top commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and a senior leader of Iraq’s Shia militia, has set the Mideast on fire. The Trump administration, which authorized the assassination, called it a ’pre-emptive’ strike. Iran branded it ‘outright murder.’ Soleimani was Iran’s second […]

January 6th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1082

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Monday January 6th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Iranian Spy Cables Give A Different Portrait Of Qassem Soleimani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp Brigadier General Haj Qassem Soleimani *Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept:** Portrait of a General: Secret Iranian Spy Cables Show How Qassim Suleimani Wielded His Enormous Power in Iraq* In the four decades since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, few Iranian leaders have achieved the global profile attained by Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the military commander killed in an American airstrike on Thursday. After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Suleimani emerged as the United States’s most capable adversary in that country. His American counterpart at a key point ... more »

Iran Rolls Back Nuclear Deal Commitments

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 22 hours ago
Iran has unsurprisingly rolled back on its Nuclear deal commitments which were agreed in 2015. In a statement, it said it would no longer observe limitations on its capacity for enrichment, the level of enrichment, the stock of enriched material, or research and development. The announcement followed a meeting of the Iranian cabinet in Tehran. … The post Iran Rolls Back Nuclear Deal Commitments appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 22 hours ago

18 Republican Governors Ask for More Refugees in Their States, While “Charities” Are Cashing In and Grifting Off of American Taxpayers

Fox News and Daily Caller at Need To Know - 22 hours ago
18 Republican governors have betrayed their constituents by placing the interests of non-citizens above them by requesting more refugees. Additionally, the US State Department is paying refugee contractors over $2100 per refugee, of which they get to keep 45% of the money, which has nothing to do with charity.

Australian Police Say Arsonists and Lightning to Blame For Bushfires, Not Climate Change

NewsWars at Need To Know - 22 hours ago
Raging fires across the country have burnt almost 15 million acres, mostly in New South Wales. The fires have killed half a billion animals, 22 people are reported dead, and thousands of buildings have been destroyed, including 1,300 homes. Police are investigating arson for many of the bushfires.

"The American Empire Will Not Die With A Whimper, But A Bang"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The American Empire Will Not Die With A Whimper, But A Bang"* by Chris Hedges "The assassination by the United States of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, near Baghdad’s airport will ignite widespread retaliatory attacks against U.S. targets from Shiites, who form the majority in Iraq. It will activate Iranian-backed militias and insurgents in Lebanon and Syria and throughout the Middle East. The existing mayhem, violence, failed states and war, the result of nearly two decades of U.S. blunders and miscalculations in the region, will become an even wider ... more »

Debate This: America Doesn't Need an Air Force

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Americas* [image:] Wait, what? *Key point:* A separate Air Force actually makes it harder for land, sea, and air forces to work together. With the Iraq War over and the fighting in Afghanistan winding down, why does the United States need to maintain two large land armies, the Army and Marine Corps? The question seems perfectly reasonable given the apparent absence of large terrestrial threats, but it leads us down the wrong path. The United States military is all about redundancy; in addition to two... more »

Dragunov Sniper Rifle: Russia's Most Powerful Weapon of War?

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, * It's a true marvel. *Key point: *The simplicity of the Dragunov means it is likely to stick around the battlefields of the world for much longer. The Dragunov sniper rifle paired with the PSO-1 scope was perhaps the most advanced sniper system in the world when it entered service in 1963. But in the years since, the design has fallen far behind and Russia has not procured a domestic replacement. Nowadays, Russia’s elite security services and military snipers prefer Western sniper rifles while the Russian arms industry catches up. But how did the Dragu... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Mourners carrying the coffin of Qassem Soleimani. Later chants of 'death to America' could be heard from the crowd *WNU Editor: *The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Qassem Soleimani's body is flown in the cabin of a passenger jet to Tehran where supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei will pray over his body today at a huge ceremony before his burial in hometown tomorrow* (Daily Mail).

The Soleimani Assassination Fallout Has Begun

Geopolitics101 at Covert Geopolitics - 23 hours ago
Soleimani’s body has yet to arrive at its final destination, but already the fallout to Trump’s assassination of the most respected general in all of Middle East has begun. “Keep your conflicts away from Iraq” Iraq, the location of the drone strike, has already passed the resolution to evict US troops from Iraqi soil, in … Continue reading The Soleimani Assassination Fallout Has Begun →

US Empire’s Passion For Iraqi Democracy Magically Disappears

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 23 hours ago
Following a vote by the Iraqi parliament to remove foreign troops from the nation, the US president threatened to destroy Iraq’s economy in retaliation and to refuse to leave unless an expensive military base worth billions of dollars was paid for. “If they do ask us […]

News Ltd in damage control over Agenda 21/30

Editor, cairnsnews at Cairns News - 23 hours ago
Junk news, News Ltd is in damage control over social media revealing the true status of the UN Agenda 21/30 agreement which Australian states signed up to in 1992. Since then in Queensland it has been the blueprint for state and local government planning and by-laws to affect every mortal way of life. Agenda 30, […]

Some Perspective On Iran

Francis Menton at Manhattan Contrarian - 23 hours ago
* As you probably know, over the course of several weeks in December Iranian proxies known as the Kataib Hezbollah carried out multiple attacks against military installations in Iraq. * On January 3, the U.S. military, under orders from President Trump, conducted a retaliatory strike that killed the leader of Iran’s so-called Quds Forces, Qasem Soleimani. Subsequently, Iran has threatened further rounds of retaliation against the U.S., although those have not occurred as of this writing. * Before getting too caught up in the tensions of the current moment, perhaps we should step bac... more »

Peter Navarro Outlines Process for Senate Ratification of USMCA – Grassley Mark-up Next Week…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
White House economic and manufacturing advisor Peter Navarro appeared on Fox News today to discuss the procedural process anticipated for the USMCA passage as early as the end of next week. Additionally, Navarro highlights the upcoming signing for the U.S-China … Continue reading →

Leaders Of Germany, France And Britain Urge Iran To Continue To Abide With The 2015 Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Leaders of Germany, France and Britain. AFP *France 24:* *Merkel, Macron, Johnson urge Iran not to flout nuclear deal* The leaders of Germany, France and Britain on Sunday urged Iran to drop measures that go against the 2015 nuclear deal, after Tehran announced it would no longer abide by a limit on enrichment. "We call on Iran to withdraw all measures that are not in line with the nuclear agreement," German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British PM Boris Johnson said in a joint statement. The 2015 agreement negotiated between Iran and the UN Securit... more »

Do Status Quo Joe And Mayo Pete Have Dreams Beyond Their Own Career Trajectories?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I don’t want to imagine what kind of horrible cabinet a conservative like Biden-- or even Mayo Pete-- might select. Both represent the transpartisan status quo establishment and, as Biden, famously assured a roomful of Wall Street banksters as he kicked off his campaign, if he’s elected nothing would fundamentally change. On Thursday, writing for Common Dreams, Norman Solomon warned that neither Biden or Mayo can be trusted. In a recent *New Yorker* profile of Pete Buttigieg, one sentence stands out: “Watch Buttigieg long enough and you notice that he uses abstraction as an escap... more »

“If Trump Retaliates to Iran’s Revenge, We Will Strike Haifa, Tel Aviv And Wipe Out Israel,” Said Ex IRGC Chief

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“If Trump Retaliates to Iran’s Revenge, We Will Strike Haifa, Tel Aviv And Wipe Out Israel,” Said Ex IRGC Chief by TZVI JOFFRE, Tel Aviv a target if US responds to Soleimani retaliation: ex-IRGC chief “If [US President Donald] Trump retaliates to Iran’s revenge, we will strike Haifa, Tel Aviv and wipe out Israel,” …

Former Acting CIA Director: ‘There Will Be Dead Americans’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Former Acting CIA Director: ‘There Will Be Dead Americans’ by Former acting and deputy CIA director Michael Morell has said that US President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate of Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani will lead to “dead Americans.” – Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), …

US Soldiers, Officers Will Go Home in Coffins After Soleimani Assassination: Nasrallah

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
 US Soldiers, Officers Will Go Home in Coffins After Soleimani Assassination: Nasrallah by The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has severely condemned the assassination of Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Quds Force, and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units’ deputy commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, saying …

Iran Will Hit US ‘Military Sites’ in Response to Assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
 Smells like war! Will Trump back down after all his annihilation of “52 Iranian sites” threat? Does not look like it. You factor in the fact that the Synagogue of Satan, western Illuminati, wants to drag America into Albert Pike’s WW3, it does not look good for the world. – The Iranians, unlike American …

“INFINITY MONEY!” Fed Monetizing Debt! Missing $21 Trillion!…but THAT’S NOTHING!! (Bix Weir)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RoadtoRoota “Infinity Money” is being created and HAS BEEN CREATED for over 100 years…we just had FAITH that the monetary leaders wouldn’t lie to us…HA!! EVERY country is now creating “Infinity Money” to keep up with the USA! end

Michael Pento: Reset Will be Money Printing & Debt Default

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Michael Pento: Reset Will be Money Printing & Debt Default by Greg Hunter’s (Early Sunday Release) Money manager Michael Pento says forget about the sky high stock market because everything is being propped up with massive global money printing. Pento explains, “Let’s look at the facts. Global debt has now risen above $250 trillion. Let …

Keiser Report: Hard Money, Passive Indexation (E1484)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Continuing with their look back on 2019 and their look forward to 2020, Max and Stacy look at the admissions of failure from the mainstream media at looking at stories and opinions from outside the metropolitan elite. They also look at passive indexation and how the Boomers are winning (again) at the expense of …

Israeli Forces Killed about 150 Palestinians in 2019

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israeli Forces Killed about 150 Palestinians in 2019 by A Palestinian group has revealed that nearly 150 Palestinians, including 33 children, were killed by Israeli aerial raids, shelling and sniper gunshots across the occupied territories in 2019. – According to the National Gathering of Palestine Martyrs’ Families, of the 149 victims 112 were from …

Top Iran Official Says Revenge Will Be Against Military Site, Not Seeking War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Top Iran Official Says Revenge Will Be Against Military Site, Not Seeking War by TOI STAFF and AGENCIES, Qassem Soleimani’s daughter says Hezbollah will avenge her slain father; minister calls Trump a terrorist in a suit. – A senior Iranian military adviser on Sunday said his country will respond to the US targeted killing of top …

Flashback: Israel Lobbyist — We Need A False Flag To Start War With Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
LoveCommunities September 21, 2012, Patrick Clawson of the influential neocon Washington Institute for Near East Studies openly suggests that the United States should provoke Iran into taking the first shot. This warmongering Israel Lobbyist unabashedly suggests a false flag attack to start war with Iran. Just like the false flag of 911 that was perpetrated …

Tucker Carlson Slams Iran Escalation: “They’re Liars And They Don’t Care About You”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Tucker Carlson Slams Iran Escalation: “They’re Liars And They Don’t Care About You” by Paul Joseph Watson | Real threat from southern border being ignored as America plunges into another Middle Eastern war. – Tucker Carlson was one of few voices on the right to oppose the United States’ military escalation against Iran, warning …

Will China and Russia Step in Against the U.S? The Price of Oil Will SKYROCKET!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Money GPS With tensions rising, what could happen to the price of oil? Crude oil is such an important commodity and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. Any disruption in the flow of oil would multiply its price. So far, it barely budged. Who knows if that will change. end

Iraqi Lawmakers Approve Bill to Expel US Forces from Country

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
 Iraqi Lawmakers Approve Bill to Expel US Forces from Country by Iraqi lawmakers have unanimously approved a bill, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country following the assassination of Iran’s top military commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization …

US Withdrawing Forces from Region Despite Contrary Claims: Military Sources

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US Withdrawing Forces from Region Despite Contrary Claims: Military Sources by Informed military sources tell Press TV that the United States has started pulling its troops out of the region since Saturday, despite claims to the contrary. – The sources said Sunday the US has withdrawn its combat troops from Kuwait while C-5 and …

The Financial Crash of All Crashes Approaches!! (Bix Weir)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RoadtoRoota All the crashes of the last 100 years have lead up to the Final Crash that leads to the Collapse of the Global Financial System. We are currently in an “Everything Bubble” and the Next Crash will be the LAST! end

"Magical Thinking..."

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Don't think magical thinking is a substitute for detached observation and realistic assessment." - Charles Hugh Smith Magical thinking is the interpreting of two closely occurring events as though one caused the other without any concern for the causal link.

U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee Accuses President Trump Of Being A Dictator

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
This Media Post will serve as a reminder that war powers reside in the Congress under the United States Constitution. And that you should read the War Powers Act. And that you’re not a dictator. — House Foreign Affairs Committee (@HouseForeign) January 5, 2020 *Politico*: *Trump spars with House panel, threatens Iraq and Iran* Democratic lawmakers have expressed frustration with the Trump administration's secrecy in striking Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that his social media posts “serve as notification... more »


Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
I’ve returned to the farm and everything was as I left it apart from a covering of black silt or dust from the distant fires. Friends I stayed with list well to port, and believe in certain dogmas, but being … Continue reading →

Former intelligence officials: US drone attack on Iran motivated by Israel at If Americans Knew Blog - 1 day ago
“We write with a sense of urgency suggesting you avoid doubling down on catastrophe,” VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) tells Donald Trump in its latest memo to the president... "It is time to call a spade a spade. The country expecting to benefit most from hostilities between Iran and the U.S. is Israel..." The post Former intelligence officials: US drone attack on Iran motivated by Israel appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
I was going to refine this for the blog, but I think I've put it as well as I can here: Trump also, in all likelihood, assumes that all the cultural sites are Muslim (they aren't). Trump shares with his voter base a belief that the world would be a better place if all Muslims died and everything Muslim were destroyed. — Steve M. (@nomoremister) January 6, 2020 Of course it's meant to own the libs. That's the political undercurrent of everything Trump voters want and everything Trump does. And I'm sure Trump knows nothing about the World Heritage Sites in Iran. (As a *New York Tim... more »

PM pledges $2b in bushfire recovery funding but assistance can't pay the bills

Jack Snape, Stephanie Dalzell And Alexandra Beech at Just In - 1 day ago
The bill for the Federal Government's response to the bushfire crisis will be at least $2 billion, but some are struggling with the level of assistance.

'Dreaming of a big drink': Tropical Cyclone Blake forms off WA

Michelle Stanley And Rebecca Nadge at Just In - 1 day ago
Tropical Cyclone Blake is set to bring vital relief to WA's dry north, but not to fire fronts on the east coast.

Emergency convoy overcomes Nullarbor's 'tyranny of distance' to get fire-stranded motorists through

Benjamin Gubana And Jarrod Lucas at Just In - 1 day ago
Almost 340 people are successfully evacuated from roadhouses on a remote Nullarbor highway after becoming stranded by bushfires that have closed down the border between Western Australia and South Australia.

What will it take to put these mega-fires out?

Kate Doyle at Just In - 1 day ago
It sounds counterintuitive, but a little bit of rain can make it harder to fight bushfires. So what will it take to put these mega-fires out?

Statement sleeves scene-stealer of screen style

Just In - 1 day ago
In case you missed it, here are some of the celebrity looks that graced the red carpet at this year's Golden Globes.

Scale of destruction in Victoria becomes clearer as Premier asks ex-police chief to lead recovery

Just In - 1 day ago
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says at least 200 homes have been confirmed lost in the state's bushfires, but that number is expected to rise to 300 when assessment teams complete their work.

'Shut up and sit on the back bench': Business lobby group frustrated with Coalition climate change sceptics

Michael Janda at Just In - 1 day ago
The Federal Government has drawn the ire of the small business community, with a key lobby group saying its members are disappointed with the lack of preparations for what was expected to be an unusually bad bushfire season.

Christmas cyber attack spelled early holidays for council staff, nightmare for IT workers

Just In - 1 day ago
A council in Adelaide's south is up and running again after a cyber attack in December locked down its IT systems and forced staff to start holidays earlier than planned.

Russia announces new plan to 'use the advantages' of climate change

Just In - 1 day ago
Russia's Government announces a plan to adapt their economy and population to climate change but also to use warmer temperatures to reduce its population's vulnerability, despite President Vladimir Putin's denial of human activity as a contributing cause.

Australia's Toby Price wins first stage in Dakar Rally defence despite roadbook tearing in half

Just In - 1 day ago
Australian motorcyclist Toby Price overcomes issues with his navigational roadbook to make a strong start to his Dakar Rally title defence by winning the first stage in Saudi Arabia.

I've studied fires for 40 years and I keep coming back to the same solution

Just In - 1 day ago
As we contemplate a future where catastrophes like the one currently engulfing Australia become increasingly frequent, there's an idea to which I keep returning: maybe it's time to say goodbye to the typical summer Australian holiday, writes David Bowman.

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