Saturday, October 12, 2019

12 October - Blogs I'm Following - 2 of 5

10:16 pm MDT

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 6 hours ago
One For The Road.... R.I.P. Ginger Baker Brought To You By *BLUESJUNKY*: Chair of Music - Middle Finger Symphony Music Director

Telegraph Publishes Fake Claims From XR Supporter

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Telegraph printed this letter from an XR supporter yesterday, containing some utterly absurd claims: In particular these claims: “The Government upped its subsidies to big oil to £2 billion this year while reducing subsidies to sustainable energy to £700,000” Really? What subsidies to Big Oil? […]

How Dangerous Is Turkey's Military on the Battlefield?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Middle East* [image: By United States Department of Defense (SSGT Phil Schmitten) - DefenseLINK Multimedia Gallery, asset DFST8712392., Public Domain,] F-16s, submarines and state of the art tanks are just a small part of what Turkey can use to wage war. Straddling two continents, Turkey has one of the most powerful armed forces in Europe or Asia. Over four hundred thousand strong, Ankara’s armed forces are divided into the Army, Air Force, and Navy. A Special Forces Corps exists and is subordinat... more »

BEHOLD: Is China's DF-26 Missile a Real Threat to U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers?

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, * Will Beijing's strategy work? *Key point:* America has a range problem. Last year, Chinese state media reported that a new brigade of Beijing’s most advanced intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been “activated.” The newly commissioned brigade is armed with the Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM. According to the* Diplomat**,* “Video footage carried in Chinese state media showed at least 22 integrated six-axle DF-26 transporter-erector-launchers along with their crews.” What do we know about this missile? First, the basics. The Center for Strategi... more »

Chemotherapy Does Not Work 97% Of The Time – Allopathic Medicine Is A For Profit Industry

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Truth To Power: Cancer is A Holistic Phenomenon, Naturopathy Is The Only Sane Treatment For Your Life! Big Pharma And the Vaccine Cartels Design The Curriculum For Medical Schools. MDs Treat The Symptom (with drugs that have dangerous side effects) Not The Cause! Drugs And Surgery Do Not Eliminate Cancer!

California Shutting Down Ham Radio Networks Despite Recent Wildfires, Blackouts

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Nwo Report: Claims emergency radio services are no longer a benefit Source: Kit Daniels | California is trying to snuff out ham radio operators in the state by claiming their emergency services are no longer a benefit despite recent blackouts and the ongoing threat of wildfires. The California Department of Forestry…

Farm to Hospital Bed: This Hospital Uses Its Roof to Feed Thousands

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 6 hours ago
The post Farm to Hospital Bed: This Hospital Uses Its Roof to Feed Thousands appeared first on Health Nut News.

Steve Bannon Discusses the Corruptive Influence of China Upon Capitalism…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
Steve Bannon is at his best when he explains how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) use their power in economics -against the capitalist view of profit- to erode the values of western companies and corporations. Good points made in … Continue reading →

KY: Pushing Old Charter Myths In A New Market

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 7 hours ago
Kentucky has spent a bunch of time in charter limbo--there is a charter law on the books, but the legislature wouldn't fund it and local districts are (shocker) unwilling to share their aready-meager funding. So Kentucky remains a fresh market, and charter advocates are still trying to gin up some public support, which lends itself to a sort of Greatest Hits tour of failed charter school arguments. Take this op-ed from the Lexington Herald-Leader: "If public schools aren’t performing, why not give charter schools a chance?" It's by Ronald Vissing, a Lexington marketing consultant an... more »

Curbing fed unions riding taxpayer coattails thanks to President Trump

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 7 hours ago
With Go Ahead from OPM, Agencies Press Forward With Efforts to Cripple Federal Unions Unions likely to face evictions, severe restrictions on official time. Government Executive Eric Katz October 7, 2019 The Trump administration has directed agencies to begin implementing the president’s executive orders targeting federal employee unions and their disciplinary processes, with some departments already moving forward with threats to evict the labor groups from their government offices. The memorandum from Office of Personnel Management Director Dale Cabaniss came days after a court i... more »

What’s up with Nunes suing Twitter

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 7 hours ago
In March 2018, David Nunes was fed up with the hit job being perpetrated against him on Twitter. He was fed up with the algorithms Twitter swore were non-partisan and designed to keep all users safe. He was fed up with the defamation of his character. So Nunes filed a lawsuit in Virginia in March 2019 where he had been at the time Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and continues to work for his constituents. In that lawsuit, Nunes sued Twitter, Liz Mair, and two Twitter parody accounts. Mair is a writer known to write for the Hill, Fox, … Continue reading →

Not All Members Of Congress Are On Junkets When They Travel Overseas

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Last month, in endorsing Andy Levin's reelection bid, we showed how he has the best voting record in Congress. And he's pretty good when he's not voting too. Congress has been on another one of their long recesses. Many members scurry off to do "research" in Paris and Rome and Tahiti. Andy, vice chair of the Education and Labor Committee and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, wasn't dining at Guy Savoy or in L’Arpège Paris or at La Pergola or Il Pagliaccio in Rome with the Republicans. Instead he hooked up with CARE for a grueling fact-finding trip to Bangladesh. He wrote a... more »

NYT Op-Ed: House Democrats Should Arrest Trump’s Allies

Luis Miguel at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: nyt-op-ed-house-democrats-should-arrest-trump-s-allies] Cornell Law School professor Josh Chafetz said Congress should arrest Trump officials who do not comply with subpoenas related to the impeachment probe.

Oct. 12: A very ugly world

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago This has not been an exciting election for Canada. The best news (which isn't great) is that the Liberals are best positioned to form a minority government - probably with the NDP. ________________________________________________________________ Corruption? With the oil industry? In Alberta? Nah. _________________________________________________________________ I grew up in a Quebec that was profoundly racist. The "race" was Catholicism. It was understoo... more »

This man was a spy and former 'king' of Iceland before he was sent to Tasmania as a convict

Georgie Burgess at Just In - 8 hours ago
Jorgen Jorgenson visited Van Diemen's Land when it was first settled — 20 years later he would return as a convict and former self-proclaimed king of Iceland.

Earthquake shakes Tokyo as Typhoon Hagibis lashes east coast of Japan

Just In - 8 hours ago
Four people are dead and nine are missing after Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Japan's main island of Honshu, with a magnitude-5.7 quake increasing already landslide-prone conditions.

The battle for water heads underground

Jess Davis And Andy Burns at Just In - 8 hours ago
Formed millions of years ago and hidden from sight, Australia's precious underground water reserves are becoming a new battleground in the fight for water.

I came down with a bad case of the imposter syndrome. This is how I beat it

Just In - 8 hours ago
Harper Lee famously suffered from a decades-long writer's block in her attempt to follow To Kill A Mockingbird — so how can you avoid the dreaded "sophomore slump"? Author Christine Piper explores.

The secret camera in the digital clock tells a troubling story

Anne Connolly at Just In - 8 hours ago
It's early morning and Ernie Poloni is lying in his nursing home bed. Two carers enter his room, unaware that the digital clock on the table holds a hidden camera, writes Anne Connolly

"Get Up Off Your Knees!" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Get Up Off Your Knees!"* On your knees you may live to see another day, but you’ll never live to see better days. by Robert Gore "Zoos are among the saddest places on earth: magnificent but confined creatures on display for gawking crowds, prevented from living out their biological destinies, fed their daily rations, and domesticated beyond where they could ever return to the wild. You have to feel pity and sorrow for these innocent prisoners; they’d flee in a heartbeat if they could. Humans have made themselves inmates - whether of a zoo, prison, or asylum is hard to say, likel... more »

When World War III Happens, It Will Start In One Of These 5 Places

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, World* Diplomacy is needed to calm these conflicts. *You May Also Like*: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time. *Key point:* The flashpoints for future conflict already exist. The world has avoided war between major power war since 1945, even if the United States and the Soviet Union came quite close on several occasions during the Cold War. In the first two decades following the fall of the Berlin Wall, great power war seemed virtually unimaginable. Today, w... more »

In 1945, Two Submarines Had An Underwater Battle To The Death For The First Time

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* Who made it out? *Key point: *The only time to fully-submerged submarines did battle. *The Hunt for Red October *dramatized for the public one of the tensest forms of warfare imaginable: combat between submarines submerged deep under the ocean’s surface, the nerve-wracked crews scouring the fathomless depths for their adversary’s acoustic signature using hydrophones. However, while hunting undersea enemies is one of the primary jobs of modern attack submarines, only one undersea sub engagement has ever taken place, under decidedly unique cir... more »

"all combined services of the state alone will not be able to overcome Islamist Hydra" -Macron

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 8 hours ago
4-26-2018 * French *police investigating a woman for suspected ties to ISIS have made a chilling discovery, according to French police officials and prosecutors: the arrested woman had a USB drive that contained the personal details of thousands of French police officials. That’s raised fears that a similar data breach may have helped an ISIS militant carry out the notorious June 2016 murder of a French police commander and his domestic partner, a civilian police employee. The USB was discovered last October during raids on apartments and properties linked to the 25-year-old woman, ... more »

FOX: Here’s Why You Don’t Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
A fire department in Oregon is warning the public about the dangers of plugging a space heater into a power strip. The Umatilla County Fire District posted the warning on its Facebook page with a picture of a melted power strip. The fire department wrote on its Facebook page: “The weather is getting colder, and […] The post FOX: Here’s Why You Don’t Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips appeared first on Health Nut News.

Musical Interlude: Josh Groban, "Remember When It Rained" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Josh Groban, "Remember When It Rained"

Chet Raymo, “Daybreak” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Daybreak”* by Chet Raymo “I may have been in the last generation of youngsters who grew up with an awareness of the works of Maxfield Parrish. The children's' books he illustrated were still in circulation. Reproductions of his works appeared with some regularity in books and magazines meant for kids, and they were commonly framed for children's rooms. To me, they represented a fantasy world, a never-never land of make-believe. Those skies! The blues! The golds! The luminous mists! The billowing clouds like castles in the air! The unearthly light that sugarcoats trees and crags! ... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "Just Thinking" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Just Thinking"* "Got up on a cool morning. Leaned out a window. No cloud, no wind. Air that flowers held for awhile. Some dove somewhere. Been on probation most of my life. And the rest of my life been condemned. So these moments count for a lot - peace, you know. Let the bucket of memory down into the well, bring it up. Cool, cool minutes. No one stirring, no plans. Just being there. This is what the whole thing is about." - William Stafford

If Only..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Sometimes you imagine that everything could have been different for you, that if only you had gone right one day when you chose to go left, you would be living a life you could never have anticipated. But at other times you think there was no other way forward - that you were always bound to end up exactly where you have." - Kevin Brockmeier

Artificial meat is now made in space, coming to a supermarket near you

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Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

China grows cotton plant on the far side of the moon

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago

The Poet: William Stafford, "Just Thinking" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Just Thinking"* "Got up on a cool morning. Leaned out a window. No cloud, no wind. Air that flowers held for awhile. Some dove somewhere. Been on probation most of my life. And the rest of my life been condemned. So these moments count for a lot - peace, you know. Let the bucket of memory down into the well, bring it up. Cool, cool minutes. No one stirring, no plans. Just being there. This is what the whole thing is about." - William Stafford

Gregory Mannarino, “Markets: A Look Ahead Special Report” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “Markets: A Look Ahead Special Report” -

"How It Really Is" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

Schumer helps land a $410 million deal for a Rochester defense contractor

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 9 hours ago
Prior Cooperative Agreement Between U Of R Laser Lab And DOE’s NNSA Expired In 2018; Schumer Pushed For Finalization Of New Agreement In Meeting With And Letters To Top Brass At DOE And During 2018 Visit To Rochester Highlighting Its Vast Importance

Schumer, Gillibrand announce $395k in Appalachian Regional Commission funding for Southern Tier

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 9 hours ago
Funding Will Be Used To Expand Broadband Wireless Service Across Allegany, Cattaraugus And Chautauqua Counties U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week that $395,000 in federal funding will be flowing to the Southern

Reed discusses trade mission to Poland, investment in NY-23

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 9 hours ago
This week, Rep. Tom Reed discussed a trip to Poland he took earlier this month to discuss U.S. and Poland business investment. “Western New York has a rich Polish heritage, and we were proud to meet with the Polish Prime Minister and President

Higgins announces $830k UB research grant to study policing

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 9 hours ago
Award from Department of Justice Comes From the Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System Program Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded the

Jacobs announces State funding for new soccer mini-pitches along Scajaquada Creek in Black Rock

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 9 hours ago
Funding for new soccer mini-pitches will enable partnerships with local soccer clubs (Buffalo, NY) – New York State Senator Chris Jacobs (60th SD) was joined by Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, North District Council Member Joseph Golombek and local community

Anatomy of the Phone Call Now Imperiling Trump’s Presidency

AP News at - 9 hours ago
The 10 words that came out of Trump’s mouth — “I would like you to do us a favor, though” — are what triggered the House impeachment inquiry that has imperiled his presidency.

Did Sustainable Atlas Shrug?

Pierre Lemieux at Econlib - 9 hours ago
Ayn Rand’s 1957 philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged may not be a literary masterpiece or the last word in political theory, but it does hold some lessons. It tells the story of very productive and creative individuals who, harassed by politicians and bureaucrats, shrugged and retired in their own secret anarchic community. The rest of the […] The post Did Sustainable Atlas Shrug? appeared first on Econlib.

Syria should be cleared of any foreign presence: Putin

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that Syria should be freed from any foreign military presence and this rule should be applied to all states. “Today, we are discussing this issue [the need for withdrawal of foreign troops from Syria] with all our partners, both Iranian and Turkish, and we have repeatedly told our American […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source


Hardnox at 'Nox & Friends - 10 hours ago
Do You Know Someone Suffering From Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder (T.U.R.D.)? Know the signs, spot the symptoms, and save a life! Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time. Sufferers of Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, rioting, and uncontrollable crying. People with Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder are characterized by a pers... more »

How Israeli doctors enable the Shin Bet’s torture industry at If Americans Knew Blog - 10 hours ago
From approving brutal interrogation techniques to writing false medical reports, doctors in Israel have taken an active role in the torture of Palestinian prisoners... The post How Israeli doctors enable the Shin Bet’s torture industry appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.

500 Expert Skeptics Rattle Europe’s Climate Cage

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The climate change debate has never been as hot in Europe as it is in America, but that has now changed some. At least 500 experts, mostly Europeans, have signed a ” Declaration that there is no climate emergency” which has been delivered…

Electric-Car Owners Hard Hit by Massive California Power Shutdown

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Smoke from a California wildfire [image credit: BBC] Drastic loss of mobility. Recharging directly from solar panels is not an option either. Tesla’s Elon Musk promises battery and solar solutions for the many EV owners who can’t charge their cars, reports Yahoo News. – – – From Car and…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 284 – 2019

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

In 2014, a study claimed high heels made women more attractive. Now it’s been retracted.

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Perhaps you saw the headlines back in 2014, ones like “Science Proves It: Men Really Do Find High Heels Sexier,” from TIME. Or maybe this quote, from the author of a study in Archives of Sexual Behavior, on CNBC: “Women’s shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men’s behavior,” says the study’s author, Nicolas … Continue reading In 2014, a study claimed high heels made women more attractive. Now it’s been retracted.

How to lie with (temperature) statistics

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 10 hours ago

Saturday Morning Links

Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 10 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Linda McQuaig writes about the myth that we have no choice but to pursue privatization - and notes that electric vehicle production represents an ideal opportunity to build public economic capacity: Is it feasible to save the once-vibrant Oshawa complex and transform it into a publicly owned plant producing environmentally essential products, as part of a Green New Deal? Gindin notes that during the Second World War, GM facilities were converted to produce military vehicles. He insists that the Oshawa plant be expropriated today without ... more »

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