Thursday, January 09, 2020

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Business Insider: Video of Jeffrey Epstein’s First Suicide Attempt was Deleted, Prosecutors Blame Jail

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 6 hours ago
Surveillance video footage from outside the jail cell of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein during his first reported suicide attempt in July has been inadvertently deleted, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday. In a document filed to court, prosecutors said they asked the Metropolitan Correctional Center for the surveillance footage recorded outside of Epstein’s cell from the […] The post Business Insider: Video of Jeffrey Epstein’s First Suicide Attempt was Deleted, Prosecutors Blame Jail appeared first on Health Nut News.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
So this happened today: President Trump said during a White House briefing on Thursday that he is a “big believer” in climate change and that it is “not a hoax” soon after his administration announced a plan to overhaul an environmental policy act. When asked by a White House pool reporter if he believes climate change is a hoax, the president said, “No, no. Not at all. Nothing’s a hoax. Nothing’s a hoax about that. It’s a very serious subject. I want clean air. I want clean water.” He then claimed, “The environment is very important to me. Somebody wrote a book that I’m an environm... more »

Hawai'i Rising at The Capitol Jan. 15, 2020

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Come to the capitol on January 15, 2020 and join in the ‘aha and protocols at 8 am noon, and 4:30pm. If you think that Hawaiian cultural views and voices should be valued by decision-makers, if you believe aloha ‘āina should be given higher priority at the capitol and in our communities, if you want to add your leo and mana to ensure that this happens, come and join the movement at Hawai’i

Australian Bushfires Much Worse In 1974/5

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood An important and, as usual, forensic contribution from Roy Spencer: Summary Points 1) Global wildfire activity has decreased in recent decades, making any localized increase (or decrease) in wildfire activity difficult to attribute to ‘global climate change’. 2) Like California, Australia is prone to bushfires every year during the dry […]

Indigenous Elder Arrested in Court, Refuses Order to Stay Away from Trans Mountain Pipeline

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Indigenous Elder Taken Into Custody After Refusing to Sign 500-Metre Stay Away Order from Trans Mountain Facilities Two Indigenous elders are being targeted in a desperate attempt by Trans Mountain to stifle dissent, avoid accountabilityCOAST SALISH TERRITORIES (Vancouver) -- After a hearing in front of a packed courtroom, Indigenous elder and Mountain Protector Jim Leyden, 67, was taken into

JULIAN ASSANGE: Countdown to Freedom–new podcast series–interviews on upcoming extradition trial

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 6 hours ago
In the wake of the U.S. illegal drone strike and assassination of Qasem Soleimani, it has become all the more timely to expose the illegal activities of the U.S. government. Julian Assange did just that, and he is now facing extradition to the U.S. and a lifetime sentence behind the bars of a U.S. maximum security penitentiary. As his health declines, not only does he deserve our support at this critical moment, the right to publish and inform the public is at stake.

2019 Was the Year the Truth no Longer Mattered

InfoBrics at The Duran - 6 hours ago
From the arrest of Julian Assange, to the UK election campaign, last year saw unprecedented levels of injustice and deception in the media as we established ourselves firmly in the era of post-truth. More The post 2019 Was the Year the Truth no Longer Mattered appeared first on The Duran.

Iran’s Strikes Against the U.S. Demonstrates the Unipolar System Is Truly Over

InfoBrics at The Duran - 6 hours ago
Iran Will Likely Use Asymmetric Warfare to Expel the U.S. From West Asia More The post Iran’s Strikes Against the U.S. Demonstrates the Unipolar System Is Truly Over appeared first on The Duran.

Soleimani’s Successor Is Failing

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 6 hours ago
Eric Zuesse As I have earlier indicated (January 7th) under the headline “How Iran Can Checkmate Trump”, the way that Iran could easily have checkmated Trump would have been Iran’s leaders have promised retaliation for what Trump did. But they haven’t said when it will be done, or what it will entail. If they just […] More The post Soleimani’s Successor Is Failing appeared first on The Duran.

Felony Dismissed in DNA #NODAPL Case Against Water Protector

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
By Water Protector Legal Collective Censored News The Water Protector Legal Collective is thrilled with yesterday’s decision from a North Dakota judge to dismiss the felony conspiracy to commit criminal mischief charge against a #NoDAPL Water Protector. The evidence in this case consisted of DNA found on a cigarette butt. The DNA material was alleged to have fit the profile of

Washington's New Worry: Iran Has a Reputation for Letting Its Lust for Revenge Simmer

Ali Demirdas at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Ali Demirdas* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Donald Trump will continue to use Tehran’s unwavering desire to develop nuclear capabilities as a justification to do what he wants when he wants whenever the time is right—and that may prove costly for America in the end. The assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, has shocked the world. Qassim Suleimani was considered the second most prominent figure after Ali Khamanei, the current Supreme Leader of Iran. Suleimani, for the Iranian youth, was more l... more »

Plight of the Uyghurs: Why Muslims Won't Speak Up for Their Brethren

Patrik K. Meyer at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Patrik K. Meyer* *Security, Eurasia* [image: Reuters] The Islamic world will remain deafening silent about the harrowing plight of over ten million Muslims whose Islamic belief and actions are being forcefully wiped out. Western media has extensively reported about the draconian forced assimilation program that Beijing is imposing on eleven million Uyghurs in Xinjiang. This program includes wiping out any traces of the Islamic beliefs and behavior of this historically Muslim Turkic ethnic group. Given that Islam requires every Muslim to defend his brethren right to practice Isla... more »

How Good Is China's Massive H-6K Heavy Bomber?

David Axe at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*David Axe* *Technology, Asia* [image:] Let's stack it up to the B-52. *Key point: *Beijing's bomber is very capable and would prove vital to China's interests during any conflict. Today just three countries operate long-range heavy bombers. Russia has 170 or so Bears, Backfires and Blackjacks. America fields 160 swing-wing B-1s, radar-evading B-2s and stalwart B-52s. China’s bomber force is smaller with around 130 H-6s. And most of the H-6s, copies of Russia’s Cold War Tu-16, lack the long range and heavy p... more »

America's Actions in Iraq Could Create a Stronger Iran

Amitai Etzioni at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Amitai Etzioni* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Iran will now rush to develop its nuclear weapons because it has learned—just like the North Koreans have learned—that it will be treated much more carefully once it has obtained a far more deadly deterrent. There is an important lesson in the way Iran has responded so far to the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani—it shows that the country has more respect for a show of force than diplomatic gestures, offers of deals, or sanctions. So far, Iran’s response to the assassination of Suleimani has been very disproportional.... more »

The War in Iraq Has Shown Us What Not to Do in Iran

Mitchell Blatt at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Mitchell Blatt* *Security, MiddleEast* [image: Reuters] After 5,700 Americans killed, well over 100,000 Iraqis killed, $3 trillion in expenditures, and no democracy in Iraq, we ought to have learned that hope and sloganeering do not change the brutal reality that outside intervention by foreign powers does not bring democracy or peace by themselves. Americans are suckers for a good story about freedom fighters rising up for democracy against a tyrannical government. But before we get fooled again, we ought to take a careful, dispassionate look. Trying to bring about a democrati... more »

Finally, relief from vertigo

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
This week I was down for 4 days with vertigo. People call it being dizzy, but it's worse than that for me--I can hardly tell the ceiling from the floor, and tip over even sitting down. And although you don't die of vertigo, if you fall at 80, it's a serious problem. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths. It happens when a tiny crystal gets dislodged from your inner ear, and really messes up your balance. I had it when I was about 50, really bad, and then again t... more »

The frustration of being a Republican

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
The hardest thing to get used to when I registered as a Republican in 2000 (didn't change my values, but the Democrats had long ago left me) was the way they don't hang together to achieve a long term goal. Democrats are like Gorilla glue, Republicans wander around in search of rubber cement to peel off. When I watch these piss ants back stab and whine and toss the ball to the Democrats when the President clearly had every right constitutionally to do what he did, whether Ukraine or Soleimani, the smoke just comes out of my ears. Mike Lee and Rand Paul, you spoiled middle schooler... more »

The booming Trump economy creates a labor shortage

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
So many Democrats believe Trump's economy talk and tweets are "spin." They whine, post stupid memes, and have no respect for people trying to get ahead after Obama's 8 years of slow growth (except for the rich--they did well after 2009). That's because Washington Post, NYT, CNN and MSNBC mislead the sheeple, or just lie. From today's Wall Street Journal: "The remarkable jobs rally at U.S. small businesses continued in December. That’s according to the latest National Federation of Independent Business monthly employment survey, due out later today. NFIB’s Chief Economist William... more »

Vermont lawmakers push for adult-use cannabis sales, taxation

Roger Fillion at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
Some Vermont lawmakers and other officials urged the full Legislature to pass a law to regulate and tax marijuana sales in the state, a renewed attempt to approve a full-fledged recreational market. Though it became legal in July 2018 to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, the law contains no provision for the […] Vermont lawmakers push for adult-use cannabis sales, taxation is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Zapatistas Announce Days of Action in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth, Feb. 2020

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
January 09, 2020 INVITATION TO DAYS OF ACTION IN DEFENSE OF TERRITORY AND MOTHER EARTH “WE ARE ALL SAMIR” INVITATION TO DAYS OF ACTION IN DEFENSE OF TERRITORY AND MOTHER EARTH “WE ARE ALL SAMIR” SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF MEXICO AND THE WORLD: First: Today more than ever, capitalism grows through war and the ongoing dispossession of all forms of life. The bad governments and the big

South Carolina Fires Back on Gun Control

TNA Video at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: south-carolina-fires-back-on-gun-control] VIDEO - South Carolina State Representatives Stewart Jones (R-14) and Josiah Magnuson (R-38) discuss a bill they've worked on to restrict many of their state’s unconstitutional gun-control laws. The Second Amendment Preservation Act (H4704) would put an end to many gun grabbing laws before they happen.

Democrats Get Passes From the Media

John F. McManus at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: democrats-get-passes-from-the-media] When Elizabeth Warren applied for a post at Harvard University’s Law School years ago, she claimed minority status as an American Indian. But has this false claim derailed her political career?

Virginia’s Largest City Stands Up in Favor of Gun Rights

James Murphy at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: virginia-s-largest-city-stands-up-in-favor-of-gun-rights] The Virginia Beach City Council passed a resolution in support of Second Amendment rights during a special informal session of the council on Monday.

Glacier National Park Changes Signs Saying Glaciers Would Be Gone by 2020

Michael Tennant at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: glacier-national-park-changes-signs-saying-glaciers-would-be-gone-by-2020] Glacier National Park is quietly updating its signs that, based on climate models, erroneously predicted the glaciers would be gone by 2020.

Making Alberta's Pensions Great Again?

Leo Kolivakis at Pension Pulse - 6 hours ago
Viktor Ferreira of the National Post reports that according to one leading expert, Alberta risks ‘double jeopardy’ if it exits Canada Pension Plan: One of Canada’s leading pension experts is warning Albertans to consider the “double jeopardy” of falling contributions and investment asset values they might be subjecting future generations to if they replace the Canada Pension Plan with a provincial alternative. *In a report published on Wednesday, Keith Ambachtsheer, president of KPA Advisory Services and director emeritus at the International Center for Pension Management, said tha... more »

Powerful Industry Lobby Group Behind 5g Roll-Out Despite Public Opposition and Health Dangers

AdminM at Health Impact News - 6 hours ago
Today, many of us in the environmental movement consider that the greatest danger to human health and the environment is going to be the full roll out of 5G technology. This article exposes one of the largest organizations in American that is paving the way to make 5G a reality: the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC claims that its membership is “comprised of nearly one-third of the country’s state legislators and stakeholders from across the policy spectrum.” About 80 percent of these are members of the GOP. There are also about 270 industry and trade associations... more »

Smoke and wasps confront you as you enter the desolate Kosciuszko National Park

Tom Lowrey at Just In - 6 hours ago
As rangers re-enter Kosciuszko National Park, they are shocked at the destruction of nature and history, which they say could take centuries to fully recover.

Apple's surge in iPhone sales to China lifts Wall Street, ASX hits fresh high

Stephanie Chalmers at Just In - 6 hours ago
The tech giant shipped 3.2 million iPhones to China in December, up by 18 per cent. The Australian share market is trading at fresh highs, after another record finish for Wall Street.

Big Tobacco bombards Cabinet with pro-vaping message

Ariel Bogle at Just In - 6 hours ago
International tobacco giants have sought meetings with the Prime Minister and leading cabinet members in an effort to overturn Australia's ban on nicotine vaping.

High-pressure work needs mental health warnings, says outback emergency coordinator

Kelly Butterworth And Craig Fitzsimmons at Just In - 6 hours ago
A journeyed rural Queensland emergency disaster coordinator warns those in high pressure positions to take care of their mental health.

A Ricky Gervais roast awaits if you fail at this week's news quiz

Just In - 6 hours ago
Only the best will earn a news quiz performance worthy of a Golden Globe. Let's see if you were paying attention this week.

Best Hunter Valley rainfall in years causes bone dry brook to surge back to life

Eliza Goetze And Kerrin Thomas at Just In - 6 hours ago
Heavy falls delivered badly needed water to dams on drought-stricken Hunter Valley farms this week, but more is needed to break the drought.

'Worst season we've endured': CFS saves Kangaroo Island town amid bushfire crisis

Sara Garcia at Just In - 6 hours ago
The CFS says the township of Parndana has been saved but crews are continuing to battle a blaze on Kangaroo Island, which ripped through the island with "unprecedented ferocity".

The Oxygen Farm helped save our village from a bushfire, residents say

Wiriya Sati, Cameron Marshall And Emma Siossian at Just In - 6 hours ago
A thousand acres of remnant rainforest, bought by residents and protected from logging 30 years ago, is believed to have helped spare their homes from the ravages of bushfire.

What your toddler eats now could impact how they perform at school

Marian Faa at Just In - 6 hours ago
Babies with anaemia in their first two years of life are twice as likely to struggle in school, with experts saying the problem could be contributing to poor education outcomes among Indigenous children.

Being born without eyes won't stop Sean trying to break the record as Australia's youngest cricketer

Michael Rennie at Just In - 6 hours ago
Teenager Sean Kendrick is on the cusp of being the youngest blind cricketer to represent Australia if he succeeds in getting selected after playing for Queensland at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships.

Live: NSW Now: Queen asked to play bushfire relief concert, extreme fire danger for Southern Slopes

Just In - 6 hours ago
*MORNING BRIEFING: *Queen's guitarist Brian May says the band is in negotiations to play the bushfire benefit concert in Sydney, while residents in the Southern Slopes are reminded that leaving early is the safest option today with dangerous fire conditions expected.

'It's a numbers game': Psychologists work on solutions to regional shortage

Tyrone Dalton at Just In - 6 hours ago
A shortage of psychologists in regional Victoria raises concern in the profession, but getting postgraduates to study in regional centres may be one solution to the problem.

Beekeepers eye off national parks, as foraging areas succumb to fires

Sarina Locke, Kelly Fuller And Jessica Clifford at Just In - 6 hours ago
Beekeepers mount a campaign for greater access to flowering gums in national parks, to keep their starving bees fed after the fires.

Bushfire danger returns to Canberra as authorities cancel Australia Day fireworks

Markus Mannheim at Just In - 6 hours ago
Harsh summer conditions and the ongoing fire disaster will see this year's Australia Day music concerts go ahead without pyrotechnics, with both events focusing on raising money for people affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis.

This image could be evidence a missile brought down a Ukrainian airliner over Iran

Just In - 6 hours ago
The Canadian Prime Minister says he has intelligence that Iran shot down a Ukrainian jet on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.

British press lashes out after Royal 'brats' step back

Jack Hawke at Just In - 6 hours ago
The British press turns on Harry and Meghan after their shock decision to step back from their roles as senior Royals. But some commentators point out the rabid reaction confirms the couple's reasons to leave.

Young kangaroo goes to boy for help after being burnt in deadly bushfires

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
These heartbreaking photos show the moment a kangaroo begs for help in the aftermath of the devastating Australian bushfires. The marsupial suffered huge burns to its body before a teenager drenched it with water and gave it a drink. The stricken animal is one of billions caught up in Australia’s worst bushfires, which continue to burn out of control across an area more than a third of the size of England. More than half a billion animals are predicted to have died while others are facing starvation and dehydration as the fires destroy their habitats. Many have had to be euthanised ... more »

What is the British Great Game in Southwest Asia? To End It, Get Shovels in the Ground Now - LaRouchePAC Fireside Chat

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 7 hours ago
What is the British Great Game in Southwest Asia? To End It, Get Shovels in the Ground Now Video of What is the British Great Game in Southwest Asia? To End It, Get Shovels in the Ground Now There is a useful analogy to the present pause in the march to what seems an inevitable war. President Trump has temporarily stymied his deadly opponents here, but they are determined to create a war which will vanquish him. The cooperation of Russia and undoubtedly China and many others with the President, including saner force in Iran, has pulled us back from the brink. It is somewhat like ... more »

Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming

Robert at Ice Age Now - 7 hours ago
Not only are volcanoes melting the ice in Antarctica, previous studies show that underwater volcanoes (not humans) are melting ice in the Arctic. ______________ “Three new research studies confirm that geothermal heat flow, not man-made global warming, is the dominant cause of West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) melting,” writes geologist James Edward Kamis. (1) One ... Read more Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming The post Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Nancy Pelosi says that killing Soleimani was on par with Iran killing Pence

trinko at Conversations about the obvious - 7 hours ago
This is disgusting moral equivalency of a monstrous terrorist regime to America An "assault on Iran"? Democrats Blame America First@realDonaldTrump will always protect America First! — Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) January 9, 2020 This is the modern Democrat party. Pelosi is unable to see the moral difference between killing Vice President Pence and killing a terrorist mastermind who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and thousands of Iranians, Iraqis, and Syrians. It's like saying assassinating Hitler would have been on par with ... more »

Democrat insanity: Buttigieg and other Democrats blame Trump for Iran shooting down Ukraine airliner

trinko at Conversations about the obvious - 7 hours ago
Apparently there is no lie too bold, too outrageous for Democrats to tell these days if they think it will hurt Trump. The latests example is multiple leftists, including Buttigieg, declaring that it's Trump's fault that Iran mistakenly, or not, shot down a Ukrainian airliner full of Canadians. It's not Iran's fault for killing Americans; it's Trump's fault for daring to fight back. Soleimani had an American killed and violated international law by having his stooges lay siege to the US embassy in Iraq but according to Democrats like Buttigieg he's not responsible for the consequen... more »

Uber se apresta a demandar a Colombia por violación del TLC con EE.UU. - 7 hours ago
09-Jan-2020 El Gobierno recibió una notificación de la compañía en la que le comunica su intención de demandar al Estado tras la suspensión del servicio que la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio les impuso en el país.

Nuevo arbitraje de inversiones contra Colombia en CIADI - 7 hours ago
09-Jan-2020 Amec Foster Wheeler USA Corporation, Process Consultants, Inc., and Joint Venture Foster Wheeler USA Corporation and Process Consultants, Inc. han presentado un arbitraje de inversiones contra Colombia ante el Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI).

Reuters Exclusive: Informants In Iraq And Syria Assisted The U.S. To Kill Iran's Soleimani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A man holds a picture of slain Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, as people celebrate in the street after Iran launched missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq, Iran January 8, 2020.WANA NEWS AGENCY/REUTERS Reuters: *Exclusive: Informants in Iraq, Syria helped U.S. kill Iran's Soleimani - sources* Iranian General Qassem Soleimani arrived at the Damascus airport in a vehicle with dark-tinted glass. Four soldiers from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards rode with him. They parked near a staircase leading to a Cham Wings Airbus A320, destined for Baghdad. Neither Soleimani nor the soldier... more »

"The Fed Can't Reverse the Decline of Financialization and Globalization"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Fed Can't Reverse the Decline* * of Financialization and Globalization"* by Charles Hugh Smith "The global economy and financial system are both running on the last toxic fumes of financialization and globalization. For two generations, globalization and financialization have been the two engines of global growth and soaring assets. Globalization can mean many things, but its beating heart is the arbitraging of the labor of the powerless, and commodity, environmental and tax costs by the powerful to increase their profits and wealth. In other words, globalization is the resul... more »

New medical cannabis sales opportunities in Peru face downward price pressure after winning company’s very low bid

Alfredo Pascual at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
The price offered by the winner of the first bidding process to supply medical cannabis in Peru came in well below that of other applicants, setting a precedent for the market’s future and possibly limiting the revenue opportunities for other suppliers. According to government documentation obtained by Marijuana Business Daily, Oregon-based Anden Naturals won the government’s supply […] New medical cannabis sales opportunities in Peru face downward price pressure after winning company’s very low bid is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news fo... more »

Some marijuana firms turn to small investor opportunities in tight funding climate

Nick Thomas at Marijuana Business Daily - 7 hours ago
Cannabis companies in the United States currently face a tough environment in terms of raising money. However, as an example of how marijuana businesses are looking to address this funding challenge, one California producer is turning to mom-and-pop investors as opposed to venture capital. Goldenseed, a privately owned Santa Cruz-based cultivator and processor, said it […] Some marijuana firms turn to small investor opportunities in tight funding climate is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

U.S. and Canadian Officials Now Confirm an Iranian Missile Shot Down Ukraine Air Flight 752…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
It was only a matter of time before western intelligence agencies confirmed Ukraine flight 752 was shot down just north of Tehran by Iranian anti-aircraft missiles. The evidence was growing, and it was/is overwhelming. Most of the passengers on the … Continue reading →

President Trump Remarks During Environmental Policy Event – Video and Transcript…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 7 hours ago
Today, President Donald J. Trump delivered remarks on the latest step his Administration is taking to reverse burdensome regulations. The executive is modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations to promote more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews of … Continue reading →

Could Europe Ever Build Its Own Aircraft Carrier?

David Axe at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*David Axe* *Politics, Europe* [image:] A capital idea or a pipe dream? *Key point: *Even if some people would like a European carrier, it is unclear if the political will exists to see it through. A German politician has floated the idea of a European aircraft carrier. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who in 2018 succeeded German chancellor Angela Merkel as the head of Merkel’s governing Christian Democratic Union party, proposed the Euro-carrier in the summer of 2019. Kramp-Karrenbauer’s proposal came ... more »

Jane Fonda Is Pitching For Our Future. Lend an Ear.

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*-by Skip Kaltenheuser* Even for those already in the climate choir, Jane Fonda’s sermon last month at the National Press Club is well worth the time to read or watch and listen to. I’ve logged loads of press club luncheon speeches over the years. This was one of the finest I’ve heard. Fonda eloquently described how global warming has us up against the wall. Not just the heartfelt delivery one expects from Oscar winners, but the essential substance and slightly wicked wit woven throughout. Send it to those needing motivation to confront the stark realities before us and to act. F... more »

Human Trafficking Increase Expected During Super Bowl

AP News at - 8 hours ago
To combat an expected rise in sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, law enforcement officials said that they need hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to be especially alert.

Is This Video of a Tarantula Swimming Real?

Dan Evon at - 8 hours ago
Swimming spiders are the stuff of nightmares ... and reality?

Hardnox Exclusive: The Next Front in the Left’s War of Lies on Trump [satire]

SafeSpace at 'Nox & Friends - 8 hours ago
Chuck Schumer (D-NY), displaying his best steely-squinty-eyed serious-y face, while standing aside Nancy “Jackass Whisperer” Pelosi (D-CA), has announced plans to charge President Donald Trump (R-Deplorable USA) with the murder of 176 innocent civilians in the downing of Ukranian International Airlines Flight 752 shortly after it departed Tehran Airport on 8 January 2020. “This unfortunate incident would never have occurred if the reckless and feckless Donald Trump had not murdered the austere, peaceful Islamic scholar Qasem Soleimani”, said Madame Speaker in her characteristic hoar... more »

"Bug In Ear" Coaching Marketed by Bug in Brain Consultants

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
If there is a bad idea out there being pitched for the education industry to make some bucks while pushing more social control and surveillance, *Education Week* is sure to be on the story. A recent entry is something called "Bug In Ear" coaching, whereby the teacher wears an earpiece while simultaneously teaching and receiving instructions from a coach at a remote location. How any classroom teacher could think this is a good idea is ridiculous on its face. It was developed by salesmen selling total compliance discipline and marketed first through KIPP (Kids in Prison Program). H... more »

Buyer Beware: Why No One Wants China's CH-4 Drones

David Axe at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*David Axe* *Technology, Asia* [image:] Cheap, trashy things. *Key point:* Beijing's customers are starting to return to Washington. China’s CH-4 killer drone appears to be falling out of favor with some of its major operators. The Iraqi air force is down to just one operational CH-4 out of a fleet of around 10, according to an August 2019 report from the U.S. inspector-general. Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led operation targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, told the ... more »

Send in Japan's Marines? Tokyo Wants a New Amphibious Assault Ship

David Axe at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* [image:] Here's Japan's plan. *Key point:* Tokyo is rebuilding its power projection capabilities in order to deter China and North Korea. A Japanese shipbuilder is pitching a new amphibious assault ship that could transport the Japanese military’s new Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade marine force and its MV-22 tiltrotors. Japan Marine United Corporation revealed, at the DSEI Japan 2019 exhibition in Chiba in late November 2019, its design for a new landing helicopter do... more »

Don't Underestimate North Korea's 200,000 Special Forces

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* And history proves that neither can South Korea. *Key point:* North Korean special forces have evolved from a nuisance force designed to stage attacks in the enemy’s rear into something far more dangerous. One of the most vital parts of North Korea’s war machine is one that relies the most on so-called “soldier power” skills. North Korea has likely the largest special-forces organization in the world, numbering two hundred thousand men—and women—trained in unconventional warfare. Pyongyang’s commandos are trained to operate throughout the Korean ... more »

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: Ukraine Plane With 63 Canadians Was 'Shot Down’ By An Iranian Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
"The plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, this may well have been unintentional" Canadian PM Justin Trudeau calls for a "thorough investigation" into crash of Ukrainian plane near Tehran killing 176 people, including 63 Canadians — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 9, 2020 *National Post/Canadian Press:* *Trudeau: Canada has intelligence that plane was shot down by Iranian missile* 'There have been important developments on potential causes of the crash — developments of which Canadians should be made... more »

Butcher of the 1st Kind: The Deeper Story Behind the Soleimani Assassination

Geopolitics101 at Covert Geopolitics - 8 hours ago
Mainstream media pundits are now talking about “de-escalation” between Iran and the US, after “both sides have fooled everyone that they have achieved victory.” Is that how cheap the life of a man who dedicated his better days fighting against the Deep State controlled ISIS and Al Qaeda terror groups? Most people in the West … Continue reading Butcher of the 1st Kind: The Deeper Story Behind the Soleimani Assassination →

Climate Change Played Minor Role In California Wildfires, Experts Conclude

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Climate change has only played a minor role in recent Californian wildfires, according to new research: Scott Stephens, a professor of fire science at the University of California, Berkeley, said 20% to 25% of the wildfire damage resulted from climate change, and “75% is the way we manage lands […]

Econlib Virtual Reading Group: McCloskey’s Why Liberalism Works

Amy Willis at Econlib - 8 hours ago
If you’ve been meaning to read Deirdre McCloskey’s latest, Why Liberalism Works, we hope you’ll consider joining us to discuss it together. Econlib is hosting its first-ever Virtual Reading Group. The VRG will consist of three sessions, each running from 4-5pm EST on consecutive Tuesdays, starting on January 14. Participants should acquire their […] The post Econlib Virtual Reading Group: McCloskey’s Why Liberalism Works appeared first on Econlib.

Cyprus Ready to Accomodate US Army Unit In Emergency

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
* What emergency might require the accommodation of US Rapid Deployment Forces?* *Link* *Nicosia said the Republic of Cyprus accepted a request from Washington regarding the arrival of an American Rapid Deployment Forces unit in case of an emergency, amid rising tension in the region following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq last week.* *An official statement said the Cypriot government gave its consent for the temporary stationing of a rapid response unit, which would be tasked with a mission to evacuate US diplomatic personnel and US citizens, ... more »

Was Iranian General Qassem Soleimani Plotting To Destroy The U.S. Embassy In Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** Donald Trump claims Qassem Soleimani was plotting to BLOW UP the U.S. embassy in Iraq after days of pressure to explain the 'imminent threat'* * President Trump justified the strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by revealing there was a plot to 'blow up' the U.S. embassy in Baghdad * 'We did it because they were looking to blow up our embassy,' Trump told reporters at the White House * For days, the White House has said Soleimani was targeted because the No. 2 Iranian was an 'imminent threat' to American lives President Trump said he decided to take out Irani... more »

Trump Wins Again: Federal Court Blocks Leftist Lawfare To Stop Wall

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: trump-wins-again-federal-court-blocks-leftist-lawfare-to-stop-wall] Yesterday, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned yet another lower-court stay on using military funds and for building a border wall.

Recalled hard boiled eggs prompt recall of some trail mix, protein snacks

News Desk at Food Safety News - 9 hours ago
The Tennessee company Fresh Location is recalling Protein Snack Trays and Protein Trail Mixes because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected product may have been delivered in the following states through convenience stores, micro-markets, hospitals, hotels and vending machines: Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana and Mississippi. The company... Continue Reading

Excess Body Fat Can Age Your Brain Faster Than Muscle

Michelle Edwards at Health Nut News - 9 hours ago
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Story at-a-glance – Increasing research shows that maintaining healthy levels of body fat and greater muscle mass has an effect on your brain health and may slow your rate of cognitive aging People with higher amounts of abdominal fat had worse fluid intelligence with age, while those with greater muscle […] The post Excess Body Fat Can Age Your Brain Faster Than Muscle appeared first on Health Nut News.

Iceland glacier tourists rescued from blizzard – Video

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
Stuck for hours at Langjokull, some tourists said the long wait made them fear they might die. Thanks to Dean Koehler for this link The post Iceland glacier tourists rescued from blizzard – Video appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Record snowfall in Lapland

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
A third more than usual. ______ In many places there’s 90cm (almost 3 ft) of snow, which is around 30cm (1 ft) more than usual. “It’s a record for the time of year” says Meteorologist Anniina Valtonen at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Typically in January Lapland really does not have snow cover above 80cm, and ... Read more Record snowfall in Lapland The post Record snowfall in Lapland appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Indian state gets its first snowfall in 40 years

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
It may have taken a while—four decades as some reports claim—but it finally snowed in parts of Indian state of Nagaland last week, turning the region into a winter wonderland. The rolling green mountains and meadows in the districts of Zunheboto, Kiphire, Phek and Tuensang were blanketed in fresh powder due to a biting cold ... Read more Indian state gets its first snowfall in 40 years The post Indian state gets its first snowfall in 40 years appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Climate emergency alarmists are certifiably insane

Robert at Ice Age Now - 9 hours ago
Professor of sociology says climate deniers are encouraging omnicide, which is even graver than the Jewish genocide. Says the guilty must be held responsible. Talk about hate speech and hate crimes !___________ Climate emergency alarmists are certifiably insane Rosco Mac “Omnicide, the gravest of all crimes. And as with all crimes, those responsible must be ... Read more Climate emergency alarmists are certifiably insane The post Climate emergency alarmists are certifiably insane appeared first on Ice Age Now.

More and More Companies Moving Out of China

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: more-and-more-companies-moving-out-of-china] The number of companies moving some, most, or all of their manufacturing operations out of China, or making plans to do so, is growing from a trickle to a flow and likely to a flood.

Qassem Soleimani traveled to Gaza, masterminded tunnel strategy: Hamas official

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The late commander of the Quds Force Major-General Qassem Soleimani allegedly traveled to the Gaza Strip on more than one occasion, the Hamas representative to Lebanon, Ahmad ‘Abdel-Hadi, said during a symposium. “Qassem Soleimani went to Gaza more than once, and he was a contributor and participant in the defense […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Libyan Army within few km of Tripoli’s center: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The special envoy to the head of the interim government in eastern Libya, announced that the Libyan National Army (LNA) had entered Tripoli and pushing their way to the capital’s center. In a new interview, Aref Ali Al-Nayed said that the Libyan National Army was only a few kilometers away […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraq is negotiating with Russia to acquire the S-300 air defense system

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.)- The head of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi parliament, Mohammad Reza, confirmed on Thursday the ongoing negotiations between the Iraqi and Russian sides to purchase the S-300 system. Reza said in a special statement to Sputnik Arabic: “This issue was supposed to take place a long time after […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Where Does China Stand On U.S.-Iran Tensions?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* China labels the U.S. the 'root cause' of heightened tensions in the Middle East after Trump urged Beijing to abandon the Iran nuclear deal* * Beijing also accused Washington of ignoring international law today * It said the U.S. prevented other countries fulfiling their responsibility * Came after Trump urged China and other nations to ditch the accord * China's Foreign Ministry stressed the need to de-escalate tensions China has labeled the United States the 'root cause' of heightened tensions in the Middle East after U.S. President Trump called on China and other ... more »

After the "Arab Spring", a Middle East in turmoil

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 9 hours ago
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs has released a comprehensive analysis of the "state of play" a decade after the Arab Spring revolutions and uprisings across the Middle East. It makes sobering reading - and illustrates the vacuum within which terror groups like ISIS and rogue states like Iran are operating, and why they could (and still do) literally get away with murder. The analysis summarizes its findings in five main points. Bold, underlined text is my emphasis. - Today, the Middle East is a combination of confused Arab nation-states that have shown their weakn... more »

House Nears Vote on Restraining Trump’s Actions Against Iran

AP News at - 9 hours ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani “provocative and disproportionate.”

"Mish's Top 10 Warmongering Ideas Of The Day"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* *"Mish's Top 10 Warmongering Ideas Of The Day"* by Mike Shedlock "The list of warmongering excuses is nearly endless." Highly recommended, please view the complete article here: - ○ “How vast those Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our Navigations, and all our Wars are transacted, is when compared to them. A very fit consideration, and matter of Reflection, for those Kings and Princes who sacrifice the Lives of so many People, only to flatter their... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Keauhou, Hawaii, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Isochronic Binaural Beats: Overcome Anxiety, Stress, And Fear"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Isochronic Binaural Beats: Overcome Anxiety, Stress, And Fear: * *Embrace Inner Peace, Subliminal Messages " * by Vortex Success "If you want to overcome an anxiety disorder, or wish to reduce stress and fear, then listen to this session. The messages that are listed below, when listened repetitively, will help you release the anxieties and fears you carry, and provide you with a sense of inner balance and stability. This subliminal meditation consists of 30 first minutes of Isochronic Tones with a carrier frequency of 396 Hz and 30 last minutes of Binaural Beats with a base frequ... more »

The US-Iran conflict and the consequences of international law-breaking

David Mednicoff, Chair, Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, and Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 9 hours ago
The US and other countries set up the modern system of international law after World War II. Does the US killing of an Iranian general violate those laws? What about Iran's attack on US bases in Iraq?

Megan McArdle writes a column!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020Should we see any truth in her claims?* We're so old that we can't quite remember what the Screen Actors Guild is being attacked for this year. Oh, that's right! We'll return to that complaint a bit later. First, though, riddle us this—should people have laughed when Ricky Gervais said the following during his Golden Globes monologue? *Many talented people of color were snubbed in major categories. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do about that. Hollywood Foreign Press are all very, very racist. * Should people have laughed at that? Or was that rema... more »

Iranian Generals Issue Threats Of ‘More Severe Revenge’ On US

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Iran's air force commander, claims he was ready to launch hundreds of missiles killing 5,000 Americans within hours - if Trump had retaliated to Wednesday's strike *Daily Mail*: *Iran will take 'harsher revenge soon' and had prepared to 'kill 5,000 Americans' if US responded to missile strike in Iraq, Tehran's military commanders claim* * Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two US bases in Iraq on Wednesday * Donald Trump said regime is 'standing down' after attack failed to kill US troops * Air force general said Iran was ready to kill 5,000 Americans if US... more »

Vaccine Failures, Part 2: Pertussis Vaccination

Joyce Ghen at Children's Health Defense - 9 hours ago
Nationally, pertussis-containing vaccine coverage is high—just shy of 95%—yet, by the CDC’s own admission, pertussis outbreaks are increasingly frequent. Given the high vaccination rate and the known fact that vaccinated persons can transmit pertussis asymptomatically, it is important to dissect the spectacular failure of U.S. pertussis vaccination efforts in greater detail. The post Vaccine Failures, Part 2: Pertussis Vaccination appeared first on Children's Health Defense.

RFK, Jr. Speaks in Albany, NY.

Joyce Ghen at Children's Health Defense - 9 hours ago
On January 8, 2020, the first day of the legislative session and the same day as Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, parents and advocates joined Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the Capitol in Albany, NY, to educate lawmakers on a slate of Democratic bills that would add up to twenty new doses […] The post RFK, Jr. Speaks in Albany, NY. appeared first on Children's Health Defense.

Are we grooming kids for sporting greatness too early?

Richard Hinds at Just In - 9 hours ago
Junior sport doesn't have to be a path to sporting greatness, Richard Hinds writes. It can simply be a place where kids can create lasting memories.

Another crack in the wall — when is it worth worrying about?

Rachel Pupazzoni at Just In - 9 hours ago
Australia's record breaking dry spell is not only contributing to catastrophic bushfires and dying crops and livestock, it is also causing many houses across the nation to crack up.

Iran and America are calling on allies amid escalating tensions. Who's in Tehran's corner?

Tracey Shelton at Just In - 9 hours ago
A hot conflict with the United States could decimate Iran, given the technological and monetary differences tipped in Washington's favour. But who else could step in to bolster Tehran's interests?

Britain's 'most prolific rapist' a lightning rod for hate against LGBT Indonesians

Erwin Renaldi at Just In - 9 hours ago
Indonesia's LGBT community says it is facing further stigma following the prosecution of Reynhard Sinaga, an Indonesian labelled the UK's "most prolific rapist", who drugged and raped dozens of male victims.

Auslan interpreters save lives in bushfires, but only if they make the TV screen

Harriet Tatham at Just In - 9 hours ago
Sean Sweeney has become a familiar face in the bushfire crisis, working for months to ensure the deaf can access up-to-date emergency information.

Blazes intensify in Snowy Mountains amid 'extreme' danger

Bellinda Kontominas And Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 9 hours ago
Authorities warn several blazes in NSW's Snowy Mountains could join today, as strong winds and increasing temperatures take hold in several areas around the state.

Fire emergencies hit East Gippsland and Alpine communities once again

Just In - 9 hours ago
Residents across East Gippsland and Victoria's Alpine region are urged to evacuate from bushfire emergencies, as five people in a remote township threatened by flames turn down an offer to be flown out of danger.

What the experts say about hazard reduction burns and our current fire catastrophe

Elise Kinsella And Will Jackson at Just In - 9 hours ago
As Australia's eastern states endure the most widespread and intense bushfires we've ever seen, everyone seems to have an opinion on whether the country needs more hazard reduction burns.

The check-out policies of the Royal family are roughly the same ones as Hotel California

Just In - 9 hours ago
Already enemy #1 with Britain's tabloids, Meghan Markle has now achieved Yoko Ono status for breaking up the band, writes Emma Jane.

'Everyone else basically subsidises the smart people': The problem with frequent flyer points

Lucia Stein at Just In - 9 hours ago
For fly-in, fly-out worker Brett Sharpe, being a frequent flyer member means he gets the chance to upgrade to business class every now and then. But is it worthwhile trying to accumulate points when you're not flying regularly?

Iran accidentally shot down Ukrainian plane: US official

Just In - 9 hours ago
A Ukraine airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was most likely brought down accidentally by Iranian air defences, US officials say.

British press throws tantrum after Royal 'brats' step back

Jack Hawke at Just In - 9 hours ago
The British press turns on Harry and Meghan after their shock decision to step back from their roles as senior Royals. But some commentators point out the rabid reaction confirms the couple's reasons to leave.

Iran Gave The U.S. A Three Hour Warning To Prepare For A Missile Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A satellite image (above) of the Ain Al Assad Airbase after Iran's missile attack showing the damage caused to the site after Iran launched ballistic missiles *Daily Mail:* *Iran warned the U.S. via a European embassy of missile attack so troops had THREE HOURS to prepare - and Tehran made sure American satellites could detect their plans, report claims* * U.S. officials say they had three hours warning of the Iranian missile strikes * They say Iran tipped the U.S. off about attacks via a European embassy * The officials say the Iranians also ensured their plans were easily d... more »

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/9/2020

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 9 hours ago
Today's Water Cooler:

Greens intimidating big business

Peter Murphy at CFACT - 9 hours ago
When Greens apply pressure business all too often caves. The post Greens intimidating big business appeared first on CFACT.

SITREP : Iran’s IRGC Aerospace Chief on US casualties/damages/future retaliation steps--plus another False Flag?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Confrontation with Zionists over Iran War* *that took Place in Philadelphia* The truth is as ugly as Sheldon Adelson's face. The truth is that a small "tribal" group has taken over and occupied its American host. This group has the historical ability to blackmail/shekel/deceive the nation/host and its "allies" [vassals] into all sorts of perpetual wars and hollow out all its institutions--but nobody can say anything in opposition--or they will be accused of racism. This is the trick they always use: You see, the tribal group is opposed to *all humans outside its own group s*o ... more »

Too Little Too Late? House Vote Today On Iran 'War Powers'

Daniel McAdams at Peace and Prosperity - 10 hours ago
The US House will vote today on a Democrat-introduced resolution limiting the President's ability to wage war on Iran without Congressional approval. Is this finally a sign that the Legislative Branch is taking up its Constitutional obligations? Or is this just more partisan show-boating? Watch today's Liberty Report:

Owl mistakes duck egg for her own and raises it

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
A Florida screech owl was in for a surprise when one of her hatchlings looked nothing like her, but she didn’t hold it against him. Unlike the Ugly Duckling fairy tale, the mother owl appeared to care for the baby duck as her own. The had been incubating her eggs in a nest box in the backyard of a nature photographer for about a month. One morning, photographer Laurie Wolf noticed the figure of a little bird sitting next to the owl and ran outside excitedly to photograph it. But when she got a closer look she realized it was a duck! “The two of them were just sitting there side b... more »

Full January wolf moon will be shining in the sky this week

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
Get ready for the wolves to start howling. The first full moon of 2020 will shine brightly in the night sky on Thursday, Jan. 9, and Friday, Jan. 10 — the day it officially becomes full. The full January moon carries a cool nickname, the “wolf moon” — a monicker that was coined by Native American tribes that would often hear packs of hungry wolves howling on cold and snowy nights in the middle of winter. “It was traditionally thought that they howled due to hunger, but there is no evidence for this," the publication says. “However, wolves do tend to howl more often during winter mo... more »

Illinois opens applications for additional marijuana license classes

Roger Fillion at Marijuana Business Daily - 10 hours ago
Illinois regulators have opened the application process for cannabis entrepreneurs seeking craft grower, transporter and infuser licenses, paving the way for additional business opportunities in the state’s newly launched recreational market. In a news release, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) said it will begin accepting completed applications on Friday, Feb. 14. The deadline is 5 […] Illinois opens applications for additional marijuana license classes is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

NH House OKs bills expanding medical cannabis conditions

Roger Fillion at Marijuana Business Daily - 10 hours ago
The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a pair of bills to make medical marijuana available to more patients by expanding the state’s list of treatable conditions, but a more expansive measure died in the Senate. The House on Wednesday voted to add insomnia and opioid-use disorder to the list of qualifying conditions, though the […] NH House OKs bills expanding medical cannabis conditions is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

U.S. Officials Confident Iran Shot Down Passenger Jet

OYE NEWS at OYE Alternative News - 10 hours ago
Just when you thought it was all calming down and the escalation was over here comes the news many of us assumed would becoming: From CBS News: U.S. officials are confident Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in the hours after the Iranian missile attack on U.S. targets earlier this week, CBS News has learned. … The post U.S. Officials Confident Iran Shot Down Passenger Jet appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Crash Of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 -- News Updates January 9, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
.@CBSNews confirming @Newsweek reporting. — James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) January 9, 2020 *Daily Mail:* *President Trump says he believes Ukrainian jet was shot down by mistake and 'something very terrible happened, very devastating' as Pentagon official says the plane WAS downed by Iranian missile* * Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed outside of Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 on board * US intelligence are 'confident' the airliner was shot down by Iran after detecting two missile launches * Pentagon officials said missiles likely fire... more »

US Officials: ‘Highly Likely’ Iran Downed Ukrainian Jetliner

AP News at - 10 hours ago
Two U.S. officials said it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board.

Stop impunité : En finir avec les tribunaux d'arbitrage internationaux ISDS - 10 hours ago
09-Jan-2020 Des communautés ont combattu des mines d'or toxiques, des forages pétroliers et des projets immobiliers de luxe. Aujourd'hui, de coûteuses poursuites en justice en vertu du règlement de différends entre investisseurs et États (ISDS) risquent d'annuler leurs victoires.

Call for second Jodey Whiting inquest increases pressure for DWP deaths inquiry

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
A mother who has asked the attorney general for permission to seek a second inquest into her disabled daughter’s suicide says it would boost growing calls for an inquiry into all deaths linked to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Jodey […]

Pub that replaced its accessible toilet with a kitchen faces council action

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
The owner of a pub who ripped out an accessible toilet and replaced it with a kitchen has been compared by a disabled campaigner to a business putting up a “whites only” sign in its window. Darren Nolan, the owner of the […]

Seven years on, and still no new form for universal credit free prescriptions

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
The government has failed to issue a form that would allow disabled people claiming universal credit (UC) to show their pharmacist they are entitled to free prescriptions, more than two years after it promised to do so. It is now nearly seven […]

Action on Hearing Loss to sell entire care and support portfolio

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
A disability charity has insisted that it is not selling out Deaf people, after announcing the sale of its entire portfolio of care and support services. The sale will see Action on Hearing Loss (AHL) – formerly known as RNID – off-loading […]

Historic city seeks funding for ‘unique’ driverless shuttles for disabled people

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
A local authority is seeking government funds for a “unique” £4 million project that would transport disabled people into the heart of a historic city via “on demand” electric, driverless shuttles. The trial would allow disabled people with blue parking badges to […]

Could Japan Turn Its Helicopter Assault Ships Into Carriers for the F-35?

David Axe at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*David Axe* *Technology, Americas* [image:] Power projection returns to Tokyo. *Key point: *It will take a lot of modifications to transform Tokyo's two helicopter carriers. The British company that built the Royal Navy’s two new *Queen Elizabeth*-class aircraft carriers wants to help Japan modify some of its own ships into carriers. The Japanese government in November 2018 announced that it plans to enhance its two *Izumo*-class helicopter carriers in order to support F-35B Lightning II stealth fi... more »

What Secrets About the X-37B Space Plane Is America Hiding?

David Axe at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Americas* [image:] Here's what little we know. *Key point:* It is classified what exactly the X-37B gets up to. A Dutch skywatcher achieved a rare feat in late June and early July 2019. Using a 10-inch-diameter telescope fitted with a camera, Ralf Vandebergh photographed the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane in mid-mission 210 miles over Earth’s surface. "We can recognize a bit of the nose, payload bay and tail of this mini-shuttle, with even a sign of some smaller... more »

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 8 – 2020

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Here’s Looking at You, CO2

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Raymond of RiC-Communications studio commented on a recent post and made an offer to share here some graphics on CO2 for improving public awareness. This post presents the eleven charts he has produced so far. I find them straightforward and useful, and appreciate his excellent work on this. Project title…

Dipole Down Under

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Vijay Jayaraj explains how weather is created around the Indian Ocean in this article Record Heat and Cold Expose Climate Alarmists’ Bias. Excerpts in italics with my bolds and images. Australia was literally on fire in December. Record heat made headlines in global media. So did the extreme rainfall in…

Turtles Vs. Trump

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Apologies for the image; I couldn’t find one with turtles wearing lawyers suits. Again it is ambulance chasers with legal training targeting deep pockets, as explained in USA Today article Trump administration sued for failing to protect green sea turtles from climate change. Excerpts on this latest example of climate…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 7 – 2020

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

New Study Finds Global Warming Did Not Make Hurricane Florence Worse

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public ? You may recall all sorts of ridiculous claims about the effect of global warming on Hurricane Florence, when it hit in 2018. The attribution study below was typical, claiming that rainfall was 50% more than it would have…

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