Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 15, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland July 9, 2016 *Aurel Sari, Just Security:* *Can Turkey be Expelled from NATO? It’s Legally Possible, Whether or Not Politically Prudent* *Member States Could Declare Turkey in “Material Breach” and Suspend or Terminate their Treaty Relationship* Turkey’s ongoing military action in Syria, Operation Peace Spring, has caused consternation and dismay among its allies. French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the intervention could create an “unbearable humanitarian situation” and demanded that the offen... more »

Just 100 Companies Will Sign Humanity’s Death Warrant

Lee Camp at MintPress News - 11 hours ago
The 100 corporations actively suffocating us in a blanket of global warming emissions are the same ones that run our government. They have wrapped their tentacles around our politicians, the regulatory agencies and the criminal justice system. The post Just 100 Companies Will Sign Humanity’s Death Warrant appeared first on MintPress News.

False narrative connecting Giuliani, Ukrainian-American associates and Trump (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 336. More The post False narrative connecting Giuliani, Ukrainian-American associates and Trump (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

The dangerous Mr. Scheer

Unknown at Paying attention - 11 hours ago
*[The Run is The Tyee's election newsletter - you can subscribe here. I wrote this for a recent edition.]* Andrew Scheer’s harmless schtick has worked for 15 years as he’s avoided doing doing anything notable as he climbed the political ladder. Now he wants to be prime minister. And his policies would be dangerous. My long career has included stints writing newspaper editorials, a form with its own clichés. A favourite is the anguished cry “How many more must die before…” followed by whatever the writer wants to see happen, from a neighbourhood stop sign to global disarmament. It w... more »

Supreme Court Investigates Pro-Bolsonaro Fake News Network and Attacks on Court

Dorah Feliciano at The Rio Times - 11 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered the Federal Police to investigate the relationship between a WhatsApp messaging network favoring President Jair Bolsonaro, active since past elections and disclosed by UOL in September, and the attacks suffered by court justices on the Internet in recent times. The request […] The post Supreme Court Investigates Pro-Bolsonaro Fake News Network and Attacks on Court appeared first on The Rio Times.

After Trump Promised to ‘Drain the Swamp’ Lobbying is Running Rampant in DC

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
Just over halfway through his first term Trump has appointed a "staggering" 281 lobbyists, four times more than Obama had in his first 6 years.

Cops Rip Out Innocent Woman’s Tampon, Vaginally Search Her in PUBLIC—Taxpayers to Be Held Liable

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: search]The taxpayers of San Antonio will soon shell out $205,000 after an innocent woman was vaginally searched in public for non-existent drugs.

Former WH Aide: John Bolton Called Giuliani a ‘Hand Grenade’

AP News at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
The aide, Fiona Hill, testified for more than 10 hours as part of the Democrats' impeachment probe into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Reality Check for CNN: Target’s Wage Increase Being Offset by Fewer Hours

Bob Adelmann at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: reality-check-for-cnn-target-s-wage-increase-being-offset-by-fewer-hours] Two years ago, CNN was delighted that Target was going to increase employee wages. On Monday, CNN revealed that the wage increase was paid for by the employees themselves, many of whom have had their hours cut.

Then and Now

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 11 hours ago
15 October 2019 — Raghead the friendly terrorist Admittedly, the last part is still speculation, but the staggering hypocrisy of Western mediaganda is so breathtaking that I have not the slightest doubt that they can turn round a hundred and eighty degrees in a nanosecond. Their “audience”, composed of brain-dead zombies, will in any case … Continue reading Then and Now

Kurds face stark options after US pullback

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 11 hours ago
In the annals of bombastic Trump tweets, this one is simply astonishing: here we have a President of the United States, on the record, unmasking the whole $8-trillion intervention in the Middle East as an endless war based on a “false premise.” No wonder the Pentagon is not amused.

The truth about immunity in the Sacoolas case over Harry Dunn’s death

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 11 hours ago
Robert Woodward – TruePublica: The mainstream media have colluded with the state to cover up what really happened over the death of Harry Dunn by the American wife of a so-called diplomat driving on the wrong side of the road.

What Did America Offer North Korea at Working-Level Talks? One Report Claims To Know.

Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, Asia* And it makes absolutely no sense at all. Do we finally know what U.S. negotiators offered North Korea at recent working-level talks that broke down in just a few hours? According to several news reports, citing just one anonymous source, we just might have an idea. The offer might look familiar, as it is similar to a reported U.S. offer that had been in the press. According to the Korean outlet *Hankyoreh *which picked up a report in the Japanese newspaper *Yomiuri Shimbun*, the deal Washington pitched Pyongyang looked like this: The US off... more »

These Are the Top 5 .357 Caliber Guns on the Market

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Americas* [image: http://www.winchesterguns.com/content/dam/winchester-repeating-arms/products/rifles/model-1873/sporter---octagon-case-hardened/WRF15_534217137.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/original.img.jpg] The finest. *Key point:* .357 caliber guns continue to stick around because they are durable and well-liked. One of the most persistent handgun calibers of the past one hundred years, the .357 Magnum (9x33mmR) cartridge was for decades the most powerful commercially available round. Invented in 1934, the cartridge was developed by leading firearm au... more »

This Is the Definitive List of the Best Pellet Guns of 2019

Gun News Daily at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Gun News Daily* *Security, Americas* [image: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71wcuqO8N3L._SL1500_.jpg] Choose your weapon. *Key point:* There are a variety of good pellet guns to pick from. Whether you decide to invest in a rifle style pellet gun or a handheld pistol pellet gun, you’ll want to get the most power possible for the money you are spending. The more velocity a pellet gun offers, the more likely hunters and small game hunters are to take out their targets. When it comes to choosing the right pellet gun, you’ll want to consider what you are going to ... more »

All in an afternoon's work

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
The fox that set the #FBPEs flapping and squawking today *The BBC's Editor of Live Political Programmes, one Rob Burley (have I mentioned him before?), has been busy again this afternoon: * *Rob Burley*: (1) On the Brexit Party and why they have more MEPs on *Politics Live *than other parties: The BP polled first in the European elections in May with over 30% of the vote. They enjoyed considerable electoral support and 29 MEPs and as a new party have yet to fight a Gen election. (2) Under the electoral system they may well not get any or many MPs when they do stand in Gen Election... more »

Our country’s religious foundation is crumbling

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 11 hours ago
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” said John Adams in 1798. Some things don’t change, even after 221 years, and Attorney General William Barr quoted Adams to say so in a stellar speech at Notre Dame about American politics and our crumbling moral foundation. Barr, a devout Catholic, made the case that modern Americans have replaced dependency on God with dependency on government. He also argued that modern secularists are not merely non-religious; they are outright hostile to religion. “The ca... more »

Glory be to the Father

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 11 hours ago
Have you ever wondered why we say, "world without end" in the Gloria Patri? Me neither. I guess I've said or sung it so often I'd never thought that it meant the world would go on forever and never stop. But someone did ask (on radio), so here's what I heard. It's a very awkward idiom that comes from Hebrew, then Greek, then Latin, then squeezed into English. In other words, a bad translation for "will be for ever." In none of the other languages does the word *world *appear. Found a longer explanation. https://nathanlemahieu.weebly.com/gloria-patri.html

ISDS lawsuit: When corporation ignores state sovereignty

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
15-Oct-2019 The book aims to provide an understanding to the public about ISDS mechanism, by providing a clear description of real impact caused by ISDS lawsuit faced by Indonesia.

China wants more talks before signing that trade deal Trump promoted

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
15-Oct-2019 China wants to hold more talks this month to hammer out the details of the “Phase One” trade deal touted by President Trump before Xi Jinping agrees to sign it.

Interview With Carl Zha On The Neoliberal Economic Decline Fueling Hong Kong Protests

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome Carl Zha, the host of "Silk and Steel," to the "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast. "Silk and Steel" is Zha's weekly podcast on the history, culture, and current events of China and the Silk Road. The post Interview With Carl Zha On The Neoliberal Economic Decline Fueling Hong Kong Protests appeared first on Shadowproof.

Make dishwashers great again

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 12 hours ago
Bad policy led to bad dishwashers. Time to hit the reset button. TAKE ACTION NOW The post Make dishwashers great again appeared first on CFACT.

CFACT official comment to Department of Energy on dishwashers

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. at CFACT - 12 hours ago
Despite impressive advances in technology in recent decades, American households are now saddled with dishwashers that are substantially inferior to those available 20 or even 30 years ago. The post CFACT official comment to Department of Energy on dishwashers appeared first on CFACT.

"Torpedo" Joni Ernst on Impeachment

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*-by Vice Admiral Michael Franken (ret.)* If America had a dollar for every time DC insiders gave a reason not to hold President Donald Trump accountable, the $22 trillion national debt would be zero. Politicians and pundits of both parties have ignored common sense, moral decency, and even their own self interest to adequately confront Donald Trump first as a candidate and then as president. Even though it appears that President Trump was caught red-handed shaking down the President of Ukraine, the conventional wisdom in Washington is that an impeachment inquiry is bad politics... more »

Trump Threatens to ‘Destroy’ Turkey’s Economy with Sanctions

AP News at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

Russia Moves to Fill Void Left by US in Northern Syria

AP News at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces.

The Cost of Trump’s Syria Decision: Ethnic Cleansing

Sarkaw Aziz at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Sarkaw Aziz* *Security, Middle East* The president’s decision to stop acting in the region is an unconscionable betrayal of American principles and the loyalty of our allies. When the Trump administration began, Americans were moved by the gruesome reports of children injured and killed by chemical weapons attacks in Syria, which led the president to take decisive action to save lives. In the fight against ISIS, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) became—and still are—Washington’s most reliable and effective ally. In this context, the president’s decision to withdraw from Syria i... more »

NBA Basketball Superstar LeBron James Blames China Row On 'Misinformed' Rockets GM. Says He Should Have Kept His Mouth Shut

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*AFP: **LeBron under fire after blaming China row on 'misinformed' Rockets GM* Los Angeles (AFP) - Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a "misinformed" tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong. James told reporters that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" on Hong Kong and should have kept his mouth shut, as the outspoken Lakers forward waded into a charged debate that other high-profile NBA figures have shied away from. "So ma... more »

New California laws allow some marijuana firms to deduct expenses on state returns, help normalize MJ as ag commodity

Bart Schaneman at Marijuana Business Daily - 12 hours ago
Cannabis-related bills signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom are significant steps in both providing marijuana businesses with the ability to write off business costs on state tax returns as well as normalizing cannabis as an agriculture commodity for cultivators. On Oct. 12, Newsom signed Assembly Bill 37, which will allow California’s cannabis businesses to […] New California laws allow some marijuana firms to deduct expenses on state returns, help normalize MJ as ag commodity is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis ... more »

HEART(S) OF DUMBNESS: The associate professor saw right through the ruse!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019The dumbness of all human tribes:* On Sunday morning, October 6, the New York Times published Monica Potts' unflattering portrait of Clinton, Arkansas, the small rural town in which she was born and raised. You could almost tell the profile would be unflattering by the headline the New York Times placed on the unflattering piece: In the Land of Self-Defeat, the unflattering headline read. By paragraph 5, we were expressly told that people in Clinton, Arkansas are frequently driven by "an attitude that is against taxes, immigrants and government, but als... more »

Taco Bell claims credit for swift recall of seasoned beef with metal shavings

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 12 hours ago
An “undetermined amount” of seasoned beef produced by Kenosha Beef International for Taco Bell recalled late Monday was by early Tuesday two million pounds of meat that was bound for use in burritos and tacos at the fast-food restaurant’s outlets all across the country. Kenosha is located in Columbus, OH and last night through the U.S. Department... Continue Reading

Analysis: US Abandons Kurds + Turkey’s Awkward Hand in Syria

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 12 hours ago
*Tony Cartalucci* | This week's events are the culmination of successive failed US and Turkish policies. What happens next could end up transforming geopolitics of the Middle East.

Development And Setbacks Of The Current Iraqi Military, Interview with CSU San Marco’s Prof Marashi

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
(AFP/Getty Images) The Iraqi military has gone through several stages since the 2003 U.S. invasion. There was its disbandment by the Coalition Provisional Authority, the hasty attempt at rebuilding by the Americans, its collapse in the face of the Islamic State in 2014, and others. To help give some insights into the recent history of the force is California State University San Marcos’ Middle East Professor Ibrahim al-Marashi who has written about the Iraqi forces over the years including Iraq’s Armed Forces: An Analytical History. He can be followed on Twitter @ialmarashi. *1. T... more »

Twitter Targets Hong Kong in US-backed Regime Change Operation

Tony Cartalucci at Peace and Prosperity - 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] When Twitter Safety announced that it was taking actions against “information operations” directed at Hong Kong, informed observers could have immediately assumed that Twitter was not actually serious about stopping anything of the sort but rather ensuring the information operation they are a part of was protected and those attempting to take action against it were purged from their platform. And of course, those informed observers would be correct. The official statement published on Twitter’s official blog titled, “Information operations directed at Hong Kong,”... more »

BREAKING: US Working With Russia to Handover Patrols Between Turkish and Syrian Armies in Manbij

Patrick Henningsen at Peace and Prosperity - 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] This morning, Russian military officials announced they are now patrolling the region surrounding Syria’s northern town of Manbij, specifically in the areas which separate Turkish troops and the Syrian Arab Army soldiers. According to a Russian Defense Ministry statement issued Tuesday, Russian military police are being positioned as a ‘buffer’ around the area northwest of Manbij, “along the line of contact between the Syrian Arab Republic and Turkey.” Officials also indicated that they are in communication with the Turkish military leadership to ensure that patro... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 15

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1906 Protests in Mosul ended against Ottoman census that included counting women 1927 1st successful oil well started at Baba Gargur field in Kirkuk 1960 Islamic Party complained to Gen Qasim that his govt neglected religion while accepted Communists Asked Qasim to ban Communists and their media while releasing any cleric arrested since 1958 coup (Musings On Iraq book review *Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam*) (Musings On Iraq Interviewwith Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party) 1973 Syrian-Jordanian-Iraqi offensive in southern Syria faile... more »

My first day in Nepal

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
What a great experience I had as I arrived in Nepal today. My plane from Delhi, India was an hour late taking off and I knew it would create problems for my friends in Kathmandu, Nepal who were going to meet me at the airport. In 2016 four of our board members from the Global Network attended a space conference in Visakhapatnam, India and then went onto to Kathmandu to speak at several colleges in that city. (You can see a report on that amazing journey here.) On our last night in Kathmandu we had dinner with a large group of professors who asked if they could create a Global Ne... more »

Propaganda versus fact

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 12 hours ago
As an exercise in judging the torrent of political propaganda that's spewed at us from all sides in these tenuously United States, here are two articles covering the same subject; President Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from the area of Syria near the Turkish border, to avoid getting involved in a shooting war with the Turks over the Kurds. (We've spoken of his decision before, here and here. Basically, I think it was correct.) They offer very different perspectives. The New York Times thinks the President got it disastrously wrong, and has endangered US prestige, poli... more »

PG&E Woes: Political Failure, Not Market Failure

Jordan McGillis at IER - 12 hours ago
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), an investor-owned utility company serving 16,000,000 customers primarily in Northern California, cut the flow of… The post PG&E Woes: Political Failure, Not Market Failure appeared first on IER.

Is President Trump To Blame For The Current Crisis In The Middle East? And Is He Repeating President Obama's Mistake?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Syrian army soldiers gesture as they stand in vehicles in the town of Ain Issa, Syria, October 14. SANA/via REUTERS *Rich Lowry, NYPost*:* Trump is repeating key Obama Middle East mistakes * Barack Obama and Donald Trump are diametrically opposed figures, representing the categorical rejection of the other for their supporters, yet share significant foreign policy DNA. They both defined themselves in opposition to George W. Bush’s foreign policy. Obama probably wouldn’t have defeated Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Democratic nomination if she hadn’t voted for the Iraq war and if he d... more »

Cop Found Guilty in Killing of Unarmed Naked Veteran Suffering from PTSD

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: veteran]A Georgia police officer was found guilty on multiple charges after killing a naked unarmed veteran in the midst of a PTSD crisis.

Bullied 12yo Girl Arrested, Charged with Felony for Pointing a ‘Finger Gun’ at Students

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: girl]A girl who was bullied at school was arrested, charged with a felony, and is facing time behind bars for pointing her fingers at classmates.

'Where have you been?': Owner reunited with lost dog 12 years later and 1,600km from home

Just In - 12 hours ago
A Florida woman continued to pay the annual microchip fee for her missing dog, praying one day she would return. After 12 years, that faith was rewarded when fox terrier Dutchess found her way home.

Leaked documents allege Australian soldiers shot sleeping child dead in father's arms

Mark Willacy at Just In - 12 hours ago
A tranche of leaked Afghan human rights reports, translated by the ABC and backed up by witness testimonies in Afghanistan, detail claims unarmed civilians were killed by Australian soldiers.

IMF says Australia is caught up in global economic downturn

Peter Ryan at Just In - 12 hours ago
The slowest pace of growth since the global financial crisis is being blamed on rising trade barriers and higher uncertainty from swirling geopolitical issues, which are putting a dent in manufacturing and global trade.

New Video : “Climate Disorder”

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 12 hours ago

ABC: Video of How Panera Prepares Mac and Cheese went Viral, Then This Happened

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
A video of mac and cheese being prepared inside a kitchen at one Panera Bread location has quickly gone viral online. The shell-shaped pasta with a white cheese sauce comes from the freezer in a vacuum sealed bag, gets dropped into boiling water, removed, cut open and poured onto a plate. The company states on […] The post ABC: Video of How Panera Prepares Mac and Cheese went Viral, Then This Happened appeared first on Health Nut News.

The conservative case against Churchill

George Callaghan at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Whenever the United Kingdom or even the US argues for military action a leader will liken himself to Churchill. The man is regarded as Britain’s national hero. More The post The conservative case against Churchill appeared first on The Duran .

Capitalism Dooming Kids With Curable Cancers

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
**** Fall Fundraiser. Please show your support for Sardonicky via the PayPal tip jar to your right, making either a one-time or recurring donation. If you don't like PayPal, you can email me at kmgarcia2000@yahoo.com for instructions on where to send a check. Without generous readers, I can't keep writing. So thank you in advance!**** *+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++* Buried deep (Page A-21) within the dead tree edition of the New York Times today is a scandal far more deserving of outrage than the latest Ukraine-gate drama: *A critical drug that serves as the backbone of... more »

China Is Becoming a Superpower (And Is Boasting About It)

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, Asia* [image: Reuters] Beijing is very pleased with its military's progress. *Key point:* Beijing published a report that tells the world how China will go about defending itself and its interests. First published in 1995, China’s biannual White Paper has long been regarded as one of the foremost sources of Chinese strategic messaging. What does its 2019 edition, “China’s National Defence in the New Era,” tell us about the PRC’s security orientation? Popular news coverage has focused on the report’s repeated insistence that Chinese “national sovereign... more »

Swarm Hell: Can the U.S. Army Stop Hundreds of Drones Armed with Explosives?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The threat is real--and Army has plans to stay ahead of the curve. (Washington, D.C.) They can form swarms of hundreds of mini, precision-guided explosives, overwhelm radar or simply blanket an area with targeting sensors. They can paint or light up air, ground or sea targets for enemy fighters, missiles or armored vehicles, massively increasing warzone vulnerability. The can instantly emerge from behind mountains to fire missiles at Army convoys, infantry on the move or even mechanized armored columns. They can increasingly operate with less and less... more »

The One Reason Why Russia Might Not Get Its Advanced Stealth Submarines

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Economics, Europe* [image: Reuters] Too bad. *Key point:* Moscow might not have the funding to build and maintain its envisioned submarines. Russia’s ambitious submarine modernization program is spearheaded by two flagship projects: Borei, a heavy ballistic-missile submarine meant to replace the aging Delta and Typhoon lines in Russia’s nuclear triad; and Yasen, a nuclear-powered cruise missile attack submarine. Yasen’s current development incarnation is known as Yasen-M, an upgrade package that is meant to account for the sixteen-year gap between the first com... more »

France and Germany Want a Stealth Fighter That Is Better Than the F-35

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Technology, Europe* [image: Reuters] Is that possible? *Key point:* A sixth-generation fighter will take advantage of technologies that even the F-35 doesn't have. France and Germany have unveiled their much-anticipated Future Combat System (FCAS) at this year’s Paris Air Show, formally entering the global race for a sixth-generation fighter. FCAS is the successor to aircraft manufacturer Dassault’s four-decade old, fourth-generation Rafale fighter, boasting a* bubble canopy* design accompanied by what appears to be a fully digitized onboard display. FCAS is s... more »

The U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle Must Be Revolutionary

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Oh, and they want it like now. While the particular state of the Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition may seem somewhat tangled and uncertain, there does appear to be an unambiguous, aggressive Army intention to field a new infantry fighting vehicle that breaks new ground -- when it comes to lethality, protection, deployability, speed, firepower and AI-enabled sensing. Of equal significance, the Army seeks a vehicle “soon,” which can be upgraded effectively. Some are raising the question as to whether the clarity or focus of this vis... more »

Not Good: Will Iran and Russia's Navies Work Together?

Mark Episkopos at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Mark Episkopos* *Security, Middle East* [image: Reuters] Here's what might happen. *Key point:* Russia and Iran both want to push back against U.S. influence in the Persian Gulf. As military and diplomatic tensions continue to flare between Washington and Tehran, Iran is moving to reassert its presence in the Persian Gulf-- with Russian help. Earlier this week, Rear Admiral of the Iranian Navy Hossein Khanzadi confirmed prior reports that Tehran and Moscow have signed an agreement to hold joint Naval drills: "Earlier, we signed an agreement [on joint exercises] with Russia’s A... more »

No Substitute for the Real Thing: International and Congressional Use of Force Authorizations

phulme at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Photo Credit: UN/DPI/Mark Garten Since President Truman’s “police action” in the Korean War, scholars in law and political science have considered the possibility that presidents would attempt to substitute congressional authorization with authorization from an international organization when using military force. While presidents have on multiple occasions appeared to do so, after considering the scale of the operations undertaken there is clear evidence that presidents since Truman have avoided major war absent formal congressional approval. Instead, uses of force undertaken wit... more »

“Bolsonaro is Giving Permission to Sell Brazil,” Says Lula

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Imprisoned since April 7th, 2018, after being convicted of corruption, former President Lula gave an interview to Portugal's TV channel, RTP, where he analyzed the current government of Jair Bolsonaro. "You don't have a citizen who was elected to govern the . . . To read the full NEWS and […] The post “Bolsonaro is Giving Permission to Sell Brazil,” Says Lula appeared first on The Rio Times.

Agreement Between Government and Indigenous Peoples Soothes Ecuadorians

Juan Martinez at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The population of Ecuador woke up relieved yesterday, October 14th, after 12 days of violent demonstrations caused seven deaths, 1,340 injured and 1,152 arrested, according to the Ecuadorian Public Defender's Office. On Sunday night, October 13th, after four hours of talks, President Lenin Moreno and . . . To read […] The post Agreement Between Government and Indigenous Peoples Soothes Ecuadorians appeared first on The Rio Times.

Union to Teachers: Inject Race and Racism Into Every Subject and Every Conversation

William F. Jasper at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: union-to-teachers-inject-race-and-racism-into-every-subject-and-every-conversation] The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the radical union that reaches into tens of thousands of classrooms, is pushing saturation indoctrination on race, “racism,” “racial identity,” “bias,” “prejudice,” “discrimination,” “hate,” “white supremacy,” and, of course, “equity,” “tolerance” and “diversity.”

UK: Factional warfare in Corbyn leadership after McDonnell allies with Blairites over Brexit By Chris Marsden

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 13 hours ago
The Sunday Times describes McDonnell as Labour’s “leader in all but name,” having “assumed control of the party amid claims that Jeremy Corbyn is preparing to step down.” This includes being “in daily charge of the Labour operation as the party moves to an election footing,” launching “his own policy platform” and drawing up “a list of appointments he wants in the leader of the opposition’s office, known as LOTO, to surround Corbyn with his allies.”

Is it Agnes or Maggies?

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 13 hours ago
My wife says “Goodness gracious Maggies!” I was brought up hearing “Goodness gracious Agnes!” She was raised in South Carolina while I grew up in Florida. We don’t know where Agnes and Maggie were raised. Geography seems to play a … Continue reading →

U.S. Vice President Pence Will Lead A Delegation To Turkey After Turkish President Erdogan Asked The U.S. To Mediate Peace Negotiations With The Kurds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Examiner:* *Pence will lead delegation to Turkey after Trump tells Erdoğan he wants 'immediate end' to invasion in Syria* Vice President Mike Pence said that he would soon be leading a delegation to Turkey and that President Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and called for an “immediate end” to Turkey’s invasion of Syria. Speaking outside the White House on Monday after the U.S. announced new tariffs and sanctions against Turkey, Pence said that Erdoğan initiated a phone call with Trump over the ongoing unrest in northern Syria. Pence said that T... more »

RCMP source says ‘security risk’ against Trudeau was contrived by PMO staffers

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 14 hours ago
A retired officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who remains in frequent communication with senior figures inside the federal police agency, is telling The Chronicle that the widely publicized ‘security threat’ against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday night in Mississauga

Don’t fence me in: adventures in city de- and re-construction

Tim Bousquet at Halifax Examiner - 14 hours ago
News 1. Gold fever and our water supply Joan Baxter reports that mineral exploration companies have staked claims next to the Halifax and Dartmouth lakes that are the source of our drinking water. Click here to read “Gold fever is coming to Halifax.” This article is for subscribers. Click here to subscribe. 2. Yarmouth ferry […]

How to Know Which Impeachment Polls to Believe – and Which to Skip

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 14 hours ago
Since impeachment looks likely to stay front and center of the news, how to make sense of polls.

Wind turbine math does not add up

Duggan Flanakin at CFACT - 14 hours ago
They cost a fortune to build, more to maintain, and still more to decommission, while their production falls short. The post Wind turbine math does not add up appeared first on CFACT.

Russia And The European Union (I)

Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ at OrientalReview.org - 14 hours ago
After the end of the USSR in 1991, Russia, at that time both weakened and isolated, was becoming a less popular area of investigation and studies compared with the period during the Cold War. However, since the year of 2004, Russia is “back” in the global political arena when Moscow […]

My socialist hell: 20 years of decay in Venezuela

Ragnar at 'Nox & Friends - 14 hours ago
From the NaturalNews: Just providing the link to this article showing how the commies/socialists/fascists take down countries to provide their grand UTOPIA that always fail. This is the dumocrats vision for America! ~Ragnar (RFXtFR)

These Gun Owners Were Able to Confront Criminals in September

Ragnar at 'Nox & Friends - 14 hours ago
If They Don’t Comply With Impeachment Inquiry From the AlphaNews: Excerpts: When the Virginia State Crime Commission and the House Judiciary Committee held hearings earlier this fall regarding firearm policies, it was striking how little many gun control advocates and policymakers know about basic facts related to guns and gun violence. It also was clear how devastating many of their policy proposals would be for law-abiding Americans who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Not only do Americans use their firearms for lawful purposes far more often than they use them t... more »

Rashida Tlaib: We’re Considering Jailing The President’s Allies

Ragnar at 'Nox & Friends - 14 hours ago
If They Don’t Comply With Impeachment Inquiry Like all good commie/fascists, here we gooooo. I’m pretty sure that this doesn’t surprise many of you…. From the DailyWire: Excerpt(s): Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), one of the key members of the progressive Congressional “squad,” reiterated a claim Sunday that Democrats are quietly considering jailing allies of President Donald Trump (I put the comment in Italics and Bold) if they do not comply with the House’s impeachment inquiry. Congress typically negotiates with potential witnesses who receive subpoenas but have concerns about testifyi... more »

Tuesday Morning Links

Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Joao Medeiros writes about Mariana Mazzucato's push to have governments use collective wealth and power for the common good. - Matt Elliott wonders why the Libs and Cons have nothing meaningful to say about housing or transit in an election where those loom as both key issues on their own, and vital parts of the solution to the climate crisis. And Aaron Saad offers a guide to the climate policies on offer from Canada's federal parties. - Bruce Wilson writes that it's long past time to plan a just transition away from an economy dependent o... more »

U.S. Navy: Russian Submarines Are Getting Harder To Find

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russian Black Sea Fleet's B-265 Krasnodar Improved Kilo-class submarine. Russian MoD *Business Insider:* *Russia's submarines are getting harder to find, and the Navy is sending more people to keep an eye on them* * The Russian navy, its submarine force in particular, is getting more sophisticated and becoming more active around Europe. * The US and NATO are aware of this, and the US Navy is responding to a more complex environment with more robust command and control. The Russian sub fleet is growing and growing more active, and the US and its NATO partners are more concerned abo... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*So much for the dangers of radioactivity* *People living in close proximity to Chernobyl are living into their '80s! It's only very high doses of radiation that are harmful. Low to medium doses are actually beneficial. The people below are living evidence of that* Chernobyl: For most it's a name which conjures up images of nuclear hazmat signs, fleeing crowds, and deadly radioactive fires, as brought to life by HBO's riveting account of the deadly catastrophe broadcast earlier this year. For others, Chernobyl simply means home. Between 150 and 300 people remain in the Exclus... more »

The View from the Cult

Guest Blogger at Balkinization - 14 hours ago
For the Symposium on Mary Anne Franks, The Cult of the Constitution (Stanford University Press, 2019). Jeff Kosseff I was a rookie journalist, reporting about a nonprofit that abused a federal program intended to help people with disabilities. I was on the phone with a New York lawyer for the media conglomerate that owned my newspaper. The lawyer, who likely billed more in one hour than I earned in a week, rattled off a list of threats from the subject of the reporting. I only understood some of what he said. I still recall the phrases “Texas Penal Code” and “defamation per se.”... more »

An Historical Sea Change Has Been Launched by President Trump

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 14 hours ago
[image: President Trump holds a rally in Louisiana to support the gubernatorial race there for the Republican Candidate. October 11, 2019 (Trump Presidential Campaign)] PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20191015-sea-change-trump.pdf The extraordinary transformation taking place in Syria today reflects a global phase shift which was launched over the past weeks by President Donald Trump, in coordination with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping, India’s Narendra Modi, Pakistan’s Imran Khan, and several leaders in the Middle East. Although the situation on the ground in northern Syria is... more »

Hume’s Influence on Einstein

Unknown at The Verma Report - 14 hours ago
David Hume has had a massive influence on all areas of philosophy and a variety of scientific and economic disciplines. Several prominent philosophers, scientists, and economists have acknowledged that they owe a debt to his philosophy. Here’s an excerpt from Matias Slavov’s essay, “No absolute time,” which is on the influence that Hume has exercised on Albert Einstein’s conception of time and his theory of relativity: “Einstein learned an empiricist theory of concepts from Hume (and plausibly from Mach and the positivist tradition). He then implemented concept empiricism in his arg... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 14 hours ago
So what's in the *New York Times* Opinion section today? Oh, just some press agentry for Tulsi Gabbard, from a writer whose credentials are a wee bit opaque: Under President Trump, a small slice of America’s electorate seeks a reason to call the Democratic Party home for the very first time. But without adequate hospitality to welcome them, they will disappear quickly. With a few exceptions on particular policies, the Democratic presidential field neglects abundant pools of potential Democrat converts, leaving persuadable audiences — like independents and Trump-averse, anti-aborti... more »

Fed injects record levels of cash into US banks after Q3 results, rescues JP Morgan again?

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 14 hours ago
*RECORD Q3 RESULTS BY JP MORGAN SEEM TO BE JUST FINANCIAL TRICKERY* *SURGE IN NEED FOR FED CASH SUGGESTS US BANKS NOW CLOSER TO BANKRUPTCY THAN EVER AS ECONOMY DROWNS IN DEBT* *JP Morgan has bucked the trend and posted surprisingly, high earnings in the third quarter, suspiciously high, considering it had so little cash in the summer that the mega bank with its nearly went bankrupt.* *Depleted cash reserves appears to have forced the Federal Reserve to launch emergency funding (Repos) in September to keep US banks afloat, including mega bank JP Morgan with a * *$2.7T balance.* *... more »

Ministry of Justice Modifies Rules for Deportation of Foreigners

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Justice and Public Safety published yesterday, October 14th, in the Federal Gazette, a new ordinance changing the rules for deportation and repatriation of foreigners considered dangerous. The new Ordinance No. 770 also applies to people who have practiced acts contrary to "the principles and objectives set forth […] The post Ministry of Justice Modifies Rules for Deportation of Foreigners appeared first on The Rio Times.

Taiwan to Build 3,600 Homes for Impoverished Families in Paraguay

Juan Martinez at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A meeting took place yesterday afternoon at the residence of former President Horacio Cartes, attended by the Taiwanese Ambassador to Paraguay, Diego Chou, the former Minister of Industry, Gustavo Leite and Senators Javier Zacarías Irún, Juan Darío Monges, Sergio Godoy, Antonio Barrios, among others from the Honor Colorado bench. At […] The post Taiwan to Build 3,600 Homes for Impoverished Families in Paraguay appeared first on The Rio Times.

Supreme Court Justice Intends to Resume Trial Involving Sérgio Moro

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After having two sentences overturned by the Federal Supreme Court (STF), the former judge and current justice minister, Sérgio Moro, runs the risk of a new defeat at the conclusion of the habeas corpus trial in which the defense of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is accusing him […] The post Supreme Court Justice Intends to Resume Trial Involving Sérgio Moro appeared first on The Rio Times.

The .44 Magnum: The Old 'Dirty Harry' Gun That Is Still a Legend

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Make my day? *Key Point:* The .44 Magnum handgun does fill a niche, satisfying gun enthusiasts, hunters and fictional police detectives alike. Few handguns combine power and cachet, but the Smith & Wesson Model 29 manages to do so with ease. Described by fictional San Francisco Police Department Detective Harry “Dirty Harry” Callahan as “the most powerful handgun ever built,” the Model 29 indeed held that slot for many decades. Although more powerful handguns and ammunition types have since appeared, the .44 Magnum Model 29 is probably the most powe... more »

BREAKING: US Working With Russia to Handover Patrols Between Turkish and Syrian Armies in Manbij

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 14 hours ago
*Patrick Henningsen* | Coordinating directly with Washington, Russia is also liaising with Turkey to avoid confrontation.

The Middle East Gets Messier

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
A week ago, Donald Trump gave Turkey the green light to invade Kurdish territory in Syria. Tom Walkom writes: By withdrawing American military forces who had been protecting the Kurds, Trump has left them to the not-so-tender mercies of Turkey, their sworn enemy. It’s an appalling way to treat America’s most valued allies in the fight against Islamic State terrorists. Trump, as usual, is explaining it in a most appalling fashion. His latest rationale for deep-sixing the Kurds is that they didn’t help the Allies storm the beaches of Normandy in 1944. It's all typically Trumpian.... more »

Chart: How medical cannabis programs fare in states with recreational markets

Eli McVey at Marijuana Business Daily - 15 hours ago
The legalization of recreational cannabis can put a big dent in a state’s pre-existing medical marijuana market. Patient counts in Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon – the only states with both an active recreational marijuana industry and a pre-existing MMJ patient database – have all suffered in the months and years since the launch of […] Chart: How medical cannabis programs fare in states with recreational markets is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Ex-Prof Used Federal Grant Money on Strip Clubs. Now Drexel University Has to Pay the $190,000 Bill* *No need to guess which continent Chikaodinaka Nwankpa came from. No guessing that it was because of that that his expenses claims were not looked at closely. A competent bursar should have picked up the very first such fraudulent claim, not let it go for 10 years* For 10 years, Chikaodinaka Nwankpa allegedly took government money for engineering research and spent it on clubs offering “the area’s most beautiful women dancing on five stages.” An engineering professor at Philad... more »

Lithuania’s voice in NATO is getting stronger, Karoblis is happier

Adomas Abromaitis at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Lithuanian authorities do not hide their satisfaction with U.S. troops arriving. More The post Lithuania’s voice in NATO is getting stronger, Karoblis is happier appeared first on The Duran.

Russian Air Force bombs jihadist group in southern Idlib

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force launched a new set of airstrikes over the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate today, a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told Al-Masdar News. According to the military source, the Russian Air Force launched a number of airstrikes over the town of Rakaya after […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

First scenes of the Syrian Army inside of Manbij: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has entered the strategic city of Manbij as part of an agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria. In a new video released on Tuesday, the Syrian Arab Army can be seen patrolling inside of Manbij for the first time since they […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Trump slams ABC News for airing fake Syria bombing video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
US President Donald Trump has lambasted American broadcaster ABC News for airing a video from Knob Creek Gun Range in the town of West Point, Kentucky, claiming that the network used footage from the facility to depict a Turkish attack on Kurdish civilians in northern Syria. Trump called the mistake “a big scandal” and “a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army takes over US base in Manbij: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has taken over the U.S. military base in Manbij after entering the city last night. According to a military source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army has deployed several units to Manbij as they look to block any potential Turkish offensive to capture […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army to control northeast crossing with Iraq as part of SDF agreement : source

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will have access to Syria’s northeastern border crossing at the town of Al-Malkiyah in Al-Hasakah for the first time in several years. Speaking to Al-Masdar from Al-Hasakah, a Syrian Army source said the military will be jointly controlling the town of Al-Malkiyah on the border […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army enters strategic city in Al-Raqqa with heavy equipment: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy was filmed heading to the Al-Raqqa city of Al-Tabaqa this week after reaching an agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). In a short video released by the Sputnik News Agency, a tank unit from the Syrian Arab Army can be seen heading to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Trump says Assad should protect Syrian Kurds after US pullout

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
US President Donald Trump said Monday he hoped that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad would do a great job protecting Syrian Kurds from Turkey after most of US troops were withdrawn. “After defeating 100% of the ISIS* Caliphate, I largely moved our troops out of Syria. Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

China helps Uganda stop the Globalist Ebola false flag

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*CHINA HELPS UGANDA PROTECT ITSELF AGAINST THE GLOBALIST EBOLA FALSE FLAG* *WINS ALLIES IN AFRICA* *CHINA SHOULD SEEK EVIDENCE OF VACCINES AS BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AS WELL AS OF DELIBERATELY SABOTAGED PROTOCOLS FOR A GLOBAL SCALE TRIAL* *From media* *Olaro said China has also been important in making Uganda ready to handle an Ebola outbreak in case it spreads from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo where it is ravaging villages.* *Among the medical team that was stationed at China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in the capital Kampala is an Ebola expert who has been in constant liai... more »

Tsipras hints he will flip on the Globalists if they can't give him immunity any more (and they can't)

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*Alexis Tsipras hints at the legal problems that the Globalists will increasinlgy face now that their power is fading and their many victims are demanding justice.* *Tsipras and other Globalist fixers were promised immunity from prosecution for their many crimes, and that immunity is going to disappear as their many victims gain political power.* * Tsipras has a lot of information about Globalist crimes, including of course my case Delta 15 218, which they can trade for a better public image or prison sentences.* *Underlingings are going to flip on their Globalist masters in drov... more »

Does the Queen have something in common with chess master Gary Kasparov?

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 15 hours ago
*The Globalist UK political class seem to suffering from " terrible delusions of grandeur" as Professor David Edgerton said, and the Queen gave another display of that delusion yesterday when she gave her speech to parliament with crowns, furs, liveried footmen, coaches etc.* *https://www.indy100.com/article/brexit-tory-party-professor-david-edgerton-watch-video-9154076* *The Queen's speech in parliament prompted Tom Peck to compare her and it to a "mad perfume advert."* *But this stuff does ring a touch off-key when you’re an international basket case.* *All this stuff is meant t... more »

Ahead of 2020, FB Ensnared in Heated Political Climate

AP News at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Mark Zuckerberg is defending meetings he's reportedly had with conservative leaders after #DeleteFacebook began trending on social media.

Fort Worth Officer Released on Bond after Murder Charge

AP News at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
A white former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home has been released on bond, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for answers.

Rio De Janeiro Brazil Travel Film

Hassan Shahbaz at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
. . . To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here Subscribe Login Here The post Rio De Janeiro Brazil Travel Film appeared first on The Rio Times.

“Old” Savings Passbooks Yield 6.17 Percent and Beat Other Conservative Investments

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a world with 'Tesouro Direto', CDB, LCA, LCI, CRA, CRI and all this mingling of acronyms, the competition became tough for the "grandma" of conservative investments, the savings passbook. For those who have money invested in savings and are still subject to the old rules of investment - which […] The post “Old” Savings Passbooks Yield 6.17 Percent and Beat Other Conservative Investments appeared first on The Rio Times.

São Paulo Court of Auditors Bars Governor’s Bid to Allow Prison Management by Private Sector

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo State Court of Auditors issued on Monday, October 14th, a preliminary injunction to suspend the bid announcement of the São Paulo government to hire companies for the shared management of prison facilities in . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our […] The post São Paulo Court of Auditors Bars Governor’s Bid to Allow Prison Management by Private Sector appeared first on The Rio Times.

Windows 10 Now Blocks Malware From Disabling Built-in Antivirus

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Windows 10 comes with a built-in antivirus called Windows Defender: it is not the most efficient on the market, but it may be enough if you take care of the files you run on your PC. From now on, it will be safer: Microsoft is activating the Tamper Protection by […] The post Windows 10 Now Blocks Malware From Disabling Built-in Antivirus appeared first on The Rio Times.

Bangladesh factory workers making Lululemon activewear claim physical and verbal abuse

Siobhan Heanue at Just In - 15 hours ago
At least one item of clothing in your closet probably came from a factory in Bangladesh. But did you know about the evidence of worker maltreatment behind the nation's lucrative apparel export industry?

America’s Climate Disorder

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 15 hours ago
As China builds hundreds of new coal fired power plants, America shuts down our food supply. Minnesota appeals court says MPCA should have considered mega-dairy’s climate change effects | Star Tribune China’s power industry calls for hundreds of new coal … Continue reading →

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