Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Hockey and gas pipelines — Will the New York Islanders be forced out of state?

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 9 hours ago
The Islanders’ playoff success, combined with the New York’s energy policies could result in two things coming true: The team could win the Stanley Cup hockey championship – and be forced out of New York State. The post Hockey and gas pipelines — Will the New York Islanders be forced out of state? appeared first on CFACT.

Emma Thompson : Flew 5,400 Miles To Protest That People Are Allowed To Fly

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 9 hours ago
‘Hypocrite’ Emma Thompson flew 5,400 miles from Los Angeles to join London eco-warrior protest

Extinction Rebellion: Climate Protesters in Search of a Crisis

James Murphy at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: extinction-rebellion-climate-protesters-in-search-of-a-crisis] As we debate and ridicule the Green New Deal in America, the Extinctioin Rebellion movement is taking their message promoting disastrous "climate action" to the streets in Great Britain.

Taking A Break From #Facebook May Boost Mental Health, Study Finds

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5 Simple Strategies for Stopping Hand and Foot Pain Caused by Raynaud’s Syndrome.

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St. Jude partners with World Federation of Hemophilia to establish gene therapy trail.

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The ‘Attenborough Effect’ has made people more conscious about plastic use.

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Costs Associated With Continued #Smoking in Patients With #Cancer.

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A study of half a million people found more evidence that drinking coffee is associated with a longer life.

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5 Simple Ways to Inspire a Love of Nature and the Outdoors Among Children

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YInMn Blue Pigment Is Being Turned into New Bluetiful Crayon

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Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin

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Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy

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AOC Talks Climate Change and Socialism

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
OMG 😯 An AOC mini-me! She nails it! #Priceless — Todd With Trump (@THeinrich22) April 20, 2019 Please Like, Share, Subscribe, Re-Blog and Comment Advertisements

Crisis: Global Warming has Caused Polar Bear Obesity Epidemic

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
Global warming has caused Polar Bear Obesity. Electric vehicles also emit more CO2 than diesel. Read More Read More Please Like, Share, Subscribe, Re-Blog and Comment

US ‘Applauds’ Malta for Refusing Russian Planes in Airspace to Supply ‘Brutal Regime’ in Venezuela

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 10 hours ago
*21WIRE + South Front* | Another pointless victory by Washington in its relentless war on Venezuelan democracy.

Exposing Socialist and Progressive Agenda For The US

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 10 hours ago
Exposing the Under the Table Business of Homelessness in San Francisco – – April 1, 2019 Colion Noir Exposes the Under-the-Table Business of Homelessness “Talking to the people that I’ve talked to, I realized that there is a petri dish of ideologies that a lot of people have, and they run the spectrum from complete anarchy to complete socialism. And because I don’t think it’s sustainable, one thing is going to happen: It’s just going to collapse on itself.” From the filth on the streets to the filth in city hall, Colion Noir pulls the mask off the city of … Continue reading →

More Than 50,000 Marijuana Convictions in Los Angeles Will Be Automatically Wiped Clean

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Vic Bishop In the age of cannabis legalization, we have to reconcile the damage done by the war on this medicinal and enjoyable plant.... more »

Over 70,000 Killed in Yemen War Since 2016

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — Official figures on the deaths in the Yemen War have been virtually unavailable, or at least years out of date. The database... more »

Voting Girl 2019 : Constitutional amendments referendum edition (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 10 hours ago
[image: Pink finger] The pink finger is back Your Voting girl is back with her pink finger: Constitutional amendments referendum 2019 edition. As a good Egyptian, I participated in the constitutional amendments referendum. I voted against the amendments and I guess I made my point here in that post.

Earliest recorded snow event ever in Western Australia

Robert at Ice Age Now - 10 hours ago
Good Friday cold blast in Albany brings April snow. This is the earliest recorded snow event in the state’s history. The last recorded fall before this time was April 20 in 1970, according to Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) records. Snow is an extremely rare occurrence in April, said Matt Boterhoven of the BOM. “It’s exceptional. We’ve only recorded ... Read moreEarliest recorded snow event ever in Western Australia The post Earliest recorded snow event ever in Western Australia appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Did Ukraine Just Build a Cruise Missile That Can Stike 1000 Kilometers Away?

Charlie Gao at Test Feed Using Fields - 11 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, * Or just a bluff? As the Ukrainian election heats up in April 2019, the incumbent President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko made a bold claim: Ukraine has made an indigenous cruise missile with a range of 1000 kilometers, capable of carrying a 150-kilogram warhead. The strategic implications of such a weapon might be critical for Ukrainian defense planning. But what is the missile likely based on? How could it be an effective deterrent? Using long-range conventional cruise missiles for deterrence against Russia is not without precedent. The American JASSM... more »

Not Our Lady: the Temples We Should Weep Over are the People

Kathy Copeland Padden at The Ghion Journal - 11 hours ago
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard all about the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It was a horrible event by any reckoning, and I feel for the people of France. But be forewarned: if this unfortunate event isn’t on a par with a death in the family to you, you’ll be harangued by those who suddenly have discovered a passion for French culture and medieval architecture. You know what I’m talking… The post Not Our Lady: the Temples We Should Weep Over are the People appeared first on The Ghion Journal.

Germany Wants Nuclear Bombers

The Duran at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Germany does not manufacture atomic weapons but has come to consider itself as a nuclear power because it has vectors to use them. The post Germany Wants Nuclear Bombers appeared first on The Duran.

1st since Notre Dame: Yellow Vests back despite ‘unifying’ disaster & they are angry

RT at The Duran - 11 hours ago
‘Yellow Vests’ march in Paris for 23rd straight week. The post 1st since Notre Dame: Yellow Vests back despite ‘unifying’ disaster & they are angry appeared first on The Duran.

O Canada! The True North Strong and Free – Not

Jim Jatras at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Maybe it’s past time for Canadians to get serious again about their independence. The post O Canada! The True North Strong and Free – Not appeared first on The Duran.

Jacobson Must Die: Rockland County Jews Barred from Worshipping God Unless They Disobey God

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 11 hours ago
by Ginger Taylor, MS If even ONE Jew is barred from entering a place of worship on Passover... we have a big problem. Rockland County has told the Jewish people that they cannot obey God, and worship Him as He... more »

100 Degrees In Minnesota And North Dakota On April 21, 1980

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 11 hours ago
This week in 1980 marked the beginning of one of the longest heatwaves in US history. April 21, 1980 brought 100 degree temperatures to Minnesota and North Dakota. During that heatwave, the Midwest had 52 days over 100 degrees, and … Continue reading →

1825 Low CO2 Hurricane

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 11 hours ago
At Basseterre, of 900 houses, only 13 escaped, three fifths of the whole being completely prostrated 22 Oct 1825, 3 – Buffalo Emporium and General Advertiser at 04 Oct 1825, Page 2 – The Arkansas Gazette at


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 11 hours ago
*A poem by St Gregory of Nyssa for this Easter Saturday.* *An image of the true light* *(adapted)* *[God] did not make the heavens in his image,or the moon, the sun, the beauty of the stars,or anything else you see in our created universe.YOU ALONE are made in the likeness of that nature,something too great for our understanding;YOU ALONE are a similitude of eternal beauty,a receptacle of happiness,an image of the true light;and if YOU look up to Him,you will become what He is,shining like Him who shines within you,whose glory is reflected in your pu... more »

No information need apply!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019Also, please hold the analysis:* Yesterday, we started reading the Mueller report. We found it underwhelming. It involves a series of episodes in which its chief character, Donald J. Trump, behaves like someone who's mentally ill. For better or worse, we already thought that Donald J. Trump was mentally ill, or something like it. Again and again, the Mueller report shows him behaving as such a person would. In the assessments of Trump's possible criminal complicity, the authors of the Mueller report keep acting like Trump *isn't* mentally ill—like he's a ... more »

Who Remembers When You Had To Take A Civics Class To Graduate From High School?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
If that were still the case-- required civics classes-- more people would understand the difference between what the House does (impeachment) and what the Senate does (removal from office). They're not the same and there was never any reasonable chance that Trump would be removed by this Senate-- not even if he *did* take a gun out to the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone. That just speaks to the nature of the conservative movement, 2019. You'd need 2/3s of the Senators to remove Trump. Where you going to find that? Even if *all* 45 Dems (+ the 2 independents, Bernie and A... more »

Washington State Politicians Drop Cynical Attempt to Impose Taxes on Gold & Silver

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
Sound Money Group, In-State Dealers, and Grassroots Activists Deter Tax-Hungry Politicians Well, here’s some encouraging news… Efforts in Washington State to impose sales tax on... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
The conventional wisdom is that Robert Mueller did a very thorough job, and possibly faltered only in his failure to weigh on on the question of whether President Trump obstructed justice. But some commentators think Mueller could have done more. Ron Klain writes: ... if expectations were too high for Mueller’s report, the inevitable disappointment was exacerbated by how Mueller fell short in what he delivered. This starts with his failure to get Trump to answer questions in person.... In a run-of-the-mill criminal case, a prosecutor’s decision to bypass questioning a difficult fi... more »

Microsoft: substantial backlash to "diversity" pogroms

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Most of the large Internet companies in the Silicon Valley may be classified as pure evil and the chances that they will become compatible with the basic values of the Western civilization are basically non-existent. For example, just three weeks ago, a famous young CEO wrote an op-ed urging the world's governments to escalate censorship and other Big Brother tactics on the Internet. If someone is going to defend your basic civil rights on the Internet, be sure that his name is not Mark Zuckerberg. However, I have repeatedly pointed out that Redmond isn't a town in the Silicon Valle... more »

Pro-Industry Scientist Kenneth R. Foster Dismisses Boatloads of Research and Medical Letters to Continue Promoting WiFi in Schools

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Anything can be spun and Ken Foster has been doing it on behalf of the Telecom Industry for many years now. Here’s... more »

Jack Boots on the March Again In Germany…

Karma Singh at BolenReport - 12 hours ago
Brandenburg – Worldwide Big Pharma’s “Test Case?” From Germany – By Karma Singh Brandenburg is one of the smaller regions in Germany and what has happened there may well be a test case, just as the attempted imposition of unlawful quarantine and forced vaccination of Jews this month in New York were. Germany, rather like … Continue reading Jack Boots on the March Again In Germany…

Facebook Caught Using Mueller Report as Distraction to Conceal Massive Security Breach

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: facebook]On March 21 Facebook claimed "tens of thousands" of users' passwords were breached, but when the Mueller report was released, they changed that number to "millions."

WATCH: Insane Cop Jumps On Hood of a Man’s Car and Murders Him—NO Charges

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: car]A cop was ruled justified despite video showing him jump on the hood of a man's car for no reason and dump 15 rounds into him, killing him instantly.

Check This Plane Out: It Will Make the F-22, F-35 and F-15 Even Deadlier

Kris Osborn at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, United States* Tankers can do that, as in adding more range to attack. *The KC 46A will refuel F-22s, F-15s, F-16s, F-35s, C-17 and KC 10s, among others.* The first new, high-tech next-generation KC-46A aerial refueling tanker will be delivered to the service later this year, marking the beginning of a long-sought after effort to replace the current aging fleet and better enable attack and ISR missions around the globe, service officials say. *(This first appeared last year.)* A new tanker, which will of course modernize and sustain the refueling missio... more »

Battle on the Battleship: 5 Times Crews of the Deadliest Warships Decided to Revolt

Robert Farley at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Europe* [image: By National Museum of the U.S. Navy - DN-SC-87-09266, Public Domain,] Think mutiny. Battleships were a huge investment of national treasure and national pride. Indeed, in some cases they arguably represented an over-investment. This can become awkward when those ships are lost, either by enemy action or by accident. But it becomes exceptionally awkward when the crews of those ships turn their guns in the wrong direction. Here, we look at five examples of battleship crew mutinies ... more »

This Isn't Science Fiction: How the CIA Stole a Russian Satellite

War Is Boring at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*War Is Boring* *Security, Europe* In a scheme worthy of Mission Impossible, CIA agents hijacked a Soviet spacecraft and probed its secrets. In a scheme worthy of *Mission Impossible*, CIA agents hijacked a Soviet spacecraft and probed its secrets. When did this happen? That’s classified, as is the country where the caper occurred. In the declassified article on the subject in *Studies in Intelligence*, a CIA journal, much of the text has been blacked out by the agency’s censors. But the article, released by the National Security Archive watchdog group, is full of tantalizing c... more »

"Fighting Mr. Invincible": I Tried to Win a Dog Fight Against an F-22 Raptor

Dave Majumdar at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * [image:] It did not end so well. *Flying back to Langley, the experience was an eye-opener. I have been covering the Raptor and the F-35 since beginning of both programs. It is one thing to intellectually grasp the power of stealth, but seeing it in action makes one a believer—our flight had no idea, no warning from the AWACS or GCI that we were about to be hit until it was all over. It’s nearly impossible to fight an enemy you can’t ... more »

Take a Look at the SW1911 Gun: Smith & Wesson’s Very Own 1911 Pistol

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Global* An old but deadly design. One of the oldest gun companies in America produces its own take on one of the most exemplary handgun designs in U.S. history. Smith & Wesson’s series of handguns based on the 1911 platform stays true to the gun’s roots while adding in a number of features desirable to modern firearms enthusiasts. The company produces a full line of 1911s, from traditional to contemporary, catering to collectors and duty carriers, in a full range of sizes. The 1911 pistol was invented by prolific small arms designer John Moses Brownin... more »

Google Paying Louisville, KY Almost $4M to Remove Fiber and Fix Roads After Failed Installation Experiment

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By B.N. Frank According to The Verge, Google has agreed to pay Louisville, KY $3.84M to remove the company’s fiber and infrastructure as well as... more »

The Week that Was; No Collusion No Obstruction Edition

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 12 hours ago
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This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 20

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1921 Churchill wrote Iraq High Comm Cox that Feisal needed to be told all British would be out of Iraq by end of year unless he gave up demands for more power (Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia) (Musings On Iraq book review *Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq*) (Musings On Iraq book review *Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930*) 1935 Duweilim tribe fired on train in Rumaitha Demanded govt end confiscation of land and exempt tribes from conscription Govt refused and Iraqi air force bombed ... more »

Pakistan-Iran Ties Set For Makeover (I)

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR at - 12 hours ago
The visit by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Iran on April 21-22 will be a major event in regional politics. Whether it will be remembered as a landmark event, time only will tell. At its most obvious level, the visit signifies that Pakistan prioritises good relations with Iran. Indeed, […]

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 12 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Matt McGrath reports on David Attenborough's warning of an impending climate catastrophe. And Moira Fagan and Christine Huang examine the widespread recognition around the world of the importance of averting a climate breakdown. - Jonathan Watts reports on polling showing half of UK respondents are willing to pay more in order to avoid polluting our oceans with plastic. But Oliver Milman points out Donald Trump's attempt to push poorly-regulated offshore drilling - indicating that the powers that be are far behind the public in recogniz... more »

When Local Control Turns Toxic

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 12 hours ago
I am a fan of local control for school districts, but I'm not going to pretend that under the wrong circumstances it won't produce some terrible results. EdBuild has just issued a report on a troubling phenomenon-- the secession of wealthy communities from larger school districts. This issue has been reported on before, but this is a report that collects instances of attempts across the nation. EdBuild is not an organization that I'd ordinarily be promoting. Their reform credentials are deep, from Founder/CEO Rebecca Sibilia who used to be the COO of StudentsFirst to a board headed... more »

List of 24 Points Pressing Hard Toward Recession

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By David Haggith 1 – The US stock market is slightly overbought (which is not a positive in terms of head room for more of... more »

China to flaunt new-found military muscle as People's Liberation Army navy turns 70

Just In - 12 hours ago
On Tuesday, the Chinese navy will turn 70, and Beijing is marking the occasion by showing off new toys rapidly commissioned and completed by the emerging global power.

The Mueller Report Can’t Be Copyrighted, Is Flagged by Copyright Bots Anyway

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By EFF Did you know that anything created by federal government employees, under American law, can’t be copyrighted? They go right into the public domain.... more »

"A Very Fit Consideration..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“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 Ambition in being Masters of some pitiful corner of this small Spot.” - Christiaan Huygens, (1629-1695)

"Fukushima Update 4/20/19: 19,143.6 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva ◆ *Updated April 20, 2019: Fukushima Equals 19,143.6 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of April 20, 2019 - 2,968 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of *19,143.6 *Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is s... more »

Diane Abbott, that Mojito, the Daily Mail and the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Having a cheeky Cuban-cocktail-in-a-can on a London Overground train on a hot afternoon isn't much of crime, even if it actually *is *a crime and the person committing it is the country's Shadow Home Secretary. In my book, it's on a par with doing 72 mph on the motorway (something, of course, *I* don't actually do). Some nice person, however, took a photo of Diane Abbott lost in thought whilst looking at her mobile phone and sipping on an M&S Mojito, and *The Sun *then splashed with it. Some said, she's breaking the law by flouting Transport For London's alcohol ban, and, OMG,... more »

Now that's what I call a rape whistle!

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 13 hours ago
Found on Gab (click the image for a larger view): I approve! Peter

Ways for marijuana firms to protect their stocks from short sellers

Kevin Huhn at Marijuana Business Daily - 13 hours ago
Short sellers have been under attack for years, going as far back as the 1929 stock market crash or as recently as Tesla CEO Elon Musk's charge that short sellers as “jerks who want us to die.” Ways for marijuana firms to protect their stocks from short sellers is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Militarizing the African continent

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
*Fruits of US-NATO Regime Change* By Tony Cartalucci (Reprinted in part from an article *here*) The ongoing Libyan conflict - flush with weapons pouring in from foreign sponsors - has also fueled regional terrorism impacting neighboring Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, and Chad, as far west as Mali and Nigeria, and southeast as far as Kenya. The war has been a boon for US Africa Command (AFRICOM) which has used the resulting chaos as a pretext to expand Washington's military footprint on the continent. In a 2018 Intercept article titled, *"U.S. Military Says it has a "Light Footpr... more »

How Mars killed Global Warming

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 13 hours ago
I did an interesting search today comparing public searches for “Global warming” with that of “Mars”. There is a strange co-incidence of changes that occur in 2009 (the year of Climategate). It seems that the year Global Warming (blue) died … Continue reading →

On Rewriting the Past

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 13 hours ago
Milan Kundera in *The Book of Laughter and Forgetting*: "People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past. They are fighting for access to the laboratories where photographs are retouched and biographies and histories rewritten." (Part I; "Lost Letters"; Page 22) Kundera's *The Book of Laughter and Forgetting* deal... more »

Weekend reads: Ousted at MD Anderson; an “under-recognized variety of plagiarism;” a data thug rolls again

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured revelations about a Harvard lab being investigated by federal officials; … Continue reading Weekend reads: Ousted at MD Anderson; an “under-recognized variety of plagiarism;” a data thug rolls again

The Mueller Report Demands an Impeachment Inquiry

SHennessey at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
A photograph of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in a residential backyard in Des Moines, Iowa. (Source: Flickr/Tony Webster) Here is, as Bill Barr might call it, “the bottom line”: The Mueller Report describes, in excruciating detail and with relatively few redactions, a candidate and a campaign aware of the existence of a plot by a hostile foreign government to criminally interfere in the U.S. election for the purpose of supporting that candidate’s side. It describes a candidate and a campaign who welcomed the efforts and delighted in the assistance. It describes a candi... more »

James Timpson, CEO of Timpson at Charles Frith - 14 hours ago
It's been years since I last took an interest in business personalities. Timpson repair my shoes and mend my watches, though their service offering includes much more. It's often a magical... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Libraries? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Libraries!

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Doug Ford is slashing funding wherever he can find it. He just announced that he is cutting funding for the Ontario Library Service Budget by 50%. Edward Keenan writes: While this cut was unexpected and unheralded — I cannot recall any campaign promises pledging to fight Big Book or stick it to those fat-cat librarians — it’s hard to say it’s exactly surprising, coming from this premier. Doug Ford, when his brother was mayor of Toronto, made his pathological disregard for public repositories of knowledge well known. Asked if he would close library branches then, he said, “Absolute... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
We are celebrating my mother's 93 birthday today. Blogging will return this evening.


Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 14 hours ago
*.,¸¸,.»§«,¸¸,.·´¯`·.,¸¸,.»§«*¥*»§«,¸¸,.·´¯`·.,¸¸,.»§«·.,¸¸,.* *Introduction* *Take a break from John Ford?* *...While he bears his affrightment?* *...His memory fading ... * *injustice très strident?* *Forget he exists so bereft of his joys* *—all the things that he misses...* *his possessions and toys?* *Ignore his distress,* *and forget all his woes...* *forget that he suffers cruel "hospital" clothes?* *Would that I could... but before I forget?* *I think of the watchers—them previously met.* *This other records, for a future's long memory,* *the regret that we'll feel. I'll bet ... more »

Trivia : April 20th

Terry at 'Nox & Friends - 14 hours ago
These things happened on this date in history…. Columbine High School Massacre April 20, 1999 Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, go on a shooting rampage at their Colorado high school, killing twelve students and a teacher, wounding twenty-four others, and then commit suicide. Harris and Klebold had constructed a series of bombs, but, only the smaller bombs detonated properly. They had placed two large backpack bombs in the cafeteria which failed to explode. Had the bombs properly detonated, it is estimated that 500 or more would have died instantly. When the bombs failed ... more »

Back in 2014, the A-10 Warthog Crushed Its Enemies During a Crazy Wargame

War Is Boring at Test Feed Using Fields - 14 hours ago
*War Is Boring* *Security, Americas* [image: By Staff Sgt. William Hopper -, Public Domain,] Still wanna get rid of it? Two squadrons of A-10 Warthog attack planes scored a military record in Louisiana in March, shooting down unprecedented numbers of “enemy” aircraft during an intensive war game. *(This article by David Axe originally appeared at War is Boring in 2014.)* Flying low over the forest canopy at Fort Polk’s Joint Readiness Training Center, the twin-engine jets—from Idaho ... more »

The Army Passed on This Glock Gun (And It Could Be Your Gain)

Task and Purpose at Test Feed Using Fields - 14 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * Yes, that's right. *The ultimate Glock? * The Army may have chosen Sig Sauer’s P320 for its Modular Handgun System program over Glock’s offerings, but that doesn’t mean you have to: Glock plans on releasing a civilian variant of its 9mm Glock 19 pistol to civilian buyers this month, the company announced today. *(This article by Jared Keller **originally appeared** at Task & Purpose. Follow Task & Purpose on** Twitter**. This article first appeared in 2018.)* Glock’s commercial pistol, dubbed the 19X, is the company’s first stab at a crossover mo... more »

Giant Mystery: Why the Would India Send an Old MiG-21 to Attack an F-16?

David Axe at Test Feed Using Fields - 14 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* [image: By HHHEB3 - Own work, CC0,] Thoughts? *There's no reason this mixed force can't be effective in aerial combat, Cenciotti explained. An old fighter such as the MiG-21 can be deadly under the right circumstances* The Indian air force defended its decision to send old MiG-21 fighters up against much more modern Pakistani F-16s during *recent aerial skirmishes*. On Feb. 26, 2019 Indian planes crossed the line of control at India's border with Pakistan and bombed what New Dehli described as ... more »

WATCH: Cop Tasers Innocent Man in the Back Then Asks Fellow Cops to Help ‘Make Up Charges’

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: innocent]A dirty cop attacked an innocent man, tasered him in the back, threatened to kill his dog, and falsely arrested him, and he was NOT fired.

Wild Bee Population Collapses By 90% In New England, Study Warns

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Tyler Durden* - Bee species continue to decline at an alarming rate.

How Keeping Medical Records Promote Healthy #Aging.

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#Bhopal gas tragedy among world’s “major industrial accidents” of 20th century, says UN report.

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Silver Lining as New, 97% Effective Ebola Vaccine Saves Lives in The Current Outbreak

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Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars.

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Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp “Wood” Factory is Being built.

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Intelligent People Are Heavy Drinkers, According To Studies

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Nurse diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer after spitting up blood now cancer-free thanks to innovative technology.

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Scientists Find a Possible Link Between Gut Bacteria and Depression.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Parents sue son's 'intolerant' school for suspending him 'over his conservative views' after he called transgender people sociopaths and said legalizing gay marriage was a 'slippery slope'* The parents of a teenage boy have threatened to sue his Connecticut school for suspending him to leave after he called transgender people sociopaths and said legalizing gay marriage was a 'slippery slope'. Michael Mancini, a high school sophomore, was asked to leave the $62,000-a-year Cheshire Academy after sharing his views with classmates and staff earlier this year. His class had been di... more »

Ukraine Presidential Contenders Hold A Stadium Debate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC: **Ukraine presidential rivals trade barbs in stadium debate* Ukraine's rival presidential candidates have held a long-awaited head-to-head televised debate at Kiev's giant Olympic stadium. Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent president Petro Poroshenko shook hands before launching scathing attacks on one another. Mr Zelensky is the clear favourite for Sunday's second-round vote, polls say. But Mr Poroshenko argues that he is a political novice unfit for such a demanding job. Mr Zelensky has relied on a slick social media campaign to tap into the frustration of many ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Defeat for environmentalists in Alberta* Conservatives in western Canada have won a critical regional election, with voters rejecting the province of Alberta’s incumbent leftwing government and setting the stage for a fight with the federal government over environmental policy. The bitter election was fought largely over the economy, pipelines and the environment. Running on a campaign slogan of “Alberta: Strong and Free”, winner Jason Kenney and his right-wing United Conservative party (UCP) pledged to revive the province’s troubled oil and gas sector, cut taxes and scale back ... more »

CIA Director and NYT Accidentally Expose Skripal Poisoning Hoax – DUCKGATE (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 189. The post CIA Director and NYT Accidentally Expose Skripal Poisoning Hoax – DUCKGATE (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

South Carolina Has A 2020 Role To Play Beyond Just Delivering 9 Electoral College Votes For Fascism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The most recent poll of South Carolina primary voters-- actually a registered voters poll by Emerson-- was about a month and a half ago. South Carolina is different from the states we usually look at. There Trump's approval rating is relatively high-- 50% and just 44% disapproving. And in head to head match-ups, he would beat any Democratic nominee. Trump would beat Biden 52-48%. He'd beat Bernie, Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren 54-46%, and the other front-runners would lose to him 56-44%. When only Democrats are polled-- for the primary-- Biden was the clear winner with 37%. Bern... more »

This is what we have to

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, the film is a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves? We realized that the biggest obstacle to the kind of transformative change the Green New Dea... more »

China Will Be Mad: Did North Korea Offer to Help Taiwan Build Submarines?

Charlie Gao at Test Feed Using Fields - 16 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Asia-Pacific* It was recently reported in various Taiwanese media outlets that North Korea and Taiwan discussed the transfer of North Korean submarine technology to Taiwan. Submarines are a critical asset for Taiwan’s Navy, the Republic of China Navy (ROCN). They provide critical intelligence gathering, patrol, and deterrence capabilities in the Taiwan Strait. However, they are few in number. The ROCN only operates four submarines, only two of which are used operationally. Pressure by the People’s Republic of China on would-be exporters has prevented Ta... more »

Could The U.S. Navy's War Plan Orange (For Fighting Japan) Be Used Against China?

James Holmes at Test Feed Using Fields - 16 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Asia* Dust it off and put it to use? One of the world's great naval minds has some ideas. Everyone says it: Newport, as in where the U.S. Naval War College is located and where yours truly works, underwent a golden age of strategy-making during the interwar decades. It must usher in a new golden age to prevail in strategic competition against the likes of China and Russia. Revisiting the service’s and Naval War College’s roots will shed light on the new, old dilemmas besetting them. Indeed it may—if posterity understands that long-ago age. Here’s the l... more »

US House Judiciary Chair Nadler Issues Subpoena For Full Mueller Report, All Underlying Evidence; Requires Barr To Appear

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
US House Judiciary “Chairman Nadler Issues Subpoena for Full Mueller Report and Underlying Materials Apr 19, 2019 Washington, D.C. – … Continue reading →

US House Intel Chair Asks Mueller To Testify: Intel & Counterintel Findings, Evidence, & Implications of SC Investigation Required

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
“To discharge its distinct constitutional and statutory responsibility, the Committee must be kept “fully and currently informed” of the intelligence … Continue reading →

Restricted Access To Less Redacted Mueller Report Unacceptable; Democrat Leaders’ Response To Barr

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
“Apr 19, 2019 Letter, Barr letter 4.19.19” In camera means a private viewing in a room. The term is … Continue reading →

What to do about Africa?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
Following my article a few days ago about Rhodesia and white supremacists, I received this e-mail from a reader. Feel free to publish my comment, if you like — but please do not publish my name. I think that it is clear from your writings that you oppose the Apartheid approach to the ordering of civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa. I think that it is also clear that you acknowledge that current conditions in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe (and, perhaps, to a somewhat lesser extent, in South Africa) are simply dreadful — for both whites and blacks. What is not clear to me is how you would wo... more »

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