Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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

10 pm MDT

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Or, to put it another way: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and..." Make no mistake about it, both houses of Congress have more than enough evidence of Trump's corruption, obstruction of justice, and, perhaps most importantly, abuse of power, to vote for impeachment, conviction, and removal from office. They have had enough evidence for months. More recently, they could have assembled and voted him out as soon as the news of the Ukraine phone call became public. And yet, as I always say, Washington takes care of its own. Even the freeing of... more »

NRC Meeting on Holtec-Indian Pt. (Near NYC) on Oct. 17, 2019 – Register for Toll-Free Teleconference By Noon Today (16th)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
“Members of the public who wish to call in via a toll-free teleconference should call or e-mail the contact listed … Continue reading →

The Zero Carbon Bill analysis – 5

Richard Treadgold at CCG - 21 hours ago
Essay 5: Cuckoo Shaw lays 1.5° egg in cosy Paris nest The Paris treaty ratified by New Zealand says: “We’ll … Continue Reading →

The U.S. Army Wants A 'Strategic Canon' With A Range Of 1,000 Miles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
US Army troopers assigned to the Field Artillery Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, fire their M777 Howitzer. The Army is looking for a gun with a bit more range—over 1,000 nautical miles. *Defense News:* *Strategic, long-range cannon preps to jump its first tech hurdle* WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is wading into a major science and technology development area to build a strategic, long-range cannon — one that can shoot a projectile 1,000 nautical miles — and plans to put the program through its first test soon, according to Col. John Rafferty, who is in charge of executing modernizat... more »

No, they haven't

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
One of the top three headlines on the BBC News website this morning is *Have UK voters changed their minds on Brexit?* It's a piece by Sir John Curtice and, reading it, the answer he gives is 'No, they haven't': *...very few voters on either side of the argument have changed their minds about whether the UK should leave the EU. *The country appears to be just as divided as it was three years ago. On average, during the last month, polls that ask people how they would vote in another referendum suggest that 88% of those who backed Remain would do so again. Among those who voted L... more »

History Class Is in Session: These Empires Were the Most Powerful Ever

Akhilesh Pillalamarri at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Akhilesh Pillalamarri* *History, Eurasia* [image: By William Cho - Genghis Khan: The Exhibition, CC BY-SA 2.0,] The five greatest. *Key point:* These empires changed the world and made their mark. Of all the empires that arose and thrived on the face of this earth, which were the five most powerful? And how is it even possible to select five empires from among the hundreds that have flourished over the past five thousand years? Truth be told, any formulation of the “five most powerful empires” will always be subjective, be... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Fearing American abandonment, Kurds kept back channels to Damascus, Moscow wide open — Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) October 16, 2019 Turkey-Syria offensive: Erdogan rejects US ceasefire call — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 16, 2019 Left in a hurry: RT films inside abandoned US military base at Manbij, Syria — RT (@RT_com) October 16, 2019 Catalan protesters clash with police in Barcelona for a second straight night over a Spanish court ruling ... more »

Jon Sopel reports

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
It is striking just how far Jon Sopel goes these days in turning his reports for BBC News into out-and-out anti-Trump editorials. He was so focused on pinning the blame on Donald Trump on last night's BBC *News at Ten *that he failed to spot a 'misspeak' by Mike Pence. (Mr Pence meant 'Syrian Democratic Forces' ). Here's a transcript: *BBC Newsreader*: Turkey is continuing its military offensive in northern Syria - aiming to defeat Kurdish forces, whom they regard as terrorists, and to create a buffer zone to resettle millions of Syrian refugees presently in Turkey. The conflict ... more »

October 16th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1000

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

Wednesday October 16th – Open Thread

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

U.S. Army Wants Its Artillery to Move Fast And Have A Longer Range

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, prepare to sling load their M777 howitzer onto a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a two-gun raid air assault exercise Oct. 10, 2019, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Thomas Calvert) * Honolulu Star-Advertiser:* *Army Zeroes In on Rapid Artillery Raids in New Era of 'Great Power' Competition* In comparing land-based capabilities, the U.S. Army found that its artillery was falling short of Russian and Chinese weaponry, following a... more »

America's M1 Abrams Tank Is Now 40 Years Old: Still the Best on the Planet?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * A revolutionary tank that has become a staple of American military power. *Key point: *While not perfect, it packs a real punch. The M1 Abrams main battle tank has been the mainstay of the U.S. Army’s armor branch for now four decades. Heavily armored, powered by a gas turbine engine and equipped with a powerful 120-millimeter gun, the M1 has proven an adaptable tank capable of fighting from the rolling hills of southern Germany to the deserts of Iraq. And yet the tank appeared to be a failure at first, caught in a tug-of-war of competing, varied inte... more »

RCEP: India must protect its ICT industry - 23 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 If India is going ahead with RCEP negotiations, India must insist on rules of origin mandating significant domestic value addition in the country of the final exporter as well as strengthen bilateral mechanisms for ensuring compliance.

Government to expedite studies on Thai-EU FTA - 23 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 The Thai government pledges to speed up studies on the opportunities and challenges in reviving long-delayed trade talks between Thailand and the EU.

RSS affiliate claims Modi govt not keen on RCEP trade deal but civil servants pushing it - 23 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 National co-convener of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Ashwani Mahajan tells ThePrint that from dairy sector to steel, chemical and automobile, no one wants RCEP.

Ranchers ask federal court to block RFID traceability tags for cattle, bison

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
For the cause of traceability, radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags will be required in American beef cattle, dairy cows, and bison by Jan. 1, 2023. Unless, of course, a Montana-based cattle ranchers’ organization can persuade a federal judge in Wyoming to call a halt to the RFID mandate handed down by USDA’s Animal and... Continue Reading

Group warns high numbers of food inspections missed each year

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Tens of thousands of food hygiene checks went overdue in 2017 and 2018 in the United Kingdom, according to a watchdog group. found that only 11 percent of councils managed to carry out all their planned food checks on time, while eight local authorities missed more than 1,000 inspections of local food businesses. A... Continue Reading

Norovirus top cause of outbreaks in Denmark

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
More than 60 foodborne outbreaks with 1,600 patients were reported in Denmark this past year, according to recently released data. Three large incidents caused one quarter of the outbreak illnesses. In 2017, 63 outbreaks were reported but only 1,151 people got sick. Norovirus was the most common cause in 2018 with 21 outbreaks involving 839... Continue Reading

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Protesters block a road towards Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Clashes erupt as Catalan separatists protest sentences for leaders* (Reuters).

Gaza: Uninhabitable by 2020 — The Zionist Ethnic Cleansing Plan to Force Palestinians into the North Sinai Desert. The Coming Fulfillment of Revelation 12:6,13-14

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
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Unlike Hong Kong, Spanish Police Club Protesters — Western Media Bias

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Rick Sanchez discusses the protests in Barcelona and Hong Kong and explains how political bias informs news networks’ coverage of protest movements around the world. Why are some ignored and others amplified for days on end? Then RT America’s Michele Greenstein joins from Hong Kong to report on how the local housing crisis …

REPO VS QE, Gold Standard, Banks… Q&A with Lynette Zang and Eric Griffin

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
ITM Trading Slides and Links:… Question 1. Wayne L: Are there any reasons for backing a currency with gold other than stopping the government/bankers from creating more currency out of thin air? Question 2. Rob I: What’s the difference between the Feds repo events and QE? Question 3. Albert S: In 2008, we saw …

Victory or Fire: That’s the Plan for Hong Kong — Regime Change Through Economic Terrorism

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Victory or Fire: That’s the Plan for Hong Kong by Tom Luongo, It’s become quite clear to me that the situation in Hong Kong is now about regime change through economic terrorism. What started as peaceful protests against an extradition law and worry over reunification with China has morphed into an ugly and vicious …

Rouhani: Video Shows Iranian Tanker in Red Sea Struck by Rockets

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Rouhani: Video Shows Iranian Tanker in Red Sea Struck by Rockets by Iranian president discusses regional tensions in a wide-ranging news conference. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said there is video footage of an Iranian tanker being hit by at least two rockets in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. His comments on Monday …

Project Veritas Starts Dropping Massive CNN Exposé Claiming to Uncover ‘Anti-Trump CRUSADE’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Project Veritas Starts Dropping Massive CNN Exposé Claiming to Uncover ‘Anti-Trump CRUSADE’ by Project Veritas has dropped what it claims is a bombshell expose on CNN, including secret recordings of staff at editorial meetings which reveal an “anti-Trump crusade” and “bias” at the highest levels. – In the first clip uploaded by PV, a …

Deutsche Bank in Trouble Again as Derivative Timebomb Grows by $TRILLIONS!! (Bix Weir)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RoadtoRoota Deutsche Bank is in “double trouble” again as past bad deeds are being exposed at a furious pace. Being one of the largest derivative counter-parties on planet Earth…things are not looking good for a “smooth transition!” end

Black Terror is Kidnapping and Threatening Hong Kong Residents | 黑衣暴力正在’綁架’ ‘恐嚇’香港市民

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
CGTN Some masked students dressed in black recently broke into a classroom in City University of Hong Kong and incited students to strike. They also subjected the students to verbal abuse. #HongKong #hk end

COLLAPSE Of The EURO – ECB Wants Government To SAVE Them From RECESSION!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
World Alternative Media Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about the recent desperate move made by the calm and cool Mario Draghi at the ECB as he looks to European governments to “work with” the central bank in order to “benefit” the economy. Now of course Draghi has acted as though …

Hannity: Biden Inc. Has Been Exposed

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Fox News It looks like panic may be setting in, putting Joe and Hunter Biden in all-out damage control. #Hannity #FoxNews end

Keiser Report: Will China Announce It’s Got 20,000 Tons of Gold? (E1449)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Check Keiser Report website for more: In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the financialized economy hitting the wall of reality where no innovation has been implemented in decades and all past wealth creation has been monetized and spent several times over. GE announces a freeze on pension benefits …

Are Central Banks Planning To Use Gold To Restart The System? Economic Collapse Warning From The DNB

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Silver Report Uncut First we begin with the recent rush of central banks to buy gold. This activity is interesting but now the Dutch central bank is warning that gold may be needed to re-collateralize the system in case of total economic collapse. This is concerning for a few reasons, one being central bank policy …

Russia vs. NATO: Who Would Win the Ultimate Showdown?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Europe* Is NATO ready for war? *Key point: *Russia's military is powerful, but it could not defeat NATO. How much of a threat do Russia's emerging 5th-generation stealth fighter, nuclear arsenal, high-tech air defenses, anti-satellite weapons, conventional army and submarines pose to NATO and the U.S.? Current tensions between Russia and NATO are leading many to carefully assess this question and examine the current state of weaponry and technological sophistication of the Russian military -- with a mind to better understanding the extent of the kinds of... more »

This marmot was probably eaten by that fox, but at least it made for an award-winning photo

Dan Colasimone at Just In - 23 hours ago
Judges of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award say Yongqing Bao's image of a Tibetan fox closing in on a marmot "is quite simply the perfect moment".

$600m takeover of cattle company would dwarf Rinehart's acquisition of Kidman empire

Daniel Fitzgerald at Just In - 23 hours ago
A British investor plans to buy out one of Australia's largest cattle companies in a deal reportedly worth $600 million — nearly double paid for the Kidman empire.

Hong Kong protesters burn LeBron James jerseys after comments about China and free speech

Just In - 23 hours ago
Hong Kong protesters burn and trample jerseys of basketball star LeBron James, following his comments on the NBA's recent troubles in China.

'It's very disturbing': Man arrested over alleged sexual assault in wetlands area

Just In - 23 hours ago
Police arrest a man after a woman was allegedly hit over the head and sexually assaulted in Adelaide's north last week.

Turkey rejects Trump's call for a ceasefire in Syria: Here's what you need to know

Just In - 23 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump are both facing increasing criticism over the conflict in Syria. Here's what you need to know.

'Shocked and stoked': Daughter's secret nomination wins farmers surprise award

Erin Cooper at Just In - 23 hours ago
The Dalys say they are not "competition-enterers", so you might be able to imagine their surprise to find out they have been crowned Australia's Farmers of the Year.

Couple never thought 'concrete jungle' could burn — and they nearly lost it all

Emma Wynne at Just In - 23 hours ago
The threat of bushfire never occurred to this WA couple — after all, they lived in a more or less treeless estate. Thanks to sheer chance, they still do. Now they're making their own luck.

Adelaide man found guilty of stealing from foreign property investors

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 23 hours ago
Yida Benny Xiong failed to put $300,000 from two foreign investors money into the purchase of a plot of land in Adelaide and instead spent the money himself.

CCTV footage shows Federation Square terror plotter carrying machete before planned attack

Karen Percy at Just In - 23 hours ago
The Supreme Court of Victoria releases CCTV vision of the men convicted over the Federation Square terror plot, showing one carrying a large machete and two others buying chemicals and other items to make explosives to be used in the planned attack.

Aboriginal people could be jailed for traditional burials if new legislation passes

Chelsea Heaney at Just In - 23 hours ago
Aboriginal people who bury their loved ones in traditional ceremonies without bureaucratic approval could end up facing fines of up to $31,000 or two years' imprisonment.

Energy Australia admits to wrongly billing a customer and failing to properly investigate his complaints

Ainslie Drewitt-Smith at Just In - 23 hours ago
Energy Australia has apologised to a customer for issuing him multiple bills that 'did not make sense' despite his repeated complaints.

Oil and gas exploration company suspended by stock exchange over rehabilitation liabilities

Ben Collins at Just In - 23 hours ago
An exploration company that ran out of money after drilling wells in the Great Sandy Desert has been suspended from trading by the Australian Stock Exchange.

The Air Force Wants A 6th Generation Fighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Kris Osborn, National Interest:* *The F-35 Is the Past: Air Force's 6th-Generation Fighter Will Be a Everything* *Armed with lasers and hypersonic missiles? * Key Point: While the notion of “manned” hypersonic flight is considered to be very far away, hypersonic weapons - to be followed by hypersonic drones - are moving closer to operational status. And they could be the weapons carried by the successor to the F-35. (Washington, D.C.) Drone fighter jets, hypersonic attack planes, artificial intelligence, lasers, electronic warfare and sensors woven into the fuselage of an aircr... more »

US aircraft threaten Turkish-backed fighters who came VERY CLOSE to American troops in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
US fighter jets and gunship helicopters were sent to scare off Turkish-backed militants in northern Syria after they came “very close” to US troops at Ain Issa, the Pentagon said. Washington has also sent a complaint to Ankara. F-15 fighters and AH-64 Apache gunships were used in the “show of force” on Tuesday, an unnamed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Northern Syria witnesses heaviest clashes this year as Turkish-backed forces attack several sites

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 A.M.) – The northern region of Syria is witnessing the heaviest clashes of the year this evening as the Turkish-backed forces attempt to advance in several areas along the border. Led by the so-called “Syrian National Army”, a coalition of Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups, the Turkish-backed militants launched several attacks across […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily Brief 2019-10-14

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
This is a summary of 29 AMN articles on the following subjects: Rusia, Siria, Tartus, Idlib, Estados Unidos, Kobane, SDF, US Army, Erdogan, OTAN, Turquía, Conaie, Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, Raqqa, Russia, Syria, Kobani, US, NATO, Turkey, Deir Ezzor, ISIS, Hasakah, Manbij. Categories covered in this brief: Espanol, Siria, Turquia, Latin-America, Syria, Turkey Let us know […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Outlines U.S. Trade Policy and Goals of Administration…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
Commerce Secretary delivered a speech to the Federalist Society today as he explained U.S. trade policy under President Trump and the long-term goals and objectives.

Putin Is Eager To See U.S. Nukes Removed From Turkey

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The *Axios* headline was both disturbing and likely inaccurate: Pelosi and Graham team up to oppose Trump's Syria decision. There's a whiff of an implication that they're trying to somehow change Trump's decision. As unlikely as it is, Trump's the commander-in-chief, as well as an ignorant moron. And as Pelosi knows-- even if Graham doesn't-- there is no way for Congress to overrule his decision. In this matter, he's in charge; they're not. Pelosi is already working on making sure there's a new commander-in-chief as soon as possible. Graham's working just as hard to make sure Trum... more »

Vivid Details Emerge on Ukraine as Impeachment Quickens

AP News at - 1 day ago
The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, and those of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

How Just Some Routine Landscaping Nearly Started a Second Korean War

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* [image:] An ax-fight over the tree could have ended with hundreds of thousands dead. *Key point:* North Korea has a long history of provocations and armed hostility. The American and South Korean soldiers went off to chop down a poplar tree. Instead, they were chopped into pieces by ax-wielding North Korean soldiers. And what should have been a case of routine landscaping nearly triggered a second Korean War. Thousands of lives could have been lost, and the Korean peninsu... more »

Meet USS Barb: The Navy's Special World War II Submarine That Terrified Japan

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * It sank the most Japanese vessels by tonnage. *Key point: *The *Barb's *effectiveness was born from the U.S. Navy's broader maritime supremacy against Japan. In the closing months of World War II, heavy losses and depleted fuel stocks kept many of Japan’s remaining combat aircraft grounded and warships in port, awaiting an anticipated amphibious invasion. Starting in July 1945, Allied battleships embarked on a series of naval bombardments of coastal cities in Japan in an effort to draw these forces out to battle—with little success. However, a wee... more »

Not All Stands in Farmer’s Markets Sell Healthy Food – How to Shop at Farmer’s Markets

Admin at Health Impact News - 1 day ago
With the fall season in full swing and harvest season upon us, most states feature farmer's markets where it is possible to purchase fresh food directly from the farm, while cutting out the middlemen that are typically involved in getting food to the consumer. However, just being in a farmer's market does not guarantee that the vendor is selling healthy food. Large farms that supply the same commodity-based food that you find in grocery stores will often have stands in farmer's markets as well. Fraud and deception can be just as common in farmer's markets as it is in chain grocery ... more »

Wednesday walkabout – October 16, 2019

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 1 day ago
I went for a hike a day early, so I will write with tired legs. I shouldn’t be too tired as I ran into an old friend hiking this weekend on a local trail. He said he was walking after … Continue reading →

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