Friday, October 18, 2019

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U.S. Doomsday Plane Designed To Survive A Nuclear War Severely Damaged By A Bird Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
The U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury plane is designed to withstand a nuclear attack, but couldn't handle a bird strike *Daily Mail:* *US doomsday plane designed to survive a nuclear war suffers $2MILLION damage and is temporarily grounded by a BIRD-STRIKE* * The $141million 'doomsday' plane was landing at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland when a bird was sucked into one of its four engines * No one was injured in the incident on October 2, but the damage amounted to at least $2million * The engine was replaced and the aircraft was back in service * On average, there are up ... more »

Hillary Clinton Reignites Her “Vast Russian Conspiracy Theory” Against Tulsi Gabbard…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
Despite the abject nuttery, there is good news here. Former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is accusing current Democrat Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard of being a secret Russian agent: “[Tulsi Gabbard is] the favorite of the Russians, and that’s assuming … Continue reading →

Peter Navarro Discusses U.S-China Trade Discussions, EU Tariffs and USMCA Importance…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
Office for Trade and Manufacturing Policy’s Peter Navarro discusses the China trade negotiations, the UAW General Motors strike, U.S. tariffs in European goods, and USMCA. On the U.S-China ‘Phase-1’ construct the key issue is going to be the enforcement mechanism … Continue reading →

Bioneers celebrates healing, regeneration and democracy

Unknown at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. Now at Bioneers: Clayton Thomas Muller. A new film 'Life in the City of Dirty Water.' Clayton is speaking on intergenerational trauma. He is describing how residential schools abused his parents. He wanted to do a project to confront what he deals with, including white patriarchy. "The only way to confront trauma is to go through it." The film drew loud applause. This is not one of

Halloween, a Season for Racist Costumes

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 6 hours ago
The season for trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns and watching horror movies has arrived.However, Halloween can also mean trouble on college campuses as many students often chose to dress in culturally offensive costumes at parties.

Illinois Program Aims to Diversify the Accounting Field

Sara Weissman at Diverse - 6 hours ago
The Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program, an Illinois CPA Society program for students of color, is seeking applicants for an all-expenses-paid, training event in Chicago, Illinois. The two-day program – happening January 6-8, 2020 – aims to prepare 25 students to land internships in accounting, The Chicago Crusader reported. Participants will have the […]

Hampshire College Announces New Educational Model

Sara Weissman at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Hampshire College has announced a new nontraditional educational model meant to break down barriers between academic disciplines, The Boston Globe reported. Approved by Hampshire trustees, the new system will get rid of Hampshire College’s five interdisciplinary schools in favor of a more integrated structure in fall 2020. The college will offer more team-taught courses – […]

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Desires $100M for Rebuilding

Sarah Wood at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education seeks $100 million from the state legislature in order to rebuild the system over the next five years. The funding would go towards creating online learning opportunities, transforming technology and establishing a new consortium that would share services across all of the state system’s 14 public colleges. Additionally, the […]

Study: Racial Discipline Disparities and Academic Achievement Gaps are Connected

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
National data shows consistent correlation between discipline disparities and academic achievement gaps for African-American students.

Tw(y)ce-Exceptional: Gifted Black Males in P-12 Education

Fred A. Bonner II at Diverse - 6 hours ago
The call from my college classmate was all too familiar—it started with “he’s super smart, but he struggles in some areas.” As a researcher and scholar who writes about the experiences of academically gifted Black males across the P-20 educational continuum, I welcomed this inquiry from my college classmate.

U.S. Air Force Will Stop Using Floppy Disks To Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*C4ISRNet:* *The US nuclear forces’ Dr. Strangelove-era messaging system finally got rid of its floppy disks* OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — In 2014, “60 Minutes” made famous the 8-inch floppy disks used by one antiquated Air Force computer system that, in a crisis, could receive an order from the president to launch nuclear missiles from silos across the United States. But no more. At long last, that system, the Strategic Automated Command and Control System or SACCS, has dumped the floppy disk, moving to a “highly-secure solid state digital storage solution” this past June, said ... more »

Dem Debate: Is it Billionaires — or Billionaire Bashers — Who “Should Not Exist”?

Selwyn Duke at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: debate-is-it-billionaires-or-billionaire-bashers-who-should-not-exist] “The very rich are different from you and me ... they have more money,” goes the saying. But they also now have more scorn. It’s not just rank-and-file socialists, either, almost half of whom say that “taking violent action against the rich” is sometimes justified. It’s also those enabling this mentality, such as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the presidential candidate whose pronouncement “Billionaires should not exist” is now emblazoned on bumper stickers sent to his followers.

Syria Cease-Fire Off to Rocky Start amid Reports of Fighting

AP News at - 6 hours ago
The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in the U.S.-brokered deal with Ankara.

FAA Confronts Boeing Over Internal Messages Revealing Flaws

AP News at - 6 hours ago
Boeing turned over a transcript of the messages to Congress and the Transportation Department, and the reaction was swift and negative.

Is Turkey Holding 50 US Nuclear Weapons ‘Hostage’?

Bethania Palma at - 6 hours ago
A metaphorical reference has been taken literally by some.

38 People Cited for Violations in Clinton Email Probe

AP News at - 6 hours ago
They are current and former State Department officials but were not identified in the report that was sent to Congress.

Is Argos UK Giving Away Free Stuff On Its Facebook Page?

Alex Kasprak at - 6 hours ago
Always be wary of websites asking for personal information.

Trump Had Option to Recognize Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide to Pressure Turkey

Donald Trump's advisers offered him several options aimed at fulfilling his desire to pull back U.S. troops in Syria without allowing Turkey to commence its incursion.

An Oldies Musical Interlude: Strawberry Alarm Clock, “Incense and Peppermints” (1967) (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Strawberry Alarm Clock, “Incense and Peppermints” (1967) "Who cares what games we choose, little to win but nothing to lose..."

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Remember" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Remember"* "Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star's stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. I met her in a bar once in Iowa City. Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time. Remember sundown and the giving away to night. Remember your birth, how your mother struggled to give you form and breath. You are evidence of her life, and her mother's, and hers. Remember your father. He is your life also. Remember the earth whose skin you are: red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth brown earth, we are earth. Remember the plants... more »

"A Look to the Heavens" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. *Click image for larger size.* Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Into The Night” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Into The Night”* by Chet Raymo “I first became intimate with the night sky on the sleeping porch of my grandmother's house on Ninth Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the early 1940s. A screened sleeping porch might be found attached to any southern home of a certain vintage and substance, usually on the second story at the back. On sultry summer nights you could move a cot or daybed onto the porch and take advantage of whatever breezes stirred the air. I slept there when I visited because it was the only place to find a spare bed. I was usually alone in that big spooky spa... more »

"A Universe Of Possibilities..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Looking at the people, listening to the breathing, heaving, laughing, struggling music of the slum, all around me, I remembered one of Khaderbhai's favorite phrases. “Every human heartbeat,” he'd said many times,” is a universe of possibilities.” And it seemed to me that I finally understood exactly what he'd meant. He'd been trying to tell me that every human will has the power to transform its fate. I'd always thought that fate was something unchangeable: fixed for every one of us at birth, and as constant as the circuit of the stars. But I suddenly realized that life is strange... more »

'It's got that time-warp effect': Meet the people who call a former atomic test range home

Gary-Jon Lysaght And Samantha Jonscher at Just In - 7 hours ago
Thousands of scientists and soldiers once lived at the Maralinga nuclear site, but now it's home to just three people who are in love with the country.

Personal threats, legal action and police raids: Life as an investigative journalist

Margot O'Neill at Just In - 7 hours ago
Signing off after 30 years at the ABC, award-winning reporter Margot O'Neill writes about the thrill of the big scoop and gives an insight into the grinding slog of investigative journalism.

Children among dozens killed in Afghanistan mosque attack

Just In - 7 hours ago
An explosion rocks a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gather to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing dozens of worshippers, provincial officials say.

Lithium mine expansion opens, as growth tipped to trump trade wars

Anthony Pancia at Just In - 7 hours ago
Owners of the world's largest lithium mine predict production can top 2 million tonnes if expansion projects get the green light from shareholders.

Why we need to have more empathy for parents who don't vaccinate their kids

Anna Kelsey-Sugg at Just In - 7 hours ago
Of the Australians who don't vaccinate their children, only a small minority are "anti-vaccination activists", experts say. This is why we need to understand the difference — and show more empathy.

Is space a waste of time? The ethics of leaving earth

Daniel Keane at Just In - 7 hours ago
Space advocates spruik the human benefits but critics say it costs far too much. Ever since the moon landing, space has been seen as a "giant leap" for humankind, but is it in the wrong direction?

The stranger-than-fiction story of Adelaide's 'Eurasian' founding father is explored in a new show

Dee Jefferson at Just In - 7 hours ago
Many people know how William Light's vision shaped the city of Adelaide — but the rest of his story is rather more surprising, as these theatre-makers discovered.

This racehorse couldn't cut it, but how it ended up at the abattoir might surprise you

Kevin Nguyen And Riley Stuart at Just In - 7 hours ago
After 17 races, it became clear this $180,000 thoroughbred wasn't going to cut it on the track — this is how Absolutely Win ended up at a Queensland slaughterhouse.

High-stakes medieval drama The King might scratch your Game of Thrones itch

Jason Di Rosso at Just In - 7 hours ago
Australians David Michod and Joel Edgerton reimagine Shakespeare's Henry plays in a bloody, bruising film about power and violence that mostly works.

How the ocean floor is changing war strategy

Alan Weedon at Just In - 7 hours ago
Surprisingly little is known about the sea floor in great detail, prompting countries the world over to scour the seabed to see what they can find. Will this change our security landscape?

AFL the answer to Ashleigh Brazill's Australian netball comeback

Chloe Hart at Just In - 7 hours ago
For Ashleigh Brazill, 2019 is truly the year she realised she can have it all. The Collingwood star made the AFLW All-Australian squad, has returned to the national netball side and is set to become a first-time mum.

Calls for more funding to be spent on biosecurity, as African swine fever spreads

Kath Sullivan at Just In - 7 hours ago
Farmers are still waiting on a Federal Government commitment to boost biosecurity funding.

The Wallabies' key World Cup threat against England is an Australian sitting in the grandstand

Luke Pentony at Just In - 7 hours ago
Eddie Jones used to coach the Wallabies and now he shapes up as their biggest obstacle to beating England in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in Japan.

Fortnite champs and Insta-influencers roped into Telstra CEO pay defence

Daniel Ziffer at Just In - 7 hours ago
The public will cheer winners — in tennis, Fortnite or business — but can't rouse applause for executives whose shareholders are feeling the pain, writes Daniel Ziffer.

This threat is now existential. Racing is on the chopping block

Just In - 7 hours ago
It wasn't supposed to be this way. Australia's racing community was gearing up for its biggest race, but now it's facing an existential threat, writes Michael Hutak.

Philadelphia to Investigate CPS Medical Kidnappings and Possible Child Sex Trafficking

Admin at Medical Kidnap - 7 hours ago
Earlier this year we covered the story out of Philadelphia regarding City Councilman David Oh, who presented testimony before the Philadelphia City Council regarding abuses in the state-run child protection services (DHS – Department of Human Services), and how they were continually breaking state law, while not admitting to any wrong-doing. Councilman Oh states, on the record, that he was threatened when he began looking into cases of CPS abuse: "There have been threats made, threats intimated, that there will be retaliation, that there will be political consequences – all types of... more »

Philadelphia to Investigate CPS Medical Kidnappings and Possible Child Sex Trafficking

AdminM at Health Impact News - 7 hours ago
Earlier this year we covered the story out of Philadelphia regarding City Councilman David Oh, who presented testimony before the Philadelphia City Council regarding abuses in the state-run child protection services (DHS – Department of Human Services), and how they were continually breaking state law, while not admitting to any wrong-doing. Councilman Oh states, on the record, that he was threatened when he began looking into cases of CPS abuse: "There have been threats made, threats intimated, that there will be retaliation, that there will be political consequences – all types of... more »

People’s Veto of Government-Mandated Vaccine Law Officially Qualifies for March Ballot in Maine

AdminM at Health Impact News - 7 hours ago
We are thrilled to announce that we have officially made the ballot! The people of Maine will be voting yes in March to reject this overreaching and punitive law pushed through our legislature by Big Pharma! The Maine Secretary of State’s Office notified Mainers for Health and Parental Rights (MHPR) on Thursday that it has certified the petition to repeal the government-mandated vaccine law that was passed by the Maine legislature and will be placing it on the March ballot. According to the Secretary of State, the vote to repeal the law will be Question 1. LD798 was a hotly contest... more »

So, Admiral McRaven Just Called for a Military Coup, Kinda

Peter Van Buren at 7 hours ago
[image: undefined] Admiral William McRaven, famous for being the guy who told the guy who told the other guy who told the other guy who told that guy to go kill bin Laden, has essentially called for a military coup against the President of the United States in a New York Times Op-Ed. He begins with something to get the blood up, a call to the good military stuff, invoking generals who are “highly decorated, impeccably dressed, cleareyed and strong of character, [yet] were humbled by the moment” at a change of command ceremony. Then a little history, invoking the WWII Office of Stra... more »

Trump’s America AFTER Barky Soetoro’s Eight Years of Do-Nothing Anti-American Hatred.

GunnyG at 'Nox & Friends - 7 hours ago
The Left would have Americans think that President Trump has done nothing since 20 Jan 17 but the truth is the opposite! This is just a SMALL sample. 1. Almost 4 million jobs created since election.2. More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.3. New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.4. Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded. 5. Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Women unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded. 6. Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.7. Small b... more »

Twitter Tells How It’ll Further Restrict Freedom of Speech in 2020

SafeSpace at 'Nox & Friends - 7 hours ago
Here we have the latest example of the Masters of the Digital Universe, the Wizards of Smart, declaring both their partisanship and their disrespect for the intelligence of their user community. Twitter has announced that it will effectively terminate the ability of users to like or respond to tweets from world leaders whom Twitter decides are “offffennnsive”. Twitter recently stated that it will restrict how users can engage with tweets from world leaders, including President Donald Trump, if the company decides their tweets break the site’s rules. Other users will not be able to re... more »

Disturbed Woman From NY Warns To Fear the Red Menace!

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 7 hours ago
Y'all remember that time Hillary lost the 2016 election and then joined that wacky Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, in a recount effort that was certain to reveal massive voter “irregularities” they are quick to claim only happens when they lose? Yeah, Good Times, Good Times.... Clinton now claims that Jill Stein was, and remains, a Ruskie operative controlled by Vladimir Putin who was used to deny Clinton her rightful place as President of the United States, and she believes that the red menace is once again going to use a third party candidate to divide the left. Specifi... more »

Gregory Mannarino, "SITUATION CRITICAL: The TRUTH Behind This Latest Round Of QE" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, "SITUATION CRITICAL: The TRUTH Behind This Latest Round Of QE" - ○ *"Money And the Theory of Exchange"* by Alasdair Macleod "Evidence mounts that the global credit cycle has turned towards its perennial crisis stage. This time, the gathering forces appear to be on a scale greater than any in living memory and therefore the inflation of all major currencies to deal with it will be on an unprecedented scale. The potential collapse of the current monetary system as a consequence must be taken very seriously. To understand the consequenc... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Spring Hill, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Sun Tracks" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Sun Tracks*" "The track of the sun across the sky leaves its shining message, illuminating, strengthening, warming us who are here, showing us we are not alone, we are yet ALIVE! And this fire... our fire... shall not die." - Atoni, Choctaw

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check - a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963

Hillary Clinton Suggests That Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Is A 'Russian Asset' Groomed By Moscow To Ensure A Trump Reelection

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard speaks during the Democratic presidential candidates debate in Westerville, Ohio, October 15, 2019. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) *Washington Examiner:* *Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection* Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win reelection. The former secretary of state pushed the theory on Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. Plouffe and Cli... more »

Cicero on Trump

Guest Blogger at Balkinization - 7 hours ago
Charles Fried *Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? Quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet?**Quem ad finem sese effrenata iactabit audacia?* When, O Catiline, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end of that unbridled audacity of yours, swaggering about as it does now? --Cicero, First Cataline Oration *Charles Fried is Beneficial Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. You can reach him by e-mail at fried at*

Turkey's Military Operation In Northern Syria -- News Updates October 18, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Trump says 'pause' in fighting in northeast Syria is back on* U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a five-day ceasefire along the Syrian-Turkish border had resumed, despite shelling and machine-gun fire earlier on Friday. “There was some sniper fire this morning. There was mortar fire this morning. That was eliminated quickly. And they’re back to the full pause,” Trump told reporters. The United States and Turkey announced on Thursday they had agreed to the pause in Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria to let the Kurdish-led SDF militia, forces long all... more »

"The Feds Interfere in Markets and Multiply Corruption Opportunities" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Feds Interfere in Markets and Multiply Corruption Opportunities"* By Bill Bonner YOUGHAL, IRELAND – "The fix is in. President Trump has surrounded himself with grifters, hustlers, and opportunists – Rudy Giuliani, Peter Navarro, Wilbur Ross, et al. One of them was bound to notice. Trump’s tweets regularly send the stock market hundreds of points in one direction or another. Surely there was a way to trade it. *Lucky Bet? *Vanity Fair reports that one trader is either very lucky… or has an inside track to POTUS. According to the magazine, on the 10th of September, "…in the las... more »

Haste thee nymph, and bring with thee Jest and Legal Jollity

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Jolyon Maugham QC may be a figure best known to those of us who spend far too much time on Twitter, but his various high-profile legal attacks on Brexit have hit the news and featured in many a BBC report. Not today though. I can't find a mention anywhere on the BBC of the Scottish courts rejecting his latest major anti-Brexit foray - a bid to use the Scottish courts to declare Boris's deal "void" and, thus, scupper it. (Can you?) The Scottish judge, on chucking his case out, said of Jolyon, "the petitioner does not have a prima facie case. In the first place, the petition is of ... more »

"If white privilege exists, then does black privilege exist too?" #QotD

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*"Discussions of ‘privilege’ have become one of the themes of this age. In a short space of time, the obsession with the subject has forced its way from the margins of the social sciences right into the centre of all cultural and political debate. Politics and office politics is increasingly consumed by it...* * "Everywhere the privilege discussion is the same. Who has privilege? Who should give it up? Who should have more? ...* * "We are told that there are forms of privilege that come with being white. Historically this may be able to be said to be the case. Though again i... more »

62 People Killed In Blast At Afghanistan Mosque

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*RFE:* *Many Killed In Mosque Blasts In Eastern Afghanistan * At least 62 people have been killed and dozens wounded in an explosion during Friday Prayers at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials say. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the October 18 attack in Nangarhar Province, which came after the United Nations said the number of civilian deaths in the war-torn country had reached "unprecedented" levels over the summer. "Such intentional killing of scores of civilians while at prayer is a war crime," Amnesty International said. "This is not a war that is wind... more »

Detailed report on Israeli human rights violations in past week at If Americans Knew Blog - 7 hours ago
Weekly detailed report on Israeli violations of human rights in occupied Palestinian territory Oct. 10 - 16, 2019: Israeli forces Injured civilians, demolished homes, Israeli settlers rampaged, etc The post Detailed report on Israeli human rights violations in past week appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.

Doctors Without Borders: Treating resistant infections in Gaza at If Americans Knew Blog - 7 hours ago
Many patients in Gaza with shattered bones from Israeli sniper fire find that they must beat serious, resistant infections before they can undergo surgery. This is tricky under the best of circumstances, but where medical supplies and facilities are in desperately short supply, it is extremely challenging. Over 1,000 Gazans currently suffer from severe bone infections. The post Doctors Without Borders: Treating resistant infections in Gaza appeared first on If Americans Knew Blog.

Is ‘Muhaamidish Sensitivity Training’ Now a Requirement for Michigan Teachers?

Snopes Staff at - 7 hours ago
A routine review of content labeled satire.

China's Economic Growth Is At A 27 Year Low

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*DW:* *China's GDP growth slows to 27-year low* The Chinese economy grew an underwhelming 6% in quarter three, its weakest rate in at least 27 years. An ongoing trade war with the US continues to weigh on the world's second largest economy. The Chinese economy grew 6% in the third quarter, its weakest rate in almost three decades, government officials reported on Friday. Growth slowed from 6.2% in the second quarter. The 2019 growth rate falls within the government's annual goal of between 6 and 6.5%, but with a marked slowdown compared to previous years. It is the slowest gro... more »

As Though There Wasn't Enough Trump Regime Criminal Activity Being Exposed Now, Ted Lieu Is Onto Another Doozy!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Gangsta President by Nancy Ohanian* Yesterday, in response to a question I asked him about a letter he sent to the FBI, the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Ted Lieu wrote this: "In my experience as a former prosecutor and later as a securities lawyer, there were multiple large trades on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that raised red flags. These trades occurred shortly before a major geopolitical event or statement by Donald Trump that moved the markets significantly. The resulting profits ranged from hundreds of millions to in some cases billions of dollars. Eit... more »

Hillary Clinton Implies Gabbard is Favored by Russia

AP News at - 8 hours ago
Clinton did not mention the Hawaii congresswoman by name, but said she believes the Russians have "got their eye on somebody who's currently in the Democratic primary."

Students Walk Out to Protest Racial Slur Firing

AP News at - 8 hours ago
They protested the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word.

El Chapo's Cartel Launches Military-Style Assault On Mexican Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*National Post/Washington Post/Reuters*: *El Chapo's cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces, securing his son's release from custody* Mexican officials briefly detained Ovidio Guzman, but as the cartel freed prisoners from a local jail and turned Culiacán into a war zone, they let him go Heavy gunfire consumed the streets of Culiacán on Thursday, as Mexican security forces struggled to fend off members of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Members of the cartel deployed across the city with military-grade weapons, a... more »

Non-Academic Career Paths: The Dirty Secret of Academia?

Alexandra Stark at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the academic job market is tough. Faculty openly warn political science PhD students that there are very few tenure-track jobs available, that they will be competing for those few positions against their most talented and accomplished peers, and that multiple publications and the imprimatur of an Ivy League […]

Hillary makes it up as she goes along....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
The Washington Post reports: In a conversation on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast, Clinton suggested the Russians are leveraging a number of top U.S. politicians. She suggested Russia had kompromat on Trump. She accused 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein of being a “Russian asset.” And she suggested Russia might back Gabbard as a third-party candidate. “They’re also going to do third-party again,” Clinton said. “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on someone who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be th... more »

War Stories and Advice from the Archive’s Outgoing FOIA Director

Nate Jones at UNREDACTED - 8 hours ago
A few war stories and bits of advice before I leave my job as Director of the FOIA Project at the National Security Archive to begin a new role as the FOIA Director for the Washington Post: If the Reagan Presidential Library had just given me the darn document, I wouldn’t have helped file tens […]

What Ever Happened To Rebecca Friedrichs?

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 8 hours ago
You remember Rebecca Friedrichs. She was the face of the union-busting lawsuit of 2014. Supreme Court Justice Alito signaled that he was ready and willing to hear a case that would revisit the issue of union free-riders, and the Center for Individual Rights (an activist-by-way-of-lawsuits group funded by, among others, various Koch groups and the DeVos family) delivered with Friedrichs plus nine other teachers and the Christian Educators Association International. Friedrichs was a ready choice-- she had already been writing op-eds "revealing" the union's naughtiness. The apple pie w... more »

Violent Protests Continue In Barcelona

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters: **Clashes in central Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests* BARCELONA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of sometimes violent protests over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders. While the vast majority of the rallies were peaceful, a few hundred masked youths clashed with Spanish police in the heart of the city late in the afternoon, blocking a broad boulevard with burning garbage bins and hurling rocks at the security forces. Bystanders fled to the safety of shop ... more »

President Trump Participates In Up-link Call With Astronauts During Spacewalk – Video and Transcript…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
From the White House – Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Christa Koch and Jessica Meir during the first all-woman spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS). Both Koch and Meir were … Continue reading →

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Discusses His Departure…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
Energy Secretary Rick Perry appears on Fox News to discuss his departure as Secretary of Energy from the administration. Additionally, Secretary Perry shoots down the talking points about Ukraine outlining how the administration was working throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019 … Continue reading →

Climate: Uncertainty in scientific predictions can help and harm credibility

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: What if anything can ‘uncertain predictions’ about the climate tell us that might be worth taking seriously? Excitable headline-chasing fearmongers do nothing to help, especially when proved wrong. The ways climate scientists explain their predictions about the impact of global warming can either promote or limit their persuasiveness, reports…

Gregory et al 2019: Unsound claims about bias in climate feedback and climate sensitivity estimation

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: By Nic Lewis The recently published open-access paper “How accurately can the climate sensitivity to CO2 be estimated from historical climate change?” by Gregory et al.[i] makes a number of assertions, many uncontentious but others in my view unjustified, misleading or definitely incorrect. Perhaps most importantly, they say in the…

Climate Reading List

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Wolsten: I was recently asked to provide some links to some trustworthy sources of sceptical information on climate change and in particular Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) so here is a (very incomplete) starter for 10. Jo Nova A great place to start is Jo Nova,an Australian science journalist who is most…

Inside “Blame Big Oil” Litigation

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 9 hours ago
Spencer Walrath writes at Energy In Depth Activist Updates Climate Attribution Study to Aid Climate Lawsuits. Excerpts in italics with my bolds The climate liability litigation campaign is recycling old, debunked research in another attempt to make the case for investor-owned oil and gas companies to be sued for climate change. The updated research comes […]

Does this president make me look fat?

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 9 hours ago
Prof. Brittney Cooper of Rutgers has suggested Trump is making black women fat. No word yet about white women. So I decided I'd look up her research on this, but didn't find anything to suggest it is anything but an opinion. It's just a guess, but if she's researching gender in hip hop music, those hot babes in the videos would drive most women to poor health decisions. With so many crazy feminist theories out there, one really has to be outrageous to get attention. She's making the squad look normal. "Professor Cooper is currently completing her first book Race Women: Gender and ... more »

Peace Expert George W Bush Says ‘Isolationism’ Is Dangerous To Peace

Caitlin Johnstone at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] Humanity was treated to an important lecture on peace at a recent event for the NIR School of the Heart by none other than Ellen Degeneres BFF and world-renowned peace expert George W Bush. “I don’t think the Iranians believe a peaceful Middle East is in their national interest,” said the former president according to The Washington Post’s Josh Rogin, whose brief Twitter thread on the subject appears to be the only record of Bush’s speech anywhere online. “An isolationist United States is destabilizing around the world,” Bush said during the speech in what accord... more »

How dare YOU interfere in our federal election, Greta Thunberg!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Rebel News, the Canadian news site who ask the questions the rest of the media avoid, have caught up with Greta. It seems she struggles with probing questions, instead of the puff balls usually lobbed at her by fawning interviewers. questions like who is funding you, or why she is interfering […]

Prince William Visits A Glacier

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Climate Change Dispatch: They’re meeting with an expert, no less: So, did the expert ask the royal couple about the ginormous carbon footprint and how that might be contributing to climate change? And it’s weird this photo of the helicopter didn’t make it onto their […]

World News Briefs -- October 18, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A demonstrator holds a tire during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, in Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Aziz Taher *Reuters*:* Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows* BEIRUT (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of angry Lebanese took to the streets on Friday, blocking roads and burning tyres in a second day of nationwide protest to demand the removal of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse. Addressing protesters, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri blamed his rivals in government for obstruc... more »

Norway’s Electric Vehicle Market

IER at IER - 9 hours ago
In the first half of this year, Norway’s electric vehicle sales garnered 55 percent of the new car market—up from… The post Norway’s Electric Vehicle Market appeared first on IER.

“Perfect Ad Placement”: Ron Reagan Jr. and the WAPO, Sponsors of the Dem Debate

SafeSpace at 'Nox & Friends - 9 hours ago
Rush Limbaugh called attention to the recent, remarkably well-targeted ad buy made by the “Freedom From Religion Foundation”. The split-screen spot features the Dem POTUS candidates on one side, and a smirking little Ron Reagan Junior (who probably pisses in his Di-Dees when he sees his father’s shadow) telling the audience for the 10/14/2019 CNN debate that he’s “not afraid of burning in hell”. Hate to break it to you, Ronnie, but the temperatures you are going to experience after your death are not gonna be under your control. Following this spot is a brief spot touting the Washin... more »

Gen. Mattis’ Full Speech at Al Smith Dinner 10/17/2019

SafeSpace at 'Nox & Friends - 9 hours ago
Despite former Defense Secretary James Mattis’ snarky return fire at our current POTUS, this is a fine and moving speech, with a great tribute to the men and women in our armed forces. Perhaps when the current snotty political climate changes for the better, men like Mattis and Trump can return to speaking well of each others’ actual accomplishments, without the need to denigrate each others’ careers, experience, and viewpoints (hey, I can dream, can’t I?) Forgive me for using a CNN video; it’s the only one out there at the moment. — Safespace —

When liberal methods and no personal protection result in chaos

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 9 hours ago
We often hear from liberals that the “guns” did it when we are confronted with people killing those around them. Except when those guns are trained on black on blacks or Mexican on Mexican. IT ISN’T THE GUNS DOING THE KILLING… It is the liberal wishy-washy ideas of ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE” and feel-good politics that create the worst of the problems. Once upon a time in an ultra-stupid town in California — Current Congressman Jose Luis “Lou” Correa on June 1, 2017, being a very vocal defendant of Sanctuary cities and states as well as strong anti-Trumper, shut down a town … Continue reading →

"How It Really Is" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/18/2019

Lambert Strether at naked capitalism - 10 hours ago
Today's Water Cooler: Biden, Bloomberg (!), Buttigieg, Gabbard, Sanders, Warren, impeachment (Mulvaney and Biden), leading indicators, Extinction Rebellion, water follies, Amazon, feet loaf

My daughter might not get into the top class, but at least she's had a childhood

Saman Shad at Just In - 10 hours ago
While the opportunity class stream was designed to give children an environment where they could excel, in recent times, it seems the classes are full of those children who have excelled at sitting a test, writes Saman Shad.

Parliament's looking more and more like an episode of Seinfeld

Patricia Karvelas at Just In - 10 hours ago
The first parliamentary sitting week after a break is typically filled with a frenetic level of energy — but at times, it felt more like George Costanza's proposed new show, "a show about nothing", writes Patricia Karvelas.

Wenee belongs in the room — and she's sick of explaining why

Just In - 10 hours ago
As a Chinese-Australian woman, Wenee has had to "upset an expectation of incompetence". Those preconceptions mean that at times, she's had to invite her Caucasian business partner to meetings just to get a foot in the door.

"In These Times"; "Do Not Lose Heart" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"In These Times"* "In these times when anger Is turned into anxiety, And someone has stolen The horizons and mountains, Our small emperors on parade Never expect our indifference To disturb their nakedness. They keep their heads down, And their eyes gleam with reflection From aluminum economic ground, The media wraps everything In a cellophane of sound, And the ghost surface of the virtual Overlays the breathing earth. The industry of distraction Makes us forget That we live in a universe. We have become converts To the religion of stress And its deity of progress; May we may have cou... more »

Denver May Become 8th US City To Take Cops Out Of Mental Health 911 Calls

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By John Vibes Even the most simple police encounters can be very stressful, which often makes it difficult to communicate properly. This tends to escalate... more »

Federal Reserve’s New QE Transfers Wealth to Its Owner Banks

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Mike Gleason Metals investors are positioning themselves for rapidly developing political and geopolitical events, as well as a rapidly expanding Federal Reserve balance sheet.... more »

Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Graham Smith In a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled “Global Financial Stability Report: Lower for Longer,” the group gives an... more »

Cops Mistake Powdered Milk for Cocaine, Innocent Man Thrown in a Cage for Months

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Matt Agorist Police incompetence coupled with the war on drugs is a dangerous mixture that all too often takes the lives of entirely innocent... more »

The man who invented ‘climate change’

Robert at Ice Age Now - 10 hours ago
“It was never about climate change but about setting up a one world socialist government run by the UN!” – Don Brown Here are snips and pieces from an article by Christopher Booker, who describes Canadian socialist multimillionaire Maurice Strong’s “absolutely central role” in the whole story. In 1972, Strong, a superb political operator, set ... Read moreThe man who invented ‘climate change’ The post The man who invented ‘climate change’ appeared first on Ice Age Now .


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Oh God, not this again. *The Atlantic*'s Peter Nicholas writes: The country is entering a new and precarious phase, in which the central question about President Donald Trump is not whether he is coming unstrung, but rather just how unstrung he is going to get. The boiling mind of Trump has spawned a cottage industry for cognitive experts who have questioned whether he is, well, all there. But as the impeachment inquiry barrels ahead on Capitol Hill, several associates of the president, including former White House aides, worry that his behavior is likely to get worse. Angered by th... more »

Announcing ‘Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth’

Laura Bono at Children's Health Defense - 10 hours ago
Controversial documentary sequel, ‘Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth,’ executive produced by CHD Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. opens November 6, 2019. LOS ANGELES – Tommey Burrowes Productions announces the November 6, 2019 release of Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth, the highly anticipated sequel to the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe that catapulted to notoriety […] The post Announcing ‘Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth’ appeared first on Children's Health Defense.

It's time for the annual Broadway Bomb again

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 10 hours ago
The Broadway Bomb is a skateboarding event held every year in New York City. It's been declared illegal since 2012, but that hasn't stopped enthusiasts from staging it. (The Wikipedia page for the event appears to have been hacked by people with an axe to grind - at least at the time of writing.) Back in 2013, the police deployed in force to stop the riders. Did it work? Like hell it did! Here's a video clip that I posted that year, showing the results. I'm told that police haven't bothered to intervene like that in subsequent years. I can see why! Peter

Radio 4 listeners II

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
...And talking of 'just your average Radio 4 listener', *Feedback *is running a feature at the moment which aims to 'take Radio 4 listeners out of their comfort zones'. Every week the two chosen listeners give their own 3 Desert Island Disc choices of Radio 4 programmes. So far this series every one - male, female, young or old, posh or even posher - has included *Woman's Hour i*n their personal Top 3s. Even the old chap today who first named *Farming Today *and *Just a Minute *then rounded off his list with *Woman's Hour*. How Radio 4 is that! Hilariously Roger Bolton took them ... more »

Radio 4 listeners I

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
The main story on tonight's *Feedback *was the BBC''s coverage of Extinction Rebellion. If the range of voices chosen by *Feedback *was representative then *Feedback*'s complaint bag is bulging with pro-XR people griping that the BBC isn't covering their rebellion anywhere near enough. I did rather admire the listener who complained that Radio 4 had ignored the Met's clearing of the protests on Monday evening. She'd obviously monitored the stations output during Monday night and through most of Tuesday. She said *The World Tonight *hadn't reported it, the following morning's *To... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 18, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Military units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are seen as they launched war games in the Gulf, Dec. 22, 2018. Hamed Malekpour/Tasnim News Agency via REUTERS *Al-Monitor:* *Pentagon turns to irregular tactics to counter Iran* The Pentagon is trying to put the finishing touches on a plan to use irregular warfare tactics to temper Iran’s military escalation in the Middle East, Al-Monitor has learned. In a still-classified review ordered by former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Pentagon is aiming to find new ways to counter Iran’s lower-cost military operations, such as t... more »

Officials: Blast at Afghan Mosque Kills 62 During Prayers

AP News at - 10 hours ago
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State group are active in eastern Afghanistan, especially Nangarhar province.

Despair in Burgundy and Beyond, as US Tariffs Hit EU Goods

AP News at - 10 hours ago
The tariffs come at a particularly bad time for French winemakers, who also feel threatened by Brexit, a contracting global economy, and a changing climate that is altering harvest patterns.

Would Nancy Pelosi Become Vice President If Trump Left Office Early?

Alex Kasprak at - 10 hours ago
The 25th Amendment is pretty clear on this front.

No, a Nobel Peace Prize Committee Didn’t Nominate Trump After Turkey Ceasefire

Snopes Staff at - 10 hours ago
A routine review of content labeled satire.

J&J Recalls Baby Powder After Trace Asbestos Found in Bottle

AP News at - 10 hours ago
The recall comes as J&J fights thousands of lawsuits in which plaintiffs claim its iconic baby powder was contaminated with asbestos and that it caused ovarian cancer or another rare cancer.

State Dept. Official Warned About Hunter Biden/Burisma. Veep’s Staff Ignored Him

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: state-dept-official-warned-about-hunter-biden-burisma-veep-s-staff-ignored-him] Top State Department official George Kent said he tried to warn then-Vice President Joe Biden about the possible conflict of interest regarding Ukraine/Burisma and his son, but one of Biden’s handlers dismissed him.

Venezuela Given Seat on UN Human Rights Council — One More Reason to Get US Out!

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: venezuela-given-seat-on-un-human-rights-council-one-more-reason-to-get-us-out] Thursday’s vote to give notorious human rights abuser Venezuela a seat on the UN’s Human Rights Council is one more reason, if more be needed, to get the United States out of the United Nations. by Bob Adelmann

Judge Overturns ObamaCare “Gender Reassignment” Regulation

Dave Bohon at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: judge-overturns-obamacare-gender-reassignment-regulation] A federal judge has struck down a controversial ObamaCare regulation requiring doctors to perform “gender reassignment” surgeries against their moral or professional convictions.

"The Fatal Loop of Recursivity" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Fatal Loop of Recursivity"* by Jim Kunstler "Here’s one big reason that America is driving itself batshit crazy: the explosion of computerized records, emails, inter-office memos, Twitter trails, Facebook memorabilia, iPhone videos, YouTubes, recorded conversations, and the vast alternative universe of storage capacity for all this stuff makes it seem possible to constantly go back and reconstruct reality. All it has really done is amplified the potential for political mischief to suicide level. It’s a major unanticipated consequence of the digital “revolution.” It has gotte... more »

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