Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

11 pm MDT

Here Is How Russia Or China Could Sink A U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Reuters *Robert Farley, National Interest:* *Yes, Russia or China Could Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. Here's How.* *How vulnerable are America's carriers?* Aircraft carriers have been the primary capital ship of naval combat since the 1940s, and remain the currency of modern naval power. But for nearly as long as carriers have existed, navies have developed plans to defeat them. The details of these plans have changed over time, but the principles remain the same. And some have argued that the balance of military technology is shifting irrevocably away from the carrier, drive... more »

Peter Schiff, "We've Never Seen Anything Like This" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"We've Never Seen Anything Like This" “Peter Schiff discusses how the Federal Reserve plays an integral role in the economic recessions of the past. Peter covers cause and effect, and how different functions of the markets, politics, national debt, and central banks influence and shape the future of the world economy. He also gives insight on where he sees the economy heading, and how his prediction is likely to pass in the near future. Las Vegas MoneyShow 10/13/2019”

"The World Turned Upside Down" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The World Turned Upside Down"* by Martin Sieff "When a still-bewildered General Earl Charles Cornwallis surrendered his entire army to George Washington and to the Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown in 1781, according to legend, a British military band heightened the humiliation by playing a ballad called, “The World Turned Upside Down.” The composer Lin Manuel Miranda later reimagined the song as a hit number in his acclaimed modern musical “Hamilton.” In a time without speed of light communications, telegraph wires, radio or Internet, the fall of the British Empire in America stil... more »

A Bitter(Sweet) Pill: The Impacts of Private Provision of Medicaid

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 21 hours ago
A study on Texas turning Medicaid over to private contractors shows mixed results, which is better than most critics would expect. But does this study attribute bennies to privatization that aren't justified?

Primitive communism is mostly a myth

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
As schoolkids in the communist 1980s, we were taught that the human society has evolved from the primitive communism to slavery, feudalism, capitalism and its later stage, imperialism, to socialism – which we were just enjoying – before we would arrive at communism. To avoid misunderstandings, our countries were officially "socialist" countries while "communism" was the money-free nutty utopia where you may "do whatever you like to do and take whatever you want". ;-) The last stage hasn't worked too well so far although, especially in recent years, many brainwashed people want to re... more »

China Is Dreaming Up New Means To Defeat The U.S. Military, Is America Prepared?

Larry M. Wortzel at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Larry M. Wortzel* *Security, Asia* It poses a serious challenge to U.S. military doctrine. *Key point: *Asymmetric warfare means targetting your enemy's weaknesses. For China, asymmetric warfare represents a tactic with ancient roots that has been successfully applied to the contemporary age. Asymmetric warfare, as seen from Beijing, means using one’s own strengths and capabilities to attack an enemy’s weaknesses. Doing so may involve the use of terrain, tactics, or the application of new or different technologies. Chinese military thought on asymmetric warfare draws heavily on ... more »

RIP Stealth? In 1999, a U.S. F-117 Stealth Fighter Was Hit By a Missile

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *History, Europe* [image:] Sorry, but stealth is not perfect. Here is what happened. *Key point:* The Servian commander who downed the F-117 in question was better-studied and motivated than his counterparts. At 8 p.m. on March 27, 1999, a bizarre-looking black painted airplane cut through the night sky over Serbia. This particular F-117 Nighthawk—a subsonic attack plane that was the world’s first operational stealth aircraft—flew by the call sign of Vega-31 and was named “Something Wicked.” Moments ... more »

The Army Wants a Rifle That Can Puncture Anyone's Body Armor

Jared Keller at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Jared Keller* *Security, Americas* [image:] Can they pull it off? *Key point:* The Army is always in an arms race to develop guns and bullets that can pierce evermore effective armor. The Army claims its new assault rifle will unleash a hailstorm of specially-designed shells with as much chamber pressure as a battle tank to tear through even the most advanced body armor — and if all goes according to plan, the soldiers will get them to play with sooner than they thought. The service pl... more »

Israrel's Merkava Tank: The Best on the Planet?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* Meaning better than America's M1 Abrams? We take a look. *Key point: *Active protection systems may very well steal the day. The Israeli *Merkava *(Chariot) main battle tank is an example of a sophisticated weapon system designed to deal with very specific national requirements. Though similar in performance to Western main battle tanks such as the German Leopard 2 and American M1 Abrams, the Merkava has many features not found in any other contemporary tank designs. Today we’ll compare the Merkava to the Abrams in terms of the three v... more »

Why Withdrawing US Troops From Northern Syria Is Good

Rick STERLING at - 21 hours ago
The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim “we have abandoned our allies”. They question “how can America be trusted?” They say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a “gift” to Russia, Iran, and Assad…. even ISIS. It is true that the policy of US/NATO interventionism […]

Huawei Moving on Without Google?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*October 17, 2019* (Gunnar Ulson - NEO) - Huawei's flagship smartphone, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, launched without Google products being available on it due to US restrictions against Chinese companies (and specifically against Huawei itself). Contrary to what many have speculated, Huawei has not developed its "own operating system" for its phones but is instead simply using an open source version of Google's Android. This means that Android applications will still be available to Huawei users and they will still use their phones as normal, but they will have to acquire applicat... more »

"Sooner Or Later..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“Sooner or later, fate puts us together with all the people, one by one, who show us what we could, and shouldn’t, let ourselves become. Sooner or later we meet the drunkard, the waster, the betrayer, the ruthless mind, and the hate-filled heart. But fate loads the dice, of course, because we usually find ourselves loving or pitying almost all of those people. And it’s impossible to despise someone you honestly pity, and to shun someone you truly love.” - Gregory David Roberts, “Shantaram”

"All The Days..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Whenever, in the course of a daily hunt, the hunter comes upon a scene that is strikingly beautiful, or sublime - a black thundercloud with the rainbow's glowing arch above the mountain, a white waterfall in the heart of a green gorge, a vast prairie tinged with the blood-red of the sunset -he pauses for an instant in the attitude of worship. He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, because to him all the days are God's days." - Ohiyesa, a/k/a Charles Alexander Eastman, Santee Sioux

F-35 Pilot Falls On His Face

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Triumphant F-35 pilot arrival on HMS Queen Elizabeth - the deleted scenes 🙂 #Westlant19 @HMSQNLZ via @niall19 / Fill your Boots — NavyLookout (@NavyLookout) October 16, 2019 *WNU Editor:* It happens to the best of us.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
by Noah Every damn day, Trump and the rest of his Crime Family of political "associates" and media "dumbfellas" talk about how the whole Ukraine thing is about trying to find "the real colluders and conspirators" kind reminds me of O.J. Simpson claiming that he was going to "find the real killers." Click on the cartoon for easier reading. In a better world, you could just click on the cartoon to make the assholes go away, real permanent like. Sleep with the fishes Donnie.

Family of victim 'horrified' murderer and rapist to be released

Rebecca Opie at Just In - 22 hours ago
A man who raped and murdered a woman as she slept in her Darwin home will tomorrow be released from prison to live in Adelaide despite breaching his parole four times.

Government offers one-off payment for farmers coming off welfare

Kath Sullivan at Just In - 22 hours ago
Farmers are entitled to a new, one-off payment from the Federal Government to help them decide if their farm is sustainable or could be sold.

NT Treasurer defends spending $170m in new policy changes after budget blowout

Jano Gibson at Just In - 22 hours ago
The debt-laden Gunner Government has spent almost $170 million on unbudgeted policy changes — including $12 million for a grandstand at the Fannie Bay racecourse — in the two months after its May Budget was handed down.

'Come forward now': ATO warns bosses who keep super from staff face fines

Peter Ryan at Just In - 22 hours ago
The Australian Tax Office will send "nudge" emails to 4,000 employers with a track record of late super payments, and to another 500 bosses who have failed to pay the right amount by the quarterly date.

Burgeoning humpback nursery needs go-slow zones, experts say

Jennifer Huxley at Just In - 22 hours ago
Marine scientists are calling for new speed limits in waters off the Gold Coast in response to an increasing number of humpback whales calving in the area.

A hospital said a man had been discharged. He was in a morgue the whole time

Nicole Mills at Just In - 22 hours ago
An investigation is launched after relatives were told their loved one had been discharged, prompting a search for the missing man whose body was actually in a Melbourne morgue all along.

Relying on prayers for rain is politically and theologically irresponsible

Just In - 22 hours ago
Scott Morrison told a farming audience that he was praying for rain in drought-affected areas. As a supplement to a coherent climate change action, it can hardly do any harm — but as a substitute for policy, it's politically irresponsible, writes Philip C Almond.

SA Government refused ICAC more funds to investigate health system corruption

Nick Harmsen at Just In - 22 hours ago
Letters released by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption show he was refused $2 million to fund an evaluation of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

Birdwatcher finds rare gold coin worth thousands at popular camp spot

Kate Stephens And Stan Shaw at Just In - 22 hours ago
The find at a dam in outback Western Australia is even more incredible considering the number of fossickers who camp there while prospecting in the Goldfields.

'No trade-off' between Australia and China ahead of showdown Antarctic talks next week

Jack Snape at Just In - 22 hours ago
A new marine protected area off the coast of Antarctica has stoked geopolitical tensions with China and Russia.

'Always looking to make ends meet': Mattress company defies trend of low pay rises

Rachel Pupazzoni at Just In - 22 hours ago
Low wages growth and underemployment continue to plague Australia's economy, but one mattress-building company has committed to regular pay increases thanks to its rising exports to China.

Muffled laughter as principal asked to oink like a pig during court proceedings

Elise Kinsella at Just In - 22 hours ago
A Gold Coast principal is asked to make pig snorting noises amid a defamation case in which she is suing five families over comments made about her on social media.

The Tasmanian Government released this redacted report, but the words were still visible

Alexandra Humphries at Just In - 22 hours ago
A botched effort at censoring a scathing report on Tasmania's juvenile detention centre reveals a litany of shortcomings, including "very little real security", CCTV that is "rarely monitored", inadequate reporting of force being used — and a fence that would not stop an escape attempt, only "slow it down".

'I can't say it was unexpected': Sawfish research team comes home empty-handed

Nick Kilvert at Just In - 22 hours ago
A research trip to far north Queensland was supposed to find dozens of Australia's endangered sawfish — but they didn't find a single one.

Roo wouldn't believe it: This stranded marsupial didn't want to be rescued

Markus Mannheim at Just In - 22 hours ago
This startled eastern grey kangaroo was a bit miffed when two police officers on a jetski tried to haul it back on to the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Teen arrested after allegedly slapping baby, assaulting multiple women in violent outburst

Steve Vivian at Just In - 22 hours ago
Police say charges for a 14-year-old boy are expected after an aggressive episode lasting five hours in Darwin's northern suburbs.

Urgent Fundraiser Appeal (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*Urgent Fundraiser Appeal* My deepest apologies, I can't provide details, but a quite unexpected situation has arisen that isn't an "emergency", not *quite* yet anyway, but now urgently requires immediate attention, so I'm tossing this appeal out as a "fundraiser", the very first and last time it'll ever happen. A very grateful "Thank you!" to those who've helped! If you're able to, would you please consider a donation to the blog- and me- at the PayPal donation sidebar. It would be very greatly appreciated! And, as always, thanks for stopping by! - CP

Russian War Correspondent Does A Full Walk Through A Previously 'Classified' US Facility In Manbij, Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Zero Hedge:* *Full Video Inside 'Secretive' US Special Forces Base In Syria Released By Russian Media* After early this week American forces hastily abandoned their base in Manbij amid a general US draw down from the region, and a Damascus-Syrian Kurdish deal for reunion to fight the invading Turks, hawkish CNN pundit Michael Weiss lamented that "the Russian takeover of the U.S. base in Manbij is the first instance of Moscow claiming an abandoned U.S. military installation since World War II" (though Vietnam may have actually been the last instance). The Russians did immediatel... more »

Brazil’s GDP Climbs 0.6 Percent in Quarter Ended in August, says FGV

Iolanda Fonseca at The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is the sum of all goods and services produced in the country, increased by 0.6 percent in the quarter ended in August this year, as compared to the quarter ended in May. Compared to the quarter ended in August of last year, however, the […] The post Brazil’s GDP Climbs 0.6 Percent in Quarter Ended in August, says FGV appeared first on The Rio Times.

October 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1001

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 →

Usual business

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Toby Young is disappointed: I tuned into *Newsnight* to see how close we are to the deal and am none the wiser. The usual adversarial format, with backbench Conservative MPs doing their best to to defend the govt from the BBC’s prosecuting council, is neither informative nor entertaining. That does seem to be the standard format these days. As does the unbalanced panel, stacked against Brexit supporters.

Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Wednesday 16th October 2019

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

The Incredible, Vanishing ‘Whistleblower’

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ The partisans at The Washington Post pretended in a front-page “news” article on Sunday that somehow President Trump was losing his marbles in “rage,” going “beyond his often-untethered bounds.” Post readers were supposed to be highly disturbed about his mental state when he held a raucous rally in […]

Don’t Let Climate Alarmists Anywhere Near Rocket Science

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Larry Bell ~ Last Thursday I was honored to be invited by the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Alumni League to be their monthly meeting speaker. These were competent and dedicated people who had key roles — along with countless other marvels — in sending other mutually distinguished and brave friends to the moon. The central […]

San Francisco No Longer Feels Like It’s In America

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Lee Edwards ~ It’s one thing to read about the decline of San Francisco. It’s another to see it for yourself. I could hardly recognize this once-captivating city of breathtaking views, delectable food, and cool jazz. Today it’s occupied by an army of homeless men and women who have turned Baghdad-by-the-bay into Bombay-by-the-bay with […]

News about the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
As per *The Times*: The BBC could be made to scrap the TV licence and charge a Netflix-style fee, the culture secretary has suggested. Nicky Morgan has opened the door to the BBC becoming a subscription service, saying she was “open-minded” about a change if it would raise enough revenue for the corporation. Giving evidence to the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Ms Morgan was asked by the Tory MP Julian Knight: “The BBC moving to a subscription service is being floated as a potential policy for the next Conservative manifesto. What is your view?” She ... more »

America's Enemies Aren't Ready for the New B-21 Stealth Bomber

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Technology, Americas* [image:] A stealthy upgrade to its predecessor. *Key point:* The B-21 will be a powerful, high-tech bomber for the future of warfare. On October 27, 2015, nearly thirty-four years to the day after Northrop Grumman was awarded the contract to develop the first stealth bomber, the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop a contract for a new bomber: the B-21 Raider. While many of the details of the Raider are shrouded in mystery, we do know a few things about it, an... more »

TON: A Joke? Meet Iran's Sahand "Stealth" Destroyer

Jeff Schogol at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Jeff Schogol* *Security, Middle East* [image:] How good is it? *Key point:* Tehran keeps coming up with "new" technology and weapons that aren't always what they seem to be. The Iranian navy added a brand new, domestically-made stealth destroyer to its fleet on Saturday, Reuters reports, deploying the warship and its purported radar-evading systems to join rest of the country’s regular navy at the mouth of the strategically-crucial Strait of Hormuz in yet another ch... more »

This Was the 1 Tank Nazi Germany Never Wanted to Face in Battle

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * And for good reason. *Key point:* These tanks were nigh impenetrable, but they couldn't save France. At five o’clock in the morning on May 16, 1940 a company of the 8th Panzer Regiment lay in an ambush position along a rubble-strewn street of the French town of Stonne. The day before, the unfortunate village had changed hands several times as French troops attempted to stem the tide of German armor headed toward the English channel, threatening to trap Allied forces in Belgium. Three squadrons of Stuka dive bombers ravaged Stonne, as well as both... more »

Australia For Assange! Total Blackout In The States!

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Jason Bermas Nothing was said about Assange in the most recent sham debates. And nothing was said about how a coalition of prominent Australian... more »

Army To Field Hypersonic Missiles By 2023

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Tyler Durden About 45 days after the Army awarded two hypersonic missile contracts, one to Dynetics and the other to Lockheed Martin, the service has... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Do you think they like me? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2019 I thought the same thing. — Bryan McGrath (@ConsWahoo) October 17, 2019 US-led coalition continues withdrawal as Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plans — Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) October 17, 2019 #OperationPeaceSpring day 9 US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expected to meet with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara pic.twitter... more »

What Is More Important To Russian President Putin: Relations With Saudi Arabia Or Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a welcome ceremony with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Saudi Royal palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFP/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik *Stephen Bryen, Asia Times: **What is more important to Putin: Saudi or Iran?* *The wild card is not Russia or Saudi Arabia, but the US, which has lost a lot of influence and credibility in the region* Russian President Vladimir Putin has just wrapped up an important visit to Saudi Arabia. From the immediate Russian and Saudi point of view, the visit was fruitful, yielding 21 impor... more »

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 1 day ago

News and Views

LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
Regular blogging should resume next week. For now, the mail. LindaG - No help here. America is falling apart because too many people under 40 don't appreciate true freedom. Yes. Many of them are victims of a weak or even sinister education. Many have been brainwashed by the corrupt, lying mainstream media. But keep in mind that President Trump beat Hillary Clinton and it wasn't a cliffhanger in the Electoral College. There is hope. WSF - No reasoned answer from me. My response would be no intervention - their country, their problem. Sanctions yes! Anything that weakens communist Ch... more »

Automation Armageddon: a Legitimate Worry?

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 1 day ago
Yves here. Readers will notice a marked disconnect between Michael Olenick’s grim account of the impact of the automation of the early industrial era on workers’ lives as to his more sanguine posture for the future. One way to reconcile the two is that major shift in automation can have significant transition costs in terms […]

USDA issues public health alert for Ryding-Regency raw beef products

News Desk at Food Safety News - 1 day ago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for raw non-intact beef products derived from imported beef from Ontario, Canada, that has been recalled by Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Ryding-Regency recalled beef products in Canada on Oct. 8. A number... Continue Reading

Researchers find new form of Listeria monocytogenes in China

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 1 day ago
Researchers have detected a highly virulent new form of pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes. It was identified as the cause of serious diseases in sheep in a remote area of the Chinese province Jiangsu. An international research group led by the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) said it had found the... Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak involves restaurant with excellent record

News Desk at Food Safety News - 1 day ago
Prior food safety inspections and the current rating for the Al Basha Restaurant in Seattle were excellent, but Seattle-King County Public Health has associated the establishment with a September Salmonella outbreak. The outbreak involves three confirmed cases, one hospitalization, and no deaths. The Salmonella illnesses followed meals served by Al Basha about one month ago... Continue Reading

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives to deliver her annual policy address, as pro-democracy lawmakers protest, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu *WNU Editor: *The above picture came form this photo-gallery .... *Editor's Choice Pictures *(Reuters).

"Economic Decay Leads to Social and Political Decay" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Economic Decay Leads to Social and Political Decay"* by Charles Hugh Smith "If we want to make real progress, we have to properly diagnose the structural sources of the rot that is spreading quickly into every nook and cranny of the society and culture. It seems my rant yesterday ("Let Me Know When It's Over") upset a lot of people, many of whom felt I trivialized the differences between the parties and all the reforms that people believe will right wrongs and reduce suffering. OK, I get it, there are differences, but if the "reform" doesn't change the source of the suffering an... more »

Thursday October 17th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day 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 →

A CALL TO ACTION: “Stand” – We Will Remember The 129 Republicans Who Refused to Stand With President Trump…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
When we see that justice is measured, not by due process, but by compulsion; when we see that in order to invoke our right to due process, we need to obtain permission from those who rebuke the constitution; when we … Continue reading →

Truth Is A Kremlin Talking Point

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
In response to a statement during the Democratic primary debates by presidential candidate Andrew Yang that both Russia and the United States have engaged in election interference, liberal pundit Molly McKew tweeted, “I now retract any vaguely nice thing I ever said about Yang knowing […]

FOX: Tennessee Teacher Breaks Down in Tears After Hungry Student Asks Her for SpaghettiOs

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
A teacher in Tennessee said she was brought to tears earlier this month when one of her students “so innocently talked about food, and the lack of it.” Grade school teacher Brooke Goins, 21, wrote in a now viral Facebook post: “Today I cried at work. Not because I hate my job. Today I cried […] The post FOX: Tennessee Teacher Breaks Down in Tears After Hungry Student Asks Her for SpaghettiOs appeared first on Health Nut News.

Gallop: 52% Of Americans Now Support Trump's Impeachment And Removal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Gallop:* *Congress Approval, Support for Impeaching Trump Both Up* * 25% approve of Congress; up from 18% last month; Trump's approval at 39% * 52% of Americans now support Trump's impeachment and removal * Impeachment support reflects growth in support among independents, Dems WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives work through an impeachment inquiry regarding alleged abuses of office by President Donald Trump, approval of Congress is now at 25%. That is up from 18% in September, prior to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the impeachment inquiry... more »

Business is the Most Common US Masters Degree Field; The MBA from India Whining to Durbin that He Wants a Green Card Should Be Sent Home

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : As can be seen in the chart at the bottom of this post, Business has dominated…

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.” 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play”

“Satan Sells Used Objects” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Satan Sells Used Objects”* by Paulo Coelho “Needing to adapt to the new times, Satan decided to get rid of a whole lot of his stock of temptations. He placed an ad in the newspaper and attended his customers all day in his workshop. It was a fantastic stock: stones for the virtuous to stumble over, mirrors for increasing one’s self-importance, and spectacles that reduced the importance of others. Some objects hanging on the wall drew a lot of attention: a dagger with a curved blade to be used on someone’s back, and tape-recorders that registered only gossip and lies. “Don’t worr... more »

Stuff To Enjoy-- From Us To You: Mitt Romney And Max Frost

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
First a Club for Growth video, an ad that will start running tomorrow on Fox News stations in Utah. The intent isn't so much to get Romney to do something-- Romney's immensely more popular in Utah than Trump-- but to warn other Republicans, especially vulnerable ones up for reelection, like Susan Collins (ME), Cory Gardner (CO), Thom Tillis (NC), Joni Ernst (IA), Martha McSally (AZ)... to not even *think* about breaking with Señor Trumpanzee. I have another couple of videos for you as well-- both songs by fantastic Texas musician Max Frost, a multi-instrumentalist blue-eyed... more »

'No more pilgrimages': How Deborah Pilgrim survived three days lost in bushland

Rebecca Opie at Just In - 1 day ago
During the three days Deborah Pilgrim was lost in scrubland she desperately searched empty properties, climbed a windmill and endured sickness from drinking dirty water before her incredible rescue.

Melbourne man's terror plans were faked to catch police 'mole', lawyer tells court

James Hancock at Just In - 1 day ago
A court is told a Melbourne man only pretended to plan for terrorist attacks to expose a "mole" he thought was embroiled in a police conspiracy against right-wing groups.

Five arrested over alleged cocaine operation in SA, NSW

Just In - 1 day ago
An alleged cocaine drug ring spanning two states is uncovered by New South Wales and South Australian police, leading to the arrests of five people.

Family of girl killed in drag racing crash oppose new rules that would have prevented her death

Jacob Kagi And James Carmody at Just In - 1 day ago
The WA Government gives the go-ahead for junior drag racing in WA to restart, after it was suspended following the 2017 death of eight-year-old Anita Board, but lifts the minimum age to 10.

Rachel doesn't see kids as an option. She's not alone

Tahlia Roy at Just In - 1 day ago
Rachel has thrown everything towards building her dream career. To take a break now to start a family would mean sacrificing a lot.

'The pressure is real': Subcontractor forced to lay off workers amid pay dispute

Rebecca Puddy at Just In - 1 day ago
A South Australian business says it's been forced to lay off workers because of almost $200,000 in unpaid bills, amid the collapse of several building companies based in South Australia in the past 12 months.

Hidden trove of trash and treasure auctioned in compulsive collector's estate

Justin Huntsdale at Just In - 1 day ago
On a property hidden in bushland are old cars, tractors, motorbikes, trucks and sulkies from a bygone era that once belonged to an Australian politician and obsessive collector.

Payment delays expected after Commonwealth Bank restores services overnight

Just In - 1 day ago
Commonwealth Bank customers are left embarrassed and forced to wait hours when they are unable to transfer money for haircuts, groceries and petrol after Australia's biggest bank is affected by an "unknown" computer issue.

On the cusp of a new start, a stolen car cut Shahid's life short

Louisa Rebgetz And Nick Wiggins at Just In - 1 day ago
The 36-year-old's family were preparing to embark on a new chapter in their lives, moving closer to friends and community. Now they're preparing the husband and father's funeral.

'A good way to share our culture': Indigenous art finds its market

Kelly Butterworth at Just In - 1 day ago
Glenda McCulloch paints contemporary Indigenous art. After advertising her paintings on Instagram, she found the demand for her art is much stronger than she first expected.

Trainer of Melbourne Cup favourite says his dark past should be forgotten. Not everyone agrees

Daniel Miles at Just In - 1 day ago
Twelve years ago Paul Preusker was disqualified for possessing an electronic jigger. Now he's back, training the Melbourne Cup favourite and insisting he's a changed man.

NSW Labor boss resigns amid corruption probe, gets $700,000 payout

Selby Stewart And Kathleen Calderwood at Just In - 1 day ago
NSW Labor general secretary Kaila Murnain quits seven weeks after being suspended on full pay after giving explosive evidence at a corruption inquiry into the party.

Molotov cocktails hurled in Barcelona as pro-independence protests rage

Just In - 1 day ago
Protesters set cars on fire and throw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona, intensifying unrest sparked by the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders for up to 13 years.

Who does the data say were the big winners and losers of a confusing AFL trade period?

Just In - 1 day ago
At the end of an AFL trade period more notable for its lack of movement, it can be hard to get a read on the results, but using the numbers, we can see how each club really fared at the trade table.

Poll: 54% Of Britains Want Brexit Delivered

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*EuroGuido:** Huge Poll Shows Britons Want Brexit Delivered* The biggest poll since the referendum itself, conducted for ITN by ComRes with 26,000 Britons, conclusively shows the public want Brexit sorted, with 54% of respondents saying we should support abiding by the referendum result and leave the EU. Even greater than the original 52:48 split… When ‘don’t knows’ are included, leaving still has a majority, with 50% wanting to leave (30% with a deal and 20% with no deal) versus only 42% wanting to remain. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor*: The sampling size that was used for this p... more »

Free Download: Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Free Download: **Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy”* “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis.” - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (1265-1321), “The Divine Comedy” “'The Divine Comedy' (Italian: Divina Commedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the pre-eminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-v... more »

Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of Democrats Disapprove Of President Trump's Decision To Withdraw Military Forces From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill:* *Poll: 57 percent of Republicans approve of Trump's Syria withdrawal* More than half of Republicans agree with President Trump’s decision to pull troops out of northeastern Syria, according to a new Economist/YouGov weekly tracking poll. Of respondents who self-identified as Republicans, 25 percent said they strongly approve of the troop withdrawal, while 32 percent said they somewhat approve. A combined 26 percent of the Republican respondents said they disapprove on some level while 18 percent had no opinion. The poll comes as Trump has faced fierce criticism from a... more »

"A Very Thin Wire..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.” - Hunter S. Thompson

"The Growing Darkness" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Growing Darkness"* by The Zman "The term “dark age” came into popular usage among intellectuals during the 18th century, but the term itself was actually coined by Petrarch. He was an early Italian Renaissance scholar in the 14th century. It was originally used to describe a certain period of time, but eventually became synonymous with the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. The assumed lack of human progress, due to the lack of records and demographic decline, was a dark time for humanity. The term began to fall out of usage as scholars gained a ... more »

Is the U.S. Army In Decline?

Dan Goure at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dan Goure* *Security, Americas* What is the Army doing to stay at the top of the pack? *Key point: *A new era of warfare calls for new capabilities. The U.S. Army once was superior to every potential adversary in terms of combat power, what it called overmatch. This is no longer entirely true. In the future battlefields, the Army will face enemies that will be extremely lethal, more numerous, fighting on home turf and able to exploit the advantage of getting in the first blow. Unless the Army takes a number of steps in the near-term, it is likely to find itself not merely outmat... more »

Auxiliary of Baghdad: We Fear the Return of Isis

Baghdad -- The populations, Christian and otherwise, from northern Iraq "are afraid of a return of the Islamic State (IS, formerly Isis)", which could exploit the Turkish offensive against the Kurds and the consequences of chaos , to close ranks and reconstitute.

Erdogan Forgets Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide

Islamist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan falsely claimed Turkey had never "carried out any civilian massacres" in an attempt to assure the world that Ankara is not attempting ethnic cleansing against the Syrian Kurds on Wednesday.

CIA Spoon-Feeding Networks Dirt on Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Mike Papantonio and Trial Lawyer Magazine editor Farron Cousins discuss how federal courts have been flooded by Republicans under Trump’s presidency, filling over one hundred vacancies left by Obama. Nearly a quarter of the Federal Appeals Court is now comprised of Trump appointees, stoking fears that these packed courts may veer from general …

China, Russia, BRICS and Now UAE: Everybody Wants A Gold Trading Platform!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
China, Russia, BRICS and Now UAE: Everybody Wants A Gold Trading Platform! by China started something when they opened the Shanghai Gold Exchange where physical gold is traded to a global market. Russia began trading gold futures on the Moscow Exchange which was followed by China and Russia announcing they would open the BRICS Gold Exchange to assist the …

Lebanese President Slams Israel’s Violation of Intl. Law, Attempts to Impose New Fait Accompli

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Lebanese President Slams Israel’s Violation of Intl. Law, Attempts to Impose New Fait Accompli by Lebanese President Michel Aoun has censured the Israeli regime over breaching international regulations, treaties and principles, and seeking to impose a new fait accompli in the occupied territories. – “Israel violates other states’ sovereignty, occupies the Golan Heights while …

UN Climate Scientist: ‘Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Making The Earth Greener And More Fertile’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
UN Climate Scientist: ‘Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Making The Earth Greener And More Fertile’ by In a paper for the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Dr Indur Goklany, who has previously represented the United States on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that the rising level of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere “is …

The Ghosts of Failed Banks Have Returned

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Ghosts of Failed Banks Have Returned by Alasdair Macleod, Recently, something unusual happened: instead of the more normal reverse repurchase agreements, the Fed escalated its repurchase agreements (repos). – For the avoidance of doubt, a reverse repo by the Fed involves the Fed borrowing money from commercial banks, secured by collateral held on …

ABC Fakes News on Syria: ‘They Should Resign’ – Ben Swann

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Fake news fail! ABC claims footage from Kentucky gun range shows Turkish attack on Kurdish civilians by In a scarcely believable display of extreme incompetence or bald-faced lying, ABC News has broadcast footage from a Kentucky gun show, claiming it shows a Turkish assault on Kurdish civilians in northern Syria. – The news organization …

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