Friday, October 11, 2019

11 October - Blogs I'm Following - 5 of 5

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Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Rubber Room Rudy, half man, half rodent, all Republican!

The Secular Schools

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 21 hours ago
This is going to be kind of rambly and personal and religious; you've been warned. I've been trying to sort through my thoughts about the use of tax dollars to support private religious schools. I started here, then picked the thread up here. I have problems with the idea of vouchers as a tool for religious freedom, and it has taken me some discussion and thought to zero in on part of my issue. It's not just separation of church and state. I believe in it, and not just for the state's sake, but for religion's as well. I've oft-quoted (but have trouble finding the original author fo... more »

Yes, Iran Could Attempt to Destroy a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Middle East* Could they actually do it? *Key point:* Tehran could succeed, but then they'd suffer the consequences. Recent events again raise the possibility of war between the United States and Iran. The on again, off again standoff between Washington and Tehran, now in its fourth decade is periodically instigated by both sides, and each time Iran grows stronger. If Iran decides to stage an attack against a larger target, such as an American destroyer or even aircraft carrier, how might it use its missile force to do so? Iran has invested considerabl... more »

Explained: Why 6th Generation Fighters Will Crush the F-35 and F-22

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Technology, Americas* [image:] The future of high-tech warfare is nigh. *Key point:* Although the F-35 is now online, researchers and engineers are already planned the next stealth fighter. The American development and deployment of Fifth-Generation stealth aircraft like the F-35 Lightning is one of the central stories of today’s security zeitgeist. But behind the scenes, several countries are already looking ahead to the design of a Sixth-Generation j... more »

People go to Churchill to see polar bears in the wild and PBI controls the info they get

Hifast at Climate Collections - 21 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Polar Bears International is the non-profit organization that virtually rules the town of Churchill when it comes to informing naïve tourists about polar bears. A million-dollar donation last year guaranteed the creation of a new building to permanently display PBI-generated information in downtown Churchill – previously limited to those visitors wealthy…

Top NZ Scientist Describes “Global Warming” as Pseudo-Science

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 21 hours ago
Originally posted on Sto Vounó: The widespread obsession with Global-Warming-Climate-Change, in opposition to all factual evidence, is quite incredible. (Dr David Kear) Dr David Kear is a former Director General of New Zealand’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) – as such he would have been considered one of New Zealand’s top scientists. He…

Winter : The White Elephant In The Room

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 21 hours ago
Tony Heller 48.9K subscribers SUBSCRIBE Summer is over, and it is time to change focus from alarmists nonsense about summer, to alarmist nonsense about winter. Image by composita from Pixabay

Multiple Studies Show MMR & Pertussis Vaccine Failure – They’re Not Even Working, by Arjun Walla

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 21 hours ago
Originally posted on STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC: It’s a conclusive argument against mandatory vaccinations if the vaccines don’t work, especially if the vaccines have dangerous heavy metals mercury and aluminum. From Arjun Walla at IN BRIEF The Facts:Multiple studies show quite clearly that there is a problem with the MMR & Pertussis vaccines, and many…

There isn’t more Hepatitis A risk for restaurant workers; but they can spread it faster than others

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Opinion America’s food safety attorney Bill Marler, who by way of proper disclosure is also the publisher of Food Safety News, wants food handlers vaccinated for Hepatitis A. Fact is Marler has been on something of a campaign or crusade or jihad with health departments and restaurant owners to get food handlers vaccinated. He’s... Continue Reading

Undercooked pork a factor in Singapore’s Hepatitis E increase

News Desk at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Some of the rise in hepatitis E infections in Singapore may be linked to eating undercooked pork, according to a study. The research led by the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) found that incidence of hepatitis E (HEV) had increased from 1.7 cases per 100,000 residents in 2012 to 4.1 cases per 100,000 residents in 2016.... Continue Reading

New alert status for dried fruit, seafood, seeds and other foods

News Desk at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts. Import Alert Desc Text... Continue Reading

The Hypocrisy Of The NBA And Their Stance Towards China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **CNN reporter gets shut down by Rockets PR staffer for asking All-Stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook about ongoing friction between the NBA and China over Houston exec's support for Hong Kong protesters* * A public relations staffer shut down a CNN reporter's attempt to ask Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the NBA's PR crisis in China * Houston Rockets general manager recently tweeted out his support for millions of protesters in Hong Kong, who openly oppose the Chinese government * Harden and Westbrook previously apologized to Chinese fan... more »

Is the Mormon Church Behind a Worldwide Child Sex Trafficking Ring Operating out of Arizona?

Admin at Medical Kidnap - 21 hours ago
The second episode of the Medical Kidnap Show aired on KFNX 1100 Radio in Phoenix on October 10, 2019. Host Rick Wood and producer Brian Shilhavy started off the show discussing how most of the nation's child sex slaves that are trafficked in the U.S. come out of the nation's Foster Care system. Next, Neal Sutz was interviewed on the show. Neal is a father who grew up and lived most of his life in Arizona, and married into the Mormon Church. Neal gained national fame back in 2004 when he attempted to be a guest on the popular Dr. Phil show, and claims he was discriminated against d... more »

Freedom: You Keep Using That Word...

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 22 hours ago
Freedom is a great thing. I'm a huge fan. But because it has so many positive associations, some folks just can't resist the urge to twist it. Take the frequent efforts to "free" teachers from their unions. Oppressive unions rob teachers of the freedom to work extra long hours, the freedom to be paid whatever their bosses feel like paying them, the freedom to be fired for any reason at any time. Folks like Jeanne Allen at the Center for Education Reform talk about "the freedom from constraining work rules and contracts" and the idea that teachers should be "entrepreneurs," another w... more »

Khamenei: ‘Iran Won’t Build, Store, Use Nukes … Forbidden by Islam’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
[image:]Revelation 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9 … I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a [a]synagogue of Satan. [image:]Click on image for article. [image:]Cli... more »

Ukraine Whistleblowers Are Actually CIA Agents – Lee Stranahan

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
RT America The White House will not cooperate with the House Impeachment inquiry, rejecting demands for testimony. Investigative journalist and host of Fault Lines Radio on Sputnik Lee Stranahan joins In Question to break this down. end

Israel Is Accused of Torturing a Prisoner Until His Ribs Were Broken. Now Palestinians Are Demanding Answers.

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Israel Is Accused of Torturing a Prisoner Until His Ribs Were Broken. Now Palestinians Are Demanding Answers. by Alex Kane, “There’s no excuse for it. This is a war crime at the end of the day.” Samir Arbeed was arrested by Israeli forces outside his workplace in the West Bank on September 25 in …

Tracking Foreign Interference in Hong Kong

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Tracking Foreign Interference in Hong Kong by Pepe Escobar, Lawyer Lawrence Ma claims the US has been supporting the protests via groups such as the NED. – Lawrence YK Ma is the executive council chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation and director of the China Law Society, the Chinese Judicial Studies Association …

Democrats’ Fear of Durham About to Reach Panic Level — Deep State in Trouble

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Democrats’ Fear of Durham About to Reach Panic Level by ROGER L. SIMON, The important news of the day–far beyond the inevitable tedious impeachment jousting–is that John Durham’s investigation of the provenance of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of possible Trump-Russia collusion has expanded, according to several administration officials. – Fox News previously reported that …

Even The Banks Don’t Trust The Banks | Bix Weir

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Reluctant Preppers You’ve heard the adage, “If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it,” and you may be wary of keeping “money in the bank,” or “owning” stocks through a brokerage, or shares of “precious metals funds” like GLD or SLV due to concerns about third-party risk, layers of indirection that pose barriers to …

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Cut off from US help, Kurds fighting a desperate battle against Turkey on their own, says a former commando who describes himself as ‘disillusioned’ and ‘embarrassed’ — Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) October 10, 2019 Pressure on Washington and Beijing to defuse their confrontation has mounted in recent weeks as signs increasingly show that the trade war - now more than a year old - poses a mounting danger to the global economy — AFP news agency (@AFP) October 10, 2019 Ecuador protesters take eight polic... more »

Dozens arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters bring Perth to a standstill

James Carmody And Jacob Kagi at Just In - 22 hours ago
About 50 arrests are made after some of the busiest roads in Perth's CBD were thrown into chaos this morning by climate activists as part of a nationwide Extinction Rebellion demonstration.

German synagogue shooting was far-right terrorism, authorities say

Just In - 22 hours ago
A gunman suspected of attacking a German synagogue on the holiest day on the Jewish calendar and killing two people nearby was motivated by far-right views, German authorities say.

Storm brings hail and a little rain to south-east Queensland

Just In - 22 hours ago
It was all over quickly, but a short, sharp storm has brought hail and a little bit of rain to parts of Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast.

Chinese national guilty of money laundering over 'large-scale prostitution ring' is spared jail

Rhett Burnie at Just In - 22 hours ago
Hon Leung Chu, who laundered the proceeds of a nationwide prostitution ring from his apartment is spared jail, but could still face deportation.

'She's extremely brave': Woman in her 90s confronts home invaders

Just In - 22 hours ago
An "extremely brave" woman aged in her 90s confronts two home invaders when they break into her retirement village unit.

Uganda plans to introduce death penalty for homosexuality

Just In - 22 hours ago
Senior Ugandan politicians are calling for a "kill the gays" law to be introduced, leaving an already "fearful" community horrified.

Rapist who 'hung out' with teenage girls, trading ice for sex, found guilty

Elizabeth Byrne at Just In - 22 hours ago
Robert Glen Sirl was caught having sex with a 15-year-old girl in foster care when police visited to talk to him about a separate rape. He has now been found guilty of both crimes. *WARNING: This story contains graphic content.*

World-first Whale Heritage Site status awarded to Hervey Bay

Nicole Hegarty at Just In - 22 hours ago
As it hosts researchers and conservationists as part of the World Whale Conference, Hervey Bay's responsible and sustainable practices have been awarded.

'A long time coming': Grieving families back changes to quad bike safety standards

Lauren Pezet And Sally Bryant at Just In - 22 hours ago
The families of those killed in quad bike accidents are supporting changes to safety standards, despite manufacturer threats they will stop supplying them.

Hells Angel bikie faces court charged with murder of Jason De Ieso

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 22 hours ago
A Hells Angels bikie who was this week extradited from Queensland to be charged over the murder of Jason De Ieso in 2012 has appeared in an Adelaide court for the first time.

Poll: Most Americans Agree With Trump’s Withdrawal From ‘Endless Wars’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Great nations do not fight endless wars. — The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 10, 2019 *Rasmussen:* *Most Agree With Trump’s Withdrawal from ‘Endless Wars’* *President Trump’s decision to pull back the U.S. military in Syria may be a policy even most Democrats can agree with.* In defending his Syria decision on Monday, the president declared, “It is time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. We will fight where it is to our benefit, and only fight to win.” Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Lik... more »

RIP F-35: DARPA Thinks the Future of Air Warfare Might Not Be Stealth

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Technology, Americas* If stealth becomes obsolete, what takes its place? *Key point:* Physically and technologically it might not be possible to make planes any stealthier and the enemy is getting better at countering stealth as it is. Did the Pentagon just admit that stealth technology may not work anymore? Or that America must be ready to face a future where its airpower doesn't control the skies? DARPA, the Pentagon's cutting-edge research agency, has quietly raised these possibilities as it searches for future technology to fight the next war. And stealth te... more »

Nobel Laureate

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 22 hours ago

Hansen : 6+ Feet Of Sea Level Rise “Almost Dead Certain” This Century

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 22 hours ago
we assert that multi-meter sea level rise on the century time scale are not only possible, but almost dead certain. Must-read Hansen and Sato paper: We are at a climate tipping point that, once crossed, enables multi-meter sea level rise … Continue reading →

Darwin – Extreme Drought An Important Part Of Evolution

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 22 hours ago
Origin Of Species Apparently the earth had extreme cyclical weather before the SUV was invented. Darwin was one of the early climate deniers.

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 10/11/19" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 10/11/19"* By Greg Hunter’s "The mainstream media has gone full blown propaganda, especially when reporting on all things President Trump. They lie by omission and outright lie. They produce phony stories like the two years of Trump/Russia collusion, and they produce phony polls all in an effort to turn the public against President Trump. Democrats and their globalist/Marxist masters want Trump gone because he’s stopping their wet dream of world domination and a New World Order. Trump is in the way, and his voters want him to stay right where h... more »

October 11th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #995

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

Friday October 11th – Open Thread

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

Is the Mormon Church Behind a Worldwide Child Sex Trafficking Ring Operating out of Arizona?

AdminM at Health Impact News - 22 hours ago
The second episode of the Medical Kidnap Show aired on KFNX 1100 Radio in Phoenix on October 10, 2019. Host Rick Wood and producer Brian Shilhavy started off the show discussing how most of the nation's child sex slaves that are trafficked in the U.S. come out of the nation's Foster Care system. Next, Neal Sutz was interviewed on the show. Neal is a father who grew up and lived most of his life in Arizona, and married into the Mormon Church. Neal gained national fame back in 2004 when he attempted to be a guest on the popular Dr. Phil show, and claims he was discriminated against d... more »

"China May Decide When the Next U.S. Financial Crisis Comes" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"China May Decide When the Next U.S. Financial Crisis Comes"* by Bill Bonner “Here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into.” – Oliver Hardy YOUGHAL, IRELAND – "Wall Street is on the edge of its chair… holding its breath. Yahoo Finance explains why:High-level trade talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators are slated to resume in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, providing an opportunity for both sides to make progress on a deal before the next tranches of tariffs on Chinese imports take effect. […]" The months since negotiations fell apart in May have been replete with new tariff ... more »

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Colors of a New Dawn” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Gandalf, “Colors of a New Dawn”

"A Look to the Heavens" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“Almost every object in the below photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky Way Galaxy does. Although nearby when compared to most other clusters, light from the Coma Cluster still takes hundreds of millions of years to reach us. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, the Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ell... more »

Raising Naik: A resurgence of ethnoreligious sectarianism?

Piya Sukhani at New Mandala - 23 hours ago
Pakatan Harapan's concessions on the Zakir Naik controversy illustrate the high cost of chasing the Malay vote The post Raising Naik: A resurgence of ethnoreligious sectarianism? appeared first on New Mandala.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, as seen from the Turkish border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 10. Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing at least dozens of people in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against President Donald Trump. REUTERS/Murad Sezer *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Turkey attacks Kurds in northeast Syria* (Reuters).

The Mental Health Morass: Good for Pharma, Bad for Youth? By the Children’s Health Defense Team

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 23 hours ago
By the Children’s Health Defense Team When several hundred Colorado high school students walked out of a post-school-shooting vigil last May to protest the event’s politicization, their departing chant was, “mental health, mental health.” While this response may have unsettled the event’s organizers, it was unsurprising in the context of widespread media accounts of an […] The post The Mental Health Morass: Good for Pharma, Bad for Youth? By the Children’s Health Defense Team appeared first on Health Nut News.

Chet Raymo, "What Has Been So Long Composed" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"What Has Been So Long Composed"* by Chet Raymo "We have a sea horizon to the east. The sun comes up like a blaze of molten gold, a river of gold that flows across the sea to the surf at my feet. First a sliver, then a blister, then a bubble floating free. We arrived on this tropic isle in mid-December when the sun was at its southernmost extremity. Day by day it has been creeping northward, each sunrise edging, it seems, our way. The planet leans into its curve, tilting its northern hemisphere toward its star, grazing on the solar warmth. On Sunday, March 20, the sun will rise du... more »

"Decisions..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they're made for you, but you can't avoid them." - Mhairi McFarlane

“Only the Sound of People Thinking” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Only the Sound of People Thinking”* by Marc Chernoff *“Creating a Life: *The head chef at my favorite local diner was once a mobster. The first time I ate there he showed me the scars on his chest, arms, and back. Most of them were from his final night as a member of the mafia – a night that ended in a horrific battle with another mob group. He was stabbed multiple times and then beaten mercilessly with a steel pipe. Both of his lungs were punctured and a knife was lodged less than a centimeter from his heart. According to the paramedics, his heart stopped beating twice in the a... more »

"It May Be Necessary..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." - Maya Angelou

Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Thursday 10th October 2019

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily wind power generation data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click […]

New York Times Whines About Trump’s Anti-Biden Ad: ‘Facebook Won’t Pull Ads That Lie’

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Clay Waters ~ In a sign of the challenges ahead for Trump from social media censors and their journalistic allies as the 2020 campaign heats up, the New York Times is pouting that Facebook won’t censor a Trump campaign ad attacking Joe Biden over his son’s sketchy dealings in Ukraine. Reporter Cecilia Kang fretted […]

Death Cult Rising

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Craig Rucker ~ Move over ANTIFA, the latest group of radical nihilists disrupting our daily lives in the hopes of plunging us all back into the Dark Ages is Extinction Rebellion. Greta Thunberg often wears their symbols while issuing demands that we curtail individual freedoms and end industrial civilization. Beware the grownup crazies working […]

Pump Price Over $4 A Gallon Gives Californians Gas Pains

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Jackson Elliott ~ A dollar won’t take you very far in California these days. Today, the state has an average gas price of $4.18 per gallon, more than $1.50 higher than the $2.64 per gallon average from every other state, according to the American Automobile Association. California has the highest gas taxes in the […]

The Cold-Blooded Way the Allies Sank Hitler's U-Boats One by One

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: By Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,] Nazism defeated. *Key point*: Subs threatened Allies' supply lines and Britain's population with starvation. So the Royal and U.S. Navies found a way to beat them. Cut off in mid-transmission, this contact report came from a U.S. Navy patrol bomber operating over the Atlantic Ocean some 95 miles north of Cape Peñas, Spain, at 0316 hours on November 12, 1943. Repeated attempts to restore radio communications with the Conso... more »

Battleship War: What If China and the U.S. Navy Come To Blows In 2026?

Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, * This fiction could be closer to reality than we hope. *Key point: *Big ships vs. Chinese missiles. Despite years of negotiations and what amounts to a ‘frozen conflict’ on the water, China, the Philippines and Vietnam are more deadlocked than ever before when it comes to various claims and counterclaims in this hotly contested sea. Tensions are now near the boiling point as Beijing has finally begun reclamation work at Scarborough Shoal, *blockaded once again Second Thomas Shoal* and *placed multiple oil rigs off Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago

Will Russia Make A Deal With Turkey?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Syria: Erdoğan's eyes more likely to be on Putin than Trump* *Russia and Iran have troops in Syria and will see opportunities amid chaos of US impulsiveness.* Donald Trump’s decision to give the green light – now seemingly turning amber – for Turkey to enter northern Syria has produced a torrent of criticism from European capitals to Washington Republicans, all pointing out that Ankara’s move will revive Islamic State, cause untold civilian deaths and land the US with an indelible reputation across the Middle East as an unreliable ally. But the west has been losi... more »

CDC blames new Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak on pet turtles

News Desk at Food Safety News - 1 day ago
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that turtles have infected 21 people in 13 states with a Salmonella strain, sending seven to the hospital. None have died. CDC’s report says Salmonella Oranienburg is the outbreak strain, infecting the 21 people. Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that contact with pet turtles is the likely... Continue Reading

Ryan Knows-- Ryan Grim, That Is: Joe Biden’s Family Has Been Trading On Biden's Name For Decades-- And Democrats NEED To Acknowledge That... Now

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Grim's right, of course. And if you're a regular *DWT* reader, you've known about it for years-- and this isn't just about Hunter Biden. That brother of his-- is he in prison yet?-- is even worse? Grim wrote that "The problem for Democrats is that a review of Hunter Biden’s career shows clearly that he, along with Joe Biden’s brother James, has been trading on their family name for decades, cashing in on the implication-- and sometimes the explicit argument-- that giving money to a member of Joe Biden’s family wins the favor of Joe Biden. Democrats have been loath to give any cr... more »

Elizabeth Warren's Cruel Plan For "Environmental Justice"

Francis Menton at Manhattan Contrarian - 1 day ago
* Elizabeth Warren wants to be known as the Democratic presidential candidate who has a “Plan” for everything. I count some 50 of these Plans here on her website. * [N]ow we can make that 51 Plans, because yesterday Warren came out with the latest and greatest of them all, titled “FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE AS WE COMBAT THE CLIMATE CRISIS.” * [According to Warren] we have a “crisis of environmental justice,” caused by racist people like you putting “profits before people” while the government “look[s] the other way.” * I have a different word to describe Warren’s Plan for Climate Justice.... more »

U.S. Special Forces Soldier In Syria: 'I Am Ashamed For The First Time In My Career'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
I just spoke to a distraught US Special Forces soldier who is among the 1000 or so US troops in Syria tonight who is serving alongside the SDF Kurdish forces. It was one of the hardest phone calls I have ever taken. "I am ashamed for the first time in my career." — Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) October 9, 2019 *FOX New:* *Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time in my career'* PENTAGON – A member of U.S. Special Forces serving alongside the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria told Fox News on Wednesday they we... more »

The U.S. Air Force Has Begun Prototyping Its F-35 Stealth Fighter Replacement

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Will it change warfare? *Key point: *The weapons of the future are coming. (Washington, D.C.) Drone fighter jets, hypersonic attack planes, artificial intelligence, lasers, electronic warfare and sensors woven into the fuselage of an aircraft - are all areas of current technological exploration for the Air Force as it begins early prototyping for a new, 6th-Generation fighter jet to emerge in the 2030s and 2040s. While the initiative, called Next Generation Air Dominance(NGAD), has been largely conceptual for years, Air Force officials say current “pro... more »

Why It Took 2 Years for the U.S. Air Force to Start Beating the Nazis

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: By USAAF - U.S. Air Force photo 090821-F-1234S-001 [1] from the National Museum of the USAF [2], Public Domain,] A long time. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America’s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it ... more »

Growing Fears That The Kurds Will Not Be Able To Stop The Escape Of Thousands Of ISIS Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kurdish authorities claimed last night's bombardments at the border town of Qamishli had struck a prison full of its 'most dangerous' ISIS inmates in a 'clear attempt' to liberate them (pictured: ISIS fighters lie in a cramped prison guarded by the Kurdish-led SDF in Qamishli) *Daily Mail*: *'We now face the prospect of 10,000 ISIS prisoners rejoining the battlefield': US senator's terrifying warning as Kurdish militia claims jihadists will escape jail while they fight Turkey* * Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen warned of escaped ISIS fighters Wednesday * Turkey invaded northern Syria... more »

Turkey's Invasion Of Northern Syria -- News Updates October 10, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail: **Turkey releases video of its commandos advancing against Kurdish fighters as civilians continue to flee airstrikes and shelling in towns along the Syrian border* * Turkey's infantry are continuing their advance against Kurdish fighters as they bombard northern Syria * Operation Peace Spring began on Wednesday with barrages from artillery and war planes * President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims a 'safe zone' will push the Kurds out and allow for Syrian repatriation * Trump had agreed to withdraw US troops from Syria and hand control of the military operation to the T... more »

Nocturnal Twitterings VI

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
*(Unexpected, this one:)* *Hugh Sykes, BBC*: Hey Extinction Rebellion! Aviation accounts for 2 to 3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Cement manufacture produces four times as much CO2: 8%. Why are you targetting minor offender London City Airport instead of cement factories?...And annoyance in anyone who knows the facts instead of being seduced into this messianic new religion without doing a bit of (easy) research first.

What's Jon Faine really like? A farewell reflection from his former producer

Daniel Ziffer at Just In - 1 day ago
"The core of Jon Faine, and why his audience and staff love him, is his kindness," writes Daniel Ziffer, who produced Faine's radio program for seven years.

Police test reveals GPS trackers ineffective at monitoring domestic violence perpetrators

Josh Bavas at Just In - 1 day ago
A series of tests by Queensland police find live alerts that are supposed to warn authorities, or even the victim, if an offender is approaching are only successful in half of all the simulated breaches.

ATO whistleblower facing life in prison says tax ombudsman failed him

Nassim Khadem at Just In - 1 day ago
Richard Boyle says the tax ombudsman did not conduct a proper review of the tax office regarding allegations of improper use of debt-collection powers.

Tourists might tiptoe through the tulips but there's more to this farm

Hugh Hogan at Just In - 1 day ago
Tourists flock to this tulip farm to see the flowers, but it is under the ground where the serious farming is happening.

Paedophile former NSW minister wins bid for parole

Giselle Wakatama at Just In - 1 day ago
The NSW Parole Authority is set to grant parole to convicted paedophile and disgraced former government minister Milton Orkopoulos.

Former Paralympian climbs on top of plane in Extinction Rebellion protest

Just In - 1 day ago
A Paralympic medallist, identified as James Brown, climbs on top of a British Airways plane at London City Airport as part of ongoing protests by Extinction Rebellion.

Self-managed super funds face a wealth wipe-out due to inexperience and a toxic economic mix: ASIC

Peter Ryan at Just In - 1 day ago
The low-interest-rate/low-inflation environment that's making life tough for professional investors could be toxic for inexperienced self-managed funds, according to ASIC.

Ireland and the UK see a 'pathway' to a Brexit deal

Just In - 1 day ago
The leaders of Britain and Ireland say they have spotted a "pathway" to an elusive Brexit deal, keeping hopes of a breakthrough alive just three weeks before the UK's deadline to leave the European Union.

Adelaide hospital beds mothballed, health jobs cut, despite record ramping

Nick Harmsen at Just In - 1 day ago
The SA Government has revealed plans to mothball 60 public hospital beds and offer further redundancies in the health system, despite record levels of ambulance ramping outside emergency departments in recent months.

Deacon murder appeal dismissed

Kate Ashton at Just In - 1 day ago
Convicted murderer Danny Deacon has his appeal over a life sentence dismissed at the Northern Territory Court of Criminal Appeal.

Two Years and Multiple Lawsuits Result in Nothing – Deutsche Bank Doesn’t Have Trump Tax Returns…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Two years of litigation, thousands of resistance hours used, millions spent on lawyers, and they don’t even get a T-Shirt. Oh dear… too funny. (New York Times) If investigators are going to get their hands on President Trump’s tax returns, … Continue reading →

Nocturnal Twitterings V

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
*Dominic Raab (foreign secretary)*: I’ve spoken to my Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to express the UK’s disappointment and concern about the military incursion into NE Syria, and call for restraint. The intervention risks greater humanitarian suffering and undermines the focus on countering Daesh. *Emily Maitlis, BBC*: There’s a lot of foreign office “disappointment” this week. Disappointment is when pret runs out of your fave lunchtime sarnie. Not when war is started.

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