Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

10 pm MDT

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* I will assume that former Civil Rights activist now U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-GA) started this ball rolling but there's no reason why we can't keep it rolling. I like Bobby Rush's suggestion of The Four Treasons. It's a natural. But the public has been coming up with a lot of good band names for the four horses asses of the apocalypse shown in the picture. With apologies to some of the real bands that these names recall, here are some of my other favorite band names for this group so far. Reader additions to the list are welcome. Have at it. Give it your best/worst. 1. Th... more »

Project Veritas Has Just Killed Any Credibility CNN Had Left

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – “When I came to work at CNN I mean it was my dream job, and that dream actually just turned into a nightmare” Cary Poarch, a satellite uplink technician told James O’Keefe of Project Veritas. Poarch had recorded various employees criticizing the news organization in the latest series... (read more)

Iran's Mad Max Navy Could Give Donald Trump a Giant Headache in a War

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* It might not look like much but it can kill. *Key point:* In terms of ‘civilian boats,’ the IRGCN musters hundreds of fast-in-short boats are on the pattern of the open-cabin ‘Boston Whaler’ motorboat, typically fitted with unguided rocket launchers, rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles and recoilless rifles. On May 16, 2019, U.S. officials cited reports that Iran had installed missiles on civilian motorboats in the Persian Gulf as a justification for a major deployment of U.S. military forces to the Middle East. However, this... more »

Lamborghini driver charged over fatal crash once convicted over street racing, court hears

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 21 hours ago
The driver of a Lamborghini that fatally struck a teenager in Adelaide has a previous conviction for street racing and has been issued with 18 expiation notices since 2002, a court hears.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Talking of the BBC's Middle East editor, this is interesting from BBC Watch. They cite a Media Masters interview with Jeremy Bowen where Jeremy says: “I would say that the conflict, it looms with real weight and damage on the shoulders of many Palestinians, because they are weaker and don’t have the resources and many of them live under occupation. That’s the key thing, if you live under occupation, life becomes way, way more difficult.” “…plenty of Palestinians feel very threatened by settlers, armed settlers, by soldiers, by raids in the middle of the night, by helicopters, ... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 21 hours ago

'I was told we do nothing': How a nursing home responded to hidden camera footage of abuse

James Oaten at Just In - 21 hours ago
A senior manager of a Melbourne aged care home initially refused to act on video footage of elder abuse for a month due to the Christmas break, the aged care royal commission hears.

Australian women's cricket team to enjoy pay equality at T20 World Cup

Just In - 21 hours ago
Cricket Australia will add to any prize money won by the Australian women's team at next year's T20 World Cup to ensure parity with the men's equivalent winnings.

Lamborghini driver charged over fatal crash allowed to drive pregnant wife to appointments

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 21 hours ago
The driver of a Lamborghini that fatally struck a teenager in Adelaide is granted permission to drive his heavily-pregnant wife to appointments. The court is also told he has a previous conviction for street racing.

Japan typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 66 as hopes for missing dwindle

Just In - 21 hours ago
The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan in decade climbs to 66, as over 110,000 rescuers continue to work on a massive rescue operation to search for people trapped by the disaster.

Owners of Canberra's decrepit 'gateway' buildings may soon be forced to fix them

Michael Inman at Just In - 21 hours ago
The Sydney and Melbourne buildings have served as the gateway to Canberra for decades. But time and neglect have taken their toll on the icons, which now form a crumbling entrance to the capital's lake and parliamentary precinct.

Over $1 million missing in APEC funds after PNG summit Maserati controversy

Natalie Whiting at Just In - 21 hours ago
Controversy swirled the purchase of 40 Maseratis — now the Australian head of PNG's APEC Authority warns of hundreds of suspicious payments and more than $1.4 million in missing APEC funds.

Steve Smith keeps door open over captaincy aspirations

Chloe Hart at Just In - 21 hours ago
As Steve Smith's ban from holding down a leadership role with the Australian cricket team nears its end, speculation continues as to whether he will reclaim the captaincy — and Smith's latest comments will only add to the conjecture.

'Absolutely devastating': Mascot Towers cracks getting bigger, report finds

Antonette Collins at Just In - 21 hours ago
The latest update on the troubled Sydney apartment block finds existing cracks in the building have widened and new cracking has appeared, as owners continue to argue that they cannot afford repairs.

Right-wing terror accused wanted to cut people's throats in Melbourne CBD, court hears

Iskhandar Razak at Just In - 21 hours ago
A Melbourne man on trial for planning terrorist acts allegedly told others he wanted to "go around cutting throats in the city centre", a court is told.

White policeman charged with shooting murder of black woman in Texas

Just In - 21 hours ago
The Fort Worth Police Chief says he "cannot make sense of why" Atatiana Jefferson had to lose her life as former officer Aaron Dean is charged with her murder.

White emu draws awe and finally solves a bit of a local mystery

Daniel Doody And Simon Lauder at Just In - 21 hours ago
After a blurry first attempt at taking a photo of this rare white emu, the Theile family finally have the proof but hope it can be left alone.

'She was dead on arrival': Acting AG gunned down in the Federated States of Micronesia

Richard Ewart at Just In - 21 hours ago
FBI agents will fly to the Federated States of Micronesia to conduct an investigation into the death of Rachelle Bergeron, a US citizen and the Acting Attorney-General of the state of Yap, who was reportedly shot three times while jogging near her home in the Western Pacific.

Pumping PFAS-contaminated water into ocean is 'insanity', expert warns

Just In - 21 hours ago
Chemical experts warn a Queensland council that a plan to dump millions of litres of PFAS-contaminated water into the sea off the Sunshine Coast as "insanity".

'Man in the mirror' endorsed to stay on board of embattled wool body

Emma Field at Just In - 21 hours ago
Growers question the process behind Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) announcing that a controversial ex-chairman is among the preferred candidates to fill board vacancies.

Telstra chair predicts most NBN resellers will withdraw or go broke

Stephen Letts at Just In - 21 hours ago
It's slow, expensive, sending retailers broke, flouting its original mandate … what's not to like about the NBN? Plenty, says Telstra chair John Mullen.

Power outage 'resurfaces' impacting businesses and customers in section of Adelaide CBD

Just In - 21 hours ago
A power outage in Adelaide has resurfaced hours after it had been resolved, impacting businesses and customers in the busiest section of the Adelaide CBD. The cause is still being investigated by authorities.

'I believe in party politics': Why Tracey Hayes won't challenge the Chief Minister as an independent

Lauren Roberts at Just In - 21 hours ago
Territorians will not benefit from a government dominated by independent candidates, insists CLP hopeful Tracey Hayes as she starts her challenge against Chief Minister Michael Gunner.

Banking royal commission head Kenneth Hayne attacks political slogans that 'sell, not persuade'

Jack Snape at Just In - 21 hours ago
The man forced into the painful Government photo opportunity with the Treasurer when the banking royal commission concluded isn't holding back.

Mother Sarah Thomas killed in a public statement of 'outrageous violence'

Joanna Menagh And Charlotte Hamlyn at Just In - 21 hours ago
Paul Gary Turner used his training in commando knife skills to "deliberately and intentionally" stab his former partner and mother of his children to death inside a Perth court complex during a mediation hearing.

Perth measles outbreak spreads to two mine sites, public warning issued as worker quarantined

Rebecca Trigger And David Weber at Just In - 21 hours ago
A measles outbreak in Perth's south spreads to Western Australia's mining industry after a fly-in, fly-out worker for Fortescue Metals Group is diagnosed in the Pilbara.

Mark Allen, Soldier Injured In 2009 Search For Army Deserter Bowe Bergdahl, Dies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
National Guard Master Sergeant Mark Allen died in Georgia on Saturday at the age of 46. He is pictured above with his wife Shannon and their daughter *Daily Mail:* *American soldier dies 10 years after he was paralyzed when he was shot in the head in Afghanistan while searching for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl* * National Guard Master Sergeant Mark Allen died in Georgia on Saturday at the age of 46 * He was shot in the head by a sniper in Afghanistan in 2009 while he was looking for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl * Allen suffered severe brain trauma as a result of the attack, he spent... more »

Why indeed

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
A headline in the *Telegraph*: Why should Boris kowtow to biased BBC presenters who say that he's a 'dictator'? That, of course, refers specifically to Nick Robinson, who said on Sunday of Boris Facebook 'People's PMQs', "And they say that’s democracy. It ain’t democracy. It is a form of propaganda used by dictators down the ages." The *Telegraph *piece by Robin Aitken puts Nick's "jibe" down to "pique": Johnson has found a way to communicate with voters without subjecting himself to interrogation by the likes of Robinson and his ilk and they can't stand it. He continues: If M... more »

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 14, 2019

Geoff at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
By John Droz, Jr. October 14, 2019 The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information). A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate Mast... more »

FACT: The U.S. Military Lost a Simulated War to Iran Back in 2002

David Axe at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Middle East* So Washington decided to rig the results in its favor. *Key Point:* Of course, in a real shooting war no one can tweak the rules to preserve an American advantage. As tensions escalate in the Persian Gulf region, it’s worth recalling a 2002 Pentagon war game in which a U.S. Marine Corps played the part of an enemy commander waging a bloody defensive campaign against a much more powerful U.S. force. Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper’s own hodgepodge of troops, ships and planes was similar in organization and capability to Iran’s actual forces. Van Riper... more »

Donald Trump Has Nothing to Fear From Iran's Not-So-Scary Military

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Security, * Here is something you may have missed amidst the incessant chatter about a possible military confrontation in the Persian Gulf: Iran is far less powerful and scary than the innuendo in Washington, D.C. would have you believe. *Key Point:* These are not the sights and sounds of a rising great power in the Middle East, but rather of a country struggling to field a modern military, attract top-tier talent and stabilize its currency. Here is something you may have missed amidst the incessant chatter about a possible military confrontation in the Per... more »

The More Public Money Gets Spent To Solve "Homelessness," The More Homelessness There Is

Francis Menton at Manhattan Contrarian - 22 hours ago
* San Francisco is the latest American city to try to solve the problem of “homelessness” by throwing more and yet more taxpayer cash at it. Should we check in on how it’s going? * You may recall that I last visited the issue of homelessness in San Francisco about a year ago, October 2018, in a post titled “The Morality Of Our Progressive Elite.” At that time, the number of “homeless” in San Francisco was estimated at about 7000, but there was an initiative on the November 2018 ballot, known as Proposition C, calling for a new payroll tax on large employers in San Francisco, intended... more »

Twitter bantz

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
*Nick Bryant, BBC*: If you were wondering what’s on the mind of the President of the United States this morning.... *Donald Trump*: Vote for good guy Sean Spicer tonight on *Dancing With The Stars*. He has always been there for us! *Jeremy Bowen, BBC (replying to Nick Bryant)*: Good to know.

Flop Go the Weasels

nonnie9999 at Flop Go the Weasels – HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 22 hours ago
From The New York Times: For 24 hours last week, Trey Gowdy, the former South Carolina congressman best known for leading congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton, was the new face of President Trump’s outside legal defense and a symbol of … Continue reading →

A chain of events

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Jeremy Bowen's latest column for the BBC News website is a dramatic read. It begins: It has taken a week to reshape the map of the Syrian war, in the seven days since President Donald Trump used what he called his "great and unmatched wisdom" to order the withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria. He set off a chain of events that betrayed America's ally, the Syrian Kurds, and opened a cornucopia of opportunities for Turkey, the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, its backers, Russia and Iran, and the jihadist extremists of Islamic State (IS). It's receiving praise on T... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
WSJ - US Imposes Penalties on Turkey, Aiming to Stop Incursion Into Syria - "President Trump authorized sanctions and raised steel tariffs on Turkey, while threatening more-powerful financial penalties if Ankara continued its military offensive." https://t.co/tplBSSOwnw via @WSJ — Small Wars Journal (@smallwars) October 15, 2019 Saudi King welcomes cooperation between Saudi, Russian investment funds https://t.co/oRkVWQvEbA — Sputnik (@SputnikInt) October 15, 2019 Hong Kong police, targeted by a homemade bomb, urge protesters to turn their backs on the movement’s hardcore elemen... more »

A devoted sister

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Is it important to know that Cordelia Rowlatt, the sister of the BBC's new Chief Environment Correspondent Justin Rowlatt, is an active campaigner with Extinction Rebellion or that she faces trial in January for "a public offence" during climate protests in April? Or does this have no bearing on him or his work for the BBC?

I have a little list

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Fans of lists might be interested in reading the following - a list of those appearing on BBC One's State Opening of Parliament special yesterday. This interview list is nothing if not Remain-heavy: - Dame Margaret Beckett - Lord Fowler - Bronwyn Maddox, Institute for Government - Robert Hardman, Daily Mail - Dominic Grieve - Andrew Bowie, Conservative; Ed Davey, Lib Dems; Jenny Chapman, Labour; Joanna Cherry, SNP (the four mainstays of the programme in the studio) - Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru - Caroline Lucas, Greens

NY Times: In the Pancreas, Common Fungi May Drive Cancer

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 22 hours ago
By now, you’ve probably heard that your body is teeming with bacteria. Some 100 trillion of them live on your skin, in your mouth, and in the coils of your intestines. Some protect against infections and help you digest food, while others can make you seriously ill. Fungi, viruses, and protozoa call your body their […] The post NY Times: In the Pancreas, Common Fungi May Drive Cancer appeared first on Health Nut News.

Civil Rights Are on the Chopping Block in New Supreme Court Term

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 22 hours ago
This term, the Supreme Court will decide whether people can be fired for being transgender or LGBQ, if people brought to the U.S. as children can be deported, whether states can impose restrictions on abortion that disproportionately harm poor women, how firm the separation between church and state is, the scope of the Second Amendment... Read more »

Russian President Putin Is In Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Saudi King rolls out red carpet for Vladimir Putin as Russian President starts first visit for a decade amid rising tensions between kingdom and Moscow's ally Iran* * Putin signed key deal aimed at stabilising global oil prices and calming tensions * Two countries signed 20 agreements and contracts worth billions of dollars * The visit follows attacks on Saudi oil installations that have been blamed on Iran Russian President Vladamir Putin has signed a key deal with Saudi Arabia during his first visit to the country for a decade. The deal, aimed at stabilising gl... more »

AMERIKA: Democracy Is Now A Hindrance To The Imperial State – By Charles Hugh Smith

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 23 hours ago
Originally posted on RIELPOLITIK: Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.com – “…The corporate mass media is the PR machine for the Imperial State. If the state seeks to sell the public a war of choice, the media dutifully pounds the drums of war. If the Imperial State decides to disempower a president or other elected official, the media…

Professional lab work found Austin City Limits Music Festival was down and dirty

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Woodstock in 1969 on Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, NY, with 400,000 in attendance for three days of Peace Music was the birth of large music festivals. It came off with two deaths, two births and hundreds of drug overdoses with about 30 requiring serious medical treatment. Times have changed... Continue Reading

So-called plastic rice could have been the real deal, but stored for a decade

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Reports about “plastic rice” are likely incorrect according to a food fraud expert who says it could have been actual rice that had been poorly stored for up to a decade. Chris Elliott, professor of food safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast, said he has been investigating... Continue Reading

Source as yet unknown in England’s E. coli O157 outbreak

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Public Health England is investigating an E. coli O157 outbreak with people sick across the country. One infection is in a four-year-old child from Hampshire named as Isla Aspery who needed treatment at Southampton General Hospital after a trip to the Isle of Wight. Public Health England (PHE) South East and the Isle of Wight... Continue Reading

CNN: American Pravda – by Project Veritas

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 23 hours ago
Project Veritas went inside CNN and found people openly aware of their TDS like bias against Trump. Somehow I'm not surprised... Continue reading →

October 15th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #999

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 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 →

Tuesday October 15th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 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 →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters ride on a vehicle at the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi *WNU Editor:* The above picture came form this photo-gallery .... *Turkey attacks Kurds in northeast Syria* (Reuters).

ABC Admits To Using Fake Footage Of Kurdish ‘Slaughter’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
ABC Admits To Using Fake Footage Of Kurdish ‘Slaughter’ by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Update: ABC News has admitted to using the fake footage and has removed it. While not apologizing, they ‘regret the error.’ – ABC News was just busted using two year old gun range footage while reporting on Turkey ‘slaughtering’ the kurds in the wake of a US …

Veritas Strikes Again: Exposes CNN’s ‘Anti-Trump Crusade’, Zucker’s ‘Personal Vendetta’ Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Veritas Strikes Again: Exposes CNN’s ‘Anti-Trump Crusade’, Zucker’s ‘Personal Vendetta’ Against Trump by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Undercover whistleblower organization Project Veritas has done it again – after CNN insider Cary Poarch secretly recorded his colleagues. Poarch reveals CEO Jeff Zucker’s “personal vendetta” against President Trump, including orders to focus on impeachment, as well as a mandate that employees cut ties to Republican lawmakers, …

Hong Kong Protests: Police Say Homemade Bomb Used for First Time

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
CNA A remote-controlled homemade bomb was used for the first time during protests in Mong Kok on Sunday (Oct 13). CNA’s Leong Wai Kit reports on the incident, and what’s known about the device. For more: https://cna.asia/32f650u – As long as these violent rioters continue destroying HK, China will win the war for the hearts …

‘You’ve Been Duped’: Russian Military Reveals Flaws in NYTimes’ Report on Hospital Bombings

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT A damning report by the New York Times, which accused Russia of bombing four UN-protected hospitals in Syria, is a product of misinformation by Western intelligence services and jihadists, the Russian military said. On Sunday, the leading US newspaper said it had irrefutable proof that Russian warplanes had bombed four sites in Syria, which …

IRGC Commander: Regional War Would Wipe Israel Off the Map

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
IRGC Commander: Regional War Would Wipe Israel Off the Map by https://www.jns.org/ (October 13, 2019 / MEMRI) The sidelining of the United States in the Middle East, the accelerated decline of Western power and the paralysis of the “cobweb regimes on the verge of collapse” indicate a “waning of the evil regime of global arrogance” …

Israel May Have 300 Nuclear Weapons (Including Submarine-Launched Missiles)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Israel May Have 300 Nuclear Weapons (Including Submarine-Launched Missiles) by Sebastien Roblin, https://nationalinterest.org/ A powerful, but unofficial, force. Key point: The exact details of Israel’s nuclear arsenal is a tightly-held secret. Israel has never officially admitted to possessing nuclear weapons. Unofficially, Tel Aviv wants everyone to know it has them, and doesn’t hesitate to make …

“QE-For-The-People Is The Endgame…And Gold Will See It Coming First”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The final endgame moves are: Global Currency/Financial Reset via a Revaluation of the price of Gold, Debt Jubilee and Return to the Gold Standard ie. gold backed currencies. Gold is the perfect debt extinguisher. The price of gold needs to be at least $50,000/ounce to remove substantial global debt. Hint: Watch video at bottom of …

Trump Is History and So Is the USA?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
I am not so sure that they can get rid of Trump so easily by the BOGUS UkraineGate BS. Trump Is History and So Is the USA by Paul Craig Roberts, https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ When I read this evening in The Hill, which I mistakenly thought was a legitimate news publication rather than a weapon against President …

Russia Considers Energy Exports In Euros, Rubles As Putin’s De-Dollarization Continues

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Russia Considers Energy Exports In Euros, Rubles As Putin’s De-Dollarization Continues by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Russia’s de-dollarization efforts continue, in line with Putin’s promise to lower the country’s vulnerability to the ongoing threat of US sanctions, with officials eyeing energy exports next. – “We have a very good currency, it’s stable. Why not use it …

Bank Bailouts MUST Start Parabolic Rise This WEEK!! (Bix Weir)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RoadtoRoota On Friday Night the Fed announced a bailout with UNLIMITED funds to the banks…They did that because they NEED IT NOW!! end

Hong Kong: Woman Attacked by Anti-Govt. Protesters as Violence Continues

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Ruptly Anti-government protests in Hong Kong took an ugly turn on Sunday when protesters assaulted a woman after she argued with them. Drowned in a sea of umbrellas, the woman is dragged by her hair, beaten, and sprayed on her face with black paint. Hundreds of protestors could also be seen gathering on and around …

Masked Hong Kong Protesters SMASH UP Metro Station with Metal Bars and Hammers in Defiance of Emergency Order (VIDEO)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Masked Hong Kong Protesters SMASH UP Metro Station with Metal Bars and Hammers in Defiance of Emergency Order (VIDEO) by https://www.rt.com/ A mob of masked demonstrators vandalized a metro station in Hong Kong, as the city scrambles to restore order. Police deployed tear gas in an attempt to disperse the violent protesters. – Dramatic video …

HK Police Officer Hospitalized After Neck Cut by Rioter 這簡直就是謀殺!港警遭暴徒利器割頸受傷

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
CGTN A Hong Kong police officer has been hospitalized after a masked attacker used a sharp-edged object to slash his neck from behind. Police say the officer was dealing with a case of criminal damage at Kwun Tong subway station. Two people were arrested at the scene. end

Economy In CRISIS! – Federal Reserve DESPERATELY Printing As COLLAPSE Is IMMINENT

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
World Alternative Media Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about the fall of the US economy as Jerome Powell applies “NOT” quantitative easing and the printing press overheats. While the United States has been in a recession for many years following 2008, papered over with fake money to prolong the inevitable …

Economic Hitmen and Neoliberalism — The Truth About What’s Happening in Ecuador

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Dylan Charles The South American nation of Ecuador has been in the throes of a bloody populist revolution for nearly two weeks now. On... more »

Maui Wowie! No 5G Drone Over Hawaii!!!

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By B.N. Frank In July, Activist Post reported about efforts to stop a huge 5G drone from being flown over Hawaii. Congratulations to Dr. Debora... more »

More 5G Satellites To Be Launched Before November — Deadline to Sign International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth in Space on 10/21

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By B.N. Frank The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the telecom industry. Unfortunately they are exceedingly corrupt and... more »

Massachusetts Utility Regulators Order Investigation into the Management of One of Their Largest Electric Providers. When Will Yours?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Americans everywhere seem to be grumbling about their increasing electric bills due to “technology upgrades” (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,... more »

The IMF Convenes in Washington, Deaf to the Suffering It Causes Across the Planet

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 23 hours ago
A brief reminder of the IMF record of failure and harm.

14 Mexican Polive Officers Killed In Ambush By Mexico's Most Powerful Cartel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The Mexican military guards the site of Monday morning's horrific attack that left at least 14 cops dead and three others injured *Daily Mail: **Mexico's most powerful cartel ambushes and kills 14 police officers while they were serving a warrant in the central state of Michoacán and leave behind a chilling note to 'dirty cops'* * At least 14 cops have been killed and three others injured when they were reportedly attacked Monday by Mexico's most powerful criminal organization * At least six police officers have been reported missing, according to the Ministry of Public Safety * Off... more »

Quantum Politics Remix

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by David DeGraw* Evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson summed a key point: “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” Navigating the media maelstrom is no joke. With that awareness, I’ve become an info DJ… intel sampling, wisdom mash-ups, knowledge remixes, spinning it one step further… *Look, I just want to be a transparent flowing connection to the universal unfolding here...* Fo... more »

How Nazi Germany Nearly Wiped Out the British Army’s 1st Airborne Division

David Axe at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*David Axe* *Security, * The Battle of Arnhem ended with the near-total destruction of the British Army’s 1st Airborne Division. In mid-September 1944 a mixed force of around 10,000 British and Polish airborne troops dropped on and around the town of Arnhem in The Netherlands as part of the Allies’ Operation Market Garden. The paratroopers’ goal was to seize a strategic bridge crossing the Lower Rhine River, giving the hundreds of thousands of Allied troops who a few months earlier had landed at Normandy a clear route into Germany’s industrial heartland. The operation promised ... more »

On Psychopathy And Power

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
Due to a very painful and disturbing revelation in my personal life I have had the unfortunate occasion to spend the last several days thinking a lot about psychopaths and what makes them tick. I don’t want to get into the hairy details at this […]

Washington is Wrong Once Again — Kurds Join Assad to Defend Syria

Ron Paul at rss - 1 day ago
[image: washington-is-wrong-once-again-kurds-join-assad-to-defend-syria] Washington doesn’t understand that our intervention only makes matters worse. The best way to help the Kurds and everyone else in the region is to just come home.

'I thought they were cool': Federation Square terror plotter tells court why he turned to Islamic State

Karen Percy at Just In - 1 day ago
Convicted terrorist Ahmed Mohamed only participated in the plot because he was ignorant and wanted to make bombs, he tells a Melbourne court. He thought Islamic State was cool after seeing them "giving charity" in propaganda videos.

'Bound by mountains and rivers': Why is Xi Jinping building a railway through the Himalayas?

Max Walden at Just In - 1 day ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Nepal is the first by a Chinese leader to the Himalayan country in 23 years. Kathmandu is hoping for an infrastructure boost involving highways to the Chinese border and a railway link.

Mine worker placed in quarantine lockdown as WA measles outbreak hits two FMG sites

Rebecca Trigger And David Weber at Just In - 1 day ago
A measles outbreak in Western Australia spreads to the state's mine workers after a fly-in, fly-out employee is diagnosed at Fortescue Metals Group's Christmas Creek site.

RBA may cut rates again despite housing bubble risks

Peter Ryan at Just In - 1 day ago
The Reserve Bank has signalled that further cuts to official interest rates remain a live option despite the risk of refuelling a property bubble in Sydney and Melbourne.

Protests erupt after Spanish court convicts Catalan separatist leaders

Just In - 1 day ago
Spanish police clash with protesters at Barcelona's airport after the Supreme Court finds 12 separatist leaders guilty of crimes including sedition for their part in illegally promoting independence for the wealthy Catalonia region.

A day after Lorry accidentally cut off his hand, surgeons had it working again

Leonie Mellor at Just In - 1 day ago
When Lawrence "Lorry" Cooper sliced his hand off at work a quick-thinking colleague preserved it in ice, giving surgeons a chance to reattach it in rare, marathon surgery.

Sun Yang's doping case to be heard in public and livestreamed

Just In - 1 day ago
The Court of Arbitration for Sport takes the unusual step of ordering a public hearing into Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's anti-doping violations case — and part or all of the hearing will be livestreamed.

Woman deported for smuggling 4.6kg of uncooked pork into Sydney Airport

Eden Hynninen at Just In - 1 day ago
A Vietnamese woman has been deported for carrying 4.6 kilograms of raw pork meat in her luggage following a tightening of Australia's biosecurity laws due to the threat of African swine fever.

Australians have a lot of wealth tied up in property, but we keep making one common mistake

Just In - 1 day ago
What matters most to buyers, along with price and value, is location — so it would be unfortunate if investors were getting it wrong, writes Maria Yanotti and Danika Wright.

Adelaide nicks GWS senior assistant coach to replace Don Pyke

Just In - 1 day ago
Former Sydney Swans player and GWS senior assistant coach Matthew Nicks is announced as Adelaide Football Club's new senior coach.

Notorious British paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death in prison

Just In - 1 day ago
Richard Huckle, who abused up to 200 children in Malaysia and was arrested following a Queensland Police investigation, is stabbed to death in a UK prison.

Westpac boss warns mortgage costs could rise due to ACCC inquiry

David Chau at Just In - 1 day ago
Westpac's chief executive warns that Australia's banks have "thin profit margins" and that borrowers could pay more for their mortgages if the Government continues to criticise the banking sector.

Booker judges break the rules to name Atwood and Evaristo co-winners

Just In - 1 day ago
In a break from tradition — and the prize's explicit rules — the Booker Prize judges have named two winners for 2019: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo.

Milk crate stabbing accused facing new charges over child abuse material, drugs

Jamie McKinnell at Just In - 1 day ago
The man accused of murdering a woman in Sydney's CBD during a stabbing rampage is charged with new offences over possessing cannabis and child abuse material.

'They had handcuffs on their belt': ATO scammers dressed as police turn up with eftpos machine

Eugene Boisvert at Just In - 1 day ago
Adelaide police say two men turned up to a victim's house with an eftpos machine demanding money after earlier calling him pretending to be from the tax office. The man has told the ABC that he "knew they weren't legit".

Current Costs of British Renewables Subsidies per Household

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? h/t Philip Bratby ? ? The total annual renewables subsidy impact on UK household cost of living is £9 billion — which comes to £340 per year per household. The low and much-publicised offshore wind bids for Feed-in Tariffs with…

Polar bear activity picks up in Churchill as W Hudson Bay freeze-up time approaches

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: This is week 15 for most polar bears onshore near Churchill in Western Hudson Bay, which means they have been onshore for almost 4 months. Still, photos being circulated are still showing bears in excellent condition and we are just waiting to see if freeze-up this year is as early as…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 286 – 2019

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Figures – Report: IG Report Delayed Release – Ongoing “Classification Review”…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Maria Bartiromo had initially reported the IG report on the Carter Page FISA situation was going to be released around the end of this week. Ms. Bartiromo is now reporting a delay: It’s the “classifications being made” part that raises … Continue reading →

Rep Lee Zeldin Discusses Fiona Hill Testimony and Schiff’s Conspicuous Attempt to Drop the Whistleblower…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
There is something very damaging about the CIA operative -turned gossiper- that Adam Schiff used to launch his Ukraine dossier (aka “whistleblower? report). If the gossiper wasn’t sketchy, the Democrats would be heralding his heroism; instead they are trying to … Continue reading →

Iran Releases Photos Of 'Attacked' Oil Tanker

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iran released pictures showing two gaping holes in the hull of an oil tanker, Sabiti, it alleges was attacked off Saudi Arabia last week *Daily Mail/AFP:* *Gaping holes in the side of Iranian oil tanker that was hit by two missiles are revealed for the first time, as Putin heads to Saudi Arabia to calm rising tensions between the countries* * Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia following tanker attack * Iranian-flagged tanker was hit by two suspected missile strikes off Saudi coast * Saudi oil installations were also targeted - halving the kingdom's crude outp... more »

BREAKING: Texas Cop Arrested, Charged With Murder of Atatiana Jefferson

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
Former Ft. Worth, TX police officer Aaron Dean has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson

NASA Knew!

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 1 day ago
On this date in 1972, NASA announced that additional CO2 will have very little impact on global temperature. 15 Oct 1972, Page 44 – The San Bernardino County Sun at Newspapers.com h/t Don Penim

Monkey Sharpens Rock and Uses It To Smash Through Glass Enclosure At Zoo

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*John Vibes* - Footage taken at a zoo in China shows a monkey using a rock to smash through a glass enclosure in an attempted escape.

Nationalism is Close to Classical Liberalism

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
The modern nationalists are the true inheritors of the classical liberal political theory that was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries by philosophers like John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Montesquieu, David Hume, and Adam Smith. Classical liberalism and nationalism are historical in character—they are motivated by the aim of preserving the liberties of the citizens within the context of social and cultural systems which have evolved organically over a period of several centuries. Since they are built on a multitude of political, cultural, and theological philosophies, it seems that ... more »

Sad News from China

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago
Via the *NY Times*: Some universities have replaced textbooks by Western academics such as Milton Friedman and N. Gregory Mankiw with books written under a program called “Marxist theory research and building project.”

Judicial Watch Reveals Surveillance Targets Requested by U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch and State Department – But Bigger Question is Missing…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
There are times during research when searching for details leaves the obviously immediate questions unanswered. This is one of those examples. Judicial Watch is hot on the trail of a State Department effort to monitor domestic political opposition. Specifically former … Continue reading →

New York Times: Turkish President Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes 'Hostage'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
File image of a B61-12 guided nuclear bomb. Screengrab of US Air Force Video. *Zero Hedge:* *Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes 'Hostage' As Trump Authorizes Sanctions* Amid all the media and pundit outrage since Turkey's President Erdogan launched his so-called 'Operation Peace Spring' into northeast Syria last week, vowing to wipe out Syrian Kurdish forces who've long held the border areas, what's been largely missing is acknowledgement of the uncomfortable fact that NATO ally Turkey has long hosted a major portion of America's nuclear Cold War-era arsenal stored across Europe... more »

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